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15
May 17

5 Ways to Make the Most of Spring

Plants in PotsSpring is supposed to be a time of rebirth, but for many, it becomes no more than a further wait for summer to arrive. Fortunately, there are actually plenty of things that can be done without any more waiting. Here are some of the ways you can make the most out of spring – even if your favorite season is indeed the summertime:

Be Active Outdoors

In the summer, it’s often too hot and humid for outdoor exercise. Spring, on the other hand, is still reasonably cool and dry. That makes it a great time for people to go outside of their Atlanta apartments and get active. As a bonus, being active now will help you look great for the summertime.

Renew Your Planters

If you use your private terrace to hold some planters, then after the winter, these may be looking worse for wear or even be empty of living plants. Empty out the old soil, clean up the planters, and refill them with new potting soil and any needed plants for a beautiful spring.

Spring Cleaning

Though this isn’t exactly an exciting project, you’ll love having a sparkling clean apartment for the rest of this season and the next.

Update Your Decor

Dark winter decor can be a drag on your mood once spring comes around. This is because it can make you feel like spring actually hasn’t arrived. Store the wintry things and get out light, airy, spring-type items. The increased brightness of your interior decor will perk you right up.

Plan Your Next Vacation

If you still can’t stop thinking of summer, make your ruminations useful. Plan a summer vacation or other highlight for that season. Doing it in the spring will give you plenty of time to consider your options without feeling rushed.

These are just some of the ways you can make the most of spring. Be sure to make full use of our community amenities as the weather allows, too. Our pool and sundeck are especially enjoyable. Stop by our office to schedule a tour of all of our amenities and to choose a new apartment in Atlanta to enjoy this season.

15
May 17

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

Green Plant in PotWhen you have easy access to fresh herbs in your kitchen, you’ll be more likely to cook healthy, delicious, homemade meals more often in your apartments in Atlanta. Herbs like basil, thyme, rosemary and parsley are hearty enough that you don’t even need a green thumb to grow them. Follow these tips for growing an indoor herb garden and you’ll be thinking of yourself as a chef in no time!

1. Choose a Sunny Window

Herbs need plenty of sunlight to thrive. You’ll want to place your herb garden where it will receive several hours of sunlight each day.

2. Locate Shelving

If you don’t already have shelving in your window, you can substitute an open shelving unit and simply place it in front of the window. Another option is to set a table or low bookcase beneath the window. If you do that, be sure to lay down a protective layer so the wood doesn’t accidentally get wet when you water your herbs.

3. Decide on the Planting Style

How you plant your indoor herb garden is entirely up to you. Some people like to plant each herb in its own pot. Others like to combine several herbs in one large round planter. Still, others prefer to make an indoor herb garden container out of a window box planter. Since herbs are so hearty, you can choose any of these options with equally successful results. Don’t worry about the flavor or aroma of the herbs getting mixed up with whatever plant is nearest to it. Each herb plant will maintain its individual qualities.

4. Purchase Young Herb Plants at a Nursery

Though you can start your indoor herb garden from seeds if you want, it may be more satisfying to start with young plants that already have developed leaves. These are readily available at nurseries. Once you purchase your selection, transplant the young herb plants carefully into your own planters.

5. Follow the Nursery’s Instructions

Each herb has its own unique needs as far as watering goes. Be sure to refer to the instructions that come with each plant. If you do, you’ll be harvesting fresh herbs for your cooking as early as a week after you plant your indoor herb garden.

To see layouts and floor plans for our apartments at 2460 Peachtree in Atlanta, please contact us today. You’ll find a wide variety of apartment homes to suit your lifestyle and your culinary style!

8
May 17

Three Fun Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta

Jazz MusiciansMemorial Day weekend kicks off the summer and it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy some fun activities in Atlanta. Here are three events you can check out:

Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park 

This event, happening Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28, is one of the nation’s largest free jazz festivals and features both local and world-renowned jazz artists. This year, scheduled performers include Macy Gray, Freddy Cole, Charles Lloyd Sky Trio, Marquis Hill Blacktet and many more. You can explore Piedmont Park and enjoy arts and crafts, food and drinks. For more information, visit their website.

