Study Tips From Your Colorado State University Off-Campus Housing Provider

Winter break is almost in sight, and that can only mean one thing — final exams are even closer. Hopefully, you are already spending multiple hours a day studying, barricading yourself in a cubicle in the Morgan Library basement for a few hours a day — but if you aren’t, we have a few study tips that might help you prepare for your upcoming exams.

Whether you are studying on campus, or in your CSU off-campus housing, it is important that you buckle-down and begin to study smarter, not harder. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite study tips that might be beneficial for you to practice.

Study With Others

One of the best ways to retain information is to study with others. There is something about having a conversation about a topic that makes it much easier to remember — or you can go with your usual method and stare at the sheet of paper hoping that something will happen.

When you study with someone else, it is important to carefully choose who they are. We aren’t saying that you can’t study with your best friend, we are just saying that if all they want to do is talk about the party that you went to last week that they might not be a very helpful study partner. Instead, choose someone who genuinely cares about doing well on the exam.

Turn On Some Music

If you are at the library it might not be appreciated by others for you to pull out your Bluetooth speaker, so maybe when it comes to listening to music while studying you should consider studying at your apartment in Fort Collins near CSU. Studies have shown that playing music in the background while you study can actually improve your memory retention.

When choosing music to study to, consider playing something that you have heard before that is both mellow, yet entertaining. While you might think that your favorite artist’s new album would be a great choice, it is better to pick something that you won’t find yourself getting distracted by. Instead, pick something that you can play in the background that won’t be distracting.

Read It. Say It. Write It.

If you are studying for a test where the best way to succeed is to memorize the definitions and dates that have been taught to you the last semester, consider reading, writing, and saying the study terms. Studies have shown that one of the best ways to memorize content is to speak the terms aloud and write them down multiple times all while reading the content from its source.

In doing so, you will be doing a lot more than just trying to find a place to store the information in your brain, but you will also be utilizing muscle memory to cement the terms, definitions, and dates into your memory.

Relax In Your Colorado State University Off-Campus Housing

Sometimes the best way to prepare for your final exams is to relax — after all, if you stress yourself out too much you might not get enough sleep. So kick back and relax, put on your favorite movie, make a cup of tea, and most importantly, get a good night of sleep.

We hope that today’s blog post provided you with some helpful study tips that you can use to prepare for your upcoming exams. Are you interested in seeing what this Colorado State University off-campus housing is all about? Be sure to stop by and visit us today at the Landmark Apartments on the corner of Prospect and Shields! Contact us today if you have any questions.

Preparing For Winter Break With Your CSU Off-Campus Housing Provider

While it might seem like we just talked about how to prepare for Thanksgiving break, it is already time for you to start thinking about winter break — especially being that some of you only have two more weeks of school ahead of you. As a CSU off-campus housing provider, we see both breaks as important to plan for, but for winter break, it is even more important to plan long-term.

Winter break is over a month long, and we have a feeling that some of you will be gone for the entirety of the break, making it even more important to plan ahead. In today’s blog post we will be discussing a few of the ways that you can plan for a smooth winter break — both at home and at your empty CSU off-campus apartments.

Create The Illusion That Someone Is Home

While we live in a rather nice neighborhood, being that we are a block south of campus, it is unlikely that anyone would ever try to break into your home, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. One of the best ways to deter someone from breaking into your home is to make them think that you never left, and what better way is there to do so than to leave a light on.

You are probably thinking, “But your blogs always tell us to be mindful of utility?” and you are right to think that — because, after all, we do bring that up a lot. Rather than wasting energy and leaving a light on for a month, consider getting an outlet timer and scheduling a lamp to turn on for a couple hours every night once it gets dark outside.

Think About Your Car

A lot of Colorado State University students are from out of state, meaning that when you go home you usually have to leave your car behind while you fly. While you could park your car at the airport and spend $280 dollars on parking at Denver International Airport’s Pikes Peak Lot (yes we did the math), some people end up taking the shuttle.

While we commend those that take the shuttle, it can feel a little scary leaving your car in a parking lot for five weeks. But there are things that you can do to ensure that your car is safer. Consider parking it under a street lamp or near the front office so that people don’t feel comfortable taking a peek inside!

