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Summit Hills Apartments and Corporate Suites

8484 16th Street

Silver Spring, MD 20910



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Resident 2004 - 2005 Recommended
Reviewed 09/13/2005
The GOOD: <br>(1) Walking distance to Silver Spring Metro<br>(2) Free parking<br>(3) Free gym membership and pool privileges<br>(4) Mini-market and dry cleaners on site<br>(5) All amentities included in rent, e.g. gas, electric, and water<br>(6) Responsive maintenance services<br>(7) Ample visitor parking in the back of the complex...and there are ALWAYS parking spaces there.<br>(8) The rent is CHEAP in comparison to other places...so this is a bargain!<br>(9) Within wakling distance to downtown Silver Spring which has 3 movie theaters, restaurants, shops, etc. <br><br>The BAD:<br>(1) I don't really have any major complaints. The service you receive will probably depend on your resident manager (RM) but if your RM is unresponsive then call the office.<br>(2) As in any city dwelling, they all have roaches and mice so it is a matter of how well the problem contained.<br>(3) The only bad thing that I experienced was that I was stuck in an elevator between floors for 5 minutes.<br>(4) The other bad thing that I personally experienced is that the parking spaces are too small and I sometimes ding/dent other cars and I am sure they do the same to my car....but take a trip to Adams Morgan in DC and the spots are even smaller. I actualy scrapped the side of my car on a cement pillar in DC trying to squeeze my COMPACT car into a teen-weeny space. Soooooo my point is that it is all relative.<br><br>The UGLY:<br>(1) The buildings are your standard, gov't issues building. No frills. But the basics are provided. Many apts. and buildings have been renovated. My apt. was newly renovated, painted, and I got new carpets whern I arrived...<br>(2) The parking spaces are very small so if you are not used to city driving or drive a gas-guzzling SUV then you may find it difficult to park.<br>(3) The elevators are old and slow.<br>(4) If you are not persistent or do not know how to network with the staff, resident managers, office personnel, etc. then you may find them unresponsive. I have always received service when requested...my secret is that I just keep calling; and I also was friendly and got to know my building resident manager (who was great!). <br><br>So if you need a cheap place to live in a convenient location then this is it! If you are impatient and/or want a pretty place to live then look elsewhere. <br>
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