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Columbia Choice (formerly Fenland Field)

5351 Harpers Farm Road, Columbia, MD 21044
45%
55
Reviews
45%
% Recommended
59%
City Average
08/31/14
Resident

Only thing I can say about columbia choice is a cat would enjoy this all yu can eat rat/mouse motel. I pray no one will move here. the maintenance is poor.Its a rat/mouse infestation even in the renovated apartment and also… Full Review ▶

05/09/14
Resident

I moved here 2 months ago from another state and I can't wait to leave. I constantly have to contact office regarding maintenance issues. I agree with other resident regarding the dirty carpets. I don't pay $1550 a month to live… Full Review ▶

03/12/14
Resident

The location is great since it's close to columbia Mall, Howard Hospital, & HCC. The pricing is rather decent, but I've had friends that jokingly asked if this complex was "urban looking". I've seen a spoon left on the steps for… Full Review ▶

02/02/14
Prospective Resident

Moved in 4months ago. Nice renovation & good location. Here is the problem--the outside is a complete eye sore. Tenants are constantly putting big pieces of unwanted furniture at the dumpster area, the breezy way of the buildings are filled with… Full Review ▶

09/13/13
Resident

I recently moved into my place. I love the neighborhood and everything. The apartment is one of the newly renovated ones and it's nice and all but we found a mouse. I am really disappointed. I've only lived at one other… Full Review ▶

08/30/13
Resident

I lived at fenland fields before Columbia choice management took over.I have lived here for two years now but I have never met a property manager rude and so unprofessional .She never has time to listen to your questions and complains… Full Review ▶

08/16/13
Resident

Place to live in Columbia. Newly renovated and classy apartments been offered now and you can have a look at the model opposite the Leasing office (don't take my word for it). The staff are nice and cordial and always at… Full Review ▶

08/16/13
Resident

The staff especially ----- was so helpful and professional with my entire move in process. My family and I we moving from out if town and ----- helped us do everything from a distance. I love the renovations that have been… Full Review ▶

08/15/13
Resident

I just have got to say "STOP" with all the negative surveys!!! I moved here a month ago and I can tell you that so far so good !! I love my new apartment and I love what they are doing… Full Review ▶

07/31/13
Resident

I have lived here for two years and I have not never been this happy here at Columbia Choice (Fenland). Until this new management team came in I was ready to move out at the end of my lease, but after… Full Review ▶

07/29/13
Resident

I am very glad to see all of the changes being made here. I am about to transfer into an upgraded apartment, and I am very excited. I am especially happy to see that the new management is making the problem… Full Review ▶

06/20/13
Resident

We've lived here for 6 years. Recently had an issue with a leak. Keith the maintenance gentlemen is wonderful. He identified the issue and fixed same day. He kept us informed the whole time. He was professional and polite. All round… Full Review ▶

06/16/13
Resident

If you had asked me 6 months ago what I thought of this place, it would have been ugly! Now, I am very happy with the changes that have been made with the new management! I see a lot of the… Full Review ▶

06/07/13
Resident

The property manager is a racist and sexist. She is beyond disrespectful and degrading to the tenets. If you try to speak to someone over her you can't because the company sends to be a fraud. I've search for the main… Full Review ▶

05/07/13
Resident

I have never met a property manager so unprofessional and disrespectful in my entire life. The property manager before this place hot turned over to knew management now Columbia Choice. Would have never spoke to her tenants in such a minor… Full Review ▶

04/15/13
Resident

This is the worse apartment complex ever. I had a mold problem and a leak no one could fix and caused the walls in the closet to fall in---they could not fix it for two years. People on the top balcony… Full Review ▶

04/04/13
Resident

Great job to the new maintenance guys, Keith and Kevin! We have seen a huge difference since the new management has come. Keep it up! Full Review ▶

Manager Response
03/25/13
Resident

This place was not good, but since the new company has taken over all the work in my apt was taken care of, thank you Keith &Kevin for finally fixing my electric problem that was wrong for over a year. the… Full Review ▶

