Make Your Apartment Ready for Winter

We are entering that time of year when we can all look forward to getting home from a long day and getting cozy at home. To do this best, it is important to make your apartment more winter friendly and make sure you are ready to withstand the bitter cold months to come. Town Hall Terrace already offers a country club-style atmosphere with plenty of amenities, but there are plenty of ways to make sure that your winter is as comfortable and cozy as possible.

Check the Windows

It is important to check your windows during the fall to make sure that they are completely sealed. While this summer may have meant plenty of warm air and breezes, if you didn’t close your window all the way you could be getting cold drafts coming through. Check that your windows are completely closed, and if you notice any cracks or leaks or have problems closing up your windows, please notify us and we will send someone to fix it up for you!

Space HeaterAdd a Bit of Extra Heat

As a convenience, your heating is included with rent at Town Hall Terrace, but sometimes you might want to have one room a bit warmer than another. For example, if you like to keep the living room warmer but your bedroom cooler, using a space heater can help give you a boost in temperature where you need it. A space heater can make your living room extra cozy for when you have guests or for when you want to get cozy and watch a movie after a long day of work.

Switch in the Flannel Sheets

Sleeping in cold weather can be a wonderful thing – as long as you are prepared. Flannel sheets are thicker than the cotton style that you use throughout the warmer months and can keep you toasty and warm even when it’s cold outside. Using flannel sheets is a great way to make your bed extra cozy, and choosing a down comforter on top can make sure that you never spend a night shivering or cold.

There are many ways to stay warm and comfortable this winter in your apartment at Town Hall Terrace. Our apartments are located in Grand Island, and offer a fast commute to locations throughout Western New York. With our luxurious space and amenities, you can make your winter – and every season – more enjoyable, comfortable and cozy when you rent from us. To find out more or inquire about our currently available apartments, condos or townhouses, call Town Hall Terrace today at 716-773-2788.

Fall Chores You Don’t Have to Worry About With Us

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.

Hockey Is Coming Up Fast!

Hockey season is fast approaching across North America. Currently, the World Cup of Hockey is in full swing, but the NHL preseason starts early next week.

Professional Hockey SeasonHere in Western New York, everyone is anxiously awaiting the start for the Sabres. It’s a perfect time to start getting organized and prepared for the fall. So dust off your Jack Eichel jersey, put that magnetic team logo back on your car, and get ready for the new hockey season.

There are various things you can do to get ready for hockey season. To start, it’s time to get out all of your gear. Jerseys, floormats, wall art or anything else Sabres-centric that you own – it’s finally time to clean it off and proudly display it.

Next, make sure you can watch the game before puck drop. No one wants to be channel-surfing only to find out they don’t have the game. If you’re entertaining guests, make sure you leave yourself ample preparation time, too, so that during breaks in the game play you can refill your plate or get a fresh drink.

Last, while we always want our neighbors to get along, prepare yourself for the upcoming rivalries. If you’ve got neighbors who are fans of the Leafs or like to cheer for the Bruins, prepare to put down the swords – at least on the nights the teams aren’t playing one another.

As the season gets started for the Sabres – the first preseason game is less than a week away! – if it’s approaching moving season for you, be sure to check out Town Hall Terrace. Our available apartments and townhouses offer a peaceful, quiet and convenient place to live, and is just 20 to 30 minutes from the Key Bank Center.

To learn more about current openings, give us a call today at 716-773-2788. You can also apply for tenancy online 24/7 and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

And, of course – Let’s Go Buffalo!

Work When You Need to at Our Business Center

Many of us prefer to work in a nice quiet space. Having a serene workspace allows us to get what we need to be done in a more efficient manner. Town Hall Terrace offers just that in our business center.

When people leave their job at the end of the day, most of them like to leave work at work and enjoy their night. Unfortunately, not everyone has that luxury. When work doesn’t end when you punch out for the day, Town Hall Terrace’s business center has got what you need.

Business CenterEquipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, the business center is the perfect place for sending out that email that can’t wait until morning or to finish that report that needs to get done for your presentation. The business center also features a printer, so you can print out any reports or presentations that you left at work and need to look over in hard copy before tomorrow.

The business center is also a great place for students to work as well. Many students don’t like spending hour after hour in an old college library and as a resident of Town Hall Terrace, they don’t have to. Students can use the business center and study, work on papers or read to get themselves ready for their next class or exam. This way they still have the quiet of a library without the distraction of other students moving about.

