Dayton Court Apartments
Resident · 2014 - 2015
I have moved around the Lakeview neighborhood several times over the past 3 years and with that have dealt with several property management companies. Dayton Court Apartments and the Shepherd Property Management Team are far and away at the top of the list as the best. Dayton Court Apartments has a lot going for it. The location can not be beat. It is next door to a Walgreens, Chase, Binnys and a hospital. Additionally it is a max 5 minute walk to the Brown/Purple Line (Wellington Stop) or the Red Line (Belmont). The courtyard is absolutely beautiful. In the warmer months the grass is freshly mowed and flowers are planted. In the colder months the snow is always cleared from the walkway almost immediately. The laundry room is conveniently located in the basement of one of the buildings and there are plenty of washers (fewer dryers but in a year of living there I really never had a problem with their not being a washer/dryer available). The laundry room is also very clean! Compared to what I had in past apartments this was awesome! It is $1.25 for the washer and anywhere between $0.50 - $1.00 for the dryer. This is a little expensive but really no different than a laundry mat. I lived in a 1 bedroom (separate living area, kitchen and eating nook, bedroom, bathroom, and hallway with 2 big closets) and for the price I don't think you can do much better. The building is old/outdated but compared to where I had lived previously it was nice and actually extremely clean when I moved into it. When I was looking for a 1 bedroom/Studio in the Lakeview area I did not come across anything nearly as big for the same price. The Shepherd Property Management team is AWESOME! They are so kind and I was shocked how quickly they knew my name. They are so friendly and helpful. The package pick-up at their office (located on site) was extremely convenient, as well as the ability to drop off rent checks in the mail slot (on site). One enhancement I think they can do is to add the ability to pay rent online. Hopefully in the near future that becomes an option but, again, it isn't that big of a deal because you can drop the rent check off ten steps from your apartment at any hour. The only reason I moved is because I got engaged. Otherwise I would have stayed for another year (and years to come).