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This past Summer, JAMCO Properties, Inc. set out to put a dent in hunger by organizing a Food-A-Thon campaign to collect non-perishable food donations for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Property staff members at each respective apartment community kicked off the campaign by hosting a resident event. The campaign ran from July 1st, 2016 through August 31st, 2016 to collect donations and to bring awareness about those in need all over Metro Atlanta. JAMCO Properties would like to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in this event – together we can make a difference!
Prizes were generously provided by our vendor partnerships and were awarded to residents who donated the most food items:
- Two $100 gift cards were awarded to Teresa P. of Willow Lake Apartment Homes
- One set of 4 tickets to see the Atlanta Braves vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates was awarded to Marguerte S. of Cascade Glen Apartment Homes
- One set of 4 tickets to see the Atlanta Braves vs. the Philadelphia Phillies was awarded to Peggy R. of Lakeside Apartment Townhomes
About JAMCO Properties, Inc.
Founded in 1992, JAMCO Properties, Inc. is a multifamily apartment investment firm proudly offering affordable, clean and spacious rental homes in Fulton, Dekalb, and Clayton counties in Georgia. Locally owned and operated, JAMCO Properties remains a long time member of the Atlanta Apartment Association and the Atlanta Business Chronicle recognizes JAMCO Properties in its annual list of “Top 20 Atlanta Apartment Property Management Companies.”
JAMCO Properties employs a “hands-on” approach to apartment community management through a dedicated network of professional employees. Apartment home residents’ satisfaction and our company’s success rely on the contributions of our entire management team. Our mission statement reflects this attitude: “We are committed to having caring and professional on-site apartment management and maintenance personnel that take pride in delivering superior value and service to our apartment residents while operating by the highest standards of integrity and business ethics.”
About Atlanta Community Food Bank
Founded in 1979, ACFB procures more than 60 million pounds of food and groceries each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.
Spring 2016 is here Atlanta! Spring means many different things to many different people. Students can’t wait for spring break, allergy sufferers hibernate inside and people from all over embark on their annual mission of spring cleaning. Of course spring also means extended daylight hours and the promise of another fun filled summer season just on the horizon. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! Here are a few ideas to celebrate the spring season:
- Take a stroll on the Atlanta Beltline
- Check out the Atlanta Dogwood Festival
- Inman Park Festival is sure to impress with local artists
- For a fun indoor activity, check out the new Ponce City Market
The team at JAMCO Properties wishes everyone a safe and happy spring!
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.
Residents 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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Although you cannot tell by the Hotlanta weather, fall is just around the corner which means it’s back to school season for residents in Atlanta apartments. Students, parents and morning commuters should know that many teachers will report for duty this week in metro Atlanta. Be ready for the traffic! Atlanta Apartments for Rent Blog offers some tips to prepare Atlanta apartment dwellers for the new school year.
Residents, be prepared before the first day of school: Clayton County Thursday, August 7th; DeKalb and Fulton County Monday, August 11th. Save money with the Georgia sales tax holiday. It runs August 1 – 2, 2014. Most clothing items and shoes under $100, some computers / computer accessories and school supplies are sales tax exempt on these days, even disposable diapers are included. The good news for Atlanta Apartments is that you don’t have to be a student or have children to save!
It’s easy to start sleeping late and taking 3 day weekends over summer break. Before the school year begins, start setting your bedroom alarm to go off a little earlier each day. This is important for all apartment dwellers. Whether you will need to get children ready for the bus or just need to jump ahead of rush hour traffic, slowly resume a normal schedule in your Atlanta apartments. Routines can help build better eating and study habits too.
Make arrangements for after-school care now. Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro, GA serves their community with a FREE enrichment program where children from the apartment community can get help with homework from volunteers. Check with your Atlanta apartments to find out if they offer a similar program or better yet, reserve your home at Maplewood Pointe Apartments now so you can be home before the school bell rings.
Local farm fresh produce is available for metro Atlanta apartment dwellers from early April through mid December; however, summertime delivers the most delicious treats for residents to use in treasured family recipes or to eat right off the shelf. Atlanta Apartments for Rent highlights 3 local community markets serving Georgia’s finest selections.
