2019 Rooftop Season Tips

The Summer season is in full swing, and off to an amazing start. Now we welcome July. Along with the rising temperatures, it’s time to take your current apartment experience up to the next level, and truly tap into one of the biggest reasons you decided to live at 2M… The rooftop! The views are stunning, the amenities are plentiful, and the overall vibe is unlike any other. All the elements you need to have a winning rooftop season is right at your fingertips at 2M.

Here are some quick rooftop tips to help maximize your rooftop experience at 2M.

Reserve the fun ahead of time

While the pool is not available to reserve for private parties, the Skyline Café is the perfect location to book your next Summer event. The Café has an extended kitchen area ideal for any of your catering orders. It is also adjacent to a lounge area with a cozy fireplace and television.

Apart from enjoying the Summer is being able to take a weekend to enjoy the closeness of your family and friends. What better place to do it than your magnificent rooftop. Take control of the experience and eliminate the worry of wondering if a certain area is going to be available for a particular weekend.

Reserve your location today!

Experience the rooftop at night

(Don’t forget the rooftop is open until 12 AM)

 There’s nothing wrong with some fun in the sun, but having access to the rooftop after the sun goes down opens up an entirely new night experience. Enjoy a nice relaxing summer evening on the rooftop of while you look over the bright lights of DC. You could also enjoy a nice night swim while being next to the grilling station for easy accessibility for an evening bite to eat.

Perfect for an outdoor workout

You don’t have to wait for the next rooftop fitness class to happen in order to have an amazing workout up-top. The rooftop is always a great change of pace from your typical workout in the gym. It’s something about being outside that adds a different level to your fitness experience. Get up before work, and grab an early morning workout as you watch the sunrise. Or unwind after work with an evening session as the sun starts to go down. Either way, we’re proud to be able to truly offer an elevated overall fitness experience on the 2M rooftop.

Your rooftop season deserves to be celebrated correctly. Take advantage of these 2M rooftop tips, and open up your Summer possibilities.

 

Pool FAQ

2M Pool FAQ | What you need to know about our rooftop pool

The official kick-off to the Summer season at 2M is right around the corner with a resident appreciation pool party this Saturday May 2nd!  As we head into our first full Summer season, we wanted to answer a few questions that may come up; here’s a brief pool FAQ:

Is the pool heated?

Yes, it is heated! This will allow us open the pool in early May and keep it open through September. During the warm summer months, however, we won’t be using the heater.

How deep is the pool?

The pool is four feet deep.

How late is the pool open?

The pool is open until midnight each night. While we hope you enjoy the expanded pool hours, please be mindful of your neighbors and keep noise to a minimum in the evening hours.

Am I allowed to reserve the pool?  

Unfortunately, residents cannot reserve the pool for private functions. While we may, as a community, occasionally host poolside events for non-residents, the pool is designed as an amenity for use by the entire community. By allowing it to be reserved on an individual basis, too many residents would be deprived of its use.

What can I reserve on the rooftop?

The Skyline Café can be reserved for private events! Please use BuildingLink to submit your reservation request. Fees do apply to renting the Skyline Café and those details can also be found on Buildinglink.

Can I bring food and drink to the pool?

Feel free to bring food and drink to the pool, but please no glass containers. We don’t want anyone to get hurt around the pool. Also, please remember to dispose of all trash before you leave for the day.

How can I keep my beverages chilled? Is there an ice machine?

Yes, there is an ice machine located in the elevator lobby just outside of the Skyline Café.

How many guests am I allowed to bring to the pool?

Each apartment is permitted two guest at the pool. Please remember that both you and your guests should be wearing your wristbands at all times.

Any other questions we can answer for you?  We’d be happy to help if you want to comment below or email us at 2m@wcsmith.com.  Thanks and enjoy!

 

Let’s Get Physical

A quick word from your favorite Property Manager Doug:

Dear Residents,

Currently we have 8 teams that have signed up for the building 2V2 basketball league and I wanted to follow up to see if anyone else would like to be added to the list. In order to qualify to play in this outstanding league you must be able to tomahawk dunk and rain 3 pointers like Larry Bird. If you do not have someone to play with we will team you up with another individual that is looking for a team. I will close the list on Friday and send out team assignments and game times next week. I am anticipating league play to start on Thursday February 12th. so get your Reebok pumps and headbands ready. If you have suggestions on the length of games and the format for league play please send me your ideas.

