Fall Fun For All

Fall Fun For All

The fall season is here and it’s time to get ready for the colder months ahead. With the crisp air and changing leaves, there are plenty of activities you can do with your family to enjoy the season. Here are some fun things you can do this fall season! 

Go pumpkin picking! 

Pick out pumpkins at a field near you. Baldwin County has many stands, farms and fields where you can do so! You’ll find everything from realistic jack-o’-lanterns to funny faces and more! 

Take a hayride with friends or loved ones. 

You’re never too old to enjoy a hayride! Throughout the fall season, there are local farms that offer these fun rides that even carry on through the winter season! 

Attend community events. 

Baldwin County is filled with events that have something for everyone to love! From parades, festivals and community gatherings in local places, there’s so much to do! 

Go on a hike. 

A hike or walk through the woods to see all of the beautiful colors on the trees is something you don’t want to miss! Hiking is another great thing to do during the fall season. It’s nice to get outside and take a hike through the woods or along a beach where there are beautiful views of nature all around you! 

Try out new fall recipes. 

One thing about the fall season is that there are never short of fall recipes to try! Grab some in-season fruits and vegetables to make a sweet or savory creation while having fun! 

Go camping. 

Camping is an awesome activity to do during the fall because there’s so much nature around you along with the wonderful weather to complement the views! You can also roast marshmallows over an open fire and roast hot dogs too! 

Have a potluck Friendsgiving dinner. 

A potluck is a great way to get everyone involved in helping out with the meal prep — and it’s also an easy way to make sure that everyone gets exactly what they want on their plate. You can even ask guests to bring their favorite dish from their home state or country for some extra fun! 

The fall season brings so many things to do and enjoy for everyone! As a resident, Tonsmeire Properties is here for you through every season. We offer a wide choice of homes and are committed to our residents. Our rental homes are located where you want to be.

Fairhope, AL: A Great Place to Live, Work & Play

Fairhope, AL: A Great Place to Live, Work & Play

Fairhope, Alabama is a spirited town on the shoreline of Mobile Bay. This beautiful town is known for its spectacular views, coastal way of living and southern charm. Along with its vibrant downtown life, the city has boasted a rich history with an incredible community and pivotal economical development over the years. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or making the move down south to this town, the reasons to live, work and play here are endless! 

Let us tell you why. 

Family-Oriented Community 

Fairhope, Alabama, is ranked number one in “2022 Best Places to Raise a Family in Baldwin County” by Niche.com. The community is filled with various events throughout the year with something for everyone to enjoy, including festivals, concerts, celebrations and more. Along with the many festivities to partake in, the town features highly rated public and private schools in the area. 


Fairhope is nowhere near short of entertainment! This lively area is home to many ways of enjoying entertainment throughout the city. There are wonderful restaurants to experience with delicious local foods. Some are even known for their fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood. The town has various shopping options, live music, resorts, hotels and more! 

Economic Opportunities 

Over the years, Fairhope, Alabama, has seen substantial growth in economical activity and development throughout the city. Fairhope’s population is reaching almost 24,000 residents, creating a unique and distinctive community that is thriving from growth expansion in its business community. It’s supported by a vast range of industries and employs more than 40 percent of its population, according to WorldAtlas.com. 

Outdoor Activities 

Fairhope is known for its incredible scenery and views. Located on the shoreline of Mobile Bay, the town has endless possibilities for outdoor activities. You’ll find plenty of nature trails, piers, parks, picnic areas and more to experience and enjoy. A local favorite is the Fairhope Municipal Pier which hosts striking views for visitors and locals alike. The temperate climate allows for outdoor activities all year long, so living, working and playing in Fairhope is just that much better! 


Fairhope, Alabama, was established in 1908 with only 500 residents. A group of populist reformers sought their own utopia. The founders settled on the steep-sided valley where they bought clear-cut wasteland for only $5.50 per acre. Ultimately, they used the Single Tax plan in hopes of it giving them at least a “fair hope” of succeeding in creating the town we know and love today!

Tonsmeire Properties is proud to be locally owned and operated in the beautiful town of Fairhope, Alabama. There’s so much to love about this city as it continues to grow and reach new heights. Are you interested in finding a rental home or apartment in the area? Contact us today by visiting our website www.tonsmeireproperties.com.

What Coastal Living Means To Us

What Coastal Living Means To Us

Living along the Gulf Coast comes with many benefits that can create a wonderful quality of life. Tonsmeire Properties has has built, managed and owned rental communities in Alabama for over 50 years. Tonsmeire Properties located in Baldwin County has rental homes and apartment communities along the Gulf Coast and in Madison, Alabama. The coastal living way of life is unlike any other.

Let us tell you a little bit about what coastal living means to us! Read about our green living and conservation efforts below. 

