Category: Blog

Fall Fun in the Twin Cities

You can take a hike, ride a bike, discover a new apple you might like. Pumpkins and hay rides, corn pits and slides, fall festivals are in full-swing outside. Scary movies and ghost stories, Frankensteins in laboratories, pie eating contests in all their glories. Family and friends, nature paths with no ends, choose an event, […]

Written by on October 5, 2023

Preferred Employer Program

Steven Scott Management is proud to offer a Preferred Employer Program. Receive a special preferred employer discount when you apply!

Written by on August 8, 2023

City Spotlight: Victoria, Chaska & Shakopee

There’s nothing amiss about Victoria, Chaska and Shakopee. All three of these Southwest Minneapolis suburbs offer a sweet, small-town feel while remaining only 20-25 minutes from Downtown Minneapolis. Surrounded by quiet lakes and park reserves, and maintaining their own unique characteristics and personalities these charming cities have a lot to offer.

Written by on June 1, 2023

City Spotlight: West Bloomington

Welcome to the neighborhood of West Bloomington! Known for its sprawling green spaces and sparkling lakes, West Bloomington is a gorgeous place to call home. Central to everything with easy access to highways 169 and 35E, residents can get anywhere without missing a beat.

Written by on April 12, 2023

Pants Optional

Get up, get showered, get dressed and hop in the car. With Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” playing on repeat in your head, you grab the nearest muffin (or leftover pizza slice) and run. Like a real life version of Frogger, maneuvering through rush hour traffic proves to be a challenge, all while preserving the […]

Written by on March 23, 2023

“A little kindness can go a long way” – Katie Steller

“A little kindness can go a long way” – Katie Steller. 2023 Spring Fling revolved around intentional Kindness, Optimism, and Taking Action. Brenda Hvambsal, VP of Marketing, kicked off the event with a fun history of how far we’ve come and how this event launches special Steven Scott Management (SSM) company initiatives. One of this […]

Written by on February 28, 2023

Valentine’s Day Happenings

This Valentine’s Day, there is something for everyone.  Whether you’re choosing to spend it with your significant other, your friends or even your dog, there is an event for you!  The best part?  February 14th falls on a Tuesday, which just means that you get to celebrate ALL week long!

Written by on February 8, 2023

Feeling the Burn…From Home!

After the gluttonous holiday season, January is a natural time to make some healthy changes. In the wake of 2020, the game has remained the same, but the rules have changed tremendously. During the COVID-19 pandemic, at-home fitness got a serious adrenaline kick.

Written by on January 13, 2023

Twin Cities in the Fall

Go ahead. Pull out the phone and snap a selfie with your very first pumpkin spice latte of the season. You know you want to. We officially grant you permission. Now lean in, and allow yourself to savor your guiltiest pleasure. We all have a love-hate relationship with PSLs, it’s not just you.

Written by on September 23, 2022

The Mezz Welcomes First Residents

Congratulations to the West Lake Quarter team! On Monday, August 15th, The Mezz at West Lake Quarter opened their doors to the first new residents!

Written by on August 18, 2022

Season of Love

Stuck at home for Valentine’s Day this year and not sure what to do? Maintaining social distance to keep yourself and your family healthy? Did you forget to plan something because you were too wrapped up in the Super Bowl?

Written by on February 8, 2022

Embrace the Cold – Winter Fun 2022

We Minnesotans are no strangers to the cold. In fact, we embrace it. We get out there, wear shorts to the grocery store, do polar plunges, have drinks by the fire, and take part in any and all winter sporting activities.

Written by on February 3, 2022

COVID-19 Resident Communication (Golden Valley) – 1.13.22

Effective today, January 13, 2022, in compliance with the City of Golden Valley proclamation declaring a local emergency, signed and dated January 11, 2022, face coverings will be required in the common areas of The Liberty Apartments and Townhomes.

Written by on January 13, 2022

Virtual Resident Event | Not Me! Training

Steven Scott employees and residents were fortunate enough to be able to participate in an assault prevention and safety class this past Tuesday.  The class, called Not Me!,  was founded by former US Navy Seal, Al Horner, and was free of charge to anyone who wanted to join.  Over 100 employees and residents tuned in […]

Written by on October 19, 2021

City Spotlight | Cottage Grove

The city of Cottage Grove is a gem of a city located just 15 minutes south of St. Paul, bordering the North Bank of the Mississippi River. Easy access to Hwy 10 and Hwy 61 as well as I-494, makes this city a commuter’s dream.

Written by on September 10, 2021

City Spotlight: White Bear Lake & Mahtomedi, MN

Welcome SSM properties to the cities of White Bear Lake and Mahtomedi. White Bear Lake and Mahtomedi are Northern suburbs of St. Paul. Both of these cities have plentiful small-town charm while maintaining a close distance to the city.

Written by on August 26, 2021

Updates on COVID-19

Steven Scott Management has taken several steps to keep residents, employees, and our communities safe during these unprecedented times. Find a list of resources we have compiled for our residents and employees here.

Written by on June 3, 2021

COVID-19 Resident Communication – 5.28.21

Well, the time has come! As of today, all occupancy restrictions have been lifted and there are no further distancing requirements. It has been quite the year of policy changes within our communities.

Written by on May 28, 2021

COVID-19 Resident Communication – 5.10.21

We are closer and closer to a path back to normal! With the announcement on Thursday, May 6, 2021 of the new relaxed restrictions, we wanted to give you an update on community operations:

Written by on May 10, 2021

HERE’S TO 2021!

