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Lancaster Midtown Now on Google+

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Lancaster Midtown Apartments is now on Google Plus. Google plus is a social networking platform that is an amazing tool for human communication and so much more. This platform is a way to bring Google users into a “community” and give you a social experience you have never seen before, at your fingertips.

One of the main benefits of Lancaster being on Google+ is that residents, family/friends and vendors will be able to easily find the location. Once Google officially recognizes a business, it updates its maps systems which makes for a seamless GPS navigation.

With Google Plus, users can manipulate their circle to control what groups of people and what brands they receive information from, but there isn’t a guarantee that those brands or users will circle you. This is where the Communities feature comes into play. This feature allows groups to form around a particular topic or interest. You can also join the Communities feature as a brand, which you can’t do on Facebook. It allows you to interact with your potential customers, influencers, and people of that interest.

Another great feature that Google Plus offers is Hangouts. In these Hangouts, you can have group meetings, discussions, video chat, or demonstrations. This is great for companies because you can organize a panel discussion that explains to customers how to use your latest software, new rental communities you have built, or a new product that is coming out. You can then simply archive it and upload it to Youtube.

With Google Plus, a brand can post their information about hours, location and contact information. They can also add photos and videos, write posts, and allow users to write reviews on their brand. Another cool feature that Google Plus has integrated is Google Maps. Now users can get virtual directions to your location.

Lancaster Midtown has found utilizing Google Plus very useful. Users can get information about the community, view photos and videos, leave reviews about their living experience, and keep up to date with posts. Check us out at on new Google Plus Page and give us a follow.

At Grand at Polaris we hope that Google Plus will help us bring our community closer and be able to supply valuable information to residents in one place. Stay tuned for more updates.  Below you will find directions to our community from various locations throughout the city.


Summer Events in Lancaster, Ohio

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There are tons of events happening around the Lancaster area every weekend. We want our residents to have the best living experience possible, so we have compiled a list of upcoming events that you may be interested in.

1.) Ohio Glass Museum Presents Zeke’s Fancy

A live bluegrass performance from Zeke’s Fancy will take place Friday July 25th at 4:00 p.m. There will be a $5.00 cover charge at the door. Reservations are required and seating is limited, so get your seat while they are hot!

The Ohio Glass Museum and Glass Blowing Studio

124 W. Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-687-0101

2.) Christian Speed Dating

Having a tough time finding that “special someone?” On Friday July 25th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Gender Road Christian Church will hold a mix and mingle speed-dating session. Those attending will have six to eight dates throughout their time. If you plan on attending, you must register at least 24 hours before the event. No admittance at the door. Use coupon code FirstMeet for $5.00 off!

Gender Road Christian Church

5336 Gender Road, Pickerington, Ohio 43147
Phone: 614-795-9263

3.) Lancaster Campground Sunday Dinner

Located at the Lancaster campground, on Sunday July 27th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., there will be a meal consisting of your choice of baked chicken or baked ham, two sides and a beverage. Desert will be available for an additional fee. Proceeds from the dinner will go towards the Summer Program at Lancaster Campground. The meal will be $8.00 per person.

Lancaster Camp Ground

2151 W. Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH 43130Cafeteria
Phone: 740-653-2119

4.) Open mic night

The Ville inspires poets, singers and musicians to come attend open mic night Thursday July 31st from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Open mic night is held the last Thursday of each month.

The Ville

3060 Columbus Lancaster Rd NW, Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-681-1785

5.) 10th Annual Dog Wash

The Morris Veterinary Clinic will host their 10th annual dog wash on Saturday August 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $15.00 for a bath, $10.00 for a nail trim or $20 for both. Dogs will be towel dried and they ask that the owners remain on the premises during their session. Dogs of all sizes are welcome. All proceeds of the event will be given to the Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit.

Morris Veterinary Clinic

1610 Sheridan Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-653-4084

There are always plenty of events going on around Lancaster Midtown.  We like to give our residents plenty of things to do.  To keep up with events around the Lancaster area, keep an eye on our blog or visit the Lancaster Eagle Gazette.

