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Metropolis Apartments

2308 S Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78741
45%
186
Reviews
45%
% Recommended
63%
City Average
10/14/14
Resident

I have lived here for several years and if I were looking for an affordable apartment in Austin where I could be myself, I would immediately come to the Metropolis. This is one of the oldest complexes in the city and… Full Review ▶

10/14/13
Resident

This apartment community is great if you're jobless and want to hear learning musicians try to make their mark in Austin. Community is a variety of really cool people and really scene people. Definitely lots of drugs here and drinking everyday… Full Review ▶

11/12/12
Resident

WILL WRITE REVIEW AT A LATER DATE. MY RATINGS SHOULD SAY IT ALL FOR NOW. DO I RECOMMEND THE "METH" APARTMENTS TO ANYONE.. NO BUT HELL NO Full Review ▶

11/08/12
Resident

Wow. This place is a joke. I wouldn't recommend it to any responsible human being. I was surrounded by tweakers and prostitutes on property and did not feel safe walking from my car to my apt door at night. Several people… Full Review ▶

01/13/12
Resident

If you like freezing cold showers every day, then move to the Metropolis. The plumbing at the Metropolis provides ONE TEMPERATURE of water to each building that CANNOT BE CONTROLLED BY TENANTS. When you get into the bath, you get whatever… Full Review ▶

10/12/11
Resident

I like it here I've been here 3 years. The staff is always very helpful. If there's a problem they are on it ASAP. I also have a dog and he is always welcomed. I like the floor plan and the… Full Review ▶

06/24/11
Resident

I lived at the Metropolis for 6 months. It was my first apartment experience (had only ever lived in houses before), and the first place I lived when I came to Austin. I would definitely recommend living here if you are… Full Review ▶

05/27/11
Resident

FYI...I am real. You are an idiot dumb ----. go suck a ----. I didn't lie about any of it and btw...2007 to 2009 is 3 years jackass mother ------. -------. I met my fiance at this complex. I had great… Full Review ▶

12/29/10
Resident

THIS IS GOING TO BE LONG. These apartments aren't half as bad as some of these reviews make them seem. I've lived here for 5 months and am currently debating whether or not I should renew my lease at the end… Full Review ▶

11/30/10
Resident

I live here for a year and now in two bed room two bath. I am renewing the lease for another year. I like being here because apartment manager and staff are really nice. They take of things right away whenever… Full Review ▶

09/18/10
Resident

I cant wait to move ! eveytime it rains my apt get flooded,I got roaches,spiders,fleas coming into my apt all the time ! Mang talk to you like they understand but what does that do for me ? NOTHING AT ALL...… Full Review ▶

06/09/10
Resident

It is easy to say that this is not the worst place to live, but I assure you that better accommodations could be found in a seaport shanty town if the weather was right. As a resident of the funky facility… Full Review ▶

04/25/10
Resident

I've lived here almost 2years and it's been an interesting ride to say the least. It's not the worst place to live and definitely not the best. The office does seem to try somewhat to help when they can but the… Full Review ▶

01/19/10
Resident

I have long been a resident of the Metropolis and can't seem to find a reason to leave. I know that the Metropolis is a place for superheroes like me. This is a unique complex. It is a breeding ground for… Full Review ▶

01/17/10
Resident

Come one and come all to the City of Dreams where you too can be shot standing in your own doorway by a stray bullet!!!!!!!!! After that, the crackheads, potheads and major partying is kind of like childs play!! Congratulations Metropolis,… Full Review ▶

12/28/09
Resident

My name is DC and I lived there for 2 years back in 2003 - 2004 and yes, many of these reviews are right-on without exageration. I rented the famous #420 in the corner of building 4, my good friend Emily… Full Review ▶

12/23/09
Resident

The only good thing about this place is the lack of illegal immigrants living here. Live here if you like having out of work, drug addicted losers for neighbors. Full Review ▶

12/23/09
Resident

I have lived at the Met for over 3 years and have seen several managers and quite a few leasing agents, some that were wonderful and some that were not. I think that the new manager actually cares and works hard… Full Review ▶

12/23/09
Resident

WOW, can we please have "smart" and "reliable" reviews written by people who actually LIVE HERE! Tenants who actually KNOW THE NEW MANAGEMENT and tenants who don't write reviews about their "meth-head" "gangster" "straight-up trashy" friends who also live/lived here. Yeah… Full Review ▶

12/21/09
Resident

It rocks to live here most of the people living here are easygoing. musicians live on-site and they rock, live music on pool/stage sometimes they jam here.. maintenance do a good job at what they do and its a chilling place… Full Review ▶

10/13/09
Resident

I had a very serious and stressful issue with an employee at the metropolis. After contacting the corporate office, they were very helpful in resolving my issue. It is my belief that the metropolis is turning over a new leaf, now… Full Review ▶

