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williamsville Coventry Text Special - pg. 23 Dannybrook Apartments 21 Fireside Luxury Apartments 26

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Moving Tips.

3. Change Your Address

3 things

Even if you post your new address on Facebook or send out cute change-of-address cards, you still need to officially change your address with the U.S. Postal Service as well as all your personal banking, insurance, school/work and shopping accounts. Changing your address with the U.S. Postal Service can be done online or in person, and it ensures that all of your mail will be forwarded to your new home for 60 days. However, it will eventually stop forwarding your mail, so be sure to notify specific companies and accounts yourself. Beyond the obvious ones (banking institutions, insurance companies, loan agencies), don’t forget to notify your place of employment (and update your tax documents!), school databases, and medical providers.

to do after you move in. 1. Move-In Checklist

Take the time to complete a move-in inspection checklist. Why is the inspection form so important? It (along with any pictures you take) is your official proof of the unit’s condition when you moved in. If your property manager adds charges upon moveout, it will be the only thing used to mediate disputes.

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2. Transfer or Set Up Utilities

In some situations, you will walk in the door and nothing will work (gas, electric and cable/ internet). In this scenario, you will need to call each utility, open accounts and officially start service for your unit. Just because a specific utility is working does not mean it has been officially turned on and/or transferred. Previous tenants may have forgotten to cancel service; and after payments stop rolling in, companies can and will instantly turn off service until you open new accounts in your name. 4


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Our apartment homes feature a wide variety of amenities, great locations, and 24-hr emergency Park Lane Apartments, Lancaster, NY - Page 29

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There’s nothing quite like being at the heart of it all — just minutes from Main Street. Amherst Gardens and Ellicott Park are convenient to the University at Buffalo, School of Public Health and Health Professions, McCarthy Park, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Roswell Park, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Buffalo State, Delaware Park, several Metro bus and train stops, and area shops and restaurants! Apartment Features • All Utilities Included • Newly Updated Kitchen • Full Private Basement • Direct TV Included • Off-Street Parking • Large Two-Bedroom Townhomes

Apartment Features Gas and Water Included • Off Street Parking • Full Basements • Washer/Dryer Connections • Many Updates • Close to Public Transportation •

2 BR’s from $850 716-584-1665

86 E. Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14214 TheAmherstGardens.com

2 BR’s from $716 716-262-8494

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(716) 773-2788 2255 Center Terrace, Grand Island, NY TownHallTerrace.com

You’ll Love Living Here. We are a great place to live! Enjoy a relaxed country club atmosphere on 33 acres of beautifully maintained landscape, nestled in the center of Grand Island, NY, located at the entrance/exit of US 190. We provide a variety of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom patio homes and 3 bedroom townhouses

1 BR’s from $765 2 BR’s from $890 $ 3 BR TH’s from 1335 2 BR / 2 BA SR. Patio Homes from $1480

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• All utilities can be included • 24-hour maintenance • Formal dining room • Modern kitchen & bathroom • Dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, • Disposal (with most apartments) • Breakfast bar (with most apts) • Wall-to-wall carpeting • Laundry facilities • Private storage facility • State of the Art Fitness Center • Senior Discounts 55+, Apts & TH’s


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ortable STORAGE TIPS

• Don’t overpack the boxes. • Protect fragile items with newspaper, packing peanuts, or other cushioning material. • Keep each box under 50lbs. • Label your boxes so you can keep track of them & know which have fragile items inside. • Move long, slim items into your portable storage unit first. Large, bulky items should go in after . • Boxes and smaller items should go in last.

Deal with Noisy Neighbors

When you live in a house, your neighbors are separated by... well, another house. When you live in an apartment, your neighbors are separated by what always appears to be paper-thin “walls.” If your neighbor is prone to loud music, arguing, or dance revolution binges at 1am, you have options. Obviously you can have a conversation with them, but depending on the circumstances, it may pay to go to the management or send them more subtle messages. Of course, you could just fill out this complaint form and slip it under their door too. And if you don’t have any noisy neighbors... make sure you’re not the noisy neighbor.

