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Riverside Apartments

5860 Cameron Run Terrace, Alexandria, VA 22303
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City Average
08/25/14
Resident

I moved here recently. I don't hate it, but there are clear areas where this community is lacking. It took maintenance 5 days to address an emergency issue in my apartment. In their defense, I suspect the delay could have been… Full Review ▶

08/15/14
Resident

I have lived at Riverside Apts for a year now. I was in a one bdrm and moved to a two bdrm. The location is ideal to the beltway and DC. The neighborhood is very nice I just love it here.… Full Review ▶

07/18/14
Resident

I have lived in my aprtment for 7 years. I would not recommend this Apartment to anyone.... Full Review ▶

06/07/14
Resident

I wouldn't live here. Management doesn't fix broken things in the apartment. My car got towed even though it was registered with the management company. thank you for viewing my post. :( Full Review ▶

05/14/14
Resident

ROACHES. They never go away they just get worse. I see hundreds a day and we see them so much we don't even flinch, we just spray them with out handy can of roach spray. It's unsanitary for my two small… Full Review ▶

04/11/14
Resident

Okay, before our move out experience, this would have been my honest review of Riverside: Pros: 1. Good location if you don't mind living this far from DC. It's very close to the Huntington Metro. 2. The sticker price on the… Full Review ▶

04/04/14
Resident

I recently moved out of the cluster called Riverside. While I lived in the ghetto, I had my motorcycle stolen. The security cameras were conveniently looking into another parking area and couldn't be moved. Hot water was a joke. Now they… Full Review ▶

03/12/14
Resident

The location and size of the apartment is great, but that is where it ends. The quality of cabinets, plumbing, and even the windows is poor. There is at least 1 day per week without hot water, "band-aid" fixes are the… Full Review ▶

02/25/14
Prospective Resident

If you've ever in your life been caught in possession of pot, look elsewhere. Although I make 5x gross monthly rent and have a credit score over 750, my application was denied, because of a 15 year old marijuana conviction -… Full Review ▶

02/21/14
Resident

This place is awful, to begin, the lobby is in no way wheelchair/stroller accessible. I have to carry my stroller down the stairs near the front door. It is not a kid friendly complex either so no playground, or anything remotely… Full Review ▶

01/02/14
Resident

Dear Riverside, I am so glad to be done with you and here are the things I will NOT miss about you: 1. Your appliances are so old and outdated, that I was lucky if one burner on the stove worked.… Full Review ▶

12/26/13
Resident

Satisfied resident. I have been living in tower three at Riverside for nearly a year now, and have nearly no complaints. Any I may have are not serious. Overall, I consider myself a satisfied tenant. Moreover, given the going rate for… Full Review ▶

11/04/13
Resident

We had a terrible move in experience. They knew we were in a rush to return our Uhaul, but moved extremely slowly to complete the final paperwork. It took them 20 minutes to run two credit cards. The key they gave… Full Review ▶

09/18/13
Resident

This place is horrible! I have lived here for almost three years and the only reason being that there was once different management. None of my issues ever get solved and staff on the phone quickly catches attitudes when I call… Full Review ▶

08/20/13
Resident

I have lived at this apartment for about 4 months now. I cannot wait until my lease ends; frankly, I'm on the verge of taking the issues I have had (on numerous occasions) to a court to end my lease early… Full Review ▶

08/12/13
Resident

I do not understand why the overall ratings for this apartment is so low. I have been living here for 5 months now, and I have never had any problems so far nor have I seen any bugs or roaches yet.… Full Review ▶

08/06/13
Resident

I am truly happy to be leaving here! They turn the water off AT LEAST once a month for "changing valves" "cleaning out lines" etc. The excuses never end. During the winter you will not have hot water in the morning.… Full Review ▶

07/08/13
Resident

This is our last week here and I couldn't be happier, we cannot wait to get out of here. We have never had so many problems with our apartment as we do with this one.i would never recommend this place to… Full Review ▶

07/07/13
Resident

You will regret living here. They tout a low price tag on their rent, but once you sign the lease, they will bombard you with so many fees that you'd be better off living in Crystal City where it's much nicer,… Full Review ▶

06/19/13
Resident

DON'T STAY AT THIS PLACE!!! I have opted out for extending the contract as well. The management sends an email stating that the hot water will be turned off from 10AM and they turn it off at 9AM and continue to… Full Review ▶

05/30/13
Resident

This place truly sucks! If I am paying over 1500 dollars a month to live somewhere -- then my hot water should not be off at 6 pm in the evening. Matter of fact, I went to take a shower last… Full Review ▶

05/30/13
Resident

In the seven months my fiance and I have been living here, we have been been treated terribly, as are most Riverside residents. From the day I moved in, there has been constantly cold water, making taking showers sort of like… Full Review ▶

05/28/13
Resident

When I moved here 4 years ago it was a nice place to live. I would not say that it is safest place to live. Building 1 is nice but, it gives off a miss leading feeling of safety. I had… Full Review ▶

05/16/13
Resident

This is the worst place I ever been. Management only cares about their money not the residents. I have a leak in the aparment until I move out, bathroom ceing with a big whole about my shower, stairs always dirty, people… Full Review ▶

05/12/13
Resident

tl;dr -> Rent elsewhere. Comprehensive Version: Despite the attractive price tag and what the leasing office presents you, living here will cost you more than what you expected, and may even lead to misery and pessimism depending on what you were… Full Review ▶

05/11/13
Resident

Avoid at all costs. Constant outages of hot water and just water entirely. Even on weekends. Time estimates are NEVER right. Outages have lasted for multiple days for a simple "valve" repair. Parking was free, then jacked up to 10 bucks… Full Review ▶

05/07/13
Resident

Don't make the mistake of renting here, because similarly my situation, usually once you rent a place it's just easier to stay where you're at regardless of horrible circumstances. Parking next to the building isn't free, although it was when I… Full Review ▶

03/25/13
Resident

BEWARE OF NASTY MANAGEMENT PEOPLE HERE!!! DO NOT waste your money and good outlook in life here! I lived at Riverside Alexandria for over 1 year now. I was going to extend my lease but with horrors I have experienced, I… Full Review ▶

03/05/13
Resident

This place is a nightmare come true. And despite the inevitable comment the "community" will leave in response to this review, they do NOT do anything to solve your issues. They claim to have an "open door" policy, so sure you… Full Review ▶

02/22/13
Resident

Tower 1-The management and maintenance teams are some of the rudest and disrespectful people I have ever met! For maintenance nothing was ever done on time or correctly, and I was yelled at by your head of maintenance when I called… Full Review ▶

01/30/13
Resident

Money gougers! Riverside has changed nothing but has just quadrupled their parking rate to 20 dollars a month per vehicle and now wants over 2,000 dollars a month for an apartment in tower 1. My hallway smells of smoke and garbage… Full Review ▶

01/24/13
Resident

I had moved here in December 2011. The leasing rep was so unprofessional and unorganized. You could tell she was new and didn't explain anything on the lease and was pretty much with a fend for yourself attitude. She ended up… Full Review ▶

01/16/13
Resident

Save your money and sanity....run away from this place. Roach and rat infested, price gouging by Riverside management, poor maintenance. Read all about it in a blog called Unsuck Riverside Aparments: http://unsuck-riverside-apartments.blogspot.com/ Full Review ▶

01/03/13
Resident

Firstly, I give credit where credit is due but I can honestly say I've never in my life encountered so many problems with any one company. I should have known from the beginning it was going to be a bad choice… Full Review ▶

12/28/12
Resident

This place seriously blows. I have been living here for 4 years (I know, what was I thinking?!?!) and have dealt with plenty over the years. Noise level is pretty high, the hallway in my floor always smells of smoke and… Full Review ▶

12/21/12
Resident

I am going to talk to Base Housing Centers in the area and make sure they no longer recommend this location to ANYONE coming looking for housing. Full Review ▶

12/08/12
Resident

There is only one positive thing that can be said about this property- the building's construction is solid and noise from neighbors is very rare, the occasional door slamming in the hallway is it. There's plenty of parking, more than enough,… Full Review ▶

12/03/12
Resident

I am a young professional and this is an awful place to live. I have had so many problems with this place-- AC broken, no hot water, bees and bugs coming through my window. Maintenance takes forever to fix things and… Full Review ▶

11/19/12
Resident

I'm updating my previous review when we were having such problems signing a lease. The lease was signed and we moved 1,000 miles from Miami to Riverside. We got stuck in traffic and Michael from the leasing office stayed late to… Full Review ▶

11/08/12
Resident

As a professional living here short term.. This is by far one of the worst places I have come across ... Something is always broken... Staff are not helpful what so ever deff after your money ... So very disappointed ....… Full Review ▶

