Barrington Gardens

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Barrington Gardens

Aberdeen Road, Matawan, NJ 07747
(39 Reviews)
$2,114 - $3,321/mo

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anonymous

Resident 2019 - 2020

12/21/2020

If you are thinking of moving into Barrington or Sutton Pointe DO NOT DO IT! Maintenance is terrible Cassandra the manager is beyond rude and disrespectful. They absolutely DO NOT care about whatever situation you're dealing with. Too expensive for a 1bed 1bath it's absolutely not worth moving into you can find a much better place for a better price and a lot nicer workers. Both places are terrible seriously do not move to either place

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    Sun1982

    Resident 2017 - 2020

    8/29/2020

    I have lived in a downstairs apartment/ground level for the last 3 years. Upstairs tenants were never an issue. Recently a new young couple moved upstairs. Actually they moved in during a major power outage at 1:00am on a weekday. That being said they are extremely loud, slamming doors, stomping on the floors, making excessive noise. Not only that but they have had guests and family over ever night since the night they moved in. It has been a month. Parking is tight and the upstarts tenants have had numerous parking Spaces ( about 6 every night ) filled up. This is a huge issue when actual people who live in the complex can't find parking bc of others having parties. My new neighbors also leave garbage including their dog poop bags left on their front steps. I am unsure if the materials used for the carpeting for upstairs units have been cheaply done, but as said before The last two renters never heard a peep. New renters are nightmares. No call back from front desk to complain. Over it

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      Kelly_S322

      Resident 2016 - 2018

      1/25/2018

      Mold everywhere inside. Office staff is terrible. Hardly ever anyone in the office. Difficult to schedule repairs and they are poorly done. Dog ---- everywhere. Garbage dumpsters always overflowing. Electric bill is 300 for a tiny apartment set at 60-68 degrees because their heating system is ineffeciant. Hot water lasts for about 5 mins. Dishwasher inefficient. Snow removal is a joke. If it's a light snow they just let the sidewalks turn to ice until it melts. For heavy snow, they do a poor job plowing. Pool is tiny. Enough room for maybe 3 families. Not enough parking, never any spots open at night. Pay a lot for water and trash removal. Find somewhere else. This place sucks.

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        anonymous

        Resident 2010 - 2015

        1/23/2017

        Qualified record: Lived there 5 years. Electric heat - expensive. Monthly winter heating 300-350. Water bill - imposed with rent , 72.00 (in 2014). Rent for 2 bedroom 1700.00 plus 72.00 water - increased 5% yearly over 5 years. Maintenance man is a pervert - acts as if he owns the community this has the right to come and go as he pleases (this is true). Extra cost to use their pool $35.00 per person over 3 years old. Cleanly hardened but, hey you're paying for that. Balloons at the front entrance - evidence of desperation. Each month there were at least 5-7 moving trucks - tenants exiting. They accept pets of any size - neighbor has 2 golden labs. Sweet dogs indeed however they pounced and barked. And, while there's an extra fee/deposit per pet, not every pet owner is responsible. The clean, well groomed landscape is riddled with piles of dog waste waiting for you to step into. The basement below my unit was infested with black mold. When called out on it, they said they had to open the basement vents. My migraine headaches seized shortly after we moved. Health department investigated. Management - mafia style tactics. Rent… See More>
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          anonymous

          Resident 2013 - 2016

          12/5/2016

          I totally agree with most of the negative comments on this page Ice cold in the winter because the kitchen living room and dining room are open spaced which cannot trap the heat . The only room where i actually feel the heat is in the bedroom or bathroom when i close the door . That is the only way to feel comfortable in the winter. The electric heat bills in the winter are outrageous . How do you run a complex on electric heat? Everyone uses gas. Either this is a cunning way to rip off the new tenants or whatever. Dumpsters are filthy looking like a sanitation dump . The ONLY reason i choose to reside here is total peace and quiet. I just happened to be blessed with neighbors that are so quiet you can not even hear a pindrop. Washer dryer is another issue. For some reason my clothes still come out smelling damp and musty as opposed to going to a laundromat using their industrial machines . Maintenance crew is nothing to write home about . I had a problem with the toilet making noise after you flush… See More>
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            anonymous

