Resident · 2015 - 2016
We moved into Grace Apartments a few months ago and have been very happy with the experience, over all. The building is old and seems like it wasn't maintained much over the last few years, but there is a new manager and a new maintanence man who are both awesome. I have already seem so many improvements. Amy (manager) and John (maintanence) are both friendly and work hard to keep the place up and running. Our apartment is a pretty great size for the price. We can fit a queen bed and two dressers with room to spare in our bedroom, and the living room is very spacious for an apartment. We also have an unreal amount of cabinet space. The kitchen is outdated, but I guess you could call it part of the old building charm. :) I do wish we had a dishwasher, but not a huge deal. Amy has always been quick to respond to emails or phone calls, and does her best to help any way she can. We had financial struggles at one point, and she was very understanding and helpful. Not something you experience from a lot of managers. The location of this place is rather nice for us. We are secluded and out of town enough for our liking, but still close to downtown. It takes us probably ten minutes to get to a grocery store, but we have gotten used to that. The walls are pretty thin, and when the windows are open, you can hear what everyone is up to, but I don't mind terribly much. Every neighbor that I have encountered here has been nice and welcoming. One of the things I dislike about this place is that we are required to pay all utilities, and the parking situation. To park our cars, we have to pay $50 per car, if we want to be guaranteed a spot in the apartment's lot. So between rent, utilities, and parking, we are paying more than we would ideally like, but it isn't outrageous, especially for Portland. That is the main negative, but again, nothing that is necessarily a deal breaker. I have always felt safe here and would definitely recommend it to a friend.