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North Forest

1827 Crofton Parkway, Crofton, MD 21114
(67 Reviews)
$1,920 - $2,925/mo

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Victor_R968

Resident 2020

7/6/2020

They will keep your security deposit money and charge you for a new carpet when you leave. Better not spill a drop of coffee on it they will say it is urine and that you'll have to pay for a new carpet. They falsified invoices supported by their HQ in Virginia (Southern Management group) to not return wrongful payments made to them. Good luck when you leave this place they will charge you for it one way or another.

    Manager

    7/8/2020

    North Forest
    Thank you, Victor, for sharing your experience with North Forest Apartment Homes. We are so sorry to hear that your move-out experience has not been enjoyable for you, but we do thank you for being a resident. Please contact our Community Relations Department at communityrelations@smcmail.com so we can address any concerns you may have.
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    anonymous

    Resident 2017

    6/14/2017

    Recently moved to NF. Very clean and updated both in each apartment as well as the grounds. Professional and cordial staff (Diona, Nathaniel) who go above and beyond to assist.

      Manager

      6/17/2017

      North Forest
      Thank you for sharing your experience at North Forest. We strive to ensure that our residents have a wonderful experience at our community and we are glad to know that our efforts are working. It means a great deal that you took the time to share some of the things that we are doing right. We will continue to do our best to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Delonte
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      Kac0525

      Resident 2016 - 2017

      5/11/2017

      I moved into my new apartment in December 2016. The office staff were all very helpful. But Nate went way above and beyond to help me get moved in . I wouldn't be here without his help. He was very professional but open and friendly as well. And I love it here. My apartment faces the Country Club so I have a great view. The landscaping in the complex is kept neat and trimmed well. Everyday I see one or more of the maintenance staff spiffing up the place. They are painting the stairs, sweeping the sidewalk and parking lot.... they always have a nice smile and a kind hello when I'm out and about. The complex is quiet, well lit, plenty of parking. So that's really nice. Don't see or hear any trouble makers. My neighbors are friendly and mind their own business. No problems there. My favorite part is the Pool and Fitness Center. The Fitness Center saves me on Gym fees , so I like that. But I love to swim and lay by the Pool in the Summer most. It's very clean and kept nice. Never once was it noisy or too crowded. It's very relaxing and… See More>
        Manager

        5/12/2017

        North Forest
        Thank you for sharing your experience at North Forest. We strive to ensure that our residents have a wonderful experience at our community and we are glad to know that our efforts are working. It means a great deal that you took the time to share some of the things that we are doing right. We will continue to do our best to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Delonte A
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        snball6@gmail.com

        Resident 2015 - 2016

        8/10/2016

        I love living at North Forest and I love my apartment here! Great layout, quality appliances, walk in closet, grime-free and recently updated shower, no bug problems. All around, a great deal. Highly recommend. The staff is really helpful and friendly. Honestly, I went on the waiting list and signed a lease without ever stepping foot in an apartment because they were at maximum occupancy at the time (they don't keep an mock apartment open just for show). I went off the pictures, location, how well organized and friendly the staff was, and the fact that they had such straightforward rates. There aren't any hidden fees tacked on top of the rent. So what you see is what you pay. Electric gets a little high in summer (if you're running AC), but you don't pay a trash or sewage fee, gas is included in rent, pool-access and fitness room is free, 1 parking sticker per resident, and pet fees are REALLY low. Currently paying just $15/month per cat - no deposit, 2 cat maximum. No dogs. A lot of other apartment in the area advertise with low rent or discount first-year specials, but when you start adding in all the fees, you're… See More>
          Manager

          8/11/2016

          North Forest
          Thank you for sharing your experience at North Forest Apartment Homes. We strive to ensure that our residents have a wonderful experience at our community and we are glad to know that our efforts are working. It means a great deal that you took the time to share some of the things that we are doing right. We will continue to do our best to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Delonte
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          anonymous

          Resident 2009 - 2016

          4/3/2016

          FEAR FOR SAFETY: We have been living in and around crofton for 3 generations now. The recent spur of thefts, car theft and house break-ins in this community and it's sister community Carlyle has sent shock waves among the residents. Many resident formed groups have been considering seeking management's response on the steps taken to avert such incidents from happening in the future. Crofton is not it used to be years back!

            Manager

            4/20/2016

            North Forest
            Thank you for review of North Forest Apartment Homes. What you describe is certainly not the impression that we want create. Unfortunately, the Crofton area has experienced unlawful activity more recently. Our community has taken the appropriate steps in these matters in addition to working with local law enforcement. If you would like to discuss these matters in further detail please contact Resident Services at your convenience. Kind regards, Alicia
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            anonymous

            Resident 2014 - 2015

            10/15/2015

            This place is the cheapest in Crofton for the size. My husband and I LOVE our apartment. We have a huge walk-in closet. They also put in new carpeting when we moved in. The only reason that there is sometimes a waiting list is because people want to live here, so I don't fault them for that. The office staff has been nice to us, and the maintenance team always fixes any problem we have. I would highly recommend living here.

