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Briarwood Apartments

679 Waupelani Drive # A, State College, PA 16801
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09/29/14
Verified Resident

The staff are very friendly. Community is pretty quiet and clean. Rent is reasonable for age of apartments. Some things (i.e. carpets, cabinets, kitchen floor, shower walls) could use replacement due to age. Oven, dishwasher, and garbage disposal in good shape.… Full Review ▶

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09/15/14
Verified Resident

So far we've had problems with the maintenance people and the pipes in the apartment. This past time though was very nice. The service was prompt and they took care of the problem. I'm very happy with the service and apartment… Full Review ▶

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09/09/14
Verified Resident

The staff are extremely friendly and well organized and the location and apartment complex are clean, well maintained, and cozy. It's different than many apartments around here; you can paint your rooms, they allow pets, and the property is beautiful (there… Full Review ▶

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09/08/14
Verified Resident

They sent me the wrong address so when I forwarded my mail who knows where it went property is very over priced and pet fees make it even more expensive. But studio is spacious and dog parks are nice. Great walking… Full Review ▶

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09/08/14
Verified Resident

The leasing office staffs are nice and helpful. maintenance people are professional and efficient. Good place to stay. But the third floor bathroom is really small and low. cant stand straight when taking shower. the storage space on the third floor… Full Review ▶

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09/08/14
Verified Resident

Briarwood definitely has their ---- together. Maintenance requests are generally done fast and properly. The units themselves have taken a bit of a beating over the years, but they're clearly solid. I mostly hate how much you have to spend to… Full Review ▶

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09/03/14
Verified Resident

The location of, and view from my third floor apartment are hard to beat. And that's good because I wasn't pleased with the condition of the place when I moved in: grime on kitchen cabinets, bugs, the pilot light in the… Full Review ▶

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09/02/14
Verified Resident

I'm quite satisfied with the maintenance that we've received thus far. Our only real maintenance request was to fix our kitchen sink. The technician had arrived at our front door before we had even walked the two doors from the office… Full Review ▶

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08/20/14
Verified Resident

So far good had some problems with some maintenance stuff but was fixed fast . It's a nice place to live quiet and pretty . Convenient location near the supermarket and recreational areas . Staff and maintenance staff is nice and… Full Review ▶

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08/18/14
Verified Resident

This is a very nice community. It's very quiet, and the staff is very friendly and professional. Although the apartments are old, they are still very clean and well looked-after. Members of the community with pets are pretty responsible with their… Full Review ▶

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08/16/14
Verified Resident

The building and area are very quiet. The bus stop is located right in front of the building whuch is very convenient. The inside and outside buildings are well kept and are clean. Maintenance responds to any concerns or issues that… Full Review ▶

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08/15/14
Verified Resident

My experience has been very good. The apartment was clean and ready on my move in day. The staff was well prepared and made move-in easy as the paperwork was ready for me to sign and my keys were ready. The… Full Review ▶

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08/14/14
Verified Resident

Very helpful community, the buildings are a little old, but they do a very good job at keeping it clean for those who freshly move in. Also located very conveniently next to some restaurants and a Weiss super market. And if… Full Review ▶

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08/13/14
Verified Resident

Large apartment for a reasonable price. Can actually fit me and two other people. Pet friendly is a plus since this is so rare in State College. The community areas are nice and well maintained. The parking situation is not the… Full Review ▶

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08/12/14
Verified Resident

The neighborhood is nice and quiet, which is a commodity in a large college town such as State College. I am so happy with our apartment: it's spacious, clean, and well-maintained. Everyone in the main office is incredibly friendly and maintenance… Full Review ▶

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08/11/14
Verified Resident

I dealt mainly with Allison in the office. She was very friendly and helpful. She was patient with us and let us change our minds several times about what style apartment we wanted even after putting in a deposit and signing… Full Review ▶

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08/11/14
Verified Resident

Friendly staff and quiet community. Could have been cleaner upon move-in, but staff responded quickly to our concerns. The community is close to campus and downtown and convenient. It's pet-friendly and the grounds are clean and landscaped well. Full Review ▶

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07/21/14
Verified Resident

So far, I like that it's dog-friendly and that the staff responds quickly to maintenance requests. The laundry facilities are very convenient and affordable too. I wish parking wasn't so strick- it makes it hard to have impromptu gatherings with friends.… Full Review ▶

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07/11/14
Verified Resident

Great location! Good price. Nice mix of residents - families, grad students, professionals and students. Very quiet. Pet friendly along with dog run. Catabus stop right outside building that runs downtown and Campus every 15 minutes...........................!!! Full Review ▶

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06/20/14
Verified Resident

The Briarwood community is located in a convenient location, as the nearest supermarket is only a 10 minute walk away and arriving at the nearest bus stop takes a little over a minute. I have not experienced any loud/disturbing neighbors, and… Full Review ▶

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05/28/14
Verified Resident

Briarwood is a nice place to live. The common areas are well lite and clean. The laundry facilities are new and work well. The staff is friendly and cooperative. Maintence responds to requests promptly and efficiently. The apartments themselves need some… Full Review ▶

