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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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!

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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.

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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

Porchfest DC 2022 is Coming to Skyland Town Center!

Porchfest DC 2022 is coming to Skyland Town Center this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited! Crest residents will have a front row seat to all of the action! Wondering about what Porchfest is and how to take part in the fun and festivities? Read below to find out more about the history of this event, what it does for our community, as well as how to take part in the fun!

What is Porchfest DC?

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Established in 2018, Porchfest DC is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 that transforms front porches and lawns into unique entertainment experiences. The first Southeast Porchfest in 2018 had an estimated 500 attendees. The mission of Porchfest is to spotlight both emerging performance artists and burgeoning communities East of the River. Porchfest strives to be so much more than just performances from lawns and porches—it strives to spotlight the unique qualities of the communities as well as local performers who preserve the history and culture of Washington DC.

How do I attend Porchfest DC?

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Porchfest is an all-day event on Sunday, September 25th, 2022. While the music crawl begins at noon, there are plenty of fun activities for the whole family ahead of the music crawl. Beginning at 10:00 am, you can participate in a 45-minute yoga session on the grass lawn of the Senior Wellness Center (3001 Alabama Ave SE, opposite and cattycorner to The Crest!). After some opening remarks, you can participate in numerous family-friendly festivities from 12pm-2pm at the Senior Wellness Center. Alternatively, you can proceed to the first performance which begins at noon. While a full map of performances and schedules will be released the day before, the first performance is set to begin at 2901 32nd Street SE. This is just South of the Hillcrest Recreation Center. Be sure to catch the final performances at the stage right here at Skyland Town Center starting at 3PM!

How long is each performance, and how do I get to each one?

Each performance is slated to be approximately 45 minutes. The route for Porchfest is designed to be walkable with each performance being a 10–20-minute walk from one another. Additionally, the route conveniently ends at Skyland Town Center!

What if I want to participate, but can’t attend the individual performances?

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This is not a problem! While you’ll be able to jump in at any point, there will be plenty of festivities at the Skyland Town Center stage. These festivities begin at 3:00PM with a performance from the National Symphony Orchestra and end with a final performance at 7:30PM!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at Porchfest DC, and stay tuned for other upcoming events. For more info about points of interest and the convenience of being a resident of the Crest, click here!


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Convenience at The Crest

Convenience at The Crest is one of its greatest hallmarks. There’s something to be said about being able to have access to a variety of different services just steps from your front door. With some exciting retailers having recently opened, we wanted to provide a guide to both the newly joined as well as those who will be joining us soon!

CVS

This nationally known chain was one of our first open retail spaces at Skyland Town Center. We’re excited to have one conveniently located for your convenience and pharmacy needs!

Chase Bank

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In a predominately digital financial world, we all know the frustration of needing a convenient ATM. With Chase Bank just downstairs, you can say “goodbye” to this frustration! If you’re looking to make a change with your banking, it also doesn’t hurt to have a Nationally accessible bank in your building.

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Roaming Rooster

Craving a delicious chicken sandwich? Roaming Rooster has you covered for those days where you just don’t feel like cooking. We recommend The Buffalo (extra hot, if you’re brave!). Beyond sandwiches, this fast casual option also offers chicken tenders and wings if you’re looking to mix it up.

Skyland Nail Salon and Spa

Looking to spice up your nail game? One of our newest retail spaces, Skyland Nail Salon and Spa has you covered! Pamper yourself the way you deserve with a relaxing Spa Pedicure or make a fashion statement with some of their exciting nail art. With a wide variety of services as well as very reasonable prices, we think you’ll love your experience!

Starbucks

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Whether you’re working from home or commuting, this Starbucks location will cover your coffee needs. Not only does this brand-new location have plenty of seating (indoor and outdoor!), it’s one of the rare locations in DC that feature a drive through meaning you can grab your latte on your way to work without ever leaving your vehicle!

&Pizza

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Last, but certainly not least, we’re thrilled to announce the recent opening of this brand-new &Pizza location! If you’re looking for a quick lunch or an easy dinner, we highly recommend that you try one of their handcrafted personal pizzas. Try one of their artisanal concepts or create your own with an endless variety of free toppings!

Coming Soon:

Lidl

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We are thrilled to welcome this incredible grocery store this Fall just steps from The Crest. This German-based super market concept offers an incredible array of fresh produce and other quality grocery items at unbeatable prices. They also offer lots of international products as well at equally great prices. Sizing in at nearly 30,000 square feet, you’ll never want to grocery shop anywhere else.

