Predicting the Most Sought-After Apartment Amenities in 2018

As apartment communities cater more and more to a modern lifestyle that requires additional conveniences than in previous years, renters begin to put more features and amenities on their must-haves list. In 2017, National Apartment Association gathered data giving insights in to the modern apartment renter and what they will be looking for when choosing a community in 2018. If you’re looking for a new apartment in Manassas, VA, see how Arcadia Run stacks up to the current list of the most sought-after amenities as told by Real Estate Weekly.

 

Package system

With the popularity of online retailers at an all-time high, and many people using online delivery services for everyday needs, this should come at no surprise to all of you Amazon lovers out there. Arcadia Run makes it easy for our residents with a package concierge service.

 

Being online

In a day where internet is now a necessity for most jobs and many types of communication, it is no wonder that being connected is so sought after by apartment renters today. Not only is it easy to gain access to internet services in your new apartment home at Arcadia Run, but our clubhouse also has a cyber café where residents can use our desktop computers and printer for free!

 

Beauty and The Building

See what we did there? More and more, renters are not only looking for great amenities and a great location, but the importance of having a visually appealing apartment is becoming higher one everyone’s lists. With phenomenons like Pinterest and Instagram, #apartmentgoals are more relevant than ever.

 

Parking

Especially with apartment communities or buildings in large cities or crowded suburbs, parking can be a rare amenity for renters today. At Arcadia Run, our open parking policy ensures that all of our residents have room for their cars, and also have room for guests to visit without the hassle of guest passes.

 

Fitness center

According to the National Renters Association, more than 80% of renters across the United States want a fitness facility in their apartment community. Not only do we have two specialized fitness center rooms for all of your workout needs, but Arcadia Run also offers free weekly fitness classes to residents!

 

Pet-Friendly

For anyone who has a pet, any apartment community that is not pet-friendly would automatically be crossed off the list. Luckily, Arcadia Run is one of the most pet-friendly communities in the area, creating a hub of puppy friends to be made in 2018.

 

Did we mention that all of these apartment amenities, services, and features are exclusively for Arcadia Run residents? Stop by for a visit today to experience what could be your brand new lifestyle here at Arcadia Run!

 

Sources: rew-online.com

 

 

 

Stay Cool at the Pool With These Summer Must-Haves

The hot days of summer are here at Arcadia Run and if you need us, we’ll be spending our days lounging by the resort-style pool! You really don’t need much to enjoy a day at the pool, but we’ve found some items for your pool bag that once you try, you won’t be able to live without for the rest of the summer. Check out some of our new favorite pool must-haves below!

 

Towel Clips

No need to worry about readjusting your towel every time you rotate to tan, or making sure it doesn’t fly away in the breeze. These towel clips will keep your towel in place, and come in a variety of fun shapes and sizes! At a great price, you can pick up a few pairs for yourself or neighbors who you love to hang by the pool with.

 

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Time to turn up the jams! Whether you’re listening to Lorde’s new album or botching the words to Despacito, these speakers will keep the fun going all summer long. Waterproof speakers are a must at the pool, and these will keep working whether a cannonball splashes them or a sudden thunderstorm rolls through.

 

Novelty Pool Floats

We donut hate these cute pool floats! Spend a hot day cooling off in the pool on one of these floats, available in shapes such as donuts, pineapples, or even a flamingo. Get the perfect summer Instagram picture of you and your friends on the swan float and you will be the envy of everyone at the pool.

 

Drink Tumbler

Glass isn’t allowed at the pool, so keep your drinks cold with a plastic or metal tumbler. If you know you are going to get a lot of use out of this tumbler, you can splurge on a Yeti insulated tumbler that will keep your drink cold all afternoon! If you’re looking for a deal, check out these tumblers on Amazon that come in every possible size and color. If there is no room in your pool bag for a tumbler, no worries! You can always grab some water at the Clubhouse, or take a few steps back to your apartment home.

 

Waterproof Phone Pouch

The pool is for you to go swimming, not your phone! Don’t be afraid to take your phone to pool with a waterproof pouch. They will keep your phone and any other electronics safe from the water, even if you accidentally drop them in the pool. Spending a few dollars on one of these bags is a much better alternative than replacing your phone altogether!

 

The best part about the pool at Arcadia Run is that you can bring whatever you want and you’re sure to have a great time! Learn more about Arcadia Run Apartments all we have to offer by visiting us online.

