Free Summer Concerts in August at The Harris Pavilion


One of the most popular events for music lovers during the summer are the outdoor concerts! The Harris Pavilion is home to many concerts and shows held throughout each year to entertain residents and visitors alike! It has been one of the most featured landmarks in Historic Downtown Manassas for many years. From April to November, the pavilion hosts events such as concerts, movies, and markets, but during the winter the pavilion is transformed into a local ice-skating rink. With the Harris Pavilion only a short distance away from Arcadia Run, we want you to be informed about the best local concerts this summer – and the best part is – they are free! Take a look at these upcoming concerts in August:

Tuesday, August 18 6-8PM

Take Out Tuesday Concert: Chris Rail – Folk, Americana acoustic

Wednesday, August 19 11:30AM-1:30PM

Wednesday Lunch Concert: Demetrios & Friends — Folk, Americana acoustic

Thursday, August 20 7:30-8:30PM

US Navy Country Current Band Concert

Saturday, August 22 6:30-8PM

Center for the Arts Concert

Sunday, August 23 3-4:30PM

Manassas Symphony Orchestra & Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, August 25 6-8PM

Take Out Tuesday Concert: Pat Quinn – Musicians performing a variety of Americana songs from 60’s to today

The Harris Pavilion hosts events and concerts every week, and summer is the perfect time to take advantage of these free events in the area. The Harris Pavilion can also be rented out for private events if you want to take your summer party to the next level! To learn more about the Harris Pavilion or events happening in Downtown Manassas, go to


Benefits of the Interior Features at Arcadia Run Apartments

With a new apartment home at Arcadia Run, you have to “Get used to getting more!” The features and amenities at Arcadia Run are some of the best around and have many benefits for our residents! Specifically the state of the art interiors, which offer everything to make the most out of your apartment living. From the granite countertops to the large amount of storage space, here are just some benefits of the interior features at Arcadia Run!

Granite kitchen countertops: Granite is sought after as one of the best materials for countertops. It is one of the most visually appealing materials and is not susceptible to scratches or stains. Additionally, it is resistant to heat so that it can be used to place hot pots and pans on.

Storage space: With lots of kitchen cabinets you can easily store all of your cooking essentials. Closet space is also abundant in an Arcadia Run apartment home with select apartments featuring walk-in closets!

Vinyl “hardwood” floors: With the look of natural hardwood flooring, it provides a luxurious feel to the apartments. As opposed to natural hardwood, vinyl protects against stains and spills which provides easy maintenance and cleanup.

Over-sized kitchen: The kitchens featured in our apartments have granite countertops, 42” designer kitchen cabinets, and a great modern feel.  Whether you’re a cooking expert or toast is your specialty, the over-sized kitchens in Arcadia Run apartments make for a great space!

Personal washer/dryer: With the convenience of your own washer and dryer there is no need for waiting your turn or putting on your shoes to leave the apartment! Now, laundry day can also be a cozy day at home.

For more information about the amazing new apartments at Arcadia Run, visit!


How To Make Your Apartment Pet-friendly

For many pet owners, their furry friends are an integral part of the family, and leaving them behind because they’re moving into a brand new apartment is unthinkable. Luckily for pet owners at Arcadia Run, pets are welcome here!* Whether you’re moving into an apartment with Fido already in tow, or are looking to bring a four-legged companion into your apartment for the first time, there are several steps you can take to ensure your new apartment is pet-friendly. ,

Following these tips will help ensure that your apartment is safe and comfortable for dogs and cats:

· Make sure that common household items that are poisonous to pets are properly stored in a place where your pet cannot gain access to them. If you’re unsure what is and is not harmful to pets, check out the ASPCA’s list of top pet toxins of 2013. One well-known example is antifreeze, the smell and taste of which is particularly appealing for cats and dogs but can be fatal. Make sure all potentially hazardous items are located on a high shelf or in a latched cabinet.

· Check for suffocation hazards. For example, if there are chords for blinds or curtains in your apartment, make sure that they’re kept short or clipped up so that pets can’t choke or chew on them. Also be sure to unplug electrical chords when not in use, and make sure there are no chords in loops so your pet doesn’t get tangled. Also, regularly check spaces that the vacuum cleaner can’t reach, such as under the couch, to make sure that there’s nothing on the floor that your dog or cat could find and try to eat.

· Don’t leave human food out on countertops, and eliminate any “ladder” opportunities for pets to gain access to the countertop from the floor. Take out the trash daily and use a trash can with a tight-fitting lid to prevent curious pets from rummaging around. Pets getting into the trash can not only cause a mess in your apartment, but can result in serious health outcomes for your pet – grapes, raisins, coffee grinds, chocolate and sugar-free food can all have potentially fatal outcomes for dogs.

