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Belcrest Apartments

5440 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
46%
62
Reviews
46%
Apartment Rating
40%
City Average
10/30/13
Resident

They have recently changed ownership and have begun a splurge of towing cars from the private parking lot. While this may help the residents be assured of spaces, if ever a resident's car is towed mistakenly - they are not amenable… Full Review ▶

06/16/13
Resident

Wow! These reviews are ridiculous. I'm glad that I didn't read them before moving in. I lived at the Belcrest for a year, and I've lived in Midtown for five years while I've been a student at Wayne State. The Belcrest… Full Review ▶

02/08/13
Resident

I currently live in the Belcrest, and I find some of these reviews to be ridiculous. First off, the manager, Michael, is no longer here. (However, I never had a problem with him and found his candidness and profanity amusing) The… Full Review ▶

02/05/13
Resident

it's just this not a well kept place,I've lived here three years,management dont know how to talk to you repairs arent made everything is patched. the halls smell like cat pi-- dog sh-- not picked up not even in front of… Full Review ▶

08/08/12
Resident

You think that this apartment building is nice when you move in. Because they have a pool and it's conveniently located on Cass Ave you think that you're getting a good deal fro your money...wrong. 1. Your heating bill will be… Full Review ▶

07/31/12
Resident

I lived in the Belcrest for a year. It was a nice building to live in for the area. I would highly recommend it for graduate and undergraduate students going to Wayne State University. The place is pretty well kept up,… Full Review ▶

07/06/12
Resident

It appears my review was deleted. Is it because they don't want people to know, that they did in fact, HAVE BED BUGS?! I know it's not avoidable in big cities. They did handle the situation well. So I don't understand… Full Review ▶

10/02/11
Resident

Most of the other reviews on this site are either extremely negative or quite positive. I would like to write a fair and honest review from my perspective. I lived in the Belcrest Apartments for six years while attending grad school.… Full Review ▶

08/03/11
Resident

This place is aweful. I would never recommend anyone to live there. I moved out last August and I cleaned the apartment very well. After moving, I called them 6 times asking about deposit, they kept saying it will be sent… Full Review ▶

06/16/11
Resident

The old, dirty apartment is the worst apartment I have ever seen in my whole life!!!!!!!!!! Everything sucks!!! Especially the apartment manager!!! If you pass by the apartment, be careful, someone will throw trash onto your head. The room is so… Full Review ▶

01/18/11
Resident

My kitchen sink was obnoxiously small, an atrocious bedbug infestation which was 98% cleaned up, unfortunately I ended up throwing out my couch, but one of the maintenance people kindly found me a new one for free. Mike does have PMS… Full Review ▶

03/29/10
Prospective Resident

Peanut49 - you like high electric bill, you like people yelling at you, you like old building with old elevator that would alarm and echo through the whole building waking every student, baby and dog in the place, and you even… Full Review ▶

03/29/10
Resident

This is ridiculous! I am NOT a manager or owner, I am a tenant of 3 years and you people are nuts. This is a great place to live. Yes, the electric bill is high, but it is a small price… Full Review ▶

03/28/10
Prospective Resident

In my last 15 years living in all different places acrss different states, I have never ever seen an apartment duty manager as rude as the one in this apartment. When I helped my friend moving into this apartment, since we… Full Review ▶

03/07/10
Resident

The belcrest is a very beautiful building but there are alot of problems here right now. I really dont see anybody working around here anymore. We had someone here who was in maintence but I havent seen him, people have told… Full Review ▶

08/29/09
Resident

I am a satisfied tenant at The Belcrest. The 2 recent negative reviews of The Belcrest on Apartment Ratings do not reflect the sentiments of most of the tenants in our building. I do not think these negative posters would be… Full Review ▶

08/21/09
Resident

It makes me very upset that the potential of such a classic building can be treated with such terrible managment. Nothing ever gets done... EVER!!! My neighbors windows came off her tracks, and just laid on the floor for over a… Full Review ▶

08/20/09
Resident

I wasted one year of life in this sewer line smelling place. the whole place place smells like urine, and this is what you would expect from a very poorly maintained place with a rude management, and useless employees. last month… Full Review ▶

08/05/09
Resident

I liked the pool. I don't live in Detroit anymore thank god. I was raped down on Forest going for a walk during the day. This place was as safe as it can be for the murder capital of America. Sadly,… Full Review ▶

05/28/09
Resident

Horrible experience! Heat is expensive, maintenance guys are idiots, landlord is shady - he will tell you whatever you want to hear but will try to suck every penny out of you. It's a cool building and has a great location… Full Review ▶

