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School Bell Apartments

2000 Varsity Lane, Bear, DE 19701
(2064 Reviews & Surveys)
$1,385 - $2,005/mo
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Floor Plans & Pricing

1 Bedroom

1 Bed Junior

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 650 sq. ft.

$1,385

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1 Bed 1 Bath

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 750 sq. ft.

$1,600

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2 Bedrooms

2 Bed 1 Bath

2 Beds, 1 Bath | 900 sq. ft.

$1,660 - $1,685

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2 Bed 2 Bath

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,050 sq. ft.

$1,785 - $1,830

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3 Bedrooms

3 Bed 2 Bath

3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,250 sq. ft.

$2,005

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Community epIQ Grade

A+
A+

Renter Ratings

A+

Review Ratings

Noise

4.7

Grounds

4.9

Safety

4.5

Office Staff

5.0

Maintenance

4.9

Neighborhood

4.8

Survey Ratings

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Review Count

A+

Number of reviews in the past 365 days

38

Manager’s Review Engagement

A+

Percentage of reviews responded to

100.00%

Manager’s Review Reply Time

B+

Average time to respond to reviews

4.03 days

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School Bell Apartments Reviews

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Resident 1238612

Verified ProspectVisited 2024

3/27/2024

Although the apartments are very nice and in a nice area, the one bedroom one bath is extremely small. No microwave, no linen closet and the kitchen is extremely small. If you just want some place to lay your head, this is a nice place,… See More >
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    3/28/2024

    School Bell Apartments
    Thanks for your four-star rating! We appreciate this thoughtful review and the chance to learn that you've noticed some room for improvement when it comes to the amenities within your living space. Feedback like this is important to us and we'll certainly take it to heart!
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    Resident 1236585

    Verified ProspectVisited 2024

    3/19/2024

    My experience was amazing!! I went online to book a showing, was contacted back that same day. When I arrived, the vibe of the neighborhood seem very quiet and laid back. The agent I had was extraordinary! Made me really feel like this could be… See More >
      Manager

      3/20/2024

      School Bell Apartments
      Thanks for your lovely input and for letting us know that you have received excellent service from our team! We're glad to know that your tour was wonderful - thanks for your consideration of the community!

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      Resident 1099498

      Verified Resident 2022 - 2024

      3/19/2024

      Great community overall. It's quiet and and the location is close to major highways and stores. I have not had any major issues with my unit and if something goes wrong maintenance responds quickly to my requests. Rent is on the more expensive side but… See More >
        Manager

        3/19/2024

        School Bell Apartments
        We are so happy to receive a rave review like this one! Thanks for taking the time to let us know that you've found the community to be great across the board and that you love the prime location.
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        Resident 1234330

        Verified ProspectVisited 2024

        3/12/2024

        I visited the community and definitely is a place where I like to live in, Im just hoping that they have an apartment available to move in because in the area there is the better option to live for the rent cost, design of apartments,… See More >
          Manager

          3/12/2024

          School Bell Apartments
          Thank you so much for this review! We are so glad you had an amazing initial experience with us. We hope to have you become our new lovely resident soon enough and for any further inquiries, please feel free to give us a call at 302-328-9500. Thank you for considering School Bell Apartments and have a great day!

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          Resident 74050

          Verified Resident 2015 - 2024

          3/8/2024

          Very good maintenance staff. Issues are resolved immediately. After hours responses are great. The pool is always clean. The landscaping is beautiful. There is a gym that is more than sufficient to meet anyone's needs. Shopping is convenient?groceries gas and the mall including a… See More >
            Manager

            3/8/2024

            School Bell Apartments
            It's wonderful to hear that our service has been satisfactory throughout your residency and you're enjoying so many things about the community. We appreciate the shout-out regarding the convenient location and beautiful surroundings -- it's great to know you find School Bell Apartments to be an excellent place to call home.
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            Resident 1232604

            Verified Resident 2024

            3/7/2024

            From the beginning of the process of touring a model apartment to getting on the waitlist for an apartment to the application process and moving in, School Bell is professional and understanding. I loved everything about this community and am thrilled to call School… See More >
              Manager

              3/7/2024

              School Bell Apartments
              Thanks for your review and for letting us know that your entire leasing process has been smooth and that our team has been professional throughout the experience. We're excited to welcome you home to the community!
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              Resident 1230482

              Verified ProspectVisited 2024

              2/29/2024

              This community is fairly small but sits on a beautiful, well cared for property. The staff is always kind and really does remember you as a person. I have lived here once and it was the best experience, if you get into this community, stay… See More >
                Manager

                2/29/2024

                School Bell Apartments
                Thanks for your feedback! It's nice to hear that you've found the property to be scenic and beautiful. Even more so, we're glad to hear that our team has been a delight to interact with and that you've loved your overall experience!

