When you are looking for an apartment it's not just about the neighborhoods that are a factor in deciding where to rent. A big part plays into who your neighbors are going to be - especially the people within your building. Whether you're looking to meet new people, or if you just want to make sure your neighbors are friendly, below are a few steps to help you accomplish that.
Check the Facebook page of the property you're going to rent. Smart property owners who understand their renter's lifestyles usually have a Facebook page with relevant information posted.
Seek out the social areas within the complex. If the apartment complex has a pool area or fitness club, take a peek and see if people are chatting/ relaxing or simply having fun.
Google the Complex Address - This may be a little far fetched and seem like a stalkerish idea but the results may show some of the people who actually live within the complex. You can get a read on what they're like, and if they are into the same type of lifestyle you live.
Walk the neighborhood. Take a little stroll around the complex and neighborhood surrounding the complex. Stop by in a nearby restaurant, cafe or even a bar. You can get a good read on the vibe of the people who live nearby.