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05/22/14
Verified Resident

I enjoy that I have neighbors that are all in different seasons of life. The staff do a good job at reaching out to promote unity in our community with block parties and other events. The office staff are full of… Full Review ▶

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04/30/14
Verified Resident

I was surprised by how big the apartment was when I first saw it. It was a little messy when we came in, but after a good cleaning it looks great! The staff is very nice here and responds in a… Full Review ▶

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04/27/14
Verified Resident

The staff. It's all about the staff. Both the office and maintenance staff respond quickly and have resolved all issues I have raised. For this alone I would be very hesitant to leave and live elsewhere. Beyond that, the convenience of… Full Review ▶

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04/24/14
Verified Resident

Been here a year and just signed a renewal for next year. Very happy with the professionalism of the Leasing office ladies and the maintenance staff. The free heat is an excellent deal especially for the winters that can sometimes be… Full Review ▶

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04/09/14
Verified Resident

It's very nice and friendly. The community has a very safe feel and gives me piece of mind. Maintenance is very prompt and courteous. The staff in the office are very personable and helpful. My only complaint is that many dog… Full Review ▶

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04/04/14
Verified Resident

This apartment complex is very organized and on top of anything that the residents request. Location is not very close to campus but I think that the quality of the apartment you receive is worth it. Also I'm allowed to have… Full Review ▶

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04/02/14
Verified Resident

I have enjoyed the Briarwood community and am especially happy with the service provided by maintenance and office staff. The office staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Also, any time we request maintenance, service is provided very quickly and efficiently. Full Review ▶

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03/25/14
Verified Resident

The customer service is pretty good. Especially, the parking lot snow clearance is great. However, it would be better if the house condition are newer. One thing is not good is that the noise prevenion is not good. I could hear… Full Review ▶

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03/04/14
Verified Resident

Very positive experience so far. It is a very safe community and appearance is clean. The snow removal and cleaning of the sidewalks and parking lots is very quick/prompt. The front office personnel is always very friendly and ready to help.… Full Review ▶

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02/28/14
Verified Resident

The staff is very friendly and does a very good job of connecting with the residents. Communication is excellent as well. The maintenance crew is very prompt and makes sure that you understand what they are going to be doing. It… Full Review ▶

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02/25/14
Verified Resident

I love how homie this community is and how nice the ladies are that work in the office. I do wish that there was a designated visitor parking lot instead of having to get parking passes for people who are visiting.… Full Review ▶

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02/25/14
Verified Resident

Brairwood apartment is a better place to live. There are great neighborhood around. Market is near. Cata bus is available frequently. Staffs are awesome. And if we need any maintenance staff responds very quickly to our request. overall I enjoyed living… Full Review ▶

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02/25/14
Verified Resident

nice apartment complex, convenient location, friendly staff may be a little overpriced, but no additional fee for parking and some may benefit by proximity of YMCA and its special discount for renters. Parking policy is strongly reinforced, your visitors are supposed… Full Review ▶

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02/21/14
Verified Resident

It's a nice apartment, with a great location. Very pet friendly, which is very important to me. There is a friendly staff. Although, I can't say the apartment is kept up. maintenance does as little as possible, and is very slow… Full Review ▶

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02/19/14
Verified Resident

I love the apartment I am at. Though I feel that the maintenance could do a better job with snow removal and promptness for the jobs that need done. And the leasing management could be a little more together and professional… Full Review ▶

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02/19/14
Verified Resident

Found apartment that suited our needs, in terms of size. The grounds are nicely maintained. Office (and maintenance) staff are very professional. Noise from upstairs neighbor (heavy footsteps on floor) is only complaint. Parking is good. Full Review ▶

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02/19/14
Verified Resident

I have enjoyed my stay at Briarwood, though I have had many problems with upstairs neighbors and maintenance. However, when things do break, the maintenance staff is usually very prompt about fixing them. The office staff is friendly and helpful. Full Review ▶

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02/19/14
Verified Resident

Maintenance in common areas like parking lots & sidewalks seems to be a problem but staff sending emails about fees due that same month is ok. Locked out on the 6th & it was going to be marked as a late… Full Review ▶

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02/19/14
Verified Resident

Briarwood is a nice residential community, with excellent leasing and maintenance staff. The staff is always responsive to our needs. We feel that we get great value from our apartment. And the fact that the utilities are almost all paid by… Full Review ▶

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02/05/14
Verified Resident

nice community, but with noise problem. We have complained a lot, but the manager seems have no good way to solve it. We cannot rest well here, nor focus on our work or study. The units of apartment which are on… Full Review ▶

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02/05/14
Verified Resident

I have not had any big problems so far. I do wish that the finishings and appliances were a bit more updated, especially for the cost. There are not many apartments in State College that allow a person to live alone… Full Review ▶

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02/03/14
Verified Resident

Great staff, they were very friendly, professional and courteous to our needs. Great community. the apartment grounds were very well-maintained especially in the harsh winter. I would absolutely recommend this community to somebody looking in the area. Full Review ▶

