Must-Dos When Touring An Apartment Community

When you are visiting apartment communities, it’s exciting to know that a new beginning is in your future! While there are some obvious things you will do on your visits, like tour the apartments and amenities, you may forget about other important factors if you feel overwhelmed or too excited during your visit. Because we want you to be fully prepared and certain that Arcadia Run is right for you, take a look at our must-dos when touring an apartment community!

Get to know the features

Before you even arrive at an apartment community, make sure you have a list of what you are looking for in an apartment home. When you tour the model apartment, be sure to ask questions about standard features, the different types of floorplans available, and any policies for the units. Arcadia Run’s apartment homes are among the best in the area, with modern features, appliances, an in-unit washer and dryer, and more storage space than many apartment communities today.

Discover the amenities

We know that an apartment home will probably be the most important thing contributing to your decision, but the amenities are a big factor to consider as well! At Arcadia Run, visitors have been blown away by our modern amenities time and time again, and we know you will be too! Our new amenities include a resort-style pool, ball court, large fitness center, lounges, theater, playground, and so much more! The most important part of discovering the amenities is to be observant so that you have the chance to bring up any questions you may have.

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Learn about maintenance

You don’t want to move into an apartment community without knowing that the management has your back when it comes to apartment repairs. No matter how new an apartment building is, there is always the chance that an emergency repair could be needed. At Arcadia Run, we have 24/7, emergency maintenance on call, so you can live worry-free and remain safe in your new apartment home.

Talk to some of the residents

The best way to get to know an apartment community is to speak to residents who already live there! While you are exploring the amenities and beautifully landscaped grounds at Arcadia Run, strike up a conversation. Ask residents to share their favorite things about the community, what kinds of social events take place, how long they have lived there, etc. Our residents here at Arcadia Run are truly some of the best around.


Sit down with the leasing staff

You might feel shy or hesitant to ask questions about the community and apartment homes, but this is what our amazing leasing staff is here for! At Arcadia Run, you can schedule an appointment with any of our leasing staff professionals who are always willing to help with any questions or concerns you may have. Take some time to get to know them and sit down to discuss your wants and needs for things like floor plans, living with a pet, etc.

Learn about conveniences provided

Apartment living is popular because of the amazing conveniences that this lifestyle offers! Arcadia Run goes above and beyond to make sure that living in our new apartment home community means less time worrying and more time enjoying. Some of our conveniences include a school bus stop on site, an open parking policy, easy online rent paying services, a mail concierge, 24-hour cyber café with free printer and coffee bar, and more.

Explore the neighborhood

Sure, you can visit our website and see some of the nearby restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues on a map, but there is nothing like getting to know the area first-hand. Drive around the Gateway Center and Promenade Commons to discover your favorite new stores, or take a quick drive to Downtown Manassas to soak in some history and try a few local eats.


If you’re ready to come visit Arcadia Run and find out why this is the perfect apartment community for you, schedule and appointment online or give us a call!

Myth vs. Fact: Apartment Living Edition

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You may have listened to your friends complain about their apartment homes or heard the horror stories from your parents. Today we are here to explain why some of the common beliefs about apartment living are just not true here at Arcadia Run! Ignore everything you have heard and take a look at the myths and facts below as we set the record straight!


Myth: There is no storage space.

Fact: At Arcadia Run, each apartment home has ample storage space so you don’t end up spending extra money on off-site storage. Each spacious apartment comes with multiple closets, including walk-ins, and large designer cabinets, so that you don’t have to sacrifice bringing any of your belongings to your new apartment home!


Myth: You never meet your neighbors.

Fact: If there was ever an apartment community where you get to know your neighbors very well, it would be here at Arcadia Run! Our new and modern amenities, in conjunction with weekly resident events, make sure that our residents feel a part of a close-knit community, where they can meet forever friends and maintain great relationships with the familiar faces they see every day!


Myth: Parking is a hassle.

Fact: The Arcadia Run community was designed for convenience in more ways than one, including an open parking policy. Whether you are coming to tour the Arcadia Run community, or you already live here and are hosting guests for the weekend, you can park anywhere, anytime!


Myth: A maintenance request takes forever to get resolved.

Fact: Take it from the current residents here at Arcadia Run: we take all maintenance requests very seriously. In addition to resolving all requests in a timely manner, we have 24/7 emergency maintenance services for those times when a problem or issue cannot be ignored for another second!


Myth: It is difficult to find an apartment that allows pets.

Fact: At Arcadia Run, our community is very pet friendly! Many of our residents live with pets, and you will frequently see owners walking dogs around the community. If you’re considering getting a furry friend to live with you in your new apartment home, check out our blog to learn about the best apartment dog breeds!


