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Finding the Best Off-Campus Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VThroughout college, housing is a topic that will never go away. Each year you may face a move from one place to another, one lease to the next. There are options for apartments in Blacksburg, VA; though it may not seem this way when apartment hunting time rolls around and every open house you attend is crowded with masses of other students who have their deposits and paperwork ready.

Even after the first year off-campus, housing is always subject to change. Situations evolve, leases expire, roommates leave.

Finding housing can be stressful. After all, this is finding a place to live. Here are some pieces of advice find and select the best place to live off-campus next year or next semester.

Timeline Of The Search

Get started early and it is also helpful to keep in mind that more and more housing options will become available and advertised as time goes on. Think of housing like buying jeans. You could go to the store now and find certain styles available, and you could also go to the store two months from now and find an entirely new selection.

The places that appear in February are not by any means the best, the cheapest, or the only options you will have for off-campus housing. By April an entirely new array of living spaces may be available.

What kind of space would you like to live in?

In order to have the highest chance of finding your ideal place to live, you should start going to open houses early, ready to make a decision on a place if you fall in love with it, but also knowing that plenty more options will open up throughout the spring and sometimes even summer.

Gathering Roommates

Other than where you want to live, the most important part of housing is deciding who you want to live with (or deciding you want to live with no one at all and enjoy a home all to yourself). Once you have chosen your roommates, make sure whatever group you have decided on is stable.

Who do you want to live with?

In order to decide on a place to live, you need to know how many bedrooms and bathrooms you are looking for, the price range your group can manage, and who will be signing the lease. So it’s pretty imperative that you know how many people and who you plan to live with. If you know there are four people in your group, you can right away cross off all the studios and one-bedroom apartments off your search list.

Next, you will all have to decide what type of living situation you are looking for and how you will make compromises to accommodate everyone’s wishes. Think about how far you want to live from campus, if you are looking to share bedrooms, and how much everyone is willing to pay.

Finding out these details at the beginning of your search will make this a much less stressful process.

Give It Everything You’ve Got

When embarking on your housing search, go forth at full force. If you see an apartment and take too much time thinking about whether or not you want it, someone else will snatch it out from under you. This is a time to be fierce, competitive, and fully prepared.

When you see a housing listing online or in an advertisement, check out its information (number of bedrooms and bathrooms, location, price, etc) before you go to see it. If necessary, you can call the property manager to ask further questions beyond the information provided.

Knowing as much as possible before you see a place will give you an idea of how much you want it.

If you know the place you are going to see is something you are interested in, have your paperwork ready. Property managers often ask for applications and application fees at open houses, and while they will accept these at later dates, it is usually first come first serve. Those who turn in their applications at the open house will have a better opportunity of getting an offer for housing there.

For more information on 2 bedroom apartments in Blacksburg, VA contact Foxridge.


Best States for the New Economy

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 11, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAA new report ranks states on how well they are equipped to benefit from the economy of the future.

As technology and entrepreneurial ingenuity increasingly drive globalization in the so-called "new economy", some states are pushing innovation while others are struggling to keep up.

But each state has a part to play, whether they are serving as business incubators, housing corporate headquarters or producing goods and services. These are the state best prepared for the new economy according to a new report.

4. Virginia

Virginia has a larger share of IT jobs in non-IT industries and more fast-growing firms than most states. The state is also experiencing strong business churn - a measure of business startups and failures that indicates "innovation and productivity growth" - and an influx of highly educated workers from other states.

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Tips to Help College Students Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 02, 2018 the New Year comes a new start. In fact, 45% of Americans take this opportunity to set resolutions to better themselves. Of course there is also a stigma that comes along with New Year’s resolutions. Just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals. For students in our apartments in Blacksburg, VA, achieving these goals might be especially tough while balancing coursework, classes, jobs, family and friends. But, hope is not lost. It is possible to reach those goals, especially if you approach them correctly.

Be realistic

If you have never run a day in your life it may not be entirely realistic to set your goal to run a marathon. Earning a degree is a goal for over 17 million Americans currently enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. While this goal is completely achievable, it might not be wise to take a heavy course load while working a full time job and volunteering. Be honest with yourself about what you are capable of accomplishing.

