Two Bedroom E: Crest’s Featured Floor Plan

Two Bedroom apartments can be hard to choose based on whether you prefer living space versus bedroom space. Fortunately at Crest, the only hard choice you’ll have with our two bedrooms will be choosing your favorite! Between the generous amount of square footage that translated into well distributed space, excellent storage, and outdoor space and all of the perks of living above the all new Skyland Town Center, it’s not hard to tell why we favor the Two Bedroom E.

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Space and Value

When considering a two bedroom apartment, having space to accommodate your needs is essential. Are you someone who likes to entertain or someone who enjoys cooking? Or, do you prefer more space in the bedroom for that king sized bed? Whatever your needs, the Two Bedroom E floor plan has you covered. With 1039 well-utilized square feet, you’re sure to have plenty of room to host your friends and family to try your culinary creations without sacrificing square footage in the bedrooms. Another great advantage of living at Crest is that you’re sure to get the best economy for space around.

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Storage and Outdoor Space

washer and dryer laundry closet in a Crest apartment

As with any apartment, adequate storage space is key. The two bedroom E floor plan includes all of the premium storage features such as massive walk in closets as well as a full laundry closet with folding table and storage above. The kitchen in this floor plan is designed to appeal to your inner chef, offering ample countertop space as well as cabinet storage for your kitchen appliances, dishes, and any other items you may need to store. Aside from the storage, this floor plan also features great outdoor space. Whether you’re looking to dine ‘al fresco’ or are just looking to check the weather before choosing something from your (did we say massive?) walk-in closet, this private outdoor space is a great addition to this already excellent layout.

Location, Location, Location!


We could go on forever about all of the physical aspects we love about the two bedroom E, but it, like all of our apartments at Crest, gives you access to the community’s state-of-the-art amenity package. From a two-level membership-quality fitness center to a courtyard pool with grilling stations to our dog park and dog washing station, Crest covers all of the bases. Crest’s location also gives you access to another valuable feature: you’re just steps from 16 (and counting!) retailers at the brand-new Skyland Town Center. Whether you need groceries from Lidl, a quick bite from Roaming Rooster, or your morning coffee from Starbucks, you have access to it all.

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Featured One Bedroom Floor Plan: 1-F

If you’re looking for a unique floor plan that maximizes functional space, look no further than the 1-F Floor Plan! This layout is a refreshing departure from the standard modern “square shaped” layouts that you see in a lot of new apartment communities. While the layout has some personality, it does not come at the expense of functional space. Join us as we explore the uniqueness of this layout, and read on about why the 1-F floor plan might be your perfect apartment home.


Anything But Standard

Crop cheerful diverse friends clinking glasses while having dinner

One of the standout features of this one bedroom apartment is the unique shape of the layout. A departure from the traditional square shape, this floor plan features a wide angled wall in the living space, giving an incredible feeling of openness in the relatively modest 645 square feet. A corner-set kitchen still offers the functionality and counter space that comes standard in all of our apartments, but gives a different aesthetic. Whether you’re the consummate entertainer who hosts dinner parties, or someone who likes to spread out when working from home, the added width of the space leaves plenty of space for a dining table.


With a unique layout comes unique options for furniture and décor. The wide angle wall in the living room is the perfect gallery wall if you’re looking to feature your pictures or art pieces. If cozy is your goal and you want a one bedroom apartment that will still accommodate an oversized sofa, then this is the floor plan for you. The open design also provides an airiness that makes it feel much larger than the actual 645 square feet.

Assorted Paintings


Modern wardrobe with white drawers full of different casual wear with brown leather bag

As with all of our apartments at Crest, the storage is exceptional. If you love to cook and want to store your kitchen appliances and cookware, you’ll love the kitchen storage. If you’re a lover of clothes and need space to store an extensive wardrobe, the walk in closet is sure to have you covered. No matter what your needs, the thoughtful design of each of our apartments has you covered.

crest kitchen appliances and island

Modern Finishes

This one bedroom apartment also boasts modern finishes throughout, including stainless steel appliances, sleek cabinetry, and durable laminate-hardwood flooring. These features not only add a touch of elegance to the space but also provide a durable and functional living environment.

