Waterford Place Apartments
Resident • 2008 - 2010 Recommended
This place is the hidden gem of Boston. It's located on a relatively quiet, yet wide, one-way street so there is not much street traffic. The building stands alone with no obstructions on any side of it and our unit that is on a corner has wonderful views and lots of sunshine. It's made of brick, so the insulation is great. Heat AND AC are included, though the entire building is regulated--9 months out of the year, heat is on, and 3 months AC is on. The building is relatively new (maybe built in the 1980s) so it's deleaded and has clean lines and practical layouts. The building manager is in her office most weekdays and she's awesome--Dajaira. The fix-it guy is Chuck and is also present most of the time and it pretty punctual to attend to problems in the building. The price is REALLY decent for the location (right in the southend on the border of theater district/NEMC and close to restaurants and shops) and there's even attached garage parking for a decent price!!! Guests usually don't have a problem finding a spot on the street. The apartment features are: all kitchen appliances except for a microwave, garbage disposal, garbage shoot in the hallway, carpeting, laundry hook-ups though there's a common laundry room on the 2nd floor. The sound proofing is pretty good too--we have 2 kids and haven't heard any complaints from our neighbors and our neighbors have 6 kids and we hardly hear them. There is an elevator in the building and an intercom security system for the main lobby door. The building is a mixed-income property so half the tenants are probably "low-income" tenants but I've found them pleasant for the most part. The building janitor cleans every weekday so messes are cleaned up pretty quickly. A few months ago, we had a problem with mice in our unit, which totally freaked me out, but the management office has been on it and I haven't seen any more mice since I mentioned it to them. I'm assuming that all downtown city apartments have mice, however. I don't always feel safe walking around at night around here as it's close to the pine street inn and the boston commons so we have some homeless people lurking around at times, but again, I believe that's a trait of living in the city. There are several playgrounds in the nearby vicinity, Peter's Park being one of them. The nearest T stops are Boylston (about 10 min walk down Shawmut towards the commons) on the green line and Back Bay (10 min walk as well) on the orange line. The location is convenient to the pike, 93, and storrow. There are studios up to 4 bedroom units in the building.
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