Keep it simple

It’s hard to reach a goal if it is too complicated or when you have too many goals competing for your time. Instead of resolving to lose weight, learn Spanish, be more organized, focus more on school and volunteering at the local animal shelter, try to pick one or two that are most important to you and are realistic. Setting small, attainable goals throughout the year, instead of a singular, overwhelming goal on Jan. 1 can help you reach whatever it is you strive for. If earning your degree is top priority, it might be wise to choose to focus on school and save the other resolutions for another year.

Be specific

Once you have a good idea of what your goal is, make it specific. This will make it easier to work toward that goal. Choosing to focus more on school is a great goal, but what exactly does that mean? It helps to think about tangible steps you could take to reach that overall goal. For example, if you want to focus more on school to help earn your degree perhaps a good way to achieve that is to schedule two extra hours of study time a week or to create a study group that meets before each scheduled test.

Ask for help

Once you have a good idea of what your goal is, make it specific. This will make it easier to work toward that goal. Choosing to focus more on school is a great goal, but what exactly does that mean? It helps to think about tangible steps you could take to reach that overall goal. For example, if you want to focus more on school to help earn your degree perhaps a good way to achieve that is to schedule one-hour blocks dedicated to studying during the week, which is more effective than cramming.

Believe in yourself

Many times we are the ones who stand in our own way. When things start to get tough it feels easier to just give up. Self-doubt and negative self-talk are paralyzing and can keep you from succeeding. If you want to be successful in reaching your goal you have to be your own cheerleader and remind yourself that you can do it. Keep track of your progress or use incentives to keep yourself motivated. Believe in yourself and make 2018 a great year!


Happy New Year from Foxridge

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAHappy New Year from Foxridge. We would like to thank our residents, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018!

If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in communities, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you find yourself in need of the services we offer, we hope you choose us again in 2018.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship and that 2018 brings you good health and prosperity. From all of us here at Foxridge we hope you have a safe and exciting New Year.

We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better…” ~ Charles Dickens

Reduce the Stress of Finals Week

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 18, 2017

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAIf you are a college student living in an apartment in Blacksburg, VA you know that stress is constant throughout the school year. But, college stress during finals week takes it to a whole new level.

Here are 6 easy ways to rest and relax during finals week:

Get time away/alone. Chances are, everyone you know at school is stressed during finals week too. Take a few minutes to take a walk off campus, treat yourself to a coffee in a place not full of stressed students, or find some other way/place that you can get yourself out of the finals-week environment, if even just for a few minutes.

Spend 3-5 minutes not doing anything. This is often more challenging than it sounds. But take a few minutes to turn off all of your technology and sit and relax -- even meditate, if you can. Those few minutes can calm your mind and your spirit while helping your refocus and recharge.

Spend 15-20 minutes doing something purely for fun. The break for your brain will do wonders for its productivity later. Watch silly YouTube videos, read a magazine, play a video game, or Skype with a friend far away.

Get exercise in a low-stress situation. Practice with your basketball team doesn't count. Go for a relaxing walk, ride your bike without knowing where you'll end up, or go for a quick jog. And if it's too cold outside, try something new in the gym. You might be surprised by how relaxed -- and energized! -- you feel afterward.

Attend a sporting event. If you're studying for finals at the end of the fall semester, chances are you can attend a game during finals week. Leave your books in your room and really let yourself relax and enjoy, knowing that the time spent away will help your studying later.

Make a list -- and write down everything. For some people, making a list can really help reduce stress because it helps put things in perspective. The best way to get things organized, and to get a feeling of satisfaction, is to write down every single thing you need to do -- like eating breakfast/lunch/dinner, doing laundry, getting some sleep, and going to class. Getting things written down -- and then crossed off! -- can do wonders for your sense of control and accomplishment during a very busy time.


Best College Town Tailgates 2017!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 11, 2017

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VA This category was contentious. College football is one of the few topics that can make any reasonable Southerner abandon decorum, even civility, but the Southern Living poll underestimated to just what degree school spirit would show in the poll of the South’s Best Tailgate.

After a year of upsets in the national press, the results of the contest proved similar. The Crimson Tide and the Ole Miss Rebels square off again, and while the pairing isn’t unfamiliar, the stakes are high in a way unprecedented in our publication’s history.

Clemson has been awarded the title for best tailgate a time or two. But this year’s competition has brought in more votes and more ire and passion in our 51-year history than any other tailgating tango. While this might be a sore spot for Auburn, a bitter pill for Tennessee, and just downright bull for Texas fans, the readers were loud and clear.