10/08/09
Resident

At first, I was only offended by the tacky, outdated, and did I mention tacky decor of the Met. It's like a bad acid trip that got stuck in 1990. I had searched a lot, and settled on this place due… Full Review ▶

09/09/09
Resident

I moved to Metropolis 3 weeks ago and I absolutely love this complex!!!There is always something going on at the pool and the office staff is always very helpful.Maintenance came on the same day that I called in a request for… Full Review ▶

08/31/09
Resident

I want to warn the normal people (the non-savages) that are attracted to the low rent, the colorful buildings, and spacious interiors of Metropolis- do NOT rent here, I believe you ll regret it. I do. Here are a number of… Full Review ▶

08/12/09
Resident

I can't believe all the things I have read on here. I just moved here about a month ago and I just love. I don't know what staff was here before that's getting all the complaints. According to my neighbor they… Full Review ▶

04/03/09
Resident

I was terrified everyday I lived here. My car was broken into twice, my motorcycle was stolen, and there was a car break in at least once a week. One night there was a row of windows knocked out for no… Full Review ▶

03/30/09
Resident

Since moving in her two years ago, there have been about 5 different "managers". The latest one may be the rudest and most incompetent one yet. Full Review ▶

02/24/09
Resident

This place is terrible. During the past year, my has been broken into and STOLEN from the parking lot, we've had all kinds of bug problems, our neighbors are meth addicts and loud, there has been domestic violence in our building,… Full Review ▶

02/10/09
Prospective Resident

I've lived at the Metropolis Apartments for 3 years this year. I haven't had a problem once. Yes, people party till the wee hours of the morning, and on random days..but if that's not your scene, then don't move in! :)… Full Review ▶

02/08/09
Resident

what other apartment complex can you get the roof of your car stomped in for no existing reason? or see babies with only a diaper and no shoes running around your front yard with not a gaurdian in sight? or have… Full Review ▶

01/14/09
Resident

where to start.............this place is by far the worst place i have ever lived in. first of all, the noise in the complex was unbearable and management never did anything about it. people would stand outside of their apartments at all… Full Review ▶

12/19/08
Resident

I really had to laugh at some of the reviews here. Like the other reviewer who 'had to laugh' I have to ask--did these people know it's 'rent controlled' apartments and most of the people who are home during the day… Full Review ▶

12/16/08
Resident

This place is unsafe, rampant with drug use, loud, badly managed. The whole experience has been awful. Full Review ▶

10/12/08
Prospective Resident

*EDIT* Literally minutes after posting this review, a friend of mine who knew I was thinking about moving into the Met. Apts. called and said a friend of hers who currently lives there was just shot. Not a joke. Review below.*… Full Review ▶

09/29/08
Resident

First off, if you expect living here to be just like that cul de sac you grew up in with mom and dad in the boring, predictable suburbs, it's not. It has been fun, interesting, friendly neighbors, poolside music parties and… Full Review ▶

09/29/08
Resident

I've been living here for about 6 months now, and was reading all these negative reviews in tears I was laughing so hard. I figured I'd give my two cents. Let me first just say that most of the bad reviews… Full Review ▶

09/29/08
Resident

The apartments have new management and they are extremely nice. I was swtiching with a tenant already there and they were so helpful at the front, it couldnt have been easier. Full Review ▶

09/22/08
Resident

I have been there and I find it to be a great place to live. Yes there are several people that seem to be outta place and not know where in austin they are. So they seem to feel they need… Full Review ▶

08/08/08
Resident

I pretty much knew what I was getting myself into. We met a girl in a bar who told us she lived here and when we first drove by it we laughed. yet we were drawn to the high ceilings, funky… Full Review ▶

07/30/08
Resident

The staff will tell you one thing and do something else They dont know what side is up the staff is rude as hell and they dont care if you rent there or not it is over priced dont take my… Full Review ▶

07/24/08
Resident

I moved in here to be close to work. Never would I realie how many douchebags could be gathered in one area. Not only are their crackheads and douchebags without jobs running around but I had to go with no AC… Full Review ▶

06/12/08
Resident

In the five years I lived there, the last two were the worst. I had a gas leak in my kitchen, my car was hit twice in the parking lot, even though I tried to park at the end where I… Full Review ▶

05/23/08
Resident

I moved to Metroplopis from Savannah in August of last year. I am SO used to crackheads in my neighborhood and I have lived in areas that are in significantly worse physical condition than Metropolis. I only stayed there for two… Full Review ▶

04/07/08
Resident

Before moving here, I read through the reviews on this site (two years ago). I have just read through them again and even still, most of the negative aspects are positives for me. I like living around the music - and… Full Review ▶

03/07/08
Resident

metropolis = fun. 3 things i love about this place: landscaping, interiors, people. if i'm bored or something i can walk around my own apartment complex and stare at pretty colors and palm trees. the remodeled interiors are future-ish with metallic… Full Review ▶

