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College Manor Apartments

1216 Sw 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
34%
73
Reviews
34%
% Recommended
52%
City Average
08/08/14
Resident

I have lived in College View for 1 year, going into my second 1 year lease. The management staff is mostly made up of inexperienced college students. Those on the staff who are not students do not hesitate to treat you… Full Review ▶

06/08/14
Resident

So I was really nervous moving in after reading all the reviews, but I had to live alone and really wanted a place close to school. Despite the negative reviews, I think some people blow it out of proportion, it's fine… Full Review ▶

11/07/13
Resident

This place is an absolute dump. I don't even know where to begin. It is literally falling apart at the seams. Something is constantly in need of replacing, the parking lot smells like poop mainly because there are always dog turds… Full Review ▶

08/28/13
Resident

For the price and location I would absolutely recommend this property again and again. The office staff is very accommodating and my apartment was clean and the perfect size. It is not a brand new luxury property, so if that's what… Full Review ▶

08/12/13
Resident

Listen to the other comments! I just moved out because this place is horrible. This pertains College View. My room was dirty as hell the day I moved in. The dust on the floor was literally inches thick in some areas.… Full Review ▶

07/30/13
Resident

If you want to overpay for location go ahead. But they will constantly just come up with things you have to pay for and when you are ready to move out they will then spring more overages on you and never… Full Review ▶

06/27/13
Resident

I saw a bug this morning in my stutio. I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE THERE ANYMORE. Full Review ▶

06/19/13
Resident

I have been a studio resident of College Manor since April. I feel compelled to write this today to offer internet searchers an OBJECTIVE review. These are my observations thus far: My maintenance requests are ALWAYS HANDLED in a timely fashion.… Full Review ▶

06/06/13
Resident

if you want to pay more than 500 hundred dolars for nothing, just move there. Honestly, College Manor is the worst place to live in gainesville. Location is maybe convinient,but studios smell like mold. I just want to move out as… Full Review ▶

03/03/13
Resident

I moved in not too long ago. The place doesn't have a gym or anything...but it does have a pool. I rented here because it's right across the street from my classes and I won't have to worry about parking like… Full Review ▶

01/21/13
Resident

This is the worst place to live. I am a college student and the only thing convenient about this place is the location. The place smells horrible and there are hundreds of cockroaches. The apartments hada very disgusting smell and they… Full Review ▶

10/09/12
Resident

I've lived in this complex for 2 years, and the only thing decent about living here is the location. That being said, you should absolutely know the following and heed my warnings. The complex is so old that they warn you… Full Review ▶

09/06/12
Resident

I am only 1 month into my lease and this is the worst place I have lived in 3 years in Gainesville. When I moved in GRU said the stove was a severe hazard and SHOULD NOT be lit. I have… Full Review ▶

08/14/12
Resident

At first the property manager Dan seems very polite, but he really will take advantage of those renewing thier leases. I am happy with the maintenance personel but the manager is someone not to be trusted. My advise to people renewing… Full Review ▶

07/27/12
Resident

I had nothing but bad experiences involving bugs (roaches to be specific) at college manor. It is a great location and the staff is always polite, however living with bugs crawling on your sink, dishes and walls is unacceptable. I noticed… Full Review ▶

04/16/12
Resident

This morning, I told the manager that I did not receive any email from College Manor, the manager of the office said in front of my roommate that I am a lier. I asked him to forward the email he talked… Full Review ▶

03/12/12
Resident

I would never suggest anyone living here. They spent 2 weeks installing a hot water heater leaving almost every one without hot water for 1 week. They continue to try and "make things better" by shutting off the water now. For… Full Review ▶

03/07/12
Resident

Everybody's so angry on this site!! We did go with out hot water for a week because of some crazy stuff with the pipes or something... But they gave us MONEY! Money fixes everything! We still had water, I just had… Full Review ▶

02/22/12
Resident

I've lived at College Manor for 5 years. Ive seen a few different community managers, a ton of different employs, and maintenance people. Yea, the buildings are old.. But they're all helpful on fixing stuff in your apartment. Pretty much I'd… Full Review ▶

