Love Your Lifestyle: A Healthy February at Crest

Love and affection, two words often associated with February, make it the perfect time to focus on self-care and well-being. At Crest, we believe in promoting a lifestyle that prioritizes wellness, relaxation, and community. Join us this February as we celebrate love in all its forms, starting with a dedication to loving yourself and your lifestyle.

Promote Fitness and Well-being as an Act of Self-Love

crest at skyland town center fitness-center

What better way to show yourself some love than by prioritizing your health and well-being? Our two-story fitness center is your sanctuary for reaching your fitness goals and improving your overall health. Whether you prefer cardio, strength training, or yoga, our state-of-the-art facilities cater to all your needs. Take this February as an opportunity to embrace a healthier lifestyle and love the feeling of strength and vitality that comes with it.

Crest’s Resident Lounge: The Heart of Community Love and Relaxation

club room at crest at skyland town center apartments with large sofa and tv

In the midst of the chilly February weather, there’s nothing quite like cozying up in our resident lounge. With comfortable seating, community recreation activities such as shuffleboard and a pool table, and a welcoming atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to unwind and connect with your neighbors. Whether you’re enjoying a cup of hot cocoa or catching up on your favorite book, our lounge is the heart of community love and relaxation at Crest.

Valentine’s Day With a View: Romantic Evening on Your Balcony

lidl-grocery-store

As Valentine’s Day approaches, why not celebrate with a romantic dinner on your balcony? At Crest, many of our apartments have spacious balconies which offer the perfect backdrop for a memorable date night with your special someone, or your best friends! Pop into Lidl just steps from your front door and pick up your ingredients to cook the perfect meal, while sharing heartfelt moments under the stars. At Crest, we believe in creating unforgettable experiences, and Valentine’s Day with a view is sure to be one you’ll cherish. Not sure what to make? Don’t worry–Lidl has some great recipe ideas here.


This February, let Crest be your sanctuary for love, fitness, and relaxation. Join us in embracing a lifestyle that prioritizes self-care and community, and discover the joy of loving your lifestyle to the fullest.

Ready to Fall In Love With Your Perfect Apartment?

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With These 3 Recipes

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with these three easy and delicious recipes that are sure to impress your friends and family. From zesty appetizers to flavorful main courses and refreshing drinks, we’ve got you covered for a festive and flavorful celebration.

Guacamole Stuffed Mini Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 12 mini bell peppers
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cut the tops off the mini bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.
  2. In a bowl, mash the avocados with a fork until smooth.
  3. Add the red onion, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper to the mashed avocados. Stir until well combined.
  4. Spoon the guacamole mixture into each mini bell pepper.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 can (10 ounces) red enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×9-inch baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix the shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, diced green chilies, and half of the shredded cheeses.
  3. Layer half of the tortillas on the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. Spoon half of the chicken mixture over the tortillas and spread it evenly.
  5. Repeat the layers with the remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheeses on top.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 1/2 cup silver tequila
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine the watermelon, tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Fill glasses with ice cubes.
  4. Pour the watermelon mixture over the ice.
  5. Garnish with lime wedges.
  6. Serve chilled and enjoy responsibly.

These three easy recipes will add a festive touch to your Cinco de Mayo celebration. From the flavorful guacamole stuffed mini peppers to the hearty chicken enchilada casserole and the refreshing watermelon margarita, your taste buds will be dancing with delight. As an added bonus, you can pick up most, if not all, of these ingredients at Lidl, just steps from your front door! So gather your loved ones, whip up these delicious dishes, and raise a glass to a memorable Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

Ready To Find Your Perfect Apartment Home?

Let’s Do It!

A Day In The Life at Crest

As a resident at Crest, my days are filled with convenience, comfort, and excitement. From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed, there’s always something to do.

Morning

My mornings usually start off with a cup of coffee from the Starbucks located right across the street. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee is enough to get me out of bed. Knowing that I don’t have to go far to get my caffeine fix is a game-changer. As an added bonus, it gives me an opportunity to walk Carl, my adorable pup!

fitness-center

After fueling up with coffee, I head to our fitness center to get in a quick workout. It’s so convenient to have a gym right in our building, and I love being able to work out on my own schedule. The equipment is top-of-the-line, and I especially love that the gym is two levels.

Once I’m done with my workout, it’s time to head to work. Luckily, Crest is just a short drive from my office, so I don’t have to worry about a long commute. But, on days when I don’t feel like driving, I can always take advantage of the convenient public transportation options available in the neighborhood (The 92 bus gets me there quickly!). For those days where I’m teleworking, I love mixing it up by working in the resident lounge or even the conference room.

After Work

lidl-grocery-store

When the workday is over, it’s time to run some errands. Fortunately, I won’t have to go far. First, I go get my haircut at Like That Barbershop, which is immediately located in Skyland Town Center. After, I typically head across the street to Lidl to stock up on groceries as well as check out the fun variety of international food items they have. You really cannot beat the prices! However, after a long day of work, the last thing I feel like doing is cooking a meal. Luckily, I can head to one of the many restaurants located essentially within the community. I’m very into Mezeh lately because of their fresh ingredients and healthier options, and I’m trying to look my best for the pool this summer.