            Resident 2010 - 2016

            9/9/2016

            I would like to clear up some of these reviews, that are so overboard! The community is beautiful, and well maintained. The apartment interiors are renovated, clean and also have a washer & dryer in them. There are no hidden fees. Everything is explained up front. You have an electric, water,sewer & trash bill. If you have a pet there is a pet fee. No other fees. Check with the Aberdeen Police station with reference to the so called crime at the community. You will receive an outstanding review of the community.

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              anonymous

              Resident 2015 - 2016

              8/20/2016

              Look elsewhere! Overpriced with extra fees renters do not pay at other locations, only to live in both a dirty and dangerous apartment neighborhood. In terms of appearance, I constantly saw trash outside. I often saw not only dog business not picked up, and overflowing trash bins, but beer bottles and other food trash that was there for weeks at a time. The maintenance staff were usually spotted sitting in their golf carts, doing minimal work, and somehow driving past all this disgusting garbage. Now in terms of the danger in this neighborhood, this is what made us leave. Not only leave, but actually find a different place to live and continue to pay our lease at Barrington anyway until it was done just so we didn't have to be afraid, regardless of money wasted. In the last few months of living there, several new tenants moved in that were constantly physically and verbally fighting outside of their apartments and in plain sight with non-residents. Screaming, cursing, shoving, banging on each other's doors became the new normal, even early in the morning and even on Christmas Day. Non-resident men would bang on the doors of a resident for hours, so… See More>
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                magg3si2

                Resident 2015 - 2016

                8/10/2016

                I have just moved out and this has been the worst nightmare of my life. don't even look just go running to find another place to live. the worst nightmare of all was when I got home from work one day and there were slugs (yes you heard me right) slugs on my bedroom floor. OMG I like to freak out big time. I called the maintenance people and they said they will come when they can so I had to go and stay at my moms. I called the office the next day and they said "wow we are surprised we have never had that happen before" I said well I think this place is built on a swamp and they said "we don't know" seriously people of course you know you just don't want to divulge that information. another problem I had was a leak in my bathroom ceiling. took them a month to fix, left a place bag taped to the ceiling for another month and then got around to plastering it close. I had problems with giant centipede spiders and I mean huge ones... yuck back track when I moved in I had dog hair (long hair) clumped on… See More>
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                  anonymous

                  Resident 2015

                  11/12/2015

                  i have to agree what everyone has said. i have only been living there a few months and am already lookig for a new place to move into. i would never recommend this place to anyone. don't even get out of your car, not worth your trouble. the people upsatirs are so noisy i have to bang a broom just to get them to quiet down (after 10pm) you can even hear them talking and they are supposed to have rugs. the place wasn't even cleaned good before i moved in. animal hair was everywhere, A/C, heating vents, up and down the blinds. and when you complain about the staff says not my problem. really not your problem, this is your apartments how disgusting are you to rent a place that doesnt have deep cleaning done. mold come out on the walls all the time and has to be bleached.. what a health risk is it so even live here. i can't wait till my lease is up and i can out of this death trap. p.s. nothing is included in your rent. you have to pay electric, water, sewarage, trash fee.

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                    anonymous

                    Resident 2014 - 2017

                    3/13/2017

                    Have lived here almost 3 years and my wife and i are very happy. Maintenance requests get done in a timely manner, grounds are kept up with the occasional pile of dog waste (no fault of the property management team but the pet owner) but as soon as you tell the office it is picked up almost immediately. As long as you are on the budget plan with the electric company your bill will NEVER be over $125 but closer to $75. I'm not really sure what the rest of these people are talking about because I have recommend this property to friends and they are happy as well. Probably people who got evicted for not paying rent but again, we have not had one problem!