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We designed the apartments at Crest with sustainability in mind, and the 1-F is no exception! Save money and help the environment with energy-efficient appliances, LED lighting, and low-flow plumbing fixtures in your home. If you prioritize sustainability and want to live in an eco-friendly apartment, this one bedroom layout might suit you perfectly.

In conclusion, the 1-F Floor Plan is an excellent option for anyone looking for a fresh and unique layout that still offers all the functionality you’re looking for. In addition, all residents at Crest have the most convenient access to the all-new to Skyland Town Center. With its ample natural light, open floor plan, and personality, this layout is sure to meet the needs of anyone seeking a one-bedroom apartment.

If you or anyone else is looking for a one apartment in DC with character and functionality, the 1-F Floor Plan should be at the top of your list. With Crest’s range of amenities and excellent convenience factor, it’s sure to be a front runner for your next home!

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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


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.

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5 Design Tips for Space-Efficient Apartment Living

When you choose an apartment with a smaller floorplan, leveraging every inch of space is key. Luckily there are tons of tricks designers use to get the most out of any room. Maximize your apartment’s space, whether small or large, with these tips for comfortable living in any floor plan.

Utilize Vertical Storage


Vertical storage, like shelves, can hold cookware, small appliances, books, and decorative items without taking up precious floor space. In the kitchen, hang pots and pans on a pot rack, and in the living area, use the shelves to display art pieces or family photos. You can find a ton of different options for your apartment directly on Amazon.

Invest in Multi-Functional Furniture

Invest in multi-functional furniture–it can work wonders. Choose a dining table with collapsible sides or extension leaves that you can tuck away when not in use. Look for a sofa bed or a sleeper sofa that can serve as a comfortable seating area during the day and a cozy bed for guests at night. Try a coffee table with storage underneath or nesting tables that you can stack together, as they are also excellent space-saving choices. Many of our floor plans at Crest come with multifunctional islands in the kitchens which go a long way for added storage, check out what we have available here.

Create Visual Separation

Create visual separation between the kitchen and living area to give the illusion of multiple spaces. Use area rugs to define each space and add texture and warmth. Position furniture strategically to act as a natural divider, such as placing a bookshelf or a low console table between the kitchen and living room. Utilize different lighting styles, like pendant lights for the kitchen and floor lamps for the living area, to visually distinguish the two spaces.

Harness the Power of Freestanding Storage

If you can’t install cabinets or open shelving, consider incorporating freestanding storage solutions in your kitchen. Freestanding carts with shelves and drawers can provide additional storage for your cookware and utensils. These versatile pieces can be easily moved around, making them perfect for small kitchens where space optimization is essential. Additionally, you can use standalone bookshelves or storage bins in the living area for items like books, décor, and entertainment devices. This brings both functionality and style to your space. Choose freestanding storage options that complement your overall design theme and provide an organized and clutter-free environment.

Use Mirrors to Create Illusion

Mirrors are a powerful tool for creating an illusion of more space. Place a large mirror on a wall in the living area to reflect natural light and make the room feel larger. In an open plan living and kitchen space, try angling the mirror toward the kitchen, which not only adds a stylish touch but also makes the area seem more expansive. Additionally, mirrors can make the apartment feel brighter and more inviting.

Whether you choose to live in one of Crest’s studio, one, or two-bedroom apartments, these tips will help you make the most of the space! Designing an efficient apartment kitchen and living space without removing walls or installing cabinets requires creative thinking and resourcefulness. Transform your apartment into a beautiful, practical, and inviting home with vertical storage, multi-functional furniture, visual separation, freestanding storage, and strategically placed mirrors.

Embrace these tips for maximizing your space, ensuring comfort and style for years to come, regardless of its size. Happy decorating!

New Year, New Neighborhood: Why Crest Apartments is Perfect for a Fresh Start

Article-at-a-Glance: Crest Apartments

  • Modern one- and two-bedroom apartments with state-of-the-art kitchens.
  • Conveniently located in the heart of Southeast Washington DC with essential services and transportation nearby.
  • Community-focused amenities including a fitness center, pool, and pet-friendly features.
  • Direct access to Skyland Town Center’s retail and dining options.
  • Easy steps to secure your new home for a fresh start in the New Year.

A Fresh Beginning at Crest Apartments

When the New Year rolls around, we often think about fresh starts and new beginnings. What better way to embrace this sentiment than by finding a new place to call home? Crest Apartments, nestled in the thriving Skyland Town Center, offers just that—an opportunity to start anew in a vibrant and modern living space that caters to all your needs.

