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Moving Out of Dorms and into an Apartment

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 19, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAAt some point in their college life, many students decide to move out of their residence halls and into apartments. Many of these students go into apartment-hunting with little know-how or assistance. 

Don’t sign a lease too early

Signing a lease too early can be detrimental. You don’t want to sign a lease before you have looked at other apartments and gone over the lease.

Don’t sign a new lease for the next year until you make sure that you are going to continue at the school you are enrolled in because once you lock into that lease you’re stuck. Make sure to check with prospective apartment complexes about signing leases early.

Take photos/videos of new apartment

The best thing students have now is an instant way to prove the state of the apartment. Turn on your cell phone and make a video tape the day you walk in.

Plan with future roommates

It is important to make a plan with your new roommates. That plan needs to include how to pay bills and rent, social life, food rules, and cleaning responsibilities.

Make sure your friends/roommates are okay with the decisions you all come to and they’re not agreeing just to satisfy your call. You are living together for months so make sure that you all are pleased with the apartment. Since you are going to be in an apartment with your roommates for the majority of the year, make sure everyone is on the same page.

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When College Students Should Start Looking for Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 12, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAWhether it’s your first year in college and you’re already thinking about off-campus housing, or you didn’t have luck getting the apartment you wanted last year, it helps to know when you should start looking for one to make sure you get a great apartment in college.

First off, get to know your campus and the surrounding city in order to get an idea of when leasing season begins. For some cities, it’s the same as non-school apartments; meaning, leasing seasons are May/June and August/September, as well as December. For other cities, it’s a much lengthier process. If you’re a freshman in college, you should prepare to plan for an apartment hunt in September to be ready for your sophomore year.

Once you know when leasing season is, start looking for apartments a month or two in advance to get an idea of where you want to live. Make a “top three” list of apartments. Contact those apartments and ask when they start leasing.

*TIP: For move-in ready leases, start your search process in May/June versus August. You want to make sure you get an apartment and have move-in time before school starts back up.

If you get an apartment in June, you’ll have a year long lease and can choose to stay in the same apartment or move in June. It gives you plenty of time to move out once summer break starts. If you plan to change apartments, then make sure to start looking for your next one in advance depending on whether or not it’s a year-in-advance lease or move-in ready.

The apartment hunting process can take time, so it’s always good to start ahead of time and stay on top of apartment availability. With so many students on the same time schedule as you, you’ll be competing with others for the same college apartments. Consider making a renter’s resume to help you stand out from the rest!

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Ways to Get Romantic in Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAValentine's Day is a week away. Here are some ideas on how to get romantic this Valentine's Day in Virginia

  1. Dine upscale while tasting the local flavor.
  2. Take your relationship to new heights at one of Virginia's mountain peaks.
  3. Give the gold medal treatment with samples of award-winning craft beverages or head to a winery for a quiet tasting together.
  4. Relax in luxury with a couples massage at a Virginia spa.
  5. Cuddle by the fire at a Virginia Mountain Resort.
  6. Share a kiss at a kissing bridge, if you can!

Or try one of these ideas right around Blacksburg:


Venue: Beliveau Estate Winery
Price: $75 per person
Date: 02/10/2018
Location: Blacksburg


Venue: Beliveau Estate Winery
Price: $25 per person
Date: 02/11/2018 and 02/11/2018
Location: Blacksburg


Venue: Chantilly Farm Barn
Price: Free event admission. $1 per chocolate tasting
Date: 02/10/2018
Location: Floyd


All About Living in Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VABlacksburg, VA, some 12,000 acres nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany mountains, is special. Home to about 42,600 local residents, the town is considered small by most any standard, but don’t let its size or location fool you.

Because of its award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live and has earned a reputation nationwide as a well-managed, stable, and forward-looking community.

Established in 1798 and now Virginia’s largest town, Blacksburg lies within Montgomery County, which has a population of some 95,000.

Vibrant and engaging, Blacksburg’s downtown offers unique stores, art galleries, and eclectic restaurants. The area’s wide red-brick sidewalks, Victorian street lamps, and park benches encourage foot traffic and make meeting folks easy.

Quick Facts

  • In 2012, ranked Blacksburg No. 1 on its “Top 10 Cities to Raise a Family” listing, citing the presence of Virginia Tech and numerous economic opportunities.
  • In 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek named Blacksburg the best place in the United States to raise children.
  • A high-tech, professional environment, Blacksburg is one of the most “wired” communities on the planet.
  • In the National Citizens Survey, Blacksburg residents gave the highest ratings to their town’s appearance, openness, and acceptance, as well as its many cultural opportunities, safety, and low crime rate.
  • Blacksburg has been ranked among the nation’s best places to live by Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Men’s Journal, 50 Best Small Southern Towns, The Sporting News, and Retirement Places Rated.
  • Outside Magazine ranked Blacksburg a top-10 “dream town” for outdoors enthusiasts because of its proximity to the Appalachian Trail and the Washington-Jefferson National Forest. The area’s natural resources for hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, and climbing are phenomenal.
  • The nationally accredited Virginia Tech Police Department operates 24-hours a day and provides full police service to the university community.
  • Blacksburg, along with Christiansburg and Radford and including Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties, is considered a Metropolitan Statistical Area by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center hosts more than 100 technology-based companies, as well as the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, contributing to Blacksburg’s high-tech, professional environment.
  • The award-winning Blacksburg Transit provides town-wide public transportation at a reasonable cost and a game day shuttle for football and basketball games.

For more information on apartments in Blacksburg, VA or on living and going to school here, contact Foxridge.


Spacious 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Collegiate Apartments in Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 22, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAFoxridge Collegiate Apartment Homes offer spacious rooms, terrific service and prime location - just minutes from Virginia Tech! Experience the BEST in Collegiate Living. Clubhouses, swimming pools, basketball, tennis courts, and fun social events, you will see why Foxridge Apartment Homes is voted The #1 Apartment Community in Blacksburg by readers of the Collegiate Times. These apartments in Blacksburg, VA offer washer/dryer, great recreational facilities and fields, nearby stores, banks, ATMs, and restaurants! From the weight room and fitness center to waiting for the bus, Foxridge has the community amenities and features you want to enjoy during your college years.

  • 2 Full-Size Swimming Pools
  • 8 Tennis Courts
  • 3 Basketball Courts
  • Walking Path to VT Campus
  • 24 Hour Maintenance
  • Clubhouse
  • Bike/Walking/Running Trails
  • Gazebo & Duck Pond
  • Volleyball Court
  • Fitness Center

Foxridge compares favorably to any other rental community in Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech area. For student rental apartments near Virginia Tech, you can't beat Foxridge, and it is only 2 miles from the Virginia Tech campus! Inside and out, the quality of our 24-hour maintenance service is obvious. We're dedicated to keeping Foxridge beautiful and comfortable.


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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.

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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.


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