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The Kenmore

5415 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20015
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City Average
08/16/14
Verified Resident

The apartment is a little pricey, especially for students on a tight budget, but okay with roommates (or those with full time jobs). Everything is in good condition and it is located in a neighborhood that's great to walk around in.… Full Review ▶

08/16/14
Verified Resident

I am happy to be here. This community appears to be very safe, am quite new , just moved in not up to a month yet, therefore I may not really have much to say for, but so far so good.… Full Review ▶

08/13/14
Verified Resident

Amazing experience thus far. The staff is amazing and I am truly satisfied with .y decision to move into The Kenmore. The leasing agent was great and I truly do feel a sense of community from residents and staff. I would… Full Review ▶

08/11/14
Verified Resident

I like the Apartment building. It's nice and quiet. People pretty much stay to themselves. I'm glad they made upgrades to the washers and dryers and the HVAC system. This is the first year that my air conditioning actually worked. However,… Full Review ▶

08/06/14
Verified Resident

It is a nice place. It is too expensive. I appreciate the good pest control here. The noise from the street during the day is sometimes loud. Parking is too expensive and street parking is getting worse so I will likely… Full Review ▶

08/04/14
Verified Resident

I am extremely disappointed with office responsiveness and courtesy. The office makes me feel they are not straightforward with residents. The office gave a notice a few months ago that they will reward anyone who brought in a new tenant which… Full Review ▶

07/29/14
Verified Resident

Staff has been very helpful and courteous. Upgrade to central air is a definite plus. The location to metro stops and shopping is great. Based on the age of the building, the appearance is good, floors and elevators are cleaned daily.… Full Review ▶

07/21/14
Verified Resident

Great place to live ! Staff is friendly, service completed in 24 hours of request. Neighbors are considerate. Would recommend to friends and family. Stores are close by. Front desk staff always greets you. Building is very clean. Overall great place… Full Review ▶

07/15/14
Verified Resident

Here are some positives about the Kenmore: - The neighborhood is quiet and incredibly safe. I NEVER felt unsafe in the neighborhood. - The prices aren't awful for the area and basic utilities are included in the cost of the rent.… Full Review ▶

07/14/14
Verified Resident

It has been great. All of the service needs for the apartment have been met and the staff is very nice. It is nice having someone always be at the front desk and a laundry service available. There is little noise… Full Review ▶

07/12/14
Verified Resident

The Kenmore is a second family to mw. I have made many lifelong friends over the years. Everyone is so professional efficient and unassuming. I always look forward to returning home to my abode. I would highly recommend the Kenmore to… Full Review ▶

07/09/14
Verified Resident

It is a very nice and relaxing community. I moved in in 2013 and have had an enjoyable time. There is a good mix of older and younger people and everyone gets along with each other. Its a bit far from… Full Review ▶

07/09/14
Verified Resident

excellent location, convenient and well located in a safe and attractive neighborhood. well maintained and well managed apartment complex with staff who are responsible, responsive and reliable. all combine to make this a pleasant home Full Review ▶

06/30/14
Verified Resident

I moved into the Kenmore about three months ago. So far, I've had a number of problems with my apartment, including pests, an overflowing dishwasher, a broken window, leaky air conditioner, etc. Management has generally been unresponsive and unconcerned. On the… Full Review ▶

06/09/14
Verified Resident

I have been living in this building for quite a few years and in general I have found it a friendly community including both tenants and front desk staff. I love the neighborhood and the size of my one-bedroom apartment. Having… Full Review ▶

06/03/14
Verified Resident

There is a real sense of community among the tenants. People provide help on using laundry equipment, ask about someone we haven't seen for a while. One suggestion is to add a railing on the north side of the ramp.Have not… Full Review ▶

06/02/14
Verified Resident

Too soon. I have barely moved in. I don't know the neighborhood yet. So far, I've come to the apartment to sleep. Wash, rinse, repeat. I will be able to give a more meaningful assessment after having lived here a while.… Full Review ▶

05/25/14
Verified Resident

I am very satisfied and very happy to have rented a studio here. Thank you for the good service. The neighborhood is very nice and green. The staff is extremely very helpful and accommodative. The residents are nice and helpful. The… Full Review ▶