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              apthunting1

              prospectiveVisited 2014

              5/22/2015

              I honestly do not know why these apartments are soo expensive. They are not modern at all (old) and do not have a washer and dryer?!? The Gambrills/Crofton area is definitely being built up (suburban sprawl) maybe that's why.

                Manager

                6/5/2015

                North Forest
                We do make every effort to find that balance between reasonable affordability and being competitive in the market. Much research and regionally specific comparisons go into determining pricing, including factors of age, size, community and apartment amenities. We truly hope you are able to find a community that can strike that balance within your own budget and apartment preferences. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sincerely, Jessica @ Community Relations
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                Resident 153968

                Verified Resident 2015

                5/18/2015

                My AC was broken when I moved in and within an hour of me calling they were out fixing it! And the next day three (3) different staff members called to check on me, they are so responsive and very friendly! The apartment and grounds are very clean.

                  Manager

                  5/20/2015

                  North Forest
                  We are so glad that the team at North Forest is more than thorough! Sorry, to hear the AC wasn't working when you moved in, but glad that the service team and the resident services team had the opportunity to show off how efficiently they work. Hope you settle in well and welcome to the community and to Southern Management. Sincerely, Jessica @ Community Relations
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                  Resident 143328

                  Verified Resident 2012 - 2015

                  3/26/2015

                  North Forest is a great family oriented community. The location is great for those who like the quiet residential feel. The community is well maintained and the neighborhood feels very safe. The buildings are a little dated but well maintained and updated. We have ample parking spaces for residents and visitors. The office and maintenance crew are very responsive to my request. I enjoy living here.

                    Manager

                    4/6/2015

                    North Forest
                    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, it truly means a lot to hear your feedback. We are glad that you love your home and community. See the dated but well maintained we like to call "vintage", but they are really cute. Thanks again. Sincerely, Jessica @ Community Relations
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                    anonymous

                    Resident 2014 - 2015

                    3/2/2015

                    This is my first apartment and I absolutely love the community. The management and maintenance team are extremely attentive and understanding. I can bring up any minor concern and they will address the issue very promptly. The apartment has a great view and a very spacious layout for a 1 BR. The only downside is that sound travels through the floors so you can hear your upstairs neighbor walking around very clearly. Otherwise a wonderful place to live.

                      Manager

                      3/5/2015

                      North Forest
                      Congratulations, we are honored to be your first apartment! It is great to hear that the team at North Forest is addressing your needs so effectively. We would recommend calling the Resident Services Center at (301) 261-3533 regarding your noise concerns. While walking is obviously something we cannot stop, we may have some tips or tricks to help minimize the sound. Additionally, you can contact Community Relations at (703) 902-2000. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, it is truly appreciated. Sincerely, Jessica @ Community Relations

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                      Resident 136963

                      Verified Resident 2010 - 2015

                      2/25/2015

                      The good: pleasant and professional office/maintenance staff, satisfactory response to a recent dispute with a neighbor, fast response to service requests... The bad: no soundproofing (older buildings) and rent increases every year

                        Manager

                        2/26/2015

                        North Forest
                        Thank you so very much for writing such a fair and balanced review, we really appreciate it. I am glad that the resident services and service teams were able to address your concern so effectively. Rent increases occur based on market condition, but we do attempt to keep them reasonable for our residents while still keeping up with the rise in operating expenses. Again, we truly appreciate your review and thank you for the recommendation. Sincerely, Jessica @ Community Relations
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                        Resident 136048

                        Verified Resident 2009 - 2015

                        3/17/2015

                        Great Apartment complex. The staff is very friendly and courteous. Issues are addressed/fixed very promptly. Complex is very clean and well-maintained. My one bedroom apartment is very spacious. With the exception of an occasionally noisy neighbor, I've had very few problems.

                          Manager

                          2/23/2015

                          North Forest
                          Thank you so much for completing a review for North Forest. I am so glad that your experience has been a good one. I highly recommend contacting Resident Services at North Forest (301) 261-3533 regarding the noise concern so that way it can be address accordingly. Thank you again for the lovely review; it truly means a lot to us. Sincerely, Jessica @ Community
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                          Resident 135663

                          Verified Resident 2014 - 2015

                          2/19/2015

                          Excellent value for such a nice community. In searching for an apartment I was confronted with much higher rents for places that were no where near the quality of North Forest. This is a quiet area, but very close to all kinds of shopping, and close for a commute to either DC or Baltimore.