Skyland Town Center DC Retail Announcement

Crest at Skyland Town Center Apartments is more than stunning apartment floor-plans and beautiful community features. Crest is a place where our residents can truly feel at home! We know that nothing screams home more than having easy access to some of your favorite DC restaurants.

We’re proud to announce the latest retail releases that are coming to Skyland Town Center.

&Pizza – Skyland will be the 10th site in Washington for this pizzeria, which first opened on H Street NE in 2012 and now has 25 locations across the DMV

Mezeh – This Mediterranean-influenced eatery will open its second location in DC at Skyland. Founders Saleh Mohamadi, Steve Walker, and Tai Chiao opened their first Mezeh in 2013 in Annapolis; the business now has 24 locations. 

Maizal – Skyland will be the first stand-alone and sit-down location in DC for this South American street food concept. The restaurant, founded in 2018 by Dario Arana-Rojas, started as a counter-service eatery in the L’Enfant Plaza food court.

Tropical Smoothie –Will be the third DC location of the national fast-casual, healthy lifestyle café concept that boasts 850 locations in 44 states. 

The restaurants are expected to open in the late spring and early summer of 2022.

Roaming Rooster – Skyland will be this popular fried chicken sandwich eatery’s fourth location in Washington. This Black-owned business started in 2015 as a food truck operating in the District; the family parlayed its loyal following into a brick-and-mortar operation in 2018, since then opening DC locations in Tenleytown, U Street, and Woodridge. Residents can expect the delivery of the Skyland location later this Fall (2021).

These exciting new food establishments will join neighborhood “institutions”, Like That Barber, which has continued to serve families in Wards 7 and 8 for 30 years. Additional retailers CVS, Skyland Nails, and Spa, and Chase Bank will open in 2021.  Lidl and Starbucks are planned to open in 2022. 

Additional retailers and restaurants will be named in the coming months.

Call 833-799-1459 to schedule your tour of Crest apartments and reserve your apartment for move-in this April.

Crest at Skyland Town Center Apartments FAQ

Crest at Skyland Town Center Apartments has officially begun leasing! After months of anticipation, the time has finally come for future residents to lock down their apartment homes formally. The Crest is highlighted by breath-taking apartment features, including spacious closets, kitchen islands, stainless steel appliances, and balconies in select floor plans. 

Outside the four walls of your apartment, residents will have access to super convenient building amenities that are perfect for many lifestyles. Some building features include a resident lounge area, a resident courtyard area with grilling stations, a pool, and pet areas, including a wash station and dog park. 

As you prepare to officially start the process of moving into your ideal apartment home, here are some frequently asked questions that will keep you abreast of everything that you need to know ahead of the pre-leasing application process. 

Are there affordable units at Crest?

Yes. Crest at Skyland Town Center has apartments set aside for residents making 80% and 120% of the area median income. We are proud to participate in this city-wide program to increase the supply of affordable housing in the District of Columbia. If you are interested in learning more about the income requirements or applying for one of these apartments, please read through the FAQs below and then reach out to the leasing office at 202-964-6902.

What are the income requirements for an affordable unit?

The minimum and maximum incomes for the apartments are outlined in the chart below.  Please note the numbers represent *total household income*.

What size are apartments affordable apartments? 

We have studios, one, and two-bedroom apartments available.

Do you accept vouchers?

We accept vouchers, subsidies, and all rental assistance forms provided by the District of Columbia or the Federal Government.

What utilities am I responsible for?

At Crest at Skyland Town Center, our residents are responsible for electricity.  You are responsible for setting up an account and will be required to provide the account number before your move-in. If you would like cable and internet, you are also responsible for setting up those accounts.

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Is there an application fee?

Yes, there is a $50 application fee per applicant 18 years of age or older at Crest at Skyland Town Center.  The fee covers the cost of background screenings.

Background screenings include a credit check, criminal background, and eviction records.

What information do I need to apply for an apartment?
  • Photo Id (government-issued)
  • Proof of income (3 most recent paystubs, offer letter, latest W-2 or 1099)
Can I apply for my new apartment online?

Yes! To begin your application online, simply go to CrestDC.com and click on Floor Plans. Find your perfect fit, and then click the apply now button. Follow the instructions on the screen to register and start your application.

What is the cost of my security deposit?

The standard security deposits at Crest at Skyland Town Center are:

  • $500 up to one month’s rent
Is there parking available at Crest at Skyland Town Center?

Yes, Crest at Skyland Town center has assigned parking available for $135 a month. 