Green Living Communities 

We lay the foundations for green living in the multifamily industry by making incremental changes toward sustainable living practices. Each property was built, and is maintained, with green living and conservation in mind. This philosophy shines through in the natural environments of our properties.

Support Of Our Watershed 

Coastal living means supporting and preserving our natural ecosystem and the habitats that have existed long before we found them. Tonsmeire Properties is a proud sponsor of the Annual Bald Eagle Bash, which is the Alabama Gulf Coast’s party for preservation. The Bald Eagle Bash is also South Alabama Land Trust’s principal fundraiser providing revenue for land, water and wildlife protection, along with education and outreach programs.

Native Plants In Our Communities 

At all of our Tonsmeire Properties communities, we grow plants that are native to our beautiful Alabama area. We plant these flowers, bushes and trees to encourage the natural environment surrounding our communities to thrive with us.

Community Amenities 

Our apartment communities have convenient amenities promoting green living, such as our saltwater pools, energy-efficient appliances, community gardens and outdoor community spaces. Some of our communities even feature solar panels to help conserve energy for the community and its residents.

Tonsmeire Properties is proud to live along the beautiful Gulf Coast in Fairhope, Alabama. We take pride in the communities we have built and created for our residents. We want to help provide a better way of life through our green living efforts and create a coastal living community you will love.

To learn more about our communities, visit our website at www.tonsmeireproperties.com today.

6 Tips To Save Energy This Summer In Your Rental Home

6 Tips To Save Energy This Summer In Your Rental Home

It’s sweet summertime! The days are longer, the heat is rising and the beautiful state of Alabama is in full bloom. When living in a rental home, you have the opportunity to control how much energy you use throughout your time there. Luckily, there are always ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency with simple tips to keep in mind. Implementing these suggestions can help save you more each month! 

Switch to Energy-Efficient Bulbs 

One thing that some renters don’t often think about is exchanging their regular bulbs for energy-efficient ones. Energy-efficient bulbs like LED bulbs use 85 percent less energy than incandescent light bulbs, and 40 percent less energy than fluorescent bulbs. Using these can save you money on your energy bill in the long run. Just be sure to save your regular bulbs in a safe place to replace them when you move out. 

Utilize Fans and Window Shades 

It’s great to let the sunshine in through your windows, it brings in natural light needed for a healthy home. However, with the natural light that shines in, heat is distributed throughout your home by the sun’s rays. As a result of this, your air conditioning unit is working harder than it needs to be to continue to cool your home. Utilize your window shades throughout the day to cool down your home. If you have an overhead fan, try turning it on throughout the day to allow cool air to be dispersed to help beat the heat. 

Keep the thermostat at the highest comfortable level 

In the South, we know that summer is hot! Your air conditioning unit knows it and feels it, too! One way to keep energy levels at bay is to keep your thermostat at the highest comfort level throughout the day. The closer your thermostat temperature is to the actual temperature outside will benefit your energy consumption the most. Your unit doesn’t have to work as hard and you get to enjoy the cool air while you save more each month. 

Pull the Plug on Phantom Energy Charges 

Phantom energy is a real thing! When your appliances are plugged into outlets and are not in use, energy is still being used, creating phantom energy. Even though your appliances are off, you’re still using energy that goes towards your bill every month. Be sure to pull the plug on phantom energy charges to avoid using more energy than you need to! 

Look for leaks and other maintenance issues 

Some leaks or issues are noticeable, however, some may not be. It’s beneficial to take a look around your rental home every month to ensure every part of your home is in tip-top shape. If you see a leak or any other maintenance issue, be sure to contact your property management 

team to resolve the issue. This can save you a lot of money down the road if larger issues are to arise from something that could’ve been fixed! 

Wash Your Clothes In Cold Water 

Washing your clothes with hot water uses a lot more energy than you may think. Running your washing machine on a hot cycle requires the water to be heated to utilize for washing, ultimately

adding to the energy costs of your rental home. Try running your washing machine on a cold or warm cycle to refrain from using so much energy during every wash. 

At Tonsmeire Properties, we understand that saving energy each month is important. Not only does saving energy help your wallet, but it ultimately helps the environment by using less. Tonsmeire Properties has apartment communities and single-family rental homes to accommodate your needs. To learn more about Tonsmeire Properties, visit www.tonsmeireproperties.com.

Why Our Communities Are The Best

Why Our Communities Are The Best

At Tonsmeire Properties, we’re lucky to be home to the best communities in all of Alabama. Each of our communities has an elegance and charm to them, reflecting the individuals who live there. We honor our communities by having a management team that values our residents and by keeping the grounds in top shape. By making sustainability a priority at all Tonsemeire Properties, our residents get to enjoy the natural beauty of the environment. It’s no wonder why our communities are simply the best! Here are some other reasons why our communities are the best. 

