At the end of March, you can win a variety of prizes when you participate in our Resident Easter Egg Hunt! All of our buildings will have Easter eggs hidden in the lobbies and amenities spaces. Residents can redeem up to two Easter Eggs! You can pick up your prize at the STRATA West leasing office. The eggs will contain one of the following prizes below:
$5 Voucher to Bru Daddy’s, Tacos Y Tequila, or the Downtown Allentown Market
A full-size candy bar or another treat
$25 gift card to a downtown restaurant or retailer
$50 gift card to a downtown restaurant or retailer
This Easter Egg Hunt will be going on between March 29-April 4. Good luck!
Name: Tara Anthony Title: Senior Residential Property Manager
How many years have you’ve been working for City Center Residential? I’ve been working downtown for two years, but I’ve been working in leasing for a total of 6 years between my time here & one of our suburban properties!
What’s your favorite part about working in Downtown Allentown? Downtown Allentown has the best Starbucks team in all the land. I go there every day & they have my drink ready as soon as I walk in!
Do you have a favorite lunch spot in Downtown Allentown? Tacos Y Tequila. Ramiro makes me feel at home and the chicken fajitas are the bomb. Pro tip: add the cheese sauce.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? Getting to watch the downtown landscape transform year after year & working with the best team in the multifamily industry.
Tell us one fun fact about yourself! I have seen every episode of Law & Order SVU at least twice!
What’s your favorite resident event City Center Residential hosted? Annual Rooftop party! I think this is also our residents’ favorite event!
What’s the best memory you have since working at City Center Residential? Signing 54 leases during the month of July 2020! Talk about a month that flew by in the blink of an eye.
What do you like to do when you’re not working? I love spinning. Pre-COVID you could catch me every Saturday at Haddy’s spin class, however, I had to get creative during quarantine & got a Peloton. Catch me on the leaderboard. #7Bee
This month, Radish Republic shares a recipe for Cauliflower Mac and Cheese. Try this recipe at home for yourself! These ingredients can be purchased at Radish Republic. This recipe is gluten-free, keto, and vegetarian!
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
1 large head of cauliflower
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Cut the cauliflower into bite-size pieces.
Once the water is boiling, add the cauliflower and cook until fork-tender.
While the cauliflower is cooking, make the cheese sauce by mixing the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, heavy cream, ground mustard, and salt and pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the mixture is combined.
Drain the cauliflower and mix with the cheese sauce. Serve immediately.
Dimitris Kalahanis has always lived in the Lehigh Valley, but decided to make the move to Cityplace once he heard great things about living in Downtown Allentown from friends that live in neighboring residential communities. Keep reading to learn why Dimitris decided to make Cityplace his new home!
Why make the Lehigh Valley home? The Lehigh Valley is a great area to make your home because it is very up and coming with many restaurants, bars, and overall great entertainment options. There are many jobs in different aspects of work and anyone at any age will feel welcomed here. I relocated from Macungie to be closer to my restaurant.
How did you hear about Downtown Allentown/ Lehigh Valley? I heard about Allentown from word of mouth from my friends and other colleagues.
How did you hear about Cityplace Allentown? I heard about Cityplace through my friend who lives at STRATA Flats. He told me Cityplace was being built and I put in my application!
What made you choose Cityplace? I chose Cityplace because of its modern, simple design and because of its affordability.
Describe your experience working with the City Center Residential team? The Cityplace team has been nothing but kind and respectful to me even before moving in. They helped me find the ideal apartment and have been very caring and understanding of all my problems and concerns. Shout out to Robert Fox for always answering my emails promptly and always having a solution to my questions and problems!
Favorite part about your apartment? I love my apartment’s windows with the city view!
How have you made it home? I have customized my apartment by painting certain walls black for an abstract look with sleek, modern leather furniture accompanied by ambient lighting to tie the whole apartment together.
How does Downtown Allentown compare to other places you have lived? Cityplace is located very close to the center of Downtown Allentown, where you have access to different businesses and the stores are very close. Downtown Allentown is nice and slowly modernizing to accommodate newcomers.
Describe your commute to work. My commute to work starts with me heading towards Lehigh Street where I hop on 78 to drive 7 minutes into Bethlehem where I operate my restaurant.
Live Where You Work
Discover attainable living in Downtown Allentown. Cityplace apartments in Allentown, PA combine urban design with industrial finishes to create a cozy atmosphere in a bustling city.
I've been a tenant at Cityplace since day one opening. The leasing team has been EXCELLENT with their customer service, attentive and just super caring. They treat us well - monthly free bagel, events, goodie bags, give aways. I've referred 3 people here so far and non of them regret it! 10/10 MOVE HERE!
I really don’t understand some of the other bad reviews. I’ve been here for a month now and I absolutely love it. The apartments are nice and modern. I got an apartment with new stainless steel appliances which was great. I love being in the kitchen. The amenities are amazing. I love the 2 gyms they have at CityPlace. I am able to cancel my gym membership now since I don’t even have to go outside for a good workout. The courtyard and outside main area are perfect. They have a nice little dog park for your furry friends. They have nice grills and fire pits outside for a nice setting. I love that I don’t always have to be in my apartment since they have nice spots you can enjoy. And of course the game room they have is a nice touch. Perfect time to hang out with family and friends and as well as the lounge. They keep this place clean which I love. I walk through the main lobby area and always see someone cleaning which makes me happy. The pricing for these apartments are reasonable too. For all that you get with the these apartments if you put them in any other major location especially in New York they would be at least double or even triple the price. If you’re in the area and looking for a place give them a try. And tell them Simon sent you.
Getting ready to start my 2nd year at Cityplace South Love my apartment and few other tenants I've met There have been a few issues and management has resolved them fast looking forward to another year
Moved in a few months ago and love this place. I don't understand some of the other poor reviews.I highly recommend taking a tour of the place if you ever are looking for a place downtown.The Nines is super modern, very clean, and super convenient. Everyone has been super friendly and I think this place deserves a 5 star rating. Give it a tour if interested!
My boyfriend and I really enjoy living here. The tenants & staff are all super friendly. I live in The Nines, which I believe is one of the cheaper apartments. But I think for this area, what you get is amazing for the price. It can be scary walking home at night, (our garage is in the process of being built so it’s a 3 block walk right now) but once I reach the doors I feel extremely safe in my apartment building. The area is close to The Arts Walk, which has events and music pretty often, which is fun to walk to/around when bored. We only planned on living here for a year, but are considering staying longer because we enjoy it so much.
At the time of writing this review it is a 2.7 star average. I do not understand how is that the case, the building is excellent, the staff is extremely professional and friendly and I literally feel like I am in a hotel. I still don't believe that I live here. It's a well deserved 5 star review.
I’m excited to be the first review! I pre leased my studio apartment and just toured it yesterday! I was a little nervous about what to expect but everything turned out to be everything I expected and more! It was way better and bigger In person!! I fell in love with my studio right away! I love the 2 huge windows that overlook Hamilton Street and the fact that everything is brand new!! The kitchen is a perfect size and I just love the layout! The apartment theme decor is so cool and brings a unique city charm! The management and staff team is extraordinary and was super nice and professional! I’m also extremely excited about the phase two apartments being built next door because it includes all the amenities that we would also have access too!! I can tell the construction team is working really hard to get things done on time because everything looks amazing! Honestly, I loved everything about my experience and city place! I’m super excited about moving in!!! Definitely best choice I made so far! Would definitely recommend!!❤️❤️👍👍🤗🤗