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Baker Crossing Apartments (formerly Briarwood Apartments)

631 Lake Edward Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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192
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Apartment Rating
60%
City Average
06/06/14
Resident

I have been here a month. My neighbors are incredibly loud. The upstairs floor creeks when thier CAT WALKS ON IT. A 10 pound little cat. It sounds like they are stomping around. The staff really do a good job of… Full Review ▶

05/27/14
Resident

Received a letter last week that as of June 1st, the property will be managed by Drucker and Falk. Not sure if this is a good thing or bad thing. This will be the third management company I have dealt with… Full Review ▶

05/25/14
Verified Resident

I have been here for only 10 days and I'm not a satisfied resident as of yet. The first night?I washed?my face in the sink and less than 10 seconds the sink overflowed not to mentioned it took several minutes for… Full Review ▶

05/20/14
Verified Resident

I don't feel safe. People are coming to the door banging on it and I don't feel safe going outside. The apartment is amazing but I would like to go for a walk and I can't even do that. I'm pregnant… Full Review ▶

04/09/14
Verified Resident

It's been an ok stay, a little bit pricy compared to my previous apartment, I have to still pay some amenities which I didn't have on my other apartments. But I still will recommend the apartment to a friend... Have a… Full Review ▶

04/08/14
Verified Resident

Not sure as yet, not here too long one thing I can say it's a clean complex , staff is friendly and interact with you as if they knows you that's really appreciate, it's close to my job also transportation is… Full Review ▶

04/04/14
Verified Resident

Afraid at first because of the area..heard so many bad stories..but lives in the beginning of the neighborhood...it's quiet now..in the beginning I had trouble with extremely loud neighbors...which also comes from the very thin walls...just wish it was more lighting...other… Full Review ▶

03/25/14
Verified Resident

Been here two years since 2012. Like maintenance crew. Not happy about messages received saying I had a balance left to pay on my rent that turned out to be the result of a computer error....................................::::::............ Like to be able to… Full Review ▶

03/24/14
Verified Resident

The management team we currently have is the best I've experienced while living here. Very friendly, professional and willing to assist when ever I have a question or maintenece request. The changes that have taken place since last year have been… Full Review ▶

03/22/14
Verified Resident

I have been living at this community for almost a year. I love my home, and the staff are excellent. I was late one month, but they worked with me. I am very pleased with everything. Anything I need, they come… Full Review ▶

03/21/14
Verified Resident

The up keep as far at the outside area is, is very poor. We had a tree had been down in front of the apartment just laying there for over a week. In the back of our apartment no grass grows… Full Review ▶

03/15/14
Verified Resident

iam very happy. no problems at all, nice people at the office and staff. clean areas, parking. every think is very clean and nice,I like the gym, the pool nd rhe Lake , nice areas for picnic, a lot off activities… Full Review ▶

03/14/14
Verified Resident

Been living in this community for 2 years, and it was very peacful. They stay on their tenants about keeping the area clean from dog feces. They have a great park for kids and dogs. When something goes wrong in the… Full Review ▶

03/04/14
Verified Resident

No serious problems stick out except the walking of dogs and not cleaning up their waste. The pet owners are not held accountable for not picking up waste. Curtisia in the leasing office is the best. Very helpful with a pleasant… Full Review ▶

03/02/14
Resident

These apartments are ok, nothing special. I did appreciate the size of the apartments as they are pretty spacious. I also liked the location since they allowed me to access both 64 and 264 pretty easily. However, traffic, especially on Newton… Full Review ▶

02/26/14
Verified Resident

I don't have much to complain about. The biggest adjustment for me was coming from a small complex to a huge one. The staffing has greatly improved since I moved in because at first they seemed under staffed and and a… Full Review ▶

02/24/14
Verified Resident

The office staff has been wonderful. Any problems or maintenance issues, & there have been many, that have come up have been taken care of immediately. In the 7 months I have lived in my apartment I have had the following… Full Review ▶

02/21/14
Verified Resident

I have encountered pleasant office staff as well as maintenance. I would rate this with all fives if it wasnt for the lottering in the hallways and trash left behind. Other than that I love the community it self, just wish… Full Review ▶

02/20/14
Resident

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the apartment I stayed in at Baker Crossing. Unfortunately, i will not be able to renew my lease here due to some personal issues that have nothing to do with the… Full Review ▶

02/19/14
Verified Resident

Upon moving in we were told our washer and dryer in unit would be energy efficient. That was not the case, we were given older, non energy efficient washer and dryer. When this was brought up to the office they apologized… Full Review ▶

02/19/14
Verified Resident

We like the apartment and the lakeview,the staff are nice but there is one problem that i had been reported is the 2nd floor unit #202 is playing loud music and makes a loud squeaky noise when walking specially in the… Full Review ▶

02/19/14
Verified Resident

it has been better since the change over of management, but I have never had many complaints only the surrounding neighborhood to some extent where I use to leave some tenants let the dog urinate in the hallway. Overall the neighbors… Full Review ▶

02/19/14
Verified Resident

My wife went to the leasing office while I was stationed in Japan and the staff were extremely helpful. Hands down the easies transition of command I've ever experienced. The only thing I would have changed when I moved in was… Full Review ▶

