In the midst of winter, it can seem like the gray skies and frigid temps are here to stay. If you’ve been looking for some remixed entertainment to beat the winter blues, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to one of many perks of apartment living, all you need to do is grab some friends and head to the 100 York newly built amenity center. Here you’ll find everything you need for a game of pool, or better yet, a unique variation on the classic game. Keep reading for some fun alternatives that you can easily try out to make the most of apartment living.
Cut-throat pool comes easy with apartment living
Cut-throat is a fun version of pool that’s great for groups of three or five players.
The goal? To pocket your opponents’ balls before they pocket yours; a player is eliminated once all their balls have been pocketed.
To start: For three players, divide the balls into three groups of five. Each player takes a turn to pot a ball, remaining at the table until they miss. Occasionally a player may choose to pot one of their own balls, known as “cutting your own throat,” in order to prolong their time at the table. The winner is the last player left with a ball on the table.
With only one pocket used per player, things can get a little tricky in one-pocket pool.
The goal? To score a total of eight balls into your designated pocket before your opponent.
To start: With two players, or in teams of two, place all the balls within the rack. Whoever breaks then chooses one particular pocket to use for scoring throughout the entire game, with the second player following the same protocol. The first player to reach eight points, or eight potted balls, wins.
Bumper pool puts an entertaining twist on standard pool, especially for spectators.
The goal? For each player to pot their five balls into a pocket at the opposite end of the table, avoiding the “bumpers” as they play.
To start: Objects, known as bumpers, are placed upon the table in order to increase the difficulty of potting balls. Ten balls are used in total: five red balls and five white balls. There is no cue ball involved, so players can strike a ball directly into the pocket. Both players take their first shots simultaneously, and if successful, the game continues with these simultaneous shots. The winner is the first to pot all five of their balls.
Three-ball pool is a great alternative if you have a large group of people.
The goal? To sink three racked balls in the fewest shots possible.
To start: To make things fun, collect $1 from each contestant and watch as they try to sink the three racked balls. The winner is the player who ends with the lowest score, or fewest shots. They then reap the rewards of all the pooled money, plus bragging rights.
One last idea? Host a pool-playing marathon and try each version listed above to discover your new favorite. You’ll love apartment living at 100 York.
What’s one of the best parts of living in an apartment for rent in Jenkintown? How about discovering your favorite local go-to? You know the one — the brunch place where you don’t even need to look at the menu before ordering, or the little shop with the best coffee, or that restaurant that’s just right for a night out with friends.
Here are a few suggestions on where to start the search for your spot near your apartment for rent in Jenkintown.
1. Forcella Restaurant
With reviews like, “small-town gem” and “secret jewel,” this elegant, BYOB dining establishment is not to be missed. Forcella seats just 18, creating an intimate ambiance as you eye the seasonal menus of fresh picks. Your apartment for rent in Jenkinton makes you a next-door neighbor.
A popular café known for delicious caffeinated concoctions, you can’t go wrong at White Horse. The menu includes all the usual offerings like coffee, espresso, and tea, as well as specialty beverages, like smoothies, frappes, milkshakes, and a few select ice cream flavors. This is the place to go for a pick-me-up treat, whether you’re 25 or 65.
The Borough Brewhouse features locally brewed beer (of course) and a surprisingly extensive kitchen menu. Enjoy a leisurely Sunday brunch or stop in for Taco Tuesdays, Trivia Thursdays, or Burger Royale Wednesdays, where five new burgers are debuted each week. This chill spot also hosts occasional live music and a variety of seasonal events. Head here straight from work on your way home to your apartment for rent in Jenkintown.
Although known for gourmet cupcakes, with dozens of flavor combinations to choose from, this downtown Jenkintown bakery actually specializes in custom cakes for a variety of events. From wedding cakes to birthday cakes to cupcake towers, and more, head here for creations that are as delicious as they are beautiful. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options are available as well.
