St. Clair Lofts

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St. Clair Lofts

35 South St. Clair Street, Dayton, OH 45402
(27 Reviews)
$1,426 - $1,611/mo

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anonymous

Resident 2019 - 2020

5/5/2020

I lived here the past year and I believe its the best option for Downtown Dayton. While downtown Dayton is not a booming metropolitan area like Chicago or Columbus, downtown businesses are growing and St Clair is right near them. Without even crossing the street you have a studio gym (barre, TRX), boutique, and a cupcake shop. Just down the block is Oregon District, which has restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and boutiques. The apartment itself is hip, the tall ceilings and floor to ceiling windows are great. I lived in a unit with new windows and linoleum "wood" flooring. The color scheme was easy to adapt to my personal style. Having in-unit laundry and a trash chute on my floor was very convenient. I always felt safe, as the building is secured entry. Everyone who works here is super friendly--they learned my name within weeks and always greeted me cheerfully. Maintenance issues were always resolved quickly. The walls are pretty thin, but what can you expect from an old building. If you know you want to live downtown despite the cons of the area, then St Clair is the place to be!

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    burberry4

    prospectiveVisited 2015

    8/17/2015

    STAY AWAY! THESE PEOPLE ARE SHADY AND DISHONEST! Well the pictures on the website and the actual lofts are completely different. When we went there to view a loft, the woman ----- was interrupting the front desk woman when she was trying to locate our information. They also started to argue right before ----- took us to see the lofts. The front desk woman also said that two other people backed out of taking the lofts prior to us. The whole time I had that bad feeling in my stomach but my gf was charmed by the lofts. We filled out the application and was charged $70 for the processing fee (non-refundable), $250 for security deposit, which would hold the apartment IF we were approved and $250 for the pet deposit. That was on a Friday and ----- told us that she would contact as soon as she found out the results of our application. Never heard back from her. A week later we found another apartment and I called her to get our deposit back. I was told she wasn't in that day and to call back on Monday. Called her today and she had the nerve to… See More>
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      anonymous

      Resident 2013 - 2014

      12/21/2014

      Iagree def not worth 900 a month. Due to the area. My car got broken into too! The walls are super thin ! Yes u can hear everything ! There entertainment room is grueling. When watch tv, you can hear the sewer sounds from the toliets! The sound of that is distasteful! The hallway is long!!!! It tskes like 25 seconds to walk into the main living room ! I stayed running in my apt ! It seems like to me that they cut the space to make more money ! Cabinet is outdated!!! Trash pick up woke me up every morning smh!!! To much ---------- activities from one of staff as well !!!

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        anonymous

        Resident 2013

        2/2/2014

        Noise: the noice is really bad. you can hear everything. once I had a conversation with my neighbor through the walls and we were just talking normally. have woken up from a dead sleep on several occasions. the walls are eggshell thin. not much can be done about it, we're talking about a major renovation to fix the walls. Parking: it's either street parking & pay the meter every 2 hours if you're going to park in the road or lot parking which is 25-65 a month. no parking is included. Grounds: nice, they actually have a courtyard area that's pretty well kept Maintenance: The maintenance guy is really nice and has fixed everything I've requested. Safety: it is an unsafe area. don't go to cold beer and cheeseburgers. My car got broken into one time, they broke my window and stole a few things. sirens are going nonstop. Staff: Professional & nice Apartment: Our oven has given us problems and it's super old, and the dishwasher needs replaced. Our main bathroom has a really weird, disgusting sewer smell. One other big downside: I've lived here for over a year and the fire alarm has gone off around 20 times in total. One time, it was 5… See More>
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          Gregjones83

          Resident 2011 - 2012

          7/11/2012

          Have lived here for a little over 6 months. Really Enjoy the huge windows, large open spaces and open floor plans. There has been alot of renovation since I have been here. Had to wait a couple months for premium parking. Really enjoy the people and unique building and plan to stay for at least a couple of years.

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            Agentjames007

            Resident

            4/4/2012

            Wonderful Place !!