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                Resident 1037991

                Verified Resident 2022 - 2024

                2/24/2024

                Nice well kept community landscaping. Maintenance and office staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Things get done the same day. Traffic noise, parking not assigned & carpet in the dinning area makes it hard to have s dinette table and chairs.

                  Manager

                  2/26/2024

                  School Bell Apartments
                  Thanks for your glowing review! Knowing that our team has been such a delight to work with means so much and we're glad to know that you've found the community to be well-kept overall.
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                  Resident 1218845

                  Verified Resident 2023 - 2024

                  1/20/2024

                  Everyone at the leasing office is very warm and welcoming they made my move in very easy my apartment is beautiful and I am very happy to be part of this community. I am looking forward to living here a very long time.

                    Manager

                    1/22/2024

                    School Bell Apartments
                    Thank you for this rave review! It's so nice to know that our team has been awesome to work with and that your move in was a breeze. We're so glad to have you here and to know that you're here to stay!

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                    Resident 1048003

                    Verified Resident 2022 - 2024

                    1/20/2024

                    Courteous and professional office staff and maintenance personnel. Well maintained grounds. Multiple ways of keeping the residents of the community informed. I highly recommend considering School Bell Apartments for those seeking apartment living! So far, so good!

                      Manager

                      1/22/2024

                      School Bell Apartments
                      Thanks for this amazing feedback! It's so nice to know that you have a positive outlook on our amazing team and that you've received great communication from them across the board. We're so glad to have you here as a happy resident!
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                      Resident 1215717

                      Verified ProspectVisited 2024

                      1/9/2024

                      Nrver lived here but it was a beautiful community. The apartment looks very nice when they were showing us but the 2 bedroom look alittle small for the rent it cost. Would probably be nice for a single person though.

                        Manager

                        1/9/2024

                        School Bell Apartments
                        Thanks for these compliments! It's nice to know that you've been impressed with the community overall from what you've seen. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts!

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                        Resident 673013

                        Verified Resident 2023 - 2024

                        1/6/2024

                        I have been here for almost 1 year now and will definitely be renewing. It is a quiet, safe community and the landlords are just so Friendly (which always make anywhere a better place). Whenever I put in maintenance requests, Chad and Jose… See More >
                          Manager

                          1/8/2024

                          School Bell Apartments
                          Thanks for sharing that your year of residency has been great and that you are here to stay! It's amazing to learn that you've found a lot to enjoy about residing here and that you feel completely at home here!

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                          Resident 590515

                          Verified Resident 2017 - 2024

                          1/4/2024

                          This complex takes pride in the community and the building upkeep and safety. You would not want to leave this community. The maintenance staff is A-1. I haven't ever experienced a staff: office, grounds, maintenance as professional as it is here

                            Manager

                            1/4/2024

                            School Bell Apartments
                            Thanks for your review and for sharing that you've found this to be a beautiful and well-kept place to call home! We're certainly happy to receive a rave review like this one and to have you as a member of the community.

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                            Resident 571614

                            Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

                            12/13/2023

                            School is amazing and has been since the day I moved in this community in 2018. The staff is friendly and maintenance is always quick. The community is safe and there is always something to do or attend. It's a wonderful place to call home… See More >
                              Manager

                              12/14/2023

                              School Bell Apartments
                              Thanks for this input and for sharing that you love the community and that our team has impressed you with their friendly service! This is fabulous feedback and we're so happy that you love calling School Bell Apartments your home!

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                              Resident 584244

                              Verified Resident 2005 - 2023

                              12/11/2023

                              The community is safe and very well maintained. The office and maintenance staff are all very nice. The facilities are very well maintained and any time there is an issue in the apartments the tickets are filled right away and efficiently.

                                Manager

                                12/11/2023

                                School Bell Apartments
                                What great input! It's amazing to hear that you've found the community to be a great place to call home and that you've been impressed by our friendly team. Thanks so much for sharing!

