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Winter is Coming for Atlanta Apartments

  • How many square feet is the floor plan?
  • How many bedrooms?
  • Baths?
  • How much are rent and fees?
  • Is the location good for commuting?

These are all common questions that come up when renters are searching for the perfect Atlanta apartment to fit their budget. All of these are great questions to ask, but what about, “Is there a fitness center in the community?” Winter is coming! And the best apartment community amenity to fight the pounds associated with winter weight and holiday eating at Atlanta apartments.

Not all Atlanta apartments’ fitness rooms are created equal. Be sure the health center in the apartment community you choose has the essentials you require. For instance, is there cardio equipment available so residents can maintain heart healthy exercise? What about weights or resistance training for building strength? The cardio-friendly fitness center at Stonetree Apartments provides multiple treadmills and other cardio equipment AND weight machines for strength training.

The gym at Stonetree Apartments

The heart-healthy fitness center at Stonetree Apartments

Do you prefer working out in the outdoors? Stonetree Apartments offers residents a sparkling pool open in summer. These East Point apartments are in walking distance to downtown where residents will find a bi-monthly farmer’s market among other health and nutrition stores. Don’t forget to stop by Lov’n It Live restaurant, a leader in organic lifestyle for the health conscious and Atlanta apartment residents that just love tasty noms. Try the Sage “Burger.”

Walking to local neighborhood shops and restaurants is great exercise for the body and good for the environment. Taking public transportation is also a good way to help Mother Nature. Stonetree Apartments have a MARTA bus line right at their doorstep for easy commuting to Atlanta. The East Point MARTA train station is seconds away making the whole city convenient to these affordable Atlanta apartments.

Stonetree Apartments in East Point, Georgia serve up spacious Atlanta apartments 365 days a year. Come home to more than a great place to live!

4 Moving Day Tips for Atlanta Apartments

Moving to new Atlanta apartments can be fun and hard work. Designing the layout of furniture in your floor plan and choosing where household items belong is exciting, but many hours will be spent packing and moving into your next apartment home. Reduce stress by planning your move ahead of time! On moving day try to follow these helpful guidelines for moving into Atlanta apartments.

Guest bedroom or home office at Ashwood Ridge Apartments

Schedule a baby or pet sitter to make moving day less stressful.

  1. Schedule to move on a weekday. According to U-Haul, truck rentals in Atlanta are more affordable during the week. Utility companies, government offices, banks and leasing offices are open weekdays and easily accessible then. The Ashwood Ridge Apartments leasing office is open Saturdays for added convenience.
  2. Start packing two months in advance of moving into Atlanta apartments. Many of your belongings such as books, fine china, movie collections, out of season clothing and seasonal decorations can be packed early. Maybe having a pile of boxes around your current apartment for 8 weeks doesn’t sound like fun, but it will save you time and stress on moving day.
  3. Ensure the safety of children and pets by getting a sitter on moving day. Movers, whether you hire professionals or ask a group of friends, might be easily distracted by children, cats and dogs. Ashwood Ridge is a pet-friendly apartment community. Large dogs are welcome, breed restrictions apply.
  4. Remember the last thing you packed. Was it cleaning supplies? Bedding? Maybe it was your tools. It was probably important and chances are you will need it first in your new Atlanta apartment.

Ask an Ashwood Ridge Apartments leasing specialist for more moving tips and how you can save money by relocating to one of our Jonesboro, Georgia apartments, walking distance to local schools and major medical centers and just minutes to downtown Atlanta.

Atlanta Apartments: Haunted Happenings

Apartment dwellers haunting Atlanta apartments celebrate Halloween with FREE and affordable spooktacular events this year. Metro Atlanta scares up the creepiest fun for ghouls and ghosts of all ages. Whether it’s a healthy haunted hike or a historic cemetery tour, conjure up a new tradition in Atlanta apartments for 2014.

Renters from metro Atlanta apartments can take in a day of free live music and entertainment in Little 5 Points on Saturday, October 18th. The Little 5 Points 14th Annual Halloween Parade steps off at 4 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to sport their own store bought or homemade costumes. Oakland Cemetery welcomes back the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours for just 6 nights – October 17, 18, 19, 23, 24 and 25 with guided tours, live music and Atlanta apartments’ only chance to experience the cemetery after dark this year. Tours start hourly at 5:30 p.m. each night and tickets must be purchased in advance.

