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Best Cities for Millennials

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 17, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCEvery year a new crop of college graduates sets its sites on jobs across the country and, for many, life in an entirely new city. Around the same time, recent grads weigh the pros and cons of staying put versus moving to a new city for better pay, cheaper rent, and a host of other factors.

Generations of young professionals have sought--and continue to covet--jobs in places like New York and Washington, D.C., but as the job market remains uncertain and the cost of living continues to rise, many young people are now considering cities for reasons beyond their traditional cache.

To create this ranking of the Best Cities and Neighborhoods for Millennials, Niche.com analyzed the data of cities and metro areas with one million residents or more from the U.S. Census, FBI, and surveys of nearly half a million college students and graduates from over the past four years. Factors examined include percentage of the population identified as millennials (ages 25 to 34), median income, education level, and racial diversity.

The ranking also favors lower median rents, unemployment rates, and crime rates. Within cities, a similar subset of factors was used to determine the best neighborhood for millennials. User-generated survey data contributed on factors like nightlife, cultural attractions, shopping, and professional sports was also taken into consideration.

The economic climate right now is difficult for recent college grads. With a ranking like this we’re combining the fun stuff with more practical things like safety and the unemployment rate. It’s a good balance of what you need to think about when you’re starting to get serious about life beyond college.

Niche.com has been tracking the behaviors, preferences, and decision-making of millennials since 2002, when it was founded as college review and recommendation site CollegeProwler.com. Today, the site provides data and anecdotal information to individuals looking to choose neighborhoods, cities, and schools, using many of the insights gained about millennials when they were considering and attending colleges to understand what they now want in a city in which to build a career, life, and family.

For example, diversity on campus emerged as a high priority among millennials on the college hunt; it now ranks as a significant factor as the same age group chooses where they will live.

The cities and neighborhoods that appear on this ranking may raise eyebrows among those who’ve lived in places like New York and Chicago and can readily identify the neighborhoods highlighted as hardly among the most affordable. It’s a combination of attributes that make these locales attractive.

But each city had attributes that ranked lower than other locations—New York is famous for sky-high rents even in neighborhoods considered “affordable,” and D.C.’s crime rate is higher than places like Boston and San Diego.

You have to take it all into account. Every city has a strength and every city has a weakness, but these are fantastic places to get going, start jobs, start families.

Top Cities And Neighborhoods For Millennials: Raleigh, NC is #17 on the list.

For more information on apartments in Garner, NC, around the corner from Raleigh, contact Abberly Place.

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Honorably Discharged Veterans will Soon Shop Tax-Free in Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 10, 2017

Abberly Place Apartments, Garner, NCHey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.

Adding 13 million potential new customers will give extra ammunition to the group that runs the stores on U.S. Army and Air Force bases worldwide as it fights Amazon and other retailers for veterans’ online shopping dollars.

Since hiring its first civilian CEO five years ago, the Exchange has upgraded the brands at base stores to include items like Disney toys, Michael Kors fashions and other top names. Like private stores, it’s also imposed tighter cost controls, reduced the number of employees and improved people’s experience on the website.

“The intent is to really beat Amazon at their game because we have locations literally on the installations,” said CEO Tom Shull. “We’re leaning toward not just ship-from-store but pick-up-from-store and eventually deliver-from-store.”

The Exchange is adding shipping centers within its stores to allow it to send products directly from those locations more cheaply and quickly. Twenty-six stores now ship orders, and that will expand to 55 by the end of the year.

Within the next three years, Shull said the goal is to deliver something on base within two hours of when it is ordered. That’s possible partly because the Exchanges are already on base, cleared by security.

The Exchange delivers most orders on the second day now. Shull said shipping from stores will make a big difference in regions around bases, which are often in more rural areas.

Expanding online shopping to all honorably discharged veterans is expected to add about $200 million annually within three years to the $8.3 billion in sales the Exchanges generated last year.

Adding those shoppers, what Shull called “the foundation of our growth,” is critical to help offset the 13 percent decline in the number of active-duty Army and Air Force soldiers since 2011 when the Exchange generated $10.3 billion revenue.

