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8600 Apartments (Formerly Suburban Tower)

8600 16th Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
21%
44
Reviews
21%
% Recommended
70%
City Average
08/11/13
Resident

I lived in 8600 from July 2012 - July 2013. During this time, - two mice - bedbugs - running, yelling children, drunk men, noise at all times - poorly functioning and inadequate supply of washer/dryers - a 6-month spate of… Full Review ▶

03/15/13
Resident

Great video of a mouse just found in my apartment. Zero ----s given by Landlord. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfFwmIDVWbo&feature=youtu.be Full Review ▶

03/02/13
Resident

I think this place is good but overall I can't say I am enjoying it. I have seen 4 different sized cockroaches in the past two days since I've moved in. It's not a huge deal to me but when looking… Full Review ▶

04/24/12
Resident

we rented here because we were all short on money and we expected it to be bad but it has been disgraceful. Right when we moved in someone broke into the package room and we were told that any packages sent… Full Review ▶

01/23/12
Prospective Resident

My wife and I have lived here since the fall of 2009 after we married. All in all, we were looking for a relatively low priced apartment near Downtown SS and DC. We have no complaints on that end. On the… Full Review ▶

01/13/12
Resident

I have been a tenant at 8600 apartments now for about 6 months and all I can say is I love the price, I love the location and I am really loving the new renovations. The Leasing office staff is very… Full Review ▶

01/11/12
Resident

If you have any problems other than an emergency (flood, leak, lockout, you're dying) maintentence will respond to your request for a repair in two months or more. There's is a huge pest problem here. I've been seeing mice for over… Full Review ▶

08/12/11
Resident

I have lived in this apartment complex since 2007. The rent is very reasonable given the location, and the rooms are large and bright, but...... the place is full of mice and cockroaches. If you do not have kids, have little… Full Review ▶

06/25/11
Resident

I've lived here for two years and it has consistently gotten worse. At first I was happy with the spacious apartment and close proximity to the Metro. It seemed like a good price in comparison to other places in the area.… Full Review ▶

11/23/10
Resident

I recently moved into my apartment and have seen a change in the way things are run, since a change in the staff has been done. I love the location of the building and the space in my apartment. When I… Full Review ▶

11/05/10
Resident

I've lived here for a almost a year now. The rent is cheap, especially for near the downtown/metro. But there are roaches and mice. I had begbugs in the couch, but I threw it out and that seemed to do the… Full Review ▶

07/15/10
Resident

The place is not a luxury apartment they deem it to be... that is ridiculous. Management is irresponsive and the maintenance crew is a big joke. The carpets in most of the hallways are stained and stink. you will often wake… Full Review ▶

04/15/10
Resident

I have been a resident here at 8600 16th Street for a few years. Any issue that I have had was addressed in a timely manner. I have referred several of my friends and they are also happy residents. Full Review ▶

01/12/10
Resident

My husband and I moved here in March of 2009 to be closer to the metro and enjoy downtown Silver Spring. The rent was cheap, we got a good move-in special and the apartment was big. After a few months, we… Full Review ▶

10/16/09
Resident

I moved here four years ago in 2005. I chose this building for one reason -- the excellent property manager, Jaime Bushrod. Sure, there were roaches then. But they were really quiet at night and eventually they all moved into the… Full Review ▶

09/18/09
Resident

Let me start by saying that the staff is nice and always seems attentive. But just because the staff is nice does not mean that a place is well managed. I have lived in Apartments most of my adult life...and this… Full Review ▶

08/11/09
Resident

Let me start by saying that when I moved into Suburban Tower (now 8600 Apartments) I was enticed by the location, newly renovated apartment, and relatively low rent. However, I almost immediately regretted the decision. I found myself living next to… Full Review ▶

01/30/09
Resident

I wrote a previous review saying that this play was pretty nice, but in the time between that last one and now, my apartment has been over-whelmed with mice, roaches and bedbugs. The rental office lied to me when I moved… Full Review ▶

10/03/08
Resident

I agree that there are still improvements to be made, but they are being done. However, management can only do so much when you have disguisting and inconsiderate residents. The residents are the ones who throw the trash all over the… Full Review ▶

09/29/08
Resident

Noise often a problem: I could often hear my neighbors and/or tenants who were obnoxiously loud in the hallway. Grounds: Really nothing to speak of...just a parking lot. Also, not much sidewalk to avoid cars entering or leaving the apartments. Safety:… Full Review ▶

06/12/08
Resident

I just wanted to say that things are getting better at suburban tower. The mnagement staff is really attentive to our issues. The only suggestions is to try and paint the hallways and have resident functions. Full Review ▶

04/10/08
Resident

My roommate and I moved here last September because we got lucky and contacted the apartment during a time when 2 bedrooms were $200 off per month. We weren't looking for anything luxury, just a decent place to live in while… Full Review ▶

