In 2017, Apartment Communities Are Raising The Bar for Apartment Living

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In today’s world, apartment dwellers are looking for more than just a place to live; they are looking for a lifestyle. To meet the expectations of the modern apartment renter, apartment communities are striving to bring more and more unparalleled features and amenities to their residents. To many, renting an apartment in a community with all of the bells and whistles is far better than owning a home, because of the many benefits and conveniences that go along with renting.

The young generation of recent college grads who prefer renting is growing at a rapid rate, and even seniors are moving towards giving up permanent digs for new and modern apartment homes. Everyone has certain lifestyle needs they want met, and renting fulfills many different needs for different people. Whether it is frequent moving, less upkeep, or a downsized household, modern apartment communities are fitting the bill for many types of households.

Unlike older apartment communities, new establishments like Arcadia Run are identifying common lifestyle needs and wants of today. By identifying these, communities are able to implement both apartment features and community amenities to entice those who seek an easier lifestyle provided by where they live.

New and modern apartment homes offer luxuries other than just living accommodations, like ample storage space and upgraded kitchen features. At Arcadia Run, our apartment homes solve the problem of storage by providing multiple closets in every apartment home, including walk-in closets and a ton of kitchen cabinet space. Our modern designs provide ample outlets to plug in all of your electronics, a personal washer/dryer so you don’t have to leave to do laundry, and an open design to fit a modern lifestyle.

Amenities provided to residents in new apartment communities offer a more active and social lifestyle. Outdoor community amenities like our ball court, playground, resort-style pool, and patio spaces create a universal space where neighbors can meet, relax and socialize. The Clubhouse at Arcadia Run serves as a central hub for community events and a gathering space where residents can work out, watch movies, grab a cocktail, or study.

No matter what age you are, if you are looking for an apartment community that provides a social, active, and convenient lifestyle, look no further than Arcadia Run!

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

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!




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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!

Reasons to Love the New Clubhouse at Arcadia Run

We can’t get enough of the new luxury clubhouse at Arcadia Run! If you haven’t seen the clubhouse and all of the amazing features in it, now is the time to stop by. Take a look at just some reasons to love the new clubhouse here at Arcadia Run!

The amazing interiors  

The modern rustic style of the clubhouse gives it a sophisticated look but a warm and welcoming feel. If you are having trouble decorating your new apartment home, stop by the clubhouse for some cool design inspiration!

Another space to socialize

With so many spaces in the clubhouse, there is more than one way to hang out with friends and family. Hold a gathering to watch a football game in one of the lounges or entertain friends in the bar area.

It’s easy to get some work done

With technology being everything these days, we know that our residents value accessibility to it. With state of the art computers in the main lounge, and even a conference room, you have everything you need for a hard days work.

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The spacious & modern fitness center

Often gyms feel dirty or cramped and you feel like you can’t get a good workout. Our fitness center is new, clean, and equipped with modern cardio and circuit machines for quality exercise time.

A fireplace on the porch? Yes please!

The porch behind the clubhouse is a great place to relax and watch some television or just chat by the fireplace. It’s good to go out and get some fresh air, even if you are still sitting on a couch.

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You can relax or play outside

In the summer months, our residents get to enjoy the resort-style pool with lounge chairs and umbrellas. On either sides of the pool, you will find ball courts, a playground, and even a fire pit!

The theater room

Want the feel of a movie theater without going too far? Great! We had a state of the art theater put into our clubhouse so you can enjoy your own movies on the big screen!

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For more information on Arcadia Run, or additional photos of our clubhouse and amenities, visit!