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River Oaks Apartments

2299 River Oaks Drive, Columbus, OH 43228
58%
108
Reviews
58%
% Recommended
56%
City Average
10/01/14
Resident

I just moved in a few months ago and it already feels like home. My apartment is clean and comfortable. I requested a few maintenance fixes right after I moved in, and the maintenance staff was very prompt and courteous with… Full Review ▶

10/01/14
Resident

I just moved here in August. I love the apartments! They are up to date and very spacious. The grounds are also nice and quite. Maintenance so far has been quick to fix things. I can never hear the people above… Full Review ▶

09/30/14
Resident

This is my second year living here and I love it! The community is very friendly. The maintenance crew is very helpful and fast. The office workers are also very friendly and willing to help with anything. The apartments are very… Full Review ▶

09/23/14
Resident

We moved in about 2 months ago and this has, by far, been the best living experience we have had. The maintenance crew is great, always quick with the fixes, professional, and very friendly. The office staff is equally wonderful, they… Full Review ▶

09/05/14
Resident

I just moved in 3-4 weeks ago. So far, I've had a very positive experience. The leasing staff were very helpful and made sure that they put in some maintenance orders for things that they saw when I finally got the… Full Review ▶

08/23/14
Resident

Oh, sure. The office staff is pretty and they're nice up front but they're all judgemental. I was sitting at one of their desks (lets call her Sally) signing my lease when someone called about a broken air conditioner. Through the… Full Review ▶

08/11/14
Resident

Nice spacious apartments that offer everything you need and more. The living area is plenty big, with a nice open kitchen and laundry room. The staff is also extremely kind, and more than happy to help when needed. I recommend River… Full Review ▶

07/15/14
Resident

Make sure you budget for another almost $200 for utilities alone (water, sewage, trash, common electric, pest control). That is completely absurd!!!! I lived in Runaway Bay before moving here, and the utilities were a max of $25 each month. I… Full Review ▶

07/07/14
Resident

I have newly moved into the River Oaks Apartments but the staff is very helpful and friendly. The grounds are clean and safe for my dog to play. Full Review ▶

07/01/14
Resident

I absolutely love this place. I'm in love with the area, and it's so refreshing to have such helpful staff and maintenance workers. Everyone is so nice and the grounds are beautiful. It's great to not have to drive all the… Full Review ▶

04/04/14
Resident

I just moved in one week ago. I was very impressed at the professionalism and expedient service I was given as I literally had 2-3 weeks to secure an apartment. Staff paid attention to my needs as a future tenant and… Full Review ▶

04/02/14
Resident

Looks like another round of positive reviews for River Oaks, so let's look at some facts about this "luxury" apartment community. 1) Want to pay your rent online? No problem! That'll be a $16.99 processing fee, paid each time you submit… Full Review ▶

04/02/14
Resident

We wanted to upgrade from a typical apartment and that's what we got moving to River Oaks. Plenty of space especially in the three bedroom apartments, well managed and clean facility, and the appliances are new and work perfectly at move-in… Full Review ▶

03/31/14
Resident

I have lived at River Oaks for more than three (3) years now, and I have just renewed for another year. I have been at the property through several changes in ownership/management, and the property continually improves. With an ideal location,… Full Review ▶

03/10/14
Resident

I have lived at River Oaks a year and a half and just renewed my lease for another year. My experience here has been really good. I love my apartment with the new appliances and wood-burning fireplace. Also, the location is… Full Review ▶

03/09/14
Resident

My husband and I have never had any problems at River Oaks - the few times we had maintenance requests, they were addressed within 24 hours. The community is very pet friendly (2 dog limit) and the pet rent is reasonable.… Full Review ▶

03/09/14
Resident

We have lived at River Oaks for approximately 6 months and recently renewed our lease for an additional year. The newly updated units, price, and location were all big selling points for us. The front office staff is kind and accommodating.… Full Review ▶

