Patio Homes Are a Great Choice for Retirees, Empty Nesters

After you retire from your fulfilling career, you deserve to sit back and enjoy life. Maybe it’s by taking that luxurious cruise or buying a mobile home to travel across the country, or maybe it’s downsizing from your large and demanding home to something a bit more manageable. As we age, it is all about doing things the convenient way.

Patio HomesOwning a large home is a lot of work – almost more work than an actual 9 to 5 job. You have the interior and exterior to keep clean, not to mention the structural components of your home to constantly worry about and pay for. Home ownership can be very taxing on the body. Are you finding it difficult to get up and down stairs, move from one room to the next when there are so many? No worries! There’s a convenient solution for you.

Move from your larger home to one of the convenient patio home rentals at Town Hall Terrace. Our upscale patio homes are smaller, yet still spacious, featuring an open layout and – of course, as the name implies – a beautifully crafted attached patio.

Our patio homes are designed for independent living. Situated in a community atmosphere on Grand Island, you have easy access to an abundance of amenities. Each patio home gives you the peace of mind that you can still take care of yourself in a home while being surrounded by a close-knit community of your peers and maintaining convenient access to destinations throughout Western New York, including quick access to Buffalo, Niagara Falls and the highways to points beyond.

For those with limited mobility, a patio home is also ideal because the home is one floor, making all rooms accessible within just a few steps. Our patio homes are situated in a relaxed, peaceful and fully accessible community where you can enjoy living without the hassle of caring for yourself alone.

Each patio home includes a master suite with a large, handicapped-accessible bath and walk-in closet as well as a guest bedroom with a separate walk-in closet. Each home also boasts a spacious, open kitchen design with hardwood flooring, a breakfast bar and all major appliances. These patio homes also have new washers and dryers, and an attached garage to protect your car from piles of snow during the cold winter months. In nicer weather, sliding glass doors lead out to the patio to relax with your four-legged companion – yes, we’re pet friendly! With an on-site security patrol, too, you’ll never feel uneasy at home.

For more information about the patio homes available at Town Hall Terrace, give us a call today at 716-773-2788.

Work On Your Workout at Town Hall Terrace

Our health is very important, and more people than ever are joining gyms to stay up on being fit and active. However, with how busy today’s world is, it can be hard for people to carve out time to make it to the gym. That’s why we here at Town Hall Terrace bring the fitness to you with our on-site fitness center for our residents. In 2021, it has been hard for many to get back to the gym regularly with the crazy year we had in 2020. Living in Western New York, you also have to deal with the winter weather. Having the opportunity to not have to drive to the gym in the weather is a major benefit.

Fitness CenterFeaturing numerous cardio exercise and strength training machines, our fitness center has something every type of gym enthusiast. If you’re looking to get stronger, we have a full line of free weights, two lifting machines as well as an incline and regular bench press to help you pack on that muscle. On the other hand, if you’re looking to shed some pounds before beach season, our fitness center features ellipticals, exercise bikes, treadmills and Stairmasters to help you get your sweat on.

With a fitness center on site, you won’t have to waste time driving back and forth to the gym anymore. This means you can save on your current gym membership costs and the hassle of driving to your gym each day. Plus, the convenience also means you’ll have more time to get in your workout each day, giving you no excuse as to why you can’t fit in a quick workout before work or at the end of your busy day.

Town Hall Terrace also features tennis courts and a heated pool for anyone looking to exercise in different ways. We all know that the time for nice weather in Western New York area is relatively short, but when the sun is shining, these alternatives provide a great way to relax and play while burning a few calories. The tennis courts also offer a chance to exercise with friends as well instead of just being inside at the gym. Invite your friends to the court, have some fun and get a nice sweat in as well.

As for the pool, some days can be really hot during the summer. The pool offers an opportunity to cool down and participate in one of the most complete body exercises one can do. Of course, you can also just splash around and play – after all, some of the best workouts are the ones you don’t even realize you’re doing!

