Resident · 2011 - 2012
i have lived in westwood for a year. i am moving at the end of this month. the ONLY reason i am moving is because my rent is going up $50 a month. but there is a reason behind this. when we put down a deposit, it was for a lower level parking lot view. between the time we put down a deposit and the time we moved in they rented out the apartment that we had on hold, so they put us in a top level woods view for the same price. we got a really great deal. because of the lack of housing in ann arbor they are raising everybody up to market rate. i would stay here for years if i could afford it. as for the apartment- PROS its pretty big. im in a one bedroom thats 850 sq. ft. dishwasher, washer and dryer. big kitchen with TONS of counter space. its quiet with a lot of wildlife. the maintenance guys are great and on point. Barb in the front office is always very helpful and friendly. the hallways are always clean. pet rent is considerably cheaper and most places. $10 per cat per month compared to $20-$25 most places. parking was usually pretty good. but i cant speak for the other buildings (i was in the smallest building so we had ample parking.) and best of all there are very few undergrads in the complex so it generally stays pretty clean, drama-free and quiet. CONS the buildings are older. the plumbing kind of sucks. we have had a couple of small leaks under our sinks (both bathroom and kitchen) but nothing major. the windows and door wall arent very well insulated. we did have to weather proof in the winter. the one MAJOR downfall of westwood is that each building shares a water heater....which means that a sometimes your showers tend to be a bit inconsistent. but if you have considerate neighbors its not so bad. all in all, its quiet, clean, safe, comfortable and considerably cheaper than most places offering w/d in ann arbor. i would definitely recommend it.