Immediately Feel At Home in Your New Apartment


Sometimes it can take a while for that ‘brand new’ feeling to go away when you move into a new place. At Arcadia Run, we want you to feel comfortable right away in your new apartment home! We’ve come up with a few easy ways to help ease the transition into a new apartment, and will have you feeling right at home in no time.

Set up your bed

There’s nothing like falling asleep in your own bed after the end of a long day. If you’ve just moved into a new apartment home, your bed should be one of the first things you set up. The familiar feel and look of your pillows and blankets will make your bedroom seem cozy and homey right away. Plus, there’s nothing wrong with a little mid-moving nap!

Easy décor       

Don’t worry about decorating your whole apartment right away. If you want to feel more at home, hang up pictures of your friends and family. Seeing friendly faces while you’re busy unpacking the rest of your belongings will make you feel right at home! In addition to photos, pull out those items that have special meaning to you. Whether it’s a jewelry box, your favorite books, or even a tea kettle, you’ll feel more comfortable having those items in sight in your new apartment home.

Get connected

One of the best things to do as you get settled is to have all of your technology needs taken care of. Make sure to call ahead to have your Internet and cable set up for when you move in. There’s nothing better than taking a nice relaxing Netflix break for an hour (or 3) when you’re unpacking! With your Internet set up, you’ll even be able to upload photos to your social media profiles of your new Arcadia Run apartment home.


The best way to get acquainted with a new apartment and a new area is to go exploring! Head on over to our clubhouse and explore our fitness center, theatre, and dream about future days lounging at the pool. If you ever have questions about where something is located, or the resident conveniences located in the Clubhouse, our leasing team is always around to give you the tour!

Arcadia Run is in a great location right here in Manassas, minutes from Jiffy Lube Live, Manassas Mall, and plenty of dining and shopping options. You’ll feel right at home when you find your new coffee spot, or start hitting our gym every week.

We are so glad that you are now a part of the Arcadia Run community! Check out more of our great amenities by visiting us online.


6 Need-to-Know Tips to Make Your Guests Feel at Home


Summer is here and chances are that friends and family will want to come visit you at your new apartment home at Arcadia Run! Although the apartment homes here are very spacious, the reality is that you probably don’t have a spare guest room for weekend visitors to claim. Thanks to one of our favorite apartment lifestyle sites, Apartment Therapy, we have collected some of the best tips for hosting guests in your apartment home!

Tip #1: Give them a spot for their luggage

Sometimes it can be a bit awkward having your guest’s belongings scattered throughout the apartment while they are visiting. You can eliminate this by giving them a space, such as a closet or dresser, which can be just theirs while they are staying at your place. At Arcadia Run, it will be easy to find a space with the plenty closets and storage in each apartment home.

Tip #2: Supply some necessities

Since guests will most likely be sleeping in a common room of your apartment home, make it feel more like a bedroom by putting a table tray where an end table would normally be. Fill this tray with things like water, a candle, tissues, alarm clock, and even a pair of socks in case they get chilly. Your guests will appreciate that you thought of everything they would grab for the moment they wake up in the morning.

Tip #3: Plan ahead

It is always a good idea to plan activities and meals ahead of time so that you are prepared when your guests arrive. The entire visit will be more relaxing for you and your guests, and they will appreciate your effort for making them feel so welcomed into your home!

Tip #4: Stock your home

Because your guests won’t have a ton of space to themselves, you can make up for this with proper supplies. When we say “supplies” we don’t mean toilet paper. We are talking about the good stuff, like snacks, drinks, movies, and games. This will give you and your guests a lot to do and you will spend less time running errands and more time enjoying each other’s company.

Tip #5: Buy a quality guest bed

If you plan to host guests frequently at your apartment home, it may be wise to invest in a great guest bed. We suggest taking a look at buying a nice sleeper sofa or a high quality air mattress. With guest beds like these, you won’t have to struggle with the idea of giving up your own comfy bed for the couch!

Tip #6: Let them help you

Often times, guests will offer to help you cook or clean and you may be tempted to say “No thanks, I got this.” The truth is, if you let your guests pitch in with some of the daily chores, it can be a great time for bonding and they will probably feel better that you are willing to include them in whatever it is you are doing; even if it requires some elbow grease. Plus – everything will get done that much faster!

With a little bit of planning and thoughtfulness, hosting guests at your apartment home will be a breeze. With all of the great amenities and things to do here at Arcadia Run, there won’t be a shortage of activities! To schedule your tour of our amazing community, visit