Once I’ve devoured my Mezeh bowl, it’s time to take Carl to the dog park for some fetch. Fortunately, there’s a great dog run within the community that Carl absolutely loves, and watching him play with the other dogs is one of my favorite things to do. As a side note: Carl doesn’t have to pay a monthly pet rent, so he can finally take a break from all of his casting calls to be the next Purina dog.

On nights when I want to stay close to home, there’s plenty to do. In the warm seasons, I love unwinding by our pool. I also love attending our resident events as they’re always an opportunity to connect with neighbors and make new friends.

Overall, living at Crest at Skyland Town Center is the perfect mix of convenience, comfort, and excitement. With top-of-the-line amenities, a vibrant neighborhood, and a strong sense of community, there’s truly nowhere else I’d rather call home.

Ready to schedule a tour and be our neighbor?

Let’s do it!

Discover the Best of Urban Living at Crest

Are you looking for a vibrant and exciting neighborhood in the heart of DC? Look no further than Skyland Town Center. This dynamic community offers everything you need to live your best life from eclectic dining and shopping in addition to fantastic entertainment and outdoor recreation. Here are just a few reasons why Skyland Town Center perfectly serves our residents at Crest at Skyland Town Center:

Endless Dining Options

From an array of fast casual options to international delights, Skyland Town Center also offers a diverse and exciting dining scene. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, you’ll find something to suit your taste buds at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the area.

Shopping Galore

like-that-barber-shop

Skyland Town Center has everything you need, and it’s also just steps from your door. With everything from the newly opened Lidl Grocery Store to CVS to Like That Barber Shop, you can run all of your errands without ever leaving your block.

Entertainment for All

skyland-town-center-block-party

Skyland Town Center is home to a wide range of entertainment options, from live music and theater at the annual Block Party and outdoor concerts at Porchfest. Whether you’re in the mood for a night out with friends or a family-friendly activity, there’s always something exciting happening in this vibrant neighborhood.

Outdoor Recreation

Skyland Town Center is situated in close proximity to some of DC’s most beautiful parks and natural areas, including Anacostia Park and Fort Dupont Park. With hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas, there’s plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities for residents to enjoy.

Convenient Location

dc-metro-bus

With easy access to major highways and public transportation, Skyland Town Center offers a convenient location for commuters and city dwellers alike. Additionally, with plenty of amenities and services within walking distance, residents of Crest at Skyland Town Center can enjoy all the perks of urban living without sacrificing convenience or comfort. Learn more about the various transportation options here!


In conclusion, Skyland Town Center is a vibrant and exciting neighborhood that offers everything you need to live your best life. From dining and shopping to entertainment and outdoor recreation, this dynamic community has something for everyone. As a resident of Crest at Skyland Town Center, you’ll enjoy easy access to all the amenities and attractions that make this neighborhood so special. So, why wait? Come see for yourself what makes Skyland Town Center the perfect place to call home.

Let’s Schedule a Tour!

Lidl Grand Opening is Finally Here!

We’re so excited to announce that the long awaited Lidl will be joining us in our very own Skyland Town Center this Wednesday, 9/28! As a resident of Crest, we look forward to having you join us for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and store preview on Tuesday, as well as the Grand Opening Event on Wednesday! Please read below for more information on the Grand Opening Event, and click here to see what else we have just steps away from The Crest!


Grand Opening Event Details 

At the grand opening celebrations on September 28, customers will be able to take advantage of get-them-while-you-can grand opening special offers at the new store. The first 100 customers in line before the store opening at 8:00 a.m. will be presented with a special gift card ranging from $5 to $100 each. Shoppers can enter to win a $500 Lidl gift card, sample Lidl’s award-winning assortment, and take advantage of special giveaways.  

Lidl is proud to partner with the Capital Area Food Bank to provide food to community members in need. Throughout the entire grand opening weekend, Wednesday-Sunday, Lidl will donate $1 to the food bank for every new myLidl member who signs up and sets Lidl Skyland as their home store. 

Store Features  

Lidl has been repeatedly recognized for its shopping experience. For the second consecutive time, Food & Wine Magazine recently ranked Lidl among its Top 10 U.S. Supermarket rankings – ahead of retailers like Trader Joe’s and Costco. A study from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School observed that prices on Lidl’s award-winning assortment were up to 45 percent lower than nearby national grocers. 

When entering the Skyland store, shoppers can expect to experience the following: 

World-Class Shopping Experience 

  • Shoppers will save time and money each week with Lidl’s award-winning assortment and highly attractive prices. 
  • The store will be newly fitted out with an easy-to-shop layout that will mean a faster and more convenient shop for customers. 

