2018 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 2018
  • 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.

  • Great location, building & apartment for a good price. We were looking for a unit in Federal Hill to access 95 and 83 that was in an apartment building with available parking, great amenities and at an affordable rate. We felt like 1111 was the best fit for us and have had a great experience.

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  • 100%Rec. Score

    1213 Walnut

    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    1213 Walnut is such a special place. Between the amazing staff, beautiful amenities and apartment layout/appliances, I could not have asked for a better living situation. The leasing, concierge and maintenance staff are always accessible and willing to go the extra mile for us residents. There have also been a number of social events that allowed fellow residents to meet and get to know each other. Philadelphia is the farthest I've ever lived from my family, but this apartment makes me feel right at home.

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  • So far, wonderful. Everyone is pleasant and accommodating. This is fine living at it's best. We love the community feel, the ease of travel to work everyday and access to amazing amenities. This is a great place for a small family and pets too!

  • 100%Rec. Score

    461 Dean Apartments

    Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Love the staff here. They're always very professional and polite. The maintenance staff are familiar with who I am and always help out with my requests. My floor is extremely quiet which can be a good and bad thing at the same time. Overall the building is quiet which is fine.

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  • I went to visit this community and it is gorgeous. Brand new facility. Much better than I expected. You have to see it to believe it! The management is amazing and so helpful. They're full now, but will definitely be checking back to see when they have availability!!

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  • 100%Rec. Score

    Alta Grande

    Orlando, FL 32837

    The amenities are top notch, staff is extremely friendly and responsive to resident needs and requests. Location is perfect for shopping, theme parks and highway access. Property is currently under construction but there is more than enough room and very little construction mess or noise.

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  • 100%Rec. Score

    AMLI Arc

    Seattle, WA 98101

    I visited AMLI Arc in January and had such a great experience that I'll be living there soon. The things I looked most were the exceptional staff and the wonderful amenities this property has to offer. The apartments have great views, modern appliances and good layouts. Highly recommend this to anyone working at Amazon.

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  • 100%Rec. Score

    AMLI on Aldrich

    Austin, TX 78723

    This is a very nice complex in the Mueller area. I am happy with my decision to move here. They have fun events every week and a very beautiful courtyard and gym area. Staff are around every day for resident concerns. I have had zero issues with noise so far. The staff is good at communicating about maintenance issues that might affect the community and coming up with creative workarounds (the building is still under construction at the time of this review). Everyone I’ve met here is friendly. I’d choose this place again.

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  • The staff is amazing beautiful amenities. Very quiet spacious floor plans. A professional atmosphere maintenance guys are always on the job. Defintley made the best decision to move here. This apartment complex is defintley the best in Charleston!

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  • Beautiful, spacious apartment in a quiet area still downtown and walking distance to everything. Quality interior finishes- We have an awesome view of downtown. Love our outdoor space which is hard to find downtown. Peaceful and classy community- nice pool and recreational area. Awesome fitness room. Great staff- Stacy is amazing and so knowledgeable and helpful.

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  • I have now been a resident at Aris Market Square for 7 months and I wanted to updated my review from when I moved into The Aris. I have to say I think I might be even more impressed and I genuinely believe that the staff, amenities, and building have gotten even better! I have finally have people living on my floor and the Aris is starting to fill up BUT it is never overly crowded like all other highrises and apartment complexes and I come in and different times and different days. The gym is even still perfect and never too crowded. Now that I finally have neighbors living on my floor and the building is completely finished, I can still say that it is just as quit and peaceful as the day I moved in and I never hear my neighbors or noise. It is so peaceful and upscale that I feel honored to live at The Aris. Next, the management of Kristen and Teri are AMAZING!!! The leasing agents Keelia, Lyndsey, & Adel are the best I have ever seen and always greet me with a smile and are now like family to me. The concierge of Jan and Bridgett are top notch and they go above and beyond just like the management and leasing staff! Even the cleaning crew and maintenance staff is incredible and very welcoming! Lastly, the valet is the BEST VALET IN HOUSTON and even though I don't use them because I have a motorcycle they are excellent and I would have no issues having them valet my car! I am so happy at The Aris that choosing to become a resident here might be one of the BEST DECISIONS I HAVE EVER MADE!! Plus, they are building an incredible Bravery Chef Hall of the first floor of the buikding that should be done in a few months. The access to the amazing Historic Market Square Park, Running Trails, all the bars, clubs, nightlife, restaurants, and even retail are literally stepps away on Main St and in front of the building on Travis St. Plus, you have access to the downtown underground tunnel system just a block away and the rail just steps away out the back of the building. I am so impressed with this building, the staff, amenities, and great residents that makes this highrise upscale and a place to call HOME and not just renting an apartment!!! Call today and ask for either Lyndsey, Keelia, Adel, Teri, or Kristen, and I promise they will take VIP care of you and give you an amazing tour!!!! Thank you Aris Market Square for continuing to get better and better and make this highrise without a doubt the best Highrise in Houston and honestly the most LUXURIOUS!!!