            I have lived @ St. Claire for 3 going on 4 years and have seen massive improvements in the past 2 years. I really enjoy the convieance of living downtown and proximity to all the great food in the Oregon district. Staff is very understanding and has been quick to fix the few things that have needed repairs. I love the uniqueness and style of the building. I have lived many places and feel fortunate to call St. Claire my home.

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              stclair513

              Resident 2010

              7/25/2011

              Love the St Clair Lofts

              My husband and I have lived here for about a year now and really love the place. As noted in other reviews the walls are paper thin but communication with neighbors and the staff solved our problems. We only made one complaint and we have had no more issues. The staff has been very kinda and helpful. When our kitchen sink started to leak they fixed it the next day. THey are making many improvements and more on the way. I feel safe here. My only advice would be to pay extra for the gated parking instead of parking in the back. I have seen damage to cars quite a few times in the back lot on the weekends being its right behind hammer jacks and the bus station. But Over All I would recommend this place especially with its great location to close to the oregon.

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                anonymous

                Resident 2008 - 2010

                12/12/2010

                Pleasant Experience

                Lived in the Lofts for slightly more than two years now, and have greatly enjoyed my time here. The building is showing its age, and due to the fact that it is currently in receivership, there is little to no budget for renovations. The individual apartments are nice, and can easily be decorated so as to cover most flaws. The layout I rent has an enormous kitchen and plenty of living space for two residents. Kitchen storage is on the small side, even for a large kitchen, but it is workable. Over all, a good building in the heart of downtown Dayton. If someone would see its potential and invest in it, the building could be incredible!

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                  oldschool46

                  Resident 2009 - 2010

                  10/16/2010

                  Love my place!

                  I'm on the 5th floor which is pretty quiet. The walls are thin, but I think my neighbors and I work the same shifts, so it's been great. I have seen a lot of younger people on the lower floors, so I can imagine there could be problems with the noise. I love being in the city and for the price, St Clair Lofts is very affordable. DPL is very high though and I know it has been a factor for many on whether to stay or not. I am trying to think of ways to keep the cost down during the extreme hot and cold months. Everyone who comes to my apartment loves it- sometimes I feel like I have to kick them out!LOL I don't have as many visits as I probably could because of the parking. Thank God for the gated parking. I tried to park at both the convention center lot too far and didn't feel safe) behind the building (the Hammerjax crowd takes up spaces if you work late) and the meters (always worrying about getting a ticket during the day- who can live like that?) DP&L and parking are my only two minuses... I love, LOVE,… See More>
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                    anonymous

                    Resident 2008 - 2010

                    6/6/2010

                    DONT STOP KEEP DRIVING!!!! RUN RUN RUN RUUNNNNNNNN!!!!

                    St Clair Lofts is nothing but a ------ DORMATORY!If you want to see guys with their pants hanging down showing their draws as soon as you walk in then this is the place for you!The walls are sooooo thin there wasn't any need for them to even put up walls!They say this is a "security"building and even though they do have staff @ the front desk until 3 am it doesn't make any difference when the same staff is hanging out front with the door proped opened allowing any and everyone to come in and out!If the staff would work on being staff members and stop trying to be everyone's friend then maybe things would be different,or maybe management needs to look into getting new staff members!Now let's discuss the DP&L bills,well they are either the same amount you pay in rent or higher,I have heard or seen peoples bill range from $200-$900 PER MONTH!Then there is the trash truck that comes and wakes you up @ 4 in the morning and you think the walls are caving in because the dumpsters are right under your loft!There has been multiple shootings in the back parking lot where you would park… See More>
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                      anonymous

                      Resident 2008 - 2009

                      5/21/2010

                      different style

                      we lived there for 2 years, yes some of the parking and noise issues are there, but not every single day...its worth being downtown rather than in boring kettering. The staff was always friendly

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                        anonymous

                        Resident 2008 - 2010

                        4/30/2010

                        Great Location, Great Floorplan, Horrible Place to Live

                        We will be moving for St Clair Lofts in the next few months and it won't be a day too soon. The apartments have appeal because of their updated style, location and floor plans BUT they have several unforgivable flaws. 1. The walls are too thin. I sneezed in my house and my next door neighbor told me 'bless you'. I thought that the reviews were exaggerating about the walls. They weren't. Do not be like me and fall into the trap of the style of the place without heeding the warnings here. The walls are paper thin. My husband and I stop having intimate conversations when our neighbors are home. We did this after we heard them having a very personal conversation about death in the family one morning. There is no privacy here. 2. Parking. We pay to park in the lot owned by the building. It is an extra $50 per month, however, it is a must.During the snowy months the plowing was a joke and so was the salting of the lot. It was big, slippery mess. Our car was plowed in twice. The alternatives are to park at city meters and thus have to feed them… See More>
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                          sparrow09

