Spring is the time of year when we are all just itching to get outdoors and explore the freshly crisp prelude to summer. It’s when we start looking for every excuse we can to be outside, sit in the sun and just breathe in the fresh air.
From hiking to planting, you will never run out of outdoor activities to partake in when you live with us, but here are 8 spring activities that we would love to share with you.
1. Access to Hiking.
A brisk 5 miles away the outdoor adventurer can explore Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve which spans 1,038 acres on the eastern side of Jefferson County. Start your outdoor exploration at the closest trailhead found on the northwest corner of Irondale.
2. Private Patio/Balcony.
One of the perks of living in one of our three villages is the fact that every resident has access to a private outdoor space. For those who choose a lower level, your apartment comes with roomy green space backing up to the woods. For those who choose a higher level, your apartment comes with a private balcony that flows effortlessly between several rooms inside the apartment; creating a natural indoor/outdoor living scenario.
3. Community Garden.
For horticulturist, green thumbs, or even gardening newbies we have a special place for you to enjoy. All of our residents have access to raised bed garden plots that are well manicured and filled with fresh soil ready for you to plant your favorite garden goodies.
4. Public Dog Park.
We would never forget our four legged residents as they are just as much a part of our family as they are yours. We’ve made it easy for them to enjoy the outdoors by building a safe space to get all that energy out. Our dog park is the perfect meet-up to visit their friends too.
When families choose a place to live it’s often on the top of the list to be within walking distance of a park/playground. With sprawling grounds and an on-site playground we’ve made it quite convenient to walk over and enjoy a morning, evening or afternoon romp on our play gear.
Our saltwater pool is opened and maintained year round so residents can splash, jump, or float around to their hearts content. Flanked by lush woods and adorned with patio trellises there is ample shade to take a break and read a book, listen to music or even nap. But we promise, our resort style setup will make our open-air space hard to resist.
7. Outdoor Entertaining.
Accompanying the community pool area you’ll find a comfortable entertaining space fit for a crowd. Our residents are welcome to engage their guests as they cook, chat, eat and sip while gathered around the build in bar and seating arrangement under this pergola covered space.
8. Tennis Courts.
For the athletic types, you have direct access to two professionally rated tennis courts on a first come, first serve basis to any resident ready to get their serve on.