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The Estates

1601 Hutzler Lane, Pikesville, MD 21208
68%
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68%
Apartment Rating
68%
City Average
02/21/14
Resident

I will likely be leaving The Estates when my lease ends in the fall. It has been almost a year since the new management team arrived. All of the old maintenance staff have left, which is really sad since they were… Full Review ▶

02/20/14
Resident

My rating is based on our time there prior to the management changeover. When we moved there in 2011, Estates was wonderful. The apartment wasn't especially big, but it was well built and maintained. The best part about living there was… Full Review ▶

02/05/14
Resident

I completely agree with the last post. I have been there for several years now, and since Drucker & Fauk took over, it seems as if they have been rotating through managers every few months (this should be a red flag… Full Review ▶

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02/04/14
Resident

Windows and insulation are builder grade and I can feel the wind through my windows and patio door. I hear every footstep of my neighbors, those walking in the stairwells and hallways. I can hear the water running through the pipes… Full Review ▶

02/01/14
Resident

Every yes listed here after 3/13 was written by management. What I am about to say is the absolute and honest truth. The Estates USE to be a wonderful place to live!!! I have lived here with my family since mid… Full Review ▶

01/25/14
Verified Resident

My experience at the Estates has been positive. Although the property has changed management companies and the resident demographics have changed, it remains a good place to live. The current management company appear interested in maintaining the property well and providing… Full Review ▶

01/16/14
Verified Resident

So far so good. Maintenance is great. Management changed and it's been rocky, but it seems to getting more back to normal in the rental office. All of the broken exercise equipment has been fixed, and the buildings are being renovated… Full Review ▶

01/16/14
Verified Resident

The Estates has been a great place to live for the last year. The buildings and units are well maintained, especially given how long the community has been here. The staff is always prompt and helpful when issues arise. I have… Full Review ▶

01/08/14
Verified Resident

My experience at this community was GREAT until the new company Drucker and Falk took over in March 2013 and then customer service went down hill. The maintenance staff are nice, overworked, need more. Full Review ▶

01/06/14
Verified Resident

Many years ago I would pass this property every day and say, "If I had to move to an apartment, I would love to move there. What I like most was the gated community, and how clean and neat the appearance… Full Review ▶

12/30/13
Resident

After two months, I have to edit this review...This is going to be much shorter than last time. There are still many good things about living here, but the scale has tipped for me and I'm likely leaving. Good: excellent value… Full Review ▶

12/30/13
Resident

Parking used to be a nonfactor. I live in the back and there was plenty of parking. Now more than half of the parking spaces are filled with storage containers for construction (which have been there since summer). It is very… Full Review ▶

12/23/13
Verified Resident

Overall living in this community has been satisfactory. The interior of the apartments have been renovated, although the finishings are cheap. They are now updating the exterior of the buildings, which looks new. The stairs and halls in the apartments looks… Full Review ▶

12/19/13
Verified Resident

So far it has been okay staff is friendly neighbors nice it's a very well up to date apartment the maintance was very polite announced themselves properly I hope that I will be able to stay for awhile Full Review ▶

12/08/13
Verified Resident

I would say the experience is average. I have lived in better communities with better customer service and maintenance. The management should be trained on customer service. Business office should have more amenities Full Review ▶

12/02/13
Verified Resident

Bozzuto, AMAZING! D&F a terrible and unexpected demotion from what I thought it would be. From losing my rent payments to renovations and random people working on my balcony after 5pm, to additional un-notified charges on my rent as well as,… Full Review ▶

11/21/13
Resident

Avoid these apartments like the plaque. The worst management and maintenance staff. Nothing works and they are very dishonest people. This is in no way luxury except for the rent. Run don't walk Full Review ▶

11/18/13
Verified Resident

I have nothing but accolades for the entire team at the Estates; they truly understand the meaning of delivering exceptional tenant services. Maintenance requests are handled promptly; exceptional value for the rent charged & I would recommend the Estates as a… Full Review ▶

11/06/13
Verified Resident

It is a great place to live...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Full Review ▶

11/02/13
Resident

I'm very frustrated with the new management right now. Renovations were begun on my balcony with no notice to me whatsoever, and all of my things were shoved over to one side of the balcony (I wish I'd been notified so… Full Review ▶

10/30/13
Verified Resident

the estates is really secure BUT the main door to the building sometimes do not close tightly automaticallyunless you go back & pull it close. the renovations remodeling appears to be nice but a little noisy. Full Review ▶

10/25/13
Resident

Mgmt at the Estates is doing a great job of balancing the tenants needs & concerns with the extensive renovation project underway. There have been significant improvements under the current resident managers leadership. Communication , addressing tenants maintenace request and the… Full Review ▶

