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1st Lake Is A CityBusiness Best Place To Work

1st Lake Properties is proud to be included as one of CityBusiness’ Best Places to Work for the second year in a row! This distinction is a reflection of our passion for what we do and our pay it forward mentality in our daily operations.

Best Places to Work is an annual CityBusiness recognition of New Orleans’ 50 top employers based on employee satisfaction surveys. 1st Lake Properties is thrilled to be among the 35 large companies honored in 2012. 1st Lake has been evolving since 1970, developing the highest quality New Orleans apartment rentals, Metairie apartment rentals, Kenner apartment rentals and many more communities for its residents. 1st Lake Properties employs over 300 team members that work daily to provide a great apartment to our residents.

We believe our positive work environment results in happy 1st Lake Properties residents and we look forward to many more years of fulfilling work and service in the Greater New Orleans and Mississippi areas!

Come feel the good vibrations at 1st Lake Properties. We feature apartment homes in Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, Slidell, Mandeville, Baton Rouge, Picayune, and Ridgeland Mississippi. Let our enthusiastic staff provide you with the best living experience possible.

Find A Home For You And Your Pet At 1st Lake

Your pet will be just as – if not more – comfortable as you living at 1st Lake Properties. Before you settle in with your little furry one, the following is everything you need to know about bringing a pet with you to any of 1st Lake’s pet friendly apartment communities.

  • To house one pet that is 20 pounds or less full grown at 1st Lake, a deposit of $300 is required, $100 of which is non-refundable. There is a $15 a month pet fee after that.
  • To house two pets with a combined weight of 40 pounds or less full grown, a $600 deposit is required, $100 of which is non-refundable. There is a $25 a month pet fee in addition.
  • Restricted dog breeds include any dogs which are partial, or full, Pit Bull, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, English Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Rottweiler, Doberman, Alaskan Malamutes, Huskies, Presa Canario, Saint Bernard, Great Dane, Akita, German Sheppard or Boxer. 1st Lake Reserves the right to restrict any other breed or animal.
  • All dogs, cats, birds or other animals may be your live-in companions if approved by 1st Lake Properties and a Pet Agreement has been signed. All pets must be leashed when walking around the property grounds and none are allowed in any pool areas with the exception of service animals.

Our newest apartment community, Bella Ridge, features an on-site dog park known as Bella Bark. The convenience of having an on-site, safe space for your pup to play right outside your door is an added bonus of the many luxuries you’ll experience at Bella Ridge.

Join 1st Lake Up On The Roof For East Jefferson General Hospital

What’s better than sampling dozens of tasty craft brews and grazing on delicious local fare? Knowing it all goes to benefit an important cause that positively affects everyone! All of this can be accomplished at the East Jefferson General Hospital’s Up on the Roof beer tasting on Friday, October 12.

From 7-10 p.m. on the EJGH’s garage roof, there will be a diverse selection of local, national and international beers to taste with food from the area’s best restaurants. If that weren’t enough to entice you, New Orleans rock band Bag of Donuts will lend their musical talents for the night’s entertainment.

More than a fabulous roof party, this event will support the EJGH in their commitment to provide the highest quality health care to its patients. The proceeds from Up on the Roof will go towards funding the hospital’s goals for specialized patient care, obtaining advanced medical technology and expanding special services and projects.

Advanced tickets are $40 or $50 at the door. With excellent beer, gourmet cuisine and such a worthy cause to take part in, there’s no way this party won’t be a hit!

While you’re in the area, check out the great apartment deals and options that First Lake Properties offers at their Metairie and Kenner locations!

The Blood Center Drive at Sugar Mill West

Sugar Mill West Apartments is not only a sleek and immaculate member of the 1st Lake community, but is also lending their altruistic powers this week for The Blood Center.

Sugar Mill West will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 8 to increase the The Blood Center’s supply which serves hospitals throughout South Louisiana and parts of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The Sugar Mill West apartments have a modern design located on a beautifully landscaped plot on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain in Kenner, Louisiana. This 1st Lake property features studio, one and two bedroom spaces with wood tone flooring, washer and dryers, large closets and sun rooms as part of their accommodating facilities. A lighted pool and swimming court, fountains, bridges and an electronic access gate are among the exciting luxury amenities that make Sugar Mill West feel like a residential resort.

The blood drive is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the lovely grounds and interior of Sugar Mill West, and to assist in their mission to aid The Blood Center which will bring important healthcare to Gulf Coast patients.

Renovated apartments are now available.  Call today for apartment specials: 504-469-0566.

Grand Opening: Brewster Commons Apartments in Covington LA

1st Lake Properties celebrates the grand opening of Brewster Commons apartments in Covington with an exciting array of giveaways for leasers. Starting on Friday, April 20th, leasers and anyone who tours the grounds will be eligible for the fabulous prizes.

Before we get to what you could snag by becoming part of Brewster Commons, here’s a little bit of background info on the Northshore’s newest luxury apartment complex. Brewster Commons is located in the River Chase subdivision, in close proximity to downtown Covington. There are a variety of floor plans to choose from based on how many bedrooms or square feet you require. Brewster Commons units are available in one, two or three bedrooms.

The state of the art interiors all have modern features including energy saving appliances from washers and dryers to self-cleaning ovens to refrigerators complete with ice makers. The amenities might just be the best part – because who doesn’t like extras? Brewster Commons affords the best in safety and convenience for its tenants, including a community access gate, garages, alarm systems and free wi-fi. Other leisure amenities include a resort style swimming pool, hot tub, massive sun deck, 24 hour fitness center and a Wii and yoga room.

Enough of all the extraneous details. Okay, well not extraneous, but on to the prizes you could win by leasing an apartment in Brewster Commons. The first 50 leases go into a drawing for six months of free rent. Anyone who leases from April 20 through May 27 and moves in before June 1 will have a TV installed in their kitchen. In addition to these incentives, anyone who leases now will receive $100 off their monthly rent for 12 months. Both seven and 18 month rents will also be offered.

Not only leasers, but anyone who just takes a tour of the premises will be entered in daily drawings for prizes up to $100 in value. So with the great features, convenience and amenities of Brewster Commons and all the lagniappe offered for just becoming part of the community, there’s no reason not to.