Boot camp will take place tomorrow night at 6:30PM in the basketball gym. No sign up is necessary so bring your drive and determination and we will provide the sweat and tears.

Meet 2M Night Ambassador James Smith

Last week we told you to be on the lookout for some information about our newest team member James.  James is the new 2M Night Ambassador and his goal is to make your life at 2M easy and stress-free; what’s not to like, right?  When he’s on duty, you’ll have someone to help with tech issues, carrying bags and everything in between!  Here’s a little bit about James.

Meet 2M Night Ambassador James
What made you want to come work at 2M?
I was always interested in real estate and property management.  In my research of the company I found that I can be myself, be helpful, grow with the company and retire a very happy and established man.

What might we find you doing when you’re not at work?
Spending quality time with my mini-me’s (my children), watching sports, cooking, enjoying friends and life, and waiting & looking for the future Mrs. Smith!

What are some of your favorite things about DC?
All the monuments, sporting venues, and the new city nightlife.

If 2M were a song, what would it be?
“Georgia” (It stays on my mind, lol)

A TV Show?
“The Love Boat” (It’s exciting & new)

A Super Hero?
Flash (The building is filling up fast!)

What do you think draws residents to 2M and the NoMa neighborhood?
The location (very accessible) and the amenities.

What do you think is the best “green” feature at 2M?
The fact that the building is totally non-smoking.

What is the 2M amenity you’re most excited about?
The indoor basketball court!

5 Reasons to Put 2M on Your Apartment Hunting List

When it comes to choosing the perfect apartment, we know you have your reasons.  We’re here to give you just a few more.


 

1. 3 Words: Heated Rooftop Pool

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If you are going to have a rooftop pool, shouldn’t you be able to use it as much as possible? Keep swimming laps well into the fall in 2M’s sparkling pool, or just enjoy the breathtaking view of the Capitol and Washington Monument.

If the weather outside is frightful, no worries. We’ve got you covered … literally! Our Skyline Café is completely enclosed and has Apple TV, a chef’s kitchen, but most importantly, floor-to-ceiling windows so you can still enjoy Washington DC’s stunning skyline!

See for yourself!

 

2. Green Living

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You care about the environment, so do we! We took the extra steps to build to LEED Gold standards. You can read all about that HERE.

What does that mean for you? It means lower utility bills. More importantly, it means we make it easy for you 2Make a difference. (See what we did there?)

 

3. Smart Pricing

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Moving is a pain! If you find a place you love, you sure as heck don’t want to give it up next year because the landlord increased your rent sky high!

We like you and want you to stay in our community! So, 2M has a promise for you.

First, select your lease term anywhere from 6-24 months. When it’s time for you to renew, we guarantee that the maximum rent increase you will get is 5%!!!

We are so serious about this promise we are including it in your lease. We should also mention that 2M isn’t going to charge you silly things like move-in fees or amenity fees. So you can take that promise–and all your extra savings–to the bank!

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4. Transportation Options for Days

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Whatever your preferred method of transportation is, it will be close at hand at 2M.

-Ride the Metro? The Red Line stops just 2 blocks from our front door.

-Is two-wheeling more your thing? We have a bike room in our secured garage and a Capital Bikeshare station right around the corner!

-Speaking of our garage, if you do have a car, we offer reserved spots in our garage and we even have electric car charging stations! (We told you we are serious about the Green thing!)

-Prefer to let someone else do the driving? The bus stop is right outside our front door! We also have an exclusive deal with Green Tomato Cars (the eco-friendly option to Uber).

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5. Live With A Celebrity

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Okay, not really … but she is the cutest bulldog ever! Plus, she’s InstaFamous.

Meet Emmy, 2M’s very own community puppy ambassador. You can meet her in the leasing office and play with her in our internal dog park. She can’t wait to meet you and your pet!

On that note, we should mention, 2M is VERY pet friendly! We welcome your dog or your feline friends. While there is a one-time pet fee, you will NEVER have to pay pet rent here!

 

Still not convinced? Come take a tour!

We know 2M is the place you should call home!

What is 2M Street Made Of?

Hello, Friends!  We hope everyone had a great weekend.  With the opening of 2M Street, we are so enjoying meeting potential residents and showing off our brand new building in NoMa.  There have, of course, been questions along the way, so we’ve created this infographic to show you exactly what 2M Street is made of!

What is 2M Street Made Of