What’s On Your Dream Apartment Amenities List?

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What’s on your dream apartment list? When looking for an apartment, it’s a good idea to jot down list of basic amenities your’re looking for in your new space. For example, how many bedrooms you’ll need and how much rent you can afford.

But what if you enjoy some of the finer things in life? What are some amenities of higher-end apartment living that you may want to add to your list?

Keep reading to find out.

1. A Big Kitchen

The kitchen is often considered the heart of a home.  It’s where people come together to talk about their day and reconnect with their friends and family members. It’s also the center stage of holiday get-togethers and other events.

If you love to entertain in the kitchen, your apartment amenities list might include a large kitchen with plenty of room for entertaining and preparing amazing holiday dishes.

2. Private Washer and Dryer

Most apartments and apartment communities come with access to community laundry rooms. However, having your own private washer and dryer in your apartment may be on your dream apartment list so you can do your laundry from the comfort of your apartment. Additionally, you won’t have to spend $10 in quarters every laundry day.

3. Plenty of Storage Space

One thing many apartment spaces lack is storage space. There might be fantastic rooms and a spacious kitchen, but you still need room for all your belongings.

Finding the right apartment for your needs might mean finding one with large closets or extra storage space.. Not having enough space can make your home feel cluttered and messy.

4. Multiple Bathrooms

Fighting over a single bathroom is one of the biggest causes of arguments among families. When everyone is trying to get ready in the morning, it can be frustrating to wait for your turn to shower. Kids have an especially hard time sharing bathroom time.

If you have more than two people in your family, your apartment amenities list should include multiple bathrooms. This will save you a lot of time and frustration in the future.

5. Community Pool

Next, let’s consider an apartment outdoor amenities list. During the heat of the summer, it would be nice if your apartment had a pool. There’s nothing better than cooling off with a dip in the pool on a hot summer day.

Swimming in a pool also comes with a ton of other health benefits too!

What’s on Your Apartment Amenities List?

How important is your apartment amenities list? If you know you’re reaching for the stars, make a list of priorities for your apartment hunting.

To get a better idea of what’s available, take a look at our apartments for rent. And if you find something you like, contact us today to schedule a tour and talk about your leasing options.

5 Must See Attractions in Fort Wayne

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fort wayne attractionsHave you ever tried being a tourist in your hometown?

In Fort Wayne, Indiana every year residents have the opportunity to experience life in their hometown as if they were visiting for the first time.

Often times, when we live somewhere we fail to realize everything our own city has to offer. Fort Wayne, Indiana is a town full of hidden gems that will appeal to people of all ages.

If you are a resident of Fort Wayne or just visiting, keep reading for a list of 5 Fort Wayne attractions we think you should check out.

1. Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is not just just one of Fort Wayne’s top attractions. It’s actually one of the top ten zoos in the entire country.

There are more than 1,000 animals that call the zoo home with new exhibits being added each year.

Some of the visitors’ favorite zoo features include Monkey Island and Sealion Beach where you can sit back and enjoy a close view of the animals playing.

The zoo is famous for its petting zoo known as the Indiana Family Farm. Little ones can ride ponies, a mini 1860’s train, or the river log ride. You can even feed giraffes.

2. Parkview Field

Parkview Field is a relatively new addition to the heart of downtown Fort Wayne.

The stadium is home to the minor league baseball team, the Fort Wayne Tincaps, who is an affiliate of the MLB San Diego Padres. TinCaps baseball has something for fans of all ages. This is evidenced by the more than 400,000 fans who visit each season. For those over 21, beers are only $1 on Thirsty Thursdays, which take place weekly.

If baseball is not your thing, Parkview field offers many other activities and events such as outdoor rock and country concerts, festivals, and exercise events.

In the winter months, the field offers indoor space that hosts wedding receptions, business events, and a weekly farmer’s market.

3. Science Central

Science Central is easily recognizable in downtown Fort Wayne by its tall and colorful smokestacks.

The facility used to be used as a powerplant. Now it is a science museum featuring hands-on exhibits and activities for kids and adults alike.

