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Virginia is a 2018 Best State To Live In, Again

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 09, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VADo you live in one of the best states in America?

You might think people across the nation like to think they live in the best place in the country. After all, you wouldn’t spend your lives somewhere that you truly didn’t love. Right? Not always. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center study not too long ago determined that almost half of Americans would rather live somewhere else than they do now.

Well, if you’re in one of the states we’re about to highlight, odds are you don’t want to go anywhere.

The purpose of this study is to use science to determine which of our great American states are the absolute best. While unbiased, this research does take into account factors that almost all Americans would agree are desirable. Therefore, while you may have strong opinions either way, you can’t argue against the methodology.

Turns out New Hampshire is the best state to live in the country. The worst? You might not be too surprised that New Mexico takes the cake.

Virginia is #5 on this List of the 10 Best States to Live in America for 2018.

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

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Asian Slaw Dogs Recipe for the 4th of July

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 02, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAAre you having an Independence Day Celebration on the 4th at your apartment in Blacksburg, VA? If so, below is a delicious and fun twist on the All American Hog Dog.

Asian Slaw Dogs

Prep: 20 min., Grill: 7 min. Squeezing the juice from grated ginger is easy and adds fresh flavor to this Asian-inspired slaw. To easily release the juice, press the ginger against the back of your measuring spoon using a finger.

Ingredients

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 (16-oz.) package Jumbo Beef Franks
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce, divided
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 (4-inch) piece fresh ginger
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12-oz.) package broccoli slaw
  • Toppings: crumbled ramen noodles, fresh cilantro sprigs, lime wedges

How to Make It

Step 1

Coat cold cooking grate of grill with cooking spray, and place on grill. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Brush hot dogs with 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce.

Step 2

Grill hot dogs, covered with grill lid, 6 to 8 minutes or to desired degree of doneness, turning occasionally. Grill buns, split sides down, covered with grill lid, 1 minute or until grill marks appear.

Step 3

Grate ginger using the large holes of a box grater to equal 2 Tbsp. Squeeze juice from grated ginger into a medium bowl; discard solids. Add mayonnaise, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce, stirring to combine. Add slaw, tossing to coat.

Step 4

Serve grilled hot dogs in buns with slaw mixture and desired toppings.

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It Cost More to Own a Home than Rent in Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAOwning a home is often considered the American dream — and it's an expensive one. Homeowners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., pay from 33% to 93% more for housing each month than do renters living in the same state.

But many homeowners reap benefits that you can't get from renting, such as financial security and stability, tax deductions, and a vehicle for retirement savings. 

While renting can't offer those long-term financial benefits, the study found that it's cheaper to rent on a month-to-month basis. If you're wondering how to save money for a down payment, renting can help you build that nest egg. However, in extremely expensive or competitive markets renting might be better for the long haul.

To determine the monthly homeownership premium — the additional cost of owning instead of renting, expressed as a percentage — NerdWallet compared 2015 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the median gross rent and median homeownership cost in each state and Washington, D.C. Median gross rent includes the costs of monthly rent and utilities for all kinds of rental properties, and median homeownership cost includes monthly mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance and utilities.

This comparison doesn't include the down payment required to buy a home, which is traditionally 20% of the home price for conventional mortgages.

Key takeaways

Owning is more expensive everywhere. Across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more each month to own a home than to rent. The median cost people pay nationwide to own a home is 54% more than the median cost of monthly rent.

In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting.

In Virginia it costs 48% more to own vs. rent each month!

For more information on apartments in Lynchburg, VA, contact Walden Pond.

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Spotlighting Apartment Communities in Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 18, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAWe'd like to take a look at and celebrate the community in which we live and work. It’s an opportunity for us to highlight the areas that we find so special and the places we choose to be a part of.

There’s no better place to start than where we first began: Blacksburg and Roanoke, two beautiful cities in Southwest Virginia. Our original corporate headquarters, located in Blacksburg, is where everything started in 1966 when Harry H. Hunt III, the founder of HHHunt, saw the need for faculty and student housing at Virginia Tech.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blacksburg and Roanoke are special places for a number of reasons. The communities boast stunning scenery and natural beauty, tons of outdoor activities, great wineries, markets and boutique shops, Mill Mountain Zoo, and more. Both cities have eclectic and delicious food scenes and the Hotel Roanoke is a beautiful and historic hotel definitely worth a visit. And, of course, we can’t forget about Virginia Tech. The world-class university serves as the heart of Blacksburg. There’s lots of Hokie pride at HHHunt!

