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Armor Heights Apartments in Orchard Park, N.Y. is tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood and has easy access to McKinley Mall, Wegmans, Route 219 and all of the major conveniences you will need. We offer an affordable lifestyle in a natural setting with picturesque views of our expansive manicured lawns and mature landscape. Our apartment homes include heat and hot water, and come with custom closet organizers, gourmet kitchens and recently upgraded bathroom fixtures. You’ll love the new additions to this well-regarded Orchard Park community.

“I moved into my one bedroom apartment on 05/03/2014 and am about to sign my third year lease. I don’t think I could have found a better place to rent. My apartment is just the right size for me. The floorplan is perfect. My neighbors over the past two years have been great people to share the building with. Everyone is courteous, respectful and friendly. The grounds are immaculate and the amenities are great. Even a spacious in ground pool. Perfect! Anytime maintenance is needed (which has been twice) they’ve arrived within 10 minutes.” - Google Review




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(716) 261-2708

4819 Southwestern Blvd. Hamburg NY

Now Leasing! upscale clubhouse

Exceptional Living

Pet Friendly

Gourmet kitchens

Beautifully landscaped & providing luxurious amenities, Clifton Heights offers a serene setting that is ideally located. After a day at the lake, shopping in Hamburg, or cheering on the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field, come home to Clifton Heights & enjoy the dog park, playground, and fitness center. Head to your apartment, where you’ll appreciate a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, elegant flooring, included full-size washer / dryer, walk-in closets, covered patios & attached garage. It doesn’t get better than Clifton Heights! 1 BR’s from $1,115 3 BR’s from $1,850

2 BR’s from $1,365

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• Spectrum Cable & Wireless Internet • Non Smoking Community • Full Size Washer and Dryer • Stainless Steel Appliances • Granite Countertops • Gourmet Kitchens • Walk In Closets & Showers • Attached Garages • Fitness Center • Saltwater Pool • Dog Park

Hallmark Village Apartments

Hamburg (716) 405-5530 5400 S. Park Ave. Hamburg, NY 14075

Quality and Care, Inside and Out Imagine a community tucked away in the hamlet of Hamburg, yet conveniently located near great restaurants, shopping malls and beautiful parks. We’re a small private community known for its great attention to detail, from our beautifully manicured lawns to the exceptionally wellmaintained apartment homes, to our relaxing swimming pool. Apts. including utilities in the charming Orchard Park neighborhood.

1 BR’s 1 Ba from $780-$790 2 BR’s 2 Ba from $1065

2 BR’s 1Ba from $855-$880

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Heat included in select units Spacious 1and 2 BR apt homes Fully equipped kitchens Vaulted ceilings available Air conditioning Balconies Smoke-free living available Swimming pool Laundry center

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Armor Heights

& Big Tree Manor

Orchard Park (716) 333-8010

70 Hedgerow Dr. Orchard Park, NY 14127

Enjoy the Quality of Our Luxury Apartments We offer an affordable lifestyle in a natural setting with picturesque views of our expansive manicured lawns and mature landscape. Our apartment homes include heat and hot water, and come with custom closet organizers, gourmet kitchens and recently upgraded bathroom fixtures. You’ll love the new additions to this well-regarded Orchard Park community.

1 BR’s 1 Ba from $825

2 BR’s 1Ba from $870-$885

*Prices subject to change



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Heat & Hot Water Included Spacious 1 & 2 BR apt. homes Air conditioning Fully equipped kitchens Ample amount of closet space Vaulted ceilings available Balconies and patios available Swimming pool Tennis & basketball courts Laundry center Professionally Managed By Tri City Rentals

Emerson Square Apartments

Orchard Park

(716) 616-3340 427 Emerson Dr. #5 Amherst, NY 14226

The Classic Comforts of Home. A beautifully tranquil, tree-lined street beckons you to make our beautiful community in Amherst your home. Emerson Square Apartments is located within minutes of everything. Come home to a calm, serene setting - secluded, yet only minutes from the heart of downtown Buffalo. Leave the usual hassles of daily upkeep to our professional, friendly staff. Stop by and see for yourself!

