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Tips to Keep Your Bike Secure at Our Anaheim Apartment

September 30th, 2014

Owning a bicycle is a great advantage in this day and age. Rising gas prices make for an expensive commute, and the internet has become a huge distraction for those of us who want to work out and can’t find the time. Owning a bike helps in many ways.


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Our eco-friendly apartments in Anaheim with bicycle parking take full advantage of riding. That is why we have a few helpful tips to keep your bike secure at our apartments in Anaheim with bicycle parking.

  • This might seem obvious, but you should always lock your bicycle. Even if you are just running inside your apartment for a moment, make sure to lock up your bike. Thieves take advantage of an opportunity, and a bike without a lock is a beacon to them.
  • Locking your bike to a bike rack is another excellent way to assure that your bike stays safe. Parking in a weird or out-of-view place is another way of giving thieves the chance to strike.
  • If you use a U-Lock, make sure that you attach it to your bike by passing it through your rear wheel rim and then around a secure bike rack or post. If you keep the lock within the frame, it makes it very difficult, nearly impossible, to steal the bike by removing the rear tire.
  • Always have an extra lock, or several. Keep one at home, one at work, one in a backpack. This will lessen the chances of forgetting to have a lock when you desperately need one.
  • Remove any loose gear, such as lights or a water bottle, before leaving your bike. These are also easy targets.

For more information on our luxury apartment community, please contact us to schedule a tour and see for yourself.

Create Italian Flavors at Fire and Ice Grill in Anaheim

September 29th, 2014

Mongolian barbecues have known the secret of cooking on a huge grill for years. Now you can create Italian, American, Latin, and Asian flavors at the Fire and Ice Grill and Bar.

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At one of the most ingenious restaurants in Anaheim, patrons can create their own flavors, ensuring that each gets the perfect dinner.

Begin your culinary adventure by filling a bowl with your favorite ingredients. Next, select a basic sauce, and add herbs, oils, and spices according to your taste. Deliver it to the grill for the chefs to grill your dinner before your eyes. Enjoy your meal.

No one leaves Fire and Ice hungry. It’s an all-you-can-eat meal, so start the process again with the same ingredients, or go for a brand new dish. You will be amazed at the vast number of choices you have with various styles of pasta, tomatoes, calamari, sausage, and more. Sauces include marinara, margarita pomodoro, Alfredo, pesto cream, and white wine garlic.

Sunday night is Salsa night at Fire and Ice. From Monday through Friday, you can get three, four, and five dollar specials during happy hour (from 4 pm to 7 pm).

Every Friday and Saturday night, live DJs will keep the music playing by the outdoor fire pit. It’s a great place for a party!

While there might be other restaurants in Anaheim closer to our apartments, it is worth the eight-mile drive. At 321 West Katella Avenue, it is just north of Disneyland. Take the CA-57 south to Katella, and turn west.

From our convenient location at The Crossing, you can enjoy the nightlife of Orange County and the beach cities to the south in mere minutes.

Contact our leasing office for more information about joining our ideally located apartment community in Anaheim or scheduling a tour to see it for yourself.

Go Green in Anaheim: Try These Substitutes for Bleach

September 26th, 2014

When you’re trying to transition to an all-green, eco-friendly home, there are many details of life that slip through the cracks.


Bleach, an item found in every home, can be replaced easily and eco-efficiently with a few additives to your detergent or even some pre-wash techniques.

The key to green apartments in Anaheim is focusing on everything, from gas and food waste to the seemingly small concept of bleach. Try these techniques to keep your clothes prim and proper, not to mention eco-friendly:

  • Add a half-cup of baking soda to your detergent for brighter, whiter whites. If you still feel the need to use bleach, toss in baking soda and cut back on your bleach use.
  • Combine six parts water with one part distilled vinegar, and soak your clothes in it overnight, then wash.
  • Using oxygen-based bleach is more eco-friendly, and if you allow clothes to soak in it overnight, you will allow it to work just as quickly as chlorine bleach.
  • For all-white loads, use a cup of hydrogen peroxide with detergent.
  • Air-dry! Hanging your clothes outside allows UV rays to both bleach and disinfect your whites.

Whether you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint or are simply ready for a change of pace in our green apartments in Anaheim, these tips will put you on the path toward a greener life.

For more information about joining our eco-friendly apartments in Anaheim, contact us today to schedule a tour, and see them for yourself.

Explore Chinese History at Heavenly Horses Exhibit in Bowers Museum

September 24th, 2014

Looking for educational and interesting events at Bower Museum? If so, the current exhibit, Heavenly Horses: Two Thousand Years of Chinese and Japanese Equine Art, might be right up your alley.

