Believe In What You Read: Apartment Ratings Pave the Way!

80% and Climbing!

One of the great things about the Internet is that it gives everyone online a chance to voice their opinions. We here at Monroe Place Apartments feel that what our residents have to say must be held in the highest regard.

But it’s important to remember that not all online opinions are created equal. When you’re looking at online comments, it’s important to consider what is being stated. From a critical thinking standpoint, the best information and opinions are based on good, solid logic and facts and not so much by emotion.

We invite you to take a look at some of the feedback being left on Apartment Ratings and decide whether or not you would want to call Monroe Place Apartments home.

Some Midtown News Tidbits!

Where do you like to go for fun around midtown? Have a great weekend!

December Newsletter! Happy Holidays!

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Monroe Place Apartments Gives Back to the Children!

Gift Giving at Monroe Place!

The response to the Salvation Army Angel Tree program has been simply amazing! The old holiday saying that “it is better to give, than to receive” prevails at the sight of all the wish-gifts and needs that will go to all the children this year.

We are so proud of our Monroe Place residents! According to D. Simms, “I have been in the business over 12 years and I have never seen a response like I have seen from our residents, vendors and employees.”

Some of the larger donations this year include: roller skates, Barbie dolls, school uniforms, bedding and toys. It’s certainly beginning to look and feel like the holiday season around here.

If you have not had a chance to sponsor an Angel, and would like to do so, please stop by and grab a little Angel’s wish list from the tree. The pickup and collection date has been extended to December 2nd, so hurry on down to the leasing lobby and make a child’s wish come true.

You may continue to give all year-long, but we thank all of you for all that you have given of yourselves this holiday season!

Happy Holidays!

The Hunt Is On…

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You know we love the Beltline. Well, now Art on the Beltline and Creative Loafing are teaming up for a cool event this Saturday, October 15-an Art on the Beltline Scavenger Hunt. Registration is $10 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Beltline.

The starting location and clues will be provided at 9 AM on game day, then individuals or teams can go check out the artwork and match what they find to the clues.

How to play:

Individuals or teams are given a clue card. At each winning stop, individual or team must Twitpic piece of artwork to #arthunt, or they must mark card with correct answers at each stop.

How to win:

First individual or team to correctly Twitpic all artworks wins, or first to make it to finish line with all clues correctly answered wins. CL will monitor Twitpics as race goes on to determine winner.

There will be prizes for all participants, and the first-prize winners will receive tickets to Bodies: The ExhibitionThe High Museum of Art: Picasso to Warhol, the Georgia Aquarium, and Netherworld Haunted House, plus art by street artist HENSE and Kyle Brooks.

Full rules here. Why not get together a team of your friends to go explore one of the coolest things intown?

Discover the Best in Free Atlanta Events!

Can you believe we have already made it back to October? It seems like only yesterday we were preparing to decorate our patios for the scariest in Halloween themes-which is something we absolutely love to do around here. May the best patio win.

With the return of Autumn, the weather has cooled down which means plenty of events to choose from to enjoy the change in season.

Atlanta is one of the greatest cities to live in-especially Midtown-since there is a plethora of events to attend and most of them free that encompass a wide variety of themes and genres.

Here is a list of a few events and festivals happening in Atlanta during the month of October:

  • Latin America Film Festival – held at the Woodruff Art Center; expect screenings of a variety of Hispanic movie features
  • Scottish Festival and Highland Games – held at Atlanta’s Stone Mountain Park, this annual event see a range of activities paying tribute to Scottish heritage and culture; expect to see folk dancing, parades and athletic events accompanied by traditional Scottish bagpipe music
  • Harvest Moon Bluesfest – held at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, this three-day event is Georgia’s premier blues festival. Visitors can hear live blues performances while enjoying a variety of food and drink

Where do you go for fun? Tell us about it!

Garage Sale to Benefit Atlanta Community Food Bank!

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The Peachtree Latino Festival!!

You Be The Judge: 2011 Atlanta Food Bank Cooking Competition

Music Midtown, 311 Call Center, and the Streetcar Are Coming to Atlanta

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Three big news items we’d like to cover today:

We’re sure you’ve heard…after five years, Music Midtown is finally returning to Atlanta. September 24, the long-time Atlanta music festival will return to Piedmont Park after a six-year hiatus. Headlining bands will be Coldplay and The Black Keys. Other bands scheduled to perform include Cage the Elephant, The Constellations, Young the Giant, Band of Skulls, The Joy Formidable, Manchester Orchestra, and more. We’re excited to have a significant music festival back in Atlanta. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, July 16 for $55. But how would you feel if Music Midtown ruined your wedding? An Atlanta couple who had booked part of Piedmont Park for September 24 started a Facebook group protesting about the surprise event that would conflict with their wedding. Fortunately, it was reported this week that the City, Piedmont Park, and Live Nation helped find a new venue for the wedding, and cheers were heard all around.

This week, it was reported that Bloomberg Philanthropies donated $3.3 million to fund an “Innovation Delivery Team” that will develop a 311 call center allowing the city’s citizens to dial 311 to find the right department for a service, freeing up 911 and other phone lines and improving customer service for Atlantans unsure of how to report information to the city. Additionally, part of the grant will help to fund anti-homelessness and anti-panhandling initiatives that will serve to reduce the incidence of both in Atlanta.

Finally, the Federal Transit Administration has announced that work can begin on the Atlanta Streetcar Project. The electric streetcar system will run 2.6 miles through the heart of downtown Atlanta, with access to residential, cultural, educational, and historic centers, including the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the World of Coca-Cola, and the Georgia Aquarium. Additionally, it will provide easy access to the new residential and dining districts popping up on Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward and at the Pencil Factory on Decatur Street, offering easy transit to Georgia State University and MARTA.

With all this buzzing development, it’s an exciting time to be in-town!

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