Wondering where the locals go? That would be Drake Tavern. With an ever-changing selection of beers on tap, a classic bar menu, events like weekly trivia night and Sunday brunch, plus a patio, what more could you need from your neighborhood bar? Oh, there’s live music, too.
Here, the tomato sauce is made daily from scratch and every ingredient is carefully selected to ensure the highest quality. The result? Fresh and tasty thin-crust pizza (gluten-free, if desired) topped with creative and customizable selections, ranging from veggies to meat to herbs.
Whether you come for the cozy vibe or diverse menu, chances are good that you’ll be back again and again. This cute café is the perfect place to gather with friends, get some work done, or simply relax and enjoy a yummy snack.
It’s also easy to keep the fridge stocked — without a lengthy drive for groceries — for the days you opt for a meal in. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are both just down the street from your apartment for rent in Jenkintown.
Chances are you’ve played a game or two of ping pong at some point in your life. Ping pong, also known as table tennis, is often considered to be more of a fun hobby than a serious sport. But it’s actually part of the Olympics and requires quick thinking and sharp reflexes.
You may be surprised to learn there are numerous health benefits associated with regular rounds of table tennis, too. Get ready to reap the rewards of the game at 100 York, where you find brand-new apartment amenity center, featuring — among a myriad of things — a room dedicated to ping pong.
Physical health benefits
One of the best things about ping pong is that it’s so straightforward that it works for any skill level. Players can pick up a paddle, regardless of their fitness level, and enjoy the positive effects right away. It’s also easy on the joints while still giving you a chance to build strength. Here are some more great benefits for your health:
Burns calories: Depending on weight, players can easily burn over 250 calories an hour.
Improves reflexes: Both your gross and fine motor skills get a workout in this fast-paced game.
Strengthens hand-eye coordination: Smacking a well-aimed forehand down the line is no joke — your brain and body need to cooperate to make it happen.
Improves overall balance: Quick, small movements require fast, steady feet.
Mental health benefits
Did you know ping pong is known as a brain sport? Since it requires a combination of coordination and strategy it forces the brain and body work together. Check out these mental health benefits:
Mood booster: Without getting too technical, any type of athletic endeavor leads to an immediate mood boost thanks to an increase in feel-good chemicals flooding your brain.
Reduces depression and anxiety: That same increase in mood-boosting chemicals (like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine) is also linked to reduced depression and anxiety over time with regular exercise.
Improves attention span: Gain better focus, limit outside distractions, and increase your attention span.
Promotes neuron growth: Just like with other aerobic activity, playing ping pong can promote neuron growth and survival, which may help to fend off diseases like Alzheimer's.
Get your game on in the apartment amenity center
So, now you may be wondering how you can you take advantage of the various health benefits associated with playing ping pong; it’s easy when you can head straight to the apartment amenity center at 100 York.
The state-of-the-art apartment amenity center houses diverse amenity options like a yoga studio with on-demand classes, a theater room, and, yes, even a devoted ping-pong room. Complete with sporty diamond-plating accents, laminate flooring, and a brand-new ping-pong table, players have plenty of space and all the equipment they need for a friendly — or competitive — game.
Whether you start playing for exercise, stress relief, or just for fun, there’s no denying the added bonus of so many health benefits. At the 100 York apartments amenity center, you can become a ping-pong whiz.
If you’d love a home with natural light and a spacious floor plan, consider the perks of loft apartment living. Located 20 minutes outside Center City, Philadelphia, 100 York’s brand-new loft apartments boast a contemporary feel that compliments the unique vibe of Jenkintown. Add in easy access to the city, plentiful shopping and dining choices, and grocers like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s just minutes away, and you’ll find you have everything you need in this charming suburban town.
Open floor plan
Imagine all the possibilities in a loft apartment: ideal for entertaining, practically unlimited ways to arrange furniture, and easy hosting for overnight guests. With a spacious floor plan, an open flow from the island kitchen to the main living area, and soaring ceilings, being short on space will never be an issue. How does it fit your lifestyle?
