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Audubon Place

216 Branch Brook Drive, Belleville, NJ 07109
40%
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40%
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38%
City Average
07/09/14
Resident

I'm chillin on my patio,havin' a beer When a man passes by and says come over here I follow the brother to his pad 'round the wall and he pours me a drink not too small We talk about Audobon and… Full Review ▶

06/02/14
Resident

The second u move in the problems will come in...I have noisy neighbors, I just killed about 100 little insects around my sink wall and kitchen cabinets, and not to mention the environment isn't as nice as they made it seem… Full Review ▶

04/15/14
Resident

Let me start off by saying ELI is a ---- but please notice that my review is a 4.0. You can t let one person ruin your view of this complex. I see people complain about maintenance. There has not been… Full Review ▶

03/19/14
Resident

This place is nice. Seems like people are complaining but I have been happy. Its true that the heat didnt work a few times this winter but the management did notify me. I like my apartment and the renovation they did.… Full Review ▶

03/09/14
Resident

I've resided in this complex for less than a year. From the first month of moving in I've had issues with Management and Maintenance. They talk a good game when you come to see the Units. But, once they have your… Full Review ▶

02/26/14
Resident

Seems like everyone is moving out of here left to right. I don't blame them, this place is SICK. The staff are so nasty and rude and the landscaping is horrible. Things break in the apartment as soon as you move… Full Review ▶

02/20/14
Resident

I can't get to my car. Landlord sent a note out last week explaining how they weren't going to plow the lots anymore because they didn't want to damage their pavement or machines, and how they could only lightly salt the… Full Review ▶

02/05/14
Resident

The worse place ever...as of today no one has been able to walk or move there cars out the parking area...as much as you pay for rent you would think someone would actually snow plow...everyone has gone out there way to… Full Review ▶

12/26/13
Resident

Pay attention to the trends here, you notice that every time someone writes a review somehow a false great review pops up. This place is false advertisement. They show you a great looking apartment and then once you move in everything… Full Review ▶

12/02/13
Resident

i have been a resident for over a year and here is the scoop. Apartment itself is great. awesome renovated kitchen and really nice hardwood floors. bathrooms are nice too. definitely have noise issues as these are wood frame buildings. some… Full Review ▶

11/30/13
Resident

Don't be fooled by the owners writing their own reviews to build the ratings up. This place is awful management and maintenance is rude and non-responsive. It's a cold winter without any heat and the walls are extremely thin. You have… Full Review ▶

11/30/13
Resident

I moved in a couple months ago and initially wrote a good review. However, that was before the winter started. This place is the absolute worst with maintenance! We had a huge ice and snowstorm this week and 4 days later… Full Review ▶

11/26/13
Resident

DON"T MOVE HERE!!! As soon as you sign lease all management services go out the door. The walls are so thin you hear your neighbor(s) brushing their teeth. There is mold growing on my ceilings, windows and walls, no heat and… Full Review ▶

08/10/13
Resident

Just moved in 2 months ago. Office staff is very friendly and helpful. Love my apartment. Everything new, dishwashers, hardwood floors, new kitchen and bathroom tile, nice quite area, friendly neighbors. one of the few pet friendly places that I found… Full Review ▶

06/28/13
Resident

Very happy that I moved in to Branch Brook Gardens. What a change Treetop Development has made these past 4 months to the property. Great new landscaping and painting of the front doors really cool colors. Office staff is polite and… Full Review ▶

04/28/13
Resident

You can't trust these people whatsoever. The minute you sign a lease, they stop working. I waited endlessly for repairs (fire detectors and exposed wires hanging out of the ceilings, a toilet that was barely attached to the floor). The entire… Full Review ▶

04/28/13
Resident

I like it here. It's pretty quiet and the apartment is nice. New owners are putting a lot of money into the community and it's definitely needed. The office staff is too rigid but maintenance crew gets the job done when… Full Review ▶

04/17/13
Resident

Don't be fooled by the upgraded interior. Maintenance is terrible (I had no light outside my apartment, and it took weeks to get a lock on the main door for weeks) cigarette smoke and illicit substances filled the comon areas and… Full Review ▶

04/04/13
Prospective Resident

I am about to move in to branch brook gardens. I was very impressed with the apartment renovations that Treetop is doing. The grounds and landscaping do need work, but we are told that they will be working on them very… Full Review ▶

04/04/13
Resident

I just moved to Branch Brook Gardens last month from Montclair. It is a cheaper option and only 2 miles away! Community is quiet and street parking is not bad. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new appliances and cabinets. Maintenance can… Full Review ▶

04/03/13
Resident

We are happy with Branch Brook Gardens. We are also told that there will be major "changes" taking place, like landscaping and new roofs and other things, so if that all happens this place could be a gem in the rough.… Full Review ▶

