Tour Satyr Hill Apartments in Parkville, MD

Take a tour of the beautiful, award-winning Satyr Hill Apartments located in Parkville/Carney, MD in Baltimore County.  Our pet-friendly community features 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments with beautifully designed eat-in kitchens, large closets, and private patios & balconies.  Enjoy dining al fresco in our picnic & grilling area or taking a dip in the sparkling swimming pool.  Good living starts at Satyr Hill Apartments.

Today Is National Cut Energy Costs Day – Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill in the Winter

Energy Savings for Apartments & Rental Townhomes

The cold weather is upon us and there are many ways to heat up your home without burning a hole in your wallet.  Here are a few ways you can cut your energy costs this winter.

Energy Savings

As the temperatures begin to drop, heating bills can go up.  You can reduce energy consumption by making simple adjustments within your apartment or townhome. 

·        Schedule an energy audit through the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program.  One of BGE’s Smart Energy inspectors will provide a one-time walk through of your home and find ways you can save money and reduce energy consumption. 

·        Reduce your hot water temperature to 120-degrees Fahrenheit.  If you need assistance with this, contact the service team.

·        Replace lightbulbs around your home with new, energy efficient LED bulbs. 

·        During the day, allow sunlight to illuminate your home so you can keep the lights off.  Be sure to close your curtains and lower blinds as the sun goes down to keep heat in your home.

·        Change your air filters seasonally. Our teams are out for regular air filter changes throughout the year. Contact our service department if you require an additional filter change. 

·        Turn off all electronics when not in use including computers, printers, cable boxes, and phone chargers.  Easily shift everything off by plugging items into a surge protector and shutting the surge protector off. 

·        Clean the coils behind your refrigerator (they can get quite dusty) to increase efficiency and keep your refrigerator running smoothly.

·        Lower the temperature when you’re heading out for the day and raise it when you return. 

 

Reduce Your Water Usage

·        If you notice any water leaks, contact our service department immediately or submit an online service request.

·        Take showers instead of baths and keep them to about 5 minutes.

·        Turn the water off while brushing your teeth.  Two minutes of running water is gallons wasted.

·        Run the dishwasher and laundry machines only when the loads are full.  If you must run a half-load of laundry, be sure to adjust any settings on your washing machine accordingly.

·        When thawing frozen food, avoid using running water.  Plan to thaw food in the refrigerator instead.

·        Use bath towels more than once.  Fewer laundry results in water and energy savings.

 

Other Fun Ways to Save

·        Cook large dinners and take leftovers to lunch for work.  Warming winter soups are perfect for this as you can make a large pot and have enough left over for several days.  Many soups taste better the next day, too!

·        Download the GasBuddy app for your smartphone to scout out the lowest gas prices in the area.

Community Spotlight & Tour: Annen Woods Apartments

Are you looking for luxury living near shopping, dining, and more?  Look no further than Annen Woods Apartments located in Pikesville just a stone's throw from I-695, Woodholme Center, and so much more.

Annen Woods offers many amenities to our residents including a fenced-in dog park, controlled access, clubhouse, fitness center, sparkling swimming pool, tennis courts, and on-site management and maintenance.  

Take a peek inside your new home featuring Espresso-finish cabinetry in a designer-inspired kitchen with sleek granite countertops, new wide-plank flooring, and brushed nickel accessories and fixtures.*  Each apartment has an in-home washer & dryer.

Move in now for a limited time special offer!  Move in by January 19 and receive January's prorated month FREE!  Contact our leasing team today to reserve your home at this discounted rate.

*In select homes.  Contact our leasing team for more information.

Annen Woods Apartments January Rent Promo - Pikesville, MD

National Trivia Day: Fun Facts About Baltimore

1.      Baltimore is named after Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore (serving from 1605-1675).  Cecil Calvert was also the first Proprietor and Proprietary Governor of Maryland.

2.      Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland, but Annapolis is the state capital.

3.      Baltimore ranks 30th in the nation in city population.

4.      The Star Spangled Banner, our National Anthem, was written in Baltimore during the Battle of Baltimore against the British in 1814 by Francis Scott Key.

5.      Baltimore has been given many nicknames including Charm City, The City that Reads, The Monumental City, & The City that Believes.

6.      Fells Point was featured in the movie, Sleepless in Seattle.

7.      Baltimore City is an independent city meaning it’s not part of any county.  Baltimore County is a completely separate entity from Baltimore City.

8.      Baltimore City is the largest independent city in the United States.

9.      Johns Hopkins Hospital was founded in 1189, 23 years after the founding of Johns Hopkins University.

10.   Famous Baltimoreans include Edgar Allen Poe, Frederick Douglass, Billie Holiday, John Waters, Babe Ruth, Nancy Pelosi & Henrietta Lacks.

11.   Oprah Winfrey was once an anchor on Baltimore’s WJZ-TV evening news.

12.   Baltimore has more statues and monuments per capita than any other US city.

13.   The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, founded in 1840, was the world’s first dental college.  Baltimore is now home to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

14.   Much of Baltimore was destroyed in the Great Baltimore Fire on February 7, 1904.  It took two years for the city to recover from the fire.