Brew at the Zoo 2017 

Brew at the Zoo is on Saturday, May 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy an unlimited tasting of more than 70 types of brews as well as a selection of wine at the 10th annual Brew at the Zoo. Other entertainment includes live music, special keeper talks and animal demos throughout the zoo. Be aware that this event is only for those 21 and older. General admission tickets are $50 and a VIP ticket is $100, which includes access to the Brew Preview Party, a commemorative t-shirt, private restrooms, air conditioned VIP lounge and exclusive beer and wine tastings. To learn more, visit their website. Zoo Atlanta is in Grant Park, just minutes from downtown Atlanta.

Callaway Gardens Memorial Day Weekend Festival 

Start the summer with a splash at Callaway Gardens Memorial Day Weekend Festival from Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28. Their event, the 58th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, is just a short trip away at Robin Lake Beach. Watch athletes compete in water sports such as slaloms, wakeboarding, wakeskating, tricks and jumping. Other activities include live music, kid zones, food, fireworks, paddle boats, table tennis and more. You can also check out a merchandise plaza with water sports gear and clothes. Find more details about the tournament at their website.

Would You Like to Move to Atlanta?

With summer approaching, it’s the perfect time to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia. If you’re looking at apartments in Atlanta, you should consider our community at 2460 Peachtree Apartments. To learn more about our beautiful one- and two-bedroom apartments with gourmet kitchens and breathtaking views, call (866) 754-4279 or stop by our office!

17
Apr 17

How to Start a Calm and Happy Home

Candle and Pillow in Cozy CornerFew things can destroy your mental sanity quicker than a chaotic home. If you have your own Atlanta apartment, however, you can do things your way. Utilize these suggestions to promote a calmer and more peaceful home:

5 Simple Tactics for Bringing Calm to Your Apartment Home

  • Ditch the clutter. You could live in the quietest apartment in Atlanta and still feel frazzled if your surroundings are cluttered. Cleaning is never fun, but it is essential if you intend to maintain excellent mental health. Take some time to get rid of items you rarely use or to sort through paper-based clutter. You’ll instantly feel better.
  • Infuse your home with soothing smells. Candles and air fresheners can quickly make your home smell fresher and more inviting. Lavender is always a winner, but smells that evoke nostalgia are also ideal. For example, there’s nothing quite like coming home to the smell of fresh-baked bread.
  • Turn on relaxing music. Ready to unwind after a crazy day at the office? Nothing relaxes you more quickly or effectively than a peaceful soundtrack in the background or the right classical playlist.
  • Enforce no-phone zones. In today’s technology-based world, it can be really difficult to unplug, even for just a few minutes. Unfortunately, those constant notifications can prevent even a homey apartment from feeling calm. Keep technology overload to a minimum by designating areas that are to be completely free of mobile devices. Examples may include around the kitchen table or in bed.
  • Choose decor that makes you feel calm. Plants are particularly calming, but other decorations can also make you feel better when you’re stressed. The next time you go on vacation, collect a few shells which will infuse you with a sense of calm and remind you of your amazing getaway.

A few quick fixes can transform your apartment from a chaotic environment to a soothing haven. If possible, employ solutions that harness not only the sense of sight but also smell and sound. You’ll love returning home and find it difficult to head out in the morning.

Spacious floor plans enable a greater sense of calm at 2460 Peachtree. Contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more.

10
Apr 17

3 Furniture and Design Stores in Atlanta

Vintage Home DecorWhether it’s time for a minor spruce-up or a major interior overhaul, there’s no shortage of options for decking out Atlanta apartments with vintage flair, designer up-dos or contemporary European touches. Go traditional or minimalist, or create a mishmash of your own eclectic picks from these three furniture and design stores in the ATL.

Room & Board

Head over to Howell Mill Road if you’re craving a modern touch to your home decor this season. As part of the growing warehouse reclamation trend in Atlanta, Room & Board spreads across 34,000 feet and three floors in a former meatpacking building from the early 1900s. The store brings back timeless designs in a contemporary way, including styles from the Shaker, Asian, Danish, Arts & Crafts and Modern movements. More than 90 percent of the company’s products are manufactured in America, many of them by small family-owned businesses using natural materials. The store is in the Westside Provisions development, which gives more shopping venues to explore while you’re out and about.

