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River Place Apartments

500 River Place, Detroit, MI 48207
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02/28/14
Resident

Guarded parking in a ramp across the street. With the exception of one woman, the guards in the parking structure were very nice. Some would even recognize me and let me in when I forgot my parking pass. Facility looks great… Full Review ▶

01/25/14
Resident

I have been leaving here about 3 years now management has a high turn over, whom ever is doing bookkeeping and leasing renewals is very irresponsible, because there's a lot of angry tenants we have received notice of eviction and notice… Full Review ▶

03/19/13
Resident

In case you don't feel like reading the rant, know this...the grounds are very pretty (I mean it's on the river), it's safe, but that is as good as it gets. Parking is a nightmare on the weekends, even with the… Full Review ▶

03/07/13
Resident

I loved the community with the previous management. Then they switched and literally hired ghetto, idiots in the leasing office. They lose paperwork, fail to follow through with tenant request, lose paperwork and lack any professionalism. Your car will get broken… Full Review ▶

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02/21/13
Resident

I echo the sentiments of the previous poster. The change in management is dizzying. For example, my lease had a provision that allowed subleasing. When I inquired about exercising this clause in my lease I was repeatedly told that the new… Full Review ▶

12/10/12
Resident

I moved into River Place in August of 2011 and moved out September 2012. The apartment itself was beautiful. The grounds were well-kept and safe, and the proximity to the River Walk was amazing. However, the constant overturn in management staff… Full Review ▶

11/01/12
Resident

I moved in my apartment winter 2011, and it was perfect for me. I feel safe walking in at night alone no matter the time and that was a big selling point because it is difficult to find that in the… Full Review ▶

10/15/12
Resident

I am nearing the end of my lease and may I say that I am disgusted with the new management here. My first six months here were great! I stay in one of the brown stones and it is very specious,… Full Review ▶

12/26/11
Resident

I have lived here for over 3 years. There has been consistent improvements with the interior and exterior grounds. The office staff is professional. Unless you have been here post summer 2011, you don't know about the new improved face of… Full Review ▶

05/17/11
Resident

I lived there for 14months and I saw rats that would frighten a cat or dog! I was so excited until I experienced just how horrible this apartment was! 12k wasted! Please save yourself the drama,the money,and time.It is an expensive… Full Review ▶

05/22/10
Resident

In acception to maybe a few staff members , the staff there is horrible.. they never respond to voice mails , emails, nothing.They dont listen , they have made my past tenacy a total chaotic nightmare. And for the commenter below,… Full Review ▶

04/28/10
Resident

My husband and I are life long Detroiters and are well aware of the many fantastic places to live in our city. We love living here at River Place, first and foremost because of 1. Management and staff who are always… Full Review ▶

04/18/10
Resident

I REALLY LIKE THE NEW LEASING PERSON IN THE OFFICE SHE MAKES COFFFE EVERY MORNING AND LISTEN TO ME EVEN WHEN I KNOW I AM GOING OVER BOARD. SHE IS VERY HELPFUL IN EVERY AREA AND FITS THE PROPERTY ATMOSPHERE. Full Review ▶

01/28/10
Resident

Please do not move here! these people are the most un coordinated folks in the world!! wHY DO THEY KEEP CHARGING YOU EXTRA AND CANT EXPLAIN WHY, WHY? WHY DO THEY KEEP CHANGING RULES, WHY ISNT THERE AND FITNESS ACCOMODATIONS? they… Full Review ▶

07/17/08
Resident

1. Ignorant staff members. 2. Utility bills double what they should be. You and the other tenants share the cost to heat/light the whole campus. 3. No security. Don't be fooled by the flashlight cops on display. They wouldn't lift a… Full Review ▶

06/18/08
Resident

When you first look around the property you'll no doubt be impressed by the level of security. But take any description of the secure, quiet, safe complex with a pinch of salt (ask about the shootings last year or the vehicle… Full Review ▶

06/16/08
Resident

I found out the hard way after living there for three years and moving three times: Once due to a noisy neighbor, A second time trying to reduce my rent cost from a two-bedroom to a one bedroom. What I found… Full Review ▶

05/15/08
Resident

The property is nicely located close to the river. Generally quiet it can be noisy at night since it is low rise but this tends to be at weekends. If you are thinking of leasing though a few things need consideration.… Full Review ▶