5 Amazing Tricks Every Apartment Renter Should Know

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We all love learning little tricks that make our lives easier.  You probably have things lying around your apartment that can make things like organizing and cleaning a lot easier:

1. The first tip is simply Velcro your remotes to your coffee table.  Most people have more than one remote.  All you have to do is place a couple adhesive Velcro dots on the back of your remotes and to the sides of your coffee table.  Coffee tables tend to get cluttered quickly, and this will help keep you remotes organized and out of clutter and protect from losing it under the couch cushion.11
2. Next, you can hide a power strip in a drawer and keep your devices stored and charged at the same time.  To do this drill a small hole in the back of the drawer and feed the power cord through it.  You could put on in the table in your living room, or you could put in your nightstand.  Just make sure you don’t let devices charge too long or charge too many things because they can overheat.  Leave the drawer cracked a little bit and turn the strip off when you are not using it to keep the drawer from overheating and help circulate the inside.51
3. You can use wine holders to store your towels.  This is a great way to keep your towels out of the way and organized in your bathroom.  This is especially helpful when you don’t have closet or shelve space.  This trick looks and works great.31
4. This one is a favorite.  If you have an overcrowded closet you can put soda tabs on the tops of your hangers.  Just feed the part that hangs through the soda tab.  Now you have an extra hole to feed another hanger through.2-copy
5. Cell phones do not generally have very loud volume if you are trying to play music, or hear your alarm go off.  What you can do to boost the volume is place your phone in a glass cup to help amplify the volume.7














At Lancaster Midtown, and all SRE Group rentals, we want you to have the best living experience possible.  If there is anything we can do to help, feel free to contact us.

Lancaster-Fairfield 4th of July Celebration

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Independence Day, commonly know as the Fourth of July, a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of The Deceleration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. During this special day we associate the holiday with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, and ceremonies. We also celebrate the history, government and traditions of the United States, as Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

Many events take place on this day, as one of the most famous is the gathering around fireworks! Fourth of July is no different in Lancaster. Fairfield County hosts an event every year to bring the community together for fun activities, parades and even a hot dog eating contest! Join us in celebrating and honoring our country and freedom all day on July 4th.

Below we have the list of events that are going to be held by The Lancaster-Fairfield County 4th of July committee. Click on the links to get more information about the events.

At Lancaster Midtown we want to have the ultimate living experience! We will continue to add local events and many news events on our blog twice a month. Carry on “Living Your Dream” at your Schottenstein Real Estate Group living community, and stay tuned to more information.

For any inquires or questions, feel free to contact us and we will have someone respond to you in a timely manner.

Schottenstein Real Estate Group Welcomes New Community: Grand at Polaris

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Over the past year Schottenstein Real Estate Group has added a new community to add to their already long list of luxurious rental communities.  Similar to the state of the art apartments of Lancaster Midtown, SRE Group has expanded its property to the Polaris area.

Grand At Polaris Coming to the Polaris area in late 2014 is the first high end rental development in one of Columbus’ most popular places to live.  These Polaris Apartments are suitably located just minutes away from the Polaris Mall.  Grand at Polaris will consist of 196 high-end rental homes with garages attached.  Some of the top amenities Grand at Polaris will offer are a 5000 square foot clubhouse, heated resort style pool, 24 hour fitness center with a yoga room, lounges, fire pit café, movie theatre, business center, free wireless internet throughout community, community garden, and much more!

One, two, and three bedroom bedroom townhome and garden apartments will be available for rent this fall.  Find more information about leasing this June at the Polaris Mall or contact us and we will be sure to answer all your questions in a timely manner.

All Schottenstein Real Estate Group central Ohio apartment communities are decked with convenient amenities and staffed by people who share our commitment to customer service for the ultimate apartment living experience.

For more information, or to view all of our other rental communities, click here.

Top Restaurants in Lancaster Near Ety Road

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The slogan of Lancaster Midtown is “Convenient Living.” Located right off of Ety Road in Lancaster, there are plenty of attractions right in the backyard of the Schottenstein Real Estate Group’s rental community.
Since we are within short walking distance of Ety Road, we are very familiar with the great dining in Lancaster. Below, we’ve listed the Top 5 restuarants in Lancaster near Ety Road. Whether you are looking for a great meal with your family or more of a casual joint, we’ve got you covered with our list!

  • Max & Erma’s - 2703 North Memorial Drive Lancaster, OH 43130
  • Bob Evan’s - 2157 Schorrway Drive Northwest  Lancaster, OH 43130
  • Olive Garden - 2093 Schorrway Drive Northwest  Lancaster, OH 43130
  • Red Lobster - 1515 River Valley Circle North  Lancaster, OH 43130
  • Panera Bread - 1374 Ety Road  Lancaster, OH 43130

From seafood to Italian to American fine dining, you will have plenty of unique restaurant options in Lancaster , Ohio. If we left one of your favorite restaurants off of this list, comment below and we’ll be more than happy to add it! Happy dining and we hope you enjoy the great city of Lancaster, Ohio!

