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1st Lake Properties Gives Back To Their Communities

Many of the 1st Lake Properties apartments in the New Orleans area have been busy over the past few months with philanthropic efforts and giving back to the communities they love. Residents have done their part to be good samaritans, benefiting others as well as themselves.

Managers and residents of the Citrus Creek apartments for rent in River Ridge held a “Warm a Life” clothing drive during the entire month of January. “Our expectations were overwhelmingly exceeded by the amount of donations received,” said Property Manager Christine Ward. Citrus Creek East collected large boxes of items, mostly gently worn coats, shoes, shirts, socks, pants, pillows and blankets. All of the donations will be delivered to the New Orleans Mission. All residents that donated were entered into a drawing to win a free oil change from Auto Empire. Citrus Creek West also contributed to the donations.

In December and January, residents at the Kenner apartments of Lakes of Chateau Estates North and South donated new and gently used coats for the Coats for Kids Foundation.

Both Citrus Creek and the Sugar Mill West apartments in Kenner participated in blood drives in December with substantial turnouts, providing many donations to the Blood Center. Sugar Mill West is holding their next blood drive on February 23 and residents who donate will be rewarded with a free ticket to the Home & Garden show on the same weekend.

As you can see, 1st Lake Properties fosters communities that lend a hand to the less fortunate. If you’d like to be part of this good company, check out the many New Orleans area apartment rentals we have available.

Baton Rouge Community


December 18, 2012

An affiliate of Metairie, Louisiana, based Favrot & Shane Companies, Inc., has acquired the 312 unit Regency Club Apartments in Baton Rouge, LA.

Constructed in 1984 and located just off S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. on the south side of I-12, Regency Club consists of one and two bedroom units averaging 808 square feet. The property is gated and fully amenitized, including a fitness facility, tennis court, sand volleyball court, two swimming pools and resident carports. Individual unit amenities include full sized washer/dryers, wood burning fireplaces and outside storage.

Favrot & Shane’s 1st Lake Properties division ( will manage Regency Club. A $1.4 million updating is planned for the property, and will include new exterior siding, exterior painting, revised site lighting and signage, improved landscaping, and revamping of the Resident Services Center.

Regency Club is the third multi-family rental property acquired by Favrot & Shane in Baton Rouge since 2004, joining Lake Towers and Springbrook as part of the 1st Lake Properties, Inc. brand. 1st Lake Properties manages 68 apartment communities in Louisiana and Mississippi on behalf of Favrot & Shane, totaling over 9,000 units. Its commercial property division, Preferred Realty, manages Favrot & Shane’s office, retail, industrial and land investments.

New Orleans Area Apartments Give Back

In the spirit of giving, 1st Lake’s Citrus Creek apartment community has hosted a number of thoughtful and charitable events over the past few months at their apartment community in River Ridge.

Back around Halloween, Citrus Creek gave all residents’ pets a special treat for the holiday. This was carried out in conjunction with Hickory Knoll Veterinary Hospital which donated small bags of treats for cats and dogs. The staff at Citrus Creek then distributed the treat bags along with a toy and a special note made out to the pet. The idea was that each pet would get a toy to do tricks with and a treat to enjoy. All the pet owners at Citrus Creek were extremely appreciative, and touched that their pets were thought of in such a special way.

With the holiday season upon us, Citrus Creek is hosting a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank and a pet food drive for the Animal Rescue of New Orleans.  All residents that donated food to either drive by November 30, 2012 were then entered to win a $50 gift card to Fox & Hound English Pub-Grille in River Ridge.

With so much goodwill going around, the residents at the Citrus Creek River Ridge apartments are sure to be in the holiday spirit!

Resident Pizza Night at 1st Lake Apartments

Who doesn’t like pizza? It’s delicious, saucy, cheesy, with endless possibilities for toppings and is a perfect food for parties, football season or just kicking back at home. If any doubts remain about the wonders of pizza, then resident pizza night at two of 1st Lake Properties’ excellent apartment communities should put them to rest.

At the Citrus Creek East and Citrus Creek West apartments in River Ridge, residents can enjoy great local pizza from Italian Pie every month for an unbeatable price. Residents will have their choice of large pepperoni, sausage or extra cheese pizzas for only $8 on the first Wednesday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. in the community entrance. The  Citrus Creek apartments for rent in River Ridge are both located along Citrus Blvd., conveniently close to Elmwood Business Park, the Huey P. Long Mississippi River Bridge, New Orleans Central Business District and all the shopping and entertainment you could ask for in those areas.

Clearwater Creek offers an equally awesome pizza night on the first Tuesday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m. Residents can find reduced large pies from Papa John’s for $8 right by the community office. The Clearwater Creek apartments, also in River Ridge, provide serenity and scenery with their walking paths and creeks while located in a secluded area of Elmwood Business Park that’s close to all the cosmopolitan resources of New Orleans, Metairie and West Jefferson. Clearwater Creek is also currently running a great one bedroom special! Don’t miss out!

Pizza party, anyone? Current and prospective tenants of these River Ridge apartment rentals – mark these special pizza nights on your calendar!

Join 1st Lake At The Step Out Walk To Stop Diabetes

Diabetes is a widespread disease that compromises the health and quality of life of so many people around the world. In an effort to diminish the threat of diabetes, 1st Lake is sponsoring a team for the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes this Saturday, November 3!

The New Orleans area Step Out Walk hosted by the American Diabetes Association will be in Audubon Park starting at 8:30 a.m. Participants will walk in support of all those millions of people affected worldwide, including 132,000 people in New Orleans alone. The purpose of the walk is to raise funds for diabetes prevention education and research as well as raise awareness and promote healthy living to combat the disease.

1st Lake Properties believes in taking action and volunteering in the areas they serve. Take part in our joint mission with the American Diabetes Association to inform and inspire people to work for the cure to this devastating chronic disease. Show your support by registering for the Step Out Walk at Audubon Park in New Orleans, just a short drive for residents of 1st Lake’s River Ridge, Kenner and Metairie apartments!