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Halloween Activities near Cedar Heights – 2021 Edition!

New Year, same ol’ wonderful holiday! Last year we posted some information on things to do for Halloween in the midst of a global pandemic. With most things open and a decent amount of the populace vaccinated, we are pleased to bring a new list to the table! Be aware that there may be restrictions in place for any of these recommendations, so please contact out to the appropriate parties for more information:

 

  • Ghouls and Glow at Henry Doorly Zoo: https://www.omahazoo.com/special-events
  • Indian Cavern State Park Haunted Hollow: https://calendar.outdoornebraska.gov/event/26th-annual-haunted-hollow-at-indian-cave-state-park/2021-10-15/
  • Halloween at Mahoney State Park: https://calendar.outdoornebraska.gov/event/halloween-is-brewing-with-fun-at-mahoney/
  • Various Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards in Omaha area: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1aqbo7DJv9q5xzMhq44iT9k89iBM&ouid=0&ll=41.263505940187756%2C-95.92476860000001&z=9
  • Trick or Treat Days at Omaha Children’s Museum: https://ocm.org/events/trick-or-treat-nights/
  • Baseballoween at Werner Park: https://www.facebook.com/events/821904401813883
  • Hitchcock Haunted Hollow: https://www.pottconservation.com/calendar/hitchcock_haunted_hollow/2021-10-23/
  • 4th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl at Dubliners Bar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-4th-annual-halloween-bar-crawl-omaha-tickets-165496485443?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
  • Offutt Zombie Run: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-running-dead-offutt-zombie-run-2021-tickets-173666008707?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
  • A gruesome assortment of Haunted Attractions: https://ohmyomaha.com/2020/09/haunted-houses-near-omaha/
  • Edge of the Universe Friday Night Halloween Movies and Tuesday Halloween Movie Trivia: https://www.edgeoftheuniversebff.com/events

The best part of all of these? This is just a start! Remember to check with all for dates, possible pricing and any restrictions. Most of all, have fun and spooky time this Halloween Season!

BOO!

Gear up for Fall with Cedar Heights Apartments!

With Summer drawing to a close, and Autumn quickly upon us, the Cedar Heights staff often likes to remind our residents on how they might most easily transition their apartment to the new season. Read on to gear up for Fall!

  • Maintenance will be in your apartment in about a month to replace your furnace filter in preparation for winter. With this is a great chance to turn on your furnace and make sure that it is heating your apartment properly. Please note that the first time turning your furnace on typically leads to a burning smell to be present. This is normal and to be expected.
  • Colder weather means that outside critters/pest may try to get into your apartment. While we do monthly pest treatments on all of our buildings, any sight of pests should be reported to the office quickly so that we can get our pest control tech out to take a look.
  • Make sure to inspect your windows and doors to make sure that the seals are in good shape and that there are no large gaps or damage to glass/frames/etc. This will be an important part of making sure that your energy bills are not astronomical come winter time.
  • Make sure to clean out your fireplaces, and inspect the flues. We are more than happy to send a chimney sweep over to clean flues and chimneys that need a little love!
  • With the change in the hours of daylight we will have, please keep an eye on the building lights and let us know if there are any that need replaced, or if there seems to be building light timers that may need adjustment (timers are typically changed starting in October to better illuminate the buildings during late fall and early winter).
  • Not so much of a tip as a recommendation: with Fall coming up, take some time to enjoy the warm weather! Once it is here, it will be nothing but layers, falling leaves, soups and more. While we love Fall here at Cedar Heights, we can also appreciate how nice it is to dress in shorts leaving your apartment.

To all of our residents: Thank you for being amazing, and Happy Fall! We are excited to share another Autumn with you all in this little forested community we all call home!

Tips on Surviving Construction-ageddon

Wow, just wow. Today has made us realize just how crazy things are going to be at Cedar Heights before they get better… Roofing and Gutter replacement is still underway, concrete work is now ongoing and grounds work is still a thing here each time we have a storm or see a heat wave that lasts a week or longer. While they are doing a great job and are moving quickly, we are still in for quite a time for most of the month of September.

Saying this, something we love to do at Cedar Heights is make lists, so we thought we would make a list of ways to survive the cleverly constructed name for our current situation: construction-ageddon.