03/06/14
Resident

I've lived here for almost a year and would highly recommend this apartment complex to any of my friends. The property includes a gym, pool, updated units with washer and dryer, and ample parking. Maintenance requests are completed in reasonable timeframe.… Full Review ▶

03/06/14
Resident

I'm relatively new to River Oaks and am for the most part satisfied. It generally has everything I wanted - tall ceilings, actually laundry room, my own bathroom and walk-in closet. I like that my appliances were new, the carpet was… Full Review ▶

03/01/14
Resident

My husband and I have lived at river oaks for just over a year now. We were new to the area and the complex originally attracted us because of the security gate,the fact that it had the word "luxury" in the… Full Review ▶

03/01/14
Resident

I've lived here since Oct. they have NEVER done my punch list there are leaks all the time. I have had 3 leaks in my unit. This last week I had a leak for 3 days and ruined the walls and… Full Review ▶

12/19/13
Resident

The only good things I have to say about River Oaks are about the apartments themselves. I love all the natural light from the big windows and the high ceilings make our small one bedroom apartment feel a little more spacious.… Full Review ▶

10/03/13
Resident

I have lived at River Oaks for 1.5 years. I like it for the most part. The apartments are spacious and I like the high ceilings. Maintenance is usually pretty good about coming out withing 42 hours of your request. My… Full Review ▶

09/30/13
Resident

Notice how all of the good reviews are from 1-2 days within each other each and every time? Yeah, that's because it's the property management company doing the writing. And they are full of crap. Everything, and I mean everything, is… Full Review ▶

09/30/13
Resident

I've lived in River Oaks for two lease terms now and absolutely love it. It's a gated community with the quarry at the back so as a young female that lives alone, I feel very safe. After my first lease term… Full Review ▶

09/04/13
Resident

I've lived at River Oaks for almost 7 years and I love it! The staff treats my guests and me extremely well and I feel good about all of them. Maintenance folk are very, very good at taking care of any… Full Review ▶

08/27/13
Resident

Absolutely Horrible. The original owners were a lot nicer but the company that has since purchased the property has been absolutely horrible. Sure they fixed the outside of the buildings but not the insides (Until after you moved out or agree… Full Review ▶

08/22/13
Resident

I debated on leaving a review as most of my opinions are already present on this site but I want to tell my story and hopefully someone finds it useful. I was rather excited to move in to this apartment complex… Full Review ▶

08/14/13
Resident

Horrible! The Connor group strikes again. I've lived in a Connor group property 3 times now, arbors @ watermark, meridian and now here river oaks. Each time they try to get me with some stupid move out fees and I never… Full Review ▶

08/04/13
Resident

I've been a resident for 2 years and 9 months. This was once a wonderful place to live. It s now owned by The Connor Group, a property INVESTMENT company. The pictures show some of the mess and damage from recent… Full Review ▶

07/31/13
Resident

Relatively good apartment style living. Full Review ▶

07/31/13
Resident

This place is great! The updated features in the apartment are great and I LOVE having my own washer and dryer. My favorite part of the apartment is all of the natural light that comes in to the apartment. I am… Full Review ▶

07/31/13
Resident

Just moved into River Oaks Apartments a month ago. It seems like a nice place to live so far. The complex is mostly made up of young professionals. I have no complaints other than a delay in completing the work orders… Full Review ▶

07/31/13
Resident

Great apartment complex, one of the better Connor group properties. -------, the leasing agent we dealt with, was extremely friendly and helpful, and got us accommodated quickly. About 3 weeks into our lease, and everything has been great. Kitchen aplliances are… Full Review ▶

07/30/13
Resident

I moved in recently and the apartment was completely newly renovated. New carpet and appliances, nice gym and pool area. The staff has been very nice so far and I haven't had any issues with management. As long as things continue… Full Review ▶

07/30/13
Resident

We just moved in, the maintenance was very attentive and helpful. The amenities are amazing (pool has great furniture, grill and clean, gym has all equipment I will ever need and tanning is a plus!) It is a very well kept… Full Review ▶

