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Fun-Filled Apartment Adventures: Keeping Kids Happy at Home

Welcome to the world of apartment living, where fun knows no boundaries! At RPM Living, we understand the importance of keeping your little ones entertained and engaged, especially when you're cooped up indoors.

 

Indoor Picnic Party

Transform your living room into a magical picnic spot! Lay out a cozy blanket, whip up some delicious snacks, and let your kids' imaginations soar. It's the perfect opportunity for a mini adventure without leaving the comfort of your home.

DIY Arts and Crafts Corner

Set up a dedicated arts and crafts corner where your little artists can unleash their creativity. From finger painting to DIY slime-making, the possibilities are endless! Plus, it's a fantastic way to keep them entertained while honing their artistic skills.

Movie Marathon Madness

Turn your apartment into a cinema paradise with a movie marathon! Pop some popcorn, dim the lights, and cozy up with your favorite family flicks. It's a surefire way to create lasting memories and enjoy some quality bonding time.

Epic Scavenger Hunt

Get ready for an adventure-packed scavenger hunt right in your apartment! Create a list of hidden treasures for your little explorers to find, and watch as they embark on an exciting quest. It's guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Dance Party Extravaganza

Bust out the tunes and bust a move with a lively (yet neighbor-friendly) dance party! Let loose and groove to your favorite tunes, or better yet, host a themed dance-off complete with costumes and props. It's a fantastic way to get those wiggles out and spread joy throughout your apartment.

 

Apartment Adventures Across RPM Living Properties

We're proud to offer a range of exceptional properties designed to cater to families like yours. Here's a glimpse of how each RPM property embraces the spirit of apartment-friendly activities:

 

Bishop Momo - Unleash your creativity with spacious floor plans perfect for arts and crafts adventures.

 

Citizen House Blue Bluff - Enjoy movie marathons in style with cozy living spaces and modern amenities.

 

Progress @ Tech Ridge - Embark on epic scavenger hunts in sprawling, family-friendly communities.

 

Rise 120 - Dance the day away in stylish apartments designed for maximum comfort and fun.

 

Rise 510 - Host indoor picnics and playdates in vibrant, welcoming environments.

 

The Bowie - Create unforgettable memories with family-friendly amenities and scenic views.

 

The Emma Browning - Let your imagination run wild in spacious, kid-friendly apartments.

 

The Sondery - Dive into adventure with amenities tailored to families seeking excitement and fun.

 

Vida at Georgetown - Discover endless possibilities for family-friendly activities in a welcoming community.

 

Broadstone Memorial Park - Create your own adventures with ample space for indoor and outdoor fun that the whole family will love. 

 

Dwell @ 1600 - Create cinematic magic with cozy movie nights in beautifully appointed living spaces.

 

Midtown One80 - Embark on urban explorations and scavenger hunts in the heart of the city.

 

Remy on the Trails - Embrace the beauty of nature with your kiddos by spending time outside at any of our family-friendly amenities, courtyards, or even time on your own balcony or patio.

 

San Paloma - Dive into aquatic fun with family-friendly pools and recreational facilities.

 

The Westover at West Branch - Discover a world of excitement with spacious layouts perfect for indoor adventures.

 

Villas of Kingwood - Embrace the charm of suburban living with ample space for indoor and outdoor play.

 

Hutto Station - Enjoy family-friendly amenities and activities in a welcoming community atmosphere.

 

Alexan Melissa - Create cherished memories in spacious apartments designed with families in mind.

 

With RPM Living, the adventure never ends! Say goodbye to boredom and hello to endless fun right at your fingertips. Embrace the joy of apartment living and create cherished memories with your loved ones today.

 

As always, if you’re looking to live in one of our luxury apartments, you can always shop RPM Living communities across the US by checking out our Communities page.

Revitalize Your RPM Living Space With Our Spring Cleaning Tips

As the vibrant hues of spring beckon, it's the perfect time to breathe new life into your RPM Living apartment. Discover effective spring cleaning tips tailored for apartment living, ensuring your space not only reflects the freshness of the season but also embraces the unique charm of RPM Living residences.

