The Vistas of Annandale, a collection of 1,065 garden apartments, is demonstrating its commitment to the community by joining the Taste of Annandale as a Silver-level sponsor.
Ross Management Services took control of the Avant apartments earlier this year, changed the name to the Vistas of Annandale, and began renovations and improving maintenance and services to residents while adding major new amenities.
There’s a new Kids Club, operated by Apartment Life, with learning activities, games, and homework help for school-age children during the summer and afterschool.
The community has a fitness center, swimming pool, and business center, and there are plans for monthly social gatherings and classes for adults on topics like nutrition and fitness.
The Vistas sponsors a weekly farmer’s market on site, Mondays from 1 p.m. to dusk, operated by Jim Nicholson with a great selection of fruits and vegetables plus baked goods from Amish country and other items.
Residents are also invited to take advantage of free leftover produce and clothing on alternate Saturdays at Braddock Elementary School.
The Vistas feature one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom townhouses with dishwashers, washers and dryers, eat-in kitchens, and walk-in closets. The rents are lower than comparable apartments of similar size in Annandale, points out David Steiger, regional sales and marketing supervisor with Ross Management Services.
There’s a referral bonus for people who refer a new resident by Aug. 31.
Ross Management strongly believes in community involvement.
In addition to participating in the Taste of Annandale, the Vistas donated backpacks to students completing the fifth grade at Braddock Elementary School, recruited participants for Edu-Futuro’s program aimed at strengthening Latino families, partners with McLean Bible Church to provide classes on English as a Second Language, and serves as a site for Fairfax County Public Schools’ free summer BBQ lunches.
“We want to help our community as much as we can,” says Steiger.