Renovated Grand on Ann Apartments entices empty nesters from the suburbs


Grand on Ann Apartments

Becoming an empty nester can be stressful, but after the initial adjustment, many couples realize their newfound kid-free status holds endless possibilities. For some, that means ditching the big house in the suburbs and making the move to a maintenance-free apartment in downtown Hartford.

“A lot of couples may have left a metropolitan area to raise their kids, but want to return to that urban lifestyle,” said Yisroel Rabinowitz, owner of Universal Enterprise LLC and developer of the Grand on Ann in Hartford. “By downsizing, they eliminate chores like shoveling and home maintenance. They have more free time to take advantage of the cultural offerings in the city.”

By living in the heart of downtown, empty nesters can stroll to well-known restaurants and world-class museums right outside their front door. In addition to reducing housing costs, many couples may save money by opting to own only one car or none at all.

At the renovated historic Grand on Ann apartments, mature renters can still have all of the high-end finishes they may enjoyed in their previous home.  The 26-unit building is full of old-world character with high ceilings, large arched windows and exposed iron and wood trusses, while the interior décor has been updated in keeping with a downtown-chic style.  The modern kitchens are highlighted with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and wood floors. Each unit also has a washer and dryer.

At the Grand on Ann there is no shortage of fun ways to enjoy maintenance-free living.  Building amenities include a fitness and club room, a lounge area, and hotel-style room service via The Tavern Downtown.

”Apartment living is a great commitment-free option for those starting the next phase of their lives,” said Rabinowitz. “They can try a new lifestyle, knowing they have the freedom to change their minds and easily move on. But while they are here, they can become part of an interesting and diverse community of tenants.”

In fact, to encourage homeowners to take the leap and become renters, The Grand on Ann is offering free rent for the first month.  One bedroom floor plan options range in size from 610 square feet to 1,040 square feet.

The Grand on Ann is Hartford’s premiere apartment complex located in the downtown community. Originally known as the former Masonic Temple, the historic building has been converted into 26, one-bedroom apartment homes, each offering spacious and unique floor plans. Amenities include a fitness and club room, lounge area, hotel-style room service via The Tavern Downtown, one parking space in a secured parking lot, controlled access with 24-hour video surveillance, on-site storage units, and 24 hour emergency maintenance. For leasing information call 860-920-7686 or visit


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