Finding the Perfect Eco-Friendly Apartment in Hayes Valley | Final Holiday Extravaganzas Around SF | New Years Resolution: Move to Hayes Valley | Finding Furniture & Décor in Hayes Valley | Live High-Tech & High Quality at Avalon Hayes Valley

Finding the Perfect Eco-Friendly Apartment in Hayes Valley

One of the opportunities with a brand new property is to do right when it comes to being as environmentally-conscious as possible. Sure, we’ve talked about how Avalon Hayes Valley offers premier luxury living, but it’s also no slouch when it comes to respect for Mother Nature. You’ll be proud to live in one of our energy efficient apartments in San Francisco.

Let’s take a look at some of those features:

LEED Gold Certification

The community was designed in hopes of achieving LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (we find out soon). Certified buildings save money, resources and seek to have a positive impact on the health of residents, while promoting, renewable, clean energy.

ENERGY STAR® stainless steel appliances

Each apartment or townhome comes with brand-new efficient appliances. That means less wasted energy whether you’re in the kitchen, bathroom or tossing in a load of laundry.

Smoke-Free Community

Avalon Hayes Valley is a smoke-free community. We believe that all our residents have a right to breathe clean air and that this decision aligns with our green vision.

Bike Storage

Each resident has access to secure bike storage. We want to promote exercise and emission-free modes of transport.

Recycling and Compost Bins

Each unit has easy and convenient access to recycling and compost bins.

The city has a long-standing tradition of environmental advocacy from innovative recycling programs to the recent ban on plastic grocery bags. We’re happy to continue this trend of eco-friendly apartments in San Francisco. If you have any other questions about our green features or new ideas of your own, please don’t hesitate to contact our leasing office.

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Final Holiday Extravaganzas Around SF

With the holidays winding down and New Year’s a week away, you may be looking to catch up on any festivities you haven’t had time for in the past month. Don’t worry though, there are still plenty of opportunities to leave you feeling like you did this season right.

Here are some nearby events and final holiday extravaganzas around SF that we recommend checking out!

Union Square Ice Rink

Skate under the bright lights and holiday décor in the heart of Union Square. This rink offers 90 minute skate sessions from 10AM – 11:30 PM well into January.

Pet Adoption at Macy’s Union Square

For 28 years, charming holiday windows have been graced by adorable cats and dogs for adoption. The SPCA helps prospective parents find a new best friend, but even if you aren’t looking, this is the best kind of window shopping out there.

Elf the Musical

Who could forget Will Ferrell’s character Buddy the Elf? Now a holiday movie tradition, Elf the Musical is playing through December 28th.

A Christmas Carol

SF’s premiere non-profit theater company continues the tradition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Playing through December 28th.

The Nutcracker

See the Nutcracker at the very same venue it made its American debut. The San Francisco Ballet’s production of this classic has introduced countless people of all ages to the world of ballet. Playing through December 29th.


Black & White NYE Ball

Ring in 2015 at the luxurious JW Marriott hotel! This semi-formal event features world-class cocktails and a variety of music from house to hip-hop and new wave.

New Bohemia NYE

Not your traditional NYE party, the SF Armory is playing host to poets, performers, aerialists, DJs, burlesque dancers, live painters and acrobats.

Live Music

If special events aren’t what you want from NYE, it’s still a great night for live music. Catch Cut Copy (Mezzanine), Mayer Hawthorne (DJ set at Public Works), The Flaming Lips (Warfield), Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings (Fillmore), Strfkr (The Independent) and more.

Keep in mind that’s just a small sampling of the activities happening right outside your future door, for when you make the move to Avalon Hayes Valley, you’ll be in one of the best spots to experience what San Francisco has to offer. If there are any other types of events you need help finding, just give a shout!

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New Years Resolution: Move to Hayes Valley

The start of a new year is full of hopes and dreams – we reflect on the last year and think about what we want for the coming one. Maybe for you it’s finding the perfect new neighborhood and apartment, somewhere that really suits who you are and what you like to do when you aren’t working hard.

Lots of people make New Year’s Resolutions, but they rarely follow through unless there’s the desire and a good plan of action. If you are considering moving to Avalon Hayes Valley in 2015, here’s what you have to look forward to and a plan of action to get you there.

Features & Amenities

Your Home

The Avalon Hayes Valley community has a number of packages available for 2015. If you need some assistance in making that decision, just take our short quiz. Here are some of the highlights included with each unit:

  • Studios, 1 + 2 bedroom apartments and townhomes
  • Gourmet kitchens with new appliances
  • Walk-in closets
  • Washer and dryer in unit
  • 24 hour emergency maintenance
  • Custom finish packages

The Community

Avalon Hayes Valley isn’t your typical luxury apartment. Here are some of the conveniences you can look forward to on the premises.

