Things All Renters Should Know, a Northern Virginia news source, recently published an article detailing exactly what renters should know before they embark on their apartment search.  The tips and tricks disclosed in the feature are particularly helpful to renters in Northern Virginia, especially after The Wall Street Journal wrote how it is more economical to rent in our region, when compared to other living options.

Aside from encouraging renters to be prepared for credit checks and approval processes, as well as be aware of their budget, InsideNova also offers a few irrefutable tips that anyone can benefit from.

Thoroughly walk-through: Potential renters are encouraged to conduct a walk-through before moving in, so they can check the status of the appliances and of the overall apartment.  At Arcadia Run, all of our apartments are completely brand new, with new appliances, new carpeting, new designer cabinets and new granite countertops.  You won’t find the same dedication to design and livability anywhere else!

Make good use of space: Something that every renter is familiar with is a lack of space and storage.  InsideNova suggests using dual-purpose home décor to aid in organizing your apartment, while also making it feel like home.  This is a great suggestion, no matter where you live, and can make the transition to apartment life easier.  But at Arcadia Run, our tenants won’t be short on space.  With extra closets and spacious apartment designs, both our 1- and 2-bedroom units are roomy and ready for new renters!

Consider the amenities: One of the most significant points mentioned on the list was how to measure the importance of amenities versus other factors, like location.  InsideNova suggests that renters find what’s truly necessary for their lifestyles, and compromise if that means finding an apartment in a better location.

At Arcadia Run, our renters won’t need to sacrifice one for the other!  Our apartment community will be introducing new neighborhood features in the future, including a swimming pool and clubhouse.  And Manassas, home to our Arcadia Run apartments, is a busy town with plenty of entertainment options (like Jiffy Lube Live!) and things to do.  Employment opportunities are also prevalent in the area, and the favorable proximity to Washington D.C. make it that much more desirable.  This means residents really can get it all – a great location, great amenities, and a great apartment – when they move to Arcadia Run!

Source:, The Wall Street Journal

Who Will Drive the Apartment Industry in 2014?

While the apartment industry felt the effects of the housing crisis, the repercussions were much less severe than other industry sectors. In fact, the industry as a whole benefitted in more ways than one, and emerged from the recession with strong prospects.  Most remarkably, the growth is in part to the certain demographics that drive the industry and their continued contributions to the market.

So who are these groups of people, and why will they choose to rent their space in 2014?

Baby Boomers

Not surprisingly, many baby boomers are opting to rent their spaces instead of owning them.  Many have decided they want a more secure housing alternative that comes with more features, like community amenities and luxury appliances.  Additionally, many are looking to rent apartments because they wish to waive repair and maintenance efforts.  When renting an apartment, any repair or maintenance costs typically fall on the landlord, allowing tenants to enjoy their apartment while saving money.

Parents & Families

A tenant trend that’s been extremely prevalent this past year has been an increase in parents with children.  It’s easy to see why this could be true in Arcadia Run – our community includes everything a growing family might want or need.  With a planned pool, clubhouse and playgrounds, Arcadia Run is every busy parent’s dream. And, with events like our recent Holiday Party, families can connect with their neighbors and create lasting friendships.

Better yet, Manassas is a great town to raise a family.  The charming historic district offers so much for residents including seasonal festivals, countless museums, and a thriving downtown scene with family-friendly restaurants.

Young Professionals

Young professionals who are renting their space are seeking to maintain their mobility, and will continue to do so in 2014.  Many renters may have the ability to find a leasing option that works best for them, giving them more freedom when choosing a space. With Manassas being the home to major corporations, living and working in this great town is more attainable than ever!

No matter the demographic you fall into, Arcadia Run is one of the best luxury apartment communities in the Manassas area.  Our brand-new apartments are available in different floor plans and pricing to match your needs.  The included community amenities are some of the best in market and truly seal the deal on this amazing development. This new year brings promise to the apartment industry and we’re excited to welcome new guests to our Arcadia Run community!