Jun 15

Saving You from the High Cost of Having a Pet in Your New Home:

The process of choosing a new home is never one that should be made without thought and careful planning. There are myriad variables that should be taken into account when choosing a new apartment, and if you are a pet owner or pet lover, one of them should be the community’s stance on pets in your new home. Here at Liberty Apartment Homes we take pride in the fact that we are a genuinely pet friendly community…let us save you from the high cost of owning a pet in your new home today!

Many apartment communities state that they are pet friendly, only to impose unreasonable pet fees, pet rent, and stipulations if you decide to bring your four-legged family member along. Keeping a pet in the apartment might cost you several hundred additional dollars on your lease, usually in the form of a hefty up-front one-time fee, and often includes a pricey monthly premium as well. You may not have anywhere for your pet to roam, and they absolutely do not want any pets anywhere near the office. They might say “Pet Friendly” in their advertising, but rarely do they mean it!

Liberty Apartment Homes stands out when we state that we are a pet friendly community. We truly care about our furry friends as much as we do our human residents—we’ve added a plush, comfy dog bed in our rental office, complete with an always full, stylish bowl of water for your pet to refresh themselves with seven days a week.

Your pets are always conveniently close to one of our pet cleanup stations, located throughout our beautiful property both as a service to our pet owners and another way we keep our community beautiful. Among these areas are large, green common areas perfect for a game of fetch, or to let your pet out for a run when you get home from work.

Most of our staff here at Liberty own pets, or have fond memories of pets we’ve owned in the past. It is not uncommon to see one of our favorite four-legged residents here in the office with us, perhaps enjoying the friendship we offer…though we think it may also be the fact that we’ve always got treats ready for them as well!

And to show our dedication to our residents with pets, we are currently running an amazing special to cater to our pet-loving community. If you apply during the month of June, we are waiving all pet fees and pet rent for the term of your lease! This will not only save you from the high cost of bringing a pet to your new apartment, but it will save you from the stress of coming up with hundreds of additional dollars on your move-in day. You’ll also belong to a community that is as excited to have you AND your best friend here as you are. You’ll bring your pet by the office, perhaps for a bit of a rest, perhaps on the way for a walk, and you’ll always know a treat and a smile will be waiting for you.

Let the team here at Liberty show you how we can save you from the high cost of having a pet in your apartment…and let us show you and your furry friend your new home!

Oct 13

Things to Consider When Apartment Shopping

The process of searching for a new apartment can be exciting, especially if it is your first time striking out on your own or moving in with someone you love. Since leasing a space typically involves a commitment of a year or more, you will want to do some research to make sure the one you choose is somewhere you will feel happy. The following is a starter list of items to consider during your search.

The Surrounding Area- Consider the things you want and need in the area in which you live. For example, you could be someone who wants to be walking distance to restaurants and shopping, or you may prefer a quiet area away from busy streets and nightlife.

Maintenance- It’s important to know both the age of the building and when it has been most recently renovated. Things to consider in an older building include the weatherproofing of the windows, the age of the plumbing and appliances, and the ability of the fuse box to handle the demands of the electronics you own. Related to this, you should inquire about the maintenance services offered by the complex, and the average time it takes to complete requests.

Amenities- Apartments offer a wide variety of amenities, and you should go in knowing which are important to you. For example, not all apartments have air conditioning, internet access, washers and dryers in the units, balconies, assigned parking, or fitness centers. You should start your search knowing which items you consider non-negotiable and narrow your choices based on these items.

Oct 13

Things to do in Newport News

Located in the heart of downtown Newport News, Liberty Apartments features the very best in contemporary apartment living. Our apartment homes are central to many of the sights in this fabulous city. Area attractions include:

  • The USS Monitor Center- This outstanding educational center contains 32,000 images and objects that document 3,000 years of man’s experience on the seas. Let their exhibits take you back to the Civil War, where the famous battle between two ironclad ships, the Monitor and the Merrimack, occurred. View extraordinary model ships as well as one of the largest collections of scientific and navigation instruments around.
  • Newport News Park-At 8,000 gorgeous acres, Newport News Park is one of the largest municipal parks east of the Mississippi River. Some of its many fabulous and unique features include two fresh water reservoirs, a 5-star archery range, a horse show arena with stage, a disc golf course, a regular golf course, a ropes and initiative course, a 5 mile mountain bike trail, a 5.3 mile bikeway, and 30 miles of hiking trails.
  • The Peninsula Fine Arts Center- The Peninsula Fine Arts Center’s slogan, “Art is what you make it,” lets you know this venue has something for everyone. Here, you can view art exhibitions, take art classes, see musical performances, take dance lessons, and more.
  • The Virginia Living Museum- The Virginia Living Museum celebrates the state of Virginia’s natural heritage, from the ocean to the mountains. Features include indoor discovery exhibits, outdoor exhibits and gardens, and the Abbitt Planetarium. Here you can view and learn about more than 250 species of plants and animals native to Virginia.
  • Lee Hall Mansion- Step back into the 1850’s by visiting one of the last remaining antebellum homes on the Virginia Peninsula, which was once occupied by affluent planter Richard Decauter Lee.
  • Mariners’ Museum Park & Noland Trail– The Mariners’ Museum Park is a wooded property that is privately maintained and open to the public. It is great for walks with friends and loved ones or a nice picnic with the family to take in the lake views or trails.
  • Peninsula Pilots Baseball– The historic Peninsula War Memorial Stadium is home to the Peninsula Pilots baseball team. In 1955, the Dodgers rounded the bases at this historic park until moving in 1955, but the list goes on. Be sure to check out this great stadium!