If you’re looking for an apartment, town home or patio home that offers great amenities for you to keep up a healthy lifestyle, then Town Hall Terrace is the place for you. For more information on our available rentals, call us today at 716-773-2788!

Living Alone Doesn’t Have to Leave You Feeling Lonely

One of the greatest advantages of living alone is that you’re the king or queen of your own castle. Your rules and your style are reflected in your home that’s just yours. But, for a lot of people, the quietness can be difficult to handle at times.

Humans are programmed to be around other humans, and while it can be wonderful to live alone, it can also be a challenge for people who are prone to feeling lonely on occasion – and aren’t we all? If you know how to recognize the signs of that lonely feeling, though, you’ll be able to stave off those unwanted feelings.

First and foremost, invite your friends and family over! If your close friends and family start to feel comfortable in your home and are willing to come by more often, you’ll have less opportunity to feel lonely. You don’t have to throw formal dinner parties twice a week, but inviting some people over to chat, play cards or even just watch a Sabres or Bills game can go a long way to staving off the lonely feeling.

Reading a BookYou should also have a hobby handy that’ll occupy your mind and distract you from the quiet. If you’ve always wanted to learn to paint, why not pick up some tools and watch some instructional videos online? The same goes for musical instruments – plus you won’t have to worry about bugging your roommate if you’re up late practicing! Or, if you love reading, make sure to always have a good book on standby.

If you’re a pet person who lives alone, you could also consider getting a new pet! Having a dog or a cat around will guarantee that you’ll always have someone to greet you at the door when you get home (well, that is if you have a very friendly cat). But even having a smaller pet, like a hamster or a fish, can go a long way towards making your home feel less empty.

Pets may not be an option for many homes, especially rented ones, but we’re very pet-friendly at Town Hall Terrace, where we know that your furry companion is a part of the family! We welcome everything from guinea pigs and birds to cats and dogs – we even have a convenient dog exercise park! So, if you’re looking for a place for one with a pet-friendly disposition, check out Town Hall Terrace. Call us today at 716-773-2788 or email us at townhallterrace@verizon.net and find out more about the great benefits of life on Grand Island!

Keep These Winter Weather Safety Tips in Mind This Season

Keep These Snow Removal Safety Tips in Mind This SeasonWinter is right around the corner, unfortunately. Here in Western New York, we see our fair share of cold weather and winter snowfall. For anyone living with us here at Town Hall Terrace, it’s best to be prepared for the winter weather. Shoveling snow is a pretty routine activity in our area, but it’s important to remember that strenuous shoveling can result in injuries if you’re not careful.

By taking a few simple precautions, you can keep walkways clear without putting your health at risk.

Dress Appropriately

Wear light, layered clothing with a waterproof outer layer, and try to avoid cotton garments. Protect your extremities with mittens, thick wool socks and a warm hat. If you feel yourself overheating, shed a layer or two and take a break until you feel comfortable again.

Don’t wait for the storm to end

Instead of waiting to shovel a foot of snow all at once, it’s much safer and easier to shovel a few inches of snow at a time. When the snow starts to fall, go outside and do a little shoveling once every couple of hours so that you never have to clear too much snow at one time.

Push, rather than lift.

Using a shovel to push snow out of the way is less strenuous than using it to lift heavy loads of snow. If you must lift snow to get it out of your way, be sure to lift with your knees instead of your back. Back injuries are some of the most common injuries associated with manual snow removal.

Stay hydrated.

It can be easy to forget to drink enough water when you’re working in cold temperatures, but it’s important to stay hydrated when you shovel snow. Keep a bottle of water on hand, and take regular hydration breaks if you’re outside shoveling for more than a few minutes.

We understand winters can turn people away from moving to Western New York, but living with us here at Town Hall Terrace, you won’t have to deal with traffic, city driving, and road blocks during the winter season. Contact Town Hall Terrace at 716-773-2788 today or visit us online for more information!

Getting Deals on Your Move: Making Moving More Affordable

It can be a huge expense to move. Not only do you need to balance your finances while changing locations, ending and starting leases, and canceling and beginning utility services, but you have to pay the moving guys to pack up all your possessions and move them to your new place. We know that moving isn’t always stress-free, but there are a number of ways that you can save a ton of money on your moving costs.

