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30
Mar 18

Apartment Living 101 – Easily Remove Old Stains & Coffee Stains!

Apartment Living 101
Learn how to get rid of stains like a pro!

Welcome back to Apartment Living 101 from Weidner Apartment Homes! We hope you have been enjoying the videos we have been providing you to help you clean, organize and even soundproof your apartment. Did you miss our last Apartment Living blog post? Well here’s a recap; we not only taught you how to make your own spot cleaner for your carpet but also how to remove that ever so stubborn wine stain that can be nearly IMPOSSIBLE to remove. Well we made the impossible possible with that easy homemade vinegar and water mixture (and a little help from your household iron).

Let’s keep that ball rolling with our two newest videos; Remove Coffee Stains Easily and Remove Old Stains!

Have an old stain you’ve been meaning to get out?

In this episode, we’ll show you how to get rid of that stain with just hydrogen peroxide and be sure it’s the kind in a dark bottle since the dark bottle helps preserve it, and an old toothbrush!

Let’s get to it!

Put some hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle. Then, spray the stained area and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes.

After you’ve let it sit, grab your old toothbrush and scrub the area. Repeat, if necessary.

Once the stain has disappeared, vacuum the area to remove any loose debris.

That wasn’t too hard!

Next up, removing that old coffee stain which can be nearly as difficult as that wine stain mentioned earlier.

If you’re watching this video, that means you’ve clumsily just spilled your coffee, like I just did.

Here’s a quick list of the things you’ll need:

  • Towels
  • Warm, and cold water
  • Lemon juice
  • Dish soap
  • Clean sponge

Alright, let’s get to it!

First, you’ll want to dab as much of the coffee as possible with a towel. Be sure to dab the coffee vs scrubbing. Also, be sure to use a clean side of the towel so you don’t spread the stain.

Go ahead and pause the video, I’ll wait while you dab.

Now, grab a cup of cold water, and pour directly on the stain. Continue to dab with a new towel and repeat until the stain won’t come out.

Next, take 2 cups of warm water, and mix in ¼ cup of lemon juice, and splash of dish soap. Take your clean sponge and dip it there, and squeeze until the sponge is just damp.

Starting from the outside and working your way in, rub in a circular motion. Then, rinse with cold water.

With a dry towel, remove any of the leftover mixture by placing the towel over the area, and firmly pressing down to remove any liquids.

If the stain still shows up, repeat. Otherwise, you’re done!

And YOU thought you’d have to live with that stain. Now to make another pot of coffee!

Want more tips for apartment living? Visit the Weidner Apartment Homes YouTube channel for more tips on everything you need for happy, clean and organized apartment living.

 

27
Mar 18

The Moviegoer Debate – Stay in or Go Out?

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Stay home and stream or movie theater?

We open with a scene from 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the world’s first movie theater, or the “Nickelodeon,” as they called it, deriving its title from a combination of the admission price and the Greek word for theater.  The theater is crowded, stuffy, and filled with excited patrons. The film, “The Great Train Robbery,” begins to play and though most of the patrons are mesmerized during this 10-minute miracle, some begin to shuffle in their seats, rattling candy wrappers, and text their friends, until one patron says to the other, “Next time, let’s just wait for it to come out on Netflix.”

Okay, perhaps there was a bit of a time lapse in that story, but the debate of Cinema vs. Streaming among moviegoers doesn’t seem to be impacted by the passage of time. If anything, some moviegoers who were once content at home streaming their favorite plot lines, are now seeking the cinematic experience with the increased perks of Over-21 movie theaters that offer alcoholic drinks with your movie and the option to order a meal – without ever having to leave your reclining seat. From the convenience of looking up showtimes on Fandango to reserving great seats with the simple click of a button on your phone or tablet, movie theaters have stepped up their game when it comes to all the perks they offer.  Sure, you can do that at home, but chances are, you’ll be serving yourself.