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02/03/14
Verified Resident

Poor. (moving elsewhere at the end of the lease) carpet quality is poor wall/ceiling quality is poor appliance/utility quality is poor requested maintenance is poor Almost everything that matters is very poor so I will not renew my lease. Full Review ▶

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01/30/14
Verified Resident

My experience at this community was a really good experience and there's nothing you can really do but love this place even though there a few things that are not that good but when you overlook them you find that it's… Full Review ▶

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01/20/14
Verified Resident

The townhouse is clean and spacious, but the stairs are quite narrow and the walls seems cracking. Floors in two bedrooms are not flat. Even they are covered by carpet, I can still feel the unevenness. I'm satisfied with the maintenance… Full Review ▶

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01/17/14
Verified Resident

Briarwood has overall been a good place to live. There are small things that are wrong with the apartment (i.e shaky handrails, mold,..), but otherwise the apartment is nice. The staff and maintenance people are also very helpful. Thanks for a… Full Review ▶

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01/08/14
Verified Resident

Moving to briarwood community has been a good experience. Our town house feels like a home. Staffs at the office are friendly and quick in responding emails and our concerns. I love how close the YMCA is from our apartment. Full Review ▶

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01/07/14
Verified Resident

The office staff made the move in simple and stress free. They had our lease prepared, made it so we got through all of the paperwork quickly and could start our move in promptly. I look forward to working with them… Full Review ▶

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01/05/14
Verified Resident

While there have been a number of large-scale problems (furnace and a/c), the maintenance crew was always courteous, confident in their abilities to answer our concerns. The office staff has been unfailingly helpful with all our needs. We are pleased with… Full Review ▶

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01/03/14
Verified Resident

I am extremely satisfied with this community. The staff in the office are nice and efficient. It is very convenient to take the bus to the campus. The neighbors are kind and warm-hearted. The environment is fine. I like here very… Full Review ▶

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01/03/14
Verified Resident

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12/10/13
Verified Resident

Overall, my experience at Briarwood has been pleasant. The townhouses are quiet; I've never heard anyone next door, and I don't hear conversations from other rooms within the apartment. However, the apartment is older and maintenance is sometimes slow to respond,… Full Review ▶

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12/09/13
Verified Resident

Considering the age of the apartments, I rate my experience as good overall. Office staff are friendly but the maintenance doesn't always happen when scheduled. When they arrive they are polite and clean up after themselves. Full Review ▶

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12/05/13
Verified Resident

Great management, great maintenance service. A quiet community and easy to get anywhere in town. There is aggressive parking enforcement. This irritates some folks and can be a minor hassle when having guests, but overall I see it as a major… Full Review ▶

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11/20/13
Verified Resident

Community is very peaceful and calm. It is very nice area with transportation facility like bus and we can able to go everywhere like shopping, college etc. I love the environment and community member. Full Review ▶

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11/05/13
Verified Resident

All of the common areas are clean. I don't hear any noise from my neighbors. The staff is always very friendly. Service requests are taken care of very quickly. Its on the bus route. Its nice having the laundry facility right… Full Review ▶

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10/31/13
Verified Resident

The apartment complex is great. The office staff are amazing and extremely friendly. The maintenance crew is quick and very helpful when a problem arises. It's a quiet apartment located close to campus. Full Review ▶

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10/30/13
Verified Resident

Generally speaking, good. Whereas, a little old house furniture, a little noisy while windows opening. I just moved into this house for several months, not too much feeling. Maybe later, I will have more accurate impression. Full Review ▶

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10/28/13
Verified Resident

Fair. Office staff is amazing. Buildings are old. Drafty. Walls a paper thin. But compared to the other stuff around this area. It could be considered a diamond in the rough. Like I said office staff is amazing. If they could… Full Review ▶

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10/28/13
Resident

Now State College has built a lot of new apts. So if you have any other choices, don't rent in Briarwood. The only good point in here is the maintenance guys, they are very responsible. On the contrary, the front desk… Full Review ▶

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10/03/13
Verified Resident

My experience with the unit has not been wonderful to say the least. There were many problems we discovered and reported on move-in day that have yet to be taken care of. The amenities and utilities are in poor condition as… Full Review ▶

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10/03/13
Verified Resident

We live in the first floor, and there are quite a few insects, such as spiders, and other unknown name worm. Not enough sunshine in the living room. The rent is a little high, without including many things. Full Review ▶

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10/01/13
Verified Resident

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09/30/13
Verified Resident

Briarwood apartments has a wonderful staff working here who are truly caring when it comes to anything that you need for your time renting from them. Being a pet owner it is nice to be able to have my puppy with… Full Review ▶

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09/23/13
Verified Resident

It is a very welcoming, friendly, and professional community. The management is keen on providing all support and direct action when needed to ensure that their tenants are happy and satisfied. The focus is on quality. Full Review ▶

