Category Archives: Attractions

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!

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.

 

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.

 

Willow Lake Apartments in Stone Mountain

Apartments in Stone Mountain at Willow Lake

Come home to Willow Lake
in Stone Mountain, GA

JAMCO Properties, Inc and Atlanta Apartments for Rent welcome Willow Lake Apartments to our family of metro Atlanta apartment communities. Stone Mountain, Georgia is home of the Willow Lake apartment community which is located in walking distance to historic Stone Mountain Village and it is just a 2.5 mile drive from Stone Mountain Park. The nearby MARTA bus line puts Decatur and downtown Atlanta just minutes from the homes of Willow Lake.

Plan a fun filled day of shopping and dining in Stone Mountain Village. Jewelry, antique and fine art shops dot the main strip. Village Corner German restaurant is a local Stone Mountain favorite. And if you are searching for something sweet, visit Stone Mountain Bakery on Main Street. Close by Stone Mountain Park offers plenty of adventure such as hiking, biking, fishing and camping. In the summer residents enjoy the famous Stone Mountain Laser Show!

Of course the residents of Willow Lake Apartments can escape from their hectic schedules with a peaceful walk around the community’s own lake. Amenities at Willow Lake include but are not limited to:

  • Serene Lake Views
  • Children’s Playground in a Park Like Setting
  • Sparkling Pool with Sun Deck
  • Modern Sports Courts

JAMCO Properties offers all residents at Willow Lake Apartments spectacular service via:

  • FREE Wi-Fi in the Clubhouse
  • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Monthly Pest Control
  • Resident Referral Programs
  • Professionally Maintained and Well Lit Grounds

The sprawling floor plans of the apartments at Willow Lake expand up to 1550 square feet in the 3 bedroom townhouses for rent. One bedroom apartments for rent start at only $460* a month. All the apartments and townhomes for lease at Willow Lake are total electric for extra savings. Each floor plan is complete with:

  • Walk-in closets
  • Formal dining rooms
  • Step saver, chef friendly kitchens with dish washers
  • Laundry rooms with washer/dryer connections
  • Air conditioning
  • Carpeted floors

…and so much more. Willow Lake Apartments are now leasing for immediate move-in! Select your next Stone Mountain apartment home now before they are all leased.

*Pricing subject to availability and may change daily

Haunted Atlanta Apartments

Atlanta, Georgia is a Halloween town with lots of tricks and treats for children and grown-up kids too. Both goblins and ghouls will find delightfully spooky fun from historic cemetery tours and haunted hikes to hay rides and frightful family storytelling. Create magical memories this autumn to share in your Atlanta apartment.

Netherworld Haunted House claims to be Atlanta’s #1 scare, but several other attractions have a growing freak frenzy surrounding them.  Just OTP in Clayton County, Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse celebrates its 3rd year of terrifying its audiences by immersing them in the action. Open nightly through November 2nd at 8 p.m. the main event allows you to seek vengeance by shooting zombies. New to Atlantic Station this fall is Containment. Explore the mile long mayhem of train wreckage and mysterious artifacts at your own risk. Do you have a contingency plan for survival?

Little 5 Points hosts its 13th annual Halloween Festival on October 19th this year. Residents from Decatur, East Atlanta Village and all over will flock to the parade donning their own costumes. Two stages provide live music for the whole family. The parade starts at 4 p.m. The nearby Oakland Cemetery offers tours of Atlanta’s most famous final resting place. The last two weekends in October the historic graveyard is open after dark with a ghostly guide, candlelit mausoleums and snacks and beverages for purchase. Buy tickets online.

More fun for kids of all ages is available through Zoo Atlanta’s “Boo at the Zoo,” Six Flags Over Georgia’s “Fright Fest,” and Halloween hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Atlanta renters can hunt down an easily accessible eerie event anywhere in the city.

Atlanta’s New SkyView Ferris Wheel

Cascade Glen, Atlanta Apartments

The SkyView Ferris wheel minutes from Cascade Glen Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia

Located at the south end of Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta, the SkyView Ferris wheel is set up to thrill people from all over the Atlanta Metro area. The wheel is almost 20 stories high with 42 gondolas that will be able to hold up to 6 people.  With a view like this, everyone will want a ride. And if you want to ride in style, check out our VIP gondola that gives you all the perks including the wonderful view. Surrounded by many other local favorite attractions of the downtown Centennial Park area, you’ll never find yourself looking for something to do.”

