Make Yourself at Home

I have house envy.

 

As I walk Ridgewood Road with the intention of physical exercise, my senses are teased with the sights and sounds of families working in their yards and relaxing on their porches. The places they call home distract me from my temporary disconnect from the world, yet really invite me to a world I would like to join.

 

My nostrils detect a steak or some other delightful meat smoking on the grill, and it begs of my desires to fulfill them. I walk past the homes with food aromas and I think, "I would like to have a house that others walk by and feel like it is a reminder of home." Even the smell of laundry expelled from the vent creates a feeling of home for me. It doesn’t matter that it is not mine; it matters that it makes me feel good.

 

I would love to have a house to call a home. I would love to be the house you walk by and the activities you see, the scent wafting the air, the sounds you hear – create a sense of comfort.

 

At the end of my walk I take the right turn into the first driveway of Town Place, the one near Building 4. I soon recognize that "home" is emanating from the windows and balconies of this apartment complex. I smell food cooking – and at times I fight the urge to tap on the door for samples! I see residents chatting as dogs are walked. I hear laughter and conversations, just like the homes on Ridgewood Road.

 

Town Place, regardless of the multi-family structure, is home. It is home because it is what we make it – and our residents create the environment of home many times over, with the variety of creature comforts that speak home to them.

 

I am somewhat ashamed to admit, but when I first started working at Town Place it merely was an apartment community. In retrospect, I was offering to apartment seekers some walls and a parking space. After moving here recently, I see this multi-family community much differently, and I believe it has helped me to present this place, Town Place, as the home it has potential of becoming – not four walls void of the human element.

 

I still have the goal of purchasing a home, undoubtedly true. I still want to be the house you walk by and feel like you could walk up and make yourself at home. In the meantime, home is what you make of it. In the meantime, Town Place joins the houses of Ridgewood Road as setting the standard to which my future house becomes my home.

 

By: Kalyn Schutz, Leasing Consultant

 

I have house envy.

As I walk Ridgewood Road with the intention of physical exercise, my senses are teased with the sights and sounds of families working in their yards and relaxing on their porches. The places they call home distract me from my temporary disconnect from the world, yet really invite me to a world I would like to join.

My nostrils detect a steak or some other delightful meat smoking on the grill, and it begs of my desires to fulfill them. I walk past the homes with food aromas and I think, "I would like to have a house that others walk by and feel like it is a reminder of home." Even the smell of laundry expelled from the vent creates a feeling of home for me. It doesn’t matter that it is not mine; it matters that it makes me feel good.

I would love to have a house to call a home. I would love to be the house you walk by and the activities you see, the scent wafting the air, the sounds you hear – create a sense of comfort.

At the end of my walk I take the right turn into the first driveway of Town Place, the one near Building 4. I soon recognize that "home" is emanating from the windows and balconies of this apartment complex. I smell food cooking – and at times I fight the urge to tap on the door for samples! I see residents chatting as dogs are walked. I hear laughter and conversations, just like the homes on Ridgewood Road.

Town Place, regardless of the multi-family structure, is home. It is home because it is what we make it – and our residents create the environment of home many times over, with the variety of creature comforts that speak home to them.

I am somewhat ashamed to admit, but when I first started working at Town Place it merely was an apartment community. In retrospect, I was offering to apartment seekers some walls and a parking space. After moving here recently, I see this multi-family community much differently, and I believe it has helped me to present this place, Town Place, as the home it has potential of becoming – not four walls void of the human element.

I still have the goal of purchasing a home, undoubtedly true. I still want to be the house you walk by and feel like you could walk up and make yourself at home. In the meantime, home is what you make of it. In the meantime, Town Place joins the houses of Ridgewood Road as setting the standard to which my future house becomes my home.

 

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