Our Top Poolside Reads for Summer 2017

We’re just a few weeks away from Memorial Day Weekend 2017 and you know what that means: the re-opening of the pool at Arcadia Run! Bring on the lazy summer days spent poolside with friends, splashing around with the kids, or laying in the shade with a great book. It can be hard to decide on what book to choose, but we’ve decided to give you a list of our favorites to help make it easier! All you need to enjoy this summer at Arcadia Run is a spot by the pool and a book to read!

 

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies was the show that everyone was talking about this spring, but did you know it was a book first? Don’t worry about trying to binge watch all the episodes; you’ll be hooked from the first chapter! Murder, intrigue, sassy housewives…this is the perfect book for an afternoon at the pool.

 

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

From the author who brought us ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ comes another thought provoking story about the real life problems that exist in today’s society. Follow along as Ruth, a nurse in Connecticut, deals with racism, privilege, and how one determines the justice of it all in this book that you won’t be able to put down.

 

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Don’t let the title scare you! Think less numbers and scientific equations, and think more about questions that people ask themselves. How do we fit within the universe? What does it all mean? Tyson breaks down some of the most complex and interesting aspects of our world into quick chapters that are easy to understand and will be perfect for contemplating under the sun this summer.

 

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

Calling all lovers of HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper! Chip and Jojo, the amazing husband and wife team taking over Waco, Texas, decided that a TV show wasn’t enough and put pen to paper to bring to life their entire story. From how they met, to their first fixer upper, with plenty of photos, you’ll fall in love with this book and rush to catch the next episode of their show!

 

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Hawkins gripped you with her novel ‘The Girl on the Train’ (also a movie with Emily Blunt) and does it again with ‘Into the Water.’ With twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very last page, your friends will be begging to borrow this book when you’re done with it!

 

We’re excited to kick off our summer with the opening of the pool over Memorial Day Weekend! Check out everything else Arcadia Run has to offer this summer by visit www.arcadiarun.com .

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!

Making The Most of Your Time in the Fitness Center

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Last year we were excited to bring exclusive resident amenities to all of our amazing residents here at Arcadia Run, and love introducing new residents to them everyday. The Fitness Center is just one of the amenities that is located in our award-winning Clubhouse, and it is a resident favorite! If you haven’t yet experienced the Fitness Center, or would like to start your fitness journey, here are a few tips to make the most of your time in the Fitness Center!

 

Set goals for yourself: Figure out what is motivating you and set goals to accomplish so you can measure your success. It can be anything from weight loss to improving your mile time, or just keeping up regularly with workouts. If you’ve already had a consistent routine going for a while, you can still make small goals! When you complete a goal, take the time to reward yourself.

 

Make a few upbeat playlists: There is nothing like good music to really get your workout going. Make playlists with songs that pump you up and will keep you motivated through your entire workout.

 

Get a schedule down: Create a schedule to that will work best with everything else that is going on in your life, like school or work. As you continue to figure out what works best for you, adjust your schedule to fit into your busy lifestyle. Remember; don’t push yourself to work out every single day or for too long because it can lead injuries or exhaustion.

 

Attend a FREE fitness class: Here at Arcadia Run, we have weekly fitness classes with Power for Life Fitness that are free for our residents! These fitness classes are a great way to meet people who also enjoy working out and can help you reach your goals. Classes include Yoga every Monday, Cardio Sculpt every Wednesday, and Boot camp/Kickboxing every Friday. Stay up to date with the schedule on our Facebook page.

 

Mix up your routine: Because not every cardio machine or weight machine will work with your fitness goals, our Fitness Center offers many different machines to choose from. The cardio room is complete with bikes, treadmills, and ellipticals, while the weight room has a large variety of machines to work every part of your body. Adding a variety of activities to your workout plan will make it more fun!

 

Now that you have a plan, head on over to the Fitness Center to get started on your fitness journey! If you’re interested in renting a new apartment home so that you can take advantage of the exclusive resident amenities here at Arcadia Run, visit arcadiarun.com.

Tour the Award-Winning Clubhouse at Arcadia Run!

From the moment you begin to approach the Clubhouse at Arcadia Run, there is no question that inside is something amazing! The Clubhouse is where our residents get to enjoy community amenities, attend events, and hang out with other Arcadia Run residents. Let us walk you through our award-winning clubhouse in this photo tour below!

