Monthly Archives: March 2013

Atlanta’s West End Neighborhood, history and art

Atlanta, a city of great diversity, celebrates many rich heritages and cultures. Two museums in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood highlight the history and art of African Americans. First, residents can tour the Hammonds House Museum situated in a historic Queen Anne home. Hammonds House hosts events and exhibits concerned with the culture of the African Diaspora. African American family history in Georgia is the theme of the current exhibit running through April 28th.

West End, Blocks of Culture, Atlanta apartments

Next, visitors to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art observe works by and about black women. The art museum is open Tues. – Fri. from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays, noon – 4 p.m. Right now visitors can experience “Multiple Choice: Perspectives on the Spelman College Collection,” pieces in the permanent collection and recent analysis by students, faculty, staff and others. Works range from paintings and sculptures to prints and textiles.

West End was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, 164 years after it was settled. Home run king, Hank Aaron owns the Krispy Kreme location in West End. The neighborhood is just seconds from Cascade Glen Apartments and easily accessible to all of Atlanta.

Reynolds Nature Preserve

Clayton County, Morrow, Jonesoboro, Riverdale, Forest Park, apartments for rent

The Reynolds Nature Preserve in Morrow, Georgia is dedicated to promoting public awarness of the natural environment in Clayton County. With 146 acres of forest, ponds, streams and 4 miles of hiking trails, the preserve gives visitors the chance to meet nature while pursuing recreational activities. Reynolds Nature Preserve welcomes pets on leashes, so residents from Morrowood Townhomes or any of the pet friendly JAMCO Properties’ metro Atlanta apartment rentals can bring their furry friends.

3 Walmart Projects in Stone Mountain Area

Residents in Dekalb County apartments and homes will soon have 3 additional Walmart options in Stone Mountain and Lithonia.

Memorial Drive near N. Hairston

The first project is nearly completed, a 150,000 square foot supercenter on Memorial Drive near N. Hairston Rd. Plans are for a second quarter opening this year, and the creation of 250 new jobs.

One nearby competitor, Kroger on N. Hairston, plans to make improvements in the second quarter, too. Kroger is doing a $1 million remodel of the N. Hairston store, with a tentative completion date of April.

Stonecrest and Panola Rd/Covington Hwy

Another Walmart supercenter is under construction near Sam’s Club on Mall Parkway, across from the Mall at Stonecrest.

A third project, a Walmart Neighborhood Market, has not begun construction yet. The Neighborhood Market, which is a grocery-only concept, is slated to replace the former Big Lots at the corner of Panola Road and Covington Highway.

Spacious Living Room without the Big Price

Is your small Atlanta apartment rental suffocating your style? Here are ten tips for the appearance of a spacious living area in a small room.

  1. Clear the clutter. A tip we mention often. Not only is it free, but you can make money by selling items you don’t need.
  2. Use furniture with small straight arms or no arms and small rounded backs to give the illusion of more breathing room.
  3. Go for a round ottoman or coffee table. They are easier to navigate around in a tight place.
  4. Nesting tables can be pulled out when you need them and tucked away when you don’t.
  5. Make the most of vertical storage space. Not all apartments come with built-ins, but tall bookshelves work the same way.
  6. Consider Your Color Scheme. Painting an apartment isn’t always practical, so choose neutral tones for furniture, art, pillows…
  7. Mirrors can brighten up a room. Just make sure they reflect light and a view you love.
  8. Hanging curtains higher gives a room the appearance of being larger.
  9. Light up the corners. Floor lamps, sconce lights, decorative lamps all help illuminate dark corners.
  10. Keep things crystal clear with clear glass lamps and tables. Let the eye see all the space you do have in the room.IMG_0917

JAMCO Properties provides affordable spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in the metro Atlanta area including Fulton, Dekalb, Clayton, and Cobb counties.