Bowers Museum

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This exhibit is currently at Bowers Museum, which is located at 2002 North Main Street. This is approximately one mile from our modern Anaheim apartments. Exhibit hours are as follows: from 10 am to 4 pm.

This exhibit happens through October 16th, and admission prices are affordable. Adults are $13 during the weekdays and $15 on the weekends. Seniors and students are $10 on weekdays and $12 on the weekends. Those who are under age 12 are free of charge.

Horses have had a tremendous impact on both the Chinese and Japanese culture. These magnificent creatures were used both in trade work and for recreational purposes. They also were important in mythology, religion, folklore, and philosophy in both of these cultures.

Most of the early pictures of Chinese horses were sculptures made from pottery, bronze, or stone. They were placed at the graves of a select few and were meant to enter the afterlife with the deceased. In Japan, the horse became a symbol of warfare and also of power and refinement.

Of all of the events at Bower Museum, you do not want to miss out on the Heavenly Horses exhibit. Make plans to go with friends or family today!

Are you looking for a place to live in Anaheim? If so, contact us for detailed information about our housing community and all of its fantastic amenities.

Enjoy Shopping and Entertainment at the Annual Harvest Festival in Anaheim

September 22nd, 2014

Do you enjoy searching for the perfect handmade gifts for the people you love? You will have your pick of more than 24,000 original creations at the annual Harvest Festival at the Anaheim Convention Center from October 10th to October 12th.

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

Source: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show.

Live music, product demonstrations, and strolling performers transform a shopping opportunity into a gala of epic proportions. The Scott Land Marionettes will take the stage, delighting children of all ages.

The HyJinx Duo rocks the house at one of the most popular fall festivals in Anaheim. The weekend is full of drawings and prizes to make the festival even more exciting. Here are some attractions of particular note:

  • The kids will enjoy the interactive Kidzone where they can make Halloween masks, macaroni necklaces, and other arts and crafts. Macaroni Kid Irvine sponsors the activity where children can let their own creativity take flight. New York Life will provide free child ID kits, including digital fingerprinting and photographs.
  • Knots of Love will host a package check so that you do not have to carry your treasures around with you. The proceeds help volunteers knit and crochet hats for cancer patients experiencing chemotherapy.
  • Participants can get a $2 discount on admission by donating non-perishable items to benefit the OC Food Bank.

You will find the convention center at Katella and Harbor, off the Interstate-5. That is about eight miles from our modern Anaheim apartments.

You will find it easy to get to fall festivals in Anaheim via the Metrolink, adjacent to the apartment campus, the OCTA bus system, and the Southern California freeway system.

It is also easy to live green, thanks to energy-efficient vinyl windows, increased ventilation, and compliance with U.S. Green Building Council standards.

Contact us today for leasing information for these coveted, environmentally conscious apartments.

Cheer on the Anaheim Ducks in October’s Home Games

September 3rd, 2014

The 2013-14 NHL season ended with a team from southern California hosting the Stanley Cup. Unfortunately, that team was the Los Angeles Kings and not the Anaheim Ducks.

Anaheim Ducks

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To make matters worse, it was the same Kings team to end the Ducks season in the Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals. Our Anaheim apartments near the Honda Center make it easy to catch the action of the upcoming season.

An already explosive offensive, led by captain Ryan Geztlaf (87 points) and Corey Perry (82 points), is set to be even more impressive this season with the addition of Ryan Kesler, who racked up 43 points on 25 goals and 18 assists in last year’s campaign for the Vancouver Canucks.

Youngster Frederik Andersen of Denmark will likely get a majority of the playing time in net after an outstanding rookie campaign, in which he went 20-5 in the regular season, though he struggled at times in the playoffs.

The Ducks must take their act on the road for four games before finally arriving at the Honda Center for their home opener against a tough Minnesota Wild team on October 17th.

Anaheim then has four more home games, all in a row, in the month of October. Opponents are the Buffalo Sabres on October 22nd, the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 24th, and the in-state foe Sharks of San Jose on October 26th.

For more information about our apartments near the Honda Center in Anaheim, contact us today.

Keep Your Granite Countertops Clean Using Eco-Friendly Products

August 29th, 2014

Of course when you are trying to keep your home clean, you also want to make sure you are mindful of what you’re leaving behind.

Keep Your Stainless Steel Appliances Smudge Free

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So our eco-friendly apartments in Anaheim strongly endorse the use of eco-friendly products to keep your home clean. Even our lovely granite countertops can be kept clean and fresh using eco-friendly products.

Green Works: One of the top rated eco-friendly cleaning products available is endorsed by Clorox; Green Works. Free of harsh chemicals, non-toxic, biodegradable, plant based and non-allergenic this cleaner is one to look for!

