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The Elms at Montjoy

4900 Walking Stick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
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06/18/14
Verified Resident

This is a nice apartment community. The office staff is friendly and professional. Maintenance requests are always fulfilled quickly. The grounds are clean and well maintained. The swimming pool with two lifeguards on duty at all time is a great amenity… Full Review ▶

06/18/14
Verified Resident

Generally, the apartment community is satisfactory. It is in a convenient location, and staff/maintenance staff are courteous. Depending on the unit you live in, the construction can range to decent to lacking (noise, pests, older appliances, easy wear & tear). I… Full Review ▶

06/18/14
Verified Resident

These are great safe apartments with a nice community. Rents are slightly on the higher side, but the premium is paid for maintenance - unbelievably quick. There is a problem with the apartment heating system as the heating bills quickly add… Full Review ▶

06/17/14
Verified Resident

The community is nice and very quiet. No problems at all. All problems was quickly fixed and went back to normal. I love this neighborhood and would recommend it to any family. The faciltys that the apt's give is splendid. We… Full Review ▶

06/16/14
Verified Resident

I love the Elms at Mont Joy. It is a quiet and relaxing place to live. They keep up the grounds all year round and have a quick turn around when itt comes to addressing your concerns or work orders. Safe… Full Review ▶

06/15/14
Verified Resident

Friendly community with fitness center and pool. We've renewed our lease once, likely would renew again except plan to buy home rather than rent. Walls somewhat thin but comparable to other apts. Convenient commute to 100/95. No worries about safety. Full Review ▶

06/15/14
Verified Resident

Great office and maintenance staff; quick response and resolution to problems. Only serious problem is noise level from apartment residents on floor above. Perhaps better carpet padding would help. Never hear noise from adjoining apts. Full Review ▶

06/09/14
Verified Resident

This is a friendly, outgoing, clean community and the staff is always helpful, dependable, professional, responsiveness and willing to listen to any concerns you may have. We have enjoy living here and would recommend to others and friends. Full Review ▶

06/09/14
Verified Resident

I like this place. Good area to live in. The walls a bit thin, but nothing worse than other apartments I suppose. The pool is really nice, but the guest policy is a pain. Fitness Center could use more space, more… Full Review ▶

06/08/14
Verified Resident

The elms at montjoy is a great place to live! The staff is always helpful and friendly. Any service requests that I have needed have always been handled quickly and efficiently. They also call to follow up with you to make… Full Review ▶

06/07/14
Verified Resident

I've moved so many places for 7 years. I've never renewed the lease of my former apartments because I didn't like those places. But Elms at Montjoy is the first time that I would love to keep staying. I'm very satisfied… Full Review ▶

06/04/14
Verified Resident

Professional well maintained community that is safe for singles and children alike. The grounds are well kept. The maintenance staff is very responsive and the office staff is courteous and responsive. This has been an enjoyable experience. Full Review ▶

06/04/14
Verified Resident

Monthly fee is extremely high compare to my colleague's residence near my apartment. We don't expect any increase in the next contract because US economy is not being so good and our salary level has not been changed for a long… Full Review ▶

06/04/14
Verified Resident

Everything was easy and painless. The staff at The Elms at Montjoy are both professional and friendly (a rare combination these days!). They patiently answered every question and steered me through the lease-signing process with ease. Love those guys (and gals).… Full Review ▶

06/02/14
Verified Resident

I have had an excellent experience, I would recommend it to others. It is a excellent community. I like the convenience to the interstate and commercial businesses. It is also in a good school district which is important to my family.… Full Review ▶

06/01/14
Verified Resident

I've enjoyed my experience at the Elms, but it does lack a community feeling. The residents mostly keep to themselves, and do not interact with one another. The apartments are in good condition and provide great amenities. The walls are a… Full Review ▶

05/30/14
Verified Resident

Moved in this year, everything has been fantastic thus far. Staff has always been attentive, both the office staff and the maintenance. You can't beat the location, especially with the schools that are zoned here. There's no shops or anything in… Full Review ▶

05/28/14
Verified Resident

I like the Apartment and the neighborhood. I also like the leasing office staff Bunch of frienly and helpful people. Great place to live in and conviniently located for easy access to transportation to work so I don't have to drive… Full Review ▶