03/29/08
Resident

We moved here several months back and have essentially given up on staying. It's not that we have great expectations from a non-luxury (don't let that sign fool you!) apartment building, but that there are just some things not worth the… Full Review ▶

02/12/08
Resident

This place is absolutely horrible. I can't wait until the end of my lease so I can get out of here, which unfortunately is not for quite a few months. Don't be tempted by the slightly cheaper rent for the area.… Full Review ▶

01/05/08
Resident

The location of Suburban Tower is excellent and the apartments have plenty of space. However, the unit is having a serious infestation of rodents, cockroaches and bed bugs. The management is trying to solve the problem, but in most apartments bed… Full Review ▶

12/31/07
Resident

This unfortunately was a nice alternative in price to Summit Hills next door, however, within the first three months management had changed through four different people and still continues. I have rented from many different rental agencies and private owners and… Full Review ▶

09/13/07
Resident

A couple of days after I moved into my apartment, I noticed the roaches. I guess they were initially driven away by the smell of paint, but they began to return. This was the end of October 2006 and I started… Full Review ▶

09/02/07
Resident

My wife and I have been living here at "8600" (Suburban Tower) since March of 2007. We had read the reviews about all manner of critters etc. but we liked the overall apartment with a view that we was offered us… Full Review ▶

07/05/07
Resident

I've lived here since Dec 2006-The palce is horrible. I must've looked at the apartment the day they cleaned the hell out of it, beacsue it han't looke dor smelled that good since. The unit isnt that bad-other then being next… Full Review ▶

02/19/07
Resident

I have lived in this building for 18 months and it has now gotten so bad that I am spending thousands of dollars to break my lease. The insect problem is epoch and Jaime, the property manager here and sole redeeming… Full Review ▶

01/31/07
Resident

For the price I don't think that this apartment building is worth all the frustration. There is a HUGE roach problem, and there are also mice. One could be heard nesting in the utility closet in the main bedroom in my… Full Review ▶

12/11/06
Resident

I AM CURRENTLY A resident(of 2 years) at Suburban Towers and all of the previous statements are unfortunately TRUE!. The property manager, Jamie, has done a great job of renovating some of the building and if you go to her office… Full Review ▶

07/28/06
Resident

I signed the lease and now I am in this mess. This place should be condemned! I have to find a way to move with several months to go I don't think I can handle it here. The smells, people who… Full Review ▶

04/28/06
Resident

The apartments, and the building really smells horrible--perhaps from mold or other toxins. Some tenants are considering contacting the EPA about the unsafe stench that seems to surface around 2am in the morning. Don't turn on your air condition or heat,… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
04/05/06
Resident

THIS IS A GREAT COMMUNITY TO LIVE IN. WE HAVE DONE MAJOR CHANGES TO OUR BUILDING. OUR RESIDENTS SHOW US SUPPORT IN ALL THAT WE HAVE DONE. SO PLEASE COME OUT AND SEE THE CHANGES THAT WE HAVE DONE. WE HAVE… Full Review ▶

03/20/06
Resident

Great Rehab
Professional Office Staff Full Review ▶

03/08/06
Resident

I will say in the last year or so there has been a dramatic change to this building. The management is certainly better and has done awsome things for our apartments. You would have to come to our community to see… Full Review ▶

11/25/04
Resident

Front looks nice, but once you are inside the building watch out!

Hallways with the exception of a few floors, 4 out of 11 are dark, dank, and musty-there is no ventilation. Elevators at 2 work off and on. People seem… Full Review ▶

08/25/04
Resident

I am currently living at Suburban Tower Apartments and I hate it. I had to contract a professional service to get rid of the roach infestation in my apartment.

The maintainence is slow. I had a hole in my wall for… Full Review ▶

08/14/04
Resident

I'll make it simple, and you decide:
Car: towed for no reason, not compensated
Office Hours: not true
Bad --- kids: Tires flattened
Roomate's car: Side swiped
Neighbors: Weed heads
Fire alarms: Monday-Friday at 4am
Elevators: Broken at least once a week

Don't forget the hourly freight train which… Full Review ▶

07/13/04
Resident

Be careful about the validity of these reviews.

My wife and I have been using this site for the last week and we have noticed people are abusing this site.

In more than one complex we have seen the… Full Review ▶

03/22/04
Resident

I choose this place because I was in a bind. I was looking at the last minute and there were very few places left. As far as conveince this place can not be beat. And parking is very plentiful. HOWEVER, in… Full Review ▶

07/09/03
Resident

We have been living here for a little more than one year and a half. We were disappointed a month into living here. There are constant fire alarms (12:30 - 1:00 am in the morning)-at least once a week, which means… Full Review ▶

06/10/02
Resident

Although affordable, these apartments are not all they should be. Full Review ▶

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  • Pet Rent Required

  • Laundry On-Site

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