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The Carling

31 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
% Recommended
City Average
Verified Resident

I love The Carling. The staff is professional and courteous. The apartment complex is well-maintained. It is convenient to places downtown and it is relatively quiet. The amenities are also very good as well and I think this is very nice...… Full Review ▶


My husband and I love this building and staff. This has been hands down the best experience we have had. Everyone on the staff are fantastic, friendly, understanding and love where they work. There is a lot to see and do… Full Review ▶

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My husband and I have lived here for a year and a half. First and foremost, the apartment is building is lovely. The main foyer has a beautiful chandelier and the historic architecture makes your first few steps into the lobby… Full Review ▶


Hands down the best experience with an apartment I've ever had. Living in downtown Jacksonville was amazing in and of itself; I lived just paces away from many downtown attractions like the Florida Theatre, The Volstead (prohibition themed bar), and Indochine… Full Review ▶


My experience with the Carling has been extremely positive. I moved to the building several years ago purely based on location. I am very happy that the building has been remodeled recently (It needed a face lift) BUT more importantly the… Full Review ▶


My husband and I are new residents of The Carling. I am writing to inform you of the quality of the staff that we have interacted with. Mallory, is an absolute jewel. She is kind yet motivated and has shown attention… Full Review ▶


My dog and I really love living here! The community itself is beautiful, well kept and right in the heart of the downtown area. The new office staff has helped me in many ways and they are so nice to Kemba,… Full Review ▶

Prospective Resident

all i know is that i was visiting friends in 11 East and noticed the elevators have not been inspected since August of 2012 Hope no one gets hurt in those elevators that go up 17 floors. Thats almost a year… Full Review ▶

Prospective Resident

I am about to move to Jacksonville and strongly considered renting at the Carling, but simply decided - for various reasons - to reside at another location for now. Still, I can't say enough good things about my experience in working… Full Review ▶


The tenants where difficult to contact. Getting maintenance down for the room was slow and complicated. This place is definitely over-rated. Full Review ▶


I have lived at the Carling for 11 months and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. I am reading other people's reviews and I can honestly say I am surprised that anyone has had any negative experiences with the staff or the building.… Full Review ▶


I just moved to Jacksonville for a new position with my current employer.The location is amazing and the views are AMAZING!! I could not be happier and love the clean, safe secure building and the events I will will be able… Full Review ▶


I have lived at the carling since June 2011. I have always been very happy here, and if I have an issue it has always been taken care of right away! New management took over and as there is always trial… Full Review ▶


I moved in back in October 2011. I guess this is shortly after the new management took over. There was an adjustment time, and I suppose that's expected. I know there have been challenges with transitioning into new management and policies… Full Review ▶


Vestcor, the company that owns The Carling and 11 East properties, assigned a management company to run both buildings sometime in the second half of 2011. Stay away! This was a great place to live until the new management took over!… Full Review ▶


I moved into the Carling in February of 2010 because of limited places available someone else got the apartment that I wanted, that has been my only disapointment. The full gym is excellent, the maintenance staff Is on top of their… Full Review ▶


The Carling has potential to be a great place to live. It's visually appealing and has a great fitness center. It goes down hill from there though. The leasing agent, --------, is about as clueless and unprofessional as they come. I… Full Review ▶

Prospective Resident

I had to make a decision about an apartment to live in while I was out of town. The staff at The Carling, in particular Brittany H. were beyond caring, responsive, and PATIENT. I admit to asking many questions and emailing… Full Review ▶


I really enjoy living at the Carling Apartments downtown. The staff is really great with Brittany the leasing agent always being helpful and willing to help with any situation that may arise. The gym is great, I don't think there is… Full Review ▶


I am a current resident of the Carling. I LOVE living here. The building has so much history and the apartments have so much character. The building is always having pizza parties, ice cream parties, wine and cheese parties, etc for… Full Review ▶


The Carling is the crown jewel of downtown Jacksonville. Built in 1928 the building possesses all of the period detail one would expect. Meticulously restored in 2005 to its original opulance The Carling now provides an urban environment with modern amenities… Full Review ▶


Overall a great place to stay for adult living especially "Empty Nesters" that places you in the center of things(easy access to Highways to airport, beach, stadium etc). Parking is a problem for two car family since you only allowed one… Full Review ▶


Great view of the river and awesome amenities. Close to all the action that goes on in downtown Jax. Full Review ▶


I just moved here and so far everyone has been very attentive and regarding the dog poo...I have never seen it on the elevator. Actually what I have seen is the cleaning staff continously cleaning up. The view is amazing, the… Full Review ▶


Imagine the fire alarm going off and not even hearing it at all in your apartment!! That must be against all kinds of building codes. The only way I found out that the alarm went off during my stay there is… Full Review ▶


The location is the best by far when living downtown. The renovation of this historic building into apartments was done very, very well. Love having the gym and being able to workout in the mornings. Full Review ▶

Prospective Resident

The Carling is a beautiful apartment building filled with great ammenities and a caring staff! The units are spacious and show a great view of downtown. One of the best aparments I have seen yet. I would definately recommend this if… Full Review ▶


When I recently moved out of the carling I didnt get the chance to tell the employees what a great time I had there, I was the first person in my unit after they renovated the building. I never had any… Full Review ▶

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Property Description

The Carling is the rebirth of the historic Roosevelt hotel, originally built in 1926. The Vestcor Companies has painstakingly restored and renovated many of the fascinating original architectural features of this downtown Jacksonville landmark, including the marble staircase, terrazzo floors, and grand Palladian windows. The 1937 addition to the building has been converted into a two-story commercial arcade with access through the building to Monroe Street. The Carling is a distinctive home that blends the enduring grandeur of a time gone by with today's finest amenities to create a unique experience in carefree metropolitan living. Visit Website


  • Gym

  • Laundry On-Site

  • Laundry in Units

  • Community Center

  • Controlled Access

  • Covered Parking

  • Shared Garage

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