05/21/14
Verified Resident

Next month, in August of 2014,I will be at The Kenmore for 34 years. The location is superb. My apartment is very roomy for the most part and comfortable. The neighbors are nice and the people at the desk are a… Full Review ▶

05/12/14
Verified Resident

I like the area as it is quiet and not as noisy as some DC apartments. The shops are within walking distance and have reasonable access to the metro. Staff are very helpful and responsive. The new air conditioners are a… Full Review ▶

05/07/14
Verified Resident

Pros:location to downtown with one straight bus, close grocery store, shopping etc, concierge Cons:lack of amenities, I never had a pest problem until they decided to do a "preventative treatment" because a neighbor had them; walls and floors are way too… Full Review ▶

04/28/14
Verified Resident

I think that WRIT, the present owners, is doijng a very good job. Ms. Charmaine Finch, the current property manager, is one of -- if not the -- the very best on-site managers the builkdings has had during my time here.… Full Review ▶

02/24/14
Verified Resident

The Kenmore community is comprised of a variety of people. The diversity of the residents is important to me. The office, front desk and maintenance staff are friendly, warm and helpful. The renovations are tasteful. I would like to see the… Full Review ▶

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02/18/14
Verified Resident

The location is not great. The apartment is quiet and clean. The concierge desk is always polite. The office staff is non-responsive and sometimes rude. I would recommend living here if you do not need to regularly go into the city.… Full Review ▶

02/04/14
Verified Resident

The apartment is nice and I really like the convenience of the neighborhood. However, it is quite expensive for a studio especially with the rent increases and I wish management had done more to compensate tenants for the discomfort and inconvenience… Full Review ▶

02/03/14
Verified Resident

The community of people is nice enough, but the location is very inconvenient and the price is out of control considering the quality of the apartment and the difficult location. It's just not sustainable to live here. The disrespect of the… Full Review ▶

02/03/14
Verified Resident

I really like the community and the front desk staff, but I feel like I need more space and would like to have more amenities since there are other apartments in the neighborhood with more at the same price point. Even… Full Review ▶

02/03/14
Verified Resident

The location is great, and the apartment building is well-maintained with courteous staff. There is someone in the lobby 24/7 managing the apartment and all maintenance requests have been answered promptly and professionally. There are multiple entrances and exits, which is… Full Review ▶

02/02/14
Verified Resident

Very professional and courteous management staff and good teamwork. My experience in the community has been generally good since I have lived here now for more than 25 years, and especially with the current and excellent management team in place. Full Review ▶

01/29/14
Verified Resident

2 1/2 months in and I can say the following: Mgmt. are competent, friendly and have been very attentive to my needs. Concierge has been very friendly and helpful. My maintenance requests have been completed quickly and efficiently. My neighbors &… Full Review ▶

01/27/14
Verified Resident

Overall, the Kenmore is a good apartment building. It's in a relatively good location, with plenty of shops and grocery/liquor a few blocks away, somewhat reliable bus service and about a mile from the Metro. It's not the most active part… Full Review ▶

01/27/14
Verified Resident

The staff is very friendly and helpful . I have more storage than I expected in a one bedroom apartment. I have met many other friendly and helpful tenants. I would highly recommend this apartment complex to others. I love the… Full Review ▶

01/25/14
Verified Resident

WRIT are corporate greed whores, totally interested in making profits and stupidly wasting resources on cosmetics while neglecting infrastructure like plumbing and elevators. They have routinely discriminated and lied. Evil, dishonest, arrogant hypocrites. Full Review ▶

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01/22/14
Verified Resident

Every evening at the end of my work day, I get into my car and drive to my home. Home is the Kenmore. It's not an apartment building; the Kenmore means home to me. The warm, friendly atmosphere is genuine, and… Full Review ▶

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01/13/14
Verified Resident

The bldg. renovation is great. Staffs are nice and friendly. It would be nice if there is a party room provided and a gym. The deck also in the back of the building need to be fixed. I can't wait that… Full Review ▶