“It’s a modest benefit, but it can save you thousands of dollars a year,” said Shull, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy who served in the Army for a decade before starting a retail career at chains including Macy’s.

Former Marine Forrest Cornelius was among the first to sign up at the verification website when it launched in June, and got a chance to start shopping early to test it out. The 51-year-old was impressed by the site and a deal he found on Ray-Ban sunglasses.

“The biggest thing is price. They’re always going to be a little bit cheaper,” said Cornelius, who lives in Dallas.

But competing on price in today’s retail environment is increasingly difficult, said Edward Jones analyst Brian Yarbrough. Just look at how much trouble Walmart has competing with Amazon, he said, because Walmart has the fixed costs associated with its stores.

“To think you’re going to compete on price, you’re going to have a hard time there,” he said.

Under Shull’s leadership, the Exchange stores have traded their industrial feel and reliance on off-brand merchandise for a more modern look featuring well-known labels.

Two-thirds of the main Exchange store at Offutt Air Force Base resembles any department store, with prominent displays of name-brand makeup, Nike fitness gear and Carter’s clothes for kids. The rest is filled with the kind of electronics, appliances, housewares and toys found at Walmart or Sears, with major brands in every section.

The Exchanges don’t pay rent for their military base locations, and the government transports some of their supplies and goods to far-flung locations, but otherwise they operate mostly like an independent retailer. Roughly two-thirds of the employees are family members of soldiers or airmen.

The Exchange, which is part of the Defense Department, reported earnings of $384 million last year. That’s a sharp contrast from five years ago when Shull arrived to projections of $180 million in losses.

Of last year’s profit, $225 million was returned to the defense department to help pay for quality-of-life programs on bases like child development and fitness centers. Besides the main stores, the Exchanges also operate more than 70 movie theaters and bring in franchise restaurants and other vendors for the shopping malls it operates on bases.

Shull feels those are good reasons for the new online shopping privileges to draw veterans to do their shopping there.

“Veterans value the cost savings and what they can do to support the military,” he said.

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Renting is not Just for the Young

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 03, 2017

Abberly Place Garner Apartment HomesHistorically, rental housing has been depicted as starter housing for younger people, mainly in their 20s whose goal was to eventually own a home. Apartments were basically just temporary or transitional shelters and therefore had few amenities. The recent housing crash changed that as many, both young and old, turned to the rental market and now appear to be settling there.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau statistics, recently analyzed between 2009 and 2015, the rental rate of seniors aged 55 and over increased by 28 percent, and the age group 34 years or younger increased by 3 percent. Further analysis of the numbers shows that the highest increases were in renters with at least a bachelor degree (23 percent) and families without children in the household (21 percent). So, basically, higher educated empty-nesters seem to account for most of the increase in the rental market.

The report does not analyze the reasoning behind the increase in senior renters, but the recent housing crash likely had a big influence, along with the difficulty of finding an affordable home for downsizing. Apartments and rental housing also have an appeal with less maintenance and more amenities that seniors may find desirable by not having to maintain yards and homes. This was a bit of a surprise, as normally one would expect more of an increase in younger renters than baby boomers.

For more information on apartments in Garner, NC contact Abberly Place.

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Raleigh, NC Is a Great Area to Raise a Family

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 27, 2017

Abberly Place Garner Apartment HomesRaising a family is an exciting endeavor, and moving can be a component of that endeavor. That said, location can have a major effect on families' qualities of life.

Personal finance website WalletHub analyzed the 150 most populated American cities using 41 metrics to determine the best places to raise a family. The metrics were spread across the categories of family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability and socioeconomics.

Out of the top 25 cities to Raise a Family...

Raleigh, N.C. is #22.

Raleigh is more than a blossoming Southern metropolis—you'll feel enriched and energized the instant you meet the smart, savvy locals. Raleigh’s bright minds head top-tier technology, education and life science institutions; its artists create a bevy of cultural and culinary touchstones; and its storytellers proudly carry on the collective heritage of a rich, historic capital city.