Geek Wire recently reported, “While movie attendance has dropped slightly in recent years, 246 million people in the U.S. still see movies in the theater every year—and about 35 million go every month, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. Overall, people spent $11 billion going to movies last year. That’s still more than Americans spend on subscription streaming services — $9.5 billion last year, according to the Digital Entertainment Group.”

There is no denying that going to the theater is fun, but it’s also quite expensive. Cue the rise of streaming services. Companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon are also staking their claim on moviegoers with compelling original programming that have held their own in production value and landed them center stage during awards season, including this year’s Oscar nominee, “Mudbound” and Hulu’s multi-Emmy winning original series, “Handmaid’s Tale.”

The best part of streaming, however, is the fact that you can do it from anywhere, the best place being at home. You can prepare a nice, home-cooked meal or you can host a gathering with your friends and family. No matter what the numbers and experts say, we can’t argue that there’s nothing like cozying up in your apartment in your pajamas, popping up some microwave popcorn, and settling in for a series binge or having some friends over for a blockbuster comedy night.

The debate continues.

What about you? Do you prefer staying in for movie night or going out? Let us know by tagging #LifeatWeidner!

-The Weidner Team

 

 

 

23
Mar 18

Weidner Cares Team in Salt Lake City, UT

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Weidner Cares goes to Salt Lake City, UT!

The Weidner Cares Utah region recently partnered with Wasatch Community Gardens in Salt Lake City, UT.

Wasatch Community Gardens is a nonprofit organization with a mission of “empowering people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food.” The Weidner Cares team of 13 volunteers spent the day at the Grateful Tomato Garden, home to Wasatch Community’s youth program. The Youth Program offers underprivileged children the opportunity to grow their own foods, in addition to hosting youth summer camps and after-school programs.

Due to a forecast of rain, the team had to work quickly. Their first project was a large greenhouse which they lime washed, then they sanded and oiled all the exposed wood, including more than 15 benches. Next, the team spread mulch and trimmed back several overgrown trees threatening the greenhouse.

The team also rebuilt a decomposing footbridge that goes over a small stream which runs through the garden, adding to the serenity of this beautiful garden.

A group of skilled maintenance workers also spent the day constructing a new tool shed for the garden. The shed was constructed from scratch – all before the rains came, and will benefit the Grateful Tomato Garden for years to come!

“Wasatch Community Gardens relies on volunteers to oversee the twenty-seven urban agriculture projects that we directly manage. Groups like Weidner who have carpentry and landscaping skills allow us to accomplish projects that would normally be out of our budget,” said Ashley Patterson, executive director of Wasatch Community Gardens. “They were a wonderful group of people with terrific attitudes. We hope to get to work with Weidner again!”

Weidner Cares couldn’t be more honored to assist this amazing organization. We’re proud of our Utah team and proud of the difference one day can make. Thank you to Wasatch Community Gardens and to all of the volunteers that helped make this project such a great success!

What matters to you, matters to us!

-The Weidner Team

 

20
Mar 18

Spring Cleaning Tips from the Experts

Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Apartment Home!

Spring has sprung and it’s the perfect time to tidy up our apartment homes. There’s a certain sense of satisfaction after a good, deep cleaning, so we thought we’d offer up some quick tips and tricks from the experts on spring cleaning your apartment home.

From the expert on all things hearth and home, here are a few basics from Martha Stewart!

  • Windows are easily cleaned with a squeegee, rather than a newspaper or cloth. According to Martha, “To start, dip a sponge into a bucket of warm water and a few drops of mild dish soap. Wet window; rub dirt away. Dampen squeegee; starting at an upper corner, draw it down pane from top to bottom. Repeat, overlapping strokes and wiping the rubber edge with the sponge after each stroke.”
  • Dust books and shelves. The most arduous part of this task is taking everything off the shelves but once you do that, cleaning is a breeze! To clean properly, Martha advises to, “Wipe the spines of leather-bound books with a clean, soft cloth.” Also, don’t forget to dust forgotten spaces like ceiling fans and picture frames.
  • Clean window treatments. These are easy to forget, as they’re on the frontline of the dust war, hanging next open windows. Martha advises, “Many draperies and curtains are machine washable; check labels. Dry-clean fabric shades. Wipe wooden blinds with a damp cloth; warm water mixed with a mild dishwashing liquid is safe for metal and vinyl blinds.”