Horizon Home Furniture

At Horizon Home Furniture in Atlanta’s Westside Design District, the pendulum swings the other way, providing international designs imported from far-flung destinations. Prices are reasonable due to things like the company’s “special situation purchases,” as well as the relatively low cost and more spacious digs in the Design Center. However, they do curate locally crafted items as well, so buyers can choose from a wide variety of styles at Horizon.

Kaboodle

There’s a good chance you’ve seen items from the iconic Kaboodle store in the homes of your family and friends—but you’d never know it. That’s because these are not mass-produced items, and every day unveils something quirkier and more authentic than the day before. They’re big on reclaimed and repurposed decor, such as antique radio cabinets transformed into home bars, vintage signs and wooden window frames serving as art displays. Snag an artist rendition, or pick up some discarded basics and use your own imagination.

Regardless of your taste and design preferences, having an Atlanta apartment gives you the perfect place to grow your own style and live the life you love. Stop by our apartment community today for a tour and to learn about our specials.

10
Apr 17

How to Celebrate Earth Day

Clear Glass Bottles2460 Peachtree Apartments in Atlanta makes it easy to sit in nature and enjoy the beauty of the trees, flowers, grass and sunshine. For those who appreciate the earth and want to do something to help preserve it, here are some simple yet effective ways to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

Give Your Car a Break

Forgo the use of your car for a day. At the same time, don’t resign yourself to spending the entire day in your apartment. You can hitch a ride with friends, take public transport, walk or ride a bike. The latter two options are naturally the best as they enable you to enjoy nature to the fullest.

Visit the Local Farmers Market

Patronizing a local farmers market supports those who grow food and create products without the use of harmful chemicals. Thankfully, there are many farmers markets in Atlanta to pick from, including Peachtree Road Farmers Market, Morningside Farmers Market and East Atlanta Village Farmers Market.

Recycle

Do you have clutter in your apartment or in storage? Now is a great time to get rid of it in an environmentally friendly manner. Recycling saves space in landfills and limits the consumption of important resources used to create new products from fresh materials. You can recycle electronic devices, glass bottles, paper products, plastic containers, wooden products and a host of other materials. If you have metal appliances and aren’t sure what to do with them, consider taking them to a local junkyard.

Plant Some Food

Even those who live in a one- or two-bedroom apartment can plant something. Herbs such as basil, bay leaves, chives, dill, mint and oregano will grow in any kitchen that gets sunlight. Growing your own spices or vegetables provides you with delicious food to eat and can help you save a little money to boot.

2460 Peachtree offers multiple floor plans, move-in assistance, on-site maintenance, a 24-hour concierge service and a host of other amenities to make your life comfortable and convenient every day. If you are looking for a convenient and friendly place to live, get in touch with us at your convenience.

13
Mar 17

How to Prepare for March Madness

Basketball Shoes and BasketballIt’s that time of the year again when the NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball teams duke it out on the court. You may not be one of America’s elite athletes, but you can take part in March Madness too at your 2460 Peachtree apartment in Atlanta. Here are some ways to transform your home into the ultimate sports cave, whether you’re following the game on your own or celebrating with your friends.

Celebrate March Madness With Family

First of all, you want to put your widescreen front and center. You may need to push some furniture around to make enough seating for everyone to watch. While you’re at it, remember to watch out for sources of glare that would ruin the viewing experience. This could include large windows, exposed lighting fixtures, fluorescent or extremely bright bulbs, and badly placed floor lamps.

Add to the fun and action with unexpected extras like setting up a dry erase board on the wall to keep track of the progress of your favorite teams.  You can also move a mini fridge into the living room so no one has to miss a minute of the action to grab a drink.

Party With Your Friends at 2460 Peachtree

Are you looking to Celebrate the Final Four with your friends? Instead of fighting the crowds at your local sports bar, plan a get-together in the comfort of your own home. You’ll probably want to:

  • Let the neighbors know ahead of time that you’re planning a March Madness party.
  • Figure out the parking situation before the big day, and make arrangements as necessary.
  • Reorganize your living room to fit in everyone. You may need to rent extra chairs or a banquet table.
  • Don’t forget one of the best parts of March Madness: the food and drink. Some popular options include: build your own burger or taco stations, buy slow-roasted BBQ from local restaurants, and arranging potluck-style dining.

