Moving this Summer? Check Out these Tips to Beat the Heat

Moving can be a very strenuous activity, as you probably know. Add in the heat that comes in the summer months and it can make the experience downright miserable. So if you’re moving in the upcoming months, here are a few tips from Rent.com to help you beat the heat while you do.

Hydration

This may seem like a no-brainer, but while moving, many don’t remember to stop and take a drink to keep their body hydrated. A good idea would be to have a cooler stocked with water and even Gatorade so you and anyone helping you can grab a quick refreshing sip when you need it.

Summer Moving TipsDress for Success

When moving in the summer, avoid wearing dark and heavy clothing, as these colors absorb sunlight and heat up even faster. Instead, wear something light and breathable to keep yourself from getting too hot and uncomfortable. Also, even though you might only be outside for a minute or two at a time as you move boxes and furniture in and out, don’t forget to apply sunscreen to protect your skin.

Use Your Air Conditioning

If your new apartment has air conditioning, put it on as soon as you arrive. That way, while you work on warming up with all the heavy lifting and unloading, you apartment will start to cool down, allowing you to unpack in a cool environment.

Move at the Right Time

When you move, don’t do it at the end or beginning of the month, if you can, as those are the busiest times for moving. Instead, do it in the middle of the month so you can avoid other movers.

Watch What You Pack

If any of the things you are packing are sensitive to heat, be sure to unpack them first because the last thing you want after moving in heat is to find some of your possessions are ruined. To help you remember them, set a reminder on your phone or leave a note at the front of your moving van. Don’t forget to leave these items somewhere they can be easily reached, as well!

If you’re planning on moving this summer and are looking for a great place to move, look no further than Town Hall Terrace in Grand Island, New York. Our townhouses, patio homes and apartments come with a long list of amenities that will make sure you never want to live anywhere else. For more information, call us today at 716-773-2788!

Summer Concerts – Get to them Fast from Town Hall Terrace!

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.

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.

 

Growing Family? Young Professionals? Our Townhouses Are Perfect!

Townhouses Have you ever considered living in a townhouse? Whether you’re a young professional with a few roommates just beginning your career, or if you and your partner are hoping to start a family soon, a townhouse could be the perfect choice for you.

The townhouses at Town Hall Terrace in Grand Island, New York, give tenants the comfort and luxury of having your own home with none of the hassle, hard work or upkeep that usually comes with owning a home. Our different townhouse models boast spacious bedrooms, modern amenities and some of the latest features that you won’t find in other rentals in the area. You can choose from recently remodeled and updated homes or classic models.

Many young professionals will chose an apartment in a busy apartment building, but our townhouses give you the flexibility of renting with the convenience of having your own true space. We’ll take care of the upkeep and maintenance, so you don’t have to worry about shoveling the walkway when it snows or taking care of the landscaping, but you’ll have many of the same experiences of having home all to yourself without any of the property owning hassles.

For young families that are just starting out, owning your dream home may not be a feasible option yet. Our townhouses have three bedrooms in each of our three different floorplans, giving you ample space whether you’re sharing the home with roommates or setting up to start your family. Plus, with no upstairs or downstairs neighbors, you won’t have to worry about the neighbors making noise and waking up your newborn at night!

Whether you’re a young professional who’s tired of living in apartments or a couple looking for a place to start your family, the Town Hall Terrace townhouses in Grand Island have just what you’re looking for. Check out our townhouse page for more information on floor plans and availability, or call us today at 716-773-2788 to schedule a tour.

History of Grand Island

Grand Island HistoryFor Western New Yorkers and outside travelers who are looking or who have looked for a great place to set roots, Grand Island has always been a sought-after location. Friendly folks, great schools, close community and plenty of recreational activities are just a few of what makes Grand Island so desirable. These are just a few of the amenities of the Grand Island we are familiar with today, but have you ever looked into the history of how Grand Island became what it is today?

Grand Island has a very unique history. It starts nearly four centuries ago in 1651, when the war against the peaceful Neutre Nation, which occupied Grand Island, lost its battle against the fiery Seneca of the Iroquois. The remaining Neutre became part of the Iroquois League, which by 1655 dominated most of Western New York, including Grand Island, says IsledeGrande.com.

