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Southwood Apartments

2850 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306
2850 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Resident 2011 - 2018 Not Recommended

Updated 09/06/2018

Reviewed 09/06/2018

I have lived at Southwood for almost 7 years now, and the quality of service/environment has greatly declined, especially in the last year. What was an initial email informing us of construction to occur over a 3 month period..has morphed into an 8 month {and still… See More
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Resident 2017 - 2018 Not Recommended

Updated 06/21/2018

Reviewed 06/21/2018

DO NOT LIVE HERE This place would be wonderful if it wasn't for the office staff. They are rude, unprofessional and completely incompetent! Do not let the new facade fool you! You will have the same issues with staff that refuse to do anything for paying… See More
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Emily_L618 • Resident 2016 - 2018 Not Recommended

Updated 03/27/2018

Reviewed 03/27/2018

We were thrilled when we moved in, due to the wonderful location and proximity to grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, parks, etc... We were quickly disappointed when the management changed over for the fourth time in 1 year, and they began doing construction. They told us… See More
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Resident 2011 - 2015 Not Recommended

Updated 04/07/2015

Reviewed 04/07/2015

The location is wonderful. Most of the neighbors are good. I've lived here for a few years or so and recently have been disappointed at how the upper management, Equity Residential, has been treating its employees and its residents. Recently many of us have received a… See More
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Resident 2009 - 2014 Not Recommended

Updated 11/15/2014

Reviewed 11/15/2014

The experience living in this apartment is greatly depending on the property manager; the property manager changes almost every year here. Previous managers past several years all cared about residents in this property, and were all very kind and thoughtful, always took care of residents' needs.… See More
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appalled-in-california • Resident 2009 - 2011 Not Recommended

Updated 02/13/2012

Reviewed 02/13/2012

note: this company's rate increase policies were mentioned in an NYT article this year, about nefarious rental management practices. we lived here for two years: when we moved in, the rent for a 2BR was around $1,900. that was circa 2009, during the first peak of… See More
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Resident 2008 - 2011 Not Recommended

Updated 06/19/2011

Reviewed 03/06/2010

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Fetsywetsy • Resident 2011 Recommended

Updated 06/19/2011

Reviewed 06/19/2011

I'm really not sure why this place gets such poor reviews, as I have nothing but good things to say. I love that the complex is small. Parking appears to be adequate, meaning I've never had trouble finding a place to park. My apartment came with… See More
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Prospective Resident Visited 2011 Not Recommended

Updated 03/08/2011

Reviewed 03/08/2011

I made an appt to see the place and she never showed up!!! I went by a couple times before that only to find that no one was in the office! Adriana is her name and she is far from professional!
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optimist2000 • Resident 2009 - 2010 Not Recommended

Updated 12/20/2010

Reviewed 12/20/2010

Been here a year and aside from the paper thin walls and shoddy construction, we were planning to stay because of the area and safety. However, we received a notice a few days ago informing us that our already high rent ($2250 per month) is going… See More
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Resident 2008 - 2010 Not Recommended

Updated 08/17/2010

Reviewed 08/17/2010

We blame ourselves for paying what we did for the time we lived at Southwood. The woman at the front desk had something against us and constantly told us to remove plants and flowers from our front entrance. The maintenance guy (Jose) acted like he was… See More
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Resident 2010 Not Recommended

Updated 08/09/2010

Reviewed 08/09/2010

the amenities in unit are poor and outdated. the location is the only aspect I recommend - 3 min walking distance to Safeway, banking service, and coffee shops. but do not expect any privacy at home - your neighbors can hear your breath and may complain… See More
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Resident 2009 Not Recommended

Updated 12/13/2009

Reviewed 12/13/2009

This apartment complex is like a nursing home facility. The back of this dive is situated directly in a school yard,its surreal. The noise and constant construction of the school grounds is crazy. There is constant noise ,noise and more noise. If you work at night… See More
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bigbadboater • Resident 2009 Recommended

Updated 06/30/2009

Reviewed 06/30/2009

I loved staying here because of the low noise and drama, friendly atmosphere, friendly people, and a shopping center right across the street. A great experience!
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Resident 2009 Recommended