01/07/08
Resident

I lived at the Met from 99 - 01. It's hard to say now but from the reviews it doesn't sound much different. I liked my apt. but it was very noise. I made some great friends while living there, most… Full Review ▶

09/22/07
Resident

seriously what kind of prep says dog hair runied their clothes. that is so lame. i doubt dog hair ruined anything.its called wash your clothes and use a dryer it will come out. unless you are a princess and think that… Full Review ▶

09/06/07
Resident

Up until March 2009 I lived at Metropolis as a single mom, and I have to say that pretty much everything I have read is extremely exaggerated. It seems to me that most the postings are from people who were probably… Full Review ▶

08/01/07
Resident

It seems only the too sober ----- ------- or squares post bad stuff here. Half of the people here made things up.If you look at all the apt ratings around the same location as here this place does not have the… Full Review ▶

07/24/07
Resident

I moved into Metropolis about three months ago with my girlfriend,and since then it has been a nightmare. The walls are so thing, you can hear people screaming all night long. There are the kind of people you see hanging out… Full Review ▶

07/03/07
Resident

I live here and I could not hate it more. If you do move here, do not live in building -...especially not next door to the crackhead in ---. My next door neighbor not only sells meth, but also houses 6… Full Review ▶

06/14/07
Resident

I lived in these apartments for two years, and it was pretty okay for most of the time. Towards the end of my stay when I was living there alone, the maintence was quick and things were getting fixed up around… Full Review ▶

04/12/07
Resident

Yeah, there are drugs here. Good. I don't have to drive across town for my pot. Yeah, it's loud, we're musicians! Why would you come to a musicians complex and then whine about noise. Personally, I think the staff is great.… Full Review ▶

04/09/07
Resident

If you don't have anything worth stealing then this is the place for you. The parking lot is so poorly lit, I feel like a sitting duck. There is never a shortage of drugs around here. The walls are paper thin,… Full Review ▶

02/27/07
Resident

It started with my front windshield getting SHOT out! Case # 0096743, refreakindiculous. Then, I went down to the office and they berated me for not coming to them first. The gates are never working. Welcome to the ghetto. Move here… Full Review ▶

02/07/07
Resident

This place was the worst thing that ever happened to me. Drugs everywhere in the apartment complex. I even heard about someone weighing out pounds of meth in the laundry room one time. Police there all the time. People's apartments were… Full Review ▶

01/29/07
Resident

This place is creative, fun and inexpensive. Key word: Inexpensive! A great atmosphere for artists or wannabes... either way it's left up to self expression. If your a free thinker and not all uptight you'll love it here!! Full Review ▶

01/07/07
Resident

It is not true that this apartment complex is full of idiots and druggies. There are families and good friends to be found here. If you have some wierd expectation that artists are going to be as boring as the parents… Full Review ▶

01/03/07
Resident

The Met is really not a bad place to live if you don't mind all college students parting all the time. There is alway trash and broken glass everywhere so always wear shoes. Sometimes you cannot park your car near your… Full Review ▶

12/13/06
Resident

Disgusting. Poorly kept. Run by idiots. New management, or ownwers, or whatever, are -------s.
They will tow your car for no reason. Three drug raids in my building alone in last year. Neighbors vommiting and urinating down on to my walkway where… Full Review ▶

11/21/06
Resident

yeah, thers partying, drugs, drinking, etc..but they have that pretty much everywhere you go.

the living space its nice and the people are pretty damn cool, if you meet the right ones anyways.

the art work on the walls is magnificent.… Full Review ▶

10/13/06
Resident

I live in building 8, which is one of the quieter buildings, so I don't have the same noise complaint that most folks seem to have. The pipes are a little loud, and sometimes you can hear music from the apartment… Full Review ▶

10/02/06
Resident

Look, the grounds look better and better all the time. But getting maintenance to your place took an act of congree. Once had locked myself out (yes my bad and im an idiot, but happened nonetheless) on the only freezing day… Full Review ▶

08/10/06
Resident

When I first moved there I thought it would be nice. Only a few months later I had started pully gross stuff out of my dog's mouth which he found on the ground. These items included bloody cotton balls, a small… Full Review ▶

08/03/06
Resident

I lived here in 2005 for about 9 months. My roommate was crazy. Kinda Kathy Bates from misery. The apt itself was like fire... it was hot. Nice jacuzzi tub. But the people that live there... my God. It's like crackheads… Full Review ▶

07/25/06
Resident

The Metropolis is wonderful! I am befuddled at all of the poor reviews that I have read here. The place is beautifully landscaped and lit up at night, and the pop art deco walls are a really fun way to brighten… Full Review ▶

07/25/06
Resident

so despite all the loud music most of the nights and the occasional drunken mishap, this place is basically full of people who just know what it's like to live and have fun. if you're the kind of person who really… Full Review ▶

