Feb 17

5 Local Businesses to Shop at in Atlanta

Shopping BagsWhen it comes to shopping, residents of apartments in Atlanta lack no options.  At $308 billion, this Georgia city’s gross domestic product ranks eighth in the nation.  Atlanta is also home to many small businesses that give back to society.

Five Small Atlanta Business You’ll Love to Patronize

U.S. small businesses total at 28 million and generate 54 percent of all sales.  Atlantans enjoy spending their dollars at homegrown concerns that also help the less fortunate.  Here are five great ones at which to shop.

The Global Soap Project sends soap to Africa and other countries.  Founder Derreck Kayongo, a Ugandan refugee, collects unused hotel soap, sanitizes it, repackages it and sends it to those who really need it overseas.

Founded by Dr. Paul Judge, an alumnus of Georgia Tech and Morehouse, Luma is a home Wi-Fi system that keeps you streaming at a good pace by eliminating dead zones.  Judge has been a successful entrepreneur on the technology scene and has furnished seed money to Atlanta startups.  He also periodically hosts Morehouse students at his home for long-running coding sessions.

Deep discounts on new household goods, furniture and clothing are the hallmark of CareMart.  Proceeds benefit Caring For Others, Inc.  This organization seeks to wipe out poverty through efforts to feed, educate, clothe and house people across the globe.

Cafe 458, a restaurant in the Old 4th Ward, supports the Samaritan House of Atlanta to help homeless individuals become self-sufficient.  The restaurant serves the homeless weekday meals.  It opens at 10 a.m. on Sundays to serve a public brunch featuring waffles and chicken, vegetables and breakfast poutine.

Shoppers at The Spindle enjoy the selection of durable cycling apparel that survives daily rides.  This retailer hosts community bike rides such as the Burrito Armageddon and Refugee Relief and also collects clothing for the needy.

Despite living in a major urban area with an abundance of retailers, many residents of Atlanta apartments are eager to shop at small businesses that also support the less fortunate.  When considering all this dynamic city has to offer, be sure to take a moment to call our office to find out more about high-rise living amidst the luxuries you deserve.

Feb 17

Where to Bring Your Valentine in Atlanta

PeoniesSultry, vibrant Atlanta, Georgia is always brimming with romance, so if it’s no surprise that the city is a Valentine’s Day beacon for couples traveling from near and far. Whether you prefer a candlelit dinner or to a daytime adventure, “Hot-lanta” definitely spices up any date.

The Perfect Romantic Dinner

That classic Valentine’s date — a romantic dinner for two — is an Atlanta specialty. And few things set the mood better than a rotating, high-in-the-sky eatery with a view on all sides, which may be why the Sun Dial reports an almost daily occurrence of proposals at the iconic restaurant. You’ll find it at Westin Peachtree Plaza, on the 72nd floor.

Other swoon-worthy restaurants in Atlanta include the ethereal Aria, for perfectly composed seafood and steak entrees and luscious pastries, or the “secret hideout” pub atmosphere of Three Sheets.

Cultural Cuddling

A day-to-night outing on Valentine’s has its own charms, especially when you’re broadening your horizons together. There’s no better place to start than the High Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the Southeast. Whether your “couple aesthetic” is French Impressionism or current African American masters, the High Museum’s massive permanent collection and visiting exhibits are second to none.

If, on the other hand, “Gone With the Wind” has always represented the pinnacle of romance for you, consider taking your significant other to the Margaret Mitchell House, a museum dedicated to the life of the famous author of that classic novel.

Need fresh air to get your heart racing? Stroll through Piedmont Park, which is considered to be the South’s answer to New York’s romantic Central Park. Or hold hands through one of the secret gardens hidden throughout the city.

Falling in Love…with Atlanta?