15.   The Baltimore Basilica is the oldest Catholic cathedral in the United States.

16.   The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University is the oldest conservatory in the United States and currently offers programs of study in music and dance.

17.   The Shot Tower (formally the Phoenix Shot Tower) was built in 1828 and is just shy of 235 feet tall. 

18.   Domino Sugar is located and continues to manufacture sugary in Baltimore.

19.   The USS Torsk, now docked in the Inner Harbor, is one of two Tench-class submarines in the United States today.  The USS Torsk battled in World War II and sunk 3 ships.

20.   Colt 45 beer hails from Charm City and, contrary to popular rumor, is not named after the weapon but Baltimore Colt Jerry Hill, whose number was 45.

21.   Duff Goldman, of Ace of Cakes fame, owns the now famous bakery, Charm City Cakes on Remington Avenue.

22.   Famed Baltimore Oriole, Cal Ripken, holds the record for the most consecutive professional baseball games played with 2,632 games played.  This broke Lou Gehrig’s prior record of 2,131.

23.   The Baltimore Ravens moved to Baltimore in 1996.  The Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore after Art Modell had a long dispute with Cleveland over new stadiums.  This brought professional football back to Baltimore after the Baltimore Colts left in 1983 to Indianapolis.

24.   Each May, Baltimore is host to the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Track.  The Preakness Stakes are of the the three races in the Triple Crown.

25.   Mr. Trash Wheel, a permanent trash collector stationed at the Jones Falls River, is the first of its kind in the world.  You can follow Mr. Trash Wheel on Twitter at @MrTrashWheel.

Get #PeakFit for the New Year

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get fit this year?  Follow along with us here on the blog and on social media for our new weekly #PeakFit series.  Each Monday we’ll be posting workouts, health & diet tips, and other information about how you can make 2018 your healthiest year yet.  Share your progress and join in our community-wide conversation by tagging your photos with #PeakFit and #FitLivingStartsHere.

Limited Time Special at Tuscany Gardens Apartments in Windsor Mill, MD

Celebrate 2018 in your new one bedroom apartment at Tuscany Gardens Apartments at a reduced rate.  Schedule a tour of your new apartment before someone else does! 

 

Tuscany Gardens Apartments One Bedroom Apartment Special for January 2018

Limited Time Special at Hampton Manor Apartments in Cockeysville, MD

Celebrate 2018 in your new apartment or townhome at Hampton Manor Apartments with a limited time special offer.  Schedule a tour and select your new home before someone else does!

Hampton Manor Apartments & Townhomes January Rent Special

Welcome, Annen Woods!

Annen Woods Luxury Kitchen

We are pleased to announce the addition of Annen Woods Apartments in Pikesville, MD to the Peak Management family.  Annen Woods is the 12th community in our portfolio of Baltimore-area multi-family properties.

Annen Woods is a controlled-access community featuring luxurious and spacious layouts with designer finishes including sleek granite countertops, tile backsplashes, stylish wide-plank flooring, plush carpeting, espresso cabinetry, and brushed-nickel fixtures.  Each apartment home features an in-home washer & dryer and a private patio or balcony.

This pet-friendly community offers a fenced-in dog park for your pets to play.  Enjoy relaxing poolside during the summer months at the pool, playing tennis on our lighted courts, entertaining and dining al fresco at the picnic & grilling area, or working out on your schedule in our 24-hour fitness center. 
 

Annen Woods is close to great shopping at The Festival at Woodholme which is home to shops like Ann Taylor Loft, Trader Joe’s, Chico’s, Starbucks, the Wine Loft, and Chipotle Mexican Grill.  Great healthcare is also within a mile’s distance including Vein Clinics of America, Clinical Associates-Woodholme, MyEyeDr., & MedStar Health.

 

We can’t wait to show off Annen Woods to you.  Stop by our leasing center for your own private tour of our community and to select your new home.

Good living starts at Annen Woods.

Take a Tour of Hallfield Apartments in Nottingham, MD

We would love to welcome you home to our newly updated Hallfield Apartments in Nottingham, MD.  Close to the Avenue at White Marsh, Nottingham Square, Honeygo Run Park and more you'll find quiet yet convenient living here.  Our kitchens are designed with sleek, stainless-steel appliances and updated subway tile.  Contact us to tour today.

Limited Time: Home for the Holidays Promotion

New Special Offer for Avanti Residents with True Cycling Studio in Abingdon, MD

Attention Residents! Check out this special offer with True Cycling Studio! Residents receive 20% off the first month of membership of 10% off single or multi-class passes. #FitLivingStartsHere #Perks

Avanti Luxury Apartments Special Offer with True Cycling Studio in Abingdon, MD

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

It’s one of the most fun evenings of the year for neighborhood children.  Keep the evening fun & safe with these top tips for keeping kids away from danger on Halloween night.