Real Simple has some shortcuts for you!

  • Stock up on cleaning supplies or you might be spreading dirt around to other surfaces with a soiled cloth. Real Simple advises, “Get multi-function supplies: Microfiber cloths (in both regular and eye-glass grade), microfiber mop, non-abrasive cleanser (like Bon Ami or Soft Scrub with bleach), baking soda, white vinegar, vacuum with long-bristle and edger attachment, steam cleaner.”
  • Remove mildew and soap scum from the shower curtain by “throwing it in the washing machine with a few fluffy towels and laundry detergent. Put it in the dryer on low heat for 10 minutes to soften and remove wrinkles” for a spring-clean, fresh look and no scrubbing!”
  • Clean the mattress and headboard. Knowing the place you rest your head is nice and clean should give you a good night’s sleep! “Run a new or clean microfiber cloth over wood headboards, footboards and mattress frames; for upholstered pieces, systematically vacuum with a long-bristle attachment, working from the top-down and paying extra attention to tufted or pleated areas. Then sweep a long-bristle attachment along the sides of the mattress and box spring, focusing on the welting at the edges, where dust can get trapped.”

HGTV offers even more tips for ushering in a sparkling spring:

  • Clean the refrigerator with a mixture of salt and soda water. “The bubbling action of the soda water combines with the abrasive texture of the salt to make a great cleaner.”
  • Clean screens with a scrap of carpeting. That’s one we didn’t see coming. The carpet material “makes a powerful brush that removes all the dirt” without damaging the screen. Then vacuum up the dust from that cleaning. We know…it never ends!
  • Air out comforters and blankets after a long winter. We like that idea, but many décor experts prefer to change out their comforter sets with each season for a fresh, new look. At the end of each season, simply store your seasonal comforters in air-tight linen bags and store it until needed.
  • Tackle lime buildup around faucets. It seems no matter how much one scrubs, lime deposits remain stubborn. Real Simple says,The best way to get rid of lime buildup around the faucet it is to lay paper towels over the fixture, soak it with vinegar and let it set for an hour. The deposits will soften and become easier to remove.”

We hope these spring cleaning tips from the experts have been helpful. Even though all that dust and dirt will eventually return, spring cleaning your apartment home is a great way to welcome in the new season.

Happy Spring!

-The Weidner Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

15
Mar 18

A Great City to Live In – Abilene, TX

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Welcome to Abilene, TX.

Abilene, Texas, know for its rich culture and the beautiful terrain is commonly referred to as part of Texas’ claim to “Big Country.” Offering a relatively low cost of living, finding apartments for rent in Abilene is a breeze! What truly makes this city stand out though, is its fun vibe, friendly spirit, and historical roots. This great city has a little something for everyone with plenty of that famous Texas charm.

Things to Do and See in Abilene, TX

Get to know the city by learning about its history at The Grace Museum, 12th Armored Museum, or the Paramount Theatre which was built in 1930 and still hosts events, productions, and specialty films. Frontier Texas is an interactive history museum featuring special exhibits, events, and a summer camp for the kids.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Abilene owns up to its “Big Country” reputation. Parker Hill Nature Trail, Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden, and Red Bud Park are all among the top favorites for residents and tourists alike. The Abilene Zoo is a great place for making family memories and you can see what a day in the life of a Zebra looks like through their Zebra Cam.

Dining and Shopping in Abilene, TX

With Big Country comes big appetites and Abilene has plenty of cafes, pubs, and restaurants to please a variety of tastes. Taylor County Taphouse, Lytle Land and Cattle Company, and Copper Creek Restaurant are just a sampling of some of the cuisine Abilene is famous for. Barbeque is done right in this city, with a few of the hot spots being Stillwater Bar B Que, Texas Cowboy BBQ, and Joe Allen’s Pit Bar B Q.

