Break Your New Year’s Resolution Rut

We know, every year around New Year’s the pressure comes – what’s your resolution?! Well, if the standard “Go to the gym!” just doesn’t feel inspiring, at Palladian Place, we have some ideas for you what we think everyone can get behind!

TEACH SOMEONE SOMETHING

Anything you love, anything you know, whether that’s archery, writing, web design, or cooking. Teaching is just a fancy way of learning. You learn by answering questions, instructing, sharing resources and experiences. The more you go through the steps and processes of your craft, the more you’ll sharpen your own skills, plus you’ll be learning how to facilitate and lead others through a process. What’s more, you’ll get some great quality time in with your “student” than you may not have gotten otherwise – win/win! Teaching comes in all sorts of formats, so don’t shy away – think about what you love, and share It with someone this year!

TAKE IN THE SCENERY

Most people will say that their lives are overly scheduled, overly busy, and overly stressed. So when was the last time you took a nice, leisurely stroll and just took in your surroundings? (Yeah, we didn’t think so.) Resolve that this year, you will take a little more time to just “be” – be present, be aware, be thankful. This goes for phones and technology as well. Stop using your phone as a crutch when you’re waiting or wasting time – instead, people-watch, strike up a conversation, or just let your mind relax on something besides a screen. It will do wonders for your physical, mental and spiritual health!

USE THOSE AMENITIES!

You chose Palladian Place for a reason – when you took your first tour, we can imagine there was something that really got your blood pumping (Cardio center! Sun shelf! Billiards table! Pet spa! The list goes on…) that you just haven’t quite gotten a chance to use much, or at all yet. That’s okay! Life can get in the way sometimes, but make the most of your time at the Apartments at Palladian Place by resolving to use those amenities you’ve always wanted to. And who knows – maybe while you’re at it, you’ll hit it off with a great neighbor from the 2nd floor who shares the same interest?

Happy and healthy 2016 to you from Apartments at Palladian Place!

Post-Thanksgiving Fun in Durham

Once Thanksgiving winds down, and the leftovers are gone, you probably will be looking for a reason to get out of the house. Lucky for you, your friends at Palladian Place have just the thing! We know you love living in Durham, NC because of the fantastic entertainment, and that post-Thanksgiving cabin fever calls for some of the best Durham has to offer! Living at Palladian Place means you are conveniently located near many of Durham’s best attractions, so this weekend take advantage of your great location, and check out these amazing activities!

For Something Out of the Ordinary:

Introductory Fencing Class
Mid-South Fencer’s Club
Friday, November 27
9:00-10:00am

Try something new by checking out a fencing class with a Mid-South staff member! They’ll give your a brief introduction that includes a tour of the facility, a lesson of the varieties of the Olympic weapons, and you’ll even get to try your hand with the sword! This free event is open to anyone ages 7 and up and families are welcome! To learn more contact them at 919.286.3100

For Burning Off that Holiday Meal:

Nature Walk
Little River Regional Park & Natural Area
Friday, November 27
9:30-11:30am

Whether you love getting out and enjoying the beauty of Fall in Durham, NC, or you just need a reason to move after enjoying too much pie on Thanksgiving, this is the perfect event for you! Take advantage of the trails of Little River Park during some informal group walks. The walks are at a pace which allow for picture taking and enjoying the natural surroundings. Little River also provides some guide books and binoculars, so it makes for a great outing for friends and families. Call the park office at 919.732.5505 for more information.

For the Sports Fan:

Duke vs. North Carolina
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Saturday, November 28
1:00pm

This storied rivalry game is not to be missed! If you can’t get a ticket, be sure to find a television to get this heated match up! Last season Duke made it to the NCAA tournament for the 19th time in program history and Coach Jolene Nagel is looking to build upon last year’s success. If you’re looking for a place to watch the game, our 24 hour resident clubhouse social lounge featuring a kitchen lounge, game room with billiards table, and lounge seating is the perfect spot!

Durham has so much to offer, and Palladian Place is in heart of it all! You’re life is designed to be lived to the fullest and Palladian Place is designed for living.

Halloween Events in Durham

Halloween is quickly approaching and if you’re looking for ways to celebrate the season, we’re here with a list of pretty great activities right here in Durham, NC!