If, while exploring our beautiful city, you also fall in love with the area, we’d be happy to show you just how magical apartments in Atlanta can be. The amenities in our one- and two-bedroom Buckhead apartments include kitchens inspired by world-class chefs, stunning Midtown views, a convenient location, and services ranging from concierge and dry cleaning to a spacious clubroom and 24-hour fitness center. Call our office, at 866-754-4279, to schedule a tour.

Feb 17

7 Healthy Restaurants to Enjoy in Atlanta

VegetablesIt’s not easy to be healthy today, but chefs who know how to infuse flavor in their food can help immensely. Check out these 7 places to find your new favorite meal that doesn’t pack on the pounds, and keeps you feeling good.

1. True Food Kitchen

You may have seen True Food Kitchen around, and never tried it.  Despite being a chain and promoting foods like kale and spaghetti squash, there’s no sacrifice on flavor.

2. Venkman’s

Tofu, arugula and fennel become the stars along with more traditional options in this music spot. Eat healthy, catch a live show and maybe go vegan for the night (or not.)

3. Bocado

Start branching out when it comes to your vegetables and grains at Bocado. You can still eat their famous burger, but order the beets and tzatziki  as a starter to round out your meal.

4. Miller Union

‘Eat your vegetables,’ isn’t just a mother’s nagging cry, but a way of life at Miller Union. If you live in the apartments in Atlanta, this is the place to go for its famous chef and constantly changing menu.

5. Brezza Cucina

Sometimes it’s better to add food to your diet rather than subtract. If you’re not feeling the roasted chicken to keep your carbs down at this Italian eatery, then get the kale salad before you chow down on the pasta you’re dying to order.

6. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Eat inside or outside, and enjoy fish, squash, bok choy and more. Come for a drink and an appetizer or try the granola at brunch. The lay out of this place also makes it easy for you to walk around and mingle, helping you lose a few more calories for guilt-free dining.

7. Twain Brewpub and Billiards

For a healthier experience at a bar with pool tables, get your beer with (vegan) cauliflower macaroni and cheese or a sandwich stuffed with Brussels sprouts.

Atlanta apartments give you an easy way to hit your favorite restaurants. If you’re looking for something with a little more location appeal, try 2460 Peachtree for an unparalleled living experience. Call us today to find out more about our floor plans and amenities!

Jan 17

Mark Your February Calendars With These 9 Events

OystersIf you are like most people, then you associate the month of February with love. You are right to do so. February is the perfect time to show your special someone how much you care about them. However, it’s also the time of year when winter starts to wind down, allowing you to get out and about. Whether you are a part of a couple or you are single, enjoy the remaining days of winter by going to these unique events close by your Atlanta apartment.

Atlanta Winter Beer Fest

The Atlanta Winter Beer Fest on February 4th promises to be a beer fest to remember. You can look forward to new beers, wines and ciders, food and live music at a bigger location at Atlantic Station.

The 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure

You don’t have to go to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. You can join over 1,500 other spirited and costumed Atlantans participating in a Mardi Gras-themed event in historic Atlanta on February 25th.


If you want to laugh, then you can’t miss the hilarious “live graphic novel” Sweep. In the play, Luna and Siri use their deadly broomsticks to correct the wrongs of history.

Cupid’s Undie Run

Cupid’s Undie Run is a great way to give back to the community. The one-mile run, scheduled for February 11th, will help the Children’s Tumor Foundation raise money towards its goal of $291,116.

Love Stories of Oakland

On February 13th and 14th, take a tour that lets you look at love from a different perspective. The Historic Oakland Cemetery will host tours recounting the love of deceased Atlantans.

SweetWater 20th Anniversary Party

Mark your calendars for Sweetwater’s 20th Anniversary Party with M.O.E. You can expect a variety of custom beers and plenty of food at this event on February 19th, at Sweetwater Brewing Co.

Winter Blues Fundraiser

If you enjoy cooking BBQ, then consider entering the Manna Fund’s Winter Blues Fundraiser on February 24th. You’ll have the opportunity to win a cash prize for individual participants and a billboard advertisement for a month for corporate participants. If you don’t cook, then go to experience the excellent BBQ and live music.