Seventh Generation: Another great green cleaner to use on your granite countertops is Seventh Generation Free & Clear Glass & Surface Cleaner. Seventh Generation is ahead of the game when it comes to cleansers.

At 99 percent solvent free this one is tough to measure up against. Add in the non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, and the lack of harsh chemicals means that all of your surfaces will be left clean and chemical free.

If you already live at The Crossing then you know our community’s stance on trying to promote and endorse sustainable living. Of course there are other great products which are being introduced all the time.

As the world becomes more aware of the impact we are all having from even something as commonplace as chemical-laden cleaning solutions, we all must redouble our efforts to keep living and preaching and hoping others join our cause.

If you haven’t been to our eco-friendly apartments in Anaheim and you want to see what we are all about, feel free to come on in!

If you are finding out more about living sustainable and you would like to meet other like-minded individuals, you should contact us, and see just what we are all about.

Get the Orange Plaza Review App to Shop Local at the International Street Fair

August 27th, 2014

Street fairs in Orange County may happen every so often, but none are more exciting than the Orange International Street Fair. If you want to be able to navigate the Orange International Street Fair with ease, be sure and check out the Orange Plaza Review App!

Get the Orange Plaza Review App to Shop Local at the International Street Fair

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The Orange Plaza Review App is an amazing technological feat guaranteed to help you with all your needs during the street fair. This handy little app helps you to know what is happening where with a map of the entirety of the street fair. You’ll be able to find everything that you’re looking for right in the palm of your hand as you move through the fair.

You are also able to stay on top of the various events that will be happening throughout the days of the fair, so you’re sure not to miss anything!

Be sure and use the app to review the vendors that you enjoy. Nothing helps boost local economy like supporting local businesses, and more people are likely to shop at local shops when they have good reviews.

The Orange International Street Fair will take place from Aug. 29 until Aug. 31 with the fair being open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 12 noon until 9 p.m. on Sunday.

There are many great events in Orange County. If you are interested in learning more about our amazing area and all that it has to offer you and your family, contact us for more information or to schedule a tour.

Citizen CrossFit: Anaheim Fitness Classes that Build Warriors

August 25th, 2014

Tired of spending endless hours on the treadmill and not improving your fitness or losing weight? If you are looking for fitness classes in Anaheim, why not explore the CrossFit program at Citizen CrossFit, just a mile down the road from The Crossing Apartments?

Citizen CrossFit

Source: Citizen CrossFit.

The unique world of CrossFit offers varied exercise programs based on functional, high repetition exercises that mirror your everyday activities. The purpose of this increasingly popular exercise program is to improve your physical strength in such a way that it impacts positively on your daily activities.

If you’re not that fit, don’t worry. Citizen Crossfit uses a scalable program designed to suit all fitness levels. The workouts used offer a wide variety so there’s never any room for boredom.

Squats, kettle bell swings, pull-ups, burpees, box jumps, and dumbbell lifts are just a few of the exercises that will form part of your daily exercise patterns.

CrossFit also places a large amount of emphasis on community. Group members offer support and encourage each other to reach their personal goals. If a complete change of pace is what you’re looking for, join one of our Yoga classes.

For those days when you want to go it alone or exercise with a smaller group, why not use The Crossing’s own state-of-the-art fitness center which offers a range of cardio equipment and free weights?

Contact us now to arrange for a tour of our distinctive apartments which offer a blend of sleek, modern design and creative spaces to make your own.

Breathe Better at Our Green Apartments in Anaheim

August 22nd, 2014

Our green apartments in Anaheim boast of innovative green living features, ultra-modern amenities, and spacious floor plans that provide you with the greatest comfort while allowing you to feel good about your sustainable, green living at the same time.

The Crossing

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Here are some features that ensure our residents the best air quality, according to environmental and health standards:

  • The high-grade energy-efficient vinyl windows and colorful coverings keep heat at bay during the summer and the warmth in during the winter.
  • Before occupancy, every air contaminant was flushed out from the building. To ensure that these contaminants stay out forever, The Crossing maintains a smoke-free community.
  • Our apartment community also boasts of increased ventilation with a special system that automatically directs airflow to areas that need a change of air. In addition, you can swap from cool air circulating around your home to enjoying the heat you need with a simple press of the button.
  • The interior finish showcases a combination of excellence, comfort, and healthy living. Our green apartments in Anaheim have met and even exceeded the standards set by the Carpet and Rug Institute and the Green Seal that, among others, define the air quality in a typical eco-friendly residence.
  • Above all, our community has been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, and it is considered the standard in what constitutes a green building.

If you want to make a step toward green living, don’t hesitate to contact us, and seize the opportunity to live in an environmentally-friendly apartment in Anaheim.

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