05/27/14
Verified Resident

Living here has already been wonderful. The staff are super courteous, and we love the property. The maintenance staff are always very responsive and do great work. The amenities are well worth it, including the two pools and fitness center. Full Review ▶

05/27/14
Verified Resident

I love this APT. community is very clean and safe. All staff is very kind. Kitchen has big an tall cabinet so i got lots of space for stuffs. I love dryer and washer also. specially I got sunroom for extra… Full Review ▶

05/27/14
Verified Resident

this is pretty legit apartment, except for staff here cannot handle what they are supposed to do. especially maintenance. requested few things when i moved in, they finished one thing after i called them like five times, and i'm still waiting… Full Review ▶

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05/25/14
Verified Resident

very nice community - good looking apartments and grounds and very pet friendly. The staff is friendly and professional and respond to your needs. Benches installed around the grounds would be a big plus so folks could sit and talk -… Full Review ▶

05/22/14
Verified Resident

Staff Helpful and polite. Community is very clean and safe. It feels like home - peaceful and very relaxing. I like the fact that Elms at Mont Joy tries to put together events to involve all of the residents. This is… Full Review ▶

05/22/14
Verified Resident

I am very happy with the staff both the front office and maintaince the rent is on the high side and goes up every year at renewal and my truck has been broken into and stolen out of twice I think… Full Review ▶

05/22/14
Verified Resident

Overall really nice community, clean property, and conveniently located with easy access to major highways, malls and shopping centers. Good schools for families with kids, and very convenient as the bus comes right in front of the leasing office. The management… Full Review ▶

05/22/14
Verified Resident

The Elms at Montjoy is a great community. We would recommend this community to our family and friends. We wish that the buildings were condos and available for purchase! These are the biggest apartment homes in howard county. Kitchen and bathroom… Full Review ▶

05/22/14
Verified Resident

It's a great place to live. Great Community. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. One of the reasons I chose this apartment complex is because it is well lit at night and it is a fairly new complex. It's convenient to… Full Review ▶

05/22/14
Verified Resident

It is a nice spacious apartment. The maintenance are not well qualified for the things that went wrong in my apartment with the heat. Bugs keep getting into the apartment since I'm below ground level. The price is too high for… Full Review ▶

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05/22/14
Verified Resident

This is my 4 apartment community and I love it here. I agree w the other resident who stated that Montjoy is a hidden gem cause it is. It is nice quiet and the people that lives here mind their business.… Full Review ▶

05/22/14
Verified Resident

Montjoy is a great place to live. I've lived here a little over a year, and haven't had any major problems. The staff are all really great. I moved here from New York, so I was concerned that I didn't know… Full Review ▶

05/22/14
Verified Resident

So far going good,i would recommend to have better fitness center and also would like to recommend to include for more indoor playing stuff to justify payments are taken at the start of the lease. Examples are: table tennis, Pool table,… Full Review ▶

05/22/14
Verified Resident

The overall experience is good at this apartment except for a few listed below. 1: High electric bills over the last couple months. 2: Stains on carpet when we moved in. 3: The door lock doesn't work properly. I don't mind… Full Review ▶

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05/22/14
Verified Resident

I do enjoy living in area. The location is perfect for both of us. The office staff is always very nice. The maintenance staff is always on top of everything. I feel as though the appliances can be updated to energy… Full Review ▶

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04/30/14
Verified Resident

Elms at Montjoy is almost a secret gem. The location is great. You can get on the highway, go shopping or go to dinner without dealing with a single traffic light. The apts are quite nice. Management is friendly and responsive.… Full Review ▶

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04/09/14
Verified Resident

I recently completed this survey as part of the annual survey. I noted that in the last year, the receptiveness to issues/concerns has decreased. Sometimes issues are addressed quickly, but other times it takes multiple requests to have issues resolved. A… Full Review ▶

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10/30/13
Resident

We are in a Covington with sunroom model and are pleased with the spaciousness of the apartment. It is quiet, convenient and very comfortable. The location could not be better. Full Review ▶

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04/17/13
Resident

I have lived at Montjoy for 2 years now and plan on staying another year. The community is beautiful and the staff take excellent care of the grounds and the people. Anytime I've ever had any issues, the maintenance crew has… Full Review ▶

