Back to School

Wishing a happy start to the school year to all of our young residents of California Apartments. Remember that children will be walking to and from the bus stop. Please be careful when driving through the community and remember to stop at stop signs.

If you need any information about the local public and private school options, call the Rental Office.

Fall in Love with Our Maintenance Team!

California Apartments Maintenance TeamIf you ask our residents what they love most about living at California Apartments many will tell you it’s our wonderful maintenance team! Here at California Apartments our main focus is customer service and making sure our residents are taken care of, which includes apartment maintenance. Our maintenance team’s main priority is to solve any obstacle in a thorough and speedy manner.

Whether it is a clogged drain, burned out lightbulb or a jammed patio door, our team members are on the job within the day. Unlike regular maintenance technicians that require you to take off work and let them in your house, with your permission, our team can make a service call while you carry on with your day. Our technicians bring card to leave at your door after each call. This allows our residents to know when a member has stopped in and explains how they have resolved the concern.

There is also no need to worry about after hours calls. With our 24-hour emergency maintenance we always have a team member on call to help with lock-outs and other urgent service requests.

How California Apartments’ Residents “Do AC”

California ApartmentsCalifornia Apartments is located right outside Atlantic City, NJ, perfect for enjoying the city lifestyle without the tourists. We are a short 15-minute drive from the Atlantic City Boardwalk, where you can sample all that the ocean offers- like surfing, fishing and kayaking. For those who prefer indoor activities there is plenty of shopping in Atlantic City, and it’s tax-free on clothing and shoe purchases. Some popular places to check out while cruising the “walk” are the Tanger Outlets, The Playground, and The Quarter at Tropicana.

When you’re tired of the busy city life you can check out the Pleasantville City Farmers Market. Together with the Sustainable Jersey Program, the summer market features locally-grown produce and homemade products from native sellers. Here you can score produce from 4H Farmers of Egg Harbor City,and local honey at Busy Bees and fuel up with lunch at CC’s Hot Stop or Corey’s Fish Fry, But hurry- the season ends September 28!

Shared Holiday Traditions

Seven Fishes California ApartmentsThe holidays are approaching and it’s a great time to share some of our family traditions.  Amy DeFeo, manager at California Apartments, looks forward to “The Feast of the Seven Fishes,” an Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration.  On December 24th, she and her family gather round the table to enjoy seven (or more!) delicious seafood courses. 

High Praise for California Apartments

We moved into California Apartments early August, 1988. We were 26 and 1/2 years younger than we are now and we remember it like it was yesterday! In fact, Elaine was our apartment manager, and John was our maintenance guy back then! We knew we “landed” in a good place, and we loved having good management, along with good neighbors. Six years to the day of us moving in, our building was hit by lightening and we had our fire. We’ll never forget that day, as it was a life changing event. But our California Apartment staff made our transition to another apartment smooth, and helped us in any way they could! Eight months later, our new apartment was ready to move into, and again management was most helpful! When shortly after moving back into 338, we were informed of a rent increase. I wrote a letter to corporate, explaining about our fire and circumstances, and they decided not to raise the rent…that meant so much, and made us feel like someone really cared!

Unfortunately, we had serious noise issues. It was a trying time for us; lasting several years… neighbor’s taking us to court, when they were the one’s making the noise, and new neighbor’s calling the police on us for complaining about their noise. That was a very rough time in our lives, and when I addressed it to management; they came up with another apartment for us, in another building, on the third floor, above any noise. Five year’s ago, we moved to 138 from 338, and it was the wonderful change we needed in our lives! We finally had peace!

The third floor apartment was 30 stairs up, and 30 stairs down, which was ok the first couple of years. But as we both got older, 30 stairs up, at the end of a long day, and carrying groceries and such, was very hard on us. So back in July, we decided that we needed a change. We didn’t expect to make a real estate purchase this late in our lives, but after checking on some ground floor rentals, with more room, we realized that with the great interest rates, and Frank utilizing a VA loan, we could make our dream a reality! We found a great home, in a 55 and over community, and closed on our new house February 26th! While we are happily settled in our new place, we left California Apartments a little sad, but with a lifetime of good memories! You guys are awesome! We appreciate everything you did for us! Management and maintenance were always exceptional! Corporate, you can be proud of your Manor Drive management team… they are the BEST! While we will gladly refer people there, we just want to say a HUGE THANKS TO AMY, ELAINE, JOHN, and JACOB, and THE REST OF YOUR TEAM! Keep up the good work!

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Happy Thanksgiving- Office closed for the holiday

It’s one week until Thanksgiving! The staff of California Apartments wants to wish everyone a fabulous and safe Thanksgiving. We also want to remind everyone that our office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 27. We will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 28.

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Winter Safety Tips for a Happy Holidays

Between holiday decorating and the winter weather, we want to remind all residents to use caution.

  • Do not overload extension cords- follow manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Water Christmas trees frequently and watch for dry needles
  • Watch for ice and slipper conditions, especially black ice
  • Report hazardous conditions to the Rental office as soon as possible by calling (609) 641-0006
  • Refer to your “Winter Safety Letter” for more tips. If you need a copy, stop by the office


The office will be closed at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve, 12/24, all day Christmas Day 12/25, and New Year’s Day, 1/1. We wish you and yours a Happy Holidays!

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California Apartments adopts California Ave

California Apartments has adopted California Ave. and made a pledge to keep it free of trash and dumping for the good of the environment. We even have images of the signs that were received from the Atlantic County Utilities Authority to show our pledge. Help us keep California Ave. free of trash and dumping!!