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10
Jul 17

7 Ways to Eat and Drink Summer Fruits

Bowl of FruitsThose living in Atlanta have the best of both worlds — they’re living in a world class city with the utmost urban amenities, yet they’re living near some of the best agricultural lands in the country. Following are just seven of the many ways that residents of apartments in Atlanta can enjoy local fruits this summer.

In Breakfast Smoothies

Starting out the day with a breakfast smoothie made with fresh fruit is energizing and refreshing. It only takes a few minutes to whip one up in your kitchen when you’ve got fresh fruit on hand.

In Pancakes or French Toast

Topping pancakes or French toast with berries or freshly sliced fruit provides an entirely new dimension to these traditional breakfast foods.

In Craft Cocktails

Elevate classic drinks such as screwdrivers by using freshly squeezed juices instead of their frozen or canned counterparts. A juicer is an excellent investment that you’ll never regret. You can blend fresh, juicy Georgia peaches together with rum and ice to make delicious daiquiris.

In Bowls With Ice Cream

If you’re seeking a quintessential summer dessert, look no further than a bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with freshly sliced peaches that have been ripened to that just-right, sunkissed stage. Georgia isn’t all about peaches, though — you’ll find abundant strawberries, melons, and a variety of orchard fruits available at local farmers markets.

In Fruit Salads

Fruit salads provide a light, nutritious lunch or dinner and can be prepared according to personal preference and availability of ingredients. One of the many beauties of fruit salads is that you can be as creative as you wish while preparing them and they’ll still come out tasting delicious.

In Pies

Apple, peach, and berry pies all taste better when the main ingredient is a fresh, locally grown product. Stop by your local farmers market and pick up the ingredients for a tasty pie and treat your friends and family to something delicious.

Plain

There’s nothing quite like that first bite of the season into a sun-ripened Georgia peach or the first taste of watermelon at a summer picnic.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our office at your convenience for more information about our floor plans and amenities.

3
Jul 17

Best Scenic Running Trails in Atlanta

Running TrailThere are many things to consider when choosing apartments in Atlanta, such as selecting a community that provides a quality lifestyle and has convenient access to healthy outdoor activities. A popular pastime for many residents, and one that provides plenty of exercise, is running along the many scenic trails in Atlanta.

Atlanta, GA Running Trails

Stone Mountain Trail

When it comes to sheer beauty, you’ll find it along the Stone Mountain Trail. You’ll have access to 19 miles of scenic greenways, which eventually connects to Stone Mountain Park known for its panoramic views of the city.

Chastain Park Trail

Enjoy the little over 3-mile scenic trail located on Powers Ferry Road NW. The park encompasses over 260 acres and provides an area for playing sports and a playground for the kids.

Cochran Shoals Trail

Situated along the scenic Chattahoochee River, enjoy the natural scenery along 3.1 miles of gravel trails through meadows and marshland.

Eastside Beltline Trail

Whether you choose to run, cycle, or power walk, this Midtown trail is a favorite with its 4 miles running from Piedmont Park to the Ponce City Market and the Old Fourth Ward.

South Peachtree Creek Trail at Mason Mill Park

The 2-mile trail runs creekside then up to the treetops for scenic views from the elevated boardwalk.

Piedmont Park Running Trails

The 4-mile loop offers a steady pace through the visual beauty of one of Atlanta’s most active and popular parks.

West Palisades Trail at Paces Mill Park

The 3.6-mile paved trail takes runners along the banks of the Chattahoochee River and Rottenwood Creek. Traverse hills and rolling elevation while soaking up the scenic beauty of the area and listening to the sounds of a waterfall.

Silver Comet Trail

Whether you want a short run or an extended workout, the rail trail covers over 60 miles. It offers scenic, quiet, and relaxing opportunities to run, jog, walk, or bike along the flat and fast paved trail.

Our Atlanta apartments provide a prestigious address and a comfortable lifestyle. If amenities such as a 24-hour concierge service, controlled access entry, pressbox dry cleaning, Midtown and Buckhead skyline views, and private terraces are amenities you’re interested in, just give us a call to schedule a tour.

12
Jun 17

5 Creative Dessert Spots to Visit

Strawberries and PastriesAtlanta is a foodie’s paradise and if you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll love these places just a hop and skip away from your new Atlanta apartment. These Asia-inspired joints serve over-the-top desserts you’ll love to cool off with this summer. Here are some of our favorites.

Orange Coffee Bar

This Korean coffee house is best known for its bingsu, a shaved ice dessert flavored with sweetened condensed milk with toppings like red beans, fresh fruit, and nuts. Orange Coffee Bar takes bingsu to a whole other level by serving it in a hollowed-out watermelon full of whipped cream and round balls of watermelon, a must-eat for the summertime.

Summer Memory Station

Summer Memory Station offers a variety of delicate Japanese-inspired confections such as the chilled green tea crepe cake with just the slightest layers of cream and matcha green tea powder, and “white cloud” wafer dessert that has liquid nitrogen that gives you the illusion you’re eating a cloud as you’re relaxing on the wooden swing outside.

Snowflake Tea House

Ice cream in hollowed-out loaves of bread can be found at this Taiwanese tea house along with shaved ice in every flavor from vanilla to taro, seriously stacked sundaes topped with cookies and fresh fruit, and over 40 different kinds of iced and hot teas so you can keep it simple or go all out when keeping cool this summer.

