6 Steps Towards the Perfect Sleep in Your New Bedroom

Everyone has their own strategies for a good night’s sleep, but if you are looking for a few pointers to make your bedroom more sleep friendly, you have come to the right place! Here are 6 more steps towards the perfect sleep in your new bedroom at Arcadia Run:

Make the space serene: Having your room decorated in a pleasing way creates a serene environment to give you a more peaceful sleep. When choosing colors for your room, light colors, especially blue, will benefit your mood and sleep.

Choose a good temperature: Studies have shown that too hot or too cold rooms will disturb your sleep and cause you to toss and turn during the night. The ideal temperature for quality sleep is between 60-67 degrees.

Block the distractions & noise: Your body’s natural sleep cycle can be disturbed by light and noises coming from all of the electronics and other distractions that are in your bedroom. When you go to sleep, keep all of the distractions to a minimum and try not to fall asleep with the television on. If you must be on your phone, computer or tablet, keep the brightness down.

Add calming scents: Certain scents, such as lavender, vanilla, and jasmine have a calming effect on your body, which may help you fall asleep faster. If you are wary about using candles or air fresheners, prepare a nice cup of hot tea with these flavors and for the same calming effect.

Keep it clean: If you tend to have a messy room, you are more likely to have some stress caused by the mess when you go to bed and then again when you wake up. Laundry is one of the top causes of a messy room, so make it a priority to keep up with your laundry routine.

Make a comfortable bed: Everyone has a different idea of what a comfy bed feels like. Finding the most comfortable bed for you is all about trial and error because you might fall asleep faster with a firm mattress than with a soft one, or vice versa. And don’t forget, the same goes for pillows!

Sometimes habits take awhile to change, so if you want to start adjusting your sleeping routines with these awesome steps, you don’t have to rush into it. Take it slow and steadily integrate these as a part of your go-to tricks for a perfect sleep!

Source: http://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/a4388/bedroom-sleep-tips/

2015’s 6 Hottest Apartment Amenities

Today’s apartment renters have recently added a number of state-of-the-art amenities to their must-have list—but what are these amenities, and why are they so important? Read on to learn about a few of today’s most sought-after apartment amenities, and how Arcadia Run delivers on the hottest amenities of 2015:



Chic Community Clubhouses: First and foremost, today’s renters are looking for chic, all-encompassing community spaces to interact with their fellow residents. Arcadia Run’s new Clubhouse satisfies this need, while delivering so much more! Our Clubhouse offers renters a number of amenities and spaces our residents here at Arcadia Run have already fallen in love with—from the lounge and bar areas to a 24-Hour Business Center, state-of-the-art computers and more!



Furthermore, these community amenities are set within a clubhouse with a stunning, modern yet rustic design—which recently won the 2015 Great American Living Award for Best Interior Merchandising in a Freestanding Clubhouse! Just one visit and we think you’ll agree—there are just so many reasons to love the new clubhouse at Arcadia Run.

Fitness CenterState-of-the-Art Fitness Centers: Fitness facilities have continued to grow more and more popular in recent years, as renters realize the unique appeal of on-site fitness facilities—like fitness centers, basketball courts and more. Many renters continue to rank on-site fitness facilities rather high on their list of priorities while apartment hunting. In fact, according to a recent study conducted by the National Multifamily Housing Council, 84% of today’s renters agree that a top-of-the-line fitness center is one of, if not the most important community amenity of all. This should come as no surprise—the ease and convenience of on-site fitness facilities is a no-brainer!


The on-site fitness facilities at Arcadia Run offer residents state-of-the-art fitness facilities with our brand new Fitness Center and Basketball Court. Our new Fitness Center is sure to impress—as it comes fully-equipped with top-of-the-line fitness equipment with smartphone plug-in’s and audio jacks, along with a few TV’s to let you catch up on your favorite shows while working out. Why spend $50 a month on a gym membership, when you could workout alongside your neighbors, just outside your door?

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Cinema-Style Movie Screening Spaces: Looking for yet another way to save a little money? Skip the movie theater and catch a flick in our Community Theater Room! Arcadia Run residents love to take advantage of our community cinema—so just sit back, relax and watch your favorite flick with a few friends!




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Stunning Swimming Pools: There’s no question that a community swimming pool is always a huge plus! A community swimming offers residents a great place to hang out and relax with friends and neighbors alike. Our resort-style pool here at Arcadia Run is perfect for just that—a picture-perfect pool to swim a few laps or just escape from the heat!




