Princeton on Back Cove
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Princeton on Back Cove

100 Forest Park, Portland, ME 04101
(2314 Reviews & Surveys)
$1,523 - $1,900/mo
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Floor Plans & Pricing

1 Bedroom

Dog Friendly Katahdin

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 515 sq. ft.

$1,523 - $1,650

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The Katahdin

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 515 sq. ft.

$1,600

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2 Bedrooms

The Penobscot

2 Beds, 1 Bath | 700 sq. ft.

$1,747 - $1,800

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Dog Friendly Penobscot

2 Beds, 1 Bath | 700 sq. ft.

$1,860 - $1,900

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Community epIQ Grade

A
A

Renter Ratings

A

Review Ratings

Noise

4.4

Grounds

4.3

Safety

4.1

Office Staff

4.5

Maintenance

4.3

Neighborhood

4.7

Survey Ratings

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Review Count

A

Number of reviews in the past 365 days

26

Manager’s Review Engagement

A+

Percentage of reviews responded to

96.1538%

Manager’s Review Reply Time

B

Average time to respond to reviews

15.46 days

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Princeton on Back Cove Reviews

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Resident 1023889

Verified Resident 2022 - 2024

2/22/2024

Very safe and near to schools and community activities. Beautiful views and people friendly. They only need to have more presentable laundry rooms, they are dirty. They have to paint the walls, clean floors, and keep a sanitize environment. Thanks

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    Resident 537966

    Verified Resident 2013 - 2024

    2/5/2024

    This is an excellent community to live in. The neighbors are friendly and respectful of one another. The location is perfect for public transportation and close enough to downtown to walk. Stores and most services, banks, pharmacy and supermarket are also conveniently close by,… See More >
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      2/8/2024

      Princeton on Back Cove
      Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to complete this review. We appreciate your positive feedback and agree that the location of Princeton on Back Cove is superb! Please reach out if we can help with anything. Take Care, Karen Phillips-Potter Property Manager 207-878-8818
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      Resident 1216374

      Verified Resident 2023 - 2024

      1/11/2024

      Our experience at the Princeton Pines Back Cove location has been simply pleasant. With little disturbances and helpful staff we are certainly satisfied! The only major let down is parking availability for the second car of our unit. More and more "no parking" signs have… See More >
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        1/17/2024

        Princeton on Back Cove
        Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to complete this review. We are pleased to hear that your living experience at Back Cove has been a pleasant one. Parking is challenging for all of us in Portland. At our community, there are 220 apartment and only 196 parking spaces...we apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you. Please reach out if we can do anything to help. Take Care, Karen Phillips-Potter Property Manager 207-878-8818

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        Resident 554676

        Verified Resident 2017 - 2024

        1/4/2024

        Great location and walkability - love the accessibility to Back Cove. Helpful staff and the community is well maintained. The apartments are old and on the smaller side, but good value given rents elsewhere.

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          1/11/2024

          Princeton on Back Cove
          Hi Thank you for completing the review. We agree, that the location of Princeton on Back Cove can not be beat! Your kind words about our staff and maintaining the property are truly appreciated. Please reach out if we can do anything for you! Take Care, Karen Phillips-Potter Property Manager 207-878-8818

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          Resident 1018973

          Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

          12/21/2023

          My time in the Back Cove Apartment complex has been pretty enjoyable. The apartment complex has been well maintained and the other residents have been respectful. Even on the somewhat questionable times we live on these days, I have found the community… See More >
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            12/22/2023

            Princeton on Back Cove
            Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to complete this review. It's so nice to see that you continue to enjoy your home at Princeton on Back Cove. If our staff can do anything for you, please feel free to reach out to us. Take care, Karen Phillips-Potter Property Manager 207-878-8818
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            Resident 1208633

            Verified Resident 2023

            12/14/2023

            As a newer resident, I do not have extraordinary detail however I can say that I am happy thus far with my decision on this building and property management company. The maintenance staff is kind and prompt, the office staff are helpful and will answer… See More >
              Manager

              12/22/2023

              Princeton on Back Cove
              Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to complete this review. We are thrilled you chose Princeton on Back Cove to call home and agree that the view of Back Bay and the Portland skyline are a great bonus. Please feel free to reach out if we can assist with anything. Take Care, Karen Phillips-Potter Property Manager 207-878-8818

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              Resident 961708

              Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

              12/7/2023

              I just love Princeton Back Cove. It is perfect for me. Good size, convenient to everything and an incredible view. Management and Maintenance are both very helpful and respond quickly to any requests.

