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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 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.

 

Apartment Hunting Checklists for Atlanta Apartments

Oak Run Apartments, 2 bedroom homes in metro Atlanta

Oak Run Apartments, 2 bedroom homes in metro Atlanta

After you contact the leasing offices to schedule some tours of Atlanta apartments for rent start planning your inspection of the floor plans and the apartment communities you will visit. Create a checklist of things you are looking for while you’re apartment hunting. You should personalize your apartment search checklist according to your own needs and wants, but make sure your list includes all the following items.

On your first visit to any Atlanta apartments it’s important to remember your tape measure. Jot down the measurements of all the rooms especially the living room, dining area and bedrooms to make sure your furniture will fit comfortably whether it’s a townhouse or an apartment home. Make note of where the cable and phone hook-ups are located. If the leasing specialist shows you a model apartment remember to ask if your floor plan will be exactly the same.

Meet some of your future neighbors while on your initial visit to the Atlanta apartments you will tour. Ask them questions about surrounding neighborhood. This is a great way to get sense of the community.

Remember to ask the leasing agent all your questions. Some good ones include:

  • Does the rent include utilities? Which ones?
  • Is painting allowed? If I paint, what do I need to do if I move-out?
  • In addition to rent, what are the other move-in fees like deposits, pet deposits, pet rent and administrative fees?

Because the current tenants may still reside in the actual units during your first visits to Atlanta apartments they may not be ready to view. That’s OK! Before you sign the lease you should do a thorough walk-through inspection of the apartment you’ve selected. Inspect the inside of closets and cabinets ensuring each door works properly while looking for signs of pests and mold. Record your concerns on the move-in inspection form so the leasing specialist can create work orders for any repairs that may be required.

Oak Run Apartments in Jonesboro, Georgia serves our community with 1000 sq. ft. two bedroom garden apartments complete with well-equipped kitchens including dishwashers, spacious living / dining areas, full laundry rooms, a private patio or balcony and lots of storage! Make an appointment to tour our affordable apartments in metro Atlanta before they are all leased.

Plan Your Move to Atlanta Apartments Early

Moving can be a nightmare, but much can be done by apartment dwellers to ease the transition from one community of Atlanta apartments to another. With the right amount of planning and preparation Atlanta residents can relocate without feeling overwhelmed. Before you pack the first box, check out these moving tips from Atlanta Apartments for Rent Blog.

Begin two months before the day of your move. Take inventory of all your stuff so you know what size moving truck to rent or so you get the most accurate estimate from the moving company. Shop around for local Atlanta movers or rental trucks to save more money before moving into affordable Atlanta apartments.

Some items you won’t need in your new Atlanta apartment. Use, recycle, donate or toss the things you don’t want to move to the next apartment community six weeks ahead of the big day. Clean out closets, drawers plus the fridge and pantry. This is also a good time to complete a change of address with the post office.

Make arrangements for moving day such as reserving a rental truck or scheduling movers a month prior to moving day. Plan how you will relocate pets and/or plants to the Atlanta apartment community you’ve chosen. Collect and secure important documents such as identification and legal documents that you might need during the move.

Schedule utilities to be switched at both apartment locations at least two weeks before you move. If you haven’t already, start packing now.

The day before you move can be very hectic. Confirm your moving arrangements with the truck rental company or professional movers. Update your address at the bank and with all your creditors. Pack your last boxes. These are the things you will likely need first at  apartments in Atlanta so set them aside to be loaded last or moved by car.

When moving day finally arrives you’ll be all set. Take your time unpacking, make frequent breaks to explore your new Atlanta neighborhood.

The model living room at The Village at Wesley Chapel

A Village at Wesley Chapel Apartments leasing specialist is wait to assist you with your next move.

 

Apartment Hunting for Pets

Finding pet friendly Atlanta apartments can be exhausting. How you search for apartment homes in Atlanta where your pets are welcome is important. Many great resources for locating pet accommodations in metro Atlanta exist online. National organizations such as the ASPCA have created a list of internet apartment search tools to help renters find Atlanta apartment communities where animals are welcome. Matching your pet with the perfect Atlanta property is the key to the happy lifestyle you and your pet deserve.

Local animal shelters are often helpful places to locate pet friendly apartments in Georgia as well as other areas where dogs are welcome, neighborhood parks for instance. Clayton County is home to several local and state parks excellent for recreation and dog walking in addition to apartment communities where pets are allowed. The Human Society offers referrals for Atlanta apartments that welcome pets too.

The Woods at Southlake Apartments in Jonesboro, GA

The Woods at Southlake, a peaceful park like setting perfect for pets

Start your search early! While these apartment hunting tools are available for Atlanta renters, finding an Atlanta apartment that accepts pets can take more time especially if you own an exotic pet or breed. Check with breed specific rescues to find out if they recommend any Atlanta apartments for rent. Be honest with the leasing staff about your pet needs to prevent you from facing lease violations and fines or worse – having to choose between your pet and your apartment home.

At JAMCO Properties, Inc. and Atlanta Apartments for Rent blog our pets are more than OK, they’re caring parts of our family. Like all of our communities The Woods at Southlake Apartments in Jonesboro, GA welcomes your four legged family members. Large dogs are allowed, but all breeds must be approved by the friendly on-site management team. Visit our home on the web for our complete pet policy.

Governor: Kroger will create 120 jobs in Clayton County | Governor Nathan Deal Office of the Governor

Governor: Kroger will create 120 jobs in Clayton County | Governor Nathan Deal Office of the Governor.

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.

 

 

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.

 

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