02/20/12
Resident

College Manor is literally 5 minutes from campus. It's only like 2 blocks from midtown so it's perfect for when you go out. I literally roll out of bed and go to class. The office staff are all super nice. They… Full Review ▶

01/06/12
Resident

I found out about this website because as I was in the office paying my rent today, I saw one of the office staff's computer and they were literally on this website writing a review for it. I was dumb founded.… Full Review ▶

07/23/11
Resident

My dd moved back to Gville to get her Master's after being gone a year and we are very familiar with the area. She was done with roommates and the problems that go along with them and on a very tight… Full Review ▶

07/20/11
Resident

Positives: 3-level parking garage, LOCATION - literally takes me 5 minutes to walk to class, and 10 minutes to walk to midtown to go out at night, space - plenty of room in the one bedrooms for one person (my sister… Full Review ▶

07/18/11
Resident

I don't even know where to begin... College Manor has a lot of things that are WAY WRONG but are livable... On the Inside: I signed my lease before I could see my apartment because I was in California until 3… Full Review ▶

02/25/11
Resident

PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR....AVOID THIS -------- LIKE THE PLAGUE. EVERY POSITIVE REVIEW IS A FAKE PLANTED REVIEW FROM THE MANAGEMENT. THIS IS THE WORST CESSPOOL ON THE PLANET. IF YOU WANT ROACHES, ANTS, FLEAS ALL OVER YOUR APARTMENT, IF YOU… Full Review ▶

09/05/10
Resident

I moved into the college view division of college manor about a month ago. College view is the 2-story brick buildings on 11th st and 3rd ave, which is a GREAT location. I'm about 150 feet from UF and walking distance… Full Review ▶

03/19/10
Resident

I had lived here during my last two semesters in 2007 and into 2008. In short, I no longer fear death because I lived at College Manor. Everything the majority of reviewers are saying is spot on, from the bugs to… Full Review ▶

07/15/09
Resident

I moved in here because of the great parking and great location, but that is all that college manor is worth. When you tour the apartment complex they show you a room that they've cleaned on for WEEKS just to look… Full Review ▶

05/14/09
Resident

I signed without seeing the apartment because I lived out of state. When I moved in I was incredibly disappointed. My kitchen was (and is) disgusting. The kitchen floor was disgustingly dirty. The cabinets had peeling paint and are all rusty.… Full Review ▶

03/23/09
Resident

PROS Right across street from UF business college Near several restaurants, 24-hour gas station, and walking distance to bars Rooms are decent size, more than enough for one person CONS - Parking garage is poorly lit and there's often questionable characters… Full Review ▶

03/13/09
Resident

This is the only review you should need: If you go to UF and hate dealing w/ RTS and commuting to campus, this place is great. It takes me 10 minutes to get to the Reitz on foot, 5 if you're… Full Review ▶

02/04/09
Resident

I lived here for a year. In the middle of my lease, they "lost" one months rent money order (which they force you to use, since they won't take cash or checks). After failing several attempts to recoup the money, I… Full Review ▶

02/03/09
Resident

I don't know what these other reviewers are talking about. Maybe they did not keep their apartments clean? I never saw a single bug the entire time I lived here! The office staff was always friendly, and the maintenance guys would… Full Review ▶

12/12/08
Resident

I really regret moving in here. I kill roaches every single day and the pest control doesn't help. The AC finally works because I complained until I got a new unit installed. I also had to get a new oven because… Full Review ▶

08/28/08
Resident

I hated living there, especially in the summer with that broken AC unit that barely broke. The heat was not any better, it was old and it always smelt like gas when it was turned on. Full Review ▶

05/14/08
Resident

I lived at college manor for the past year and can honestly say it was the worst place I have ever lived (and I have lived in 4 other apartments in gainesville). The walls are thin and the neighbors on both… Full Review ▶

05/12/08
Resident

I have lived here for 2 years and I definitely wouldn't move. Any time I need a maintenance person they come right up and fix the problem. They also have 24 hour emergency maintenance and an awesome management team. The managers… Full Review ▶

04/30/08
Resident

After living in my "luxury" apartment for two years, I am ready to move out for many reasons-- most of all being the completely disrespectful and barely competent management staff at College Manor. Paradigm Properties has not now nor ever cared… Full Review ▶