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09/18/13
Verified Resident

Safe and cozy village type atmosphere. I love the fact you can have pets. Briarwood makes the "village" and surrounding area very pet friendly. However; people need to clean up after their pets and management needs to get involved! Full Review ▶

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09/11/13
Verified Resident

It is a beautiful location that maintains spacious aura and a beautiful deck scene. The YMCA and the CATA bus service makes it incredibly convenient and comfortable to call this area home. The quiet locale makes it ideal for graduate students… Full Review ▶

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09/08/13
Verified Resident

We lived in our apartment for about two and a half years and overall, I thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Our one-bedroom apartment was spacious and well kept up in good condition. The location was very convenient for someone not wanting… Full Review ▶

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09/05/13
Verified Resident

I have lived here for two years and this is the third year I am living in Brairwood. I like the community services and the quality of the office a lot. The office people are very responsive and nice about the… Full Review ▶

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09/04/13
Verified Resident

The apartment is in pretty bad condition, I was not really satisfied with the apartment, itself, but the move-in process went pretty smoothly. My roommates and I expected a better living environment, the apartment was worn down and a little outdated… Full Review ▶

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08/31/13
Verified Resident

So far, the Briarwood Community is somewhere where I would spend the rest of my college years at. The apartments are clean and updated. The staff is very friendly, and your neighbors are all nice and courteous. It is just a… Full Review ▶

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08/30/13
Verified Resident

It is nice, and it is cheap but there were a number of things that required work done on when we moved in. Thankfully the office is making sure that people are working on them right away, for some problems. Full Review ▶

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08/29/13
Verified Resident

My husband and I were looking forward to being in State College and being around all the places we love. We think the location of the property is a great selling point. We are thoroughly enjoying the convenience of living in… Full Review ▶

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08/29/13
Verified Resident

I have changed apartment styles but have stayed in the Briarwood community. I am very pleased with my living situation and they are pet friendly. Full Review ▶

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08/29/13
Verified Resident

The staff was very accommodating from when I first looked at the apartment to the day I moved in. This is a college town, so it was a little hectic on move-in day, even though I am not a student. Good… Full Review ▶

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08/29/13
Verified Resident

The community looks beautiful and the apartment is brand new and clean when I moved in. It's of great convinience to walk to bus stop within 2 minites. It feels good to live in this place. The staff are also very… Full Review ▶

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08/27/13
Verified Resident

I was happy to find this apartment listed on Craigslist. When one of my roommates and I decided to follow-up on the ad, it seemed to be too good to be true. Briarwood staff are really good at what they do.… Full Review ▶

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08/26/13
Verified Resident

I love it, very nice and well kept. I enjoy all of the people and all of the workers. My apartment is in a great location and I love having the laundry downstairs. When I first moved in the apartment was… Full Review ▶

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08/23/13
Verified Resident

Overall community environment is calm and the staffs are supportive. But neighbor's air-conditioning systems work noisy all night long. Indoor storages are well-maintained but poorly painted and aged. Full Review ▶

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08/19/13
Verified Resident

So far very positive and friendly. Full Review ▶

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08/19/13
Verified Resident

The staff are nice and professional. But the move-in cleaning could be improved. Full Review ▶

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08/16/13
Verified Resident

I've only been here for two weeks, but I'm already enjoying living here. Definitely the best landlord I've had in State College. Maintenance gets here quickly, and they make sure your problems are fixed. Full Review ▶

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08/13/13
Verified Resident

Every time I called the office for assistance they treated me with great kindness and helped me with everything. The office always has everything ready for you when you come in and greets you with a warm smile and hello. The… Full Review ▶

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08/12/13
Verified Resident

Briarwood is a very nice reasonably priced community. The units are larger and nicer than any of the other apartment complexes I visited. The staff is friendly and responds to the concerns of residents. Full Review ▶

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08/12/13
Resident

Briarwood Apartments is an excellent place to live here in State College. I was fortunate to live here the past year, and am strongly considering moving back here at some point. Living at Briarwood feels safe and secure - it's conveniently… Full Review ▶

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08/09/13
Verified Resident

So far, its in pretty good shape. The overall area is nice and its reasonably close to our campus, which is good for getting there for class and work. Full Review ▶

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08/08/13
Verified Resident

The community is very quiet, there is no noise from the street or other residents. The outdoor area around the buildings is very pet friendly, great for taking walks, the duck ponds are so cute and add a nice view out… Full Review ▶

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08/08/13
Verified Resident

I have been here for less than a week, but so far so good. Full Review ▶

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08/07/13
Verified Resident

Briarwood is a great place to live in. I moved into a 2 bedroom townhouse and my roommate and I love it. Maintenance services are excellent. They always respond in a timely manner and fix things right away. The place is… Full Review ▶

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08/07/13
Verified Resident

I've really enjoyed living in this community so far. The staff is professional and helpful, and the maintenance is always prompt. I also feel safe in this community, which is a big plus as I didn't feel that way with my… Full Review ▶

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08/06/13
Verified Resident

Great staff, extremely helpful. Good value for what you are receiving. Ample parking. Nice environment. Full Review ▶