Bay Breeze Apartment Homes (Daphne, AL) 

Voted the #1 apartment community on the Eastern Shore in past years, Bay Breeze Apartment Homes offers many amenities so that you can live your fullest life all right within the complex! You can enjoy a dip in our Olympic size pool, play outdoor games with your family and friends and work on your fitness goals in our 24-hour fitness center. Minutes away from I-10, Bay Breeze allows you access to the best local stores, eateries and shops in Daphne. 

East Bay Apartment Homes (Daphne, AL) 

Located in the heart of Daphne, East Bay Apartment Homes is located above Mobile Bay, giving you access to the best spot in the area to watch the sunrise and sunset. After a long day, residents can take a nice, relaxing walk along our private boardwalk and forget the troubles of the day. With amenities that make your life more convenient, our residents enjoy a mix of relaxation and self-improvement. 

South Pointe Apartments & Homes (Foley, AL) 

Tranquil, secluded and charming, South Pointe Apartments and Homes is located mere minutes from the beach in Foley. Residents can mingle and host get-togethers at our gazebo and grill area, play sand volleyball on our court and find many other ways to connect with the local community. Located near the water, we even offer boat storage to our residents who love taking their boats out to the bay. 

Windscape Apartment Homes (Madison) 

Located in a quiet residential area, Windscape Apartment Homes is located only blocks away from the heart of downtown Madison, Alabama. Perfect for residents seeking a relaxing community, this community offers the perfect mix of nightlife and seclusion. Multiple shopping centers and incredible restaurants are just minutes away, making Windscape the epitome of convenience. With wonderful amenities like a collegiate length pool that features lap lanes and a sun deck, to a pet park and regular resident socials, residents enjoy living in luxury. 

Our communities are truly the best because our residents make them the best. We offer a myriad of wonderful amenities that allow residents to live life to the fullest and employ the best

management team to keep the grounds in excellent condition. We take pride in our communities and strive to bring the best of community living to our residents. 

Are you interested in living in a Tonsemire Property community? We have many apartments and rental home options that fit your lifestyle. If you want to learn more about the individual communities or have any questions, visit our website at www.tonsmeireproperties.com.

Apartment Living with Pets

Apartment Living with Pets

When it comes to apartment living, there’s not many other things that can make your apartment feel like home more than a loyal pet by your side. At all of our Tonsmeire Properties communities, we care about your pet as much as you do. That’s why not only do our communities provide their residents with a community pet park, but each offers a pet-friendly community for you and your beloved pet for years to come. We’ve made a list of things to have (and do!) to ensure you and your pet are living your best life. 

Create a Sanctuary For Your Pet 

It’s true when they say your home is your sanctuary. That also goes for your pet! Your home is their sanctuary and it’s important they view it as such. Just like how you like to come home to your own haven, your pets do too! Set up an area for your pet to relax and unwind. Make this area as comfortable as possible, so when it’s time, your pet can retreat to where it wants to be most! We recommend laying out a bed or mat to start off creating your pet’s sanctuary. 

Establish a Routine 

Just like humans, pets thrive off of routine! Establish a routine that fits around your schedule and one that can benefit your pet the most. This can be starting off your morning routine with a walk, breakfast, play time, training or any routine that you and your pet can establish together. Establishing a routine while living in an apartment community is vital to your pet’s overall health and well-being. 

Exercise Them Accordingly 

This is a no-brainer! Exercise for your pet based on their needs can make or break them. Every pet needs some type of exercise, and as their owner, it’s your responsibility to make sure exercise is part of their daily routine. Visit our community pet park, take them on walks, play indoor games or challenge them with a high intensity exercise or game. This will surely benefit your pet and they’ll be sure to thank you with lots of pet love. 

Keep Them Entertained 

It’s easy for pet owners to get caught up in their own daily routine and responsibilities. However, keeping your pet entertained during the day while you’re away or while you’re at home is a big deal to them. Consider getting some daytime help for your pet so they’re never feeling bored. During meal time, make their food a game by purchasing food dispensary toys or slow feeders. Another great way to keep your pet entertained is spreading treats or food around your home and letting them find them for a sweet treat! 

Visit The Vet Regularly 

No matter what the reason is for, a trip to the vet is always beneficial for your pet. When living in an apartment community, you’re likely going to be around other pets. It’s important to make sure your pet’s health records and shots are up-to-date to protect your pet and the other pets in your community. A healthy pet always lives a happy life!

When your pets are happy, we know you are happy! At all of our Tonsmeire Properties communities, we can help you create a pet-friendly space that will keep you and your pets comfortable for years to come. Visit our website www.tonsmeireproperties.com today to view all of our communities.

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