Did you stay up all night to finish a paper or report only to find that your printer is out of paper or ink when you need it most? No worries with the business center! Before heading to class or in to the office, drop by the business center and print out what you need on our printer.

Town Hall Terrace offers rental apartments, townhouses and patio homes for seniors on Grand Island, conveniently locates between Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Lockport. In addition to the business center, we offer numerous other amenities that will help make you feel at home. For more information, call us today at 716-773-2788!

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!

 

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 dog park also 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!

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.

Five Tips for Your Season Opening Party

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Buffalo Bills will be playing in the season opener Sept. 11. Instead of just going to a bar to watch the game, if you live at Town Hall Terrace you could host a season starter party that’s sure to have everyone raving. Here are five ways you could celebrate the start of the 2016 season in one of our townhomes, patio homes or apartments.

Host at Your Place

To start, there’s no place like home! Instead of going to a party or bar, bring the party to you. Invite a bunch of friends over to your spacious apartment or townhome at Town Hall Terrace and cheer the Bills on to victory from the luxury of your own place.

Football KickoffHave a Day of Sports

Do you and your friends love to play sports as much as you like watching? Before kickoff, head outside to Town Hall Terrace’s basketball and tennis courts and play a match or two. It could also be a great way to let off some steam after the game if they lose.

Watch with Residents

Bills fans are everywhere in Western New York, including many of the neighbors at Town Hall Terrace. So this year, gather a group of friends and neighbors to root for the team together. It’s not only fun but it’s a great way to strengthen your connections in the community here.

Party at the Picnic Pavilion

Not able to tailgate? No problem! Get a group together and have a cookout before the game at our picnic pavilion! You can grill up some hamburgers and hot dogs and make sure everyone is fed and ready to cheer the Bills on come kickoff.

Watch at the Clubhouse Lounge

If you have decided to have a party at your apartment but it’s not looking like everyone is going to fit, transfer the party to the clubhouse lounge. With a ton of room and huge flat-screen television, residents can reserve the lounge to host a kickoff party or other game-day viewing celebration with all your fellow Bills fanatics.

Town Hall Terrace in Grand Island has apartments, townhomes and patio homes for rent. With a variety of great amenities and located a short drive from destinations in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and the greater region, make Town Hall Terrace your next home. For more information, feel free to call us 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!

County Fair Season Is Upon Us!

County Fairs“The fair is coming to town!” These words spark indescribable excitement for residents in Erie and Niagara counties, especially as the opening days of each county fair draws near. We hope you’re ready for these county fairs to hit your part of town!

175th Niagara County Fair in Lockport

From Aug. 3-7, take in all the sights, smells and sounds that the Niagara County Fair has to offer. You and your family can have fun together and make memories as you enjoy the food, fun and entertainment that is coming to the Niagara County Fairgrounds. Enjoy family-friendly games, delicious food, 4H animals, a parrot show, comedy shows and much more.

With a parade planned Saturday, Aug. 6, meat auctions, live music, midway rides and games and so much more, you can’t miss the great fair’s 175th year! Check out the full schedule on the Niagara County Fair’s website and plan your trip.

177th Erie County Fair in Hamburg

What will you be doing Aug. 10-21? Hopefully you will be going to the Erie County Fair! As the third largest county fair in the country, there’s always something new to see, do and taste. Known for attracting thousands of both new and retuning fair-goers, the Erie County Fair always delivers a memorable and family-friendly experience.

What can you expect? Rides for both children and adults, one-of-a-kind food creations, carnival entertainments, concerts in the grandstand – including Hunter Hayes and Lee Brice – animal shows and displays and so much more. It’s one of the greatest times of the summer, and it certainly should not be missed. There are always new games to play, new rides to try, new food to taste and new sights to see!

For more information on admission prices, parking and hours, visit the Erie County Fair’s website.

Living on Grand Island makes it easy to get to the county fairs so that you can take in all the sights and activities. If you’re looking to move to Grand Island, check out the available apartments, townhouses and patio homes at Town Hall Terrace. We’re a conveniently close to both fairgrounds and many other great amenities in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and all throughout Western New York. To learn more about our currently available units, 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. Here are a few tips from Apartment Therapy to help you enjoy all the benefits of flying solo without letting loneliness creep in.

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!