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Barracks West (formerly Old Salem Apartments and Townhomes)

2639 Barracks Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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City Average
10/21/14
Verified Resident

This is my second time around living in the community. It is a little noisier than the last time I lived here but maintenance and office staff are much more professional. I feel that the young children in the neighborhood aren't… Full Review ▶

10/11/14
Resident

It is really the worst place to live !! do not live here ... Bad management as well rude. I would never recommend barracks road to anyone and i am leaving this place as soon as possible! Full Review ▶

10/09/14
Verified Resident

It was great one day i hope to move back friendly people kind office staff that's there to help and work with you and a great maintenance staff over all lovely place to live only problem i kept having was the… Full Review ▶

08/13/14
Verified Resident

I just moved in here. It's quiet and clean. The apartment was in really good shape when I moved in and the few things that needed fixing were done by maintenance within a week. Yolanda from the office is really nice… Full Review ▶

08/01/14
Verified Resident

Is good place to leave, but most of your items needed to be change in the building. Since i be in this place, they continue to fix old stuff in the apartments. Also gas bill, don't need to be added to… Full Review ▶

07/21/14
Verified Resident

I and my family are very comfortable in our apartment. We enjoy the surrdounding, cleanliness, and frinednly atmosephare. Threre is a great sence of comunity feeling all over. We including our children feel at safe and sound. We really apprecite all… Full Review ▶

07/16/14
Verified Resident

Living here puts me within minutes of shopping, dining, parks, libraries, and school. Management is concerned for my comfort & happiness. They respond to all calls promptly no matter what the concern. My family is very happy; Barracks rocks. Full Review ▶

06/27/14
Verified Resident

Not a good place to live, especially with the current managment A dangerous place If you would like to live in a place like government housing NOW this one of them No difference between BARACKS WEST and HARDY DR, Friendship Court… Full Review ▶

05/30/14
Verified Resident

So far so good; office personnel fabulous; had a great event in the clubhouse; look forward to more; drainage plan needs to be finished through our patio; there's no doubt any concerns or maintenance needs will be heard & resolved. Thank… Full Review ▶

05/29/14
Resident

really bad place to live and rude management ! ...... I Do Not Recommend this place to anyone. Full Review ▶

05/23/14
Verified Resident

My experience in the community has been a joy. All of the people that I have came in contact with have been very pleasant and so helpful when asked a questioned. I especially like the neighborhood that is surrounded by my… Full Review ▶

05/09/14
Verified Resident

I have enjoyed living at Barracks West. It's a friendly, clean neighborhood. I feel as though the local office staff is very kind and helpful. I really appreciated the day that they handed out muffins as part of a resident appreciation… Full Review ▶

05/04/14
Resident

I have lived in Barracks West for two years now and actually offended by some of these comments. I think Barracks west is a great place to live. When I had an issue with ants I just called the office and… Full Review ▶

05/03/14
Resident

This place is not a good place to live. For this to be my first home. There is spiders and all different types of insects. There has never been pest control and I've been her for 9 months. I had to… Full Review ▶

05/01/14
Verified Resident

I just moved in on March 28th and it's been a nightmare! I don't have a back patio, so I don't have AC. The temporary AC unit is in my master bedroom. It's huge and runs through my window so I… Full Review ▶

02/14/14
Resident

new management came from trash everything is horrible. The worst place you can imagine. I don't recommend anyone to live in this dirty place. Full Review ▶

11/05/13
Resident

I've lived at Barracks West for almost three years now and until new management took over, I was pretty happy. When I first moved in I was paying $880 a month for a two bedroom townhouse which included gas (stove, heat,… Full Review ▶

07/24/13
Resident

I do not Recommend anyone to rent here.... failure management Full Review ▶

06/07/13
Resident

Don't spend your money here! New management doesn't have iota of moral. the maintenance is a failure to fix anything. Full Review ▶

06/03/13
Resident

I truly think any positive reviews that have been written here are put up by staff and management. Absolutely the worst place I've ever lived with the most rude, arrogant, defensive and clueless management I have ever had to deal with… Full Review ▶

05/13/13
Resident

the worst management (the new management). After years i live in this apartment a new management come that is really bad. Try to make the good residents go away, stupid acts, I don't know why they do that. they have the… Full Review ▶

11/13/12
Resident

new management came from trash everything is horrible. The worst place you can imagine. I don't recommend anyone to live in this dirty place. If you're looking for a place to live in dirty, this is the appropriate place Imagine what… Full Review ▶

06/06/12
Resident

If you like being talked to like a child, racist property managers the BW is the place to be. Marine and Linda are awesome. And Yolanda was great until that nasty lady fired her. The place will never be the same.… Full Review ▶

11/26/11
Resident

I have lived here two separate times and liked it both times. The complex is close to everything (Barracks, 29, downtown, the Bypass), yet it is quiet and removed. I really like the wooded nature of the property; it's great for… Full Review ▶

