Celebrate Thanksgiving in El Sobrante, Richmond CA


Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are. Joyce Giraud

Are you excited about Thanksgiving memorable this year? It’s always a great time of year because you get to reunite with old friends and family over a delicious meal. The question is- will you spend your Thanksgiving this year inside your luxury home at Solace Luxury Apartments in El Sobrante, Richmond? Or does going out to eat in one of El Sobrante’s restaurants appeal to you more?

If you decide to stay inside this year, then that’s great – your friends and family will get to revel in the lovely comforts of your apartment. If you need some ideas on how to make this upcoming Thanksgiving particularly remarkable, consider checking out Pinterest to get some creative ideas on how to decorate your home.

And if you need some tips on savory recipes,check out this website.

What are you grateful this holiday season? Be sure to share in the comments below. Even if your year hasn’t gone exactly has you would have planned, there is something you can find to be grateful for. Just check out the comments below in case you can’t think of anything and remember, life has its ups and downs for most of us.

Local Haunted Houses in El Sobrante, Richmond CA


“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”- Stephen King

One of the best things about Halloween is that it’s a great time of year to reflect upon the unsolved mysteries of the world around us, for both children and adults alike. There are several ways you can celebrate Halloween at Solace Luxury Apartments in El Sobrante, Richmond: you can host a party, go trick-or-treating, or look for a haunted house! Some cities have more haunted places than others, but it may be worth the drive from El Sobrante to really get your spook on.

Exploring haunted houses can be one of the most entertaining, fulfilling things you can do this holiday season.
So what will you do this year on October 31? If you’re keen to a spooky soundtrack to mark the countdown to Halloween or simply an upcoming Halloween party you’re attending or throwing, check this out. It’s a great album by Goblin, an eighties horror band that truly sets the ambiance for anything scary.

How will you make this Halloween memorable? To look up local haunted attractions near El Sobrante, click here. Go all out this year and get caught up on scary stories and real haunted history about your town.

Labor Day Weekend Activities in El Sobrante


Dr. King’s last campaign was a labor struggle. Many people are aware that Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis in the spring of 1968. Less well-known is what drew him there: solidarity with city sanitation workers, who, without the benefit of union representation, were rising up to protest humiliating pay and deplorable working conditions. Thomas E. Perez

Do you enjoy what you do for work? As Labor Day approaches, its actually a wonderful opportunity to reflect and think about how you feel about your career. It’s also a great opportunity to check out events in and around El Sobrante, Richmond to have fun on this patriotic occasion.

If you want to stay in El Sobrante, Richmond and celebrate, check out this site to get some ideas on what things are happening around you. Labor Day is a wonderful transition into fall and an amazing excuse to catch up with friends, family, and neighbors.

How will you celebrate Labor Day at the end of this summer? Will you go out and check out events near Solace Apartments in El Sobrante, Richmond or will you try to celebrate with a party of your own? For fun party activities that will assist you make the most out of Labor Day, click here.

Summer Events in El Sobrante, Richmond CA


“Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.”
―Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Isn’t it great that right now, we’re in the midst of summer? You should plan something fun for yourself. Even if you have a full time job and it doesn’t necessarily feel like summer to you, there are quite a few events going on around your apartments in El Sobrante, Richmond that are worth checking it. It certainly beats getting stuck in a rut of just locking yourself in your apartment or going to the same bar you always do.

Make it a point to check out this wonderful page, where new events near your apartments in El Sobrante, Richmond are constantly being updated and posted. In fact, if you happen to know of a fun event around town going on, contact Solace Apartment Homes so we can join you!

So what will you do to make the most of the heat and sunshine this season?

Beautiful Parks Near You For Earth Day


Is there a better way to spend Earth Day than enjoying the natural beauty of California! Even better? Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, one of the best places to experience our area’s natural beauty, is just down the road from the Solace Apartment Homes!

A sight to behold, Wildcat Canyon Regional Park spans nearly 3,000 acres and has something for everyone! If you want to get up close and personal with the parks abundant plant and wildlife, the miles of trails and bike paths will keep you coming back weekend after weekend. However, if you prefer to relax, there are plenty of opportunities for downtime as well! Between the picnic areas, open spaces, and rolling hills, you will find plenty of places to hideaway from the world. The best part of all? There are no entry or parking fees!