Updated 05/10/2009

Reviewed 05/10/2009

We have been moving from Europe to Southwood 2 months ago. This is a great place to live in. The management has been very helpful and quick to answer our requests. The community is very nice and well maintained, and when we moved in, our apartment… See More
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Resident 2001 - 2009 Not Recommended

Updated 01/05/2009

Reviewed 01/05/2009

Care To Share Southwood Apartments With Friends? 1 star rating 2850 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 322-1112 "If you want to feel like a widget in a vast corporate wheel, move to Southwood Apartments. My boyfriend has lived in this complex for 8 years,… See More
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verysadrenter0607 • Resident 2006 - 2007 Not Recommended

Updated 11/16/2007

Reviewed 11/16/2007

This place is way over priced for what the apartment and the complex has to offer. The only thing going for it is the location. It is in a nice area in Palo Alto. Its not close in terms of walking to University avenue or even… See More
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renter2850Middlefield • Resident 2006 - 2007 Not Recommended

Updated 11/08/2007

Reviewed 11/08/2007

This is one of the worst properties I have rented at. Low value for your money. The units are really small. The walls are paper thin. You can hear your neighbors taking a shower, going to the bathroom, you can hear them do everything. Its loud… See More
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trn1 • Resident 2005 Not Recommended

Updated 08/19/2007

Reviewed 08/19/2007

I lived here from August 05 to Dec 05. My company placed me there so I really had no idea what this place was like. Living on the first floor, it was extremely noisy. I worked midnights and trying to get some decent sleep during the… See More
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Resident 2006 - 2007 Not Recommended

Updated 02/06/2007

Reviewed 02/06/2007

This is by far the worst apartment I have lived in. <br>The apartment complex looks neat and tidy on the outside but the looks are deceptive. The walls are so thin that one can hear all the neighbors. It is difficult to sleep at night since… See More
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Resident 1993 - 2005 Recommended

Updated 07/21/2005

Reviewed 07/21/2005

I am a resident of this complex for almost twelve years now and my just daughter told me about this website (apartmentratings) where some unpleasant comments about southwood were very unfair. If you have so many complaints, then why are you living in an apartment...I guess… See More
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Resident 2005 Not Recommended

Updated 07/05/2005

Reviewed 07/05/2005

Isn't it odd that most people seem to WARN YOU NOT TO LIVE at Southwood, but then there are a handful of mysterious "5.0" and "4.0" ratings, some of them with a blank description?<br><br>And the last poster seems to know an awful lot. The person knows… See More
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frafra9 • Resident 2003 - 2005 Recommended

Updated 06/14/2005

Reviewed 06/14/2005

I find the previous review odd. Yes, a resident did die. When you have 100 apartments in a building, at one point or another a resident will die--odds are in favor of it. As a fellow resident I was not questioned, and neither was anyone else… See More
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Resident 2003 - 2004 Not Recommended

Updated 10/13/2004

Reviewed 10/13/2004

On the surface, this is a pretty complex, but it's actually a nightmare for residents.<br><br>At night, a giant party of people hang out at the pool drinking and playing music really loud, sometimes until 3AM on weekdays. If you're sensitive to noise, I urge you to… See More
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Resident 2003 - 2004 Not Recommended

Updated 09/09/2004

Reviewed 09/09/2004

Southwood will cheat you and violate several provisions of California Civil Code when you move out.<br>Until then, it's an OK aging, molding, very over-priced complex with an excellent location and good amenities for dogs (including a nearby park).<br>If you don't own a dog, don't even consider… See More
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Deposit: Required
    Rent: Required
    Restrictions: Breed restrictions apply.
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    Deposit: Required
    Rent: Required

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Studio, 2 Bathrooms

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    $5,094

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    Studio

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

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    $3,595

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    1 Bedroom

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    $4,298

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    2 Bedrooms

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Southwood Apartments is an apartment in Palo Alto in zip code 94306. This community has a Studio - 2 bedroom, 1 - 2 bathroom, and is for rent for $3,595 - $5,094. Nearby cities include Stanford, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View, and Los Altos. 94043, 94305, 94022, 94040, and 94301 are nearby zip codes.

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