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7 Tips to Stay Cool in Your Apartment

Maryland weather is known for its heat and humidity. Here are some tips to stay cool without breaking the bank.

  1. Use room-darkening curtains in windows that receive direct sunlight. Keeping the light out during the brightest parts of the day helps keep your apartment cool. 
  2. If you have a ceiling fan, make sure the blades are turning counter-clockwise to circulate the air. In the winter the blades should turn clockwise.
  3. Place fans in front of AC vents to enhance circulation.
  4. Run appliances later at night or earlier in the morning. Dishwashers and dryers produce a lot of heat.
  5. Incandescent lights produce a lot of heat. Turn them off or replace them with more energy efficient bulbs.
  6. Take a cool shower and sleep on cotton sheets.
  7. Stay hydrated throughout the day and wear loose, breathable clothing. 

The White Oak Apartments are designed for maximum efficiency and comfort. Our maintenance team changes filters regularly to keep systems running smoothly and are always available to answer your service call.

 

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Summer Fun at White Oak Communities

Summer is here and it’s time to be outside and enjoy the amazing amenities at White Oak Apartment Communities. Each community offers fun things to do during the beautiful weather and the White Oak Communities gives their residents plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. 

Residents of Montgomery Paint Branch, Vista at White Oak and Montgomery White Oak can bring out their inner Serena Williams at the communities’ tennis courts. The regulation-sized courts are available first come, first serve and are ready for friendly competition.

For those residents who identify more with Baltimorean Michael Phelps, Montgomery White Oak, Montgomery Paint Branch, Yorkshire Apartments, and the Vista at White Oak all feature swimming pools. All swimmers are welcome and lifeguards are on duty. Check with each community for days and hours of operation. 

Each community also features playgrounds and tot lots perfect to help the kids burn off some energy and get some fresh air. All residents are welcome to play and enjoy the amenity. There are also picnic areas at Montgomery Paint Branch to dine al fresco and truly experience the balmy summer evenings.

Also nearby is the White Oak Community Recreation Center. This free community resource offers a wide variety of programs and services, ranging from physical fitness and sports to dance, music and art, along with social activities. The outdoor facilities include a multipurpose field, basketball court, two playgrounds and a skating area with ramps.

Remember sunscreen and bug spray while outdoors in our Maryland weather. The White Oak Apartment Communities offer great amenities to live year-round, and summer is the best time to enjoy them.

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Location, Location, Location

Real estate is always about “location, location, location” and at the White Oak Apartments, we have it covered for today’s commuter.

We are located at the intersection of 29 and New Hampshire Avenue (Route 650). Travel 3.8 miles and you’re at the ICC and its easy access to 270. Be on 495 the Capital Beltway in under 5 minutes as it’s only 1.8 miles away. Headed north? If so, I-95 is in your sights in under 10 minutes at just over 5 miles from your front door.

 

If you’re not a driver there are several bus routes for getting to work and around town. Metro Bus K6 travels to the Fort Totten Station. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation offers the Ride On bus service which has several stops throughout our communities. The 22 Bus will take you all the way to Silver Spring Metro which also has a Marc Train station. The 10 Bus heads west and stops at both the Glenmont and Twinbrook Metro Stations. These buses have several nearby stops making it easy for local employers such as the FDA and its large White Oak campus, the Army Research Lab in Adelphi, and the White Oak Shopping Center. Eliminating a commute relieves stress and adds hours to your week.

 

Montgomery County incentivizes riders with several programs. Seniors and Persons with Disabilities ride free on Ride On and Metro buses in Montgomery County, Monday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or half fare at all other times. The Kids Ride Free program provides free rides on County Ride On buses and certain Metrobus routes within Montgomery County to kids ages 18 and under (older if still in high school) who are Montgomery County residents. The free rides are available weekdays between 2 and 8 p.m. Youth Cruiser passes allow those 18 and under to take Ride On at steeply discounted rates. The cost is $11 per month, good for unlimited rides on Ride On buses and during the summer a three-month pass costs $18. 

Renting an apartment at White Oak Communities provides a central location to Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis, MD. Montgomery White Oak Apartments, Vista at White Oak Apartments, Montgomery Paint Branch Apartments and Yorkshire Apartments are all nestled in a residential alcove with easy access for the commuting driver and rider.

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

7 Tips for Laundry Day

Laundry day can be quite the chore. Luckily most floorplans at our White Oak Communities have washer and dryer in each apartment to ease the pain and save some time. Here are 7 tips to avoid washing the day away and help save the planet while you’re at it.

  1. Our apartments feature full-size washer and dryers. Although these are cleaning machines they need to be cleaned for maximum productivity. Here is a how to on naturally cleaning your washer. Please contact the service department to report any issues or concerns with your washer dryer. 
  2. Keep sorting simple by using two hampers in your closet – one for lights and one for darks.
  3. Learn how to treat stubborn stains so you’re not constantly re-washing your clothes.
  4. Also, learn what the symbols on the tags represent so you’re caring for your clothes properly.
  5. Only wash full, large loads to minimize water usage. Keep the dryer lint trap clear to ensure its working most efficiently.
  6. Watch organizing expert Marie Kondo fold clothes to maximize storage space.
  7. Consider if you’re doing laundry too often with this article suggesting the appropriate amount of times to wash clothing. 

Having a washer and dryer in the home is one of the most requested features by renters when looking for an apartment. We are pleased that we can fulfill this wish at our Montgomery Paint Branch, Yorkshire Apartment Homes, Montgomery White Oak, or Vista at White Oak apartment communities to add to the comfort of our residents.

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Summer Fun in White Oak

The White Oak Community Recreation Center is under one mile from all of our White Oak Apartment communities and it’s full of fun this summer.  

They’re kicking off the season with a White Oak Day on June 2, 2018. This free event runs from Noon – 4PM and features sports challenges, music, food, and bounce houses. There will also be demos by Halau Nohona Hawaii, Chinese Folk Dancers, and more. The event is sponsored by Montgomery County Recreation. Call 240-777-6940 for more info. 

There are also several summer camps happening this summer at the White Oak Rec Center

Princesses and Superheroes ages 4-8 can attend camp for the week of June 25 – 29, 2018. Summer Fun Camp is held July 2 – August 10, 2018, for ages 6 – 13. 55+ Acrylic Painting happens every Monday from 1PM – 2PM, and there are Pickleball Leagues for those 18 and over. 

 

Our communities offer swimming pools, tennis courts, tot lots, and picnic areas. The White Oak Recreation Center enhances these amenities and our neighborhood with their basketball court, multi-purpose field, and skate spot. 

The White Oak neighborhood of Silver Spring truly has something for everyone to enjoy this summer. Our apartments ensure you enjoy the area year-round. Schedule your visit at Montgomery Paint Branch, Yorkshire Apartment Homes, Montgomery White Oak, or Vista at White Oak today! 

 

 

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.