1 Bedrooms from $919 - $929

• Heat & Hot Water Included • Spacious bedrooms • Custom window treatments • Air conditioning • Fully equipped gourmet kitchens • Additional storage included • Private balconies • Laundry centers in each building • 2 miles to University of Buffalo • Walk to Wegmans

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Orchard Park (716) 575-2023

220 Countryside Ln, Orchard Park, NY 14127

Now You Can Have It All. We proudly offer spacious two-bedroom apartments and townhomes in Orchard Park, just minutes from downtown Buffalo. Imagine spending your free time walking, playing tennis, swimming or just relaxing by the pool. Now imagine living in an apartment of exceptional elegance and affordability, whose rooms are immense and wonderfully practical.

1 BR’s 1 Ba from $865 - $980 2 BR’s 1Ba from $895 - $1050 $ $ 2 BR’s 1.5 Ba from 1100 - 1150 *Prices subject to change



• Heat & Hot Water Included • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen • Additional storage areas available • Balcony / patio / Central A/C • Cathedral Ceilings in 2nd floor units • Laundry centers in each building • Full bsmnt - W/D hook-ups in TH’s • Swimming pool and sun deck • Tennis & basketball courts • Garages available Professionally Managed By Tri City Rentals

renters Lifestyle

Better Living Reduce Moving Stress According to Employee Relocation Council, moving is the third most stressful life event. Moving disrupts your normal routine and generates feelings of uncertainty as you enter uncharted waters. The following suggestions may help make the move less stressful.

prior to a Move Be prepared Advance planning and organization will make your move go smoother . Keep all documents related to your move in one, easily accessible location. Use a folder, notebook, or even a daily planner to keep track of important phone numbers and documents. Referrals for new physicians, maps of your new town and contact information for old friends are just a few more things that you may want to stash in your organizer. Make a list Make a schedule of appointments to turn on and off your electricity, gas, water, cable and other fundamentals for your home. This is also a good time to do some online research on your new community. Make notes about restaurants and other places in the area. Name the place Label each box with the name of the corresponding room. You can write directly on the box or to make it even easier, print out large computer labels and stick them to the box. Let them know Fill out the US Postal Service change of address form six to

eight weeks prior to your move to make sure you receive your mail when you relocate. The form can be found at

On Moving day Small wonders Try to keep children occupied. Have coloring books or other toys readily available to fill the children’s time while the movers are bringing items into the home. Ask if your new neighbors have children that your children can play with during this time or if they know of a babysitter that would be available to help out. Fuzzy friends If you have a pet, put he/she in an isolated room with food, water and bedding. Post a note reminding everybody to keep the door shut; otherwise, your pet could get injured or even lost. Home sweet home Begin by opening boxes that you will need first, such as ones that contain necessities like paper towels, trash bags and light bulbs. The easiest way to recognize these boxes is to mark them with a bright colored sticker or a special notation that makes them stand out from the rest. Take care of the bathroom and bedrooms first, and then move on to the kitchen and other living


spaces. Keep a trash bag in every room, so packing materials can be discarded as you go. What’s cooking Trying to fix a meal while still unpacking causes undue stress. Take this chance to find a new and different place to eat, or if you are feeling homesick, find an old favorite and enjoy a meal.

After move-in Get involved Time, effort and courage will help you integrate yourself into your new community.’s a gradual process, but your patience will be rewarded in the long run. Go for a drive, walk or bicycle ride to learn your way around and meet your new neighbors & see your new town. Keep smiling Make sure you have “me time” everyday. Take a moment for yourself to figure out what you need to feel better during this emotional time. And, try not to sweat the small stuff. Remember that it is OK to miss the way things were, but take time to appreciate the new things in your life. Staying positive and keeping an optimistic attitude will help you adjust to your new home more quickly. Mayflower Transit

Cheektowaga (716) 221-2010 101 Slate Creek Dr Cheektowaga, NY

More Than A Place To Live. Idylwood’s grounds are made up of 72 acres of pristine greenery, surrounded by towering pine trees and rolling hills. Enjoy breathtaking views of our grounds from the privacy of your one or two bedroom apartment. Each spacious floor plan is equipped with contemporary amenities and gracious outdoor living space.