09/25/12
Resident

I am thrilled to be moving out of here as well. I was a sucker for staying here so long. When I renewed my lease last year I was unhappy but I was convinced that I couldn't finad anything better. Then… Full Review ▶

07/26/12
Resident

I have lived in Riverside Apartments since last August (2011) and my experience at first was wonderful. I even encouraged my friends to move in in my same building (Thank goodness they didn't I could never have made it up to… Full Review ▶

06/12/12
Resident

I am posting this review because I feel it is a good way to consolidate my experiences (good and bad) while I debate renewing and because I was surprised and encouraged to see that the management team seems to read and… Full Review ▶

05/28/12
Resident

I've lived here for three years, and I switched apartments from a studio to a 2 bedroom halfway through. Both have been fine. The kitchen in the studio was miniscule, but the rest of the place (it was the largest of… Full Review ▶

05/18/12
Resident

Saw a second mouse in two days. The first was running from the refrigerator to the dish washer and the second ran out from under a chair and disappeared under another piece of furniture. I ll try to grab a picture… Full Review ▶

05/17/12
Resident

I find this apartment complex full of incompetent unfriendly unprofessional staff members. The leasing office is run very poorly yet they want you to pay 300 dollars admin fee. I dont know what they do all do but I have had… Full Review ▶

04/30/12
Resident

My favorite Riverside story was the Friday when nearly 2 dozen Fairfax County Sheriffs congregated to serve a warrant. There must have been 8 to 10 vehicles. I called the Riverside front office to see what was up. Besides not being… Full Review ▶

04/17/12
Resident

Let's get this out in the open...a blog is now started called: UNSUCK RIVERSIDE APARTMENTS HERE: http://unsuck-riverside-apartments.blogspot.com/ Please post your horror stories Full Review ▶

04/09/12
Prospective Resident

I used to live at Riverside for two years (2009-2011) and the reviews continue to go DOWNHILL. The worst part about Riverside, was the the calamity that happened during move-out inspection.The reason why I moved last year is detailed below. Submitted… Full Review ▶

03/29/12
Resident

This pains me to write this review because I really liked Riverside when I first moved in two years ago. I strongly suggest you chose anther apartment complex for these reasons. 1) My close personal friend (tenant) was robbed in the… Full Review ▶

03/21/12
Resident

This has been one of the worst experiences ever. My building (tower 2) went without water for 60 days in 2011 because of a "broken valve". On mornings when there was water at all, 18 mornings there was no hot water.… Full Review ▶

03/20/12
Resident

management is bad. maintenance is bad. They lie to you. Full Review ▶

03/17/12
Prospective Resident

Ok so i am in the browsing stages of moving... i am looking to move into a studio... and i am wondering from current people living in studios what the utilities run per month? I will be living by myself and… Full Review ▶

02/13/12
Resident

The quality of this complex is NOT as advertised. Building 3 has structural issues that have not been fixed in the 5 years that I ve been a resident; they ve only gone downhill hence me moving out! It s a… Full Review ▶

01/24/12
Resident

My problem starts when I decide to transfer from 1 bedroom to 2 bedroom apartment.After living here 3 years and paying rent on time , its took over 3 weeks to get approved for my new apartment, two days before moving… Full Review ▶

12/17/11
Prospective Resident

Very nice place, I enjoyed my stay there. Everything is good, no noise, safe. A beautiful place. Full Review ▶

12/10/11
Resident

Let's start with some basics: I've lived in Riverside (Tower 3 for those who know the complex) for about three years now. I decided to move here from another (horrid) Aimco property in Alexandria, Key Towers. To keep things in perspective,… Full Review ▶

11/23/11
Resident

I have lived in riverside apartments (bldg 1) since March. At first when I was looking I really liked riverside so I decided to check them out (last July). I decided to rent in March and check them out again. I… Full Review ▶

10/17/11
Resident

It is hard to figure out where to begin so I will just list every reason why you should not rent here. Please, if the price is appealing consider moving a little further out or getting a slightly smaller place at… Full Review ▶

10/17/11
Resident

Wow, I was thinking about moving back to Riverside. I was a resident there 11 years ago, but reading these reviews has caused me to re-think my decision. I don't know what happened in the meantime, but it doesn't seem to… Full Review ▶

10/15/11
Resident

DO NOT be fooled by lies and the outside glamour fool you. You will definitely regret it. The managers are crooks and the greatest liars you will ever meet in your life. They will tell you before you sign the lease… Full Review ▶

10/14/11
Resident

The apartments have bugs and the bedrooms get wet because the AC units drip the water on the carpets. EVERY YEAR THEY RAISE THE RENT BY 160-200 DOLLARS. THIS IS CRAZY!!!!! THE FIRST YEAR THEY GIVE YOU (supposely) a little discount,… Full Review ▶

09/27/11
Resident

I lived at Riverside for 4 years-- and in that time the management proved to be nothing but trouble. Sure, you get a great rental rate (respective to other apartments in Alexandria; but here's a few instances of the inevitable "catch"....… Full Review ▶

09/11/11
Resident

Location is annoying. Hard to get into the place. Very quiet, decent construction. Leasing office is HORRIBLE. They're -------s and make you wait for hours. Even with an appointment. Overall not bad though. If you're in building one. Buildings two and… Full Review ▶

08/11/11
Resident

Wife moved out of this dump when we got married. They are trying to stick it to her on the security deposit. She had a maid service clean her place and a professional carpet cleaning company clean her carpets. Of course… Full Review ▶

08/10/11
Resident

Management, particularly with regional management for this property is at the very least unethical in business practices and at most criminal. They are now blatantly violating lease terms and breaking the law. I'm consulting with legal counsel for a lawsuit. Possibly… Full Review ▶

07/16/11
Resident

What is wrong with this complex? Let me (a resident for over 5 years) count the ways. But first, avoid Bldgs. 2 and 3--piped in music, new carpet and paint are just lipstick on a pig. I don't know what Building… Full Review ▶

07/15/11
Resident

When I first moved to Riverside 4 years ago, I was impressed. Beautiful landscaping, convenient location, and friendly community minded staff. Things have changed in the last year or so that make me strongly caution anyone considering moving to Riverside: Bed… Full Review ▶

07/12/11
Resident

I at least feel better that I'm not the only one taken by Riverside. I decided to move out because after living in building 3 for two years, I experienced 3 real fires (at least while I was at home) and… Full Review ▶

06/26/11
Resident

I currently live in Riverside Apartments in building 2. Let me tell you about my experiences and I'll let you make your own opinion. When I first moved in to the apartment, I was replacing someone on a lease. But because… Full Review ▶

06/14/11
Resident

The rent is relatively cheap, but I guess you get what you pay for. Avoid this apartment complex at all costs! I should've walked away when the incompentent employee did not have a clue what she was doing in processing my… Full Review ▶

05/26/11
Resident

In 3 years, the following happened: (1) My apartment was broken into and $2000 worth of computer equipment stolen. It took 2 weeks before management would even bother to sit down with me to discuss the break in. (2) My car… Full Review ▶

05/16/11
Resident

I had a great and enjoyable year living at Riverside Apartments in Alexandria, VA. I lived in building 1, which was more expensive than I would have like to have paid, but a very nice quiet apartment with access to three… Full Review ▶

05/04/11
Resident

Move-in was a COMPLETE mess full of broken promises, move-in delayed a day because the apartment wasn't ready and then billed me more on the later move-in, and even a towed car while unloading from a place directed by the leasing… Full Review ▶

04/29/11
Resident

I just informed Riverside that I was planning on moving and gave them the requisite 60 days notice. That is when they informed me that they have a new policy that when a CUSTOMER (my emphasis) moves out, they have to… Full Review ▶

03/29/11
Resident

Yes it's true - There is a major misprint on the giant sign so prominently displayed on the side of tower 1. You will not "love what's inside," rather, you will loathe it. I moved into Tower 2 in 2007 because… Full Review ▶

03/29/11
Resident

This was the 'moveout' review we gave them: We have been very displeased with Riverside. Building 3 has had more than FIFTEEN hot water outages over the last 2 years, and they came at times when we truly needed hot water.… Full Review ▶

03/22/11
Resident

First of all, don't let them fool you with the name. The used to be called "Riverside Park Apartments" but I guess they changed their name so that people looking for reviews wouldn't be able to find them. If you look… Full Review ▶

01/20/11
Resident

The laundry room is probably the biggest (at least the most constant) rip-off. Four dollars per load (two for washing, two for drying)... if you're lucky. Chances are the dryers won't completely dry your clothes and you'll have to keep feeding… Full Review ▶

