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i heard about southern management by my friend. I applied for the apartment in the month of march. The move in was on august 12. The apartment was clean when we came. the instructions were well directed and given to us.… Full Review ▶
There should be an office to receive and keep our express deliveries in case that we are not at home when they arrive since it always happens. In addition, it would be better if each apartment had its own washing machine… Full Review ▶
These are old buildings, but the maintenance staff struggles mightily to keep them up. The office staff is genuinely caring about its residents. The building is at the very end of campus, and is extremely convenient. Nite Ride and UM Shuttle… Full Review ▶
Like most residents there, I didn't choose to live in Graduate Hills because people say it's a great place; I chose to live there because it's close to campus and offers marginally cheaper one-bed apartments. I lived in Graduate Hills for… Full Review ▶
New property manager (or lack there of) has a very nasty attitude and is unprofessional. There is al yr.ways noise and no privacy from constant contractors trying to come in every month and fix something. Water is often shut off during… Full Review ▶
Grad Gardens is OK, but not great. It is not the Ritz, but not as bad as people say, either. Full Review ▶
BEWARE! If you sign a lease, you are trapped unless your roommates agree to terminate the lease. What does this mean? If you sign a Grad Hills lease and get into a fight with your roommate, your roommate can FORCE you… Full Review ▶
It is true that Graduate Gardens/Hills is better than living in a van down by the river. If that is your standard, than go right ahead and live there. But, I have to honestly say this place is terrible. I would… Full Review ▶
I have decided to write this review because I read all these horrible reviews on Graduate Hills which make me wonder if I am living in the same place because my experience is completely different. I am still living here at… Full Review ▶
I've been living in graduate hills for 3 years.My experience has been a pleasant one.I decided to write a review because when I read the reviews I was horrified to move in.I lived in two different buildings.I didn't have roach problem… Full Review ▶
Worst place ever! I dint read the reviews before moving in. Now I can tell you that the reviews are all true to the last word! Very rude office staff. There are bugs crawling everywhere in the apartment. I live with… Full Review ▶
I was almost killed while living in grad hills. Full Review ▶
The worst apartment I ever lived in. The management staff are very rude and do not pay any heed to your problems. The apartment was in a very bad shape. The bathtub was full of mold when I moved in, but… Full Review ▶
Dangerous. Dangerous. Dangerous. I was really scared at night when living at Grad Hills. If you are a woman than buyer beware! There were lots of creepy people loitering around, calling you names, and saying inappropriate things. Full Review ▶
If you don't care about having privacy: come live to Graduate Hills. They usually find a reason to enter your apartment every two weeks (useless inspections, too many in my opinion). Rude staff, they are usually talking on the phone while… Full Review ▶
I think something died in my apt. Animal, probably not a person. Smells like poo. Seriously. Full Review ▶
Good location but I am telling you :THis is the worst place to live really. Lots of roaches you can never get rid of...Stuff are not nice at all. And most ridiculous thing is: they give you a apartment with lots… Full Review ▶
Go to a dumpster in Grad Hills. Pull out a large cardboard box and setup your apartment in the medium of I-495. THIS would be a better option than living in Grad Hills. This place is dangerous, disgusting, and all around… Full Review ▶
I have only lived here for 3 months and I have considered suing to break my lease and leaving many times. My apartment was remodeled, but whoever did this remodel did a really poor job. There were so many gaps in… Full Review ▶
This place a an absolute nightmare! Do not move in here. In the 1 year that I have had the misfortune of living here I have had incredibly frequent problems with power outages, the lack of running water, mold, and airconditioning/heating… Full Review ▶