              Manager

              12/12/2023

              Princeton on Back Cove
              Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to complete this review and share you beautiful photos. We agree that your living room view of Back Cove is wonderful. Please feel free to reach out if there is anything we can help with. Take Care, Karen Phillips-Potter Property Manager 207-878-8818
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              Resident 1200135

              Verified Resident 2023

              11/16/2023

              Apartments are pretty tight. Bathroom is exceptionally small and makes for more difficulty. Have trouble closing our doors because the maintenance team just painted over the previous paint making it build up. Don't like have carpets in the entrance of the apartment. Also don't like… See More >
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                11/30/2023

                Princeton on Back Cove
                Hi! Thank you for taking the time to complete this review. I would be happy to help with any maintenance concerns you may have. We strive to make our residents comfortable and happy. Please reach out if I can help with your doors. Take Care, Karen Phillips-Potter Property Manager 207-878-8818

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                Resident 1135193

                Verified Resident 2023

                11/11/2023

                I feel very safe in this community. I feel As though my neighbors are looking out for me and check in on me occasionally. I absolutely love the location, it's close to everything. I can easily walk the back cove which is a favorite activity for… See More >
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                  11/30/2023

                  Princeton on Back Cove
                  Hi! Thanks so much for completing this review. We are thrilled that you continue to love the location of our Princeton on Back Cove community...it's a great spot with a spectacular view! That is wonderful that you have such helpful neighbors. Take Care, Karen Phillips-Potter 207-878-8818
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                  Resident 1198605

                  Verified Resident 2023

                  11/11/2023

                  Princeton on Back Cove so far has been great! I applied and got approval within the following couple of days. Move-in date was flexible and property management is very nice and helpful! I had some issues with the apartment but mostly minor things that took… See More >
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                  11/30/2023

                  Princeton on Back Cove
                  Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to complete this review. We love your great view too! We are happy to hear that you are calling Princeton on Back Cove "home" and welcome you to our community. Please reach out, if we can help with anything. Take Care, Karen Phillips-Potter Property Manager 207-878-8818
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                  Resident 379739

                  Verified Resident 2017 - 2023

                  11/4/2023

                  Appreciate the good service provided, James is a reliable and competent solution provider, prompt and easy to work with. Not sure what else to say to get 200 characters, you may want to lower that count.

                    Manager

                    11/30/2023

                    Princeton on Back Cove
                    Hi! Thank you so much for completing this review. I agree that our maintenance staff is top notch! We strive to make sure all of our residents are comfortable and happy. Take Care, Karen Phillips-Potter Property Manager 207-878-8818

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                    Resident 982039

                    Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

                    11/2/2023

                    The Princeton on Back cove is a great place to live. Located in the great spot and everything you want in walking distance. The rent costs is affordable compared to other apartments in Portland. No dishwasher, in my apartment extremely old kitchen drawers are falling… See More >
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                      11/30/2023

                      Princeton on Back Cove
                      Hi! Thank you so much for completing this review. We are thrilled that you continue to love our Princeton on Back Cove community. Please reach out to me, if I can help with your kitchen drawers. Take Care, Karen Phillips-Potter 207-878-8818

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                      Resident 1106928

                      Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

                      11/1/2023

                      The management is terrible. Horrible communication, and they raise the rent every year, but never answer any questions as to why prices are increasing, especially because there is never any capital improvement taking place.