Lifehacker says the first thing you need to go is get a quote for movers, but don’t just go by the advertised price on the website. If you’re seeing vastly different prices from one moving company to the next, pick up the phone and ask them to give you an actual quote. You’ll find that the price advertised online is often a too-good-to-be-true deal and probably doesn’t apply to your situation. On the other side of things, though, you may be able to negotiate a better price by speaking with someone directly.

For example, if you can be flexible about the days you move, you may want to ask the moving company if it would be cheaper if you moved a day or two earlier or later. Sometimes weekend prices are increased because the demand for moving vans and movers is higher. But if you have the flexibility to plan your move on a Wednesday, you might be able to save hundreds.

The season also plays a role in pricing. If you can, you should avoid moving in the summer – the busiest traffic season for moving during the year. That’s because many college students and families will move during this time between semesters and school years, plus the warmer weather makes it more comfortable to move. If you can move during the holiday season, you might be able to save even more.

US News and World Report also suggests that you take moving as an opportunity to take stock of your belongings and sell any items you’re willing to part with online or through a garage sale. While you might not think selling some extra dishes, books or other items would make you a ton of money, it will definitely add up and help. Plus, but having less to move, you’ll also save on your moving costs, especially if you get rid of a large item like an unused bookshelf, couch or bed frame.

Another way you can save is by getting packing boxes from area businesses. Bankrate says that you should check with your local liquor store to see if you can have some boxes. These are often very sturdy and reliable boxes that are perfect for packing, which means you won’t have to spend a fortune at the office supply store stocking up for your move.

Finally, if you’re hiring movers by the hour, pack up your home and even consider loading as much into your truck as you can before they arrive. That way you’re not paying for their time to do something you could have done. The more initiative that you take to be prepared will pay off in savings once moving day arrives.

If you’re thinking about moving, but not sure where you’ll be moving to, check out Town Hall Terrace. We have apartments, townhouses, and patio homes available now on Grand Island, a convenient location in Western New York that offers a short drive to Buffalo, Niagara Falls and the towns and cities throughout the region. Find out more about our currently available units by giving us a call today at 716-773-2788.

Visit the Pierce Arrow Museum in Downtown Buffalo

Antique CarDid you know that Buffalo was once home to the automaker that produced the official presidential vehicles for every president from William Howard Taft to FDR? From the early 1900s until the Great Depression, the Pierce Arrow Motor Car Company created some of the finest luxury vehicles ever made right here in Western New York. Although the company eventually fell on hard times and was forced to file bankruptcy in the late 1930s, Pierce Arrow had already forged an enduring legacy as one of America’s foremost early automakers.

Today, car enthusiasts and history buffs can still celebrate Buffalo’s rich transportation heritage at the Pierce Arrow Museum on Michigan Avenue.

Founded by Buffalo native Jim Sandoro in 2001, the Pierce Arrow Museum is a veritable treasure trove of antique cars and other automotive memorabilia spanning several decades of the 20th century. In addition to a number of beautifully-restored Pierce Arrow vehicles, the museum also includes several other Buffalo-made automobiles such as an early example of an electric car manufactured in the early 1920s.

Visitors to the museum can also see a full-scale replica of a filling station designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright for the corner of Michigan Avenue and Cherry Street in downtown Buffalo. Although the original filling station never came to fruition, the museum’s replica offers a fascinating look at a design that Wright called “an ornament to the pavement. With a second-story observation deck, copper roof and two 45-foot copper “totems,” the station’s design is striking even by today’s standards.

There are so many activities to do and places to see around Western New York. You won’t run out of things to do here when you live at Town Hall Terrace. For more information about our apartments, patio homes, and townhouses for rent, contact us at 716-773-2788 today!

