Everyone needs a place to call home, whether it’s a one bedroom apartment, a condo, or a single-family home. Wherever you choose to live, there are certain features that make it a great home. Someone in a condo might want an outdoor space, someone who owns a single-family house might want a two- or three-car garage. And for those who live in an apartment complex, there are several amenities that can make the grounds, the building, and the unit itself a real home.

At The Legends Apartments in Hickory, NC, we are proud to offer our residents a variety of high-end amenities that make life more convenient and luxurious. We know that there are dozens of apartments for rent in the Hickory area, and we know that people have high standards when they walk around the grounds of an apartment and through the units. That’s why we have made it a priority to meet and exceed your expectations at The Legends. Here are a few must-have apartment amenities to look for when you’re choosing a home.

In the Unit

Apartment living room with large doors to patio - The Legends Apartments


There’s nothing more frustrating than having to lug around a heavy laundry basket back and forth to a laundromat, or even to an on-site laundry room. Especially when your apartment is on the second or third floor. With a washer and dryer in your home, you can wash a load whenever you feel like it! There’s no more waiting for an empty washer on the weekends, no one will move your clothes from the dryer when they’re in a hurry, and when you don’t feel like folding clothes right away, you can leave your clothes in the dryer for later! There’s nothing that makes an apartment feel like a real home like having your own washer and dryer.

Large Closets

Do you have oodles of shoes? Or an obsession with jackets? Having a large closet means that you can easily fit all of your clothes and more. Even if you don’t have a large wardrobe overflowing with clothes and shoes, having a large closet is one of the best amenities to look for in an apartment unit because they can be filled with anything, whether it’s camping equipment, kids’ toys, or any other item that needs storing.


Even though Hickory doesn’t get extremely cold in the winter like other cities in the US, there are still plenty of cold nights. A fireplace creates a warm and cozy atmosphere, it looks great, and can even help reduce your heating costs. Having a fireplace in your apartment, where you can curl up with a blanket and watch the fire crackle is a luxurious amenity if there ever was one. Just be sure to follow these fireplace safety tips.

Fully-Equipped Kitchen

Whether you love to cook or you simply love to eat frozen meals and take-out, a fully-equipped kitchen can make a big impact on how convenient apartment living is. A full refrigerator, a large stove, garbage disposal, and dishwasher will make cooking easier, stocking up on delicious foods easier, and most importantly, cleaning will be much faster. In addition, many of our apartments for rent at The Legends offer plenty of countertop space, perfect for prepping food or simply for adding cute decor items if you’re not into cooking!


Hickory, NC is a beautiful place, and being able to spend time outside is a great way to relax. There are dozens of ways to maximize your patio or balcony space as well. Turn it into a garden space, a reading nook, it’s a great place for your pets to soak up some sun, you can put a few free weights outside, and there are plenty of ways to make the space represent your style and tastes. While a patio space may not seem like a must-have amenity, it’s easy to miss when you can’t easily get some fresh air.

On the Grounds


Whether you use the garage space for your car, a music studio, a yoga space, or extra storage, any additional space is a great amenity when living in an apartment. If you do use it for your vehicle, there’s nothing better than the peace of mind that comes with knowing your car is protected from the weather, scratches, and dents.


Perfect for getting in a workout, for relaxing on a lounge chair, cooling off on a hot day, or giving the kids somewhere to spend an afternoon, a pool is an incredibly popular amenity for Hickory apartment complexes. And what makes the pool at The Legends unique is that our pool space features two resort-style pools with sundecks and gas grills for parties. This offers residents plenty of space and an even greater opportunity to spend time outside with friends and family.

Fitness Center

When the cost of a gym membership can range anywhere from $50 to $150 a month, a fitness center at your apartment saves money and can help you keep a regular workout routine. And better yet, you can choose exactly when you want to workout, no more working around a gym’s schedule. The fitness center at The Legends includes treadmills, ellipticals, weights, and more.


If you own a dog or a cat, it can be challenging finding a pet-friendly apartment for rent. But you know that there is no way you’re living without them. At The Legends, we welcome a variety of different breeds of dogs and all cats. And what’s better is that our one- and two-bedroom apartments are spacious enough for them to have plenty of room to run around.

Theater Room

Do you like to entertain? Well, at The Legends, you can entertain in style with a spacious theater room with surround sound. Invite friends or family over or host a work event and welcome everyone to a comfortable space where you can show any movie you like. Entertaining can be challenging when you live in an apartment, so we strive to make it as simple and luxurious as possible.

Are you looking for an apartment to rent in the Hickory, NC area? Don’t just settle for an apartment with the bare minimum. You should be able to find an apartment that includes all of the comforts and amenities for a real home. The Legends offers spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments for rent, and we can’t wait to show you around the units and the grounds. Along with the must-have amenities listed above, our apartment amenities also feature volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts, nine-foot ceilings, crown molding, wheelchair access, and two car care centers.

We believe we have it all! Visit us today to see for yourself all of the luxurious amenities we have to offer.