Average monthly rent: $3605.0
Average number of bedrooms: N/A
What I like about this complex is how it came fully furnished, internet/cable/water/power were included, and they did individual leases (meaning if my roommates didn't pay their portion, I would not be affected). They also help find subletters if you let them know in advance.
But at what cost? This complex is the cheapest of the three. The mattresses are okay. The bed frames are really wonky/cheap. The bottom bunk is really low so you can barely sit up if you're 5 ft, and I wouldn't trust climbing on the top bunk if you're more than 140lbs lol. The desks that come with the place are super tiny. There's little to no storage spaces. They make sure the maids clean up, but even then they can only do so much. Toilets constantly get clogged, could used new cabinents, oh and maybe less roaches. I feel that they should fumigate this place every 3 months considering how old it is. It's hard to blame the previous tenants when they're harboring in the walls.
There's some people in the leasing department that work really hard to manage the properties, and I think even they know that this place is the bottom of the barrel. Ruthie probably only glances at her emails, doesn't read. Still, I guess she gets the important stuff done promptly (i.e. the stuff that is illegal to not fix asap). Typical "you get what you pay for".
This place is such a mixed bag for me.
The facilities seem to be old and in pretty poor shape, including some construction decisions that are just plain weird-- why are the outdoor walkways carpeted? From the beginning of the year, we've experienced clogged plumbing, leaky or even corroded pipes, faulty fire alarms, and a broken garbage disposal. A lot of these are to be expected living in any apartment, but in some cases I question whether one can blame regular wear and tear-- specifically, our kitchen sink pipes were held together with duct tape. The elevators are the definition of jank and are completely unreliable. I wouldn't go in the pool if I were you. Also, the facilities aren't super secure as I had a package stolen from the "mailing room" (literally a box in the garage) at one point.
The landlord, Ruthie, certainly has a tough job with such a problem-ridden building, and I think she actually does a decent job. She has been generally responsive to me and seems to like you if you aren't too noisy. She seems sweet and I haven't seen her giving anyone a hard time. The facilities have improved a little since the beginning of the year, so it seems she puts in effort to make things more livable for tenants. That being said, I have NO idea what is going on with all the previous reviews for this place and feel a lot more distrustful of the management if they left fake reviews.
The complex is right by Triangle, Board Club, and the Co-Op, where lots of loud events happen. This will definitely get you to socialize more on a Thursday night if you like to party, but if you want a night in, you may have some trouble. There are also plenty of parties that happen in the complex itself. The building is a good distance from everything-- you have the Hill, campus, and Westwood each in a different direction but still at a walkable distance. Parking is not bad.
We paid $3,300 for 2BR/2BA, which is just barely cheap enough to make it an alright deal. If I were to choose again, I would probably have chosen to live somewhere else, though Westwood really isn't the place for affordable housing that isn't in shambles. Pets are allowed which is a plus and some of the balconies have really nice views. The top floor apartments have high ceilings which open the rooms up much more. Overall, I think any improvements to make this place more livable are probably too expensive to do and won't happen. To be honest this building should probably be evacuated and demolished. Sorry Ruthie, you tried.
Do not move here if possible! The prices are ridiculously high, the landlord is impatient and does not seem to care at all about the rooms, and the entire place is just generally really dirty. The only good thing about this place is that it is bigger than your average Westwood apartment.
DO NOT MOVE HERE!! You can do better. The landlord and building owner take advantage of students who have no other living options. It is way over priced and they both make promises that they have no intention of keeping. The units on the 4th floor have been updated and that is what they will show you in the open house, however the rest of the floors haven't been updated since the building was built. There is no maintenance on site so if something breaks, and it will, it will take weeks to fix. Thats IF the landlord decides to even respond to you. It is very loud, very dirty, and everything breaks.
The management started out really great at the beginning of the school year but has declined. The fire alarm goes off sometimes for really long periods of time and can't be turned off. The manager claims to live on site but is literally never here. I have sent multiple maintenance requests about my fridge which freezes everything inside and the manager has still not replied. I have heard from my friends that the management sucks at this place but was having a good experience with the management for the first month or so, but now I agree that the management isn't great. And there is super loud parties every weekend in the apartment and the frats behind it so it's super loud. But the management is very lenient so if you want to have parties and participate in whatever sort of activities in your apartment then this is a good place for that. The apartments themselves are really spacious and have hardwood floors which is nice.
The owner is a criminal, all three building managers incompetent. Ruthie the current manager lies about everything. Terrible experience, you will not receive your security deposit back.
It's just sad that the manager and the company even need to fake good reviews. For real guys, if you wanted to get ur deposit back and have a quiet and peaceful life you should seriously consider living somewhere else. It's just so hard to find the manager whenever there's a problem and she would make up all kinds of lies to cover up things. Do not expect her to reply to your text, and do not believe whatever she promised. I specifically asked her about getting my full deposit back and asked her if that's the right amount and she replied "sounds about right". Then when my check arrived, which is in almost 2 months after I moved out (I called her multiple times and texted her tons to get the deposit release form, she didnt even send that to me without me asking. Also this is illegal already cuz the law requires them to return the money to tenants within 21 days), I lost 1/7 of my deposit. She couldnt even give me a good reason for charging me and when I confronted her with this she told me "sounds about right" is NOT a confirmation lol. Ironically when I required written proof for the deduction of security deposit she sent me a form with a deduction amount much less than what she actually charged me. Then 10 minutes later when I asked her about the discrepancy she told me she saved the wrong paperwork file and she should have charged me more for something else. I couldnt imagine an even more daring way to rob ppl's money.
DO NOT EXPECT TO GET UR DEPOSIT BACK EVEN IF THEY DID NOT HAVE A REASON TO CHARGE YOU!
I lived at this building for three years and they play musical landlords because the place is terrible. I went through FOUR different building managers while I was there. Someone threw up on the steps up to the first floor and it NEVER got cleaned up, they just let it sit until it was tracked away on enough people's shoes. The elevators are so sketchy and frequently take forever to come. Our unit had a TERRIBLE cockroach infestation for the whole last year I lived there and Ruthie flat out lied to prospective tenants about the bug problem. My roommate told people touring that there was a cockroach problem and she denied it and attacked my roommate calling her a dirty person. We kept the apartment pretty much spotless. I frequently found roaches in my bags and in the pantries. Don't live here unless you want an overpriced apartment with shitty Internet and a deceptive and lazy landlord!!!!
Do not use the pool or spa! Both my friend and I got skin infections from it and the manager denied responsibility. The manager promises to have maintenance come all the time, but they never come. The building either needs a new water pump or is relying on city pressure only because the water pressure is shit. The air conditioning units break often. The floors and ceiling are sloped so earthquakes might be a problem. The elevator is always broken and has never been repaired. The washing machines are broken often. The entrance always smells like cat pee because the building allows pets. If you can live anywhere else do it.
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