Elevated Living for Everyone

At Crest Apartments, the focus is on creating an environment that feels like it’s tailored just for you. If you are seeking a change of scenery, these apartments are designed to elevate your living experience. With a variety of floor plans and the latest in-home features, you’ll find the perfect space to make your own.

Connecting You to Your Community

Living at Crest Apartments means more than just enjoying your personal space; it’s about being part of a community. With its prime location, you’re at the hub of both your work and social networks. And because community connection is key, the amenities and shared spaces are designed to bring residents together, fostering a neighborhood feel within the bustling city.

The Perks of Crest Apartment Living

Imagine waking up in a space that’s all your own, where every detail is designed to enhance your lifestyle. That’s what you get with Crest Apartments. Let’s delve into the features that make these apartments not just a place to live, but a place where you can thrive.

Modern Comforts and Conveniences

The apartments at Crest are a testament to modern living, with features that cater to both comfort and convenience. From the moment you step inside, you’ll be greeted by a contemporary design that’s both stylish and functional.

Contemporary Design

Each apartment boasts a sleek, modern aesthetic with open floor plans that maximize space and natural light. High-quality finishes and attention to detail are evident throughout, from the beautiful flooring to the high ceilings that create an airy and expansive feel.

In-Home Amenities
More square footage than average DC apartment

When it comes to amenities, Crest Apartments doesn’t skimp on the details. Here’s what you can expect inside each unit:

crest at skyland town center living room and open floor plan
  • State-of-the-art kitchens with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances.
  • Spacious living areas that offer more square footage than the average DC apartment, giving you room to live comfortably and entertain guests.
  • Large windows that not only flood your home with natural light but also offer stunning views of the city.
  • Convenient in-unit washers and dryers, making laundry day a breeze.

Lifestyle Amenities

Beyond the walls of your apartment, Crest provides a range of amenities designed to complement your lifestyle and foster a sense of community.

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On-Site Fitness Center

Stay active and healthy without ever having to leave home. The on-site fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, catering to all your workout needs.

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Community Pool and Lounging Areas

Relax and unwind in the community pool or the resident lounging area. These shared spaces provide the perfect setting to socialize with neighbors or enjoy some quiet time outdoors.

The Heart of Skyland Town Center

It’s not just the apartments themselves that make Crest an ideal place to start the New Year; it’s also its location at the heart of Skyland Town Center. This up-and-coming hub is set to be the largest retail development in Southeast Washington, providing residents with unparalleled access to shopping, dining, and entertainment options right outside their door.

Shopping and Dining on Your Doorstep


Imagine having a diverse array of retailers and restaurants just a short walk from your apartment. Skyland Town Center is bringing this convenience to life, with plans for a vibrant mix of shops and eateries that cater to every taste and need. From picking up daily necessities to enjoying a meal out with friends, everything you need is within reach.

Access to Essential Services

But Skyland Town Center isn’t just about leisure and convenience; it’s also about providing residents with easy access to essential services. This means less time commuting and more time enjoying your new home and neighborhood.

Public Transportation Proximity


One of the biggest advantages of living at Crest is the proximity to public transportation. With bus stations and a nearby metro station, getting around the city is a breeze. Whether you’re commuting to work or exploring the city, you’ll appreciate the easy access to public transit.

Local Healthcare and Education Institutions

Additionally, living at Crest puts you close to several healthcare facilities and educational institutions, ensuring that you have quick access to medical services and learning opportunities. This close-knit community setting means that you’re never far from the help and resources you need.

Community and Connection

Crest Apartments is more than just a place to live; it’s a place where you can connect with others and feel a sense of belonging. The community-centric approach to apartment living ensures that you’re never isolated and always have opportunities to engage with your neighbors.

Resident Events and Networking Opportunities

The management team at Crest Apartments understands the importance of community, which is why they organize regular resident events and networking opportunities. These gatherings are perfect for meeting new people, forming friendships, and strengthening the bonds within the community.

Pet-Friendly Living and Dog Park Access


For those with furry friends, Crest Apartments offers a pet-friendly living environment, complete with access to a dog park. This means your beloved pet can also enjoy the new start with you, making the most of the open spaces and pet amenities available.