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04/17/13
Resident

I have lived at the Elms for too long, but I really have enjoyed my stay. As a single mom with children it meets my big three (1) safe, (2) clean, (3) friendly. The icing on the cake for me has… Full Review ▶

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04/17/13
Resident

The maintenance staff at the ELMS is second to none. They are fast and efficient and tend to even the neediest patrons. I have had several issues and they are always right there to resolve them. Cory is by far the… Full Review ▶

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03/17/13
Resident

All of my outstanding issues have been takend care of. You guys are awesome! Thanks for the prompt response. Great Job! Full Review ▶

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02/18/13
Resident

Moved in last year (2012). The staff was very helpful with explaining everything since I had never rented an apartment before. I used to own a house but I felt it to be a waste now that I'm older and the… Full Review ▶

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02/13/13
Resident

Great location. Great staff. The minor issues we've had (Lights burning out, smoke detector chirping, sink clogged, etc.) have been fixed immediately. No problems with parking or the grounds. Just started their new boot camp class that's free to residents(!), we… Full Review ▶

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02/10/13
Resident

I love this place. It's clean, there a plenty of places to walk safely, it's located close to Baltimore and DC and it has hands down the nicest staff. I have had every issue (small and big) immediately addressed and handled.… Full Review ▶

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01/30/13
Resident

My family and I have been here for three years now. We like the area, the convenience to shopping and the people in our neighborhood. Overall we enjoy it here; although the rent is starting to get to a point where… Full Review ▶

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01/30/13
Resident

The office staff was extremely professional and accommodating. The apartment was spacious with high ceilings, large windows,walk-in closets, fireplace, balcony -- felt like a house rather than apt. The gym and pools were well maintained and not too crowded. You also… Full Review ▶

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05/08/12
Resident

What a place? While you drive by Route 100 you will see it off the road. Flexible access to all highways "100 of course, 295-6 miles, 94-4.8 miles, 29-1/2 miles, 70-4.5 miles" thats how amazing it is. Regarding my stay, I… Full Review ▶

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04/23/12
Resident

Wow, they say all good things must come to an end!! I have been a resident of MontJoy for five years and it's bitter/sweet, I will be leaving. This place is awesome and I would highly recommend it to someone looking… Full Review ▶

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04/10/12
Resident

I have been living at the Elms at Montjoy for 2.5 years and have enjoyed my entire stay. The staff (office and maintenance)is always courteous, professional and very pleasant. The maintenance staff responds quickly to issues and makes repairs in a… Full Review ▶

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04/10/12
Resident

Moved here from IL, absolutely loved the 3BR loft. Staff was very cooperative, gave me an excellent deal under their current promotion. Super fast service call response even catered to my request of having fans installed. They do cute stuff to… Full Review ▶

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03/27/12
Resident

I've been renting and living here for over 6yrs. I lived in a 2bedroom/2bathroom w/Sunroom until recently. My children and I have out grown our 2bedroom apt so we just recently transferred to a 3bedroom/2bathroom w/Loft for more space. It can… Full Review ▶

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03/16/12
Resident

We have been living at the Elms at Montjoy for 18 months and recently signed our second lease. We absolutely love living at the Elms! Our 3 BR apt. is very spacious...almost 1400 square feet... with a nice layout and high… Full Review ▶

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03/15/12
Resident

Lived here for 3 years now. Definitely feel the rent is worth what we get in return. Maintenance staff is well trained and responsive, good neighbors (at least in our building), management team does a good job. Apartments are spacious, floor… Full Review ▶

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03/10/12
Resident

worst noisy apartment.... Full Review ▶

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03/08/12
Resident

I have lived in the Elms for a good while. It is quiet and safe. The staff is very considerate and helpful. They through wonderful events for the residents pool parties, Christmas party, ST. Patricks breakfast it goes on and on.… Full Review ▶

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02/10/12
Resident

I moved to this area last year and I had to do some research about which place I'd choose to stay. I came to this site initially and after reading a few of the comments that were written, I was under… Full Review ▶

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01/25/12
Resident

Note to future posters: Don't type your review in a notepad doc; then copy & paste. You'll get weird spacing such as that seen in my post. Frankly, this is odd behavior from a textbox. Hhhmmm. Hi there. Okay. I was… Full Review ▶