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Cultivate a Good Relationship with Your Landlord

When you’re looking for an apartment, don’t just look at the unit—pay close attention to the landlord too. Avoid future problems by getting everything in writing, documenting the condition of the apartment, and knowing your rights. Hopefully you won’t have too many problems, but if something ever does go wrong, make sure you hold your landlord accountable.

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Ease Roommate Tension

If you’re living with roommates, you have a whole new set of things to deal with. For example, you have to divide up all your expenses, and share a close quarters living space. The former can be easily managed with a service like Splitwise, and almost everything else just means you should have a conversation and set ground rules early on. Of course, if you just get stuck with a horrible roommate, there are ways to “evict” them, too.


Grand Island (716) 650-1717 101 Heron Pointe Prkwy. Grand Island, NY HeronPointeLiving.com

Now Leasing! Fireplaces Granite Countertops Stainless Steel Appliances Luxury Flooring Full-Size Washer & Dryer Heated Pool Fitness Center Clubhouse Attached Garages Beautiful Landscapes Dog Park Playground Elevators

716-650-1717 HeronPointeLiving.com

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Amherst

(716) 836-6861 120 Meyer Rd., Amherst, NY BoulevardTowersApts.com

Ask about our corporate apartments! Furnished 1 and 2 BR’s Month to month leases!

We’re Here to Make You Comfortable! Boulevard Towers Apartments are located in Amherst, New York, in the heart of greater Buffalo. Our modern one, two and three bedroom apartments for rent offer spacious floor plans, central heating and air conditioning, private patios and balconies. Boulevard Towers features a swimming pool, fitness center and play area with pavilion and play area.

1 BR’s from $805 2 BR’s from $949 - $989 2 BR + Den from $1165 *Prices subject to change

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• Beautifully manicured grounds • Free storage units • Sparkling swimming pool • Inside mail delivery • Garages available • Huge living rooms • Fitness center • Elevators • Laundry rooms on each floor

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Kitchen Tip

6 Foods That 1. Bananas

Keeping bananas away from the cold is a good rule of thumb, especially if they’re not yet ripe. Exposing unripened bananas to the cold causes damage to the cell membrane of the skin, which results in the browned skin.

NEVER Go in the Fridge!

2. Tomatoes

Keep in mind that the refrigerator acts as a pausing mechanism for ripening fruits, so you don’t want to put underripe tomatoes into the fridge

3. Coffee

Coffee beans have the ability to pick up the scents that surround them. Therefore, storing coffee in the fridge can have a similar effect to that of placing an open box of baking soda inside

4. Onions & Garlic

Keeping onions and garlic in a cool and dry space is key for prolonging their shelf life

5. Unripe Avocados

Avoid storing fresh, unripe avocados in the refrigerator as this will thwart their growing process.

6. Honey

Aside from spoiling the flavor of the honey, refrigerating it can inflict damage to the molecular make of the honey, degrading the product. Store honey in a cool, dry place away from heat.

...and 4 that DO! 1. nuts Due to the natural oils of the nuts, they can spoil if kept out for long periods of time. Place nuts in air tight containers & store in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life. 2. maple syrup Due to its short shelf life, it definitely helps to refrigerate it. 3. corn Keep corn in the refrigerator, unshucked, until ready for use. For best results, consume corn as close to its purchase date as possible! 4. potatoes Potatoes thrive in lower temperatures, storing them in the fridge is key.

