New features in the Sims 4 June 2020
The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Guide
Eco Footprint: How it Works
Neighborhood Action Plans
How to Cheat in Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle
Civil Designer Career
Insect Farms & Bio Fuel
Fabrication Skill in Eco Lifestyle
Juice Fizzing NEW
Traits and Aspirations in DLC
Gameplay Ideas for Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle
The Sims 4 Apartments
Building, Costs and List of Rentals
Click to Enlarge. Get wealthy enough in The Sims 4 City Living, and you can afford to purchase a multi-level Penthouse, which does not have rent unlike regular Apartments.
One of The Sims 4 City Living Expansion's main features are the apartments for Sims to rent in San Myshuno. This guide covers nearly everything you need to know about their rent prices, deposits, and how apartments and penthouses compare to houses in other neighborhoods.
Basics: Rent, Deposit, Furnishings and Lot Traits
In order to move into an Apartment, a Sim must have at minimum the cost of deposit and should expect to be able to afford the weekly rent for a time. Deposit is the flat cost you pay to move into the apartment. Rent is paid weekly so long as you live there. Sims must also pay for Furnishings, which can substantially boost the cost to move in, but has no affect on the weekly rent.
When you're browsing apartments on the city map, sometimes you'll see an up/down arrow to the right of the building when an apartment building is selected. This lets you see other floors. This appears when a rental has more than one level, so if it seems overpriced it is possible that there are multiple floors to the apartment.
Buying a Penthouse is something you can do to make room for a large family in San Myshuno.
Penthouses are different from Apartments, and City Living offers a few of them. The major difference is that Penthouses are owned and do not have rent. For a multi-generational family, this aspect will save a lot of money long-term, but you can expect to pay some very high costs to live in a penthouse.
Lot Traits Guide
Lot Traits are special boosters or penalties for living in that apartment. You can change Lot Traits by clicking the icon in the upper-left corner while in build mode. Some Lot Traits cannot be changed, such as Historical. An apartment can have up to three Lot Traits, so if you only see one listed when you're moving in, you can place two more upon moving in. Learn more about Lot Traits for houses and apartments here.
Building in Apartments
Perhaps the biggest differences builders will notice when designing an apartment are the size constraints. You must work with what you get, and for starter homes that is not much. Other Sims may live in the building, and you have to stay within the apartment's original borders. However you can certainly change the apartment radically to suit your needs. Sims players who make big families will eventually need to move out of the starter in order to have enough room for the family to grow, or else face cramped conditions. Another problem with apartments is the inability to build upward or downward. However, if you get creative you can have a comfy and spacious apartment and access to the freedoms offered in the city.
Sims 4 City Living Apartments List
10 Million Views! My YouTube channel has grown a lot the last 6 months. I now have over 125 videos on Youtube and am nearing 100k subscribers. I'd like to invite people to check out my content and, if you like what I'm doing, subscribe!
Sims may occupy any apartment you want. Hit Esc to bring up the menu while in live mode, then pick 'Manage Worlds'. You can then click the house/apartment you want to evict or move out, and make room for your Sims to live in that apartment.
Here is a list of all the apartments in City Living. I've listed the occupied places as well, as you can evict Sims or move them around to rent anything you want. You can assume that higher costs for rent and deposits does equate to more building space. Mainly look to that for the main differences. Naturally the Penthouses listed here are exempt from this and are certainly the largest housings that you can own in the new city of San Myshuno. Note the Old Salt House is the only regular house in San Myshuno. In other districts, there are 2 expensive Penthouses and a few high-rent Apartments, only appropriate for Sims who are super wealthy.