08/02/11
Resident

Overall, I'm very impressed with living here at Barracks West. I moved into my townhouse back in January 2011 because the price was very reasonable for the type of apartment...one price and it covered all my utilities except electric. I have… Full Review ▶

07/17/11
Resident

If you like mold, bats,and a leasing stafff thats just plan rude then this is the place for you. Barracks west also has maintenance workers who cant seem to fix anything right the first time. No parks for the kids play,so… Full Review ▶

07/10/11
Resident

I have lived here since October of 2010. I am 48 years old, and this is my first experience in townhome rental/living. I would highly recommend Barracks West to anyone who needs an affordable and comfortable place to live. There have… Full Review ▶

06/09/11
Resident

I don't now where you live- but that's not Barracks West. You do need a parking past there or they will tow you. Everyone has Barracks West stickers all over the cars. The apartments are falling apartment, and the management is… Full Review ▶

05/11/11
Resident

My husband and I have lived at several different apartment complexes in Charlottesville and Barracks West is by far the BEST! From their excellent customer service, friendly, helpful attitudes to their newly remodeled apartments and townhomes. We were hesitant at first… Full Review ▶

12/27/10
Resident

First of all, if you like "hidden" fees, by all means move in here. The staff changes frequently, and whatever the old staff has told / informed you of, well that no longer applies, even if it is in YOUR COPY… Full Review ▶

07/09/10
Resident

They have a hidden fee of $140 per month supposedly to pay for gas, water, and trash removal. The only thing that uses gas is the stove, so you still have a heafty electric bill to pay. And I have never… Full Review ▶

01/08/10
Resident

I moved into a two-bedroom townhome in summer '09. It was pleasantly sterile. The carpet was brand new and all of the walls were freshly painted. The windows are fairly large so there's lots of sunlight on the clean walls and… Full Review ▶

11/04/09
Resident

There is a new manager that always has a smile on her face. I came to her with a problem that my roommate & I have been having since July & she resloved it in less than 24 hours. She definitely… Full Review ▶

09/04/09
Resident

Can't believe the bad service I have gotten here and outside my apartment and probably inside there is a sea of mold growing up the wall. In June I got a notice back dated that I would be billed for utilities… Full Review ▶

07/04/09
Resident

Pleasew do not move here! I have been here for almost a year and the only reason I stayed was because of my lease. The first month I was here there was a baby lizard in my living room!!! About a… Full Review ▶

08/22/07
Resident

We lived in Old Salem beginning in 2004. When we first moved in, it seemed to be a nice community; plenty of friendly maintenance crew, pleasant office staff, affordable utilities and rent, good location, quiet neighbors. Slowly, but surely, that environment… Full Review ▶

07/11/07
Resident

I've lived at Barracks West for a year now. The cost is decent for the square footage (although they are raising our rent slightly). The apartment needs some updating - the kitchen is small with little counter and cupboard space. The… Full Review ▶

02/13/07
Resident

I have only been here about 2 months, but this place is horrible, I live on the back side of an apartment building and when it snows we are the last ones to get salt, the parking lot is not plowed… Full Review ▶

01/05/07
Resident

I have lived there since they were pretty good (back in '03). That's before they switched to condos. Unfortunately, once the management companies switched they completely gave up trying to do anything for the overall appearance of the complex. They have… Full Review ▶

10/13/06
Resident

I lived 1 year in this place and here is my review about BARRACKS WEST (previously called OLD SALEM)

PROS:
- the price/square feet is pretty low compare to the average in C'ville (I was paying $730 for 1,000 square feet)
- places to… Full Review ▶

09/21/06
Resident

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my e-mail address is murmaid2000@hotmail.com

my name is Patricia Venegas


My regards

thanks Full Review ▶

08/11/06
Resident

These people seemed to know that they were going condo -- and therefore couldn't have cared less about their tenets. When we were signing our renewal lease last year Jean tried to get us to sign a higher rent than what… Full Review ▶

07/24/06
Resident

I have lived here two years--the first I was satisfied with the apartment, and it was reasonable. However, this past year, they have started to convert the buildings to condos, and from what I can tell, are trying to drive renters… Full Review ▶

07/06/06
Resident

they've changed their name to Barracks West, but it is still the same ------ apartment complex you'll hate. They don't accomodate you for ----, and they have the worse customer service. You go in with a simple request and they can't… Full Review ▶

06/27/06
Resident

Our neighbors were running a hotel/brothel next door. Young professionals........ my hinder. Full Review ▶

06/27/06
Resident

Wow! I thought I was the only one with all of these complaints. Although we lived in one of the townhouses near Barracks road our neighbors, parking,noise level and maintenance were not any better. We were shown a model townhome that… Full Review ▶