02/19/14
Verified Resident

The staff are very warm and welcoming. My husband is disabled and they have gone above and beyond their job titles to accommodate his needs as well as wants! They have even afforded him and other disabled residents an opportunity to… Full Review ▶

02/03/14
Verified Resident

Baker's Crossing apartments and their staff have been wonderful since day one. They are courteous and very personable. They maintenance staff is very proficient with the work orders, and the leasing office employees are always a big help Full Review ▶

01/28/14
Verified Resident

So far very positive except for the pool access during summer months. The pool should really be open 7 days a week as one of the selling amenities for this community. (2) Lifeguards could split the week 1 work 3 days,… Full Review ▶

01/27/14
Verified Resident

Great apartment for the price. Staff is awesome and always helpful. Maintence always able to fix things quickly. Parking can be a little tricky sometimes because its not assigned but have always found some down our road. Dog park and pool… Full Review ▶

01/21/14
Verified Resident

Best place ever to live. Very spacious and has all the amenities you could possibly need. Walking distance to stores and short driving distance to military bases. The staffs are very nice and treat individuals with respect. If you don't live… Full Review ▶

01/20/14
Verified Resident

So far the community has been nice to live in. The only complaint i have so far is the noise level. We can hear everything the neighbors above us are doing and can hear their entire converstations. Maintenance has been helpful… Full Review ▶

01/17/14
Verified Resident

It's been great so far I am happy with the staff. Everyone is friendly and helpful. My neighbors are nice. The grounds are clean and I feel safe outside at night. There is no noise there is always a cop driving… Full Review ▶

01/17/14
Verified Resident

i am a very satisfied resident and i have enjoyed my stay so far. whenever i need repair work on my apartment for any reason,from bathroom repairs to window blinds, response was immediate action every time a request or order was… Full Review ▶

01/16/14
Verified Resident

I like the community you have everything near by. Excelent staff always there to help. Good restaurants close to major highways. Bilingual staff also the most important thing they treat you with respect. I will recommend " Baker Crossing" Full Review ▶

12/30/13
Verified Resident

Friendly staff but not always knowledgeable, friendly neighbors, great apartments and great looking outdoor area, pool area ooutstanding, good walking distance from everything, good parking spaces available! Full Review ▶

10/12/13
Resident

responding to the message on my 1st post to the Manager.... my thing is number one all this is going on in the area and on the propety... WHY WE DID NOT GET ANY NOTICE ABOUT THIS??????? #2 Just because they… Full Review ▶

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10/07/13
Verified Resident

I just moved in and so far the process was seamless and fast. I have yet to have any maintenance issues or pest issues. The community is fairly quiet with the occasional crying baby or neighborhood kids. Nothing that is a… Full Review ▶

09/11/13
Verified Resident

Another complaint that I just thought of...my neighbors above me are rather loud during the evening. I'm guessing they have a child and it sounds like he's running back and furth all the time. I'm not sure if there's anything anyone… Full Review ▶

09/04/13
Verified Resident

The experience we had at Bakers Crossing was wonderful. The staff was exremely helpful and accommodating to our needs. The whole process was easy and stress free. We reccomend this community to everyone. Full Review ▶

08/29/13
Verified Resident

The apartment is beautiful and the neighborhood equally matches in every way. My 3 year old loves the park and so do my neices that tag along sometimes in the playground. I have very polite and respectful neighbors and it is… Full Review ▶

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08/17/13
Resident

This place sucks!!!!! Do not rent here! Just moved in 3 months ago and already hate it. When we first moved in, the apartment was dirty, and there were cigarette buds all over the patio. The apartment has a sewer smell… Full Review ▶

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08/07/13
Verified Resident

So far this has been a great experience, and as I previously stated my only complaint is the lack of on site mailboxes for my apartment. Having residents go to a post office instead of just installing apartment style multiple box… Full Review ▶

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07/22/13
Verified Resident

So far no bad complaints. I've known this area for a good while and this complex has improved so much under new management. My family are looking to enjoy living here for a good while unless we purchase a home soon.The… Full Review ▶

07/17/13
Verified Resident

Was not as great as thought it would be very dirty in the unit. Tub was extremely dirty doors, patio, bathrooms, vents Full Review ▶

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07/05/13
Resident

Well, we moved in last September. When we moved in, apartment wasn't ready at all. It was very dirty, unfinished paint touch ups, broken this, broken that; list goes on and on. Most part of it had been fixed, but we… Full Review ▶

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07/05/13
Resident

sorry we ever moved here. Full Review ▶

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06/17/13
Verified Resident

I moved in to the community about a week ago, and so far everything has been good. The apartments are a bit noisy but that is to be expected with apartment living. The apartments are very spacious and a great value… Full Review ▶

06/09/13
Resident

It's very hard to live here in Baker crossing Apartments due to; poor office staff, extremely useless telephone support services, and property management. I wish I had the time to campaign against this establishment and to protect all equally hard working… Full Review ▶

