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Great Weekend at the Rolling Park Apartments Annual Pool Party

Great Weekend at the Rolling Park Apartments Annual Pool Party

We had so much fun with the residents of Rolling Park Apartments at our annual pool party this weekend. The event was catered by Mission BBQ and some of our representatives from Xfinity were on hand. Thanks to everyone who made the event a huge success.

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.

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.

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

Community Spotlight: Annen Woods Apartments in Pikesville, MD

Annen Woods is the newest property to join Peak Management’s growing family of communities and is conveniently located in Pikesville just off Reisterstown Road (Route 140) and only a few minutes to I-695.

Updated apartments at Annen Woods are beautifully updated and include kitchens with sleek granite countertops, tile backsplashes, espresso cabinetry, brushed-nickel fixtures, and stylish vinyl-plank flooring.  Each apartment also has a washer & dryer and private patio or balcony.  Soft and cozy plush carpeting in the bedrooms and living areas feels warm and inviting.

This pet-friendly community offers a fenced-in dog park for your dog to play.  Enjoy relaxing poolside during the summer months, 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.

Shopping, dining, and more are only a stone’s throw away at The Festival at Woodholme.  This shopping center is home to upscale stores including Ann Taylor Loft, Fracesca’s, White House Black Market, Pier 1 Imports, JS Edwards, and The Wine Loft.  A wide variety of dining options are available from Chipotle Mexican Grill to the Tropical Smoothie Café and Baltimore’s famed Bagby Pizza.  Trader Joe’s is also located here for quick, convenient, and fun grocery shopping.

Don’t miss out on other nearby restaurants including First Watch, Jumbo Seafood (a favorite Chinese restaurant in the area), Golberg’s New York Bagels (a local favorite), and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

We invite you to take a tour of our community and the surrounding area.  Annen Woods is a great place to call home and we can’t wait to welcome you here. 

Take a virtual tour here or call our leasing center at (410) 288-8266 to schedule your private viewing of our community.

Good living starts here.

Press Release: Peak Management Acquires 131-Unit Annen Woods Apartment Community in Pikesville, MD

Press Release: Peak Management Acquires 131-Unit Annen Woods Apartment Community in Pikesville, MD

Peak Management, LLC an affiliate company of Hill Management Services, Inc., has acquired Annen Woods, a residential community consisting of 131 garden-style apartment units in the Pikesville section of Baltimore County for $24.5 million. The asset consists of one, two and three-bedroom apartment units and was approximately 96% occupied at the time of the purchase.

Free April Rent at Tuscany Gardens Apartments in Windsor Mill, MD

Just a short time left to take advantage of this great special at Tuscany Gardens Apartments.  Schedule your tour today by calling us at 410.944.8803.  #GoodLivingStartsHere #RentSpecials #BaltimoreApartments

#PeakFit: The Best Streaming Services to Workout in Your Apartment

#PeakFit: The Best Streaming Services to Workout in Your Apartment

Some days you don’t feel like heading out your front door to the gym or even taking the short walk to your community’s fitness center, but you still want to work up a sweat.  When the weather is frightful or your schedule isn’t allowing for exercise away from your abode, a streaming service can be a great way to work up a sweat in your apartment.  Here are a few of our picks for affordable ways to work out at home.

Reduced Security Deposit at Annen Woods Apartments in Pikesville, MD

Reduced Security Deposit at Annen Woods Apartments in Pikesville, MD

LOVE life at Annen Woods Apartments in #Pikesville. For a limited time, qualified applicants enjoy a reduced security deposit of just $99. #GoodLivingStartsHere #BaltimoreCounty #LuxuryLivingStartsHere #ForRent

Reduced Security Deposit at Olde Forge Townhomes & Hallfield Apartments in Nottingham, MD

Reduced Security Deposit at Olde Forge Townhomes & Hallfield Apartments in Nottingham, MD

LOVE life at Olde Forge Townhomes & Hallfield Apartments in #Nottingham. For a limited time, qualified applicants enjoy a reduced security deposit of just $99. #GoodLivingStartsHere #BaltimoreCounty #WhiteMarsh #ForRent

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.

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.