Quality Without Question 

  • Healthy, responsible choices, including hundreds of organic and gluten free products. 
  • Unique specialty items ranging from hard-to-find cheeses to authentic specialty sauces, cured meats, and more – all at incredibly affordable prices. 
  • Award winning foods– Lidl’s private label products have won more than 500 awards. 
  • The Lidl Love it Guarantee– A logo that guarantees customer satisfaction; shoppers love the product they buy – or they are entitled to a refund, and a replacement. 

Eco-Friendly Store Design

  • Lidl’s state-of-the-art building contains many sustainable features and is pursuing LEED Gold Certification.
  • Electric Vehicle charging stations have been installed for customer and employee use.
  • One hundred percent of the store’s indoor and outdoor lights use LED bulbs.

Surprise and Delight 

  • Lidl offers an ever-changing selection of food and non-food specials brought in each Wednesday for a limited time, keeping the shopping experience exciting and new. The rotating non-food selection will include fitness gear, small kitchen appliances, toys, outdoor furniture, and more. 

Committed to Fresh:  

  • Lidl produce is brought in fresh each day and features more than 100 high quality fresh fruit and vegetable options at amazingly affordable prices. 
  • All Lidl flowers are guaranteed fresh and beautiful for five days at a minimum, with roses and lilies guaranteed for seven. 
  • Lidl’s fresh bakery will offer breads, pastries and other items baked throughout the day.  

Focused On Our People:

  • Lidl offers wages and benefits for its team that are above the industry standard in every market in which it operates.  
  • Starting pay for Lidl Skyland Store Associates will be $16.50 per hour.  
  • Lidl offers healthcare coverage to all team members, including those working part-time, regardless of the number of hours worked. 

About Lidl  Lidl operates around 11,550 stores and is active in 32 countries, employing more than 341,000 employees globally. Lidl offers customers the highest quality fresh produce, meat, bakery items and a wide array of household products at unbelievably low prices. Lidl first established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia, in June 2015, and today sells its award-winning products in more than 150 stores across nine east coast states. For more information, visit www.Lidl.com

New Openings at Skyland Town Center

A new year is bringing many new, exciting events to Skyland Town Center!

On January 8 we welcomed DC Mayor Bowser, and city and community leaders to the groundbreaking of the Lidl grocery store. Lidl, recently ranked a top 3 U.S. grocer by USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards, will be the first full-service supermarket serving residents in Wards 7 and 8 to open in more than a decade.

Lidl offers an award-winning assortment of fresh, high-quality products including produce, a fresh bakery, beef poultry, and fish, as well as a wide array of non-food household products that drop in stores on a weekly basis.

The supermarket anticipates opening in the fall of 2022.

Very soon residents of The Crest and our neighbors will be able to get their caffeine fix at the Skyland Town Center Starbucks, which is expected to open in early February. It will be the first drive-through Starbucks in Washington, DC.

Folks craving a hot chicken sandwich will soon be getting their wish, as we look forward to the winter opening of Roaming Rooster. The DC-based restaurant, which started as a food truck, has a well-deserved reputation for its chicken options and, now, breakfast biscuits.

And if looking good is on your list of resolutions, Like That barbershop will soon be your stop for getting that stylish cut. The barbershop has been serving families east of the Anacostia River for more than 30 years, and is making a short trip across Good Hope Road to reopen at Skyland, anticipated by early February.

There’s much more to come this year at Skyland Town Center – so watch this space to keep track of new announcements.

Retailers Coming to Crest at Skyland

Crest at Skyland Town-center will be the home of several popular retailers over the next couple of years. We can’t wait for future Crest residents, and Skyland DC locals to indulge in a brand new shopping experience! 

Take a look below at some of the first retailers that are going to be coming to Crest at Skyland Town-Center.

Starbucks: 

DC’s first-ever drive-through Starbucks is coming to Skyland Town Center. This will provide Crest residents with easy access to their favorite caffeinated drinks. Enjoy a nice refreshing cup of coffee just steps away from your front door! No matter, if it’s a warm summer day, or a chilly winter afternoon, having a Starbucks within walking distance, will add pure deliciousness to an already incredible living experience.

Lidl Grocery:

Along with the first-ever drive-through Starbucks, Skyland Town-Center is going to be the home of another DC first. Lidl grocery store is also set to be the first major grocery chain to come to southeast DC. This resourceful grocery chain is a huge convenience for future Crest residents as they will be able to conveniently shop from an array of fresh grocery items.  

According to DC Urban Turf, “Lidl is a 46-year-old German grocery brand known for its sustainable sourcing and its private-label goods, making it somewhat comparable to a Trader Joe’s or Aldi’s. Already well-established and -known in Europe, the company opened its first store in the United States in 2017.”  

CVS: 

CVS is the latest service retailer to be announced as being a part of the shopping options at Skyland Town Center. This health company will serve as an excellent resource for picking up medical prescriptions and essential household needs. 

Recent Posts

Archives

Categories