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5 Fun Facts You Don’t Know about Miami FL

Have you decided to pack up your belongings and relocate to the city? If so, you’re going to love Miami. Otherwise known as “The Magic City,” this part of south Florida is home to more than 417,000 people. Drenched in sunshine throughout the year, this picturesque metro area is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world.

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There are many reasons why over 10 million tourists descend on Miami each year. Check out the following fun facts about Miami FL if you want to better understand the area:

  1. Julia Tuttle founded Miami in 1896, making it the first ever city to be founded by a woman. It began with a population of just 300.
  2. The world’s only Everglades eco-system is located in Miami, and it supports subtropical ecological communities.
  3. Pharmacist, Benjamin Green invented the very first suntan lotion in Miami in 1944, Coppertone Suntan Cream.
  4. The largest cruise ship port in the world can be found in Miami, making it the Cruise Capital of the World.
  5. Famous pirates like Blackbeard and Gasparilla visited Miami frequently to bury treasure.

Altis at Kendall Square is an apartment community located in a convenient part of Miami. Contact us to apply for residency.


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How to Save Money and Eat Healthy All Year Long

Do you often make the mistake of overspending on groceries simply because you didn’t take the time to plan for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost a lot, because with our healthy living tips you can give your body a vitamin overload on a budget.

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Follow these simple steps to healthy living and grocery shopping that are guaranteed to help you loss weight with flavorful meals:

  1. Begin by reviewing the contents of the fridge, freezer and pantry. Put soon-to-expire products at the front to prevent them from going to waste.
  2. Download the Pinterest app and browse it for recipe inspiration. You can even post your own recipes for other users to see and share!
  3. Create a meal calendar on Google, so that you can follow a set meal plan for each day of the week.
  4. Focus on your cravings and use Google to find healthy recipes that incorporate particular ingredients. This will satisfy hunger pangs and prevent binges.
  5. Compare your list of recipe ingredients with the food already featured in your inventory. By doing so, you won’t waste money buying unnecessary ingredients.

With our healthy living tips, you can make the most of your time at Altis at Kendall Square. To learn more about our community and nearby farmers markets and grocery stores, get in touch with our leasing team today.


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Apartment Cleaning Tips for Your Kitchen Cabinets

Keeping a clean kitchen isn’t just about making a good impression on guests, it’s about keeping bacteria at bay. Overflowing trash, smelly garbage disposal and germ-filled surfaces can pose a health hazard, proving the importance of maintaining the cooking area.

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You need not be domestic God or Goddess to clean the kitchen cabinets, because by using the following apartment cleaning tips, you can break it up into manageable sections.

Essential Tools

Begin by gathering the following things:

  • Water
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Cooking oil
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Wash rag or toothbrush

Apartment Cleaning Tips

  • Dealing with basic grime and dirt? Combine warm water and liquid dishwashing soap in a bowl. Dip a toothbrush in the solution and scrub, before wiping clean with a wash rag.
  • Something a little more abrasive, like baking soda, will work wonders for lifting stains from cabinet surfaces. Work into a paste with cooking oil for the best results.
  • Another natural cleaning solution is vinegar. Aside from killing kitchen germs and eliminating odors, vinegar will brighten cabinets, coffee cups and plates.

Want to take a look around the kitchens inside the Altis at Kendall Square Apartments? If so, contact our friendly team to schedule a tour.


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Keeping Your Kids Safe as they Play Summer Sports

No one wants to be cooped up indoors when the weather is nice outdoors, which means your children will likely be going stir crazy in your Kendall apartment, wanting to get outside and enjoy the warmth, fresh air, and sunshine of the summer.

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If you’re getting your family involved in summer sports to get them out of the house, make sure you keep them safe as they play sports with these summer safety tips:

  • If the sport is one where helmets are often used, make sure your child wears one to prevent head and face injuries. Take the time to be sure the helmet fits properly; it should be snug but not overly tight.
  • For water sports like boating or rafting, provide life vests for your occupants under 18 years of age, even if they know how to swim. If you are enjoying water sports on a river, the current can easily overcome even the most accomplished swimmer.
  • When traveling to and from sporting events, always require that seat belts be used by everyone in the vehicle.
  • Inspect the equipment your child will be using before allowing them to play. Many preventative injuries could’ve been avoided simply because the equipment was old or in poor repair.

Are you looking for a new community near many parks and schools where your whole family can enjoy summer sports near Miami? If so, be sure to reach out to us at Altis at Kendall Square.


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Lounge Poolside with Summer Cocktails

If you’re living in North Miami apartments with a pool this summer, then you know that it is time to spend a little time relaxing with a fabulous cocktail. And lucky for you, if you don’t know how to make a fabulous cocktail to cool off from the summer heat, we’ve got you covered.

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Here are just a few ideas for that cool drink:

Cajun Lemonade — For this drink, you will need 12 ounces of vodka or white rum, fresh lemon juice, ice, simple syrup and Tabasco. This drink can be served in a pitcher, and it’s great for sitting around the pool’s entertainment deck.

City Grocery Mojitos — This drink can be made and refrigerated overnight, so they can be ready when you are. A large bunch of spearmint, lime, sugar, club soda, dark rum and ice cubes makes drinks for everyone old enough to partake, and they will be glad you thought of this.

There are many summer drinks to be explored at the Altis at Kendall Square. Contact us to learn more about our North Miami apartments with a pool.


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Go biking at North Miami’s Oleta River State Park

It is the perfect time of the year to go cycling in Miami, FL. One of the best places to go cycling in Miami is at the North Miami Oleta River Stone Park.

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This park has over 10 miles of intermediate biking trails that can be a bit challenging so make sure you have some warm up before biking there. They have some beginner trails and paved trails to warm up and get ready for the harder trails. Wearing a helmet is highly-recommended for adults and it is required for all riders under the age of 16.

There really is a lot more to cycling in Miami, FL than most people think, especially if you are going to do it for sport and exercise. It is always good to read up on tips and training before taking on a new activity such as cycling.

The Altis at Kendall Square Apartment Homes is luxury living at its best. And better yet, we’re located near some of the best places to cycle in south Florida.

Are you looking to live near some of the best cycling in Miami, FL? If so, be sure to contact us today to tour our luxury apartment homes.