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Updated 15 Things to Do Before Leaving for the Winter Holidays

Heat your place. Secure your place. Take your stuff. Keep your rental home and your stuff safe while on winter break! We’ve updated our 15 Things to Do Before Leaving for the Winter Holidays to include more about protecting your place and your stuff, including hiding, or better yet, taking your valuables with you, and having someone […]

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Ice Skating at the Frank Southern Ice Rink in Bloomington Indiana

Ice Skating at the Frank–the Frank Southern Ice Rink in Bloomington that is! From public skating (including Lunar and Night Owl) to hockey, private parties to small groups, the Frank Southern Ice Rink in Bloomington, IN has a little something for everyone. Its located right by Bloomington South high school, with a Starbucks nearby. Head […]

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Bloomington Boys & Girls Club 30th Anniversary Strawberry Festival

Get your Shortcake on on May 5th and Support the local Boys & Girls Club

The 30th Annual Strawberry Festival is almost here! Need a break from finals? How about some strawberry shortcake? And its for a great cause: the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington. Come out, rain or shine, and get your shortcake on! Date: May 5th, 2016 Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm Where: Courthouse Lawn* Price: $5.00 per […]

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My power is out throughout my rental house. What should I do?

Losing power is no fun. We know. We’ve had it happen to us, and sometimes the power can be out for days. Step one, report the outage to your power provider. Unless, well, maybe your a child reading in the dark, or its halloween. Otherwise, well, losing power definitely not fun. If power is out […]

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How to Fix Your Garbage Disposal

How to fix a jammed garbage disposal? A yucky stew in the sink, or a backed up dishwasher, not cool. But you can fix it yourself in most cases. If your disposal is clogged and you have a dishwasher, do not run the dishwasher. The dishwasher drains through the sink plumbing (this is true in all […]

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No AC?! Stay cool. Troubleshooting Air Conditioner Problems, no problem!

AC not working in your place? Stay cool my friend. A checklist for chillin’ with your air conditioner. So, your hanging out, and you notice its getting hotter. Your AC is on, but man, its like 80+ degrees inside. What’s the deal? Let’s figure it out with this easy AC checklist Please note, AC not working […]

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New Playground Grand Opening near Elkins Apartment’s 109 South Park Ridge Location

Tennis, slides, basketball? City of Bloomington opens revamped park Friday, July 24, 2015. Right by Elkins Apartment’s 109 S. Park Ridge townhome locations. Here’s the skinny, direct from the City of Bloomington. Enjoy the park: Friday should be a beautiful day to play! Park Ridge Park Playground Grand Opening Ceremony Friday, July 24, 2015 Join us […]

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Elkins Apartments maintains A+ rating at BBB for yet another year!

Quality. Location. Value. …and Customer Service! Elkins Apartments retains highest Better Business Bureau rating, again! We do our best to help all our tenants have happy, trouble-free stays with us. And for the vast majority of those who choose to live with us, we really never have to interact except for the occasional “hey, how’s it […]

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7 Little 5 Precautions

7 Things to Keep Lil 5 from Becoming Big $$.

The Little 500 is a rite of passage for IU students and the greater Bloomington, Indiana area. But it can be a costly weekend if you don’t take a few steps to protect yourself, your friends, and your rental house or apartment. *** When in doubt, Help your Friends! *** Of course you’d help, right? But […]

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Save a friend. Save a life. The Indiana Lifeline Law.

