Archive for November, 2013

Live in One of California’s Safest Cities, Foster City

November 27th, 2013

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Experience carefree living in Foster City, one of California’s safest cities. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

A peace of mind and carefree lifestyle – that’s what you’ll find at our Foster City apartment community, located in one of California’s safest cities. The SafeWise Report recently listed our town one of the top 50 places to live in The Golden State, coming in 19th place.

Previously, Foster City was also named one of the safest cities in America by Neighborhood Scout. Local crime is low, the unemployment rate rests below the national average and business is good.

Not only is the crime rate low, but also Foster City offers a wholesome community where you can meet your neighbors and celebrate the holidays and changing seasons. When you’re not at a city festival, you can be out on the lagoon windsurfing or hiking our trails and parks.

If Foster City’s laid-back, easy-going community sounds like your ideal place to live, start your apartment search at The Plaza, where you can be at ease. Our luxury apartments in Foster City are a controlled-access community, and our garage offers resident-only access, along with assigned, covered parking. Learn more about our amenities and Foster City location by contacting us today.

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Sweat in the Cardio Theater for a Better Night’s Sleep

November 21st, 2013

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Rest easy after a good workout in our fitness center. Source: stock.xchng.

You may not realize it, but using our state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio theater is a fabulous way to get a great night’s sleep. Not only will it help you improve circulation, but also it’s a wonderful way to burn off those extra calories that are keeping you up at night.

While you will also be sleeping better, you’ll also be improving your exercise regimen. That’s because a well rested body is more efficient. The better you sleep, the better you’ll exercise, and vice versa. It’s a revolving cycle that’s well worth getting into, and it will make your life considerably more active, exciting and memorable.

For the best benefits, schedule your workout about six hours before you go to sleep. This will allow your body to finish the workout and then wind down in time for bed. By the time your head hits the pillow, you’ll sleep like a baby and be counting sheep all night long as visions of sugar plum fairies dance on the ceiling.

For more information about our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City with a state-of-the-art fitness center, contact us and we’ll rush you all the details.

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Rent Gold-Level, LEED-Certified Apartments in Foster City

November 19th, 2013

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The Plaza is an LEED-certified building, constructed with sustainable materials. Source: The Plaza Luxury Apartment Homes.

Our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City have a simple philosophy — go for the Gold!

To that end, we are proud that our LEED-Certified apartments in Foster City have been certified gold by the US Green Building Council. It’s an accomplishment we’re proud of, and we look forward to keeping that certification for years to come.

This point-based award considers everything from water usage to light fixtures. Therefore it’s possible for communities to install features that are comfortable and convenient for residents while not creating undue impact on the environment through their use.

As more and more communities adopt LEED suggestions, we are proud that we are one of the leaders of this fantastic trend.

Whether you choose to rent the one-bedroom Annapolis or the two-bedroom Farallon, you can be rest assured that your apartment is one of the greenest in the entire Bay Area. Topped with the fabulous amenities we have to offer, you’ll never have trouble sleeping at night with that wonderful knowledge to tuck you in.

To learn more about our LEED-Certified apartments in Foster City, send us a message, and we will be glad to answer your questions and provide more details.

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The Greenest Airlines You Can Fly at San Francisco Airport

November 13th, 2013

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Source: Wikipedia.

The holiday season always brings a rush of travelers to the skies above our heads. In fact, with Foster City being so close to SFO, many residents find it easy to get out of town and go visit friends and family across the world.

Fortunately, there are plenty of great airlines that fly in and out every day, and many of them have gone green in their operations. Here are just a few we’d recommend.

Frontier is a Rocky Mountain legend, and the quality and variety of their flights stands out among the crowd. Whether you’re going to the East Coast or heading up to Seattle, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a domestic route they don’t fly.

Hawaiian is an excellent choice if you’re looking to escape the snow and sleet of the East and trade it in for the sun and sand of the beach.

JetBlue is America’s #1 budget airline, and you can find terrific deals on last-minute fares going all over the United States.

Contact us for more information about our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City that are just minutes away from SFO. We’ll be glad to give you more details.

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Grow Your Own Fall Fruit on Your Foster City Patio

November 7th, 2013

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The private patios and balconies in our luxury apartments in Foster City not only provide residents with a relaxing space to enjoy fresh air and quiet time, but they are also a great place to start a container garden.

While most people think of fruit trees as being large and located in a yard, you can have your own orchard right outside your door. Many fruit trees do very well in containers for several years before they need to be replanted in roomy and fertile soil, so start a fruit garden today.

If you’d like your private orchard to contain fruit trees that produce showy fall fruit, make sure you check out fruits like Harvest Gold flowering crab apples, the American cranberry bush (viburnum), black chokecherry, or a simple lemon or lime tree.

If you have used the private patios and balconies to start your own container garden, share your experience with your neighbors on our Facebook page and stay connected.

For more information about life in our luxury apartments in Foster City, contact us today.

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Get Organized to Use Your Gas Cooking for Thanksgiving

November 5th, 2013

The Plaza

Source: The Plaza.

Have you ever marveled at the folks that invite you to Thanksgiving dinner and tell you it will be served at precisely 4:00 pm? How do they do it? With the turkey and the side dishes and the desserts, how do they time everything so perfectly?

Here are some tips for organization for your Foster City apartment’s gas cooking that will take you to the head of the class:

  • Make lists of everything that you are preparing and the time it will take you to do it. Chart it out to help you stay on track.
  • Prepare everything possible in advance. You can prepare some dishes days in advance, even freezing them for longer storage if necessary.
  • Take advantage of all available time. The turkey should rest for 30 minutes before carving. This is time to reheat dishes you prepared in advance. As you sit down to eat, slide desserts into the oven and set the timer.

With a little trial and error, you will change Thanksgiving chaos into Thanksgiving efficiency and have time to enjoy family and friends.

For more information about our eco-friendly apartments in Foster City, contact us and take a tour today.

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