|17 Culpepper House, 1 Bed, 1 Bath||$400||$800||$8,095||Gremlins|
|18 Culpepper House, 1 Bed, 1 Bath||$600||$1,000||$11,090||Historical, Haunted|
|19 Culpepper House, 2 Bed, 1 Bath||$600||$550||$18,335||Needs TLC|
|20 Culpepper House (Occupied, Rasoya)||$1,200||$4,800||$44,690||Chef's Kitchen|
|2A Jasmine Suites||$400||$800||Good Schools, Romantic Aura|
|2B Jasmine Suites, 2 Bed, 1 Bath||$500||$1,000||$8,240||Good Schools, On Ley Line|
|Old Salt House, 3 Bed, 2 Bath||None||$50,448||$62,815||Convival|
|910 Medina Studios (Occupied, Benali), 1 Bed, 1 Bath||$400||$500||$8,194||Needs TLC|
|920 Medina Studios, 2 Bed, 1 Bath||$1,000||$800||$29,380||Quiet, Haunted|
|930 Medina Studios, 3 Bed, 1 Bath||$1,200||$1,000||$17,545||Gnomes, Penny Pixies|
|121 Hakim House (Occupied, Jang), 2 Bed, 1 Bath||$1,200||$4,800||$46,904||Home Studio|
|122 Hakim House, 3 Bed, 2 Bath||$1,400||$5,600||$67,535||Historical|
|Fountainview Penthouse, 1 Bed, 1 Bath||None||$33,768||$49,420||Great Soil, Natural Light|
|701 Zenview (Occupied, Karaoke Legends), 2 Bed, 2 Bath||$700||$2,100||$37,914||Quake Zone, Party Place|
|702 Zenview, 2 Bed, 2 Bath||$1,200||$4,800||$37,065||Quake Zone|
|1310 21 Chic Street, 2 Bed, 1 Bath||$500||$1,000||$14,164||Lively Neighbors|
|1313 21 Chic Street, 2 Bed, 1 Bath||$300||$600||$7,855||Needs TLC|
|21 Chic Street (Occupied, Pizzazz), 1 Bed, 1 Bath||$400||$600||$20,264||Lively Neighbors|
|1 Torendi Tower Penthouse, 3 Bed, 3 Bath||None||$109,445||$134,898||Party Place, Sunny Aspect|
|1010 Alto Apartments, 4 Bed, 3 Bath||$3,500||$15,500||$100,215||Chef's Kitchen|
|1020 Alto Apartments (Occupied, Lobo), 1 Bed, 2 Bath||$2,500||$12,500||$63,580||Romantic Fireplace|
|VIII Landgraab, 2 Bed, 2 Bath||$5,000||$25,000||$98,420||Great View, Serviced Apartment|
|IX Landgraab (Occupied, Feng)||$3,750||$16,500||$76,630||Great View|
|888 Spire Apartments, 2 Bed, 3 Bath||$7,500||$37,500||$88,605||Great View|
Check Out My Youtube Channel!
We now have a Youtube Channel with over 50 guides in video format to go along with the huge site I've already created. Check it out and consider subscribing if you like my style.
Nifty Knitting & Eco Lifestyle Guides
New features in the Sims 4 June 2020
Search my Sims 4 Site
Sims 4 Packs & DLC
Super Sim Checklist + Other News
This is inspired by a new series in which I start at toddler and gradually take on the major bonuses. Here's a link to the full playlist!
I now have a guide page to Tiny Living Stuff where you can learn about Murphy Beds, the new death, as well as the lot bonuses you'll receive if you manage to keep the size of your lot down with this new pack's Tiny Home Lot Type.
Let's Play Playlist
New I now have a guide to Making Super Sims in The Sims 4. Look for a text version within the next 72h. It won't have THAT much more info but it will help out as a checklist.
This was inspired by a series, "Let's Play a Super Sim" in which I start at toddler and gradually take on the major bonuses. Here's a link to each part for people who are interested. You can also see the Let's Play as a Playlist on Youtube.
Latest Videos and Guides
- Sims 4 Ultimate Gameplay Tips Video
- Lot Traits Updated for all DLC
- 10 Objects that Add Gameplay to The Sims 4
- 10+ Mods That Add or Improve Gameplay in The Sims 4
- Spells List Updated & Info on Charge
- Around the World of Glimmerbrook
- Sims 4 Realm of Magic is Available Now. Here’s My Opinion On the Pack
- The Sims 4 Realm of Magic Features Deep-Dive
- Tutorial: Using The Sims 4’s New Stair Customization Tool
Discover University Expansion
The Sims 4 Discover University has been announced for November 15 for PC/Mac and December 17 for Xbox and Playstation 4 consoles. Click to learn more about the pack, see my summary of the livestream or read our FAQs below.
- New Career Law Career
- New Video Discover University Review
- New Video The Sims 4 Discover University Super Student
- New Engineering Career - Mechanical or Computer
- NEW Student Organizations (University Groups)
- Gameplay Features Guide (Robotics, Secret Society) Video
- Updated! Discover University Cheats
- Updated: Degrees Guide now also features a Scholarships List
- Discover University Features Guide
- Education Career - Professor or Administrator?
- Research and Debate Skill - Convince Others & Debate Guild
- Robotics and Cybernetics
- The Secret Society of Britechester
More videos coming soon!