12/01/10
Resident

Just moved out after a year and a half of absolute hell. I lived in Tower 1 for a year and a half... The apartment was awesome for the price. The catch? Management is so greedy and inept that I chose… Full Review ▶

11/25/10
Resident

Don't live here. I spent three years here in building 1. The tenants are professional (lots of military folks there), but the staff was dishonest and constantly gouged tenants for rent. The place has an ATROCIOUS safety record since it's literally… Full Review ▶

11/21/10
Prospective Resident

I just signed a lease for Tower 1 and it looked great! Parking at other complexes cost much more so I thought $25 was a great deal. Having a balcony, larger apartment, upgraded kitchen, and washer and dryer was perfect. Now… Full Review ▶

11/07/10
Resident

Don't let the new appliances and hard wood floors fool you, these apartments are anything but luxury. The elevators are constantly broken, things break constantly and maintenance can't seem to fix problems correctly, loud emergency vehicles can be heard on rt… Full Review ▶

11/06/10
Resident

I moved into building 2 when I first moved onto the property: Big mistake! The building is falling apart as was the apartment but no one seemed to care in management. The units themselves have closet doors that frequently break; microwaves… Full Review ▶

10/13/10
Resident

I moved to Virginia a few years ago and yes I lived in a couple of properties before and also have had my share of interactions (mostly horrible) leasing agents; but this property wow where can I start. First of all… Full Review ▶

10/07/10
Resident

I recently relocated to Houston TX but I had a great experience while living at Riverside. The staff was friendly and my apartment was large for the price and I never heard any noise from my neighbors. I would recommend it.… Full Review ▶

10/06/10
Resident

At Riverside Apartments I recommend Tower I Building. I have been living for more than six moths and I do not have any complaint. I used to live in a very nice and modern building at Washington, DC and one of… Full Review ▶

10/05/10
Resident

I have lived at Riverside for about 2 years and I have had a pretty good experience. The apartment is convenient to my job, the shuttle is great and the maintenance guys respond quickly. All in all, nice place. Full Review ▶

09/16/10
Resident

Here are some great features about your new apartment that are sure to make you enjoy your stay in this lovely apartment community! 1. Like the outdoors? Great! You'll love it when bugs that you never even thought could live indoors… Full Review ▶

09/03/10
Resident

I lived there for three years.when I moved out they sent me a bill for about 825 dollars which was tobe sent for collection on the 12th of the month. I received the notice on the 11th. Went to the management… Full Review ▶

08/31/10
Resident

Pretty terrible experience with Riverside. In no particular order: 1) Apartment break-ins within the complex 2) Motorcycle stole from within the complex 3) Side entrance closed down, making entry more difficult 4) Side gates consistently broken so anyone can get into… Full Review ▶

08/22/10
Resident

I moved to VA from MN, so I was completely unaware of the existence of the RUB utility system. I asked the leasing office and the resident relations office regarding the utility charges and was informed repeately by the leasing office… Full Review ▶

08/18/10
Resident

I have lived here for a year and I am finally gone! Break open the champagne! It all looks good when you move in. Pool, social events, gym, parking great, metro shuttle, pool table, free movie on Friday night etc. Dont… Full Review ▶

08/16/10
Resident

Within three months of moving in, I decided I wasn't going to stay longer than a year. I was there for two weeks when the a/c broke. When I tried out the oven after about a month, it filled the apartment… Full Review ▶

08/12/10
Resident

You guys here need to grow up, the washer and dryer went up .50 big deal, where I used to live I had to take it to the laundry mat for 2.25. The parking is 5.00, thats no big deal either,… Full Review ▶

08/12/10
Resident

Lease Renewal Time .... and, true to form, they pop it to the renter again ... $80 this time, now $1449! Of course, they know they have you over a barrel and you can forget negotiating! I tried that, no matter… Full Review ▶

07/03/10
Resident

I've been here for a year. The application process was hilariously disorganized. Is there an apartment available? Isn't there? The ads said yes, the people on the phone said yes, but the leasing agents said no. I managed to talk myself… Full Review ▶

06/29/10
Prospective Resident

STAY...AWAY... from this apartment complex and save yourself the troubles. Fair warning. I signed a lease agreement for a particular unit about a month ago, with a move-in date of 7/5/2010. A week or so later, I get an erroneous confirmation… Full Review ▶

04/29/10
Resident

I've noticed complaints from several blogs has any of these former/current residents reported these obsure incidents/violations to housing authority in the commonwealth of Virginia. Full Review ▶

04/28/10
Resident

I lived here for 1 year and cannot wait to move out. They will try hard to get you to sign a lease but once you live here they don't care about residents' concerns. BUGS My apartment is ridden with house… Full Review ▶

04/22/10
Resident

Riverside started out well. We have lived in the same 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment for 2 years, in tower 2. We were very pleased with the parking, until they instituted the "premiere parking," which seemingly only a few have purchased… Full Review ▶

03/23/10
Resident

I found this place after a pretty extensive search and I love it here. My apartment is huge, I love my view (I have a great view of the monument and the capitol right out my window), and my rent is… Full Review ▶

02/16/10
Resident

Ok, a lot of apartments in this area are not so great, so I certainly was not expectign the best. I just got my move-out letter, instead of getting my deposit back, they are charging me $250.00 for scratches on the… Full Review ▶

01/27/10
Resident

Truly for the kind of money you pay to live in the "nice" apartments in Tower 1 - the management could care less about you once you sign your name on the dotted line. I hate it so much I am… Full Review ▶

01/13/10
Resident

I have too many complaints to list them all. I have lived here for about two and a half years only because I hate moving. As much as it sucks to move, I will definitely not be renewing my lease. Management… Full Review ▶

12/27/09
Resident

I live in tower 3 and I actually enjoy it. the walls are thick so I never have any problems with sounds, yes the hallways are ugly but for the price it is really great!! They have two gyms, and alot… Full Review ▶

12/07/09
Resident

Thankfully the tenants all seemed personable and the business room and lounges were great amenities. The new exercise room is nice, if you happen to rent one of the renovated rooms. But all of that is irrelevant when you take into… Full Review ▶

11/09/09
Resident

I will try to give this review justice so I'll do the standard pros vs. cons. Pros > Plenty of parking; thick walls that provide sound barriers; large apartments; cheap rent ($1,079 for 1 bed/1 bath); no bugs (at least on… Full Review ▶

11/02/09
Resident

i hated living here... Management doesn't care about anything but your money. Full Review ▶

10/17/09
Resident

Seriously. Do yourself a favor and just skip Riverside. They charge high prices for terrible quality living. Since we moved here a year ago we have had constant issues with the water, electric, AC, lights, insects, refrigerator, etc. The water is… Full Review ▶

10/08/09
Resident

Although initially I was completely dissatisfied with not only the Leasing process, but with the Leasing office staff, I decided to let it go and not write a review. Less than three months later, its another story. I will keep this… Full Review ▶

10/02/09
Resident

In so far as there are good things about Riverside, unfortunately they are more frequently outweighed by the bad things. Good things: Outdoor tennis, volleyball, and basketball court; 4 swimming pools if you count the lap pool. Bldg #3 has a… Full Review ▶

09/08/09
Resident

Parking: (4/5) In terms of being able to get a parking space, this is never an issue as the parking lots are huge. In terms of vehicle safety, see the safety section below. Noise: (3/5) In terms of building construction with… Full Review ▶

08/24/09
Resident

I live in Building 3 and pay $1100 a month for a 1 bedroom. I like the shuttle, the huge parking lot, the 3 pools, the size of the apartment for the price, the fact that there is someone at the… Full Review ▶

08/24/09
Resident

You will find my other review under "Ok Place To live". Eveyrthing I said there, is still true. My A/C unit doesn't cool like it should, my electric cost is TOO HIGH considering the amount of electricity I am actually using,… Full Review ▶

08/21/09
Resident

I've lived in building 3 for almost two years, and there are definitely some problems. The hot water is not reliable, but usually this means lukewarm water not cold water. I think they've been on top of this more lately, because… Full Review ▶

08/18/09
Resident

Some recent reviews are apparently people who live in Building #3. Let me give you some facts. Building #1 is really nice - granite countertops, stainless fixtures and appliances, Ralph Lauren Paint - and the lobby includes a free internet cafe… Full Review ▶

07/14/09
Resident

-The parking lot is NEVER fully lit -The power goes out AFTER it rains -There are people blatantly smoking weed in their apartments -The carpets in the hallways need to be replaced (they should worry about that rather then the one… Full Review ▶

06/11/09
Resident

I lived at riveside for three years. In that time I experianced frequent water outages (at least once occurance ever couple of months), power outages (riverside always stated it was dominon power's fault), no hot water (more times than I can… Full Review ▶