03/14/13
Resident

I am actually happy with the new company. I've lived here for 2 years and never got any of my maintence work done right. I decided to give my list to the new people when I paid my rent, and everything… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
02/22/13
Prospective Resident

The Columbia Choice apartment company recently took over Fenland Field Apartments in Columbia, MD and if the way I was treated is any indication of their business practices I would suggest everyone to stay away. On Saturday February 16, 2013 I… Full Review ▶

08/21/12
Resident

I live in Fenland Field and I'm envious of homeless people. During the heat wave earlier this summer our apartment never got below 85 degrees. The rental office and maintenance claimed the air conditioning worked fine. Our July and August electric… Full Review ▶

07/07/12
Prospective Resident

THE WHOLE COMPLEX IS INVESTED WITH MICE! THE RENTAL OFFICE DOESNT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. AND DONT DEPEND ON MAINTENANCE HERE, BECAUSE ,MORE THAN LIKELY YOU ARE GOING TO BE WAITNG AT LEAST A MONTH TO GET ANYTHING DONE AROUND HERE.… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
09/15/11
Resident

This is not a place for professionals to live. It s a place for unemployed welfare collectors. I moved into Fenland Field in the fall and things were pretty quiet. My only complaint at first was that the carpeted stairs to… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
05/03/11
Resident

I spent 5 weekends looking at over 30 Homes and more than 40 Craigslist advertisements before settling on Fenland Field Apts. Obviously when you live in ANY apartment there are a number of compromises you have to make. And yes we… Full Review ▶

08/03/10
Resident

I moved into Fenland Field in July of 2009 and I just moved out thank GOD! My stay at Fenland Field was the worst year of my life and I was so happy when the day finally arrived to move out.… Full Review ▶

07/20/10
Resident

I moved in during the beginning of 2010 and it was a huge mistake. It is by far the worst place that I have lived in Columbia. When I first moved into the unit, the apartment seemed livable. It wasn't in… Full Review ▶

04/27/10
Resident

I have lived in Fenland Field over two years now and I must say, it is not as bad as a lot of people paint it to be. As we all know apartments have their issues and Fenland experiences its every… Full Review ▶

09/22/09
Resident

I have lived here for about two years . At first it was ok...but over the last year things have gone from bad to horrible! The laundry room has not worked properly in over six months. When you call the leasing… Full Review ▶

08/04/09
Resident

Kahler Hall is only located next to ONE building in the community...Mgmt was the problem. Kahler Hall did have parties, and yes the police were sometimes called but thank G-d they were...loiterers were the problem and when I brought this to… Full Review ▶

04/30/09
Resident

When I moved to Fenland Fields it was Feb 1996 and the place was beautiful, staff was competent and it was a great place for kids. As the years went by and the Management staff changed the place went downhill fast.… Full Review ▶

04/23/09
Resident

i moved in sometime last summer. i can't wait for my lease to be up. Not only are the staff unprofessional, maintaince issues are overlooked until it becomes a MAJOR problem. residents in the homes are not as pleasant as well.… Full Review ▶

10/07/08
Resident

Had a homeless squatter take up residence three times in the electrical room. They took over 30 dumps in there--horrible. Have had a leak for one year and the entire closet is moldy. I have a habitat in there. Dishwasher screeches.… Full Review ▶

09/28/08
Resident

I moved here in the summer of 2007, and there are many problems. Kahler hall has frequent loud, obnoxious parties where people yell, scream and fight until about 3 or 4 a.m. on most weekends. People attending the parties at Kahler… Full Review ▶

09/16/08
Resident

Was having problems maintenance issues, but now things have improved. Thanks. Full Review ▶

09/13/08
Resident

All you get from management on time is your rental statement!!!!!! Full Review ▶

09/02/08
Resident

Moved in August of last year and thankfully just moved out. Good Points: -Large rooms -Just repaved the parking lot -Close to shopping center -The staff is nice enough Bad points: -Whenever there were maintenance issues they took forever to get… Full Review ▶