Remember that fabled football phrase, there’s always next year!

On the list this year:

11. Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

If you live at Foxridge, an apartment in Blacksburg, VA, keep making us proud with your tailgating!


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One Bedroom Apartments That Cater to the Student Lifestyle

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 04, 2017

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VABlacksburg, VA is an attractive place to live. In fact, the area boasts a mild, four-season climate and many things to do for both the outdoor enthusiast and for those who enjoy more traditional excursions. Located minutes from Virginia Tech University, the area is bursting with history, nightlife, and Blacksburg’s hidden treasures. With great restaurants and outdoor fun at your fingertips along with tons of charm, you will be happy with your decision to move to an apartment in Blacksburg, VA.

If you are looking for a one bedroom apartment in Blacksburg, VA look no further than Foxridge. These apartment homes have distinctive architecture and exclusive amenities. We have two different styles of one-bedroom apartments, one offers a den for extra space. It all depends on what you need and what you are looking for.

Located close to Virginia Tech, retail, and restaurants, Foxridge Apartments offer spacious apartment homes in a gorgeous community setting with attractive natural views and beautiful terrain. Because it's How You Live that matters.

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Holiday Events Around Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 27, 2017

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAThe Town of Blacksburg and the surrounding area hosts a number of festivals and events for people of all ages and interests. No matter the season, there is a holiday event on the schedule and there is something for everyone.

If you live in an apartment in Blacksburg, VA and are looking for fun holiday events taking place throughout the region in the coming weeks, look no further. Here’s a preview of what’s on the calendar for the 2017 holiday season in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!

Winter Lights Festival Holiday Parade

Held the first Friday in December. Featuring the Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa at the Lyric, and more. Downtown Merchants' annual open houses, late night shopping, free gift wrap, snacks and beverages, holiday specials.


The marching bands will put on a show and you can decide which group built the most creative float for the numerous holiday parades in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Santa has also been known to make an appearance!

  • Christmas Parade - Downtown Vinton, November 30
  • 61st Annual Salem Christmas Parade - Downtown Salem, December 1
  • Franklin County Christmas Parade - Downtown Rocky Mount, December 3
  • Buchanan Christmas Parade - Downtown Buchanan, December 9
  • City of Roanoke Christmas Parade - Downtown Roanoke, December 9

Holiday Festivals

Enjoy many of the classic holiday flavors and browse from an impressive selection of local gift items at these popular festivals.

  • Dickens of a Christmas - Downtown Roanoke, December 1, 8, 15
  • Gingerbread Festival - Salem Public Library, December 2
  • Ye Olde Salem Christmas - Salem Farmers Market, December 9
  • Historical Holiday Events

Many of our historical sites and museums in Virginia’s Blue Ridge join the fun of the holiday season with special events and features that take you back in time.

  • Fantasyland - O. Winston Link Museum, November 24 - December 21
  • Toys of Christmas Past - Salem Museum, November 24 - January 13
  • Holiday Candlelight Tours - Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, December 1-16
  • An Old Virginia Christmas - Booker T. Washington National Monument, December 2
  • Candy Cane Express - Virginia Museum of Transportation, December 2-3
  • Live Nativity Event - Camp Eagle, December 2-3, 9-10

Tree Lightings

The holiday spirit truly takes over when you join the crowd in the exciting countdown of lighting a Christmas tree.

  • City of Roanoke Christmas Tree Lighting at Dickens of a Christmas - Downtown Roanoke, December 1
  • Roanoke County’s Christmas Tree Lighting - South County Library, December 4


Virginia Peanut Pie

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This pie is inspired by the version served at the Virginia Diner, a landmark restaurant in Wakefield, Virginia, that's renowned for this dessert. If you are hosting Thanksgiving in your apartment in Blacksburg, VA or headed back to your parent's home, this is the perfect dessert.

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAPie Crust:

2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
7 to 8 tablespoons ice water


1. Pulse flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with some pea-size pieces remaining. Drizzle 5 tablespoons water over mixture; pulse several times to combine. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse until mixture holds together when pinched.

2. For a 9-inch pie, shape dough into two disks and wrap each in plastic. For a slab pie, shape dough into a rectangle and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 1 day, or freeze up to 3 months; thaw overnight in refrigerator before using.