07/20/06
Resident

Seriosly folks. Do NOT be fooled by the cool interiors of the apartment. My neighbors were absoluetely insane - party kids who didn't work and had screaming orgies all night long. Management was by far the worst I have ever encountered… Full Review ▶

07/20/06
Resident

The place has its detractors, yes. People will either love it or hate it, but it doesn't promise anything it doesn't deliver. My apartment was great. I loved coming home to it, the people in my building were always friendly, and… Full Review ▶

07/20/06
Resident

This place was pure hell from the day I moved in and long after I moved out. Dirtball hippies, gutter punk trash and drunk/methed out morons make up 99% of this complex. The management staff rotates every month and none of… Full Review ▶

06/23/06
Resident

I tried to get out of my lease after I was attacked by a neighbors dog and had to go to the emergency room. The management won't even discuss it with me. They say that I have to get the police… Full Review ▶

06/19/06
Resident

if you want a non stop party metropolis is for you. it came as a surprise when i found out that my neighbors are allowed to have band practice IN THEIR APARTMENTS from noon to 10 pm daily. oh, the suck… Full Review ▶

06/05/06
Resident

Drugs are everywhere, you just have to open your eyes to see it, but dealers hang around here all the time. I don't want to live in the ghetto thank you very much. Why doesn't Metropolis try to do more to… Full Review ▶

06/05/06
Resident

i am a 23 year old female (not easily shaken, mind you) and...
my boyfriend is out of town at work alot... I am not even comfortable staying at the Metropolis at night by myself due to the nature of the neighbors...… Full Review ▶

04/28/06
Resident

Extremely crappy s**t hole. The wall in my bedroom is crumbling apart and there's mold inside and after I don't know how many times I reported/requested repair -they keep brushing me off! I have photos and have contacted my lawyer. I… Full Review ▶

04/14/06
Resident

This place is the worst apartment complex in Austin. If you like to live in filth, then this is the place for you! Full Review ▶

04/13/06
Resident

i've lived here for too long and can't wait to leave. management is piss poor. most of the residents are worse than the mgmt. dog poop everywhere which constitutes unsanitary living conditions. my bicycle was stolen. i could go on and… Full Review ▶

03/11/06
Resident

metropolis makes me hate myself.

the parking lot is always full,a nd if you DO happen to find a spot, you have to squeeze into it. the spots are only big enough for compact cars. if you do'nt have a compact car,… Full Review ▶

03/04/06
Resident

I had little problem with living next door to a drug dealer, with the screaming fights the upstairs neighbors had, or even with the lame, stoned out of their minds management who lost packages, could never find any paperwork, and who… Full Review ▶

03/03/06
Resident

THe people who have rated these apartments low just arent the right kind of people to appreciate the Metropolis' atmosphere. Its a place for the laid back, bohemian, hippie. These apartments are for easy going, open minded, friendly, young people who… Full Review ▶

03/02/06
Resident

I'm young and love music, but when it comes from your upstairs neighbors when you're trying to sleep because you have to work early in the morning, it SUCKS. That's my main issue here. The other is that my A/C didn't… Full Review ▶

03/01/06
Resident

What you see and suspect is what you get. A young hipster demographic. Buildings vary in personality...I live in a pretty mild building with other professional adults and families. If you want the Austin experience...free to paint...tan naked...start a band...party, than… Full Review ▶

01/03/06
Resident

scummy scummy scummy Full Review ▶

12/23/05
Resident

first, the low score tells you that the fake comments left by managment can't even significantly raise it. its funny that the only postive comments all happen in small blocks on the same days huh? just a perfect example of how… Full Review ▶

12/22/05
Resident

I think its a low class community. The residents it attracts bring it down and all the office cares about is leasing -and they don't care who they lease too. I moved out 3 months ago and I'm relieved. Its not… Full Review ▶

12/19/05
Resident

I lived here for around a year. The noise was terrible. The majority of the people there didn't actually live there. The office staff agreed to things like changing of lease that the actually management didn't agree too and are now… Full Review ▶

10/24/05
Resident

That's exactly my problem here. Thin walls are awful. Especially if you live below a really loud person/family like me. I have no other really upsetting issues that I'd like to get into here -problems come up no matter where you… Full Review ▶

10/11/05
Resident

think twice. Full Review ▶

09/20/05
Resident

renewing. I don't like it when I come home and notice things are moved out of place on my counter. I had a set of keys on the counter and they were right by the refrigerator. Well, I came home and… Full Review ▶

09/01/05
Resident

I have lived hear almost 6 months and have had my car broken into in very well lit parking lot and my cheap lawn chairs stollen from our porch. Now if you are looking for a cheap apartment and don't mind… Full Review ▶

08/30/05
Resident

A nightmare and a half for me. I wouldn't live here again if you paid me to. Full Review ▶