L5P 2014 Halloween FestivalResidents at Aspen Pointe Apartments in Roswell, GA and Atlanta apartments can celebrate autumn with Halloween Hikes October 17 – 18 and 24 – 25 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Tickets are just 9 bucks and they include taking a well-lit guided 45 minute night time hike, creating Halloween crafts, bonfire, live music and a nature souvenir. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase and all proceeds benefit the nature center. Georgia’s only hot air balloon festival, Owl-O-Ween, takes place at Kennesaw State University Oct. 25th 4 – 10 p.m. and Oct. 26th 6 – 9 p.m. This special event features tethered hot air balloon rides and a costume contest PLUS seasonal entertainment, shopping and food!

 

Rake up the savings at any of JAMCO Properties, Inc.’s 21 metro Atlanta apartment communities this fall!

 

Multi-Tasking Furniture for Atlanta Apartments

The Lexington II Apartments in East Point delivers spacious floor plans with master suites featuring private baths and walk-in closets not to mention the chef friendly step-saver kitchens with all the major appliances and dishwashers PLUS – gas, water and electric utilities are included in each apartment’s rent, so residents are never surprised by a high power or water bill. Living well should be hassle free and staying organized at home is another way to reduce stress in Atlanta apartments even with abundant closets and storage space.

The monument sign for Lexington II Apartments

The Lexington II Apartments in East Point includes gas, water and electricity in the monthly rent.

Organizing Atlanta apartments offers apartment dwellers the chance to express personal touches and lifestyle preferences in their homes. Residents can maximize space and minimize clutter when they consider their apartment by thinking in 3-D! A small or cozy floor plan might not give a renter much floor space but hanging shelves and baskets from the walls of Atlanta apartments can really show creativity while increasing square footage!

Kitchen and dining room at Cascade Glen

Kitchen and dining storage made simple at The Lexington II Apartments in East Point, GA

Furniture that multi-tasks is invaluable in Atlanta apartments with limited closets or storage. Ottomans can be extra seating for guests and many come with storage beneath for blankets and pillows or whatever you want to keep on hand but out of sight. While the master bedroom in the 3 bedroom townhouse at The Lexington II is complete with TWO walk-in closets, beds with drawers underneath give easy access to seasonal clothing or linens in a guest bedroom or the drawers can store toys in a child’s bedroom – at Lexington II you choose from our 1, 2 & 3 bedroom floor plans.

The Camp Creek Market Place is just 4 miles from The Lexington II Apartments. Atlanta apartment renters will find many storage solutions here from large retailers like Target and Lowe’s or discount stores like T.J. Maxx and BJ’s Wholesale Club. While you’re out pick up some treats for your cat or dog at Pet Smart, The Lexington II is a pet-friendly community. Downtown East Point, Georgia is even closer with many “Mom & Pop” shops to help you find unique storage and furniture for Atlanta apartments while supporting local business!

 

Atlanta Apartments: Wall to Wall Awesome

Moving to a new apartment community and home can be hard work, shouldn’t decorating Atlanta apartments be affordable and easy? Adding your personal touch to a spacious floor plan can be inexpensive and fun. Simply modify these decorating tips to suit your tastes and create a living environment to accommodate your lifestyle.

Fall Leaf StampFloral prints for bedrooms and bathrooms are available for purchase at many big box retailers, but Atlanta renters can create their own unique pieces at a fraction of the cost. Using leaves found around Atlanta apartments as a stamp, spray paint unique local designs on canvas which can be purchased at Michael’s or most craft stores. If leaf and flower patterns are not for you try experimenting with household items like old keys or toys.

A fast and affordable way to create custom wall art for Atlanta apartments is to cover shoe box lids with fabric for hanging in the living or dining area. Scraps of beautiful fabric are often available at a discount online and they are perfect for this homemade craft.

Working from Atlanta apartment rentals doesn’t need to be mundane. Remember to express your style in your home office as well. Covering a cork board with fabric and adding a photo or two can brighten up the work day.

The lake at Lakeside Apartment Townhomes in College Park

Rake up the savings at Lakeside Apartment Townhomes

Spice up kitchen walls with functional art that also has a special meaning. Frame a treasured handwritten recipe to hang in the kitchen. Now you can conjure up the memory of grandma’s fresh baked cookies anytime in your own Atlanta apartment! Embellish cheap frames bought at the dollar store by gluing on ribbon, buttons, costume jewelry, beads, shells or anything else that reminds you of the times spent sharing good food with better company.

Lakeside Apartment Townhomes in College Park, Georgia are more than great places to live… they’re a community you can call home.

