Archive for June, 2015

Adopt a Pet for Your Apartment at the Peninsula Humane Society

June 30th, 2015

While living at our The Plaza Apartments in Foster City residents are more than welcome to live with a cat or dog. If you want a pet, the Peninsula Humane Society is the perfect place to adopt one because those animals are in immediate need of a home.

Peninsula Humane Society

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All the cats and dogs live at the Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion, which is a 12 minute drive from our apartments. At that center there’s dozens of dogs and cats that are all types of breeds waiting for a home.

The Peninsula Humane Society strives to make lasting matches. You’ll have to fill out an adoption profile, and meet with an adoption counselor. You’ll then get to meet all the dogs and cats to see which one you want to take home.

The Center for Compassion is located in Burlingame at 1450 Rollins Road. You can visit the adoptable pets seven days a week. Adopting a dog costs $75 to $120. All dogs will have a microchip.

Those who want a place to live with their new pet should come see our pet-friendly apartments near the Peninsula Humane Society. Please contact us to set up a tour.

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Samuel Merritt University is Close to Our Plaza Community

June 23rd, 2015

If you’ve been thinking about going back to school, or if you’re already enrolled, Foster City Luxury Apartments is a great place to live for students. We’re located nearby Samuel Merritt University which makes attending classes convenient.

Samuel Merritt University

Samuel Merritt University offers a variety of programs that can prepare you for a medical career! Source: Facebook

Now is the perfect time to go to school to obtain new skills, earn a degree, and prepare yourself for a brighter future. It’s never too late to enroll into school, and Samuel Merritt University specializes in health sciences. They offer a variety of excellent programs that can prepare you for a new medical career that is in high-demand.

Get the skills and education you need to become a nurse, physical therapist, or physician’s assistant. These careers are excellent choices because the demand for these positions is only increasing throughout the world.

Samuel Merritt University gives you access to everything you need to prepare yourself for a new exciting career. The campus features state-of-the-art equipment and personalized instruction by outstanding instructors so you are learning the skills needed to move into today’s medical field. Online classes are available which can help if you need more flexibility in your schedule.

Looking to live closer to SMU? Contact us about our apartments in Foster City, today!

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The Plaza Residents Enjoy Shows at Hillbarn Theater

June 16th, 2015

Do you love musical theater? How about performance art and chorus lines? Then prepare yourself for hot months filled with plenty of shows for your enjoyment a few minutes away from our apartments for rent in Foster City near Hillbarn Theater.

Hillbarn Theater

Don’t miss a show at the Hillbarn Theater this summer! Source: Facebook

There’s no need to curb your enthusiasm for performance this year. The following shows are taking place in July and throughout the summertime at Hillbarn Theater:

  • ‘Funny Girl’ tells the story of a Brooklyn born lady named Fanny whose one dream in life is to be a star in Ziegfield Follies. Delight in her tale from August 28 to September 21.
  • ‘The 39 Steps’ will bring you to your knees with belly aching laughs. Follow a spy during her wild adventure through crime streaked England and Scotland, starting October 16 through November 2.

We encourage you to purchase your Hillbarn Theater tickets today. Their shows are the perfect way to get the most out of this summer.

Which of these shows will you enjoy with friends, family and neighbors? Share your thoughts in the comments box below. For helpful information regarding our apartments for rent in Foster City near Hillbarn Theater, please contact us at The Plaza today..

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Enjoy Fireworks at Nearby Leo Ryan Park This July 4th

June 10th, 2015

Independence Day is almost here and it’s time to think about how you will celebrate this year. If you live in one of our apartments for rent in Foster City near Leo Ryan Park, then why not spend the whole day with family and friends in beautiful surroundings and enjoy a spectacular fireworks at the end?