08/27/05
Resident

This was a nightmare. Full Review ▶

08/16/05
Resident

I think my summary says it all... In the year I lived there my apartment and car was broken into, the office staff was never any help, and repairs requested when we moved in were still not done when we moved… Full Review ▶

05/04/05
Resident

not quite where I'd like to see it as far as managing/running the place goes. TONNS of issues in their processes to iron out. Maintenance turnaround time is one of them. I know everyone has a different story because everyone has… Full Review ▶

04/28/05
Resident

I am the owner / broker of Express Realty. I have been leasing people at Metropolis for over 3 years now. Let me give everybody the complete rundown as I know it.
The Metropolis was acquired in 1998 by a young developer… Full Review ▶

04/25/05
Resident

I have lived here for almost a year now. I am not sure why people complain about the staff so much, they have always been kind to me, fixed any problems, and gone out of their way to help. The clubhouse… Full Review ▶

04/05/05
Resident

I won't be renewing my lease. I've lived here coming on 2 years now and started having problems now in my last year. The people above me moved in about 8 months ago and they're the noisiest buggers around. I wish… Full Review ▶

03/31/05
Resident

some of the things that people say about this apartment are accurate and some inaccurate. maitenance is slow, but requests are eventually fulfilled. both the staff and my neighbors are friendly. i've never, ever felt unsafe no matter what time i've… Full Review ▶

03/31/05
Resident

Even when you do some research it isn't a guarantee that you'll luck out. I looked into Metropolis before I moved and thought it was a great place, but once I moved in things started to change. I'm not referring anyone… Full Review ▶

03/28/05
Resident

Not in a million years Full Review ▶

03/16/05
Resident

The walls were thin, there were ants, took them forever to fix stuff when we moved in, the apartment wasn't even cleaned yet until after the day we picked up the keys. The space and price is right, but with the… Full Review ▶

03/07/05
Resident

The only reason I want to move out is that I have the most irritating, inconsiderate, loudest neighbors anyone could ever have! When you complain it gets you nowhere. They just moved in about 4 months ago so its not like… Full Review ▶

03/04/05
Resident

What I pay isn't worth what I get for the money. Metropolis is way overpriced. Think twice before you move here. They'll only jack-up your rent when you renew anyway. Full Review ▶

03/04/05
Resident

if you don't want any of those with your apartment then i suggest you keep looking. I can't wait to move. Full Review ▶

03/01/05
Resident

Seems like a breading ground for pole dancers and dropouts. Full Review ▶

02/24/05
Resident

I can't stand the noise. The walls are so thin here that most of the time I want to scream! It's driving me insane and apparently disturbing my daily life. I should have taken an upstairs unit. BIG mistake on my… Full Review ▶

02/21/05
Resident

I've lived here two years and can't wait for my lease to end. Right now it's 11 PM on a Monday night and my upstairs neighbor has some drunk 19 year old (guess) trying to kick her door in and yelling… Full Review ▶

02/21/05
Resident

That's all I say. Go see for yourself if you're considering living here. There's a whole lotta fraud going on and I don't want any part of it. I wouldn't renew even if they dropped my rent. Full Review ▶

02/21/05
Resident

is the noise. The walls are paper thin and you never know who you're getting as a neighbour. When I'm having a bad day, it seems louder for some reason, probably because I'm more aware when I'm stressed out. That's really… Full Review ▶

02/15/05
Resident

creeps and perverts live here or linger with their friends that live here. Lately I don't feel save anymore and I like to go out and party but coming home on my own makes me nervous and mad. Its not the… Full Review ▶

02/15/05
Resident

My contract is not what I pay in rent. Its off by several dollars per month and that adds up. I've complained and complained and they keep saying it will get fixed and I will get the credit back but it… Full Review ▶

02/15/05
Resident

The work staff completely unfriendly and unwilling to help. They act like you are putting them out when asking to take care of the massive infestion of ants and any other bugs in an apartment. The apartments are a complete rip… Full Review ▶

02/11/05
Resident

THE FIRST TIME YOU COME HERE, YOU MAY BE IN LOVE WITH THIS PLACE, THE ARTISTIC ENIVORNMENT, BAD --- DESIGNS OF EACH APARTMENTS...yet....there is a secret to unfold if you're living here. We thought this would be a great place to… Full Review ▶

02/07/05
Resident

Someone posted that pest control comes every Thursday. Who wants to live in a place where pest control has weekly scheduled visits??? I know that it can be an issue living in our climate, but not every building or community has… Full Review ▶

01/31/05
Resident

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01/31/05
Resident

leaks, ants, mold, yeah, that's why I chose Metropolis! give me a break. What kind of living conditions do you call that????? What a facade, that's all I can say. Full Review ▶

01/27/05
Resident

i have a crush on my neighbour!! The place is ok thought, I have nothing to complain about...but man is she sweet! Till the next BBQ!!! ;) Full Review ▶