For shopping, head over to the Mall of Abilene, which is the only enclosed regional shopping center in West Central Texas. Here, you will find nationwide and niche retailers such as Candy Craze, Bucket Heads Boutique and BAM!

Education and Employment in Abilene, TX

Major employers make their home in or around Abilene, including the City of Abilene, Dyess Air Force Base, Hendrick Health System, and Abilene Regional Medical Center. Colleges and universities include Abilene Christian University, Hardin Simmons University, American Commercial College- Abilene, and McMurry University.

Weidner Apartment Homes in Abilene, TX

Whether you’re a native to Abilene or you’re new to the city, having a comfortable and stylish place to call home makes the city all that much more enjoyable. Take a look at our extraordinary apartments for rent in Abilene, TX. At Weidner, what matters to you, matters to us and we’re so pleased to welcome you home!

 

 

 

9
Mar 18

Apartment Living 101 – DIY Carpet Cleaner & Wine Stain Removal

Apartment Living 101
Try these DIY carpet cleaning home hacks!

Welcome back to our Apartment Living 101 Series! In case you missed our last video, we gave you 7 Easy Tips to Keep your Apartment Clean. We know that once the weather is nice and the sun starts to shine the last thing you want to do is spend your time scrubbing every last inch of your apartment. That is why we brought you simple tips to clean everything in your home from your vacuum cleaner to your windows using homemade glass cleaner. Hopefully, you were able to use our tips to get your apartment on its way to the ultimate clean.

To keep your spring cleaning momentum rolling, we are bringing you two new videos to help you get your apartment ready for spring. This time we are focusing on those hard to remove carpet stains. It seems like no matter how careful we are to not spill, and take off our shoes, and wipe our furry friends paws after a nice stroll, there are always those little mishaps on our carpets.

In our first video, we show you how to remove carpet stains using cleaner that you make yourself, a hand towel and an iron.

Let’s get started!

Fill your spray bottle with 2 parts water, to 1 part distilled white vinegar. Give the bottle a nice shake.

Spray the stain and grab a damp towel, to place over it. Turn on your iron to the steam setting and run it over the towel for about a minute. Be sure to constantly move the iron, so that you won’t accidentally burn a hole through the towel.

If you have a stubborn stain, repeat until the stain is gone. Be sure to constantly check to make sure your towel is damp.

Next up, wine spills!

If you’re reading this, that means you’ve probably just spilled your wine and you are frantically searching for how to clean it up, we are here to help you out.

Here’s a quick list of the things you’ll need:

  • Towels or paper towels
  • Cold water
  • Baking soda

 

Alright, let’s get to it!

First, you’ll want to dab as much of the wine as possible with a towel. Be sure to dab the wine vs scrubbing, since that can cause the stain to spread, and be sure to use a clean side of the towel so you don’t spread the stain. If you can, use paper towels so you’ll be less likely to contaminate the carpet.

Now, grab a cup of cold water, and pour the water directly on the stain. Continue to dab and repeat until the stain comes out.

 

Next, make a baking soda paste by mixing 3 parts baking soda to 1-part water.

Apply the paste to the stain and let it dry.

Once it’s dry, vacuum it up, and you’ll be as good as new!

And YOU thought you’d be in deep trouble!

Want more tips for apartment living? Visit the Weidner Apartment Homes YouTube channel for more tips on everything you need from basic do-it-yourself maintenance to soundproofing your apartment.

8
Mar 18

Weidner Welcomes Seasons on the Boulevard

Seasons on the Boulevard
Weidner Acquires Luxury Apartment Seasons on the Boulevard!

Weidner Apartment Homes is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Seasons on the Boulevard in Salt Lake City, UT. Seasons on the Boulevard offers studio, one, and two bedroom luxury apartment homes for rent ranging from 462 to 995 square feet.

Each luxury apartment home includes amenities designed for comfort and style without sacrificing any of the modern day conveniences residents have come to expect in upscale apartment living. Chef-inspired kitchens feature spacious granite countertops and elegant kitchen islands, along with energy-efficient appliances and custom cabinetry. All that’s missing is the family recipe! Generous living spaces are accentuated by vaulted ceilings and stunning mountain and city views. Extra designer accents include LED lighting and painted accent walls. For the ultimate in convenience, each apartment home is also equipped with a washer and dryer and plenty of storage space.