For more information on apartments near Raleigh, NC in Garner, NC call Abberly Place.

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Best Run Cities: Raleigh is on Top of the List

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCRunning a city is a tall order. The governments of large cities, especially, can be more complex and difficult to manage than entire countries. In addition to representing the residents they serve, local leaders must balance the public’s diverse interests with the city’s limited resources. Leaders must carefully consider which services are most essential, which agencies’ budgets to cut or boost, whether and how high to raise taxes, among other important decisions that affect the daily lives of city dwellers.

But how do we measure the effectiveness of local leadership? One way is by determining a city’s operating efficiency. In other words, we can learn how well city officials manage and spend public funds by comparing the quality of services residents receive against the city’s total budget.

A well-run city isn’t just the product of efficient budgeting or well-supplied coffers. It is the fruit of countless other decisions, financial or otherwise, that are made on behalf of the public’s best interest. But all cities work according to different models, and some therefore will perform far more optimally than others.

Using that approach, WalletHub compared the operating efficiency of 150 of the largest U.S. cities to reveal which among them are managed best.

For more information on apartments in Garner, NC, 10 minutes from Downtown Raleigh, contact Abberly Place.

Raleigh, NC #14 Best Run city

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Going to the North Carolina State Fair?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCThe State Fair is here. If you live in an apartment in Garner, NC here is some information you need to know.

Instead of a gathering for farmers, the fair has become a celebration of North Carolina agriculture. And this year, for the first time, that will include North Carolina beer and wine on the fairgrounds, in a new log building called the Our State Public House. It is in the Heritage Circle area.

A $10 ticket will entitle you to four 1½-ounce pours of wine or four-ounce samples of beer from among 80 of the state’s wineries and breweries. Tickets will be sold from noon to 8:30 p.m., and there is a limit of one per person. IDs will be checked at the door, and no one under 21 will be admitted.

Here’s what else you can expect at this year’s fair:

Park and ride: There’s a new park-and-ride lot for fairgoers, built in a former cow pasture at the corner of Edwards Mill and Reedy Creek roads, north of Wade Avenue. Free shuttle buses will carry people between the lot and Gate 8 of the fairgrounds every 10 minutes from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until one hour after the gates close every other day.

Busy night: There’s also lots of free parking around Carter-Finley Stadium and the PNC Arena. But on Thursday, arena parking will be used by people coming to see the Bruno Mars concert at 8 p.m. Combine the concert and the fair with the usual rush-hour traffic, and Wade Avenue might be a place to avoid if you can that evening. The Carolina Hurricanes and N.C. State Wolfpack have no home games during the fair.

Or leave the car at home: GoRaleigh, GoDurham and GoTriangle offer bus service, and Amtrak makes a special stop during the fair. For schedules and stop locations, go to www.ncstatefair.org/2017/Visitor/GetToFair.htm.

Opening day specials: To celebrate the opening of the 150th fair, admission tickets on Thursday will be only $1.50, and several food vendors will have $1.50 specials as well. The first 15,000 people through the gates will receive a commemorative button, and 150 ride passes and other prizes will be given out each hour to people wearing the buttons.

Rides: Among the 100 rides on the midway are five new ones, including a tea cup ride and Air Raid, a 118-foot tower ride that spins and tips its seats simultaneously.

Hunger relief: Saturdays draw the biggest crowds at the fair, but the next busiest day is the second Thursday, which is Food Lion Hunger Relief Day. Admission is free with five cans of Food Lion brand food, and all donations go to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Since 1993, the fair’s food drive has yielded more than 4.4 million pounds of food.

Tickets: Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults, $6 for military with ID and $5 for children 6-12. Children under 6 and adults 65 and older are free. On Friday, Oct. 13, students with school ID card or report card can get in for $5. Ride tickets are $1 each, or a $35 wristband gives you unlimited rides all day. There are discounts for fair tickets and wristbands purchased online before 11:59 p.m. Oct. 12 at www.ncstatefair.org/2017/Visitor/Tickets.htm.

