Valencia is a 1 bedroom apartment

Floorplan Friday: The Valencia

The Valencia at The AVE

A 1 bedroom floorplan in Clintonville

The Valencia combines the ambience of a loft with the amenities of a luxury apartment. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom, apartment is 914 square feet with the main living space on the ground floor and the bedroom upstairs. The living and dining area is contemporary open plan and flows into the kitchen area which makes it perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. All kitchen appliances are Energy Star rated and have a modern stainless steel finish which contrast beautifully with the granite countertops.

The downstairs also includes a full bath with tub and shower. All water features throughout the unit are low consumption, which is part of The Avenue’s commitment to green living. The full-sized washer and dryer are also located downstairs. The main feature of The Valencia is the balcony that runs the full length of the apartment so you can enjoy some quality outdoor time without leaving the premises. It’s a great space for outdoor entertaining, unwinding after a long day or planting a container garden.

The AVE is a 12-acre mixed-used apartment community in Clintonville, which includes residential, retail and restaurants. You get the best of both worlds with green space in an urban setting. Clintonville is a thriving suburb of Columbus and the main hub of activity is only miles away. There are also plenty of on-site activities including a heated swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and dog park.

If you are looking for a new apartment, check out The Valencia. Take a virtual tour and see why so many millennials proudly call it “home.” It’s easy to fill out an application online. Contact us today with any questions. We look forward to having you join our community!

AMENITIES

The Avenue offers first-class amenities that add that touch of luxury to Clintonville apartment living. Whether you live in a studio or one- or two-bedroom apartment, relax and enjoy perks that include:

  • Free 24/7 Starbucks coffee bar
  • Fenced dog park
  • On-site car wash
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • 24-hour fitness center with complimentary classes
  • Pool table and volleyball court
  • On-site professional management
  • Online submission of rent and maintenance requests
  • Package acceptance
  • Planned community events that focus on philanthropy and social well-being
  • Easy commute via SR 71
  • Walk to neighborhood shops and restaurants

 

At Vision Communities, we are committed to creating the best apartment communities for you and your family. We feature multiple, pet-friendly apartment layouts, in desirable communities such as ClintonvilleWesterville, and Worthington. For more information about our communities, contact our team to get started.

Exercising outdoors during COVID

Outside Etiquette During COVID

With working from home and staying in as much as possible the new norm, no wonder we are yearning to get outside to enjoy some fresh air. These restrictions are particularly tough if you’re an avid runner, biker or walker. As most states have opened up to some capacity, you still need to use caution —and common sense — if you decide to venture outdoors and get some exercise.

No one is going to contest that exercise is good for you. It improve cardiovascular health; helps you maintain a healthy weight and can stave off diseases like hypertension and diabetes. At this time, there has been no correlation between exercise and resistance to COVID-19, but exercise boosts the immune system, which is a strong defense against contracting illnesses in general.

Before you venture out, check with you local government’s rules about social distancing and which parks and trails are open. Even if the park you want to visit is open, services will probably be limited. Expect public restrooms to be closed, and there will be no access to water fountains or concession stands. Plan your outing accordingly.

Before you even leave your home, if you are not feeling well, stay home. It’s not worth the risk to yourself or others. If you absolutely must get out to get some fresh air and new scenery, limit it to your yard or balcony.

Wear a mask. A mask might seem like a real barrier to breathing and getting the most from your outdoor exercise session, but it’s important. Respiratory droplets from runners and bikers can actually travel impressive distances, which puts others at risk. Wear the type of mask that you can easily move down from your face in case you need to wipe your face or take a drink of water.

When you get to the park or trailhead, if the parking lot is crowded, that’s a good indication that the trail is going to be crowded. With many people working from home, or not working at all, parks and trails may be busier during “non-traditional” times of day. That’s why it’s helpful to have an alternative destination in mind, just in case.

As you head towards the trail or into the park, avoid touching banisters and any playground or stationary exercise equipment, like what is found along a circuit course. Consider those contaminated and stay away. If you are on a city street, the same goes for buttons on stop lights.

Infectious disease experts recommend participating in outdoor exercise alone, but if you are in a group, spread out. Maintain the minimum social distance of six feet. If you are passing slower walkers, announce your presence and let them know you’re going around them. An unwritten rule is to let the people going uphill have the right-of-way.

Be patient with others. Everybody is going through a tough time right now and displaying an outburst of temper does no good. If you are on the receiving end of somebody else’s wrath, ignore them and move on. Obviously, if you are seriously threatened in any way, call the police. Don’t depend on park patrol to intervene. At this time, a lot of government and local employees have been laid off or furloughed.

General rules of safety and common sense prevail during a pandemic. Avoid being out at night where you are more vulnerable to being hit by traffic or violence, and if you are out running or biking after dark, wear reflective clothing – and let somebody knew where you’re going and when you expect to return. Carry your phone with you but leave the earphones at home. You need to have all of your senses on alert. Stick to well-lighted paths; if you are on a trail, don’t venture off into remote areas.

Once you get home, disinfect your gear and wash and sanitize your hands. Drink some water; eat a snack — do whatever you typically do after an exercise session. You can congratulate yourself for being proactive about your health and safeguarding the health of others by wearing a mask and social distancing. Protecting yourself and others while exercising outdoors promotes goodwill and sets a good example for others. Remember that we’re all in pandemic survival mode together.

At Vision Communities, we are proud of our active communities and hope our residents stay safe and smart during this trying time. We take pride in the communities that we build and want our residents to feel the same way. We’ll take care of the maintenance of the facilities and your apartment as needs arise. With apartment communities near ClintonvilleDowntown Columbus, and Westerville, Vision Communities has the floor plan and amenities that you are looking for. To learn more, browse our Central Ohio communities and find the right floor plan for you and your family. 