Tea House Formosa

This quaint tea house has gained a reputation for its funky Taiwanese favorites like taro fries and different kinds of toast you won’t find at a typical American diner. The s’mores toast is a local favorite, made with thick bread and covered in marshmallows that are torched until golden brown and topped with chocolate sauce and graham cracker crumbs.

Boba Bee

Boba Bee isn’t just known for their boba (bubble) tea: this cozy Asian Square mainstay uses waffles of every flavor imaginable to reign in their ice cream sundaes and the “strawberry fluffy milk” is no slouch at sweetness.

There are so many more creative dessert spots offering both traditional and innovative sweet treats all over Atlanta, and you’ll have them all at your fingertips at 2460 Peachtree. Call us today to inquire about available floor plans!

12
Jun 17

Do You Know About Our Summer Rates at Waterton Hotels?

Hotel RoomAtlanta continues to be one of the most exciting cities in the United States and around the world, but you can only truly appreciate the amenities of home when you venture out for a great summer vacation. Residents of 2460 Peachtree get access to special summer rates at Waterton managed hotels, perfect for a summer trip! This is an extra perk Waterton residents receive when they live in a Waterton community.

Don’t Miss Out on Discounts at Waterton Managed Hotels

For reference, our special pricing at our Waterton managed hotels is listed below. Keep in mind that these rates are only good now until August 31, 2017. In addition, these rates are based on availability and prices are subject to change. When booking your stay, call the number associated with the hotel of your choice and request the Waterton corporate rate.

Starting from $49.00: Comfort Inn Piqua in Ohio

Starting from $89.00: Aloft Beachwood in Ohio and DoubleTree Pittsburgh Airport in Pennsylvania

Starting from $99.00: Sheraton Needham and DoubleTree Westborough in Massachusetts, Sheraton Madison in Wisconsin and DoubleTree Skokie in Illinois

Starting from $139 weekdays and $99 weekends: Courtyard Boston Marlborough in Massachusetts

Starting from $159 weekdays and $99 weekends: Westin San Francisco Airport and Aloft San Francisco Airport in California, Sheraton Framingham in Massachusetts, and Westin Columbus in Ohio

20% off best available rate: Hyatt Place San Jose in California

Take a vacation to eclectic San Francisco, California, the quiet nature of Skokie, Illinois, or the quaint atmosphere of Marlborough, Massachusetts, among many other locations.

If you find your way to Skokie, you can take advantage of the history and nature the city has to offer such as at the Emily Oaks Nature Center. If you choose Marlborough, you will have tons of parks to explore, including Callahan State Park and Ghiloni Park.

If you find your way to the Bay Area, San Francisco is also well-known for its restaurant culture. The fast moving tech industry requires great food on a moment’s notice, and there is an entire industry of people who have learned how to create it.

Once you get back from your travels, come home to our apartments in Atlanta. Give us a call to learn more about our available one- and two-bedroom apartment homes!

5
Jun 17

3 Peach Recipes to Try This Summer

PeachesWhen the days get warm and the air gets heavy, peaches come into season, and there’s nothing quite like enjoying the dripping, sweet, juicy fruit of summer—peaches. If you live in one of the many Atlanta apartments, you’ll find that peaches are abundant in Georgia during the summer, making them a great addition to your meals. From delicious peach desserts that tempt your sweet tooth to savory salads that feature juicy peaches, there are hundreds of ways to incorporate this fruit into your summer diet.

Mozzarella, Basil and Peach Side Salad

Whip up this delicious side salad for a refreshing and surprising addition to any meal.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 peaches, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of basil leaves, fresh and torn
  • 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella cut into one-inch pieces

How to make it:

Combine mozzarella, basil and peaches in a large bowl. Sprinkle with pepper and salt and drizzle with olive oil, tossing to coat. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate if you prefer to serve it cold.

Refreshing Peach Salsa

Make your salsa a bit sweeter with this peach salsa recipe. It’s perfect for parties, barbecues, and warm summer nights with the family.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 peaches, pitted and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro leaves, fresh
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and cut into wedges
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 sweet onion, cut in wedges
  • 4 teaspoons of cider vinegar
  • 2 cans of chopped green chilies (4 oz)
  • Tortilla chips

How to make it:

Place peaches, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and garlic in a food processor, pulsing until chopped coarsely. Add the rest of the ingredients (except tortilla chips), continuing to pulse until ingredients are blended. Place in a serving bowl and chill until ready to serve.

Raspberry Peach Parfaits

When the weather turns hot, this fruity dessert is a perfect way to use peaches. It looks elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, but it only has a few ingredients and takes just a few minutes to prepare.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 pint of vanilla ice cream
  • 2 peaches, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups of raspberries

How to make it:

Combine sugar, lemon juice, raspberries, and peaches in a large bowl. Allow the fruit to sit for 20 minutes, tossing only once. Place scoops of ice cream into glasses or bowls. Top with the peach and raspberry mixture. Serve immediately.

Even if you’re short on time, it’s easy to whip up summer peach recipes to please friends and family. Call us today to find out which floor plans we currently have available at our apartments in Atlanta.

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.

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