Hours: The fair opens at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, and remains open until midnight. From Oct. 13 through Oct. 22, gates are open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., except Fridays and Saturdays when the fair closes at midnight. Exhibit halls open at 9 a.m. and close at 9:45 p.m. when the fireworks begin. The midway is open 10 a.m. to when the fair closes.

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Apartments in Garner, NC Offer Luxury and Location

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 06, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCIf you are looking for a one-, two-, and three- bedroom apartment in Garner, NC, stop your search at Abberly Place Apartments.

Located just a quick 10 minute drive from downtown Raleigh, Abberly Place is the address for beautiful apartments in Garner, NC. Each apartment home features unique details with floor plan options, as well as first class service and amenities. Conveniently located near the junction of Hwy 70 and I-40, Abberly Place is nearby to the White Oak Shopping area that offers shopping, dining, and entertainment.

You can choose from a number of innovatively designed floor plans in our prestigious community. Our spacious apartments are the perfect choice. Surrounded by delightful landscapes and things to do, you will find an apartment to reflect your lifestyle.

At Abberly Place we have apartments designed for your lifestyle. In addition to the community we offer, our location is premier because of its quick access to Raleigh and major highways.

For more information on making Abberly Place your home, contact us.

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Luxurious One Bedroom Apartments in Garner, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 28, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCNorth Carolina is a very popular area to visit and to live. Regularly receiving accolades as a wonderful place to retire, one of the “Best Places to Live,” packed with wonderful small towns, where your money can go farther, where jobs are surging, and filled with beautiful scenery. In fact, North Carolina has a mild climate, four gorgeous seasons, and so much to do.Garner, NC is right around the corner from Raleigh and is a beautiful and classy town with art, theater, and restaurants galore. Great restaurants at your fingertips and overflowing with charm, people from all over love their decision to move here.

If you are looking for an apartment in Garner, NC look no further than Abberly Place. These luxury apartment homes have a community environment and exclusive amenities. We offer six various floor plans for one-bedroom apartments along with luxury apartment community amenities.

Abberly Place sits in an exclusive retail and business community. Get a taste of history, art, small-city-living, and comfort along with a built-in community. This is a distinctive apartment community environment made for those seeking apartment amenities, spacious and inviting floor plans, and the dedication of a committed management team.

For more information on apartments in Garner, NC, contact Abberly Place.

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Reasons You Should Move to the Raleigh Area

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 22, 2017

Abberly Place, Garner, NCIn Raleigh, NC, known as the "City of Oaks," oak trees line the streets and sidewalks, offering pleasant shady spots for window shopping, coffee drinking and patio dining. Traveling east of Raleigh, you’ll find North Carolina’s beautiful coastal regions, and traveling west, you’ll find the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Beyond the city's natural beauty and convenient location, there are even more reasons to move to the Raleigh area.

1. Raleigh combines modern, urban living with traditional Southern flair.

Folks often move to Raleigh looking for urban living with a Southern touch. The neighborhoods surrounding downtown Raleigh make it easy for residents to bike to the local farmers market, walk to a new restaurant or bar, or visit the State Capitol Building.

2. There are lots of options for delicious food in Raleigh.

When it comes to good food, the Raleigh region offers many options. Raleigh restaurants are an excellent choice for treating someone special to an evening of exquisite food or joining a crowd for cocktails and apps.

3. Huge First Friday events showcase Raleigh's great galleries, studios and museums.

On the first Friday of every month, local galleries, studios and museums keep their doors open late. Galleries display new artworks, artists talk about their latest creations, and you can find handcrafted gifts for family and friends.

4. Raleigh's neighbors, Durhan and Chapel Hill, are also great places to live and visit.

When it comes to where you live, good neighbors make a big difference. Raleigh has two neighboring cities, Durham and Chapel Hill, and they are both listed among Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live.

5. Many Raleigh area's restaurants serve locally grown food.

Local farm-grown ingredients are a specialty, and ever-changing seasonal menus mean there's always something new and delicious to try.