Strategic Decluttering

Start your spring cleaning journey with a decluttering session. Streamline belongings, organize storage spaces, and donate items you no longer need. By minimizing clutter, you'll create an open and airy atmosphere in your RPM apartment.

Freshen Up Fabrics

Give your apartment a tactile refresh by laundering or dry-cleaning curtains, bedding, and upholstery. Consider incorporating light and airy fabrics to evoke the breezy essence of spring within your RPM Living space.

Windows and Blinds TLC

Maximize natural light by cleaning windows and blinds. Replace heavy drapes with sheer curtains to invite more sunlight into your RPM apartment, enhancing the overall brightness and creating a cheerful ambiance.

Deep Clean Appliances

Tackle overlooked areas by deep cleaning appliances. From the microwave to the refrigerator, ensure all surfaces are sparkling clean. This not only enhances the visual appeal but also contributes to a healthier living environment.

Green Touches

Embrace the spirit of spring by adding indoor plants to your RPM Living space. Choose low-maintenance varieties to bring nature indoors, improving air quality and introducing a touch of greenery to your apartment.

Storage Optimization

Optimize storage solutions to make the most of your RPM apartment's space. Consider dual-purpose furniture or innovative storage solutions to maintain a clutter-free environment, enhancing both functionality and style.

Aromatherapy Refresh

Introduce refreshing scents by using natural air fresheners or essential oils. Infuse your RPM Living apartment with the rejuvenating fragrances of spring, creating a delightful sensory experience for both you and your guests.

 

Tailored Living Spaces

Northwood Heights

Start your spring cleaning journey at Northwood Heights by incorporating smart storage solutions. Optimize closet space and declutter common areas, ensuring a streamlined and organized living space. 

Consider swapping heavy winter textiles for lighter options to evoke the fresh ambiance of spring.

The Rose on Sybil

Embrace the vibrant energy of spring at The Rose on Sybil by introducing indoor plants. Deep clean windows to maximize natural light, accentuating the greenery within your apartment. Add colorful and lightweight throw pillows or cushions to your furnishings, creating a cheerful and inviting atmosphere.

Broadstone Memorial Park

At Broadstone Memorial Park, refresh your apartment with aromatherapy. Cleanse the air with natural scents or essential oils, creating a rejuvenating atmosphere. Consider incorporating storage ottomans or furniture with built-in storage to maintain a clutter-free living space, combining functionality with a stylish touch.

Midtown One80

Revitalize your Midtown One80 apartment with a focus on deep cleaning appliances. Ensure your kitchen and bathroom appliances sparkle, contributing to a clean and hygienic environment. This not only enhances the visual appeal but also promotes a healthier and more enjoyable living space.

Dwell @ 1600

Infuse Dwell @ 1600 with the calming essence of spring by incorporating green touches. Bring in potted plants or succulents to add a touch of nature to your living space. Clean and polish reflective surfaces to maximize the effect of natural light, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere.

Remy on the Trails

Immerse yourself in the spring cleaning spirit at Remy on the Trails by introducing fresh and airy fabrics. Launder curtains, bedding, and upholstery to embrace the season's brightness. 

Consider using light-colored and breathable textiles to enhance the overall comfort and visual appeal of your apartment.

San Paloma

At San Paloma, elevate your spring cleaning with strategic decluttering. Clear out unnecessary items and organize your living space to create a minimalist and inviting atmosphere. Integrate stylish storage solutions that blend seamlessly with the property's upscale aesthetic.

The Westover at West Branch

Embrace the upscale ambiance of The Westover at West Branch by incorporating statement lighting. Clean and polish light fixtures to maximize illumination and create a sophisticated atmosphere. Choose fixtures that complement the property's modern design, adding a touch of luxury to your living space.

La Tierna Apartments

Incorporate the charm of spring into La Tierna Apartments with a focus on freshening up your windows and blinds. Clean windows thoroughly to allow abundant natural light, and update window treatments with light and sheer fabrics. This enhances the airy feel of your apartment, creating a bright and welcoming environment.