Starting the New Year Right

With the New Year upon us, it’s the perfect time to consider making a move to Crest Apartments. With so much to offer, from modern apartments to community amenities and a thriving town center, you’ll be well-positioned to start the year off on the right foot.

To secure your new home at Crest, simply reach out to the leasing office to schedule a tour or inquire about availability. The friendly staff will guide you through the process, ensuring that your transition into your new apartment is as smooth as possible. Remember, starting fresh doesn’t have to be complicated—Crest Apartments makes it easy.

“Crest Apartments isn’t just a place to live; it’s a community that offers a fresh start and connects you to a vibrant lifestyle right in the heart of Southeast Washington DC. With modern amenities, easy access to services, and a focus on community, it’s the perfect place to call home in the New Year.”

Securing Your Apartment at Crest

Ready to make your move? Securing an apartment at Crest is straightforward. First, check the availability for the apartment size and layout that fits your lifestyle. Then, complete an application and submit it along with the required documents, like proof of income and identification. Once approved, you’ll discuss lease terms, make a security deposit, and set a move-in date. The Crest team is there to help you every step of the way, ensuring a smooth start to your new chapter.

Making the Move: Simplified Steps

Moving can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Start by organizing your belongings and deciding what to take with you. Next, book a reliable moving service or enlist the help of friends. Don’t forget to update your address and transfer utilities to your new apartment. On moving day, do a final walk-through of your old place, then head over to Crest to collect your keys. With a little planning, your move to Crest Apartments will be a breeze.

FAQs About Crest Apartments and Skyland Town Center

Got questions? Here are some frequently asked questions about Crest Apartments and Skyland Town Center to help you get all the information you need.

What are the Renting Terms and Pricing?

Crest Apartments offers various lease terms, typically ranging from 12 to 24 months. Pricing is competitive and reflects the modern amenities and convenient location. One-bedroom apartments start at a price point that is accessible for many, with two-bedroom options available for those needing more space. For the most current pricing and specials, it’s best to contact the leasing office directly.

Keep in mind that rent includes access to all community amenities, and there may be additional fees for parking or storage if applicable. The leasing team will provide a detailed breakdown of costs so there are no surprises.

Are Pets Allowed in Crest Apartments?

Yes, Crest Apartments is a pet-friendly community! Your furry friends are welcome here, with certain breed restrictions and a reasonable pet deposit. The on-site dog park and dog wash station make it easy to care for your pets and keep them happy and healthy.

What Public Transportation Options are Available?

Residents at Crest Apartments benefit from convenient access to public transportation. The community is served by several bus routes, and the nearest metro station is just a short ride away. This connectivity makes it easy to commute to work or explore the city without the need for a car.

Plus, with bike storage available, residents who prefer cycling have a secure place to keep their bikes when not in use, making it easy to enjoy the nearby paths and trails.

How Do Amenities at Crest Apartments Enhance Lifestyle?

The amenities at Crest Apartments are designed to enhance your lifestyle by providing convenience, comfort, and opportunities for social engagement. The fitness center and pool encourage a healthy lifestyle, while the community areas and regular events foster a sense of belonging. The in-unit amenities, such as modern kitchens and spacious layouts, provide a luxurious living experience that makes you proud to call Crest home.

How Can I Schedule a Tour of Crest Apartments?

Scheduling a tour of Crest Apartments is simple. Just call the leasing office or fill out the contact form on the website to request a tour. The friendly staff will accommodate your schedule and show you all that Crest Apartments has to offer. You can also take a virtual tour online if you prefer to explore the community from the comfort of your current home.

During your tour, you’ll see the available apartment options, community amenities, and get a feel for the vibrant Skyland Town Center. It’s the perfect opportunity to ask any questions and envision your life at Crest.

So there you have it—a guide to starting fresh at Crest Apartments in the New Year. With its modern apartments, exceptional amenities, and prime location at Skyland Town Center, Crest offers an unmatched living experience in Southeast Washington DC. If you’re looking for a fresh start, look no further than Crest Apartments—your new home awaits.

Flavors of Summer: 5 Recipes for a Spectacular Cookout

Summer is finally here, and it’s time to fire up those grills and gather your loved ones for a memorable cookout! The sun-soaked days and warm evenings call for delicious dishes that celebrate the season’s bountiful produce and vibrant flavors. Whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a big barbecue party, these five delectable recipes will surely impress your guests and create lasting summer memories.

