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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!

Renters Insurance for Atlanta Apartments

Did you know when unforeseen incidents occur in your Atlanta apartment that the property owner’s insurance policy will only cover their building in most cases? Whether it is a natural disaster such as flooding and lightning or man-made damage like theft or fire, an apartment dweller’s possessions need protection against harm. Renters insurance is something all residents in Atlanta apartments should consider purchasing and it’s more affordable than you might think.

Model living room at Riverside Apartment Townhomes

The 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes at Riverside are total electric for added savings!

The cost of replacing not only valuables like furniture and electronics but daily use items such as dishes and clothing can add up. In an interview with U.S. News & World Report a VP at Allstate Insurance said, “the average renter in a 2 bedroom apartment has about $30,000 worth of stuff.” Renters insurance usually start out at less than $20 a month and the peace of mind they offer Atlanta apartment residents is priceless. Riverside Apartment Townhomes in Austell, Georgia offer hassle free lifestyle with 24 hour emergency maintenance!

Renters insurance may cover more than your personal items kept at apartments in Atlanta. Most policies cover you for your liability on accidents in Atlanta apartments. For instance, what if the washing machine you own malfunctions and floods your unit and the apartment below? You will be responsible for damages to the apartment building and your neighbor’s things. A renter’s insurance policy should cover some or all of the costs and keep you on good terms with your Atlanta apartment’s landlord. The total electric 2 & 3 bedroom floor plans at Riverside Apartment Townhomes are complete with washer/dryer connections.

Apartment rentals in Atlanta are increasingly popular options for many metro Atlanta residents like those at Riverside Apartment Townhomes in Austell. Save yourself some stress and worry and shop around for the best renters insurance for your lifestyle. You can’t afford not to, right?

 

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!

 

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.

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.

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.

Back 2 School for Atlanta Apartments

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!

Maplewood Pointe Apartments in Jonesboro

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

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.

Locally Grown Fresh Food for Atlanta Apartments

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 homes at Morrowood

Morrowood Townhomes for rent in convenient Clayton County

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.

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