Xtreme Haunt- a Real Life Zombie Experience

Xtreme Park Adventures
October 16 -31
6pm – 12am

This is Halloween to the extreme! Live out your walking dead fantasies when you board military vehicles with mounted paintball guns and drive through the park to defend yourself from attacking zombies. The experience costs $30 includes the zombie ride, 100 paintballs and zombie target practice.

halloweenHallow-Eno at West Point on the Eno

West Point on the Eno
October 31
6pm- 9pm

Perfect for families and children, this Halloween event features campfire stories, songs, hayrides, treats, crafts, games, and face painting! Come out rain or shine and enjoy a fabulous Halloween event with the family!

laheader5Durham Ghost Tours

Every Friday & Saturday
Begins at 7:30pm

If you’re interested in local ghost stories, paranormal locations, folklore, and local history, you’ll want to take part in one of Durham’s ghost tours. The Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk is a family friendly 1.5 mile walking tour for adults and kids (age 8 and older) while the Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure is a 1 mile walking tour through downtown Durham visiting four bars and four haunted locations.

Living at Palladian Place puts you right in the heart of the action in Durham, NC! That’s one of the many reasons the Apartments at Palladian Place are designed for living!

End-of-Summer Activities in Chapel Hill & Durham

It’s been at hot summer and we hope you’ve taken full advantage of the pool here at Palladian Place! Now that it’s almost August, we want to make sure we’ve explored all summer festivities of Durham and Chapel Hill.  If you’re looking to soak up the last days of summer with some great local events here are a few ideas:

For a little culture:
  • MacBeth at Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill
    July 30 – August 1
    Grab a picnic or hit up the food trucks, and consider yourself super cultured as you experience one of Shakespeare’s classics. Gates open at 7pm and tickets are $17.
For an all American classic:
  • Durham Bulls Baseball vs. Gwinnett
    August 2
    Nothing says summer like a baseball game. Invite some friends to the ballpark and enjoy a great American pastime! Tickets start at $7 and the game begins at 5:05pm. Visit www.durhambulls.com for more information
For getting in touch with nature:
  • Birds and Bees, Flowers and Trees – Pollinator Hike
    August 8
    Enjoy a beautiful hike through the North Carolina Botanical Garden! The event is free but make sure to bring sunscreen and water and pre-registration is required. The hike runs from 10:00 – noon, so you’ll have plenty of time to grab brunch afterwards!

Apartments Near Duke University

The Apartments at Palladian Place have something to offer for everyone, and there truly is no better place to call home for those who are looking for an apartment near Duke University. This upscale complex features luxury studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment options. Additionally, we took all of your potential needs into consideration when we included an extensive list of amenities for residents to enjoy.

When you are researching Duke University apartments, it is important to keep in mind all of the perks that come with living at the Apartments at Palladian Place. Even our standard units feature amenities like quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, luxury plank flooring, tiled kitchen backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, closet organizers, programmable thermostats that are iPhone compatible and more. Really, there is nothing “standard” about these units, but you have the option to get even more upgrades in our exclusive executive units.

In addition to all of the high-end details and finishes, we also offer a variety of floor plans to best meet the needs of your lifestyle. The studio units range from 669 to 791 square feet, and the pricing for these apartments begins at $942 each month. The one-bedroom apartment units are available starting at $1,068 each month, and they range from 755 to 987 square feet.

If a roommate will be living with you, we also have larger units available. The floor plans for our two-bedroom, two-bathroom units come as spacious as 1,370 square feet, and pricing starts at $1,334. The largest units at Apartments at Palladian Place feature three bedrooms and two bathrooms. These living quarters feature 1,499 square feet of living space, and monthly pricing begins at $1,674.

Regardless of the floor plan that you choose, all tenants have access to the same great amenities. The clubhouse is open 24 hours a day, and this space features a media center, conference room, kitchen lounge and billiards table for all to enjoy. There is also a workout facility that provides both cardio and strength training equipment, as well as a private workout space. Additionally, there are two courtyards, an outdoor dog park and one-mile nature trail.

If you are in search of an apartment near Duke University, there is no better place to live.