·  Indoor plants can add a great touch to any room in an apartment, but before buying one, make sure that it’s safe for your pet. For example, if you have a cat, you’ll want to avoid lilies – they can cause kidney failure in felines. Before buying any indoor plants, check out the ASPCA’s list of toxic and non-toxic plants.

· Don’t leave the balcony or patio door open, or windows open without any screens. Having a balcony or patio area can be a great feature for apartment renters – just ask our Arcadia Run residents! – but they can pose danger for unwatched cats and small dogs that could fit through spaces in railings, so make sure you don’t leave the door open.

· Make a separate space for your pet. Carving out a space in your apartment just for your pet will help them feel secure in their new surroundings with a space all their own. If you have a dog, place their dog bed, toys and water source in a comfy corner of your apartment. If you’re going to be away all day, consider a pet fountain to keep the water source fresh.

· Even if your furry friend is housebroken or litter box trained, there’s still a chance of them creating a mess in your apartment from accidents and bringing in muck from outside. Stock up on carpet and floor cleaner for any messiness that may arise.

Ensuring your apartment is pet-friendly will make sure that you and your pets can make the most of your new living space. And Arcadia Run residents who have four-legged roommates can enjoy all the benefits of living in beautiful Manassas with their favorite furry companions!

SOURCE: This Old House, ASPCA

*Please talk to a leasing consultant for information on breed restrictions.


How To Decorate A Warm Living Space In Your New Apartment

It’s been a frigid January throughout much of the nation, and the northern Virginia area is no exception. Manassas, where our community of Arcadia Run resides, has certainly seen its fair share of low temperatures and snowfall over the past several weeks. If you’d like to limit venturing into the cold and are interested in switching up the décor in your brand new Arcadia Run apartment, we’ve got the perfect solution. With a few simple changes, you can make your apartment living space appear warmer, inviting and more cozy – making it a welcome reprieve from the cold temperatures outside. Below are some helpful hints in making an enjoyable warm living space in your apartment:


Both natural and artificial light is important in creating a warm atmosphere in your living space. Utilize your natural lights by using window treatments that provide some level of transparency, allowing the natural light to enter the room. The extended windows and large sliding glass doors in our Arcadia Run apartments offer an excellent source of natural light that help create the appearance of a warmer living space. Artificial light can be utilized through lamps with dark-colored lampshades, which help to create an intimate and cozy atmosphere.

Color scheme

If the color scheme of your apartment living space is in the cool blue or grey family, winter could be a good time to switch it up. Blue and grey-based colors can make a room appear cooler, and switching to a color scheme based in warmer colors can be the perfect solution to create a cozier space. Consider rich colors such as yellow, orange, red, brown and beige, and use different shades of these colors to create a “warm” feeling in the room. Implement your new color scheme throughout the room using different fabrics and accessories.   


Keeping your new warm color scheme in mind, choose differing fabrics and textures for the decorative elements in the room. Softer-looking textures and fabrics often make the room appear warm and inviting – think wool, velvet, suede and heavy cotton, as opposed to shiner fabrics such as silk. Adding new pillows with soft fabrics and textures to your couch or armchair is an easy and fun way to make your space appear more warm and inviting. A large area rug can really tie the room together while adding an additional layer of comfort, even for spaces such as Arcadia Run apartments that already have plush carpet.

Candles of different colors, textures and heights can also be a great touch in your living space to create a feeling of warmth, especially if they’re lit. Another idea is to use decorative accessories made of a dark wood to add a warm feeling. A tall bookcase filled with all of your favorite books can add a certain level of coziness and warmth – and provides the additional benefit of easy access when you want to curl up on your couch with a good read! Personal touches – such as favorite books, unique accessories or picture frames – make the room appear lived in and cozy.


Plants are a great and easy way to create the feeling of a warm and inviting living space. Even if you don’t have much of a green thumb, there are plenty of plants that don’t require much maintenance – a few examples are the Boston fern, African violet or peace lily. Make sure you place your plants by your natural source of light to keep them healthy, and check with a professional to make sure you know how to correctly care for your plant.

Redecorating your living space can be a fun project, and when you’re done, you’ll have a warm and inviting space to spend your time in during the chilly months. Arcadia Run residents already have a lot to love about their apartments – including oversized kitchens with granite counters, nine-foot ceilings and extended windows – but a cozy living space is definitely a great addition. And when you’re done with your beautiful and inviting new living space, you can have all of your new Arcadia Run neighbors over to show off how great your new space looks!