  • First, make sure that you are being careful when you walk through the community or into/out of your building. While crews are expected to clean up debris as they work and cone and tape off affected areas, we do not want anyone to step or run over a nail, trip on debris, materials or stripped areas of walkway. Be Careful.
  • Please be patient with the noise. We know that it will be loud during the day when crews are re-shingling, putting up new siding or removing concrete. Crews work fast, so they should be out of your hair usually within a week.
  • Contact our office about any damages or cleaning issues. If you see litter around the community or on your balcony/patio, let us know. If you find drywalling issues after work has concluded on your building, please get in contact with us so we can get our drywaller out to repair it. It is important that we get this information sooner rather than later so that fixes can occur.
  • Make sure to remove any items from your balcony/patio that can be hit by falling debris. It is rare that damage to things falling occurs, but it occasionally happens, so it is important to remove those items so that it is not possible at all for damage to take place.

While these tips should help make this time a little bit more bearable, it is important to note a couple things:

  1. Crews almost exclusively work between 8am and 6pm. Thus, your nights should not be affected.
  2. This work will be done before you know it, and then we will be left with a gorgeous community with tons improvements. We are so excited for this to be done so we can all revel in the improvements.

Stay patient, keep your eyes on the prize and we will make it through this with the chance to enjoy a new and improved Cedar Heights Community. We absolutely can’t wait to be there…

Improvements Galore! Tons of Work at Cedar Heights in the Month of August

August is here! Normally, the month of August denotes of a lot of things starting back up:

School opens back up for all ages.

Typically, vacationing rolls back a little bit as workers settle back in for the remainder of the year.

Pools start preparing to close.

People tend to start preparing for the temperatures to drop by switching their wardrobe, brushing up on their favorite football teams or the like.

Needless to say, August is the time for a lot of upheaval as we all get ready for Fall. With that said, we LOVE the work. This time of year is typically when we start getting our lots and sidewalks repaired, start planning our fall projects and start planning our need for sod and corrections to our lawns. It is honest work, but there is something about the process of making this a more beautiful place for our residents that draws us in. This year, however, we were able to get a few more items started! Please see below for more on some tasks we will be completing over the next couple of months:

  • All of our buildings will be getting new roofs as well as new gutters. The time frame to get one building done is about 1 week.
  • All of our building will be getting repainted. More on this will be emailed to residents once the vendors have the paint and are ready to start the work.
  • Some of our buildings will be getting portions of siding replaced. This is still being reviewed, with more on this to be relayed to residents once it is completely decided.

Now, we ask that everyone understand that this work will not always be convenient. Concrete work will shut down some areas while it is underway. Residents may find debris while roofing is ongoing, as well as roofing crews being in the way of some parking spaces and sidewalks. The work will be noisy at times. We hope that residents will understand that this work, while definitely a good thing, will not always be enjoyable but will be worth it.

Take heart! After this is all done, our community will be quite improved! We promise that the work will be worth all the hassle, and can’t wait to share all the improvements with our residents once they are completed.

Availability Alert! Hurry in for our last apartment!

We only have one apartment left for the next two months at the very earliest! It is a gorgeous 1 bedroom + loft apartment that is waiting for it’s new resident(s). Look below to see more info on this apartment:

605: 1240 sq. ft. and $960/mo. Includes a fireplace, balcony, dishwasher, garbage disposal, refrigerator and stove/range. Available now through early June.

If you or someone you know is looking for a one bedroom with a little more space (possibly for another entertainment area, office, etc.), contact us! We would sure love to give you the inside scoop on a wonderful apartment. Don’t delay! Below we have included pictures for more on the space, but can absolutely set you up with a self-guided or virtual/video tour as well.

Cedar Heights looks forward to your inquiries!

Tips for Clean and Safe Halls and Balconies

Living in an apartment means that you have to LIVE in the apartment: bring your items in and make the space a home. Often times, this carries over to an attempt to fill other spaces, such as you balcony or patio, and even sometimes your entry door or hallways. We have seen a lot of ways people have made their apartments a home here, and while we absolutely love the personalization and care that everyone puts into it, there are some points in which we have to ask them to hit the brakes. There are rules that allow us to keep the shared spaces clean, safe of clutter, or have other reasons why we enforce them. In an order to re-express these rules, and to enlighten non-residents of possible policies you may have living at other apartments (including Robert Hancock and Co. communities), we decided we would state some many rules for what can and can’t be done on a balcony or shared space.

