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The Keswick

840 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29223
43%
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43%
Apartment Rating
58%
City Average
07/22/14
Resident

I lived at The Keswick for 3 years. I absolutely love it! The staff are amazing and professional. Maintenance issues are fixed in a timely manner. We love having access to the gym, pool, grills, & dog park. Convenient payment options.… Full Review ▶

06/12/14
Resident

I've only lived here for a little over a month, but so far I love it. The staff are really friendly and helpful. Its a very pet friendly community with lots of green and even a bark park for your fur… Full Review ▶

06/04/14
Resident

The Keswick sucks. Plain and simple. The office staff is one of the worst staffs I've ever dealt with. They won't answer you phone calls unless you call back to back to back. Wanna feel safe? Ha! Don't come here! The… Full Review ▶

04/28/14
Resident

The Keswick is very well maintained. I have lived here while attending school at the University of South Carolina. I wanted somthing quiet and close to school. This property is great. It has met all my needs and is very quiet.… Full Review ▶

03/27/14
Resident

We moved from Texas and can't thank the staff enough for making our move so easy for us. We love how convenient we are to everything! The property is always very clean and it is also very quiet here! Our last… Full Review ▶

03/03/14
Resident

What makes The Keswick so special is the people who manage the community. They do everything possible to make you feel at home. They are top notch professionals. Since moving here with our little doggy we have been so happy. The… Full Review ▶

01/28/14
Resident

My husband and I have lived here for over a year, and like it so much that we are getting ready to renew our lease for another year. The office staff are wonderful! They are extremely accommodating and knowledgeable. We haven't… Full Review ▶

12/02/13
Resident

I have lived here almost six years. It's a wonderful community and close to my favorite restaurant-Solstice. I'm very proud to have friends over. Beautiful community. Neighbors are stellar. Staff treats you like a human-not just another face. Will be signing… Full Review ▶

08/28/13
Resident

My husband and I just recently moved into The Keswick and we love it here! We were worried that our bulky furniture would not work in an apartment but it actually fit. The staff was great from the beginning. They really… Full Review ▶

05/20/13
Resident

Ok, now it's August. I moved in May 17th. I still love The Keswick! It can't be beat. You get your money's worth here and then some! Full Review ▶

05/12/13
Resident

Just moved in and am ready to move out. Apartment smells, feels dirty and has thin walls. Noisy at night due to the busy intersection the Keswick is located on. Full Review ▶

03/28/13
Resident

Have been at the Keswick since last year. The staff is professional and friendly. My apartment is spacious for a 1 bedroom and it is pretty quiet considering i have other units on all sides. The insulation is good as I… Full Review ▶

03/09/13
Resident

What more to add!, The negative reviews say it all. I have been very disappointed in these apartments and would not recommend them to anyone. Full Review ▶

03/05/13
Resident

I moved into the Keswick a few years ago housed in a corporate apartment. I did not choose to live here but my company paid all costs and expenses. I am happy to say that I will be moving into a… Full Review ▶

03/04/13
Resident

Money pit..lol Very true! I have been an apartment dweller most of my life and The Keswick tops the list of worse places to live. To many issues to list. Full Review ▶

03/03/13
Resident

The keswick is a horrible place. Neighbors were horrible, parking is like trying to park in new york. The staff was horrible, we had broken windows that did not stay open and we called them to fix it but it never… Full Review ▶

03/03/13
Resident

Please take the negative reviews seriously. I wish I had found this site before I moved here. I do not believe they are bogus at all, in fact I could not agree more with what most have to say. Parking is… Full Review ▶

03/03/13
Resident

Money pit! Dated exterior and interior, very mid 80's design. Cheap cabinets, carpet and fixtures. Thin walls and counter tops that are splitting on the edges. Very expensive, busy location, poor ameneties. My lease will expire in 2 months. I cant… Full Review ▶

02/20/13
Resident

My experience has been poor. I wished I had never signed the lease. Parking is limited and getting in and out of the property in the morning is a nightmare due to the busy corner intersection. Expensive for what you get… Full Review ▶

02/20/13
Resident

They must have changed mgmt since the previous reviews. I truly enjoy living here. Attached garage is awesome. Easy access to interstate and shopping. The staff is very friendly and professional. I don't understand the safety concerns. I feel safe walking… Full Review ▶

