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Fall Festival Fun Around Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 25, 2017

Foxridge, Blacksburg, VABlacksburg is located in the northern Blue Ridge Highlands and is home to Virginia's 2nd largest public university, Virginia Tech. Residents of our beautiful town can walk the campus, visit the popular Moss Arts Center, visit galleries and performances or take a leisurely stroll through Downtown Blacksburg to window shop. You can also tour Smithfield Plantation, built in 1773. Enjoy beautiful vistas and the artisanal touch of this cultural crossroad and go to town!

Fall Festivals

Here are some events in and around town that those who live in apartments in Blacksburg, VA will enjoy.

Bristol - Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion is a three day music festival held annually in downtown Bristol. The festival showcases the past, present, and future of everything Appalachia, all held in the city that is known as the Birthplace of Country Music.

Richmond -The Richmond Folk Festival features more than 30 performing groups on seven live stages with continuous music and dance performances, along with a Virginia Folk life demonstration area, children's activities, a folk arts marketplace, regional and ethnic foods, and much more. Admission is free!

Norfolk - The Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival presented by AT&T, Hampton Roads' most anticipated Wine Festival of the fall season in Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. This fall festival favorite will showcase over 200 of Virginia's finest wine varieties and encapsulate the elegant flavor and flair of the region.

Weekends in October in Syria -Graves' Mountain Apple Harvest Festival - Come and see nature's way of blanketing the mountains with beautiful fall colors as you enjoy local food, bluegrass music, a hay maze, hayrides, and plenty of other fun-filled activities for the entire family.

Ferrum - Experience what life in the Blue Ridge is like, both now and in the past, at Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, which celebrates western Virginia's folkways. The festival includes four music and storytelling stages, two dozen Blue Ridge foods, 50+ old-time crafts, and much more.

Urbanna - This is the 60th Anniversary of "The Official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth!" - the Urbanna Oyster Festival. Come by BOAT or come by LAND because we have got everything oyster and more! The charming Town of Urbanna closes it's streets for this big celebration of oysters. This is where the Oyster Trail Began...

Charlottesville - The Virginia Film Festival has been celebrating the magic of the movies and inspiring audiences for over 28 years. Every autumn, the Festival showcases celebrated new features and documentaries, fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and local filmmakers from right here in Virginia.

Williamsburg – Don’t miss out on the 2017 Williamsburg Taste Festival. We invite you to eat, drink and learn in Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, with 35+ culinary inspired events highlighting Virginia's Finest.

Richmond - Fire, Flour & Fork is a four-day culinary event, organized by Real Richmond Food Tours, celebrating the best the Richmond region has to offer: its complex history, its rich artistic community and its established and rising culinary stars.

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Things to do in Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 18, 2017

Foxridge, Blacksburg, VAIf you live in an apartment in Blacksburg, VA and are looking for some fun and different things to do, here are a few ideas in an around town.

Blacksburg Dog Park - 2100 Toms Creek Road

Enjoy the park with your furry friend from sunrise to sunset. Dogs must have a current dog license and wear an owner identification tag at all times.

Mountain Lake Conservancy - 115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke

This is a mountain top getaway just 30 minutes north of Blacksburg. Enjoy hiking, biking, tennis, wagon rides, outdoor recreation, and family entertainment.

Mabry Mill - 266 Mabry Mill SE, Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120

A special and unique part of history is found at Mabry Mill. Originally built in 1910, the historic water-powered grist mill, sawmill and nearby blacksmith shop provide the visitor with a view of pioneer life along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Nellie’s Cave Park

A 10 acre park in Blacksburg featuring a soccer field, basketball court, T-ball field, playground, horseshoe pits, picnic tables/shelters, barbecue grills, bleachers, benches, walking trails and restrooms.

Claytor Lake State Park Pulaski

It's an ideal setting for boating, swimming, camping, hiking and picnicking. Sport fishing is especially popular. Boating supplies, fuel and refreshments are available at the marina. Twelve cabins overlook the 4,500-acre lake.

New River Trail State Park

A "Rails to Trails" project, the New River Trail State Park meanders through southwestern Virginia and parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and boating are just some of the possibilities.

Pandapas - 3151 Pandapas Pond Road, Montgomery County

An 8-acre man-made pond that features warm-water fishing and canoeing. A one-mile circuit trail goes around the pond, and several other popular Jefferson National Forest trails connect to it.

Virginia Tech Duckpond - Duckpond Road, Blacksburg

A perfect place to picnic, the duck pond has picnic tables, park benches and a gazebo. It is located on the Virginia Tech Campus in Blacksburg.

Hahn Horticulture Gardens

The Hahn Horticulture Garden encompasses nearly six acres of teaching and display gardens on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Established in 1984 by Horticulture faculty, the garden serves undergraduate students and the local community as a learning resource for plant material, landscaping concepts, and environmental awareness.

Downtown Blacksburg

At the Heart of Your Kind of Town

There’s always something to do in downtown Blacksburg, home to excellent food, interesting boutiques and art galleries, the local farmers market, and the historic Lyric Theatre, which screens films and hosts all sorts of performances and events.

Pedestrian-friendly Main Street is lined with a variety of restaurants, many of them regularly offering live music. The weekly jam sessions at Market Square Park are especially popular. The area’s night life features activities for all ages: comedy shows, live performances, outdoor movies, special happy hours, and community gatherings.

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Financial Steps to Take When You Start College

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Foxridge, Blacksburg, VAAs students start college this year, they face new freedom and responsibility. A college finance consultant tells CNBC that for most students, starting college is a "first step towards financial independence."