Myth: Apartment living is cramped.

Fact: Our new apartment homes here at Arcadia Run are very spacious and give you more than enough space to live comfortably! With seven different floor plan options to choose from, our experienced staff can help you choose the best one to fit your needs. Additionally, our large Clubhouse provides even more space for you to hang out, relax, and have a change of scenery!


Now that we have changed your mind about apartment living, come on over to Arcadia Run for a tour of our community here in Manassas, VA!


Dixie Power Trio Comes To Town

Break out the picnic basket, strap on your boots and get ready to listen to some New Orleans rock n’ roll. The Dixie Power Trio is performing Saturday, August 17, at the Center for the Arts. Each Saturday during summer, the Center for the Arts partners with Micron Technology Foundation, the City of Manassas and the Harris Pavilion to offer free concerts to the public. A variety of popular folk, rock, country and more play each Saturday evening, giving the community an opportunity to connect over great music, food and fun.

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This Saturday The Dixie Power Trio is bringing their Louisiana style beats to Harris Pavilion. Inspired from New Orleans, the “trio” is actually made of four men: jazz musician Zack Smith, tubist Andy Kochenour, guitarist Chuck Underwood, and drummer Byron McWilliams. The trio has been playing clubs, concerts and schools for over two decades. Borrowing tunes from Led Zeppelin, the Ramones and Chuck Berry, the group has a knack for mixing rock n’ roll with a spice of Cajun.
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The Washington Post describes the trio as, “a class menagerie of tunes…from Lou Reed to Louis Armstrong, The Beatles to Led Zeppelin, Dr. John to The Neville Brothers. They call it Dixieland music for the 21st century, but it’s worth hearing now!”.

For information about the artists, click the link below:

What: Summer Concert Series

When: Saturday, August 17

Where: Harris Pavilion, 9116 Center Street, Manassas

Time: 6:30pm

Rain or shine!

Directions from Arcadia Run:

1. Head southeast on Wellington Rd. toward Virginia Meadows Dr.
2. Turn right onto VA-234 S/Prince William Pkwy
3. Take the VA-28 N ramp to Manassas
4. Merge onto Nokesville Rd
5. Continue onto Center St. Harris Pavilion will be on the right.

For more information about the Summer Sounds Concert Series, visit

Resident Life at Arcadia Run in Manassas, VA

At Arcadia Run, it’s all about modern living and getting use to having more. We express that lifestyle through the features and amenities that let our residents enjoy the finer things in life.

Within your apartment, you will enjoy the life of a gourmet chef right in your kitchen with the granite countertops and designer cabinets. You now can put on a lavish dinner parties for all your friends and impress any guest that comes to your home.

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However, it doesn’t stop there. Outside your apartment home, there are activities galore to keep up with your active lifestyles.

For the athletes, there are jogging trails that offer ways to stay fit and keep on top of your workouts. You can also bring a group of friends to the basketball courts and play a pick-up game to stay happy and healthy!

The fun doesn’t stop there though, because in 2014, a new resort-style swimming pool will be added to the apartments and our residents will enjoy swimming and tanning at the pool as if they were on vacation! Watch out for the pool parties coming to Manassas!

With such a wealth of activities at Arcadia Run, it makes you wonder why you would live anywhere else!

You’re Invited to the Taste of Prince William Block Party July 13!

On July 13, the whole community is coming to Arcadia Run Apartments to celebrate Prince William County, and this is an event you don’t want to miss.

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The Taste of Prince William Block Party, held July 13 from 12 pm to 4 pm, will show off the best of what makes this community great: it will host more than 30 local businesses and vendors, and have tons of free food and drinks. And bring the kids, because the block party will also have a moon bounce, face painting and music! Grab some cotton candy, slide down the massive bounce house or check out some of the great clubs that you can join in the community. Local band West on 66 will be providing live entertainment, so this is going to be an afternoon that’s all about Prince William and we couldn’t be more excited.

Some of the businesses and groups coming to Prince William include the Nokesville Volunteer Fire Department, Top Choice Pet Care and Origami Owl! You can find a full list and RSVP to the event here.

But wait, there’s more! Arcadia Run will also be holding a sweepstakes for block party attendees and the winner gets a $250 Visa gift card! And the rules are simple: “Like” Arcadia Run on Facebook and check back every day between July 8-12 to answer daily clues about local businesses. Every correct answer puts you in the running for a $25 gift card from the featured local business and makes you eligible for the $250 Visa gift card.

Don’t forget, this event is free and open to the public, so whether you come the whole time or just for some popcorn, be sure to make it out to the Taste of Prince William Block Party! We can’t wait to see you!


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