  • No personal items can be stored in the hallways of our buildings (this is a common policy at almost all communities). This is to avoid any fire or tripping hazards when resident leave and enter the building, and avoids making those spaces look cluttered. You can, however, have a door mat or door decor.
  • While we do have cleaners that clean the common areas of the buildings once a week, that does not mean that trash and debris should be ignored. If you track in dirt, drop garbage, or something of the like, please deal with it the same way that you would in the apartment.
  • Balconies/patios are for patio furniture and plants only. Please make sure that these items are properly tethered down. No trash, bikes or other items are permitted to be stored on balconies.
  • Electric grills are permitted to be stored in the community or on a balcony with complete supervision while in use. Gas and charcoal grills are strictly prohibited (that is a common law at least in the state of Nebraska), and can’t be stored or used anywhere in the community, as they are a dangerous fire risk.
  • No flags/signs can be put up on the balconies/patios/windows of your apartment. All flags will be asked to be removed, as there is no way to avoid having signage or flags that are inappropriate in nature if we allow them in anyway.

These are simple rules and do not give information on the complete guidelines we have, or any other community has. If you ever have questions about what can or can’t be done with a shared space or a balcony/patio, please make sure to contact your property manager or consult your lease/community policies guidelines.

The Benefits of Renewing at Cedar Heights

Living at Cedar Heights is great! The apartments are cute and spacious, the maintenance staff is timely, helpful and friendly, and the community is upkept in a way that we can all be proud of. With that said, we know that everyone’s lease will come to an end eventually, and residents will need to make the decision to renew with us or give notice to move to another location. While we understand that it is unavoidable and that some residents may have no other choice than to move (moving to be closer to work, buying a house or important life changes that may move you somewhere else being a few), we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the perks of renewing a lease with us! Especially with Summer coming up and a lot of movement typically taking place around that time, here are several reasons to stay with us, which include:

  • We offer flexible renewal terms, including a standard 12 month renewal option, or something more short term, such as a 6-11 month option. We even offer residents the ability to go month-to-month in their apartment. Typically if this option is afforded to residents at other communities, there is a $100-$200 month-to-month fee that is added onto your rent each month, but we only ask for an additional 5% month-to-month cost to be added onto your renewal rate!
  • With residents that renew for a full 12 month term and renew early enough (residents will have to refer to the 90 day renewal letter we send them ahead of their lease’s expiration for this date), they can be eligible for a renewal bonus, such as a free carpet cleaning, bathroom or kitchen cleaning, an upgrade to something in their apartment, such as light fixtures/faucet heads/etc., or a free rental of our clubhouse! Many residents here utilize these bonuses yearly to keep their apartment in tip-top shape, and all they had to do is sign a 12 month renewal lease with us!
  • Renewing with us gives you the peace of mind of avoiding a costly and often lengthy moving process. There are no costs for movers/boxes or need for extra cleaning to be done when you stick around! Plus, residents can utilize shorter renewal terms to help themselves plan a move, and if the move goes sideways, can always decide to renew for a longer term! Why start a move in the dead of summer/winter when you can utilize our renewal flexibility to your advantage?
  • If you do have issues or concerns in your apartment, it may be useful to use your renewal as an efficient way to voice those concerns. Of course, we always encourage an open dialogue with our residents and welcome all criticisms, even prior to renewal, but if there is something that needs done or a need that has not been met in the apartment during your time with us, let us know! We want to keep you around as a resident with us for as long as you are willing to have us, and will work towards making Cedar Heights a comfortable space to live.
  • In a final nod to flexibility, we do allow for lease takeovers or swaps of roommates ahead of renewals! Any new residents will need to be approved through our application process, but the rest of the process is pretty straight forward! If a resident wants to make a change to their roommates, or if they want someone new to take over their lease, all they have to do is call our office to get more information on how that process will work.

Our goal is to provide a comfortable community where resident’s needs are being met, with an emphasis on keeping the grounds and buildings as beautiful and maintained as possible. We hope that with anyone’s lease coming to an end, they inquire with our office on ways in which they can stay put! We want to make Cedar Heights a long term home, and that all starts with renewing!

Spring at Cedar – A Poem

Green all around,

Lots of wonderful grounds abound.

Bushes and grasses and trees,

Loads of space to roam free!

Sit with a neighbor in our shared spaces,

Start up the grill,

Feel the wind in our faces,

As one takes some time to chill.