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07/30/13
Verified Resident

Great service, from beginning the move in process to the move in date. LOVE IT! Full Review ▶

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07/19/13
Verified Resident

Maintenance request involved having pilot light lit for the stove. Full Review ▶

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07/18/13
Verified Resident

Property manager and staff very pleasant and respectful to work with and be around since i have been living here.,grounds and upkeep very good,work requests done quickly and right.property manager and staff respects your privacy as I am a very private… Full Review ▶

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07/17/13
Resident

The apartments themselves are nice, the area is nice, the staff are nice. The bad: Upstairs neighbors. You can hear EVERYTHING. Leaks. Leaks everywhere-I've been stepping in phantom wet spots in the carpet pretty much every few weeks in the summer… Full Review ▶

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06/26/13
Verified Resident

Excellent place to live and pets are welcome! Full Review ▶

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06/10/13
Verified Resident

The environment is very good. Good air and quiet surroundings. The only negative aspect of this apartment is that the buildings are very old, and the porch is rotting. Full Review ▶

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06/10/13
Verified Resident

Poor quality of floors/ceilings. Creaky, noisy, and thin. Full Review ▶

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06/04/13
Verified Resident

Love the house, but the price has gone up, even though nothing has been updated in our apartment and the pool was removed. Full Review ▶

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05/15/13
Verified Resident

The office staff is really prompt responding to maintenance requests. My unit is older, but clean. Full Review ▶

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05/12/13
Verified Resident

Very professional staff. Neighbors all polite and considerate. Apartment overall is in good shape and easy to care for. The location is great, grocery stores and banks within close distance. Bus stops are very close. Parking is always available. With an… Full Review ▶

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05/02/13
Verified Resident

Aside from water seepage during bad weather, everything has been fine. Full Review ▶

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04/29/13
Verified Resident

I have been living here for eleven and half years. Briarwood Staff, Managers, Maintainces are all execellent. Service and care. Full Review ▶

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04/25/13
Verified Resident

Very nice neighborhood and courteous, professional staff who promptly reply to any request. Although Briarwood is not among the newest complexes in State College, I like living there. The bus stop is close by, and close to a grocery store and… Full Review ▶

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04/24/13
Verified Resident

THE OFFICE STAFF AND MAINTENANCE HAVE ALWAYS ADDRESSED MAINTENANCE ISSUES/SERVICE REQUESTS IN MY APT IN A SPEEDY AND PROFESSIONAL MANNER. Full Review ▶

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04/24/13
Verified Resident

I moved in 2012 to Briarwood and everything has gone great, no complaints at all. Full Review ▶

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04/24/13
Verified Resident

Good location, friendly staff, new laundry equipment. nice to be within walking distance to grocery store, shopping areas, several local parks, near bicycle paths and CATA bus stops. Lots of natural light. constant improvements and upgrades to facilities. Full Review ▶

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04/17/13
Verified Resident

Overall, positive. Clean apartment, attentive staff, prompt maintenance attention when needed. Full Review ▶

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04/10/13
Verified Resident

It is not as nice as I expected and the maintenance staff does not take complaints seriously. When I moved in, I was dismayed to see some just plain lazy work, such as paint over tape on walls. Full Review ▶

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04/05/13
Verified Resident

The rental price is not worth what you're getting. The units are very old and management doesn't want to put the money into fixing up the units. The office staff is very helpful and they're really nice. They always get back… Full Review ▶

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04/03/13
Verified Resident

The staff (office and maintenance) have always been so helpful and friendly. They've made it their commitment to keep our unit up to the top standards even when we haven't put in a work order. I regret not having a stronger… Full Review ▶

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04/03/13
Verified Resident

Briarwood is a great community and makes living alone relatively affordable in State College. The office and maintenance staff are friendly and respectful at all times. My only complaints are due to inconsiderate neighbors and irresponsible pet owners. Otherwise, Briarwood is… Full Review ▶

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04/02/13
Verified Resident

The staff are very friendly and very professional, and I am always satisfied with their work. Additionally, the neighborhood is nice and quiet. The only small issue I have with the apartments is their age. (Also, I really appreciate those super… Full Review ▶

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04/02/13
Verified Resident

Not quite worth the money. Full Review ▶

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04/02/13
Verified Resident

Overall I really enjoy my experience here, however I would like if there were more amenities. Especially a pool and fitness center. I do appreciate the YMCA discount, hopefully you continue to offer that. Some of the dogs in my building… Full Review ▶

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04/02/13
Verified Resident

Overall the maintenance staff is great, but the apartments themselves are not worth the price we pay for rent. Full Review ▶

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03/27/13
Verified Resident

It is pretty good ... the only issue is that the renewal is due about 6 months before the actual move out date which makes it really difficult for the non-student community to continue at the same place. Full Review ▶

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03/25/13
Verified Resident

Very friendly staff. Full Review ▶

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03/22/13
Verified Resident

Not particularly happy with the apartment, but not worth the trouble to move. The rent continues to go up significantly each year, which is unfortunate. There is a large muddy area just outside my entrance that hasn't been fixed since some… Full Review ▶

