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Red White and Blue Cocktail

Five Fourth of July Worthy Cocktails

Red White and Blue CocktailThis year, you’re throwing the ultimate Fourth of July bash at your Suwanee apartment. Before you head out to see the area’s magnificent fireworks, impress your guests with one or more of these delicious and patriotic cocktails:

Adult Snow Cones

Snow cones were an iconic childhood treat, but now, you can bring them into adult summer fun. All you need is vodka, snow cone syrup (colored versions can be found at any liquor or even grocery store) and shaved ice. Serve in paper cups and you’ll feel an instant wave of nostalgia.

Cherry Mimosa

This deliciously fruity drink will be a hit. Combine a cup of pineapple juice with maraschino cherry juice and champagne. Garnish with a strawberry or maraschino cherries.

Patriotic Daiquiri

Use a strawberry daiquiri mix from your favorite liquor store. Add whipped cream on top and blue cocktail syrup to create a colorful beverage that fits your party’s patriotic theme. Serve it in a mason jar for an extra American feel. Garnish with a strawberry if desired.

Triple Berry Smoothie

If you or your guests prefer a non-alcoholic drink, there’s nothing like a frozen smoothie on a hot day, especially if it’s red, white, and blue. All layers will feature ice cubes and yogurt, but for the blue layer, you’ll add blueberries, and the red layer requires strawberries and pitted cherries. No fruit needed for the white layer! Garnish with a few blueberries, strawberries, cherries, or all three.

Gin and Tonic

If you’re a pro at whipping together a good ol’ gin and tonic, you should be all set for the Fourth of July. All you need is a few appropriately colored berries to toss in each drink as a garnish. This is the ultimate solution for a sophisticated Independence Day.

You can quickly transform your kitchen and dining area into party central with the right drinks and decor. Find mason jars or patriotic cocktail glasses. Little flags on toothpicks add a nice touch. Get ready for a memorable Independence Day!

Entertaining is a cinch when you live in one of our stylish apartments at The Pointe at Suwanee Station. Contact us today to learn more about our floor plans and amenities.

Hotel Hallway

Take a Summer Trip and Stay at a Waterton Managed Hotel

Hotel HallwaySuwanee has a nice southern ring to it, doesn’t it? For summertime living that has the feel of a “staycation,” look to the possibilities of life at our apartments in Suwanee, GA. Actually, the life is easy in any season.

The Pointe at Suwanee Station allows you to experience a lifestyle rich in at-home amenities, with the advantages of nearby shopping, dining and entertainment as well as easy access to all of Atlanta. As a resident in this Waterton community, you’ll also be eligible for discount rates at luxurious Waterton-managed hotels across the country. It’s a summertime perk exclusively for residents.

Explore Our Waterton Managed Hotels This Summer

If you’ve always wanted to spend time on the California coast, take advantage of the summer special at Hyatt Place San Jose. Receive 20% off the best available room rate from now through August 31. There’s a lot to see and do in San Jose, including The Tech Museum of Innovation, the Winchester Mystery House or the Heritage Rose Garden.

If traveling to the West Coast isn’t quite your speed this summer, consider traveling to other parts of the country such as the Midwest or even stay on the East Coast! Our other Waterton managed hotels are in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Massachusetts. For reference, all of our discounted rates are listed below. When booking a stay at one of the following hotels, just simply request the Waterton corporate rate. Please make note that these special rates are only valid now until August 31, 2017:

Starting from $49.00: Comfort Inn Piqua in Ohio

Starting from $89.00: Aloft Beachwood in Ohio and DoubleTree Pittsburgh Airport in Pennsylvania

Starting from $99.00: Sheraton Needham and DoubleTree Westborough in Massachusetts, Sheraton Madison in Wisconsin and DoubleTree Skokie in Illinois

Starting from $139 weekdays and $99 weekends: Courtyard Boston Marlborough in Massachusetts

Starting from $159 weekdays and $99 weekends: Westin San Francisco Airport and Aloft San Francisco Airport in California, Sheraton Framingham in Massachusetts, and Westin Columbus in Ohio

20% off best available rate: Hyatt Place San Jose in California

If you’ve not been bitten by the travel bug, there’s a lot to love right at home. Our community has a lighted tennis court, detached garages, a car care center complete with vacuum, picnic and grilling area, walking and biking trails, and a resident clothes care center.