05/30/13
Verified Resident

I'd been living in a 2 bedroom in Baker Crossing Apts since 2008 & have been very satisfied. I neeeded to tranfer to a 1 bedroom & found that the floor plan & size of the rooms & closet space are… Full Review ▶

05/28/13
Resident

This place has been TERRIBLE. Good luck trying to park after 6. NO SPOTS. If u have company over after the office closes THEY WILL BE TOWED NO EXCEPTIONS or they"ll walk 1/4 mile to u. Me and SEVERAL current residents… Full Review ▶

04/27/13
Resident

NEVER RENT FROM HERE! My husband and I moved here in Novemeber and have had nothing but issues. He is in the military and lets just say that he barely gets any sleep. We have noisy neighbors who blast their bass… Full Review ▶

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04/25/13
Resident

We moved into our 2 bed 2 bath apartment in Feb and we love it. My husband is in the military and we didn't want to spend all his bah on rent and here we don't. We even recently got the… Full Review ▶

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04/14/13
Resident

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03/24/13
Resident

I've recently moved into Baker Crossing in March and have for the most part been satisfied with my new apartment. When signing the lease and going over the move-in procedure, I feel like there were some details that were missed and… Full Review ▶

03/21/13
Prospective Resident

I would never rent from dishonest people. Most of these new post appear fake. If you read them close enough its obvious! Read the post dated 2/19/13 and my reply ! Full Review ▶

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03/20/13
Resident

My husband and I moved in at the very end of December and the management here has been incredibly accomodating. We love it! I have lived in two other places before we found this place and I was never comfortable at… Full Review ▶

03/10/13
Resident

I have lived at bakers crossing apartments for almost two years and I cannot wait to move. My apartment was flooded out and they made me sign a new lease just to be moved out of the apartment into another one.… Full Review ▶

03/01/13
Resident

I have lived at Baker Crossing now for approximately 1 year and I am in the process of renewing my lease and moving into a 2 bedroom. I truly love the complex, the apartments, amenities, location, the staff, and especially the… Full Review ▶

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02/19/13
Resident

I moved in late Oct 2012 and within a few weeks was questioning my decision because things in my apartment weren't perfect like I had been promised. In December I went to the office to address these concerns and found all… Full Review ▶

02/13/13
Prospective Resident

I have never lived here and never will. My boyfriend and I were going to stop by to tour an apartment, but didn't even end up stopping the car. As soon as we turned onto the street where they are located… Full Review ▶

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02/05/13
Resident

I have been living in Baker Crossing apartments since December and have had an amazing stay so far. I have had only a few maintenance issues and maintenance has been there to fix everything in a timely fashion. The office has… Full Review ▶

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02/04/13
Resident

Since my stay here at baker crossng i have no complaints. I moved in a few months ago and had a pleasent move in.The issues I've had in my apt were taken care of in a timely manner and seeing that… Full Review ▶

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02/02/13
Resident

My husband and I lived here for over a year... Our first apartment got shot up.. I still have the bullet hole in my couch The office moved us to a apartment overlooking the basket ball courts... When the summer came… Full Review ▶

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02/01/13
Resident

I have been a resident of Bakers Crossing for over a year now. The staff is very friendly, including the maintenance crew.When repairs are needed, they fix them in a timely manner. The apartments are very spacious and provide ample room… Full Review ▶

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02/01/13
Resident

It's Funny that you always hear about the bad but never the Good in people or places. I want to say i have been living at Baker Crossing for a year and i have to say i love my place! Its… Full Review ▶

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01/15/13
Prospective Resident

Need help I'm in the Navy.So I was checking out a 1 bedroom apartment I filled out the application..Did anyone had to pay a deposed even though with the RPP? One of the staff people told me if I go with… Full Review ▶

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01/09/13
Resident

Okay my experience with this place was the worse.. I live there for a year and 11 months.. it was so bad i could even finish the month.. For 1 the water bill was never paid bc the management would steal… Full Review ▶

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12/27/12
Prospective Resident

Well I haven't moved into these apartments as yet. I came by and filled out an application and still waiting on a response back. That was was almost a week now. I did the walk through of the 2 bed 1… Full Review ▶

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10/31/12
Resident

The only thing i liked about baker crossing is the space in the apartment and how affordable it was thats it. The hallways were always dirty and so was the parklot. My apartment was filled with so much roaches!!! i was… Full Review ▶

10/12/12
Resident

Well Baker Crossing is not the newest place in Virginia Beach but we are pretty happy here. The apartment is big and close to work and and tons of great places to eat. My new favorite place is Tony's hot dogs..… Full Review ▶

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09/11/12
Prospective Resident

I haven't moved in yet. I am still waiting to hear a yes or no. They seem eager to take your money, but don't want to give you the courtesy of calling back. This is sorry customer service. If they treat… Full Review ▶

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07/27/12
Resident

Please read the complaints.and way your pros and cons,adhere to the complaints,I wished we had,Even though new management still old roaches,dirty hallways,askes the neihbors,check out how many vacancys they have,whatch at night to see the traffic,(drugs).Gun shots are a norm.people hang… Full Review ▶

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06/26/12
Resident

Moved here in August 2011, I was shown a model of a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment. Of course the models are always great and look amazing. I guess it was my fault that I didn't do a walk thru in… Full Review ▶

