How to Avoid Move Out Costs

avoid move out costs

When you lease an apartment at Arden Place, you have the option of either paying a security deposit or a surety bond. The refundable $1000 security deposit will be used to cover any damages beyond normal wear and tear that may be found upon vacating. The surety bond is a non-refundable payment of $175. If you adhere to all the … Read More

Tips for Cleaning Up After Your Pet in an Apartment

cleaning up after your pet

In honor of National Dog Day on August 26, let’s talk about our furry friends! If you have a dog, or even a cat, pet owners hold a special place in their heart for their beloved animals. They can help comfort you when you feel upset, make you laugh with their silly antics, and be your sounding board when nobody … Read More

Apartment Decorating for Young Professionals

decorating for young professionals

Congratulations! You’ve just graduated from college, landed a nice job in the city, and have moved into a new apartment. It’s time to ditch the jersey sheets, plastic drawers, and bed risers. Transitioning from college life to an apartment community for professionals, such as Arden Place in Charlottesville, doesn’t have to be overly difficult! There are a few easy things … Read More

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

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

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

Ways to Entertain Your Dog When It’s Cold Outside

Ways to entertain your dog when it's cold outside

With night temperatures dropping into the single digits at times this winter, we must rethink the way we provide entertainment for our furry friends. Some dogs are happy to lounge around inside all day, but others require a great deal of stimulation. For those curious, high-energy pups, here are some ways to keep their mind active even when the weather … Read More