Four Places to Live with a Community Patio

Four Places to Live with a Community Patio

The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising! One of our favorite ways to enjoy the season is to relax on the patio with friends, neighbors, and family. That is why we have put together a list of apartments and townhomes that offer a community patio to its’ residents, so that you too can enjoy patio season.

The Grand off 45th | Fargo, ND

The Grand off 45th in Fargo, ND offers a brand new patio and pergola outside of its’ clubroom. The patio offers plenty of space to play a game of bags, meet up with friends and neighbors, or just relax. The Grand off 45th offers efficiency, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom home options with a clubroom/ game room, fitness center, pet washing station, and underground parking.

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Brookledge at Fox Hills | Watford City, ND

Brookledge at Fox Hills in Watford City, ND has an outdoor grilling station as well as a firepit with seating. This picturesque setting makes the perfect place to have a good time. Brookledge at Fox Hills offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom home options with a fitness center, pet run, and community room.

Stonemill Pond Community | Moorhead, MN

The Stonemill Pond Community in Moorhead, MN offers a clubhouse with an attached patio that features a grill, seating, and green spaces that are perfect for a picnic or yard games. Stonemill offers efficiency, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments as well as 3 bedroom townhomes and twin homes. The community includes a fitness center and community room as well as a public outdoor basketball court, picnic area, ice skating rink, and playground.


Shadow Crest Townhomes | Fargo, ND

Shadow Crest Townhomes in Fargo, ND offer a spacious patio and pergola with seating around a firepit. This patio faces a peaceful pond and is situated along walking trails that go through the community. These upscale townhomes offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom home options.

Looking for a bit more privacy? We’ve got you covered. A majority of our apartments, townhomes, and twin homes also offer a private patio, balcony, or deck! View all of our properties here.

5 Activities To Do with the Kids at Home

5 Activities To Do with the Kids at Home

With coronavirus tearing across the world, many of us are stuck inside our homes waiting for our daily lives to go back to normal. Children are waiting anxiously for their normalcy to return as well. In the meantime, keep them entertained by checking out these 5 indoor activities that are great for kids of all ages.

  • Make a game out of cleaning! Have kids give their toys a bath in a bucket of soap and warm water. Not only will they enjoy this activity, but those toys are getting disinfected and cleaned in a time when this is so important.
  • Tune in to the Cincinnati Zoo’s Facebook page at 3pm everyday to see a live event that is sure to keep everyone watching entertained.
  • Cool Math, Khan Academy and Fun Brain are all great online educational tools that have an abundance of learning activities that are actually fun for kids!
  • Set up a treasure hunt around your house. Not only will this entertain kids, but after the setup is complete adults will have time to finish a few household tasks.
  • Take a virtual fieldtrip to Yellowstone, The Planetarium or The Great Lakes. With google earth and interactive tours, these locations are more accessible than ever. Check out Discovery Education for more information on these tours.

In this stressful time, it is important to remember that children are having their lives interrupted just like we are. Creating a schedule and being understanding of their needs is important in making this time as stress free as possible. Take this time to enjoy family activities and trust that soon enough, life will return to normal.

Apartment Exercises

Apartment Exercises

Practice social distancing and workout from the comfort of your apartment or townhome! These apartment exercises won’t annoy your neighbors and will still provide a great workout. The best part? Most exercises require little to no equipment. However, if you would like to add equipment to enhance your workout, consider a yoga mat, jump rope, sturdy chair, exercise ball, and a pair of weights.

There are several styles of workouts you can do within the comfort of your home, like yoga or high intensity interval training (HIIT).  We have put together a list of exercises that will both get your heart rate moving and your muscles toned. To learn the exercise, click on the name and it will pull up a tutorial video from YouTube.

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Bonus! Here are a few YouTube workout videos to try out!

Seven Apartment Workout Tips

Seven Apartment Workout Tips

When you don’t have time in your schedule to go to the gym or don’t want to pay a membership fee, get your sweat on in the comfort of your apartment or townhome. There are a lot of great exercises you can do that require no extra equipment and that won’t annoy your neighbors. Here are a couple of tips to get your started on your workout journey:

1. Choose a Space

Find a space in your apartment or townhome that you feel has enough room to move around in. If you have an extra room in your apartment or townhome, consider dedicating the room entirely to your workout. If you have a garage, consider making it a dual purpose space by creating it into a workout zone.

2. Pick Your Exercise

Test out different exercise routines on YouTube. There are a lot of great (& free!) videos out there that offer everything from yoga and pilates to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) circuits.

3. Try Something New

Try a new workout video collection or test out one of the many workout apps.

4. Set a Schedule

Set up a calendar and block out some dedicated time for your workout.

5. Find a Friend

Have your friends join you! Share your workout and you can help keep each other accountable.

6. Add Equipment

Use use yoga mats, resistance bands, dumbbells, jump ropes, medicine balls, and kettle bells to help enhance your workout.

7. Push Yourself

It is easy to give up when no one is around pushing you to do your best, so push yourself! Now that you have the tips to get your apartment workout started, start finding what workout routine works best for you. Leave a comment and let us know what your routine is like.

When searching for a new home, consider finding one that offers an onsite fitness center. Prairie Property Management has several properties that have onsite gym. Check out the complete list.

How one resident transformed their townhome for fall

How one resident transformed their townhome for fall

Fall is here and with it comes cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters, and weekend excursions to the local pumpkin patch. But there is no better way to get in the mood for the season than to start decorating your home with fall foliage, acorns, plaid throw blankets, and colorful pillows. One resident from Maple Ridge Townhomes let us into their home to see how they were able to transform it for the season. . . and needless to say, we loved it.

Fall Inspired Coffee Station

This resident used small touches to give this space an autumn feel: wooden trivets, candy corn filled jars, and orange flowers for a pop of color. All white mugs and bowls were used, making it easy to change decorations between the seasons.

Fall Foliage

From kitchen pantries to entryways, this Maple Ridge Townhome had the perfect amount of fall foliage. For a low budget wreath, consider visiting the dollar store and picking up all the materials you need to make your own perfect fall wreath.


Pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins! Fall decor is never complete without a pumpkin or two. This resident had pumpkins and gourds strategically placed in all the major living areas including the kitchen, living room, and dining room.

Cozy Fireplace

While this fireplace doesn’t require any wood, this renter placed a decorative basket of birch sticks next to their fireplace to giving the area an extra touch while also making it more versatile for the coming winter season.

The perfect color scheme

This resident focused on mixing patterns and using hues such as oranges, browns, yellows, and reds to make this corner of the home extra cozy. Ledges and windowsills can be great spots to add color to your home and this renter did just that by placing a piece of wood with gourds on it and strategically placing some fall foliage. We love how they combined rustic and chic.

Awe-worthy kitchen

This resident filled in the empty space above her cabinets by using windows, letters, flowers, plants, pumpkins and jars to bring her kitchen to life.

Want to see more? Go on the virtual tour of this beautiful home by visiting the Maple Ridge Townhomes website./p>