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Ironwood Gardens

2000 N Linden St, Normal, IL 61761
% Recommended
City Average

When I first decided to live at Ironwood, I saw many reviews complaining about the management and I thought, "I can deal with that". Boy was I wrong. The women in the leasing office are TERRIBLE. If you are under 30… Full Review ▶


I have zero complaints about my studio apartment. It's small and cozy and I have my own washer and dryer to use. However, I will complain about the leasing agents. I have lived here for all of two weeks and have… Full Review ▶


I have lived at ironwood gardens for 7 1/2 years now and I feel compelled to give my opinion about this community and the people that work here. During the weather crisis of the past week I have been witness to… Full Review ▶


Its a great place to live. Very unlike any other apartment place. It has lakes, walking trails and lots of grass instead of sidewalks from your apartment to your car. Love the ducks and other strange water birds that show up… Full Review ▶


This is my second year living in Ironwood. I love it. My roommate and I have both graduated from ISU and were looking for a place to live that fit our lifestyle. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the ponds… Full Review ▶


I live at Ironwood now, and I'm moving out as soon as possible. The walls are paper thin, I have really great neighbors but that doesn't mean I want to hear them all the time. The fixtures are nothing special and… Full Review ▶


Do NOT live here. They want 2 months of rent while you're not even living there anymore if you don't give a full 60 days notice no matter how long your lease is supposed to last. Rude staff, poor maintenance, shabby… Full Review ▶


So noisy! The area is quiet, but the walls are so thin that I constantly hear my neighbors. Shower, toilet flushing, bathroom fan, television, conversation, you name it. They're not rude and noisy, it's just that the walls are THAT thin.… Full Review ▶


Highly recommend living here, close enough to campus, but far enough to not have to put up with drunk people on the weekends. Great staff, if anything breaks they will try to get back with you immediately or the next morning.… Full Review ▶


Never had any problems while living there. Walls were a little thin though because you could hear people's exact conversation sometimes, but other than that it's pretty quiet. Nice staff and residents. In a decent area close to ISU and HCC.… Full Review ▶


We have lived here for 3 years in 2 different apartments. We had a lot of water damage due to someone else's washer not connected properly. Maintenance just painted over all the damage. I can not imagine the mold behind there!… Full Review ▶


I lived at Ironwood for 2 years in a studio and for half a year in a 1 bedroom with my brother. Never had a problem that whole time. These are nice apartments if you want to get away from the… Full Review ▶


I have lived in Ironwood Gardens for two years now and have loved every minute of it. I recommend looking for one of the third floor apartments because you will be on the top and wont hear any neighbor noises. Third… Full Review ▶


I moved in Ironwood in May of 2010 and it has been a good place. I feel safe and the two ponds and the landscape design is very nice. So when I moved in, my one bedroom/one bathroom apartment was dirty… Full Review ▶


I have lived at Ironwood Gardens for a few years now. You will not find a place where you have this kind of living in an apartment. I sold my home when my children left home and I thought I would… Full Review ▶

Prospective Resident

I am Asia American and was tenant of Brickyard Apartments, Ironwood s sister division. Both are owned and managed by Snyder. My apartment was made uninhabitable by second-hand smoke. Brickyard/Snyder breached the rent contract. We suffered a lot. Unfortunately, more bad… Full Review ▶


I have lived here for 5 years now, and don't plan on leaving any time soon. All of the staff are very friendly and responsive. The cable service has been switched to Comcast is is much better than the old provider.… Full Review ▶


The apartments are overpriced and utilities are very costly. The hot water heater which also controls the heat is in a outside closet. The colder it gets, the more gas you use just to keep the water warm. Stupid design! The… Full Review ▶


Live somewhere else. Its a nice enough apartment however they are very expensive for the square footage that you get. Full Review ▶


We LOVE ironwood gardens. The people that live out here are mostly professionals not hoards of college students like other posters have said. It is quiet and there are never and disturbences or violence. There are also not kids running around… Full Review ▶


great apt and the staff is very responsive to my needs. love the pool and two ponds!also, i read another poster who thinks the cable service is bad, i couldn't disagree more, i use to have insight cable here in town… Full Review ▶


If you live at any of the apartments owned by the property managers (Snyder), you are forced to use a cable company that only provides service to their properties. The service is terrible and horribly overprived. I have ask for months… Full Review ▶


I moved to Ironwood from a small town one year ago this month. After being unsure of moving to such a large community, I now wish I would have moved here years ago. Moving out of my home was very hard,… Full Review ▶


I lived at Ironwood for only about 9 months. I have not lived there for years so my opinion is only from the recent months. I have had more maintenance issues than anywhere I have ever lived. It's not that I… Full Review ▶


I had to leave my apartment becausethe roof was caving in on me literally. I had water all over the floor and had an unexplained mouse problem . I am a very clean person. When my roof started to cave in… Full Review ▶


It's to the point where I hate coming home in the evenings. I never know what's going to run across the floor. Full Review ▶


They could definitely do more up keep on the place for how much they charge. Also you have to use their cable provider, Summit Communications, out of Minonk and I think they are horrible to deal with.
The two nice things… Full Review ▶


I've lived at Ironwood for a few years, and like all places, it has good and bad points. It is actually pretty quiet, but it depends on who your neighbors are...I've had a mix of college students and older adults...as a… Full Review ▶