When you’re ready to check out our available floor plans, be sure to contact us. We’ll help you find the perfect floor plan that suits your lifestyle.

Fireworks at Night

Where to Watch Fireworks in Suwanee

Fireworks at NightThis summer, families and friends across the nation will gather together for summer barbecues, picnics, and Fourth of July celebrations. In Suwanee and in surrounding areas, the warm Georgia weather and lazier summer days are cause for celebration with awe-inspiring fireworks displays and quality time in the community.

For residents of The Pointe at Suwanee Station, some of the best fireworks shows are easily accessible from our apartment community’s central location. We’ve drawn up a list of some of the best places to watch summer fireworks in Suwanee and surrounding areas.

Duluth Celebrates America – July 3, 2017

This Fourth of July, the city of Duluth, Georgia (just a 10-minute drive from Suwanee) will host a spectacular fireworks show, bands and other activities for all ages to enjoy. Taking place at Duluth Town Green, the area will be packed with food trucks, game stations, a main stage, and other spots for you to fully take in all the action.

Roswell Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza – July 4, 2017

Only about a 45-minute drive from Suwanee, the annual Roswell Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza will take place on July 4. Carnival games, food trucks, music entertainment and fun inflatables will be set up on the Roswell High School football field, just before the fireworks show begins after dark.

Coca-Cola July Fourth Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia – July 2–4, 2017

Designed for thrill-seekers, the Coca-Cola July Fourth Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia features all the chills and spills of the amusement park’s 12 roller coasters and Hurricane Harbor waterpark. Just a little less than an hour away from the Pointe at Suwanee Station, the park in Austell, Georgia will be celebrating the July Fourth holiday with a weekend of fun attractions and fireworks. Every night from July 2 to July 4, Six Flags Over Georgia will put on an electrifying fireworks show. Snag a prime viewing spot for the show at the American Scream Machine or Sky Coaster for the most hair-raising views of the action.

Whatever your holiday celebration plans are this summer, the luxurious amenities and central location of The Pointe at Suwanee Station is a perfect place to base yourself in one of the best apartments in Georgia. Don’t hesitate to get in touch or drop in today for a look at all that our apartments in Suwanee have to offer.

Palm Trees and Beach

Five Destinations for Your Summer Getaway

Palm Trees and BeachAs the weather gets warmer, it is time to start planning summer vacations. With all of the stress and responsibilities of work, you need a break to relax your body and rest your mind. Here are just five great destinations to consider for your next vacation.

Amsterdam

If you are looking to get far away and travel abroad, Amsterdam is a great destination. While many think of Amsterdam as a vacation spot for the cooler months, summer is actually a great time to visit. Gray skies are nowhere in sight, and there are so many things to do, including various festivals and events such as the Open Garden Days, where you can view the beautiful gardens of the houses along the canals.

Bora Bora

Paradise is the best word to describe a place like Bora Bora, and paradise is exactly where you want to be when you are going on a summer getaway. Bora Bora is a great place to explore and do things like snorkel around the beautiful coral reef or scuba dive.

Dubai

If you want to run away to somewhere warm, you cannot beat Dubai. Even if you reach some triple digit temperatures, you are sure to have a blast skiing indoors, shopping at the largest mall in the world, and enjoying the luxuries of a 7-star hotel.

Hawaii

What makes Hawaii so great is that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are going on a honeymoon or a family vacation, there are so many options for fun in the sun. Depending on the island you visit, you can indulge in anything from a sea adventure to a relaxing spa vacation.