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06/06/12
Resident

We moved into Baker Crossing about six months ago and we are very pleased. The space in the apartments are huge. We truly love the screened in porches; this gives us privacy and the ability to enjoy the outdoors without the… Full Review ▶

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06/05/12
Resident

One word, GHETTO, and I really thought I lived on the "good side" of baker crossing. When we first moved here, we made our first mistake by signing the lease without looking at the apartment first. Our original apartment was going… Full Review ▶

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05/29/12
Resident

It didn't seem too bad at first. The apartment was a decent size, especially the bed rooms. The carpet was a newer carpet, very little stains if any. The tile floors were decent and the cabinets were newer. Cosmetically, it seemed… Full Review ▶

05/09/12
Resident

We lived at Baker Crossing from Dec. 2009 to Dec. 2010. We never had a problem with our apartment, no roaches or bugs. Any time we had a problem maintenance was there that day or the next. Our utilities werent outrageous… Full Review ▶

04/27/12
Resident

My roommate and I lived here for exactly one year and was fooled by everything. We was told we was GRANDFATHERED in and what not have to pay for water but that was a lie and the water bill was extrememly… Full Review ▶

04/23/12
Resident

These apartments look nice but they are trash. Here are prime examples: -roaches everywhere and I have OCD as far as cleaning -bad electrical. The circuit trips every time I turn on my kitchen light -they didn't Even clean behind the… Full Review ▶

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04/16/12
Resident

Writing this from my iPhone. Sorry for the typos. This place is infested with termites. For the last 3 weeks, I've woken up and vacuumed thousands of termites from my kitchen and bathroom. I find their wings in my dishes, on… Full Review ▶

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04/11/12
Resident

I have been living at baker crossing for about a year now I will definitely be renew my lease I love the space I have for the price I pay. I never had any problems will crime and my neighbors are… Full Review ▶

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01/22/12
Resident

we lived here for 2 years and i really liked the apartments! the area isn't the safest, my neighbor got robbed at gunpoint while checking her mail and there were a couple of break-ins while we were there but overall the… Full Review ▶

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12/12/11
Resident

Well I have been at Baker Crossing for a few months now and I must say I dont see what a lot of the negative reviews are saying. The apartments are really nice, upgraded and spacious. I havent had any major… Full Review ▶

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11/21/11
Resident

At first I had no problem, but now all of a sudden these apartments are for ----. They work on water piping with out giving anyone notice. Then they leave dirty filters instead of taking them with them. I almost want… Full Review ▶

10/27/11
Resident

Remodeled nicely but its all a scam!!!!!!! When I first moved in somethings were wrong. It took me calling back for the 4th time asking for the # to corporate office in order for maintenance to show up. Luckily I stayed… Full Review ▶

09/29/11
Resident

This place is a rip off! The second week my roommate and I lived there her car was broken into, it is very close to a bad neighborhood and it affects the quality of the complex, Maintenance takes forever! Our A/C… Full Review ▶

08/13/11
Resident

My husband and I had a horrible experience living here. Actually, horrible experiences. We moved in last August 2010 and Bakers Crossing had everything we wanted. 2 bedrooms, 1 and a half bath, spacious, washer and dryer, and a dishwasher. It… Full Review ▶

08/03/11
Resident

The exterminator will come every Friday. This doesn t mean anything. Its enough for the management office to say they actually give a s#!t. Then I get a letter telling me they will come on Wednesday for 4 weeks and there… Full Review ▶

06/01/11
Resident

I've seen a ton of bad reviews on this apartment complex but I'm not sure why. I have lived here between 2008-2011 and have never had any major issues. The first year was great. My apartment was very clean when I… Full Review ▶

04/29/11
Resident

My husband and I moved in to these apartments in November of 2007 and stayed there until Feb 2011. We moved from Oregon to those apartments because my husband was stationed there and we needed to find a place rather quickly… Full Review ▶

04/22/11
Resident

I have been here for a couple of months so far it has been pretty good no issues of any kind. You get what you paid for. These are really nice spacious apartments in a ghetto neighborhood. My neighbors never played… Full Review ▶

04/16/11
Resident

So I am here to defend Baker Crossing Apts. Im reading all these bad reviews and to me it sounds like a bunch of whiners. I personally have NEVER had a problem with Keisha (the one you give your rent check… Full Review ▶

03/29/11
Resident

I have lived here for two months and so far its been okay. I do have a few complaints though. First off when we first moved in the toilets were dirty and there was glass on the master bathroom floor from… Full Review ▶

03/24/11
Resident

When my family and I got orders here in 2009 we had a friend who recommanded the place to us. In 2009 we did not have any problems with the staff, maintaince or anyone for that matter. The apartments where beauitful… Full Review ▶

03/12/11
Resident

I moved here in January and at first it seemed okay. The apartment is cute and mine over looks the lake which is nice. However, I have not had a hot shower since we moved in and they have supposedly fixed… Full Review ▶

02/04/11
Resident

This place seemed decent at first, but on my move in day the girl in charge of my account gave me the wrong floor plan. The second apartment she gave me had a rodent in it and the only reason i… Full Review ▶