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georgetown apartments

Amherst (716) 634-9229 355 Evans St, Williamsville, NY 14221 GeorgetownAptsAmherst.com

NO Security Deposit

Gracious & Convenient Living Our setting in the historic Village of Williamsville is within walking distance of the Georgetown Square Plaza, Amherst Professional Park and Wegmans supermarket, Rite Aid, Tim Horton’s, Buffalo Medical Group and several banks. Convenience is key at Georgetown Apartments of Amherst. You’ll discover safe, well-lit parking and individual locked garages available on our wooded, 9-acre site. Garages are $70 extra if available.

1 BR’s from $930 2 BR TH’s from $1090

2 BR’s from $1045 3 BR TH’s from $1585

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Upgraded cabinetry in kitch / bath Central A/C Dishwasher, garbage disposal Ample closet space w/organizers Raised panel colonial doors Energy efficient windows Sliding doors to patio Fitness center Tennis courts Swimming pool Garages Available


Amherst (716) 335-9863 2493 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst, NY 14228

LockwoodVillas.com

Live The Good Life. Lockwood Villas provide discerning home seekers with a stunning selection of spacious one-and two bedroom luxury rental apartments infused with modern sophistication and high-speed convenience with homes pre-wired for today’s technology. Our apartments are impeccably finished with the finest features, from gourmet kitchens with granite counter tops and Euro Style cabinetry, finished off with our stainless steel appliances, and wood inspired flooring and Full size Washers and Dryers in each home. You can always escape your apartment and get a work-out at our fitness center. Lockwood Villas are located in the heart of Amherst’s most desirable and convenient neighborhood. We offer close proximity to all major thoroughfares & Western New York’s finest dining and retail.

1 Bedroom’s from $1195

2 Bedroom’s from $1425

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• Luxury Apartments • Stainless Steel Appliances • Fireplace • Walk-In Closets • Granite Countertops • Private Patios & Balconies • Full Size Washer & Dryer • Private Fitness Facility • Pet Friendly – Pet Policy


Now Leasing - One Month Free - Move In Special BRAND NEW Luxury Apartment Living

We offer beautiful finishes throughout your home with spacious floorplans. The luxurious details continue throughout the community to offer you spectacular living in Amherst, New York! Our location takes full advantage of the area’s many amenities and provides exceptional style, comfort and convenience to residents. Contact Laura at landriatch@glendaledev.com

1 Bedroom / 1 bath 877-949sf 2 Bedroom / 2 bath 1012-1203sf 3 Bedroom / 2 bath 1327sf

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• Stainless steel appliances • Quartz countertops • Vinyl plank flooring • In-unit laundry rooms • Separate storage • Garages • Pool • Tennis court • Clubhouse • Elevators Professionally Managed By Glendale Development


East Amherst (716) 929-6121 20 Dockside Parkway, E. Amherst, NY DocksideVillageApartments.com

Phase III Coming Early 2017

Where Luxury Meets Comfort. If you’re looking for luxury, convenience, and quality – you’ve found Dockside Village, a luxury apartment community in East Amherst. Our spacious one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes as well as luxury town homes have the amenities you want, including private patios and entry ways, gourmet kitchens, walk-in closets, and attached garages! Dockside Village is a pet-friendly apartment community, as well.

1 BR’s from $1230 3 BR’s from $1610

2 BR’s from $1360 Townhomes from $1930

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• Attached garage with remote • Private Entrances • Wireless Internet Included • Cable TV with Showtime included • Fitness center • Swimming pool & clubhouse • Gourmet kitchens • Patio/balcony • Washer/dryer included • Oversized walk-in closets • Fireplace


Dannybrook apartments

Williamsville (716) 634-1499 293 Palmdale Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221

DannybrookApts.com

NO Security Deposit

Expect To Be Impressed! Dannybrook is within walking distance to shopping centers, restaurants, and grocery stores. U.B. North campus is a short drive up the road, and our children attend the highly rated Williamsville Schools! Dannybrook offers several styles and floor plans including 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses to meet your budget and living needs.