06/08/09
Resident

I lived there for 18 months about 5 years ago. I know it has been a while but my experience was pleasant. I only had one major issue where I needed to call the management staff and it was addressed immediately… Full Review ▶

05/30/09
Resident

I've lived at Riverside since July of 2007, and my overall opinion is a solid "Meh". It's certainly not the worst place in the world, but it's certainly not the best either. The DC area is generally expensive and dumpy-looking, but… Full Review ▶

05/26/09
Resident

We have lived at Riverside since June 2008. We thought that we were getting a good place to live after paying a little bit more and living in Building 1 which was newly renovated. The other buildings, when they showed them… Full Review ▶

05/24/09
Resident

We moved here when we were new to the area - the man on the phone told us we were to get one month free and have access to the newly built Town Center. When we arrived, the Town Center had… Full Review ▶

03/31/09
Resident

I relocated here from Colorado and had a very short time in which to find a place to live. I moved into Building 1 (renovated building) and have no serious complaints. The staff has been courteous and friendly, and I really… Full Review ▶

03/06/09
Resident

After coming to check out these apartments I was really impressed and loved the price. However, within two weeks of moving in I was very disapointed. There are rodents and roaches in this complex, you can have your apartment treated but… Full Review ▶

02/18/09
Resident

Ok, I have lived here for a little while now, so I feel like I can give a fair review. I have lived in several apartments, and while this isn t the worst, it definitely is not the best. I am… Full Review ▶

02/11/09
Resident

This was a terrific place to live with extremely receptive and friendly management. My apartment was spacious and a very good value for the area. Activities for residents were offered regularly, including book club, sand volleyball, movie nights, and tours of… Full Review ▶

01/07/09
Resident

I did not enjoy living here. Several times I went days without hot water, there were multiple break-ins involving cars and apartments, staff was not knowledgable or helpful in most situations. Full Review ▶

11/11/08
Prospective Resident

Went to view the property. When I asked about safety, the first thing the staff person said was that they can't guarantee anything. I was surprised by the emphasis on lack of guarantee; I was expecting an explanation of security protocols… Full Review ▶

10/14/08
Resident

The buildings are well positioned both for commute and amenities. Convenient walk to Huntington Station. Feels quite secure. Apartments are pretty big and reasonably well looked after. Not plush by any means though. The air conditioners are *very* temperamental. Only one… Full Review ▶

09/30/08
Resident

I have been living at Riverside for 3 months now. I expected it to be way worst when I moved in due to the reviews but I enjoy the apartment and my environment. I live in Building 3 (not renovated) and… Full Review ▶

09/12/08
Resident

Ok - I wrote a semi-positive review of Riverside about 1.5 years ago.. my experience here wasn't the best, but it wasn't *awful*, and I felt justified in defending the management/maintenance/property/whatever. Ok, here's the deal: Riverside is getting increasingly 'ghetto' with… Full Review ▶

09/01/08
Resident

Thank goodness we are out of there!! The COLD showers were just wonderful! Getting stuck in the elevator twice and management not caring is great!! Waiting FOREVER FOR AN ELEVATOR just pricelss! What is really the cherry on top is we… Full Review ▶

08/31/08
Resident

Moved in Jan 2008 to Bldg 1...remodeled and 1br is great size for 1 person. Love the deck, love the quietness of the apt and building in general. Management staff are helpful and the activities have been fun. Clean, clean &… Full Review ▶

08/31/08
Prospective Resident

Ok --I recently landed a great job in the dc area. I'm presently in NYC and looking to relocate to the Alexandria area very shortly. I have conducted a lot of searches (mostly online). I must say that I'm very impressed… Full Review ▶

08/27/08
Resident

During the very first week I moved in (2 years now-not renewing), my car was broken into. I had a roach problem for the first 2 months or so (not since). I came home from work and discovered a moderate leak… Full Review ▶

08/03/08
Resident

I have been a resident at Riverside for over a year now, and thank goodness I have the chance to leave. This place offers a quote "lifestyle"... Im still trying to figure out what they are advertising with this. Recently the… Full Review ▶

07/17/08
Resident

If you enjoy taking cold showers these are apartments are for you. The hot water is hit and miss. I've contacted the management about this issue, but still no response. This morning's hot water temperature: 62 degrees F Also, don't be… Full Review ▶

07/08/08
Resident

I moved into Riverside about a week and a half ago and I am still unsure about how I feel about it. When we were shown around Tower 1 everyone was so nice and helpful and everything looked new and put… Full Review ▶

07/02/08
Resident

I have lived at Riverside for almost two years. I'll be moving out at the end of the August. This is my PERSONAL experience with the complex. Pros - large apartments with plenty of closet space. I was actually very pleased… Full Review ▶

06/05/08
Resident

While the maintenance staff is amazing, they're the only ones and I deal with them on a now twice-weekly basis due to insect infestation, massive water damage, incorrect fixes, fixtures falling apart, pidgeon crap all over the balcony, etc. Be warned… Full Review ▶

06/01/08
Resident

HORRIBLE! Customer service is the worst! Our cars (BOTH OF THEM)were broken into. When we called Riverside to report it they kept us on the phone for mins explaining how it wasn't their fault. We weren't even upset with them, we… Full Review ▶

04/10/08
Resident

It's a wonderful place to live. Maintenance people respond to any of your concerns within a day. I've heard it hasn't been like that a year or two ago. I guess the management changed or someting. Anyway, people are very nice… Full Review ▶

03/27/08
Resident

This is the only apartment that I found in this area that was pretty much worth it! (I personally think that the entire area is overpriced!) You get a big apartment for a decent price. Even if you don't want to… Full Review ▶

03/20/08
Resident

I recently moved into Riverside Apartments and I cant tell you how much I love my new home!!! I have a great view of the Potomac River and my own balcony. I had a small annoyance with my shower when I… Full Review ▶

02/21/08
Resident

Riverside has so much more to offer regardless of the old rooms in buildings 2 and 3. If I could afford to move into Building 1, I would in a heart beat. These apartments are exceptional and membership to the AMAZING… Full Review ▶

02/02/08
Resident

I have been living at Riverside now for about 2 years. I just moved into the new building and I cant tell you how much I LOVE IT! Yeah the older apartments are just that. However, you get what you pay… Full Review ▶

12/22/07
Resident

THE MONTHLY FEES FOR THE TOWN CENTER IS RIDICULOUS! RENT IS HIGH ENOUGH.BESIDES THAT, ALL IS WELL. CARS ARE CONSTANTLY BROKEN INTO AS WELL EVEN WITH A SECURITY GUARD AND GATED ENTRY. HAVE A CAR ALARM OR PRAY. Full Review ▶

12/13/07
Resident

Here's the rundown on what seem to be the big issues: MANAGEMENT They re okay. They don t talk to me and I don t talk to them. That s the way I like it. MAINTENANCE All those people care about… Full Review ▶

11/24/07
Resident

We lived here for three years in Building III, during the WWB project. We faced the highway. Unfortunately, we saw a model apartment, and no one bothered to mention that the apartment we were going to rent faced into the constant… Full Review ▶

10/29/07
Resident

I lived at Riverside for a year. Perks: Convenient to the metro and a good price for the size of the apartment. Maintenance requests were answered promptly and could be place on-line (which was convenient for me.) Here were the BIG… Full Review ▶

09/26/07
Resident

No way! The glowing postings too much resemble fabrications. The only decent things about Riverside are ample parking and closeness to the Metro. Nothing but problems here, and the resident office people are competing with each other to see who can… Full Review ▶

09/26/07
Resident

I lived at Riverside Park while attending graduate school, and I loved it. The apartment is HUGE, the staff is friendly and willing to listen, the maintenance guys rock, and I had no bug or mice problem. There was some concern… Full Review ▶

09/12/07
Resident

Lived there for a year and a half; moved in with a current tenant and then took over lease. That transition was next to impossible! The management staff was rude and condescending. I finally realized after living there that the reason… Full Review ▶

08/23/07
Resident

I've been reading many of the comments here and have to say that the negative comments are way off base. I've been living here for four years now (since summer 2003). Sure there have been a couple of times that have… Full Review ▶

08/09/07
Resident

My wife and I live here and we love the location and the Riverside Management Team. Maintenance is done in a very timely manner and the staff is very friendly. There is a new club house coming in the fall and… Full Review ▶

08/08/07
Resident

i never had a problem with mice or roaches on the 6th floor, but my friend on the 2nd floor did due to a very filthy neighbor. they'd just swarm and come right under the front door. i think the apartment… Full Review ▶