Over 44 million Americans hold a total of $1.4 trillion in student loan debt and it takes them, on average, 20 years to pay off those loans. In order to master the transition and not fall into dangerous amounts of debt, students need to remain disciplined and organized.

These six steps can help any incoming student start college off on the right foot and prepare for their financial future.

Create a budget

The first step, of course, is for kids to start to manage the money they have on their own. Create a budget. It may be the first time a college student has seriously looked at the numbers.

The next part of creating your budget it to track your expenses. What can be helpful, especially for kids who have never done this before is to try tracking their expenses for the first 30 days to see, "Where am I spending my money?"

Cut costs

Contrary to popular belief, there are many ways college students can cut costs. Even though your parents may be paying the bulk of the bill, there are also decisions that you can make that are going to make a difference in what they end up having to pay.

One of the biggest ways to save money is on transportation. Don't take a car to college. It is one of the biggest expenses for students. Most campuses have good public transportation systems, so if you can avoid taking a car, that's going to save money on insurance and the cost of parking.

Students can also save money by choosing affordable housing options. In many college towns, off-campus apartments are often less expensive than paying room and board and fees at school. Also, the more roommates you have, the better as far as monthly rent and bills.

In order to save money on expensive text books, check the college library for copies that can be borrowed. Also, look into renting textbooks online or through the university book store.

And instead of subsisting off of ramen noodles for weeks on end, try to make the most of an affordable meal plan. It will be better for the physical and financial health in the long run.

Keep your parents in the loop

Most students pay for college with the help of a parent or family member.

The families that are the most successful are those families who approach it as a team.

Parents have got to be in the conversation with their kid about what their responsibilities are. When students do not fulfill their responsibilities, it is important that they learn the hard way. If your kids mess up, you have to let them mess up and not bail them out immediately, which can be really hard.

It's the students' college experience, but students need to be communicating with parents and working with parents to make decisions that are good for them and good for everyone.

In order to promote this communication and transparency, students will need to give parents access to their financial records. Students have to grant permission to their parents to see certain parts of their records. They want to give access to the bill so they are sure that their parents are seeing it and taking care of things.

Explore campus jobs

Having a campus job is one way for students to cover personal expenses and help contribute financially to their degree. The type of job you can get depends on whether work-study is included in your financial aid package, but even students who aren't awarded work-study may be able to find paid work on campus.

In order to see what your options are, set a meeting with your college's student employment office and find what kind of jobs you are eligible to apply for. Networking with older students is also a great way to learn about the best opportunities on campus.

If finding campus work is proving challenging, there is one place that is always hiring: the cafeteria. Sometimes you have to be willing to take the less glamorous job, but making some of your own money can really give you independence.

Research from the National Center for Education Statistics indicates that students who work have better grades. There is other research that shows that kids who work a reasonable amount do better academically, because it helps them structure their time and is a good non-academic way to connect with people on campus.

Avoid scams

Companies and banks often see college students as impressionable consumers. When getting to campus, students should be careful about the products and services that are advertised to them.

In 2009, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act banned banks from aggressively marketing credit cards and financial products on college campuses. However, this regulation does not stop banks from actively pursuing college students.

There are regulations that are still in effect but students still need to do a little bit of homework. A lot of times these companies have marketing deals with the campus that make them look like the 'school approved' product, but it doesn't necessarily mean that the school has made sure that those products are in fact the best products for their students.

Establish credit

One of the most important financial steps that students must make is one of the hardest —establishing a credit history. One of the factors in a credit score is the length of credit history. You want to get things started as soon as you can so that when you graduate, you already have some established credit.

It can be particularly difficult for students to get a credit card because they often have no previous financial record. Unless students have really significant part-time job income, it can be difficult to get an actual credit card on their own.

Once you have a credit card, it is important to stay on top of all payments. Being responsible and consistent with your account is the only way to make sure that a credit card pays off. It is also a crucial lesson for all students as they begin the next stage of their adult lives.

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

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Living in Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Foxridge, Blacksburg, VAThe home of the Hokie Nation, Blacksburg is where Virginia Tech University comes to study and play in western Virginia. The scenery in the mountains is spectacular, and so are the recreation possibilities. Blacksburg is a great college town and an excellent place to live. The population is growing, about 44,000 people live here. There are 2 shopping malls: the University Mall and the New River Valley Mall. There are more than 500 acres of parks, an aquatic center, and a Community Center.

What is special about Blacksburg

Best thing about Blacksburg is being the home of Virginia Tech University in the beautiful mountains of western Virginia. There is always something going on around campus and the town has the advantages of a college town. The Hokies are an especially proud university with tremendous success in the classroom and athletic fields. Blacksburg Electronic Village.

Who will like living in Blacksburg

People who want to live in a college town in Virginia will probably like it in Blacksburg. It offers a quiet lifestyle rather than a hectic one.

Climate

Blacksburg is in southwestern Virginia near the mountains. Winters can be chilly at times, summers are not as hot as other parts of Virginia.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Lyric Theatre and Armory Art Gallery are in Blacksburg. Virginia Tech provides cultural and sports entertainment for the town. There are also several festivals throughout the year, such as the International Street Fair & Parade and Steppin' Out.

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

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Foxridge Collegiate Apartment Homes

750 Hethwood Blvd. 100G, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Call: (888) 532-1809 (540) 951-9302
Email Usinfo@foxridgeliving.com
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-5:30P | Saturday: 10A-1P & 2P-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

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