                            Manager

                            2/20/2015

                            North Forest
                            North Forest really is a great value and a wonderful location. I am so glad to hear that you are enjoying your home; your experience is truly our priority. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sincerely, Jessica @ Community Relations
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                            Resident 132472

                            Verified Resident 2006 - 2015

                            2/4/2015

                            Enjoyable. Apartments are spacious and the pet rent is cheap. The utilities included are helpful in keeping costs down. The look is not super up to date and there aren't frills but for comfortable living in a nice and safe area, the community works.

                              Manager

                              2/5/2015

                              North Forest
                              Having utilities included in the rent rocks! It is one of my favorite things. I am glad that you are enjoying your home at North Forest. The team there truly works hard to maintain a nice community and create a welcoming environment. Thanks for taking the time for writing a review; we really appreciate all the feedback we receive. Sincerely, Jessica @ Community Relations
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                              Resident 124279

                              Verified Resident 2012 - 2015

                              1/21/2015

                              The office staff members are wonderful! Always very thorough following up on everything. I have had to call maintenance ( for very minor issues) and the response time is very quick. Living areas are spacious. The only complaint I have is that the laundry is not in my unit, but it is conveniently in each cluster so we don't have to go outside. The area is probably my favorite part. It is extremely quiet, clean and safe. I have never felt unsafe walking home at night.

                                Manager

                                1/26/2015

                                North Forest
                                I am very glad to hear that you are enjoying your home and that you feel comfortable there. It is truly appreciated to hear that our work is noticed and appreciated. If you need anything do not hesitate to contact North Forest directly. Thanks, Jessica @ Community Relations
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                                Resident 123770

                                Verified Resident 2014 - 2015

                                1/20/2015

                                Apartment appearance is very nice. maintenance crew very professional and location is excellent to major road ways close to DC, Annapolis and Baltimore.The staff is very helpful and professional. The grounds are keep very neat and tidy.

                                  Manager

                                  1/20/2015

                                  North Forest
                                  Thank you so much for the kind words! The team at North Forest strives to provide exceptional customer service at all times and we are very proud to have residents such as you who recognize our team member's efforts. Please remember that your comments, suggestions, and questions are always welcome and encouraged. Our Resident Services Center is always willing to assist you! Best Regards, Alicia
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                                  Resident 115958

                                  Verified Resident 2014 - 2015

                                  1/30/2015

                                  I love North Forest Apartments in Crofton. I have lived in Crofton all of my life and I have lived in this complex several different times during different stages of my life. I have many fond memories. Most recently, the staff has been more than understanding and accommodating to my needs. The apartments themselves are clean, modern and the location is convenient. I am sure I will be back.

                                    Manager

                                    12/5/2014

                                    North Forest
                                    How very neat it is you have lived at North Forest so many times. It is really good to hear that you had such a wonderful experience and we're proud to be a part of your life. If you need anything you know you can always call us at (301) 261-3533. Thanks, Erin
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                                    Resident 115320

                                    Verified Resident 2011 - 2014

                                    12/1/2014

                                    The apartments are clean, isolated, and well kept. The community is nice and the location is very convenient to DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore. The other members of the community are very kind and thoughtful helping each other when available for snow removal, moving, etc.

                                      Manager

                                      12/2/2014

                                      North Forest
                                      Apartments to us are more than just apartments, they are home, they are a community, and a way of life. We are so glad to hear reviews like this that express that feeling, so thank you. We are always looking to improve our selves so if you have any suggestions or need anything at all be sure to call us directly at North Forest at 301-261-3533. Thanks again, Erin

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                                      Resident 113803

                                      Verified Resident 2013 - 2014

                                      11/21/2014

                                      I actually moved to North Forest for the first time back in 2009 and left in 2013 for 5 months to try living with my son and his wife. That did not work out for me, so I immediately moved back to North Forest and do not plan to leave anytime soon. I have lived in two different apartments here and am extremely happy with Management, Maintenance and just the Development in general. I love my neighbors Folks here are very friendly. The Management Office has been absolutely wonderful throughout and the maintenance team is always helpful. Having lived other places, I have never experienced such a feeling of "home" as I do here.

                                        Manager

                                        11/21/2014

                                        North Forest
                                        It is truly rewarding to know that your experience has been fabulous! We work hard to ensure a pleasant experience for all residents and your compliments validate our efforts. We love having you as a resident. Please do not hesitate to let us know anything we could do to improve.
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                                        Resident 113545

                                        Verified Resident 2011 - 2014

                                        11/21/2014

                                        excellent community. I have had no complaints. The management is top class and very responsive to concerns. I have rented in NYC and DC but the management at North Forest is the best. Everyone from the office staff to maintainence are really helpful.

