Category Archives: lifestyle

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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The Benefits of Urban Greenspaces

At Optima, we approach every project as an opportunity to explore the best possible ways to create harmony between the built environment and the gifts of nature to allow our residents to enjoy a wealth of benefits that contribute to a healthier, more sustainable environment. We understand that greenspaces; parks, gardens, conservatories, roof gardens and…

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Why Does Everyone Compare L.A. to Scottsdale?

What You’ll Learn: In this post about the debate between L.A. and Scottsdale, we’re going to cover: Why the Scottsdale vs. L.A. comparison is such a hot topic The similarities and differences between Los Angeles and Scottsdale Our tips for choosing the best city to live in, no matter your lifestyle Why Does Everyone Compare…

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A Closer Look at Our Scottsdale Luxurious Amenities

In this guide to the luxury amenities available at our exclusive apartment community in Scottsdale, AZ, we’ll be exploring: The community and apartment amenities available to residents of Optima Sonoran Village How our amenities can elevate everyday living to a new level of luxury The features that make Optima Sonoran Village different from any of…

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The Environmental Benefits of Vertical Landscaping

Vertical landscaping is a signature feature across Optima communities. In Arizona, we’re easily recognized by the lush greenery that makes itself a key element of the facade at Optima Camelview Village and Optima Sonoran Village. Most recently, we’ve even strategized how to bring our vertical landscaping to the inclement midwestern climate, with plans to incorporate…

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