Manassas Featured on Huffington Post Travel

You may have heard of the Huffington Post before, and if you haven’t, we could sum it up as a popular online news publication. In their article “Top 25 Things To Do In Northern Virginia”, our city of Manassas was featured in three items on their list! Not only can you live in a brand new apartment home at Arcadia Run in Manassas, but you can also enjoy some of the best attractions in the region nearby! Check out the features from Huffington Post below:

12. Discover how “Stonewall Jackson” got his nickname at Manassas Battlefield aka Battles of Bull Run. Two battles were fought here- both Confederate victories.

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13. Plan to spend an afternoon and night in Old Town Manassas, nary a Big Box Store or Chain Restaurant in sight. Formerly Manassas Junction, this railroad town, where two lines crossed, was strategically important during the Civil War. Dine at the fine Portuguese restaurant, Carmello’sor adorable casual-Italian restaurant Monza.

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14. Stay at the 2-room Bennett House B&B in Old Town Manassasfive blocks downtown and within a few minutes walk from the train station (“an hour and $18 roundtrip to DC!”). Amiable couple, Jean and Curtis Harrover outline the many reasons it makes sense to stay in Manassas and take daytrips into Washington DC – no city parking woes, relative quietude, cost – and to top it off, Jean’s wonderful breakfasts are included in the room rate.”

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Although the Huff Post hit the nail on the head, there are also some hidden gems in Manassas that we want to share with you! Below, we add some more of our top picks for things to do in Manassas:

Jiffy Lube Live

This outdoor concert venue is NoVa’s top place to go for the summer concerts you won’t forget! Another plus – it’s less than 3 miles from Arcadia Run! More info here: http://pavilionbristow.com/

Brewing Companies

Manassas is home to two different brewing companies: BadWolf Brewing Company and Heritage Brewing Co. Both of these top-rated brewing companies are great options if you’re feeling thirsty for an ice-cold brew.

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Although Jiffy Lube Live is great for a large concert venue, the Hylton Performing Arts Center is a more intimate venue for all types of live performances.

For more information on all of the great attractions in Manassas, VA, go to visitmanassas.org. To keep up with everything going on at Arcadia Run, visit our Facebook page.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Moving With The Family Made Easier

Moving can be very stressful and laborious for any family, especially if it is your first big move to a new apartment home. There are a few ways in which you can make the transition of moving more enjoyable for the whole family just by following a few simple tips. At Arcadia Run, we strive to make your move go as smoothly as possible, so check out our recommendations below!

1. Research the Moving Company

Many people think that researching a moving company takes too much time. However, it is crucial that you find reliable help who will not only move all of your belongings into a truck, but someone you are willing to trust with all of your belongings. Take the extra time and choose a company who you feel you can trust. That being said, a reliable and helpful mover may not be the cheapest option, but spending the extra money will ensure the safe arrival of your truck with all items still inside.

2. Get the Supplies

Two of the most critical supplies needed when moving are boxes and tape. Make sure that the boxes are sturdy and can withstand the weight of plates, books, and any other heavy objects that will neatly fit inside. Bubble wrap is always good to have when moving fragile items such as glasses or picture frames that you would prefer not to bounce around on the drive. Making a checklist before the big move is always helpful when trying to gather the packing materials.

3. Plan Your Move

Everyone is aware that moving takes a lot of time and energy. If you are moving with children, you know that this is doubly true! However, your time can be more efficiently managed if you plan ahead and write down everything that you want to finish before the big day. Making a list of everything that must be completed is a good way to set goals and have them visualized in front of you If you are moving with small children, plan extra time for breaks so the kids stay happy!

4. Label! Label! Label!

After you have set your goals, made your lists, bought the supplies, and researched the movers, don’t forget to label your boxes! If you forget to do this, moving into your new apartment will take double the amount of time than it should have. Make sure you write the room where each box belongs, and whether the content inside is fragile. Giving movers a heads about the fragile objects will decrease the chances of opening boxes to broken items. If you want to get even more detailed with labeling, you can choose to label the boxes by priority, such as “high” for items that should be unpacked immediately and “low” for boxes that can wait a few days.

5. Pack an Overnight Bag

Finally, make sure that everyone packs an overnight bag. This is the most forgotten item when families move into their new apartment!. A few items that should be packed in the overnight bag include a change of clothes, toilet paper, toiletries, water bottles, phone charger, plastic utensils, garbage bags, any necessary medications, and entertainment for the little ones. This way, you won’t be digging around through all of your boxes trying to find your PJs!

Hopefully, these tips have been helpful and can help you better prepare for the big day! For more information on how you can enjoy a brand new apartment home at Arcadia Run, visit the arcadiarun.com.

Wine Wednesday Prep: Brush Up On Your Knowledge

There’s nothing quite like coming home after a long day and opening your favorite bottle of wine. Whether you’re relaxing and catching up on your favorite TV show, or having a dinner party with friends, a bottle of wine can brighten up your evening! At Arcadia Run, we are happy to offer Wine Wednesday’s twice a month for residents at our beautiful clubhouse! Bring a friend, significant other, or just yourself and meet your neighbors while enjoying different types of wine. If you’re new to the wine scene and interested in learning more, here are some wine facts and tips before you go:

Red and White

Lets start at the beginning. Most people develop a preference for red wine or white wine over time. The good news is there’s no wrong choice! White wine is made from white grapes, and can range from sweet to dry. Popular types of white wine include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling.

Red wine is made from red grapes, and tends to be more robust in flavor than white wine due to the different technique used to make it. Popular types of red wine include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Malbec.

World of Wine

When one thinks of quality wine, places such as France, Italy, and Australia usually come to mind first. These countries have been making wine for a very long time, and produce some of the best wine in the world. However, great wine can be found right here in the United States! California, Oregon, and even Virginia are known for their delicious wines. Check out where some local Virginia wineries are by visiting https://www.virginiawine.org/.

Tastings

One of the best ways to sample different wines and figure out what you like is by attending a wine tasting! Wine tastings allow you to sample small pours of different wines, with a professional providing you descriptions of each wine. Get the most out of your wine tasting by drinking lots of water and snacking on some bread and cheese so you can fully enjoy the wine without mixing wine flavors or needing a nap!

Price Point

While it’s nice to save a fancy bottle of wine for a special occasion, drinking good wine doesn’t have to break the bank! The average cost for a bottle of wine will run you only $10-$12, making wine affordable for the casual wine drinker. The experts at Food and Wine put together a list of 150 different wines you can buy for $15 or less! Don’t let people convince you that you need to spend large amounts of money in order to enjoy decent wine.

With all this in mind, mark your calendar for the next Wine Wednesday at Arcadia Run! For more information about Arcadia Run and all of the great amenities, features, and events our community has to offer, visit http://staging.arcadiarun.com/.

Source: http://www.winegeeks.com/articles/18

Apartment Features Renters Adore

As a new apartment home community, Arcadia Run knows how important it is for our residents to have the best experience possible while living here! This is why we have brand new community amenities and luxury apartment features to fit the growing needs of apartment renters. Take a look below at what we concluded to be the top features that renters adore!