01/25/05
Resident

Its like one big happy family! If you want to meet really cool and interesting people then the metropolis is the place to be. The Sat BBQs with live music is so much fun. The people are friendly and the staff… Full Review ▶

01/14/05
Resident

nothing good to say! Full Review ▶

12/15/04
Resident

no thank you Full Review ▶

11/18/04
Resident

The last couple of apartments I moved out of refused to give me my deposit back even though I cleaned them and did what I was supposed to. When I was moving out of the Metropolis I figured that I wouldn't… Full Review ▶

10/26/04
Resident

I don't know what good it does people to say some of the things they have said about The Metropolis. I've lived here for almost two years and I can honestly tell you that nobody has ever tried to sell me… Full Review ▶

10/22/04
Resident

I moved to austin a little over a year ago. I have grown to love this city and the apt complex i have lived in from day one. Yes there are afew things that go wrong , but who dosent have… Full Review ▶

10/04/04
Resident

all i can think of when i read the good reviews is that is has to be someone who has a vested interest in the place. i dont and wouldnt live there but my girlfriend did. the first week she was… Full Review ▶

09/28/04
Resident

I'm not too happy with this place. My apartment layout is OK, the location is close to my work, which was one of the selling features, but I'm not impressed with the fact that I don't get my calls returned efficiently… Full Review ▶

09/20/04
Resident

This is the first apartment complex that I know the majority of my neighbors. I've lived at the Met for over a year now. I've NEVER had any problems with feeling safe. I've never had my car or apt broken into… Full Review ▶

09/20/04
Resident

I relate more to the last opinion than all the negative ones combined. There isn't one place that's perfect, no matter what. And even in a top-notch community, there are always going to be issues here and there. Full Review ▶

09/01/04
Resident

If you're a criminal, a juvenile delinquent, or someone that just doesn't give a damn about living around respectful responsible people, then you may love this place!


For the environment the tenants are subjected to, the apartments shouldn't be more than $200/month.

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08/17/04
Resident

I lived at Metropolis back in 2001. My building wasn't loud at all. The building across the way was the problem children. (That's were all the "good" parties were)
I'm writing this because, well I'm moving back. I wanted to see what… Full Review ▶

08/14/04
Resident

In terms of parking, you should research where in the apartment complex you will be situated. There are places where there is extra parking (near the rear and north sides of the complex), but near the front entrance parking is a… Full Review ▶

07/23/04
Resident

it's interesting to note that the past few positive comments were left at around the same time. it's just another ploy by the unscrupulous mgmt to scam you to sign here. DON'T DO IT!

i don't know why the management… Full Review ▶

07/20/04
Resident

staff went out of there way to help me out with info about the city, and even tried to help me out with info on a job. i myself dont like apatrments , but this is one of the friendliest most… Full Review ▶

07/20/04
Resident

It had alot of good, and alot of bad. the good - very community oriented- like the summertime pool parties with live bands, or the sunday morning breakfasts. everyone has a good relaxed feel to them. management is very nice.
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07/20/04
Resident

Wow--there have been several negative nellies posting about Metropolis. Personally, I love it here. I have just moved into my 6th apartment at the Met and each one is better than the last. I have NO BUGS (probably because I keep… Full Review ▶

07/19/04
Resident

Unfortunately I had to move away from Austin and The Metropolis, but I loved it. I lived there for a year and a half and I met so many nice people at brunch on Sundays (they have free brunch) and I… Full Review ▶

07/14/04
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I've lived here for years and I really like it. Despite what other reviews have said, I've never had insect problems or leaks, my maintenance requests have been taken care of and the rent is reasonable. I really like the inside… Full Review ▶

07/10/04
Resident

I moved to Austin in 2001 and The Metropolis was the fisrt place I lived. My best friend and I lived together and we were so excited to live somewhere that we thought was so cool! The first night we were… Full Review ▶

06/15/04
Resident

I can tell you one thing and that is the management can't keep there lies straight. THey are the most unprofessional people i have ever seen. Full Review ▶

06/06/04
Resident

My stay here has been quite enjoyble. I live in this complex with about 500,000 of other little buddies. The crumbs I eat on the floor are so nice.

One Bad thing...When the tenants hit the light switch on &… Full Review ▶

05/26/04
Resident

I guess my biggest complaint is the STAFF. Very helpful and friendly until about after the first month you live here....then they turn into uncaring, incompetent -------s.

LIES LIES LIES....be prepared to be lied to about simple things like promised… Full Review ▶

05/07/04
Resident

believe me, the rent is cheap for a reason. ants, centipedes, maggots (yes, maggots!!), and spiders love metropolis. the insects get worse when the weather is hot or humid and atrocious when it's both. please stay away from this place. the… Full Review ▶

04/08/04
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I have lived at the Metropolis for close to a year now, and I am about to move out. I can say this much, it was OK for a while but it got old really fast. I have to say that… Full Review ▶

04/07/04
Resident

I´ve lived at the Metropolis for 5 months and I love it. I moved in on the recommendation of a friend who lived there.