03/21/12
Resident

I hate coming home after a long day at work and then having to park a great distance from my apartment, especially if I have groceries. People even park on the sides of the street making it very narrow to maneuver… Full Review ▶

03/20/12
Resident

I do not recommend these apartments. I am so envious of my friends who live elsewhere that have community partys with free beer and food. They also have a lake to enjoy and a water view, gated entrance, beautiful grounds, an… Full Review ▶

03/19/12
Resident

Noisy place to live. If its not hearing your neighbors cause the walls are thin its the heavy traffic in the area. Machines in the business center are broken as well as the gym equipment. To dangerous to take your workout… Full Review ▶

03/19/12
Resident

They only care about your money, have no compassion torwards residents problems. The staff needs more experience. Where did they find these clowns, Barnum and Bailey? The Keswick needs to be gated to help with the safety of the residence and… Full Review ▶

03/19/12
Resident

My email has been blowing up with alerts from this site regarding the new posts about The Keswick. I have to applaud everyone being proactive and exposing the truth behind the apartments. I to have made many calls regarding simple maintenance… Full Review ▶

03/19/12
Resident

The keswick is the worst place you can live. I have inside knowledge regarding the management. They love to gossip and talk about residents. Roll there eyes when certain work orders are placed. Paperwork gets lost and phone calls ignored. Stay… Full Review ▶

03/19/12
Resident

I lived in the Keswick and recently moved out. I keep track of the reviews cause I am currently looking for a new place to live. I wish I had found this site before choosing the Keswick. The negative reviews should… Full Review ▶

03/19/12
Resident

Not a great or safe community for what you pay to reside here. The appliances are dated, the construction is poor and the ammenities are not worthy of a luxury apartment pricetag or advertising usuage. Do not waste your time or… Full Review ▶

03/19/12
Resident

New Management, New Problems! The shelf life at this place is as long as a carton of milk. I give up. my apartment is littered with aggravation. I have addressed the issues with management as well as corporate and nothing is… Full Review ▶

03/11/12
Resident

I am at the tail end of my lease so I am comfortable posting this review. I believe any potential renter should hear other tenants feedback the negative and the positive. When I moved into the property I was so excited!… Full Review ▶

03/11/12
Prospective Resident

Terrible place to call home. Do your homework carefully. Make sure you see everything there before deciding. Wish I rented somewhere else. No privacy, I can hear everything going on in my neighbors apartment, parking sucks, and way overpriced. My utility… Full Review ▶

03/11/12
Resident

I am a professional female living at The Keswick. 2 months ago my apartment was broken into and robbed. 3 days later my neighbors car was busted into. It is not a safe place to live. Full Review ▶

03/10/12
Resident

I have lived here for over a year and I have nothing but regret. First of all traffic is a nightmare. This place is at the corner of two very busy roads. On my first morning in the complex I saw… Full Review ▶

03/10/12
Resident

Negatives- Apartments are dated, ugly landscaping with what grass they have to work with. Most of the property is a parking lot. Bad construction, poor insulation, thin walls, overpriced, I could go on and on. Not a good place for children,… Full Review ▶

03/10/12
Resident

I really wish I could say something good about this keswick but I can't. The point of this site is to hear peoples opinions. I wish I had paid more attention to the negative instead of the positive when I chose… Full Review ▶

03/10/12
Resident

I currently live at the Keswick and my view is of a Bojangles behind me where I have the pleasure of smelling fried chicken while enjoying the ambience of the Circle K road sign glowing in my living room window. They… Full Review ▶

03/09/12
Resident

The best places to live are usually attacked by competitors. Bottom line is if you want to be miserable you cam be anywhere. Stop whining and be grateful for how nice this place really is. If you want a house go… Full Review ▶

10/17/11
Resident

this place is a total rip-off. they bill it as a luxury apartment. well it's anything but. when you call maintenance you get ignored. then when they do show up nothing gets fixed. i myself talked with several residents that had… Full Review ▶

10/16/11
Resident

I wish I had never taken a lease out on my apartment. I am stuck having to endure 7 more months of misery and unhappiness. Everytime I write my rent check out for a ridiculous amount I get furious. When first… Full Review ▶