Nuit Belge

Nuit Belge presents Belgian-inspired beers at its finest on February 25th. If you have a love for beer, then you can’t miss one of the most popular beerfests in Atlanta, GA.


This February 25th and 26th, mark your calendars so that you won’t miss OysterFest at the Steamhouse Lounge. When you purchase your tickets in advance, you get guaranteed entry, allowing you to eat your fresh-roasted oysters and drink your iced beer comfortably.

February isn’t simply for those who in relationships. No matter if you are single or part of a couple, February is a great time to get out and about and enjoy events happening around Atlanta.

After you’re done attending all these events, you’re going to want a comfortable home to relax in. Give our offices a call and start your move-in process now.

Jan 17

Things to Do at Stone Mountain This Winter

Stone MountainWinter is a great time of year in the Buckhead, Georgia area! There is so much to see and do; which is just one of the many reasons why apartments in Buckhead are so sought after. If you want to be close to all the action this winter, find out more about the community and your perfect apartment here.

A place popular with both residents and visitors to Buckhead, everyone loves to spend time in the winter at Stone Mountain. If you are looking for fun activities to do with family, friends or even a romantic date; Stone Mountain is guaranteed to please with their winter festivities.

Buckhead Residents Enjoy Winter Activities in their Community at Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Winter Activities

  • Snow Mountain – From throwing snowballs, tubing down the mountain and even building a snowman family, Snow Mountain truly has everything you need for the perfect snow day near Buckhead.
  • Avalanche Alley –  Who’s ready for snow tubing? Spend your day sliding down the Atlanta area’s only 400-foot hill for snow tubing! Grab the kids and get ready for a thrilling time as you slide down fresh snow on a single tube alone or on the new double tube on Tube Runners with a friend!
  • SnowZone – Let it snow! Come join the fun at the SnowZone, an amazing winter wonder land of acres of snow related activities. Enjoy tunnels, zip down slides, make your own snowman, explore tunnels and more. Build an awesome new frozen friend at Snowman Valley, become a snow builder at Igloo City, or challenge someone to a match at the Snowball Shootin’ Gallery!
  • Little Angels – If you have a little one with you, Little Angels is the perfect place to help them get acquainted with the snow! Especially designed for kids ages 3 and under, little ones can frolic in the snow and spend some time tubing in an age appropriate environment.

Sound like the kind of wintertime fun and activities you’re looking for? Consider an apartment in Buckhead and always be close enough to enjoy these cold weather festivities. Simply grab your coat and gloves and see what’s available for a new winter lease so you can be closer to the fun!

Jan 17

5 Atlanta Restaurants to Try This Winter


Residents of apartments in Atlanta, Georgia really have it made. Not only do they enjoy all the conveniences of living in some of the most modern and luxurious apartments to be found anywhere, they also enjoy all the advantages of living in a world-class city. Atlanta offers some of the best entertainment, cultural attractions, historical sites, educational institutions, health-care facilities, services and amenities to be found in any city in America.

But many a discriminating gourmand would say the best thing about living in Atlanta is the first-class dining to be found. Fine dining is close to you no matter where you live, in or around the city. So beat the cabin fever and get out to try some of these great restaurants soon.

Atlanta Restaurants To Sample This Winter

  • Atlas. If you’re looking for really upscale dining, this is the place to go. The walls feature original pieces by Matisse and Picasso, and you can buy a $2,900 bottle of Screaming Eagle wine. Try the agnolotti with chanterelles and the roast duck, it is the best in town.
  • Restaurant Eugene. This place is great if you can’t give up Southern food but would like it with a gourmet twist. People have recommended locally-grown squash with sorghum and any dish with chicken.
  • BoccaLupo. BoccaLupo has a casual atmosphere so that you can enjoy Italian classics with an American twist. A few must haves are black spaghetti with shrimp and sausage, pan-fried lasagna, and the skewered and grilled octopus over a bed of field peas as an appetizer
  • Ticonderoga Club. In addition to being a bar that serves up some of the best drinks in the city, this laid-back hangout at the Krog Street Market serves some mean cuisine. They serve great steaks, including a 48-ounce monster, and awesome seafood too.
  • The General Muir. This establishment may only be three years old, but they have already racked up a fantastic lunch reputation.