                        Manager

                        11/30/2023

                        Princeton on Back Cove
                        Hi! We are sorry to hear your dismay about our Princeton on Back Cove community. We strive to provide a positive, comfortable living experience for all of our residents. Please feel free to reach out to me, should you wish to discuss this in more detail. Sincerely, Karen Phillips-Potter Property Manager 207-878-8818

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                        Resident 5907

                        Verified Resident 2023

                        9/28/2023

                        Princeton Properties is an apartment community located in the Back Cove area of Portland. It is close to water, walking trails and shops. Downtown is only 6 minutes away by bus, or 20 minutes on foot. The apartments are old, but generally well kept. The… See More >
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                          10/12/2023

                          Princeton on Back Cove
                          Hi! Thank you so much for this detailed review, we truly appreciate all the feedback. I am so glad you are enjoying your apartment home, the community, and amazing location of Princeton on Back Cove. If we can do anything at all please let me know. I hope you continue to live with us for many years to come! -Take care, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director 207-773-4739.
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                          Resident 1183510

                          Verified Resident 2023

                          9/23/2023

                          I just recently moved in and I think it's a great community so far on back cove. Everyone has been so welcoming and it has made me feel safe here! It is very close to everything in Portland and our apartment was super clean and… See More >
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                            10/12/2023

                            Princeton on Back Cove
                            Hi! Thank you for taking the time to complete this review, I am so happy you are enjoying your apartment home at Princeton on Back Cove and its amazing location! If we can do anything at all please let us know! Take care, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director 207-773-4739.
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                            Resident 1169515

                            Verified Resident 2022 - 2023

                            8/12/2023

                            Really enjoyed this place , the people in the office they're nice, they're very fast to fix something, quite neoborhod fast acting on phone calls , and more good things with this place , I recommend this place to anyone who's looking for place… See More >
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                              8/17/2023

                              Princeton on Back Cove
                              Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to complete this review. I am so happy you enjoyed living at Princeton on Back Cove, it is a great location and we strive to make sure all our residents are happy and comfortable! Take care, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director 207-773-4739.
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                              Resident 1149050

                              Verified Resident 2022 - 2023

                              6/10/2023

                              Good location right near the highway and along the back cove trail. Just a basic place to live without any other amenities like a gym. They won't allow you to end a lease between October and February, so while I needed to be here August… See More >
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                                6/27/2023

                                Princeton on Back Cove
                                Hi! Thanks for all the feedback, I am so happy you are enjoying your apartment at Princeton on Back Cove. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly regarding any lease extension questions. If we can do anything else please let me know! Take care, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director 207-773-4739.
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                                Resident 1144672

                                Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

                                5/27/2023

                                Princeton pines on back cove is in a great location where I have always felt safe. the staff working here are attentive and are always willing to help. When I moved in their were a few maintenance requests that needed to be made. The maintenance… See More >
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                                  6/7/2023

                                  Princeton on Back Cove
                                  Hi! Thank you so much for the feedback! I am so happy you are enjoying Princeton on Back Cove and its amazing location, our staff is happy to help so please let us know if we can do anything else! Take care, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director 207-773-4739.

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                                  Resident 267646

                                  Verified Resident 2013 - 2023

                                  5/19/2023

                                  Overall very pleasant. We are lucky to have good neighbors & staff are great. Only one bad issue of the furnace blasting & we cannot adjust our radiators. It's way too hot from October until May 19. We handle this by leaving windows open year round… See More >
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                                    6/7/2023

                                    Princeton on Back Cove
                                    Hi! Thank you for all the feedback, I am so happy you are enjoying Princeton on Back Cove and getting to know your neighbors. Please don't hesitate to reach out as there are options for the heating elements in the apartment homes to adjust. I look forward to hearing from you! Take care, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director 207-773-4739.
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                                    Resident 1138831

                                    Verified Resident 2017 - 2023

                                    5/8/2023

                                    I've lived here for several years and plan to continue. Centrally located to many services; well maintained, beautiful grounds to relax in and responsive staff. The buildings are a little older and have some quirks like the number and type of electrical outlets.

                                      Manager

                                      6/7/2023

                                      Princeton on Back Cove
                                      Hi! Thank you so much for the review, I am so happy you are enjoying Princeton on Back Cove, the beautiful grounds, and the amazing staff we have! I hope you continue to live with us for many years to come. Take care, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director 207-773-4739.

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                                      Resident 1044214

                                      Verified Resident 2022 - 2023

                                      4/29/2023

                                      I have enjoyed living at Princeton on Back Cove, for the most part. Neighbors keep to themselves and the neighborhood is very quiet. It being kid friendly and dog friendly, is a plus. The grounds are well maintained during the summer and winter.