Call For Current Rates (716) 221-2010 *Prices subject to change

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Private Balcony, Deck, or Patio Central Air / Spacious Floor Plans Large Sliding Glass Doors Enormous Walk-In Closets High Speed Internet Available Lighted Tennis Courts / Playground Concierge Service Heated In-Ground Swimming Pool Dog Park



Lancaster (716) 322-2033 4845 Transit Road, Lancaster, NY

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. which opened in 2014 as a 55+ addition to the community. 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



• 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 • Basic cable included w/select units • 24-Hour Maintenance • Lancaster school district • Fitness Center / Heated Pool Professionally Managed By Somerset Companies

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pleasant meadows townhomes

Lancaster (716) 941-1904 12 Fernwood Dr, Lancaster NY 14086

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 $1400 2 BR Ranch’s from $1600

3 BR TH’s from $1575

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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

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Grand Island

Town Hall


(716) 780-5644 2255 Center Terrace, Grand Island, NY

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 19 then travel east on Whitehaven Rd. approx. 200 yards. community on left. .We provide a variety of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom patio homes and 3 bedroom townhouses

1 BR’s from $700 2 BR’s from $825 $ 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 • New State of the Art Fitness Center • Beautiful Heated Pool • Senior Discounts 55+, Apts & TH’s

Grand Island (716) 508-4413 101 Heron Pointe Prkwy. Grand Island, NY

Luxury “Island” Living Live


Luxury Apartment Homes on grand island Heron Pointe offers 232 apartments that are designed to resemble a charming neighborhood. Our apartments offer gourmet kitchens with granite counter tops, included full-size washers and dryers, attached garages, private entrances, fireplaces, covered patios, and walk-in closets. Our large clubhouse provides a coffee room, multi-purpose room, and grand party room with attached kitchen and bar. We also feature a state-of-the-art fitness center, sport court, heated salt water swimming pool and dog park. Live Life Grand at Heron Pointe! 1 BR’s from $1110 3 BR’s from $1725


2 BR’s from $1355 *Prices subject to change

Grand • Fireplaces • Heated Salt Water Pool • Attached Garages • Full-Size Washer & Dryer • Stainless Steel Appliances • Granite Countertops • Non Smoking Community • Sport Court • Dog Park

Living In




(716) 531-4889 120 Meyer Rd., Amherst, NY

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

2 BR + Den from $1165

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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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georgetown apartments

Amherst (716) 710-8803 355 Evans St, Williamsville, NY 14221

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 $1050 2 BR TH’s from $1210

2 BR’s from $1170 3 BR TH’s from $1700

*Prices subject to change

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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

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Amherst (716) 745-4470 2493 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst, NY 14228

Location! Location! Location! High Tech Living

Gourmet Kitchens

Easy Access To Major Highways Lockwood Villas are THE place to call home in Amherst, NY. Pet friendly, with a GREAT location for work and play! Inside your modern apartment home, you’ll find stainless steel appliances, granite countertops & a cozy fireplace. Every home has walk in closets, a private balcony or patio & a laundry room with washer/dryer. We also provide high speed convenience with apartments wired for today’s technology. Community features a private fitness facility, outdoor terrace with fire-pit, BBQ area, & community room. Corporate Housing is also available. 1 Bedroom’s from $1,195 2 Bedroom’s from $1,425


*Prices subject to change

Outdoor Living • Pet Friendly • Stainless Steel Appliances • Fireplace • Walk-In-Closets • Granite Countertops • Private Patios & Balconies • Outdoor Terrace w/ Firepit • BBQ Area • Full Size Washer & Dryer • Private Fitness Facility


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East Amherst (716) 638-2230 20 Dockside Parkway, E. Amherst, NY

Now Leasing Phase III Luxury Apartments and Town Homes Choice of floorplans

gourmet kitchens

Grand Party room

Luxury Apartment Homes Dockside Village gives you the best selection of floor plans, the best location and the best amenities in East Amherst. We offer spacious one, two and three-bedroom apartments homes, as well as luxury town homes. You’ll love your private patio, gourmet kitchen, walk in closets and attached garages. You’ll be amazed by our grand party room, coffee bar, theater room, playgrounds, business center and MORE! Come be a part of something GREAT at Dockside Village Apartments! 1 BR’s from $1240 3 BR’s from $1620

* Prices subject to change

2 BR’s from $1370 TH’s from $2195


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

Raintree Island Paradise Lane apartments

Tonawanda (716) 200-4034 103 Raintree Island Tonawanda, NY

Two Communities, One Address. Raintree Island / Paradise Lane are garden-style apartments offering 1 & 2 bedroom apartments in Amherst / Tonawanda, NY. We are conveniently located between Niagara Falls and Downtown Buffalo and our community features lush landscaping surrounded by leafy trees to provide you with a peaceful place to call home. Enjoy views of our leisurely park-like setting from the privacy of your apartment home. Select floor plans offer you a private balcony overlooking our property.

