Wax Up Your Cross-Country Skis and Head Out to Explore

We live in Western New York, and of course that means that snow is inevitable. However, that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of things to do during the winter months. Holiday Valley is a bit of a drive, but there are several cross-country skiing trails located in and around Grand Island. It is a perfect way to still get in your love for skiing and get some fresh air and exercise! For your convenience, we have compiled a list of cross-country skiing trails that you can check out with help from Trails.com!

This Winter has been filled with ups and downs when it comes to the weather. Hopefully soon, we will see some snow again for everyone to get out and do some winter activities!

Buckhorn Island State Park

The Buckhorn Island trail is located in the northwest corner of Grand Island. This trail is more than five and a half miles long and is mostly flat, making it the perfect cross-country trail for beginners or anyone looking for an easy-going trail to enjoy on a winter afternoon! The trail goes along the shore and has some great views of the waterline. You may even get to view some of the local wildlife in the area!

Cross Country SkiingWalton Woods

If the Buckhorn Island trail is too long for you, then the Walton Woods trail in Amherst would be a great starter trail. This trail is only 2.3 miles long and is also largely flat. It runs right next to the Audubon Housing complex by Walton Pond. While this trail may not be as secluded as the previous trail, don’t let that fool you. You still get some great scenery and it’s well worth the trip!

Como Lake Park

Located in Lancaster, the Como Lake Park trail is four miles long and runs along Cayuga Creek. They have a warming hut called the Casino, which allows for cross-country skiers to sit, relax and warm up will they’re on their journey. There’s a set trail that wraps around the grounds, or you can feel free to cross the bridges and explore the north and south islands in the area. The world is your oyster at Como Lake Park.

Looking for more options? Check out the full range of WNY cross-country skiing trails on Trails.com.

Whether you love to ski or skate in the winter, there’s no shortage of options for residents of Grand Island. Our community is located in the perfect location, with plenty of great entertainment options available on the island, and Buffalo, Niagara Falls and other locations all accessible within a short drive away. To learn more about making your home on Grand Island with Town Hall Terrace, call us today at 716-773-2788.

Apartment Living in the Winter

The Winter season is finally here as Western New York is getting a heavy snow storm this weekend. Renting and living in an apartment or townhome comes with some great perks, but you still need to be prepared during the winter snowfall. At Town Hall Terrace, you can find relief knowing that all the outdoor maintenance is taken care of for you when you come live in one of our units.

Here are some tips on how to prepare for the winter weather. Western New York Snow storms

Hit the Grocery Store a Head of Time

Hunkering down for a winter snowstorm can be stressful, but if you hit the grocery store a head of time, you’ll be stocked up on food and supplies for however long you’ll need to stay put. Stock up on the essential food items you need and consider buying more non-perishable items.

Keep Checking on Your Car

If your vehicle is parked outside and there are rigid temperatures, it’s important to go out and start your car. If you have an older battery, it may die if it hasn’t been turned on in a while. Sometimes, this can be an issue.

Stay Warm Indoors

Keeping yourself warm indoors is crucial. If you’re paying utilities along with your rent, don’t abuse your heating. You can turn your heat up to a decent temperature, but make sure you are stocked with blankets and warm clothes. You don’t want to turn the heat up too much or else your utilities may increase.

Why Renting an Apartment/Townhome with Town Hall Terrace is Beneficial

It’s safe to say that when you rent a townhome or apartment, you won’t have the stress of clearing out your driveway. At Town Hall Terrace, we provide all the maintenance you’ll need around your apartment, townhome, or patio home, so you don’t have to worry about clearing out any snow.

Looking for a comfortable and quiet place to live in WNY? Come visit us at Town Hall Terrace. Contact us today at 716.773.2788 or visit us online for more information!

 

 

 

Freshen Up Your Space for Fall

How to Open Up Space In Your Apartment Although spring is commonly known as the time of year for cleaning, the fall season creates a great opportunity to refresh your home and get ready for the upcoming cooler months. Here are some tips to freshen up your living space for fall.

Clean

Although this may be obvious, use the changing of seasons as inspiration to do a thorough cleaning of your living space. Summer can be a very busy time for everyone – and it’s often beautiful outside and unbearably hot indoors – which means chances are there are some areas of your home you have been neglected. So set aside a day (or weekend depending how much work needs to be done) and give your home, apartment or townhouse a cleaning that will have it looking like new.

Declutter

Along with cleaning, go through and get rid of things in your home you don’t need. Whether you have clothing you no longer wear or items you no longer use that are taking up space, decluttering will not only make your home look better, but is a great stress reliever as well. Plus, you can also donate many goods to local charities and even receive a credit for your donation to claim on your taxes.