02/03/11
Resident

I decided to write a review b/c there are alot of negative reviews about the apartment complex and Ive had a different experience. I live in one of the buildings across from the rent office, and besides the occasional noise every… Full Review ▶

01/30/11
Resident

I've been here at Baker Crossing since last May and planned to wait until I'd been here a year before I posted a review. My experiences have been mixed, but overall I think this place surpasses others in the area within… Full Review ▶

01/30/11
Prospective Resident

I had immediate plans of moving to Baker's Crossing, but after reading the reviews, I am beyond concerned about the living conditions. I was impressed by the space and renovations upon my visit, but am horrified by all the negative comments.… Full Review ▶

01/25/11
Resident

I just read a review and wanted to comment on it. For the person who wrote the entry "unfair critique" This site is to comment on "personal experience" so I can appreciate anyone who has a comment on how they were… Full Review ▶

01/01/11
Resident

I have lived at Baker Crossing for almost a year and have already paid my security deposit at another apartment due to the conditions here. I am disgusted by the office staff. The property manager, Ellie, is a crusty old b*tch… Full Review ▶

12/09/10
Resident

Yes, I agree Keyshia could be a little more personable. When I talk to her or have an issue she does act on it, but there's not feeling/emotion behind it. I've seen just about every one in that office get yelled… Full Review ▶

10/13/10
Resident

My Husband and I had looked at the reviews on this website and were a little put off by all the negativity, however, for the money and the size of the apartment it was a good enough deal that we went… Full Review ▶

09/30/10
Resident

I have been staying in this apt for an year and there is a Lady (Keyisha)who sits on the left when you entered the leasing office is so rude and mean, she thinks as if she is the property manager and… Full Review ▶

09/23/10
Resident

I have been living here for 2 months, at first the staff was very friendly and seemed promising. I had a recent complaint about my lease & the first thing I was told was to go on the first door to… Full Review ▶

09/15/10
Resident

We have lived here only 8 months and worst apartment experience we have ever had in our entire lves!!!! The people who work here are the rudest people you will ever meet in your entire lives! They talk to you as… Full Review ▶

08/03/10
Resident

We first moved in to a one bedroom in january of 2008. At first we were SOOO impressed. The rent was great for the space. My husband and I were so content. Until the parties started. We took into consideration that… Full Review ▶

06/08/10
Resident

So there is someone here who wrote about Keyshia who works in the management office. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. How dare you use the apartment rating site to blast one individual. We are here to talk about the… Full Review ▶

05/04/10
Resident

When i moved in here i thought it was great. The apartment was spacious and had new everything and it was like a dream come true until the break ins started. For one while there where break ins almost everyday. I… Full Review ▶

04/05/10
Resident

Its an alright/so-so apartment complex. Nothing special about them at all. Maintence was VERY slow about fixing my problems. One time i went a week with no electricity in my bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room because it too them THAT long… Full Review ▶

12/30/09
Resident

My husband, son and I lived in Baker Crossing from May to Nov 2009. The only reason it was for such a short time was because my husband's job moved him out of the country. We loved that there was an… Full Review ▶

12/16/09
Resident

there has been a lot of breakins. when i asked the manager about it she replied no only a couple. but when i was interviewed by the police they told me there had been a lot of breakins at this apt… Full Review ▶

10/17/09
Resident

I remember checking out this site when I decided to move back to Va Beach and the reviews had me scared to move out here. Thank goodness I didn't let that scare me away! The first thing I did was come… Full Review ▶

07/29/09
Resident

I was looking for and apartment with ample space, playground, and W/D or connections in the unit. This is the only one in Va Beach that met my requirement and for an honest price. There is also a brand new elementary… Full Review ▶

06/17/09
Resident

I have lived here for about two years now and have been very satisified so far. I live on the side closer to the Diamond Springs Condos (between the park and the B-Ball court). During the afternoon there are kids walking… Full Review ▶

05/29/09
Resident

I read the reviews of this complex before I moved in but I decided to see it for myself. My dad came with me to visit (I'm old enough to decide for myself, but you know dads), and we both liked… Full Review ▶

03/24/09
Resident

i am a long time resident of baker crossing. i was here when it was briarwood apt and i can tell you the complaints that i have just read are timid compared to what it was like. i'm not knocking anyone's… Full Review ▶

03/16/09
Resident

I moved in last year from another state, sight unseen. The ratings at that time gave me the impression that the development was under change, but shaping up really well. I knew I had made a mistake when the moving truck… Full Review ▶

01/26/09
Resident

My husband and I moved to baker crossing over a year ago. Our apartment is wonderful and very spacious. I have never had a problem with the managment. Any problem we have ever had has been fixed very promptly and handled… Full Review ▶

10/28/08
Resident

We had problems with our ceiling leaking--I've called multiple times to have it fixed, each time assured that it was taken care of (then offer to cover it up with paint). Every time it storms, I have a water drip. None… Full Review ▶

09/30/08
Resident

This place is absolutely garbage. My apartment when I first moved in had subtle stains on the ceilings, which I didn't pay no attention to, but duly noted that when I first moved in, but later on about 6 months I… Full Review ▶