10/21/13
Verified Resident

Things have been good. The management transition was smooth. The renovations and improvements look good. Full Review ▶

10/16/13
Resident

Look elsewhere and save yourself the frustrations this nightmare. Office staff is the worst I have ever had to deal with. As mentioned in other reviews there is zero communication about what is going on at the property. Not worth the… Full Review ▶

10/15/13
Resident

I lived at The Estates for 2 years and would highly recommend it. It's well-kept, attractive, safe, and convenient. And the addition of a dog park is an added perk. Full Review ▶

10/14/13
Verified Resident

Friendly staff, clean and quiet area. Full Review ▶

10/09/13
Verified Resident

Rental office staff are courteous, knowledgeable, and friendly. The property is a quiet, gated community, with easy access to the beltway, retail and restaurants. The amenities are nice, and the fitness center is available to tenants 24-hours a day. Full Review ▶

09/21/13
Resident

My name is George Floyd and I am very real. I live in building 19 apt 1305. I am at least open about who I am and not hiding behind Anonymous. Come visit me and I will show, tell and explain… Full Review ▶

09/16/13
Verified Resident

Basic, not great or bad apartment complex. Quality of the residents and location are only real annoyances. I would recommend upgrading the bathroom fixtures but otherwise the space is fine. Some loud dogs can be annoying, especially if their owners are… Full Review ▶

08/24/13
Resident

Not worth it! Agree w/previous posts abt new company. They pay no attn to you until you leave. Then they take your whole security deposit AND try to charge you extra! We kept our place clean & maintained but after 2… Full Review ▶

07/16/13
Resident

Maintenance is lagging and sub-par, poor communication from management, and the units are a bit overpriced for what your actually getting. Not the worst quality but not the best either. Overall not a bad place to live but for what you'd… Full Review ▶

07/02/13
Resident

Lived here for 3 years now. While I believe Drucker-Falk has done a fine job managing and improving the community, I have noticed an unbelievable uptick in the lack of courtesy from residents in the last year to year and a… Full Review ▶

06/28/13
Resident

This place is a total wreck. They have no clue what they are doing in the front office. They are rude and obnoxious. Bozzuto was sooooooooo much better. Doreen, come back!!!!! Whatever you do, DO NOT MOVE IN HERE!!!!!111!!!!!1! Way over… Full Review ▶

06/28/13
Resident

So the last review was obviously written by management trying to save themselves from the embarrassment of the other reviews. Lousy job too. They have so many rules, new policies, unorganized, and are just plain rude. The grass is never cut,… Full Review ▶

06/28/13
Resident

The Estates is under a new management, Drucker & Falk. They are functioning well considering this is a transition period for them. They managed to keep the Property Engineering Maintenance staff (Jerry, Cindy & Pete). I worried when I heard Bozzuto… Full Review ▶

06/24/13
Resident

There is no communication from the new leasing company. They do NOT return phone calls or communicate community changes to residents. Rent is overpriced for the quality of living and so called amenities. Look elsewhere. Full Review ▶

06/07/13
Resident

They have managed to bring in yet another new manager. Wow! I'm so fed up with this dump! They tried solving the parking problems but have managed to completely piss off everyone who has only one person on the lease. It's… Full Review ▶

06/04/13
Resident

I had some issues which I had previously posted and was very impressed when the next day Nancy from the management team called and addressed all of my concerns .Thank you Don Full Review ▶

03/30/13
Resident

I've now lived at the Estates for almost a year. I find this complex to be fantastic. My apartment is the 2BR with fireplace. I'm located on the top floor (4th) of my building. The PROs: My appliances are all fairly… Full Review ▶

02/07/13
Resident

The entire team at the Estates exemplify the true meaning of "tenants first" Every request for service, be it minor or major, is addressed promptly and followed up with either a call or email to ascertain that you are satisfied.The grounds… Full Review ▶

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01/22/13
Verified Resident

The apartments are nice and a decent size. The office staff is friendly and accommodating and the grounds are well maintained. Full Review ▶

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01/20/13
Resident

I have now been living at The Estates for a year and a half and I continue to be surprised by how efficient and accommodating the leasing office and maintenance team are. My washing machine just broke, and within a week… Full Review ▶

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11/26/12
Verified Resident

I've experienced some leaks in the apartment and drafts, but I love living here. Full Review ▶

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11/26/12
Verified Resident

It has been ok so far. Entry to coummunity not always working can be a some what annoying your name displays for 1-2 days then it dissapears which means I then have to leave out of apartment, run to the gate… Full Review ▶