100 York’s loft apartments make you think outside the box. Ranging in size from 1,799 to 2,500 square feet, they are like your own blank, oversized canvas. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood each apartment in natural light, providing that crave-worthy airy and bright feel. The tall ceilings and light-colored walls create an ideal, sunlit backdrop for displaying your favorite art and décor. In such a distinct space, it’s easy to incorporate bold colors and patterns, as well as eclectic pieces to put on display. Your new loft apartment is sure to be the envy of friends and family. And, here’s something else you’ll be happy to know: Our loft apartments have their own private entrance, elevator access, and utilities.
There’s hardly an abundance of contemporary, brand-new loft apartments near Philadelphia. 100 York to the rescue. Enjoy modern apartment amenities like stainless steel appliances, a designer kitchen, hardwood laminate floors, and industrial touches throughout. And while we’re on the topic of amenities, there are lots of community features to appreciate, too. From on-demand yoga in the brand-new amenity center, to the outdoor firepit lounge area, to the gated dog park, there’s something for everyone.
Envision yourself walking through your front door and being greeted with the airy feel of high ceilings, oversized windows, and an open, spacious floor plan. With a loft apartment at 100 York, this could be your everyday reality. Schedule a tour, so you can get a feel for it all in person.
Looking for a fresh start in a new apartment for rent? The beginning of the year brings time for reflection and resolutions.
Is a Move Right for You?
Is moving to a new apartment for rent on your 2019 to-do list? Don’t let complacency keep you in a rental that’s not right for you. If you’ve been thinking about finding a place with more space, better amenities, or pet-friendly accommodations, it’s likely time for a move. Maybe you’re hoping to ditch expensive city living. Maybe you’re a grad student searching for an apartment closer to school. Or, perhaps you’re ready to leave the nest and move into your very first apartment for rent. Regardless of the circumstances, 100 York could be just what you’re looking for this year, featuring both newly renovated and brand-new loft apartments.
Not far from the bustling downtown area, complete with a beloved historic movie theater, lively restaurants, and quaint shopping boutiques, you’ll find the recently renovated 100 York apartments. Situated in Jenkintown, 10 miles outside of Center City Philadelphia, this accessible community is big on small-town charm. Whether you have a car or prefer to use public transportation, you’ll find plenty of options to get you where you need to go. Multiple SEPTA lines stop at the Jenkintown-Wyncote station, located just two blocks away. Commuting is a breeze if you work in the city, and students will appreciate the proximity to several area universities like LaSalle, Arcadia, and Salus.
New Apartment for Rent
At 100 York, the brand-new loft apartments and the fresh look and feel of the newly renovated apartments for rent put us a step above the rest. The modern kitchen and open layout make entertaining easy, while the updated aesthetics and sweeping views are sure to impress your guests. Whether you live alone, with family, or are considering a roommate, there are a variety of sizes and layouts to suit every need. As a pet-friendly property, 100 York welcomes your cat or dog, too.
Did we mention that the amenities can’t be beat? From 24-hour maintenance and security to seasonal outdoor features — like the sparkling pool — and the state-of-the-art amenity center, you’ll have everything you need and more. Take up yoga, try your hand at tennis, unwind by the firepit, or watch your favorite movie at the 100 York theater. There’s even a gated dog park right on the grounds.
Are you ready to usher in the New Year in your new apartment for rent at 100 York?
Did you realize renting an apartment with a yoga studio could help you take that stressful edge off the holidays? With all the social obligations, shopping, hosting, and traveling, many of us can relate to feeling overwhelmed. That’s why it’s important to find ways to unwind and take some time to focus on yourself. Practicing yoga can provide a simple way to leave the noise behind…at least for an hour.
