Resident • 2014 - 2015
Lived here for one year during my tenure as a student at RIT. Overall, I absolutely DO NOT recommend living here for three main reasons:
1.) PRICE: It is extremely overpriced and the appliances do NOT match the high price of rent. Much of the rent price is inflated to account for the easy access to RIT and the fact that it is fully furnished. Unfortunately, the appliances are some of the cheapest you will find on the market and you will find yourself calling maintenance very frequently. On top of all that, the price of rent has gone up every year I have been at RIT (I know this from others who have lived there) so don't expect your rate to stay the same if you plan on living there for more than a year. On top of that they now charge you for utilities, which they previously did not do.
2.) MANAGEMENT: The upper management and landlord. Simply put, they will NOT TREAT YOU WELL. If you walk in with your parents, they'll put on a nice show for you, but if you have any issues down the line relating to roommates, your apartment, your neighbors or otherwise - GOOD LUCK. I know several people who have actually had their leases terminated over something completely out of their control, for things that could have easily been fixed - all because the management would rather not deal with it. They know you're going preoccupied going to college and likely don't have the means, time, or willpower to argue, so they get away with it.
3.) NEIGHBORHOOD: Neighbors and "security". Firstly, the walls are paper thin so do not expect much privacy as far as sound goes. If you live in a townhome, expect to hear the constant thudding of those above you, even if they're not being loud. Any parties going on near you are insanely loud. Their security staff has completely swapped out for new people several times in just two years (2015-2017). They either hire brand new security guards or switch them out from a different location every few months. Why is this bad? Because none of them know the rules and default to the worst possible punishments for the simplest of issues. While I had the good fortune of not having this happen to myself, I know more than ten people who have had security directly call the landlord over a simple noise complaint (which again sucks due to the thin walls). Additionally, the underpaid mall security cops have nothing better to do than patrol around in their grocery grabber vans and stop anyone they deem too suspicious.
- Constant bugs if you live in a first floor townhome. Seriously, even in the never stop coming.
- The speed bumps are obnoxious - I don't even know if they're legal. Whereas normal speed bumps are more like ramps which are smooth if you go slow enough (under 20mph), the Park Point speed bumps will send your head to the roof even at 5mph. This, obviously, is not good for your vehicle - or your head.
- Reckless driving in the parking lot - many residents do not slow down for those pulling out or people walking across the parking lot so be careful.
- Parties and drunk people - people will ring your townhome doorbell, sometimes in the middle of the night, because they're intoxicated and think it's funny. Yes, this happens during the week when you have classes.
-The businesses in the plaza are all dead except for Lovin' Cup and an ATM. When I lived there there were pizza, Chinese, and frozen yogurt businesses. They're all long gone now.
- RIT bus comes and goes straight to campus about 2-4 times every hour.
- Right next to Barnes and Nobles.
- Couch/bed/desk included.
- Maintenance comes fairly quickly and gets the job done (you'll be calling them alot...)
- Student staff members are friendly and nice, but generally don't know very much.