Seasons on the Boulevard stands out from other apartments in Salt Lake City with its community amenities. Many residents embrace downtime by enjoying the following:

  • Surround-Sound Stadium Theater
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Balcony
  • Sun Deck and Hot Tub
  • Clubhouse
  • Bark Park
  • High-Speed Wireless
  • BBQ Area
  • Stunning Views

Best of all, Seasons on the Boulevard is a pet-friendly community. Now residents can enjoy upscale apartment living with their furry friend right by their side.

About the Neighborhood

Salt Lake City effortlessly combines the majestic beauty of its surrounding mountains with an eclectic array of cultural hotspots, dining, shopping, sports, and entertainment venues. Seasons on the Boulevard is located near Washington Square, which is a favorite for those who enjoy cultural events including the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival, Living Traditions Festival and the Utah Arts Festival. Temple Square and the Natural History Museum are also nearby. The Salt Lake City Library is also a favorite among residents and tourists alike and is located one block from Seasons on the Boulevard. The Sundance Film Festival is also held in nearby Park City, UT, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the close proximity to Shoreline Trail which offers miles of trails for hiking, biking and running. Red Butte Garden is also nearby and occupies 100 acres in the foothills on the eastern edge of the University of Utah and is the “largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West with over 21 acres of developed gardens and five miles of hiking trails winding through an extensive Natural Area.” For those who enjoy snow skiing, Salt Lake City is near some of the most premier ski resorts in the country.

Whether you are a native or looking for apartments in Salt Lake City, Seasons on the Boulevard has the ideal apartment home for you. Contact the friendly leasing professionals and learn more about how you can join the happy family of residents at Seasons on the Boulevard.

6
Mar 18

The Weidner Cares Team Goes to Arizona

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Weidner Cares is in Phoenix, AZ. to help 3 non-profit organizations!

Three times is a charm for the Weidner Cares team in Arizona, where nearly 300 volunteers partnered to help three amazing nonprofit organizations.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY in Tucson

At Habitat for Humanity in Tucson, the team worked to help build homes for those in need. Habitat for Humanity’s mission is “Creating a more compassionate and just world, Habitat for Humanity Tucson brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope,” with a vision of, “A world where everyone has a decent place to live.”

“No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.”

They accomplish this mission by building and repairing homes in partnership with the community and local families, which are then sold to families with a 0% interest loan through their “Own a Home” program.

The volunteer event was held on Friday the 13th and all of the workers who came to assist from Habitat came dressed in their best “Camp Crystal Lake” gear from the movie Friday the 13th, making the event even more interesting and festive!

The Weidner team was in charge of putting up exterior walls on three of the six houses at the project site. Each volunteer helped with construction in some way, whether it was lifting the walls into place, pounding in nails, or helping gather supplies.

HOMEWARD BOUND in Phoenix

In Phoenix, the Weidner Cares team partnered with Homeward Bound. Homeward Bound is a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of families who are experiencing homelessness. Their mission is “Homelessness affects thousands of children and families in Maricopa County, Arizona every year. Our program provides families with not just housing but a real pathway out of poverty — so they never become homeless again.” Homeward Bound provides families with housing and services for 12-24 months to help them regroup and get back on their feet.

The Weidner team painted the facility inside and out, starting from the offices, to the stairwells, to the outdoor railings. They also cleaned play structures, cleaned several of their housing units, and pressure washed the facility. Between the fresh coat of paint and the cleaning, the facility looked good as new.

Homeward Bound also offers free childcare services to the families they serve. The team helped to revamp one of the classrooms by repainting, cleaning, and organizing, resulting in a warm and comfortable environment for the children who are there to learn and play.

