Pet-Friendly vs. Pets Allowed: What's the Difference?

In your search for the perfect apartment, have you seen communities list either pet-friendly or pets allowed as features? There’s a difference, and we’re here to break that down for you so you can be sure to select the right place for you and your best friend to call home.

Pet Friendly Apartments

While many apartment communities allow pets, this simply means that your pet can live with you.  There may not be many (or any) amenities to help make your pet comfortable within the community.  


Pet-Friendly communities not only tolerate your pet living with you in your apartment but create a welcoming environment for your pet. When searching for an apartment and touring communities, be sure to look for the following amenities including fenced-in dog parks, walking paths, ample green areas, and pet cleanup stations throughout the community.  

Pet Friendly Apartments in Baltimore

Notice the team and property management’s attitude toward pets – are pets celebrated at the community and warmly welcomed? Check the community or property management’s social media pages and websites to look for clues about how pet-friendly they are. If you see frequent posts with pets, residents and pets, or clear pet policies listed on their website, it’s likely they are truly a pet-friendly community. Be sure to check with any pet-friendly community on specific pet policies, breed restrictions, weight limits, and pet fees or rent.  

Pet Friendly Apartments in Maryland

Visit one of our pet-friendly communities throughout the Greater Baltimore Area today to find the perfect place for you and your pet to call home.  Don’t forget to share photos of your pet moving in to your Peak apartment or townhome by tagging us and using the hashtag #PeakPet.  We love seeing pets around our communities.

Rent Special at Tuscany Woods Apartments in Windsor Mill, MD

Rent Special at Tuscany Woods Apartments in Windsor Mill, MD

Looking for a 2-bedroom apartment in the Windsor Mill area? Don't miss out on our special now through May 30 (or while supplies last). Schedule a tour today. #GoodLivingStartsHere

Updated Kitchens at Olde Forge Townhomes in Perry Hall, MD

Our gorgeous 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom rental townhomes just got even prettier! The spacious kitchens received sleek stainless-steel appliances to complement the ceramic tile floors, spacious dining area, and breakfast bar.

For a very limited time, you can move in to Olde Forge for just $99!*. Contact our leasing team today to schedule your tour and learn why good living starts at Olde Forge.



Newly Designed Kitchens & Bathrooms at Fox Run Apartments

Fox Run Apartments, our beautiful and scenic community located in the heart of Harford County, has just received an upgrade! We’ve added stylish, vinyl plank flooring to the kitchen, master bathroom, and dressing area as well as granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen. See our new look here, but it looks even better in person, so be sure to schedule a tour of Fox Run today!

Upgraded Living Starts at Tuscany Gardens Apartments

Our beautiful, spacious, cross-ventilated apartments at Tuscany Gardens are getting an upgrade. Renovated apartments now feature sleek granite countertops, vinyl plank flooring, upgraded cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware, and a modern all-in-one in-home laundry machine.

See our latest images below and feel free to comment with your favorite new feature.

Good living starts at Tuscany Gardens.


Work Out from the Comfort of Your Home

If saving money and getting fit are New Year's resolutions for you, we can help!  Many of our communities have 24-hour fitness centers available to our residents, free of charge.  Save the gym membership fees and work out conveniently in your community.

Get Extra Space at YourSpace Storage at Nottingham

Did you know all Peak Management residents receive 10% off monthly rent at any YourSpace Storage location? The newest YourSpace Storage in Nottingham is convenient to our residents at Hallfield Apartments, Olde Forge Townhomes, and Satyr Hill Apartments. If you live or work near Nottingham, be sure to check out this location and take advantage of this great discount.

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Avanti Wins Gold at the MMHA Star Awards

Another Peak Management property was awarded an MMHA Star Award last night at the 2018 MMHA Star Awards Black & White Masqureade Ball. Avanti Luxury Apartments located in Bel Air, MD brought home Gold in their category of Garden Communities $1,456 and above.

Congratulations to our entire team at Avanti and to each of our residents for making this one of Maryland’s best places to live.


Pumpkin Painting at Rolling Park Apartments in Windsor Mill, MD

Pumpkin Painting at Rolling Park Apartments in Windsor Mill, MD

Thanks to everyone who came out and made our pumpkin painting event a lot of fun and a huge success! Please feel free to tag yourselves, share images, and comment! #FunLivingStartsHere

Fall Festivities in the Baltimore Area

It’s the first day of autumn and we’re so excited!  (Hellooooo, pumpkin spice!)  The Baltimore area is home to some great fall festivals and events.  Here are a few you should check out!

 

Baltimore, MD

·        October 20 – OctoBEARfest at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is a fun way to visit the zoo and sample 50+ seasonal beers, enjoy live music, and great food.  Tickets are $49 now through October 19 and $59 at the door.  VIP tickets are also available.  Purchase your tickets at marylandzoo.org/special_events/octobearfest/

·        October 28  - ZooBoooo!  Celebrate Halloween with the animals at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.  Dress up in your costume and trick or treat around the zoo.  Enter one of two costume contests during the day, and see live entertainment.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visti marylandzoo.org/special_events/zoobooo

 

Cockeysville, Timonium, & Hunt Valley MD

·        September 23 – Family Farm Day at the Maryland Agricultural Center is a great fall activity to take part in with the kids in your life.  The event is host to food, music, tractor rides, crafts, games, local vendors, and educational programs.  There is a $20 per car entry fee.  Most activities are free, but some may require an additional charge.