6. Several colleges ensure opportunities for education and a college town culture.

Many folks move to the Raleigh region for educational opportunities. North Carolina State University is the largest four-year university in the state, and it is nationally renowned for programs in engineering, biology and agriculture. Duke University is located in Durham, and it is a prestigious private research institution known for its medical school and medical center. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is best known for its programs in business, government, law and public health.

For more information on apartments in Garner, NC, near Raleigh, contact Abberly Place.

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Signs it's Time to Downsize Your Home

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 15, 2017

Key indicators it’s time to downsize, and features to look for in a new home

Abberly Place, Garner, NCOver the years, you’ve probably felt like your home’s footprint just wasn’t big enough. Whether the closets were too small or the number of cabinets too few, you may have dreamed of relocating to a larger space.

But as a retiree, that once-too-small home might be more space than you need—or want.

Here’s a look at the top signs that indicate it might be time to downsize your for a smaller, easier to manage space, and tips on how to find the right new home for you.

1. You have unused rooms

Having rooms you rarely—or never—enter unless it’s to air them out or vacuum now and then is a sure sign it’s time to downsize. Sure, having a bit of extra space to stash trinkets and holiday décor is handy. But maintaining a large house with multiple unused bedrooms goes beyond having an extra closet or cubby.

All that unused space is room you’re paying to heat or cool, paying taxes on and have to clean and maintain. And that can be a lot of resources spent for nothing.

2. Your yard gets the best of you

It shouldn’t be difficult to keep up with the maintenance of the home. Granted, no one expects you to look forward to tasks like mowing the lawn or giving the fence a fresh coat of paint. But if these and similar projects are becoming physically difficult to complete, it’s probably time to discuss options that require less upkeep.

Additionally, having to pay for help to accomplish the tasks is another indicator that it might be time for a smaller space.

3. You’re too far from family

Not able to take in as many of your grandkids’ soccer games or dance recitals as you want? If you feel isolated in your home, are too far from family or assistance, or all your friends have moved away, then you might want to downsize and move closer to loved ones.

4. Just too much stuff

If you’re constantly hunting down gadgets, gizmos and more that you’ve stashed in the basement, attic or back of a closet, Novak says you might have too much stuff. It’s tempting to hang on to every piece of memorabilia or want to fill up all the empty corners of a large home to make it feel less open.

But having too many odds and ends is a clear sign you’ve got too much space to fill. And downsizing will force you to pare down and prioritize what you actually need to hang on to.

5. You home is a goldmine

Your home’s value may have appreciated to the point where it’s more profitable to cash it in than hang onto it. Consult two to three realtors to have a market analysis performed and explore both your selling and buying (a smaller house) power.

Where should you go?

Once you’ve made the decision to downsize, look for out these key features in a new, smaller, home.

Location

Of course, you want to be near family members or reliable friends. But you also want to look for a new neighborhood that, if possible, is close to amenities and services (e.g., physicians, shopping and restaurants) that are important to you.

Opportunities to build your social network near your new home is another important considering. A community that promotes a more active lifestyle is a bonus. When you have walking trails, a park, a pool or a community center, you’re more likely to get out and enjoy life in your area.

Entryways

Even if they’re not a problem today, having to navigate stairs can become a burden as you age.

Even an entryway with a few stairs should be avoided when you’re looking for a long-term home. Look for the opportunity to choose or add a no-step entry that is level, so there is no uphill climb.

As you walk through any home you’re considering, imagine trying to navigate the spaces in a wheelchair. Are there thresholds to cross? Are the doorways wide enough to pass through without marking up the woodwork and trim? These details may seem unimportant now, but they’ll almost certainly impact your daily life in the future.

No matter what amount of space you downsize to, the feel is what’s most important. Many caution against settling for a property that doesn’t feel comfortable.

You want your new, downsized space to feel like home, even if it’s smaller than what you’ve be used to for years.

For more information on apartments in Garner, NC, contact Abberly Place.

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Abberly Place Apartment Homes

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