The Best Dog Breeds to Own in an Apartment Home

Unlike many apartment home communities, Arcadia Run allows our residents to have pets, as we want to offer you the best experience possible! If living a fulfilled life includes coming home to your pet everyday, we are excited to let you know that this is possible at Arcadia Run. As many of us already know there are certain dog breeds that are best when living in an apartment home, and we want to share some of them with you below!

Bichon Frise: Ask anyone who owns a Bichon Frise, these dogs are typically the perfect size for an apartment home, and although playful, they do not bark as often as other small breeds.

Maltese: If you want a dog, but don’t want the hassle of cleaning up dog hair, this breed is the perfect fit. Maltese’s do not shed and are very affectionate towards owners, so they make great companions!

Boston Terrier: Because of their compact size, this breed is perfect for apartment living, but they do need plenty of walking, as they are very energetic from time to time.

Havanese: Another small dog, Havanese do not shed and are very snuggly and clingy with owners. Although this breed generally prefers lounging around inside, they are still very playful, but not overly jumpy or yappy.

Chihuahua: Although all of the dogs on our list are quite small, this one takes the cake. With little need for exercise, and a great relationship with their owner, a Chihuahua may be the best dog breed for you!

Pug: If you travel a lot, or are often times away from your apartment home, this would not be the best breed since they can be clingy. A loyal breed, Pugs are quiet, quite lazy, and very small!

Toy Fox Terrier: A very intelligent breed, Toy Fox Terriers are very easy to train and are small enough for any apartment. They love to cuddle and depending on the personality, may not need a ton of regular exercise besides short walks.

Daschund: The cuteness of this breed alone is enough to convince us that they would make a perfect pet for anyone, but their small size helps too. With short legs, it is easy to exercise this dog inside or outside.

French Bulldog: This is another breed that rarely barks unless given a reason to, and they are compact for apartment dwellers. They are very playful and do best with lots of human contact.

Before bringing your dog home to Arcadia Run, be sure to contact our leasing office for more information on specific breed and weight restrictions! Our pet friendly apartment home community is sure to be a great fit for you and your pup, so stop by today for a tour and to get even more information about leasing a brand new apartment home!


Host a Rockin’ NYE At Your Arcadia Run Apartment Home

Hosting people for the holidays can be stressful, but New Years Eve is one of the most fun nights of the year! It is a time to celebrate the year that has just gone by and look forward to the year ahead. There is no better place to ring in the New Year than your Arcadia Run apartment home! If you’re planning to host a New Years Eve party this year, check out some of our tips for hosting the most rockin’ party ever!

Stock Up          

When hosting a New Years Eve party, it’s always good to be prepared! Make sure you have enough drink ware and food for everyone, plus extras in case a few people show up who originally couldn’t make it. Our spacious kitchens offer plenty of space for food and drinks, especially some celebratory champagne!

Clean Up

Tidy up the areas where most people will be congregating, such as the kitchen and the living room. Set aside a room or a closet to hold everyone’s coats, as it’s sure to be chilly out. In addition, make sure you have plenty of trash bags on hand for cleaning up after everyone leaves.


If your apartment home is still decorated from the holidays, then you won’t have to spend too much time on decorating! To add some New Years Eve sparkle, just light a few candles or add some gold and silver accents. Ask friends to bring some noisemakers or even balloons!


There are many television programs and movies to watch on New Years Eve, but you won’t want to spend the whole evening staring at the TV. Ask everyone to recount his or her favorite memory from the previous year, or what his or her funniest New Years Eve story is. If people are not into making New Years resolutions, ask them one place they want to travel to in 2017. Before you know it, it will be time to watch the ball drop!

Whether or not you make any 2017 resolutions, the New Year is a great time to finally make the move to Arcadia Run! Contact us today to learn how you can move into a new apartment home in the New Year.

25 Days of Amenities at Arcadia Run – Part 2

Welcome to the second part of our 25 Days of Amenities blog! If you missed the first part, check it out here: 25 Days of Amenities Part 1

