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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.

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.

 

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.

Five Things Within 20 Minutes Of Your CSU Off-Campus Housing

One of the many benefits of living in Fort Collins, besides attending Colorado State University, of course, is having access to a multitude of activities within 20 minutes from your door. Here at the Landmark Apartments, your student apartments in Fort Collins, we have compiled a short list of noteworthy activities and places within just 20 minutes of our resident’s doorsteps. We hope that you take advantage of a couple of these ideas this summer.

Horsetooth Reservoir

You had to have seen this one coming, as Horsetooth Reservoir and Horsetooth Rock have become the symbol of our wonderful city. But in all seriousness, Horsetooth Reservoir is a great place to visit during the summer. Staying entertained is easy with easy access to hiking trails, swimming, fishing, and boating. So what are you waiting for? Get your tube out and go float!

Living at the Landmark Apartments near CSU is also a perk, as we are located on the west side of town on Shields Street making your commute to nature both simple and worry-free.

Old Town

Old Town Fort Collins is one of the most entertaining places in Northern Colorado. Featuring bars, restaurants, novelty stores, boutiques, music venues and more, the historic district of Fort Collins is sure to not disappoint. Additionally, Old Town occasionally serves as a venue for festivals like the ever-so-popular Taste Of Fort Collins, Tour De Fat, and New West Fest.

Just a hop skip and a jump from our student apartments in Fort Collins (just over 2 miles), Old Town is chock full of fun summer experiences.

The Flower Trial Garden

Located just east of Colorado State University, the Annual Flower Trial Garden is exactly what it sounds like. An annually planted garden. However, the interesting thing about this garden is that it is practically a giant scientific experiment that you can walk through. The garden evaluates different plants, and how they do under the weather conditions here in the super dry, high elevation Rocky Mountains.

Experience Fort Collins’ largest science experiment this summer. With it being just across the CSU campus from our apartments in Fort Collins, you really have no excuse not to. Unless, of course, you have terrible allergies.

New Belgium Brewing Company

If a cold beer on a hot summer day isn’t reason enough for you to visit New Belgium Brewing Company, then maybe the fact that it recently earned the status as having the nations best brewery tour is. In 2018 USA Today sent a panel of 10 people to some of the best breweries in the United States, and one of our hometown breweries came out on top.

What are you waiting for? We get that you are extremely content sitting in your apartment near CSU, but come on… it’s almost summer!

The Landmark Apartments Pool

By far the closest attraction to our residents CSU student apartment doorsteps is our heated saltwater pool. We get it, summer can be hot in Fort Collins, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be. Take a dip and cool off or tan outside, the options are limitless.

If you are looking for a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or three-bedroom apartment in Fort Collins, Colorado near CSU, you are in luck. The Landmark Apartments is just one block from the southwest corner of the Colorado State University Campus, as well as being extremely close to the attractions that we have listed above.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us to schedule a tour or apply online today. We look forward to having you as a part of our CSU off-campus housing community. We look forward to seeing you.

Apartment Decor: Tips & Tricks

One of the largest misconceptions that we have ever heard here at the Landmark Apartments is that apartments can never have a “homey” feel because you are limited in the number of decorations that you can put up. Sure, not being able to throw a nail in the wall to hang one of your favorite pictures is a drag, but there are other ways to make an apartment feel like a home. In today’s blog, we will discuss the simplest ways to decorate your apartment. Don’t have an apartment yet? Check out our wonderful apartments for rent in Fort Collins today.

Utilize Your Lighting

One of the best ways to make an apartment feel like a home is to make the lighting easily adjustable to adapt to your mood. Sure, you can’t take your light switch off and install a dimmer switch, but you can adjust it in a much easier way. The first way to adjust the lighting is quite obvious because it is literally just buying a new light. Most lamps that are currently available have some form of dimmer function, making it extremely easy to control the light in your apartment.

Now that you have lamps to adjust the lighting during the night time you might need a way to do so during the day. Luckily, this is extremely easy to do. Installing a multi-layered curtain is the perfect way to control the amount of light that comes in. With one of the layers covering the window, a lot of light can still get in, but using all three layers, hardly any will.

There are a lot of apartments for rent in Fort Collins, CO but we think that ours is the perfect one for you. Here at the Landmark Apartments we have units that feature large windows that soak up the western light in the evening, and with the tools, we outlined above, you can choose how much of that light gets in.

Organize

One of the major reasons that people feel like they can’t be comfortable in an apartment is because they think there isn’t enough room for their stuff. While this could be a potential issue, there are ways around it (unless you simply have way more stuff than you need). Creating a large storage unit out of a recycled dresser can make for a ton of free space.

Utilize All Things Sticky

What we mean by utilizing all things sticky we simply mean that you should not be afraid to use sticky wall hangers and sticky poster pads. Sticky poster pads are perfect for holding things like posters, bulletin boards, and light mirrors on the wall without damaging the wall when you decide to move out. Sticky hooks are extremely beneficial for hanging larger things on the wall. When most people see a sticky wall hook they think that it looks weak and unable to hold a picture, when in reality some can hold up to 20 pounds.

So when you decide to move on to a house, leaving the Google search “Fort Collins apartments for rent” forever in your rearview, you can rest easy knowing that you will get your deposit back because you were responsible and used sticky hooks.