When you walk into the lobby of the Clubhouse it is similar to entering a grandiose hotel, with high ceilings and columns lining the entranceway. Directly to your right are the leasing offices of our amazing staff that work day in and day out to ensure our residents have the best experience while living here at Arcadia Run.

If you look to the left, you will see Arcadia Run’s movie theater, complete with comfy lounge chairs, a bar for eating, and a huge movie screen for our Movie Matinee nights or football Sundays!

Straight ahead is just one of the resident lounge areas, featuring a beautiful double-sided stone fireplace and plenty of seating for you and your friends.

On the right side of the lounge is our multimedia center, with computers and desk space for you to utilize while you are studying or getting some work done.

On the left side of the lounge is our bar area and kitchen, where we have wine nights, holiday/resident parties, etc.

Down the right corridor you will find our state of the art Fitness Center. The Fitness Center is made up of two separate rooms: one room with cardio machines and one room with weight and toning machines. The Fitness Center is complete with flat screen TVs and wall-to-wall mirrors to make sure your form is on point. We also can’t forget about the fitness classes that are free for Arcadia Run residents!

As you approach the back of the Clubhouse, you won’t be able to miss our beautiful outdoor patio spaces and resort-style pool through the panoramic windows. The patio spaces are complete with fireplaces and lounge furniture, which makes for a great place to enjoy breezy summer nights.

Our resort-style pool is by far the centerpiece of the Clubhouse, with pool chairs, umbrellas, and even a fountain lining the perimeter.

To the right of the pool is a playground including slides, swings, and a jungle gym, with an adjacent fire-pit for those days when the s’mores are calling your name.

To the left of the pool is a ball court, perfect for an intense neighborhood basketball game, or a solo practice session to work on your free throws.

We know from these photos that the Clubhouse looks beautiful, but even photos can’t do it justice! Stop by Arcadia Run today to tour our Clubhouse and see some of the many reasons our residents love living here! Visit arcadiarun.com for more information or to schedule a tour of our new apartment home community here in Manassas, VA!  

Pack a Bag for the Perfect Pool Day at Arcadia Run!

Nothing is worse than getting to the pool and realizing you left a crucial item in your brand new apartment home. We have put together a master list of everything you will need to pack when you decide that today is the day you will spend lounging by the resort-style pool at Arcadia Run! Check out our bag of pool day essentials below:

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Summer at Arcadia Run

There’s nothing quite like the warm, sunny, endless days of summer. We’re hoping that you make this the best one yet during our summer of fun at Arcadia Run! We offer gorgeous apartment homes with amazing amenities right here in Manassas, Virginia, so you don’t have to look far for summer fun! From the shimmering waters of our pool to our state-of-the-art fitness center, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here at Arcadia Run. Check out a few of our ideas for getting the most out of you summer!

Marco, Polo

What’s that you hear? That’s the sound of our resort-style swimming pool calling to you! If you have kids, load them up with sunscreen and snacks and head out for a fun day at the pool. Get them splashing away in the pool while you relax on one of our comfortable lounge seats. Our pool is also the perfect place to spend a Saturday with friends!

Get in Summer Shape

Getting in shape and working on your fitness has never been easier when you live at Arcadia Run! Our state of the art fitness center features both a cardio room and weight room perfect for a quick workout or a more intense training session. We have also partnered with Power for Life fitness to offer different classes and training right here at our gym!

Wine Wednesday’s

Grab a couple of friends or plan a fun date night and join us for one of our Wine Wednesday’s! We offer a fun, relaxing night at our clubhouse for residents twice a month that features different wines and the chance to meet your neighbors. If you aren’t a wine connoisseur, no problem! Brush up on some of the wine basics with one of our recent blogs on what you should know about wine.

Host a Party

Summer is the perfect time to host friends or family for a get together at your Arcadia Run apartment home! Open the door to your balcony or patio and enjoy a warm summer evening with some delicious food and great company. Hosting a family game night or having another couple over for dinner is a great way to pass a summer’s night. Our open floor plans and over-sized kitchens ensure that there will be enough room for everyone!

Night at the Fire Pit

While the summer days may be warm, the nights can be cool! Join us for a relaxing night around our fire pit, which provides a warm, welcoming outdoor space for our residents at Arcadia Run! Have a date night underneath the stars, or strike up a conversation with your neighbors.

For more information about our apartment homes and all the great amenities at Arcadia Run, visit our website!