I have lived at Ironwood for 3 years and I am shocked to have read some of the past post. I have had a wonderful experience living here. The only reason my family is leaving is because Ironwood does not offer… Full Review ▶


I have lived in like 5 apartments and this has to be the worst. The noise level is very bad. Parking is not well and the maintence well dont get me started. To many college students in the place. Full Review ▶


Your one bedrroms are filthy. you dont fix your stuff and no emergency number for after hours. I have lived in a lot of apartmetns and this si the most noisy. Full Review ▶


This place is not good. They do not fix anyrthing in a timely manner. No after hours phone number. the police cannot even get a hold of them. please do not rent from them. Full Review ▶


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I lived in one of the one bedrooms for over 2 years and had a good experience. This was my first apartment out of college and compared to some of the places that I lived in at school this was a… Full Review ▶


This is basically for college students. As a person over 30, we did not fit in. We lived there for six months and regretted moving in within a week. The have a pool in the summer which was nice but too… Full Review ▶


Ironwood Gardens is one of the greatest places to rent an apartment in the Bloomington/Normal area. We've visited ca. 20 complexes and chose the best - I'm very positive about that.
It is definitely worth the price - especially if you… Full Review ▶


My experience at Ironwood covers a wide range. I have resided in the efficiency, 1 bdrm/1 bath, & 2 bdrm/2 bath apts, so my review is long.
While in the eff.(6 mths), I must agree that cleanliness of community areas… Full Review ▶


I lived at Ironwood Gardens for two years. I never had any problems. The staff is very helpful and works hard to improve the complex. They have even tried to get rid of the geese. Which is always a challenge! The… Full Review ▶


I have lived in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apt for almost a year now and have had a perfect experience. Cooperative staff, things are fixed sometimes the same day and the workout room and pool are well kept. They seem… Full Review ▶


Ok after reading all these other comments I went out and looked around the whole complex. I talked to my neighbors, talked to the staff, and lastly I talked to 2 of the maintenance guys that I see all the time.… Full Review ▶


This studio building is nasty. The common areas are never cleaned. Apple cores and french fries lay in the hallway/elevator and decompose and get moldy for over a month before anyone picks them up. Someone keeps dropping his/her cigarette butts on… Full Review ▶


Well, let me start by saying that regardless of them making you fill out an application to live here and charge you $40 to do so, it doesn´t matter at all who and or what you are/do. I am a teacher… Full Review ▶


I know I was lied to by the leasing office, just to get me to move here. They´ll tell you anything you want to hear to get you to move in. I can´t wait to leave, I hate it here. Full Review ▶


I just left an Ironwood studio apartment not too long ago. I think their other apartments are nice, but the studios are the exception to the rule. The studio building is a mess: trash in the hallways, dirty laundry room. After… Full Review ▶


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I have lived at Ironwood Gardens for about 3 months now. I have a studio, which is working out pretty well while I am a grad student. I moved here from out of state last year and rented another apartment here… Full Review ▶


I lived at Ironwood for 9 months. It was great that they offered such a varration of lease agreements. I never used the pool or the workout room. My efficiancy suited all my needs and was a comfortable place to live.… Full Review ▶


I really enjoyed my apartment at Ironwood. Yes, there´s a lot of goose poop on the sidewalks - but there are a lot of geese out there too!

We had a two bedroom apaprtment on the second floor of one… Full Review ▶


I have lived in my studio at Ironwood for just a little over a year, and I must say that I am quite pleased with my little apartment.

I only had one big complaint when I first moved in and… Full Review ▶


I just moved in here, and it is great for a college student, especially a grad student or someone who does not care for the campus apartments anymore.
I have lived in the student apartments around campus, and this is the… Full Review ▶


I just moved into Ironwood Gardens a few months ago. I was put in a very uncomfortable situation when my roommate abruptly decided to move back home because of financial reasons. It was a very stressful time because after looking at… Full Review ▶


From the day that I moved in, the staff of Ironwood has been nothing but helpful. There are always people keeping up the grounds, and taking care of the property. It´s a very peaceful place to live if you want to… Full Review ▶


Well. I was in love with the place before I moved in. Actually I still love my apartment. The apartments are very spacious and comfortable.


just hope you don?t have to deal with the Management. Expect them to enter your… Full Review ▶


First of all... I did not live there, however I had an experience with them that I felt proper to address here. I do not have any true knowledge as to the conditions of living there, or the quality of the… Full Review ▶


Ironwood Gardens provides a very comfortable, relaxed living environment. The staff in the office are reliable and always friendly. The maintenance team is punctual, knowledgeable in every area, and take pride in their work. Any time of day or night, whenever… Full Review ▶


I have lived in the Ironwood Garden complex for several months and would never recommend these apartments to anyone. My biggest complaint is the management?s inability to maintain the grounds. The weeds are numerous as are the animal droppings. The outside… Full Review ▶

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BedsBathsEstimated Rent
Studio1 $ 646
Studio2 $ 982
11 $ 803
21 $ 952
21.5 $ 1115
22 $ 897


  • Cats Allowed

  • Small Dogs Allowed

  • Pet Deposit Required

  • Pet Rent Required

  • Some Breeds Restricted

  • Laundry On-Site

  • Laundry in Units

  • Laundry Connections in Unit

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