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                      anonymous

                      Resident 2010 - 2015

                      10/6/2015

                      It sucks to live here. They charge extra fees for garbage and they don't even have dumpsters no more. The water heater is not big enough for 2 people. It is only a half size water heater and we run out of hot water after a 10 minute shower. Mold growing all over the walls and onto our stuff. We complained and they said it's not their problem and just call your insurance company. We had to throw out thousands of dollars worth of stuff covered in mold. No vents in the bathroom. All the moisture attracts centipedes and other water-loving bugs. Stove/microwave vents right back into the apartment. Can hear everything going on through the walls. Lots of employee turnover. On our third new leasing employee just this year. New handymen. Property manager is burnt out. All of them useless. 7% raise on lease renewals.

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                        anonymous

                        Resident 2015

                        9/5/2015

                        The two, new maintenance employees, -------------- are the worst. They don't do any work. They don't respond to work orders and goof off all day. The other day, they were standing in the middle of the street (blocking traffic like 2 arrogant jerks) and flying a remote-controlled, toy airplane. ----- spends a solid 30 minutes each day hitting on the new female postal carrier. He literally sits in his golf cart to wait for her to arrive at the property. Then he pretends like it is a chance encounter and accosts her. It's pathetic to watch. ---- nods off in his golf cart, hiding behind a building. They do all this while on the clock and Home Properties pays them and while there are open work orders that they haven't responded to. They get away with a lot because the property manager is not here full-time. There is no oversight. They do just enough to cover their asses in front of her. They are dishonest people and even lie and say work is completed, when in reality, it is not. The property manager never bothers to follow up with the tenants… See More>
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                          moni1126

                          Resident 2015

                          8/27/2015

                          I am currently renting and will not be renewing my 2nd year lease. The staff is extremely unprofessional and lacks knowledge whenever questions come about. They never seem to have an accurate explanation on the HIDDEN fees that are calculated into the absurd monthly rent. My neighbor has a 2 family apartment and we pay the same monthly rent. A mystery yet to be solved. Insects plague the community and end up inside the apartment which is a tremendous problem and affects other residents as well. A recent event that occured with a resident at the community resulted in an altercation between the cops due to a threating message that was sent stating that everyone will be killed. The resident returned into the complex and many feel unsafe, especially for their children. This sends a message that a background check was not done as per policy. In all, i as well as others are very disgusted and disappointed with Barrington Gardens.

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                            anonymous

                            Resident 2015

                            8/18/2015

                            They hit you up for garbage fees on top of your rent, but they let the garbage overflow. The garbage all over attracts rats. There is a lotta rats at night all ova the place. I had problems with my ride. The auto shop lifted the hood and found a rats nest. The rat chewed through the wiring in my ride. Costed thousands of dollars to fix. Maintenance here is a waste. Lazy --- ----s. Don't live here. It's a dump.....literally man.

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                              anonymous

                              Resident 2015

                              7/8/2015

                              The three main reasons I would not live here again are the poor maintenance, the hidden fees, and the inefficient, electric heat. Poor Maintenance Initially maintenance was excellent. When the original maintenance man, ----, worked here, he was always responsive, knowledgeable in his job, and courteous. However, they transferred ---- to another property and replaced him with 2 new guys. The 2 new guys really don't care about responding to any work orders. It's amazing to me that ---- could single-handedly accomplish twice as much as these 2 idiots who are now running the place. I had a serious issue in my apartment. It is now close to 30 days and neither of these 2 guys came to address the issue. When the issue first presented itself, I duly filed a work order and there was no action. I see these guys around the complex and ask when they are coming to fix it. There answer is always "I'll be there tomorrow." I waste the entire next day waiting for them to show up and they never do. This has happened at least 3 occasions of them promising to "be there tomorrow" and… See More>
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                                anonymous