04/28/08
Resident

Thankfully, I'm about to move out of here. Moving in was a TERRIBLE decision; I moved in because I couldn't find anywhere else at the time and it was cheap. Sort of. Turns out utilities are absurdly expensive (if you use… Full Review ▶

01/02/08
Resident

I dont see the other rental property from the same management: College View - (1105 NW 3rd Ave - behind BOA), so I'm adding my comment to CM bc I paid my rent there. I subleased my apartment after my gf… Full Review ▶

08/01/07
Resident

I was going to write something more specific, but let me just agree with the previous writer and add some personal problems I've experienced: A/C broken upon move-in Given incorrect address to forward mail to Next-door apartment flooded during "maintenance" and… Full Review ▶

06/22/07
Resident

I have been living in college manor for 1 year, and let me tell you, yes it is cheap, close to campus, and all that. BUTTTTTTTTT, you will live in a community of roches, and scum baggs. It took a new… Full Review ▶

02/23/07
Resident

Pros:
- Close to campus
- Cheap
- Privacy
- Some (not all!) maintence workers are great.

Cons:
Building is in poor condition
Noise
Security
Infested with roaches

- Some of the maintence people were just lazy.
I filled out repair requests that were never answered.

When I first moved in… Full Review ▶

10/04/06
Resident

Do not under any circumstances move to College Manor. The whole complex, especially the studios, are infested with cockroaches. I use a can of raid per week and have the "exterminator" spray once a week and nothing changes. It even get… Full Review ▶

08/04/06
Resident

PROS:

- Close to campus (takes like, 2 minutes max to walk across to Criser).

- Responsive maintenance staff. The maint. staff themselves were always courteous. When I discovered a bug upon moving in, I promptly called the office as they were closing.… Full Review ▶

06/15/06
Resident

I think that most of the people with complaints are living in the studios. They are truly disgusting. The 1 bedroom apartments, however, are pretty decent. The storage space is okay, lots of room for one person, the fridge works, and… Full Review ▶

06/07/06
Resident

There is no landscaping whatsoever. The pool is completely nasty, and is often infested by frat boys who think it is amusing to pee onto the cars below. It is also always overflowing.

They like to turn off the water here with… Full Review ▶

06/06/06
Resident

Only one compound word describes this sad pit named College Manor: -----hole. And,people, I am talking -----hole with a capital ----! Do not move here! Do not move here! Do NOT move here! If, after reading this you are still inclined… Full Review ▶

06/03/06
Resident

I signed with College Manor Studios because I was a broke---- student and the not having a utility bill or a security deposit lured me in. I was promised that I would have an apaprtment overlooking 1st Ave. The day I… Full Review ▶

04/18/06
Resident

The only good thing about college manor is the location. Everything in my apartment is falling apart and just generally old and dingy. 3 weeks ago the toilet was running and the maintenance guy just got around to fixing it. Now… Full Review ▶

04/04/06
Resident

The place is small and overpriced. I had a bug problem until I bug bombed the place myself. That bug guy included in my rent? I haven't seen him in months.

They like to turn off the water at random times with… Full Review ▶

03/12/06
Resident

I have lived in three apt complexes since moving to gainesville and college manor is by far the worst. The rent is low and it's close to campus, and...that's it. When I moved in it was dirty, there are handles missing… Full Review ▶

03/08/06
Resident

I had a bad feeling about the studios before I moved in but it is the only place that allows me to walk to school and work because I don't have a car. On move-in day, my apartment hadn't been cleaned… Full Review ▶

12/17/05
Resident

I am a faculty at UF. I signed a lease for college manor 1 bedroom. When I moved in, I asked for furnished rooms but the rooms were not. The air conditioner is very old and does not cool the room.… Full Review ▶

12/16/05
Resident

I lived at College Manor for three years. The first year was wonderful, but with new management came new problems. Water entered through the windows when there was heavy rain. Maintenance problems were not addressed in a timely manor and were… Full Review ▶

10/04/05
Resident

$469 a month may be cheaper than some of the nicer apartments in Gainesville but you are getting nothing but a box in return! The conditions of the apartments are disgusting to the point were the damage is not able to… Full Review ▶

05/28/05
Resident

My boyfriend and I lived in a studio with a dog and two rabbits. Yes, I know we were insane. Anyway we were having fun on the world wide web and decided to look on the sexual predators website. And there… Full Review ▶

08/12/04
Resident

I lived in a one bedroom and I rented because of location. I wasn't looking for brand new or high end...there's tons of that in Gainesville but none close to campus.

