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6
Sep 16

Celebrate National Comic Book Day

Here’s a fun holiday coming up later this month: September 25th, National Comic Book Day. These days, comic books are seeping into all sorts of media… from movies to television to fine art, their stories and characters are icons of international culture. If you haven’t picked up a comic book since you were a kid (or ever at all), the Farmington Place Apartments Blog in Wichita, KS has gathered together some of the greatest titles available. Check them out soon!

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1
Aug 16

Great Electric and Hybrid Cars to Get You to Work

Farmington Place features a great location, but not everyone can avoid a bit of a commute. But there are a lot of ways to make your commute less expensive, more enjoyable, and better for the world around you. One of those ways is to drive an electric or hybrid vehicle, which saves on gas money and can be a joy to drive. Now is the time to consider what hybrid or EV would be best for you, and we’ve prepared a short list of some of the highest-rated electric cars in the country to help you out.

  1. The Nissan LEAF

The Nissan LEAF is one of the most popular EVs in the world. It is a well-equipped, all-electric hatchback that seats five adults and commonly travels about 80 miles on a single charge. It features great handling, brisk acceleration, and plenty of space for cargo.

  1. Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is a bright vision of a practical and desirable all-electric sedan. According to official EPA range testing, the 60 kWh Model S provides 208 miles of driving range on a single charge, while its power and acceleration rival or surpass those of traditional gas-powered vehicles. It might be a bit pricier, but it delivers on that cost.

  1. Ford Fusion Energi

The Ford Fusion Energi offers a robust plug-in electric system in an ultra-popular roomy full-size sedan platform. The model offers the equivalent of about 100 miles per gallon, without compromising style or passenger space. After its battery is depleted, the Fusion Energi still delivers 43 miles per gallon.

  1. Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Toyota Camry has long been one of the most popular vehicles in the US, so Toyota wisely chose to adapt the vehicle into a newly-popular hybrid.  According to the EPA, the Camry Hybrid gets up to 43 mpg in the city, and reviewers say that the ride is comfortable, quiet, and controlled.

  1. Toyota Prius

Toyota again — the Japanese automaker has worked hard to keep ahead of their competitors in the hybrid and EV markets. The Prius is the best-selling hybrid or EV vehicle in the country and is one of California’s most popular cars. Even the Prius Plug-In, the entirely electric version of the car, has outsold most other EVs on the market. Depending on your commute and the version you get, you’ll be looking at anywhere from 50 to over 100 miles per gallon.

Want to look at other electric and hybrid vehicles? Try plugincars.com.

 

5
Jul 16

Sedgwick County Zoo

Sedgwick County ZooThis month Farmington Place Blog is featuring a local landmark — the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, KS! Sedgwick County Zoo first opened in 1971 with an Asian exhibit and American Farm exhibit. Since then it has expanded to include nine other exhibits, including the world-famous KOCH Orangutan & Chimpanzee Habitat. The zoo just keeps growing, with new animals being bred and born each year. The zoo even has an award from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums for breeding poison dart frogs and green tree pythons. Sedgwick County Zoo is committed to helping many endangered species survive and thrive, including the Mexican wolf and the African Painted Dog. When eight healthy Mexican wolf pups were born in 1997, the zoo carefully raised them before releasing one of them to the wild. The zoo’s Species Survival Plan® for the African Painted Dog is impressive and ambitious. You can read it here.
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6
Jun 16

Welcome to the Farmington Place Blog!

Welcome to our blog! Each month the Farmington Place Blog will be covering local attractions, events, apartment living tips, DIY projects, and more. From time to time you might get a restaurant review, movie recommendations, a book review, or recipe. We’ll also have a post or two about Wichita’s history and fun facts about our amazing city! Check back each month to see what’s happening at Farmington Place. For any readers who don’t know who we are, you’re in luck! Our first post is all about our apartment community.
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24
Aug 15

6 Simple Secrets to Dealing With a Small Living Room

Are you tired of feeling so claustrophobic inside your own living areas? All you want to do is find a bigger, more roomy apartment, maybe even home but you can’t because the finances are not quite ready for such a move… You want to have friends over but are a little embarrassed because of your living area… Try some of these ideas found in this article! Here are some amazing ideas that will make the smallest of smallest living rooms feel new and open! Remember you don’t need to be going to the nicest furniture stores to make your living room feel expensive, go to a local thrift shop and learn how to redo some old furniture making it look new!

6 Simple Secrets to Dealing With a Small Living Room

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/6-simple-secrets-to-dealing-with-a-small-living-room-221617

11
Mar 15

Renters Insurance at Farmington Place Apartments in Wichita, KS

RE: IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RENTERS INSURANCE AT Farmington Place Apartments in Wichita, KS

Dear Valued Resident,

Firstly, we value your residency at Farmington Place Apartments in Wichita, KS and want to say thank you for being a resident. We hope you enjoy living here. This letter contains valuable information and we encourage you to read it carefully. There have been a series of events at various properties that we manage and we felt we should share a letter with all our residents regarding Renters Insurance.

Recently a resident at another property we manage was cooking inside their unit and started a fire. The fire quickly spread and consumed their entire unit. Thankfully, the damage did not spread to other units and just caused some minor smoke and water damage in the hallway. We are still collecting repair estimates, but this small fire caused over $25,000 in damage. Unfortunately, this particular resident did not have renter’s insurance and is liable for the cost of all of that damage. Not to mention, they have lost nearly all of their possessions. In the coming weeks, our insurance company will file a claim and/or lawsuit against this resident and attempt to collect the money they will pay out to repair the damage. More than likely, this particular resident has no way of paying the over $25,000 and will have to file bankruptcy. Their financial future has taken a very serious hit. It is an unfortunate result for everyone involved – through an accident that could happen to anyone. This resident could have obtained adequate renters insurance that covered their liability for only $3.51 a month, or $42 a year. And so can you.

We feel it is our duty to educate you concerning renter’s insurance coverage so that you can protect yourself against loss and to help prevent misunderstandings about the owner’s insurance policy. You may not think you need insurance at all. But you may not realize that your owner’s policy doesn’t cover any of your personal property or damage caused by you.

You may be under a lease with us and we cannot legally change the terms of your lease and require you to obtain renters insurance, but YOU ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO OBTAIN RENTERS INSURANCE TO PROTECT YOU FROM LIABILITY. Please review your individual lease to see if renter’s insurance is required.

When your lease ends and you either renew your lease or your lease becomes a month-to-month lease, you will be given notice and required to obtain renters insurance. If you are currently a month-to-month tenant, you will be receiving a notice requiring renters insurance very soon.

Effective August 11, 2014, we will begin requiring Renters Insurance for all new leases and renewals. Your Renter’s Insurance Policy must have at least $100,000 in liability coverage. Your deductible cannot be more than $500. You can add this coverage to most car insurance policies. At the time of your renewal or by September 1st, you will be required to provide us with proof of renter’s insurance coverage. We have negotiated a group rate with ResidentInsure for Personal Liability Insurance that would fulfill this requirement. We make no money from this company. You can visit www.ResidentInsure.com; type in your apartment community’s zip code; select your apartment community and complete the process. You may also obtain the required Personal Liability Insurance from any bona fide carrier and provide us proof of coverage.

Please contact the management office at Farmington Place Apartments in Wichita, KS and discuss any questions with your individual Community Manager.

21
Feb 15

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