·        October 5 – Fortnite Halloween Pary at SkyZone in Timonium combines the Fortnite craze with bouncing fun!  Show off your Fortnite emote dances on the trampolines.  Reserve tickets at skyzone.com.

·        October 12-14 – Start your holiday shopping early at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.  Each year this event brings some of the most talented artisans to Maryland.  This year’s live entertainment includes an ironforging demonstration, handmade paper art, wheel-thrown pottery, metal spinning, and wood turning. Middle Earth Studios will be performing an interactive children’s show during the festival, too. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door. 

·        October 31 – Halloween on the Farm at the Maryland Agricultural Center includes trick or treating, a bonfire, yummy treats including hot apple cider, face painting, a haunted maze, bonfire, and more.  The first child registered is $10 with a discounted $7 admission for each additional child.  You can sign up at marylandagriculture.org/Halloween-on-the-farm

 

Crownsville, MD

·        August 26 – October 21 - The Maryland Renaissance Festival is a short drive from the Baltimore area and is one of Maryland’s biggest fall traditions.  The festival begins each year in late August and runs each weekend through October 21.  Enjoy entertainment, games, and food (including mac & cheese on a stick and turkey legs) at this outdoor celebration.  For more information and tickets visit rennfest.com.

 

Harford County, MD

·        September 29 & 30 – Come to the Steppingstone Museum in Havre de Grace for their annual Fall Harvest & Craft Festival.  Make a scarecrow, take a hayride, listen to live bluegrass music, and participate in fun games & activities around the museum.  Admission is $10 for adults and children 12 & under are free.  Visit steppingstonemuseum.org for more information.

·        September 29 – Sip your way through the Harford County Wine Festival.  Enjoy wines from around the world, as well as many made locally here in Maryland.  Taste great food and browse shopping booths from local artisans and vendors.  Live music will be played throughout the day and non-wine lovers can enjoy the Oktoberfest beer garden.  Visit harfordcountywinefestival.com for tickets and more information.

·        October 6 – Do you love apples?  Be sure to attend the Darlington Apple Festival!  In addition to great apple food & drinks, you can take pony rides & hay rides, view artwork from local artists, compete in the cornhole tournament, and watch live entertainment.  View the list of vendors & entertainment at darlingtonapplefestival.org.

 

Parkville, MD

·        September 22-23 – Visit the Johnny Appleseed Festival at Weber’s Cider Mill Farm and take a hayride through the farm, play in the outdoor activity area, wander through the straw maze, and enjoy live Bluegrass by the Satyr Hill Band. 

 

Perry Hall, MD

·        Weekends, September 22 – October 28 – Fall Festival Days at Chapel Hill Farm & Nursery is a great way to spend the brisk fall weekends.  The festival includes face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, and hay rides.  Enjoy fresh apple cider and purchase fall decorations for your home.  Visit chapelhilsfarmandnursery.com for more information.

 

Pikesville, MD

·        October 7 – The Pikesville Fall Festival is held annually at Pikesville High School and is a free event.  Fun, local vendors, and food all converge to celebrate fall in Pikesville.  Visit business.pomchamber.org for information and the latest news about this event.

 

Photos From the Avanti Luau Party!

We had a great time this past Friday night celebrating summer with our Avanti Luxury Apartments residents.  Thanks to all of our team and vendors who worked hard to make this event so great.  We can't wait for next year's luau!

#FunLivingStartsHere

Where to Celebrate Independence Day Around Charm City

There's no better place to celebrate July 4th than the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner (it was written by Francis Scott Key at Fort McHenry in 1814. Here are the places you can enjoy great fireworks displays in and around Baltimore this year.

Bel Air: Independence Day celebrations beginning at 6:45 am with Flag Raising Ceremonies, fun events throughout the day in Shamrock Park, a parade on Main Street starting at 6:00 pm, and concluding with fireworks set from Rockfield Park and viewable throughout Bel Air at approximately 9:30 pm.

Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration: Come to the Inner Harbor to celebrate Independence Day with live music and a huge fireworks display. You can also view these fireworks from the Federal Hill, Locust Point, Canton, Harbor East, and Fell's Point neighborhoods.

Fullerton / Overlea: Spend the evening at Fullerton Park (4304 Fullerton Avenue, Nottingham) is sponsored by local businesses and hosted by the Fullerton Fireworks Association. The festivities begin at 5 PM and include a variety of food, beer, wine, and fun. Fireworks begin at 9:15pm. 

Middle River:  Saturday, June 30 at Wilson Point in Middle River, MD is the annual Marine Trades Association Fireworks.  A variety of local vendors will be on site during this great community event.  Fireworks will be launched form a floating barge in Middle River.

Oregon Ridge Park: Enjoy a scenic setting under fireworks at Oregon Ridge located in Cockeysville, just a short drive from Hunt Valley. Picnic in the park, take a walk through the nature trails and then enjoy the show.

Pikesville: Fireworks are set off at the Woodholme Country Club and are viewable in most of the Pikesville area. No date for 2018 has been officially set at the time of publication, but these have been historically set off on July 2. Another display is set from the Suburban Golf Club on July 3.

Towson: Loch Raven Technical Academy is home to the Towson-Area fireworks display. Fireworks are launched from the school, which is located across from the Ravenwood Shopping Center near Taylor & Goucher Roads.