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11/26/12
Verified Resident

I feel a great sense of community and security living here. The proprerty manager is very dedicated to her job and treats the entire development as if it were her own home. Most upgrades and repairs to the property are initiated… Full Review ▶

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11/26/12
Verified Resident

This apartment community is nice, but very highly priced for the area where it is located. With the increase in rent this year, the price just isn't worth the benefits of the community. The management is very nice and maintenance staff… Full Review ▶

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09/30/12
Resident

I've read a few reviews and I too am pleased to live here. Actually I've been here for 22 years the same as Doreen the manager of the Estates. She is so sweet and Professional and has made me feel right… Full Review ▶

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09/30/12
Resident

I have lived here at the Estates for more than 16 months and I really enjoy Cindy, Pete, Tikka, Evan, and Jerry. They always speak and have been prompt with maintenance when needed. Cindy came out to take care of my… Full Review ▶

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09/13/12
Resident

We have lived at the Estates for almost two years. The place is amazing. You hear about all the horror stories of complex living but this place is the best. The service is amazing. We once had a leak at midnight,… Full Review ▶

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08/26/12
Resident

Great Apartment for the Price. My husband and I lived at The Estates for a year, and were, overall, very happy with the apartment. I found the staff (Tika, Evan, Pete) to be really incredible and very responsive, especially since I… Full Review ▶

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04/13/12
Resident

I have lived at the Estates for about 6 months now. I love my apartment but I think a few things could make it better. I haven't had a chance to enjoy the pool yet, which i plan on taking full… Full Review ▶

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03/13/12
Resident

I've been at the Estates with my fiancee for almost a year, and I think it is a fine complex. Our apartment is definitely a good size for its price. I like the layout and it work well. I also find… Full Review ▶

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02/25/12
Resident

A great apartment complex. Safe secure, well maintained. The staff are great to work with. Very responsive and professional. I couldn't be happier with my choice of apartments. Full Review ▶

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12/01/11
Resident

The Estates is a great place to live. It is quiet, conveniently located and the staff is friendly, responsive and professional. I would recommend it to anyone. Full Review ▶

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08/12/11
Resident

Friendly, safe and clean. Maintenance staff is wonderful. They came in a timely manner to fix my light and ceiling fan. My apartment was very clean when I moved in. I have yet to find any bugs or mice. Full Review ▶

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07/22/11
Resident

I would recommend this place to 100% of the people I know. The staff is fantastic and very courteous and professional. Unlike many apartments I've lived in, maintenance requests are handled very promptly and with the utmost professionalism. I never had… Full Review ▶

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06/30/11
Resident

I would recommend The Estates to those who are looking for apartments in the Pikesville area. My wife and I have lived here for approx 2 years and have enjoyed our stay! The staff is excellent and ALWAYS respond to any… Full Review ▶

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06/30/11
Resident

Ive been here for 2 years and I am so glad I decided to live here. First of all, the landscape and property feel like you are somewhere in the country, you wouldnt think you were in a busy suburban area… Full Review ▶

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06/30/11
Resident

This place is very racist it is infested with mices and to top it off they take SECTION 8! I always paid my rent on time and so does my neighbor who is also ---------------- we was late on our rent… Full Review ▶

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06/12/11
Resident

I'll start with the cons and end on a good note. The "gated community" is more for decoration, gate stays broken. My building smells like dog urine when you walk in the front door and parking is a joke. I opted… Full Review ▶

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03/08/11
Resident

We love our new apartment! We moved here in October of 2010 and are extremely pleased with the building, maintenance, and most especially the office staff. They are so friendly and so understanding. The community is extremely pet friendly and safe.… Full Review ▶

01/28/11
Resident

The Estates is under a new management, Drucker & Falk. They are functioning well considering this is a transition period for them. They managed to keep the Property Engineering Maintenance staff (Jerry, Cindy & Pete). I worried when I heard Bozzuto… Full Review ▶

12/30/10
Resident

Great place! EXCELLENT PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE!! Office staff are very resourceful. This location is central to groceries, post office, bus stop at entrance, train station an easy walk. The management works does a wonderful job keeping everything in topnotch order. I'm only… Full Review ▶

05/14/10
Resident

The first time we needed maintenance and they showed up within the hour, I was shocked. Since then, I've gotten used to the wonderful maintenance staff at the Estates. Pete, Cindy and Ray are AWESOME! (and have been very understanding on… Full Review ▶

04/28/10
Resident

This place is one of the best apartment communities I have ever lived in. Beautiful grounds that are well cared for, a great fitness center with top of the line equipment and super friendly and attentive staff. Car wash and vacuums… Full Review ▶