Store Your Summer Clothes

Now that fall is coming, shorts and T-shirts won’t be getting as much use. Take the time to go through your closet and take out anything summery and store it in an armoire or another closet in your house. While you’re working, start hanging up and bringing out the clothing that will keep you warm for the colder temperatures ahead.

Increase Lighting

The further we go into fall, the shorter the days are going to become. Make sure you don’t get left in the dark by making sure you have enough lighting in your home. Whether it’s adding another lamp or adding some scented fall candles, a bit of extra light will make your home a bright, warm and cheery refuge in the cold dark of fall.

This fall, if you’re looking for a great new place to live, look no further than Town Hall Terrace. We have apartments, townhouses and patio homes for seniors for rent in Grand Island are that are great and affordable spaces to call home during any of Western New York’s distinct seasons. For more information, feel free to call us today at 716-773-2788!

Town Hall Terrace Takes Care of the Fall Chores for You

YardworkWhen you don’t live in a place like Town Hall Terrace where all of the outdoor chores and upkeep are taken care of for you, fall is the season to get serious about maintenance when it comes to the outside of your home. Homeowners and renters alike will be spending the next few weeks doing major chores to care for their homes and lawns before the weather turns cold and snowy, but the tenants of Town Hall Terrace don’t have to worry about a thing. Here are some fall chores you won’t have to worry about if you live here.

Lawn Care

In colder climates like ours here in upstate New York, it’s important to do a lot of lawn maintenance before the winter. Projects like aerating and fertilizing makes a big difference and protects the lawn from issues like snow, mold, compacting and dying off while it’s covered by snow. Living at Town Hall Terrace, all the mowing is taken care of for you, so you don’t have to worry about getting the lawn ready for snow season.

Rake Leaves

All of these chores are in addition to the time consuming chore of regularly raking. Luckily, our tenants have a dedicated staff that will see to all of it, and make sure that the lawn and sidewalks remain well cared for and beautiful throughout the fall and winter months.

Roof Maintenance

During the fall season, when leaves start to land all over the lawn and the roof, it’s important to frequently clear out the gutters. This prevents built up material on the roof, which can ultimately lead to drainage issues that can cause serious water damage and rot issues. For tenants of Town Hall Terrace, our dedicated maintenance staff will worry about this so all you have to do when the leaves start to fall is get out your seasonal decorations!

Pool Closure

Another not-so-fun task that must be done when the weather starts to get a little colder is the closing of the pool. It has to be drained a little bit, chemically adjusted to withstand the winter, and sometimes even drained fully, which can take hours or even days. But tenants at Town Hall Terrace, who can enjoy the pool throughout the summer, don’t have to worry about caring for the pool. Our staff will take care of closing it so you won’t have to think twice.

All of these fall chores are just a few of the many things that you won’t have to worry about if you move to Town Hall Terrace. Our tenants are our top priority, and we’re dedicated to giving you a worry-free home. We’ll concern ourselves with the upkeep and maintenance around here, and you focus on living your life to the fullest.

There are a number of different rental homes available in different floor plans at Town Hall Terrace, and you can choose from the apartments, townhouses and patio homes we have available. To learn more, call us today at 716-773-2788 or apply for tenancy online now.

Make Your Apartment a Smart One

In 2022, everything seems to be moving towards smart everything. Appliances, lights, electronics, and almost everything in your home can be switched to smart technology. It’s very convenient in today’s age. When you’re living in a rental, sometimes you desire to customize your living space to your liking.

Here are some simple ways you can add smart technology to your rental.

Smart technologies for apartment living

Google Home or Voice Command

One of the technologies you can invest in is a Google home, Alexa, or any other type of voice command technology. These items can be personalized and set up for your home, so you can use it to voice commands for other products linked to your account. Check out some reasonably priced ones here!

Smart Lights

Smart light bulbs can be calibrated with your google home or alexa. The light bulbs can be synched with voice commands, so when you enter your home, you can tell the product to turn on lights. They also give you the ability to change the colors and brightness of the lights.  

Smart Television

Since the dawn of flatscreen televisions, the price of them has gone down significantly over the years, which has made purchasing one much easier. With smart technology, you can purchase a tv and customize it to have all your streaming services in one.

Check out some of these other smart technologies for your home!

At Town Hall Terrace, we strive to provide a comfortable living space for all of our tenants. With several different rental options and amenities on our campus, we encourage you to look at the options. We understand that in 2022, everyone is looking to make their home comfortable and simple. Contact Town Hall Terrace at 716.773.2788 today or visit us online for more information!