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                                Resident 698630

                                Verified Resident 2018 - 2023

                                11/11/2023

                                My family and I love living at school bell apartments. It's always clean and well kept up with and we feel safe living here. The ladies in the office along with the maintenance men are wonderful. Thank you for all you do!

                                  Manager

                                  11/27/2023

                                  School Bell Apartments
                                  Verified Resident 698630, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at School Bell Apartments! Should we ever be of assistance to you, please don't hesitate to reach out. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.
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                                  Resident 1198529

                                  Verified Resident 2023

                                  11/11/2023

                                  Area is very Quiet the staff very friendly and helpful made the moving in process very easy for me communication was great with any questions and concerns I may have had maintenance guys are very professional and quick communicate well

                                    Manager

                                    11/28/2023

                                    School Bell Apartments
                                    Verified Resident 1198529, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! Our team strives for transparency to make your transition a breeze. We are glad to hear that your move went well. If there is anything we can do for you, we are happy to help. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.

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                                    Resident 1101178

                                    Verified Resident 2022 - 2023

                                    11/11/2023

                                    School bell es maravilloso, seguro y las instalaciones en muy buenas condiciones, ba?os modernos, el servicio de reparaciones y reportes funciona excelentemente bien el personal de mantenimiento y de oficina son geniales. Lo recomiendo para vivir.

                                      Manager

                                      11/27/2023

                                      School Bell Apartments
                                      Gracias residente verificado 1101178 por su increíble evaluación. ¡Nos alegra mucho saber que te encanta School Bell tanto como a nosotros! Esperamos con ansias los años venideros. Deseándole a usted y a su familia unas felices y seguras fiestas.
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                                      Resident 1198208

                                      Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

                                      11/10/2023

                                      The complex is clean and quiet the neighbors are nice in the building. The fitness center is clean as well as the conference room. And management is fast to take care of your needs. The staff is very professional

                                        Manager

                                        11/27/2023

                                        School Bell Apartments
                                        Verified Resident 1198208, thank you for sharing your positive experience! If there is anything we can do to assist you in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.

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                                        Resident 1034334

                                        Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

                                        10/28/2023

                                        Love it. Quiet and clean. Staff very pleasant. Maintenance request are handled promptly. Convenient to parkway and Christiana mall. Apartments are decent sizes and allows for comfortable living. Nice!

                                          Manager

                                          11/8/2023

                                          School Bell Apartments
                                          Hi Verified Resident 1034334, thank you so much for your positive comments about School Bell Apartments! We appreciate your feedback. We would love to learn more about what we can do to improve to win a 5 star review. Feel free to give us a call at 302-328-9500 when you have a free minute. Have a great week.

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                                          Resident 1109348

                                          Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

                                          10/21/2023

                                          I have been here for a few years and could not be happier. Mangement is the BEST. Anytime, they are there to help you with anything. Repairs are prompt and handled well. And problems with other tenants is also handled promptly and professionally.… See More >
                                            Manager

                                            10/23/2023

                                            School Bell Apartments
                                            Hi Verified Resident 1109348! We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to the years to come! It's experiences like yours that keep our team motivated. We hope you have a great week!

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                                            Resident 1062993

                                            Verified Resident 2022 - 2023

                                            10/21/2023

                                            It has been amazing living at School bell apartments. The community is well kept and clean. Maintenance team is also amazing, they respond quick upon your maintenance issues request and in a timely manner. Myself and family always feel safe in this community because safety… See More >
                                              Manager

                                              10/23/2023

                                              School Bell Apartments
                                              Verified Resident 1062993, thank you for your kind review! It's wonderful to hear that you and your family are having a great experience with School Bell Apartments and are happy to pass along your comments to the team! We look forward to seeing you around. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with our current events and resident functions. Take care!

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                                              Resident 486336

                                              Verified Resident 2017 - 2023

                                              10/17/2023

                                              My development is always safe and very clean. The Landscaping is always well kept and beautiful. The fitness center is always clean as well as the computer room. Everyone is very friendly. Apartment buildings are very well lit. The unit itself is very comfortable and… See More >
                                                Manager

                                                10/19/2023

                                                School Bell Apartments
                                                Hi Verified Resident 486336! Thank you for sharing your positive experience! Our goal is to provide a clean and comfortable place for you to call home. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying School Bell Apartments. If you need anything in the future, please feel free to reach out. Take care!
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                                                Resident 1185106

                                                Verified Resident 2023

                                                9/28/2023

                                                I have not had a negative experience, I enjoy the quietness in the complex. Some neighbors are not as friendly. I wish the pool had been open a few week longer and have extended hours during the summer.