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  • 100%Rec. Score

    Arkadia West Loop

    Chicago, IL 60661

    It has been a fabulous year of living at this property. I have made great use of the gym and 6th floor amenities. I would definitely recommend this property for a fun apartment for a year or few years.

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  • Great apartment. Staff is super friendly. Common areas in the building are clean. Quick service whenever you need something fixed or a question to be answered. Very organized and whenever there is an event the staff is great at communicating.

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  • I've been here less than a week so far, but it has been great! The apartments are beautiful, the upkeep is exceptional, the clubhouse and pool are great. For the most part it has been relatively quiet.

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  • I enjoy living at this complex. It is nice and quite and close to everything that I need. They are prompt to resolve any issue that come up. The staff is always nice and courteous. The price is also good for the area.

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  • Quiet community well kept and always clean. The staff here makes the community even better. Lots of ammenities and it's located close to any and everything the average person could need. The residents are friendly as well.

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  • Audubon Pointe is a nice and affordable. A cool location, far enough but still close enough to the university and downtown scene. Mall, restraraunts, supermarkets are all in close distances and just 20min from King Of Prussia.

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  • 100%Rec. Score

    Aura Four44

    Grapevine, TX 76051

    AuraFour44 has made our relocation smooth and comfortable. Being a new building with construction still going on, they have always done their part in maintaining the comfort of their residents and the appearance of the buildings and amenities that are ready to be used. The construction is not an issue at all. We love the convenience to downtown Grapevine, Southlake, 114, 121, basically everything! Coming from the center of a large city where we had restaurants and bars at out fingertips, we are more than satisfied with the wide array of dining options (plus breweries and wineries I might add). Coming home to the luxury and "rustic home" feel of our apartment makes it all that much better.

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  • 100%Rec. Score


    Petaluma, CA 94954

    We stayed at Azure with our 3 small children and dog for 6 months while our home was being remodeled. The staff was always nice and friendly (especially Angela). Our dog enjoyed the stay especially, since there was a dog park at the community and another big dog park near by. We enjoyed going to the club house for coffee and candy...We also enjoyed riding our bikes on the Trails and going to the Sheraton for drinks or dinner...Overall it was a very pleasant experience and I would highly recommend it.

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  • 100%Rec. Score

    Bainbridge Nona Place

    Orlando, FL 32832

    It has been amazing. Excellent amenities, location, schools in the area, shopping is really close (Walmart, Target, Sams Club, restaurants). There is a lot of parking and the apartments are brand new. The staff is great.

  • Lived in #18 for 3 years with my family. Have a new baby now so, we just moved to a bigger place. But I would like to say, Joy takes care of issues promptly and the maintenance team is awesome. Bruce fixes broken things super fast.

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  • By far one of the best apartment communities in Huntsville. Apartments are very nice. Each resident has his/her own parking spot in garage. Excellent city location. Excellent and courteous prompt staff.

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    Bell Quarry Hill

    Austin, TX 78749

    Bell Quarry is a great place to live! We have lived here for a year now and have had an excellent experience. Maintenance and the office staff go above and beyond expectations. They really care about your experience as a tenant and it really makes living here enjoyable. We are resigning our lease and plan on staying here until we buy a home. Highly recommend.

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  • Bennett Park is a beautiful building with great amenities. I love that it is dog friendly and the staff are so kind and helpful. They are always upgrading common spaces and offer newly updated units. Even the non-updated units are very nice! I really enjoy coming home after a long day at work.

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  • 100%Rec. Score

    Bethesda Place

    Bethesda, MD 20814

    My wife and I have rented at Bethesda Place for five years now, in two different apartments. We have always liked the cheery and helpful staff and the speedy service for all maintenance requests. The apartments are larger than many nearby complexes and the building is quiet and well-appointed, though it was built before developments started adding pools, rooftop decks, large gym areas and other amenities. The reasonable [by Bethesda standards, anyway] rents reflect this. Currently there is a lot of construction nearby but this will likely continue throughout the area due to the upcoming Marriott project. Overall, we still give it a big "thumbs up".

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