Working Remotely in Grand Island, NY

Living in Grand Island, NY is something special. You get the quiet atmosphere along with short drives to all the action of the city of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. When it comes to working from home, it can sometimes get a little boring when you’re staying in your apartment or home the entire time. If you’re living with us here at Town Hall Terrace, we’re only a short drive from some coffee shops and cafés where you can work and relax in a different environment.

Here are some places to check out in Grand Island, NY for remote working.

Woman working from home at Town Hall Terrace

Little Black Heart Coffee

Although this place is located in North Tonawanda, NY, it’s just a quick drive from Grand Island, NY. This cozy café is the perfect place to relax during the day and get some work done in a different environment. It’s open Tues-Fri, and the hours are 9am-5pm. Little Black Heart Coffee is a great place to have some quiet time to get your work done.

Spot Coffee in Kenmore

Spot Coffee in Kenmore is a little more of a drive, but it has always been a great spot for college students and work from home employees to go and get some work done in a relaxed setting. Spot coffee is one of the best places to bring your work and enjoy some coffee or tea throughout the day.

Steamworks Coffee at Judas Tree

This quaint little coffee shop and café is serving up some amazing drinks. Located in Niagara Falls, this is definitely a place you’ll want to check out and get some work done in during the work hours. Steamworks Coffee at Judas Tree has a very unique atmosphere an aesthetic that you might enjoy each week.

Town Hall Terrace Business Center

The Town Hall Terrace business center gives you a quiet, private area to focus, and provides all the tools you need to get your work done. Access your email, write papers, finish reports, work on presentations, print essential documents, and use the wifi we have to get your daily job done without any distractions.

Looking for apartments, townhomes, or patio homes to rent in Western New York? Look no further! Contact Town Hall Terrace at 716.773.2788 today or visit us online for more information!

Cool Off with a Quick Trip to the Beach

When looking for the right location to move to in Western New York, it’s important to keep one thing in mind, especially during the summer: How far is it from the beach? If you move to the Grand Island area, you’ll be in close proximity to several of the best beaches in the region! There are plenty of places to cool off during the summer in both Erie and Niagara counties, and Town Hall Terrace on Grand Island is just a short drive away from them all.

Erie County Beaches

The closest beach to Grand Island is Beaver Island State Park. It’s actually located right on Grand Island! It’s more than your average beach, however, as it provides canoe and kayak launches, bike trails and access to fishing, boating and picnic areas – and, of course, the sandy beach. No matter what you want to do, just remember you’re closer than ever to fun in the sun!

Right outside the city of Buffalo in Hamburg is the hidden gem of Woodlawn Beach State Park. All you have to do is follow the wooden pathway among trees and nature, and you’ll reach the secret spot! Cool off in Lake Erie, play some volleyball, or just enjoy the gorgeous view.

Going a bit further south, Evangola Beach is the third state park beach for residents to visit. This park offers plenty of campsites plus convenient amenities, including snacks and treats from the snack bar, a camp store for campers to stock up and a natural sandy beach that offers great swimming. It may be the furthest park from Grand Island, but it’s definitely worth the drive!

Krull ParkNiagara County Beaches

Olcott Beach and Krull Park provide endless fun for the whole family on Lake Ontario. Krull Park offers picnic areas and covered pavilions available to rent for special events, plus two playgrounds and even a splash park. It’s a park you can enjoy year round, too, with events planned all throughout the year! Come summertime, you can enjoy the waterfront and beach, not to mention the beautiful views that Olcott Beach has to offer.

Residents of WNY can also enjoy Wilson-Tuscarora State Park all year long, even in the winter! Cool off by taking a dip in the water and relaxing under the sizzling sun, or stay active and go on a hike on the four-mile nature trail. In the winter, the trail is open for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

You now know how close Town Hall Terrace apartments are located to the beaches and state parks in Erie and Niagara counties – and that doesn’t even count the private beaches and town and village parks available! If you’d like to learn more about our available apartments, townhouses or patio homes, give us a call today at 716-773-2788.

Celebrate Summer Outside with Our Great Amenities

AmenitiesAs many of you may know, summertime in Western New York is very short. That’s why it is important to get out and enjoy the summer weather while you have the opportunity. At Town Hall Terrace, we share this sentiment and offer a range of outdoor amenities here that will allow you to get out and have some fun in the sun during the summer.

If you’re looking to get out and get some exercise, then our tennis courts and basketball courts are sure to be right up your alley. You could play a one on one game of tennis with your roommate or a friend or team up and take on other competitors at the court. As for the basketball courts, you could simply shoot around, join in a game with others already playing or get a game of your own started. One benefit of being on these courts is that it also offers a chance for you to meet and get to know other residents, allowing you to make better friends with your neighbors!