Apartments For Rent In Fort Collins: The Landmark Apartments

If you still haven’t moved past google searches like “apartments in Fort Collins” or “student apartments Fort Collins”, consider coming to visit us at the Landmark Apartments. With our various amenities and close location to the Colorado State University campus, an apartment complex in Fort Collins better than ours would be hard to find.

Contact us today to schedule a tour, or apply online to become a part of our community.

 

Welcome To Our Landmark Apartments Blog

Hello, and welcome to the Landmark Apartments blog, where we will regularly discuss a multitude of topics ranging from ideas of things to do in the area to simple decorating and organizational techniques for your apartment. In today’s blog post, being that it is the first, we will be discussing some of the overarching themes that we think make the Landmark Apartments one of the premier luxury apartments in Fort Collins, Colorado.

What Do Our Apartments For Rent In Fort Collins Have To Offer?

Looking for an apartment in Fort Collins can be hard, we get it. As an apartment complex that provides Colorado State University off-campus housing to students, as well as non-student tenants, we understand the intricacies of the Fort Collins real estate market. Because of our understanding of the local real estate market, we can better tailor to our tenant’s needs, because at The Landmark Apartments we thrive off of happy tenants.

In today’s blog post we will be discussing our apartments for rent in Fort Collins, as well as the various benefits that you may see when living here.

A World Class Neighborhood

Living in Fort Collins can provide you with a plethora of benefits that you might not otherwise have in another city. From water sports to outdoor recreation to shopping to arts and entertainment to discovering Old Town, Fort Collins provides its residents with plenty of activities to choose from.

One of the largest attributes that the city of Fort Collins maintains is that while being a rather large city, it still has a small town feel. Because of this, residents may have access to all of the big city amenities while experiencing the benefits of living in a close-knit community.

Our Amenities

A quick internet search for “apartments for rent in Fort Collins” will provide you with hundreds of options, but what we are here to talk about today is what sets us apart from other apartments. Naturally, when comparing apartments you are likely to juxtapose the list of the two complexes amenities, then picking the one with the better access to amenities and services. To make it a little easier for you, we have decided to list the various amenities that our Fort Collins apartments can offer you, as one of our tenants.

Individual Amenities

As a resident of The Landmark Apartments, there are a couple of amenities that you can expect that are completely exclusive to you. Inside of your Fort Collins apartment, you can expect quality amenities like carpeted floors, a private balcony, and even a wood burning fireplace. In addition to having a well-built apartment, you will also have access to high-quality appliances like refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, and washing machines and dryers.

Do you have a lot of stuff? Don’t fret, as even our studio apartments in Fort Collins have ample storage space. To check out some of the personal amenities that you would have access to here at The Landmark Apartments, simply contact us today and schedule an appointment.

Community Amenities

As a member of our community here at The Landmark Apartments, you will also have access to communal amenities in addition to your individual amenities. Spend your summer playing outside at our heated saltwater swimming pool, volleyball court, or our horseshoe pit while you grill with your friends and other residents. Additionally, we have a state of the art fitness center and business center, so you can easily fit a workout, or get some work done during your busy schedule.

We take pride in our Fort Collins apartments, so it is important to us to provide the best service possible to our residents. Because of this, we offer 24-hour courtesy patrols and emergency maintenance so that our residents know that we are looking out for them, day and night.

If you are interested in living in our wonderful apartment community, be sure to contact us or apply today.

Multiple Floor Plans

Here at The Landmark Apartments, your apartments for rent in Fort Collins, we offer four spacious floor plans that come in one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom apartment packages. Below, we have outlined the basic specifications of each layout, but if you are interested in more, click here.

  • The Horsetooth (1BR, 1 Bath) – The Horsetooth is our premier studio apartment in Fort Collins. With 616 square feet and some extra space for yourself and your stuff, this floorplan is sure to bring a smile to your face. Check it out today.
  • The Poudre (2BR, 1.5 Bath) – The Poudre, named after our favorite local river is the first of our two bedroom apartments. This 890 square foot apartment is perfect for two, as there is enough room that you don’t necessarily need to see your roommate every second of every day. To check out the floor plan of the two-bedroom Poudre layout, click here.
  • The Thompson (1BR 1 Bath) – The second-floor plan of our two two-bedroom apartments is the Thomson. Much like the Poudre, the Thompson is 890 square feet. To view the subtle differences between the two models, click here.
  • The Vail (3BR, 3 Bath) – The Vail is the largest apartment that we offer, being 930 square feet and offering three bedrooms. With the ample amount of space provided by this apartment, it is the perfect place to live with your college buddies or to start a family.

To view the floor plans that were discussed above, be sure to visit our floor plans page on our website. If you like what you see (and we think you will), simply schedule a tour or apply online.

So Why Should You Move To The Landmark Apartments In Fort Collins?

At the Landmark Apartments, we understand the hassles of looking for a home and renting. Because of this, we decided to make finding a nice apartment in Fort Collins easier. At the Landmark Apartments, we offer various amenities and services to our tenants because we really do care.

Are you looking for student apartments in Fort Collins? Are you not a student and are looking for a Fort Collins Apartment? If you answered yes to either of the above questions we urge you to come give us a visit at the Landmark Apartments today.

Contact us if you have any questions about our apartments in Fort Collins. Additionally, if you want to move in, simply apply online today.