Harford County

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.

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!

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.

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.


Reduced Security Deposit at Fox Run Apartments in Edgewood, MD

Reduced Security Deposit at Fox Run Apartments in Edgewood, MD

LOVE life at Fox Run Apartments.  Move in to our pet-friendly community and enjoy great features like in-home laundry, spacious layouts, and private patios & balconies.  For a limited time, qualified applicants enjoy a reduced security deposit of just $99. #GoodLivingStartsHere

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.

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.

Fun at the Maryland State BBQ Bash

We teamed up with YourSpace Storage at the Maryland State Barbeque Bash this weekend.  If you're in the Bel Air neighborhood, stop by and say hi!

 

Community Spotlight: Avanti Luxury Apartments

Community Spotlight: Avanti Luxury Apartments

Community Spotlight on Avanti Luxury Apartments in Bel Air, MD featuring arts, entertainment, dining, and more things to do in Bel Air, MD!

#PeakFit: Work Out Without a Gym Membership at Your Community Fitness Center

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.

Don't know how to begin?  There are so many resources online that can help you find the best workout plan for you.

If you're an aspiring runner, the website CoolRunning.com has training plans from "Couch to 5K" to advanced marathon training.  Downloadable apps for your phone can provide more customized options for you based on current fitness level, pace, and goals.  Try Nike+ Run Club, Couch to 5K, and Map My Run Trainer.  Share your runs with friends using Nike+ Run Club, Map My Run, or Strava.  These apps are like social media for athletes and can boost your motivation with fun challenges.  Use area walking paths, community roads and sidewalks, and our fitness center treadmills to train and you'll be able to stick to your new plan regardless of the weather!

Looking to gain strength?  We have your solutions with free weights, Precor fitness machines, medicine balls, and other strength training equipment.  Follow along with video courses using apps and websites like Daily Burn, Beachbody on Demand, Sweat with Kayla, and FitStar.  Many combine strength and cardio exercises and use HIIT to increase your metabolism while building muscle.

Indoor cycles and elliptical trainers are also available for a great low-impact cardio workout.  Cycling training programs can be found on the app CycleCast which specializes in gym bikes and indoor cycling workouts.  Peloton Cycle is another great app where you can live stream cycling classes to your smartphone or tablet.  Workout by Fitness 22 Ltd. is a full virtual personal trainer and workout tracker that can build custom workouts based on the equipment available, personal goals, and your fitness level.

If you have any questions about our fitness centers or other amenities, please contact our leasing team.  We are always happy to help!

Happy New Year!

How to Search for an Apartment

How to Search for an Apartment

We'll guide you through the apartment search process here on the blog.  Learn how to filter through the apartment communities in your area to find your new home.

Featured Community: Fox Run Apartments

If you're looking for a great place to live in Harford County, look no further than Fox Run Apartments in Edgewood, MD.  Fox Run is conveniently located near Aberdeen Proving Ground and offers military discounts for all active duty military members.  We are a pet-friendly community with a fenced dog park and doggie cleanup stations situated throughout the community.  Entertain and dine outdoors in our outside dining area or spend playtime with kids at the tot lot.

Our apartments were designed with your quality of life in mind and feature in-home washers & dryers, private patios or balconies, updated kitchens & baths, and lots of closet space.  Plush carpeting throughout your home keeps your bare feet warm and cozy even in winter months. 

Area Attractions

Cal Ripken Stadium in nearby Aberdeen is a great way to catch a game in a family-friendly environment.  The stadium is modeled after Oriole Park at Camden Yards and is home to the minor league team, the Aberdeen Ironbirds.  Little league fields in the park are modeled after big league stadiums, including Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium, and Fenway Park.

The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center in Abingdon is a 600 acre park on the upper section of the Chesapeake Bay.  Enjoy hiking, canoeing, and more.

Ladew Topiary Gardens on Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton is one of the world's best topiary gardens.  Summer concerts are held each year and feature local food vendors and wine.

If you're looking for a round of golf, Harford County is home to top golf courses, including the famed Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de GraceAberdeen Proving Ground has an on-base golf course open April through November.  Wetlands Golf Course in Aberdeen is a par 71 course just 1 mile off I-95 and Mountain Branch Golf Course on Mountain Road in nearby Joppa has a country-club feel and is open to the public.

 

Dining

Giovanni's Restaurant & Fortunato Brothers Pizza are highly-rated Italian restaurants in the area.  Enjoy Caribbean food from Island Spice Jamaican Restaurant or Ray's Caribbean American Food, both have received 4.5/5.0 stars on TripAdvisor.  My Three Sons Restaurant is a great place to grab some Greek food in a casual atmosphere.  Looking for traditional Maryland seafood?  Head to The Deck for some steamed crabs!  The Greene Turtle in Aberdeen and at the Harford Mall is a fun place to watch the game while enjoying a round of drinks and food.

 

Shopping

The Boulevard at Box Hill in Abingdon is home to Wegman's, dining, shopping, and more.  TrueCycling fitness studio is scheduled to open Summer 2016.  Restaurants include Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar, Ocean City Brewing Company, and Lemon N Ginger.  Relax and de-stress at the Spa on the Bouelvard.

Harford Mall in Bel Air is home to stores including Macy's, Sears, American Eagle, GNC, Office Depot, and more.  Restaurants include casual options from Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Jimmy John's to more upscale options such as Bonefish Grill.  Try some local desserts from Vaccaro's Italian Pastry shop while you're there (definitely try the Cannoli Chips!)

Schedule a tour of your new home today and see why good living starts at Fox Run Apartments.