07/30/13
Resident

I have been living at River Oaks for a couple months and have no complaints. This is a quiet, safe complex, which is exactly what I was looking for. As a professional student at Ohio State, I am thankful for the… Full Review ▶

05/31/13
Resident

I have lived here for 3 years. The first 2 were great, and then Connor group bought the property and ruined the value. The cost per month for my 1-BR increased from 650 to an unreasonable 850 practically overnight without any… Full Review ▶

05/31/13
Resident

I have been living in River Oaks Apts since October 2011. Since I have lived here, my rent has gone up over $300 a month since the Conner group took over. While the office staff is nice and attentive to requests,… Full Review ▶

05/17/13
Resident

This apartment is terrible. Actually I have lived this apartment three years, and recently The Connor Group bought this property. I haven't had any complain before they bought this property. The Connor Group is notorious for expensive apartment and not giving… Full Review ▶

04/30/13
Resident

I moved into River Oaks on March 1st, 2013 and have been more than pleased with my stay. I live in a one bedroom unit that has been fully renovated with brand new carpet, paint, cabinets, counter-tops, washer, dryer, fridge, oven… Full Review ▶

04/30/13
Resident

Been living here for a few years. New ownership/management has done WONDERS to improve the place. Painting exterior, upgrades to appliances and flooring inside, new gate, better upkeep of the premises. Light years ahead of where it was when I moved… Full Review ▶

04/30/13
Resident

I have lived in 7 different places in 8 years, River Oaks is the first I have decided to stay in longer than 12 months. Full Review ▶

03/13/13
Resident

When I moved in last year, the place was not a move-in ready condition. the washer and dryer room floor were all ripped and wet, carpet was so old, toilet was leaking and bathroom floor was stained from that and they… Full Review ▶

03/13/13
Resident

This is my second apartment I have ever leased and I am very happy with my choice! The floor plans are spacious and the walk-in closets are fantastic! I love all the upgrades and am thankful that the washer and dryer… Full Review ▶

03/07/13
Resident

Ok, here's how I see it. I recently moved in. I have no clue how the "old" management ran things, all I can do is talk about how things are ran now. From my perspective, the management is doing a good… Full Review ▶

03/03/13
Resident

I left the apartment with one month left in my lease because how terrible this place really is! I advise everyone to read the reviews because it is definitely reality! The staff is terrible, it's like pulling teeth to get maintenance… Full Review ▶

03/02/13
Resident

Counting down the days until my lease is up!! I moved in 7 months before the Connor Group took over and at that time this place was an average apartment complex. I never really had any issues or concerns and the… Full Review ▶

02/14/13
Resident

The original owners were absolutely great. With this transition it has been nothing but downhill. I have had a maintenance request in for over a month and it has yet to be fixed. My two bedroom apartment is very poorly insulated… Full Review ▶

12/18/12
Resident

I am sad to leave my apartment after more than 2 years living here. I have never written a review for an apartment before but after my experience with the new management, The Connor Group, I feel that I have no… Full Review ▶

10/24/12
Resident

Until recently my rent was 600.00 a month flat with the water/sewage and pet included. Now, my rent was raised to 750.00 a month with the pet fee add on top of that and now I pay extra for water and… Full Review ▶

10/23/12
Resident

new company wants to say this is a luxaury place ... they paint and re-roof the place put in new applainces and then raise rent an avg200.00 a month. i am moving this place is not worth the money they want.… Full Review ▶

10/08/12
Resident

Yea this place sucks!! Don't move here, the new management raised my rent 300.00 so I had to move out. The prices used to be fair and now they are pretending to be running a special on new prices that are… Full Review ▶

10/08/12
Resident

Overall pretty good apartment. Large size rooms with high 9' tall ceilings. I have lived in the apartment for a little over three months and have not had any issues. Upon my move in, Maintenance fixed the issues that I called… Full Review ▶

