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Find out behind the scene information about living and loving it at Commonwealth at York. We keep our eyes peeled for neighborhood and area happenings, and give you the the inside scoop on living in our community.


Easy, No-Cook Recipes for Summer
Posted by: Mira Roberts in Life at Commonwealth at York Apartments
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Summer is here, and the heat is on outside. When the temperatures start to spike outdoors, give your stove and oven a summer vacation, and prepare healthy, satisfying meals that you don't have to "cook."

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Summer Pet Safety Tips
Posted by: Mira Roberts in Pet Friendly Apartments
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There are several things you can do to keep your pet safe this Summer, so that you can get out and enjoy this beautiful season without putting your dog or cat in harm's way. Here are pet safety tips designed to keep your pet properly hydrated, cool and comfortable, all season long.

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Best Plants for Your Patio
Posted by: Mira Roberts in Life at Commonwealth at York Apartments
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Container gardening is an easy way to bring color and life to your patio, while giving you another excuse to spend more time relaxing outside in spring and summer. Many plants thrive in properly drained pots, and can safely withstand the heat of summer without much fuss or care. If you're thinking of putting your green thumb to work on a container garden, there are a few things to consider before you begin potting!

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Get Outside: Best Outdoor Spaces in Newport News and York County
Posted by: Mira Roberts in Life in York County
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Give yourself the gift of the great outdoors this season, and explore one of the area's parks, beaches or pristine waterfront settings with your friends, family or pups. You'll have a new park to visit every weekend when you use our list of best outdoor spaces in Newport News and York County. Happy Exploring!

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Allergy Hacks for Spring
Posted by: Mira Roberts in Life in York County
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Spring is right around the corner, and already trees are in bloom and pollen is beginning to blanket our cars and patios. Itchy eyes, runny noses and dry coughs can't be far behind, and if you or someone you know is affected by seasonal allergies, now is the time to take preventative steps to keep symptoms at bay.

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Game Day Recipes: Super Bowl Snack Ideas
Posted by: Mira Roberts in Life at Commonwealth at York Apartments
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Classic buffalo wings, cheesey meatballs, spinach and artichoke dip and a giant, skillet cookie recipe round out our list of indulgent, delicious and ultra satisfying game day recipes. Most of these dishes can be prepared the day before to make it easy on hosts or hostesses, and if not, they're easy enough to whip up shortly before you have to head out the door.

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Winter Safety For Your Pet
Posted by: Mira Roberts in Life in York County
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As your pet's owner, you're their first and most important defense against illness, frostbite or accidental poisoning. Practicing proper winter safety habits will help your pet to enjoy a long, cozy winter cuddled up and healthy at home. 

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide
Posted by: Mira Roberts in Life at Commonwealth at York Apartments
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The holidays have kicked into high gear, and it's time to make your shopping list and check it twice! Whether you have a large family, a small family, or an assorted group of friends and colleagues to shop for, there's a perfect gift out there for each and every one of them.

 

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Room to Spare: The Bristol's Bonus Room
Posted by: Mira Roberts in Life at Commonwealth at York Apartments
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The two bedroom Bristol floorplan is one of our best kept secrets at Commonwealth at York, and not just because of its contemporary, functional layout and unending amounts of storage space. The two bedrooms inside the Bristol come with the bonus of an additional, flex room, designed to give you more space for everything you need at home, and all for the price of a traditional 2 bedroom. 

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Perfect Pumpkin Recipes for Fall
Posted by: Mira Roberts in Life at Commonwealth at York Apartments
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It wouldn't be fall without a whole lot of pumpkin mania, and we're officially obsessed with pumpkins in every way. In additon to picking them, carving them and decorating with them, we're also planning to do a lot of cooking with them. From pumpkin bars and muffins to soups, pastas and pies, there are about a zillion ways to cook a pumpkin perfectly, and we're happy to share a few of our favorites with you.

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