Neighborly Love at Arcadia Run

Living at Arcadia Run has many, many benefits.  Aside from our new luxury apartment homes with the latest features and finishes available, and our masterfully planned community that only continues to grow, residents at Arcadia Run also have great neighbors – each other!

Our residents choose Arcadia Run for the same reasons: to live among like-minded professionals, families, retirees, and students that appreciate a luxury apartment in a bustling town with so much to do.  And of course, those who want an apartment community that can keep up! Without a doubt, these shared mindsets help make the newest neighbors fast friends. And, according to Apartment Guide, one of our favorite sources for all-things-apartment-living, these are a few of the reasons why you should get to know your lovely neighbors at Arcadia Run:


Ever been in the middle of a recipe when you realize you’re short on one ingredient?  Believe us, you’re not the first, but if you’ve kept in touch with your neighbors, chances are they’ll be happy to help you out.  It’s a part of being a good neighbor!

Murphy’s Law:

Murphy’s Law says that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. A flat tire, lost keys or a missing pet can all be easily remedied with a little help from your neighbor!

Pet Sitting: 

Arcadia Run is a pet friendly development, so it wouldn’t be uncommon for your neighbor to love your furry friend as much as you do.  If you ever have to go out of town last minute, a pet-loving neighbor might not mind watching over your pet for the weekend. That’s the beauty of a community!


Aside from easily finding a pet-sitter, living in an apartment community also opens up a huge resource for potential babysitters.  If you and your partner want a night out on the town – without the kids – knowing your neighbors on a personal level will certainly give you more options.

Party Time:

Who doesn’t love a good party?  If you’re planning on having company one night, or looking for a few more to play a card game, you’ll have plenty of friends nearby to include!

Cooperative Efforts:

Lastly, when you know your neighbors on a personal level, it’s easy to team together and accomplish something great.  That might be organizing carpools to work, starting a dinner club, or initiative efforts in the greater Manassas area.

Here at Arcadia Run, we provide even more ways for residents to grow their friendships with each other.  Seasonal events, like the Annual Taste of Prince William County or the annual Fall Festival, are great ways for the entire Arcadia Run community to get together and have a good time.

Who wouldn’t want to join a welcoming apartment community like Arcadia Run?  And now, there are even more options for potential tenants.  Phase II is now leasing, adding to our already diverse selection of luxury apartment designs.  Take a look at floor plans here – we can’t wait to welcome you to the neighborhood!

Source: Apartment Guide 

Spotlight On: Education in Manassas (Part I)

When deciding between homes, a major factor for some families are the condition and caliber of schools in the area. However, this is not an issue for residents of Arcadia Run as the development is located in Manassas, VA—a city in the Brentsville School District which is part of the Prince William County School (PWCS) System. In addition to the local public school offerings, Manassas is also home to a number of private institutions. 

Prince William County was recently named one of the Nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance. This title was awarded to Prince William County as it offers a wide array of educational options ranging from preschool and kindergarden, to high school and college.

The Prince William County School System educates 83,802 students annually in 93 locations across the county. Though the county is rather large, all 10 of PWCS’s high schools continue to be ranked in the top 7% of 27,000 high schools nationwide according to Newsweek and The Washington Post. Each PWCS high school offers specialty programs that are open to students across the county, regardless of their district. PWCS have received the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence three years in a row, in addition to 40 of their schools named Schools of Excellence and leading the nation in the implementation and use of technology in schools—receiving a top-ten ranking for four years in a row. A number of individuals on the PWCS staff have been awarded a number of honors including a principle who received The Washington Post 2013 Distingushed Educational Leadership Award and a teacher who received The Washington Post 2013 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award.

In addition to the aforementioned academic awards, 66 PWCS have earned the Governor’s Award for Nutrition and Fitness in 2012. This award honors and rewards schools that encourage healthy habits and implement best practices in physical activity, nutrition and overall health. Through promoting student health by encouraging healthy habits and providing healthy breakfast, lunch and vending machine options in schools. PWCS creates healthy environments in their schools and educates their students on the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle—essential life skills for any successful student.

Not only does Prince William County have award-winning public schools, but it is also home to 49 private schools with over 5,000 enrolled students. Of these 49 Prince William County private schools, 49% of them are religiously affiliated. According to Northern Virginia Magazine, The Top Private Elementary Schools in Manassas include two Christian schools—Emmanuel Christian School and Manassas Christian School and All Saints Catholic School. One of All Saints Catholic School’s teachers recently received the 2014 “Distinguished Leader Award” from the National Catholic Education Association, and in 2010 was recognize as a top school in the state of Virginia by the John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

The high caliber of education offered in Prince William County is just one more reason why choosing a new apartment home at Arcadia Run has been the clear choice for so many families. Check out Arcadia Run’s apartment listings today!


Must-Have Apartment Essentials

With Phase 2 of Arcadia Run in the works, it’ll only be a matter of time before we start welcoming our newest residents.  And whether this is the first apartment you’ve ever lived in or the fifth, there is a set of ‘apartment essentials’ that all renters should have in their arsenal:

A Vacuum

You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a fancy vacuum – you just need to find one that suits you and your new apartment best.  Opt out of this essential and you could be faced with a dingy apartment and no way to clean it!

Spices & Herbs

Appropriately stocking your pantry is the fastest way to feel comfortable in your new kitchen.  If you love to cook, you’ll need all the everyday seasonings like garlic, salt, pepper, cinnamon and so on. This might take some time to build the perfect collection, but you’ll love having every spice right when you need it.

Cooking Supplies

Speaking of spending time in the kitchen, it might be important to bring utensils and tools you can actually use to cook with when you move!  If you cook regularly, it’s not a bad idea to invest in sturdier, more expensive items that will last.

Tool Box/First Aid

Despite them being necessities, items like these are easy to overlook when planning a move.  Aside from it just being a good idea to have both a small tool kit and a stocked first aid kit nearby, you’ll be thankful to have them handy if when you need them.

Storage Bins & Hangers

Space is a precious commodity no matter where you live.  Luckily for residents at Arcadia Run, space is plentiful – many apartment units even feature walk-in closets!  Regardless of the amount of space you have in your new place, it’s important to have an efficient way to store off-season clothing and other items.

Your Favorite Things

Like we mentioned in our last article, Making a New Apartment Your Home, having a few sentimental pieces in your new apartment will make you feel right at home in no time. Having your favorite blanket to curl up with on your perfectly broken-in couch are essentials in our book!

The tall ceilings, granite countertops, designer cabinetry and bright and spacious floor plans in our new luxury apartment homes at Arcadia Run make any transition easier.  Manassas, home to our apartment complex, is teeming with community events and things to do, so making new friends with your neighbors isn’t hard to do!  Take a look at the units available – make sure to check out the apartments we’re pre-leasing for Phase 2!