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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.

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?

 

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!

 

Atlanta Apartments: Wall to Wall Awesome

Moving to a new apartment community and home can be hard work, shouldn’t decorating Atlanta apartments be affordable and easy? Adding your personal touch to a spacious floor plan can be inexpensive and fun. Simply modify these decorating tips to suit your tastes and create a living environment to accommodate your lifestyle.

Fall Leaf StampFloral prints for bedrooms and bathrooms are available for purchase at many big box retailers, but Atlanta renters can create their own unique pieces at a fraction of the cost. Using leaves found around Atlanta apartments as a stamp, spray paint unique local designs on canvas which can be purchased at Michael’s or most craft stores. If leaf and flower patterns are not for you try experimenting with household items like old keys or toys.

A fast and affordable way to create custom wall art for Atlanta apartments is to cover shoe box lids with fabric for hanging in the living or dining area. Scraps of beautiful fabric are often available at a discount online and they are perfect for this homemade craft.

Working from Atlanta apartment rentals doesn’t need to be mundane. Remember to express your style in your home office as well. Covering a cork board with fabric and adding a photo or two can brighten up the work day.

The lake at Lakeside Apartment Townhomes in College Park

Rake up the savings at Lakeside Apartment Townhomes

Spice up kitchen walls with functional art that also has a special meaning. Frame a treasured handwritten recipe to hang in the kitchen. Now you can conjure up the memory of grandma’s fresh baked cookies anytime in your own Atlanta apartment! Embellish cheap frames bought at the dollar store by gluing on ribbon, buttons, costume jewelry, beads, shells or anything else that reminds you of the times spent sharing good food with better company.

Lakeside Apartment Townhomes in College Park, Georgia are more than great places to live… they’re a community you can call home.

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!

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.

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.

Summer Sizzles for Atlanta Apartments

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.

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

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.

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