07/01/07
Resident

I have been infested with mice, pigeons, flys and roaches all within the past 2 years! I am SO Happy to be leaving!! (And I am STILL infested with roaches -- the apartment complex WOULD NOT spray the building!) Full Review ▶

05/08/07
Resident

Ever since I have moved in- I have had nothing but trouble from poor management to noisy neighbors. The management has 'NOTES' on their computer of sending me a renewal notice and phone calls made to me- I did not receive… Full Review ▶

04/09/07
Resident

Only bad things I have to say about this place. The people that work there are the most irresponsible and incompetent I've ever met. Don't let them fool you with the good words and nice faces, they want to show you… Full Review ▶

04/02/07
Resident

I've lived at Riverside for a year and love it! The apartments are large & the ammenities are great. The maintence people are fast, helpful and even paid attention to my 2 cats living in my home. Later I got a… Full Review ▶

03/31/07
Resident

The lease has a noise policy, but is poorly enforced. Complaints are addressed with no consequences to the disturbing tenants. Contrary to what's stated in the lease agreement. Even when I addressed the noise problem with AIMCO, the main office, I… Full Review ▶

02/15/07
Resident

Please, don't let these negative comments and reviews fool you; most are written by the same person. I've lived here a year now and thoroughly enjoy coming home to Riverside Park! The apartments are large, airy, lots of storage space, friendly… Full Review ▶

01/26/07
Resident

Rude office staff,
Slow maintenance response,
Constant noise off 495 (bldg 3),
Inacurate accounting,
Increasing rent,
Thin walls,
Something's always in need of repair,
Rude office staff,
RUDE OFFICE STAFF!

Need I say more Full Review ▶

01/18/07
Resident

I have lived here for four months. The residents are friendly professionals. There is plenty of parking, and maintenance is very prompt. In both cases when I requested a repair - to replace an electrical outlet and repair the garbage disposal… Full Review ▶

01/12/07
Resident

All you military members...beware! I lived there for 3 years and although convenient and affordable, it was when I moved out that I encountered problems. I moved out on Oct 31 and they didn't have an estimate for me for any… Full Review ▶

01/04/07
Resident

Be absolutely CERTAIN you do not give them a security deposit BEFORE you sign a lease- you WILL NOT GET IT BACK. If the representative "targets" an apartment- that will lock you into a date whether it is the date you… Full Review ▶

12/19/06
Resident

I would never reccommend this place to anyone. I walls and floors are so thin. I have had to constantly complain about neighbors playing loud music, and I was made to feel like the problem. Forget about the fact that there… Full Review ▶

12/11/06
Resident

I have live here going on 6 years and overall love it here - Am a flight attendant with American and have always found the place clean and the staff nice. It is an older building but there are changes around… Full Review ▶

11/29/06
Resident

I recently moved here and I am very satisfied with this community. The apartments are spacious, the rent is affordable and the location is terrific. I would definitely recommend Riverside to someone looking for a new place. Full Review ▶

11/06/06
Resident

Riverside has been home to me for a little over 4 years. I see a lot of people come and go, but for the most part the staff has remained the same. They are courteous professional and I have never had… Full Review ▶

10/04/06
Resident

Not the nicest of places. Crumbling infrastructure. Pipes burst, destroyed some of my belongings. Thin walls, I could hear the neighbors procreating. They changed the locks on my apartment without telling me. I got home from a business trip and was… Full Review ▶

10/03/06
Resident

The complex provides a free shuttle back and forth to the Metro. That is nice! Parking that was once free is now charged a fee. The fee is modest BUT it is still a fee. Why the change? Money of course!… Full Review ▶

10/02/06
Resident

A friend of mine turned me on to this website after I recommended Riverside to her. I've lived here for going on 3 years now and I haven't experienced any of the problems that other people are having. I live in… Full Review ▶

08/31/06
Resident

Working in DC, when I first looked at Riverside, I thought, "It's kinda ghetto, but the drive won't be too bad for me, and it seems roomy and cheap". You may be thinking the same thing. Don't make my mistake! The… Full Review ▶

08/28/06
Resident

Riverside Park is definitely not the best place to live. I am really disappointed with this apartment community. I never thought that residents would be penalized for receiving bads orientation from its unprofessional employees. Unfortunately, I cant terminate my lease. But… Full Review ▶

08/17/06
Resident

I really like the location of the apartments. The Leasing Office staff are the world's best. Tracy and Flora are awesome. The Maintenance crew (especially Jeremiah) are responsive. The apartments are spacious and provide a quite atmosphere for high-rise living. Full Review ▶

08/15/06
Resident

I've been living here for several years and due to work conditions I have had to stay. But I am leaving as soon as my current lease expires. The apartments are good size and there is plenty of parking. Cockroaches all… Full Review ▶

08/08/06
Resident

The best part about this damn place is that we were able to get out of our lease prior to the end of our time due to renovation. Full Review ▶

08/07/06
Resident

Riverside Park is definitely too expensive and too inconvenient for its price. My short stay in this complex has endured horrible facility service (the shower was out of service for an entire week, toilet leaks, second shower backs up, the list… Full Review ▶

07/31/06
Resident

Worst place to live ever. Discourteous staff. They treat you like children even though they're all morons. They lose packages, can't fix anything that breaks and constantly make you suffer for things that are their fault. So glad I'm outta here… Full Review ▶

07/13/06
Resident

Quite frankly, I do not recommend Riverside Apartments to anyone. The rent is too expensive, especially for the poor quality you are getting. Fixtures in the apartment are old and need continual repair. The A/C unit in my apartment works alright… Full Review ▶

07/09/06
Resident

It was not my choice to move into these apartments, as they were set up by the internship program I worked for this summer. However, looking at the website, I was reassured that I was moving into a nice community.

Reality could… Full Review ▶

07/06/06
Resident

Situated in the ghetto. Bus (not walking) distance from ANYTHING. Hallways are in desperate need of renovation. I take that back, the entire complex is in dire need of renovation. My room had a huge water puddle in the middle of… Full Review ▶

07/06/06
Resident

Been there for two years, looking forward to leaving.

The size of the apartment is great. The layout good. The location is fairly convenient. The maintenance is poor.

In two years at Riverside Park, I received six blank rent statements. I was… Full Review ▶

06/29/06
Resident

Water is out at least once a month. The AC units allow water to drip water onto your carpet during rain. Business office is non-responsive and arrogant. Very unprofessional staff. And now they are increasing rent of the one-bedroom apartments by… Full Review ▶

06/09/06
Resident

The thing about the renovated apartments is that they're going to wreck the one thing Riverside Park has going for it: the relatively inexpensive rents (well, for this area, anyway). Residents have been told to expect rents to increase $500 on… Full Review ▶

06/07/06
Resident

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05/22/06
Resident

We lived on the 14th floor in the very last building and our apartment had just recently been renovated- new kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, etc. It was very nice- crown and chair moulding, wall sconces, new carpet.

One thing I didn't… Full Review ▶

05/19/06
Resident

There is a lot of renovation and construction going on in the area, but management has been great so far (been there 3 months) and the apartment is nice despite being old. Haven't seen any other apts. so close to DC… Full Review ▶

05/16/06
Resident

The lobbies and grounds are kept nicely, but don???t be fooled. In the apartments the insulation is horrible, cold drafts enter from multiple sources. The heaters/AC are prehistoric and breakdown easily. It???s true about the roaches and the malfunctioning washers and… Full Review ▶

05/10/06
Resident

The problem with RSP is the lying. For one thing this renovation project they are doing...it's disrupted a lot of lives. We've lived there for a number of years and it's time we left. The shuttle bus driver was rude and… Full Review ▶

05/10/06
Resident

Just the thought of this place makes me physically ill. The whole experience was one giant headache. I felt lied to and decieved from day one. The leasing agents will tell you anything you want to hear to get you to… Full Review ▶

04/04/06
Resident

I don't know why Riverside Park has gotten so many bad reviews. Here's my opinion on the various categories:

Parking - There's tons of parking. It would be nice if there was covered parking available, and I've heard of a few incidents… Full Review ▶

03/23/06
Resident

The renovation will cause you nightmares! Full Review ▶

03/23/06
Resident

This place is seriously awful:

1)The renovations are annoying. There are random construction workers roaming the halls and using the elevators, and most of them want to talk and chat. I also hear their radios playing at 7am.

