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Archive for February, 2015

Building Apartments close to shopping and dining amenities

Location, location, location. This is the number one and two rules of any real estate, but it has become especially important among the population that seek to live in an apartment.

“I definitely think that the focus is location first for tenants,” said Brian Ellis, president of Nationwide Realty Investors, the developer of the Arena District and Grandview Yard, which combine residences, offices, entertainment facilities and restaurants into single neighborhoods. Nationwide Realty Investors own and manage Apartments at the Yard, Arena Crossing Apartments, Flats on Vine, Flats II and have plans for more apartments within these neighborhoods in the future.

Location is one of the first things a potential apartment dweller looks for when shopping apartments. With the wealth of prime locations in downtown Columbus, apartment dwellers would have lots of options and a myriad of local amenities to enjoy.

Whether someone is looking for access to the amazing nightlife that Columbus offers both on Park Street and in the Arena District, most of these apartments are within walking distance to over 22 different bars and restaurants. Save money on transportation as well by choosing an apartment that sits close enough for many people to walk or ride to work.

Not only is the nightlife something to look forward to, but the Arena District is home to a number of incredible sporting events that happen all year long. Enjoy being right next to Nationwide Arena to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey games. Check out the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park. Even the NCAA makes a few stops in downtown Columbus during March Madness each year.

Or even catch a couple of the incredible concerts that are lined up for this year that are just a walk away from one of these apartment communities! The Nationwide Arena, the LC Pavilion, A&R Music Bar, The Basement, and Big Bang Bar, you have so many music venues to choose from. You could see a show every night of the week.

“We see the neighborhood and the surrounding activities as the primary amenity,” Ellis added. “ That’s always been part of a long-range plan — to create a neighborhood that provides synergy with all the buildings, both residential and nonresidential. That’s working well, and, frankly, other developers have more recently discovered that. It’s become more and more prevalent.”