2016 Top Rated Award Winners

Our annual Top Rated awards recognize properties with outstanding resident satisfaction as measured on ApartmentRatings.com. Approximately 5% of the total properties listed on the site qualify for an award, making it an outstanding accomplishment!

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Top Rated Award Criteria is as follows:

  • 10+ total reviews
  • 5+ reviews in 2016
  • 70% or greater overall recommended score*

* Properties must have recommended scores over 70% at the time of award calculations. Recommended scores can change over time.

  • 100%Rec. Score

    250 High

    Columbus, OH 43215

    It has been good so far. The office staff has been quite friendly and helpful. The building looks amazing inside and the gym is much bigger than I had expected it to be here. They even have classes in there during the week you can take. It's only winter time right now, but would be nice some time later for the building to do something social for people to get to know one another in the building.

  • One of the best places I've lived in Baltimore. Really great management, great amenities and you live above the Marketplace! Never had one issue. If you are looking for a place to live near Downtown Baltimore, look no further!

  • Would highly recommend this building. Staff is very responsive and the building is always in pristine condition.

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  • It is a great community. The area is very clean and well lit. The staff is very friendly and helpful at all times. Very close to historic district of Savannah. The down tree limbs were cleaned up very quickly after the hurricane.

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  • I am new resident to MD and I like the convenience of living in the building. As well as the amenities offered.. I am still adjusting to the change in weather but I find having access to free coffee and Internet as a plus. I am impressed with the staff professional attitude and demeanor.

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  • So far we are very pleased.

  • The absolute best apartment I've ever lived in and the biggest factor in that statement is the service. Another thing that makes this apartment building so good is the security. I feel safe and that is very important to me.

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  • This is a very quite community to live in, I moved here because they accept dogs and the community manger is very quick to respond to any problems you might have . There is plenty of light out in the parking lot and around the bldg.And the doors stay locked and the halls are clean.

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  • The lady name Elsa from Brandywine Apartments she is very helpful person and good person, Everything is good, the apartment have a lot space, very comfortable, Have security at night, Good Neighborhood..

  • I have just moved in , and the overall experience was fantastic. Friendly community !! A Very bright apartment , not the feeling of living in a cave . Office staff and maintenance are fast and friendly if you need anything done. Very pleased with Briarwood community !

  • Even though it's been a little less than a month since I moved in, I am already in love with my apartment and the location and the service that has been provided! This is a great place to live. The office staff have been very helpful. My only complaint is the price but you definitely get what you pay for.

  • 100%Rec. Score

    Claremont on the Square

    Exton, PA 19341

    Great place to live -- nearby restaurants , modern apartment

  • We looked at many communities once we made the decision to sell our home. We are very pleased with our decision. We have made some new friends and enjoy the community activities offered. Don't be fooled by square footage, there is no wasted space.

  • very clean, and very quiet. i have absolutely no prblem living here and the management is wonderful

  • The community is very comfortable. The neighbors always help each other. The requirements could be resolved by the office quickly. My family like the pool, the BBQ equipment and the fitness furniture very much. The kids like to swim in the pool and the water quality is pretty well.

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  • 100%Rec. Score

    East 8 Lofts

    Cincinnati, OH 45202

    It is a beautiful apartment. Location is excellent. Walking downtown is a plus. Very friendly and helpful staff. Neighbors are very friendly. Clean laundry room. Nice to have storage units in building. There is also an theater room great for entertaining. I am glad to be part of this community.

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  • This is a great, quiet, well maintained apartment complex. One of our favorite places we have lived across the country! I recommend Forest Trail Apartments to anyone moving to the Tuscaloosa/Northport area.

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  • I have been very happy living here and would recommend to my friends it is convenient for all my outside interests. Would like to have exercise room for us elderly people to use because it is hard for us to drive to rec centers

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  • Great rental company. Incredibly responsive to requests. Go out of their way to be helpful and make life easier. Excellent facilities and the buildings are new and well-maintained. The property managers respond within minutes and requests are handled within 24 hours.

  • I have had the most positive experience at Casa Del Sol, especially as a first time renter. The staff were so accommodating and helpful every step of the way, and genuinely care about my satisfaction with my living quarters. Thank you so much for everything!

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  • We are very happy at The Legends at Chatham Parkway. The staff is always friendly and responsive, the grounds are well-kept, the apartment floorplan is well-designed, and we are close to downtown, I-95, and the Southside. No complaints - highly recommend.

  • So far, I've had a wonderful experience at Legends! The location is perfect, friendly staff, and beautiful homes. These apartments are near great restaurants, shopping, and close to downtown. It will be hard to leave when it comes time!

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  • I have lived here since April 2015 and I absolutely LOVE it. The community is right behind Uptown so everything is so easy to get to, the apartment has a 24/7 gate so it is always secure. The apartment itself is so reasonably priced compared to everything else in Dallas. But beyond all this- I cannot speak enough to the staff. The property manager/leasing agent/ doer of all things wonderful, is Lisa. She is an absolute joy to be around and she always fixes things. Whether it's putting a package in your apartment, checking on something, verifying your rent, ANYTHING at all, she is always so quick to respond and so happy to help. The maintenance guys, Harry and Bobby are absolutely incredible also. Again, quick to do a work order, always so happy and joyful to be around. A great example- I gave up on putting a piece of furniture together and I happened to have a lightbulb out- the next day I received a text from Harry that read "Changed your lightbulbs and put your table together..." as if it was no big deal! That text made me very happy and just proved, yet again, how amazing this property is. I will be here for the very foreseeable future and I HIGHLY recommend renting here. Because there are so few units (compared to all the other high rises with awful parking structures and a million residents) you are not just an apartment number. I can call Lisa and without giving my name say "Hey girl." and she knows exactly who I am. I have worked at apartments and lived at plenty others and there has always been something a little off, a little I would have to say negative things about- NOT here. All of my experiences have been top notch and I couldn't ask for a better place to live. Thank you to all the staff here! You know who I am ;)

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  • 100%Rec. Score

    Meridian at Eagleview

    Exton, PA 19341

    We scaled down from a 4 bedroom home and large yard; maintenance driven and time-consuming! This building is built with luxury in mind, and quality in space. I enjoy having the use of a pool and hot tub without the maintenance, beautiful landscaping, fire pits and grills I don't have to order propane for, and the list goes on and on. Where in Chester County can we be so tucked away where we have walking paths, restaurants and shops within walking distance. It's a lifestyle change we are glad we made.

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