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I have been living here over one and half year (renting a studio). Because of personal matter, I was not able to move out after the first contract finished and since then, I have been really sorry for my decision not… Full Review ▶
I lived in a studio for about a year and overall it was a good experience. The location of this apartment is what makes me choose this place. I felt the management teams have done a great job and all the… Full Review ▶
Prior management was awful, including the "grizzly bear" Garnetta mentioned in one review (although I never heard her brag about "johns"). The management team that took over from summer 2011 to December 2012 was just the opposite--responsive, caring, competent. There is… Full Review ▶
This is the most objective review you will ever read concerning Pooks Hill Towers. I have been here almost 6 years. The first nightmare I had to deal with was the roach problem. A total infestation. In the past year things… Full Review ▶
We moved in last year, we were never happy with the management at Pooks Hill. They were lazy and never seemed to give me proper resolution to any of my issues. We had a leak that took forever to fix. We… Full Review ▶
If you want to live in bethesda, and want to get a good value for your money, this is the place to be. The apartments are nicely renovated. Nice curb appeal. The best thing is its location. Its right smack in… Full Review ▶
because 1. Very cold in winter (no heating) 2. Vey hot in summer (no air conditioning) 3. Unskilled management 4. Uneducated management Full Review ▶
Can't really beat the value for this apartment. the location is great for commuters like me. 270 & 495 are right there. No noise complaints. Building looks nice and the apartments are nicely recently renovated. No parking problem and its free!… Full Review ▶
Honestly, this place isn't the Ritz Carlton, but I have lived here almost 2 years and had no problems. The hallways are always warm in winter and cool in summer, the parking is free, I have never seen one roach or… Full Review ▶
To claim that the Gables Residential staff is unskilled, uneducated and literally stupid and even comment on their physical appearance is not objective and fair. These mangers do a good job. They are a friendly, helpful team supported by an equally… Full Review ▶
Worst place to live, very cold in winter and hot in summer, there is no heating nor air conditioning. Residents are furious with poor management practices of Gables Residential. They have unskilled, uneducated and literally stupid property managers working for them.… Full Review ▶
I live in the tower(9months) and haven't communicated with that many people in the apartments but: 1. They do have a bug problem. They are not roaches but you'll see two or three of them in your apartment at any given… Full Review ▶
I was wondering is the really bad problem still with roaches, rats, mice, mildew, and mold? I'm considering this place and would like to know more... Full Review ▶
About Pooks Hill Towers and Midrise? The management Gables Res. Inc. and Owner Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) prides themselves on deceptive rental and business practices. They feel that the are too big to be caught and shot down in a court… Full Review ▶
site: http://www.gables.com/gablesliving/floorplanlistings.aspx?Region=23&CommunityId=94 Renovations have been going on for over two years - and yet nothing is complete, not even the only two floors they have been working on. ( ) Laundry (in the basement) area has been renovated a bit, ok.… Full Review ▶
Urine, Vomit, Roaches, Crime, Filth, Fires, Fuel Oil Fumes, Carbon Monoxide., Flooded Laundry Room, Feces in WAshers. Management with an IQ of about 75. Run by Montgomery County Housing Opportunity. Trust me, they don't care about YOU, the safety of children,… Full Review ▶
We are only here because we are poor. This place is very dangerous. There have been several fires caused by tenants. The building has hired a registered violent sex offender to help replace windows. Residents are not informed when major renovations… Full Review ▶
Having been a tenant for over 5 yrs. I loved this building and beautiful neighborhood. Apartments circa 1949 have large rooms, hi-ceilings and wood floors. Now we are undergoing a Cheapo Renovation, lovely features which have stood the test of time… Full Review ▶
The complex consists of 2 buildings, a low-rise building built in the 1990s, and a high-rise built in the 1930s. I lived in the high-rise from 2003-2006. Rent was reasonable considering the Bethesda zip code, and the building has its pluses… Full Review ▶
I had lived in the midrise for a year and half. I had things fixed immediately. The only things I could complain about are the ROACHES they can't seem to get rid of, and how dark it gets when the power… Full Review ▶
If you want a place that is not expensive in order to save for a home. This is the place. Full Review ▶
I am strongly considering moving to the Pooks Hill Midrise. Can someone please do an honest write-up of the Midrise so i can have a better idea of the situation? Thank you so much!!! Full Review ▶
Pooks Hill Towers is owned by Montgomery County's Housing Opportunities Commission, and thus, is run as government-owned housing.
This high-rise community was built in 1949 and acquired by HOC in 1992.
The rental staff is basically pretty inept. you can't get emergency… Full Review ▶
The View.- That's what sold me. Few apt.s have windows this large. Location. - Can't beat it, so close to 495, 270 and 355. Yes, it is an older building with occational old building problems. However, not too bad for the… Full Review ▶
The only thing consistent about the management is their incompetency. I couldn't wait to leave. Full Review ▶
Management changes every 8-12 months. EAch has different pet policies. Noise is a constant problem, fighting and partying at all hours. Management does not enforse carpet regulations. Smoke filters from apts into the dirty hallways. Questionables lurk about...don't do your laundry… Full Review ▶
Management: Totally incompetent, rude to the point of being nasty...you better make sure you live to the letter of the law because that is how they work. They work to rule. If by law they have only to give 24 hours… Full Review ▶
The location is fabulous and the price is one of the cheapest in the area. I lived there for two years and was satisfied. Yes, there are cockroaches, so don't get an apartment near the trash room. During my time there… Full Review ▶
Calling it a pit would be kind. The office staff is completely inept, and the building is not safe. Full Review ▶
Laundry room often flooded and machines broken. Roaches -- not horrible, but definitely show up from time to time. Some sketchy people seen in the building, but also some nice families. New doorways put up on every hall (no idea why)… Full Review ▶
Share a 2 bedroom with a roommate and work in the city. Use the bus and metro to commute and it is very easy. Apartment is pretty nice, and the staff is very quick to fix any problems. Full Review ▶
Great location, manager friendly, clean and Cheap!
Need I say more? Full Review ▶
I lived in the highrise for 2 years...about one year too long. It was my first apartment out of college so I wasn´t picky about the amenities. However management changed about three times during the 2 years I lived in Pooks… Full Review ▶
6 months after my first message on this website (which I accidentally erased; in brief I was complaining about the, then, cockroach problem) I would like to report on the status of the Pooks Hill apartment complex.
There… Full Review ▶
Well I have lived ay the Pooks Hill Towers for 2 years now and all I can say is RUN QUICKLY AWAY!!! And you may be thinking..."what does this person know, and why does it matter" But let me tell you,… Full Review ▶
Hi, I haven´t lived here but I would like to confirm what the other two reviewers wrote.
I took a tour of PK towers (the high rise) when recently looking for a place to live. The tour started with a… Full Review ▶
Initially I was fascinated, I thought "wow for the money they are asking for in Bethesda, this is great!" But as usual sometime down the road reality comes knocking on your door and surprise!
There are two towers the midrise (new… Full Review ▶
I love living here, and have lived here for 4 years. This building has a great location in Bethesda and offers large apartments. The high-rise doesn?t have washers and dryers in the apartment (that kind of sucks), but for the ridiculous… Full Review ▶