Recruit A Neighbor To Keep Watch

Being that we are more than just CSU off-campus apartments and plenty of non-students live at The Landmark Apartments, consider asking a neighbor that is not going home for the break to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity around your apartment.

Have A Great Break!

If you are leaving us for the winter break season, we wish you happy holidays and hope that you have fun visiting your hometown. If you have any questions for us before you leave for winter break, please do not hesitate to contact us, or stop by the front office to ask! We will see you in a couple of weeks!

CSU Off-Campus Housing Winter Pro-Tips: Making Your Apartment Cozy

Living in Fort Collins we are pretty lucky when it comes to winter weather. Our winters are much milder than other parts of the state. When it snows we get to enjoy the winter wonderland for a day or two until the snow melts — leaving our roads clear and dry. Additionally, if we do experience the hankering for real winter weather we can simply head into the mountains an hour west! That being said, every so often Fort Collins can cool off!

What is one thing that is absolutely necessary on a -10 degree day in Fort Collins? At the Landmark Apartments, we think the most necessary thing to have on a cold day is a cozy apartment to go home to! In today’s blog, we will be discussing a few of our favorite tips to help you transform your apartment to a cozy refuge from the cold winter outdoors.


In past blogs, we have discussed how valuable blankets can be to decorating your CSU off-campus apartments, but their real benefit lies in what they were actually made for — to keep you warm. One of the best ways to utilize blankets in your apartment near CSU this winter is to put them everywhere. A blanket by the door can provide you with a warm embrace as soon as you walk in from braving a snowstorm, while a blanket in the living room can provide you with warmth that you don’t have to leave the couch to find.

While being warm while relaxing in your student apartments is important, it is also important to be warm while you sleep — but not too warm though. To make your bed as cozy as possible this winter consider using a number of blankets in layers rather than one large and heavy blanket. In doing so you will be able to regulate your temperature easily by simply adding or removing blankets.

Don’t Be Afraid To Use The Fireplace

If you live at the Landmark Apartments there is a chance that you have a wood burning fireplace. And if you have a wood burning fireplace we suggest that you use it this winter! There is nothing better than laying by the fire (with one of those blankets in your living room), a cup of hot chocolate, and a good book — so what are you waiting for?

The only thing that we ask is that if you are unsure of how to safely use your fireplace that you contact the front desk so that they can show you — because there is nothing less relaxing than an out of control fire.

Make Your Bathroom A Cozy Sanctuary

Aside from sitting by the fireplace and burying yourself below a mountain of blankets, what is the best way to warm yourself up on a chilly Fort Collins afternoon? A warm bath! But how can you make your bathroom a cozy sanctuary? It is as simple as warm water, a bath bomb, and the lights turned down low. For absolute relaxation consider taking a warm bath, laying by the fireplace, and then crawling into bed!

If you are interested in visiting our CSU off-campus housing to see just how cozy you could make it, we urge you to contact us and schedule a tour. Do you have any additional questions about the Landmark Apartments? If so, be sure to check out our amenities and floor plans or to contact us and ask!

“Winterizing” Your CSU Off-Campus Apartments For Winter Break

It’s October, meaning that winter break is on the horizon. Winter break is a popular break for a student here in Fort Collins, being that it is not nearly as long as summer break, but it is remarkably five times longer than spring break.

Some students opt to stay in Fort Fun for a couple weeks more of unsupervised shenanigans, but at some point, almost everyone turns their CSU off-campus apartment’s lights off, locks the door behind them, and heads home to be pampered by their parents.

But what is happening at your apartment while you are gone? Are you wasting money by unnecessarily running appliances and other amenities while you are gone? In today’s blog, the Landmark Apartments, your provider of apartments for rent near Colorado State University, will be discussing a few of the more important actions that you should take towards “winterizing” your apartment before you make the journey home this winter break.

Adjust The Thermostat

As a college student, you probably value the money that you have more than the average American. That being said, why would you waste your hard-earned money on heating an empty apartment? Most people like to keep their homes and apartments at an average of 68 degrees throughout the winter, but when you leave your apartment for anything longer than a couple days, it is wise to set your thermostat down to 50 or 55. By setting your thermostat to 50 or 55, you will not waste energy heating the apartment, but it will still stay warm enough that pipes will not burst, and it will be easily reheatable come to your return.