 

Spring cleaning isn’t just about tidying up; it's an opportunity to infuse your RPM Living apartment with the invigorating spirit of the season. 

 

By incorporating these practical tips, you'll not only refresh your living space but also create an environment that harmonizes with the distinctive allure of RPM Living residences. Welcome spring with open arms and a revitalized RPM apartment that reflects your unique lifestyle.

 

Don’t forget, if you want to shop our RPM Living communities across the US, check out our Communities page.

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Impossible-to-Shop-For

'Tis the season for giving, and finding the perfect gift for that one person who's seemingly impossible to shop for can be a holiday headache. But fear not - RPM has got you covered with a selection of unique and thoughtful gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to even the most discerning individuals. Let's unwrap the mystery of holiday gifting for those hard-to-please loved ones.

Personalized Gourmet Gift Baskets

Nothing says "I care" like a thoughtfully curated gift basket filled with gourmet treats. Customize a selection of their favorite snacks, wines, or specialty foods to create a personalized gift that's sure to impress. Consider adding a selection of local delicacies to make it extra special.

Experiential Gifts

Rather than gifting physical items, consider an experience that your loved one will cherish. Tickets to a live show, a hot air balloon ride, or even a cooking class can create lasting memories. RPM can help you find experiences near your loved one's location.

Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes have gained popularity for good reason. They offer a continuous surprise each month. Choose a subscription that aligns with your recipient's interests, whether it's gourmet coffee, books, or wellness products. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

Home Improvement and Decor

For those who love their living spaces, unique home decor items or tools for home improvement can be a hit. Think of personalized art, stylish furniture, or high-quality kitchen gadgets. RPM properties provide the perfect canvas for these thoughtful additions.

Wellness and Spa Packages

Give the gift of relaxation and self-care with a spa day or wellness package. Many of RPM's locations have world-class spa facilities nearby. Consider bundling a spa gift certificate with a stay at an RPM property for the ultimate pampering experience.

Charitable Donations

If your hard-to-shop-for person is passionate about a particular cause, consider making a charitable donation in their name. This not only shows you care about their values but also makes a positive impact on a cause they hold dear.

 

Finding the ideal gift for those "impossible-to-shop-for" folks doesn't have to be a daunting task. Whether it's a personalized gourmet gift, an experiential adventure, a subscription box, home decor, a spa package, or a charitable donation, there's a thoughtful gift waiting for every personality. 

Make this holiday season extra special with our unique holiday gift ideas that demonstrate your love and appreciation.

 

Looking to go a step further with your gifts this year? What better way to ring in the holidays than with the recommendation of a new RPM Living apartment?! Here’s a list of a few RPM apartments that we think would be the perfect place to say hello to 2024. 

 

The Bungalows on Bowlin

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The Bungalows on Camelback

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The Bungalows at Asante

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Novo Gateway

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The Lennox 

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Trailside Noda

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Granger Village 

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Clover Apartments

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Ridgeline at Canton

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Eastpark Apartments 

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Kimbrough Towers

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For more recommendations to help find your dream apartment at one of our RPM Living communities across the US, check out our Communities page.

Revamp Your RPM Luxury Apartment This Fall With These Cleaning Tips

There’s no denying it any longer: it's time to embrace the cozy ambiance of fall. With Halloween over and done, and Thanksgiving on the way, fall is in full swing. But before you snuggle up in your RPM luxury apartment, it's essential to ensure your living space is spick and span. 

 

Start with a Deep Clean

Before you begin decorating your apartment with fall-themed accents, it's essential to start with a thorough deep clean. Dust surfaces, wipe down windows, and vacuum or mop the floors. Don't forget to clean the often-neglected areas like light fixtures, ceiling fans, and baseboards. A clean RPM luxury apartment is the perfect canvas for fall decor.

Declutter and Organize

Fall is an excellent time to declutter your living space. Donate or store items you no longer need to make room for cozy fall accessories. RPM properties like Arco Pilare and Avendale at the Colony offer ample storage space to help you stay organized.