The apartments are dilapidated. Old kitchens and bathrooms, tiling is falling off, some of my friend's apartments have cockroaches and assorted critters. Smells emanate from the walls. The A/C and Heat do not work on a consistent basis. Try sleeping in… Full Review ▶
There's bugs everywhere. I've watched them crawl across the floor while I'm in the bathroom. I drowned a cockroach in the sink yesterday. The toilet does not work, and has not been working ever since I got here, despite repeated calls… Full Review ▶
I have lived here for about 2 years. During this time, the following has occurred in (not around, but inside) the apartment complex of Graduate Hills: 1 person was kidnapped at gunpoint, 2 people were robbed at gunpoint, 1 person was… Full Review ▶
I lived in Graduate Gardens for three years. About 1.5 years in, the chiller in the AC unit broke and we developed a horrible, horrible mold problem. Our apartment was so moist, mold grew overnight on inert surfaces. It was awful-… Full Review ▶
By now you're considering GH and GG because of the promises of their web page, and because its cheap and close to campus. Let me debunk a few things: 1) Bugs EVERYWHERE. The pest control company comes in and sprays for… Full Review ▶
I can't wait to leave. Renting from Southern Management sounds great at first, especially since they have their "maintenance guarantee." The thing is, they don't actually uphold it. I've been trying to talk to them about that for 2 months now,… Full Review ▶
I have lived here for a while now. Management just revealed there have been a number of waves of bed bug problem, passing it off as a past issue in a leaflet they distributed. This has frustrated many of us-- we… Full Review ▶
I needed something close to campus and affordable and this is what I got. I found someone through the campus listings in a 2 bedroom whose roommate was moving out and he needed a new person. The resident office made this… Full Review ▶
I do not recommend this place for three reasons. 1) When I moved in they gave us the wrong address (town and zip code were for Grad Hills which is another town) on the confirmation letter and on the lease even… Full Review ▶
I've lived in this apartment for three years because it is the only option for grad students that do not want to spend more than $600 a month. However, management keeps increasing the rent every year (I started paying $500), while… Full Review ▶
I lived at Graduate Hills for a year and I agree with the bad reviews on the management. Management is very uncooperative for everythign except accepting your rent checks. The apts are convenient for students who like to walk to class… Full Review ▶
I found Grad Hills to be a pretty good place. The apartment is spacious, quiet and very close to campus. From my third floor apartment the view of the DC skyline was amazing. My only two complaints would be the safety… Full Review ▶
This is an old apartment, so nothing special or fancy. Small windows, thin wall, not also good sound insulation. I have lived there for 1 year and more. Things bother me: 1. the floor is made of wood, though carpetted, it's… Full Review ▶
I've lived in Graduate Hills for three years and have been rather pleased with my stay. The rooms are spacious, attractive, and well maintained. The outside area isn't amazing, but it's pleasant, and the grills are quite handy for the occasional… Full Review ▶
Even though we have moved out of our apartment, I can still remember very clearly. The police sirens can be heard even on the 3rd floor! There are many crime spots around, as a lot of stolen bikes have been reported.Our… Full Review ▶
I lived at Grad Hills for a year, and while the proximity to campus can't be beat; the unfriendly and unhelpful office staff, the abundant roaches, the slow maintenence response time, and the increasing rent can.
Oh, and if you ever… Full Review ▶
This place looks like had been made in 1950. The A/C units probably are from that time. The unit I rented had leakeage because the maintenance did awful work on it. A/C would not work often in summer, I had to… Full Review ▶
I am writing this review after I live there for one month.
The house is fine, quiet and carpet is clean.
But the office staff is bad. don't ever expect they can help you.
Otherwise I think it is good place to stay. Very… Full Review ▶
I concur strongly with the resident who stated that our management is disrespectful and unprofessional. However, my roommate is black and she has the same problems and we're both American, so it's ALL resident's, not just international or non-black.