We have a number of apartment communities in the area, including Foxridge and Hethwood, which are located in Blacksburg, and Honeywood, which is conveniently situated near downtown Roanoke.

We are thankful and excited to continue serving as an engaged community partner in these bustling and vibrant cities!

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

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College Student Apartments in Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 14, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VALiving at Foxridge, you will get to experience firsthand what it means to be “uniquely vintage!” Take advantage of our expansive outdoor spaces or any one of our indoor amenities to find secret study spots or meetup with your friends for a game of cornhole or volleyball.

Visit with our leasing team to find out where you can find all of Blacksburg’s hidden treasures, and the town’s best dining and entertainment venues that even the most cost conscious student will appreciate! And at Foxridge, our focus is on you and your home, so you can achieve your goals and live the full Hokie experience! We are committed to exceeding your expectations every day to make our community, your home. You will find that we not only offer a great apartment home, but opportunities to create lifelong friendships and meaningful experiences that will last you a lifetime! We offer housing choices today that will meet the needs of most anyone.

Foxridge Collegiate Apartment Homes is owned and managed by HHHunt, a locally owned, real estate company with five decades of experience serving the Virginia Tech community in Blacksburg.

Why You'll Love Us

At Foxridge Apartment Homes you will find amenities to suit every lifestyle. Enjoy swimming pools, walking trails, a fitness center, picnic areas, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, and much more! You won't find another community that compares to the value and luxury of Foxridge.

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

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Step into Blacksburg, VA - A Great Place to Live

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 04, 2018

Are you trying to decide where to live, where to go to school? Maybe it's time to check out Blacksburg, VA. Blacksburg has been called a Best College Town, a Best Place to Live in VA, a Top 100 Place to Live, a "dream town" for outdoor enthusiasts, and a Top 10 City to Raise a Family.

Need to know more? Step into Blacksburg and watch the video above.

Step Into Blacksburg and you'll find a special town. It's a place with something for everyone. Arts. Education. Dining. Recreation. Technology. Business. And more. It is a place with small town charm and metropolitan opportunities, a place that offers unmatched beauty and uniqueness all of its own, and it is known nationally for many reasons, including the Virginia Tech Hokies, the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, and the Smart Road, to name a few.

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

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Choosing Off Campus College Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAAlong with picking a major, one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your college career is where you’ll live. If you’re wondering how to choose college housing, following a short list of dos and don’ts will help you pick a place that meets your needs and feels like home.

How to Choose College Housing

Do: Look at Amenities

The amenities offered by an apartment are among the most important things to consider when figuring out how to choose college housing. While you might not need some amenities, having them can make living in an apartment a lot more fun. Make a list of things you’d like to have in an apartment or on the grounds of the apartment and keep that list in mind when you’re out looking at places.

Do: Consider the Location

The location of your housing is pretty important. If you have to go to class five days a week, and plan on socializing or studying on campus, at least to some degree, finding a spot that is near your school is critical. How far away your apartment should be depends on how you plan on commuting to school. If you’re going to bike, it helps to find a place that’s about a mile or so away. If you have a car, you can live a bit further away from school, but not too far, as you don’t want to have to wrestle with a lot of traffic as you go to and from class.

Do: Consider Your Personal Needs

One particularly essential tip when it comes to how to choose college housing is to think of your personal needs. If you have a pet, and want to bring that pet with you, you’ll need a place that’s pet-friendly. If you need furniture, you’ll want to find an apartment that offers furnished options, too.

Don’t: Follow the Crowd

In college, it’s easy to get swept up in a crowd or to go along with what other students want, even if they don’t line up with what you need. While it’s understandable that you’ll want to be flexible and try to find a place that meets everyone’s needs, don’t ignore your own needs in an attempt to please someone else. If a potential roommate wants to live somewhere that doesn’t appeal to you, it might be easiest to part ways and find someone else to live with.

