Step into the Spotlight: Jackie G.

Name: Jacqueline Garcia
Location: STRATA Symphony
Months/Years Lived at STRATA: 6 months

Why did you want to move Downtown? My boyfriend moved here from Florida, so I decided to move in with him 6 months ago.

Where do you work and what’s your job title? I’m a business credit advisor at Dun & Bradstreet.

How is the commute to your job? My commute to my job is great! It only takes me about 20 minutes to get there, and there are multiples routes I can take.

What do you love most about living in an urban environment? I love that everything is new and recently renovated.

What attracted you to city life? I like that I don’t have to drive to go out, and especially that there are great restaurants here, so I don’t have to order in.

How is Downtown Allentown different from other cities you’ve lived in? There’s a lot to do in Downtown Allentown, but it’s still quaint.

What’s your favorite amenity in your building? What do you use that space for? I love the resident lounges. It’s a great space to get together with neighbors.

How did the leasing team make your move easier? The leasing team made sure I had access to all the amenities, and they showed me around Downtown Allentown.

Do you have any emotional connections to Downtown Allentown? This is the first time I lived up North and away from my family. This is also the first place I have lived with my boyfriend.

What was the deciding factor that made you choose STRATA as your new home? I loved that it was close to dining and entertainment.

What’s your favorite memory so far since you’ve moved to Downtown Allentown? I had so much fun at the different festivals, like Beer Fest.

Where’s the best place to go to meet new people? Queen City BBQ.

How did you make friends in your residential community when you first moved to STRATA? I met a lot of people at resident happy hours and football games.

How did you make your apartment, home? We combined neutral colors with black and white, and of course my Florida-themed bathroom!

What’s your go-to store to shop at in downtown? Definitely NailPlay Studio!

What is your ideal way to spend the weekend in Downtown Allentown? I love to go running around Downtown Allentown or at the gym inside STRATA. We like to relax and watch a football game in the lounge or meet up with neighbors for drinks at Tacos Y Tequila. During the summertime, we like to hang out on the rooftop lounge.

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