St. Charles Patch, November 16, 2015
While a family-friendly community might be high on the list for some, others might be more interested in living where their four-legged friends are readily welcomed. When Colleen Urbanski and her fiancé decided to rent an apartment at The Oaks of Vernon Hills, a 336-unit luxury rental community in Vernon Hills by REVA Development, one of the deciding factors was that it was pet-friendly. Within a few months of moving in they adopted a puppy.
“A recent survey by apartments.com states that more than 70 percent of renters have pets, so offering a variety of places where residents can spend quality time with their pets can only help bring people with like-minded interests together and create a camaraderie among neighbors,” said Matt Nix, principal with REVA Development. The Oaks has a dog park, walking paths and plenty of green space for residents who own pets.
“When we first moved in we got to know a few people but once Lance came, I met so many other neighbors who have dogs,” said Urbanski. “A number of my neighbors and I regularly meet up for walks and/or ‘play dates’ at the dog park. I even have some neighbors who have offered to watch Lance whenever we go out of town.