Leo Ryan Park

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The fireworks show is just one of the events happening at Leo Ryan Park on this July 4:

  • To boost your energy levels before the fun starts, kick the day off with the Pancake Breakfast between 9 and 11 a.m. And don’t forget to try the Lions Club Barbeque to replenish your energy levels later on during the day.
  • Throughout the day, you can enjoy arts, crafts, carnival rides and entertainment for the whole family taking place at the Amphitheater.
  • If you have a pet pooch, sign up for the Family and Dog Parade. Registration is free and opens at 9:30 a.m. The parade takes place just after 11 a.m. and features prizes for most patriotic, most unique and best overall costume. There are prize categories for the four-legged entrants as well.
  • At 11:15 a.m. you can attend the opening ceremony taking place at the Amphitheater, which will include the singing of the national anthem.
  • Family games take place in the meadow from 1:30 p.m.
  • The fireworks show takes place over the Lagoon at 9:30 p.m. and promises to be the perfect way to end a great day.

While there is parking available for the event, it is likely to be very busy, and it is recommended that you walk, cycle or carpool with neighbors, friends or family.

If you’re still looking for the ideal Foster City apartment, contact us to plan a tour of facilities at The Plaza today!

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Benefits of Using Recycled Furniture in Your Foster City Apartment

June 4th, 2015

You do not have to spend an arm and a leg to furnish your eco-friendly apartments for rent in Foster City. All you have to do is find a new use for old furniture. We have put together several ideas for repurposing furniture, as well as the benefits of using recycled furniture in your apartment.

repurposed wardrobe

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Ideas For Repurposing Old Furniture:

  • Use an old wardrobe as an entertainment center. You can drill holes in the back for the cords, and keep the wardrobe closed when you are not using the television.
  • Are you thinking of getting rid of the headboard on your bed? Use a few wooden pieces as the legs and turn this old headboard into a new bench for dressing in the morning.
  • If you have an old trunk sitting around without anything in it, start using it for extra linen and seasonal items. When you place a large cushion and several pillows on top of it, it becomes a new window seat.

Benefits of Recycling Old Furniture:

  • You do not need to run out and purchase brand new furniture, therefore saving a bit of money.
  • Whenever a company needs to make new furniture, trees and plants are destroyed. Recycling old furniture could save those trees and plants. Companies may even catch onto this trend and start using more recycled materials.
  • You are helping to conserve the energy that would be used to make new furniture.
  • When you find a new use for old furniture, you are reducing the amount of waste that ends up that the landfill.

Leave a comment on our Plaza Luxury Apartment Homes Facebook page and tell us how you re-purpose old furniture.

We offer eco-friendly apartments for rent in Foster City, and you can learn more about our green community by contacting us today.

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Stay Healthy in Our Zen Garden at The Plaza

June 2nd, 2015

For those of us with impossibly busy lifestyles, relaxation is imperative. At our Foster City apartments for rent with a zen garden we understand the importance of our residents’ well-being and want to show you the benefits of an outdoor meditative space.

The Plaza Zen Garden

Our Zen Garden is the perfect place to relax. Source: The Plaza

Serenity can be yours, so slip on your favorite pair of sandals and a comfortable outfit to begin reaping the benefits of our community zen garden. You will experience inner peace and be able to relieve stress while in this space. You can walk peacefully among nature while improving your cardiac health.

If you prefer to sit in the midst of peace and tranquility in order to meditate, do so for as long as you see fit. Meditation is linked to mood boosts, mental fitness, and an overall sense of calm. You’ll enjoy this natural setting where the only “noise” will be the sound of birds chirping, wind blowing through the trees, and the sound of your own body becoming less stressed.

Our Foster City apartments for rent with a zen garden also offers residents the opportunity to relax in the community’s heated swimming pool and whirlpool spa. Swim a few laps to improve your body’s overall agility and strength.

We also have a wellness spa with highly skilled massage therapists and very talented estheticians for those of you interested in being pampered from head to toe after a low-impact workout with one of our community’s personal trainers.

As you can see, there’s plenty of opportunity for you to de-stress and get healthy in our lovely community. Would you like to learn more about our Foster City apartments for rent with a zen garden and how you can become a peace in this tranquil environment? Please contact us at The Plaza for more helpful community information.

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