Spice Up Your Space with a Spring Vibe

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cute-colorful-spring-apartment-living-room-design-ideasThere are many ways to make an apartment feel like it has a spring vibe to it. We’ve collaborated on decorating options that you can utilize to refresh your space as the warm weather approaches. These 4 simple tips and tricks will provide your apartment with an affordable upgrade that will you and your visitors will love during the springtime. Let these ideas inspire you to make your apartment the ideal space this spring season.

Below are our favorite ideas to stylize your apartment for spring. Whether you have just moved into your apartment or have been a resident for numerous years, these fresh ideas will spruce up your rental community.

1. Gallery Display
• Use floating shelves to show off a collection of decorative objects and mementos. Stagger the shelves for a unique look. Add a spring feel to your shelves by placing scents of roses and other flowers on your display.

2. Paint Options
• If you can’t paint the walls in your apartment, paint your furniture. A new paint job on a bed frame or nightstand can be just as impactful as new color on the walls. The colors you choose will determine the look and feel you want. For the springtime warm colors like yellows, oranges and reds are highly suggested.

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• Nothing says springtime like beautiful plants. Decorating your apartments with colorful flowers can revamp your apartment from winter darkness to a bright and pleasant spring. We suggest for the spring of 2014 the tulip, representing “consuming love” and “happy years”.

4. Floor Covering

• Most times the flooring that your have in your apartment is very plain and boring. To spice things up, use an extra large area rug to cover the floor and coordinate with your other décor.

How to Maximize Closet Space

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Moving into your first apartment (or any new apartment for that matter) is an extremely fun and exciting experience. That is, until you realize that you don’t have enough room to fit your ever expanding wardrobe. While we do pride ourselves on having some fantastic closets at the Schottenstein Real Estate Group apartments, we know that sometimes, no matter how big the closet, there can never be enough room. So, when we found this great video about how to maximize your closet space, we just knew that we had to share.



For more than 40 years, Schottenstein Real Estate Group has established an outstanding reputation in development, management, and marketing by creating only the finest projects and communities with the highest standards. Our rental communities are decked with convenient amenities and staffed by people who share our commitment to customer service (and, as we mentioned, our apartments have really nice closets!). Want to learn more? Visit our website at today!

SRE Group Welcomes Mason Grand and Grove City Summit!

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The Schottenstein Real Estate Group has added several new communities in recent months to their resume. While Lancaster Midtown is a state of the art community in Lancaster, Ohio, SRE Group has expanded their reach to new developments in Mason, Ohio, near Cincinnati and Grove City, Ohio.

Mason Grand is the first high end rental development in one of the nation’s Top 10 best places to live. The location is off of I-71 at the Kings Island exit, just east of the Kroger Center. It will consist of 294 high end apartments all with attached garages and top amenities such as resort style pool, 24 hr fitness center, lounges, fire pit café, media room, business room, free wireless internet, community garden, butterly gardens, car wash and much more! 1, 2, and 3 bedroom townhome and garden apartments will be available. If any Lancaster residents are in the Mason area, feel free to stop by these brand new Mason Apartments! 

From the moment you enter Grove City Summit, you’ll notice the care and attention to detail with which it was built. The thoughtfully designed apartments feature unique finishes, open floor plans and plenty of spacious closets and storage areas. Plus, you’ll be living in Grove City, a community rich in charm and convenience with easy access to central Ohio’s major destinations. Learn more about our Grove City Apartments!

Fourth of July Celebration: Lancaster, Ohio

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When you think of the 4th of July, we’re betting that the first thing that comes to mind are fireworks. Fireworks and 4th of July have gone together, well, since forever, and there are some pretty spectacular and famous displays across the country. Specifically, Lancaster, Ohio has a unique 4th of July celebration that includes a parade and float competition, arts and crafts, rides and attractions and live music.

If you happen to be living in Fairfield County, make your way down to the Lancaster-Fairfield Fourth of July Independence Day celebration. Most importantly, the annual celebration was created to honor our country and our freedoms.

Event Details: The 4th of July celebration includes a parade from 10AM to 12:30PM.

From 12:30PM to 10:00PM, join the fun that will feature amusement rides and attractions, concession stands and two stages of live music. During this time, visitors can watch the 4th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest.

The fireworks will kick off at 10PM, so be sure to get a close seat early.

Click here for navigational maps, detailing parking information, booth stations and more!

Lancaster July 4th Fireworks
Where: Fairfield County Fairgrounds
157 East Fair Ave
in Lancaster, Ohio 43130