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The Verona at Oakland Mills (formerly Dorsey's Forge)

9650 White Acre Road, Columbia, MD 21045
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Apartment Rating
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City Average
03/05/14
Resident

I have lived here a very short time and I am already thinking about breaking my lease and paying four months in advance just to get out of this cheap and disgusting hellhole. I wasn't allowed to view my apartment until… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
12/31/13
Resident

Have contacted management numerous times about major and minor issues since we moved. Little contact back from management and when I was contacted I was addressed with a very unprofessional attitude. Most recently we have been dealing with rodent problems and… Full Review ▶

11/10/13
Prospective Resident

This place is going to be filled with crime, noise and chaos. Howard county plans to turn this into the projects. Tons of low income city people are fixing to move in. Low income housing coming! It already has crime, noise… Full Review ▶

07/14/13
Verified Resident

Do not move here.

Likes and Dislikes: I didnt like the apartment the grounds were nasty, I had roachs and spiders coming into the apartment, there were birds living in the hallway, because of the lack of drainage water sat in front… Full Review ▶

07/13/13
Verified Resident

I wouldn't recommend these apartments to anyone.

Likes and Dislikes: The Verona at Oakland Mills has a bed bug problem and the guy they send to inspect your place bangs on your door and comes at you like he has a major… Full Review ▶

07/09/13
Verified Resident

N/A

Likes and Dislikes: So far, everything has been good here. Staff has been helpful and nice throughout the move-in process, however we have not had the need for maintenance yet. Biggest downside is that the grounds need to be cleaned more… Full Review ▶

07/06/13
Verified Resident

Considering the recent event, I'd like to feel safer in my community.

Likes and Dislikes: The dumpsters are consistently overflowing with trash, household furniture and shopping carts. The hallways for the most part are filled with debris and usually some form of… Full Review ▶

07/04/13
Verified Resident

Rt

Likes and Dislikes: Peaceful neighborhood with poor staffing and maintenance Full Review ▶

06/26/13
Resident

Do not even think about moving here I wish i had did some looking around before i moved in really people have window units in the apartment like we living in the ghetto foodlion shopping carts everywhere i moved in friday… Full Review ▶

06/19/13
Verified Resident

None

Likes and Dislikes: The community is good for the price. However, the upkeep of the grounds is poor. I frequently see trash and cigarettes all over the ground while walking into my apartment. There is also a shopping cart from the… Full Review ▶

06/19/13
Verified Resident

Not worth the money, even for Columbia, MD.

Likes and Dislikes: This is the WORST apartment I have ever lived in. I reported a leaky ceiling/roof in my children's room for more than a year which always accumulated mold, that was never… Full Review ▶

02/12/13
Resident

We had roaches in the beginning but I used a great websites product and they have been gone since the first week after applying. Then we found out the entire complex had a huge bed bug problem, they tried to fix… Full Review ▶

12/20/12
Verified Resident

These are the worst apartments I've ever lived in. Don't let them talk you into signing a 15 month lease. The floor and ceiling are extremely squeeky and I can hear every sound my neighbors make. My AC and heater were… Full Review ▶

11/20/12
Verified Resident

The area is pretty safe a lot of kids around. Outside area is kept clean most of the time The people who work in the office are nice and helpful most of the time. Full Review ▶

11/20/12
Verified Resident

Good Full Review ▶

11/16/12
Verified Resident

Staff was far from helpful. I have yet received my money on cancellation of my application due to cancelling lease for the lack of service. Full Review ▶

Manager Response
04/12/12
Resident

I lived in the Veronas for two years and just finished moving out in April 2012. Prior to living here we lived at Grand Pointe and in comparison, Grand Pointe is worlds better. During my time at the Veronas my neighbor… Full Review ▶

04/03/12
Resident

This place is Columbia's hood. Try to get a decent night's sleep here and you will be sorely disappointed. Latino men drinking and throwing beer bottles in the parking lot, 10ft from a damn dumpster, and unsupervised children at any and… Full Review ▶

08/11/11
Resident

The apartments are run like a slum property. There is a reason why they offer you low rent to get you in, then increase, increase, increase to renew!! Maintenance staff do not respond in timely manner if at all. Office staff… Full Review ▶

05/19/11
Resident

The pros: Very safe area for the money. Low noise. Buildings are not that run down. Parking is okay. The cons: May or may not have broken MD law by requiring the purchase of a security bond along with a security… Full Review ▶

01/19/11
Resident

I have not had any serious problems with my apartment or the staff at Verona. I ve lived here going on 6 months now in an updated apt with the black appliances. The staff is very helpful when I call about… Full Review ▶