The island was mainly used as a hunting preserve, and no permanent villages were posted on the island. Later, an Indian burying ground was placed where Beaver Island State Park sits. This landmark spot served as the final resting place for deceased members of the Indian tribes.

Almost immediately following the French and Indian war, control of Grand Island changed again, as British forced gained control of the island. Following the Revolutionary War, Britain maintained control of Fort Niagara until 1796, after which the Iroquois again claimed their rights to the islands in the Niagara River. In an effort to make peace and gain control of the islands, the state of New York negotiated the purchase of Grand Island along with the other islands in the river from the Iroquois Nation for $1,000 in 1815. The treaty signed at the time also specified that the Iroquois were to receive $500 every year in perpetuity, a payment still upheld to this and to this day in June, according to Buffalo Architecture and History.

A group known as the Squatters then moved onto the island in 1817, occupying and building upon the land. These settlers quickly became branded as nuisances by the people of Buffalo due to their cutting, logging and shipping of white oak wood from Grand Island. A prominent Buffalo doctor wrote the governor asking for his help in evicting the Squatters out of fear of their disrupting the “peace of this vicinity.” Though legislative action, the governor moved quickly, and a bill passed in April 1819 gave permission to the Niagara County Sheriff to remove them by his discretion. The Squatters were all driven from the island in December of that year, with all families moving to Canada except one – the Pendleton Clarkes, who moved to current-day Pendleton.

A generation later, starting in 1849, farmers moved onto the land and began developing it for crop planting. Due to the water source, natural soil and the weather conditions, the island saw an abundance of crop growth. While the island was growing, no bridge had been built. Bridge discussions trace back as far as 1819, and advocates came close to securing one in 1894 when legislation was introduced to permit the building of a bridge. These efforts eventually fell flat, and it took more than a century for Grand Island to get connected to the mainland, with the completion of the first two bridges at the north and south of the island in 1935.

To this day, Grand Island continues to grow and flourish, offering its residents a unique place to live. Grand Island offers so much more than just a rich history, however, and at Town Hall Terrace, you’ll find plenty of conveniences and amenities that make your life comfortable and relaxing. If you are looking for a maintenance-free lifestyle on Western New York’s wonderful island community of Grand Island, call Town Hall Terrace today at 716-773-2788.

City Convenience, Country Calmness

City Convenience, Country CalmnessSometimes the hustle and bustle of the city can become too much, but it’s hard to give up the convenience and closeness that city life has to offer. Luckily you can have the best of both worlds. Welcome to Town Hall Terrace, where you can find city convenience and country calmness all in one location.

With beautiful apartments in a relaxed atmosphere, Town Hall Terrace is a great place to live. Select from a variety of one- and two-bedroom apartments with spacious floorplans on 33 acres of manicured landscape nestled at the center of Grand Island, New York. Whether you are a young professional, retiree or new family, our quiet and peaceful community is just what you’ve been looking for.

Your family will feel safe and secure in a community with so much to offer. From lush green space to luxurious amenities, your home will be a dream come true. Residents can take advantage of the area’s top-rated schools, local parks, delicious restaurants and churches of all kinds in the area.

With a country club feel, it can be hard to believe that life at Town Hall Terrace is conveniently located just minutes away from downtown Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Lockport. Here you will find the perfect environment that balances the relaxed environment and space of country life with the quick access, convenience and amenities of living in the city. The excitement of the Buffalo is not far away for fun events, popular nightlife and shopping. On the other hand, you can quickly travel out to the countryside and take advantage of the beautiful outdoor activities available in Western New York, like golfing, boating, beaches, hiking and the majesty of Niagara Falls.

Take a stroll outside to walk through the welcoming neighborhood or enjoy the view from your balcony or kitchen island. In addition to the convenient amenities located within walking distance, you will be only 30 seconds from the 190 onramp – and we will even pay your Grand Island Bridge tolls for the first year you live here (up to two vehicles)!

Town Hall Terrace is ready to help you find the perfect apartment home. Give us a call at 716-773-2788 to schedule a tour and see for yourself the allure of living in such a beautiful community.

Get So Much More With a Home 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!

 

Get the Best of Both Worlds at Town Hall Terrace

Get the Best of Both Worlds at Town Hall TerraceGreetings, and welcome to the first entry of the Town Hall Terrace blog. Here 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.

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!