Grilled Pineapple and Shrimp Skewers

pineapple skewers

Kick off your summer cookout with a burst of tropical goodness by making Grilled Pineapple and Shrimp Skewers. The combination of sweet, caramelized pineapple and succulent shrimp is a match made in culinary heaven. Marinate the shrimp in a zesty blend of lime juice, garlic, and cilantro, and then thread them onto skewers with juicy pineapple chunks. Grill until the shrimp are pink and the pineapple has those lovely grill marks. Serve them with a refreshing side of avocado-lime dip, and your guests will be asking for seconds!

Watermelon and Feta Salad

watermelon and feta salad

Stay cool and refreshed with a refreshing Watermelon and Feta Salad. This dish is a delightful medley of sweet watermelon, tangy feta cheese, crisp cucumber, and fresh mint leaves. The combination of flavors and textures will awaken your taste buds and keep you coming back for more. Drizzle a light balsamic glaze over the top for an added touch of sophistication. It’s a perfect summer side dish that beautifully balances sweet and savory elements.

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches

bbq jackfruit sandwiches

For all the plant-based food lovers out there, BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches are a must-try! Jackfruit is an excellent meat alternative that mimics the texture of pulled pork, making it perfect for barbecue sandwiches. Slow-cook the jackfruit with your favorite BBQ sauce and spices until it’s tender and infused with smoky flavors. Pile the saucy jackfruit onto toasted buns, and top it off with a refreshing coleslaw for a delightful crunch. Even meat-eaters will be amazed at how delicious and satisfying this vegan option can be!

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili-Lime Butter

Grilled corn on the cob with chili lime butter

Corn on the cob is a summer staple, and grilling it brings out its natural sweetness and adds a smoky flavor. Elevate this classic dish by slathering the grilled corn with a zesty chili-lime butter. The combination of spicy, tangy, and buttery goodness will make this simple side dish the star of your cookout. Sprinkle some crumbled cotija cheese and fresh cilantro over the top for an extra burst of flavor. Check out the recipe here.

Summer Berry Trifle

summer berry trifle

Finish off your summer cookout on a sweet note with a luscious Summer Berry Trifle. Layers of juicy berries, whipped cream, and sponge cake create a visually stunning and scrumptious dessert. Use a mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries to add a burst of color and natural sweetness. Feel free to get creative with the trifle layers, adding lemon curd or crumbled meringue for delightful surprises. It’s a delightful treat that captures the essence of summer in every spoonful.

There you have it, five sensational recipes that will make your summer cookout an absolute hit. Embrace the flavors of the season, spend quality time with your loved ones, and savor every moment of these warm and sunny days. Happy grilling and bon appétit!

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Featured One Bedroom Floor Plan: 1-D

If you’re looking for a one bedroom floor plan in DC that has it all, look no further than the 1-D Floor Plan! This layout has plenty of open space that’s easy to furnish, lots of light, and great storage. Join us as we explore the practicality and coziness of this layout, and read on about why the 1-D floor plan might be your perfect apartment home.

Natural Light

One of the standout features of this one bedroom apartment is the ample natural light that floods the apartment. The large windows in the living area and bedroom allow for plenty of sunlight to enter the space, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. This feature not only makes the apartment feel more spacious but also helps to improve mood and overall well-being. If you love plants, you’ll love the spacious balcony located just off the living room. You’ll have plenty of space for your plants and room to spare for a some chairs for when you want to step outside for fresh air.

Open Floor Plan

People highly prefer the open floor plan of the 1-D. The living room, dining area, and kitchen flow seamlessly together, creating a bright and airy space that is perfect for entertaining or simply relaxing. The open design also allows for better traffic flow and increases the sense of spaciousness (which, if you live in DC, you know how much we hate a traffic jam!).


washer and dryer laundry closet in a Crest apartment

The walk-in closet in the is another appealing feature of this one bedroom floor plan. With plenty of space to store clothing and accessories, this closet helps to keep the bedroom clutter-free and organized. This feature can be especially attractive to renters who need extra storage space or who want to keep their living areas tidy and minimal. In addition, you have the front laundry closet with a folding table. This effectively gives you a laundry room with storage, which is a rarity in DC apartments.

