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Outdoor Living Trends Just in Time for Summer

June 13, 2022

To vacay or to staycay? If that’s the question you’re grappling with as summertime approaches, we have some answers for you. Now is the perfect time to schedule a tour of your new home - with amenities fit for a fabulous staycation! Go slather on some sunscreen, grab your sunglasses, and we’ll get started on a tour of actual outdoor living trends that can be part of your daily life when you live at one of our communities...

Outdoor Living Trends to Soak Up in 2022

Resort-style Outdoor Lounges

Join the trendsetters who will call an 1810 Main studio, 1, 2, or 3 bedroom apartment their new home. Located in Houston’s urban core, once you move into 1810 Main you may just want to stay in, enjoy the space, and marvel at the designer finishes. But, this is all about the outdoor living trends. Your staycation opportunities will include a resort-style pool set in a beautiful courtyard area, a social lounge featuring a fire lounge and private dining room. You can even perfect your Texas barbecue cooking skills and share recipes with your neighbors in the social grilling area.

If “weird vibes” are calling you, head further southwest and stop in Austin, TX and explore Fifteen15 South Lamar Apartments, set to open at the end of summer in Austin’s trendy SoLa neighborhood. With a resort-style rooftop pool area, game lawn, barbecue grills, and a fire lounge, your summertime staycation could be year-round. Even your dog will feel pampered while playing in the dog lounge and freshening up in the pet spa!

FIfteen15 South Lamar resort-style lounge in Austin, TX

Fifteen15 South Lamar's rooftop resort-style lounge in Austin, TX

Outdoor Theaters

Choose from a variety of spacious studio, 1, 2, or 3 bedroom apartment homes and lofts at neighboring Aura Apartment Homes and Vita Apartment Homes located in “the O.C.” and make this iconic Southern California destination your own. Because of the generally pleasant weather conditions, you can take your pick where you’d like to hang out, but the real gem is the outdoor screening room with over-sized screen and viewing lawn with games and a variety of seating options.

A unique community space lies between Aura and Vita, so if you ever tire of the many beaches, theme parks, shopping, dining, and entertainment options available in your new hometown, you still have a year-round vacation spot right at home whether you choose Aura or Vita. Rooftop seating areas, grilling stations, outdoor game courtyards with bag toss, ping pong, pool table and shuffleboard are yours for the claiming.

Outdoor theater at Aura and Vita, sister properties in Orange, CA

Aura Apartment Homes has an outdoor theater in Orange, CA

Outdoor Fitness Centers

Head north up the California coast to the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area and stop off in Fremont, CA, home of Aqua Adventure Waterpark, Art in Public Places, galleries, historic attractions, and much more, including Embark Apartments, where outdoor living trends take you all the way to the roof! Embark hasn't forgotten the importance of fitness, and making it a joy to workout. That's why the Embark fitness center is located on the rooftop.

Fitness Center Outdoor Area at Embark Apartments in Fremont CA

Outdoor exercise area at Embark Apartments in Fremont, CA

Park Accessibility

Our first stop is River Pointe at Den Rock Park Apartments in Lawrence, MA. Before we give you an inside look at what could be your new home, we must stop at Den Rock Park. After all, River Pointe at Den Rock Park Apartments offers residents their own private entrance to this beautiful, wooded preserve. At Den Rock Park, you have 120 acres of walking trails, access to the Shawsheen River, and even a granite rock face perfect for technical climbing. Your future home’s proximity to Den Rock Park will make you feel like you have an enviable recreational amenity in your own backyard – because you will!

Second, we head toward some Southern hospitality in Charleston, SC at Caroline Apartments. This port city on the east coast touts its “vibrant culture, rich history, exquisitely-preserved architecture, idyllic coastal location, celebrated dining scene, and friendly locals.” No wonder Charleston is a popular travel destination. If Charleston was your home, just imagine your staycation! Caroline's luxurious studio, 1, or 2 bedroom homes await you in the popular waterfront district of WestEdge, otherwise known as Charleston’s “Discovery District,” right on the Downtown Charleston Peninsula. It's in a beautiful location sitting right across from Brittlebank Park, the largest, most popular waterfront park in Charleston, and alongside the Ashley River. There’s so much to do if you like life on the go, and you don’t even have to go far. Caroline’s modern conveniences include community paddleboards and kayaks, community bicycles and bike storage to help you make the most of this waterfront location.

Caroline's location on the peninsula in Charleston, SC is unparalleled

Caroline's location to nature in Charleston, SC is unparalleled

Outdoor Equipment Sharing Programs

Marlborough MA prides itself on being “The City Where All of New England Meets.” So, don’t be left out! Marlborough is located between Boston and Worcester. Whether it’s a sporting or fashion-shopping destination or a place where you can simply soak up the scenery, your staycation home awaits at Talia Luxury Apartments. When the summer sun calls, you will have plenty of options for indoor/outdoor enjoyment. Maybe you will want to take a leisurely stroll across the wooden bridge spanning a tranquil brook. When your more adventurous side kicks in, you can walk, jog, or bike the hidden trail that will take you straight to the Apex Entertainment Center, where everything from go-karts, bumper cars, and laser tag, to bowling and much more fun awaits you. It's easy for Talia residents with the community's bike-share program with on-site bike rentals.

Bike-share program at Talia in Marlborough, MA

Bike-share program at Talia in Marlborough, MA

Pet Parks

Urban and rural meet in unique and trendy fashion in Kirkland, and once you get to the Village at Totem Lake, you won’t want to leave! It’s a good thing Aspect at Totem Lake Apartments and North at Totem Lake Apartments await you there. These neighboring pet-friendly communities offer luxury studio, 1, and 2 bedroom floor plans, and Aspect also has 3 bedroom floor plans available.

We deliver convenience at a whole new level at Aspect and North. You won’t have to leave your apartment community to enjoy the resort-style pool areas, loungers, grilling pavilions, and conversation areas. Outdoor fire lounges are perfect gathering spots when the weather dips or when you just want an intimate conversation area. You don't even have to leave home to take Fido to the dog park. With plush turf, this fully fenced in park is perfect for working out the zoomies.

Dog park at North at Totem Lake

Dog park at North at Totem Lake

...And So Much More!

We’ve touched on a mere few of the many ways in which Fairfield communities nationwide will enhance your living experience. With outdoor living trends encompassing everything vibrant and exciting to restful and peaceful, you’ll understand why we pay attention to the details that make being home more comfortable and just plain fun. Whether it’s the big things like resort-style pool areas, state-of-the-art fitness options (indoors or out!), interesting and unique courtyard and gathering areas, or the subtle additions like kegerators and wine fridges in common areas, we know how to make your feel at home.

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