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Free Entertainment All Summer in Riverdale, Georgia

The monument sign at Stratford Arms Apartments in Riverdale, GA

Celebrate summer all year long at Stratford Arms Apartments

Atlanta apartments are warming up in May with the arrival of yet another Hotlanta summer. Stratford Arms apartment residents and Riverdale apartment dwellers can beat the heat at the city’s amphitheater which kick starts the weekend on Thursday evenings with its After Work Cool Down Music Series. The community comes together to enjoy food and performances by local artists from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. each Thursday. Beginning Friday, June 6th Riverdale residents will experience  “100 days of summertastic fun” on Fun Friday a free community event to celebrate summer with free arts & crafts at the amphitheater from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Then on Friday, June 13th the city of Riverdale Cultural Affairs & Leisure Services hosts Friday Night Flicks at the amphitheater. A family friendly movie will start at dark or around 9 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to watch. More information including any changes due to inclement weather is available on the cultural affairs website.

 

 

Atlanta Apartments: Cross-country Moves

Relocating cross-country offers its own set of challenges. Once you’ve searched the listings for Atlanta apartments and selected the right apartment community and floor plan it is time to start planning your move. Beginning well in advance of the big day is the #1 moving tip offered by professional leasing specialists.

First, renters need to choose how they want to move. Can you transport all your belongings to Atlanta in your own vehicle? Probably not but you have a couple options: rent a moving truck for DIY moving or hire a professional moving company. Either way, making this decision early can save you money by earning discounts.

Willow Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain Village, minutes to downtown Atlanta

Willow Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain Village, minutes to downtown Atlanta

Next, make an inventory list of everything you are moving to your new Atlanta apartment. Whether you hire professionals or do it yourself, knowing what you have and in which box it is stored will help you find everything when you unpack in Atlanta. This is a good time to sell or donate items you don’t want to move!

Another good idea is to insure the stuff you are moving especially if you have hired professional movers. This is a recommendation for all movers regardless of distance, but cross-country moves mean more time and longer distances over which your possessions can be lost or damaged.

Once you arrive at your final destination, your Atlanta apartment, plan on taking your time to unpack. If possible, take a few days off work to settle into the new layout. When unpacking becomes tedious, step outside to explore your new surroundings. Metro Atlanta has lots to offer its residents!

Making the Most of Small Floor Plans, Atlanta Apartments

Not all Atlanta apartments are created with equal square footage, but apartment residents can get the most out of their floor plans with 5 simple tips for living in a small space.

  1. Household items used on a daily basis can make beautiful decorations when displayed. Shiny copper pots arranged on the stove in the kitchen are a great example. In a child’s bedroom, treasured toys can be left out while you make use of “under the bed” storage for more unsightly items.
  2. A spacious living room can be made out of a tiny layout with a few personal touches. Art and books do not necessarily mean clutter when properly displayed and they can open up the entire world inside any Atlanta apartment.
  3. Of course, apartment dwellers know that less is more. Getting rid of things you don’t use can mean big bucks in your pocket. Selling items of value and donating the rest will help keep closets and storage areas organized.
  4. Clean, well organized Atlanta apartments feel bright and roomy. It is important to de-clutter and clean especially in a small floor plan. Not only will your home feel and smell better but cleaning will reduce the risk of pests inside too.
  5. Finally, remember that light is a great way to make an apartment seem larger. Well-placed mirrors can double the natural light in a space. Even without tons of natural light, residents can include light colored furniture, linens and window coverings to open up their apartment.
Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro

The spacious floor plans at Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia start at 1200 sq. ft.

Tips for keeping life courteous, safe, and clean on the Eastside Trail // Atlanta BeltLine

The completed Eastside Trail on the Atlanta Beltline gives renters of Atlanta apartments and single family home dwellers opportunities for exercise, recreation and green transportation! Running from Piedmont Park through the Virginia Highlands to Inman Park and the historic Old Fourth Ward, the Eastside Trail is open from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and makes an easy commute for Atlanta residents. According to the Beltline.org blog the path is 2.25 miles long and follows Atlanta’s old rail corridor. Not only is commuting on the Eastside Trail a green form of transportation, but their blog reports that construction of the pedestrian and bicycle roadway removed 1700 tons of contaminated soil and allowed for the planting of over 600 trees by Trees Atlanta.

Just like living in Atlanta apartments requires being a courteous neighbor, residents on the Atlanta Beltline can follow a few guidelines for walking, running and riding on the Eastside Trail:   Tips for keeping life courteous, safe, and clean on the Eastside Trail // Atlanta BeltLine.