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Modern Finishes

This one bedroom apartment also boasts modern finishes throughout, including stainless steel appliances, sleek cabinetry, and hardwood flooring. These features not only add a touch of elegance to the space but also provide a durable and functional living environment.

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We designed the apartments at Crest with sustainability in mind, and the 1-D is no exception! Save money and help the environment with energy-efficient appliances, LED lighting, and low-flow plumbing fixtures in your home. If you prioritize sustainability and want to live in an eco-friendly apartment, this one bedroom layout might suit you perfectly.

In conclusion, the 1-D Floor Plan is a top choice for anyone looking for a modern and functional living space in DC with all the access to the convenience to Skyland Town Center. With its ample natural light, open floor plan, and overall storage, this one bedroom apartment is designed to meet the needs of today’s renters. Its modern finishes, convenient location, sustainability features, and competitive pricing make it an attractive option for anyone looking for a comfortable and stylish place to call your new home in DC.

If you or anyone else looking for a one or two bedroom apartment in DC, the 1-D Floor Plan is definitely worth considering. With its range of amenities and excellent location, it offers a vibrant urban lifestyle that is hard to beat.

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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


  • 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


  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


  • 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


  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


  • 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


  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!

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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.


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!


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


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.

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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


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 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


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.

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Three Soup Recipes for a Cozy Winter Treat

We’re in the throws of winter which means it’s prime soup season, and what better thing to have than a piping hot bowl of soup after a cold DC Winter’s day? Not only are soup recipes super easy to prepare, they make fantastic leftovers for that grab and go lunch for work, or even just to have on hand. Read below to learn about our three favorite soup recipes this winter:

Classic Potato Leek Soup

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter (or olive oil)
  • 2 large or 4 small leeks (4 cups thinly sliced), white and light green parts
  • 3 celery ribs
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and small diced (5 cups diced)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme (or make a bouquet garni)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Chives, for garnish
  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the leeks, celery and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes until the leeks are very tender but not browned.
  • Add the chopped potato, vegetable broth, water, fresh thyme, bay leaf, and salt and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Remove the thyme and bay leaf.
  • Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Add the cream and blend again. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.

Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup

  • 4ounces French bread, crust removed, soft part cut into 1-inch cubes (about 1¾ cups)
  • 1cup unsweetened rice milk or unsweetened almond milk
    • ¼cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1medium yellow onion, thinly sliced 
  • 3cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1teaspoon fresh oregano leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1(28-ounce) can whole peeled plum tomatoes
  • 1teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1tablespoon Champagne vinegar
  • Soak bread in milk until very soft, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a Dutch oven over medium. Add onion, garlic, and oregano; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring to crush tomatoes, until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.
  • Transfer tomato mixture to a blender; add bread mixture, salt, pepper, and remaining ¼ cup oil. Process until creamy and smooth, about 1 minute. Pour back into Dutch oven; stir in vinegar. Serve hot, garnished with more oregano.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

  • 2tablespoons butter
  • 1cup chopped onion
  • 1cup diced carrots
  • 1cup diced celery
  • 2large boneless skinless chicken breasts , diced into bite-size pieces
  • 2 14.5-ounce cans chicken broth , (or 4 cups / 1 quart homemade chicken broth)
  • 1package (6 ounces) long-grain wild rice , (such as Uncle Ben’s minus the seasoning packet)
  • 1tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • 2tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4ounces cream cheese , cubed
  • 1cup milk
  • 1cup half-and-half
  • 1tablespoon lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Select Browning/Sauté function and melt the butter in the pressure cooking pot. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in the chicken, chicken broth, rice, parsley, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Lock the lid in place and select High Pressure and 5 minutes cooking time.
  • When the cook time ends, turn off the pressure cooker. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes (just let it sit, the steam will escape on its own), then finish with a quick release (be cautious and use a wooden spoon to shift the pressure relief valve so the hearty blow of steam escapes.)
  • In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Select Simmer/Sauté and add the slurry to the pot stirring constantly. Sir in the cream cheese until melted. Stir in the milk, half-and-half and lemon juice and heat through (do not bring to a boil). Serve sprinkled with more parsley and black pepper if desired.

Looking to show off your soup skills? Look into hosting a soup potluck with your friends in one of our amenity spaces!

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