A fun escape from the city surface for Atlanta apartment residents! Scout for your next apartment home from the top of Atlanta’s newest attraction, located in the heart of downtown near the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca Cola not to mention Centennial Olympic Park. Just minutes from Cascade Glen Apartments! Visit the SkyView website for tickets and more information.

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.

Romantic & Affordable Dates in Atlanta

Date night in Atlanta can be romantic and fit into any budget. Residents at Cascade Glen Apartments voted and chose 3 inexpensive date spots for every taste.

  1. Starlight Six Drive-In: $7 Adults This is Atlanta’s last drive-in and the price includes a double feature.
  2. Martinis & IMAX:  $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $8 for members Enjoy an amazing experience for all your senses.
  3. Stone Summit Climbing:  $18 (gear included) $15 (bring your own gear) Test your dates endurance and strength. This is a real bonding experience.

College Park & East Point

Sharing Washington Rd as their main street, the towns of College Park and East Point give residents trendy urban lifestyle without the Atlanta big city price. Located ITP (Inside the I-285 Perimeter for those not in the know!) these cities provide convenient affordable living in historical settings. Today both East Point and College Park host a range of popular restaurants, retail shopping venues, fresh food markets and special events.

East Point Farmer’s Market:  “Our mission is to create a unique experience in the Downtown District for all who shop here, where we will consciously offer fresh food options that are as healthy for the people who eat them as for the ground in which they are grown.”  ~ from East Point Farmer’s Market

Truly Living Well Center:  “Since its launch in 2006, Truly Living Well has grown approximately 10,000 pounds of food annually on small plots of donated land within the city. TLW’s vision is to use quality local food production as a platform to provide a range of educational and entertainment activities.” ~ from Truly Living Well

Brake Pad Restaurant & Bar:  Zagat Survey 2006 “This quirky converted old gas station in College Park is a great place to refuel near the airport, offering basic American fare with flair, including buffalo chicken quesadillas to die for; the hip staff without attitude usually hits on all cylinders.”

Wolfe Creek Amphitheatre:  Whether it is Funk Fest or Gospel Explosion, the Amphitheatre in College Park plays home to exciting events year round. You can dine in the venue or bring your own picnic. The complex is also available for rent to private events.

By the Numbers

404-270-7091 Number to call after 9 a.m. to set up a “Chat With the Mayor” session with Earnestine D. Pittman.

$11 Price of bottomless mimosas Saturday and Sunday at East Point Corner Tavern.

5 minute MARTA train ride from East Point Station to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

1998 The first annual East Point Possums drag show for charity was held on July 4.

Atlanta, a different kinda winter

It’s not the heat that gets you, it’s the humidity we say in Atlanta. All summer long the a/c works overtime keeping the metro area cool and dry. BUT winter in Georgia affords its residents the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors without freezing. It’s a different kinda winter wonderland.

SOUTHEASTERN ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW: Where else but the south can you hold an annual flower show in February? The Southeastern Annual Flower Show celebrates a milestone 25th anniversary in 2013 at Cobb Galleria this time. While the location isn’t downtown the trip from Riverside Townhomes in Austell or anywhere in the metro Atlanta area is well worth it if you love plants in their full bloom beauty and need your winter fix. Contact the Southeastern Horticulture Society for details.

SNOW MOUNTAIN at STONE MOUNTAIN: The weather man says it will be sunny with a high of 55, what do you do? Head over to Stone Mountain Park where they have created a true winter wonderland without the frosty temperature. The entire family can take part in a multitude of snow based activities with areas dedicated for smaller children and kids at a heart. Maybe warm up at SnoFire Point with hot cocoa and s’mores.

ICE SKATING at CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK: What guests don’t find at Sno Mountain is ice skating, but the ATL has you covered. Just $10 gets you time on the ice and skate rentals at Centennial Olympic Park.  Open until January 27th the rink offers student and group discount specials.

Experience warm tropical environments or bust out the winter gear from storage. A different kinda winter awaits you here.

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