We are proud to announce that Seabrook at Bear Brand will become over 85% smoke-free in 2014. Smoking will no longer be permitted in most of our apartment homes (88% to be exact), in addition, all common areas, including our resort-style pools and park areas, are now completly smoke free.
The anti-smoking movement has been gathering steam in California and throughout the country ever since secondhand smoke was declared a risk over a decade ago. State and local governments have restricted smoking in the workplace and many other outdoor public areas and are now turning their attention to the multi-family housing industry.
Many cities have passed ordinances restricting smoking in multi-family housing common areas and are requiring owners to set aside a certain numbers of units as Smoke-Free. This movement, coupled with recent surveys indicating that over 80 percent of renters in California prefer housing with Smoke-Free areas has inspired Shea Apartment Living to be ahead of the curve and offer this as an amenity to our residents.