Let’s face it, for most adults, the last time we got to coast rent-free, was when we were still living at home with our parents. Our bedrooms became our carved-out corners of the world, where we grew in to ourselves and figured it all out. Of course rent was free! We were kids, after all. That’s just the way it is.
Then came the real world: adulthood, college, a job, family, responsibilities, and as it turns out – a roof and four walls doesn’t come for free. Shocking! Unless of course…
Your name is Kimberly S. and you’re the Grand Prize Winner of Weidner’s “Live Free Contest at The Fairways Apartments at Edinburgh!”
A warm congratulations to Kimberly S. & her adorable dog Sammy who will enjoy 6 months of free rent!
The contest was sponsored by Weidner Apartment Homes and ran from November 4th, 2016 through February 4th, 2017. Kimberly S. was selected from a random drawing of eligible entries.
The Fairways Apartments at Edinburgh in Brooklyn Park, MN offers studio, one, two and three bedroom apartment homes with amenities that combine convenience with designer-inspired extras. Ranging from 469 to 1,590 square feet, residents enjoy a generous amount of living space with 15 floor plans to choose from. Inside, you’ll discover gourmet-style kitchens with granite counter-tops and customized cabinetry, a full size washer and dryer, walk-in closets, and a private balcony where you can enjoy views of mature landscaping and a park-like setting.
The grounds at The Fairways feature unique amenities including a golfer’s lounge with a view of the USA Edinburgh Golf Course, a resort-style swimming pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness facility and a barbecue area. Hiking, running and biking trails are also adjacent to the property, giving you plenty of opportunity to explore and enjoy nature.
When it’s time to venture off the property, Brooklyn Park, MN has something for everyone. Downtown Minneapolis is a mere 15 minutes from The Fairways and offers an array of nightlife, shopping, dining and cultural adventures. Take a walk through Minnehaha Park, or experience the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Enjoy a live performance at Guthrie Park, or indulge in a Minneapolis Brewery Tour.
Whether you’re new to the area, or you’re MN born and raised, we’re excited to meet you. While living at The Fairways might not be like living for free at your parent’s house, you can count on one thing- you will definitely feel right at home.
Congrats again to our Grand Prize Winner, Kimberly S. & her dog Sammy!
“Dean [Weidner] told me that Colorado Springs has a place in his heart, and once you come here you’ll want to come back,” said Vice President of Public Relations, Greg Cerbana. “We’ve chosen to have our Weidner brand represented here and merged with the Switchbacks, thanks to the dramatic growth of soccer and the Switchbacks being a family organization.”
Partnering now & for the future!
Our partnership with the Switchbacks began in 2016, during their third season as an official USL team. As our presence in Colorado Springs continues to grow with the openings of Elements at Briargate Apartment Homes and La Bella Vita Apartment Homes, it only made sense to strengthen our ties with this new Colorado Springs hallmark.
“We are very pleased and honored the whole Weidner Apartment Homes team, has chosen the Colorado Springs Switchbacks to tell the story of Weidner Apartment Homes,” said Switchbacks President Nick Ragain. He then went on to proclaim, “the Switchbacks Stadium would now be known as Weidner Field for the upcoming season and near future.”
Weidner Field was originally built in 1985 as a joint effort between the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the City of Colorado Springs. The Switchbacks are now in year three of their ten-year lease on the site.
“Our involvement with the Switchbacks has been important on many levels.” said Weidner’s Regional Vice President Robert Carr, a long-time resident of Colorado Springs. “Our sponsorship has provided the opportunity to increase our brand awareness in the Colorado Springs market in a fun and entertaining medium. Our partnership with the Switchbacks has given us a new way to interact with the larger Colorado Springs community in a very positive way.”
The Switchbacks will kick off their 2017 USL campaign at the Tulsa Roughnecks on March 25th before returning to Weidner Field for their home opener on April 1st against Oklahoma City Energy FC.
It is Valentine’s Day week. In keeping with romantic tradition, we thought about starting this blog off with a love poem about why Weidner Apartment Homes is a perfect match for those who seek a nurturing and happy relationship with their apartment. More than a mere trophy apartment, this is the ultimate, luxury dwelling that includes shiny bling like a gourmet kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and designer extras including vaulted ceilings with crown molding, a generous amount of living space to spend with friends and family, and sweeping views from your private balcony, which could possibly lead to great moments of inspiration.
The problem is, all of these amenities are difficult to organize in to one rhyming verse that covers everything. After all, Weidner manages and owns 244 properties across 9 states and Canada, representing 46,454 units, under the loving care of 1,400 employees. We did give the poem a try, however:
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Weidner created all this – just for you.
Yeah, we know. It doesn’t really cover it.
So we just decided to say a heartfelt thank you to our beloved residents, for the love you’ve shown us over the 40 years we’ve been providing quality apartment living.
We know the place you call home is extremely personal and important. It’s the place you build memories, plan for your future, and like all of us, experience a bounty of good, and a few challenges along the way. Whether you choose Weidner as your first one bedroom apartment out of college, or you need a two bedroom that’s close to the office, or you’re a newlywed couple and living with your parents is getting awkward – we’re thrilled to welcome you home.
Let’s try that poem again…
Roses are red. Violets are blue. What matters to you, matters to us!
This year, the Weidner Cares team decided to ring in 2017 by volunteering in one of our newest regions – Oklahoma! We had more than 35 team members from both Tulsa and Oklahoma City suit up in orange and volunteer for the day with Youth Services of Tulsa.
Youth Services of Tulsa’s mission is “To value and accept all youth, supporting and challenging them to embrace their potential.” The non-profit organization focuses on advocating for, and meeting the needs of at-risk youth; offer counseling, delinquency prevention, and programs for runaway and homeless youth. YST has been helping area youth and their families since 1969, and to date have assisted more than 300,000 youth in Tulsa and surrounding communities. Their vision, “Empowered Youth Who Grow and Achieve” is a cause Weidner is proud to align with.
Let the Work Begin!
Youth Services of Tulsa was gifted a beautiful facility near downtown Tulsa, equipped with a full shelter, a drop-in center, lounges, conference rooms, kitchens and offices. While this was a most generous gift, maintaining the building had its challenges. This is where the Weidner Cares team came in and helped with everything from painting to landscaping to restore and revive the facilities, allowing the organization to concentrate their efforts on helping Tulsa’s homeless youth.
We made more than 450 meal bags, sorted and donated 3 truckloads of clothing, painted and organized the interior of their shelter building, washed cars and windows, helped with some electrical and carpentry work, and even made some make-ready boxes for clients moving into new apartments.
The Weidner Cares team worked tirelessly to revitalize this facility, and now the staff, and their clients, have a little less to worry about this summer! Thank you so much to our Oklahoma team for making our first Weidner Cares of 2017 a shining success!
“Youth Services of Tulsa greatly appreciates the time and efforts that the employees of Weidner Apartment Homes spent volunteering on our campus. By taking the time to complete much needed projects, you have sent a powerful message to the youth we serve every day that Weidner Cares! Thank you for sharing your time, talents and resources. You have made a positive difference in the lives of Tulsa’s youth.” -David C. Grewe, LCSW Executive Director- Youth Services of Tulsa
You’re very welcome, Mr. Grewe, and Youth Services of Tulsa. Judging from the bright smiles on the faces of our team, the pleasure was all ours! Thank you for the work you do in the community of Tulsa and beyond.