I´ve only had a couple of problems with noise, and my neighbors have been friendly enough… Full Review ▶

03/14/04
Resident

Being in the apartment industry myself, I have never in 8 years been treated with the utmost disrespect from the most unqualified, and daft people. From the manager not having the decency to talk to me about the problems, to the… Full Review ▶

03/14/04
Resident


i had the joy of dating a guy who lived at the met a few years ago. it appears from these reviews that nothing much has changed...maybe it has gotten even worse. we personally knew one of the staffers at the… Full Review ▶

02/06/04
Resident

When my roommates and I FIRST toured this place, we thought it was BADASS! Unique, liberal, artsy AND cheap ~ these are ALWAYS the same qualities that attract victims initially. But...like the other comments, there´s a downside. I consider myself a… Full Review ▶

01/05/04
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The bug man came to our apartment four times in one month!!!! You know there´s a problem when the Ant man can´t control that ----!!!!! Metropolis is a living and breathing ant pile......YIKES! The walls are so paper thin you can… Full Review ▶

12/12/03
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After moving to a show apt cause the original staff tried to move me and my roommates that had visible watermarks!? on the wall and standing water!? under freshly laid cheap carpeting, I watched my apt settle and a large Crevice?!… Full Review ▶

12/11/03
Resident

I felt hip moving in to this place. There?s a certain bohemian, artist-colony vibe to the Metropolis. That fades away after a few days and what you?re left with is 6 months or a year stuck in a nightmare living situation.… Full Review ▶

12/07/03
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I actually live at Crossing Place (Still need to drop a good review there, they are not as bad as everyone says. I totally recommend). I took the Bus Tours last year and I must say, the Met did seem very… Full Review ▶

12/07/03
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I lived here for about two years, although I´m not sure why. When I moved in the place was actually pretty cool - vaulted ceilings, concrete floors - it was just something different from the apartments all my friends had (I… Full Review ▶

12/05/03
Resident

I, too, was taken in by the hype... Stainless steel accents, concrete floors... Truth is the "accents" are there to cover up the holes in the walls. I lived there for the worst 6 months of my life. I was unfortunate… Full Review ▶

09/21/03
Resident

I would never inflict any bad karma on any apartment hunter. I lived here for 13 months and THANK GOD I AM MOVING OUT! The apartments are dark, cramped, with half assed decor. The maintenance sucks. And they keep repainting this… Full Review ▶

07/26/03
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I don´t know why this place has got a bad rep. My apartment is just great and extremely affordable. The people here are nice. The whole design is kinda crazy, but it´s really fun and different and I´d rather live here… Full Review ▶

06/02/03
Resident

After a noisy 13 months, leaving the met was the best part of leaving Texas.

I can add only one thing to the reviews about the paper thin walls (the 3 year old next door, the laundry machine upstairs), feral… Full Review ▶

05/16/03
Resident

If you are thinking of living in Metropolis--keep looking. This was my first college apartment, and I moved in right after it opened. I wish I would have had this Web site to warn me then! We had a first floor… Full Review ▶

05/05/03
Resident

I lived in these apartments when only one building was inhabitable and all the others should have been condemned by the city...they were known as "the wastelands" to us. It sounds like things are a little better. Full Review ▶

04/27/03
Resident

These are average apartments for a good price.

Positives:
Gas Stove
Gas Heating
Big Fridge
Whirlpool Tubs
Painted Walls
Washer/Dryer Connections
Lots of events for residents

Negatives:
Old Complex
Only the front-end of Apt Complex is well maintained
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04/22/03
Resident

The designers and builders of this complex chose flashy junk to cover up the fact that they didn´t spend any money on the things that are important, like water and moisture protection. In the 8 months I lived there my apartment… Full Review ▶

03/13/03
Resident

I don´t understand all the bad comments. I have lived here for a while and I think that it is a great place to live.

Alot of the things I have read on this site are just completely wrong and… Full Review ▶

03/12/03
Resident

When my husband and I originally found the Metropolis we were in Orlando looking on the internet. We got approved and hadn´t even seen the Metropolis when we came to move in. It was really different from what I had expected,… Full Review ▶

03/11/03
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One of my friends told me about this web site after I told him that I was moving out of town. Out of curiosity, I looked up the Met. Man, I wonder how many people have lived in other apartments before,… Full Review ▶

03/11/03
Resident

Some of these reviews are really not accurate.

I have lived at the Metropolis for a little over two years.

Given that there is now a new management company, I see a lot of improvements going on. This makes… Full Review ▶

03/11/03
Resident

DUDES!

The Metropolis is the best place in Austin, Man. Funky Groovy Cool!

My neigbor and friend told me about this site and I came and checked it out and I was really upset at what I read from… Full Review ▶

03/11/03
Resident

When i found some bad reviews on the Met? I was like, What?

