New Season, New Neighbors, New Connections

Spring is here! Well… at least our calendar marked the “official” first day of spring on March 20th. As the snow continues to melt and the days become longer, we look forward to opening our windows and letting in the fresh air. It’s time to end our long hibernation and reunite with our neighbors and neighborhoods.

What are some ways you connect with neighbors in a StuartCo property? We asked a panel of our experienced Property Managers for suggestions and opportunities for our residents to connect within our communities.


Sarah Pataska, Washburn on the Park, suggests “taking advantage of amenities to meet people—if you work from home, bring your laptop to one of our Wi-Fi areas to interact with others who may also work from home. Work out in our fitness center and grill your dinner on our beautiful patio.”

She also notes that the her team “always makes sure to introduce ourselves to our new residents, and get to know them a little better to help them meet neighbors who might share some of their interests!”

At Stonehill Apartments, Kim West suggest a simple approach of putting yourself out there. One easy method is to attend one of the many StuartCo hosted events at the property. ”You might just make someone’s day” by meeting, connecting, and sharing your knowledge of the area with a new neighbor.

The View at Long Lake is a pet-friendly apartment community where Jill Thorson remarks, “I’ve noticed that our dog owners get connected to each other pretty quickly. They meet each other on the walking trails just outside our doors.”

If you don’t have a dog, there are other ways to socialize there. “Every Friday night is game night in our Lakeside Room—any resident is welcome to attend and bring a dish to share.” The View is fortunate to have a very sociable group of long-term residents who are excellent ambassadors for their new neighbors.

Jen Peickert commented that RiverPlace Apartments also hosts a variety of monthly events where they “stagger the times so all individuals are able to attend based on their work schedules. From Coffee Hour on Thursday mornings, to soup luncheons, to happy hours, we work hard to engage with and connect our residents to each other.”

Your StuartCo team is committed to making your community experience welcoming and vibrant. Please feel free to share your ideas to create opportunities and events to connect with your neighbors.


“Never look too far to find a family. Your neighbor is your closest family.”
– Lailah Gifty Akita

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