Curry Deviled Eggs

With Easter around the corner Maplewood Pointe Apartments for lease in Jonesboro, GA
wanted to share this twist on classic deviled eggs.

IngredientsAtlanta Apartment Recipe for Entertaining
12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon (2 tbl. if you ♥ it) curry powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, course ground
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons mango chutney 

1. Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks; place in small bowl. 
   Mash yolks with fork or potato masher.
2. Stir in mayonnaise, curry powder, mustard, pepper and 
   salt until smooth and creamy. 
3. Spoon or pipe mixture into egg white halves. 
4. Top each with a bit of mango chutney.
5. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.

To Hard Cook Eggs: Gently place eggs in single layer in medium saucepan. 
Add enough cold water to cover eggs with 1 inch of water. 
Bring just to boil on medium-high heat. Remove from heat. 
Cover and let stand about 15 minutes for large eggs.
Adjust time up or down by 3 minutes for each size larger or smaller.
After 15 minutes, pour off the hot water and 
rapidly cool eggs by running them under cold water.
Refrigerate and use within a week.

3 Easy Upgraded Easter Decorations for your Apartment

Atlanta apartment for rentWhen it comes to Easter decorations focus on egg-like objects. No matter what size floor plan you have, there is always room for these colorful decoratons. The Easter tradition involves painting eggs in various bright colors. Similar to eggs, a great decoration idea for your Atlanta apartment rental is to paint some round river stones in different colors. These “eggs” will endure over time and become a family favorite every year.

One, two, three bedroom apartment in AtlantaThis yarn egg wreath is adorable. With simple, cheap items you can make your own. First you will need  a round piece of foam to be your starting base, then you will need at least 4 different colors of yarn and some plastic Ping-Pong balls or plastic eggs. Wrap the items with your own design and attatch to foam or stack in a basket.

Lakeside Apartments in East Point, GAMaybe color isn’t your style … … … …

This wonderful original idea focuses on painting eggs with some chalkboard paint, after that let it dry for a little bit. Then, with some white or pastel chalk write or draw anything you like on them. It will definitely surprise your guests and maybe even they will take part in a game that involves writing funny messages or names.

The Village at Wesley Chapel Apartments

The apartment home you’ve been looking for is in one of DeKalb County’s most convenient locations. The Village at Wesley Chapel Apartments is ideally situated for quick accessibility to Interstates 20, 85 & 285, terrific shopping at Stonecrest and South DeKalb malls and surrounding area, as well as a variety of restaurants. For your convenience, MARTA service is available right in front of the community and DeKalb County schools are minutes away.The Village, Apartments for rent in Decatur, Georgia

The total electric homes at The Village at Wesley Chapel come in 1, 2 & 3 bedroom floor plans that fit all budgets and include FREE monitored alarm systems. Formal dining areas and fully equipped kitchens, including dishwashers and garbage disposals, make the apartments here perfect for entertaining.

Get connected with The Village and be connected to free Wi-Fi in our award-winning clubhouse, fitness center, and pool areas. While select units have washer/dryer connections there is also a clothes care facility on site as well as a children’s playground in a park like setting. Pet’s are more than OK here, they’re family!

Clayton County Community Garden

Here is a great way for even those that rent Atlanta apartments to enjoy fresh home grown vegetables. Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton wants to see residents playing in her district’s community garden. She hopes to see them planting seeds and growing flowers or vegetables. It doesn’t matter if it’s tomatoes, squash, carrots, radishes, tulips or Black-eyed Susans. Clayton County Community Garden

The commissioner’s desire is to see gardening bring the community together. Seth Coleman, Singleton’s constituent aide, said the commissioner is inviting residents to sign up for her annual spring Community Garden program. Singleton has organized the garden since 2010 and this year’s planting season will begin in March at the Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center in Rex.

Residents from Hidden Pines at Tara or elsewhere in Clayton County interested in gardening this year should contact Singleton at 770-477-3213 to get their space.

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