09/29/08
Resident

This place is very unsafe. The leasing agents in the office don't tell you of the CONSTANT crime in the area. One girl lied and said they didn't have crime in the neighborhood! We didn't find out how bad it was… Full Review ▶

09/23/08
Resident

The apartments themselves are remodeled with nice washer and dryers and new cabinets. That's about it for positives though! My husband and I moved here in May of 2007 sight unseen, what a mistake! The neighborhood surrounding the complex is terrible.… Full Review ▶

09/05/08
Resident

My husband and I lived here for almost 6 months because we were told it was a decent neighborhood with mostly military families - WRONG! This neighborhood is very ghetto. One morning when my husband was leaving for work, he walked… Full Review ▶

08/01/08
Prospective Resident

I am wondering what part of Bakers Crossing do you live in. I hear there are three parts: the same side as the rental office (next to Lake Edwards-hoodville-), the other part is on the other side of Bakers Rd, and… Full Review ▶

07/08/08
Resident

I moved in shortly after the management change and all the renovations. The area surrounding the complex is shady, but the complex itself is mainly military. I have seen kids roaming around the parking lots but it is usually right after… Full Review ▶

05/22/08
Resident

i am very disapointed i have problems everyday with this place. i had problems with mold,my sliding glass door did not have a lock,it took them two weeks to come out and put one on, when it was just me and… Full Review ▶

03/18/08
Resident

I have had several diffrent problems with this place. First of all the 1st night that I was here someone busted out my neighbors window with a brick! Second of all teenagers are in the breezeway EVERYDAY smoking weed. Third of… Full Review ▶

03/13/08
Resident

I have been living in this community since it was Briarwood Apartments managed by Great Atlantic. The main reason I moved her was the apartment was HUGH. Since management has changed and the apartments have been renovated, the apartments are even… Full Review ▶

01/09/08
Resident

My husband and I needed to find a cheaper place then the one we were living in and i saw this one and fell in love with it. But we have been here a little over a month and Im scared… Full Review ▶

12/17/07
Resident

I am just going to give you a one day experience living in the bouts of hell at Baker Crossings. As I was getting ready for bed, all of a sudden I found myself falling to the floor in hopes of… Full Review ▶

08/21/07
Resident

The management here are nice to you un-till you move in and then they turn into Jeckle. Yah they renovated, but the apt you get is crap. Half done work to the walls. Bath water won't drain in apt(they've been here… Full Review ▶

08/03/07
Resident

I am writing in hopes that people will read this and not be like me and over look these reviews. I have been married now for 2 years and we are getting ready to Start our family. My husband is In… Full Review ▶

06/01/07
Resident

The apartment is large. When I paid my deposit I was told I had 2 full baths. I have two alright. One is smaller than a closet in the master bedroom. Also the shower rod is hung too high. I called… Full Review ▶

03/05/07
Resident

I have been living here since May 2006. I love the renovations that have been done to the apartments. I read all the negative reviews about prices but it is expensive to live in Virginia Beach anyway. It takes time to… Full Review ▶

02/23/07
Resident

Very expensive, I lived here for a year. I mean after I left, they gave me outrageuos prices for things that weren't even damaged! Full Review ▶

02/20/07
Resident

My boyfriend and I have living here for 11 months and in that time, our house has been broken into, my car has been broken into, our house has flooded because maintenance did a HORRIBLE job of clearing the pipes before… Full Review ▶

02/15/07
Resident

has improved from when we first moved in...as far as renovations go...the upkeep however is not what we expected...there is always dog poop everywhere, which i will admit is from careless residents, but the complex should enforce certain rules regarding pets...the… Full Review ▶

02/09/07
Resident

I'v lived here for two years and it's taking some time but the apartment complex seems to be making a turn around. The staff are pretty nice and profesionl. They don't seem to have it all together but it could just… Full Review ▶

01/30/07
Resident

When I moved here in 2005 it was horrible since the new management took over everything has improved. The new apartments are beautiful, the hallways have been redone, incredible lighting outside and landscaping. Best of all the pool finally opened and… Full Review ▶

01/27/07
Resident

Do these people think renovations should be quiet?! When I first moved here, there were no lights to speak of, hallways were old, playgrounds were awful, and the pool was open. The new management/owner has been working diligently to improve this… Full Review ▶

01/26/07
Resident

These Apartments are the worst I've ever lived in. The management doesn t care about their residence at all. They will lie to you after and during reviewing an apartment, stating the renovations are complete, then after you move in you… Full Review ▶

01/22/07
Resident

Oh yes the renovated apts are beautiful, but if you want to rise a family the right way in a nice neighborhood, this is not the place. Mgmt only thinks if its not happening to them, then its ok, oh well.… Full Review ▶

01/22/07
Resident

I'm a current resident, I sit and read all these ratings, half of you have lived here for more than 1 yr. and you have the nerve to complain, if it was so bad then you should have left a long… Full Review ▶

01/20/07
Resident

This apartment is the most ghetto environment I've ever lived in, by far. This place is so ghetto their "security" is the Va Beach Police Dept, and that doesn't even help! A random cop car driving through once a night doesn't… Full Review ▶

12/23/06
Resident

I have been here for 3 years. I have seen enough and been though enough for then to start paying me to live here. Newly renivated my butt. The apt's still have more problems then you would ever want to deal… Full Review ▶

12/05/06
Resident

Paint and new appliances doesnt clean out the BAD tenants! People hanging on the corners and in the parking lot at all hours of the day and night. Partys in the parking lots and buildings all the time. Defiently not a… Full Review ▶

11/21/06
Resident

I don't know how it was a while ago, or how bad it was, but what I saw last night and this morning was pretty good to me. I'm from the south, so I like big places and at nearly 1300… Full Review ▶

11/12/06
Resident

I have stayed at the apartment complex for over 3 years and here's what i have found.