These should get you started, but there are plenty of other fine restaurants to try in the city this winter! If you want to live close to amazing eats and around awesome people, give us a call today.

Dec 16

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

FireworksThe start of the new year is a great time to come up with a list of resolutions to follow over the next 12 months, but many people have a hard time sticking to them. If you struggle to keep your New Year’s resolutions, the following tips can help you out.

Go Public

When you keep your resolutions to yourself, you’re less likely to end up following them. Telling friends or family members about your resolutions can make you feel more accountable and motivate you to keep them. Letting other people know about your goals for the year also provides you with extra support and puts more pressure on you to take steps toward achieving them. Otherwise, you’ll have to explain why you aren’t following your resolutions.

Make Some Effort

You don’t have to take giant leaps toward reaching your goals or keeping your resolutions. In fact, doing so could cause you to lose motivation sooner. Instead, focus on making at least some effort toward sticking to your resolutions on a regular basis. That might mean going for a walk rather than doing a strenuous workout if fitness is your goal. It could also mean gradually changing your diet to a healthier one rather than completely overhauling it right from the start.

Be Specific

Don’t create a list of vague New Year’s resolutions, such as getting fit or fixing your financial situation. Come up with specific goals to work toward during the year, and you’ll find it easier to focus on them and accomplish them. For example, your goals might be setting aside a certain percentage of your paycheck in order to build savings or working out for a specific amount of time on certain days.

Measure Your Progress

Make a chart or come up with another way to keep track of the progress you’re making on your resolutions. Seeing how you’re doing throughout the year can help you maintain a positive attitude and stay motivated in order to achieve your goals.

If exercising is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, our community’s 24-hour fitness room makes it easy to keep it. Please contact us for more information on our available apartments in Atlanta, GA.

Dec 16

Go to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for Holiday Cheer!

Atlanta Botanical GardenLife in Atlanta, Georgia never needs to be boring and the holiday season offers an opportunity to participate in some of the most cheerful events of the entire year. Atlanta Botanical Gardens displays their annual Garden Lights along with other special creations to bring holiday joy to every member of the family.

Cheerful Ways to Enjoy the Holiday Season at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

  1. Enjoy the fantastic Garden Lights display. During Holiday Nights at the Garden, visitors can take a leisurely stroll and marvel at the beauty of the new, “Walk of Flames,” display along with the “Tunnel of Light,” “Glittering Galaxy” and more. Garden Lights continues through the evening of January 7th and can be enjoyed from 5 to 10 p.m. each evening.
  2. Take in the views from Linton’s restaurant. This on-site restaurant rewards visitors with stunning views of the Atlanta skyline, Alston Overlook, the Southern Seasons Garden, Levy Parterre and beyond which can be appreciated from all directions through a unique two-story glass building. A savory menu of gourmet entrees and a wide variety of top quality beverages awaits your arrival.
  3. Bring the children to observe and ride the trains! The Garden’s holiday trains travel through six incredible miniature landscapes and continue every day and evening through January 7th. The Botanical Express ride-on-train is a popular way for children to view the gardens and runs on select afternoons to bring all the little ones delight and smiles.
  4. Come visit Santa. On Saturday afternoons in December, Botanical Saint Nick will come to visit the Gardens and all the happy children who come to sit on his lap and share their precious holiday wishes. Bring your camera to capture the memories!