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11/10/11
Resident

The challenge for arrivals at this site in search of a place to live is to cull from the list of reviews the terminally dissatisfied, the axe-grinders, those harboring personal vendettas, the management plants and the oddball collection of internet weirdos… Full Review ▶

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05/26/11
Resident

If you don't mind spending alot of money and kissing your wallet goodbye for the next year or more than this is the place for you. Aside from the $25 garbage valet service (which isn't really necessary and not reliable some… Full Review ▶

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02/22/11
Resident

This is a great place to live, it is close to just about everything and is only minutes from 95 and 29. The management and maintenance staff are great at the location, they are always helpful. Probably one of the best… Full Review ▶

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02/19/11
Resident

I love it here.The management staff is always helpful and kind. Great place to live. Full Review ▶

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02/05/11
Resident

Some office staff is condescending at times, responding very slowly to resident concerns. Maintenance staff has generally been very polite and accomodating. The property implemented garbage collection at your door Sun-Thur for $25/month per apartment. This was the result of a… Full Review ▶

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01/18/11
Resident

I have lived here for a year in a one bedroom/loft apartment. I guess it all depends on who your neighbors are for the noise but I have noticed most one bedrooms just have one or two professionals and noise is… Full Review ▶

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11/22/10
Resident

I'm reviewing Elms because there a few complaints listed here that I think are unfair. I have lived in the apartment for 2 years and the staff has been VERY responsive and reliable. They have a great staff in the office… Full Review ▶

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11/17/10
Resident

I reviewed the reviews of the Elms prior to moving in, and I almost did NOT move in based upon the complaints noted. However, after viewing other properties, I chose the ELMS based upon my opinion. I am GLAD I did.… Full Review ▶

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11/08/10
Resident

We moved in Feb 2009, shortly after that there was a snow storm which dropped 3 to 4 inches on the ground. That day our furnace broke. We were told by the office staff that they were dealing with a snow… Full Review ▶

09/02/10
Resident

we lived at the elms at montjoy for over 4 years. We kept the apartment meticulous and payed our rent every month early on on due date. When we left we cleaned the apartment according to their guidelines. We had the… Full Review ▶

05/10/10
Resident

My husband and I lived at the The Elms of Montjoy for two years. Our apartment was nice but that is the only nice thing I have to say. The manager and staff are very snarky. Parking is horrible... and heaven… Full Review ▶

04/11/10
Resident

I have lived at The Elms at Montjoy since Sept. 2005. I have been very happy with the maintenance here. They respond quickly and do a thorough job and clean up after they are done. The office staff are very helpful… Full Review ▶

02/16/10
Prospective Resident

Having an employer that requires me to be mobile has given me 15 years of apartment shopping tools to use when moving from town to town. I never ignore the 1st visit red flags. 1) The model was not available for… Full Review ▶

09/02/08
Resident

Don't be fooled by the aesthetics. It looks good on the outside, but just wait...The maintenance and management suck!!! The rent and fees are far too expensive for what you get. They did not live up to their promise. I was… Full Review ▶

07/18/08
Resident

I have to agree with herlionsden33 on some points. We are living in an apartment community which tends to be very transient, so each new tenant is a sort of crap shoot. I think the management has taken great strides to… Full Review ▶

06/27/08
Resident

We've been in our apartment for about a year and have had non-stop problems with maintenance and staff. Just like a lot of the other complaints, our Air Conditioning is constantly broken and our heat broke as well. We live in… Full Review ▶

04/12/08
Resident

Appliances are crappy, 1/2 of our blinds are all broken, and our heat/AC NEVER works!! Everytime we open a window the fire alarms go off!! Our heat and air conditioning has broken a total of 7 times and we've only been… Full Review ▶

04/10/07
Resident

We have been living in Elms for almost a year now. Lovely spacious apartment with all brand new appliances. We have a 2 bed ,2 bath apartment with a sunroom.Over 1200 sqft in size. That is what drew us to these… Full Review ▶

01/06/07
Resident

I loved living here for the past year. Unfortunatley, the rent increased a drastic amount for the upcoming 2007 year. Parking isnt really a problem, however the noise level is a problem- you can hear the neighbors above you. Full Review ▶

01/04/07
Resident

I just moved to this area from Florida. When I was looking for apartments to rent, the Elms at Montjoy were by far the nicest. Little did I know that the construction here is very cheap and there is no sound… Full Review ▶