1. Rent keeps increasing all the time , looks like the management does not want people to live who pay rent on time .

2. Quality… Full Review ▶

10/10/06
Resident

Staff is very helpful, area is quiet. Keep in mind this is a very large apartment complex so it is different from block to block.

People only complain when they are dissatisfied. You won't see too many positive reviews on this… Full Review ▶

09/04/06
Resident

where to start: 1st off we had a green like 1970's stove that i complained about everyday because it leaked gas and i have a 2 year old son! they would finally come out and say my piolt lights were dirty!!… Full Review ▶

08/11/06
Resident

I was excited that we had recieved new management, because I heard that they would be renovating the buildings. But the new management was worse than the first!!!! They were slow to handle maintanence calls. Sometimes I had to call repeatedly… Full Review ▶

06/14/06
Resident

The worst apartment experience my roommate and I have ever had. The staff in the leasing office changes constantly, so the good ones are never there long. They are unprofessional for the most part and many are happy that they are… Full Review ▶

06/13/06
Resident

Because the residents can't write that well. LOL!

This place is STILL JACKED THE HELL UP!!!

hahahahahaha! Full Review ▶

05/26/06
Resident

I want to say thumbs up to the management! Ever since the new company came in, they have worked their butts off to make this a better place for everyone to live. I have lived here for a year and a… Full Review ▶

04/11/06
Resident

I lived at Briarwood for 8 years. I did like it for the most part. However, I found the office staff to be somewhat rude and unyielding. I loved the space and cheap rent but found it noisy and very ghetto.… Full Review ▶

04/10/06
Resident

The new management company is worse than the old. Under the new management company, they refused to replace my appliances, were rude and repeatdly "did not receive rents payments." I had to provide samples of expired checks from my bank account… Full Review ▶

04/01/06
Resident

I live in this apt complex for about a year and it was the worst place in which I everlived. Where do I start, the problem began the day I move in with shower in the master bedroom backing up. The… Full Review ▶

03/27/06
Resident

Let me just tell you a little bit about my experience of living in the Ghetto. I was new to the area and did not know what I was getting into. First of all the door leading into the hallway had… Full Review ▶

10/19/05
Resident

maintenence sucks, takes forever for them to do anything, no security here (one patrol officer for all these apartments, in the ghetto) come on now, theres gun shots every week, office gives the runaround when u need somethin done, just not… Full Review ▶

10/13/05
Resident

I read these and cant help but think, wow prior management must have really screwed these people over. We are new management at briarwood, since 6/20/05. We have made alot of changes and are continuing to change this area for the… Full Review ▶

09/22/05
Resident

This place is terrible. Our AC went out. We kept having to have our gas turned off because of leaks. The other people living in our building were extremely inconsiderate, leaving trash in the stairwell all the time. I never felt… Full Review ▶

08/24/05
Resident

i honestly dont recommend this apartment the management is terrible specially the new. they are curently charge me for maintance.i had water problem and it too them for ever to fix causing me to have a 2,000 worth of damage Full Review ▶

07/27/05
Resident

There is a new management company here and already I am seeing an improvement. For the first time in the two years I have lived here I had a repair done in my apartment without having to call the office 100… Full Review ▶

07/18/05
Resident

I was appalled by the complete lack of maintenance and care for the investment shown by Great Atlantic. I could never recommend that anyone rent from them, regardless of which apartment complex it was. I moved into the apartment in November… Full Review ▶

07/06/05
Resident

When I moved in I came from out of town, I didn't get a chance to view the apartment I was moving into but saw the model. Upon my moving in I was placed on the worst side of the complex… Full Review ▶

06/24/05
Resident

Ok, let me start out with the day I moved in. I went to the apartment and for heavens sake not a thing was cleaned. Looked like a hurricane went thru there. Regfrid... full of stuff, oven full of stuff. I… Full Review ▶

06/09/05
Resident

This apartment complex is the worst I have ever lived. When I first moved here things were ok, problems were being taking care of. Now it seems like they are tired of everyone calling complaining. I would never recommend this place… Full Review ▶

03/24/05
Resident

I only have one positive thing to say about the apartments and that's the size. I am in a much smaller apartment now and enjoy it 100 times better. Briarwood is in a very unsafe neighborhood. We had to call the… Full Review ▶