Apartment living with pets

Welcoming a New Pet to Your Apartment

One of the very few, if any, positive outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic is that pet ownership has increased. If you are looking for a furry, feathered, finned or scaly friend to keep you company during these tough times, keep reading. A pet can bring you untold joy, entertainment, comfort and unconditional love. However, they can be quite a bit of work and are a responsibility that can span many years. If you get off to a good start with your new best friend, you will reap the benefits for years to come.

First of all, check your lease and with your property manager to make sure that pets are allowed. Many apartment complexes require a pet deposit and a small monthly pet rent fee. This money goes toward covering any damages that the apartment sustains due to your pet. Pets can be destructive. Dogs, especially puppies, like to chew on anything and everything. Cats love to claw at the carpet. Not to mention that “accidents” are unavoidable, especially when house-training a young animal.

Once you have the green light to bring home a pet, do your research and ask your property manager if there are any breed restrictions. Some apartments and even city jurisdictions prohibit breeds that they deem “aggressive” such as pit bulls, Dobermans and Rottweilers. Whether you agree with that assessment or not, you need to abide by the rules in order to avoid eviction or city fines.

Some breeds of dogs and cats are better suited to apartment living. For dogs, temperament, as opposed to size, determines how well they will do. Some smaller breeds are conditioned to roam and hunt and need a lot of space to run around and burn off energy. On the other hand, some large dogs need only one or two walks a day and are perfectly content to laze around the rest of the time. Cats are a little easier, but unless you enjoy constantly vacuuming and brushing away pet hair, a short-haired breed would be a better fit in an apartment.

Once you’ve chosen your new pet, take it to a veterinarian for a thorough check-up and to get all vaccinations required to maintain its good heath and to meet local ordinances. For example, most cities require that all pets have an annual rabies vaccination. Your veterinarian is a good resource for potty training guidance and where to take your dog for obedience and socialization. Cats, being independent creatures won’t need that, but the vet can advise you on how to coax the cat to use its litter box and how to keep it from destroying your furniture.

Introduce your pet to your apartment carefully. Let them wander around and sniff and explore. While a dog will happily trail around after you, don’t be surprised if the cat makes a beeline to the bedroom and hides beneath the bed. Don’t worry. As soon as the cat gets hungry enough, it will venture out in search of food. Give your dog and cat special bowls for food and water. They will know that it is “their” place for eating and drinking and won’t be tempted to drag food into other rooms or beg from your plate when you’re eating.

If you apartment has a dog park (all Vision communities do), your dog is going to love it! Gradually introduce your new dog to the dog park and let it get to know its canine (and human) neighbors. When walking the dog around the apartment property, keep it on a leash at all times, unless the dog park if “off leash.” For a cat, keep it indoors, which means keeping it away from the balcony or patio. A lot of cat owners set up “catios” for their cats, which is an outdoor enclosure where the cat can enjoy being outside but is prevented from escaping.

Make sure your new dog or cat has its own bed and plenty of toys and treats. Of course, don’t be surprised if they decide they like your bed (with you in it!) better than their own. Having a pet can be a very rewarding experience and with some preparation and patience, you will have a lifelong friend who will keep you company through this challenging period and in brighter days in the future.

At Vision Communities, our facilities are designed for the whole family, including pets. We take pride in the communities that we build and want our residents to feel the same way. We’ll take care of the maintenance of the facilities and your apartment as needs arise. With apartment communities near ClintonvilleDowntown Columbus, and Westerville, Vision Communities has the floor plan and amenities that you are looking for. To learn more, browse our Central Ohio communities and find the right floor plan for you and your family. 

 

Redwood is a 3BR apartment

Floorplan Friday: The Redwood

The Redwood at The Timbers

A 3 bedroom floorplan in Westerville

The Redwood is a 3 bedroom , 1876-square-foot apartment that is ideal for a family or roommates and part of the new Timbers community in Westerville. This spacious apartment features a modern open floorplan on the ground floor with one bedroom and full bath.

The kitchen is outfitted with Energy-Star rated stainless steel appliances and granite countertops and includes a contemporary work island that doubles as an eating area. There is also plenty of room for a dining room set. All materials and surfaces throughout the unit are made of natural or recycled materials as part of the commitment to “green” living.

Upstairs are two more bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths and tons of closet space. The washer and dryer are in a utility room on the same floor for convenience in doing laundry. Both floors have plenty of windows to let in natural light and the unit has a balcony and patio for enjoying the outdoors.

Timbers combines luxury living and a natural setting with plenty of green space and plant life. Enjoy walking on nearby trails or take your dog for a walk at a local park or around the grounds; pets are welcome and dog stations are available for your convenience.

Timbers is minutes away from Downtown Columbus, which puts you close to work, shopping and entertainment. There is also plenty to do at the community with a full-sized pool, clubhouse, coffee bar and fitness center.  

Become part of the growing community at Timbers and take a look at the Redwood apartment floorplan. It’s great value for the price, and you can enjoy the ease of apartment living with amenities of a five-star hotel. It’s easy to submit an application online and take a virtual tour. Contact us today for more information.

Timbers Amenities:

  • Free 24/7 Starbucks coffee bar
  • Fenced dog park
  • On-site car wash
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • 24-hour fitness center with complimentary classes
  • Pool table and volleyball court
  • On-site professional management
  • Online submission of rent and maintenance requests
  • Package acceptance

 

At Vision Communities, we are committed to creating the best apartment communities for you and your family. We feature multiple, pet-friendly apartment layouts, in desirable communities such as ClintonvilleWesterville, and Worthington. For more information about our communities, contact our team to get started.