09/01/08
Resident

Hi, great staff at Fenland ! I recently moved in and just love the apartment! The price is affordable and realistic!Plus, my Agent, Cindy Miller was so accomodating and easy to work with...she has been the best agent to work with… Full Review ▶

08/30/08
Resident

Just moved in last week, and really love my 2 bedroom apartment. The carpet, kitchen and cabinets as well as the counter tops are brand new. No complaints so far. I shopped around and found this to be the best value… Full Review ▶

08/30/08
Resident

I moved in two months ago and have found the office staff very helful and friendly. The apartment was renovated with new appliances and cabinets and was clean when I moved in. The maintenance is a little slow, but other than… Full Review ▶

07/09/08
Resident

This is by far the worst apartment complex I have ever lived in. The management company changed 4 times in the 1 and 1/2 years I've lived here. That alone should tell you something. The maintenance is a joke. Our A/C… Full Review ▶

07/06/08
Resident

I have been a resident for a year and thank God my lease is up. I have had problems with the leasing office they close early, they NEVER return any messages, they left my front door unlocked for 7 hrs, yes… Full Review ▶

05/29/08
Resident

Since moving in to the apartments in mid 2007 I've had a number of ongoing problems. There is a TERRIBLE bee problem where they enter through the windows. This was "fixed" by dumping poison powder all over the window and window… Full Review ▶

01/31/08
Resident

I will admit that things improved when the new management took over but I still had ample problems with the leasing office as well as the main office Home Properties office in Baltimore. They basically tried to screw us over when… Full Review ▶

01/02/08
Resident

I am a resident at Fenland Field, going on 2 years (Rivendell Lane). Reading all the negative reviews has shocked me! I have not had any problems with maintenance nor the office staff. I enjoy the environment as well as the… Full Review ▶

06/05/07
Resident

We have moved around the country a lot and lived in a lot of different places, and this is absolutely, hands down the worst place we have lived. We have had problems with the leasing office staff, maintenance staff, neighbors, bugs,… Full Review ▶

05/15/07
Resident

i recently moved into Fenland field and i'm a little disappoint i love the community but their is some issue with bugs, on my floor the laundry room door stay open and it look real back especially went you pull up… Full Review ▶

04/02/07
Resident

I am a new renter to Fenland fields (Harper Farm RD) and have had a wonderful experience here the staff was kind and my mantaince service was quick and well done. There was a bug problem but it was taken care… Full Review ▶

12/12/06
Resident

I live at Fenland Field for 12 months and out of that 12 months, the washer and dryer was not working for 3 months for the entier apartment complex.

Please do not rent at Fenland Field Apartments. Especially if your apartment… Full Review ▶

10/16/06
Resident

I read the negative comments about apartments but I'm willing to compromise on some things because this is communal living after all. It's a great apt for the price in Columbia which is an beautiful community!

I just moved in and my… Full Review ▶

07/22/06
Resident

My apt is great in the inside and that is where it ends. Before renting be certain to drive through the grounds at night, so that you can see what is lurking right outside. Nothing like getting off of a hard… Full Review ▶

07/04/06
Resident

We have been here since 2004 and have seen a major turn for the worst in the last 12 months. The inside of the apartment is fabulous. The walk-in closet of the 1 bdrm is by far the LARGEST in all… Full Review ▶

01/10/05
Resident

I've been living at Fenland Feild for about 7 months now.

CHECK YOUR LEASE. I was told it was a 12 month lease but it was actually written as 13 months. My fault for not noticing but still bad on their… Full Review ▶

11/03/04
Resident

I have lived in the apartments for 3 years and have had problem after problem with management. Management changes seems like every six months, and it is very frustrating. My file was lost last year! When management leaves, the next person… Full Review ▶

05/01/04
Resident

My apartment is beautiful and so is the community. The office staff goes out of their way to be friendly and is always very attentive. I can´t think of anywhere that is more convenient to live since everything you need or… Full Review ▶

07/15/03
Resident

I recently move-in to Fenland Field. Staffs were great. Once, I went to see the apartment, I notice a link coming from the cieling. I notice that it needs bug spray, too. I am getting ready to report the problem.
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