Focus on the Kitchen

Your kitchen is the heart of your apartment, and keeping it clean and organized is vital. Clean out the pantry, wipe down all surfaces, and ensure that your appliances are in tip-top shape. RPM luxury apartments like Citizen House Blue Bluff and Citizen House Pflugerville have modern, well-maintained kitchens that make cleaning a breeze.

Fall-Specific Cleaning

To get your apartment in the autumn spirit, consider these seasonal cleaning tasks:

Clean and store outdoor furniture

RPM properties like La Tierna Apartments and Infinity on the Landing may have outdoor spaces; ensure they're clean and ready for fall gatherings.

Wash or replace curtains

Fresh curtains can change the whole atmosphere of your apartment.

Clean and inspect your heating system

As the temperatures drop, make sure your heating system is in excellent working condition.

Decorate for Fall

Once your RPM luxury apartment is spotless, it's time to bring in the fall vibes. Decorate with warm, earthy tones, cozy blankets, and autumn-themed accessories. Parmore Fossil Creek is a property that provides a perfect backdrop for your fall decor with its spacious living areas.

Maintain Your Clean Apartment

To ensure your RPM luxury apartment stays beautiful throughout the season, make a cleaning schedule. Regularly vacuum and dust, and don't forget to change the air filter to maintain a fresh, clean environment.

 

This fall, create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your RPM luxury apartment by following these seasonal cleaning tips. With a clean and cozy apartment, you can fully embrace the beauty and comfort of the fall season.

 

Don’t forget, if you want to shop our RPM Living communities across the US, check out our Communities page.

Last-Minute Costume Ideas To Create At Your RPM Luxury Apartment

Spooky season is officially upon us, and the countdown to Halloween is in full swing! If you’ve maaayyyybbbeeeee procrastinated on your costume this year, don’t worry - you aren’t the only one! Luckily, we've got you covered with some last-minute Halloween costume ideas that will ensure you're the life of the party in and out of your RPM luxury apartment.

 

Ghostly Glamour

Turn a plain white bedsheet into a stunning ghostly gown. Accessorize with statement jewelry, dramatic makeup, and a tiara to become a glamorous ghost that will haunt the halls of your RPM Luxury Apartment in style.

DIY Superhero

Unleash your inner superhero by crafting a costume from household items. A bedsheet can transform into a cape, and cardboard boxes can become your superhero emblem. 

Classic Witch or Wizard

A witch or wizard costume is always a hit - you literally can’t go wrong with this one. Raid your closet for dark clothing, add a pointed hat (or craft one from black construction paper if necessary), and complete the look with a broomstick. Your RPM Luxury Apartment could even be your coven's perfect meeting place!

Movie Character Mashup

Combine elements from your favorite movie characters to create a unique costume. For example, mix Harry Potter's glasses with a Jedi robe – the possibilities are endless.

Decades Throwback

Choose a specific decade (e.g., '70s, '80s, '90s) and raid your closet or a thrift store for era-appropriate clothing. Your RPM Luxury Apartment can be transformed into a time machine for a true blast from the past.

Punny Costume

Get creative with wordplay by creating a  pun-inspired costume. For example, tape cereal boxes to your clothes and go as a "cereal killer." With this idea, your costume can be as creative - or basic - as you’d like.

Modern Pop Culture Icon

Pick a beloved pop culture icon and replicate their look with what you have on hand. Whether it's Marilyn Monroe's red lips or Steve Jobs' black turtleneck, your RPM luxury apartment can become the backdrop for your transformation.

Classic Vampire

Halloween just wouldn’t feel complete if someone wasn’t vamped out. This year, it can be you! Dress in dark, elegant clothing, add some fake fangs, and a touch of pale makeup. Bonus points for fake blood drips from your “prey”. 

 

Looking for a spookier setting for your Halloween plans, or even just getting ready prep? We’ve got some great recommendations for you. 