01/10/14
Verified Resident

In 2011 the bldg was very rundown, but b/c of the location, we took it. Its a 15 min walk to Friendship Heights,the L2/L1 runs right in front. The recent renovations have helped tremendously,but WRIT management can be unresponsive & unreasonable.… Full Review ▶

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01/08/14
Verified Resident

Very good overall. Renovations have been fairly smooth, management and maintenance respond to repairs within a good timeframe. Noise is a bit of a problem, especially with the current renovations, but most neighbors are fairly quiet. Full Review ▶

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01/07/14
Verified Resident

It has been a great experience living in the Kenmore. The staff is great and very helpful. There is a 24/7 concierge service available so I do not have to stay at home for deliveries. The building is situated in a… Full Review ▶

01/06/14
Verified Resident

For almost three years of living at this community I am extremely satisfied. It is only ten minutes drive to where I work and convenient access to shopping, church, school and public transportation. All the office staff are very friendly. I… Full Review ▶

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01/06/14
Verified Resident

I have live here about a month and I like here. The staff are friendly, responsible and professional. Maintenance is rapid and helpful. The arrangement of rooms is very good and we like here sunny rooms. It is covenant access to… Full Review ▶

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01/06/14
Verified Resident

I lived at the Kenmore thirty years ago when I was a student. In 2010, when I had to move back to Washington, I came back because I was pleased to see that the facilities had been updated without losing the… Full Review ▶

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12/31/13
Verified Resident

Fewer and fewer services actually available. Staff will no longer let locked out tenants into their Apts ("you will just have to call a locksmith"); no more guest parking without telling the residents; longer and longer wait times for simple maintenance… Full Review ▶

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12/31/13
Verified Resident

Up until WRIT took over the property, it was poorly managed. WRIT has shown more of an interest than any other owner. The redecoration of the corridors here is so terrific you wouldn't know you were living at the Kenmore, which… Full Review ▶

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12/27/13
Resident

The Kenmore is by far the worst apartment building that I have ever lived in during the previous 15 years of renting. I had my apartment broken in to twice, personal items stolen from storage, and clothes stolen from the laundry… Full Review ▶

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11/22/13
Verified Resident

This is a great place to live. It always feels safe and welcoming. The management and all other staff work hard to make it that way. They are extremely good at communicating with all the residents when things are happening or… Full Review ▶

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11/06/13
Verified Resident

For the most part, I have been satisfied.I am very dissatisfied with the amount of time it takes for service to be completed.Also, the walls are thin and I can hear everything my upstairs neighbor does.My bike seat was stolen from… Full Review ▶

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09/05/13
Resident

I rarely hear my neighbors except for opening and closing their doors, but this doesn't happen at all hours. However, their service is appalling. I have an upcoming trip that will be several weeks long, and they refuse to tell me… Full Review ▶

09/04/13
Verified Resident

Welcome home feeling and always a greeting, smile and good cheer. There is many places to live in D.C. but I would say they do not have the professionalism and service of Kenmore Apartments. It is a safe, secure place to… Full Review ▶

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09/03/13
Verified Resident

The community itself is decent and in a pretty good location. Staff is friendly. The value-to-cost can leave something to be desired, however. For the Area, it is my understanding the cost is comparable (however, it varies GREATLY for the same… Full Review ▶

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08/11/13
Verified Resident

Lease application process is somewhat cumbersome, but this is the best building I have found in the DC area in my price range. Bit of a walk to the metro, but you can take a bus; renovations mean everything is new-ish… Full Review ▶

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08/07/13
Verified Resident

The staff are very helpful and friendly, and they make me feel safe in my new apartment. Full Review ▶

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08/06/13
Verified Resident

I have had many issues with the closet doors and toilet. however overall my time here has been positive. It is a very positive and quiet environment. However I think there needs to be more social events geared towards 20-30 age… Full Review ▶

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07/16/13
Verified Resident

The office team did not respond to my phone calls or emails. Though the building is aesthetically pleasing, I feel completely ignored by the office management. Workers were in my house every weekday for 7 weeks, to complete the HVAC project… Full Review ▶

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07/16/13
Verified Resident

Good community, very safe, but sometimes dealing with the management can be very difficult. Full Review ▶