10/04/12
Resident

I have lived here at River Oaks for almost 6 months... Since the new staff has taken over I can tell they are trying to make it a nicer and better place to live. The old staff was horrible and did… Full Review ▶

10/02/12
Resident

I have lived here for almost a year. the previous office staff was horrible. the maitenance was ok. they did tell me i would have no waterbill to pay if i moved in by a certain date. they lied. found out… Full Review ▶

10/02/12
Resident

Ok so first when I get on here to post review, looks like the management has posted a few reviews posting as TENANTS! Please review and judge for yourself. What a joke. Anything to fool people.This place is awful, not so… Full Review ▶

10/01/12
Resident

So all the sudden River Oaks gets 3 fantastic reviews and all of them are today?? I think not! No fake reviews by River Oaks management will help unless they get their problems under control. They continue to have a rash… Full Review ▶

10/01/12
Resident

Like most renters, I was nervous before I moved in a few weeks ago that the unit would be nothing like the model but I was so surprised when I saw that it was. Being a young female, safety was a… Full Review ▶

10/01/12
Resident

I moved in to River Oaks in May and am very happy living there! I only had to put up with the old management for a short time (thank goodness). The new management and staff are super nice and helpful. My… Full Review ▶

08/06/12
Resident

New management (again)... same old problems. I have been a resident here for over 3yrs now and once my lease it done in 6 months, I am so out of here. Not only is the apartment staff unfriendly and borderline worthless… Full Review ▶

07/18/12
Resident

All I can say is that the new staff is a 100% improvement. I no longer feel like I'm bothering them when I have a question or a package to pick up. I'm so glad it was bought by another company!… Full Review ▶

03/15/12
Resident

we lived at River Oaks for two years. at first everything was great, but we did notice management kept changing over and over again. the maintenance was very friendly but we felt bad for them because they were clearly UNDERSTAFFED and… Full Review ▶

12/28/11
Prospective Resident

I hear you on the complaints. I do not work with the managment company or anyone affiliated with The Olentangy Commons. I have my own non-profit, The Center for Juducual Equality & Reform. Amongst other things that we do, we are… Full Review ▶

11/25/11
Resident

I lived there for one year and couldn't take anymore. The office staff is horrible, in particular, this one girl who looks like she is still a student and yet her condescending tone and demeanor will instantly ruin your mood. The… Full Review ▶

10/25/11
Prospective Resident

Beware of River Oaks, lost deposit because I fell for the line that these apartments are in high demand! Management considers filthy bathrooms, kitchen and soaking wet carpet move in ready! Also, lots of standing water outside next to the patio.… Full Review ▶

07/25/11
Resident

The woman who works in the office is extremely condescending. The complex itself is not awful, but they began pricing themselves after the Quarry and other places that are much nicer, cleaner, and well-developed than this place. When I attempted to… Full Review ▶

06/01/11
Resident

I moved in during the Summer of 2010 - just after the new management. So far everything has really been pretty good. The very few maintenance issues I have had were fixed the same day - parking is fine, they just… Full Review ▶

04/13/10
Resident

I have lived at River Oaks for 4 years now. I suffered through the ---------- management quietly, but annoyed. The new manager is awesome! I am pretty sure he used to be one of the maintenance men here and he has… Full Review ▶

11/08/09
Resident

I did not experience any problems with maintenance and generally enjoyed living at River Oaks. I had a third floor apartment and did not experience any noise (well not enough to complain about), although I once had a neighbor who occasionally… Full Review ▶

08/19/09
Resident

Please believe all the negative reports you read on here. Unless your apartment is perfect when you move in and you make absolutely no messes, you will have a HORRIBLE experience. Problems will not be fixed, the staff will make excuses,… Full Review ▶

01/29/09
Resident

I lived at River Oaks apartments for a year with my boyfriend and it was an extremely negative experience from start to finish, including for several months after we moved out. The property is poorly managed by a rude person. Our… Full Review ▶