Mackinac Island

If you want to stay in the states and still enjoy a great vacation, you can visit Mackinac Island in Michigan. Temperatures are lovely, and this will truly be a getaway. Visit a time gone by in a place where cars are banned and the Victorian cottages will take your breath away.

After your summer getaway, come home to one of our beautiful apartments in Suwanee. We invite you to contact us today to learn more!

Roller Coaster

Take Advantage of Summers in Georgia

Roller CoasterIf you’re planning a move and Suwanee apartments is on your list of things to see, our community is your one-stop destination. In Suwanee, you’re ideally located to I-85, which can be the starting point for many summer adventures in Georgia less than 2 hours from home.

Six Flags Over Georgia

Buy a one-day ticket and take advantage of all the park has to offer. Enjoy rides, entertainment, the water park, special events, shopping, and dining venues at this massive theme park.

Stone Mountain Park

Spend the day at Stone Mountain Park or plan a camping weekend. No matter how long you stay, you’ll be busy, whether you’re on the water, teeing off on the golf course, or riding the cable car to the top of the mountain.

Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens has it all. Plan to stay at the resort while strolling the magnificent gardens then cool off at the beach where water sports await. The gardens feature multiple dining venues, two golf courses, and host numerous events throughout the year.

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

Outdoor enthusiasts will be in awe when visiting the massive forests that cover 26 counties and over 860,000 acres. Enjoy refreshing clear streams, fishing on the river, miles of hiking paths and OHV scenic recreational trails, nature viewing, and scenic driving. Stay for the day or rent a cabin, pitch a tent, or park an RV at the campground. There’s plenty of fun for everyone with geocaching, panning for gold, searching for interesting rocks, or enjoying boating, swimming, or waterskiing.

North Georgia Mountains

Whether you choose Dahlonega for its annual Gold Rush Days, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway for a beautiful ride to Copperhill, Tennessee, Helen for its Bavarian atmosphere, Amicalola Falls State Park for its beauty, Tallulah Gorge State Park for the view, or hiking along the Appalachian Trail in Blairsville, these are just a few of the outdoor summer adventures waiting for you in Georgia.

At our centrally located pet-friendly community, you have access to all that Georgia has to offer while living in the comfort of a one-, two-, or three-bedroom apartment home with ample features and amenities. Contact us at your earliest convenience for information on availability or any other questions you may have about our community.

Food on Grill

How to Host a Summer BBQ

Food on GrillIt is that time of year that you want to start doing things outside with your friends and family. One of those activities is hosting a summer BBQ and if you want to be the host, there are a few things you need to do to make sure that everything goes as planned and that everyone has a lot of fun. Use these tips to make sure that your summer BBQ at our community’s convenient on-site picnic/grilling area goes exactly as planned.

How to Host a Summer BBQ

  • Designate a grill master. You cannot host and stay on the grill at the same time so make sure you find someone who doesn’t mind manning the grill for you while you take care of other things for the get-together.
  • Plan for food and drinks. You should make sure you have enough food and drink options for everyone. You should have more than just soda, too. Have some water available. Also, think of the condiments you will need and any side dishes such as chips or potato salad. Finally, do not forget your plates, cups, and utensils. These are must-haves for a summer BBQ and you don’t want to forget this key component.
  • Send out invites. Don’t forget to tell people when to be there and where to go. You can’t have a summer get-together without letting people know where to go. If you want people to bring things, make sure you tell them this at the time you invite them so they have time to prepare everything or tell you if they will be unable to bring anything.
  • Get some music ready. What makes a good time even better? Some great music. You do not have to make a playlist, either. Just make sure you have a music app hooked up to your sound system and get the beats going.

This summer, you may also be looking for the best place to call home. If you are, then you should take a look at our apartments in Suwanee. We have a lot of different floor plans to choose from. Call us or stop in today so you can take a look at what we have available and view your new home.