Avendale at the Colony

Join the vibrant community of Avendale at the Colony, where RPM luxury apartments blend modern comfort with suburban charm. Our spacious and stylish residences are the perfect backdrop for your Halloween celebrations. With ample space to dress up and entertain, Avendale is your ultimate Halloween party hub.

See more of Avendale at the Colony here.

Citizen House Pflugerville

At Citizen House Pflugerville, we redefine luxury apartment living. Our thoughtfully designed apartments offer the perfect canvas for last-minute Halloween costume transformations. Whether you're hosting a spooky soiree or heading out for festivities, you'll feel right at home here.

See more of Citizen House Pflugerville here.

Citizen House Blue Bluff

Discover Citizen House Blue Bluff, where comfort meets convenience in our RPM luxury apartments. Get ready for Halloween festivities in style with spacious closets and modern amenities, making costume changes a breeze. Your next-level Halloween look starts right here.

See more of Citizen House Blue Bluff here.

Arco Pilare

Arco Pilare offers an upscale living experience in RPM luxury apartments. Get into the Halloween spirit with ease in our spacious and well-appointed residences. With plenty of room to prepare and a welcoming atmosphere, Arco Pilare sets the stage for a spooktacular celebration.

See more of Arco Pilare here.

Infinity on the Landing

Infinity on the Landing is where luxury meets lifestyle, and Halloween is no exception. Our contemporary RPM luxury apartments provide the perfect space to craft your last-minute costumes and enjoy the festivities. Let Infinity on the Landing be your Halloween headquarters.

See more of Infinity on the Landing here.

Parmore Fossil Creek

Welcome to Parmore Fossil Creek, where modern elegance meets convenience. Our RPM luxury apartments offer the ideal setting for Halloween costume preparations. With ample space and a warm atmosphere, Parmore Fossil Creek is your home for last-minute Halloween fun.

See more of Parmore Fossil Creek here.

 

Don't let the Halloween spirit pass you by just because you're short on time. These last-minute costume ideas are not only fun and creative, but also easy enough to put together in the comfort of your own home. Whether you choose to be glamorous, spooky, or downright punny, you'll be ready to step out and impress your neighbors and friends at your upcoming Halloween celebration.

So, embrace the fun, enjoy the festivities, and make this Halloween a spooky and stylish one at RPM luxury apartments.

 

As always, if you’re looking to live in one of our luxury apartments, you can always shop RPM Living communities across the US by checking out our Communities page.

 

Fall Party Theme Ideas for Hosting at Your RPM Living Apartment

As the crisp autumn breeze begins to rustle the leaves and the scent of pumpkin spice fills the air, it's the perfect time to host a memorable fall party in your RPM Living apartment. So get comfortable, and let’s dive into some fall party theme ideas that will make your RPM Living apartment the go-to destination for fun and festivities this autumn.

 

Rustic Harvest Feast

Transform your apartment into a cozy farmhouse with rustic decor, hay bales, and mason jar centerpieces. Host a potluck-style feast where guests bring their favorite fall dishes, from butternut squash soup to apple pie. Enhance the ambiance with string lights and autumnal tunes for an unforgettable harvest experience.

Oktoberfest Celebration

Embrace the spirit of Oktoberfest by turning your apartment into a Bavarian beer garden. Decorate with blue and white banners, set up a beer tasting station with local craft brews, and serve classic German dishes like bratwurst and pretzels. Don't forget the lederhosen and dirndls for added authenticity.

Halloween Costume Party

October wouldn't be complete without a Halloween bash. Encourage your guests to come in their spookiest, silliest, or most creative costumes. Decorate your apartment with eerie lighting, cobwebs, and jack-o'-lanterns. Host a costume contest and offer prizes for the best-dressed ghouls and ghosts.

Fall Movie Marathon

For a more relaxed gathering, set up a cozy movie night in your apartment. Create a comfy viewing area with blankets and pillows, and choose a lineup of classic fall-themed movies, such as "Hocus Pocus," "Harry Potter," or "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving." Don't forget the popcorn and hot cider!

Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza

Gather your friends for a pumpkin carving party. Provide pumpkins, carving tools, and stencils for guests to create their masterpieces. You can even turn it into a friendly competition with prizes for the most creative designs. Display the finished pumpkins in your apartment as festive decor.

Fall Flavors Potluck

Celebrate the delicious flavors of fall by hosting a potluck featuring autumn-inspired dishes. From caramel apple dip to sweet potato casserole, there are endless options to savor. Encourage guests to share their recipes and cooking tips.

Harvest Wine Tasting

Turn your apartment into a sophisticated wine-tasting venue. Choose a selection of wines that pair well with fall foods and provide tasting notes. Add elegance with candlelight and rustic wine barrels for a vineyard feel.

 

No matter which RPM Living apartment community you call home, these fall party theme ideas will help you create unforgettable memories with friends and neighbors. Still searching for the perfect place to call home? Here are some of our fabulous RPM Living apartments that you won’t want to miss.

 

Granger Village

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Eastpark Apartments

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Ridgeline at Canton

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The Bungalows on Camelback

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The Bungalows at Asante

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The Bungalows on Bowlin

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The Lennox Apartments

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Novo Gateway

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Clover Apartments

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Kimbrough Towers

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Trailside NODA

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La Tierna Apartments

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From rustic harvest feasts to spooky Halloween extravaganzas, there's a theme to suit every taste, at every one of our RPM luxury communities. So, gear up for a season filled with warmth, laughter, and the joy of community in your cozy RPM Living apartment.

 

Don’t forget, if you want to shop our RPM Living communities across the US, check out our Communities page.

Crafting Your Ideal Sleep Schedule at RPM Luxury Apartments

In the midst of the bustling modern world, finding solace and rejuvenation through quality sleep is essential. For those fortunate enough to call our RPM luxury apartments home, the journey to a better sleep schedule becomes an integral part of the lavish living experience. In this blog, we'll explore the art of crafting and implementing a restorative sleep schedule, all while residing in the finest RPM properties.

 

Creating Your Ultimate Sleep Schedule

With the perfect backdrop of our RPM luxury apartments, it's time to curate a sleep schedule that complements your lifestyle.

 

Consistency is Key

Align your sleep and wake times every day, even on weekends - yes, even on a slow Sunday. This consistency helps regulate your body's internal clock, enhancing the quality of your sleep.

 

Prep Your Sleep Sanctuary

Our apartments offer an unmatched environment of comfort, making them the perfect place to catch up on some much-needed rest. Personalize your sleep haven with cozy bedding, controlled lighting, and a serene ambiance fit just for you for a deep slumber.

 

Mindful Wind-Down Routine

Leverage the luxurious amenities at RPM for your optimal relaxation. A soothing bath, calming music, or gentle yoga can prepare your body and mind for rest.

 

Embrace Natural Light

RPM properties often feature abundant natural light. Exposure to natural light during the day can help regulate your body's sleep-wake cycle, and our apartments are no exception to this rule - no matter how cozy your bed may feel when your alarm goes off.

 

Optimize Your Restful Nights

By fine-tuning your sleep schedule in the lap of luxury that our RPM properties offer, you'll unlock a myriad of benefits:

 

  • Enhanced cognitive function and focus
  • Improved mood and emotional well-being
  • Increased energy and productivity
  • A stronger immune system 

 

Discover Your Oasis

While every property is a masterpiece of design, comfort, and elegance, each one has different perks that help make it its own. Let's take a virtual tour through some of the enchanting RPM luxury apartments that offer the perfect backdrop for your sleep-enhancing journey:

 

Avendale at the Colony

Embrace a serene lifestyle surrounded by scenic landscapes and top-notch amenities, ensuring your journey to better sleep is both luxurious and refreshing.

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Medina Highlands

Nestled in a tranquil community, Medina Highlands provides an idyllic retreat for fostering healthy sleep habits amidst modern luxury.

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Citizen House Pflugerville

Experience the perfect blend of sophistication and comfort, setting the stage for your rejuvenating sleep journey.

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Veranda

Veranda's harmonious ambiance creates a serene haven where sleep and relaxation go hand in hand.

