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guest room needs

Have you ever spent a night in your own guest room? You'll quickly realize what's missing or inadequate if you do, and we highly recommend this course of action. Either way, here's a handy list of 10 items every guest room needs.

orlando florida neighborhoods families

This Central Florida metropolitan area boasts excellent school districts, great parks, and serious scenery. Here are a few that combine all three of the features that make for the best neighborhoods in Orlando – whether you’re looking for a place to call home while deciding where to buy or a family-friendly rental community where you can settle in and stay awhile.

childproof bathroom

The apartment lifestyle affords those who live it many luxuries. Alas, custom bathrooms are not among them – which means that parents looking to create a kid-friendly bathroom environment have to get creative. The nice part is that apartment bathrooms…

Have you ever felt lonely, unhappy or out of place? Even the happiest and most well adjusted of people can experience loneliness from time to time due to a variety of factors, so you are not alone. In honor of…

[find-an-apartment] Getting your children involved in a hobby is a great way to teach them valuable skills, learn something educational and just plain keep them out of trouble. But many hobbies can get expensive. Below are a few great hobbies for kids that won't break the bank.

Relocating can be a stressful time for a family, so make a point to plan a fun move for your brood. With the right attitude and energizing tools, you and the members of your family can actually enjoy the adventure of moving to a new home. Read on for moving advice on how to keep the energy level up, even when spirits might be down. [find-an-apartment]

When looking for a new apartment community with school-age children in the family, one of the most crucial decisions to make is where they will go to school after you move. [find-an-apartment] You can choose the area your kids will love to learn in, but how can you research schools to find the best one for your child? This is especially challenging when you want to select the right school in an area with which you are unfamiliar. We share some tips to help get you started on your school search.

8 simple pool rules

Summer is still officially one month away, but swimming pools everywhere will be opening this Memorial Day weekend. Sure, the summer is beach season, but at your apartment community pool, there’s no risk of painful jellyfish stings and hidden dangers lurking in the sand.

So to prepare you for the months ahead, here are eight pieces of advice to help you make the most of pool season before it's too late!


As cliche as it may sound, we must remind you to keep safety first. Every pool has its own set of rules that need to be followed. They should be clearly posted in the pool area. You, your children and guests should become familiar with the rules to avoid being banned for silly things like splashing, diving or excessive cannonballing. Most importantly, never leave children in the pool unattended - not even for a quick run to the bathroom. Stay in the shallow end of the pool if you have to.

Read more: Practice Proper Pool Etiquette

Summer has rolled around again and everyone’s minds are on having fun in the sun -- particularly if your apartment community has a pool. Though it’s easy to forget, keeping basic safety in mind can ensure that you, your family…