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3 Places to go freshwater fishing near Miami Fl

Do you enjoy a spot of freshwater fishing near Miami in your spare time? If so you’re in luck, because our community in Kendall is based close to an affluence of popular fishing spots.

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Should you be aware of the ways in which fish sense food through their taste buds and sense of smell, you are guaranteed to get a good catch with the right bait/lure at the following locations:

Larry and Penny Thompson Park

Head to 12451 Southwest 184 Street and enjoy a catch-and-release session at this freshwater lake. No boats are allowed, though Visiting with the kids? They will love the mammoth water slides here!

Pelican Harbor Marina

Make your way to this “in-town” marina with great ocean access on 1275 Northeast 79 Street. It features a bird sanctuary and nature reserve.

Lake Okeechobee

Also known as “The Big O,” this is the largest freshwater lake in Florida! Picturesque, it covers 700 square miles and is a preferred spot for people who want to catch Florida Bass from its waterway structures.

You can cook omega-3 filled meals inside our Altis at Kendall Square Apartments with modern kitchen amenities. Contact us if you want to take a look around our community.


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Avoid these common decorating mistakes in your apartment

Whether you are decorating an entire new apartment or just changing a few things, selecting the right décor can really make your apartment feel like home. These apartment decorating tips can help avoid mistakes and get the right look for your Kendall Square apartment.

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    Think creatively – It will make your style more personal and can save money too.  Try using furniture or other items in a different room or for a different use. You could also use some DIY techniques for a whole new look.

  • Be yourself – There are a lot of awe-inspiring décor ideas out there.  But ultimately your style should be an expression of yourself.  Use others ideas to inspire you rather than trying to copy them exactly.
  • Don’t keep furniture or accessories that don’t work for you – It can be hard to part with things that still have a useful life.  Trade, donate or sell it and use the money to get something that does work.  It’s okay if you don’t have a replacement right away.

Finding your own distinctive style can make your apartment an enjoyable and relaxing place to be. Make Altis at Kendall Square your new home by contacting us today to arrange a tour.


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Stop by Shorty’s Bar-B-Q for a great meal

Do you like grilled meats, barbecued ribs and sizzling burgers? If so, we recommend tucking into some barbeque in Miami at Shorty’s Bar-B-Q.

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This business has been booming since its inception over 60 years ago. And you will smell the scent of food wafting through the air on 11575 Southwest 40th Street, where the eatery is based.

Offering catering and dine-in services, Shorty’s BBQ has grown from a small restaurant that was founded in 1951 to a thriving business boasting numerous locations! Featured on the Channel 7 News, it was described as one of “America’s Best Restaurants” in 2000 by Gourmet Magazine. Praised for the community involvement, this BBQ locale regularly hosts fundraising events.

When you stop by you can tuck into ribs and chicken smothered in homemade sauce. All meals are served with corn on the cob and creamy cole slaw, and some customer favorites include BBQ Beef Brisket Plate, Big Shorty Cheese Burger and Pulled Pork Platter.

Want to book a table for a group? If so, call 305-227-3196 to order ahead of time.

There are numerous restaurants that serve barbeque in Miami, FL. To apply for one of our apartments with modern kitchen amenities, get in touch with us at Altis at Kendall Square.


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Creative ways to upgrade a boring bathroom

Apartment bathrooms are pretty simple. These spaces are often blank canvases which you can make your own. But when done well, your bathroom could look like a personal spa, and when done wrong, this same space can be as boring as dry toast.

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If you’re looking for inspiration to bring new life into an apartment bathroom, utilize these apartment decorating tips to make your bathroom into something special in no time.

Take a look at the function of the space. Does the bathroom in its current state work for you? Would it benefit from some baskets or other organizational tools? Before heading to the store, think about DIY projects which could help you get what you need. When you make it yourself, the finished product often comes out more beautiful.

Does everything in your bathroom match? When it looks like you went to the store and simply got all the towels, curtains and accessories from one collection, there is no personality. Decorate with things which make you happy. Beautiful accessories or an interesting rug will make the space more personal.

Don’t be scared to add art and wall hangings. The bathroom is often a space where we leave the walls empty. Hang pictures of places you’ve been. This adds a unique bit of you to the room.

To learn more about the bathrooms at our apartments in Kendall, FL, contact us at Altis at Kendall Square to book a tour of our bustling community!


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Get outdoors in Miami on a trip to Everglades National Park

Whether you love animals or soft adventure, there are so many outdoor activities in Miami awaiting at Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and a treasured World Heritage Site.

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Spanning 1.5 million acres, Everglades National Park is not only home to rare and endangered species such as the manatee, American crocodile and Florida panther, this diverse destination offers so many things for visitors to do. Hiking enthusiasts love to explore the Flamingo and Pine Island Trails, while those that prefer to be on the water have ample opportunity to paddle through the mangrove forest and freshwater marsh on a kayak or canoe.

There’s also fascinating ranger led tours, bird watching, camping, fishing, geocaching and more. Rental bikes are available if you’re not in the mood for walking, as well as private tram and boat tours to discover the flora and fauna of this natural gem.

Another highlight of Everglades National Park are the monthly art exhibits at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center which highlight cultural and natural resources.

Are you looking forward to enjoying outdoor activities in Miami? If you’re interested in learning more about the area, or if you’re thinking about moving, contact Kendall Square today for information.