10/14/11
Resident

I have lived at The Keswick for 6 months now and I am still super excited about my new place! I love showing off my new apartment to friends and family and I think this was the best choice I could… Full Review ▶

09/26/11
Resident

I love living at The Keswick! The property is very well maintained. The landscaping is beautiful! The staff is very attentive to resident needs. They are willing to go above and beyond to ensure that the residents are taken care of.… Full Review ▶

09/15/11
Resident

This property is horrible. Do not be deceived like we were. I felt at first this property held a higher standard than others and with the high cost of rent each month maintanence issues should not be an issue. Living here… Full Review ▶

08/25/11
Resident

I personally would no recommend this complex to anyone. After turning in my application and deposit months earlier The staff still screwed up on the apartment. The unit they ended up moving me I to was filthy the manager had to… Full Review ▶

07/14/11
Resident

I love this community. It really has treated me well over the years and I will miss it dearly as I have recently purchased a new home. First the location is wonderful, it is to close to the very best area… Full Review ▶

06/30/11
Resident

Keswick is a wonderful place to live. Extremely close to the interstate, wonderful dining places and shopping areas near by. In addition, the property is beautiful with amenities including maid service, grocery shopping, and package drop-off. I lived here for a… Full Review ▶

04/22/11
Resident

Do not move here. First of all the parking here is a joke. The parking area is way to tight for the amount of cars in the complex. Next up is maint. or should I say lack of maint. The builders… Full Review ▶

04/05/11
Resident

The best thing I can say about this complex is that it looks nice and inviting when you pass by. The office staff is terrrible! They never answer the phone, they rarely return calls, they have trouble telling the truth, they… Full Review ▶

03/27/11
Resident

The Keswick is a great place to live! My dogs and I thoroughly enjoy it here! The staff goes above and beyond to meet our issues and needs. They just installed an awesome doggy park! Some people are just complainers like… Full Review ▶

12/14/10
Resident

The office staff is a bunch college students that have no business in the real world to handle management issues. If you have any issues you must stand in the office and force them to do there job. They gossip about… Full Review ▶

09/21/10
Resident

The Keswick is an outstanding community to live at. I like the fact that their qualifications are higher than any other place. It keeps the bad people from moving in. The property is well maintained. The office staff is wonderful. They… Full Review ▶

05/26/10
Prospective Resident

Management is horrible here. Do not waste your time even looking at these apartments. They pick and choose by hand who they approve or do not approve for leasing. I agree. STAY AWAY! From a business and professional point of view… Full Review ▶

09/16/09
Resident

I moved in a few months ago and it has been a great experience! It's very quiet, and the office staff is very helpful. Full Review ▶

07/13/09
Resident

IVE LIVED HERE FOR OVER A YEAR AND HAD TO RENEW B/C I HAVE NOT FOUND MY DREAM HOME! THE STAFF WAS GREAT IN ASSISTING ME WITH MY MOVE TO A BIGGER APARTMENT! I LOVE IT HERE, YEA SOME OF THE… Full Review ▶

04/08/09
Resident

After living there for a year, I found it to be a waste of my time to get anything fixed in the apartment. After several attempts to have a problem solved, I would give up. We had something major that needed… Full Review ▶

08/03/08
Resident

I've lived here for 2 years & I have had zero issues with this apartment complex, Yes, we do tend to run thru our Managers ,, Just about the time you start to like one, POOFFF they are gone! If something… Full Review ▶

07/30/08
Resident

The office staff is very young and needs to have someone older to direct them. They are very unprofessional and know little about renting poicies and procedures.They need direction and guidance from some one mature who has been in the industry… Full Review ▶

02/28/08
Resident

There is a group of neighborhood gossipers that are constantly trying to keep track of what you are doing. To make matters worse, the staff are in on it, I completely agree with the previous review and second the motion. A… Full Review ▶

02/26/08
Resident

We lived at the Keswick for a few months due to relocation. The management are the most unprofessional of that I have ever seen. They smile in your face and then talk about your confidential matters behind your back. We have… Full Review ▶

01/24/08
Resident

I moved in a few months back and I agree, it is a nice quiet community. People are friendly and office staff has been very helpful. Would recommend. Full Review ▶