As you may know, Town Hall Terrace is also pet-friendly, and we allow dogs and cats in our apartments, townhouses and patio homes. If you want to get outside with your four-legged friend, we have more than enough room for it at our dog exercise park. You can go outside and run around with your pup or play fetch. Just like with the tennis courts, you and your pup and have a chance to play with other pet owners at Town Hall Terrace as well, making new friends – both human and canine!

After all of that exercise and fun, you’re probably going to be hungry and what’s better than an outdoor barbecue? Town Hall Terrace also boats a great outdoor picnic pavilion with picnic tables and grills so you can cook up your favorite summertime meals. Kick back in the shade with a few friends and enjoy the summer breeze, the fresh smell of burgers or sausage and the casual, comfortable life of living at Town Hall Terrace.

If you’re looking for a convenient place to live with great amenities that can help you make the most of your summer, look no further than Town Hall Terrace. We’re located in Grand Island, New York, and all of our apartments, townhouses and patio homes are just a short drive to anywhere in Western New York. To learn more or for more information, call us today at 716-773-2788!

Big Six Mile Creek Marina Has a New Upgrade!

The Big Six Mile Creek Marina is a state park in Grand Island, Ny, and it has just received a $2.4 million upgrade. Following the renovation project, the park has reopened to the public for everyone to enjoy. This is great news for Western New York and especially for the people who live close or in Grand Island, NY.

At Town Hall Terrace, we’re always proud to hear the good news of improvements to parks and establishments across the region. We want our residents to be able to have endless opportunities to explore and enjoy the area that they live in.Scenic Overlook of Niagara River

What Upgrades Did They Make to the NY State Park?

This project involved upgrades to expand the parking lot, modernizing drainage and electrical systems, improving landscaping with native species, and rehabilitating the existing building/restrooms (including making them fully accessible). Environmental site improvements included removing a buried fuel tank, installing an above-ground fuel tank, and modernizing the sanitary sand filter.”

“Located on the Niagara River, this marina provides 125 seasonal boat slips, four transient slips, a public launch for boating and fishing access, gasoline and oil sales, and ice and pump out service.”

More Plans for the Future

There are plans for the future, which include connecting the marina to the West River Shoreline Trail and providing fishing access down to the pier in the river. These plans to continue to improve the area and provide more opportunities for activities is good news for Grand Island.

Why Choose to live at Town Hall Terrace?

At Town Hall Terrace, we offer apartments, townhomes, and patio homes for rent in Grand Island, NY. Our quiet community offers plenty of amenities and extras for your enjoyment and convenience. We have a business center, fitness center, dog park, and more right on our grounds.

If you’re looking for a great location to move to with state parks within short driving distances, contact Town Hall Terrace at 716.773.2788 today or visit us online for more information!

Give Your Dog Great Exercise in Our Dog Park

At Town Hall Terrace, we know how important your animal companion is. A happy animal is a healthy animal! As a pet-friendly complex, we believed that we should create a unique amenity to our tenants which is why our dog exercise park is designed to give our furry tenants a place to jump and play!

Dog Exercise ParkA well-exercised dog is a happy dog. We know it can be challenging for your dog to get the proper amount of exercise with your busy schedule, but with a dog park conveniently located right outside your door, it’s never been easier.

Without the proper amount of exercise, your dog could be at risk for canine obesity which, as like with humans, canine obesity can lead to health problems. These types of problems include joint pain, skin issues, heart issues and many more. We are not a veterinarian, nor claim to be a dog expert. However, we felt that we should provide our occupants with a unique experience that would not only benefit them, but also their four-legged family members.

The Benefits of a Dog Park Right Outside Your Door

The dog park allows for a safe, fenced in area that will protect your pooch from bolting into traffic. Having your pooch bolt because he or she is scared or is being disobedient can be terrifying. However, at our dog park your pooch can run to their heart’s content! It is a safe space for dogs and their owners to sit and relax.

Dogs are supposed to be active, and are ingrained with a desire to run and chase and play after things. You cannot fight their inner nature. It is better to give them an outlet to express themselves. With a smaller space, dogs can have a tendency to act out, and may even become destructive. However, if your canine is regularly stimulated with endorphins and tired out from play, they will become calmer. Your dog will have tons of fun and you will be able to relax knowing that your pet has the option to get out of your home.

A tired dog is a happy dog! Spending days at the dog park will keep your dog physically active and socialized with other dogs. Interaction with other dogs and owners is important in keeping a dog satisfied, plus a tired dog is less likely to bark and distract other tenants. Everyone wins!

Socializing with You and Your Dog

Our dog park is a great place for tenants to socialize and meet other animal lovers. You and your companion can meet other dogs, enjoy the fresh air and make new friends. If you have any questions about our dog exercise park or any other amenities we offer, or want to learn more about our current open units, give us a call today at 716-773-2788.