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Atlanta Apartments For Rent: 4th of July Celebrations

Atlanta Fireworks Centennial Olympic Park

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!

Summer at The Lexington Apartments

The Lexington Apartments in East Point, Georgia

 

Gardening in Atlanta Apartments

Maybe you have always wanted to try gardening in your Atlanta apartment, or maybe you have tried with no luck; either way, finding your green thumb is easier than it seems if you take things slow and find the right kind of apartment gardening style for you and your apartment home. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Read the Label

Some plants do better in bright spaces, while others do better in a generally dark room. Depending on where you intend to keep your plant (inside your Atlanta apartment or on your apartment patio / balcony), choosing a plant that fits your desired space is ideal. The label also explains what kind of potting soil your plant needs and how often it needs to be watered. The good news for a first-time apartment gardener is that some plants are hard to kill – so those plants are good to start off with in Atlanta apartments.

Keep Pets Safe

If you have a pet in your Atlanta apartment, it is necessary to do some research regarding plants, as many tend to be harmful for dogs and cats. Part of successful apartment gardening is the ability to distinguish whether or not your environment is ideal for a plant. The ASPCA provides information regarding which plants are toxic and non-toxic to animals. You can pick depending on what type of pet you have, since some plants can be toxic to dogs but not cats.

The private patio at Riverside Apartment Townhomes

Entertain on a private outdoor patio at Riverside Apartment Townhomes

Find the Right Pot

Some pots have holes at the bottom for draining and others don’t. Although it may be better to have a hole for draining, some plants, such as bamboo, don’t need holes for draining because they prefer to retain moisture. There are a wide variety of decorative pots, which include recycled items like tea and coffee cans, geometric glass terrariums, ceramic pots and more. Using your plants to decorate your Atlanta apartment may be the most exciting aspect of having a green thumb!

Keep Up with It

If you found the right plant for you, your apartment and maybe your pet, and you have planted your plant in your favorite pot, don’t forget about it! A big aspect of apartment gardening is taking care of your plant just as you would with a pet. Ensure your plant gets a sufficient amount of lighting during the day (maybe it needs to be moved from time to time), water it but don’t over water it, and last but not least, re-pot it when necessary. Some plants outgrow their pot and need to be replanted into a larger pot.

Pet friendly JAMCO Properties, Inc. serves the Atlanta area with 21 apartment communities in metro Atlanta, many with private enclosed patios or balconies great for apartment gardening like Riverside Apartment Townhomes in Austell, GA.

Settling in Your New Pet Friendly Atlanta Apartment

Moving into a new Atlanta apartment is a very exciting time for everyone in your family including your pets. The excitement of a new place can be stressful for cats and dogs alike. Pets are welcome at all of JAMCO Properties, Inc. 21 Atlanta apartment communities. Here are some great tips from the Humane Society of The United States to help you and your dog or cat adjust to the new layout.Pet Friendly Apartments Now Leasing at JAMCO Properties

First, plan on moving into your apartment on a weekend or when you can be home with your pet for the first few days. Get to know the floor plan and spend some quality time together. Next, maintain your normal routine. Is the office farther away? Will you spend more time away from home because of traffic or other factors? Minimize the changes in your schedule that occur as a result of your new Atlanta apartment.

In the beginning, consider confining your cat to a single room with all their things. And now is a good time to consider a crate for your dog. Because dogs instinctively live in dens, he will think this is his own spacious bedroom! Remember, dogs require an active lifestyle to be healthy. Just a few hours in the crate each day will prevent it from becoming a jail cell.

Finally, be patient. Pet friendly Atlanta apartments make great homes for everyone once they are settled.

“L” is for Loving Your Roommate

If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with, your roommate. Successfully sharing Atlanta apartments can be difficult even in the most spacious floor plans. Show your roommate some love this Valentine’s Day with these few simple tips.

2 BR Floor Plan Emerald Pointe

The two bedroom floor plan at Emerald Pointe Apartments

The cliché, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” is true for residents sharing Atlanta apartments too. Disappear from the rental this Valentine’s Day so your roommate can enjoy a quiet uninterrupted evening at home. Go the extra mile and leave a homemade dinner on the kitchen stove and maybe a bottle of wine in the dining room.

Roommate “date-night” can happen any night and you don’t have to Google the directions. Spending time with your roommate in your Atlanta apartment doesn’t mean spending big bucks for Valentine’s Day. Gather in your apartment’s living room with plenty of Chinese takeout and a bunch of funny movies or with lots of tissue, all things chocolate and some sad stories.

