Alvern Gardens residents may plant their own gardens

Because we want our residents to feel as at home as possible at Alvern Gardens Apartments, residents are welcome to plant their own small gardens on the property.

Residents are asked to stop by the Alvern Gardens leasing office to ask permission first, or call us at 412-561-4663. Residents plant these gardens at their own expense and management is not responsible for any damage the garden might sustain.

To help residents (and all our readers who are gardeners) decide what to plant, we’ve found some flowers that are good for honey bees. Why plant these flowers in particular? Because our honey bee population is in crisis, and scientists aren’t sure why whole colonies are dying. To help save this species that is essential to our ecosystem, avoid using pesticides on your garden, and plant flowers that will attract the critters.

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Residents of Alvern Gardens have access to green space around the property for planting their own small gardens.

Herbs:

  • Lavender
  • Caimini
  • Sage
  • Cilantro
  • Thyme
  • Fennel
  • Borage

Annuals:

  • Calendula
  • Poppy
  • Zinnia
  • Heliotrope
  • Sweet asylum
  • Sunflower
  • Cleome

Perennials:

  • Crocus
  • Buttercup
  • Aster
  • Hollyhocks
  • Anemone
  • Snowdrops
  • Geranium

Interested in putting down roots in Alvern Gardens? Contact us at alverngardens@yahoo.com or 412-561-4663 for our current availability and specials.

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Apartments with free parking in Pittsburgh

Back in February, when Pittsburgh was still locked in winter, we told you about covered parking options at a few Prudential Realty Communities, so now that spring is officially here, it’s time to explore our properties with free parking.

Alvern Gardens Apartments

The street parking is free, first come, first serve along Vermont Avenue and Greenridge Road, so when you have guests, they’ll have no trouble finding a spot. Some of the buildings in the community have free permit-only parking lots reserved for the residents of those buildings.

To find out the current availability at Alvern Gardens and to ask about apartment amenities, call 412-561-4663 or email alverngardens@yahoo.com and be sure to ask about the current special.

Cornell Place

Parking in Mount Lebanon is expensive and hard to find, so anyone looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment will be happy to know that parking in the lot behind Cornell Place is free, permit only for residents of the building.

For more information on Cornell Place’s amenities and availability, call 412-401-9848 or email cornellplace@prudentialrealty.com

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In addition to its garage, Place Seville has a free, first come, first serve parking lot for its residents.

Place Seville

The parking lot of Place Seville is free, first come, first serve for the residents of the 1 and 2 bedrooms there.

Details about amenities and availability may be acquired by calling 412-563-7256 or emailing placeseville@prudentialrealty.com

Sleepy Hollow Townhouses

While parking isn’t allowed along Sleepy Hollow Road, the 3 bedroom townhouses have driveways long enough for at least 2 cars to park in front of the included garage.

Call 412-401-9848 or email sleepyhollow@prudentialrealty.com to get more information about townhouse amenities and the current availability.

Short-term housing for interns in Pittsburgh, PA

Located just south of Pittsburgh in Castle Shannon, PA, Alvern Gardens Apartments is offering short-term housing for summer  interns in 2014.

Those with verifiable internships in the Pittsburgh area who need a minimum 4 month lease for the duration of their internship need look no further than Alvern Gardens Apartments. The affordable yet spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are ideal for summer interns looking for a short-term lease.

Commuting downtown is a cinch: Alvern Gardens is just a short walk from St. Anne’s T (Pittsburgh’s light rail system) stop.

Interns can chill by the pool in their downtime, or ride the T downtown for fun in the city’s Cultural District, Point State Park, and Market Square. The T also goes to nearby shopping areas, like South Hills Village Mall.

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Point State Park is one of many Pittsburgh locations accessible from Alvern Gardens Apartments via the T.

There’s plenty of free parking, so bringing a car to the city is no trouble at all. Shopping and restaurants are just a quick drive away. Nature or golf lovers can take advantage of South Park, right down the road.

The convenient on-site laundry facilities and extra storage will make for a hassle-free summer.

Interns looking for short-term housing in the Pittsburgh area are welcome to contact the leasing office at 412-561-4663 or alverngardens@yahoo.com for more information and to schedule a tour.

Alvern Gardens, A Prudential Realty Community

Alvern Gardens, A Prudential Realty Community

Welcome to Alvern Gardens, a garden style community in Castle Shannon, just south of Pittsburgh. We offer apartments from efficiencies to 3 bedrooms, from $555 to $780 plus electric.

Our location

Alvern Gardens is nestled in the suburban South Hills of Pittsburgh. The borough of Castle Shannon has that small-town feel just south of the bustling city.

Vermont Avenue and Greenridge Road are quiet residential streets just minutes from shopping and restaurants.

Our amenities

Laundry facilities and storage lockers are in the basements of each of our buildings, and in the summers our pool offers tenants a refreshing weekend getaway.

Our 24 hour emergency maintenance is always available, and our grounds are kept clean and well groomed through all seasons. The parking is free, but we also rent garages at $50 per month.

Our surroundings

Hop on the T (Pittsburgh’s light rail system) at St. Anne’s just a block off the property and be downtown in 20 minutes, or ride in the opposite direction for shopping and movies at South Hills Village Mall. A quick drive will also take you to any number of stores and shopping centers, as well as South Park, where you can soak in the greenery, play a round of golf, or go ice skating in the winter.

Contact us to schedule a tour

alverngardens@yahoo.com

412-561-4663