This is just the beginning of the wonderful highlights of the city of Newport News. We hope you will visit Liberty Apartments to see more of this city we would love for you to call home.

Sep 13

The Benefits of Moving into a Brand New Apartment Community

Liberty Apartments is the next wave in carefree apartment living with a water view. We are a brand new community in Newport News, Virginia. Here you will enjoy all of the benefits a new community has to offer. Highlights of Liberty Apartments include:

  • Contemporary Style- Each apartment’s kitchen boasts the very best in modern design, with maple cabinetry, granite countertops, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, and a built-in microwave to provide you with more counter space.
  • Modern Conveniences- All apartments have air conditioning and a washer and dryer in unit.
  • Workout Facilities on Premises- Swim in our resort style pool with lap lanes or take advantage of our 24 hour professionally equipped fitness studio, which includes strength training machines.
  • Our community features controlled access entries and gated garage parking for select apartments.
  • No Worries about Maintenance- Liberty Apartments offers 24 hour emergency maintenance.
  • A Feeling of Community- Get to know your neighbors in our TV Lounge / Community Game Room.
  • Desirable Location- Say goodbye to your commute! We are located in downtown Newport News, just steps away from the Apprentice School, Newport News Shipbuilding, the City of Newport News courthouses, and other downtown businesses. Now you can live, work, and shop all in the same place.
  • A Variety of Floor Plans to Meet Your Needs- Liberty Apartments offers spacious 1 bedroom/1bath, 2 bedroom/2 bath, and 3 bedroom/3 bath floor plans, giving you the flexibility to choose one that is right for your unique needs.

We urge you to come take a tour today and allow our gorgeous apartment homes to wow you with their up-scale interiors, spacious floor plans, and state of the art amenities. Simply click here for our leasing office hours and a map of our location. We can’t wait to meet you!

Sep 13

Reasons to Make Use of Your Community’s Exercise Facilities

Liberty Apartments features a 24 hour professionally equipped fitness studio with strength training equipment, as well as a resort style swimming pool with lap lanes. We desire to make exercising more convenient for our residents. There are many advantages to utilizing these resources.

  • Regular physical activity reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease, including stroke and heart disease. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has stated that just 150 minutes of moderate cardio exercise per week lowers your risk for these diseases, as well as improves your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Exercise improves your blood glucose levels. Having lower blood glucose reduces your risk of developing Type-2 Diabetes. For those who already have Type-2 Diabetes, exercise can help to manage it. It also decreases your chances of developing Metabolic Syndrome, an undesirable combination of too much fat around the waist, high blood pressure, low HDL “good” cholesterol, and high triglycerides or blood sugar.
  • Exercise reduces the risk of some cancers. Research has shown those participating in regular physical activity have a lower risk of cancers of the colon and breast than those who do not. There are also preliminary findings that indicate exercise can reduce your risk of both endometrial and lung cancer.
  • Participating in physical activity strengthens your bones and muscles. According to the CDC, a combination of muscle strengthening, bone strengthening, and aerobic physical activity at a moderate level slows the loss of bone density that occurs naturally as our bodies age. Furthermore, 120-300 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week greatly lowers the risk of hip fracture, and 130-150 minutes per week eases the pain of arthritis.
  • It just feels good. Finally, working out not only helps you take care of your body, but your mind as well. A mix aerobic and strength training 3-5 times per week for 30-60 minutes boosts both your mental health and your mood. At Liberty Apartments, a community of happy, healthy residents is our goal.
Aug 13

A Welcoming Community for Everyone

Newly opened, Liberty Apartments features the very best in apartment living. We offer a carefree lifestyle with water views in the heart of Newport News. Our apartments feature upscale interiors, and our community offers amenities that will wow you.

Our convenient location on Washington Avenue is ideal for anyone who wants to live near where they work and play. Liberty is ideal for:

  • Our spacious, one bedroom/one bath apartments are tailor-made for the single professional.
  • Couples are sure to enjoy our close proximity to a variety of restaurants and shopping venues.
  • Our three bedroom/three bath units are large enough for a family. Conveniently, Liberty Apartments is located near Newsome Park Elementary School, Huntington Middle School, and Heritage High School.
  • Students- Liberty is adjacent to the prestigious Newport News Apprentice School. We are also just a short drive from Thomas Nelson Community College, Tidewater Community College, Christopher Newport University, and Old Dominion University.
  • Local Shipbuilders- Walk to work! We are half a mile away from Newport News Shipbuilding, one of the largest shipyards in the United States, and the largest industrial employer in the state of Virginia.
  • Liberty is located nearby to Fort Eustis, Fort Monroe, Langley Air Force Base, Camp Peary, the Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, and the Naval Station Yorktown.

Whatever your individual circumstances and needs may be, we are confident our community has the right apartment home for you. We encourage you to come tour our facilities and let us impress you with the very best in contemporary living. Simply click here for a map of our location and a listing of our office hours. We can’t wait to show you around!

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