Resident • 2016 Not Recommended
The apartment we rented was nice but beware of the high electric bill and security flaws. We paid on average about $700 a month for electric during the winter months. We left the thermostat at 65 when we were in the apartment but it was really cold. There was a significant draft and only electric heat. The apartment wasn't even lived in for half the winter months and we had it turned all the way down as low as it could go. The hallways do not seem to be heated, so it seems to me the burden of heating the building falls on the tenants. The hall ways were freezing cold. So, you have heat escaping through both sides of the apartment. They also do not cool the building, so cooling the building seems to fall on tenants as well. The internet and tv was provided by comcast but the internet speed was really slow. That usually occurs in older buildings because they don't want to pay for upgraded lines. There is a ventilation fan that runs constantly inside the apartment and you can't turn it off, but I guess we got used to it. Not sure who pays for that fan to be running all the time, but I'm guessing that they probably tied that into the tenants electric bill as well. The carpets are clean and new but that's because one of the maintenance guys told me that they charge you to replace the whole carpet if you have any stains or marks on it when you move out. So, not just replace the bedroom, but the whole apartment! The bathrooms are older but they painted the tiles and tub to make it look newer. The elevators are older but they recently did an appearance upgrade in the lobby and the elevators. But it's like giving an old car a fresh coat of paint, but the car is still old.There seems to be no cameras and security is relying on people not letting other people in through the main door. There are no cameras in the elevators and I felt weird being in the elevator alone with a young girl without the protection of cameras. These days, you can't be too careful and I definitely don't want my daughter in an elevator with some stranger, nor do you want anyone accusing you of doing anything inappropriate and have nothing but your word against theirs. Many times, the back doors are propped open and people can come in and out of the building as they please. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. I would not rent here agin.
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