·        Be sure children are accompanied by a responsible, trustworthy adult at all times.

·        Research the area you’ll be trick-or-treating and know the streets in and around the community before you arrive.  Stay in well-lit and populated areas at all times.

·        Increase visibility of your trick-or-treating group with reflective tape, flashlights, and/or glow sticks so vehicles can easily see you at night.

·        Cross streets only at designated crosswalks, stop signs, or traffic lights.

·        Avoid using your smartphone or other device when out walking around.  Keep your full attention on your surroundings at all times.

·        Check costumes before heading out to make sure they are hemmed short enough to avoid trip-hazards.  Don’t know how to sew? Hem tape is available at most major retailers and craft stores that will allow you to quickly shorten costumes before heading out.

·        Never enter someone’s home for a treat.

·        Always carefully examine candy before eating.  Discard opened candy or anything that looks suspicious.

·        As a driver, drive with extra caution on Halloween night.  Pull out of parking spaces slowly and spend extra time at stop signs.

Saving Money in the Cooler Months

Fall is upon us and the holidays aren’t far behind.  This time of year is a great time to start thinking about ways to put away money for holidays, winter vacations, and to boost your savings account.  Here are a few ways you can keep more money in your bank account this fall.

Fire Prevention Month: Apartment Fire Prevention & Safety Tips

Fire Prevention Month: Apartment Fire Prevention & Safety Tips

Fires can occur quickly and with little warning, however, many fires are preventable.  As an apartment dweller it's important to protect yourself, those you live with, and your neighbors as fires can quickly spread.  Follow these fire prevention tips to keep yourself and your neighbors safe.

Fall Festivities in the Baltimore Area

It’s that time of year again for pumpkin spice (like it or not), campfires, apple cider, and all types of fall fun.  Don’t miss out on the festivities!  Mark your calendars for these great Charm City events.

 

September

Yoga at the Zoo (September 23) – Find your lion’s breath near the lions and perform Ustrasana (Camel Pose) with the camels at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. This is an all-levels class that takes place outside Penguin Coast at the zoo.   $20 for non-members, $10 for zoo members.  All tickets include zoo admission for the day.  Visit marylandzoo.org to register.

October

Free Fall Baltimore – There are hundreds of local events around Baltimore that are free in October.  This is an annual event that includes performances, workshops, family and children’s activities, music, and more.  This year, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will be performing Julius Caesar, Franco Platino will be teaching a Guitar Master Class at the Cohen-Davidson Family Theatre, and the National Aquarium will be hosting a Free Fall Friday Night on October 27.  These are just a few of the many activities!

Note that all activities are free, but many do require advanced registration.  Visit freefallbaltimore.org for more details and registration information.

Oregon Ridge Honey Harvest (October 7-8) – Celebrate all things honey at Oregon Ridge.  This year’s events include mead making, beeswax candle making, puppet shows, and demonstrations by various craftsmen.  For more information visit oregonridgenaturecenter.org.

Fells Point Fun Festival (October 7-8) – Visit local vendors and enjoy live music at this free event in Fells Point.  The event is held on Broadway, parking is available at garages on Caroline Street & Thames Street.  For more information visit fellspointfest.net. 

Sugarloaf Craft Festival (October 13-15) – The Sugarloaf Craft Festivals’ fall tour stops at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium this October.  Here you can browse the art of hundreds of artisans working with all types of mediums including sculpture, furniture & woodworking, pottery, paint, clothing & accessories, glass blowing, and more.  This is a great place to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping!  Information can be found at sugarloafcrafts.com.

Baltimore Beer Week (October 13-22) – For the ninth year, Charm City celebrates its craft brews.  Enjoy samples and tastings and events throughout the week. For up-to-date information visit baltimorebeerweek.org.

Harbor Harvest Children’s Festival (October 15) – Have fun picking pumpkins, riding ponies, and making crafts at Rash Field.  New for 2017 are a costume contestand parade.  The festival is free, but many activities require a small charge.  Information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/981283785344647

Baltimore Running Festival (October 21) – Lace up your shoes and hit the streets of Charm City with this annual event.  Choose from distances from 5K to a full marathon or join a team of friends for the relay.  Following all races is a post-race party with beer, live music, food, and local vendors.  To join the fun visit thebaltimoremarathon.com.

Zoo Boo! (October 27-29) – Trick or treat around the zoo, play games, show off your costume, and enjoy entertainment & food (and, of course, the animals) at this fun annual event at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.  This event is free with zoo admission.  Visit marylandzoo.org for information and to register.

Spooky Science (October 29) – Create slime, watch a pumpkin launch, and decorate pumpkins at the Maryland Science Center.  These special events around the Science Center are free with paid admission. For information and to purchase tickets, visit mdsci.org.

 

November

Power Plant Live’s Annual Bacon Jam (November 11) – Sample bacon dishes from local restaurants, drink a few bacon-inspired cocktails, and enjoy music, games, and activities.  This is a family-friendly event benefitting Volunteering Untapped.  More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/296242580784472/.