11/13/06
Resident

Overall, the Elms are very nice. Yes the rents are high, but so is everything else in this area. Look around and you will be hard-pressed to find anything near the size and quality of this place. That said, the gym… Full Review ▶

10/30/06
Resident

The Elms of Montjoy is the best apartment complex in the Ellicott city area, Maintenance is excellent and respond timely and effectively to all requests made ,The supervisor and his staff is very knowledgeable and provides excellent customer services to the… Full Review ▶

07/26/06
Resident

They were friendly and cooperative to get me to rent but take forever on service requests. For something that costs as much and was brand new, I really expeted more. I should have gone back to my old complex instead of… Full Review ▶

07/04/06
Resident

That right. High prices keep scumbags out of the community. If you don't believe me go live at a low rent establishment and see if you agree with me then. Also, it seems that the people here take an active stance… Full Review ▶

06/23/06
Resident

Management is very nice (especially Amanda)!! I loved my one bedroom apartment. The kitchen was beautiful and the aparmtent was always very bright. The maintenance staff were really quick and helpful. Once my ice-maker broke and it was replaced within one… Full Review ▶

04/20/06
Resident

Overpriced and undermanaged. It appears, although it may not be the case, that the office personnel hasn't been involved in the management of an apartment complex. The buildings are cheaply made...and I do think that they will end of spending more… Full Review ▶

03/29/06
Resident

We are def. looking to move out as soon as the lease is up. There are one too many issues w/mgmnt & apartment that I will not deal with for the price I'm paying now. Full Review ▶

03/01/06
Resident

It is a Very new APT. so you will most likely be the first one in the apt. That is nice but there are some downfalls. I got my cable turned on and I had to pay to get each jack… Full Review ▶

02/24/06
Resident

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02/21/06
Resident

We have not yet moved into this place...but just signed the papers today & the staff was EXTREMELY helpful & nice in answering our questions and concerns. We are getting an apartment that is brand new & not near construction. I… Full Review ▶

02/07/06
Resident

I've been a resident at The Elms of Montjoy for approximately 6 months and I've never experienced a more worthless management team. Their response to tenant needs are extremely slow and often the tone and direction of their conversation towards tenants… Full Review ▶

12/15/05
Resident

My boyfriend and I have lived here since 10-05 and absolutely love our apartment: spacious, well lit, huge bathroom, etc. We have never had any problems with late night or early morning noise or people knocking on our door. Of course… Full Review ▶

12/12/05
Resident

Durring the day you can not even hear the phone ring because of all the construction noise. A septic truck stops by 3 times a week, sometimes at night and starts a pump that is so noisy it could wake the… Full Review ▶

11/18/05
Resident

i have lived here for 3 weeks and management is nice. if your not that happy then just move! Full Review ▶

11/13/05
Resident

Anyone who says the staff is good is probably the staff reviewing themselves. They lie their faces off about everything. This is the worst managed place I have ever lived. AND THE NOISE FROM THE CONSTRUCTION IS UNBEARABLE. Full Review ▶

11/12/05
Resident

I have been living here for 2 months now and I realy enjoy it. Their fitness center is great! It is in a nice area too. I would recommend it to anyone, its new, and the quality of the apartments is… Full Review ▶

11/08/05
Resident

This is my second year at the elms and I still love it. The staff is great, and the maintenance team is awesome. I would recommend this place to anyone. Full Review ▶

11/04/05
Resident

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10/28/05
Resident

I must say that these apartments are nice, probably considering that they are brand new, however The amount that they ask for rent is terrible. The basic 2 bedroom 1 bath is small and will run you a lil less than… Full Review ▶

10/13/05
Resident

I agree with the person who said this place kinda sucks. The state trooper who responded obviously lives where there is no more construction. We just moved in to a new building and it is way noisier than management said it… Full Review ▶

10/13/05
Resident

I really enjoy living here. The apartments are very spacious, especially the 3 bedroom. The staff has made me feel at home. Nice place to live. A littly noisy due to construction, but definitley worth it.

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10/08/05
Resident

This overpriced apartment complex, while seemingly upperclass and luxurious is nothing of the sort. It is still under construction. The management will lie to you when you're signing your lease about how much noise there is. The noise is constant and… Full Review ▶

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