Homes With Incredible Views Only Minutes From Midtown

At 2460 Peachtree Apartments in Atlanta, GA, your entire family will enjoy convenient living in close proximity to Midtown Atlanta and the Atlanta Beltline. Amenities such as an onsite fitness center and yoga studio, flexible leasing terms and controlled access entry for added safety will help you relax and appreciate the marvel of activities that Atlanta has to offer. Give us a call today to find out which floor plan will best meet your needs.

Dec 16

We Are a Zipcar Location!

Having a car can help you run errands or get to work on time rather than depending on MARTA’s trains and buses, but what if something happens to it? When your car is in the shop or when you need something bigger for driving a group of friends or family around town, Zipcar can help. Residents of 2460 Peachtree can now enjoy access to Zipcar vehicles around-the-clock.

Zipcar Advantages

Zipcar Photo 1When your car is in the shop, Zipcar can save you from having to deal with public transportation delays or going out of your way to make arrangements with a local rental car company. Our community’s partnership with Zipcar means that you can make an online reservation, then head out to the parking lot to use a Zipcar vehicle. You don’t have to go out of your way at all or worry about being late for work or appointments. Keep in mind that Zipcar can also prove to be a major convenience when you need a different vehicle for errands or outings with friends and family. For example, you can reserve a larger Zipcar vehicle or a Zipcar vehicle with more storage space when you need more room than your own car offers.

Zipcar Membership Perks

Zipcar Photo 2You can start enjoying the benefits of being a Zipcar member by signing up for just $7 per month. When you sign up as a resident of 2460 Peachtree, you get access to Zipcar vehicles parked in our lot on a 24/7 basis. The hourly rates for these cars start at $13, and you don’t have to worry about spending additional money on insurance and gas since they’re always included. You’ll also be able to reserve Zipcar vehicles in a number of other cities, and you’ll gain access to over 120 vehicles in the greater Atlanta area for even more convenience.

2460 Peachtree

Our apartments in Atlanta, Georgia are just a quick drive away from Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza. Our community is also less than 2 miles from Midtown. Give us a call for more information on our available one- and two-bedroom apartments and for more details on our new Zipcar amenity.

Nov 16

5 Wineries to Tour in Georgia

WineYou’ve made the move to apartments in Atlanta and chosen Buckhead as the place you want to be. Convenient, easily accessible, and numerous shopping and dining venues are all within a short driving distance from home. When you want to take your entertainment itinerary out of town, with something extra special away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, consider one of these Georgia winery tours to tantalize your taste buds.

Georgia Wineries

Wolf Mountain Vineyards

Enjoy stunning views while sipping your favorite wine and dining on selections from a diverse menu of delectable dishes. Open from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M., Wolf Mountain Vineyards is in the lush mountainous region of Dahlonega, about an hour and half drive from Atlanta. The award-winning vineyard offers lunch, brunch and dinner, along with winery tours and tastings. Come here to eat, drink and relax.

The Cottage Vineyard & Winery

Nestled in Cleveland, just 15 minutes from the Bavarian atmosphere of Helen, the Cottage Vineyard & Winery blends wine tasting with beautiful scenery and live music for Saturday afternoon tastings with selections such as Pinot Noir Reserve, Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is open until 6:00 P.M. Sunday thru Friday and until 9 P.M. on Sunday.

Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery

Another winery not to be missed in Dahlonega is Three Sisters Vineyards and Winery. Enjoy the subtle fragrance and flavor of the Paul family’s estate grown wine. Step into the coolness of the tasting room Thursday thru Friday from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Sunday from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. for sensory pleasing wine tastings.

Stonewall Creek Vineyards

For a longer excursion, but well worth the drive, Stone Creek Vineyards, located in the Rabun County, serve selections such as Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Yukari, Whitetail and more. The tasting rooms offer seasonal operating hours year-round.

Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery

Drive to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains for a taste and tour of the luscious grapes and live musical entertainment, seven days a week.

Let us help you find the perfect choice in one- or two-bedroom apartments in Atlanta, Georgia where you can relax in luxury and comfort. Call us today for information on available apartment homes in our community.

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