2021 is almost here!!! There is no better to time take a step back and reflect on all that we have accomplished. Think about what you have overcome! This year has been quite the journey, and we should all be proud of ourselves. It’s time to celebrate, and you deserve it. We could all use […]

Written by on December 31, 2020

Adjusting the Dial | COVID-19

Effective Friday, December 18, 2020 at 11:59pm, we are pleased to share with you we will be easing some of the recent Dial Back MN restrictions that were put into place a month ago.

Written by on December 18, 2020

Dial Back Minnesota | COVID-19

On November 18, 2020 Governor Walz announced ‘Dial Back Minnesota’, which will mean a temporary pause in some of our property operations once again, effective tonight at 11:59pm through December 18, 2020 at 11:59pm. We will remain open for business, however, we are implementing practices to support the goal of reducing the transmission of COVID-19.

Written by on November 20, 2020

Face Coverings | COVID-19

Effective July 25th, in compliance with Executive Order 20-81 issued by Governor Walz, face coverings will be required in the common areas of the apartment buildings.

Written by on July 24, 2020

Unique Gems to See Around the Metro and Beyond

Want to get out and about? Sick of walking around your neighborhood for the millionth time? Below, you will find some creative and unique ways to spend your time off without breaking quarantine. All places are family-friendly, but you don’t need to be a kid to enjoy!

Written by on July 13, 2020

Stay Safe MN | COVID-19

With Governor Walz’s announcement on Friday, June 5th regarding the Stay Safe MN plan, we are taking the next step in reopening our communities today, Wednesday, June 10th. This will include offices, non-emergency maintenance services, fitness centers and pools (once inspected by the appropriate municipality). The health and safety of our residents and associates will […]

Written by on June 10, 2020

Renting Vs. Buying: Why Renting is a Sound and Smart Decision

For many years, it’s been the American Dream to buy a home.  Recently, due to economic changes, generational changes and a smaller, more connected world, that dream is ever-changing.  Now, it seems that convenience, ease of life, sustainability, and living small are increasingly becoming the new normal.

Written by on April 2, 2020

Social Distancing

It’s not a matter of if the novel Coronavirus will continue to spread, but when.  As you’re well aware by now, in an effort to “flatten the curve”, the CDC has recommended that we all stay in and practice social distancing.

Written by on March 23, 2020

Precautionary Measures | COVID-19

During this unsettling time, I’d like to assure you that providing a healthy environment for our residents and employees is our top priority at Steven Scott.

Written by on March 13, 2020

Your Career is a Jungle Gym…Not a Ladder

In 2013, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg brought the concept of the Jungle Gym to our mainstream vernacular through her bestselling book, Lean In. The jungle gym, as opposed to a ladder, refers to how a person should regard his or her career. Instead of moving up a narrow path at every given opportunity, one should […]

Written by on March 11, 2020

City Spotlight – Golden Valley and Robbinsdale

This week’s City Spotlight will highlight both Golden Valley and Robbinsdale. Both cities have a comfortable small-town feel but are a mere 5 miles outside of downtown Minneapolis. This makes them perfect for commuters as well as people who don’t want to live directly in the city center, but appreciate what the city has to […]

Written by on March 9, 2020

How to Make and Keep a New Year’s Resolution

If you’re anything like me, or most Americans, actually keeping a new year’s resolution for over a year seems almost impossible. You’ve tried and failed so many times, that even setting a goal seems pointless. Fear not! It’s totally possible…if it’s done right.

Written by on January 22, 2020


Have you ever done laundry in your building’s communal laundry room, and come back to see your wet clothes sitting in a cold, soggy pile on top of the dryer and someone else’s clothes inside the dryer?  At Steven-Scott Management, those days are gone!

Written by on November 5, 2019


Your alarm goes off, you roll out of bed. You shower, primp, pick out clothes, and get ready. You get your kids up, ready and off to school. You take the dog for a walk, and before you know it, you’re out the door and on your way to work. You meant to eat a […]

Written by on November 5, 2019


Whether you were up all night with sick kids, out late drinking with buddies, or worrying about all the tasks you need to accomplish the next day, almost everyone has had to endure a work day with little to no sleep.

Written by on November 5, 2019

City Spotlight – Brooklyn Park, MN

The Metro Area is home to many incredible cities—each with a unique personality and a variety of things to do.  Brooklyn Park is best known for its beautiful parks (of which there are many!) and wonderful schools.

Written by on June 6, 2019

Celebrate Summer in the Twin Cities!

Summer in the Twin Cities isn’t just about warmer weather, longer days, and lots of lake time. The coming months are also a time of limitless opportunities to explore and enjoy the metro area!

Written by on May 22, 2018

Fifteen Tips to Enjoy Apartment Living the Safe Way

Apartment hunting and trying to find the right fit? Already found a dream place and getting ready to move in? All moved in and enjoying your new pad? No matter what stage you are at in the adventure of apartment living, check out these tips to keep your safety in mind.

Written by on June 15, 2017

New Office, New Steven Scott!

For over 50 years, Steven Scott Property Management has built a long track record as the premier property management company in the Twin Cities. Now we are updating our look and moving into a brand new home to position ourselves for the future!

Written by on April 11, 2017

Celebrate the Winter Season in Twin Cities

Winter is a special time for Minnesotans. It’s a time full of holiday celebrations, get-togethers with friends and families, and adventures in the great outdoors. The winter season is also a vibrant time for the Twin Cities community. Take a peek at what the Twin Cities have to offer.

Written by on December 27, 2016

Five Essential Moving Tips

Whether you are moving into a new apartment in town or hauling yourself halfway across the country, moving can be a real headache. There are dozens of packing tips and moving ideas out there to help make the transition easier, but here are five things you absolutely cannot forget to do before your next move.

Written by on November 29, 2016