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

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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!

Make the “Swap” all of September!

In keeping with the tradition that, Midtown Atlanta is one of the greatest locations in Atlanta to live, here is another article that supports this cause.

Did you know that September is “Swaptember”? For the whole month of September, Atlanta attractions have collaborated to offer the community a way to experience all that Atlanta has to offer.

SWAPtember offers members of participating attractions discounts at all of the others. If you’re not already a member, it’s a great time to join. Members of any of the participating attractions can show their membership card and receive all of the fantastic offers including $3 off general admission; 10% off in retail store; and so much more. Membership discounts vary by attraction.

Take a look as some of the participating venues that might interest you:

You definitely don’t have to enjoy having fun out on the town of Atlanta by digging deep into your pockets. Atlanta On The Cheap is a great place to find current information on events. So get out and enjoy yourselves!

If you currently live outside of Atlanta, and are looking for a great apartment community to move to within this location, be sure to check out Monroe Place Apartments right here in the heart of Midtown Atlanta.

Rethink Your Nighttime Routine

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Bedtime Routines!

Are you not quite tired or have a lot on your mind when it’s time for your head to hit the pillow? Have you ever thought about starting a nighttime routine and unwinding at least 1-2 hours before heading to bed?

We all have trouble sleeping from time to time. But you can make it easier to get a good night’s sleep every night with these simple steps:

  • Relax before bedtime. Stress not only makes you miserable, it wreaks havoc on your sleep. Develop some kind of pre-sleep ritual to break the connection between all the day’s stress and bedtime. These rituals can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as an hour.
  • Choose activities that won’t get your adrenaline going or stress you out. Start by preparing for the next day. Make tomorrow’s To Do list, pick out clothes, gather things you need to take with you, brush your teeth, hair, etc. Then relax.
  • Cut caffeine. Simply put, caffeine can keep you awake. It can stay in your body longer than you might think – the effects of caffeine can take as long as eight hours to wear off. So if you drink a cup of coffee in the afternoon and are still tossing at night, caffeine might be the reason. Cutting out caffeine at least four to six hours before bedtime can help you fall asleep easier.
  • Exercise at the right time for you. Regular exercise can help you get a good night’s sleep. The timing and intensity of exercise seems to play a key role in its effects on sleep. If you are the type of person who gets energized or becomes more alert after exercise, it may be best not to exercise in the evening. Regular exercise in the morning even can help relieve insomnia, according to a study.
  • Keep your bedroom quiet, dark, and comfortable. For many people, even the slightest noise or light can disturb sleep like the purring of a cat or the light from your laptop or TV. Use earplugs, window blinds or curtains, and an electric blanket or air conditioner everything possible to create an ideal sleep environment. And don’t use the overhead light if you need to get up at night; use a small night-light instead. Ideal room temperatures for sleeping are between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures above 75 or below about 54 can disrupt sleep.
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    Bedtime should be inviting.

  • Eat right, sleep tight. Try not to go to bed hungry, but avoid heavy meals before bedtime. An over-full belly can keep you up. Some foods can help, though. Milk contains tryptophan, which is a sleep-promoting substance. Other foods that may help promote sleep include tuna, halibut, pumpkin, artichokes, avocados, almonds, eggs, bok choy, peaches, walnuts, apricots, oats, asparagus, potatoes, buckwheat, and bananas.
  • Avoid watching TV, eating, and discussing emotional issues in bed. The bed should be used for sleep and sex only. If not, you can end up associating the bed with distracting activities that could make it difficult for you to fall asleep.
  • Create your own list of relaxing bedtime activities. Such as, light household chores like picking up, read easy-on-the-mind books and magazines, watch light TV, listen to relaxing music or whatever relaxes you. Then when you feel sleepy, roll into bed!

If you try to sleep before you feel a little sleepy, you’ll just toss and turn. Also, try not to drink fluids after 8 p.m. This can keep you from having to get up to use the bathroom during the night. Do you ever have trouble sleeping? What thoughts run through your head that keep you from getting enough sleep?

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!

Do You Know the Facebook Dance Steps?

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How much do you use Facebook?  And how do you attract attention to your wall?  How relevant do you feel the information posted on Facebook should be?  Through the help of a friend, I recently stumbled upon a Facebook fan page called…

Apartment Social Media Dance Steps

…which had a great article, located under the Notes tab, about how to attract fans to your wall posts.  In keeping with the idea on how to attract fans to the community’s Facebook fan page, let’s take a look at some of the suggested tips.  See if you agree and give some feedback on what you think works the best.

  1. Video: Video is a very powerful way to increase interest in your post. If you plan a post, be sure to do a search in Youtube to see what is available in videos to add to the post.
  2. News you can use/blogs.
  3. Guide based information portals / Wiki: The Guides’ sites consist of articles or commentaries written by the Guides as well as links to pertinent websites related to their topic. Some sites have dictionaries, how-to lessons, and free eCourses.
  4. Colorful pictures FREE from Google: Look for pictures that make you want to be a part of the event.
  5. Websites: There are millions of websites… You’ll be amazed at what you will find with a few carefully chosen key words on Google.

This post from Apartment Social Media Dance Steps has some really helpful suggestions to increase fanbase and topics.  I would love to see a post about a favorite topic that just goes on and on.

“Each time you share a post on your Facebook Fan page you should be serving your fans. It should be interesting, all about them, make them want to find out more and SHAREABLE!! Your most valuable Fans are your residents and your future residents.” -Toni Blake

Do you agree or disagree? Do you believe in what is said?  Have you come across a different resource that has other suggestions on what you should do to increase popularity of your page?

Start posting today to Facebook and let’s see what kind of engagement we can get going with each other.  Tell us who you are and about your life in the community.  Let’s talk about something exclusive to the community or each other, while stepping outside our comfort zones. Talk to people like me! 

What’s on your mind?

Marvel at the Twitter Ball

Do you remember when you first experienced Twitter? Was your reaction like Martha and Hilda’s?

Courtesy of Social Media Examiner

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