5 Ways to be a Good Apartment Neighbor

Living in an apartment complex or community has plenty of perks, but it can also sometimes be a little frustrating with having neighbors close by. As for someone who is living in an apartment or looking to move into another apartment, here are some tips on how to be a polite and respectful neighbor while living in a complex.Apartment community set back along with trees

Keep the Noise to a Minimum

This is an important one. Being a noisy neighbor can be frustrating for others because not everyone enjoys noise at all hours of the day. This doesn’t mean that you have to be as silent as a mouse, but you should respect your other neighbors by keeping the noise to a minimum.

Follow the Community’s Rules

If your apartment community has rules and guidelines, you should stick to them and follow them. You never want to push the limit of not obeying rules in your community because it can give you a bad rep.

Be Friendly to Your Neighbors

Not everyone is outgoing, especially in an apartment building or community. You don’t have to be your neighbors’ best friend, but you should show them respect and welcome them when you see them. This can just include a friendly hello when you see them around.

Keep the Inside and Outside of Your Place Clean

Being a clean neighbor is important. Nobody enjoys a sloppy neighbor in an apartment building. Make sure to take out your trash, keep the outside of your apartment looking nice, and remember to keep it smelling clean.

Get to Know Your Neighbors

This isn’t a required thing to do, but it can be very helpful. If you’re an outgoing person who likes to meet new people, try making friendly conversations with your neighbors. This shows that you are friendly and respectful in the community. Not everyone is comfortable in doing this, so if you’re not, then don’t force an entire conversation.

Living in a patio home or apartment community is very beneficial. If you’re looking for a quiet and relaxing community to be a part of, reach out to Town Hall Terrace today. We can provide you with apartments, patio homes, or townhomes for rent. Located a short drive from the city of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, we’re in the perfect location. Contact Town Hall Terrace at 716.773.2788 for more information!

Decluttering Your Apartment Can Help Organize Your Life

Apartment living can be a tough situation, especially when it comes to storage space. Not every apartment complex allows you to have the necessary space for all your belongings, so it can be difficult to keep many things inside the apartment. Some people resort to renting out storage units, but this is just another added expense to your budget.

One way to help you feel comfortable and not overwhelmed by your belongings in an apartment is to start eliminating unnecessary items and decluttering.Decluttering and cleaning apartment for more space

Here are some tips on how to declutter your belongings for a cleaner and less-crowded apartment:

Decluttering Your Closet

It can be tough to part with some of your favorite clothes, but you must look at all the clothes you don’t wear. One of the best things to do is to go through all your clothes for every season. Determine which clothes you don’t ever wear or haven’t worn in several years and get the courage to donate, sell, or give them away. This can help you organize your closet space and potentially make room for storing more important items.

Determine Your Hobbies

If you’re a person who has hobbies that require materials and items, take a look at how necessary those items are. Now, this can be different for every person. Who knows? You may not have any hobbies that require materials to be stored at your apartment. However, if you have a hobby such as playing an instrument, painting/drawing, etc., it’s important to determine how much material you use for those specific hobbies. Get rid of all the unused materials to help organize your apartment.

Invest in Storage Containers

Organizing your belongings almost always helps to organize your daily life. When you purchase storage containers and bins, you can easily store items that you do not use on the regular under your bed and in your closet space.

Clean, Clean, Clean

When you dedicate at least one day per week to cleaning your apartment, your living space with feel much less crowded. This chore can boost your mental health, keep yourself organized, and provide you with a space you can be proud of.

At Town Hall Terrace, we provide patio homes, apartments, and townhomes for rent in Grand Island, NY. Along with our rentals, we have plenty of perks and amenities including a business center, tennis courts, dog park, gym, and much more! Just a short drive from Niagara Falls and the city of Buffalo, you’ll be happy to live in a quiet community. Contact Town Hall Terrace at 716.773.2788 today or visit us online for more information!


Grand Island Garden Walk is Ready this Summer

Living in Grand Island, NY, you’ll experience plenty of summer activities. With Buffalo and Niagara Falls just a short drive away, you’ll be able to attend festivals, summer events, and much more in the surrounding areas. Grand Island, NY is located in the perfect spot for you to have an incredible summer in Western New York. One event you cannot miss this summer is happening right here in Grand Island. The Grand Island Garden Walk is set go!Flower garden with bright-colored flowers

What is the Grand Island Garden Walk?

The Grand Island Garden Walk is a self-guided free tour walking and observing some of the most beautiful gardens in the area. Many people who are avid gardeners will show off their flower beds and other types of plant gardens for all to see.

This year’s garden walk is happening Sunday July 10th from 11am to 4pm. The tour will be free for everyone and self-guided. It gives people of Grand Island a chance to explore the beautiful gardens that local gardeners have to offer.