“Of all the volunteer groups I have dealt with over the years, the Weidner Apartment Homes volunteer group was by far the most organized, responsive and fun group I have had the pleasure of working with. You are an amazing organization with AMAZING staff!!” said Tracey Lane, Senior Development Manager at Homeward Bound.

UMOM in Phoenix

For the last event, the team partnered with UMOM New Day Centers. This was Weidner’s second year in a row partnering with this organization, giving the team a rare opportunity to see the result of their hard work and efforts.

UMOM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness and is currently the largest shelter for homeless families in the state of Arizona. UMOM helps keep families together, by providing a continuum of care from emergency shelter, to transitional housing, to permanent affordable housing. “UMOM is a place of hope. Hope rebuilds lives.”

The Weidner team worked throughout the facility, cleaning out garden beds, restriping the parking lot, cleaning out old storage areas, and painting the exterior of the buildings. The team also spent time revamping the cafeteria where all of the families socialize and dine. The team buffed the floors, painted the walls, and cleaned every surface, for a fresh, much-needed makeover.

One of the larger projects of the day was to organize clothing donations that were given to UMOM. The clothing donations serve a dual purpose to clothe families in need, as well as serve as inventory that supports their on-site thrift store. The Weidner team worked diligently to sort through all of the donations and put them to good use.

“Many thanks to all your great energy and organizational skills in pulling together the Weidner Community Day! We so appreciate of everything your team did for the UMOM family! Our campus is brighter and well-polished because of the compassionate hearts of your colleagues,” said Robin Telle, Volunteer Manager at UMOM.

The Weidner team wishes to thank all those who lent their time and talents to these three wonderful organizations. We are proud to assist you as you make such a tremendous difference in the lives of others. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!

What matters to you, matters to us!

-The Weidner Team

 

 

3
Mar 18

Weidner Employee Appreciation: Joe Gerena

Employee Appreciation Day
Weidner appreciates regional social director Joe Gerena!

At Weidner, we believe success is driven by the amazing people that align with our company vision, who then, in turn, give residents the quality customer service they have come to expect when renting a Weidner apartment home. Recently, we sat down with Joe Gerena for a day in the life of a Regional Social Director.

Joe started his career with Weidner at Visions Serenity Apartment Homes as a Leasing Consultant in June 2012. He was also one of the original members of the Arizona Gold Star Committee. Soon after joining the Weidner team, he was awarded “Leasing Consultant of the Year” and was quickly promoted to Social Director in July 2015, leading to his most recent position as Regional Social Director.

Joe describes his position as Regional Social Director as “diverse.” On any given day, Joe might be coordinating resident events and activities, establishing partnerships with local businesses, monitoring Weidner’s online reputation, and training an on-site team on how to effectively connect with residents. Joe’s goal is to “show our teams how to convey our community value to our residents, and reduce our exposure by building up these relationships.”

 “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!”

That’s Joe’s business motto and it shows in his daily interactions with residents and staff. “If you hear me talking to a resident you’ll often hear me say “Let me see what I can do.”  This allows me to pick the brain of my coworkers and management for ideas to help our residents with their situation. It makes residents feel like we are at least trying to help them, even if the solution isn’t clear right away. We’ve had some amazing ideas come from these conversations,” said Joe.

Joe defines teamwork as working hard and consistently doing so with a positive attitude. “I think our company has an amazing team of leaders.  I’m constantly impressed at how hard our Community Directors work. I’m equally impressed by how hard our senior management teams work. All the while doing so with a positive attitude, and a focus on training and development.”

“My favorite thing (about working as a Regional Social Director)  by far is the variety and the challenge of dealing with so many different communities and team members.  I’ve always enjoyed working with people and learning different personalities.  Our communities are all so different, and finding ways to connect with people is never the same. I feel as though I’m always learning something new, and being able to teach someone something new is a great feeling.”