1 BR’s from $910 2 BR TH’s from $1225

2 BR’s from $1140 3 BR TH’s from $1525

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for qualified applicants • • • • • • • • •

Some wall to wall carpeting Central A/C Dishwasher, garbage disposal Ample closet space Some have W/D in basements Garage’s available Fitness center Tennis courts Swimming pool


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Williamsville (716) 243-2771 4045 Coventry Green Cir., Williamsville, NY

TheCoventryGreenApts.com

move-in Special text: RL 10 to: 313131 Single Space Required Msg&data rates may apply.

Close to Everything, Yet Nothing Comes Close. Coventry Luxury Apartments are pet-friendly. There’s even an on-site dog park! Our residents love relaxing by the heated swimming pool, socializing in the newly redecorated clubhouse, and working out in our 24-hour fitness center. When they return to their apartment, they find nine-foot ceilings, well-appointed kitchens, walk-in closets, and a private balcony or patio.

1 BR’s from $1155 3 BR’s from $1665

2 BR’s from $1325

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• Private entrances • 9 foot vaulted ceilings • Built-in microwave / dishwasher • Stainless steel appliances • Gas fireplaces available • W/D connections in each apt. • Patio / balcony • Pet friendly • 24-Hour emergency maintenance • Furnished apts (Short-Term) avail • Heated pool / 24-hour fitness center Professionally Managed By Somerset Companies


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Renting Tips

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EDGEWATER apartment homes www.

Lancaster (716) 681-5800

5828 Broadway St. Lancaster, NY 14086

EdgewaterApartmentHomes.com

Prestigious Apartments Surrounded by parks away from the hustle and bustle of a city life, Edgewater Apartment Homes offer luxury living with a piece of mind. Appointed with all of the amenities of contemporary living to enjoy every single day; your life starts at Edgewater.

1 BR / 1 BA from $935 2 BR / 2 BA from $1080

1.5 BR / 1 BA fr. $1020 3 BR / 2 BA from $1560

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• Stainless-steel appliances • Hardwood cabinetry • Granite countertops • Spacious closets • Patio/Balcony • Central air-conditioning • In-unit laundry connections • Clubhouse with business center • 24-hour fitness center • Resort-style pool

Professionally Managed By Young Development


Fireside Luxury Apartments inspired living in williamsville

Fireside reinvents the rental experience with unique apartment homes, unlike anything in the Buffalo area. What’s considered luxury elsewhere is the standard here. Our community is filled with features designed to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Set behind the soon to be completed Wehrle Golf Dome (now The Dome), Fireside offers 7-foot kitchen islands, thoughtfully chosen finishes, and huge balconies. Every room brimming with features that make life simply enjoyable - private entrances, in-unit laundry, on demand hot water systems, spacious walk-in closets & more! Expect to be inspired when you first set foot inside - the open floor plan, recessed dimmable lighting, stainless kitchen appliances, goose-neck kitchen faucet, and the unique island all set Fireside apart. To further emulate the Fireside name, apartments come Š Photo by: equipped with a fireplace to keep your home Joseph Berquist extra cozy when the snow starts to fall. Located in the Clarence school district, just minutes from the NYS Thruway & every convenience you need, Fireside living features a state-of-the art fitness facility, pool, outdoor fire pits, and a 24-hour coffee house style clubhouse. Residents can also enjoy a private walking trail to the newly renovated Dome which offers you a chance to practice your golf game, sign up for indoor sports leagues, enjoy a drink and conversation with friends, or share a meal with family. v

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Lancaster (716) 514-4472 2 Brookhaven Lane, Lancaster, NY TheBrookhavenApts.com

Discover Small Town Tranquility. Arrive at our beautiful colonial-style buildings complete with white pillars and wide porches and you’ll think you’ve stepped back in time. Our sprawling, park-like grounds will inspire you to take afternoon walks, while your large apartment – one of only 84 – provides luxury and comfort with a European-style kitchen, a garage, and a private balcony.

