Nottingham

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.

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.



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.

#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 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

Tour Olde Forge Townhomes in Nottingham, MD

Our beautiful rental townhome community is perfectly situated near all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment in Nottingham and White Marsh, MD. Each home has a beautiful kitchen with breakfast bar, private patio, and in-home laundry. Your pet will love life at Olde Forge with a fenced-in dog park.

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.

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.

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.

Community Spotlight: Olde Forge Townhomes & Hallfield Apartments (Nottingham, MD)

If you're looking to move to Baltimore County, be sure to take a tour of Olde Forge Townhomes & Hallfield Apartments in Nottingham.  We offer great apartment living and the privacy of townhome living with the conveniences of a rental community, on-site management, and 24-hour emergency maintenance.

Convenient Commuting

Nottingham, MD is located just off Interstate 95 and hosts major through-ways including White Marsh Boulevard (MD-43) and Bel Air Road (US Route 1).  Whether you're commuting to White Marsh, Towson, or downtown Baltimore, you're just a short drive away.

Major Employers

There are plenty of job opportunities in the Nottingham/White Marsh area.  The White Marsh Business District is home to companies including Kaiser Permanente, Ikea, Xfinity/Comcast, ADP, Adecco Staffing, among many others.

Parks & Trails

Olde Forge Townhomes and Hallfield Apartments are situated near several area parks: Honeygo Run Regional Park, Angel Park, Belmont Park, Linover Park, and more.

Honeygo Run Regional Park is home to a large fenced dog park, baseball and sports fields, a 3/4 mile walking trail, wooded hiking trails, playground, pavilions, grills, and picnic areas.  Also located at Honeygo Run is an indoor recreation center that is home to Baltimore County Recreation Council programs.

Angel Park is located in nearby Perry Hall and is Baltimore County's largest playground designed for special-needs children.  Features include a Braille panel, wheelchair accessible playground accessories (including a shaky bridge), zip lines, and more.  Quiet spaces have been created for children who have sensory conditions where they can take a break.

Other area parks to enjoy are Belmont Park, Cowentown Ridge Park, Gough Park, Indian Rock Park, Linover Park, Lorely Community Center, Nottingham Park, & Perry Hall Park.  More information can be found on the Baltimore County Parks and Recreation website.

Arts & Entertainment

iFly Baltimore is a new indoor skydiving experience located at The Avenue at White Marsh. iFly allows you the experience of free falling while in a controlled wind tunnel.  "Flights" last approximately 60 seconds.  Several people may be scheduled for a given flight, so bringing your friends & family makes the experience more fun.

If you're looking for an authentic retro experience, a short drive east to Bengie's Drive-In Theatre makes for a great evening out.  Bengie's has the largest movie theatre screen in the US and is now digital for a stellar viewing experience under the stars.  For current movie listings, check out bengies.com

Weber's Cider Mill Farm in Parkville is a farm market open to the public March-December.  During harvest seasons you can pick your own produce or stop by the gift shop for some home decor or homemade goodies including pies, cakes, pastries, fudge, and ice cream.  Fresh turkeys are also sold for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but should be pre-ordered.

For a little pampering, book an appointment at The Spa on The Avenue.  This spa has a 4.5 star rating on tripadvisor.com and offers services from manicures/pedicures to massages and hair services.  Packages are available from the Essentials Package to the all-inclusive Cinderella Package.  Be sure to check their website for current specials and discounts.  Active duty military, DoD, and first responders receive a 10% discount on all products and services with valid ID.

AMC Loews Movie Theater, also located at The Avenue at White Marsh, is a 16-cinema theater which includes IMAS and 3D movie experiences.  Discounted tickets are available for seniors, active duty military, and students.  For the latest listings and to purchase tickets online, check out amctheaters.com. 

Shop 'Til You Drop

If you're looking to move to a community near great shopping, Olde Forge and Hallfield are perfect for you.  Just a few minutes away are The Avenue at White Marsh, White Marsh Mall, Nottingham Square, and Honeygo Center.

Find the latest fashions at Old Navy, Loft, Chico's, and Men's Wearhouse at The Avenue.  White Marsh Mall is home to Hollister, H&M, Aldo, Express, American Eagle, and more.

Decorate your new apartment or townhome with the latest accents from Pier 1 Imports, Target, Ikea, and Yankee Candle.

Dining

No matter the cuisine, you'll find it in the Nottingham/White Mars area.  From American to Asian, we have some top picks listed below by cuisine.  Click the links for menus, hours, and more information.

