Owners, staff and residents of Palm Garden Apartment Homes were joined Wednesday by members of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate breaking ground on their new Arbor Pines Apartment Homes. Arbor Pines will be located on the north side of Martin Luther King, West of Strickland Dr.

Arbor Pines Apartment Homes will be a 76 Unit development for seniors age 55 and up. It will look considerably similar to the very successful Palm Garden property in color and architecture. The property will have a Community Building furnished with a dining area, library, fitness room, warming kitchen, beauty salon, activity room, large covered porch, and swimming pool. In addition, the property has covered parking, an on-site laundry facility, and lush landscaping. A full time property manager and maintenance professional will keep the property running smoothly.

A large number of residents joined the catered celebration to sing the praises of the staff and housing complex itself. Door prizes added to the fun and merriment.

Mayor Brown Claybar was in attendance and said a few words about the necessity of good housing for our senior population.

Arbor Pines or Palm Gardens may be contacted at (409) 670-0980.