Valparaiso Apartment Homes Community Completes Transformation

2013-11-24T08:00:00Z Valparaiso Apartment Homes Community Completes Transformation nwitimes.com
November 24, 2013 8:00 am

Valparaiso Apartment Homes Community Completes Transformation

Introducing Covington Square on Vale Park, where maintenance-free living, convenience and +1 customer service come together.

Centrally located in Valparaiso – on Vale Park Road just one mile west of SR 49 and a few miles south of the Indiana toll road and Interstate 94, Covington Square was formerly known as Hunter’s Pointe Apartments. After 15 years of operating under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program, the owner spent the last several years completing its obligation as a rent and income restricted housing option with the goal of taking the property in a new direction.

“I lived at Hunter’s Pointe as a single mom for a year in 1994 and it was a great experience,” Covington Square Property Manager Roberta “Birdie” Conkle who has lived and worked all over Valparaiso said. “I got into the property management industry in 2002, so when I learned about this position and all of the new changes and amenity upgrades that were being made at Covington Square, I was excited for the property and I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I would like to get the word out that Covington Square is a great option for those seeking quality housing in the Valparaiso area.”

As the county seat of Porter County and home to Valparaiso University (VU), the city of Valparaiso has grown and changed significantly during the last few decades.

While the city’s strategic location, unique resources and thriving business climate appeal to companies from around the globe - Luxembourg-based Paul Wurth, Inc. recently joined international distributors such as Task Force Tips, Urschel Laboratories and Emerson Power Transmission - VU welcomed the largest new undergraduate enrollment in 31 years plus the largest international student enrollment in its history last year.

Covington Square now provides an ideal solution when it comes to meeting the unique housing needs of relocating workers, local homebuyers in need of a temporary place to stay and VU students or faculty looking for a place to call home.

“We’re one of the few places you’ll find that are offering short-term leases – our leases range from 3 to 15 months because we know that people need the flexibility,” Conkle said. “We’re also pet friendly up to 50 pounds. However, I would have to say that it’s our customer service that truly sets us apart. You can count on our professional and friendly staff for 24-hour emergency maintenance. We are committed to acting on a service request as soon as it’s received. That definitely catches the attention of anyone who has lived in a rental before.”

Originally constructed in 1993, Covington Square features 152 one and two bedroom apartment homes and three bedroom townhomes, with rent currently ranging from $670 - $1140 per month (prices and availability subject to change). During the current promotion, which runs through the end of November, new residents may qualify for free December rent, according to Conkle.

“Over the last several years, the owners of Covington Square have invested more than $400,000 in community improvements. The most noteworthy of which is the all-new resident clubhouse with complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee bar in the Cyber Cafe, state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards and a meeting room,” she said. “The property has also been updated with exterior improvements such as a fresh coat of paint, new doors and new lighting. In addition, our residents are enjoying a new playground.”

Along with newly updated features in select homes, the apartment luxuries at Covington Square include washers and dryers or washer and dry hook ups in select homes, open floor plans with energy efficient heating and central air conditioning, nicely appointed kitchens, spacious closets, pantries and linen storage, patios or balconies with storage areas and mini blinds.

Located right across the street from a Valparaiso V-Line bus stop for fast, economical transportation to popular destinations throughout the city, including Valparaiso University and commuter stops, Covington Square is near shopping, restaurants and schools. Additional community luxuries beyond on-site professional management, 24-hour emergency maintenance and the resident clubhouse include a on-site day care, laundry facilities and a swimming pool with sun deck.

The property is managed by Sterling Management, and the office is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information, please visit covingtonsqapts.com or call (219) 246-4522. Apartment homes are going fast so call today or stop by for a tour at 1710 Vale Park Road in Valparaiso.

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