Niagara Falls: A Natural Wonder Right in Our Backyard

Niagara Falls: A Natural Wonder Right in Our BackyardIf you’ve never visited Niagara Falls in the past, you should make a point to go this year! The falls themselves are incredibly majestic, and you will be blown away by just how beautiful they truly are. But in addition to seeing all of the waterfalls that make Niagara Falls such a special place, there are also plenty of other attractions around them that you will want to check out as well. Here are just a few of the local attractions that you can enjoy when you’re in town, regardless of whether you are on the New York or Canadian side of the falls.

Since the border is opening back up, it makes it much easier to explore both sides of Niagara Falls. The Canadian side has much more to offer when it comes to views and things to see and do.

Niagara Falls State Park

Did you know that there’s more to do than just look at the waterfalls when you visit Niagara Falls? On the American side, you can take a hike through the nation’s oldest state park and see even more sights.

Skylon Tower

The Skylon Tower, which is located on the Ontario side of the falls, is the tallest total entertainment complex in the area. It will give you access to great views of the waterfalls, but it will also provide you with a dozen specialty shops, a revolving dining room and a huge indoor amusement park that your kids will absolutely love.

Old Fort Niagara

There is so much history in and around Niagara Falls. Back in the 1700s, France and Britain controlled Niagara Falls from their base at Old Fort Niagara. You can go back in time and see what life was like back then by touring this attraction that is located just minutes from the falls on the American side.

WildPlay Niagara

The waterfalls at Niagara Falls are exhilarating in and of themselves. But do you know what would make your trip to the falls even more exhilarating? Zip-lining while you visit! On the Ontario side, you can zip-line right next to the falls by taking a trip to WildPlay Niagara.

Town Hall Terrace is a 33-acre country club community located on Grand Island, conveniently situated between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Contact us today at 716-773-2788 to learn more about what makes Town Hall Terrace such a special place to live.

The Benefits of Patio Home Living

If you are looking for a comfortable and enjoyable living space, then you should take some time to think about living in one of our patio homes. Similar to condominiums, a patio home is part of a set of homes that are connected with a common outdoor area that all of the homes share. They are ideal for owners of all ages who are looking for affordable housing and a way to share a space with others. Renting a patio home at Town Hall Terrace offers a number of great benefits. Let’s look at a few of the advantages of patio home life on Grand Island.

Patio HomesNever Pay for Your Own Maintenance

Living in a patio home is similar to being in an apartment in terms of convenience, especially when it comes to any needed repairs or maintenance. Clogged sink or bad electrical switch? No need to stress about hiring a handyman when you rent with us. You get all the convenience of your home but with none of the headaches. Our property managers will also take care of lawn care, shoveling and plowing for you, allowing you to focus on enjoying your home and lawn, not maintaining it.

A Sense of Community

Being close to your neighbors creates a wonderful sense of security and enables you to create close relationships with those that you live near. The patio homes at Town Hall Terrace have been managed with a focus on creating a relaxed, quiet and inviting retirement community, meaning that you’re free to enjoy mingling with fellow members of the community to find others with shared interests and passions. Enjoy all your privacy balanced with access to community comforts and peers when you rent a patio home on Grand Island.

Range of Exclusive Features

Finally, our patio homes come with a slew of fantastic features that truly make our spaces stand out. Our spacious interiors include lots of space, with floor plans that span more than 1,150 square feet or living space. Each home comes with a large master bedroom, a guest bedroom – both with walk-in closets – as well as a well-appointed kitchen with hardwood floors and modern appliances. Patio homes also have a new washer and dryer in every unit and a large 1.5-car garage. All of Town Hall Terrace’s units are also pet friendly and our on-site security patrols help keep you feeling safe and secure at all times.

Rent with Town Hall Terrace

If you’re looking for a new home, seeking to downsize to a more manageable space, or just want a change of venue, Town Hall Terrace’s patio homes are the perfect solution. Located on Grand Island, it’s easy to get to and from destinations throughout Western New York, making it a great choice no matter where you work, play or socialize. Learn more about patio home living today by calling us at 716-773-2788 or schedule an appointment to tour our available homes.