Inquire about current availability when you schedule your tour. 

Does Crest at Skyland Town Center offer package receiving?

Yes, our 24-hour concierge will gladly accept packages on your behalf.  You will be notified via the resident app that you have a package and it will remain secured at the front desk for you to retrieve upon returning home.

Does Crest allow pets?

The crest is pet-friendly! Up to two pets are allowed per apartment. You will pay an upfront, non-refundable fee of $500 for each pet. We do not charge any pet rent. There are weight limits and some breed restrictions.  The maximum weight allowed is 70 pounds.  Restricted breeds include the following:

Akita, American Bulldog, Anatolian Shepherd, Australian Cattledog, Beauceron, Belgian Shepherd, Bernese Mountain Dog, Black Russian Terrier, Cane Corso, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow-Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Dogue de Bordeaux, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Husky, Jindo Dog, Kuvasz, Malamute, Mastiff, Pit Bull, Presa Canario, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, Tosa Inu, Wolf, Wolf-Dog Hybrid.

How do I schedule a tour?

Crest at Skyland Town Center will open for in-person tours in April.  We will offer tours seven days a week.  Give the office a call at 833-799-1459  to schedule your tour today!

When can I move in?

We are now accepting all new residents! Please review the availability date of the apartment floor plan you’re interested in and we will be happy to help you from there!

Do I need to have renters’ insurance?

Every resident is required to show proof of their renters’ insurance policy before indicating at least $100,000 in personal liability coverage. 

Is Crest smoke-free?

Yes, Crest at Skyland Town Center is a smoke-free community. That means smoking is not allowed anywhere on community grounds, including courtyards and balconies or within 20 feet of the building doors.

4 Apartment Lessons for 2021

As we kick off the first week of the new year, there are probably many things you’re looking forward to leaving behind in the previous year. Rightfully so, 2020 was an indescribable year; it left many us in an unfamiliar place, and in turn, have you believing that nothing good came from it. Yes, that year was very challenging, and while it might be easy to want to forget 2020 entirely, there are many things to take away. We learned a lot about ourselves; we found out how strong we can be, we found out creative we can be, we found out how patient we can be. These lessons and realizations will continue to help us as we navigate into 2021. 

Last year, we became more familiar with ourselves; we got more familiar with something else, too—our apartment homes. 

As an apartment dweller, you spent more time inside of your four walls in 2020 than any other period before. This time made you realize that your apartment space needs a fresh look going into a new year after months of looking at the same decor and stylings. 

If 2020 didn’t teach us anything else, it taught all of us how to get creative with our spaces in more ways than we can imagine. Use that same energy to add some new life into your area for a fresh 365 days.

Below are four apartment features you must have for 2021.

A REAL “ WFH” Station

Last year could have easily be defined as “The year we all started working from home.” While that caught pretty much all of us off guard in 2020, 2021, there is no excuse not to be fully prepared for however much longer we will be working from home. 

For those apartment renters’ that don’t have an extra room to set up as an office area, there are several ways to accomplish remote work productivity in a small apartment space.

Below are a few helpful articles you can read to start your journey of mastering your apartment workspace.

Secrets to working from home in a small apartment 

How to cram a home office into a small apartment

Making a makeshift work from home space

New Cooking Supplies 

In 2020, we all took home cooking to new heights! All the extra time spent inside our apartment homes had a lot of us mastering old recipes while simultaneously exploring brand new ones. 

While doing so, the cooking tools that you previously use on occasion went into overdrive.  

As we move into the new year, add a fresh look to your kitchen by purchasing some new cooking essentials. Like most newly discovered apartment chefs, you’ve probably already found some new kitchen gadgets that will make your cooking experience that much better! 

Here is a list of a few must-have tools for your kitchen going into the new year.

Working out from Home Equipment

Last year, we had to get used to working out from home. Even though our gym has since reopened using COVID-19 protocols, some apartment-dwellers might have found an at-home workout routine that does the trick!

Start your new year off with some fresh workout equipment. 

Here are some excellent fitness equipment options for your apartment home.

Apartment Organizing Tools

In 2020, we learned of all the purposes that our apartment homes can serve; our spaces became art studios, gyms, movie theaters, and more! With all of these activities, keeping your apartment home organized became that much harder. 

Here are some apartment organization tools you need for a productive 2021. 

Last year took us for an unexpected ride. And there’s nothing like that “fresh start” feeling. But as we attempt to make this year the best one we’ve ever had, let’s not forget the lessons learned in 2020 that will benefit us greatly in this current year.

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