Renting an Apartment with a Yoga Studio
At 100 York, you’ll appreciate living in an apartment with a yoga studio on the premises. Simply head to the well-equipped Amenity Center, featuring multiple dedicated fitness rooms. Here, the private yoga studio invites you into a space of tranquility and offers a reprieve from that never-ending holiday to-do list. Not only will you save time, but also money, as you ditch the commute and expensive monthly yoga membership fee. Whether you have 20 minutes or 90 minutes, a little yoga goes a long way.
Where to Start
Relax, unroll your mat, and select the routine that feels right for your personal energy levels. From a more energetic vinyasa routine to gentle, restorative poses, consistent yoga practice offers many advantages. At the 100 York yoga studio, one of the biggest perks is being able to tailor your practice to your own individual needs. Choose between an on-demand session or develop a customized routine with your favorite poses and flows. If you prefer the latter, there are several helpful apps and websites, like Yoga Today, which allow you to design a yoga sequence personalized to you.
A few favorite poses to incorporate in your practice include Child’s Pose, Cobra, Warrior ll, High Lunge and Downward-Facing Dog. A tip from the pros is to select poses which help you move in all directions; side to side, forward and back, and upside down. No matter which ones you choose, ensure you hold each pose for the same number of breaths. And let’s not forget about the importance of Savasana — because who don’t you need to just lie still and clear your mind for a few minutes, every now and then?
As the temperature drops, you may already be thinking of the best ways to stay warm this winter. Luckily, 100 York’s apartments with amenities offer plenty of options for bypassing the chill.
Apartments with Amenities: A Movie Theater
We’d like to turn your attention to one particular amenity that’s sure to brighten up those crisp winter evenings. Imagine spending your time, nice and toasty, enjoying your favorite movie with friends in your very own theater. The theater is a shared amenity for all 100 York residents, but will feel like it’s all yours when you press “play” on that DVD.
You’ll love the widescreen TV and true movie theater-style seating, featuring oversized chairs, complete with built-in cupholders. Pop some popcorn, select your movie, and head to 100 York’s brand-new Amenity Center for the ultimate movie theater setup. Bring your own personal DVD so you can re-watch that one favorite over and over — or binge watch the latest season of your favorite show.
To get you started, we’ve put together a short list of some wintry classics.
Movies We Love
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”: Arguably one of the best Christmas movies of all time, the Griswolds will have you wondering what else could possibly go wrong as they encounter one unfortunate event after another.
“The Shining”: If you want to sleep with the lights on for the next few weeks, “The Shining” is for you. Set in the winter, it’s unlikely to give you that warm, cozy feeling.
“The Holiday”: Iris and Amanda, complete strangers from two different countries, find themselves impulsively swapping homes for the holidays in hopes of escaping their failed relationships. What happens next catches them both off-guard.
“Groundhog Day”: Watch as Phil the Weatherman relives the same day — Groundhog Day — over and over, much to his dismay.
If you’re searching for apartments with amenities like a movie theater, 100 York is for you. But that’s far from all. For a complete breakdown of all of our amenities and everything we have to offer, schedule a tour. We can’t wait to show you around.
We get it — graduate life is busy. Have you been searching for a solution to help simplify your hectic schedule? Well, we’re here to help. Consider the following 8 reasons 100 York Apartments near Salus University make a great choice for graduate students.
1. Live Near School
How convenient would it be to live minutes from your school? Located in the suburb of Jenkintown, 100 York is just 20 minutes outside Center City, Philadelphia, placing it close to several area universities like LaSalle, Temple, and Arcadia, just to name a few. And, if you’re a student at Salus University, you’re actually able to walk to classes from your apartment.
2. Save Money at 100 York Apartments Near Salus University
There’s a lot to love about downtown Philadelphia, but expensive rental prices aren’t on the list. At 100 York, you get all the advantages of city living without the premium cost. You should also know that heat and hot water are included in your rent, you can ditch your gym membership in favor of the state-of-the-art Amenity Center, and the central laundry facility will save you treks to the laundromat. Why choose between affordability and convenience when you can have it all at 100 York?