03/09/09
Resident

I have lived in the Belcrest the past three years and I have had minimal problems. Lets face it, its not technically your place. The maintenance in slow at getting to things but they do get fixed. I have never had… Full Review ▶

01/28/09
Resident

I live in this place since May,2008. and when i moved in the carpet was dirty like dogs were shitting on, and a very bad smell was coming out of the fridge. the window glass was broken, cockroaches everywhere, and they… Full Review ▶

07/16/08
Resident

More people need to use this site! With that, friends don't let friends live in the Belcrest for their own good! The whole place is a joke, and I wished they sold the place to someone that actually cared about the… Full Review ▶

07/15/08
Resident

This building is constantly having water issues. I don't even know how many days we 've gone without hot water or no water at all in the last couple of years. There were 2-3 months when one wing of the building… Full Review ▶

04/28/08
Resident

I'll start out by saying, I like the Belcrest and have had a good experience here. I would recommend it. It is not perfect, but it's better than any of the other two apartments I have rented in Detroit. Also--this is… Full Review ▶

04/11/08
Resident

there is a new sports bar opening on the first floor of the belcrest. isn't the great news for the residents...not only now do they have deal with all the problem that come with this old building including the expense inadquent… Full Review ▶

04/07/08
Resident

I would definitely recommend The Belcrest! I have lived all over the USA (and other countries) and this is one of my favorite apartment buildings. The Manager was particularly helpful to me when I relocated from The Middle East to Detroit.… Full Review ▶

10/14/07
Resident

I think in all the building is very well maintained even as far as emergencies! If only the building MGR.would pull it together,how hard can it be to show APTS.and collect rent.The owner seems to treat everyone with more respect then… Full Review ▶

08/02/07
Resident

The management does kinda suck. I doubt it's the worst though. Michael is lazy and if you have a problem you have to tell him about ten times before something is done about it. The heating/AC units rack up your electric… Full Review ▶

06/06/07
Resident

I agree with some of the comments listed, there have been some issues at Belcrest; however, improvements have been made. Yes, Michael and the owner should have handled the heating change differently and yes, my lease does state that heat is… Full Review ▶

04/15/07
Resident

The belcrest is a wonderful building but management SUCKS! They lied about the new heating system: My heating bills have been 157, 200, 123, 117 (and I still am cold in the winter). When you ask the landlords to do something… Full Review ▶

03/04/07
Resident

In the past i've noticied postngs by people that are so unhappy w/ their livng n ths buildng. When i have a real problem, someone is at my door. When i have something that can be done at a reasonable time,… Full Review ▶

02/15/07
Resident

Dave and Mike the managers, should concentrate more on fixing the problem they started then posting internet blogs to save their behinds. Everyone knows they totally screwed up the heating system. The units they put in are garbage. I guarentee every… Full Review ▶

02/13/07
Resident

To all the people who have written positive reviews about the dear old Belcrest, I have to say....Are you serious? I will admit that the building itself - though weathered -is beautiful. I love the size of my apartment, I love… Full Review ▶

02/04/07
Resident

I have been at the Belcrest for about 6 months. This experience is by far the best living arrangement I have had in my 6 years living in the Wayne State area. The problems I had with heat in the room… Full Review ▶

02/02/07
Resident

The Belcrest is a nicely situated apartment building, it is kept up fairly well but it has a lot more downfalls than positive things about it. The rent isn't bad, but it doesn't include utilities and due to how the heating… Full Review ▶

01/22/07
Resident

you are happy with your heating bill? mine is $400 on top of the monthly rent, not to mention that i can't bring the temperature up to more than 65F! these new owners are crooks, real crooks! they cut the pipes… Full Review ▶

01/07/07
Resident

i never had a chance to look at this site. But finally i did, & its funny that if they woul have lived 4 yrs. ago they would have things to complain about. The first yr. or so i was here… Full Review ▶

12/20/06
Resident

Be prepared to pay the hefty heating in winter if you want to move in. And with more and more college kids move in, Belcrest is becoming college dorm. Full Review ▶

10/26/06
Resident

I have read teh last few posts and I am amazed at the amount of inaccurate information! First of all, these 'supplemental heat units' are 100% better than the old system. I CAN ACTUALLY CONTROL THE HEAT IN MY APARTMENT! Those… Full Review ▶

09/16/06
Resident

Of all the buildings I have lived, this was easily my favorite. The lobby is lovely, the floors are kept clean, the manager is incredibly good at his job. The pool is great. The lobby has a hair salon set just… Full Review ▶

08/30/06
Resident

I was never 100% satisfied with the building management, parking, and the apartment itself but it got the job done. That is until it came time to move out. The managment here in incredibly unproffessional. The building management, Mike, took 3… Full Review ▶

07/13/06
Resident

instead of moving to belcrest shop around the area. you'll find better places for less money. they just announced a parking fee increase but they never fix the topping and the holes in the parking lot.

last winter (2005/2006) they promised new… Full Review ▶

06/28/06
Resident

Okay, so Belcrest gets an undeserved bad rep here, and I feel the need to clear it up.

