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7 Ways to Stay Toasty & Cozy this Winter

As we head into fall and winter swings into full force, it’s important to find ways to stay warm and cozy through the season. Use these 7 toasty tips to feel warm no matter how cold the weather outside gets:

  1. Who doesn’t love curling up by the fireplace? Keep the winter blues away and relax by the fire. Enjoy the decorative fireplaces in select apartments at Aura Pentagon City. The Swift Petworth has a fireplace in the lounge area that makes a perfect spot cozy spot to gather.
  2. Open your blinds on sunny days to let the sun heat up your apartment. This is a great option when your place has floor-to-ceiling windows like at Country Place Apartments.
  3. Save on your heating bills with eco-friendly features. Many of our communities are LEED-certified, like The Swift Petworth. Their double-pane windows reduce the demands on your heating system.
  4. It’s sweater weather! Pull out your comfiest hoodies, sweaters, and socks to stay comfortable throughout the winter. You’ll have no problem storing your seasonal clothing in your expansive closet space at many of our communities like Bethesda Place and Brighton Village.
  5. Cuddle with a furry friend to warm your heart and home. If you choose to adopt a pet, you’ll be able to enjoy living at our many pet-friendly communities: Brighton Village, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Aura Pentagon City, The Swift Petworth, Highland House Communities, & Country Place Apartments.
  6. Get your heart rate pumping inside at our gyms and fitness centers. Rollins Congressional Club is a free amenity for our Rollins Park and Congressional Towers communities. The fitness center includes treadmills, elliptical step machines, and group classes.
  7. Live in a community where all utilities are included! Turn up the heat with no worries at our apartments that include utility costs in the rent like 4000 Massachusetts Ave and Congressional Towers.

All of our communities have a number of ways for you to feel warm and make cozy memories during the colder months. Check out the complete listing here and stay toasty! 

Celebrate The Fall Season at these Local Events

The fall season is here and with the changing leaves and cooler temperatures comes a host of fun local events in the DMV area. We’ve rounded up the best autumn events, from Oktoberfests to Halloween celebrations, happening around our communities. 


Rocktobierfest is on Saturday, October 5th and features live German Rock music. Enjoy festive classics like Würstl and Brezen⁠— traditional German sausages and pretzels. Then, pair your food with a pint from the many local brewery vendors there. This event is family-friendly with kids’ activities and free admission. Rocktobierfest is hosted by the City of Rockville at the Rockville Town Center, which is just a 10-minute car ride away from Rollins Park and Congressional Towers Apartments.


Taste of Bethesda, a favorite fall event, is returning on Saturday, October 5th. The event is at Woodmont Triangle, right next to Bethesda Place and only a 10-minute car ride away from Highland House, and Highland House West. The event is extremely popular with more than 40,000 attendees sampling bites from local restaurants. Find more information here.


The 28th annual Oktoberfest returns to Gaithersburg on Saturday, October 12th. The festival takes place along Main Street and Market Square and is two miles away from Brighton Village Apartments. There will be performances by traditional German Bands and the Alt-Washingtonia Bavarian Dancers. Enjoy pumpkin carving and apple cider pressing demonstrations to get into the fall spirit. Prost! Read More “Celebrate The Fall Season at these Local Events” »

Team-building Events at Polinger: #WeArePolinger

This past summer has been an incredible one for Polinger Company. In addition to the growth of our communities around Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C., we had several team events. Here are some highlights:

Budget Bootcamp

Our Budget BootCamp was a workshop was held at Rollins Congressional Club for our community managers to plan for the 2020 year. Thank you to all our sponsors who donated food and swag. Read More “Team-building Events at Polinger: #WeArePolinger” »

September Events around the Greater DC Area

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.

The Labor Day Capitol Concert is an annual event that is happening on Sunday, September 1 on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The concert is free to the public and is about a half hour metro ride away from Columbia Plaza, The Swift at Petworth, and 2401 Penn Ave.

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.

September 8th is the Takoma Park Folk Festival, a free event, all about folk music and the community. The event boasts over 60 musicians with crafts, games and food. Free Shuttles from Takoma’s Metro Read More “September Events around the Greater DC Area” »

Enjoy A Day At Rock Creek Park

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. 

Peirce Mill is a water-powered gristmill that was built on a quaker farm in 1820 and a 30-minute metro ride away from 4000 Massachusetts Avenue. It’s an amazing landmark within the park that is open to the public and holds tours.  Read More “Enjoy A Day At Rock Creek Park” »