                                                  Manager

                                                  10/7/2023

                                                  School Bell Apartments
                                                  Verified Resident 1185106, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. We are happy that you have chosen School Bell Apartments a place to call home and look forward to seeing you at our next resident event. Have a great weekend!

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                                                  Resident 1053892

                                                  Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

                                                  9/18/2023

                                                  I'm proud to be a member of Schoolbell Apartments. They keep the grounds looking spectacular. These apartments look like they've just been built. It's very quiet here. I love it! There are surrounding stores for your every need! Only minutes away!

                                                    Manager

                                                    9/23/2023

                                                    School Bell Apartments
                                                    Verified Resident 1053892, thank you so much for your high rating! We strive to be the best in the business and curb appeal and location are most important. We are excited to have you as a resident here at School Bell and look forward to the years to come. Should you every need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. Have a fantastic weekend.

                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    Laundry
                                                    • Washer/Dryer
                                                    Pets
                                                    • Dogs Allowed
                                                      Deposit: $800. Restrictions: 30 pound weight limit for dogs. Pet Limit: 1
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                                                    • Cats Allowed
                                                      Deposit: $300. Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    Other
                                                    • BBQ and Picnic Area
                                                    • Balcony or Patio
                                                    • Basketball Court
                                                    • Clubhouse
                                                    • Crown Molding
                                                    • Dishwasher and Garbage Disposal
                                                    • Fitness Center
                                                    • Frost Free Refrigerators with Ice Makers
                                                    • Furnished Suites Available
                                                    • High-Speed Internet
                                                    • Individually Controlled Thermostats
                                                    • On-Site Maintenance
                                                    • Open Kitchens with Breakfast Bar
                                                    • Playground
                                                    • Pool
                                                    • Short Term Lease Available
                                                    • Tennis Court
                                                    • Verizon FiOS Available
                                                    • Walk In Closets
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                                                    Leasing

                                                    School Bell Apartments defines apartment living at its best! With a variety of added amenities, superior customer service, an amazing location, and conveniently designed floor plans, our award winning community will elevate your standards for apartment living.
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                                                    Office Hours

                                                    • Sunday: Closed
                                                    • Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
                                                    • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
                                                    This community is managed by

                                                    Switzenbaum Management

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                                                    Based on 2064 number of votes by renters, School Bell Apartments is currently rated 4.7 out of 5 stars.
                                                    School Bell Apartments is rated 4.9/5 stars in our renters grounds survey, which is considered excellent. The grounds are well kept and beautiful.
                                                    School Bell Apartments is rated 4.9/5 stars in our renters maintenance survey, which is considered excellent. The maintenance team is very responsive and effective in addressing issues.
                                                    School Bell Apartments is rated 4.7/5 stars in our renters noise survey, which is considered excellent. The noise level is consistently low and does not cause any disturbances.
                                                    School Bell Apartments is rated 4.5/5 stars in our renters safety survey, which is considered excellent. The complex is very secure and safe, with no major safety concerns.
                                                    School Bell Apartments is rated 4.8/5 stars in our renters neighborhood survey, which is considered excellent. The complex is located in a very desirable and safe neighborhood with convenient access to local attractions and services.
                                                    School Bell Apartments is rated 5/5 stars in our renters staff survey, which is considered excellent. The staff is extremely helpful and responsive to resident needs.
                                                    Managers have responded to 100% of their community reviews in the past year.
                                                    Managers have replied within 4.03 days to their community reviews in the past year.
                                                    Switzenbaum Management
                                                    Dogs Allowed
                                                    Deposit: $800
                                                    Restrictions: 30 pound weight limit for dogs
                                                    Pet Limit: 1
                                                    Cats Allowed
                                                    Deposit: $300
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    School Bell Apartments is a 650 - 1,250 sq. ft. apartment in Bear in zip code 19701. This community has a 1 - 3 Beds, 1 - 2 Baths, and is for rent for $1,385 - $2,005. Nearby cities include Newark, New Castle, Elkton, Newport, and Elsmere.

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