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04/23/13
Resident

I am a current resident moving out next month. I have lived here for nearly a year. We somehow got a rent of $2150 per month (including all utilities except cable) for a two bed two bath, but they want to… Full Review ▶

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04/19/13
Verified Resident

This is an older building, but pretty solid. Generally quiet, but road noise is a problem from Conn. Ave. The rent is pretty outrageous, but we are told it's cheap for the area. A/C is feeble, but they say it will… Full Review ▶

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04/16/13
Verified Resident

I've been very happy here. Most issues have been relatively minor and I love my apartment. Wish they would renovate the hallways and I do think response times of the management staff to emails could be better. But on the whole… Full Review ▶

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04/16/13
Verified Resident

I have had no problems since I moved in. Great staff, and enjoying my new apartment. Full Review ▶

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09/09/12
Resident

DO NOT LIVE HERE. Please do yourself a favor and stay away. Bugs, roaches, elevators don't work. Horrible service. STAY AWAY! Not worth the price AT ALL. Bike was stolen first month in. STAY AWAY! Full Review ▶

05/20/12
Resident

The building seemed great at first, everyone was nice and helpful. Then I actually needed something. Two people manage the office downstairs and, in my opinion, are the most incompetent and uncaring people I have ever dealt with in housing. They… Full Review ▶

05/12/12
Resident

I have been living at the Kenmore for about a year now. The Kenmore is a great place for the price. My favorite thing about The Kenmore is that it is located on a nice strip of stores and restaurants. Safeway,… Full Review ▶

09/09/11
Resident

Since WRIT took over the building it has gone rapidly downhill. From drug busts to resident ceilings caving in due to water damage. Many of the residents around me have had water damage around their windows and maintence takes their time… Full Review ▶

08/03/11
Resident

I recently started a job in DC and looked for apartments for several days. Eventually, I decided to rent here because the price was reasonable considering the area, there is plenty of street parking, the staff is responsive, and has easy… Full Review ▶

07/19/11
Resident

The staff is rude. They lied when they said the metro is close. In fact it's about a 20 minute walk to Friendship Heights Metro Station. The staff is also slow on fixing repairs. Let alone it even took them 28… Full Review ▶

03/22/11
Resident

The Kenmore has bed bugs. My neighbor had them in her apartment and moved out after being here just six months. She said the pest company that treated her apartment did not use what she had heard are the proper methods,… Full Review ▶

03/21/11
Resident

I lived at the Kenmore 7 years and moved a few months ago. I moved in around 2003 when the building was owned by Archstone and it was a great value for the price and relatively quiet. Most of the neighbors… Full Review ▶

03/21/11
Resident

The Kenmore needs a lot of attention, it has new owners, a new on-site management crew and a lot needs to be done. It is a real shame. Years ago, The Kenmore was one of "the places" to live in DC,… Full Review ▶

01/18/11
Resident

During the day the basement double doors to the trash receptacles is left open, making the lease security key moot -- at night recently the basement main door is left propped, and the silent alarm is going berserk -- something is… Full Review ▶

01/13/11
Resident

For anyone even thinking of moving here, PLEASE DON'T!!! I moved in here in October 2010. At first glance, everything seemed nice except for the occasional roach. Within two weeks of moving here, I got bedbug bites all over my skin.… Full Review ▶

01/11/11
Resident

I lived in the Kenmore for about a year until we discovered bedbugs in our apartment. It seems that they got into the apartment through the power outlets, because they were all around the power outlet in the bedroom. It took… Full Review ▶

12/11/10
Resident

I've lived here at The Kenmore since I accepted a job with the federal government a little less than a year ago and moved here from another state. The complex seems to be pretty well maintained. No real problem with bugs,… Full Review ▶

08/20/10
Resident

The building has changed a lot since 1985 but it is still a nice place to live. One tenant has been in the building since 1957. I wish the bus started running at 4 rather than 5 in the morning --… Full Review ▶

06/26/10
Resident

So, since the bus and MD is near and the rent is cheap for the area, certain people that are not from up here live here...they are louder, cuss, speed, the front desk has orange hair/weave and cant speak proper. Im… Full Review ▶