Poolside Cabana


Resort-Style Outdoor Amenities: Looking to relax poolside without actually setting foot in the water? Kick back, relax and enjoy the fresh air on our Clubhouse Porch! Nowadays, renters are looking for apartments with luxe, outdoor resort-style amenities to unwind and relax. Our Clubhouse Porch here at Arcadia Run comes complete with comfy couches, a cozy fireplace and countless luxe, resort-style finishings to make this space a beloved community amenity year-round!



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Fabulous Fire Pits: Today’s renters are always looking to extend their opportunities to take in the fresh air and socialize with the fellow residents—even during the colder months. Unique amenities like the Fire Pit at Arcadia Run is the perfect venue for neighborly bonding and community-wide fun!




For more on the amenities at Arcadia Run, check out Arcadia Run on Facebook, and peruse our Amenities Photo Gallery on our website!


October Events in Manassas

In downtown Manassas, Virginia there are always so many events to attend, especially now that fall is here! Take advantage of these great seasonal events just a few miles from Arcadia Run and embrace the haunted history of Manassas just in time for Halloween! Here are all of the events coming up for the rest of October.




Manassas Farmer’s Market

October 22, 29 – Loy E. Harris Pavillion

October 24, 31—Lot B

7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Head on over to the farmer’s market for locally grown produce, meat, baked goods and artisan crafts! This market runs all the way through the fall season, so make sure to stop by while you can!

Old Town Walking Tours

October 22, 29 – Manassas Museum

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Old Town walking tours will give you insight into the rich history that Manassas offers.

33rd Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee

October 24, 2015 – Downtown Manassas

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join Downtown Manassas for the 33rd Annual Fall Jubilee! There will be lots of fun and activities for the entire family!

Bike Tour

October 24, 2015 – Manassas Museum

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Haunted Happenings

October 24, 2015 – Old Town Manassas

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Go trick-or-treating throughout the Fall Jubilee and attend other fun events in the Center for the Arts parking lot.

Spirits of Manassas

October 24, 2015 – Manassas Museum

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“Follow costumed guides by lantern light through the streets of Historic Downtown Manassas, hear about weird, sublime and strange happenings from the past and present, and meet some spirited characters along the way.”

Pied Piper Theatre’s SLEEPY HOLLOW

October 24th at 2pm & 7pm – Metz Middle School

October 25th at 3pm

Jazz in Motion

October 24, 2015—Hylton Performance Center

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Cemetery Tours

October 30, 2015 

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In Manassas, VA there are events for everyone! For more details on any of the events above, or for more information about Manassas, go to www.visitmanassas.org.

Source: visitmanassas.org

Apartment Must-Haves

Here at Arcadia Run, we specialize in luxury apartment living and we want our residents to be just as excited about their new apartment home as we are! Whether you are a seasoned apartment renter, or you have found your first apartment home here at Arcadia Run, we are here to help you gather our top picks for apartment must-haves!

Mirrors – These are the miracle workers of interior design. They can rework any space and are so versatile. Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes and styles to choose from, and the best part? They give the illusion of making spaces look larger and more open.

One awesome piece of artwork – Sometimes people think that they need a lot of decorations throughout the apartment, when in reality; all you need is one statement piece in each room, with accessories to compliment it. Think a nice canvas painting, photo collage, or light fixture.

Area rugs – Area rugs are not only comfortable, they help define a space and add some style to any room. Area rugs are great for underneath of a coffee table or in hallways to transition your style from room to room. Check out all of our available floor plans here!

A spot for mail & keys – Any home needs a space for important things so that they don’t get misplaced! Create a spot by the front door to keep mail and put your keys so that you always know where they are. You can use a nice basket, or look into hang-able wall options.

Cleaning supplies – It sounds silly, but you really do need to think about cleaning supplies when moving into an apartment. Luckily, there are so many multipurpose cleaning solutions and products that you can pretty much use throughout your entire apartment. Apartments at Arcadia Run also have lots of storage space, so you can fit all of your cleaning supplies with no problem.

Kitchen gear – Before buying things for your kitchen, think about how much you cook, what types of food you cook, and which kitchen supplies will be versatile for you. It’s also important to keep focused on quality rather than quantity, so you don’t have to re-buy poor quality kitchen utensils that might break. The 42” designer kitchen cabinets in Arcadia Run’s brand new apartment homes will hold everything you need!

First aid — You never know when an accident will happen. If you accidentally cut yourself, fall & scrape your leg, or have no idea where that scratch came from, you are going to want to have medical supplies on hand right away.

A personal touch – This is the most important apartment must-have! Your apartment home at Arcadia Run will be your space and personal oasis. The space should reflect your personal style and living needs. New apartment homes at Arcadia Run already come with amazing features, so the rest is up to you!