3. Spacious, Renovated Apartments
Each renovated apartment features must-haves like brand-new appliances, granite countertops, stunning views, and designer kitchens and bathrooms. Choose the number of bedrooms and the layout that works for you. Whether you have a roommate, a family, or you’re living solo, 100 York Apartments near Salus University have space to suit your needs.
4. Amenities You’ll Love
With amenities like these, you may never want to leave the property. You’ll appreciate the fully-equipped fitness center, outdoor swimming pool (it typically opens on Memorial Day), seasonal firepit, tennis court, movie theater, and game rooms. And if you need to get a little work done, head to the Wi-Fi-enabled Business Center to help you complete those grad school papers.
No car? No problem! There’s no shortage of public transportation choices, making it easy to get wherever you need to go. And, even if you do have a car, it may still be easier to hop on the commuter train at the Jenkintown-Wyncote train station, conveniently located just two blocks from 100 York.
6. Area Attractions
Your downtime is rare, we know. Why not spend it discovering the rich selection of retail shops and restaurants at Piazza on the Square in the heart of Jenkintown? You could also catch a movie at the legendary Hiway Theater downtown or familiarize yourself with the local art scene at Abington Art Center. Picturesque Jenkintown offers a wealth of dining, shopping, and entertainment options.
7. Social Aspect
At 100 York, it’s easy to enjoy a full social life despite the demands of being a grad student. Meet your neighbors for a get-together in the theater to catch a movie or gather friends for a round of billiards.
8. Pet Friendly
Have pets? 100 York is a pet-friendly property where Fluffy or Fido will feel right at home, too. We even have a fenced-in dog park for your furry friend to romp and play.
These apartments near Salus University have everything you need and more. Contact us today to schedule a tour and see how we can help simplify your life as a busy graduate student.
Sure, you may know that Jenkintown is just 20 minutes to Center City Philadelphia. It’s also close to tons of outdoor recreation options like Alvethorpe Park. And there’s shopping galore in this charming, suburban town. But have you heard that there’s a thriving restaurant scene as well?
That’s right, your 100 York apartment near downtown puts you right in the middle of plenty of dining options. Whether you are going for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Jenkintown features what you crave.
Breakfast — so easy with an apartment near downtown
West Avenue Grille — Where breakfast is served all day. That alone means you can’t go wrong, but this family-owned and operated eatery was also voted best breakfast in Montgomery County. Located in the heart of Jenkintown, just steps from your apartment near downtown, they also serve lunch and dinner, and even offer catering. If you have a hankering for an award-winning breakfast, West Avenue Grille is the place to go.
Fill A Bagel: At this venue, the passion for quality is baked into every bagel and pastry. Each of the 17 different Fill A Bagel flavors is made the "Old-Fashioned Way"…mixed, boiled, and baked completely onsite. Top your selection off with some homemade cream cheese to complete your bagel experience. Favorite customer flavors range from sundried tomato & basil to apple cinnamon raisin. And if you have your heart set on more than just bagels, you’ll be happy to know they have an assortment of deli and vegan selections, as well as 20 types of breads and other baked goods made fresh daily. Coffee and tea are available too.
Joey Tate’s — A family-operated restaurant that serves traditional American fare in a casual atmosphere that makes you feel right at home when you’re not lounging in your apartment near downtown. Should you go for the turkey and cranberry wrap or the portabella mushroom sandwich? Either way, you’re sure to leave here happy. On your next visit, check out their breakfast and dinner menus.
La Pergola: Open 7 days a week, this unique restaurant delights with international cuisine from around the Mediterranean. Come in for authentic dishes and appetizers that will make you think you’re dining in Tel Aviv or Athens.
Drake Tavern: A favorite among locals, dining here is always a good idea. The tavern is known for its microbrews and exceptional pub food, like the award-winning burgers. Enjoy lively entertainment alongside your meal or dine al fresco on a warm fall evening.