Elkins Apartments want to remind you: If anyone you know is injured, acting weird, passed out, or otherwise in trouble, please report it to 911 immediately. Did you know lifeline law in Indiana protects you if you are underage and have been drinking but need to report an incident. Know the signs Any one of these signs or […]

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Elkins Apartments is Hiring for Spring 2015

We’re hiring! Act fast…. these positions won’t last long! Smart? Personable? Easy going? Available starting…now? (Need a little extra cash too?!) We thought we’d start by offering the positions to the folks who know our units best: those of you who live with us, or did so in the past! These positions are available immediately. […]

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Featured Bloomington Rental Houses and Apartments for April 2015

Some of Elkins Apartments’ apartments, townhouses, and homes for rent that we think you’ll like, April 2015 Whether looking for the perfect location, a great deal, or a lot of space, your looking for a place to stay and we have a few great places we’d like to feature this month from among our many available rental […]

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7 Things to Do Before Leaving for Spring Break

Leaving for Spring Break? Elkins Apartments has a simple checklist to help you prep your place before you leave! If you have spring break plans, chances are you are ready to bolt to the beach, the snow, your parents, lifelong friends – pretty much anything that involves getting out of Bloomington. Wrap up what you are […]

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Snow is a lot of fun for kids (and adults too), but not so much when you have to remove it. Who is responsible for removal in an Elkins Apartments rental home? In most cases, you are....

Who clears the snow at Elkins Apartments locations in Bloomington?

Yes, indeed, it’s wintertime in Bloomington and the snow looks nice but…who’s going to clear it? If you live with Elkins Apartments, who takes care of it depends on where you live, but in Bloomington, you MUST get it cleared within 24 hours of snowfall ending. Sidewalk Snow Clearing at Elkins Apartments locations. If you live with […]

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10 Key Steps to Protect Your Pipes From Freezing During Cold Weather from Elkins Apartments

The weather takes a turn for the frigid. How do you protect your pipes from freezing?! Frozen pipes are no fun. And, Elkins Apartments doesn’t want you to have to deal with them! Take 10 simple steps to protect yourself and your pipes when the weather turns wicked frosty! Leave the heat on!! Turn down […]

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2 Great Ways to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree in Bloomington, IN

Wondering what to do with the Christmas tree? You have options to dispose of your Christmas Tree in Bloomington: easy, green, free! The City of Bloomington will pick up curbside or take your gently used holiday greenery at one of the Monroe County Recycling Centers. But act fast, because this is a limited time offer!

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15 Things to Do Before Leaving Your Rental Home or Apartment for Winter Break

Elkins Apartments wants you and your place to be safe and secure, especially if you leave for winter break. Check out our list of key things to do to protect your home or apartment while away on break. You’ll be glad you did! HOT STUFF: Heat, Pipes, Hoses and More Leave the heat on!! Turn down […]

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Introducing: Exclusive sabbatical & visiting professor rental homes

Elkins Apartments introduces exclusive rental homes perfect for visiting professors, new faculty, and anyone looking for nice, quiet location, in family-friendly neighborhood, yet walkable to campus Coming to Bloomington for 6 months, a year, longer? Want to live in a nice home while you search for a new permanent place to live? Visiting professor wanting to […]

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Elkins Apartments November Rent Day: Cider, Cookies, Renewals, and the Beach, oh my!

Come get rent day cider and cookies, yum! Friday, November 14. At the Elkins Apartments office. Don’t forget Saturday, November 15th is rent day!  As usual, we will have snacks on hand! This month…. cookies and cider, because who doesn’t want cider and cookies, plus, brr, its just cold! We will have them FRIDAY, November 14, from […]

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10+ Things to Do November Nights in Bloomington Indiana

There’s something to do each and every evening in Bloomington. Don’t miss out on this November’s nighttime events! Monday, November 3: Singin’ in the Rain @IU Cinema Like Water for Chocolate @IU Cinema Steve Allee Jazz Ensemble @Buskirk-Chumley Theater Tuesday, November 4: Kill the Noise Tour @Dunnkirk Food Matters @IU Auditorium Life of Pi (3D) […]

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Elkins Apartments Residents: Get your Horror on! Rocky Horror that is….