Popular for field trips and weekend adventures, there is something for kids of all ages at Science Central in one of the museum’s more than 130 hands-on exhibits.

4. The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

The Botanical Conservatory, as it’s more commonly called, is a 25,000 square foot facility which houses over 1,200 plants and flowers of more than 500 different species.

There are also 72 different types of cacti on display.

The conservatory is open year round and features seasonal and permanent exhibits that will give you a first-hand look at plant species you won’t find outdoors. The conservatory regularly features holiday events and activities for the whole family.

5. Lakeside Park & Rose Garden

We included this park on the list because it is one our favorite to visit, especially in the warmer months.

Lakeside Park is one of Fort Wayne’s top locations for weddings and parties. It not only features two pavilions but also houses playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, a walking path, a fishing pond, and of course, a beautiful rose garden.

The rose garden contains more than 1,500 roses complemented by reflecting pools and thousands of annuals.

More Fort Wayne Attractions

These are just a few of the many Fort Wayne attractions we suggest checking out.

Fort Wayne is an up and coming city with activities tailored to every age group.

For more ideas to keep you entertained in Fort Wayne all year round, check out this post.

4 Trendy Apartment Amenities that Will Change Renting Forever

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When it comes to finding the right apartment in your city, you should consider what apartment amenities will come with your new place. Every apartment community is different, based on their location and the different things the property can offer to residents.

What are some of the biggest trends that are changing the way we view apartment communities? Take a look at four of the amenities you should look for on your next apartment hunt.

A Fitness Center

Fitness centers are becoming the new big thing in many apartment communities, taking the quality of it to new heights. This is something you will see a lot of rental properties do next year.

Onsite fitness centers typically include treadmills, free weights, and elliptical or cycling equipment that is free for all residents.

Billiard Room

A billiard room is also a new trend in apartment amenities.

You can spend an afternoon indoors playing a few games of pool regardless of how the weather is outside! This can be a great way to spend time with your family and friends without having to spend a penny.

Our billiard rooms includes a pool table if you feel like racking them up and a ping pong table as well if you want to become the next Forrest Gump of ping pong.

Park with BBQ Grill

A fun and inviting community should be important whether you have a huge family or it’s just you on your own. Our park is a great place to spend the day. Spend time playing on the swingset or reading a book under the tree. Your kids will be able to run around and play without the worry of traffic as you fire up the grill to cook a delicious meal on one of the bbq grills.

If you want a safe area to relax and enjoy the day our parks will have what you need.

Pet-Friendly Apartments

Your furry friends are a part of your family and you shouldn’t have to give them up because an apartment doesn’t allow them on their property. Instead of sending them to the pound or passing them on to a loved one, stay in one of our pet-friendly apartments and keep your pet as a part of the family!

 We do have a few restrictions on which types of dogs are allowed on the property, along with some recommendations of which dogs wouldn’t do well cooped up in apartments. Reach out to us directly if you don’t see your dog on the list and have additional questions.

Which Apartment Amenities Will You Look for When Choosing Your New Place?

Now that you have looked at four of the growing trends in regards to the apartment amenities, which ones stand out to you the most? Comment below and don’t forget to follow our blog here if you want to learn more about renting an apartment.

5 Amenities to Look for in Your Apartment Community

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Perhaps you are a college student, a newly married couple, or an actor just moving to the big city. Regardless of what stage you’re in, it’s all about the amenities. Studies show that loving the space you are in can contribute to your happiness on a daily basis. However, you can only love the apartment you are in if it has all of the amenities that contribute to a comfortable lifestyle.

Every apartment community will offer different amenities. Knowing what you need in a living space will help with deciding on the perfect apartment for you. Besides location, a decent rent and basic aesthetic, deeply consider the things you will need on a daily basis to live well.

We’ve done the research for you and have compiled a list of 5 of an essential amenities for humans in the first world:

Laundry In Your Apartment Community

This is number one on our list for a reason. Laundry is something that many humans need to do regularly, perhaps multiple times a week if you’re married or have kids. You need an apartment with either in-unit laundry or laundry on site. The alternative is having your laundry sent out which can be costly. You also run the risk of the people doing your laundry losing your clothing or accidentally bleaching them.