Why Garden Walks Can be a Fun Summer Activity

There are a few garden walks around Western New York. If you live in the area, we encourage you to check this garden walk out this summer in Grand Island, NY. For those looking to explore more and discover some of the most beautiful gardens the people of Grand Island have, this is the best event to attend. They can be a very fun summer activity for you, your family, or your friends.

Get out this summer and do something different. If you’re looking for a beautiful place to live, look no further. Here at Town Hall Terrace, we provide townhomes, patio homes, and apartments for rent in Grand Island, NY.

Contact Town Hall Terrace at 610-372-4383 today or visit us online for more information!


Summer Concerts are Coming Soon!

Live MusicThe summer is the perfect time to kick back on a lawn chair with cocktails and watch some incredible live music, and here on Grand Island, we know how to summer the right way. With plenty of exciting things to do all throughout the year, plus a whole host of awesome summer activities, your next dream home in Town Hall Terrace on Grand Island is waiting for you.

Outdoor concerts are the epitome of summer, and this season, Art Park, located in nearby Lewiston, will be hosting a slew of outdoor concerts this summer that you and your friends can enjoy. Lewiston is located a short 17 minute drive from Grand Island, so it’s quick and easy to get to.

Located even closer to Grand Island is downtown Buffalo – only a 15-minute drive. Downtown Buffalo has a ton to offer throughout the entire year, but during the summer, Canalside offers free music each Thursday night with their summer concert series. All kinds of bands, including local and national acts, will come out for the concerts, so you and your friends can listen to a ton of new music. Bring your lawn chairs out, and enjoy the summer weather.

The outer harbor is also returning as an outdoor music venue this summer of 2022.

Town Hall Terrace is located just a few short minutes from all of the best summer concert venues that you could imagine. You still have access to the culture of downtown Buffalo and the scenic concert venues of Art Park, without all of the hustle and bustle that can make living within the city limits or in the bustling suburbs a little stressful. Town Hall Terrace not only has an incredible location to boast, but has all of the amenities you could need in your next dream home. If you’re interested in learning more about our available listings, call us today at 716-773-2788 or learn more about our apartments and townhomes online now.

Universities Close When Living in Grand Island, NY

CollegeHigher education is important, especially when pursuing a successful and long career. Choosing the right path for education is based upon not only the degree you wish to obtain, but also the college you wish to attend.

For prospective or current students in Western New York, Grand Island is a wonderful place to live during the college years because it is in the middle of the major universities that serve the greater Buffalo-Niagara region.

It can be difficult to live in a dorm situation, and off-campus living is more suited to those who are seeking a more normal lifestyle. Commuting to and from Grand Island to surrounding universities is a quick trip, with most finding an average driving time of only 10 to 20 minutes.

Some of the best colleges in Western New York that are close to Grand Island include:

Niagara University – 14 minutes away. This college has a fantastic program for engineering, nursing, accounting, management, communications and education.

Buffalo State – 12 minutes. Buffalo State has an excellent education program as well as other degrees in the arts, economics and communications.

Canisius College – 17 minutes. At this college, you can graduate with a degree in education, accounting, human services and biology.

University at Buffalo – 15 minutes. University at Buffalo is a top-rated school nationally and the flagship of the SUNY system. The university offers more degree programs than any other college in New York state, from undergraduate to graduate and doctoral programs.

Niagara County Community College – 23 minutes. NCCC offers many two-year programs for students to pursue degrees in a variety of programs, including education, communication, nursing and other health services fields.

Erie Community College – 22 minutes. At ECC, students can obtain a two-year degree in physical therapy assistantship, education, computer science and criminal justice.

The degree programs listed for the above universities are an overview, and there are many, many more programs available at each college.

If you plan on attending any of the above colleges or others in Western New York, Town Hall Terrace on Grand Island offers easy living in beautiful homes that are maintenance free and come complete with amazing amenities and an affordable price. To learn more, give us a call at 716-773-2788 and find out more about our available apartments today.

Experience More with Living at Town Hall Terrace

Town Hall TerraceWhen moving into a new place, whether it’s an apartment or house, many of us want more than just a home. At Town Hall Terrace, our residents have a full array of amenities to provide them with many additional conveniences and luxuries to make their experience all the more rewarding. Let’s take a look at a few of the additional amenities that gives renters at Town Hall Terrace so much more than just a home.

Business Center

If you are looking to get some work or studying done, then our business center is where you want to go. This quiet and private area is fully equipped with wireless internet access, a central shared computer and a printer. With an almost library-like setting, you can head to the business center and focus on making sure you get all of your work done.

Clubhouse Lounge

Looking to unwind after all that work? Head on over to the Clubhouse Lounge! This fully furnished area is a great place to not only relax, but to meet other residents as well, especially if you’re new to Town Hall Terrace. It can also be reserved for hosting tenant parties if you and your neighbors would like to hold a little celebration.