03/17/13
Resident

Nice place in the middle of whole buildings being renovated by the new company. I hope will be better than the last company. I saw the new apartments and they are gorgeous. Full Review ▶

03/06/13
Resident

I just rented here last month and we are happy so far. My apartment is very nice. I have marble and hardwood floors. It's a little more expensive than some other buildings but way nicer. Some reviews complained about the management… Full Review ▶

03/06/13
Prospective Resident

Are these apartments any different now that they are under new management? Full Review ▶

01/25/13
Resident

Horrible. Worst Place I ever lived. Place had rats. You HEARD me. RATS! Sewer rats, huge. 3 total were caught before management fixed the issue. There was a huge hole behind the kitchen cabinet, where the sink etc was. Thats where… Full Review ▶

12/17/12
Resident

I have lived here for a little over a year. My first yr wasnt bad at all, never had any issues and when i did there was someone there to help. But as of recently, we have had new management who… Full Review ▶

12/05/12
Resident

We have lived here for two years and things have been happy up until now because of the new management, which has changed in the past few months apparently. A perfect example of why the new management sucks: with Hurricane Irene… Full Review ▶

11/03/12
Resident

after the storm hit you come home to no heat. you call the emergency number and leave a message no one call you back. i called about three times from 9pm until 10pm on 11/03/12 the temperature was very low outside… Full Review ▶

05/08/12
Resident

or maybe in a sewer. or even a porta john. anywhere but here. run. run away, as fast as you can...this place is a trap. Full Review ▶

03/12/12
Resident

I have lived here in a long long time but Mr. Patrick the manager will lie to your face and then once you sign the lease you will not get to talk to him again because he won't help you again.… Full Review ▶

02/23/12
Resident

I was looking to move into a place that was in a safe neighborhood and had parking and found Audubon Place. The showroom is a lot nicer than the actual apartments are but once you decorate and make it your home… Full Review ▶

02/22/12
Resident

My husband and I moved here from upstate New York, I was nervous about moving into a city, but I have been pleasantly surprised. The staff are friendly and helpful. I have read some of the reviews here and quite honestly… Full Review ▶

11/03/11
Resident

We lived at Audubon Place for 1 yr (Oct. 2010-Sept. 2011) and it was the worst yr of our lives. We are professionals who work very hard and we thought we were moving into a nice and quiet complex, but we… Full Review ▶

10/21/11
Prospective Resident

I was looking to move here but after seeing TIM respond in an unprofessional manner on this page I HAVE CHANGED MY MIND and THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR ME!!! Thank you all for helping me out of a situation… Full Review ▶

10/12/11
Resident

So far so good!!! I love it... Everything is new and running good. When I was apartment hunting I came across this website and saw all the bad reviews and really didn't even want to come see the place but my… Full Review ▶

06/16/11
Resident

DON'T DO IT!!! Patrice will not fix nothing, last year when it snowed he did not shovel the snow, my daughter was living there here window broke on her car and the people could not get in the driveway because it… Full Review ▶

05/10/11
Resident

Been here awhile,I love the style. Feels like heaven,I'm rolling a seven. Don't be down,I'm no clown. All the haters beware I haven't a care. I'm drinking a brew,and toking to you. This ain't no dive,my branch brook drive. Full Review ▶

04/26/11
Resident

My lease will be ending very soon, thank god! I've only lived year since last summer and all the negative reviews posted are true. - Parking: 2 spaces are provided which is convenient but they aren't assigned. It's first come, first… Full Review ▶

04/25/11
Resident

i moved here 2010 and its like living in a place for 50.00 a mth ...... maintenance sucks after you move in.... i was cold the whole winter waiting for a back door bc of the draft, barely any heat in… Full Review ▶

04/20/11
Resident

Stay away from Audubon!! The staff is absolutely horrible. I had to go back to speak to package 7 times before someone actually came and fixed the door in my apartment. That is inexcusable. Maintenance sucks. I needed a new screen… Full Review ▶

12/18/10
Resident

can anyone tell me whom i should adress about the GANG MEMBERS walking the streets of this complex, harassing anyone who walks by them, hanging out on porches like that LOW LIVES that they are >??? i have called the police… Full Review ▶

11/05/10
Prospective Resident

I am not a tenant of Audobon Place but I happen to know alot of the people that work there and if you want to know the truth they are the real victims just as the tenants are. I have read… Full Review ▶

09/30/10
Resident

Hello all. I'm big Deb and I'm not going to take any junk. I'm a proud tenants association member and I'm getting sick and tired of this woman who calls herself the cagebird. Cagebird we met before. Your first initial is… Full Review ▶