Call For Current Rates (716) 200-4034 *Prices subject to change

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Fully Equipped Kitchen Dishwasher Ceiling Fan in Dining Area Private Balcony Central Air Conditioning Spacious Walk-In Closet Linen Closet / Vertical Blinds Indoor Racquetball/Basketball Court Olympic-Size Swimming Pool Lighted Tennis Courts



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Dannybrook apartments

Williamsville (716) 708-4404

293 Palmdale Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221 Fax: 716-634-2073

NO Security Deposit

Expect To Be Impressed! Located within minutes of the I-90 Thruway, Buffalo International Airport, and area hospitals. Dannybrook is nestled in a preferred residential neighborhood in Amherst/ Williamsville, N.Y. and is within walking distance of several 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 Central Schools! Dannybrook offers several styles and floor plans including 1 and 2 bedroom apartments (washer and dryers in some styles) as well as 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses with full basements and washer/dryer connections to meet your budget and living needs. $ 1 BR’s from 930 2 BR TH’s from $1255

$ 2 BR’s from 1060 3 BR TH’s from $1560

*Prices subject to change

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Central A/C Dishwasher & garbage disposal Ample closet space W/D connections in some styles Garages (optional) 24 hour laundry facility 24 hour fitness center Tennis courts Swimming pool Pet friendly Dog park

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renters Lifestyle

Moving Tip Have To Move This Winter? The idea of moving during the cold winter months can be a pretty miserable one. However, if you and your family need to relocate now, you might not have much choice. Luckily, you can help your winter move go a lot more smoothly if you follow these helpful wintertime moving tips. In no time, you’ll be able to snuggle up in the warmth and coziness of your new home.

1. Get Started Early Since it gets dark so much earlier in the winter, you might be lacking in daylight hours during your move. To take the most advantage of the daytime hours, get started with packing early in the day so that you can call it a night fairly early, before it gets too dark. This will allow you to stay safer, since you won’t have to worry about taking loads outside when it’s slippery and dark. Plus, the temperatures

are sure to be more comfortable during the daytime hours as well. 2. Keep Your Walkways Free of Snow and Ice The last thing that you want to worry about is slipping and falling while carrying a box full of your best China. Even if you tend to slack off on it the rest of the time, it is imperative for you to keep your walkways free of snow and ice. Walking on slippery walkways is dangerous enough as it is, and it becomes even more dangerous when you’re carrying heavy boxes. Along with keeping the walkways free and clear at your old home while you’re packing, consider hiring someone to scrape at your new home so that you won’t arrive to dangerous conditions. 3. Keep an Eye on the Weather In the weeks and days before your move, keep an eye on the weather reports. You’ll want to know about any incoming winter storms that you might have to worry about. You may need to be flexible about changing your


plans if there is particularly bad weather coming your way; in particularly bad weather, it could be dangerous to continue your move as planned. 4. Keep Something Warm to Drink You, your family members and your moving crew will probably be craving something nice and warm to drink while packing, moving and unpacking in the winter weather. Consider packing your coffee maker and supplies last so that you can make coffee, or use your slow cooker to keep a batch of hot cocoa or apple cider on hand. You can always use disposable coffee cups if you have already packed all of your mugs away. 5. Take Precautions in the House You will probably be tracking ice and snow in and out of your old house and your new one while moving. Consider investing in carpet remnants to throw down in a path through each house. If you have extra cardboard boxes lying around, you can also bust them open and lay them flat on the floor. This will help keep some of the melted mess under control and will provide some traction for you, your family and your moving crew.


Country Club Manor

(716) 265-3344

23 Northwood Dr. Williamsville, NY, 14221

“Country Club” Living at Its Best Richly wooded Williamsville is the setting for contemporary comfort and traditional styling at the distinctive apartment home community of Country Club Manor. From its well-tended grounds to its distinctive architecture, this community expresses the rich heritage of its environs. Exquisite detailing accents the one- and two-bedroom apartments.

