It’s another contest in the books for AMLI Residential!

Arguably, the most important aspect of any home is its location. Location, location, location, they say. So, that’s what we focused on for this year’s contest.

It’s not every day that you get to pick up and go enjoy the outside world around you, but it remains among the biggest reasons for living where you do. It’s the shops. The restaurants. The ambiance. The mountains and the beach and the forest. Hopefully, you were able to enjoy some warm time outdoors before winter arrives. And for those of you located where the weather’s balmy year-round, we hope you continue to do so.

Spending time to connect with the places and people (and pets!) you find beautiful and restorative is an important habit that can instill a sense of pride in the area you call home. These experiences are some of the best gifts you can give yourself and others. While, we at AMLI would like to think our apartments are really quite nice, top-of-the-line actually, it’s what’s outside our communities that has the potential to make them even better. Your apartment is your gateway to all that’s outside of it.

There were so, so many great entries submitted with #amlioutdoors—nearly 2,300, in fact! Thanks to all AMLI residents who participated. If you’re still with us, we’d love to see you in next year’s contest! You can view all of the finalists on our Instagram @amliapts.

Alright, enough talk. Here’s this year’s winners:

Grand Prize Winner

AMLI Mark24 resident @taylorberrett will receive airfare for two to one of six locations, lodging at an AMLI community and spending money. Congrats on the big win!

Regional Winners

These folks will receive up to $100 in travel-related items for their next big adventure!


@bhargavi_ugandhar‘s fantastic capture of Rock City’s Lookout Mountain.


@sean.p.clanton‘s classic view of Lady Bird Lake and the paddlers that frequent its waters.


@jesselebeau‘s calming California vista with a sailboat passing before the sun.


@minstagraams‘ sky high view of the Chicago River.

exploring this city never gets old ✨ // #openhousechicago #amlioutdoors #amli900

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@jovana3003‘s snap of the Dallas skyline, complete with Texas pride.

Looks pretty good #amlioutdoors @amliapts

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@kohsogood‘s vibrant journey into Colorado’s fall.

No other place I’d rather be #amlioutdoors

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@thepadicouple‘s adventurous dive beneath the South Florida seas.


@ana.prohmann‘s shot of the pink morning sky over Houston.

Sunrise this morning in Houston #amlioutdoors #htown

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And, finally, @dmerkwynne‘s photo from Washington’s bizarre and aptly-named Enchanted Valley.

About Nick Kotecki

Nick is AMLI's Social Media and Content Marketing Manager. When he's not on the AMLI Blog you can find him in the woods, in a book or on a plane headed away from it all. He has written and edited for many publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, Time Out and Newsday.