09/22/10
Resident

Hello everyone, I'm Lisa and my goal is to be the next tenants association President. I will go after Audubon's owners to make repairs at the property. I will fight for the tenants day and night until changes are made. With… Full Review ▶

09/18/10
Resident

Big ups to my man big tim dog he hooked me an my girl up in a apartmnt wit 3 months free rent no money down. tim is pimpin all da black woman at dis place. tim got a black wife… Full Review ▶

09/17/10
Resident

If you are visiting this post for the 1st time, there are no exagerations up here about how bad the services and conditions at Audubon Place are. This place is a hell hole. You have a gay manager and a drug… Full Review ▶

09/17/10
Resident

UNLESS YOU WANT TO LIVE IN HELL AND WANT TO GET AN EVICTION NOTICE ALL OF THE TIME THEN THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!!!! TRUST ME STAY FAR FAR FAR FAR AWAY FROM THIS PLACE. RUN IF YOU HAVE TOO!!!!… Full Review ▶

09/16/10
Resident

Audubon Place is ruining my life, my credit and my family's peace of mind. Patrick is trying to have my family evicted all for a $50 late fee. This is crazy. Thanks to the tenants association for the information to this… Full Review ▶

09/14/10
Resident

i am sorry to any of those people who have the horrific problems they are stating, but i dont have any problems with my house at all . in fact i love it .. anything that needed repair was fixed within… Full Review ▶

09/01/10
Resident

Hello Everyone, I am so angry. I think I'm going to break my lease three months early and leave. I don't care about the penalties. I have a severe bed bug problem. I live in a 2 bedroom and the walls… Full Review ▶

08/31/10
Resident

Audubon Place has stressed me totally out. 4 months left before my lease is over. I can't wait. I hate Cheryl Cook, she's such a lyer on everything. Patrick is no better, he's another lyer. He promises you repairs, but never… Full Review ▶

08/26/10
Resident

This place really sucks. The leasing agent Tim Barker is a shyster. He shows off apartments that you'll never move in to. He became friends with me, we got drunk and he told me that he was part Irish and that… Full Review ▶

08/19/10
Prospective Resident

Let me tell you, all these reviews you read are TRULY correct to the tee. I was going to move here until all the reviews I read became a reality. For one, the move in date was 6 days late into… Full Review ▶

05/13/10
Resident

I reside in the Audubon Community located at ‎216 Branch Brook Drive, Belleville, NJ 07109. When I came in to inquire about leasing my apartment 3 months ago, I was given a tour of a model home and was assured that… Full Review ▶

04/14/10
Resident

I lived in this place for only 2 months..thank God i had to move out bcoz of work.But i suffered a lot in just two months.The place is dingy, apartments are falling apart, no maintenance at all. There was even a… Full Review ▶

01/21/10
Resident

I highly recommend anyone looking for a place to stay away from Adubon. Living here has been very unpleasant. I've experienced power loss, no water, and no heat numerous times since I've been here. Management seems to always take their time… Full Review ▶

12/28/09
Resident

I moved out in January 2012 after 4 1/2 years there and it was bad from Day 1. They don't fix anything and they will ruin your credit score and that is the reason why many former tenants have a hard… Full Review ▶

12/15/09
Resident

Horrible management there. They don't care about tenants at all, only they care is the rent. I've moved out for more than two months and I still haven't get my security deposit back. I'm gonna sue them today. Full Review ▶

11/11/09
Prospective Resident

Read all he comments below. If you move here or to their other property @ 380-402 Mt. Prospect Avenue in Newark, YOU ARE A DAMN IDIOT! Full Review ▶

10/18/09
Resident

This is a horrible place to live, I would not recommended to no one, the apartments are horrible they dont fix anything and the animals are out of control there, you have squirrels, possums, and skunks walking around the property like… Full Review ▶

08/19/09
Resident

VERY poor experience moving in, mostly due to poor management. Things improved slightly after that, but not nearly enough to account for the rent charged. "Newly Renovated" is code for some new tile in the hallway kitchen, and carpet. The heating… Full Review ▶

08/07/09
Resident

I am very close to the end of my lease and cannot wait! Management only cares about their rent, especially now since they have so many empty apartments. This place is certainly not worth the rent they charge! The day that… Full Review ▶

07/31/09
Resident

Since Leslie was fired they hired Cynthia Gainous as new property manager. She is ok but snippy if your late with your rent, and will not let maintenance fix anything in your apartment. My kitchen still gets flooded when it rains… Full Review ▶

05/28/09
Resident

Worst apartment complex I have ever resided in! The maintenance staff are useless. If they actually arrive at your apartment its weeks later then the problem and then they arrive without tools and just look dumbfounded with the problem on hand.… Full Review ▶