Fitness Center

You want to keep your body as strong as your mind, and there’s where our fitness center comes in. Equipped with a full range of cardio equipment and strength machines, the fitness center is the ideal option if you are looking to get a quick workout in or want to avoid crowded gyms.

Heated Pool

After your workout, relax your muscles – or give them a second push – by taking a few laps in our heated pool. Open as long as the weather allows, the pool is a great place to relax or cool down in the summer months. Plus, with an on-duty lifeguard, you can be assured that your children or grandchildren will be safe while swimming.

Tennis and Basketball Courts

Do you prefer to get your exercise through a bit of friendly competition? With convenient tennis and basketball courts, you can game or two with a few of your friends or even meet other residents with a passion for play. The courts are regularly cleaned and maintained as well, so you’ll always have a place to swing the racket or shoot some hoops.

Conveniently located on Grand Island in Western New York, Town Hall Terrace has a great selection of apartments, townhouses and patio homes for rent. Our great location makes it easy to get to downtown Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Lockport or even across the border to Canada. For more information or to learn more about our available rentals, call us today at 716-773-2788!

Fantasy Island is Hopefully Returning This Spring

Grand Island, NY has been waiting a long time for the return of the beloved amusement and waterpark. Finally, our hope and dreams might be coming true this spring in the month of May. Formally known as Fantasy Island, the newly bought themed park will be called Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World.

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New Additions and Rides

As leaders are hurrying to get the park open by the late spring, new additions and rides also might be on the table for this beloved park. We’re hoping this can spark a new generation of activities for the people of Grand Island, NY.

What Does this Mean for Grand Island & the Surrounding Areas?

This a big step in the right direction for the people of Grand Island, as well as the surrounding areas. The Buffalo/Niagara region doesn’t have an attraction like Fantasy Island anymore, and this re-opening could mean big things for small businesses and potentially new residents heading to the area.

At Town Hall Terrace, we’re located on Grand Island, and we’re just a short drive from Niagara Falls and the city of Buffalo. Our residents who rent apartments, townhomes, or patio homes here have many benefits of living in this location. If we can add another attraction for people surrounding this area, it could mean major growth for the towns around it. `

The Benefits of the Park Re-opening:

  • Help small businesses grow
  • Create jobs for locals
  • Bring in new residents to Town Hall Terrace
  • Add another summer activity to the area

Live With Us at Town Hall Terrace

If you’re looking for a quiet place to live, look no further. Town Hall Terrace can provide you with apartments, townhomes, or patio homes to rent here in Grand Island, NY. You’ll be able to enjoy the comfort of a quiet residence, while only being a short drive to the city of Buffalo and Niagara Falls where more of the action is. Contact Town Hall Terrace at 716-773-2788 today or visit us online for more information!

Spring Cleaning is Coming Up

Spring is right around the corner, we hope! Before we can celebrate the season, it’s time to get serious about one thing: spring cleaning. Here are five must-dos for you to tackle as part of your spring-cleaning list!


Did you know that you’re supposed to be washing the whole pillow and not just the case? Think about it: our pillows are the collecting ground for dust, drool and pet dander, if you let your dog or cat sleep on the bed. This spring, toss your pillows in the laundry! If you haven’t replaced your pillows in the last few years, consider tossing them and starting fresh.

Vacuum Under FurnitureUnder the Furniture

When’s the last time you vacuumed under the couch? No, not just under the lip where the edge of the vacuum fits, but under the entire thing. That means moving the couch and vacuuming up all the dust and grime (and probably at least a few crumbs from snacks) that has accumulated beneath over the years. You should also flip your cushions upside down and vacuum up any junk that may have fallen into the couch or chair.


Chances are there’s at least one lightly colored wall in your home. Have you inspected it closely lately? Notice anything, like dirt and dust? Don’t forget to vacuum or sweep the floor after you dust the walls since you’ll be disturbing a lot of dust that will end up falling onto the floor!


When’s the last time you gave your fridge a thorough cleaning? If the broccoli that you cooked last month shed a few bits in your crisper, chances are good that those little leftovers have started to go bad. At least once a year, take everything out of your fridge and scrub and disinfect the whole thing. Don’t overlook shelving and drawers, either. Not only do these need a cleaning, but they also are often home to three-year old salad dressings or long-expired condiments that should find a new home in your trash can.

Potted Plants

If you have any plants in your home, the spring is a good time to check them and see if they need to be repotted or need new, fresh soil added. Spring is the season of green and blooming, so there’s no better time to check on your greenery. Dust and dirt can also accumulate on your plants, so give them a rinse – either by hand or by letting them sit for a few minutes in the shower. Not only will this keep them clean, but it can also help deter insects, too.