2 Bedroom 2 Bath from $1190

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• Pets Welcome • 1,200 Square Feet of Living Space • Custom Kitchen with All Appliances • Included Washer/Dryer in Unit • Central Air Conditioning • Private Balconies • Cable TV Included • Garage w/ Auto Door Opener • 11-Acre Park-Like Setting • Overlooking a Picturesque Pond

Professionally Managed By Somerset Companies


pleasant meadows townhomes

Lancaster (716) 580-3268 12 Fernwood Dr, Lancaster NY 14086 TownhomesAtPleasantMeadows.com

NO Security Deposit

Quiet Residential Surroundings “Live the Carefree Lifestyle” in a beautiful secluded residential setting with convenient access to expressways and right down the road from major retail centers. With quick access to major thoroughfares, you will have an easy commute to the City of Buffalo, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Corridor, the Buffalo Waterfront or Downtown. The Townhomes at Pleasant Meadows offers a park like setting in a residential neighborhood.

2 BR TH’s from $1375 2 BR Ranch’s from $1575

3 BR TH’s from $1550

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Private entrances Privacy fenced patio Attached garages Stainless steel appliances Refrigerator, dishwasher,microwave In unit laundry room Ample closet space Swimming pool 24 hour fitness center Dog run


Lancaster (716) 201-0085 4845 Transit Road, Lancaster, NY TheParkLaneApts.com

Move-In Special text: RL 12 to: 313131 Single Space Required Msg&data rates may apply.

More Than A Place To Live. We have something for everyone with both traditional and luxury-style apartment homes. We also feature Park Lane South Senior Apartments. Relax by the beautiful Mediterranean-style pool, stroll through park-like grounds, or get in a workout any time at our 24-hour fitness center. We offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans, all conveniently located within walking distance to shops and restaurants.

1 BR’s from $845 3 BR’s from $1575

2 BR’s from $915 *Prices subject to change

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• European-Styled Kitchens • On-site and In-Unit Laundry • Garages and storage rentals avail. • Spacious, Walk-In Closets • 9-Foot Ceilings • Patios/Balconies • Central Heat/Air Conditioning • Includes DIRECTV Basic • 24-Hour Maintenance • Lancaster school district • Fitness Center / Heated Pool Professionally Managed By Somerset Companies


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Apartment Tips

Better Ideas for better living.

E

liminate lingering oders

You can try simmering white vinegar on the stovetop to disipate an unwanted kitchen smell, like bacon air or seared flank steak smoke. I tried it after cooking a big vat of soup with sausage in it, which smells actually very good but gets old after a whole day of smelling it, and I absolutely think the bubbling vinegar helped clear out the air more quickly. When I needed to leave, I just turned the burner off and let it sit, then came home to an apartment that smelled, wonderfully, like nothing.

4 Household Items You Can Clean With. Brighten your copper pots. Sprinkle half a lemon with table salt, then use it as a scrubber. The salt acts as a gentle abrasive, and the lemon’s acid works wonders. Once your pots are shining, try using it on wooden surfaces like cutting boards or butcher-block countertops. Do toilet duty. Remember mixing acid and base in chemistry class? That’s the fizzy, stainlifting reaction baking soda and vinegar have when you mix them in your toilet. Sprinkle the baking soda around the bowl first, then spray with white vinegar and give it a quick whirl with a toilet brush. Toss it in the laundry. Still adding bleach to your wash? It can be hard on the environment as well as your clothes. White vinegar whitens, brightens, and softens clothing and kills odors, too. And pet hair doesn’t cling as easily to clothing washed with vinegar – good news if you’ve got a furry friend around the house. Best of all, vinegar removes soapy residue, leaving your washing machine in better shape than before.

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5 Tips For Moving Houseplants.. 1. Load plants last, in the back of the truck, so they’ll be the first things off. 2. Take small plants out of their containers and wrap the root bases in damp newspaper. Place in a plastic food-storage bag and seal by wrapping a rubber band around the stems just below the foliage.