01/17/08
Resident

While reading this reveiw along with all the others, you may be thinking... "They all say the same thing", but hey it seriously is true. If you like to put up with alot of bull then maybe this is the so… Full Review ▶

12/28/07
Resident

I moved into this palce back in 2005. I started in one of the Brownstones then moved into what is supposed to be THE PENTHOUSE! The children up there are like some of the worst mannered, loud, dirty and disrespectful children… Full Review ▶

11/11/07
Resident

I want to be sure just as many people have noted that people are aware of the outrageous utility bills...$150.00 when you've been out of the country for over a month is quite breath taking, when you turned off everything except… Full Review ▶

04/22/07
Resident

We lived at River Place for 2 years (2BR,2BA brownstone with W/D). The previous management company was AEC, and they were completely inept in their ability to respond to and resolve maintenance requests. My frustration with AEC eventually gave way to… Full Review ▶

04/17/07
Resident

Seems like the Strohs decided they needed to make more money out of Riverplace and brought in a new management company to do this. First thing that happened was a high-impact response to late payment. The first month PPM started I… Full Review ▶

03/08/07
Resident

Help is on the Way!I am calling channel 2 newsbeat on this so called "luxury" rip-off!No more High un announced rent changes, High Utility bills,auto thefts& Break-ins,non-sympathetic Staff,There is Help! There is a tenant who is organizing a "Tenant Rights Group"… Full Review ▶

03/03/07
Resident

The hallways smell like an autopsy was recently done Full Review ▶

02/08/07
Resident

Greetings to all, just for the record don't be fooled! "Riverplace management and security is terrible". I think the security is far more worse than management, but i want to be clear on one thing. The lobby security is doing a… Full Review ▶

02/06/07
Resident

I have truly enjoyed my living at River Place. My penthouse apartment is beautiful, the landscaping is gorgeous in the spring and summer, I always feel safe when coming home late at night due to the expertise of security, and the… Full Review ▶

02/03/07
Resident

I Think riverplace is a good apartment complex,if your looking to move there.Security gaurd are very profession Management. Full Review ▶

02/03/07
Resident

I feel that all of the security companies in the building are doing an excellent job; especially PPI. I feel very safe and secure when leaving and entering the building. Full Review ▶

02/02/07
Resident

River place has a lot of potential if members of your leasing staff would stop acting like whor-- and flirting and throwing their selves all over the men that come in the office. Some of them pretend to be polite and… Full Review ▶

02/02/07
Resident

I would like to give a true review..There is a lady in the office by the name of Mary, she is very polite and a sweet older woman, i can tell she doesnt agree with all the B.S. and overcharges, but… Full Review ▶

01/30/07
Resident

Please save your money and buy a home or live in another apt. complex. I have been here a long time and seen many changes over the years. The current management is not customer friendly and the security is a joke.… Full Review ▶

01/29/07
Resident

I have live at this property for numerous years and I have taken the time to read all of the reviews. The positive note os the property include, ample parking, beautiful surroundings, and attractive units. The negative reviews are quite numberous,… Full Review ▶

01/25/07
Resident

Ilived at RiverPlace and worked there also, from 1994-2000 I loved it there, the scenery and when I was there I have to admit the residents were my only reason for staying so long, I was the imfamous housekeeper every one… Full Review ▶

01/24/07
Resident

As of December 2006, I became a new tenant here at River Place Apartments and I would like to personally thank, a leasing consultant (Mrs. Mary Crawford), for all her attention. She is very professional and was pleasant all the time.… Full Review ▶

01/24/07
Resident

I had the opportunity to visit River Place the property is beautiful and the office staff very informative and helpful. I had to make a decision between Lofts on Woodward and River place and my leasing consultant Ms Teasley was very… Full Review ▶

01/19/07
Resident

The last 3 reviews below all written on 1/17 are by the Property Mgmt. Not only do they think tenants are stupid enough to believe the BS they spew, they also think readers are stupid enough to believe fake reviews. Give… Full Review ▶

01/17/07
Resident

I am a current resident of River Place and have been for about 13 years. The new management team is very professional! Any issues or concerns I may have, they were addressed promptly.
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01/17/07
Resident

I have lived here about 3 years and this is the most enjoyable time I have had here. The management team is really doing a great job in trying to improve the grounds. The heating bill was explained to me and… Full Review ▶

01/17/07
Resident

I moved to River Place several months years ago this new management team has a lot of work cut out for them because of the bad taste left from previous management, but I have confidence they will be find they are… Full Review ▶

01/16/07
Resident

i have been living at RiverPlace for about eight months. I hate everything except my unit. I live alone and work ten hours a day six days a week. There is no way my heating bill should be $150 when my… Full Review ▶

01/16/07
Resident

Let me start by saying, The grounds are beautiful. I stumbled on this website because im moving from riverplace and i wanted to read reviews. I figure i would leave something here for you to ponder if your thinking about renting… Full Review ▶

12/18/06
Resident

River Place has undergone a significant change in Property Management over the last few months. They have made some important changes and are driving toward improving the facility and making it a real "Luxury Apartment" complex.

