Benefits of Renting an Apartment

benefits of renting

We all know the American dream — buy a nice home in the suburbs with a white picket fence, have approximately 2.4 children, and maybe even drive a minivan. But what if buying a house isn’t the only option? What if it isn’t the best option? With house prices and interest rates continually on the rise, many people choose to forgo the … Read More

Celebrating Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday in Charlottesville

thomas jefferson's birthday

As you walk by the stunning architecture of the Rotunda or waltz through the gardens at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s influence on the quaint city of Charlottesville becomes quite evident. As Albemarle County holds a special place in its heart for the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson’s birthday in Charlottesville is a holiday in itself. Every April 13, the community hosts … Read More

Reserve the Movie Theater at Arden Place

reserve the movie theater at arden place

Did you know that you can can reserve the movie theater at Arden Place for private movie viewings? With the 90th Oscar Academy Awards taking place earlier in March, we thought you’d like some ideas for award-winning movies to watch at your private viewing party. We’ve curated a list of all the movies that won an award at the 2018 … Read More

Boozy Dessert Recipes for St. Patty’s Day

boozy dessert recipes

Why just drink your Guinness, Jameson, and Bailey’s this St. Patrick’s Day when you can eat them too? Try these boozy dessert recipes to incorporate your favorite Irish adult beverages into dessert time this weekend. Chocolate Stout Cupcakes Surely you can spare one bottle of Guinness to whip up these chocolate stout cupcakes. We love how the icing resembles Guinness’s … Read More

Arden Place Wins 2017 ApartmentRatings Top Rated Award

Arden Place Wins 2017 ApartmentRatings Top Rated Award

Before choosing to make our luxury apartments at Arden Place your home, we know you did some research. You asked a friend, took a tour with one of our leasing consultants, or checked our ratings on review sites — maybe all three! ApartmentRatings is one of the most trusted review sites, and we are excited to have made their list … Read More

Ice Skating in Charlottesville, VA

ice skating in charlottesville

If you’re looking for a fun way to stay active even when the weather doesn’t permit outdoor activities, look no further than the Main Street Arena for ice skating in Charlottesville, VA. A short twelve minute drive from Arden Place luxury apartments brings you to the indoor arena conveniently located in the downtown mall. The rink is open to the … Read More

Go Bonkers for Brussels Sprouts!

brussels sprout recipes

Even vegetables come in and out of style. Several years ago, portobello mushrooms were all the rage, and not long ago everyone went crazy for kale. So what’s the newest vegetable en vogue? Brussels sprouts. Baked, sautéed, fried, roasted, and raw. No longer just a side dish, these flavor-packed veggies are even served on the renowned breakfast buffet at the … Read More

Should I Have a Roommate?

should I have a roommate

Roommates can make or break your living experience, and let’s be honest: living with another human in close quarters is tough. We’ve all heard the horror stories of best friends who decide to be roommates their freshman year of college, only to have a serious falling out before midterms. While we’d all like to think we’re more mature than our … Read More

Arden Place Wins 2017 Resident Satisfaction Award

resident satisfaction

Taylor Swift wasn’t the only one with a big reputation in 2017. Arden Place ranked in the Elite 1% of J Turner Research’s ORA™ Power Ranking for apartment communities’ online reputation. We have you to thank for this coveted distinction for exceptional resident satisfaction! What is the J Turner Research ORA™ Power Ranking? In this annual ranking, J Turner Research evaluates … Read More

How to Experience Hygge in Your Apartment

experience hygge

What is hygge? The Danish concept of of hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) grows in popularity each day among Americans. No single word in English captures the meaning of hygge, but this is how we like to describe it at Arden Place: Hygge is an experience and a lifestyle characterized by coziness, simplicity, and familiarity. In a culture where we love to … Read More