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Enjoy the great outdoors with these scenic hiking destinations near Raleigh, NC

Posted by Emily Park on May 15, 2018 4:22:15 PM

While we love the Raleigh area’s great restaurants, fun bars, and shopping venues, sometimes we just need a day to escape the bustle and reconnect with nature. After all, not only is walking or hiking outdoors great exercise, but recent studies show that spending time in green spaces reduces our cortisol (stress) levels significantly.

Fortunately, the Raleigh area offers some great hiking options that are convenient to the city, too, so it’s easy to escape for a Saturday without spending a long time in the car. Below you’ll find a list of nearby hiking spots well-suited for those at all levels—from families just looking for an ideal picnic spot to experienced hikers looking for a place to camp for the weekend.

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Topics: Life in Garner

Start the day well with these great breakfast spots in Garner, NC

Posted by Emily Park on Apr 20, 2018 9:45:32 AM

There’s nothing like a hearty breakfast to get the day off to a great start. Whether you’re planning a breakfast meeting with a client or looking for a weekend brunch spot, Garner, NC has you covered!

Of course, Garner has the typical breakfast staples such as IHOP and Starbucks. But in this post, we’ll look at a few places with a little more local flavor. Here are some of the most notable local breakfast spots:

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Topics: Life in Garner

Signs you’re ready to buy a home vs. signs you should keep renting

Posted by Emily Park on Mar 14, 2018 5:28:57 PM

There are major benefits to renting an apartment (such as zero yard work, minimal maintenance, and great community amenities), but there’s also something to be said for buying a house or condominium.

In most cases, it depends on your situation—your finances, your career, and your overall lifestyle preferences. Here’s a quick guide to help you gauge whether you're ready to buy or should keep renting:

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A quick overview of renter’s insurance

Posted by Emily Park on Feb 16, 2018 9:26:31 AM

There are many perks to renting an apartment rather than owning a home: no yard work, no property taxes, and someone else to handle (and pay for!) maintenance work. You won’t need to worry about insuring the property, since the apartment complex already has a policy in place.

You'll still need to have a plan for if an accident or natural disaster causes damage to your personal possessions. For example, a water leak could not only damage your apartment flooring (which your landlord is responsible for), but ruin your furniture or stereo system. You'd be on the hook for the cost of replacing those personal items.

That’s where a renter’s insurance policy comes to the rescue!

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Topics: Apartment Living

How to make sure your pets love apartment life, too

Posted by Emily Park on Jan 18, 2018 9:06:18 AM
At Cleveland Crossing, we know that your dog or cat is a member of your family, and we want them to love living here, too.

If you’re used to living in a full-sized house, keeping a pet in an apartment can pose a few new challenges. But they’re not insurmountable, especially since nearly 70% of apartment renters keep pets!

Here are some tips for making sure your cat or dog loves apartment life as much as you do:

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas ... Right Here In Raleigh!

Posted by Emily Park on Dec 14, 2017 7:03:00 AM

There’s a little more than a week until Christmas, but the holiday events are still going strong here in the Raleigh area. If you’re still looking for the perfect activity to put you in the holiday spirit, here are some events you won’t want to miss:

Re-live the Magic of the Nutcracker

The Carolina Ballet will be performing the classic Tchaikovsky favorite up until Christmas Eve. With special effects created by an illusion master, this performance of the Nutcracker will be one you won’t soon forget! Learn more and order tickets at the Carolina Ballet website.

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Topics: Holiday

Hosting a Happy Friendsgiving

Posted by Emily Park on Nov 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The idea of “Friendsgiving”—a Thanksgiving meal with a group of close friends instead of with family—has only been around for about a decade, but it’s quickly becoming a cherished holiday tradition.

For some, Friendsgiving takes the place of the official Thanksgiving Day dinner for people who can’t travel back home for the holidays. For others, it’s a time to get together and socialize with friends sometime during the holiday week, and is in addition to their family traditions.

Hosting a Friendsgiving celebration in your apartment this holiday season? Here are a few tips to make sure it’s a great experience:

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Simple ways To Spook Up Your Apartment This Halloween

Posted by Emily Park on Oct 9, 2017 1:05:35 PM

Halloween is a great excuse to get your friends together for treats, costumes and fun—and now that you have a comfortable and spacious apartment, you’re the one who can make it happen. So how do you set the mood and get your abode appropriately spooky?

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Host The Perfect Parties In Your Apartment This Football Season!

Posted by Emily Park on Sep 20, 2017 9:12:00 AM

From September to February, Americans gather together to participate in one of this nation’s favorite pastimes—watching football!

Now that you’re happily settled into one of Cleveland Crossing’s luxury apartments, why not have some of those gatherings at your own place?

Don’t panic—hosting people for the next big game doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. You don’t have to have a Pinterest-perfect setup for people to have a great time.

Here are a few party-planning tips to help you make your next game-day party a success:

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Topics: Apartment Living

Reduce Back-to-School Stress with These Kid-friendly Tips

Posted by Emily Park on Aug 10, 2017 11:12:40 AM

Can you believe the start of the school year is already here? We know that the busyness of school can be an exciting time for kids and parents alike—but it can sometimes cause a little burnout if you’re not careful. Here are three ways to prevent stress and help your children enjoy their school year to the fullest.  

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Topics: Apartment Living