05/08/09
Resident

i moved out from the property last December and i still did not get my security deposit. it's really not nice. nobody from the office is helpful about the situation. Full Review ▶

04/14/09
Resident

Im giving an honest review. start with parking, you will always get a spot just you are on a curfew dont go out all night and party i do once a month and have to park 2 blocks away and after… Full Review ▶

04/06/09
Resident

Lets start off that i'm a facilitys manager for over 12years and have not seen the crap that i've seen here in any of my years but, don't pay the rent late cause this so called management will charge you $50… Full Review ▶

03/24/09
Resident

I am waiting for my lease to end so that I can move out of here. The walls are paper thin. Management is horrible. Maintenace is horrible. They half painted my apartment on the same day that I was scheduled to… Full Review ▶

02/21/09
Resident

Mice, mice, mice! Can someone explain why I have so many mice. I keep a clean apartment. The management here sucks, parking sucks.This place looks nothing like the model they show you. Everything in the apartment is batched up, no one… Full Review ▶

12/11/08
Resident

When i read the reviews i was skeptical, but after moving in i wasnt disappointed as bad as i thought. The 1BR apt are cozy enough for a couple and a dog (just like me). this is the first time having… Full Review ▶

11/20/08
Resident

Living in these apartments were the wost experience of our lives.No parking space,small room,no closet space,no heat,no windows,no kichen vent..... Manager Lasely and her receptionist are so rude...we have left the apartmant around 3 months ago and we did not get… Full Review ▶

11/05/08
Resident

This is by far the worst managed apartments. Nobody cleans outdoors, repairs anything indoors and gives a damn to resident's issues. Since winter I have been burning inside my home due to the heating system. I am not joking, its just… Full Review ▶

09/12/08
Resident

its cheap but nt that cheap.. i cant let my 3 yr old play outside because there are like 7 or 8 squirells in front yard .... and abt back yard there are so many other small small bugs mosquitos ...… Full Review ▶

09/02/08
Resident

A simply NO NO NO, if you want a peace ( ugh piece) of mind. Do not talk to the Manager, she never talks to anybody with a straight face. She is nasty, she is not friendly. She will not give… Full Review ▶

06/16/08
Resident

I live here now and the people running the place are backwards. I have never had a pest problem anywhere in my life. Until I moved here. Random animals move in and out of my attic. Now I have mice in… Full Review ▶

03/25/08
Resident

I have lived here for three years and am thankfully moving out very soon. The management has changed frequently since I moved in. They are a little better than when I first moved in, but they are unorganized and the left… Full Review ▶

01/23/08
Resident

I lived here a couple of years back and let me tell you, When someone makes a complaint magically Mr. Anonymous always have something " positive" to say about this hell hole called Audubon Place. This place is just one step… Full Review ▶

01/23/08
Resident

The rent is managable, 925 for a 500 sq feet 1 BR apt, located 10 miles from Jersey city and NY city. Not a bad deal. The apts are carpeted and they renovate the kitchen with a new dishwasher, a fridge… Full Review ▶

10/11/07
Resident

The below mentioned has some great points, but I ended up getting an exterminator (same guy they sent you) several years back and it was environmentally safe. My husband, myself and pets left the house for 3 hours and all plants… Full Review ▶

10/09/07
Resident

I can't find the original review. I deleted it accidentally attempting to respond to the person that responded to my review: Although they believe I live in a bubble. I do not. I pay rent and expect the property management to… Full Review ▶

07/05/07
Resident

Well, we got off to a bad start in this apartment. The week of severe flooding in Northern, N.J. we called PSE&G to have our power turned on. PSE&G never showed up when they promised and when we finally did get… Full Review ▶

06/18/07
Resident

The new manager for the property is doing a better job maintaing our community and is very willing to accomadate all our needs. Please take time to meet with him. Full Review ▶

06/14/07
Resident

I can definitely say that the bad outweighs the good for me at Audobon Place and I am looking to move as soon as I can. First, the model that I saw is NOT the 1 bedroom apt in which I… Full Review ▶

06/11/07
Resident

This apartment complex was about the 15th one that I looked that before I had decided to go with it. I will give both pros and cons of the place that maybe you won't get from a rental tour. I currently… Full Review ▶

06/07/07
Resident

I have been at this community for almost a year now. I truly enjoy living here. I remember the community before Audubon Communities took over. The place look like the slums. Gangs, drugs, and a whole lot other riff-raff was taking… Full Review ▶

03/01/07
Resident

My fiancee and I are thinking of renting a 2 bedroom this coming May at Audubon. We went to go view the apt yesterday & the model they showed us looked very nice. I quite sure there's a downside to all… Full Review ▶

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