Variety and challenges have certainly played a consistent role in Joe’s career. At Aspire Pinnacle Peak, they decided to start an Annual Thanksgiving Dinner which quickly became an instant hit with over 300 attendees. The second year, they were ready for the crowds and over-prepared, ending up with a surplus of leftovers. Joe decided to deliver the leftovers to local law enforcement and also feed the homeless. After contacting the local police department, he went to downtown Phoenix to deliver a catering tray of pasta. There happened to be military training happening that night, so he obtained directions from one of the officers and pulled onto a closed road near the headquarters. As he turned onto the road he was promptly pulled over and approached by officers with guns drawn, demanding to know why he ignored the closed road sign. Joe calmly explained that he had called ahead and was simply trying to deliver the free food. The pasta delivery appointment was confirmed and Joe was escorted into the station… also known as the “pasta drop off point.”

“It was an interesting way to end my day,” commented Joe.

All in a day’s work for Joe Gerena!

From everyone here at Weidner Apartment Homes, thank you for all your hard work and now for one of our favorite sayings, “Teamwork makes the dream work!” We couldn’t have said it better, Joe!

-The Weidner Team

 

 

1
Mar 18

Weidner’s List of 10 Best Cities – Phoenix, AZ

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Phoenix, Arizona ranks #7 on Weidner’s list of best cities to live in!

Ranking #7 on the Weidner Best Cities list and #44 on the US News Best Places to Live List, Phoenix, AZ, is best known for its year-round sunny climate. Phoenix residents can expect an average of 296 sunny days per year, making it a favorite destination for golfers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Aptly nicknamed “Valley of the Sun,” Phoenix offers a relatively low cost of living along with a burgeoning job market, making it an attractive choice for single professionals and families alike. Phoenix is larger than it may appear due to its sprawling geography and is now considered the 5th largest city in the U.S. with an estimated 1,615,017 residents.

With all these sunny days to work with, Arizona’s capital offers a full menu of things to do.

Things to Do, See, and Taste in Arizona

Things to do in Phoenix will always start with the outdoors. First, don your sunscreen and second, choose from a long list of adventures. At more than 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park and Preserve is considered one of the country’s largest city parks at  16,000 acres. The Desert Botanical Garden features 50 acres of desert garden and more than 21,000 plant varieties and also serves as a backdrop for many community and seasonal events. Camelback Mountain has some of the most popular hiking trails in Phoenix where hikers can get a view of the sprawling city at the 1,200-foot summit.

If golfing is a passion or hobby of yours, you’re in for a treat! The Papago Golf Course, Legacy Golf Course, and Raven Phoenix are among the top-rated courses. There are also numerous golf resorts located in neighboring Scottsdale. Golfers have plenty of resorts and courses to choose from and again, 296 sunny days as a backdrop to their favorite sport.

When it comes to dining and shopping, there is quite literally something for every palette and style. Little Miss BBQ, Steak 44, Barrio Café, and Matt’s Big Breakfast are among the favorites of Phoenix residents.

Looking for a wide variety of shopping?  Our Downtown Phoenix apartments are just minutes away from tons of trendy and vintage boutiques found in the Melrose District to larger shopping malls including Biltmore Fashion Park, Desert Ridge Marketplace, and Phoenix Premium Outlets.

Culturally, Phoenix is home to some spectacular museums including the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Science Center and the Arizona Capital Museum. The Phoenix Center for the Arts has an annual arts festival featuring more than 150 art and food vendors and typically runs in the month of December.

Employment and Education in Phoenix

Phoenix offers a thriving job market with opportunities to work with companies such as the State of Arizona, Banner Health, Wal-Mart, and Wells Fargo. From private to public schools, Phoenix offers high-ranking schools along with colleges and universities including Phoenix College, Grand Canyon University, and Arizona State University.

Weidner Communities in Phoenix Arizona

Weidner is pleased to offer quality apartment homes for rent in Phoenix, AZ. We cater to your need for convenient and stylish amenities in a setting that compliments the natural setting and beauty of the desert. From luxury apartments to active Downtown living, your ideal home is just a call away. Whether you are a student or single professional or you have a growing family, our one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes are the ideal place to call home. Take a look at our Phoenix properties and then give us a call to schedule your personal tour. We’re so happy to welcome you home!

-The Weidner Team

 

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