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1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Apartments In Richmond's West End

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Gardens at Twin Hickory Apartments, Glen Allen, VAThe Gardens at Twin Hickory offers 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartment homes with lake views. The perfect nature setting 15-minutes from Downtown Richmond. Washer and dryer connections and separate utility room. Large kitchens with built-in microwave and bar counter, separate dining with computer center, corner fireplaces, 9-foot ceilings, private patio or balcony, and pet friendly (big and small). Gorgeous sun rooms are available. Twin Hickory, in Richmond's Far West End, has easy access to freeways.

  • Utility Room with Washer and Dryer
  • In Twin Hickory Area of Richmond's Far West End
  • Large Kitchens with Built In Microwaves
  • Detached Garages and Extra Storage Available
  • Sunroom, Dens and Fireplaces Available
  • Swimming Pool and Playground
  • Large Pet Friendly with Doggie Playground
  • Clubhouse with 24 Hour Fitness
  • Brand New 24 Hour Cafe with Billiard Table
  • Computer Nooks with Built In Cabinets
  • Wired for High Speed Internet and Multiple Phones
  • Fitness Center

We offer many different one, two and three bedroom apartments to fit your wants and needs. Our homes feature 9’ ceilings, gorgeous crown molding, chef-style kitchens with designer finishes, hardwood floors, and more. Our community features beautiful lake views, a resort-style pool, entertainment patio with outdoor fireplace, grilling stations, and internet cafe/lounge area. We are a pet-friendly residence. Contact us today for more information on apartments in Glen Allen, VA.


Richmond, VA: A Great City for Retirement

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 08, 2018

The Gardens at Twin Hickory Apartments, Glen Allen, VAMore than 7 million tourists visit the Greater Richmond region each year to explore its rich American history. There is a lot of entertainment and history here, the metro area was at the epicenter of the Civil War. You can find all types of thing to do in the region as well, including world-class museums, a vibrant food scene and a wide array of entertainment options from concerts and theater performances to family-friendly festivals.

The only region in America with whitewater rapids running through its downtown district, Richmond is a major financial center as well. Richmond is also the seat of Virginia's state government. And, with a wide range of housing options and a below-average cost of living, the Richmond metro area – which includes suburban areas too - appeals to a varied demographic, from young families to retirees.

Downtown Richmond is anchored by Universities, which draws a large crowd of younger residents. But this college town has plenty to offer families and older residents, as well. Each of Richmond's neighborhoods exudes a unique personality.


U.S. News analyzed 100 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there.

Richmond, Virginia is ranked:

#24 in Best Places to Live
#32 in Best Places to Retire

For more information on apartments in Glen Allen, VA, near Richmond, VA contact The Gardens.

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Apartment Hunting: What Millennials Want

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 02, 2018

The Gardens at Twin Hickory Apartments, Glen Allen, VAA recent study is shedding light on the housing trends of millennials.

The company said it conducted a 32 question survey with over 200 millennials from Kansas City, many of whom are highly educated with higher incomes.

While the survey was not scientific, it brought surprising results.

With apartments competing against one another, amenities like tanning beds, bocce ball courts, cooking classes, and pet spas have been offered to try and attract millennials.

However, according to the study, the generation may instead prefer apartment amenities like secure covered parking, open floor plans, and fitness centers.

The real amenities are the things that common sense says you would want in an apartment.

The study also shed light on what the future could hold for millennials.

Of the group that was surveyed, the majority said they wanted to live somewhere other than downtown in five years.

The northland, Brookside/Waldo, and Prairie Village/Fairway were the most popular areas where the millennials said they would like to live in the next few years.

They want walkable neighborhoods, urban neighborhoods that are not in the urban core. There's a point in which millennials exit their later years because they're starting families and they're looking at schools.

One study organizer said the results went against a “myth” that millennials are most interested in urban neighborhoods.

There's a trend we're seeing in millennials following in the footsteps of their parents.

For more information on apartments in Glen Allen, VA contact The Gardens.


Happy New Year from The Gardens

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Gardens at Twin Hickory Apartments, Glen Allen, VAHappy New Year from The Gardens. We would like to thank our residents, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018!

If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in communities, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you find yourself in need of the services we offer, we hope you choose us again in 2018.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship and that 2018 brings you good health and prosperity. From all of us here at The Gardens we hope you have a safe and exciting New Year.

We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better…” ~ Charles Dickens

Richmond, VA: One of the Best Cities in the South 2017

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 18, 2017

The Gardens at Twin Hickory Apartments, Glen Allen, VARevitalization—it’s a word used to describe what’s happening in nearly every American city right now, but in the South, our cities aren’t so much undergoing a revitalization as much as they are an awakening. Sure, we’re breathing new life into historic buildings and settling into homes that are in high rises and once-neglected neighborhoods. But from the Gulf coast to the Atlantic coast, a diverse mix of lifelong Southerners, millennials, newcomers, and transplants are launching start-ups, building new restaurants, creating new music, solving problems, and coloring the South as one of, if not the, most exciting regions of the country to live. And it's happening in ways we couldn’t have even imagined a decade ago.