Experience the Nature Surrounding Grand Island, NY

Living in Grand Island, NY gives you plenty of opportunity to experience the amazing landscape and natural surroundings it has to offer. Besides being a short drive away from the city of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, living in this Western New York area provides you with outdoor activities that you cannot pass up. At Town Hall Terrace, we are conveniently located in Grand Island, NY, and we offer living options including apartments, town homes, and patio homes with a quiet atmosphere.

Niagara River

Outdoor Activities in WNY

The Niagara River offers many natural and unique areas to experience the outdoors in. Activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, and hiking the gorge trails are just to name a few. Ecotourism in Grand Island is on the rise in recent years, especially after the last year we had.

The Benefits of Having Access to the Great Outdoors

Living in many parts of the country, especially right near major cities, you don’t always have access to nature or the great outdoors. This can be a problem for many who love to experience nature and outdoor activities weekly or daily. Living at Town Hall Terrace, you won’t find this to be an issue. The Western New York area allows you to live comfortably near a city but with plenty of opportunities to explore nature.

Here are some of those benefits:

  • Short Drives to Hiking Trails and Water Activities
  • Best of Both Worlds (city life, remote life)
  • Relieve Stress of Work, School, Daily Life
  • Physical Exercise Benefits
  • Improve Mental & Physical Health

Spots to Check Out While Living with Town Hall Terrace:

  • Niagara River Gorge
  • Devils Hole State Park
  • Letchworth State Park
  • Niagara Falls
  • Margery Gallogly Nature Sanctuary
  • Beaver Island State Park

There are plenty more spots to check out if you’re looking to get outdoors and explore nature here in Western New York. If you’re looking for a life balance living situation in Western New York, we encourage you to contact Town Hall Terrace at 716-773-2788 today or visit us online for more information!

Three WNY Events You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

Looking for something fun to do this summer in Western New York? The area is gearing back up for outdoor fun after a year off and has more things to explore than ever before.

Garden Walk Buffalo Garden With Walkway

America’s largest garden tour, Garden Walk Buffalo is the perfect place for plant lovers to spend an afternoon. The annual event will be held in the City of Buffalo July 24-25 from 10:00am to 4:00pm and will feature over 300 residential, community and public gardens to explore. Kleinhans Music Hall will serve as the headquarters for the event with maps, merchandise for sale, and volunteers who can answer any questions you have. This is a completely FREE event, with no tickets required.

Paddles Up Niagara

Looking for a fun activity on Grand Island? The 15th annual Paddles Up Niagara will be held on Saturday, July 31 from 7:00am to Noon at Beaver Island State Park. No matter if you’re an experienced kayaker or a novice, you’ll have a great time enjoying the Niagara River with other local paddlers. There will be two morning Eco Tours, the first being held from 7:00am to 8:00am (11 spaces currently available) and a second from 8:00am to 9:00am (fully booked). The Eco Tours are designed to be smaller in size (15 paddlers), so everyone can hear the guides who will discuss the plant and animal life along the river.

The larger Fun Paddle will be held from 10:30am to Noon (443 spaces currently available). It begins at Beaver Island Beach, taking you around Little Beaver Island and back towards the launch site. From there, you can choose to continue to the East River Marsh or call it an afternoon. Best of all, this is a completely FREE event with the first 200 registered participants receiving a commemorative t-shirt!

The Borderland Music + Arts Festival

There’s no better way to close out the summer then by checking out the 2021 Borderland Music + Arts Festival at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora. This year’s festival will be held September 18-19, with a variety of popular acts performing including Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, The Revivalists and many more. There will also be several artisans and craft vendors on hand for you to explore once your favorite artists leave the stage.

No matter if you prefer a weekend exploring local gardens, a fun day on the Niagara River or exploring the local music scene, there’s something for everyone to do this summer in WNY.

If you call the area home and are looking for a new apartment, townhouse or patio home to rent, we ask that you think of us at Town Hall Terrace. We proudly offer 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, 2-bedroom patio homes and 3-bedroom townhouses right in the heart of Grand Island. Call us today at 716.773.2788.