10/29/09
Resident

It has no amenities but it's in a great part of town. We were lucky and only paid $1320/mo on a spacious one bedroom on a higher floor facing Connecticut Ave. We realize that most other newer tenants didn't get the… Full Review ▶

08/31/09
Prospective Resident

We went to tour the Kenmore and put our application in on a Monday evening. The leasing agent, ------, told us that she would get back to us about our application on Thursday, since she was off on Tuesday. She never… Full Review ▶

08/31/09
Resident

I've been living here for over a year, and I really enjoyed the experience. The building is well maintained, clean and quiet, the lobby is welcoming and the staff have always been helpful. Also, the kitchen appliances are in excellent condition.… Full Review ▶

07/31/09
Resident

Since WRIT took over the building service and maintenance has suffered greatly. Damage to common areas (stained carpets, scratched up paint, etc) often remains for months. Repairs to apartments are often done poorly or not at all. Staff is frequently dishonest… Full Review ▶

07/05/09
Resident

I currently live in this apartment and its a wonderful to place to live.It's very close to the friendship heights metro and the chevy chase circle.Walkable to safeway.I enjoy staying here.The staff is very friendly. Full Review ▶

11/17/08
Resident

I moved there in '04 and initially it was a nice place and clean. However, I found as years progressed, especially in the past year, the management has made less effort to maintain the building. The cleaniliness is sub-par if that.… Full Review ▶

04/20/08
Resident

Leasing staff was great. I finshed school and had to more back home to help my mother. But they found me a place back home! i cant believe it....With that i can transfer back to the kenmore with no problems! Full Review ▶

04/23/07
Resident

I've lived in the Kenmore for almost 2 years (June 2005 - present). I've lived in both the Studio and 1BR units. My overall experience has been slightly above neutral.

The good:

The concierge desk is very friendly, and available 24 hours. They… Full Review ▶

02/23/07
Resident

I've lived in the Kenmore for almost seven months now and nothing horrible has happened. My roomate and I occasionally see a bug or two in the kitchen, so that is probably the worst thing. We have a 2 br/2 ba… Full Review ▶

12/08/06
Resident

Just moved out of the Kenmore a few days ago, simply because I'm sick of paying inflated DC real estate prices. However, compared to most other places in NW (the nice areas, that is...think red line, not green line), it's a… Full Review ▶

11/23/06
Resident

I rented this sight unseen, because I was moving from out of town to start a new job. I rue the day I moved in here! Walls are paper thin, and the ODORS are hideous. Very depressing public areas and they… Full Review ▶

11/04/06
Resident

I haven't had any problems with bugs, that other people have mentioned.
When I have had minor problems, they were quickly fixed, and the doorstaff and maintenance staff were quite friedly and helpful. There's a wide spectrum of people living here,… Full Review ▶

09/06/06
Resident

I was a little nervous about moving in because of all the negative comments here. But I've had a great first month. No major problems at all. The only problems I've had were very minor and management handled them quickly and… Full Review ▶

08/26/06
Resident

This apartment building is a great palce to live. I does not matter where you live some knucklehead will always find something to complain about. Remember when a resident does not get their way they complain and blame maintenance for everthing.… Full Review ▶

08/10/06
Resident

I lived at the Kenmore for a year in a third floor studio and moved out in April 06. The apartment itself wasn't bad, the kitchen had been updated but had one of those mini-stoves-- you could really only cook with… Full Review ▶

08/06/06
Resident

I read this site before I actually went through with leasing an actually unit from the Kenmore. I chose to believe all the residents who said the bug issue was no big deal. I seriously have lived her for a week.… Full Review ▶

07/11/06
Resident

Liked it when we first moved in but scraping noises traveled through the vents early in the morning and we could hear someone walking down the steps from 5 or 6 flights up (right by stairwell).