9. Richmond, Virginia

Off-the-radar Richmond has the South paying attention. The beautifully restored Quirk Hotel, an unconventional music scene, and restaurants that are redefining Appalachian cooking have made us all take notice.

For more information on apartments in Richmond, VA contact The Gardens.


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Signs It's Time to Downsize Your Home

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 11, 2017

The Gardens at Twin Hickory Apartments, Glen Allen, VAOwning a home has long been the American Dream, but these days, far too many people are pushing themselves too hard to attain it. It's estimated that 39 million Americans can't actually afford their homes, while more than half the population has been forced to make major financial sacrifices to keep up with housing payments.

No matter what sort of property you're sitting on, there comes a point when you need to take a step back and decide if the cost of ownership is worth it. If you're thinking of downsizing, here are a few signs that it's the right move for you.

1. Your mortgage, insurance, and property taxes exceed 30% of your take-home pay

Taking on too much house is one of the easiest ways to set yourself up for disaster. When you overspend on housing, you make it harder on yourself to save money, and you give yourself limited wiggle room when unplanned expenses arise.

So what's considered too much house? Generally speaking, your mortgage, insurance, and property taxes combined shouldn't exceed 30% of your take-home pay. If you find that they do, then it's time to consider downsizing and freeing up some much-needed room in your budget.

Keep in mind that it could be the case that your housing costs weren't always excessive, but have now reached that point because your circumstances changed. It pays to be realistic about your situation. Consider getting out before you find yourself headed for financial ruin.

2. Your maintenance and repair costs keep climbing

The average U.S. homeowner spends anywhere from 1% to 4% of his or her property's value on annual upkeep. But if you find that your costs are exceeding the upper end of that range, it may be time to move to a smaller home that's less costly to keep standing. Review your bank and credit card statements for the past two years, see how much your home costs you to maintain, and decide if that figure is reasonable. If it isn't, then you'll want to consider a move.

3. Your housing costs leave no room for savings

Maybe your housing costs don't exceed 30% of your take-home pay, and your maintenance costs are minimal. But be that as it may, if you find that you're not saving money month after month, and housing constitutes your greatest monthly expense (which is the case for most people), then you may need to work on trimming that figure.

If you move to a smaller home, it's cheaper to heat and cool.

4. You're tired of not having options

Another reason to consider downsizing is if you come to realize that your housing costs are preventing you from enjoying too many of life's luxuries. Maybe you're swinging your mortgage payment just fine, and are managing to save responsibly all the while. That's all fine and good, but if you find that you're mostly unable to dine out or take vacations because your home monopolizes too much of your income, then it's time to consider a smaller -- and cheaper -- place to live.

5. You're no longer using all that space

One final argument in favor of downsizing boils down to whether or not you really need all the space you have. If you're older, and your adult children have moved out, then it may not pay to spend all that money on maintenance and the like when you don't actually need the room. Though letting go of a beloved home can be difficult, you can focus on building memories in your new home -- and one that's more affordable.

Housing can be a huge expense, so be honest with yourself about whether the cost of your home is really worth it. You may come to realize that downsizing offers you the best of both worlds -- a comfortable place to live, and a lot more money in your pocket.

For more information on apartments in Glen Allen, VA contact The Gardens.


Fun Friendly Holiday Events around Richmond

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 06, 2017

If you live in an apartment in Glen Allen, VA you may be looking for some fun holiday events in Central Virginia. Below are some fun ways to celebrate 2017.

The Gardens at Twin Hickory Apartments, Glen Allen, VAA Charlie Brown Christmas

Dec. 8, 7 p.m.
Dec. 9, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.

A Christmas classic is coming to life! The Henrico Theatre Company invites you to come out to the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen to see Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts Gang. Tickets are $12.

25th James River Parade of Lights

Saturday, Dec. 9
6-9 p.m.

The James River Advisory Council will host its 25th Annual Parade of Lights There will be 25 boats decorated, and the lights can be viewed from Libby Hill Park, Osborne Park, Boat Landing, Dutch Gap Boat Landing and Henricus Historical Park.

CarMax Tacky Light Run

Saturday, Dec. 9
6 p.m.

CarMax will be hosting a tacky lights run at Midlothian Mines Park. The run will feature a course through the Walton Park neighborhood in Midlothian, where participants can see over-the-top tacky lights and holiday decorations. Registration prices for the event vary from $10-$45.

Breakfast with Santa at The Virginia Cliffe Inn

Saturday, Dec. 9
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come have breakfast with Santa and visit his special Christmas cottage at The Virginia Cliff Inn. After breakfast, children are invited to participate in holiday workshops. Tickets are $5.

31st Annual Court End Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 10
Noon to 5 p.m.

Performances, carriage rides, music, museum shops and refreshments, along with various activities for children and free admission and transportation to 11 historic sites in the city.

COTU Christmas Market

Sunday, Dec. 17
1-6 p.m.

The Center of the Universe is hosting a Christmas Market! Includes 13 handcrafted vendors, holiday music and beer. All proceeds will benefit a local charity. Admission is free.

Chanukah on Ice

Sunday, Dec. 17
3-5 p.m.