3. Keep wrapped plants out of direct sunlight. Don’t let them sit in the car, including the trunk, overnight. 4. Prune large plants to make sure they aren’t top-heavy and won’t tip. Put the container in a large box and surround with bunched-up newspaper to keep it from shifting in the box. 5. Water the plants the day before moving them, rather than the same day.


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East Amherst (716) 242-8888 80 Meyer Rd, Amherst, NY 14226 GlendaleDev.com

Brand New Independent Senior Living! NOW OPEN!! Brand New Senior Apartments in the Heart of Amherst. Meyer Pointe Senior Apartments offer modern, worry free living. Conveniently located within walking distance to many shops, restaurants and the Niagara Falls Boulevard Mall.

Now Leasing 1 BR / 1 BA from $975 2 BR / 1.5 BA from $1175

2 BR / 1 BA from $1050 2 BR / 2 BA from $1250

*Prices subject to change

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• Water, Heat, Basic Cable, Trash included in rent • Walk-in showers • Central air conditioning • Balcony / patio • Beauty salon • Library • Organized activities • Camera/ intercom access Professionally Managed By Glendale Development


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North Towns south Towns

Brighton Square 710-9416 Town of Tonawandaz

Lancaster Comm. 391-0547 Lancaster

Crestmount 531-4992 Town of Tonawanda

Orchard Place 218-9967 Lackawanna

Sandra Lane 213-6749 North Tonawanda

Seneca Pointe 261-9843 West Seneca

Sweet Home 243-2416 Amherst

South Pointe 202-2365 Hamburg

Transit Pointe 525-8160 East Amherst

Union Square 712-4137 West Seneca

Turtle Creek 276-0836 Amherst

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Bowmansville (716) 508-4670 5352 Genesee St., Bowmansville, NY FairwaysAtLancaster.com

The Ultimate in Luxury Living for Active Adults! The Fairways at Lancaster is a luxury apartment community for active adults. From the moment you discover our property, you’ll know you’ve found someplace special. The Fairways at Lancaster offers an amenity that you won’t find anywhere else in Western New York: A free Executive Private Golf Course for our residents!

2 BR’s 1255 SF - from $1995 2 BR’s 1325 SF - from $2195

*Prices subject to change

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• Luxury Ranch Villas • Attached Garages • Stainless Steel Appliances • Granite Countertops • Gas Fireplace • Built-In TV Wires Above Fireplace • Full Size Washer & Dryer Included • Luxury Hard Surface Flooring • Walk-In Showers • Smoke Free Apartments Available


Garden Gate APARTMENTS

West Seneca (716) 602-1989 2244 Union Rd, W. Seneca, NY 14224 GardenGateApts.com

Indulge Yourself With a Prestigious Location. We offer the newest and most exciting senior living apartment homes in the West Seneca Area. The construction and workmanship on the property is the same top quality found in luxury homes. Special attention has been given to the safety, security and comfort of each new resident. Located in the heart of West Seneca close to everything you need.

Spacious 1 and 2 BR’s *Prices subject to change

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• Free Cable • Gas Heat/ Air Conditioning • Energy Efficient Appliances • Wall to Wall Carpet • Balconies • Laundry Centers/ All Floors • Garage Available • Custom Blinds • Fitness Center / Community Rooms • Spacious Closets. • Charming modern interiors • Outdoor park-like setting • On-site storage included


SENIORS...

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Welcome to the Villas at Fox Creek Active Adult Community!

Villa Features • Attached Garages • Private Entrance • Cable Included • Full Size Washer / Dryer • Stainless Steel Appliances • Fireplace with Mantel • Double Sink in Master Bath • Private Patio

Community Features • Heated Pool • Secure Entrance • 24 Hr. Maintenance • Small Pets Welcome • Non Smoking Facility • Regular Community Events

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