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03/18/13
Verified Resident

The staff is very friendly and patient with first-time renters. Staff is quick to respond. The apartments are kept very clean. I feel safe living in this community. Full Review ▶

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03/14/13
Verified Resident

The community if very college student oriented. But we did not experience any problems with that. It was usually very quiet and not a lot of activity happening. During the summer the lawn maintence and snow removal during winter is great.… Full Review ▶

03/13/13
Verified Resident

It's been really nice to have such a large living space and such kind employees to deal with. It would be nice if the parking situation could be improved to allow for everyone to have their own space and not park… Full Review ▶

03/12/13
Verified Resident

Overall it has been good. Full Review ▶

03/12/13
Verified Resident

The staff is very nice and helpful. The area is clean, quiet, and beautiful. It is not too far from campus. Full Review ▶

06/17/12
Resident

I am currently on my second year lease with Briarwood appts. They are abit pricy but they take care of the place. What stands out the most to me is the maintenance staff. They are professonal and friendly. When my wife… Full Review ▶

05/02/12
Resident

This review is coming from a student. I'll try to break down the review into different areas: Noise: The noise isn't too bad; we can hear people above us walking around on occasion (though maybe they're just very quiet). The entry… Full Review ▶

03/12/12
Resident

Positives: My room was spacious, with nice new carpeting. Price is reasonable when split with roommates. I never had any problems with noise or parties. There's always enough parking, even during busy football weekends. Negatives: BAD pest control. The management company… Full Review ▶

12/23/11
Resident

Briarwood is an awesome place to live in State College. I have been a resident here for numerous years and I still love it. I have lived in a variety of their spacious and clean townhomes and apartments, and enjoyed being… Full Review ▶

12/06/11
Resident

During my stay in State College (from 2006 to 2011) I stayed in many apartment complexes. I had a few reoccuring issues at different complexes around State College including: parking; issues with staff at the landlord's office (not being friendly); and… Full Review ▶

12/05/11
Resident

One good thing I have to say about Briarwood is the apartments are spacious. If the complex was well kept I would have no problem paying the amount I do in rent. Unfortunately, it is obvious management is much more concerned… Full Review ▶

04/05/11
Resident

This is my 3rd year living at Briarwood. The first year that I lived here, I lived in a studio apartment. It was a perfect size for me and my dog. The apartment had new carpet and was clean. The last… Full Review ▶

03/08/11
Resident

Briarwood is one of the better places to live in State College and I enjoyed my time renting from them. My apartment was well maintained and spacious--I particularly enjoyed the fireplace during the winter. Maintenance was generally quick to respond to… Full Review ▶

03/08/11
Resident

I've been a resident at Briarwood for almost four years, plan on renewing my lease for the next year and have no major complaints about the apartment complex. I have no problem with the parking situation. Parking passes for visitors are… Full Review ▶

03/02/11
Resident

I have lived in briarwood for almost a year now and have enjoyed my stay. I live in a 3 bedroom townhouse with 2 other girls. We each have our own parking pass, but two of us have spots out front… Full Review ▶

03/01/11
Resident

I have had a chance to read several of the reviews, and though I feel some concerns are justified I also feel that some of the complaints have been unfair. As a Briarwood resident for nearly 9 years, 8 of which… Full Review ▶

03/01/11
Resident

I have been living in Briarwood for a year and a half and have had a great experience. I have lived in both the 2 level 2 bedroom townhouse and now in the 3 bedroom 3 level townhouse. The staff is… Full Review ▶

03/01/11
Resident

I have been living in Briarwood Apartments since I started my graduate program in August 2007. I have been very satisfied with my experience living at Briarwood. Over the past four years, I have done online and in person searchers of… Full Review ▶

03/01/11
Resident

I never submit online reviews, but after reading what was written about Briarwood, I had to address a few points brought up by the previous posters. - Safety: You will be hard pressed to find a place in State College that… Full Review ▶

02/12/11
Resident

I have only been living here for 6 months and it is TERRIBLE. Where do I even begin... when I first moved in I had a cat piss problem(not from any cat of mine) and the property manager was such a… Full Review ▶

11/27/10
Resident

the floorplan is nice. that is the only nice thing in the whole apartment. we were in a three bedroom townhouse. they have saved money and cut corners. the wood was cheap, creaky and thin. you can hear each other coughing/sneezing… Full Review ▶

09/08/10
Resident

This place is unsafe and the management is uninterested in its renters or their safety. Lots of break-ins, gates broken more often than not, cant get anyone out to fix problems, they average the electric bill among all apartments which is… Full Review ▶

12/24/08
Resident

I have lived in Briarwood for 1 years. My experience has been very pleasant. I feel that some of the bad comments are from tenants who expect five star accommodations. You must understand that this complex is not the newest place… Full Review ▶