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Citizen House Blue Bluff

Immerse yourself in luxury while nurturing your sleep routine in the heart of Austin's vibrant culture.

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Arco Pilare

Experience contemporary living that aligns with your wellness goals, elevating your sleep experience to new heights.

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Infinity on the Landing

Embark on a restful journey at DFW's Infinity on the Landing, where luxury living and tranquility unite.

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Your journey to a better sleep schedule is intertwined with the lavish living experience of our RPM luxury apartments. As you implement these strategies, take advantage of the serene environments and world-class amenities provided by RPM

Elevate your sleep routine and discover the true meaning of restful nights in the heart of luxury. 

Your body, mind, and soul deserve the ultimate sleep sanctuary that our RPM luxury apartments can provide.

 

Don’t forget, if you want to shop our RPM Living communities across the US, check out our Communities page.

 

 

 

How to Prep Your Apartment for Overnight Guests

If you’re downsizing from a larger home into one of our RPM Living communities, you may be wondering if there is still enough space for hosting overnight guests. If you’ve selected a floor plan that doesn’t have a dedicated guest room, we have some tips to help make it easier for hosting overnight guests. These tips will give your guests a comfortable place to stay while you maintain your own privacy and peace of mind. 

 

Clear Space For Your Guest’s Belongings

 

Whether it’s a coat rack by the door, bathroom counter space, or a shelf in the hall closet, make sure your guest has space to put their belongings. This will make your guest feel welcomed and prevent clutter from piling up in your shared living spaces while they’re staying at your apartment home. With spacious floor plans like the ones offered at Clover Apartments, the possibilities are endless!

We recommend doing this even if it means moving some of your things to a less convenient location while your guest stays with you. It’s more comfortable for you to be slightly inconvenienced in your own apartment than it is for a visitor trying to settle into someone else’s apartment. 

 

Invest in a Pull-Out Couch

 

A pull-out couch makes hosting overnight guests much more convenient both for you and for your guest(s). This way, you can visit in your living room during the day but still give your guest a comfy place to sleep at night. Spacious and stylish floor plans like you’ll find at properties like The Lennox are going to be perfect for adaptable furniture such as this! Make sure you have spare linens for the pull-out bed, too! 

Pull-out couches can be expensive, so if you’re looking for a little less financial commitment, an air mattress also works.

 

Take Advantage of Collapsible Furniture

 

Drop-leaf tables, nesting coffee tables and end tables, folding chairs, and the like help you expand your space to suit more people without adding permanent clutter to your RPM Living apartment. In fact, this tip is useful whether your guests are staying overnight or not; being able to expand the table for a shared dinner, then collapse it to make more room in a spacious living area is a great option to have up your sleeve whenever you want to host friends or family in your apartment home.

 

Get a Folding Screen for Privacy

 

Especially if your overnight guest is staying in your living room, offering a little extra privacy can make a huge difference to their comfort and yours as you move through each other’s space. A folding screen can be just the thing you need to give your guest a little of their own space within your apartment and still be able to transition easily between guest mode and guest-free mode. You can easily store a folding privacy screen in a closet for the next time you have guests. 

 

Plan To Spend Time Outside of Your Apartment

 

There’s no need to spend all your time inside your apartment! Plan some excursions to your favorite places in town, or enjoy an afternoon in a local park. The more time you can spend outside of your apartment, the less frustrating it will be to have limited space to share when you and your guest are both at home. 

 

Be sure to take advantage of the vast community amenities with your guests that we offer at our RPM communities, like the resort style pool at Eastpark Apartments, or the private theater with oversized seating at The Crossings at Canton!

 

That’s it for our tips for hosting overnight guests! Don’t forget, if you want to shop our RPM Living communities across the US, check out our Communities page.

Valentine’s Day Activities To Enjoy In San Antonio

No matter what activity leads its way deepest into your heart - food, shopping, art, live music - San Antonio has it all, and then some. Spend this Valentine’s Day living your dream at any of these amazing locations conveniently located near our apartments in San Antonio.