Air Conditioning/Heat

Regardless of the climate in your locale, air conditioning is a necessity. You won’t be able to live comfortably without proper cooling or warmth. Fans don’t cut it in 2017. Find an apartment with a top-notch air conditioning system.


Amenities can make or break an apartment community. Find a community that offers first-rate amenities. Many apartments offer a great swimming pool and a fitness center to their residents. Not only will you save money on your gym membership, you might even hit the gym more often with one in such close proximity.


While washing dishes by hand isn’t the worst, it isn’t necessarily the ideal option. A dishwashing appliance in your apartment will help keep your kitchen clean as well as the dishes you’ll be eating off of.

Speedy Wi-Fi

The world revolves around access to wifi. In both schooling and business alike, a high internet speed can actually save you in both time and headache. Skip the possibility of your huge project due at midnight not uploading because of a slow Wi-Fi speed and snag an apartment with great internet.

Live Large

Even if your chosen apartment isn’t especially luxurious, you can get a lot of fantastic amenities for a pretty low cost, especially in Fort Wayne. Housing is (for the most part), quality and easy to come by.

If you’re looking for a fantastic apartment in Fort Wayne, contact us today! We’d love to show you around our community.

Holiday Party Room Rental in Fort Wayne

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Willow Creek Crossing Apartment residents, are you hosting a holiday get-together? Our community room is available to rent for your holiday parties or other special occasions including birthday parties, graduation parties, family get togethers and more! Contact the leasing office for details on how to reserve the space for your next celebration!

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Tips to Help you Organize your Apartment

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Who couldn’t use a few new ideas for being more organized?  No matter the size of your living space, storage space is hard to come by.  Storage space can especially be rare in an apartment.  Here are some creative tips for finding more places to store your stuff!

Find “secret stashes” in your Apartment

  • Angle the couch or a big chair in the corner of a room and put storage boxes behind them
  • Put an attractive table cloth over a hall table or chair-side table cloth and store things underneath
  • Use flat, wheeled plastic storage bins under your bed to store things you use infrequently like extra linens or out of season clothes.


Utilize Wall Space

  • In the kitchen, use 3M Command Hooks on the walls to keep cooking utensils, potholders, and kitchen towels out of the drawers and within easy reach.
  • Clear up a lot of cabinet space by keeping large pots or infrequently used small appliances on top of cabinets or the refrigerator.

Be creative with furniture you have already:

  • Tall metal shelves from the garage can be repurposed for kitchen storage — holding dishes, pots and pans, cookbooks or food stored in closed canisters.
  • Put a tall bookcase near the front door — add hooks to the sides to hold keys, umbrellas, and jackets; put trays or bins on the shelves for storing shoes, gloves, scarves, and mail.
  • Use an old dresser for a TV stand — the drawers can hold remotes, DVDs, board games, and extra blankets or pillows.

Make what you have work better:

  • Place stacking shelves inside cupboards and cabinets to get more out of their open spaces
  • Shoe storage racks are handy over any door.  Throw them over the bathroom door in order to store bathroom essentials, such as your hairbrush, toothpaste, etc.  Or put one over your bedroom door to store other knick-knacks.

The key to staying ahead of the accumulation of too much stuff is to regularly do as most professional organizers recommend: take a good, hard look at your belongings and keep only the things you really love or really use.

At Willow Creek Crossing Apartments in Fort Wayne, we love to make our residents feel right at home. We hope this handy guide helps you to make the most out of your space!

Get Ready to Suit up! Apartment Pool Opens Soon!

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Willow Creek Crossing Apartment’s Swimming Pool Opens for Memorial Day!

Willow Creek Crossing Residents, get ready to suit up! The Lakeridge swimming pool, behind the clubhouse will open this Saturday, May 24th, just in time for the Memorial Day holiday! Pool hours are 11a-7p.

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We are currently making improvements to The Mill Run pool at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments and hope to have it open Mid-Summer.

Come on Fort Wayne, let’s see those temperatures rise! We’re ready to swim!


Rose Clevenger