07/02/08
Resident

Briarwood has been touting all the amazing "upgrades" they've made. Well, my "energy efficient" windows are still drafty. The other upgrades are entirely cosmetic. The interior is out of date, and they use the cheapest possible appliances/fixtures. The office staff is… Full Review ▶

04/07/08
Resident

Pros: New windows Adequate parking Speedy maintenance Nice view (where we are) Pets allowed Reasonably quiet (where we are) Proximity to YMCA Closet space New linoleum in entranceway/kitchen Office open hours Cons: Cost Construction in general Entire kitchen Balconies Carpets Maintenance… Full Review ▶

01/02/08
Resident

These people are trying to keep you in the frozen tundra---they rig the heat so all you feel is cool blowing air. They NEVER give guest passes unless they get someone that flips out on them. The walls are cracked, the… Full Review ▶

04/10/07
Resident

My fiance and I have lived at Briarwood (in two different apartments in two different Briarwood buildings) over the past 2 years (a little more actually), and overall it is not that bad. Yes, at times we hear our upstairs neighbers… Full Review ▶

02/08/07
Resident

The problems are as follows:
I can hear every step my upstairs neighbors take. The cabinets are old, peeling, and don't hang right. The walls are cracked and peeling. The new renovations turned out to be some of the worst craftsmanship I've… Full Review ▶

02/06/07
Resident

I have lived here since May 2006 with no complaints. All of my maintenance requests have been satisfied literally within hours of calling the office.

CATA bus stations are right next to complex. I think the complex is great for grad… Full Review ▶

01/11/07
Resident

The apartments are by no means new despite attempts at renovation. Our carpeting seemed decades old. Bathroom fixtures needed replacing.

Maintenace fixed several problems many of which required more than one visit or several calls to the office.

Parking was a problem. Expect… Full Review ▶

10/19/06
Resident

Very unsatsitfied with everything here Full Review ▶

10/16/06
Resident

I find it a little childish to take out your frustrations on our apartment complex on the people who work here. Have any of you ever worked somewhere that you had to deal with angry customers every day? Ever wish they… Full Review ▶

09/05/06
Resident

Quality is absolutely the worst I have lived in while in State College. My studio apartment leaks water near the door when it rains. I am able to hear my upstairs neighbors loud and clear with each step they take. My… Full Review ▶

09/01/06
Resident

My very first advice to you is to stay away from this apartment unless you wanna waste of time arguing with them. It is really a pain if you wanna get something fixed, or get the management staff return you a… Full Review ▶

08/20/06
Resident

I have just recently moved into Briarwood Apartments for the school year and so far, so good. The previous negative reviews that I have read are the exact opposite of what I have experienced. Yes, the apartments are not brand new,… Full Review ▶

08/09/06
Resident

I've lived in a different apartment every year for the last 6 years and I have never had more problems with management staff then I did at Briarwood. First off the only reason I moved into this apartment in the first… Full Review ▶

07/29/06
Resident

Ignore all the signs that say extreme Briarwood Makeover! Those signs mean absolutely nothing!!! So, what if they had a makeover? Briarwood's makeover was done by extremely shady people who just come to your apartment unannounced. I suffered from asthma and… Full Review ▶

06/21/06
Resident

Angry incapable maintanence men. Smiling morons in the office. Sure they're putting new windows and doors in, but they're also raising the rent and they hired the seediest crew of guys to do it, who also appararently live here now. Every… Full Review ▶

04/07/06
Resident

I am currently looking for an apartment for Fall and I have to say that the Briarwood staff are the best that I have seen so far. They were really professional, but better yet, extremely kind and accommodating! I don't know… Full Review ▶

03/20/06
Resident

I recently toured Briarwood and was amazed at the beautiful grounds. I was initially scared because of some of the reviews that I had read, however, once I could see the apartment and grounds with my own eyes, I was pleasantly… Full Review ▶

03/11/06
Resident

The only reason i am writing this is because the office asked me if this stuff was true and i gotta say its offensive since they have been so nice to us.I have lived here for 2 years my I ve… Full Review ▶

02/24/06
Resident

Oh Please!!! Do not Rent here. The cupboards even hang crooked.Every August and every june I had to call the police to make the noise quiet.
The maintenance was fun, they came to fix a leak...they broke tiles on the floor...briarwood charged… Full Review ▶

02/24/06
Resident

I have to agree with just about all other postings to this site... dirty, old, drafty, sticky, falling apart, rude office staff, duck poo in the pool (if its even open since half the time the lifeguard doesn't show up), critters,… Full Review ▶

11/18/05
Resident

Not even worth going to look at. Full Review ▶

10/08/05
Resident

the apartment that we have now is not horrible just very overpriced for the area. the main problem that we have is with the management. I think that the manager has Alzheimer's. Do not take their word for anything! GET IT… Full Review ▶

09/10/05
Resident

I have lived at Briarwood 3 times and I keep moving back. Why because Briarwood is incomparable. In response to some of the complaints. They did have the parking lots repaved because the new property manager told me that she didnt… Full Review ▶