1 BR’s 650 sf from $925 2 BR’s 1 BA from $1080

1 BR’s 720 sf from $965 2 BR’s 2 BA from $1130

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Washer and dryer in every unit Fully equipped gourmet kitchen Ceramic tile floors Walk-in closets Central air conditioning Energy-efficient gas heating Private patios or balconies Handicap accessibility Second floor units feature fireplaces and vaulted ceilings Professionally Managed By Tri City Rentals

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Williamsville (716) 333-5569 4045 Coventry Green Cir., Williamsville, NY

Inspired Living! 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 $1190 3 BR’s from $1710

2 BR’s from $1360

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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

renters Lifestyle

Moving Thoughts before

you sign

a lease

If possible, give yourself a day to think before renting. In some cases, you can give the landlord a refundable deposit to hold the apartment until you’ve reached a decision. Get the lease in writing! Never take an apartment on the basis of a handshake with the landlord. Read and understand the lease. It may be written in “legalese,” so consider asking someone knowledgeable to help you read and understand the lease. If you don’t understand something, don’t sign! As you review the lease, consider these items: • How long is the term of the lease? • When is the rent due? • What are the late penalties? • How much is the security deposit?

• Are utilities included in the rent? Which ones? • What is the pet policy? • How much advance notice is required before moving? • What happens if you break the lease? • Can roommates co-sign the lease? This will insure that they share responsibility along with you. • How are repairs handled? Do you need permission to make cosmetic changes such as painting or putting nails in the walls to hang pictures? • If repairs are needed now, ask the landlord or management company to put promised changes in writing.

can i negotiate with my


If you receive a rent increase you feel is unreasonable, sharpen your negotiating skills. If you pay your rent on time, don’t have loud parties and don’t hassle the landlord every time you find a chip in the paint, he or she is going to be more likely to want you to stay.


Offer to agree to a longer lease term to keep rent increases down. Try to find comparable rentals with lower rents to politely bring to the attention to your landlord—a little reminder of the competition, coupled with the prospective hassle of filling a vacancy, might help you bargain for a better price.

Moving isn’t a challenge, it’s an adventure! When your kids move to somewhere new, there are some main topics of fear to confront for them: new home, new friends, and a new school. Here are some tips for you to help guide your children through this period of change - and don’t miss our article on Helping Kids Move: - Make it a priority to get your child settled into their room so they can feel more comfortable with their surroundings and begin to adapt. - Routine is a very important part of children’s lives. Maintain the old rituals of homemade pancakes on Saturday morning, or whatever you do together, right away. - Becoming acquainted with the new area should be something you do with the entire family shortly after moving in. Finding a local pizza parlor will not only be a nice break from unpacking, but

Williamsville (716) 333-5568 4241 Capstone Cir, Williamsville, NY 14221

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Inspired Living with Space To Breathe! Fireside: Inspired Living - Inspired living means a variety of floor plan options that fit your specific or desired lifestyle. Fireside features one, two and three bedroom apartments all brimming with added amenities and features. Set behind The Dome (, Fireside offers 7-foot kitchen islands, open floor plans, thoughtfully chosen finishes, stylish lighting and huge balconies.

Rents Start At $1295

• High speed internet • Gourmet kitchen with island • Stainless steel appliances • Dishwasher / Garbage disposal • Washer/Dryer included • Air conditioning • Accented wall with fireplace • Wood flooring • Walk-in closets • Balcony / Patio

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How do you know when it’s time to consider senior living? Independent living is a general name for any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors. Other terms include retirement communities, retirement homes, senior housing, and senior apartments. These may be apartment complexes, condominiums, or even free-standing homes. In general, the housing is friendlier to older adults—it’s more compact, easier to navigate, and includes help with outside maintenance. Often, recreational centers or clubhouses are also available on site.

You may want to consider independent living if:

• Performing daily activities is difficult without help from others. • You’d like a place that does not require a lot of maintenance and upkeep • Maybe you are no longer able to drive because of loss of vision. • Shopping for yourself is hard because you get fatigued. • Cleaning your home is a task you’re no longer physically able to do. • You could be living alone and desire the company of others. Many seniors have no trouble taking care of themselves; they just want to live with their peers in an independent community that is senior-focused. The following communities are viable choices for this time in your life. v 42

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south Towns Lancaster Comm. 391-0547 Lancaster Orchard Place 218-9967 Lackawanna Seneca Pointe 261-9843 West Seneca South Pointe 202-2365 Hamburg Union Square 712-4137 West Seneca

North Towns Brighton Square 710-9416 Town of Tonawanda Crestmount 531-4992 Town of Tonawanda

Sandra Lane 213-6749 North Tonawanda Sweet Home 243-2416 Amherst Transit Pointe 525-8160 East Amherst Turtle Creek 276-0836 Amherst


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sPECIALS! Discover our beautiful Senior Community in Lancaster, tailored to fit YOUR lifestyle! Sitting room with fireplace, modern designer kitchen with breakfast bar and lots of community activities and trips are just a FEW reasons to live here! A peaceful setting awaits you just outside the village of Lancaster. Professionally Managed By The Clover Management Inc.