At any… Full Review ▶
I've lived in the GG for almost a year now, and they are great. Clean, spacious, quiet. The only problems I have ever had, which are very minor, are that 1) In the summer and after a fresh coat of paint,… Full Review ▶
I have lived here for 6 years and the management has changed a couple of times. The last one is horrible. If you need repair or anything you need to call like one hundred times. The carpets are dirty and they… Full Review ▶
The manager does not know anything about managing a apartment complex. He only treathens the grad students that he would kick them out if you ask him a reasonable question and ask for your right.Managing team are a bounch of kids… Full Review ▶
...It's within walking distance to the University. That's it. Stayed in Grad Hills from 2003 to 2005. The office staff have NEVER been amiable or helpful. They raise the rent went the Grad salary doesn't go up (which may not be… Full Review ▶
The apartment won't kill you, the walls are unlikely to collapse, and the appliances are mostly functional.
On the other hand, after 3 visits from maintenance, my windows still stuck partially open.
The air conditioning is mostly functional, although you'll still want a… Full Review ▶
Graduate Hills apartments are good for a Grad student who wamts to be close to school. Rent is fair and not cheap even with Grad student discount. The area is not safe with some armored rubbery. My 2 bikes were stolen… Full Review ▶
This is the gospel truth about this place.
1. I think maintenance is pretty good. They come usually the same day. That does not mean that they fix the problem. For example, the guy who came to look at my spoilt… Full Review ▶
The business runs like this: Graduate Hills is managed by Southern Management Company (SMC), which administers the apartments on behalf of the University (they have like a concession). Most of the grad students when coming to Maryland are given free advertisement.… Full Review ▶
The apartments come with some *big* problems. Bugs are so common that you get extremely used to them. A friend of mine was once in the bathroom when I heard her scream. Ends up there was a silverfish about 1.5 inches… Full Review ▶
1. The apts are nice depending on how clean you and your room-mate are. They dont change carpets that often and maintenance is up to you when it concerns the carpet.
2. Yes, there are too many roaches...but hey! there are… Full Review ▶
My wife and I lived at Grad Hills (7702 Adelphi Rd 3rd floor) for one year 2001-2002. We moved away because we were angry at the enormous rent increase that summer. However, we had no problems with roaches. Our apartment was… Full Review ▶
This place was so gross we couldn´t even move in. When we got there and got our key and checked out the unit, it was the middle of the day and roaches were literally everywhere. A list of places we encountered… Full Review ▶
For Grad students this is the cheapest option and the main advantage is that it is close to campus (walking distance). However, it has MAJOR problems:
- LOTS of roaches. When I move in I could not set the kitchen… Full Review ▶
I lived in the Graduate Hills Apartments for a year while in Graduate School at the University of Maryland. It was cheap and I know that other apartments in that area are horrible too, so I would recommend living in Beltsville… Full Review ▶
These apartments are cheap in comparison to college park prices but you get what you pay for. Maintenance is quick to fix the many problems with 1950´s era buildings, but the management is pretty much incompentent. Parking is limited, and although… Full Review ▶
I lived for more than three years at this complex and must say it is the best option for a graduate student attending Maryland. Rent is much lower than in other complex around the area (with the university discount), buildings are… Full Review ▶
Pros: Spacious apartments, decent heat and AC, plenty of closet space, quiet neighborhood, maintenence is quick to respond and does a great job, laundry facilities available, Shuttle bus available to and from campus during the evenings.
Cons: Management is very… Full Review ▶
And the crime is horrible. Full Review ▶
The apartments are actually very cute inside (except for having absolutely TINY kitchens) and have beautiful landscaping. However, they are so proud of their landscaping that when you move in, you have to park your moving truck or trailer sometimes nearly… Full Review ▶
I have lived in Graduate Gardens for over a year now and I am very satisfied with my 1BR apartment. Although not spacious, and a distressing lack of closet space the apartment overall is reasonable.
Maintanence requests are often handled… Full Review ▶
Graduate Hill is suck. There is only one advantage that is nearest apratment on the campus. That´s it. Bulidings are too old, employee are suck.
Everytime they break apponitment such as moving date. For example, my friend got the notice of… Full Review ▶