2) THE SHUTTLE BUS… Full Review ▶

03/14/06
Resident

I lived here for 2 years, moved out last year because they were upgrading everything, so they kicked us out. I don't know if they've managed it, but I'd love to hear from someone in one of the new apartments, especially… Full Review ▶

03/14/06
Resident

When I was considering moving to Riverside PArk Apts, management and leasing were so nice. However once I lived here for a litel while I realized how everything they portray this community to be is not. Rent is getting higher while… Full Review ▶

03/09/06
Resident

I am very disappointed with having a gated community. The gates break down and we are forced to wait in line on the main road for the gate personell to answer each question of whoever is in front of us (as… Full Review ▶

03/01/06
Resident

Be VERY careful with these people. Full Review ▶

02/28/06
Resident

This place is really great if you are looking for a place for a very affordable short-term apartment. They have the best price in town, and A LOT of ammenities. There are a lot of bad reviews about this and any… Full Review ▶

02/20/06
Resident

This is the absoulte worst apartment complex I have ever lived in, where do I start?? The workers are all drunk including the mail man and that package room is total chaos.. None of the workers here are qualified and the… Full Review ▶

01/06/06
Resident

I don't even know where to begin with how horrible this place is. Sure, it looks nice from the lobbies, the grounds are well-kept, the apartments are spacious, and the model you are shown is impeccable. However, since I moved here,… Full Review ▶

12/26/05
Resident

Free shuttle to metro. Parking available always. Gated and safe parking area. Single mom with a child and absolutely love it the little conveniences of the store, cleaners and many moe. Full Review ▶

12/15/05
Resident

Never, ever, under any circumstances should you consider this place as your potential home. You'll be sorry countless times you rented apartment from them. Management is terrible to say the least and has zero clue how to deal with tennants. Year… Full Review ▶

12/05/05
Resident



I can not wait to move out from this HELL HOUSE. Managements are really, really bad, the employees are so DARN rude and don't know how to speak with people. I complained about cold air coming in under the A/C unit… Full Review ▶

11/21/05
Resident

abosultely horrible.
-the shuttle bus driver nearly wrecked into my car the other day, I had to slam on the breaks and throw it into reverse.
-the gates are always open, even though they send us notices about cars being stolen or broken… Full Review ▶

11/10/05
Resident

November 10, 2005
The water has been turned off the entire day. From 8:00 am to 7:40 p.m This is an on going issue that we are all forced to deal with. In addition to this issue the entire staff of Riverside… Full Review ▶

11/10/05
Resident

I can't begin to tell you how bad it is here. At least every other week they shut down the water in the building and don't tell you how long it is going to be off so if you are ever… Full Review ▶

11/08/05
Resident

I live at 'tha Park' now and I can't wait to scrape enough money together to buy out of my lease. The Business Office staff is the worst group of useless pricks I've ever seen in my life. They are rude,… Full Review ▶

10/10/05
Resident

pls help . Full Review ▶

10/06/05
Resident

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09/27/05
Resident

Being fined $100 for not putting trash into trash chute (when trash chute is full) is extreme, especially when we have no alternative at times. We should not be fined if management can not provide regular garbage removal. The trash fills… Full Review ▶

09/15/05
Resident

Have lived here for two years now and from day one it's been one headache after another.

Just a few of the issues:

The shuttle bus driver is rude, in appropriate and can NOT drive safely .
The Maint staff is… Full Review ▶

09/08/05
Resident

Don't move in here!!!!!! You will hate it!!!!!! Full Review ▶

08/31/05
Resident

The apartment complex- despite what others have written is actually quire adequate. I lived there for three months right out of college and had no huge problems. If you are looking for the Shangri-La, then forget paying $1400/mo. This was a… Full Review ▶

08/23/05
Resident

there been time when i ask them to explain to me why come by rent kept going up now. the mainteance departent are no goodwhatsoever.
brcause when you call in tickiet the lady that sit behide the desk are no good whatsoever… Full Review ▶

08/17/05
Resident

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08/10/05
Resident

I put down a 300 deposit and the 40 dollar application fee. Upon reading this site, I immediately (within 2 working days) called to cancel my reserve and get my refund. They said that they would give me the 300 back,… Full Review ▶

08/04/05
Resident

I've lived here for 3 months, and let's just say I'm glad my lease is up due to renovations. The AC was always on full-blast, but it never felt cold enough (my boyfriend had trouble sleeping because it was so hot!),… Full Review ▶

07/18/05
Resident

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06/17/05
Resident

Since the notice of the renovations to the buildings management has been reluctant/slow to give current tenants info about the renovations. Plus they are instituting a new $4 charge for trash pickup. They are not giving any discount for renewing leases.… Full Review ▶

05/04/05
Resident

Please do not move in here. This place is not the kind of place that people want to be living, especially if you are from out-of-state and were never subjected to this kind of sub-standard living. First of all, moving in… Full Review ▶

05/03/05
Resident

So I live in building I, and was doing a 3 month lease, when my lease was running up they sent me a notice saying that I could go month to month for 100 less a month, and wouldn't have to… Full Review ▶

04/21/05
Resident

I don't and never have lived in this complex. The complex backs up to my house and over the years since it has been built (1973) to present there have been numerous occasions where the chain link fence between our property… Full Review ▶

04/17/05
Resident

The staff deceptively sold us this place as a "luxury apartment" - it is anything but. We have had problems with everything from our toilets, to our garbage disposal, to the "fitness room" (which is a whole different nightmare), and while… Full Review ▶

04/08/05
Resident

The only way this lousy apartment complex could garner positive reviews is to have employees or their friends write them.
The only friendly individuals I encountered during my 3-or-so year stay were among the maintenance staff and one person in the business… Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

I have had nothing but problems at Riverside Park apartment since moving there in July 2004. First my living room air conditioning unit did not work, then the unit they replaced it with flooded under the carpet causing water damage to… Full Review ▶

03/24/05
Resident

I guess you really do get what you pay for. This was the cheapest place by far in Alexandria, and it shows. My biggest problem is the management being rude and difficult as well as incompetent. I could elaborate but we'd… Full Review ▶

03/15/05
Resident

Talk to anyone in building one before moving in. I'll bet not one will advise you to take up residence at Riverside. Even before the notorious "renovation" that is putting hundreds of people in the street (and I mean good tenants… Full Review ▶

03/14/05
Resident

In addition to the constant issues ranging from elevators where it's just better to walk the 15 floors sometimes to the shuttle driver being a rude jerk to the mail room having been busted into to the non existant door security… Full Review ▶

03/14/05
Resident

They are starting a remodeling on the three buildings. I don't know why they still have the leasing offices open. Full Review ▶

03/12/05
Resident

I moved in Dec 03 and when renewal came up I was reluctant but I could not find another place. They raised the rent 30% and did not have the nerve to notify me that there would be a redeveloping of… Full Review ▶

03/11/05
Resident

I live in building 1 and heard from some of my neighbors about eviction notices being sent out. I immediatley went to the business office to get the straight scoop. I was lucky enough to be able to talk to the… Full Review ▶

03/08/05
Resident

so dont rent here! 4 year renovation project to start JUNE 2005 - You WILL be kicked out right after you sign up...be forewarned... Full Review ▶

03/03/05
Resident

I moved in here 6 months ago, and was generally satisfied with the Leasing Office, but I noticed that it was hard to get anybody to follow-up on our status and application.

The longer I've lived here, the more I realized how… Full Review ▶

03/02/05
Resident

Im moving out in September, but Im lucky. These fools are upgrading this place, but have the nerve to expect me to bear the entire brunt of the cost...I have to pay to move out, pay to move back in, and… Full Review ▶

03/02/05
Resident

What a despicable human being - they are all a bunch of liars! Full Review ▶

02/24/05
Resident

What can I say...everyone from AIMCO (the management company) to the maintenance staff are unproffesional. I've lived here for a year and there really is not one nice thing that I can say about this complex and the people that work… Full Review ▶

02/22/05
Resident

THERE HAVE SEVERAL STRANG THING THAT BEEN SHOWING UP AROUND HERE I BEEN LIVING HERE FOR 1 YEARS NOW, AND THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL THING GOING ON THE PROPERTY HERE OKAY,
I WORK IN DC, AND THERE HAVE BEEN MAINTEANCE TECH… Full Review ▶

02/22/05
Resident

I recently moved to Riverside Park and was pleasantly surprised by how friendly and helpful the leasing staff was. So far I am a very happy resident, they made the move so easy for me, even assisted with a truck rental… Full Review ▶

02/20/05
Resident

The management of this apartment community (which advertises "simply superior service") is by far its worst feature. Any time I've had a problem it's been like pulling teeth to even get an answer, much less a resolution. The "security" is laughable,… Full Review ▶

02/17/05
Resident

My Husband and I have been in Riverside PArks for almost 6 years. For the FIRST 2 years it was great. Evrytime we needed maintenance, we got it. The Staff WAS very nice. And the Security Folks at the security gate… Full Review ▶

02/15/05
Resident

My husband and I rented at Riverside Park for three years. But then we could afford to move out, so we did.