Community Features On-site beauty salon Community room with patio Community activities & planned trips Community lounge w/fireplace Fully handicapped-accessible Centrally located elevator Wide hallways with handrails TV-monitored entrance Fitness center with personal trainer and exercise classes Indoor laundry / trash rooms

Apartment Features Rent includes: heat, water, Cable & Electric!

Full equipped kitchen Breakfast bar Central air conditioning Energy-saving appliances French drs to private patio/balcony Walk-in shower available Emergency pull-cord system Pet friendly, with restrictions. Fees may apply.

1 BR’s from $1010 2 BR’s from $1150 $ Garage w/opener 125 per mo. Storage - $35 mo. *Prices subject to change

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East Amherst 55+ (716) 261-2445 9500 Transit Rd, E. Amherst NY 14051

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Surround yourself with luxury at Fox Creek Estates in East Amherst, a senior community for independent adults 55 and older. Our one- and two-bedroom floor plans are beautiful and spacious, ranging from 710 to 1,350 square feet. We include the amenities you want in your luxury apartment home –spacious balconies, walk-in showers, washers and dryers in every apartment, and gourmet kitchens with granite counter tops. Get everything you want in the location you desire…our caring Fox Creek Team is ready to welcome you home! 1 BR’s from $1095

2 BR’s from $1250

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• Heat, Cable & Hot water included • Attached & Detached Garages • Full Size Washer / Dryer • Granite Countertops • Stainless Steel Appliances • Smoke Free Community • Private Entrance • Heated Pool • Private Patio • Fireplace

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Cheektowaga 55+ (716) 780-4566 42 Haley Ln, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

A 55+ Apartment Community Welcome to Bell Tower Apartments. It’s the ideal setting for doing what you want to do, when you want to do it, without the worries of home maintenance. Every day, residents enjoy the difference in quality living through exceptional amenities and services that make life so much more enjoyable..

2 BR’s 1 Ba from $860

• Laundry centers on each floor • Intercom entry systems • Smoke free apartments • Central air conditioning • Covered porch or patio • Custom window treatments • Community center with community room available for resident use • Cardiovascular fitness center • Billiard room • Emergency pull cord system

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Lancaster 55+ (716) 934-6360 5352 Genesee St., Bowmansville, NY

New Patio Homes For Active 55+ Adults Luxury Finishes

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No HOA Fees

Executive Golf Course

The Fairways at Lancaster is a pet-friendly, luxury, patio home rental community for active 55+ adults. Your patio home features 2 bedrooms with 2 full baths and a one or two car attached garage. You’ll also enjoy a gas fireplace, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances & your own private patio. We also provide huge walk in closets & a full size washer and dryer in every unit. You can relax…we take care of everything for you…including all your landscaping & snow removal needs. All with NO HOA fees. Our beautiful community also offers a heated pool, fitness center, BBQ area, fire pit, nature trail, clubhouse & a FREE private executive golf course. Come discover the best kept secret in Lancaster! 2 BR’s w/ 1 Car attached Garage from $1,795 2 BR’s w/ 2 Car attached Garage from $1,995


• Full Size Washer & Dryer Included • Stainless Steel Appliances • Smoke Free Community • Granite Counter tops • Walk-In Showers • Valet Trash Service • Attached Garages • Gas Fireplace • Pet Friendly

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West Seneca 55+ (716) 602-1989 2244 Union Rd, W. Seneca, NY 14224

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

• 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

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One and two bedroom suites with on-site laundry, individually controlled heating and air conditioning. The community features a sparkling pool, two party rooms, fitness center, picnic area with pavilion. This controlled access high-rise community has two elevators for no-wait service. See Our Ad On Page 24 120 Meyer Road Amherst, NY, 14226

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