06/05/06
Resident

Don't rent here...the maintenance staff doesn't fix things, and EVERYTHING is broken or will break quickly. The walls are cracked, the floors have holes, the buildings ought to be condemned. Run far away...don't let the new pretty signs and painted buildings… Full Review ▶

05/21/06
Resident

So when you go and look at an model apartment you believe it is similar to what you would get if you moved there....... Well the model we looked at was beautiful! level floors, straight walls and well-kept. Then you go… Full Review ▶

05/01/06
Resident

This apartment complex sucks the big one. Don't be fooled by the new fandangled name Barracks West and their 'goin condo' initiative. If you have thought about buying a condo here please save your money. The neighbors are rude, the children… Full Review ▶

04/23/06
Resident

I did not choose to live at this complex for one very good reason -- I do not appreciate the bait and switch approach. I called their "call center" to check availablity and was told they did have one bedroom apartments… Full Review ▶

04/22/06
Resident

Electrical sockets shoot blue fire, squirrels eat through the roof into your apartment, there is zero insulation, mold grows freely, sidewalks are cracked and broken, the laundrey machines either don't work or the room itself is filthy. Management's policy is not… Full Review ▶

02/21/06
Resident

It is unsafe. Sparks fly out of my electrical sockets, the electricity is always flickering. I tried drying my hair with a hairdryer and that causeed electrical wires to melt within the walls and smoke to come pouring out of the… Full Review ▶

02/16/06
Resident

They fail to mention to you than then utilities are going to be 1/3 the price of
rent. You dont get a meter reading and even when you have the heat on 60 degrees
your bill will still be at least… Full Review ▶

01/12/06
Resident

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12/28/05
Resident

I lived in Old Salem for 2 years. My apartment was at an 8 to 10 degree angle, due to the foundation settling, but that wasn't that big of a deal, I got used to it. My bathroom sink/tub ran VERY… Full Review ▶

12/22/05
Resident

In the winter, when it snows, the place turns into a sheet of ice. Frequently I wasn't sure I was going to make it out of the complex, and several times I almost slid into someone's living room (and I'm from… Full Review ▶

11/02/05
Resident

at first, i thought that this would be the perfect place to live. it was really close to work, UVA, and the shopping center, and the prices were reasonable. i was excited to move in. management put me in an apartment… Full Review ▶

09/26/05
Resident

I moved into this complex because of the proximity to the University, reasonable rent rates and assurances from the management that the area was safe. The problems began my first week when heating for the unit ceased to function during the… Full Review ▶

08/17/05
Resident

I have lived in Old Salem for 2 years now and I have had a good experience for the most part. I lived in a apartment for most of the time and recently moved to a townhome. The staff is absolutely… Full Review ▶

08/06/05
Resident

That's right. Imagine coming home on an otherwise pleasant evening, and there are police units all over the parking lot of your apartment complex.

Old Salem is a mixed batch; some of the buidings are nice-looking with nice people in them,… Full Review ▶

06/30/05
Resident

I have lived here for two years, and plan to move out soon to buy a place.

The community has had its ups and downs while we've lived here. The place is on the cheaper end for C'Ville, but you do… Full Review ▶

06/30/05
Resident

I will get right to the point. If you try to fight the terms of your lease by challenging their inept maintenance or lies by the landlord about when service people are coming. They will do everything they can to hurt… Full Review ▶

06/27/05
Resident

Place has been turned in to a full blow slum by mangement over the past 18 months. Complete with refugees living on outer decks. Unlicensed daycare centers operating out of 2 bedroom units with kids in parking lot and day care… Full Review ▶

06/20/05
Resident

I have lived at old salem since 1998 and love it here. They are beganing to rehab the exterior & upgradeing the interior.The staff is wonderful. Full Review ▶

06/20/05
Resident

Mold problems, rude employees, horrible neighbors. AWFUL place to live. AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE. Expensive rent and utilities are high. Full Review ▶

03/22/05
Resident

My husband and I have lived at Old Salem for 2 years and will be moving out this summer. We found our apartment thru the Internet and saw it for the first time when we were moving in - my husband… Full Review ▶

12/22/04
Resident

I agree with the previous reviews. The staff is super. They are friendly and responsive, and this includes the maintenance folks. They take care of small and large problems very quickly and as well as they can. The problem is the… Full Review ▶

11/28/04
Resident

No, No, No I would not recamend.
The appartments are old 30yr.plus and renavation is needed badly. the rent is not worth the apartment or the Town Homes. The foundation is begining to settle which means that the apartments are not… Full Review ▶

09/25/04
Resident

I lived at Old Salem for over 7 years to sum it up the staff was wonderful. The manager, assistant manager & maintenance supervisor had all been there for many years and were very responsive, trustworthy and dependable. The property itself,… Full Review ▶

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  • Small Dogs Allowed

  • Large Dogs Allowed

  • Pet Deposit Required

  • Pet Rent Required

  • Some Breeds Restricted

  • Laundry On-Site

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