Parking expensive, bus service right outside… Full Review ▶

03/17/06
Resident

The Kenmore is in a good location, safe, quiet and in a very good location. My only real complain is with the ventilation. The building is very warm and I have not had to put on the heat all winter. There… Full Review ▶

02/22/06
Resident

I am a university student and have lived at the Kenmore for about six months now, with my boyfriend who is a grad student. In those six months, I have only seen bugs of any kind on two occasions, both of… Full Review ▶

02/08/06
Resident

I lived at the Kenmore for a little bit more than eight months now and one advice DON'T MOVE HERE!! This place is DISGUSTING it always smells like rotten eggs in the elevators and in the lobby!! the NOISE is INFURIATING,… Full Review ▶

01/30/06
Resident

I have lived here for a year and will probably stay on for another. Certain things about the Kenmore are not great: it is way too hot in the winter, recycling is tough to do and I have seen some roaches.… Full Review ▶

01/30/06
Resident

I've lived at the Kemore for two years and have been overall really happy with my experience. The staff is incredbily friendly and attentive. I love the neighborhood-- everything one would need is in a three block radius. My apartment is… Full Review ▶

01/23/06
Resident

Horrible. Overrun with immigrants and filth. Full Review ▶

01/13/06
Resident

I've lived here for almost a year and must say it is not as bad as some have described. Yes, there is a problem with the ac but you have to think about the age of the building. I think it… Full Review ▶

01/10/06
Resident

I've lived here for almost a year now, and while it is certainly far from perfect, I have had a positive experience all-in-all.

Positives:
1) I have generally found this place to be pretty clean, and I have never once seen… Full Review ▶

12/19/05
Resident

I lived here for a little over a year, and I never saw any bugs-- but then again, I lived on the top floor so I can't speak for other floors. I definitely don't think this place is "gross" as others… Full Review ▶

11/16/05
Resident

It's gross here. Just come by and you'll see. Yes, it really is THAT nasty to live here. Can't wait to move. Full Review ▶

10/31/05
Resident

Lovely starter apartment. Management helps with any and all problems. Other residents are wonderful and friendly. The bus lines are easy to use, and other services in the nieghborhood are at your fingertips; Safeway, CVS, many banks, community center and library,… Full Review ▶

10/21/05
Resident

I've been a resident at the Kenmore for a little over 2 months now and it is a complete nightmare!! HORRIBLE!!! The apartments are FILFTHY and infested with ants and roaches, the air conditioning is completely useless and the constant noise… Full Review ▶

10/09/05
Resident

Grossest building on Connecticut Avenue. So bad with bugs, constant noise, and low-class tenants we had to move after just three months. We moved here for the location (close to shops, grocery store) and left because of the above-mentioned reasons. Horrible.… Full Review ▶

09/23/05
Resident

I lived at the Kenmore for a little over 1 year. I have to say overall, it was a pleasant experience. I would've stayed, but I got a dog, and moved to a place with more grass.

Though some of the reviews… Full Review ▶

08/20/05
Resident

The apartments at the Kenmore are a decent size and have really nice windows, but that's about it. The "air conditioning" is a joke and is essentially non-existent. The people who work for the management company are a nightmare to deal… Full Review ▶

04/15/05
Resident

If you don't mind seeing 5" roaches in your stairwell, baby roaches throughout your kitchen, and average size roaches popping up in your cabinets and bathrooms, the Kenmore is the place for you! And forget an exterminator. When you put in… Full Review ▶

05/01/03
Resident

I still live there and I don?t want to move. The neighborhood is AMAZING: 3 restaurants including a 24-hour diner and incredible Mexican place, several dry cleaners, banks, hair salons, the Avalon movie theatre, a Safeway, a gas station, and classy… Full Review ▶

03/19/03
Resident

As a past resident it was a nightmare dealing with the management team at the Kenmore. I was verbally attacked and written a letter from the management that basically in the end referred to me as the liar.

I think… Full Review ▶

06/06/02
Resident

Hello!

I work for the company that manages
The Kenmore, and we do not give 40% Rent Increases. I would be interested in finding out more about the situation at hand. We have actually been capping our rent increases at… Full Review ▶

05/09/02
Resident

I lived at the Kenmore in an efficiancy apartment for approximately 7 months.

It is in a relative safe location for D.C. with plenty of stores whithin walking distance and the bus right outside your door. Tenants consist mainly of… Full Review ▶

05/07/02
Resident

How am I supposed to reply to an anonymous senders comments? I can be reached at Robert_luco@hotmail.com.
I would be happy to explain fully what happened with my 40% increase.
Rob. Full Review ▶

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