Polinger Company Blog

Stay Cool at Home

Summertime, and the living’s easy. It’s also hot. Help alleviate your utility bill at your apartment with these 7 easy tips: 

  1. If you have a ceiling fan, like the ones offered at our Brighton Village community, be sure the blades are rotating counter-clockwise to move the rising hot air away from you. In the fall, switch to clockwise so that the warmer air is circulated into the room. Well-placed tabletop and standing fans can also help cool you down quickly and efficiently.
  2. Keep blinds closed to eliminate excessive sun. Blackout curtains are also a good idea especially when your apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows like at Country Place Apartments.
  3. Use the exhaust fan. If your apartment has an over-the-range microwave like our Bethesda Place community, the fan works there, too, in sucking out the hot air, especially when cooking. 
  4. Cook outside! Residents of our Swift Petworth and Aura Pentagon City apartments take advantage of their rooftop grills and keep the heat out of the kitchen. 
  5. Refresh at the pool! Our Highland House and Highland House West communities offer rooftop pools perfect for keeping cool. 
  6. Exercise inside at air-conditioned gyms and fitness centers. Rollins Congressional Club is a free amenity for our Rollins Park and Congressional Towers communities and allows for a cool workout. Bonus: there are 3 pools included and a water park!
  7. Live where all utilities are included! Crank the AC with no worries at our communities that include the utility cost in the rent: 4000 Massachusetts Ave and Congressional Towers

Each of our communities has its own perks and advantages for beating the summer heat. Check out the complete listing here and stay cool! 

Rooftop Relaxation

One of the many perks of city living is the rooftop of our apartment buildings. Summer is here and the rooftop decks are open and ready for entertaining and relaxing. 

Aura Pentagon City features two pools on rooftops along with sundecks with grills and seating areas. 

Not only do our 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue and Swift Petworth communities offer gorgeous apartments in NW DC, they’re also perfectly located for spectacular views of the Fourth of July fireworks. 

The fire pit on the roof of The Swift at Petworth

Each year residents and their guests gather to enjoy food, fun, and fireworks all from the convenience of their own apartment building. The Swift also features yoga classes every Tuesday mornings and Sunday evenings. There are commercial-grade grills that may be reserved for your entertaining needs and a cozy fire pit to warm up the cooler nights. 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. treats its residents to some of the best views of Georgetown and Foggy Bottom from its rooftop terrace creating a calming oasis away from the bustling city.

Only a few miles outside of DC in downtown Chevy Chase, MD, you’ll find Highland House and Highland House West Apartments. These two sister buildings sit in the well-landscaped neighborhood of Friendship Village and both feature rooftop sundecks with swimming pools. Shaded tables line the sundecks to provide a comfortable outdoors for all visitors. The large swimming pools are appointed with lush greenery and relaxing lawn chairs to provide the ultimate relaxing experience. The beautiful tree-lined views sprinkled with the cityscape provide a unique panoramic view. Both communities treat their residents to a refreshing atmosphere suitable for all ages high above the busy city. 

It’s great to take advantage of these amenities during the hot summers of Washington, DC and Maryland. A rooftop deck and swimming pool can make a “staycation” feel like a true getaway. For more information on Polinger Company and apartments to rent, visit polingerco.com.

Special Announcement: Aura Pentagon City Added to Polinger Company’s Properties

We are pleased to announce the addition of Aura Pentagon City to our Polinger Company family! Located in Arlington, VA and formerly known as the Meridian at Pentagon City, the 534-unit high-rise property features two swimming pools, a fitness center, club room, and sundecks with grills. The 18-floor residential community offers studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments, all of which include a washer and dryer. Aura at Pentagon City exterior

Aura Pentagon City is conveniently located near several grocery stores, pubics parks, popular restaurants, shopping, and other entertainment. Just moments from major highways and public transportation, including bus stops and the Pentagon City Metro, residents can easily navigate Arlington and nearby Washington, DC.

Polinger Company is a family-owned real estate organization with over 70 years of experience in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Polinger’s portfolio includes over 5,000 apartments and 5 million square feet of commercial office, retail, and mixed-use space.

Follow Aura Pentagon City on Facebook for updates on the community! We warmly welcome the residents and team of Aura Pentagon City to the Polinger Company family.

7 Ways To Meet Friends in a New City

Moving to a new location can be exhilarating! New restaurants to try, new parks to explore, and new friends to meet. But it can also be a little intimidating. Not everyone is an extrovert who is unphased by trying novel things and meeting people. Here are some helpful tips for exploring your new location within your comfort zone:

Read More “7 Ways To Meet Friends in a New City” »

Enjoy All Spring Has to Offer in Maryland

It’s springtime! Do you know what that means? Flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and outdoor activities are popping up all over town! It’s time to dust off your sandals and break out the sunscreen. April is a month dedicated to all things “green”. With Earth Day taking place on April 22 it’s a perfect time to get involved in environmentally-friendly community programs and enjoy the outdoors. Check out some of the fun upcoming events in the area:

  • DC Environmental Film Festival: A special screening of one of the films will take place at the Brookside Gardens Visitor Center Auditorium on April 23. Registration is necessary. Get in the “green” mindset with films focused on the environment.
  • Montgomery County Greenfest: Sure to be big fun, this event is scheduled for April 28 at the Brookside Gardens. Some activities to expect include but are not limited to, children’s’ face painting, plant sales, arts and crafts, food trucks, and exhibitors.

These events are particularly convenient for our Montgomery County residents including those of Highland House, Highland House West, Bethesda Place, Country Place, Congressional Towers, Rollins Park, and Brighton Village Apartments.

If you suffer from allergies this time of year and would prefer to stay indoors, use your time wisely and spruce up your apartment! The warmer weather makes for wonderful conditions to crack windows and air out your rooms. Consider trying these spring cleaning tips:

  • Use a microfiber cloth instead of a traditional duster. They collect dust without spreading it into the air and are washable.
  • A door hanging shoe organizer is also perfect for storing your different cleaning solutions and tools.
  • Lemon slices are perfect for leaving in your kitchen or bathroom sink to freshen up the pipes.
  • Maximize kitchen cabinet space with square or rectangular containers instead of cylindrical ones.

Looking for a new place to call home this spring? Check out the Polinger Company properties in Maryland-Washington, D.C. area. Whether you are looking to live in the suburbs or a city, Polinger has options for you!