Unplug Everything

Another important thing that you can do in your apartments near CSU before leaving on winter break is to unplug all your appliances. No, we aren’t saying that you need to unplug your refrigerator, we are simply saying that you should unplug your non-essential appliances that will consume electricity whether you are there or not. The tv, mini-fridges, kitchen appliances, and computer cables can all consume electricity even when they are not in use. By unplugging all of the appliances in your home, you might surprise yourself how much power you might be able to save.

Stop Your Mail

Depending on the length of your trip, it might be in your best interest to put a temporary hold on your mail. If you are planning on being gone for multiple weeks, your mail might build up, filling your mailbox and making it different for the delivery person. Putting a hold on your mail is as simple as visiting the United States Postal Service website and listing the address of your CSU off-campus apartment.

Tell Our Staff

At the Landmark Apartments, we might be your very best resource when it comes to advice in regard to leaving your apartment unattended. Not only can we provide you with insights as to how you can save energy (and money) while you are gone, as well as keep an eye out on your apartment while you are gone! For more information on our apartments in Fort Collins near CSU, we urge you to visit our website, or contact us to ask!

Studying In Your Apartment In Fort Collins Near CSU

Ahh, the crisp fall air swiftly moves around your face as dodge piles of leaves on your short bike ride home from campus. When you close the door to your CSU off-campus apartment you have the sudden urge to jump in bed — warming your cold bones with the plush quilt that Grandma made for your freshman year. But wait! “I have to study for my test tomorrow!”, you exclaim. “But… what if… I studied in bed?”

Stop what you are doing right there! We all know how this story goes. You get in bed, crawl under the covers, pull out your textbook to study, and then you fall asleep. If you get in bed, there is hardly a possible situation where you get out of bed both well informed and ready to take your test.

As a source of Colorado State University off-campus housing, we, here at the Landmark Apartments understand the difficulties associated with studying in your own home. You have to keep yourself from getting distracted while also paying attention to your schoolwork. But what is the alternative? Studying in the Morgan Library? No thanks!

In today’s blog post we will be discussing a few of our favorite tips for studying at home.

Don’t Get Too Comfortable

As we stated in our lengthy introduction, it is important that you do not become too comfortable in your student apartments when preparing to study. You live a busy life, meaning you are always tired. So the second you lay in bed or throw on those pajamas, you have already given up on studying to the best of your ability. So grab a chair, sit at your desk, and study before you get too comfortable!

Multitask Within Reason

There is a huge debate in regard to if multitasking is actually beneficial to students when studying, but at the Landmark Apartments, we just have to say that it is different for everyone. Some people cannot listen to music as they work, but for others, music while studying helps them thrive. Instead of trying not to multitask, simply try to regulate it — i.e. don’t text, listen to music, and study while you have the television on in the background.

Take Breaks

While taking a break from studying might seem to be a little counter-intuitive, it is not! Studies have shown that short breaks can actually be beneficial to your retention of information. Now, we aren’t saying that you should watch a Netflix episode for every 30 minutes of studying (you don’t want to go down that rabbit hole), we are simply saying that you should get up and walk around every once and awhile! In fact, our paths at our apartments in Fort Collins, CO near CSU are perfect for a quick study-break walk.

Find A Quiet Place — A Place Like The Landmark Apartments

Here at the Landmark Apartments, we understand that studying can be difficult, but there are ways to get it done. The tips that we have provided above combined with a strong work ethic and will to graduate are more than enough to ensure that your studying goes smoothly. If you are looking for student apartments that are quiet and perfect for studying, look no further than the Landmark Apartments, your local apartments in Fort Collins near CSU.

Not only are our apartments perfect for students to study in, but they are also within walking distance to campus. So what are you waiting for? Become a part of our student apartment community today!

Schedule a tour today or contact us for more information. Are you already convinced that the Landmark Apartments is the place to be? Apply online today!