                                        Manager

                                        6/7/2023

                                        Princeton on Back Cove
                                        Hi! Thank you for the kind review, I am so glad you are enjoying the community and its beautiful location. We try so hard to keep the community beautiful and maintained for all our residents! Take care, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director 207-773-4739.
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                                        Resident 1135289

                                        Verified Resident 2013 - 2023

                                        4/27/2023

                                        I moved in into my apartment since 2013 , 10 years ago.I enjoy living in this community, great neighborhood. It takes me 5 to 7 minutes to drive to work ,The staff is very professional and helpful.I am satisfied.

                                          Manager

                                          6/7/2023

                                          Princeton on Back Cove
                                          Hi! Thank you for the review, I am so happy you have continued to enjoy calling Princeton on Back Cove your home! We have a great team and we are always willing to help! Please let me know if we can do anything at all. Take care, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director 207-773-4739.

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                                          Resident 950469

                                          Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

                                          4/6/2023

                                          Good location, next to forest park plaza, Back cove trail and very close to grocery, CVS, planet fitness, trader joes and others. It is quiet at night and there are cops that make sure they keep an eye on this place almost every night. It… See More >
                                            Manager

                                            4/11/2023

                                            Princeton on Back Cove
                                            Hi! Thanks for all the feedback, I agree, Princeton on Back Cove is in a perfect location in Portland! I hope you continue to live with us for many years to come. If I can do anything at all please let me know! Take care, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director 207-773-4739.
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                                            Resident 1119468

                                            Verified Resident 2022 - 2023

                                            3/8/2023

                                            The apartment's location is excellent and safe?easy access to the grocery stores, bus stop, and back cove trail. The office staffs are friendly, and the maintenance staffs complete the work orders on time.

                                              Manager

                                              3/21/2023

                                              Princeton on Back Cove
                                              Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to complete this review. I am so happy you are enjoying Princeton on Back Cove and the amazing location. We love having the back cove trail right outside of the community! If we can do anything at all please let us know. Take care, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director 207-773-4739.

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                                              Resident 506581

                                              Verified Resident 2018 - 2023

                                              3/2/2023

                                              great location - lots of restaurants close by. easy access to downtown for more food options. beautiful views of the cove. apartments are decent sized and amenities. maintenance staff are very nice and helpful.

                                                Manager

                                                3/21/2023

                                                Princeton on Back Cove
                                                Hi! Thank you so much for all the feedback, I am so happy you are enjoying Princeton on Back Cove and its incredible location. I agree, we have a super nice and knowledgeable maintenance staff. If we can do anything to make you more comfortable in the apartment home please let me know! Take care, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director 207-773-4739.

                                                Features & Amenities

                                                Laundry
                                                • Laundry On-Site
                                                Parking
                                                • Parking
                                                Pets
                                                • Cats Allowed
                                                  Pet Limit: 2
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                                                • Dogs Allowed
                                                  Pet Limit: 1
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                                                • Animal type not listed Allowed
                                                Other
                                                • 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance
                                                • Affordable Housing Program
                                                • Cable Ready
                                                • Carpet
                                                • Convenient Location
                                                • Convenient to Shopping and Services
                                                • Disposal
                                                • Electronic Payments Accepted
                                                • Facetime Tours Available
                                                • Fully Equipped Kitchen with Self Cleaning Oven
                                                • Gas Heat Included
                                                • Gas Utilities Included in Rent
                                                • Monthly Resident Events
                                                • On-Site Management
                                                • Package Receiving Service
                                                • Pets Allowed
                                                • Quality Landscaping
                                                • Smoke Free
                                                • Snow Removal
                                                • Summer Bike Program
                                                • View
                                                • Walking Path
                                                • Window Coverings
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                                                Leasing