Don’t: Feel Shy About Asking Questions

One of the best things to learn when learning how to choose college housing is to always ask questions. Go ahead and ask the landlord or leasing agent plenty of questions about the property, about your lease, and about what it’s like to live there. You want to know as much as you can about what’s on offer, what you’ll need to pay for, and what you’re responsible for, before you make a decision about housing.

For more information on off campus apartments in Blacksburg, VA contact Foxridge.

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Blacksburg, VA is One of the Best College Towns in the South

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAWhat Does it Take To Be the Best College Town?

While the college towns that topped the preseason poll for reasons beyond the gridiron, we won't judge you for making an end zone rush to visit.

Best College Town Criteria:

  • A population under 200,000 (thus excluding favorites like Austin) so that the school has an incredibly strong impact on the town.
  • A lively local scene with good, affordable restaurants, independent boutiques, and support of the arts.
  • A dedicated and active alumni base.
  • A healthy dose of Southern charm.

Blacksburg, VA

The home of Virginia Tech, in the New River Valley 45 minutes from Roanoke, feels blissfully off the grid. Hokie campus–a 2,600-acre green dotted with stone buildings and ancient oaks–meets downtown on College Avenue. Try local brews like Peachicot Blonde Ale and listen to live music at Top of the Stairs, a dive bar discreetly located in a charming white building.

**Readers' Choice Winner**

Blacksburg, VA was voted the best college town in the South by Southern Living's Facebook fans

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Keep These Things in Mind When Moving to Off-Campus Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 14, 2018

Foxridge, Blacksburg, VAOnce students become upper class-men they often opt to move out of dorm and into off-campus apartments.

Here’s a list of things to know and do before you move into your first college apartment.

  1. Grocery shop in bulk. Buy a bunch of meats, separate them and freeze them so you’ll have dinner ideas prepared.
  2. As soon as you move in write down and photograph if there is anything wrong with the apartment. That way, you won’t be charged for property damage when it’s time for you to leave.
  3. Get to know your neighbors.
  4. Coordinate with your roommates regarding who’s bringing what so you don’t all show up on move-in day with duplicate items.
  5. Get a bunch of cleaning supplies for your apartment, and use them.
  6. Make arrangements for groceries with your roommates. Are you sharing? Are you buying your own?
  7. Use the maintenance request forms whenever needed. Don’t be afraid that you’ll bother your complex management. Apartment community maintenance is included in the rent. Use it.
  8. Don’t forget to pay your rent — those late fees can be a killer.
  9. Utilize your kitchen. It costs a lot of money to regularly order take out.
  10. If you throw a house-warming party or kickback at your place, be prepared to clean up the leftover mess.
  11. Decorate!
  12. Lock your door and lock your bedroom door too before leaving your apartment.
  13. Don’t share your WiFi password with too many people.
  14. Don’t forget to change your local address to your new home.
  15. Utilize whatever facilities your complex has to offer — pool, fitness center, community areas.
  16. Make sure your apartment comes furnished.
  17. Keeping a mini-fridge in your room isn’t such a bad investment.
  18. If you plan on inviting more than three guests over, tell your roommates.

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

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Blacksburg, VA is a 2018 Top 100 Best Place to Live

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAWe poll the nation each year to find out what matters most in communities throughout the U.S. Is health care most important, or affordable housing? Which matters more, commute times or climate? We then source the best public and private data available to find the small to mid-sized cities, towns and villages that meet your standards of a Best Place to Live.

This year, nearly 2,300 cities were ranked on more than 40 data points measuring economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care.

Want to know more about how this list came together this year? Check out our methodology page and our ranking criteria.

2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live

# 63. Blacksburg, VA

Population: 43,530

With gorgeous scenery, the Blacksburg area features 60 mountain peaks and a myriad of trails that are ideal for hiking and biking. Home to Virginia Tech, the college town atmosphere in Blacksburg has helped foster affordable housing options along with a robust downtown district, fantastic restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment venues.

The Blacksburg Historic District draws admirers of Greek revival, Gothic and Colonial American architecture, and the local economy is bolstered by innovative technology hubs like Virginia Tech Transportation Institute's Automation Park, a sprawling testing ground for drones and self-driving cars.

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

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