01/22/08
Resident

My daughter and I moved in back in October and we couldn't be happier. I was relocated for a job out to Columbia and didn't know where to move to, we thankfully found Keswick in one of the apartment books and… Full Review ▶

08/21/07
Prospective Resident

I never rented here, and this is the big reason why. They stole my ID and then lied about it. I went on a Thursday afternoon to look at an apartment. A nice young lady asked to hold my ID while… Full Review ▶

12/11/06
Resident

I moved into the Keswick in early October. I love my apartment. It is very quiet and cozy. I have a two bedroom with a garage and I couldn't ask for anything more. The reviews on this site don't seem really… Full Review ▶

09/24/06
Resident

I recently moved out of The Keswick mainly because as soon as you get used to a friendly face in the office they disappear. I am positive it has something to do with Kelly Roberts the head manager. The last manager… Full Review ▶

08/11/06
Resident

I have lived at the keswick for about a year and a half. I have not experienced to many problems. I have had problems with my account not being correct. A new manager has come in and helped to clean up… Full Review ▶

07/13/06
Resident

I agree with the previous posting. The apartments are nice and the maintenance/full-time groundskeeper is reliable, hard-working and friendly. Unfortunately, that's about it. The office staff constantly interrupts your statements or complaints and will never admit to being wrong. They consistently… Full Review ▶

06/29/06
Resident

I am counting down the days until my lease is up as well. Management here really SUCKS!!! They don't return phone calls and when someone does pic up the phone they make you feel like you're an inconvenience to them. The… Full Review ▶

06/24/06
Resident

This is the most poorly insulated apartment I have ever lived in! While the aparments are attractive from the outside, once you move in, you can hear everything short of the neighbor's phone ringing. They are so poorly insulated that it… Full Review ▶

04/13/06
Resident

I've lived here 2 Yrs and recently almsot moved out--the ripped me off big time on water bill and furniture rental. Forget them being in the office at designated times and you'll never get a return message on phone; if it… Full Review ▶

03/19/06
Resident

I signed a 6 month lease at the Keswick and moved out in 3 months. The months rent I had to pay to get out of this dump was worth it. My power bill was 280.00 a month due to a… Full Review ▶

01/20/06
Resident

I think kelly is name of Mgr; staff is not friendly and Kelly is especially not-- have lived here over one year Full Review ▶

10/28/05
Resident

The Keswick is the best place to live!!! I just moved in, but the staff is Awesome!!! Haley and Ashlee are so sweet and helpful, and the new manager seems really nice. I am looking forward to many years at The… Full Review ▶

04/20/05
Resident

When compared to what's available in Columbia, this place is about as good as you can do. The rent is definitely "upper end", but it's in a relatively crime-free area, and the clientele is mostly middle income or above. Walls are… Full Review ▶

04/07/05
Resident

How come everytime I go into the office there is a different person there? Is there a reason turnover is so high here. Only thing I can reason is that the snooty manager is running them off. I am not that… Full Review ▶

03/01/05
Resident

I think the Keswick Apartments are top notch. Management was great, the apartment was very nice. The pool is very clean and well taken care of. It was a great experience living there. Full Review ▶

01/06/05
Resident

Kelly, the property manager, is a first class butt. They act oh-so-nice when you sign up, but after that you're on your own. Apartments are very nice, no problems whatsoever, but the staff is incompetent and will try and charge you… Full Review ▶

12/12/04
Resident

Spacious, nice place. The walls are thick, you can't hear anyone around you. Maintenance is quick. Parking is okay, people tend to park behind me, and I'm afraid I'll back up one day and hit them, but that's okay, because it… Full Review ▶

08/20/04
Resident

Love the Place! Full Review ▶

01/31/04
Resident

The apartments themselves are fairly nice and very quiet, but the office staff is a joke. I agree with the previous reviewer about the current manager, she hit the nail on the head. They are not very nice, and will tell… Full Review ▶

01/08/04
Resident

When I first moved into the Keswick almost 2 years ago, they were on their 3rd manager, I think, and by the time the summer was over, they were headed for their 4th, they have had so many, its hard to… Full Review ▶

01/23/02
Resident

Services at the complex can?t be beat. Maid service is my favorite - my husband?s is the tee-time service.



I would highly recommend this to anyone moving to/in Columbia! Full Review ▶

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