                                          Manager

                                          11/21/2014

                                          North Forest
                                          We are thrilled to know that your experience at North Forest has been great - precisely what we strive for!!!

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                                          Resident 112740

                                          Verified Resident 2011 - 2015

                                          3/18/2015

                                          I love this place and there is a strong sense of community.The staff are fabulous and go the extra mile every time. The neighborhood is beautiful and very safe. Although there sometimes is be waiting list to get in, it is so worth it! I highly recommend it.

                                            Manager

                                            11/17/2014

                                            North Forest
                                            It is truly rewarding to know that your experience has been fabulous! We work hard to ensure a pleasant experience for all residents and your compliments validate our efforts. We love having you as a resident. Please do not hesitate to let us know anything we could do to improve.
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                                            Resident 109518

                                            Verified Resident 2010 - 2014

                                            10/31/2014

                                            I make many requests, some of them are unique to my personality. They always respond with a solution. Shelves in closets, exterminator (I live on the ground floor)and twice they have jumped my car when i left the lights on. They always send one of the maintenance team to help me.

                                              Manager

                                              10/31/2014

                                              North Forest
                                              Thank you for your review regarding the North Forest Apartment Homes. Management welcomes all feedback from our current and future residents. We are pleased to hear that you are experiencing what we refer to as the "Southern Difference".
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                                              Resident 105607

                                              Verified Resident 2012 - 2014

                                              10/15/2014

                                              Complex is nice, but with the rent increase every year, should be doing upgrades to the apartments (new appliances NEW FRONT DOORS that fit properly). The staff is friendly and responsive to maintenance and other request. Overall 3.5 out of 5.

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                                                Resident 104830

                                                Verified Resident 2014 - 2015

                                                3/18/2015

                                                The staff at this apartment complex is outstanding. They constantly surpass normal expectations. They communicate with residents about all matters routine and out-of-the-ordinary. For example, throughout this severe winter, they sent warning notices to residents and offered salt and shovels to residents. They offer special services as well, like faxing, copying documents. Everyone on the staff is extremely cordial at all times.

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                                                  Resident 102149

                                                  Verified Resident 2014

                                                  10/8/2014

                                                  Very nice, staff is awesome, always helpful and polite. Technicians are very nice as well. Everything done fast and quality is good too. I would recommend this company/location to anyone, overall apartments are not new, but clean, location is very nice, prices are nice.

                                                    Manager

                                                    9/30/2014

                                                    North Forest
                                                    Thank you for taking time to share your experience. We are glad to know that your stay is enjoyable and we truly appreciate the recommendation. We would love for you to always enjoy the peace and quiet of your apartment home so please do not hesitate to let us know if you experience any noise disturbances.

                                                    Floor Plans & Pricing

                                                    1 Bedroom

                                                    1 Bed 1 Bath

                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath | 850 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,920 - $2,701

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                                                    1 Bed 1 Bath with Den

                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath | 1,000 sq. ft.

                                                    $2,029 - $2,846

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                                                    2 Bedrooms

                                                    2 Bed 1 Bath

                                                    2 Beds, 1 Bath | 1,025 sq. ft.

                                                    $2,008 - $2,833

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                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    Laundry
                                                    • Clothes Care Center in Every Building
                                                    • Laundry On-Site
                                                    Parking
                                                    • Covered Parking
                                                    Pets
                                                    • Dogs Allowed
                                                      Rent: $40
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                                                    • Cats Allowed
                                                      Rent: $20. Pet Limit: 2. Comments: Cats
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                                                    • Additional Storage
                                                    • Balcony
                                                    • Fitness Center
                                                    • Furnished Available
                                                    • Gated Access
                                                    • Individually Controlled Thermostats
                                                    • Playground
                                                    • Pool
                                                    • Private Terrace or Patio
                                                    • Wall to Wall Carpet
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                                                    Surrounded by wooded parks, North Forest is located in Crofton, a re-created colonial village. Near Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis, North Forest is minutes from shopping and championship golf, as well as boating and fishing on the Chesapeake.
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                                                    Office Hours

                                                    • Sunday: Closed
                                                    • Monday - Saturday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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                                                    Southern Management

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                                                    North Forest is a 850 - 1,025 sq. ft. apartment in Crofton in zip code 21114. This community has a 1 - 2 Beds, 1 - 2 Baths, and is for rent for $1,920 - $2,925. Nearby cities include Gambrills, Tallahassee, Odenton, Bowie, and Fort Mead.

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