  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas
  • Fireplace lounge
  • Rooftop terraces
  • Pet wash station
  • Secure bike parking
  • On-site restaurant

The City

Being located in Hayes Valley means you’ll be able to make the most out of this world-class city. It’s convenient to get around, whether it’s for work, errands or the plentiful number of cultural opportunities nearby.

  • Convenient location for BART, MUNI and freeway
  • Bars, restaurants and entertainment options nearby
  • Shopping, pharmacies, grocery store and cafes all in walking distance

We realize that most people move in the spring or summer, so now is a smart time to start prepping for your move. If have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call, send us an email or stop by our leasing office to discuss in person.

Contact Avalon Hayes Valley
325 Octavia Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Finding Furniture & Décor in Hayes Valley

If you’re moving into a new apartment in Hayes Valley, San Francisco, you may be in the market for some furniture. Sure, you already own some favorite pieces, but you aren’t moving into an apartment laid out exactly like your old place. There are new dimensions, walls and windows to consider. Perhaps you just want to shake things up and reinvent yourself.

Here are ten home furnishing and décor shops in Hayes Valley to get you started, and all of these locations and showrooms are only a short walk from Avalon Hayes Valley.

Art Deco Collection – Art Deco fans will love to check out the outstanding selection of art, furniture, clocks, and lighting.

Another Time – Vintage Heywood-Wakefield, Mid-Century, and Art Deco furniture shop. It comes highly regarded for its Mid-Century collection at reasonable prices.

Bedroom & More – Quality hardwood furniture that will last. You’ll find bed frames, mattresses, dressers, sofas and more here.

Lotus Bleu – Boutique décor and interior design shaped by a designer’s travel experiences and love for colorful, modern textiles.

Maker & Moss – Artisan-driven unique home furnishings. You’ll find lots of great tabletop items you’ll be proud to showcase.

Plantation – Custom furniture, lighting, decorative accessories and office décor. Plantation has been featured in many publications and has attracted the attention of clients in music, film and television.

Propeller – Modern home furnishings with a focus on emerging North American designers and manufacturers.

Quatrine – Custom furniture store known for its premium washable slipcovers.

Zonal – Primitive painted country furniture is a specialty here, but you’ll also find gorgeous antiques, refurbished pieces and custom-made sofas.

With so many options in your own neighborhood, we hope this guide will help you make your apartment a home. Avalon Hayes Valley is also partnering with Brook Furniture Rental for temporary home and office solutions.

For more furniture and décor options around San Francisco, check out this post on moving to Avalon Hayes Valley. Get shopping, and stay stylish!

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Live High-Tech & High Quality at Avalon Hayes Valley

So you’ve just landed a cool, new, high-tech job in San Francisco and you need someplace to live.

Why settle for something ordinary when you can move into an amazing apartment with all of the bells and whistles and then some? But, with so many choices in living arrangements throughout San Francisco, how do you know what to choose or where to go? It all depends on if you want something truly extraordinary like an upscale apartment in Hayes Valley, a place that you can proudly show off to colleagues, friends and family.

Live Comfortably

Whether you seek a studio, a one-bedroom, or a two-bedroom flat, or even a townhome, there are many floor plans at Avalon Hayes Valley to choose from. After all, once you finish work you’ll want to come back, and certainly kick up your feet in a home where you can truly relax. At these upscale apartments in Hayes Valley, you will find everything you need to live comfortably and of course, be happy while still being plugged in to everything that’s going on around San Francisco.

Many Amenities
Scheduled to open in late December/early 2015, these upscale apartments in Hayes Valley offer such amenities as large walk-in closets, efficient community, sustainably-designed homes, seeking LEED Gold certification, gourmet kitchens, ENERGY Star stainless steel appliances, a washer and dryer in each unit, hard surface flooring and other upgrades if you wish.

Besides all of these comforts there is a club-style, 24-hour access fitness center on site, a fireplace lounge, and rooftop terraces with skyline views of the golden dome of City Hall, outdoor flat screen TVs, barbecue and outdoor dining facilities. There’s even a place where you can wash your pooch (yes, furry friends are allowed) at the WAG pet wash, as well as an onsite restaurant in case you get home late from work.

Conveniently Located

These upscale apartments in Hayes Valley are also close to BART, MUNI, and the 101/I-80 freeway ramp so you should have no problem commuting to that new job or if you just want to explore the local surroundings.

And once the whistle blows, and work ends, you can enjoy a walk to Alamo Square, Patricia’s Green, the opera, and symphony, SF jazz and so much more right from your own upscale apartment in Hayes Valley.

Are you ready to call Avalon Hayes Valley your new home-sweet-home? If so, it could be best place you ever decided to set down roots so don’t wait to make the move.

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