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Avalon North Point Lofts Ideal for Grad Students and Professors

Apartments for Rent Near Harvard

Avalon North Point Lofts is conveniently located within just a couple of miles of dozens of colleges and universities. M.I.T. is a little more than a mile away, Harvard is just over two miles away and the Boston schools are just across the Charles River. With ample access to the MBTA via trains and buses and situated in a bike- and walk-friendly neighborhood, Avalon North Point Lofts is the ideal setting for graduate students and professors.

Pet-Friendly Features at Avalon West Chelsea

Posted on July 15, 2014
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Pet-Friendly Chelsea Apartments

Having a pet in New York City is not always easy. And it’s the primary job of a pet owner to make sure their pets have a place to live as freely and contently as they can. Luckily, Avalon in West Chelsea has several pet-friendly amenities that make having an animal in New York City as fun and easy as dog’s wagging tail.

Best Takeout Near Avalon West Chelsea

Posted on July 8, 2014
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Take Out Chelsea

New York City has it all—dining, shopping and entertainment—and one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in NYC is Avalon West Chelsea’s own Chelsea. With all the great restaurants nearby, choosing a spot for dinner can be intimidating; the city always bustling and sometimes you just want to relax at home. Chelsea’s got you covered. The Avalon team has compiled a list of Chelsea’s best takeout spots so you can eat gourmet without having to toil over your stove. Read on to see our list. Image: Flickr

Living Healthy and Happy at Avalon Stratford

Posted on June 30, 2014
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Healthy and Happy Living - Juice

Staying and living healthy is important for more than just swimsuit season. It’s essential to create and maintain healthy habits as early as possible to ensure that you get the very most out of your body and mind. Where you live has much to do with how you can cultivate healthy habits. For instance, living in a community with a pool or gym provides you with easy access to fitness options, or living near healthy food options that allow you to cook fresh at home.

How to Create a Cozy Reading Nook in Your AVA Somerville Apartment


If you often find yourself pouring through images of old libraries with rows upon rows of dusty old books or see photos of worn old leather chairs and thinking that it is the picture of perfection, then this post is for you! Do you find yourself wishing you could recreate this look for your own apartment? Whether you have dozens of stacks of books or just a few old favorites you can create your own private little reading nook in your AVA Somerville apartment.

Wood-Fired Pizzas and Classic Cocktails: The Liberty Tavern near Avalon Ballston Place in Arlington


Arlington's The Liberty Tavern boasts two spaces with entirely different vibes. Upstairs in the dining room, guests sit down and stay a while over a meal. Most regular customers would probably recommend the pizza, which bakes to a bubbly golden brown in one of two wood-burning ovens and serves as a favorite order among customers. Downstairs in the bar and lounge, customers turn their focus to the list of libations. Artisanal cocktails, wine by the glass, and draft or bottled beers are all served from the old, polished bar. The bar matches the building, which is itself a piece of history. Tucked away in the Clarendon neighborhood, just a short trip away from Avalon Ballston Place, head to The Liberty Tavern for dinner or drinks and enjoy the lively ambience and regionally inspired American fare here. The Liberty… Read more…

Fuel Up with Healthy Breakfast Options at Vicario’s Market Gourmet near Avalon at Wesmont Station in Wood-Ridge


Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but eating in the morning does little good if you're only inhaling empty calories. At Vicario's Market Gourmet, you can get going in the morning with healthful fare. Try the egg whites and turkey, the high-protein muffins, or the oatmeal and almonds for a flavorful, nutritious breakfast. You can also take a break from the office or Avalon at Wesmont Station at lunch and grab a spicy chicken Caesar salad or lobster- and cheese-filled ravioli. The farfalle with prosciutto and grilled chicken is another filling option, as is penne with sun-dried tomatoes and peas in a pink vodka sauce. Sandwiches might be the easiest to eat on the go, however, so you can grab an Italian cheesesteak, a roasted portobello sandwich, or a Mesquite Buffalo chicken sandwich if… Read more…

Meander the Village Landing Marketplace near Avalon at the Pine Hills for Unique Gifts and Wares


Unlike a typical mall, the Village Landing Marketplace offers both a serene setting and mom-and-pop boutiques and shops. It's tucked away by Plymouth Harbor, just a stone's throw from Avalon at the Pine Hills, and it's as charming as it is convenient. If you're looking for handcrafted candies, you can find them at some of the stores along the water. Stationery, gifts, and other quirky items live nearby at independent boutiques. Locally brewed small batch wines, pet supplies, yarn; you'll find them all, you need only to explore. That's not much of a challenge since picturesque Village Landing Marketplace practically begs guests to wander. You might even stumble upon a hair salon or the Italian restaurant if you spend enough time at the marketplace. Village Landing Marketplace 170 Water Street Plymouth, MA 02360 CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/waitscm

Get Pampered at Kindle & Boom, not far from Avalon at Traville in North Potomac


Kindle & Boom is more than just a hair salon; it's a labor of love. The stylists at this Rockville salon started off as a gang of friends who wanted to beautify the city, and their passion for styling quickly caught fire in the community. Now, residents of Rockville and nearby cities come flocking here for high quality cutting, styling, and coloring, among other treatments. Kindle & Boom is just a short trip away from Avalon at Traville, so run here for a quick cut by a seasoned stylist. They can also blow-dry your hair for a polished coif, add some extensions, or boost your body with a perm. Mani-pedis, facials, reflexology sessions, and waxing round out the menu of salon and spa services at Kindle & Boom. The stellar service and myriad services have won Kindle &… Read more…

Aquitaine near Avalon at the Hingham Shipyard Brings French Cuisine to Boston


Aquitaine may not be a large restaurant, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in style. Modeled after an Old World European bistro, the South End eatery boasts a fully stocked bar and a menu of French-inspired fare. Chefs craft dishes such as braised short ribs, steak frites, and moulard duck breast, with a new special every day. At dinner, round out your meal with a glass of wine or a cocktail. If you come for lunch, however, order the special. It comes with everything you need to make a complete midday feast—soup, salad, and sandwich—all priced at $12.95. The equally budget-friendly prix fixe brunch draws large crowds on Sundays and Saturdays, and it only costs $9.95 per person. Check out Aquitaine during any meal after making just a quick drive from nearby Avalon at… Read more…