Three Restaurants Open Late Near Your CSU Off-Campus Housing

School has just started and you are likely pretty happy to be back up in Fort Fun with your friends. While you are happy to be back up in Fort Collins, syllabus week flew by at an unfair speed — you blinked, and it was gone. By now, you likely already have your first assignments, and you are quickly beginning to realize that your classes are a lot harder than they were in the past. After hours and hours of homework you look up from your computer screen only to notice that you’ve done it again — you forgot to get dinner!

Luckily, you live in Fort Collins, meaning that you have an abundance of restaurants near your Colorado State University off-campus housing that are open well into the night. In today’s blog post, your local provider of student apartments in Fort Collins, the Landmark Apartments, will be discussing some of the best places to get a late night bite after studying!

Krazy Karl’s Pizza – 1030 a.m. – 3 a.m.

If your stomach is rumbling after a late night of homework, you might hear the sweet sweet taste of Krazy Karl’s spicy ranch calling your name — well, maybe their pizzas too. Krazy Karl’s is a local favorite that is known for its trivia nights, Sunday football games, and of course their interesting pizza creations. Are you hankering for chicken strips and pizza at 2 a.m.? Why compromise. Instead, get chicken strips on your pizza.

Silvermine Subs – 10 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Are you looking for a late-night snack that is a little bit healthier? If so, we urge you to check out Silvermine Subs. While we aren’t saying that every sandwich on their menu is a healthy option, they have the potential to be as healthy as you make it. Worried about walking to Silvermine Subs alone in the middle of the night? Don’t fret, they have three Fort Collins locations and they will even deliver to apartments in Fort Collins near CSU until 3 a.m.

Fat Shack – Monday Through Thursday 11 a.m – 3 a.m. – Friday Through Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 a.m.

On the complete opposite side of the health food spectrum is Fat Shack — a restaurant that specializes in helping intoxicated students feel less intoxicated. With a menu featuring chicken finger and mozzarella stick sandwiches, you are sure to be full after eating something off of the fat shack menu. Additionally, they are one of the restaurants that are open latest in town, so you can always get a meal, regardless of the time.

Even If You Have To Walk, Home Is Close

If you live here with us at the Landmark apartments, you will get all of the benefits of living on campus, while still having the freedom of living off. Our student apartments in Fort Collins are perfectly located between a multitude of renowned restaurants, as well as some with flexible schedules. Whether you walk a block north to Rams Village/Campus West, south to Village West, or east to the University Acres area, you are sure to find a bite to eat at any time of day. Come to visit our apartments in Fort Collins, CO, near CSU today and see for yourself!

If you have any questions about our Colorado State University off-campus housing, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Unpacking Your CSU Off-Campus Apartments

Wow, time flies. It is hard to believe that summer is over and you have already moved into your new Fort Collins apartment near CSU. If you haven’t already moved into your new apartment, check out our last blog where we discussed some helpful tips and tricks that might make your move a little easier. In today’s blog post, your source for “high-quality” Colorado State University off-campus housing, the Landmark Apartments, will be discussing the most efficient way to unpack and settle into your new home!

Set Up Your Bed

The first thing that should always be done when moving into a new home is to set up your bed — after all, you will need a place to sleep regardless of how far into unpacking that you get during your first day. Additionally, it is likely that your bed is the largest piece of furniture in your home, making it prudent to move it while you still have moving help!

Take A Crack At The Kitchen

Next, it is important that you at least begin to unpack the kitchen boxes. When packing up your old house it is always a good idea to put all of the essentials in a single box (and to mark it, of course) to ensure that the first night in your new Fort Collins student apartment doesn’t involve frantically looking for plates and silverware.

Unpack Your Bathroom

Once the kitchen essentials are unpacked, move on to the bathroom and unpack all of your essentials. Why should you move on to the bathroom before finishing the kitchen? The answer is quite simple — not brushing your teeth is gross. Additionally, unpacking little by little in each room can keep you from becoming overwhelmed or annoyed.

Unpack Your Closet

Arguably the easiest of all unpacking is that of unpacking your clothes, as they are all going to one of two places — the dresser or the closet. By unpacking your clothes fairly early on in the unpacking process, you can free up some extra floor space in your new apartment in Fort Collins near CSU, making it much easier to move around as you unpack other boxes.  