01/27/09
Resident

This place could be a great place to live if ---- were not in charge. The buildings are decent for the price you pay and the landscaping used to be very nice... but since ----, landscaping and grounds stay a mess,… Full Review ▶

01/04/09
Resident

This complex couldn't be any worse. The ceiling/floors are extremely thin, so that every step your upstairs neighbor takes reverberates through the apartment. The pool and workout rooms are in constant disrepair. The grounds are constantly covered in dog poop, because… Full Review ▶

12/02/08
Resident

Ever since Avalon Oaks bought this place it has become a dump! Lights have been burnt out for months. The landscaping is a joke. Nothing is ever fixed and the office is never open during posted business hours. The manager ----… Full Review ▶

12/02/08
Resident

I have lived here for 7 months and the only thing that is keeping me here is my lease. I put a work order in the second week i moved here to get the things fixed that was messed up and… Full Review ▶

10/27/08
Resident

This place is falling apart. There is garbage all over the place. The landscaping is nonexistent and the office staff does nothing. If you need a repair done in your apartment it will never get done no matter how many times… Full Review ▶

10/10/08
Resident

River Oaks owned by Avalon Oaks is the worst place I have ever lived. The office staff is the rudest staff I have ever met. They do absolutely nothing and are never there and never answer the phone. There in trash… Full Review ▶

09/18/08
Resident

I recently moved out of River Oaks because the Manager ---------- and his staff have turned the apartment complex into a dump. There is trash everywhere, the grass is never cut, there is zero landscaping and weeds have taken over the… Full Review ▶

09/17/08
Resident

Mr. Manager... You keep wondering why everyone is posting anonymously. Why in the world would anyone post their name? So you can find some reason to evict us for complaining? On another post you mentioned that the law does not say… Full Review ▶

09/08/08
Resident

Do NOT Live here!!!! The management and staff REFUSE to fix the lights that have been burnt out for at least six months. Numerous cars have been broken into because off this. The grass hasn't been cut all summer and there… Full Review ▶

08/08/08
Resident

My roomate and I lived at River Oaks for 3 years. We finally moved out last month. We really enjoyed living there during our first year; under the old management. The employees who currently work in the main office seem uninterested… Full Review ▶

05/01/08
Resident

do not trust a word that comes out of this guys mouth, he will tell you whatever it takes get his desired outcome. i have lived here 4 years and never once been late on my payment, one month i paid… Full Review ▶

02/19/08
Resident

I lived at River Oaks for three years and just recently moved out. Every year the grounds and the management became worse. I had several friends that lived there and I believe as of April we will all have moved out… Full Review ▶

02/03/08
Resident

I have lived here for years and I am moving out as soon as I can! I have been here through several management changes and it only gets worse every time. The property manager is very rude and arrogant, and his… Full Review ▶

01/30/08
Resident

I live at River Oaks Apartments. They do not respond to maint. request! I called in a request weeks ago and they still have yet been to my apartment! The maint. man is really nice, but the management suckssssss! ---- and… Full Review ▶

12/04/07
Resident

This review is in response to riveroaksmnger's response to the review: Read about this Dump! and others I have read. I have been with River Oaks Apartments for awhile now, and have been familiar with the complex under both management staffs.… Full Review ▶

11/13/07
Resident

I too have lived in the apartment complex before and then I came back to a hell hole. The maintenance are lazy ---'s. I have sent at least 5 services request in one month and they have yet o fulfill one… Full Review ▶

11/05/07
Resident

I have lived at this community for just under 3 years and have seen it go down the tubes with recent management changes. The staff, especially the comminity manager is RUDE, unresponsive and have NO bussiness in the customer service industry!… Full Review ▶

10/16/07
Resident

Overall I have been happy living at River Oaks. I am not planning to renew my lease though due to the sudden increase of $65 for my little 500 and something sq. ft. apartment. It's not worth it. I have had… Full Review ▶

07/15/07
Resident

I lived at river oaks for a year. when I first moved in, they had told me that the management had just changed. When i put the security deposit down, the management had given me an address for my new apartment,… Full Review ▶