Parking: Okay, parking is not so great. I pay extra to park in the lot, and sometimes jerks without a parking pass (i.e.,… Full Review ▶

06/02/06
Resident

I haven't moved out of the Belcrest yet, so I don't know about the security deposit yet, but I'm pretty fond of the place.

One, Michael the landlord seems to get a bad rap on here. He comes off as kind… Full Review ▶

05/30/06
Resident

Belcrest is an old building. Water leaks in the bathroom, in the kitchen. Even if reported it's never fixed. Be prepared to pay yourself if you want your apartment to be in an acceptable condition. You can't do anything about the… Full Review ▶

05/08/06
Resident

maintenance does not honor service requests. i palced one in January. it's may and nothing has been fixed! parking lot full of holes. no landscaping. in fact, tenants take care of it at their own expenses.

when winter comes, heat is… Full Review ▶

03/18/06
Resident

The owners, Mike...all of them are --------. They never care and do not return security deposits. Full Review ▶

02/17/06
Resident

If you can put up with a yelling mangager, slow service, heating outage in winter, you may want to consider moving in. Unbelievably, the manager, Mike, was yelling at like mad when I was just asking him one simple question. I… Full Review ▶

09/21/05
Resident

This building has changed for the better in the last year. Elevators are working perfect and the heat is much better. This summer they renovated the pool area. I also here plans of adding a bar to the first floor. They… Full Review ▶

05/03/05
Resident

I feel the need to bring this to people's attention. This is due to the fact that I no longer feel safe here. I was hoping that management would address these issues with the residents, but so far most of the… Full Review ▶

04/01/05
Resident

I think this place is fine. Considering that the building is as old as it is. I am moving out because we are going out of state, but besides that I like this place. It is right across the street from… Full Review ▶

03/29/05
Resident

I agree that many of these comments are unfair. The only people who leave comments are the one's who've had bad experiences, which account for MAYBE 1% of the tennants here. No place is perfect, guys!

Belcrest is clean, well kept, and… Full Review ▶

02/17/05
Resident

There was no heat most of the time in our appartment during the winter. I complained many times concerning this. They were unable to fix the problem.

The second problem I had was that they did not return all of my… Full Review ▶

11/25/04
Resident

since the new owners took over the place is looking better and is running better. They brought on a great staff to run the building. Full Review ▶

09/09/04
Resident

I lived in the Belcrest from 90-96, and now again starting in summer 2004. I read the related comments here and find them quite unfair, many stemming from specific disputes with mgmt but not reflecting the overall living conditions at this… Full Review ▶

07/08/04
Resident

Oh man... what a disaster this place is... I am currently living here and I can not wait until my lease is up.
The building is almsot a hundred years old and it is a high rise with over 100 apartments...… Full Review ▶

04/21/04
Resident

I lived in Belcrest for one and half years. The ceiling of my bathroom fell one night almost killing my three year old daughter who was coming out.

Belcrest took over one month to fix the ceiling when I complained… Full Review ▶

04/13/04
Resident

Friendly people, clean building, professional staff; Made me feel welcomed.
First observation: building is clean and well maintained. Easy to get to all expressways. Belcrest has a pool for residents and a nice hair shop. I´m going to like living here… Full Review ▶

03/26/04
Resident

Overall it is a very bad place to live. The managements sucks!! They do not have a clue on how to deal with people. Always bothered to come into the apartments for the problems like plumbing, repair works and so on,… Full Review ▶

02/26/04
Resident

Overall this apartment sucks. The Manager of the Apartment is a bad lady. She is very unprofessional and I guess they took her from some garbage.

Not recommended if you are looking for a good apartment.
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11/04/03
Resident

The Building is great except for the kitchens and some bathrooms look as if they were someones first home improvement they did themselves. The floors are slanted in the kitchens!!!! The "matinance men" appear to have just gotten out of a… Full Review ▶

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