Marzano Ristorante: Serving wood-fired pizzas and classic pasta dishes like Paccheri Bolognese, this beautifully appointed modern Italian restaurant will leave you planning your next dinner out before you’ve even looked at the dessert menu.
Argana Tree Restaurant: With a variety of Moroccan & Mediterranean-inspired cuisine options, Argana Tree is the place to go if you’re looking for an exotic culinary experience. Whether you choose to dine in their relaxed dining room in the heart of downtown of Jenkintown or take your order to go, you’re sure to enjoy one of the most flavorful meals you’ve ever tasted.
Looking to cook up a quiet meal for two at home or host a dinner party? With a fully renovated kitchen and brand-new appliances at your disposal, we can’t blame you. Your 100 York apartment near downtown makes it easy to run into Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s to gather all the ingredients you need. So, what’s on the menu today?
Are you a student or young professional looking to rent your first apartment? Or maybe you’re a seasoned renter who’s ready for a change? Either way, consider these seven reasons why you should rent an apartment at 100 York. Hint: renovated apartments and a large pool are only the beginning.
Are you ready? Here are the top 7 reasons to rent an apartment at 100 York:
1. Renovated Apartments
Every 100 York apartment has been completely renovated and tastefully updated with modern finishes that our residents love. We’re talking brand-new appliances, cabinets, countertops, and more. Don’t worry, you still get that same stunning view and plenty of natural light from the oversized windows.
2. Friendly Staff
The staff at 100 York love what they do; just read the rave reviews. Take it from this reviewer who says, “This place is awesome, and the leasing staff is really helpful. The maintenance team is really nice and they will answer your questions effectively. If you ask for help, they will definitely help.” Whether you’re working with the leasing staff to start your rental process or contacting a member of the maintenance team for assistance, each employee works hard to ensure that residents receive the best customer service
3. The Location
There’s something to be said for a location that offers the best of everything. That’s just what you’ll get in Jenkintown, only 20 minutes outside of Center City, Philadelphia. 100 York’s convenient location gives you that charming small-town feel, while putting you just minutes from several area hospitals and universities. And did we mention the variety of local shops, restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores (many of which are walking distance)? There’s no doubt 100 York’s unique location has something for everyone.
4. Awesome Amenity Center
Streamline your day-to-day life by taking advantage of 100 York’s brand-new amenity center (see picture). Imagine the convenience of easily accomplishing work tasks or completing an assignment for school in the WiFi-enabled business center. Better yet, leave the work behind and meet friends in the game room for a round of pool, or gather a group to catch a movie in the theater room. And if you like to work out, you’re in luck. The brand-new fitness center includes specialty features like on-demand aerobics and yoga, as well as strength training and fitness rooms.
5. Outdoor Amenities, Too
There’s no need to drive to get to your favorite outdoor leisure activities, the 100 York property has everything you need right here. Unwind by the seasonal fire pit or head to the barbecue area for a dinner. Burn some energy during a game of tennis with friends on the 100 York court or stretch your legs on the paths around the property. We can’t forget about Fido and Fluffy, either – they, too, can exercise and socialize while they run around the fenced-in dog park.
6. Swimming Pool
And there’s one more amenity to add to that list — the large lap pool. Sure, you could make the trek to the beach and fight the crowds for a spot in the sand on a hot summer day. Or, you could just walk out your front door and head over to enjoy the oversized pool without even leaving the property. Maybe you want to jump right in, or perhaps you’d rather just stretch out on a lounge chair. Either way, your chill summer day can unfold however you’d like when warmer temperatures arrive next year.
7. Transportation Options
Lastly, 100 York makes it easy for those who rent an apartment here to get where you need to go. Residents who commute will enjoy being just two blocks from the Jenkintown train station. And with SEPTA stops right outside your door, you can reach the airport, downtown Philadelphia, or beyond in no time at all. Whatever your preferred method of transportation, it’s all accessible from 100 York.
Ready to check out 100 York for yourself? Contact us today!