  1. Wine Wednesdays: Every other Wednesday, residents meet in the Clubhouse for Wine Wednesday! The agenda includes tasting a variety of wines and snacking on finger foods like cheese and crackers. Some of our residents even provide entertainment with an acoustic guitar and singing!
  1. 24/7 Hospitality bar: Because our Clubhouse is accessible to residents 24 hours / 7 days a week, this also allows 24/7 access to our hospitality bar, including complimentary coffee and tea.
  1. Jiffy Lube Live: Although this amenity is not on-site here at Arcadia Run, it might as well be! Just about 3.5 miles from Arcadia Run is Northern Virginia’s premier outdoor music venue. With a variety of large name artists playing concerts throughout the warmer months, there is no shortage of entertainment!
  1. Seasonal Events: In addition to fitness classes, wine Wednesdays, football tailgates, etc., our amazing staff plan seasonal events to bring the community together. Today, residents will gather for the annual Arcadia Run holiday party from 12-4pm!
  1. Cardio Room: If you’re looking for a great workout, look no further than the cardio room in our Fitness Center to get you started! With treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes galore, this room is a favorite among our residents, and is also used for our fitness classes!
  1. Open parking policy: While many apartment communities require parking permits or have limited spots, Arcadia Run has an open parking policy. This means your guests can visit without worrying about a towed vehicle, and you can park wherever you want!
  1. Outdoor patio: Our multiple outdoor patios around the Clubhouse exterior are perfect for any type of occasion! There are tables, couches, TVs, and even a fireplace! The outdoor pool is also surrounded by a beautiful terrace with tables and a grill.
  1. Walking/biking trails: If you have not experienced the fall season in Northern VA, there is truly nothing like it. The nearby walking and biking trails are going to be vital in maintaining your New Year’s fitness resolutions!
  1. Ball courts: No need to drive to the nearest school to shoot some hoops, when you have a brand new ball court just steps away from your apartment home!
  1. Clubhouse kitchen/bar: Many of our events take place in this part of the Clubhouse, where there is a beautifully designed demonstration kitchen, complete with barstools and additional lounging areas.
  1. 24-hour emergency maintenance: We want you to have access to the best maintenance crew out there, so our on-site maintenance building allows us to assist your emergency maintenance needs 24/7! For more information about this service, contact our leasing office.
  1. Weight room: In addition to our beautiful cardio room that overlooks the Arcadia Run patio and pool area, we also have a weight and toning room for even more options to add to your workout.

If you don’t think our 25 Days of Amenities have convinced you to move to Arcadia Run, stop by for a tour and see for yourself why our new apartment home community is the best around!

25 Days of Amenities at Arcadia Run – Part 1

If you’ve been following along with our 25 Days of Amenities on our Facebook page, we have now gathered each day into two blog posts so you can read all about our amenities in one place. Below, learn more about just some of the amenities that our beautiful apartment home community has to offer here at Arcadia Run!

  1. Clubhouse: Our brand new clubhouse is at the center of our community and is home to many of the other amenities here at Arcadia Run!
  2. Package concierge: In our Clubhouse you will find a handy dandy flat screen TV, which is part of our package concierge. It tells you if you have a package to pick up based on your apartment number.
  3. Playground: Apartment homes aren’t just for college students or adults, we also have families that live here! Our playground features all of the bells and whistles your kids would want, like swings, slides, and seesaws.
  4. Theatre: Yes, you read that right! In our Clubhouse, you will find a theatre with large lounge chairs and a tabletop/bar so you can enjoy your favorite snacks while you watch a movie or a football game.
  5. Lounges: Couches, tables, and chairs galore, you will never run out of space to hang out with your friends and neighbors in the Clubhouse.
  6. Media Center: If you need to surf the web or find a nice place to study, our media center is equipped with computers and free printing for residents!
  7. Fireplaces: Warm up in front of our stone fireplaces in the Clubhouse for a relaxing evening reading a good book.
  8. On-site Leasing Office: If you have any problems or questions while living at Arcadia Run, our leasing office is open 7 days a week and our wonderful staff are always available!
  9. Fitness classes: The New Year is quickly approaching and what better way to get in shape than with free fitness classes hosted by Power for Life Fitness? Visit our Facebook for the full December schedule of events.
  10. Private conference room: For all of your important meetings, or not so important meetings, we have a private conference room right in our Clubhouse. Contact our property manager to reserve it today!
  11. Resort-style pool: Although summer is long gone, we are almost halfway to Summer 2017! Our resort-style pool is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day or put in some laps.
  12. “Away from home” services: If you’re going away for a long weekend, don’t fret! Sign up for our “away from home” services so your cat and Fred the fern are both taken care of while you’re gone.
  13. Fire pit: Don’t you ever just get the itch eat a few s’mores? We get it too. Our on-site fire pit is perfect for evening get-togethers roasting marshmallows with your neighbors.

Stay tuned for the rest of our 25 Days of Amenities in Part 2 of this blog series, coming next week!