Sports Fans Will Find a Welcoming Home With Us

Atlanta has a long, proud history of supporting many sports team, and the residents at 2460 Peachtree are continuing that tradition. Do you want to be part of this fun-loving and energetic community? Contact us today to see which of our Atlanta apartments will suit you.

6
Mar 17

Pot of Gold: Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta

St. Patrick's Day FigurineAtlanta is one of the country’s richest bastions of Irish culture — so on St. Patrick’s Day, the whole city erupts into a rich tapestry of celebrations. Read on for five of the best places to celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day in Georgia’s busy “Athens of the South”:

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Atlanta’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is one of the biggest and oldest of its kind. The parade includes representatives from Atlanta’s many Irish communities, but that’s not all: You’ll also see clowns, drill teams, bagpipe and drumming corps, floats, and of course you can always choose to join in the parade yourself.

Fado’s Weeklong Block Party

Fado Irish Pub’s St. Patrick’s Day block party is so big that it spans two whole weekends full of beer gardens, cocktail stations, and of course live music all day.

Lepre*Con

Speaking of big, don’t miss Atlanta’s largest St. Patrick’s Day festival for almost a decade running, Lepre*Con. This party features lots of free-spirited revelries built around live music on outdoor stages, plus plenty of drinks and wild Irish-themed costumes inside the Park Tavern.

ShamROCK the Station

Every year, Radio 105.7, Meehan’s Public House and Atlanta Station take over Central Park for ShamROCK the Station: a full day of family-friendly activities, Irish dancing, and lots of live music. Bars all around the park will be serving Guinness and other adult Irish beverages all day long.

Luck of the Square

St. Patrick’s Day footraces are a tradition all over the country. Atlanta has one of the best in its Luck of the Square at Colony Square, a morning 5k run/walk that also serves as the pre-party for Atlanta’s spectacular St. Patrick’s Day parade. After the parade, the square turns into a post-parade party zone, with live music, beer, dancing, food, and of course all the shenanigans you can handle.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own cozy apartment nearby, ready to receive you once all the Irish-flavored festivities are over? Call today to schedule a tour of our Atlanta apartments. You can’t beat the location or the views.

1
Mar 17

5 Atlanta Hikes to Enjoy This Spring

Hiking ShoesSpring is a very special time of year for residents of Atlanta apartments.  As the temperatures start rising, redbud and magnolia blossoms begin to stir.  It’s time to think about getting outside once again.

5 Favorite Atlanta Hikes

Atlanta is a big city full of Southern charm.  After a busy week in the Georgia capital, residents can de-stress and enjoy the great scenery on a hike.  Here are five spring favorites.

The Kittredge Park Trail is a good place to start when you’re new to hiking.  You can vary your hike from half a mile to a full two-mile trek. Although it’s just off bustling I-85 in North Druid Hills, it’s a well-kept secret to traffic whizzing by every day.  Most of the path is unpaved and meanders through a woods.  The park also features picnic areas, a playground and a sports field.

Hikers who love waterfalls will want to visit the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve in southwest Atlanta.  Follow the scenic 1.9-mile trail to reach a natural waterfall just 20 minutes from the heart of the city.  To get to the water, you’ll cross some streams, a forested area and a battlefield from the Civil War.  The 120-acre Preserve also has plenty of opportunities to take gorgeous photos.

Head to northwest Atlanta for the well-known East Palisades Trail.  It parallels the Chattahoochee River and attracts both novices and seasoned outdoorsmen.  Expect to enjoy some spectacular scenery during the four-mile hike.

North Atlanta is home to the two-mile Murphey Candler Trail.  Just above Brookhaven, this woodsy lake path is well suited to pets.  Enjoy a break from the downtown skyline as you encounter some ducks and geese while hiking.

Most people consider the Doll’s Head Trail in south DeKalb unique.  Displayed doll heads placed as folk art dot the 1.6-mile trail, part of the Constitution Lakes nature preserve.  Expect marshes and lots of wildlife.

Spring weather means plenty of opportunities for residents of our apartments in Atlanta to enjoy memorable hikes.  Want to take along your favorite furry friend?  You can easily adjust the distance to accommodate a pet.  Be sure to call us today to learn about the floor plans available that best match your needs.

13
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.

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