Fall Festivals for Atlanta Apartments

Late September through October offers residents in Atlanta apartments the opportunity to enjoy mild outdoor weather with friends and family. Tailgating at the Falcon’s game or making s’mores on a bonfire are traditional annual events, but the fall festival reigns supreme for autumn fun in Atlanta.

North Georgia residents and Atlanta apartment dwellers kickoff fall festival season September 18th – 28th with the North Georgia State Fair in Marietta.  Georgia’s second largest fair features the GA Lottery Concert Series (free with admission), fantastic rides and delicious carnival food like red velvet funnel cakes made fresh to order. Home gardeners will love the award-winning flower show and exhibits while pet owners and animal lovers can visit the petting zoo, pig races and sea lion show. Discount tickets are available for metro Atlanta residents at local Walgreens stores!

Cooler weather and gorgeous fall colors are just around the corner in DeKalb County. The Pumpkin Festival returns to Stone Mountain Park every weekend from September 26th – October 26th. Residents from nearby Willow Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain, GA live in walking distance to this celebration of all things pumpkin: pumpkin pie, toasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin spiced lattes… the choices for Atlanta apartments are endless. Featured events include storytelling, a fall themed maze, a dance-a-long, the Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt and a pumpkin pie eating contest.

Apartments in Stone Mountain at Willow Lake

Fall in Love with Willow Lake Apartments

Many of Atlanta’s fall festivals highlight and celebrate our city’s diverse culture and population. At Woodruff Park on Sept. 27th & 28th Atlanta apartments celebrate the Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival, a free music festival highlighting the 4 elements of hip hop: b-boys & b-girls, emcee battles, turntables and graffiti art. The Atlanta Greek Festival is hosted each year in October. This year Atlanta’s apartment dwellers can learn about Greek culture, taste authentic Greek food and participate in traditional Greek events from the 9th – 12th at 2500 Clairmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.

Rake up the savings this fall at any of the 21 JAMCO Properties, Inc. metro Atlanta apartment communities!

7 Moving Tips for Atlanta Apartments

Relocating to Atlanta apartments is both exciting and stressful. Deciding where stuff belongs and planning the layout of your apartment floor plan is fun, but a lot of time and effort goes into packing and moving to an Atlanta apartment. Begin planning early to limit stress. Try using the following guidelines on moving day.

The model bedroom at Maplewood Apartments for rent

Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia

  1. Move on a weekday when leasing offices, banks, utilities and government offices are open. According to U-Haul, truck rentals are more affordable during the week too.
  2. Start packing as early as 2 months before moving day. Out of season clothing, seasonal decorations, china, books, a movie collection… these are all things you can pack early. Having a stack of boxes around your current apartment for 8 weeks might not sound like a fun, but it will save you so much stress.
  3. Label your boxes by room and general content. If you’ve hired professional movers or if you’ve asked friends to help, this will help them know where things go in your Atlanta apartment.
  4. Place your dinner plates standing on edge in the box. Wrap each in plenty of paper and pad the bottom of your box. This will help prevent damage to your dishes. For all your boxes be sure to fill the empty space with paper or padding so that they will not collapse.
  5. Pack large items in small boxes and small items in large boxes. Heavy large items will fall through the center of a large box and small light items can be safely stacked in larger boxes. The exception is books. Heavy books should be packed in small boxes so you can lift them.
  6. On moving day, leave your pets and small children with a friend. Movers, professional or otherwise are distracted by kids and barking dogs. Plus, this insures the safety of children and pets alike.
  7. Finally, remember the last thing you packed? It’s probably the first thing you want to unpack! You were using it right up to the last-minute because you need it. Maybe it was cleaning supplies, maybe it was bedding or maybe it was a toothbrush… Chances are it was important.

Leasing consultants at Maplewood Pointe Apartments have more tips for easy moving to Atlanta apartments.

Save Memories, Save Money – Atlanta Apartments

Junk accumulates in our Atlanta apartments. It’s a simple fact. That is why when you Google “organization” every 10 item to-do list is really just 5 ways to throw things out. But sometimes the clutter around your apartment home is the stuff you care for the most. How do you keep the things attached to the memories you love?