Event includes music, free coffee, hot cocoa, doughnuts and the lighting of a giant menorah marking the sixth night of Chanukah.

Dominion Energy Gardenfest of Lights Illumination

The GardenFest of Lights will stay lit from Jan. 8, from 5 to 10 p.m. each day.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

Continues through Jan. 1

There will be 8 million Christmas lights, making it the largest Christmas light display in North America. Attendees can enjoy festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows.

GardenFest for Fidos

Thursday, Jan. 4
5 – 10 p.m.

Bring your dogs to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens to enjoy Dominion Energy’s GardenFest of Lights.


One Bedroom Apartments With the Perfect Lifestyle in Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Gardens at Twin Hickory Apartments, Glen Allen, VGlen Allen, VA is an attractive place to live. In fact, the area boasts a mild, four-season climate and loads of things to do. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, the area is bursting with great food, fun, and entertainment. With some great restaurants at your fingertips and tons of charm, you will be happy with your decision to move to an apartment in Glen Allen, VA.

If you are looking for a one bedroom apartment in Glen Allen, VA look no further than The Gardens at Twin Hickory. These apartment homes have distinctive architecture and exclusive amenities. We have 2 different styles of one bedroom apartments, ranging from 843 to 893 sq ft. It all depends on what you need and what you are looking for.

Located in the beautiful and exclusive Twin Hickory Neighborhood in Richmond’s West End. The beautiful community is just minutes away to world class shopping at Short Pump Towne Center and easy access to I-64, I-295 and I-95. The Gardens offer a tranquil setting with the conveniences of the city lifestyle. Because it's How You Live that matters.

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Let’s All Give Thanks This Thanksgiving Holiday

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 20, 2017

The Gardens at Twin Hickory Apartments, Glen Allen, VAIt’s Thanksgiving week and a time each year when we reflect upon the blessing within our lives. Today our warmest Thanksgiving wishes go out to all of you, our residents, friends, and neighbors. Along with this note of thanks to you, this week we offer a special Thanksgiving “shout-out” to one of the more unsung Thanksgiving heroes, Sarah Hale. Historians credit Sara Hale as the originator of the Thanksgiving federal holiday.

Sara Hale undertook a 17-year letter writing campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday observed in all states. Before Hale, Thanksgiving was not a fixed holiday but rather an informal tradition. Presidents would select a day and make it known that it would be a day of thanksgiving and community. Hale lobbied five separate presidents for a set date until finally her request was granted by president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln congratulated her tenacity and immortalized the holiday as part of American culture.

So thanks, Sara, for your 17 years of letter writing, for securing our day of Thanks on Thursday, and for your part in creating one of the most warm and celebrated day within our American culture!

Richmond is One of the Best Cities for Millennials

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Gardens at Twin Hickory Apartments, Glen Allen, VAEvery year a new crop of college graduates sets its sites on jobs across the country and, for many, life in an entirely new city. Around the same time, recent grads weigh the pros and cons of staying put versus moving to a new city for better pay, cheaper rent, and a host of other factors.

Generations of young professionals have sought--and continue to covet--jobs in places like New York and Washington, D.C., but as the job market remains uncertain and the cost of living continues to rise, many young people are now considering cities for reasons beyond their traditional cache.

To create this ranking of the Best Cities and Neighborhoods for Millennials, analyzed the data of cities and metro areas with one million residents or more from the U.S. Census, FBI, and surveys of nearly half a million college students and graduates from over the past four years. Factors examined include percentage of the population identified as millennials (ages 25 to 34), median income, education level, and racial diversity.

The ranking also favors lower median rents, unemployment rates, and crime rates. Within cities, a similar subset of factors was used to determine the best neighborhood for millennials. User-generated survey data contributed on factors like nightlife, cultural attractions, shopping, and professional sports was also taken into consideration.

The economic climate right now is difficult for recent college grads. With a ranking like this we’re combining the fun stuff with more practical things like safety and the unemployment rate. It’s a good balance of what you need to think about when you’re starting to get serious about life beyond college. has been tracking the behaviors, preferences, and decision-making of millennials since 2002, when it was founded as college review and recommendation site Today, the site provides data and anecdotal information to individuals looking to choose neighborhoods, cities, and schools, using many of the insights gained about millennials when they were considering and attending colleges to understand what they now want in a city in which to build a career, life, and family.

For example, diversity on campus emerged as a high priority among millennials on the college hunt; it now ranks as a significant factor as the same age group chooses where they will live.

The cities and neighborhoods that appear on this ranking may raise eyebrows among those who’ve lived in places like New York and Chicago and can readily identify the neighborhoods highlighted as hardly among the most affordable. It’s a combination of attributes that make these locales attractive.

But each city had attributes that ranked lower than other locations—New York is famous for sky-high rents even in neighborhoods considered “affordable,” and D.C.’s crime rate is higher than places like Boston and San Diego.

You have to take it all into account. Every city has a strength and every city has a weakness, but these are fantastic places to get going, start jobs, start families.

Top Cities And Neighborhoods For Millennials: Charlotte, NC is #28 on the list.

For more information on apartments near Richmond, VA, contact The Gardens.



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