                          Resident 2008 - 2009

                          6/10/2009

                          If you have children...don't live here

                          St. Clair Lofts are a fun place to live IF you are single. The walls are extremely thin and not suitable for children. The trash pick up is really noisy and it happens around 3:00am. DO NOT live next to the alley or you will hear people fighting mostly on Wednesday nights. Basically...if you party in the Oregon District a lot this is a great place for you.

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                            anonymous

                            Resident 2009

                            3/17/2009

                            Run RUN run

                            I use to reside in the lofts and yes the walls are paper thin. Secondly this building isn't meant for kids. I read quite a few reviews about people having issue getting their deposit back. I had the same issue. If you lived there during the foreclosure saga and your trying to get your deposit back. They are going to tell they don't have it...it is or was tied up in the bankruptcy proceedings with the old owner. So you have to deal with them up in Cleveland. To make a long story short, just file a claim at the Dayton-Montgomery Court Building and indicate the current management, the old managers of the building (Towne Properties) and the owners up and Cleveland.

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                              stclairloftssuck

                              Resident 2007 - 2008

                              8/5/2008

                              Awful

                              I moved out over 2 months ago, they locked my stuff in the storage unit due to some 'environmental hazard' and still haven't told me anything*. I haven't seen my security deposit either. Horrible place, its always noisy, very overpriced. The walls are super thin, I had to hear my obnoxious neighbor singing off key or watching soaps too loud practically every night until at least 1am. * update - I got a call from their UNPLEASANT lawyer who accused me of lying, insulted, yelled and was generally extremely rude to me. This is the first time (August '08) since I moved out in May '08 that I talked to someone who actually knew something and he accused me of being rude to his employees and made accusations about a small number of 'rabble rousers' who where making trouble. I wonder why... since I have been in a information void about my possessions for the last 4 months. He then went on to blame the court system, which had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that they had not provided timely and informative updates on the situation. I understand that the EPA has… See More>
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                                anonymous

                                Resident 2001 - 2008

                                6/20/2008

                                management company

                                Management company is very bad. They don't put tenants first. Raised rent with no improvements in service. Not truthful with tenants. Building needs many repaires. Building in in limbo, foreclousure.

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                                  anonymous

                                  Resident 2007 - 2008

                                  6/18/2008

                                  works for me

                                  I've been living at saint clair lofts for almost a year now. So far the experience has been great. They did have a management change recently and I would have to say it was for the better... This apartment complex isn't for everyone though. It's a ~100 unit high-rise. It will be noisy. I keep a box fan in the bedroom to drown out the drunks stumbling home at 2am. It works just fine. If you don't think that will be enough, then maybe you should consider buying a house in the suburbs... Maintenance is great. I've had problems that were quickly addressed- no complaints here...It's walking distance to the Oregon District where there are many bars and places to eat...the river and bike/walking path is only a few blocks away. Riverscape is nice and even more entertaining during festival season... Yes, there are bums walking around. It's downtown Dayton for the love of God! Bums have to live and hang out somewhere too! Just don't put yourself in bad situations and you'll be fine... The gym's ok (an equipment upgrade would be nice) I prefer the downtown YMCA (monument & wilkinson) but St. Clair's gym has all the basics. There is a… See More>
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                                    saintclairloftsdotcom

