The Heights

500 Palisades Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209
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Resident 2018 Recommended
Reviewed 08/31/2018
Awesome staff. The kitchen needs to be renovated. The overall neighborhood needs to be cleaned and upkeep . It is a great location for college students from the university of Alana at Birmingham, Lawson, and Jefferson state.
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Resident 2017 Not Recommended
Reviewed 07/23/2017
Where do I even start...I moved here at the end of April because of the affordable housing. When I first moved in, the room was mildly clean - I am a super clean person, so I definitely needed to clean a lot more. The roomate matching… See More
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Resident 2016 - 2017 Not Recommended
Reviewed 07/11/2017
My son has lived in this complex for a year. They had a booth at UAB freshman orientation. It was advertised as student housing. We thought it had to have something going for it. We were so wrong. It has been horrible. TWICE he has gotten… See More
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Resident 2016 - 2017 Not Recommended
Reviewed 07/10/2017
Do not and I repeat do not rent from this place. This apartment complex has been hell on earth since day one. I had a furnished apartment and we did not receive a side table for two of our bedrooms and one for our living room.… See More
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Resident 2015 - 2016 Not Recommended
Reviewed 07/06/2017
1. If it were possible to give an apartment complex a 0 rating then that's exactly what I'd give University heights. Only pros of this complex is the location. Close to lots of restaurants, grocery stores & UAB/Samford. BUT DONT BE FOOLED ITS TERRIBLE. The front… See More
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Resident 2016 - 2017 Not Recommended
Reviewed 06/09/2017
WORST APARTMENTS EVER!!!! Drug dealers and loud music EVERYWHERE. There was just an drug bust the other day where shots we're fired urged and all all. AT AN STUDENT HOUSING COMPLEX!!!! Don't not I repeat do not move here!!! You have a better chance being homeless… See More
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blazer18 • Resident 2016 - 2017 Not Recommended
Reviewed 06/07/2017
Don't do it. $500 a month per person seems like a good idea, but considering you are living with two other people, you and your roommates are better of going some place else that will be WAY nicer, safer, and cheaper than $1,500. If you are… See More
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MonekaW • Resident 2016 - 2017 Not Recommended
Reviewed 03/01/2017
These folks go through management TOO often and it's the bookkeeper that keeps changing. I've been paying on back rent due to me losing my job so I made an agreement to pay $100-120 WEEKLY I've been doing this for almost TWO months and these folks… See More
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Resident 2015 - 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 02/01/2017
This apartment complex is very convenient to the students that go to University of Alabama at Birmingham! It is only 10 minutes away and it is an easy commute back and forth. I ended up getting profile matched greatly and they are some of my closest… See More
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Resident 2017 Not Recommended
Reviewed 01/07/2017
My son just started school at UAB so we started looking for an apartment near the school. He didn't want to live by himself but none of his fr i.e. Do were attending UAB so he took a chance on university heights. Just as promised it… See More
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JNeloms16 • Resident 2016 Not Recommended
Reviewed 12/18/2016
I've been living here since August 2016 and I hate it! The maintenance is slow. The office is filled with liars and it's not safe. There isn't security. The gate is always broken and several apartments have been broken into. It's basically like living in the… See More
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Resident 2014 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 02/26/2016
I have been living here for about 2 years and this is perfect for me. I am a UAB student and it doesn't take me long at all to get to campus! I have not had any problems with this place. I placed a work order… See More
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Resident 2011 - 2015 Not Recommended
Reviewed 06/14/2015
This is the WORST place anyone can live I repeat do not move in here under any circumstances. They do not cater of even help the residents. Management always changes it is never the same person for a every few months the staff is a joke.… See More
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Resident 2012 - 2015 Not Recommended
Reviewed 06/14/2015
I would not approve of this apartment complex unless you enjoy loud neighbors, incorrect charges and accounting, insect infestation, rude staff, horrible roommate matching, unsafe grounds, the smell of marijuana in your room, and ridiculous prices. I've lived in this complex for three years and have… See More
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Resident 2014 - 2015 Not Recommended
Reviewed 04/26/2015
Do not live here. I just got out of my lease here because my roommates and I got sick of this crap. Rent was $469 for each of us which may seem cheap but around $1500 total between the 3 of us is a complete ripoff… See More
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ashleyyyy233 • Resident 2014 Not Recommended
Reviewed 10/28/2014
I absolutely HATE IT here. What they show you is completely different from what you get. I am currently trying to get out of my lease. They charge ridicoulous amounts in overage fees, when my roommates and I are hardly ever there to use utilities. Parking… See More
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Resident 2013 - 2014 Not Recommended
Reviewed 06/27/2014
This is the absolute worst place I have ever lived. The staff is just plain rude and don't give a crap about anything but getting your money. These people are scam artists. The apartments may look nice on the outside, but they are trash. From the… See More
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Resident 2010 - 2013 Recommended
Reviewed 04/05/2014
I enjoyed living in the heights especially for the price and location. However, several things occasionally went wrong with the apartment and appliances. It is a good place for a cheap college student who is on a budget!
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Resident 2013 - 2014 Not Recommended
Reviewed 03/22/2014
My Grandson lives there. He hates it. They moved him into a dirty apartment. Did not show him his apartment. The staff is very unfriendly. I would not advise any one to move there. The counter tops in the kitchen are awful. They take advantage of… See More
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Resident 2013 Not Recommended
Reviewed 10/29/2013
DO. NOT. STAY. HERE. Like others have said, it's a scam. The gates are pointless...but what happens inside the gates is just as bad. My roommates and I were robbed by a guy who lived AT University Heights. Just sketchy.... After move out, my roommates were… See More
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Resident 2011 - 2013 Not Recommended
Reviewed 10/20/2013
Never done one of these, but I MUST warn everyone. I lived there for a year and a half, and it gradually got worse from the day I moved in. My last set of roommates that got put in my apartment, one was a drug dealer,… See More
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Resident 2013 Not Recommended
Reviewed 09/20/2013
Be very carful when signing your lease. Eight days ago I signed a lease (sub-lease) for my 19 yo daughter, who is a college student, to move into a 3 bedroom apartment. When we looked at the apartment and met the roomates, we were under the… See More
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BlazerAlumna • Resident 2010 - 2013 Not Recommended
Reviewed 09/02/2013
I have never done one of these, but I really felt the need to this time. I initially chose these apartments because of the price and it being a gates community. There isn't a security guard there anymore so the gates are pointless. University Heights is… See More
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Resident 2012 - 2013 Not Recommended
Reviewed 06/04/2013
Stay away from here! This place is awful. I'm trying to get out of my lease, but the "management" keeps telling me different things. These people are crooks. I regret living here. When you come in to lease, everyone is so nice and helpful and the… See More
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Prospective Resident Visited 2013 Not Recommended
Reviewed 05/21/2013
Do not trust University Heights apartment staff. I was told an apartment was available. I applied and paid fees and was told a lease would be mailed. A lease was not sent and when I called to inquire I was told they were full and I… See More
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Studio, 1 Bathroom

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    $591

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