                                Resident 2011 - 2014

                                3/13/2015

                                DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, THERE ARE MUCH BETTER APTS THAN THIS ONE. THE RENTS HERE ARE OUTRAGEOUS, IV LIVED HERE FOR 3 YRS AND WAS NEVER HAPPY AT ALL. THE OFFICE STAFF IS HORRIBLE TO WORK WITH IV GIVEN THEM THE FEE PLUS 1 MO RENT AND NOW THEY HAVE A CREDIT AGENCY AFTER ME SAYING I NEVER PAID...THIS MANAGEMENT TEAM HERE IS A JOKE. EVERY UNIT IN HERE IS ALL ELECTRIC, DURING SANDY ALL THE TENANTS WERE TRYING TO LIVE IN HERE WITH NO POWER AT ALL.THE OFFICE KNEW BUT THEY DIDNT DO ----...THE OFFICE STAFF NEVER DONE ANYTHING TO HELP EVERYONE OUT..THEY JUST NEVER CARED.. AFTER MY 2 YR STAY HERE THEY DECIDED TO HAVE TENANTS PAY FOR GARBAGE REMOVAL..LOL WHO EVER HEARD OF THIS..ITS ONLY HERE AT BARRINGTON WHERE YOU HERE RIDICULOUS IDIOTIC THINGS LIKE THIS. PEOPLE MOVE OUT OF HERE EVERYDAY..THEY DO NOT STAY LONG IN HERE AT ALL..WHEN YOU WITNESS THAT ..THEN YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS UP....

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                                  anonymous

                                  Resident 2014 - 2015

                                  2/10/2015

                                  Come here if you want to get price gouged and pay way too much for what you get. They claim to have restrictions on attack breeds but that is subject to change depending on how bad they need to fill a unit as you will encounter German Sheppard's and the occasional pit bull. And whatever they don't rip from your pockets while you are here they will definitely get from you on your way out. Nice grounds but not worth the outrageous prices

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                                    StrixVaria

                                    Resident 2011 - 2014

                                    7/14/2014

                                    Don't live here if you have a dog. There are lots of dogs here, but they gouge you in every way they can. They charge a dog fee of $50/month/dog, plus a $300 initial fee just to be allowed to have a dog in the first place. Then, when you finally move out, those fees don't even count towards damages done by the dog. I mean, really, what's the point of collecting the money if it doesn't even cover anything? They're making a fortune off this, and it's just a sinkhole of money for the residents. The water/sewer bill is ridiculously overpriced, coming to $80+ every month. It's very easy to hear neighbors through walls and floors. I heard the stampeding sounds of the dog in the apartment below me; I don't even want to know what it was like to be on the 1st floor. They keep the place looking adequate, but it's nothing special. They do at least plow the snow away in a fairly timely manner; I've never had trouble leaving the complex (although the roads nearby may be a different story). I repeatedly reported the same problem, and the maintenance people kept coming back and doing the same temporary solution… See More>
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                                      anonymous

                                      Resident 2011 - 2013

                                      4/26/2013

                                      This is a good place to live and it has its negatives as well. I will give both so you can make an informed decision. Please note, because of my background, I notice construction and hardware quality more then the average person. This will be a long review but I know I appreciate a long review. Both the management staff and the management company are solid, trustworthy, honest and very good to deal with. They have a 24 hour response policy to issues. I suggest email, the online form, or going in person as they are not responsive to messages left on machine though. The maintenance staff is a pleasure to deal with. Friendly and really do care about taking care of issues. After we first moved in we had a roof leak, it took them a few attempts to find the source of the problem and they discussed what they were doing each time and what they would have to do next if it d not work. I was happy with their response and how they handled it. The grounds are well maintained and attractive and the exterior of all the buildings are excellent and well maintained. This is… See More>
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                                        droman79

                                        Resident 2012 - 2013

                                        4/22/2013

                                        I think there are a lot of positive things about living in Barrington Gardens, unfortunately there are also a couple of (major) negatives as well. I'll start with the positives: - The on-site staff is absolutely tremendous. They get to know you, they respond quickly to any issues, and they maintain the property as well as they can. - I'd say as a whole, our neighbors are tremendous. It's truly a safe, welcoming community - It's in a great location, close to major highways, good shopping around, easy to get around. Unfortunately, the negatives - You can hear EVERYTHING going on in the apartments around you. Unfortunately, it so happens that our downstairs neighbor feels that it is appropriate to hold loud conversations starting at 11:00 PM and sometimes running past 3 in the morning. It makes it impossible to sleep. I literally have to sleep on the couch in order to fall asleep. It sounds like she is right inside our bedroom. - The rent is really too high. I can rent a house for the same cost (and I will be soon). There is no justification for the rent being so high. Most nearby… See More>
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                                          anonymous