Mowing and weed-eating each week,

To keep the community’s looks at their peak.

Tending to the mulch beds,

Fixing and patching up the sidewalks and lots,

So much can be said,

For the work that we put into these spots.

We are lucky for the residents that live with us,

For the community that we’re in.

The greenery and beauty is a definite plus,

but the people are where the good times begin!

Welcome in Spring 2021 with a New Home – Only two Left Until Summer!

Cedar Heights has been thrilled with the community we have throughout the winter; plenty of residents returning to live with us another year, and some new faces to round out our roster. We are always thankful to be the place that some call home, but like we always say, it has been a little sad to not have as many opportunities for new residents to swoop in and call home. With that said, we have made it a personal mission to try to get the word out as much as possible, and let everyone know if we ever have anything available. Knowing this, we checked what we had coming up, and we were a bit alarmed…

 

WE ONLY HAVE TWO MORE APARTMENTS LEFT FOR THE REST OF SPRING.

 

While this is a nice problem to have, it is a little sad that we will have so little to offer until Summer. Take a peak below to see more on these ONE-derful one bedroom apartments (see what we did there?).

  • 605 – One bedroom + loft, one bathroom, available between 4/23/2021 and 4/30/2021. 1240 sq. ft. and priced at $930/mo. Includes a balcony, fireplace, dishwasher, refrigerator, garbage disposal and stove/range. (Washer/dryer units are provided communally on each floor in the building)
  • 713 – One bedroom, one bathroom, available between 4/23/2021 and 4/30/2021. 690 sq. ft. and priced at $700/mo. Includes a patio walkout, fireplace, dishwasher, refrigerator, garbage disposal and stove/range. (Washer/dryer units are provided communally on each floor in the building)

We are sure that these spaces will not last long, so inquire today! Once they are gone it is very likely that we will not have anything else until June or July. Please inquire with our office by contacting us through the following means:

  1. Phone: (402)889-3560
  2. Email: cedarheights@roberthancockco.com
  3. Facebook: @rhccedarheights
  4. Website: https://roberthancockco.com/property/cedar-heights/

Finally, if you are a current resident, but know someone that may be looking for an apartment such as the ones listed below, let them know! If they state that you referred them when they first reach out about the apartment, you will be eligible for a resident referral bonus of $100 (they have to mention you by name upon first inquiry in order for you to be eligible).

Usher in Spring with a new home in a beautiful, green community. Share that time with great neighbors, attentive staff, and plenty of space (both inside the apartment and out). We can’t wait to hear from you!

Apartments Coming Soon: Spring Openings at Cedar Heights

As wonderful as it has been to have a full house over the last few months, it has been sad that we have not had many openings for new residents to enjoy. While we love our current residents, we have to admit that there is something exciting about welcoming fresh faces into the community! Luckily, just like Spring breathes new life into our world, it will also bring new apartment options for those that are looking. Read below for more on these amazing offerings!

ONE BEDROOM OPTIONS:

  • 605 – One bedroom + loft, one bathroom located on third floor. Includes balcony, fireplace, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove/range and garbage disposal. 1240 sq. ft. and priced at $930/mo.
    • Available on 3/31/2021
  • 315 – One bedroom, one bathroom located on 2nd floor. Includes balcony, fireplace, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove/range and garbage disposal. 690 sq. ft. and priced at $720/mo.
    • Available on 3/31/2021
  •  214 – One bedroom, one bathroom located on first floor. Includes fireplace, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove/range and garbage disposal. 690 sq. ft. and priced at $680/mo.
    • Available on 5/11/2021

TWO BEDROOM OPTION:

  • 509 – Two bedroom, two bathroom located on the second floor. Includes balcony, fireplace, washer/dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove/range and garbage disposal. 1200 sq. ft. and priced at $960/mo.
    • Available on 5/12/2021

If we have learned anything about our community, these beautiful apartments, luxurious amenities and cozy atmosphere do not stay long! Make sure to act fast by contacting our office or viewing our office for more information or to fill out an application. You can find out information here:

Cedar Heights Contact Details:

Phone: (402)554-0449

Email: cedarheights@roberthancockco.com

Website: https://roberthancockco.com/property/cedar-heights/

We look forward to getting to speak with anyone looking for an excellent and quiet place to call home. Remember that at Cedar Heights we offer Spacious Living, Outstanding Views.