Category Archives: lifestyle

Alfresco Cooking in Optima Communities

Warm weather, fresh air, and BBQs are all defining aspects of the perfect summer. Across all of Optima’s communities, we provide residents with abundant outdoor space to celebrate living well, and to engage with each other around alfresco cooking and dining.  Our passionate approach to design creates a linkage between architecture and nature throughout each…

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Chicago & Scottsdale Farmers Markets

Chicago and Scottsdale, home to lively Optima Communities, have much in common, including some of the best farmers markets to be found anywhere in the country. As summer approaches, each city comes more alive with a broad array of markets and fairs. Today, we’re spotlighting some of the favorites in each city: Chicago’s Farmers Markets…

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The Rental Application Process at Optima Sonoran Village

Applying for an apartment at Optima Sonoran Village is a simple, straightforward process – and it's the first step towards enjoying the luxury lifestyle our community has to offer.    We've created a helpful guide that walks you through the apartment application process, explaining each stage to make it easy. If you have questions about…

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Immersive Art: The Fusion Between Art and Technology

Whether you’re in Chicago or Scottsdale, immersive art exhibitions are quickly becoming the latest trend, unveiling a new approach for art lovers to savor their favorite works and artists. What separates these shows from what you would expect to see at a traditional museum or gallery space? The History of Immersive Art While immersive art…

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Apartment Living Tips

Apartment living comes with plenty of perks – especially if you know how to make the most of the opportunities and amenities available.    Without a doubt, finding a fabulous community to call home is vital because even the best apartment tips can't turn a subpar space into somewhere spectacular. But once you pick the…

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Cycle the Arts in Scottsdale

Thanks to the city’s deep appreciation for the arts, Scottsdale is home to some of the most visionary public art in the country. And, with warm weather here and summer approaching, there is no better way to experience the city’s inspiring works than on a bike! Here is our guide to Cycle the Arts Scottsdale…

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Walkable Communities: Why They Matter

Whether you’re new to a city or a long-time resident, walking is the simplest way to immerse yourself into a neighborhood's culture and discover unique experiences. Walkable communities offer many benefits for residents, including increased options for activities, the creation of stronger collectives, healthier citizens, and reduced pollution from motor vehicles. The History of Walkable…

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