September is filled with fun events to enjoy the rest of the summer and usher in the fall season. Grab some friends and save the dates for these upcoming events:
Greater DC Area
DC Wine Fest is on September 14th, specially curated wineries will be serving wine all day for the ultimate wine lovers’ experience. The event is rain or shine and there will be live music to keep the party going. The fest is happening about 8 blocks away from Columbia Plaza and 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Zoo Uncorked on September 12th. Expect an evening event filled with wine and animals. Included in the ticket is unlimited wine tasting hosted by Total Wine and food trucks to purchase food and it’s all happening just a short metro ride away from The Swift at Petworth.
Rockville Town Square is holding “Salsa on the Square” every Thursday through September 26th. It’s a great way to get moving and it’s just a 10 minute car ride away from Rollins Park and Congressional Towers Apartments.
Rock Creek Park has been a leafy oasis with miles of trails and picnic area for years, founded in 1890, it’s the oldest natural urban park in the National Park system. Open year-round it’s especially popular during the warmer months. The park is massive—at 2,100 acres it’s two times the size of Central Park.
The park’s paved trails are mostly flat which is great for bikers, runners, and hikers. On weekends, the park is closed to vehicles so you can get a full escape from the city. With 32 miles of trail, there is no shortage of loops and routes to take. The beginning of the main road that goes through the park, Beach Drive, is about 10 minutes away from Bethesda Place.
The park has horseback riding trails that will lead you through breathtaking forests. Horseback riding is allowed on the Western Ridge Trail and the Rock Creek Park Horse center is 3 miles away from Highland House and
Highland House West. The center offers rides on guided trails through the park regardless of experience.
The park has many public facilities including an outdoor concert and theater venue. The Carter Barron Amphitheatre hosts concerts, festivals and the Citi Open tennis tournament is held there every July. The Swift at Petworth is just a 10 minute car ride away from the Amphitheatre.
Residents of the Swift Petworth can enjoy a crisp experience at the Capitol Cider House. They craft hard ciders using apples sourced within 200 miles of the Capitol building.
Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown doesn’t brew their own beer, but they have 24 taps featuring many local Maryland, DC and VA breweries. Their extensive happy hour makes it a great spot to visit, especially for the residents of our nearby 2401 Penn Ave community.
With our apartment communities are close to Metro stations and in thriving neighborhoods, it’s easy to spend time investigating the local flavors while staying close to home. For a complete list of our properties in the DMV click here.
Summertime, and the living’s easy. It’s also hot. Help alleviate your utility bill at your apartment with these 7 easy tips:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.