09/20/10
Resident

First off, the model apartment is VERY nice. It's posh, sunny, clean, and very attractive. The apartments do not look anything like the model. My husband and I moved into the apartment, the front door of which did not lock, and… Full Review ▶

09/01/10
Resident

I have lived here since May 2010 on White Acre Rd. I like my apartment, it's clean, cosy and spacious. I haven't had a problem with any bugs or mice so far. The neighbors are as you would expect from a… Full Review ▶

07/31/10
Resident

We have lived here for 5 years. The only reason we stayed so long is to save for purchasing a house. I would not recommend renting here. There are lots of negatives - The buildlings (and we have lived in 2… Full Review ▶

07/27/09
Resident

I lived here for a short period in 07 and I do mean short because I broke the lease because of NOISE! You go to the office and report it and nothing gets done. Be late on your rent....see how fast… Full Review ▶

11/13/08
Resident

In the warm season you can find gangs of men drinking cases of beer on the steps; often see sofa and furniture near dumpster for weeks; Management does not respect diverse tenants and speaks to them as if they are illiterate;… Full Review ▶

02/25/07
Resident

We've been here since May of 2006 and have never been so displeased. The staff was very friendly and accomodating at first, but that only lasted a few months before we stopped getting so much as a smile when we walk… Full Review ▶

02/03/07
Resident

I will honestly say that after reading the other reviews for Dorsey's Forge, I was apprehensive about moving my family to the complex. Nevertheless, my husband and I weighed our options and, after sincere prayer and meditation, leased a unit in… Full Review ▶

12/07/06
Resident

We moved here because we were hoping to save some money and this is one of the cheapest places in Columbia. Let's just say you get what you pay for. WE have had MULTIPLE problems with maintenance, noise, and especially cleanliness.… Full Review ▶

04/15/06
Resident

Myself, my boyfriend and my pets have lived at Dorsey's Forge for 4 painful years. As I sit and write this review, two police cruisers pull up outside my window. During my time here, my car has been vandalized, I walked… Full Review ▶

02/14/06
Resident

Do not move into Dorsery's Forge. I've been here since Aug. 05 and I couldn't even list all of the problems I've had with my apartment. Then there's the neighbors. I had a neighbor actually take my clothes out of the… Full Review ▶

10/31/05
Resident

I have been waiting for repairs for over a month. They claim they are short staffed but they need to fix that issue amongst themselves. I pay my rent and I expect to have my requests met in a timely fashion.… Full Review ▶

09/28/05
Resident

dorseys forge was my first apartment, and it was a while ago, but i had the 2 br 2 bath and i paid 880 a month. we never had roach or ant problems even though we werent the cleanest of people.… Full Review ▶

09/26/05
Resident

This is the first apartment I have moved into, and the worst possible service I could have ever imagined. The deadbolt on my door has been broken for over a year, the ceiling is about to fall from a leak in… Full Review ▶

07/30/05
Resident

The place is, to put it, awful. For starters the rent is OUTRAGEOUS. I mean, it is Columbia... but the apartment is under 600 square feet, and is over 800 a month! Thats not including the pet rent which is an… Full Review ▶

04/29/05
Resident

I have been a current resident for almost 2 years. For this complex to be in Columbia I am shocked at Dorsey's problem's with roaches. Their problem is allowing people leaving in 1 bedroom apartments with 3-4 others in the same… Full Review ▶

03/16/05
Resident

Dorsey's Forge get's an okay from me, why? I'll tell you.
1. Some Mexican's can be nasty individuals
2. The Mexican's have too many cars so the parking is not suitable
3. The fact that I pay almost $1,000 but the lazy Section 8… Full Review ▶

07/21/04
Resident

-------- hanging out on the parking lot, loud music, maintenance (not that bad). People sitting in the hallway drinking liquor and swearing. Parking is terrible for some buildings, there are people doubling up in apartments who don't live there. The lower… Full Review ▶

06/14/04
Resident

I moved in 11/03 and have had nothing but problems which no one seems to care or fix. There is a huge roach problem that no amout of pesticides will kill. Neighbors that hang out and drink beer in the parking… Full Review ▶

05/09/04
Resident

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04/26/04
Resident

I moved in Saturday:
PROS:
Sylvia Cotton was absolutely fabulous in the whole rental process. In out walk-thru she noticed some problems that we didn?t notice ourselves and the maintenance man was there in five minutes. The carpet was new and… Full Review ▶

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