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Shelbourne Towers Apartments

860 20th Street, Knoxville, TN 37916
860 20th Street, Knoxville, TN 37916

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Resident 2010
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12/06/2010
The apartment itself is okay, somewhat old. The arrogant landlady is who you should watch out for. The granny's delayed smile only is only seen on days you pay her rent. Have fun. See More
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Resident 2009 - 2010
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10/15/2010
A lot of people on here are bashing Shelbourne, and while I agree that they have good reason to do that, it is not quite as bad as it sounds. I've lived here for a year and a half and will be living here for a… See More
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Resident 2010
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04/14/2010
An old lady at the office smiles only when I hand her check.!!!!! See More
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Resident 2009 - 2010
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03/17/2010
I like the place cause it's cheap and it's on the camps. Shelbourne Towers may not be the best place but I you are a guy just looking for a place to sleep and not caring about all the other little stuff, It's the place for… See More
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Resident 2009
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06/10/2009
Shelbourne sucks so if your planning to reside there be ready. However, it is livable. I lived in "the bourne" for 9 months aug08-may09, and it was a pretty consistent lifestyle of sub-par living. My roommate and I lived on the 8th floor so I guess… See More
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why_live_anywhere_else • Resident 2008 - 2009
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04/23/2009
When I was originally considering Shelbourne as an option and digging around to find reviews online, the ones on this site definitely threw me a bit. Luckily, I had a group of friends who'd spent most of their college experience in Shelbourne, and during the housing… See More
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Resident 2009
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03/12/2009
I would rather transfer school than have to live in this place again. The management avoids you at all cost, and if there is a problem with something... Lets say your couch is falling apart, you will just have to live with it. Also, They will… See More
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Prospective Resident Visited 2009
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01/26/2009
So my boyfriend has lived in Shelbourne for two years now, and I stay there pretty much constantly, so its like I'm living there. Honestly if he didn't live alone, I would never step foot in this place. Everyday, there is a new smell in the… See More
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jvanhook • Resident 2008 - 2009
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01/12/2009
This place really isn't that bad. The front desk people are friendly & helpful. I put several maintenance requests in (usually in the morning on my way to class) and they were always fixed by the time I returned home that afternoon. The price I think,… See More
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Resident 2006 - 2008
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07/28/2008
I lived in Shelbourne Towers for almost 2 years. This place is a heap. I was constantly sick, it smells like the inside of a hooker's --- crack. I am sure that there is all sorts of mold spores growing in that place. Probably ones that… See More
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Resident 2001 - 2002
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07/15/2008
Ok, everybody has to go through their "first apartment" experience. Me and my buddy moved in back in 2001. The place was just awful. I had a friend who would refuse to sit down when he came over. My dad would not let my sisters come… See More
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Resident 2007 - 2008
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02/23/2008
It's very uncommon for the temperature in rooms on the west side of the building to get below 80 degrees in the summer, even at night. Their Free "High Speed" Wireless Internet is an insult to jesus. Plan on buying comcast if you want to do… See More
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jbartle3 • Resident 2006 - 2008
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02/20/2008
boom. parking: $55 a month. no dishwasher. no AC in the living room, kitchen, or bathroom (only half-busted window units in the bedrooms). the outlets are all 2 prong, so pick up like 20 adapter and prepare to be shocked constantly because none of your equipment… See More
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Resident 2007 - 2008
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02/19/2008
if you are thinking about moving into these apartments, don't. let me go ahead and list all the problems that we encountered... 1. when we paid the "cleaning fee" they never cleaned before we moved in 2. they say that the bathtub liner is new, but… See More
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Resident 1995 - 2008
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01/29/2008
yeah, well.. i got raped by a giant cockroach but what can you do eh.. this place is great nevertheless See More
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fweber2 • Resident 2007
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12/30/2007
Don't worry about the smell, you get used to it. I moved into the place with a buddy. It's a one bedroom, but the living room is big so I just sleep on a futon in there. I've seen 2 total cockroaches, but I saw them… See More
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Resident 2004 - 2005
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08/11/2007
I lived at Shelbourne from summer 2004 until December 2005. I didn't have any major problems with the place. It's right on campus, which was great since I was in college And since the building was built many many many years ago, I had absolutely no… See More
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Resident 2005 - 2006
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02/21/2007
This place is quite possibly the biggest ---- hole on the planet. To start off with the entire apartment complex smells like a nursing home, the people who work at the front desk, maintenance, and security are complete trailer trash. Nothing works the plumbing sucks and… See More
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Resident 2005 - 2007
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02/16/2007
First of all, this apartment building is older than any of UT's dorms (except for maybe Strong, Greve, and the really old ones). It has problems, but I'm a really patient person and don't mind getting them fixed. Maintenence will fix absolutely anything that you find… See More
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Resident 2007
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02/15/2007
I've been living in Shelbourne for a couple years now and I wont move out til I graduate. It's a crummy dirty place, but there is plenty of room for all 5 of our bicycles, furniture, and closet space for pretty much everything you own. The… See More
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Resident 2005 - 2007
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02/04/2007
Ok so I've lived here for 2 years. The first year I was just happy to get out of the dorms, and I'm not a hard person to please. The "free" internet here is horrible, it never works, and it's slow. You can't even do some… See More
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beishk21 • Resident 2004 - 2006
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04/18/2006
The living conditions here are untolerable. Last semester, the electricity was off for 18 hours. Water and electricity goes off on a monthly basis with almost no warning. The window units are not adequate to cool the rooms, and residents can't control the radiators used for… See More
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Resident 2004 - 2006
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02/09/2006
They promise you "free" internet but it is slower than a hamburger. I can't do any online homework. Bugs everywhere, even though they have bug killers, everything is broken and painted over. Shower is next to a window (weird)....but it is cheap...but not really cheap enough.… See More
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Resident 2003 - 2004
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01/15/2005
I lived in Shelbourne Towers for eighteen months. My apartment was horrible. The drains never worked even after multipe pitiful attempts to "fix" them. My as leaked so I had to keep my windows open at all times for the fear that I would die in… See More
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Resident 1999 - 2000
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10/24/2004
Lived there for a year and had a good experience. Building is old and unattractive, but everything works. I always had maintenance requested answered within 24 hours. The apartment was spacious (1 bedroom)and clean for the money. The three things you move in here for are… See More
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Shelbourne Towers Apartments is an apartment in Knoxville in zip code 37916. Nearby cities include Powell, Louisville, Alcoa, Farragut, and Clinton. 37902, 37915, 37920, 37191, and 37917 are nearby zip codes.

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