04/05/07
Resident

I have lived at River Oaks for almost a year now and am going to renew my lease for another year. I am a very picky person and this complex suits me just fine. The apartment was very clean when I… Full Review ▶

03/27/07
Resident

unfortunately, this apartment complex has gone downhill. we've lived here for over a year and we started out under different management. the new management doesn't treat people with respect and is very unprofessional. the grounds are a mess and no one… Full Review ▶

03/20/07
Resident

I lived at River Oaks for nearly a year and although the actual apartments are pretty nice the staff and management is awful!!! When I first moved into to River Oaks the management company seemed to be taking care of the… Full Review ▶

06/28/06
Resident

I lived in River Oaks for about 3 years. When I first moved in everything was great. I had a good price on my rent and the complex was still fairly new, staff was friendly etc. Then about a year later… Full Review ▶

06/06/06
Resident

I moved into River Oaks in Oct. My friend recommended it to me. I loved the large spaces, easy commute to downtown, and the reasonable rates. I have never had problems with the maitenance. I felt extremely safe there, until a… Full Review ▶

05/03/06
Resident

pros
-relatively new, modern apartments with decent floorplans
-convenient access to 270, 670, downtown, osu
-rates rather low especially for the area compared to marble cliff and the quarry but definitely not luxury apartments

cons
-walls and floors are paper paper paper thin - be prepared… Full Review ▶

02/15/06
Resident

Dirty and Noisy
If it isn't the train that keeps you awake it is the quarry noise. I fear that the water was vary bad and developed a number of mold issues with the water. Full Review ▶

01/27/06
Resident

I have lived in a one bedroom apartment here for over a year. I was shocked by the negative reviews I found on this site. The staff (especiallly Suzy) has always been very friendly and professional. I have had one maintenance… Full Review ▶

11/11/05
Resident

I lived here and just found this site via a friend. I am shocked at the response the last 2 post must be from the office staff. All I can say like the past post, Shot up my rental rate when… Full Review ▶

11/02/05
Resident

I have lived in River Oaks for about six months. The loaction is great and the rates are very resonable compared to Marble Cliff and the Quarry that are just down the road. My apartment is good-sized and very nice inside.… Full Review ▶

10/29/05
Resident

I have lived in River Oaks for almost 2.5 years now. I've had a good experience overall. They just got an entirely new maintenance staff, but they seem to actually be slower than the old staff (which was extremely fast-- like… Full Review ▶

09/24/05
Resident

THE LAST COMMENT WITH A 4.0 RATING WAS BY AN OFFICE STAFF LOOK AT TO REPONSES DOWN, THEY MADE A COMMENT AND THEN POSTED ALMOST THE SAME THING FROM A TENANT..GIVE ME A BREAK..again CON ARTIST!!!!


I HAD A BAD EXPERIANCE WITH… Full Review ▶

09/19/05
Resident

River Oaks Community is very wonderful. The new staff is making lots of changes. They have a new parking lot. They starting sending community newsletters and having community. Full Review ▶

05/20/05
Resident

My experience here has been a nightmare. Management and maintenance have been extremely rude and arguementative. There have been many maintanance issues which were brought up to both management and maintanance, however, nothing was ever done regarding our concerns. Noisy apartments,… Full Review ▶

05/19/05
Resident

I have lived in numerous apartments since moving to Columbus in 1998 and have never had such a horrible apartment renting experience. I have lived in a two bedroom apartment since July of 2004 and cannot wait to leave. Only two… Full Review ▶

04/30/05
Resident

My husband and I researched apartments in the Cloumbus area due to a transfer. After using THIS web site and others we narrowed it down to a few. Our first impression was, WOW what a great staff(we had delt with ------).
We… Full Review ▶

02/11/05
Resident

I have lived here for a year now and I like it here.
the apts are big and quiet. the place is great for dogs (especially big ones) with lots of open spaces. lots of police officers live here and the… Full Review ▶

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