1) They instituted their own on-site… Full Review ▶

11/30/06
Resident

I've lived in River Place for 1 year, and I won't be renewing my lease! The Apartments are ok. But the Office Staff is Horrible! Evey month, I get this outragous utility bill. Which is some BS! They take the utility… Full Review ▶

11/29/06
Resident

I lived in the River Place for 4 years. Until recently I was pleased with my service in the leasing office as well as maintenance. However, when PPM took over I received horrible customer service. The representatives in the leasing office… Full Review ▶

10/23/06
Resident

I only live a River Place a since July
and had no problem with either management team so far, I called for maintance and had a quick response the maintance crew is always cleaning. On a Sunday while taking out the… Full Review ▶

10/11/06
Resident

It was nice from the beginning when Carol was managing. The management is horrible and the continuing rising fees that come up every other month are ridiculous. The specials are fine when you first move in, then you're hit with all… Full Review ▶

09/09/06
Resident

Before moving into your apartment please read your lease. When you are looking for an apartment all you are think about is moving in right away. At River Place Apartments, you are siging a 14 month lease instead of a 12… Full Review ▶

08/12/06
Resident

The first problem living here is the office staff. I've seen nothing but incompetence from the staff in the year I've lived here. Only the office manager remains, so maybe the staff will improve, but not from what I've seen so… Full Review ▶

07/08/06
Resident

I wrote the previous review and I changed my mind again. See - anyone (leasing staff) can say that. This place totally and completely sucks and there is no way it will ever improve with such a cheap attitude. Full Review ▶

02/27/06
Resident

I think Diane's return has made a huge difference over the past months. I wrote the previous LONG review and I think it's only fair to acknowledge that they have improved drastically. We had an emergency maintenance problem, which was taken… Full Review ▶

10/11/05
Resident

This place has such potential. It's too bad that the management team seems to enjoy getting one up on the residents at every opportunity. They nickel and dime with fees, add on utility charges (a trash fee!?!?), aren't consistent with policies,… Full Review ▶

08/03/05
Resident

Well, the apartments themselves are beautiful . . . they could make the kitchens look a little bit better but they aren't too bad. The high ceilings and exposed brick walls are great. The staff here is horrible. My wife and… Full Review ▶

07/23/04
Resident

There's one blonde in the front office who is just a complete idiot - she'll talk to you like a small child and has no professionalism whatsoever. The others there are competent, and it's generally a good place to live.
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02/19/04
Resident

I´ve lived at River Place for almost a year and have had virtually no problems. The leasing agent was great and any maintenance i request is always done by the time i come home work. I love that I have a… Full Review ▶

11/07/03
Resident

Although convenient to downtown, I would not recommend. Walls are paper thin, management is ineffective (if you have problems, see manager b/c assistant manager is really mean. Full Review ▶

09/30/03
Resident

For the utilities, you pay for your own and the grounds, e.g. lawn lighting, garage lighting and the utility expenses of the office. So instead of paying $10-20, you pay $50-60 a month. They also make many billing errors. I got… Full Review ▶

07/10/03
Resident

Horrible managment of the grounds/ 600 building. I paid too much to have so many problems. The building is falling apart. What a disgrace to hard working people! Had to wait until 3:30pm for snow removal. Fell coming off of the… Full Review ▶

06/12/02
Resident

Too much money for NOTHING!!
STAFF IS UNBEARABLE!!
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01/17/02
Resident

I lived at River Place for four years and loved it! My living experience there was wonderful. I enjoyed being close to downtown, had a clean building and quiet neighbors and my friends said my apartment looked like something out of… Full Review ▶

09/04/01
Resident

Although River Place is beautiful, the staff anfd management are not. We moved into penthouses in the 600 bldg. and have such bad structural problems in our building that there are cracks in the interior, water damage, slop underneath our makeshift… Full Review ▶

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