What I liked about the apartments:
1. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. Right across… Full Review ▶

07/05/04
Resident

Yeah, I agree with the previous review.
I lived in College Manor Studio for 1 year.
Here is HELL!!! 'Close to campus and only
$459' review is all fake.
Officers are rude. Here is 'Bug Camp'.
More than worse, you will… Full Review ▶

06/18/04
Resident

you cannt have any other advantage but close to campus.

Air conditioner makes me sick.
They do not chage even air conditioner is out of order.
Furthermore, they said audaciously they couldnt change old, dirty, rusty kitchen storage.

I… Full Review ▶

06/07/04
Resident

Sure, its old, and yeah there's an occasional bug (but this IS Florida and there ARE bugs)...nothing a little Raid cann't cure (although there is pest control that will come whenever you need it).

People complain about everything from towing… Full Review ▶

05/30/04
Resident

rent : $459.00 (expensive)

1. many cockroaches,
2. bad & dirty carpet,
3. no window (Is here prison?)
4. dirty air-conditioner,
5. bad maintenance,
6. bad shower booth(frequently no hot water)
7. rusty sink
8. very very(!) SMALL kitchen(?)
9.… Full Review ▶

03/23/04
Resident

All I can say is this:


This is the worst complex I have ever had the misfortune of renting from.


Water goes out all the time without warning,


bums sleeping in the laundry room,


bums bathing in the pool,


frat boys… Full Review ▶

02/26/04
Resident

This place is horrible. Do yourself a favor and don´t move in here. I lived here for ONE YEAR and it was the worst experience of my life.

PROBLEM NO. 1: COCKROACHES. I had an average of 2-3 cockroaches every… Full Review ▶

01/28/04
Resident

I live here right now and the location is ideal (practically on campus), but the rent is going up $100 dollars a month and all management did was paint the hallways and put new doorknobs on half the front doors! There… Full Review ▶

09/08/03
Resident

Now that you have all been witness to lies, retalitory remarks, and slanderous comments, allow me to give you an image of this place. I have lived here for 3 years. Yes...these apartments are older, yes parking is very strict, and… Full Review ▶

09/08/03
Resident

Upon reading some of these reviews I have decided to throw my own comments into this arena. We´ll start from my first visit to my apartment now. First of all, this is the SECOND time I have lived here. I lived… Full Review ▶

08/17/03
Resident

And I do too. There are way too many things to list but I think the other reviews cover them slightly well, but here´s mine. Pool- I saw a condom floating in it once and also witnessed a bum batheing himself… Full Review ▶

08/11/03
Resident

This is absolutely the most terrible place that I´ve ever lived. Even though it is convenient to UF it is in the ghetto and is unsafe. Homeless and really shady crackhead looking people wander through the halls at night. The apartments… Full Review ▶

06/27/03
Resident

I lived in this apartment complex for 6 months. The metal cabinets (metal??) were rusted out and a gross 70´s avocado green color, so I painted them blue. They charged me to repaint them when I moved out. What did they… Full Review ▶

06/02/03
Resident

I have lived at college manor for 2 years. The only reason I ever renewed my lease in the first place is because my parents forced me to be close to campus (they pay my rent, so they choose where I… Full Review ▶

03/26/03
Resident

Not only have I had an exceptional experience as a resident of College Manor for 5 plus years but the manager/management at College Manor is the best it has ever been! I find it completely ignorant and down right appalling how… Full Review ▶

12/24/02
Resident

This place is as bad as it gets. While I lived here some creep urinated in the elevators everyday and also down the steps. He must have been going down the steps while peeing to make sure he got them all… Full Review ▶

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