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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.

Blankets

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!

Tips to Find A Summer Sublet

Leaving For The Summer? Tips To Find A Sublet

Housing in a college town can be a tricky situation, as it often makes sense to move home during the summer. At The Landmark Apartments we understand, because while living in Fort Collins is extremely fun, with plenty of things to do, living at home and saving money is hard to pass up. With traditional 12-month leases being the president in our local Fort Collins community it can be hard for you, as a student to find CSU off-campus housing while also being able to go home to your parents for the summer.

At The Landmark Apartments, we are here to tell you that there are ways that you can manage a 12-month lease while also going home for the summer. In today’s blog post we will discuss apartment subletting, and a couple services that can aid you in your endeavor to sublet your CSU off-campus apartment.

What is Subletting?

Subletting is the act of leasing or transferring the lease, to another party for the duration, or a short period of time, while leasing an apartment or home. The benefit of subletting your home is that it provides you with the ability to temporarily leave, while also avoiding the costs associated with paying for an empty apartment. While it might seem as easy as posting a flyer to sublet your CSU off-campus housing, it might require some extra work to find a trustworthy candidate to take over your Fort Collins apartment’s lease. Below we have listed a couple of the reputable online services that can aid in subletting your student apartment in Fort Collins.

Subletting Services

  • Apartments.com – If you are looking for a summer sublet, start here. With an easily navigable home page, Apartments.com can help you advertise, or find the perfect summer sublet. Simply use the filter to describe or find your desired situation and submit.  Just like that, your CSU off-campus apartment can be sublet for the summer, at no cost to you.
  • Sublet.com – There you go folks — it even says it in the name. Sublet.com is a similar service to the above solution, as the dynamic website allows you to filter your search options to tailor to your exact needs. List your price, pictures, and amenities to find the perfect sublet!
  • Airbnb.com – You probably have heard of Airbnb.com’s stellar vacation rental services, but did you know that they offer to sublease solutions as well? Offer to sublet your CSU off-campus apartment for two to six months and kick back and relax while apartment hunters find you.

If you are looking to move home for the summer, or even if you already have and are continuing to pay rent on you CSU off-campus student housing, be sure to check out your options to sublet your apartment.

If you are in the opposite situation that we have been discussing and currently are looking for a student apartment in Fort Collins, we urge you to come to check out The Landmark Apartments. Located just a block from the Colorado State Campus, The Landmark Apartments are the perfect off-campus student housing opportunity. Schedule a tour or apply online today!

 

What To Look For in CSU Off Campus Housing

What To Look For In CSU Off-Campus Housing

What is the best thing about attending Colorado State University (CSU)? Aside from the fact that it isn’t located in Boulder, Colorado, the best part would have to be being able to call Fort Collins home. At The Landmark Apartments, we take pride in being able to offer students at Colorado State University off-campus housing. While we are one of the closest sources of apartments ranging from studio apartments in Fort Collins to three bedroom apartments in Fort Collins, we understand that as a student coming out of the dorms, you might not understand how to efficiently look for an apartment.

In today’s Landmark Apartments blog post, we will be discussing a few tips that might prove to be beneficial when looking for Colorado State University off-campus housing.

Location, Location, Location

Obviously, as a student at CSU one of the largest considerations that you have for your off-campus housing sophomore, junior, and senior year is likely the distance between your home and campus. Honestly, we can’t blame you. In college, schedules can be sporadic, with classes often having multiple hours between each other. That being said, wouldn’t it be nice if you could go home between classes instead of sitting by the Panda Express pretending to study in the Lory Student Center?

Sadly, many of the houses within walking distance of the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins cost way more than they are worth compared to the amenities that they provide. Talk about a college-town real estate market, right? Luckily, apartments like ours at The Landmark Apartments offer an affordable alternative to houses in the area, while still being within a block of Colorado State University. Come and visit us or apply to become a part of our Colorado State University off-campus housing community today.

Rent & Amenities

After you find an assortment of off-campus housing that you wouldn’t mind living in, it is time to compare the costs of living, as well as the amenities that the apartment complexes provide. When looking at the costs of your Fort Collins apartment, it is important to not only consider rent, but also the costs of utilities like central air, electricity, and water as they all add up in the long run.

After you have compared the costs associated with the CSU off-campus housing options that you have compiled, it is time to compare the amenities that are offered, ensuring that you get the most bang for your buck. Amenities like on-site laundry, a pool, air conditioning, and full-sized kitchens are a top priority when looking for Colorado State University off-campus housing, as you already had to go to a laundromat/the dorm basement to wash your clothes before.

Check the Location & Amenities Boxes At The Landmark Apartments

At The Landmark Apartments, we provide students in Fort Collins with Colorado State University off campus housing at an affordable rate with amenities that are second to none. Instead of hopping on to Google and searching “apartments in Fort Collins, CO” or “apartments in Fort Collins, CO near CSU,” simply come and visit us on the southeast intersection of Prospect and Shields street.

If you are looking for CSU off-campus housing this upcoming semester we urge you to come and visit us at The Landmark Apartments. Contact us today to ask questions about our apartment community, schedule a tour, or apply for housing.