Move Back To The Kitchen & Bathroom

Now, it is time for you to move back to the rest of the apartment and finish the unpacking that you had previously started. As you do so, it is important to think of ways that you can optimize the space that you have, making it more efficient than your prior living accommodations were. Additionally, don’t do it all alone! Unless you live in one of the various studio apartments in Fort Collins, it is important to make sure that your roommates help you unpack the common areas.

The Landmark Apartments Is Here To Help

While that statement may have been misleading — no, we will not help you unpack. Instead, we will leave you with peace of mind in knowing that if there is any maintenance, or other services relating to your new CSU off-campus housing, we will be there to help. So happy unpacking!

If you have any questions about the amenities that we provide, or you wish to learn more about our services, we urge you to contact us today. Additionally, if you are a little late to the apartment hunting game, apply to become a part of our community.

Colorado State University Off-Campus Move-In Tips

With the 2018-2019 school year just five days away it is time to start thinking about moving into your CSU off-campus housing here at the Landmark Apartments. Sure, some of you have been here with us since August 1, but some students are on their way to Fort Collins with moving trucks or trailer in tow. If you have not already moved into your CSO off-campus housing, this blog post is dedicated to you! During this post, we will discuss a few tips and tricks that might come in handy during your move-in.

Don’t Move In At The Same As Your Roommate

We are going to go over a number of tips and tricks today that will help make your move-in more smooth, but if there is one tip that trumps the rest it is to avoid at all costs moving in at the same time as your roommates. Sure, you may not have seen them all summer, but it will just complicate things as you move into your new three bedroom apartment in Fort Collins. “What is the harm in moving in while my roommates do?”, you might ask. Well to put it simply, there is one doorway into the apartment, and there are three of you! Not to mention your awesome parents or friends that you shouldn’t forget to thank for helping you move.

DO NOT Take The Prospect Exit

While yes, your new Fort Collins apartment near CSU is located on the intersection of prospect and Shields, we urge you to take the Harmony exit and drive the back way. Why? Remember all that freshman move-in traffic that you had to deal with last year when you lived on campus? Well, it is going to be worse this year. This year, over 8,100 students will be moving into their new on-campus digs, whether that be the dorms, or students living in the university apartments. Trust us, save yourself some time and drive the extra mile!

Strategically Place Your Boxes

Since you did such a good job labeling your boxes (we hope) upon packing them, it is important to be mindful of how you place them in your apartment. Sure, it might seem more beneficial to simply get everything into the apartment before you even begin to think about unpacking, it is crucial for you to strategically place the boxes. Do you need plates for dinner the night that you move in? Then be sure to put the box labeled plates on top of other boxes, not buried under a mountain of other boxes. Are you planning on putting your bed in the northwest corner of your bedroom? Well, it might not be too smart to put a mountain of boxes there. By strategically placing boxes around your CSU off-campus apartment you will save yourself the strain of moving the box twice.

Ask The Landmark Apartments Front Desk For More Tips

If you want more tips about what you can do to have a more efficient move into your three bedroom apartment in Fort Collins, stop by our welcome desk. Apartments off campus can be good or bad, it is a college town, it is bound to happen, but it is our goal at the Landmark Apartments to ensure our residents have the best experience possible. If there is anything that our staff can do to make your move-in experience better, please don’t hesitate to contact us right away! We look forward to welcoming you to our CSU off-campus apartment community! If you are not already a part of our community, apply today!

Five Tips For Living In Your First Off-Campus Apartment

Sophomore year of college is an exciting time, as for most colleges (including Colorado State University) it is time to leave your dorm and find your first off-campus residence. A popular approach that fledgling freshmen take at the end of their first year is to look for a house on a small fenced property because, well — partying of course. While we understand the allure of looking for a party-pad, we have noticed in our time as off-campus rental property managers that this bold choice often leaves new sophomores in over their head as they do not foresee the responsibilities and costs associated with living in one of the areas older homes. Because of this, we, here at the Landmark Apartments offer our tenants with an affordable, cost-effective, Colorado State University off-campus housing option — that being our studio apartments in Fort Collins as well as our two bedroom and three bedroom apartments.

Below, we have provided a short list of tips that you, as a student, might find beneficial when looking for and moving into your first off-campus housing as a sophomore.