 

Settling in Your New Pet Friendly Atlanta Apartment

Moving into a new Atlanta apartment is a very exciting time for everyone in your family including your pets. The excitement of a new place can be stressful for cats and dogs alike. Pets are welcome at all of JAMCO Properties, Inc. 21 Atlanta apartment communities. Here are some great tips from the Humane Society of The United States to help you and your dog or cat adjust to the new layout.Pet Friendly Apartments Now Leasing at JAMCO Properties

First, plan on moving into your apartment on a weekend or when you can be home with your pet for the first few days. Get to know the floor plan and spend some quality time together. Next, maintain your normal routine. Is the office farther away? Will you spend more time away from home because of traffic or other factors? Minimize the changes in your schedule that occur as a result of your new Atlanta apartment.

In the beginning, consider confining your cat to a single room with all their things. And now is a good time to consider a crate for your dog. Because dogs instinctively live in dens, he will think this is his own spacious bedroom! Remember, dogs require an active lifestyle to be healthy. Just a few hours in the crate each day will prevent it from becoming a jail cell.

Finally, be patient. Pet friendly Atlanta apartments make great homes for everyone once they are settled.

April 25th – 27th, Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta

Spring has sprung Hotlanta! This past winter was a great time for locals to hibernate inside their Atlanta Apartments, but it’s time to get out and enjoy mother nature’s beauty at the Southeastern Flower Show!

Presented by the Southeastern Horticultural Society at the Buckhead Theatre (OK OK, yes, it’s indoors – in a beautiful historic venue!),  April 25-27, 2014. Scheduled events include: flower displays, guest speakers, chef demo, photos, equipment demos, activities for children and a buyer’s marketplace. This year’s garden show will not include a competition but set the stage for the 2015 show.

2014 Garden Show Location
Buckhead Theatre
3110 Roswell Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 843-2825

Southeastern Flower Show Contact Information
1705 Commerce Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: (404) 351-1074
Email: info@sehort.org
Website: http://www.sehort.org

Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganzas!

Atlanta apartment dwellers don’t have to hunt long to find a local Easter egg hunt with several communities and neighborhoods as well as the governor hosting extravaganzas this spring!

Riverdale residents can hop over to Town Center to participate in mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon’s egg hunt on April 19th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. The location is convenient to Emerald Pointe Apartments and Stratford Arms Apartments as well as all apartment communities in Clayton County.

DeKalb County renters don’t miss out on the eggstraordinary fun as the Decatur Business Association presents its Easter egg hunt in downtown on Saturday, April, 12. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. sharp on the front lawn of Decatur First Baptist Church, minutes from Linden Ridge Apartments in Decatur. Admission is free.

At the same time on April 12th, north Fulton County residents in Alpharetta and Roswell apartments can spring into action at the City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the North Park softball fields, 13450 Cogburn Rd, Alpharetta. Pre-hunt activities start at 10 a.m. and include: face painting, animal balloons, inflatables and the Easter Bunny of course!

Atlanta Apartments Residents Hunt for A Special Home

JAMCO Properties wishes everyone the best of luck and if you’re hunting for that special Atlanta apartment this spring, we have the home for you!

Atlanta Braves home opener

The Atlanta Braves begin their season Monday, March 31st but they won’t return to home in Atlanta until April 8th.

Atlanta Braves home opener – by the numbers | www.ajc.com.

Atlanta Apartment Renters: Basic Rental Requirements

Income requirements for renting Atlanta apartments will vary from community to community or from landlord to landlord. Minimum income requirements for leasing an apartment are in place to help renters be successful in their new home– with their ability not only to pay rent but also to buy groceries and to pay utilities. The JAMCO Properties, Inc. requirement, and industry standard, is a gross income of 3x’s the rental price. So, if the monthly rent is $600 for the unit you want, you will need a monthly income of $1800 ($21,600 annually before taxes).

Before you begin an apartment search it is a good idea to be aware of your income and spending habits because apartment community managers will run a credit and/or background check when you apply. Application fees are not a source of income for property managers but rather the application fee covers the costs third parties charge for running credit and background checks for the community. Again, these checks are done to help ensure a renter’s success in their new community.

Administration fees (admin fees) and security deposits are two additional costs a renter can be expected to pay before moving into an Atlanta apartment rental. Admin fees are non-refundable amounts and cover the cost of preparing and administering leases and paperwork done in the leasing office. A security deposit may be collected to make repairs for any unnecessary damages (outside of normal wear on the apartment). If the renter meets the requirements set out in the lease, all or part of a security deposit may be refunded when the tenant moves out of the apartment.

Minimum income requirements, application & admin fees and security deposits are all tools apartment communities use to help renters find the perfect fit. With a little planning, you can find more than a great place to live at one of JAMCO’s 21 metro Atlanta apartment communities. Most of our communities are now serving you with HALF OFF  application fees and NO SECURITY DEPOSIT!

Blue Grassroots Festival near Willow Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain

Visit Willow Lake just seconds to Stone Mountain Park

Willow Lake Apartments in walking distance to Stone Mountain Village and Blue Grassroots Festival

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