CAPREIT to Manage Washington-Area Community

Located in Suitland, Md., Allentown offers 178 units and recently underwent a full renovation.
Allentown Apartments.

Management responsibilities at Allentown, an affordable rental community 12 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., have been awarded to CAPREIT. Located just south of the Capital Beltway in Suitland, Md., Allentown is a 178-unit garden-style community that recently underwent a full renovation.


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Located at 5215 Morris Ave., Allentown features a blend of studio and one- to three-bedroom apartment homes. The pet-friendly community offers fully-equipped kitchens, private balconies and patios, walk-in closets, wall-to-wall carpet and central air conditioning. Among the amenities provided by Allentown is a trio of laundry facilities.

Affordable conundrum

We don’t anticipate any unique challenges at this community,” Dawn Coggins, CAPREIT senior vice president of property management, told Multi-Housing News. “Our focus, as always, will be to keep resident satisfaction levels as high as possible. The primary hurdle we are trying to surmount is the affordable housing conundrum in general. And we believe our efforts in Allentown will help address the growing need in the market.”

Allentown provides its residents access to Interstate 495, Andrews Air Force Base, and an array of retail and restaurant alternatives. Downtown Washington, D.C. is 11 miles to the northwest and Capitol Hill 8 miles, making Suitland a destination increasingly favored by commuters working in the nation’s capital.

Nearby area employers include Boeing Defense and the U.S. Air Force Civil Air Patrol. Among highly-ranked area schools are Benjamin Foulous Creative & Performing Arts K-8 School. Within Suitland alone, acclaimed restaurants include Infuse Restaurant and Bar, Topolino Restaurant, Pho Viet and Horace & Dickies Seafood. Additional attractions in the area include JB Andrews Mall, Auth Village Park, Annie’s Art Gallery and Henson Park, as well as a number of local retail outlet centers.

In addition to Allentown, CAPREIT manages Nelson Kohl in Baltimore, Barclay in Bethesda, Park Villas in Lexington Park, Villas at Greenview West in Great Mills and St. James Terrace in Baltimore.