It's not really the maintenance guys' fault that everything is broken. Management won't let them replace anything. My dishwasher broke… Full Review ▶

02/03/05
Resident

I have lived at Rivereside Park for more than four years. The cheap rent and close proximity to work were the draws to this sub-standard community. In the end you get what you pay for. The management is made up of… Full Review ▶

02/01/05
Resident

the reason why the problem here at riverside park apartment,that the business office have no sense of humor at all okay,the money that i'am paying to live over here are not worth it okay,the elevate brake down al the time, when… Full Review ▶

01/06/05
Resident

I HOPE SOMEBODY WILL COME OVER HERE IN REMOVE THOSE PEOPLE THAT WORK FOR AIMCO
BECAUSE I HAVE SEVERAL PROBLEM SINCE MOVE IN THIS PROPTERIES HERE,
THE PEOLPE IN BUSINSSE OFFICE DON"T EVEN LISTEN ABOUT NOTHING, WHAT THE RESIDENTS HAVE TO SAY… Full Review ▶

12/21/04
Resident

i been living here for several month there have stranger thing in this apartment community here. i feel bad for the people that live here, because it the first day of winter here. and the pipe will frezser up now,

i call… Full Review ▶

12/11/04
Resident

One active phone jack. One. That's company policy to provide only one active jack in all of their apartments. Need more? You've gotta pay for Verizon/Cox/whomever else to activate the jacks at $110/hr.

The apartments are large and the price is reasonable… Full Review ▶

11/02/04
Resident

IF YOU ARE A RESIDENTS HERE LIKE ME , I BEEN LIVING HERE FOR 2 YEARS NOW, IT SEEM LIKE THIS PLACE ARE WAY BEHID TIME, NOW THEY ARE TELL PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO PUT IN PORTIAL WASHER/DRYER NOW,… Full Review ▶

11/01/04
Resident

People! These Apartments are strictly aimed at widows and young professionals.
However, many of you 'reviewers', so to speak, have an IQ less than your shoe size, and no where in the lease did I ever see that as a… Full Review ▶

10/27/04
Resident

bewear around here now because are something are standing around are willing to catch you are the wrong time.
i been live here for 5 month and i seem some bad snuff going around on the property now, living in 1… Full Review ▶

10/19/04
Resident

If you need help please call jerry springer show because living here at riverside park apartment are an nightmare. l have an problem with my ac unit / kitchen sink area here the money that l'am paying to live here. it… Full Review ▶

10/18/04
Resident

Be very careful when reading your lease as it will reveal more than a few surprises:

-RPA requires 60 days notice, and you will be charged for every day under 60 (we paid $500)
-No decoration on the walls is allowed

-In my six… Full Review ▶

10/09/04
Resident

Although it is convenient the office staff has the attitude that they are doing you a favor just acknowledging your presents. The electric bills average twice what the leasing office leads you to believe they will be, and I travel often.… Full Review ▶

10/07/04
Resident

If you ever wondered what it was like to live in a 1970's apartment, Riverside is for you. The crumbling concrete and exposed rebar along with the moldy air conditioning makes for a lovely sight. When you walk inside the apartment,… Full Review ▶

10/06/04
Resident

The big draw with Riverside is the price which is too high--with a little research you can find better facilities and cheaper rent.
Additionally I've never dealt with more unpleasant management in my life-as long as you send your check without… Full Review ▶

10/04/04
Resident

i been looking around for somewhere to live okay it same like the web site for aimco property look okay byt i was surprise to how this property look in place, i hate to day that l came over to live… Full Review ▶

09/22/04
Resident

You'll want to avoid this place. The roof leaks (when it hasn't been raining!). The elevators are often broken. And every public area except the lobby is generally filthy. Management is no where to be found and for an obvious reason… Full Review ▶

09/03/04
Resident

Its in general pretty good but few thigns you should know and feel comfortable if you can then you can decide to move here.

Few cars were stolen here.
You can always spot few gilrs who look like prostitutes in complex in late… Full Review ▶

08/13/04
Resident

I've lived at Riverside for about two years now, and I have slowly grown to hate it, unfortunately.

As a bachelor, I found Riverside to fit my needs...very affordable rent, huge apartments, and a nice mix of people. As the months… Full Review ▶

08/10/04
Resident

you can see some shady looking guys inside the lobby in night.I have seen them many times when i come back from club late night.Once a girl was scared to get inside the complex due to thoes people and was waiting… Full Review ▶

08/06/04
Resident

getting more unsafe.

maint. problems takes weeks rather than days.

insects

noise

construction of bridge

its really getting worse day by day,some units are good but u have to be really really lucky to get them....

i don't recommend this place at all Full Review ▶

08/04/04
Resident

IT VERY SAD WHEN YOU PAY YOUR RENT THERE AT RIVERSIDE PARK APARTMENT THE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS OFFICE DOES'NT SAY THANK YOU, AND TOP OF THE LINE TO TELL YOU HAVE A NICE DAY, IT SEEM LIKE ALL THEY WHAT ARE… Full Review ▶

07/21/04
Resident

I have lived at Riverside for almost two years. The first year I had a two-bedroom on the 15th floor, which was quiet, clean, and surrounded by friendly neighbors. After my roommate moved out of town, I transfered into a 1… Full Review ▶

07/12/04
Resident

I lived at Riverside for a year, and it's by far the worst apartment building I've ever lived in. When I first moved in and took a look around, everything seemed fine. I soon learned, that appearances can be quite decieving.… Full Review ▶

07/09/04
Resident

Having lived here for one year , I can say that its not the worst place to live but there is few things you should know beofre moving here.

Positive --

shuttle service is good.

easy commute
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07/06/04
Resident

What I liked: great, spacious, QUIET (cinderblock) apartment with good layout and plenty of storage space - endless hot water, good light, reasonable utility bills, and utilities that worked well. Loved having tennis courts and a pool and ample parking. Nice… Full Review ▶

07/02/04
Resident

The Resident Relations Girls suck donkey balls! Stuff has been stolen, Guards don't do their job. Take the Starbucks and shove it. Full Review ▶

06/23/04
Resident

I am staying in building three and had some of the problems of maint etc.And i have lived here for 6-7 months but to say that security is not a problem , is wrong.Its a problem.

You can definately see… Full Review ▶

06/22/04
Resident

Most of these reviews don't seem to accurately reflect the condition of Riverside Park. Sure, the label "luxury apartments" isn't exactly a precise description. However, I'd hardly refer to it as a nightmare either.

These reviews are truly a shame… Full Review ▶

06/18/04
Resident

I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE THE IDEAL PLACE FOR ME LIVE AT, BE I WAAS WRONG ON THIS ISSUSE HERE, WHY COME WHEN YOU CALL ON-CALL PERSON FOR MAINTEANACE PROBLEMS IT WILL TAKE THEM 30 MINUTE FOR THEM TO COME OVER,… Full Review ▶

06/07/04
Resident

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06/07/04
Resident

I've read all the comments about Riverside and I am surprised to read some of the comments. Yes security maybe a little laxed which I feel should be turned up a notch. But overall I'm pleased with Riverside Park Apartments. I've… Full Review ▶

06/07/04
Resident

I recently signed my lease to move in a couple of weeks from today. I am now a liltle weiry after reviewing some of the comments on this site. I have visited the property and did not have any complaints as… Full Review ▶

06/05/04
Resident

If you choose to live at Riverside get use to AIMCO ingnoring your maintenance issues, management witholding information when you close on your move-in, and the "gated" access being abandoned. Riverside boasts its safety, yet on many occasions the security post… Full Review ▶

05/31/04
Resident

I satayed here for one year and moved out recently.Its getting worse day by day.Only good thing about it is shuttle service to metro.Price is not high but would you like to pay 1189 permonth for 2 br if management sucks… Full Review ▶

05/31/04
Resident

It has good shuttle cervice,
bad fitness center,
you feel unsafe,
management not responsible for anyone coming and knocking on your door at 12 midnight,

For every suspicious(however smaal it is) you have to call 911,

They change the… Full Review ▶

05/27/04
Resident

hmm,

price is fine but live here only if you are single male.Its not safe place.You can see some drug dealers in late night(atleast they look like one) and management reply is , call 911,they have three huge buildings but… Full Review ▶

05/09/04
Resident

management sucks big time.

Its not safe(its gated community but u can see strangers inside sitting on inside buildings)they look like huglians..

