When renting apartments and selling multi-families, I have never really been able to figure out which people prefer: a first or second floor apartment. On one hand, the first floor apartment is usually easier to move furniture into and doesn’t require you to climb a flight of steps every time you come home. On the other hand, second floor units are usually safer because the windows are not reachable from the ground. They also tend to be quieter since you don’t have anyone above you.
My assumption has always been that the preference is slightly in favor of upper level units, but I am curious what you think. Which do you think is better? Please feel free to share explanations in the comment section.