Corn on the Cob

5 Recipes to Celebrate Baseball Season

Corn on the CobMany of us living in Suwanee, GA are excited about the delicious treats we’ll enjoy while watching the upcoming baseball games. From tasty snacks to steak sandwiches big enough to count as a full meal, baseball fans (along with friends and family) are sure to love these traditional recipes that bring back fond memories.

Five Recipes to Celebrate Baseball Season

1. Savory Chili Dogs

Brown a pound of ground beef in a skillet, then add a jar of salsa, a packet of chili seasoning, 1 teaspoon each of mustard, Worcestershire and brown sugar and simmer for 30 minutes. Conveniently grill your hot dogs and buns at our community picnic/grilling area, then top the dogs with the chili, shredded cheese and diced onions for a spicy and savory treat.

2. Classic Corn on the Cob

Corn just screams of summer and baseball! Head to our community grilling area, then remove the husks from your corn. Grill them for 20 minutes, turning them often to cook evenly. Brush with butter and sprinkle with salt for a simple favorite!

3. Flavored Popcorn

Another simple favorite, popcorn can be flavored and served with butter, cheese and/or a caramel flavoring to please all of your guests. Use an air popper for best results, then drizzle the topping(s) of your choice over popcorn placed in separate bowls for variety.

4. Bratwurst Sausages With Sauerkraut

For a fast and flavorful treat, heat sausages and hot dog buns in a pan or on a grill, then top with sauerkraut and mustard. For a special occasion, look up a recipe and try making your own kraut from scratch!

5. Philly Cheesesteak

Caramelize onions, garlic and bell peppers in a griddle with two tablespoons of olive oil, then remove vegetables from pan. Heat roast beef and salami, flipping often to prevent burning. Add the veggies back to the pan and top the mixture with provolone cheese. Toast sliced French bread in an open-faced style, then fill the bread with the meat and vegetables. Enjoy!

Get Ready for the Season!

Residents at The Point at Suwanee Station apartments in Suwanee, GA are gearing up with tasty foods to celebrate the upcoming baseball season! To learn more about our exciting amenities, give us a call today.

Green Bike Against Wall

Practice These 5 Eco-Friendly Tips on Earth Day

Green Bike Against WallEarth Day is April 22. Are you looking for ways to participate in this exciting event in your apartments in Suwanee, Georgia? So far, over 200 million people in 141 countries are taking this day to do their part for the environment. Why not take advantage of this day to kick start your green living habits? Here are five eco-friendly tips to get you started.

1. Clean Produce With Vinegar Instead of Water

Vinegar is a natural antibacterial agent. You can save on water by cleaning your fruits and vegetables with a spray bottle of vinegar instead of rinsing them under the sink.

2. Invest in Reusable Tote Bags

The number of plastic bags that are used once and thrown away has grown out of control. You’ll be more likely to avoid using plastic bags from the grocery store if you invest in several reusable tote bags. If you’re crafty, you can even make some custom tote bags by hand!

3. Burn Candles Instead of Electricity

At night in your apartment at The Pointe at Suwanee Station, consider adding some ambiance by burning scented jar candles instead of a lamp. You’ll be able to enjoy the fragrance while you help save the earth.

4. Ride Instead of Drive

Take Earth Day for a spin on your bicycle. The weather in Suwanee is warm enough on April 22 that you’ll be comfortable riding to work instead of driving. You’ll save fuel and give your body an extra workout.

5. Get a Reusable Water Bottle

If you haven’t already, get yourself a reusable water bottle for trips away from your Suwanee apartment. It’s been proven that the water in plastic bottles is no better than regular tap water. Besides, you’ll help by reducing the number of plastic bottles in landfills all over the world.