Atlanta roommates can go out together for friendly fun this Valentine’s Day. Volunteer to be the wingman and designated driver so your partner in crime and cohabitation can relax this evening. Or you can volunteer together at that non-profit you’re both passionate about. Spread the love.

Emerald Pointe Apartments has clean affordable apartments in Riverdale, Georgia whether you prefer a roommate or not.

Holiday Diet Do’s for Atlanta Renters

This time of year, the temptation to splurge from your healthy eating habits will come from joyous roommates, friends and especially mom’s kitchen! Avoid putting on winter weight and still celebrate the holiday season in your Atlanta apartments. Don’t ignore party invitations; keep these 3 tips in mind instead.

Mountain Lake in Stone Mountain Georgia

Be home for the holidays at Mountain Lake Apartments

First maintain your regular routine by eating regular meals. Office potlucks and family feasts might tempt you to skip breakfast, lunch or dinner but that spells a recipe for diet disaster. Skipping meals is a leading cause for unhealthy snacking for many Atlanta renters. Enjoy your favorite holiday meals in moderation instead of skipping a meal to make up the calories.

Next keep a written record of all the food you prepare in your apartment or eat at parties. Remember to include any beverages you drink! Writing a food journal and tracking your food intake can prevent diet slips and help residents know how much time they should spend in their apartment community’s fitness center.

Finally Atlanta apartment renters can delete restaurants and take-out from their lunch menus. By packing a healthy lunch each day, residents save on the waist and the wallet too!

JAMCO Properties, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia wishes you a healthy holiday season and a happy new year!

Maintain a Healthy Christmas Tree in Your Atlanta Apartment

Linden Ridge Apartments in Decatur, Georgia reminds you to water your Christmas tree.

Cooking Safety in Atlanta Apartments

Cook Safely in your Atlanta apartment

Never leave cooking food unattended in your Atlanta apartment.

Huddle Up for Game Day at Lakeside Apartment Townhomes

Stop wasting, start saving in your Atlanta apartment

Kitchen and dining room at Cascade Glen

Cascade Glen Apartments with spacious chef friendly kitchens

Save money in Atlanta apartments and end food waste at the same time. Several ways to reduce the amount of food thrown out will save you money and make you feel better too. Some dishes are better the next day or even next week. Freezer friendly foods include many leftovers but especially soups and sauces. Keeping fresh fruits in the kitchen helps keep the doctor away and lots of them can be frozen to save waste – grapes, berries and bananas to name a few.

Prevent wasting food at your apartment from the start. Keep perishable items organized by their expiration or “best by” date on the pantry or fridge shelf. It’s true, “one bad apple may spoil the bunch.” Routinely check your produce to ensure one rotting item does not destroy everything. Consume older food first.

Older vegetables are perfect in soups and stews that can also be frozen for further savings. Or blend up fruit for smoothies. Even old bread can be toasted into new croutons or white rice added to a skillet for new fried rice.

Keep smaller leftovers for snacks or ingredients in your next meal. Ice trays are great storage for tiny amounts of stock, lemon or lime juice and wine you can use in future recipes. Finally, before you restock your Atlanta apartment with tasty eats, make sure you to eat all the food you already have. This can be hard, but it can be your biggest money saver too.

Save more at any of the JAMCO family of apartment communities in metro Atlanta.

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Morrowood Townhomes

Morrowood Townhomes – A Bargain in Morrow, Georgia
5915 Trammell Road, Morrow, Ga. 30260

Online Tools for Decorating your Atlanta Apartment

The 2 bedroom floor plan at Lakeside

Lakeside Apartment Townhomes with spacious 1 and 2 bedroom townhome floor plans.

The internet is loaded with online tools to simplify decorating your Atlanta apartment. Before you break your back, try clicking around for free and easy to use apartment planners like furniture arrangement and room decorating programs.

A great floor plan is only as good as your furniture layout. Room organization helps to ease movement, to create space and to increase seating in any apartment home. One method to plan your furniture arrangement involves printing a scaled floor plan of your apartment and creating scaled furniture from paper; however, Better Homes and Gardens offers a free online tool. Just select the basic shape of the room you want to decorate and enter the dimensions. Do the same with furniture.

Sherwin Williams also supplies a nice decorating tool called Color Visualizer where apartment dwellers can upload a photo of their Atlanta apartments and try out different paint colors. Other planners include My Decorator and See My Design. These programs involve more work, but you will be rewarded with complete 3-D designs of your room!

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