                                          Resident 2012

                                          8/9/2012

                                          Barrington Gardens was my top choice, only because the apartment we looked at was newly renovated. Who doesn't like new things. The staff is friendly, grounds are well kept, and our neighbors are quiet. Parking isn't a big issue, although after 8pm, it does get hard to find a spot. Some people in our unit like to slam their doors each time they go in and out of their apartment, so the if you live on the second floor, the floors do vibrate. Like another post said, the apartment does let in a lot of sun light. My only complaint would be that the rent is expensive, and the fact you have to pay for electric and water, is a turn off. You do have to pay for monthly sewer services which is always double my water bill. Overall, I do feel safe and love that the township has a 10pm quiet law. The apartments are very spacious with a nice big kitchen, especially for an apartment.

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                                            jerseyguystuck

                                            Resident 2008 - 2012

                                            7/14/2012

                                            I've been a resident for 4 yrs, but not that social. Overall, it's rather overpriced. If you don't need a washer & dryer in your apartment, there are better places to rent in Aberdeen/Matawan. Residence pay water and electric (electric range, heat, and hot water). My electric bill for a 1br ranges from $150 to $200 - usually closer to $200. My water bill is around $65. Winter here can be pretty rough. Snow is removed by one guy shoveling and one guy plowing. I feel bad for the guy who has to shovel because it's a decent sized complex with a lot of walkways. The buildings have poor insulation. During the winter, the walls will be ice cold. The attics aren't vented. So if you have a 2nd floor apt, you'll need to leave an air conditioner running during the summer. Otherwise, your apt will easily heat up to 90 or worse. Parking is becoming a problem and the overflow lot is a little creepy. You can usually find a spot before 7 pm. But after that, you'll probably end up in that creepy overflow lot. The Matawan/Aberdeen area is decent… See More>
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                                              anonymous

                                              Resident 2012

                                              7/12/2012

                                              This community is very strange. There is always someone moving. It's like a revolving door. I think it's because the rent is absurd, the renter pays for water and sewer as well and the bill is always questionable and approx. $70 a month whether you are a married couple or single. The electric heating provided is terrible and it costs a fortune to feel warm in the apartment. The entire apartment is electric. Very ineffecient. Definitely not worth the exorbitant rent and electric bill.

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                                                gordyde

                                                Resident 1999

                                                7/9/2012

                                                I just looked up Barrington Gardens to see how it was fairing. I was so saddened to see the rating and reviews. My husband and I were the property manager at Barrington Gardens from 1983 to 1996, except for 2 years when we left for a family emergency. While we managed the property our rating was 4.75 out of 5. The only higher rated property was Heritage Square because they were newer and offered washer/dryers in units. How sad to see what has happened. Although the property looks great in the pictures and they have made upgrades in the units, it doesn't sound like they are keeping their residents happy. When Viking Enterprises owned the property is was A#1!!!

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                                                  anonymous

                                                  Resident 2012

                                                  4/24/2012

                                                  Rude employees and loud complex

                                                  I'm not a picky person, but Barrington Gardens is not worth the extravagant price they ask. Karen in the office is particularly rude and unhelpful. Every day is a new inconvenience. They asked us to leave our doors wide open all day and lock our pets (which we pay much too much for) in a room all day so they can paint at their leisure. They half pained our door last week and have not yet informed us of when they will finish, so we have had to lock the cats up every day we leave for school and work. Don't live here, rent a house for the same price you rent this small, loud, apartment.

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                                                    Barrington Gardens is an apartment in Matawan in zip code 07747. This community has a 1 - 2 Beds, 1 Bath, and is for rent for $3,321. Nearby cities include Aberdeen, Cliffwood, Laurence Harbor, Keyport, and Morganville.

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