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4 Seafood Grilling Recipes for Your Next Cookout

Are you known among friends and family for your grilling abilities? If so, what are your favorite grilling recipes?

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If you love to grill outdoors, then perhaps we need to take to opportunity to discuss that with our apartments in Kendall with a demonstration kitchen, you can be grilling in no time. This is a great amenity that allows you to show off your skills to friends, family and neighbors.

And if you’re already gearing up for a cookout, here’s some seafood grilling recipes we would love to watch you prepare:

  1. Kebabs - Who doesn’t love a delicious kebab, packed full of bright vegetables and delicious meats. For a change from the norm, try fixing your next kebabs with grilled shrimp and veggies.
  2. Tuna - If you’ve not yet tried grilled tuna, you might be impressed. Add a little orange relish for a pop of citrus-infused color.
  3. Asparagus - This popular vegetable tastes fantastic when grilled.  It’s also a delicious side to pair with grilled salmon.
  4. Caesar Salad – Perhaps you won’t grill your salad, but grilled shrimp atop the romaine adds delicious appeal.

To discuss your own grilling ideas with fellow residents, stop by our Facebook page and share your favorite grilling recipe.

Moving to south Florida soon? If so, contact us to discuss moving into your new apartment at Altis at Kendall Square.


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Popular Hiking Trails in Miami FL

If you are someone who enjoys the great outdoors, we know several great places to visit in Miami for a good hike. We have put together a list of trails that are close to our Altis at Kendall Square community.?

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Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park: The Anhinga Trail is a looping trail that runs at 0.8-mile. It is rated as easy on a level of difficulty, making it the perfect trail for beginners.?

Pinelands Trail in Everglades National Park: The Pinelands trail is an easy loop trail that only runs for 0.4-mile. It is paved and shady, making it another great trail for beginners.?

Bear Lake Trail in Everglades National Park: This linear trail runs at 3.5-miles, is rated a three out of five for difficulty. You should have some experience before trying this trail.?

Matheson Hammock Trail: You can find this round-trip trail at Coral Gables, and it runs at 1.4-mile. The level of difficulty is rugged, so you may want to get in some experience before hiking on this trail.

Share your favorite places to visit in Miami on our Altis at Kendall Square Facebook page. And if you would like to learn more about living in South Florida, be sure to contact us today.


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Tweak these Design Elements to Uplift Any Room

Drama-inducing lights, multi-purpose furniture, wall hung artwork – there are many things you can introduce to make a house a home. Upon signing a lease in an apartment, you should start thinking about how you want your rental space to reflect your personality.

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From adding a pop of color with curtains and rugs to going back to your family’s roots by decorating with heirlooms, the following apartment design ideas will instantly give any room in an apartment a much needed facelift:

  • Gallery Wall Art - Leave spaces between frames, canvases and print-outs for a relaxed feel, or cluster photographs of special memories together to bring energy to the room.
  • Leafy Plants – Aside from the fact that house plants improve air quality, they are a good addition to the home because leafy plants will give the space a bohemian look. Give off a minimal, formal vibe with tall architectural plants.
  • Seating Height – Scatter pillows over the floor for a casual look or introduce high seating for a formal atmosphere.
  • Color Choice – Warm colors will create a cozy scene, while cool colors will have a calming effect.

Why not try out these apartment design ideas in an apartment at Altis at Kendall Square? To learn more about this luxury apartment near Miami, be sure to contact us to take a look at available floor plans.


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Your Guide for Kayaking in Greater Miami

There are few types of water activities in Miami that can improve torso and leg strength quite like kayaking can. Over the years, kayaking has evolved greatly, with many new kayak styles being introduced to the water sports market. And whether you are a beginner or expert at kayaking, which recently became an official Olympic sport, we recommend exploring waterways in south Florida.

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Don’t fret if you lack the equipment, because kayaks and canoes can be rented from some of the following parks:

  • Oleta River State Park - Florida’s largest urban park is the destination for full moon kayak trips and tours. Wildlife and plants are plentiful here.
  • Biscayne Bay - This lagoon stretches for 35 miles. You can launch your kayak along various parts of the Rickenbacker Causeway.
  • Everglades National Park – Discover several kayak trails at this park, where you can spot a 15-foot crocodile in the Nine Mile Pond! You will also find the Hell’s Bay Canoe Trail, Noble Hammock and Bear Lake Canoe Trail.

Are you looking to live close to water activities in Miami, FL? If so, contact us at Altis Kendall Square to learn more about our Kendall apartments within easy driving distance of all that Miami has to offer.


4th of July

3 Must-Visit July 4th Events in Miami in 2015

July 4th is Independence Day and a federal holiday that goes beyond enjoying a day off from work and school. A celebration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, The Fourth of July is commemorated in many ways, but nothing beats viewing a fun firework show with friends and family.

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Don’t spend all of your time searching for things to do in Miami, because the following three events are well worth attending:

  • Fireworks Spectacular at Biltmore Hotel - This annual event is held on the hotel’s center terrace. It runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and VIP tables are ready to reserve now. There will be an open bar and a stars and stripes BBQ dinner, followed by an amazing fireworks display.?
  • Fire on the Fourth Festival - Make your way to 73rd and Collins Avenue to enjoy family-friendly activities and a free concert at the beach. Bring your camera to capture fireworks exploding over the ocean!?
  • Key Biscayne’s Fourth of July Parade - The 56th annual celebration is organized by the  Cultural Affairs Council and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.

Altis at Kendall Square is located near many things to do in Miami. Contact us to learn more about living near Miami after you’re joyous Fourth of July.