These eco-friendly tips for Earth Day are just a handful of ways you can participate in this important day. The more people who join in the effort to save our natural resources, the more likely the efforts are bound to succeed. For more information about our available floor plans at The Pointe at Suwanee Station, please contact our office today!

Berry Smoothie

Sip on These 4 Healthy Smoothies This Spring

Berry SmoothieSpring is the perfect time of year for renewing your commitment to a healthier, more active lifestyle. The spring blooms bring inspiration, fresh energy, and renewed focus, making it easier to get back in step with your wellness goals. These four smoothie recipes can help make spring health and fitness even more delicious:

1. Refreshing Spring Berries and Greek Yogurt Smoothie

Bring the crisp, sweet flavors of fresh fruit along with the health-boosting benefits of Greek yogurt together in this healthy spring smoothie.

1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 cup almond milk
6 oz. plain or vanilla Greek yogurt

Blend all ingredients well in a blender, then serve and enjoy.

2. Delicious Green Smoothie

Getting your greens doesn’t have to be tedious—especially when you get them in this easy and tasty green smoothie.

1 cup spinach
1 cup coconut milk
1 banana
1 tablespoon honey
4 to 5 ice cubes

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Sip through a straw to start your day right.

3. Tropical Delight Smoothie

Get the sensation of vacationing on an exotic island while sipping this tropical smoothie in your Suwanee apartment:

1 cup frozen pineapple
½ cup mango
1 small banana
6 oz plain coconut yogurt
1 cup orange juice

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve with a strawberry slice or cherry on top as a garnish (optional).

4. “Splurge Day” Healthy Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothie

With this smoothie, you’ll feel like you’re splurging, but you’ll still be getting plenty of vitamins and not too many calories.

1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon peanut butter
1 banana
¾ cup chocolate flavored soy milk
4 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together thoroughly and serve ice cold.

Springtime is the perfect time of year for reconnecting with a more healthy lifestyle. The fresh air, new growth and spring flowers bring a feeling of inspiration like no other time of year!

Try out these healthy, delicious smoothie recipes during this season of renewal. They’ll taste great when you’re sipping them from the kitchen of your Suwanee apartment. The Pointe at Suwanee Station is the perfect place for turning over a new leaf and achieving your wellness goals. Contact us to find the perfect Suwanee apartment home!

Basketball Shoes and Basketball

4 Tips for Hosting A College Basketball Tournament Viewing Party

Basketball Shoes and BasketballIt’s time to get some friends together to really have some fun. College basketball is the perfect excuse to invite a few people over to your apartment in Suwanee, GA, near Downtown Atlanta. Most often, these are relaxed events with just the need for a TV and some place to relax. And, at the Pointe at Suwanee Station, you’ll have access to the amenities you need.

Planning for Basketball Watch Parties

Whether you are planning to watch just one game or several of them during college basketball tournament week, you’ll need to have at least a few tips to help make this type of gathering a success. Here’s where to start.

  1. You don’t have to spend a lot on food. One option is to ask each person to bring something to share. Another is to just order some pizza and make a few appetizers. You don’t have to go all out for this type of party.
  2. Be sure there’s plenty of space to sit. But, don’t expect everyone to stay seated. Tournaments can get wound up when the scores are close. For that reason, make sure there’s plenty of room for people to spread out.
  3. Keep the alcohol in check. If you plan to serve it, keep the amount available limited. Not only does this make for a better experience for your guests, but it helps with avoiding a big mess to clean up the next day.
  4. Have something else to do as well. If only half of the couples you are inviting really want to watch the big game, give the others something else to do. Have some board games available. Have a separate TV available for watching a favorite new show or movie. You can even just have a quiet place to sit and talk available.

Making it all come together doesn’t have to be hard to do. Invest in the right amenities and you are all set to have fun.

Ready to Have a Place to Show Off?

If you’ve longed to throw your own basketball tournament parties, you can. Give our team a call to learn more about available floor plans at The Pointe at Suwanee Station. We can help you.

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