Air comes inside from windows and nothing can be done about it,huh..

they charge steep move… Full Review ▶

05/07/04
Resident

OK- I moved here from 4 states away so coming to the metro area was a shock. At first glance RP may look ok, but definitely not the "luxury" arts it advertises. But it's not horrible either, it's just not great.… Full Review ▶

04/30/04
Resident

RPA has some very well priced apartments, but you get for what you pay. Hot water has been an issue for me since I moved here three ago. Management keeps "fixing" the problem, but the only thing they´ve accomplished is prolonging… Full Review ▶

04/27/04
Resident

Very run down, highway construction close by, hot water goes out, fitness room equip breaks down, a lot of riff raff live here, attacks in the parking lot & elevators, car and mail package room break ins, clueless staff, but it… Full Review ▶

04/24/04
Resident

I lived here 4 years, 2000-2004. Here are my thoughts, good things listed first. Ample parking. Yeah, the security guard is a joke, but once your´re in, I never had a problem finding a parking place. You´re near the huntington metro,… Full Review ▶

04/09/04
Resident

I lived in Riverside Park from 2001 to 2003 before moving closer to the city and work. The apartments themselves are nice. They are huge. My friends were shocked when they came over and saw how much space I had especially… Full Review ▶

03/29/04
Resident

I´ve seen some bad reviews and wanted to give a positive one. Seems like the only time someone writes on this web-site it´s to complain, I´m sure the people with the negative reviews had some positive experiences or else they would… Full Review ▶

03/16/04
Resident

The negative reviews on this site are obviously from the very pesimistic. I have a huge 1 bedroom apartment, a gym that is free and open all hours, a convenient store, a dry cleaners, a hair salon and a free shuttle… Full Review ▶

03/15/04
Resident

I lived here for two years too long...

The apartments are in pretty rough condition and the complex itself is very run down. AIMCO bought the building a few years ago, taking out a huge loan with the hopes of… Full Review ▶

03/11/04
Resident

I have been a resident of Riverside Park for the past 3 years. I have seen the bad and the good of this property. When you choose to live in a apartment community, you also take the responsibility of knowing the… Full Review ▶

03/10/04
Resident

I have lived at Riverside Park for OVER 3 years and can´t say anything but wonderful things about it. Every apartment complex will have it´s problems but Riverside Park does its BEST to help when I have a concern. I have… Full Review ▶

03/08/04
Resident

IVE LIVED IN THESE APTS. FOR 2 YRS. APPARENTLY.....IM ONE OF THE LUCKIER TENANTS. MANAGEM?T IS POOR TO SAY THE LEAST. THE BLDG. I LIVE IN HAS HAD COLD SHOWERS OFF AND ON SINCE MOVING IN. NEVER HAVE HOT WATER IN… Full Review ▶

03/06/04
Resident

Upon Moving into my new "Luxury" Apartment in the middle of August, I found that two out of my three heat/ac units were inoperable. and took a week to fix along with the broken window. A few weeks later I met… Full Review ▶

02/27/04
Resident

I lived at Riverside Park in Building 3 from 1998-2000. I moved out because the rent went outrageously high in one year because they were trying to bring it up to "market value). I was paying 730 electric for a spacious… Full Review ▶

01/21/04
Resident

I lived here just over 1 year now, and wanted to write this because living here is not nearly as bad as most of these reviews say. There have been a few issues with water in Bldg. 3, but that has… Full Review ▶

12/24/03
Resident

If you can get buy with frequent power and water outages .. and enjoy walking up and down up to 16 flights of stairs ... then this is your dream home!

Also make sure that any potential employer understands you… Full Review ▶

12/14/03
Resident

Recently started charging 10% annual rate increases while the facilities continue to get worse. Note: 10% is twice the average increase rate in the DC area (which is 4%).

No hot water AGAIN -- on this beautiful sunny day ...… Full Review ▶

11/11/03
Resident

When you consider the high prices of the area, the rent at Riverside is very reasonable. That is, if you don´t mind living on the cusp of residential poverty. All I can say is maintenance, maintenance, maintenance. The facade of the… Full Review ▶

10/27/03
Resident

Oh My Gosh!!!!!!!!!! The first problem is the outright RUDE staff. They do not make the tenent i.e. customers thier 1st priority. Have twice given me erronious "rent late" letters and each time I had to call them to find out… Full Review ▶

10/27/03
Resident

the elevations broke down at least once a week. Parking is horrible. The hallways smelled so bad that I thought I was living in the dump. I payed for a balcony and did not get to use it for 10 months!!!… Full Review ▶

10/06/03
Resident

I have lived in this complex since 2000 and I have to say that it has gotten worst as the years have past, despite complains about previous managers in this site I have to say that they at list had a… Full Review ▶

09/26/03
Resident

My roommate and I moved into this nice spacious 2 bed/2 bath apartment on 08/12/03. All excited b´cos it was our 1st rental, not until we killed 3 roaches the first night of stay at this place!!! We tried complaining to… Full Review ▶

08/22/03
Resident

The apartments are nice and big and it seemed like a good deal but the managment is terrible and rude and even though they act like they are making improvements everything still sucks. The air conditioners are old and don´t work… Full Review ▶

08/22/03
Resident

I lived here for about a year. I did not like the small size of the apartments but they did have a laundry room at the ground level of my complex, with a mini-market right next to the laundry facility. The… Full Review ▶

07/31/03
Resident

One of more of these elevators in these 3 16-floor buildings are out about half the time -- and the emergency hallway lighting never works. Even in the day time the hallways are so dark (if the power goes out) that… Full Review ▶

06/30/03
Resident

I basically avoided interaction with the staff, and maybe that´s why my only gripe with the place is its location. Paid my rent by credit card (no check problems--a huge advantage to living there), mostly had things work (disposal kept going… Full Review ▶

06/28/03
Resident

We lived in Building 2 of Riverside apartments for six months until we were restationed to florida. While it seemed like a good place to live, the problems soon out-weighted the benifits. Beware, this list of complaints is long.

We… Full Review ▶

06/27/03
Resident

Having lived at Riverside Park four years, I?ve seen my share of the good and the bad. There is room for some legitimate complaining, but the bottom line is it?s one of the most affordable apartments in the area, considering what… Full Review ▶

06/26/03
Resident

I lived here for a little less than a year in 1999-2000. I have never had a worse living situation in my life.



I should have known how bad it was going to be the first day that we moved… Full Review ▶

04/08/03
Resident

Riverside Park Apartments sucks. The apartments themselves are nice, but the elevators are always broken. There are frequently times of no hot water. The management, in fixing the hot water, declares there will be times of no hot water &/or no… Full Review ▶

02/18/03
Resident

I´ve lived here for 5 years now. They offer some great ammenities at a great price. I do see a lot of people complaining about the maintenance. While they have generally been quite prompt in their response, I have had one… Full Review ▶

02/09/03
Resident

If you´re looking for a relatively inexpensive place to live, right off the Beltway, Riverside is great. If you´re looking to be treated like a rent-paying resident, deserving of some nice manners and quick service from the management staff, THINK AGAIN!… Full Review ▶

01/13/03
Resident

Riverside offers affordable rent in a high-rent area, and there is a reason why: the place is terrible! The management staff is the most unfriendly, rude, ignorant, and unknowledgable group I´ve ever met. We had a huge hot water problem last… Full Review ▶

12/09/02
Resident

Apartments are in decent shape, if you´re not looking for style, only function. The management staff is like a pack of wolves, and has no reservation about treating tenants with disdain. Notices are slipped under your door, with no contact from… Full Review ▶

12/09/02
Resident

Certainly not Riverside Park!!!

I overall loved living there until the anti-christ, and property manager, Steve Phelbin, charged me for being locked out on my balcony late on a Saturday night.

Yes, this is outrageous, and the bastard acknowledges… Full Review ▶

12/03/02
Resident

These apartments are convenient to the freeway, and have nice views when your deck access isn´t all boarded up like mine was for the last 8 months of 9 month lease. The support staff is just downright unfriendly, combative in many… Full Review ▶

11/26/02
Resident

Business office needs MUCH help. Entire complex revolves around the business office and no one knows whats going on. I am still dealing with minor issues from when I resided at Riverside Park...and this is 2 years later! Look somewhere else...it… Full Review ▶

10/15/02
Resident

I´m happy with the location - convenient to the metro and to the Beltway. The size of the apartments is a bonus, and I´ve never had a problem with noise. Also, every time I´ve made a maintenance request, the problem has… Full Review ▶

10/13/02
Resident

The overall size of the apartments is nice, but if you need any kind of help, I would suggest that you befriend a maintenance man. One of them used to come into my apartment without a work order and "fix" things.… Full Review ▶

10/10/02
Resident

Riverside Park Apartments offers a safe environment with gated access. Security vehicles also patrol the parking lots. I´ve never had a problem with noisy neighbors. The Business & Leasing Office have always provided excellent service. The public areas are always clean… Full Review ▶

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