                                                Princeton on Back Cove apartments in Portland, ME offers spectacular value and an incredible view. Overlooking Back Cove, a picturesque bay bordered by a bicycle path. We are also close to the beautiful Payson Park and the exciting Old Port district of Portland. Great apartment homes and corporate suites in Portland, Maine! Each apartment has windows on three sides, to better experience the view. Heat and hot water included. You may even reduce your carbon footprint when living at Princeton on Back Cove, due to our eco-friendly services such as the use of bio-fuel and rent to ride bikes on site. Floor plans range from 1 to 3 Bedroom Apartments. Call today to schedule a tour!
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                                                Office Hours

                                                • Sunday: Closed
                                                • Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
                                                • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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                                                Questions & Answers (2)

                                                Sherry_F368
                                                Asked on: 04/08/2020
                                                Q: Looking to rent a two-bedroom and have you got another included and would like to know what the rent is going for at this time also have one cat and one small rescue dog very well-behaved would like to know if that is something that is acceptable I am ready to move at the end of May and would also like to know what. Availability looks like I appreciate you getting back to me you can call me at or email at
                                                JMB_4@MAIL.COM
                                                Asked on: 04/30/2018
                                                Q: WOULD AN APARTMENT LIKE THIS ONE, 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, STAGED WITH FURNITURE, BE AVAILABLE AS AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING APARTMENT? WOULD YOU PLEASE FAX AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING APPLICATION TO ME AT . I HAVE PREVIOUSLY FILLED THE MARKET RATE APPLICATION ALONG WITH $30.00 APPLICATION FEE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. JEAN MAHER-BRIDGES, 147 SHAKER HILL ROAD, ALFRED, MAINE 04002 TEL. FAX. .
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                                                05/04/2018

                                                Princeton on Back Cove
                                                A: Hi Jean! Thanks for getting in touch. I did go ahead and fax you an application with our contact information. Please let me know if we can do anything else! Best, Lyndsay Hession Leasing Director

                                                Frequently Asked

                                                How is Princeton on Back Cove Rated?
                                                Based on 2314 number of votes by renters, Princeton on Back Cove is currently rated 4.4 out of 5 stars.
                                                How satisfied are residents with the upkeep and overall appearance of the grounds at Princeton on Back Cove?
                                                Princeton on Back Cove is rated 4.3/5 stars in our renters grounds survey, which is considered good. The grounds are generally well maintained and attractive.
                                                How effective was the maintenance team when resolving your problem?
                                                Princeton on Back Cove is rated 4.3/5 stars in our renters maintenance survey, which is considered good. The maintenance team is generally quick and efficient in fixing problems.
                                                What are noise levels like at Princeton on Back Cove?
                                                Princeton on Back Cove is rated 4.4/5 stars in our renters noise survey, which is considered good. The noise level is generally tolerable, with occasional disruptions.
                                                How safe is Princeton on Back Cove?
                                                Princeton on Back Cove is rated 4.1/5 stars in our renters safety survey, which is considered good. The complex is generally safe, with occasional minor safety concerns.
                                                How satisfied are residents with the neighborhood?
                                                Princeton on Back Cove is rated 4.7/5 stars in our renters neighborhood survey, which is considered excellent. The complex is located in a very desirable and safe neighborhood with convenient access to local attractions and services.
                                                How satisfied are residents with the staff at Princeton on Back Cove?
                                                Princeton on Back Cove is rated 4.5/5 stars in our renters staff survey, which is considered excellent. The staff is extremely helpful and responsive to resident needs.
                                                How often does management engage with reviews?
                                                Managers have responded to 96.1538% of their community reviews in the past year.
                                                How quickly does management engage with reviews?
                                                Managers have replied within 15.46 days to their community reviews in the past year.
                                                Who manages Princeton on Back Cove?
                                                Princeton Properties
                                                What is the pet policy at Princeton on Back Cove?
                                                Cats Allowed
                                                Pet Limit: 2
                                                Dogs Allowed
                                                Pet Limit: 1
                                                Animal type not listed Allowed
                                                What types of floor plans are available?
                                                1 Bed, 1 Bath
                                                2 Beds, 1 Bath

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                                                Princeton on Back Cove is a 515 - 700 sq. ft. apartment in Portland in zip code 04101. This community has a 1 - 2 Beds, 1 Bath, and is for rent for $1,523 - $1,900. Nearby cities include South Portland, Falmouth, Westbrook, Scarborough, and Yarmouth.

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