  1. Store:  The fact is you might love it, but you don’t have a need for it every day. Collections, gifts, clothing, art… the list is endless and it’s filling up your spacious Atlanta apartments. Properly storing these items under the bed or in a large walk-in closet is perfectly fine. A good tip is to purchase matching storage from a popular retailer. This means if your investment is damaged it can be replaced without much effort and you keep the appearance of your home neat. The Container Store has lots of cheap storage solutions for residents in cozy apartments. It’s what they do. Be armed with storage options.
  2. Rotate:  Once you have some memories put away don’t forget about them. While you don’t need these items everyday you can bring them out of the closet to enjoy. Rotating your collections on display in your Atlanta apartments keeps your floor plan fresh for guests too.
  3. Corral:  Life is hectic and not everything in a home ends up where it belongs. Put containers in disaster prone areas to corral the clutter. When a container is full, return each item to its right home. Trays, baskets, decorative boxes make excellent temporary lodging for hats, gloves, keys, sunglasses and more. The stair basket sold on Amazon.com comes to mind for when you aren’t ready to climb the stairs of your Atlanta townhome rental.
  4. Stack:  Floor space is valuable real estate especially in an apartment with a modest floor plan. Having the proper way to use vertical space can safely secure the items you want to keep around for a long time.
  5. Reduce:  Only own what you love. No list about organization is complete without at least one suggestion to throw out the junk (see above). Before you make a purchase decide if you really need the item. Do you have one like it in storage? Can you reuse something you all ready purchased? Will you love it forever?
The spacious apartments and townhomes of Laurel Pointe Apartments

The spacious apartments and townhomes of Laurel Pointe Apartments

Of course you can always move into a larger space if none of this will do – like the spacious floor plans at Laurel Pointe Apartments in Forest Park.

Atlanta Apartments Welcomes Labor Day

The lake and patio at Mountain Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain, GA

Mountain Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain, more than a great place to live

Even with summer continuing for 3 more weeks, Atlanta apartments start packing up the season with plenty of events and celebrations scheduled for Labor Day weekend. Crowds of visitors and metro Atlanta apartments’ residents will move on the city to enjoy the three day weekend, August 30th – September 1st.

Sports fans will be in heaven as college football opens at the Georgia Dome with the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Games Friday evening and Saturday. Plus NASCAR serves up 500 high speed laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a Sunday evening race preceded by qualifying races on Saturday and lots of tailgating for Atlanta apartments.

Dragon Con tickets and downtown Atlanta accommodations may be sold out, but that means residents can take advantage of prime people watching without spending a lot of money. The Dragon Con parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and features fantasy and fun for all ages. Best of all, it’s FREE! Costumes are encouraged.

In DeKalb County Atlanta apartments welcome back The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the world. Authors and publishers from every imaginable genre will host discussion panels and seminars at venues around the downtown Decatur square. The 3 day convention is FREE but popular author events fill up fast.

Lease a home from Mountain Lake Apartments now, so you can chill and grill at home this Labor Day. JAMCO Properties, Inc. offers a floor plan for every budget at any of our 21 metro Atlanta apartment communities.

 

Money Saving Tips for Atlanta Apartments

Expenses can quickly add up for tenants leasing Atlanta apartments. Monthly rent payments can equal up to 1/3 of a renter’s income, but other costs can be controlled to make comfortable apartment living more affordable. The first step to saving money is to create a household budget. There is a range of software products for the home office that make managing your personal finances simple and some good ones are even FREE! Of course, old-fashion pen and paper will work too.

You’ve heard the saying,” You need to spend money to make money.” Well, that can be true for saving money too. Purchasing renter’s insurance for Atlanta apartments is cheap and the potential savings could be enormous, especially if you don’t have the cash to replace all your belongings in the event of a catastrophe like theft or fire. A good insurance policy will also offer you protection against possible damages you, your pet or a guest might cause to your apartment home. The website About Home has answers to many of the frequently asked questions about renter’s insurance for apartment dwellers.

The Lexington II Apartments in East Point includes gas, water and electricity in the monthly rent.

The Lexington II Apartments in East Point includes gas, water and electricity in the monthly rent.

Another way to cut expenses in Atlanta apartments is to monitor and control utility bills. Heating and cooling a spacious floor plan will undoubtedly cost extra, but there are ways to save. Wearing sweaters and using blankets instead of adjusting the thermostat are great ways to maintain a cozy apartment without raising costs in winter. Using fans and dark window coverings can help cool a bright apartment home in the summer. These solutions help save money and the environment too!  Some Atlanta apartment communities like The Lexington II Apartments in East Point include utilities in the rental price so residents are never surprised by unexpected utility bills.

Finally, some Atlanta apartments like the communities locally owned by JAMCO Properties, Inc. let residents make money while leasing affordable townhomes and apartments.  By referring family and friends as residents, apartment dwellers can earn extra income AND make their friends and family their neighbors at the same time! Ask your leasing specialist about the resident referral program at your community.

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