I would like to first quote a few of these ridiculous statements:

"if you aren´t tattooed, a stripper, drug dealer, or under 20, I would stay… Full Review ▶

03/11/03
Resident

I don´t know where some of these other reviewers are living because I love living here! I have met soooo many people since moving in to the Met that I would have never met living anywhere else.
I really like that… Full Review ▶

03/03/03
Resident

My initial opinion of the Metropolis was a positive one. Maintenance responded with reasonable timeliness and problems like excessive noise and crowded parking were mainly attributed to the type of renters in your building or side of the community. My main… Full Review ▶

01/23/03
Resident

Yeah the apartments look cool. But per the ads they have been running if you aren´t tattoed, a stripper, drug dealer, or under 20, I would stay far away. The staff sucks. The apartments are really cheap. I lived in two… Full Review ▶

11/07/02
Resident

First off, this complex is what I would call ghetto-artdeco. One of the reasons why me and my roommate moved into this place was because of the security gates. We were told they would be fixed within a few days after… Full Review ▶

10/26/02
Resident

The management here changes once every couple of months -- a very bad sign! The new staff gets barely up to speed before they quit or leave, so nothing ever gets done. What started as a nice idea for an apt.… Full Review ▶

10/25/02
Resident

Totally horrible management, piss poor construction (my A/C, garbage disposal, and dishwasher broke within the first 3 months), and the crickets! They were everywhere! Inside and outside. I remember puting on shoes and hearing CRUNCH! And for the area, the apartment… Full Review ▶

10/18/02
Resident

When I first came to austin, The Metropolis is the first thing that I saw and I liked from the very first moment.

Its Very Cool and Very Groovy.

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10/17/02
Resident

i believe most of the management escaped from a mental hospital. i was overpaying my rent whenever i had extra cash so i could have a couple of months paid off by the time my lease had expired. They kept the… Full Review ▶

10/15/02
Resident

i´m impressed by the responsiveness of the office staff when we have a problem. The new gate system is working and folks care. Full Review ▶

08/24/02
Resident

When I lived at Metroplois I had a real good time. Got to go to a different party every week. Easy to hook up w/ the opposite gender. I got to date two strippers I met there. You also meet so… Full Review ▶

05/09/02
Resident

When I first moved to Austin, I was, like many others, intrigued by the decor and the "funkiness" of The Metropolis. My main concerns for the complex are the safety of my vehicle, the paper thin walls (I can hear my… Full Review ▶

04/30/02
Resident

it was very nice looking on the inside. that´s as far as the good things went. there were crickets and water coming out of every outlet and light fixture in the place. every single thing leaked. there was something big living… Full Review ▶

03/31/02
Resident

True this place is loud and stuff, but it´s a community geared to college students and personally I prefer that to an apartment complex with screaming kids everywhere...take your pick...you wanna study? then go to the library, I have NEVER lost… Full Review ▶

03/29/02
Resident

I never lived here, but a bunch of my friends did. Like to smoke dope and drop acid...this place is for you! The wildly painted buildings add to the drug experience. It´s really awesome. But, as for the apartments themselves, they… Full Review ▶

03/11/02
Resident

i lived in metropolis for 6 months. true the noise and partying was excessive, and the management sucks. But for the most part it had some of the most interesting people I have ever met there. For a young guy just… Full Review ▶

03/07/02
Resident

We moved here from out of state and unfortunately we were limited on time to find a place to live. Yes we looked at alot of apartments and got bored with the white walls and beige carpet.....needless to say we were… Full Review ▶

12/30/01
Resident

This complex is for you if you want to past your Tuesday morning sitting on a raggedy couch outside your front door sipping on a schaeffer, while recalling how cool it was that your friend flipped of the cops who came… Full Review ▶

12/07/01
Resident

If your first impression is one of excitment be prepare to be disillusioned.

Turn around on repairs is awful and non-existant at times.

Staff is not organized or do they know what is going on.

Many apartments leak… Full Review ▶

11/03/01
Resident

It is easy to get pulled into this complex because of amenities like funky decor and ethernet connections. However, I was flabbergasted at how noisy and loud the complex is. The walls are literally paper thin, the courtyards reverbrate noise, and… Full Review ▶

07/29/01
Resident

This apartment complex was all hipe. I was sheilded from the truth of what the apartments really are by all the big great features they guarantee. Once i moved in, i found that the walls are paper thin....you could hear phone… Full Review ▶

05/02/01
Resident

If you´re looking for a quiet, peaceful, family-centered environment, don´t look here. If you´re looking for a complex filled with young, college-going partiers, look no further. I´ve lived in The Metropolis for a year, and happen to enjoy it. The neighbors… Full Review ▶

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11 $ 750
21 $ 528
21.5 $ 1066
22 $ 899
31 $ 1123
42 $ 992

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