No need to wait, make a plan to visit Wildcat Canyon Regional Park this Earth Day! The park is located at 5755 McBryde Ave, Richmond, CA 94806, just a ten-minute drive from the Solace Apartment Homes in El Sobrante, Richmond CA.

Fun New Year’s Resolutions You Need in 2018


We’re all pretty familiar with the stereotypical New Year’s resolutions. Eat healthier. Exercise more. Save more money. While these are all great goals to have, sometimes it can be exciting to switch it up and try something new. You don’t need to look very far to find fun New Year’s resolutions, either. We have a few ideas that are perfect to add to your list.

Master a Cocktail Recipe

Whether you want to be the perfect host or impress your friends, one of the best skills an adult can have is mastering a cocktail recipe. You can even make it a goal to learn a new recipe each month. By the end of the year, you’ll be an expert mixologist! If you need some inspiration, this website has hundreds of different cocktail recipes to try! Yum!

Start a New Hobby

Remember when you were a kid and you loved trying new things? It’s time to bring that level of excitement to 2018! It’s never too late to learn a new hobby or skill. Whether it’s taking a tap dancing class or practicing your baking skills, the world is your oyster.

We hope that no matter what your goals are this year, your life is filled with fun times and excitement for the months ahead while you are living at Solace Apartment Homes.

Spend A Day At The Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo is the perfect destination for those who want to spend the day outdoors while learning about animals from across the globe.

Nestled within Knowland Park, the zoo dates back to 1922, and its mission is to inspire respect for and stewardship of the natural world while providing a quality visitor experience.

The zoo is one of the most recognized in the United States for both its humane treatment of animals and worldwide conservation efforts.

Highlights include:

Wild Australia

Hop aboard the Outback Express Train to see amazing animals as well as a picturesque view of the bay. As the train chugs through the exhibit, passengers see kangaroos, emus, Eastern wallaroos, and so much more.

African Veldt

Known as the zoo’s focal point, the African Veldt transports visitors to the plateaus found in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The exhibit is home to giraffes, Egyptian geese, and elands.

African Savanna

This area spans four acres, and there is much to see. Watch the magnificent elephants drink water, listen to lions roar, crawl through the meerkat viewing tunnel, and wander through the Savanna Reptile cave just to name a few.

Rain Forest

The rain forest features climbing structures, lush foliage, and naturalistic rockwork. It’s where animals such as squirrel monkeys, chimpanzees, and cotton-topped tamarins live and play, while the majestic tigers splash in their pool.

If you are thinking about calling our apartment community in Richmond, CA home, please contact our friendly representatives to arrange a tour.

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Explore the UC Botanical Garden

If you are looking to enjoy a few hours outdoors, head to the University of California Botanical Garden.

Encompassing thirty-four acres, the garden was formally established by E.L. Green, the first chairman of the Department of Botany.

It features one of the most diverse landscapes in the world with more than ten thousand types of plants, many of which are rare and endangered.

There is much to see including:

Asian Garden – The colorful collection in this garden features plants from much of the Asian continent. The garden began when rhododendrons were planted in the 1930s, and other plants include maples, magnolias, and camellias.

California Garden – Did you know that California is one of the world’s biodiversity hot spots and has more plant diversity than any other U.S. state? The garden features one of the largest collections of native California plants on the globe, including more than two hundred taxa, which is rare.

South American Garden – The plants within this garden represent those of the temperate and Mediterranean climate areas of South America. It showcases monkey puzzle trees, beech trees, wild fuchsias, and so much more.

Southern Africa Garden – In the Southern Africa Garden, the plants come from South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, and Lesotho. The region’s plants are well-known for their diversity of flowers and form, and this garden features those from the Karoo habitat and the Eastern Cape region.

The garden also offers butterfly walks on the fourth Tuesday of every month and changing exhibitions throughout the year.

If you would like to call our apartments in Richmond, CA home, please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.

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