Thanksgiving is almost here—can you believe it? Maybe you’re already looking at your holiday plans, and you’re finding that work, school, or even crazy weather are making it difficult to pack up and head home for turkey time. If you’re not able to make the trek to be with your family for Thanksgiving this year, don’t worry! Check out a few of our favorite ways to celebrate Thanksgiving at your home away from home—your apartment! Read the rest of this entry »
2015: heavy-duty grilling tongs
2016: a cute rubber ducky tie
2017: a new wrench?
Father’s Day is June 18th! Are you ready? While pampering mom on Mother’s Day seems so easy—flowers and breakfast and bed—taking care of dad is always a little harder. How do we say thank you to the man in our life who can fix everything from leaky faucets to broken hearts, all the while armed with some truly terrible jokes?
This year, it’s time to ditch that last-minute Target run in favor of something a little more personal, a memory you can both cherish (or laugh about!) for years to come. Take the chance to bond with pops over shared passions this June in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the south: Atlanta, with all of these fantastic things to do with every type of dad! Read the rest of this entry »
Reese opened his eyes and sat straight up in bed. He looked over at the dinosaur calendar pinned to his wall to make sure his gut was right. There, circled in red marker, was the day he had been waiting for. It was finally here—Father’s Day, and he was determined to make sure it was the best one ever. Read the rest of this entry »
Wanna hear a joke about paper?
Nevermind. It’s tearable.
Dads from around the country have provided us with some pretty great jokes. And for that, we are thankful. Not because the jokes are particularly funny, but because our dads think they are, thus giving us a reason to create a subculture of comedy deeply rooted in ridiculous puns. Thanks pops!
When it comes to dad’s special day, we think he deserves more than a new tie or some sweet, shiny cufflinks. Whether you’re in Atlanta or Austin, people all around the U.S. are celebrating Father’s Day withOUT a trip to the local department store, and you can too! Check out these awesome ideas for celebrating dad, and if you live in one of these cities, be sure to swing by and say, “Cheers” or “You’re The Beary Best.” Trust us, one of those phrases will be relevant. (And he’ll love the bear pun.) Read the rest of this entry »
Anita was thrilled beyond belief. For three months, she had been talking to her mom and sister in San Juan, Puerto Rico, planning the Great Gutierrez Reunion, known to most everyone else as Thanksgiving, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
Mary Anderson was sitting by the window in her apartment, looking out over the pond, ducks and trees that adorned her beautiful world. This was a great spot to sit and muse about what was about to occur. She was thinking about how long it had been since she had seen her daughter, Emily, who lived across the country.
Mary had raised her Emily on her own in this very apartment. She was remembering all of the wonderful times they had had here: walking around the pond right outside the window, talking about frogs, lily pads, and ducks. With her fun filled, energetic personality, Emily eventually even became sort of celebrity around the apartment community. All of the residents around her and even the community staff always smiled when Mary and Emily passed on their daily strolls. As Emily got older, the talks grew more serious and involved boyfriends, choosing a college, and finding her own apartment.
As Emily grew busier with school, and then her husband, her visits back home became less and less frequent. There simply wasn’t the time or money to see her mom as much as she’d like. Still, they grew closer with their weekly phone calls over Saturday morning coffee. When Mary would visit the leasing office, the staff that remembered Emily would always ask about her.
Mary was ecstatic when Emily told her that she and her husband were expecting a daughter of their own. She was able to visit Emily at her apartment and help take care of her granddaughter, Abby, soon after her birth. In the following years, she saw her granddaughter often as Emily and her husband brought Abby to visit regularly. She cherished those memories and knew they would stay with her forever.
Now, Mary was advanced in age and she knew that she would not always be around to watch her daughter and granddaughter grow in life. That is why she was all the more excited for what was about to happen on Mother’s Day.
Emily and Abby were bringing Mary the greatest gift she could ever have dreamt of: she was going to meet her three-month-old great-granddaughter for the first time! Mary couldn’t dance anymore, but she certainly felt like jumping around and dancing, thinking about all of the wonderful memories the four generations of Andersons were going to create in this apartment, the very apartment where she raised her daughter.
Just like the fictional story of Mary and the Andersons, millions of real-life families build lifelong memories in their apartment homes on Mother’s Day and every day. ApartmentSearch.com would like to say “thank you” to all of the mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers living in apartments everywhere. If you are looking to move and live closer to your mom, ApartmentSearch.com can help you find the perfect apartment for your needs. Happy Mother’s Day.
The apartment lifestyle is all about choice. Each and every day more and more people are choosing apartments over houses for their flexibility, as well as for the financial benefits. Less costs, lower maintenance, and more amenities make apartments the preferred housing option for 34.6 million Americans. One of the biggest benefits that apartment life offers is the ability to evolve. As your needs grow and your family grows your apartment options can grow to provide solutions. The below offers a few examples of how, over the course of life, apartment living can be more than just a home.
After 18 years of living under a roof with parents, freedom finally comes as a college student moves into their very first apartment. Just minutes from campus, the apartment has everything. Not only did it come fully furnished, the community itself has so many features and benefits that it will be hard to utilize them all with their academic load. Along with their new roommates, residents of student housing are thrilled to have access to pools, gyms, game rooms and other items they have never had full access to before. The parents are pleased to have a safe place for their children to call home over the next few months while classes are in session.
The First “Real” Apartment
As graduation nears, no student really wants to have to go back and live with their parents. Many will choose to enter the workforce and get their first apartment unto their own. Possibly a friend will become a roommate but this time, the lifestyle is a little more real. No longer is rent covered by student loans and grants or by mom and dad. Rent now becomes the biggest expense on their budget. Gone is the furnished living of student life. It is time to buy or rent the furniture one needs to make an apartment a home.
An Apartment Built for Two
Whether through dating or marriage, love will blossom and the time will come to move in with the target of one’s affections. What once was two separate lives with two separate apartments; has become a cohesive team acting as a household. Space may become an issue, so the new apartment has to be large enough for two. Furniture, decorations, utility bills, and other items are now shared. As plans for the future have grown, so have the needs to have an apartment best suited for the new lives together.
Two Becomes Three
All parents remember the day that their children came into their lives. It was quiet for so long as the routines of a happy couple unfolded. But then, one day, everything changes. A short while ago, there were only two mouths to feed. Now there are three, and sometimes even more. As the family grows, so does the need for more space. With playgrounds, playrooms and schools nearby, the new apartment fits the needs for this growing family and the new lifestyle they desire
Jobs Will Grow
Not only has the family grown, but careers have grown as well. New job opportunities have allowed the family to move to a new town. New friends are to be made and new family adventures to be had. With the ever-evolving housing market, a house would have been burdensome to sell. But as apartment dwellers, moving becomes easy. Everything is packed up and loaded onto the moving trucks as the journey to the new town begins. An apartment close to the new job was able to be found that not only fit their budget, but offered a variety of new amenities and features for enjoyment.
As the family continues to evolve, so does the apartment offerings that are needed. The circle closes as the children that once were dependent on you start their own journey and move out of the family apartment. Retirement will soon near and what was once a day filled with work will become a day filled with enjoying more freedoms of time. Your home has grown from the humble beginnings of renting as a student, to fulfilling the needs of the new American Dream. Now the time has come to downsize your lifestyle and with it downsize your home.
As each phase of your life unfolds, the apartment that you need is ready and waiting for you to move in. In every city and every town in every state, the apartment lifestyle is ready to adapt itself to the ever-changing needs of your family. Whatever your apartment need may be, visit www.apartmentsearch.com and use our free apartment finding tools. Your next apartment is out there and we look forward to helping you find it.