                                    Resident 2006 - 2008

                                    4/4/2008

                                    Bad management (Carol) and drug dealers in the building plus bums

                                    Horrible management. I still do not have my deposit. I got yelled at and disrespect in front of other people when questioning Carol Pudden the current manager . She told men to hold on to my panties and I'm a man. The building has foreclosed and management laughed at me when I asked when was I going to get my deposit back. I then ask why were you trying to sell me new apartment. She then laughed and said "what you dont watch the new" this building is always getting foreclosed.On top of that walls are paper then. The weight room was full of people not working out but watching the cable tvs and the water was moved to her office for her to drink.I feel its not safe for women at night.I was so pissed at them, thats why I bought www.saintclairlofts.com because I could and they can buy it for a $1000 for my disrespect and interest on my deposit. I left my apartment spotless. I still have the photos. Also, when she tried to move me into a bigger apartment she didnt tell me the average electricity bill on was 245 to 510 dollars a month… See More>
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                                      anonymous

                                      Resident 2007

                                      11/12/2007

                                      amazing experience

                                      i absolutely love this place. the apartments are very modern and very large. if you're looking to live downtown, come here! of course, living downtown you do hear some noise, but it's really not that bad. unless you have your windows open, you can't really hear the people outside. the staff is great and the residents are even better. everyone is so nice and friendly. the workout room and tanning bed are great. the only complaint i have is that i have a very noisy neighbor and i can hear him a lot. this is the best apartment i've ever lived in. i highly recommend it.

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                                        anonymous

                                        Resident 2007

                                        10/23/2007

                                        AWFUL! Management

                                        I had an okay experience living there, but when i left is when problems arose. The management has no idea what's going on since they changed management this past year. I have been waititng two months now to receive my deposit back. I have called twice and even made a trip to talk to them in person. Three weeks ago Carol assured me that it was in the mail. It must have gotten lost because i still haven't seen it.

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                                          anonymous

                                          Resident 2006

                                          10/16/2006

                                          Love it!

                                          I enjoy the laid back atmosphere that St.Clair Lofts gives me. The staff is great (you have to remind them to fix things, but they get fixed in a reasonable amount of time), the location is close to the oregon district, and a lot of downtown hot spot. I'm not stressed about paying rent on time and getting hit with huge penalties, and I can always find someone in the building to help me out. I will admit, it isn't a place for people who want the quiet suburban lifestyle. There can be a lot of noise, but it is downtown, not in the suburbs.

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                                            anonymous

                                            Resident 2006

                                            9/27/2006

                                            Maybe you were expecting too much

                                            I love my apartment at St Clair Lofts!!!!<br>I enjoy that there are no (or not many) unattended kids running the hallways. I enjoy the view from my windows which DO NOT LEAK!!!! I enjoy the sounds of the city. Maybe you are just not accustomed to city noise and it was a bad choice for you. The apartments are well maintained and the staff is great. I recommend definitely!

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                                              anonymous

                                              Resident 2006

                                              8/15/2006

                                              don't really understand the complaints

                                              I don't hear everything, and if you don't want street noise then move somewhere away from any city. The apartments are great, and I have never had too much trouble with parking. The lofts are under new management this year, and the staff is great. The lobby, elevators, and hallways are cleaned nearly everyday. There is someone at the front desk at night who watches the cameras.<br>

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                                                anonymous

                                                Resident 2004 - 2005

                                                2/3/2005

                                                Horrible!

                                                Please consider another community down town! I agree with the other 3 reviewers, you hear EVERYTHING! If you don't enjoy hearing loud drunk people leaving Hammerjax at 2:30 in the morning, or if you don't enjoy hearing your neighbors music at 2:30 in the morning, don't consider St. Clair Lofts. I can't even watch t.v. in my own living room on nights that my neighbor is home with the surround sound BLASTING. I can't wait for my lease to be over!!!!

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                                                  NotSt.Clairlofts

                                                  Resident 2003

                                                  5/12/2004

                                                  DO NOT LIVE HERE!!!!

                                                  This is a horrible place to live. The windows leak and management gives you consistant excuses about why they can not fix immediately!!!! You can hear everything that goes on in the apartments around you and hallway activity. Dangerous to park because you have to walk too far for parking. Moved out before my lease was up too. It is extremely overpriced. The elevators were filthy. Just not a good choice!

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                                                    St. Clair Lofts is an apartment in Dayton in zip code 45402. This community has a 1 - 2 Beds, 1 - 2 Baths, and is for rent for $1,611. Nearby cities include Kettering, Moraine, Beavercreek, Trotwood, and West Carrollton.

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