The Witte Museum

Eye-catching architecture, stunning exhibits, and immersive art displays are just the start of ways to describe the Witte Museum in San Antonio. Experience for yourself what Texas - and the rest of the world - used to look like before it was touched by man, and step outside of yourself for an experience that will leave you craving more. Perfectly located in the heart of San Antonio, plan a lunch, dinner, shopping trip, and more to pair with your museum visit!

Go Rio San Antonio River Cruise

Experience the true essence of the river walk on this guided river cruise with your valentine! Enjoy a romantic tour through one of the most picturesque locations in San Antonio, and scope out where you should go next! This 30-minute tour is full of stunning views, rich history, and a chance to see parts of the river walk you’d otherwise miss out on.

Walking Taco Tour at The Pearl

This one’s for the foodies out there! The Pearl is widely recognized as one of San Antonio’s top culinary destinations, where you can explore markets, restaurants, bars, and other events throughout their many recognized spaces. While taking in the scene, be sure and enjoy a Walking Taco tour - it’s like a two-for-one experience!

Heart Shaped Pizza

Is it even Valentine’s Day if you don’t enjoy some type of heart shaped delicacy? We didn’t think so, which is why you and your valentine should head over to Volare Italian Restaurant to grab one for yourselves! Not only is it an adorable tribute to this day of love - it’s going to make your mouth water.

Cookie Cab Delivery

Spending the evening in, or spending it away from your valentine this year? That doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy it together! Cookie Cab’s “Be Mine” Valentine’s Day cookie package can be delivered, no matter the circumstances of your Valentine’s Day, and it includes a heart shaped cookie cake, 6 cookies, milk, and more - and did we mention it’s ADORABLE?

No matter what your Valentine’s Day looks like this year in San Antonio, we’ve got you covered with our favorite recommendations. As always, if you’re looking to live in one of our luxury apartments, you can always shop RPM Living communities across the US by checking out our Communities page.

Best Restaurants in Dallas

In a city as big and full of life as Dallas, having a guide to the best local restaurants can be a lifesaver for last minute plans, or even for a month in advance. Here are a few of our favorites.

The Capital Grille

500 Crescent Ct., #135, Dallas, TX, 75201

With an extensive drink list and a dinner menu to die for, this steakhouse favorite is the perfect place to enjoy a night out. After all, with a menu including everything from beluga caviar to filets, and mongo-sized portions to put the icing on the cake, you better get your reservations in now. 

Fearing’s

2121 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX, 75201

If you’re looking for a Southwestern array of options for your dinner of choice, allow Chef Dean Fearing to take over the cooking this time. Begin with some griddled lump crab cakes or lobster tacos, and pair it with a buffalo tenderloin and one of their extensive wine options. If you’re looking for a laid-back evening, head over to the Rattlesnake Bar for some Wagyu short rib and a drink of your choice. 

Princi Italia

5959 Royal Lane, Ste. 707, Dallas, TX, 75230

Be sure and add this chic Italian cafe to your dinner must-visit list! Whether your heart yearns for a bowl of pasta, a bite of bruschetta, or a slice of pizza pie rather than a dessert, Princi Italia has got you covered. Don’t forget to include a glass of vintage wine with your entree, no matter which direction you choose! Wines as good as these can be paired with anything. 

Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, & Crab House

2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75201

As their name implies, there is something on this menu for everyone at the dinner table, whether you’re in the mood for surf or turf. As the cravings call for, keep it real with their dessert menu by ordering a slice of decadent chocolate cake to finish off your meal - whatever it looks like, the choice is yours. 

St. Martin’s Wine Bistro

3020 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206

If your hope is for a more intimate dining experience, St. Martin’s Wine Bistro is just the place to visit. With over 200 options on its wine list, St. Martin’s food and drink menu includes something for every taste palate. It’s also a great idea to finish off your night with their signature creme brulee, but we won’t tell you how to spend your time.

 

No matter where you choose to dine in Dallas, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget, if you want to shop our RPM communities across the US, check out our Communities page.