Get in on Fall Gardening

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Just because you live in an apartment means you have to give up on your green thumb. Here at the Cottages of Fort Collins, our residents have several great options for experimenting with vegetable and herb growing. Our first-floor apartments have large porches with plenty of sunlight while second-floor patios likewise have big patios. You can also talk to our … Read More

Stocking Up On Brain Foods

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One of the best perks of living in the Cottages of Fort Collins is just how big the kitchen areas are. Every floorplan we offer here boasts a big kitchen with wraparound counters and state-of-the-art appliances. Why such a focus on kitchens? Because what you eat and drink has a major impact on how you feel and how your brain … Read More

Creating the Perfect Schedule for Your Personality

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Picking out your first and second-year classes is anything but easy. There are a lot of things to consider, including whether to go for basic or major-specialized, morning or evening, or high-ranked professors vs. high-ranked courses. In addition to these facets, equally important is scheduling based on your personality and learning style. The following are some tips on how to do … Read More

Move-In Myths & Tips

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Fall courses at Colorado State start in mid-august. This means if you haven’t already done so, you’re probably about to pack up your things and move into your new apartment here at the Cottages. Whether you’re a freshman or a returning sophomore, you’ve probably had your share of lists and advice about moving back in. Sound about right? Well, how … Read More

Best Places to Swim in Fort Collins

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Fort Collins might be in mountain territory, but it can get incredibly hot and dry come July and early August. In fact, this just might be the best time of the year to swim. But where to swim at? Well, there is, of course, the outstanding resort pool that’s right in your backyard! At the Cottages of Fort Collins, you … Read More

Get Ready for the 4th

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Okay, it may technically still be June, but with the 4th being on a Wednesday, you might be itching to celebrate early. Plus, it’s important to know the local rules and regulations before you get started planning your celebrations. This is key as, sadly, all fireworks are illegal in Fort Collins and Larimer County as a whole. This includes even … Read More

Party Games for College Students

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If this is your first year in Fort Collins, then you may be surprised by the weather we get come June. June is both one of the hottest and wettest months of the year. This means both gorgeous swimming days and days when you’d much rather stay inside. For those latter days, one great hang out place is the Fort … Read More

Fort Collins Day Trips

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Fort Collins is a great place to call home. That said, everyone wants to get out of town now and again — and this often goes double for college students stressed from exams and ready to enjoy the spring weather away from town. The good news is you don’t have to go far from your apartment at the Cottages of … Read More

Spring Grilling Tips

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The snow has melted and the weather is finally warm enough to start grilling and planning outdoor get-togethers. As a resident of the Cottages of Fort Collins, you’ll have access to the complex’s beautiful outdoor gathering areas featuring lounge chairs, fire pits, and, arguably most important of all, grills. But before you head down and fire the machines up, make … Read More