Resident · 2008 - 2014
Some of these reviews are little dramatic. There are definitely some pros and cons to the Marott, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons. My partner and I have lived at the Marott from 2008-2009 (in their biggest 2 bed/2 bath unit), and again from 2009-2014 (in the 1 bed/1 bath unit with a washer/dryer hookup). We are moving out in March of 2014 for two reasons: we have outgrown the small space and we want a dog. What initially attracted us to the Marott was its location and the fact that it is a secure, high-rise building. I loved being able to have my windows open all day and night in the spring and fall and not worry about anyone gaining access to my unit. The free, gated parking was also a great plus. The Marott is also surprisingly quiet. We lived on the 7th floor, and never heard a peep from our neighbors. The building is constructed of mostly concrete, which provides for an almost-soundproof living situation. The size of my unit is what continues to shock me even to this day (after four years of living in it). When you first view an empty unit and sign a lease, the size seems decent enough. It is an entirely different story once you move in your furniture. We have grown to feel increasingly cramped in our 644 square feet. The kitchen counter space is nonexistent, and forget about living here if you like to cook. These apartments are meant for single people who go out a lot and rarely eat/cook at home. Coming from someone who likes to hang out at home, cook elaborate meals, and read on the couch, the Marott is not worth the money. I can move to the suburbs and get twice the space for the same amount of money. Where we're moving is very quiet, lower crime, better pool and amenities, cheaper, and we're allowed to have a dog. The apartments definitely need some updating (at least my unit). The bottom of the tub has a huge hole wearing into it. They fixed it a couple years ago, but it keeps getting worse. Also, the kitchen cabinets are very outdated. I will say that our laundry room is very big and provides for a surprising amount of storage for such a small apartment. Basically, don't move to the Marott unless you're an early-twenties professional fresh out of college whose life revolves around social functions. Seriously, the Marott is perfect for those people. If you have a family or live a more quiet lifestyle, you will get a lot more for your money in the suburbs.