Station Street at night.

With so many new apartment options opening up downtown, it's hard not to imagine what it might be like to live in the midst of all our city has to offer — from the nightlife of the Southside, to the growing list of restaurants in the city center, to the parks along the riverfront and shopping on the North Shore.

Whether it's the convenience to work, outdoor recreation, restaurants, bars or entertainment options that initially piques your interest in the downtown lifestyle, it's the upscale amenities and range of options these new apartments pack that will really make you want to trade in your lawn mower for a commuter's bicycle. We researched several options around town to give you a taste of what's on offer.

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The Maclellan

721 Broad St.

Floor plans: Studio, one- and two-bedroom units

Size: 535-1,174 square feet

Price: $858-$2,034

Apartment features: 10- to 20-foot ceilings, ceiling fans, washer and dryer in unit, stainless steel appliances, quartz counters and vanities; some units have original hardwood flooring, clay tiling, exposed brick and arched windows

Community amenities: Business center, fitness center, community room with kitchenette, bike storage, guest apartment available to rent by the night, high-speed wireless internet from EPB Fiber Optics included in price, door-to-door garbage service, pet-friendly ($500 pet fee, additional $200 fee for second pet, plus $15 monthly pet rent)

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Passenger Flats

1351 Passenger St.

Floor plans: Studio, one- and two-bedroom units

Size: 344-1,647 square feet

Price: $800-$1,950

Apartment features: Utilities and wireless internet included, cable-ready, microwave, refrigerator

Community amenities: Two resort-style pools, clubhouse, fitness center, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi on premises, secured access, on-site maintenance and management, accepts electronic and internet payments, elevator, bike storage, pet-friendly ($300 pet deposit, plus $25 monthly fee per pet)

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Market City Center

728 Market St.

Floor plans: One and two-bedroom units

Size: 683-1,124 square feet

Price: $1,263-$2,148

Apartment features: Balconies; kitchens furnished with Kenmore dishwasher, oven, stove and refrigerator; stacked washer and dryer; pet-friendly (up to 25 pounds, pet fee applies); disability-accessible apartments with grab bars in bathrooms and side-by-side washers and dryers; Energy Star dishwashers and bath exhausts; compact water heaters; high-efficiency showers and lavatory faucets; double-pane windows; sensor-controlled fresh air intake; zero-VOC paint; high-rated HVAC filters for finer filtration

Community amenities: Parking garage, EPB fiber optic internet-ready, fitness center, 24/7 controlled-access elevators with ability to grant guests access by cellphone, outdoor rooftop area, indoor clubhouse, trash included, outdoor dog play area

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10 North

20 Cherokee Blvd.

Floor plans: Studio, one- and two-bedroom units

Size: 561-1,118 square feet

Price: $1,000-$1,380

Apartment features: Stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, stacked washer and dryer, 9-foot ceilings, balconies, wood-style plank flooring

Community amenities: Pet-friendly ($400-$600 one-time pet fee, plus $10 monthly pet rent), pet spa, accepts internet payments

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Vista Cameron Harbor Apartments

805 Canal St.

Floor plans: One- and two-bedroom units

Size: 547-1,172 square feet

Price: $970-$1,805

Apartment features: Balconies, cable-ready, ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, new cabinetry with brushed nickel accents, granite counter tops, hardwood-style flooring, new carpet, washer and dryer connections in every unit

Community amenities: River and mountain views, accepts credit card and electronic payments, clubhouse, free coffee and refreshments, resort-style saltwater swimming pool, sundeck and cabana with an outdoor TV, fitness center, monthly resident activities, pet-friendly ($400 pet fee, plus $10 monthly pet rent) short-term rental available, furnished units available