04/23/10
Resident

I love the Estates. The management is so helpful, friendly and prompt. They try their best to keep the area clean and nice. They get to know their tenants on a name basis. When they come into your apartment they leave… Full Review ▶

03/14/09
Resident

I have lived in the Estates for almost 2 years. Here are the pros and cons: Pros: great location in a safe neighborhood and very close to the metro in case gas jumps back up to $4 a gallon. The amenities… Full Review ▶

07/10/08
Resident

I lived in these apartments for 13 weeks as part of a travel nurse assignment. I found the staff to be mostly helpful. The apartment had some issues ( our ceiling caved in after the upstairs neighbor took a shower) but… Full Review ▶

05/15/08
Resident

The Estates is the worse community I have ever had to endure. Forget about the secured entrance and buildings they are a joke! The front gate is broken every third week and instead of mgmt deciding to fix the gate they… Full Review ▶

03/27/08
Resident

We've been living at the Estates for a couple weeks now. The apartment inside looks good: new painting, new kitchen appliances, enough daylight. It is also pretty quiet there and we feel safe. The outside and the gym are nice. The… Full Review ▶

03/17/08
Resident

I have lived at the The Estates for almost eight years and love living here. It is a beautiful property(formerly the Hutzler Estate)nicely laid out with lots of green areas and trees. The landscaping is beautiful. The location is great close… Full Review ▶

03/03/08
Resident

The staff at the front office is terrible.They don't feel like working. The 2woman in the office are such rude snob who doesn't care about residens at all.My rooms was in fested with mice. And walls are thin.This apartment seems nice… Full Review ▶

01/25/08
Prospective Resident

This apartment complex was originally my first choice based on the information they provided online. After finding this website and reading the really great and really not-so-great comments on here, I was determined to go visit first hand and keep a… Full Review ▶

07/17/07
Resident

The management and maintenance are pretty friendly and respond problems but do a pretty sloppy job. This is a gate community, but it doesn't work for 3 years.Some times you can see gettoguy in this APT.Not a perfectlu safety. I think… Full Review ▶

04/16/07
Resident

I am a current resident and I am very impressed with The Estates. The leasing staff was very helpful when we moved in and they continue to be kind and helpful. They promptly take care of all the needs of their… Full Review ▶

03/25/07
Resident

I had lived here for a little less than a year and find this place to be good. It is a gated community and offers good amenities. There is less commuter time spent here because it is close to the highway.… Full Review ▶

01/06/07
Resident

The leasing staff is as friendly and accomodating as they can be until you sign that lease. Once you have signed that lease, you are completely worthless to them and they make no attempt to hide this.

I have had trouble… Full Review ▶

12/16/06
Resident

We have lived here for about 6 months and are very happy. The staff is very friendly and helpful - they have resolved every minor maintenance request we have had very quickly/ The other residents are, for the most part, respectful… Full Review ▶

10/26/06
Resident

I have lived at The Estates for almost two years and I have to say that it is a great place to live. The staff is always there to help and maintainence comes right away. It is convenient to the beltway… Full Review ▶

09/24/06
Resident

REALLY THERE IS NOT MUCH TO SAY .FIND SOME WHERE ELSE TO LIVE IT HAS TO BE BETTER Full Review ▶

08/18/06
Resident

The Staff is very friendly and accomadating. The apartments are located between an assisted living community and private condos so it is very quiet. I would recommend this place to my friends and family. Full Review ▶

06/09/06
Resident

I was a prospective tenant, but I immediately changed my mind upon entering the door of the leasing office when I arrived. First, I informed the agent present that I was interested in a one bedroom apartment, to which she proceeds… Full Review ▶

06/06/06
Resident

The short version: I made a mistake to be at the estates- you don't have to! eventhough it seems a better deal- I would go with the Avalon apartments down the street without thinking twice.

I read some of the reviews on… Full Review ▶

01/18/06
Resident

Living at The Estates is a very pleasant experience. The property is in a great location off of Reisterstown Rd., and Old Court Rd. near 695, 95 and 83.I work downtown Baltimore so it takes about 25 minutes. I enjoy my… Full Review ▶

06/16/05
Resident

My husband and I lived here a couple of years ago before transferring to Milwaukee for a job, and it was so great that when I got a new job back in Baltimore, we decided to move back in!

The management at… Full Review ▶

06/25/04
Resident

I have lived here for 3 years and have never encountered any problems. It is quiet and they have lots of resident functions that are always fun. Manager is nice and maintenance is always helpful and timely. I would definitly recommend… Full Review ▶

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