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Four Fresh and Delicious Recipes to Make with Farmer’s Market Ingredients

It’s officially Arlington area Farmer’s Markets season!  With eight different markets, set up all over Arlington County, it will never be easier to stock up on fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers (and more!).  To get you in the spirit, we’re sharing four delicious recipes for spring!  And the best part is that all of them can be made with local farmer’s market’s freshest ingredients:

1. Tomato Mozzarella Basil Tart with Mozzarella cheese from District Cheese at Fairlington Farmer’s Market (Arlington’s newest market!)

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2. Triple Berry Salad with raspberries, blueberries and strawberries from Westmoreland Berry Farm from Ballston FreshFarms Market

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3. Arugula Lemon Pizza with arugula & lemons from Arlington Farmers Market

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4. Baked Eggs Boat with French bread from Baguette Republic from Clarendon Farmer’s Market 

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You can also find the full list of Farmer’s Markets in Arlington here on Arlington Patch, but we’ve also listed a few of our favorites, that are all right around the corner from The Maxwell:

  • Ballston FreshFarm Market: Open Thursdays, May through October from 3-7PM, located in Welburn Square across from the Ballston Metro
  • Clarendon Farmer’s Market: Open Wednesdays, April through December from 3-7PM, located at Clarendon Blvd. & N. Highland St.
  • Arlington Farmers Market: Open Saturdays, April through December from 8-noon, located at  N. Courthouse Rd. & N. 14th St.

Be sure to share your farmer’s market finds with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  Just use the hashtag #LiveWellMaxwell.  Happy Spring!

 

LEED Gold Certified

The Maxwell offers so many features that make it different than all of the other apartments out there. A big part of that being that we here at The Maxwell promise to provide a home that’s equally as good to our residents as it is to the environment around it.

We are so excited to announce that The Maxwell is now a LEED® Gold certified building! And being LEED® certified is something that has been very important to us since the start. It allows us to demonstrate that our building is truly “green.”

So, what does all of this mean?

LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a certification given by The Green Building Certification Institute. There is a scorecard in which our “project,” The Maxwell, has been rated on in the following categories:

Transportation:
The Maxwell is served by 16 bus lines within one quarter mile walking distance of the building.

Water Consumption:
We are 51.1% more water efficient than the average building. Inside the building, we used low-flow faucets, showers and low-flush water closets, reducing water consumption by 31% compared to the average building.

Energy Efficiency:
We have achieved energy cost savings of 29.2% because of the energy efficiency measures incorporated into The Maxwell building design, including reduced interior lighting power density and high efficiency air source heat pumps.

Renewable Energy:
We match our consumption with renewable energy credits! We have purchased Green-e accredited Tradable Renewable Certificates (RECs) equal to 100% of the predicted annual electrical consumption over a 2-year period.

Waste Management:
The Maxwell project has diverted 76.67% of on-site generated construction waste from landfill.

Recycled Content:
21.47% of the total building materials content, by value, have been manufactured using recycled materials. 26.4% of the total building materials value includes building materials and/or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured within 500 miles of the project site.

Beyond these categories defined by LEED®, and probably most appealing to our residents, every unit in The Maxwell also features ENERGY STAR® appliances and Nest Learning Thermostats.  You can read more about these two features below.

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ENERGY STAR® appliances: The Maxwell features appliances that have received ENERGY STAR® certification, which is a government-backed symbol for energy-efficiency. Having ENERGY STAR® appliances helps us to save our residents high energy costs as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful pollutants.

Nest learning thermostats: Nest Thermostats can save up to half of a home’s energy bill, simply by having a “programmed” thermostat. The nice part about what Nest has done with their Learning Thermostat is that you simply use your thermostat as you normally would and it does the rest. It’s Nest Sense technology learns about you and your home and begins to optimize your home’s energy use based on your habits. We think our residents agree with us in thinking it’s pretty awesome! Fun Fact: It was co-designed by Apple engineers!

Learn more about The Maxwell and it’s features here.

Take A Tour Of The Maxwell’s Brand New Community In Our Latest GoPro Videos

We weren’t sure if we were doing The Maxwell justice with just photos, so we decided to bring you some up close and personal GoPro tours of our brand new, luxury apartments in Ballston, Virginia. You can find all of these videos and more on our YouTube channel here.

Here, Kevin & Jaimee take you on a tour of The Maxwell’s stylish lobby and luxury amenities that are available to our residents 24/7. Some of our coveted amenities include a conference center, a mail room fully equipped with Building Link, outdoor area, billiards table, controlled access parking garage, large fitness center and more. You can read about our full list of amenities on our website here.

Welcome to the One Bedroom with Den model apartment at The Maxwell. This corner unit with floor-to-ceiling windows, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a large kitchen island and the best view of Ballston’s city life. See the full list of units currently available for lease today at The Maxwell here.

Take a peek at one of our 13 brand new, One Bedroom with Loft apartments. Some of it’s best features include ample natural light, twenty foot ceilings, a spiral staircase and personal street access. See the full list of units currently available for lease today at The Maxwell here.

See what happens when Jaimee takes over filming for “Minute at The Max!”

That’s it for now! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos like these. Or, come on by to see The Maxwell and all it has to offer at 4200 N. Carlin Springs Road located right in the heart of Ballston in Arlington, Virginia.

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Pet Friendly Activities in Arlington

Did you know that The Maxwell is not only FULL of luxury apartments for rent, but, more importantly, pet-friendly* luxury apartments?  We know Ballstonians love their pets just as much as we do (come by to meet The Maxwell “pet,” Max!), so we wanted to make sure that they felt welcome.  At The Maxwell, we know you and your pets will love our outdoor, grass area for walking and playing fetch, but there are so much many more awesome things to do with your pets in Ballston outside of the Maxwell too.

While you’re at work, you can let WOOFS! Dog Training Center work their magic with your smart pups at their Ballston location (4241 N Pershing Drive).  With a wide range of services offered, such as training, doggy play dates, sleepovers (boarding), and even workout classes that you can take with your pup (such as agility training, speed training and more), there is something for everyone to take advantage of at WOOFS!

Arlington in its self is super dog-friendly, as there are eight off-leash dog parks in Arlington, VA.  The Clarendon Dog Park is relatively new, fenced in and features a mulch-covered ground to reduce mud.  But just three miles away from The Maxwell Apartments is the Shirlington Dog Park.  Its claim to fame is the open gate leading to a stream, perfect for your water-loving pups to play in.  That, plus separate parks for small and big dogs, are what make it a local favorite.

If you’re in need of some new home décor, you could pay a visit to one of the Arlington-local pet photographers, like All Paws Pet Photography or Brad Novak Pet Photography, to turn your beloved furry friends into art!  With up to 1,264 sq. ft. in your new apartment at The Maxwell, you’ll have plenty of wall space to decorate.

You can also take your dog out for a special treat at a local dog bakery.  Dogma Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique, located just two miles from The Maxwell, makes all of their healthy dog treats in-store, only using human-grade ingredients.  They also offer grooming services as well!  It’s a great way to “kill two birds with one stone,” making pet care easier than ever for a busy dog owner.

*Please contact our Property Management here to learn about our pet restrictions.