3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 disk of the pie crust (above)
3 large eggs, room temperature
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3/4 cup golden syrup, such as Lyle's
2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more for serving (optional)
1 1/2 cups roasted unsalted Virginia peanuts
Vanilla ice cream, for serving


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to an 11-inch round. Transfer to a 9-inch pie dish; trim edges to a 1/2-inch overhang. Tuck overhang under and crimp edges with the tines of a fork; freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

2. Line crust with parchment and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake until bottom no longer looks wet, about 25 minutes. Carefully remove parchment and beans; continue baking until light golden, about 10 minutes more. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

3. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add butter, brown sugar, syrup, vinegar, flour, salt, vanilla, and cayenne; whisk until smooth. Coarsely chop 1 cup peanuts and stir into egg mixture, then pour into cooled crust. Scatter remaining 1/2 cup peanuts evenly over top.

4. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is puffed slightly and set, 40 to 50 minutes (if crust is browning too quickly, tent with foil). Let cool completely on wire rack. Slice and serve, with scoops of ice cream lightly sprinkled with cayenne.

Happy Thanksgiving from Foxridge Apartments!

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Dorm vs. Apartment: Which to Choose?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 13, 2017

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAThe choice between living on- or off-campus can be as difficult as choosing which college to attend. Just as you debated the pros and cons of each college campus, similar consideration should be given to your housing choice. For incoming freshmen, the choice will probably be made for you. But if you are a sophomore or upperclassman, you might want to consider living off-campus. Before you make a decision, let’s take a look at what each option has to offer.

Dorm Life

  • Utilities Included - Unlike apartments, the Internet, telephone, cable, water, and electricity is typically free in a dorm. Some colleges may charge a small connection fee for cable or Internet, but it’s not nearly as expensive as the monthly fees you would pay in an apartment.
  • Social Life – Most college dorms have planned social activities each month that help students meet new people and make new friends. There are several campus activities, usually within walking distance of your dorm. For example, you might be able to go to a football game, watch a movie, or attend a club function. Don’t forget, most campus activities are also free to students!
  • Resident Advisor (RA) – Someone is always on staff at the dorms to handle emergencies or to lend a shoulder to cry on after a hard day. Think of your RA as a combination of building superintendent and your big brother/sister.
  • Less Chores – Many students who live on-campus also purchase a meal plan. This means you don’t have to cook or clean any dishes! The college may also provide cleaning services for the common areas and community bathrooms, so you’ll only be responsible for making your bed and washing your clothes. • Free Amenities – Some college dormitories come equipped with game rooms, pool tables, and a large-screen TVs for watching movies or sports.

Apartment Living

  • Privacy – Let’s face it, it’s nearly impossible to have any privacy in a dorm. Apartments provide much more privacy. Even if you choose a 'shared' apartment arrangement, which are popular at communities near college campuses, you will typically have a private bedroom and bathroom.
  • Fewer Rules – In the dorm, you will have very strict codes of conduct and possibly even a curfew. When you live in an apartment, you can come and go as you please, often with fewer restrictions on what you can do within your own space. Another advantage is less surprise inspections. Although the apartment manager may have access to your space at any time, he/she will typically notify you in advance. Dorm inspections can happen any time and occur frequently.
  • More Space - In most cases, your apartment will have much more space than your dorm. You’ll have a full kitchen, a living area, a bedroom, and a private bathroom. In the dorm, you’ll be lucky to have enough space for your bed and a desk.
  • Food is Cheaper – In many cases, shopping for groceries and making your own meals is cheaper than the campus meal plans or ordering fast food. On-campus, you have fewer options for meals and you are at the mercy of the cafeteria’s hours. Living in an apartment gives you the option of more menu choices and you can eat whenever you feel hungry.
  • Entertain Guests – Unlike the dormitory, you won’t have to ask permission of the RA or your roommate to have a guest over for dinner or to spend the night. Parties are also easier to host off-campus, but keep in mind your neighbors will not take kindly to loud music at all hours of the night.

Before deciding which option may be best for you, consider all the costs associated with both living arrangements. Each will offer different challenges and perks, but both will help guide you on your path toward adulthood and parent-free living. In the battle between dorm and apartment living, there’s really no wrong or right answer; it’s a personal choice every college student will need to make.

For more information on apartments in Blacksburg, VA for students, contact Foxridge.



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