Sure, being close to the amenities in your building or complex is really convenient, but being so close (to let’s say), the gym or community center may also come with some drawbacks. Remember, the gym is a social place where people meet and talk (sometimes for hours); will this disrupt your peace and quiet? What about residents heading back-and-forth to the community or business center? These locations tend to attract residents possibly; talking on the phone, holding meetings or commiserating with friends and neighbors? So try choosing a unit that might be a few extra steps to the amenities, but still far enough away so you may enjoy some peace and quiet while in your apartment.