The East Point Farmers Market celebrates its mission “to create unique experience in the Downtown District” for residents in East Point apartments and all who shop there. Open the 1st Wednesday each month 4 p.m. to dusk and the 3rd Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from early April through mid December, the community market believes buying local and “eating better is the Point.” For added value the market kiosk will double S.N.A.P. benefits up to $50. Bring your EBT card to the main booth for redemption prior to shopping the independent vendors.
The city of Stone Mountain launched a weekly farmers market at the municipal parking lot on Main Street in Stone Mountain Village where apartment dwellers can gather from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday through September 9th. Locally grown produce, dairy and meat are available for purchase at the popular gathering place. Neighbors come together for better eating and the better good of the community. Stone Mountain Village is in walking distance of Willow Lake Apartments, so residents can get exercise while making healthier food choices.
Our Atlanta Market at 16 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, Georgia is a division of the Georgia Department of Agriculture is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is a major distribution center for fresh produce in the southeast. The welcome center is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and there is a restaurant on-site. Homegrown Georgia peaches and peanuts and juicy ripe watermelons are popular staples at the state operated farmers market. There is plenty for residents of Atlanta apartments and others to taste and see.
Morrowood Townhomes is just 5.5 miles or a short 10 minute drive to the Georgia State Farmers Market in Forest Park and convenient to downtown Atlanta by interstate 75.
The summer season is sizzling with excitement for residents in Atlanta apartments. As the temperatures heat up many Atlanta apartment dwellers look inside their communities for affordable entertainment options.
In addition to the weekly summer events held every Friday at The Amphitheater at the Riverdale Town Center, on Thursday July 10th the city of Riverdale will host “The After-Work Blues & Barbeque Jam” featuring free multi-cultural music from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. with guest performers like The Breeze Kings and JB the Soul Man. The residents from Riverdale apartments start the weekend early with this free concert series. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Now through July 13th the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA hosts a butterfly encounter for visitors and residents in Roswell apartments. Plan a day long trip to enjoy the gardens, hiking trails and to experience this special butterfly exhibit before its gone.
More music will be playing live for visitors and Atlanta apartment dwellers at Atlanta’s Callanwolde Fine Arts Center on Briarcliff Rd on Friday, July 11th. Starting at 7 p.m. Jazz on the Lawn presents acclaimed musician Diane Durrett. If it rains the event will be moved to Callanwolde’s beautiful indoor courtyard.
Apartment dwellers at Mountain Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain experience serene lakeside lifestyle while living in the heart of DeKalb County with easy access to MARTA and all that Atlanta offers this summer.
Fourth of July celebrations vary across the United States and Atlanta’s apartment dwellers can choose from the best events in north Georgia. There are many cheap or free things to do in Atlanta this 4th of July weekend from traditional fireworks displays and the classic Peachtree Road Race to exciting new happenings like the Georgia Aquarium’s “Red White & Brew” beer festival. Atlanta Apartments for Rent blog offers this guide to happenings in the metro Atlanta area.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution hosts the annual Peachtree Road Race, the world’s largest 10K! Registration for the race is now closed and runners have been chosen via lottery, but Atlanta residents can cheer on their favorite athlete or team. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. and follows a route from Lenox Square Mall to Piedmont Park. Spectators are encouraged to ride MARTA. Bands will provide live music at several locations along the route with plenty of vendors offering food, beverages and souvenirs. A map and wave start times can be found here.
From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom visitors 21 and over can attend the Red White & Brew beer festival and fireworks display while raising money for education. The price of entry includes unlimited beer sampling, live music from The Geeks and a full BBQ dinner buffet. As the evening closes, attendees will gather at the aquarium’s parking deck for the Centennial Olympic Park July 4th fireworks display.
Friday, July 4, 2014 Coca Cola sponsors the celebration and fireworks display at Centennial Olympic Park. The party begins at 2 p.m. and ends with a spectacular fireworks show just after dark, around 9:30 p.m. Many of the scheduled activities including the fireworks display are free for residents of Atlanta apartments. Or apartment residents can attend the southeast’s absolute biggest fireworks demonstration which takes place after dark at Lenox Square Mall. On Saturday, July 5th East Point, GA hosts its Independence Day celebration all day and ends with another free fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. This event is convenient to MARTA and The Lexington Apartments.
JAMCO Properties, Inc. wishes you a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!