Rocky Horror  Saturday @ Buskirk Chumley! And for a great cause! A wild night, supporting a great cause, presented by Cardinal Stage, and right here at home in Bloomington. Read on to learn more about this great show, what it’s all about, why you need props, and even how you can get in free! Celebrate HALLOWEEN In […]

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M. Butterfly to open Friday night or How about Opera in the End Zone?

Something different to do: M. Butterfly opens Friday at IU Bloomington From John Luther Long’s short story “Madame Butterfly” to Puccini’s opera and now to an Indiana stage, M. Butterfly will open this Friday, October 24 at IU Theatre. Hey Elkins Apartments residents! A little something you may have missed upcoming in Bloomington this weekend: Hoosiers are […]

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We’re Hiring! Fall 2014.

We’re hiring! Act fast…. these positions won’t last long! Smart? Personable? Easy going? (Need a little extra cash too?!) We thought we’d start by offering the positions to the folks who know our units best: those of you who live with us, or did so in the past! These positions are available immediately.* Leasing Agents […]

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Tips for Coping with Traumatic Events, a fact sheet from SAMHSA

Tips for Coping with Traumatic Events: What to Expect in Your Personal, Family, Work, and Financial Life Are you struggling with a community or personal tragedy? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration has released a fact sheet to with coping with traumatic events. The Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Traumatic Event […]

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Protect Your Pipes!

Frozen pipes are bad news. A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes...

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Rock Your Pad!

Show off your pad! Send us pictures of your place by next Friday. Get $10 if we display them, $100 if you win!

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End of Lease Reminders 2013

Are you moving? A few things to remember...

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IU Men’s Soccer v Mexico Sunday April 28!

Elkins Apartments is set to cheer on the IU Men’s soccer team Sunday, April 28th when they take on the U20 Mexican national team.

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How is Elkins Apartments doing?

Let us know how we are doing! Rate your pad = Chance for $100 gift card! Do you love your Elkins Apartments home? Our service? Are there

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Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers! How how how far?

How far with the Hoosiers go in the tourney? Let us know what you think!

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Change you clocks! Check your stocks!

When it’s time to change your clocks this Sunday, March 10, for Daylight Savings Time, check your preparedness kit! Make sure...

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Are you ready for Spring Break?!

You just want to take a break but a few simple steps can reduce the chances you'll be way stressed out when you get back...

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Ice Storms and Power Outages

Ice Storms are no fun! Remember Icepocolypse 2011? Here are some tips to help you be as comfortable as can be during a winter storm.

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No business like Snow Business!

Yes, indeed, it's wintertime in Bloomington and the snow looks nice but...do I have to clear it? Yes...

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Elkins Apartments Maintenance

Forget something? We have your back!

Rushed out for the holidays? Think maybe you forgot something? Lights on, heat off? Send a maintenance request. We'll

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Cookies and Hot Chocolate, Friday, Dec 14

Rent day cookies and hot cocoa, oh yeah! Friday, Dec 14, 10am-while supplies last! Hurry. You have to stop me...

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Pre-Holiday Checklist! Making a List, Checking it Twice!

Are you ready for winter break?! Getting ready to leave town? We have a resident winter break checklist for you.

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End of IU Year Reminders 2012

For many IU students, it's the end of the year! Are you moving? A few things to remember…

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Elkins Apartments Upgraded to A+ by BBB!

We were already an A, but now we have an A+ from the Better Business Bureau.

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time. Yum!

Girl Scout Cookies! Yum! One time per year, you can get your fix! Let the office know what you want! Check ‘em out.

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Snow?! What Snow?

Okay, so even though it’s 60′ out right now, it is winter, right?! You may need the 411 on snow removal. Here’s everything you need to know, about snow.

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Elkins Apartments gets an A at the BBB

We strive to provide an excellent place to live and to provide service to match. Elkins Apartments is rated highly by the Better Business Bureau.

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It’s hot! AC tips for a cool time.

Mistreat your AC and it may freeze up, then it won’t work. Then, well, your AC may be frozen, but you’ll be way hot!

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