06/15/05
Resident

Briarwood has gone out of their way to help me out many times. The management is a very friendly group who truly cares about their renters. I would highly recommend Briarwood for mature young professionals who want large apartments in a… Full Review ▶

12/02/04
Resident

Briarwood is really cheap..but not always in a good way. A huge dripping hole appeared in our ceiling and thoroughly soaked all our electronic equipment. This happened after repeated phone calls about a leak in our bathroom..they office denied ever getting… Full Review ▶

11/07/04
Resident

I lived in Briarwood Apts from summer 03 - 04. Overall, the experience wasnt too painful. Granted, as all the other posts mentioned, the apartments are very old and not in the best condition but I knew that going in. My… Full Review ▶

10/12/04
Resident


Dear potential renters:

When you pull into the Briarwood parking lot to inquire about renting, turn tail and RUN the other way! They are pitiful. The apartments were built in the 70's, and very little of the hard-earned money you give them… Full Review ▶

10/12/04
Resident

The place SUCKS!!!

All they want is your money.
Nothing ever gets fixed!!
Animals live with you ALL the time!!
Good luck with the office staff, they are TERRIBLE at solving any problems you have. And watch out for the MOLD ADDENDUM!!! This is where… Full Review ▶

10/07/04
Resident

2 level 3 bedroom apartment
4 people living in an apartment with two parking spaces. briar wood says "ample street parking availible" don't count on it. if you are comming in late, don't even bother looking for a spot, just sleep in… Full Review ▶

07/25/04
Resident

I lived on the bottom floor apartment. It is cold in the winter and you can only turn your heat up to 70. It was freezing in our apartment b/c of the drafts from BOTH doors.
It was quiet until people… Full Review ▶

07/08/04
Resident

-office doesnt care about you unless they are getting something out of it. IE: MONEY

-parking lots full of pot holes. the tow truck doesnt even come to certain lots because they are so bad. they are going to pave… Full Review ▶

07/07/04
Resident

ive lived here for 2 years and it wasnt very pleasant. drafty windows and balcony doors let the heat escape in the winter and the ac escape in the summer.

this place was built by a bunch of idiots when… Full Review ▶

04/02/04
Resident

We have lived here for almost (2) years, have had (3) birds and (1) bat in our apartment, and from what I have heard this is common place. Our roof leaks, and the conditions are frustrating. I feel really bad for… Full Review ▶

12/11/03
Resident

Kinda Over Priced
Walls are thin
Parking ABSOLUTELY SUCKS
Office Staff is Great
Maitenance is Great
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09/09/03
Resident

You can hear your neighbors breathing! Your bedroom is someone else´s kitchen, so if there´s a party...you don´t sleep. The parking is terrible--you´ll never be able to park because the spaces are too small. Elise doesn´t care at all--she already has… Full Review ▶

06/20/03
Resident

Office staff is horrible.
Bills are outrageous.
$300.00/month for gas in winter.
$400.00 water bills when they refuse to fix leaky toilets.
Place is falling apart.
And everything that is broke when you move in, you get charged for in your… Full Review ▶

06/01/03
Resident

Lived in one of the large townhouse units. The townhouses were pretty old when we moved in and were not clean to our liking at all. We filled out multiple pages of complaints forms. For instance, there was some sort of… Full Review ▶

05/14/02
Resident

one of the better Full Review ▶

03/26/02
Resident

I have lived in 2 different types of townhouses in Briarwood´s complex.

The first was a 3 story 4 bedroom deal and it was pretty crappy. I lived there with 3 other people who I didn´t know (I was subletting).… Full Review ▶

03/08/02
Resident

I would not recommend renting from these crooks! When I moved in, my apartmrnt was filthy and bug infested. It took them a month to get rid of the bugs in my kitchen and they refused to give me a rent… Full Review ▶

03/21/01
Resident

Okay, Briarwood has several types of units. The one I´m talking about is a 2 story townhouse (if you´ve already looked at Briarwood, it´s one of the smaller townhouses, not the really big ones). We have lived here for almost two… Full Review ▶

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Property Description

The natural rise and fall of grassy knolls, scattered reflection pools and the tranquil view of Mt. Nittany create the soothing atmosphere at Briarwood Apartments located in State College, PA. Quality, care and convenience are apparent throughout the Briarwood community. With wall to wall carpeting, private patios or balconies, spacious closets and fully equipped kitchens with refrigerator, range, dishwasher and disposal, Briarwood is the ideal apartment home for you. There is ample off street parking and amenities include a volleyball court, playground and four laundry centers. Come to Briarwood and check out our extreme makeover. With new energy efficient windows, designer front doors and a fresh new color scheme, Briarwood is the perfect place you have been looking for. Just a mile and a half south of the Penn State Campus, Briarwood is convenient to shopping, schools and recreation. With local bus service coming into Briarwood, all of your needs are just minutes away. The apartments at Briarwood were designed for maximum variety. Whether your need is for a cozy efficiency, a spacious three level four bedroom, or somewhere in between, youll find a home that meets your needs at Briarwood. Visit Website

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