American

Mexican

Seafood

Asian

Indian

Moving Services

Once you're ready to move in to Olde Forge Townhomes or Hallfield Apartments, stop by nearby YourSpace Storage at Joppatowne for moving boxes, moving trucks, and self storage services (Peak Management residents receive 10% off monthly rent).  YourSpace Storage is located just a few miles north of Olde Forge/Hallfield on Pulaski Highway in Joppatowne, MD.

 

 

Apps to Help You Organize Your Closet without Leaving Home

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to clean out your home this year, it’s never been a better time to declutter thanks to the latest technology.  We’ve compiled a list of the best apps for helping you tackle your clutter this year – all without stepping foot outside of your home.

1.       Stylebook – Use this app to organize your closet, select outfits, and find fashion inspiration.  By taking photos of your clothes and loading them into Stylebook, you can mix and match your pieces while lounging on your couch.  Stylebook’s team of experts also provide outfit ideas, clothing care instructions, and more.

2.       Poshmark You can buy and sell unworn clothes using the Poshmark app.  Kind of like an eBay –without the bidding - for clothing, simply upload a photo of the item(s) you want to sell, enter a description and price, and wait for a buyer.  Buyers & sellers are able to communicate through the app to negotiate prices or discuss more details about the item.  Sellers earn 80% of selling price for each item priced $15 or more.  For lower-priced items, a $2.95 commission applies.

3.       thredUP – Selling on thredUP is easy.  Simply request a “Clean Out” bag from the company and fill the bag with women’s or children’s clothing that qualifies, and thredUP does the rest.  Sellers earn a percentage of the final selling price ranging from 10-80%. 

4.       Tradesy – If you have luxury and designer items to sell, Tradesy is the place to do it.  The Tradesy app walks you through the selling process from uploading photos to selecting a sale price.  Shipping labels are provided by Tradesy when an item sells and all returns are handled by Tradesy.  Tradesy fees range from 9%-12%, depending upon whether you choose to be paid by store credit or in cash.

5.       Mercari  - You can sell almost anything on the Mercari app from housewares to clothing.  Start by uploading a few photos of your item and a description.   Mercari sends you shipping labels once your item is sold.  Selling fees are 10% of the listing price.

6.       LetgoThis is one app that allows you to sell completely for free.  You can sell almost anything on Letgo for free to someone in your local area.  However, this app acts more as a “Craig’s List” type listing service than an eBay-type sales platform.  Sellers and buyers are responsible for all communication, setting up pick up and shipping, and determining final pricing.  Letgo does not get involved in resolving disputes.

7.       Gone – Gone is an app for selling electronics you no longer use.  Although Gone does not collect commissions or charge selling fees, they determine the final price for the item you wish to sell.  This is an easy, hassle-free way to get rid of any old devices that you no longer use. 

How to Apply for a Peak Management Apartment or Townhome

You've found your new home at one of our Peak Management communities and now it's time to apply.  Here's the lowdown on what you'll need to have ready in order to make the application process as smooth as possible.

Contact our Leasing Professionals

Although it's not necessary, we recommend you contact the community's leasing office to schedule an appointment to submit your application.  This can help you avoid "rush hours" when the office may be busy and allow us to have someone available to give you undivided attention.

Items to Bring

Each applicant 18 years or older must bring the following items when completing an application:

  • A completed application (if you took one home)
  • $35 money order for your application fee
  • Valid driver's license or state-issued photo identification
  • Social security card
  • Two consecutive pay stubs, W2 form, or equivalent proof of income

Security Deposit

Once your application is approved, you'll need to bring your security deposit to the leasing office within 7 days to secure your new home.  The security deposit will range from $300 to one-month's rent (unless a special promotion is in effect for a reduced security deposit).  One of our leasing professionals will contact you upon approval to discuss the terms of your security deposit.

Pet Policy

If you choose one of our pet-friendly communities, be sure to discuss the additional pet fees and rent when applying.

 

If at any time during the application process you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the leasing office.  We are happy to assist!

 

Welcome home!

Resident Testimonial & Review: Olde Forge Townhomes {Nottingham, MD}

It's so wonderful to hear the praises of our residents.  Here's our latest great review from one of our residents at Olde Forge Townhomes in Nottingham, MD.

"I am a current resident of the Olde Forge property and I just wanted to take this time to acknowledge a great property manager.  Ms. Tracey Ray has to be the best property manager I have ever had to deal with.  No matter what the situation, she always handles it with a calm demeanor and the utmost professionalism."

-LS

Thanks for your continued residency at Olde Forge, and thank you, Tracey for your stellar resident service!