Apartments Live to Live-Work

Renting a work space downtown? Sooo yesterday. What's in, and growing, is the live-work trend. You might already be doing it: "Live-Work" means working in the same place as you live. More than 20 million work from home, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Renters ask, "Why pay the overhead when I can work from home?" Good question. Living and working in the same location has been popularized and romanticized since the 1970s by artists in urban studio lofts.

Today, technological and economic trends are pushing for even greater numbers of renters embracing live-work apartment arrangements. (Heck, some even thrive outside an expensive city district.)

Here are a few examples...