If your spring cleaning also coincides with your time to move or renew your lease, why not check out the units at Town Hall Terrace? Our apartments, townhomes and patio homes are spacious and modern and offer plenty of space. Located on Grand Island, we’re a quick drive to and from anywhere – Niagara Falls, downtown Buffalo and other locations throughout Western New York. Learn more by calling us today at 716-773-2788 or apply for tenancy online now.

Fun Winter Activities to Keep You Busy this Season

As the new year begins and the winter season starts to come into play, the people of Buffalo and the Niagara Region start to get antsy for the spring season. For those who don’t have a specific winter schedule and are always looking for something to do to keep busy during the cold winter months, here is a list of some activities to try out this winter.

Ice skating in Western New York

Town of Tonawanda Winter Fest

Living on Grand Island allows for easy access to the city of Buffalo, as well as the surrounding locations. January 13-17 is the Town of Tonawanda Winter Fest, which will include winter sports competitions, beer and wine tastings, food, and much more! Get out and enjoy the winter activities in Tonawanda.

Buffalo Whiskey Riot

The Buffalo Whiskey Riot is taking place February 19 from 4-7pm at the Buffalo River Works. Guests will enjoy over 200 whiskeys and learn about the distilling process from distillers from Tommyrotter. Food will also be available for purchase at Buffalo River Works.

Ice Skating/Curling at Canalside

Canalside has been revitalized over the past few years. As the winter begins, canalside becomes a winter wonderland full of activities from ice skating to curling. Go check out the Canalside area to enjoy some winter enjoyment with friends and family this winter.

Other Winter Activities and Events to Check out:

  • Ski/Snowboard at Holiday Valley/Kissing Bride – If you’re looking to go skiing or snowboarding, we have two ski resorts in the Buffalo/Niagara area for you to check out. Holiday Valley is the furthest away located in Ellicottville, NY with a large ski lodge, rentals, and much more for the ski experience.
  • Chestnut Ridge Park – Chestnut Ridge Park is located in Orchard Park, NY. This park has a steep hill, which is used for sledding and fun in the winter. You can also enjoy long winter walks along the roads of the park.
  • Shop and Eat in the Quaint Towns – The surrounding areas of Buffalo offer plenty of small villages to shop and walk around in. Williamsville, East Aurora, Lancaster, Elmwood Village, Hertel Avenue, are just to name a few.

Keep an Eye Out for the News on the Lumagination Festival at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

Living in Western New York can offer plenty of activities for you to do in the wintertime. At Town Hall Terrace, we provide townhomes, apartments, and patio homes for rent here in Grand Island, NY. We’re a short drive from the city of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Come live with us in our quiet neighborhood! Contact Town Hall Terrace at 716-773-2788 today or visit us online for more information!

Get the Best of Both Worlds at Town Hall Terrace

Get the Best of Both Worlds at Town Hall TerraceHere in our little neighborhood on Grand Island, we have plenty of things to be thankful for. Perhaps the thing we love most about our home, though, is its location. From here, it seems like you can drive fifteen minutes in any direction and find something new to do. Best of all, once you’re done with the day’s activities, you can return home to the peaceful, pastoral landscape of Grand Island. So what are a few of our favorite local attractions?

Beaver Island State Park

Located right in our back yard on Grand Island, this 950 acre park is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the region. Featuring a number of attractions and amenities including a golf course, boat launches, a swimming beach and snowmobile trails, Beaver Island State Park is the perfect place to spend a Saturday with the family. No matter what time of year it is, you can always find something new to do at this gorgeous state park.

Niagara Falls

Travel just north of the Island and find yourself at one of the nation’s most beloved natural landmarks. Take a boat tour down the Niagara River and get an up-close look at some of the largest waterfalls in the world. If you brought your passport, you can even hop across the border and spend an afternoon on the Canadian side of the falls. You can also check out Devil’s Hole State Park, which is located on the American side of Niagara Falls. This state park consists of a few-mile trail down near the gorge with a large platform of flat rocks at the end of the trail. This is a great place to go hiking with your friends or dog.

Lewiston New York

The town of Lewiston is also very close to us. This quaint town is located on the Niagara River Gorge with a plethora of small businesses, shops, restaurants, and much more! In the summer, you can enjoy live music at Art Park!

Downtown Buffalo

Ready to spend an afternoon in the big city? Take a drive just 15 minutes south of Town Hall Terrace and find yourself in the heart of the largest city in the region. Buffalo is currently in the midst of an economic renaissance that has afforded its citizens a host of colorful new attractions to enjoy. See an off-Broadway play at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, catch a Sabres game at First Niagara Center, or just take an afternoon stroll down the colorful streets of Elmwood Village.

By virtue of our unique location, Town Hall Terrace is able to strike a delicate balance between urban and rural landscapes. These are just a few of our favorite attractions in the area. Give us a call today to learn more about all there is to see and do in our area!