  1. Make sure that you know at least one roommate upon moving in. CSU off-campus apartments can sometimes pair you with others looking for housing. While this is a valuable resource, it is always good to live with one person that you already know, if at all possible.
  2. Get to know your neighbors. Getting to know your neighbors at your student apartments in Fort Collins can prove to be extremely beneficial. Not only will you meet new people, but you will have a better relationship with them if you ever need to complain about the noise.
  3. Be sure to pay rent on time. At first, it might be hard for you to remember to pay rent, as, unlike college dorms you have to pay monthly for your CSU off-campus housing. Late fees can add up fast, so be sure to clearly mark your calendar.
  4. Try to cook from home often. Eating out every day can be extremely expensive (especially if you live with us, as our Fort Collins apartments are surrounded by wonderful restaurants). Instead, try to eat out once a week, and eat from home the rest of the time.
  5. Communicate well with your roommates. The best way to ensure that there will be no issues with your roommates in your CSU off-campus housing is to communicate clearly and often. Often times altercations occur when as a result of poor communication.   

The Landmark Apartments: Your Source Of CSU Off-Campus Housing

If you are an incoming freshman that simply wants to be ahead of the game, or an upperclassman in need of an apartment in Fort Collins, CO near CSU, we urge you to come to visit us at the Landmark Apartments — just a five-minute walk from campus. We hope that you come to visit us and see just how great our community is. If you are interested in coming to visit us be sure to schedule a tour with our front office. Additionally be sure to check out the floorplans and amenities that we offer.

Contact us today if you have any questions about our CSU off-campus housing.


School Is Right Around The Corner: Do You Have A Place To Live?

Yes, we understand that the tile of this blog post may be alarming as most of you students in Fort Collins are still enjoying the 100-plus degree weather and sunny days, but it is almost July — meaning school starts again in less than a month and a half. If you don’t already have a lease in place securing yourself a spot in an apartment near CSU, the odds are that you are beginning to feel the heat a little bit. Here at The Landmark Apartments, we can help you beat the heat, in more ways than one, being that we have an awesome pool as well as apartments near CSU for rent.

In today’s blog, we are going to discuss a few of the ways that we think The Landmark Apartments are the perfect off-campus housing solution for you going into this next school year.

We Are Close To Campus

Have you ever been on campus for more than four hours (terrible, we know) and wished to go home for a nap but your apartment was simply too far away? If you have experienced this feeling the odds are that you had to settle for a nap in the Morgan Library or in The Cube. When you live at The Landmark Apartments you will no longer need to sacrifice your comfort and privacy while napping as you can instead ride you bike home to take a nap in under five minutes!

In addition to being able to come home during the day, you will be able to sleep in later and get home from a long day of classes faster, being just part of the reason that the Landmark Apartments is one of the best Colorado State University off-campus housing options.

Amenities Perfect for College Students

At The Landmark Apartments, we understand that when you, as a student, are looking at apartments near CSU you are likely to look at the apartment amenities almost as much as the apartment itself. Because of this, we have made sure that our apartment amenities are world class. Do you like to swim? Perfect, we just hope you don’t mind a heated salt-water pool. Do you like to workout in the morning? Before bed? It doesn’t matter really, because our gym facilities are open 24-hours a day. We could keep this up all day, but that would simply take too long so instead we will just list the rest:

  • 24 Hour Courtesy Patrol
  • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • 24 Hour Laundry Facility
  • Business Center
  • Picnic Area
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Private Balcony/Patios
  • Volleyball Court
  • Tanning Bed
  • Horseshoe Pit

Why do we provide so many awesome amenities here at our off-campus apartments? Simply because you deserve to live in a place where you have access to wonderful amenities, and if our tenants are happy, so are we.

The Landmark Apartments Are Your Source Of Off-Campus Apartments

If you are looking for Colorado State University off-campus housing we urge you to come to visit us at The Landmark Apartments. Being just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the CSU campus and offering awesome amenities is just a small part of what we are about, so come to check out the rest for yourself.

Contact us today for more information on our apartments near CSU, or to schedule a tour. If you already know that The Landmark Apartments is perfect for you, feel free to apply online. After all, the school year is right around the corner!