12/26/04
Resident

You'd be better off in a homeless shelter Full Review ▶

11/24/04
Resident

Please don't move in here, the management does not care about you they just want the rent money. It took them 2 WEEKS to fix a light in the kitchen, 2 1/2 WEEKS to fix a leak in the bathroom, if… Full Review ▶

09/30/04
Resident

I too was fooled by the model. I moved here from out of state and saw the model when I looked for an apartment. However, when I arrived in mid-August after talking with the rental office on several occassions, it was… Full Review ▶

09/29/04
Resident

When my husband and I signed our lease, we were completely deceived by the beautiful model apartment inside the rental office. We also liked the cheap rent and nice amount of space. When we moved in, we found cigarette butts and… Full Review ▶

07/11/04
Resident

The largest problem with this appartment complex is the complete lack of care for an individuals problems within the appartment. I have lived here 5 years, and during that time, my oven has worked for about 6 months. I have had… Full Review ▶

06/15/04
Resident

I hated living here. The area was trash. Loud, screaming people day and night. Police sirens all the time. The maintence people rarely took care of problems, and when they did, it was not a good job. The outside of the… Full Review ▶

06/13/04
Resident

This place is definitely the worst place I have ever rented in my entire life. I pay every month on time and I expect nothing but the best service and I have got nothing but the worst since I have lived… Full Review ▶

06/03/04
Resident

I have heard alot about these apartments, but when we moved in, we havent had any problems at all. Where we are, it's pretty quiet and our neighbors are friendly too. When we filled out our discrepancy list, they came out… Full Review ▶

05/24/04
Resident

Huge apartments with cheap rent should be a signal to anyone. y husband and i moved here from another state and didn't have much time to find a place. We saw the price and size and thought it couldn't be that… Full Review ▶

05/18/04
Resident

Briarwood was one of the worse living experiences I have had. I moved there b/c a friend already lived there and they would allow my dog (german shep) but I realized real fast they were not worth it...

If you… Full Review ▶

04/21/04
Resident

My husband and I have been living here since December of 2003. They are big, huge, good square footage apartments and for a good monthly price too, but don´t let that fool you. We had a crappy fridge and dishwasher. It… Full Review ▶

02/24/04
Resident

yes they are large apartments and if you are lucky you might get a nice clean one but the two years i lived here it was nothing but hell...i stoped going to the office with maintence problems and would just stop… Full Review ▶

01/28/04
Resident

I moved here with three friends back in May of 2003. We are going to a local college, and we wanted to be out on our own, but didn´t want to pay $1,000 a month for an apartment. We came to… Full Review ▶

01/27/04
Resident

At first i was very excited moving into Briarwood. The square feet and all the space is great...however, thats about the only great thing about it. When we first moved in the ceiling in the kitchen had a big leak from… Full Review ▶

10/09/03
Resident

My husband and I moved in in September 2000. When we moved in, the floor in the kitchen was nasty, the door to the heater was crooked, and the dishwasher had duct tape around it. The fridge had dead little black… Full Review ▶

08/29/03
Resident

I´m trying right now to get out of my lease. They ´lost´ my first letter. These people suck! Full Review ▶

08/12/03
Resident

I was skepticle at first but its not that bad, but granted i will say it depends where you stay, In my buidling there are a couple of older people and two navy families like us. Its pretty quiet we look… Full Review ▶

08/03/03
Resident

I had a year lease in Dec 2000. I made it until May 2001 before I couldn´t take it anymore! My clothes have been stolen from the laundry room (Which was just outside my front door). I have been locked IN… Full Review ▶

07/14/03
Resident

I had the worst experience with this place.
When I moved in the carpet smelled as though it was soaked with urine. I complained, and they came in and "suppposedly" cleaned it, only to make it smell worse.
I had the… Full Review ▶

07/08/03
Resident

As a single female in my 20?s, I felt EXTREMELY unsafe living in Briarwood and I am so glad my lease is up. One day as I was leaving for work, I happened to look over in the laundry room and… Full Review ▶

05/08/03
Resident

I HAVE LIVED IN BRIARWOOD FOR THE PAST YEAR, AND I CANNOT WAIT FOR MY LEASE TO BE UP. WHEN I FIRST GOT THERE, I WAS TAKING A SHOWER, AND THE CEILING ABOVE ME CAVED IN. NOT ONLY THAT, THE OVERHEAD… Full Review ▶

02/17/03
Resident

Although before moving into these apartments I had heard some horror stories about Briarwood. I have come to find that these stories are no where near true. I have found that the office staff is very caring to the renter´s needs… Full Review ▶

01/21/03
Resident

I lived in this apartment complex for 1 year and that was enough. They made it seem really nice at first, but when I went to get my keys to move in, the carpet felt as if I was walking on… Full Review ▶

10/30/02
Resident

This was the worst place I have ever lived. Management and maintenance was VERY POOR! I would not recommend this apartment complex or any Greater Atlantic owned complexes. Briarwood and the parent corporation Greater Atlantic because of the underhanded cutting corners… Full Review ▶

10/25/02
Resident

When we first moved in, it was VERY disgusting and unlivable. There was still pieces of food in the cabinets, there where things on the floor of the kitchen, the stove needed major cleaning, there was no carpet in two of… Full Review ▶

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