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Cherry Arms Apartments

7131 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306
(46 Reviews)
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$1,755 - $4,345/mo

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anonymous

Resident 2014 - 2015

1/24/2015

I move in during the summer 2014, it's been nothing but hell every since. The noise from my neighbors over my head is ridiculous. Noise from morning to night. I have complained from day one....nothing. The office staff are rude. Nothing gets fixs. My up stairs neighbor flooded my ceiling in my bathroom over a month nothing has been done yet. Roaches all over the apartment. I would not recommend this apartment to my worse enemy. I will not be renewing my lease. For the money that's being paid I expected better service. Oh!!!! Did I mention bed bugs

    Manager

    1/28/2015

    Cherry Arms Apartments
    I am truly sorry to hear that you have been having concerns with noise and with pests in your apartment home. We do take these matters very seriously and will take any available measures to remedy these concerns. You can contact us at the Community Relations department at (703) 902-2000. Sincerely, Jessica @ Community Relations
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    anonymous

    Resident 2014

    12/21/2014

    The worst management u can ever expect. They have manufacturing problem in every building. There apartment have fault with roaches and breakable things. Low quality material has been used. There washing machines are piece of ----. More importantly they also agree that they have these issue but doesnt do shyt to help people live better they have people who are racist.

      Manager

      12/22/2014

      Cherry Arms Apartments
      We are strongly committed to the path of continuous improvement so thank you for providing sincere feedback and for sharing your thoughts and sentiments. We would like the opportunity to further review all concerns with you in order to ensure that you are comfortable and that your experience is positive. Please contact our Community Relations Department at (800) 900-9439 or by email: communityrelations@smcmail.com. Thank you, Renee
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      Kareema123

      Resident 2014

      1/2/2015

      Nasty place. No one speaks to you, roaches all over, stupid office staff.. All they say is they will do this and that knowing they cannot do shyt!! They honestly need new staff seriously, Thats the first thing they need to do, then they need new appliances in this place. Everything's falling apart. Will not recommend I am honestly moving out of this price of ---- place.

        Manager

        12/15/2014

        Cherry Arms Apartments
        Thank you for taking the time to review our community. We truly appreciate all feedback, as we are alway striving for improvement. Please contact us directly at the Cherry Arms so we can address the concerns in your apartment home. Our number is (703) 765-9241. Sincerely, Erin
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        Resident 111350

        Verified Resident 2014

        11/9/2014

        Living here I find that I always have parking with the numbered spaces that goes with your unit. Service is always courteous and the team is quick to respond to any service request. If your unit has to be entered for any reason you are informed in advance and a note is always left to let you know of the entrance and what service was rendered. The hallways are cleaned daily and upgrades to the complex itself are done constantly. All of the employees of the complex are friendly and very respectful.

          Manager

          11/10/2014

          Cherry Arms Apartments
          Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of Cherry Arms! We strive to provide a great place that our residents are happy to call home, and it looks like we've met that goal! If at any time you feel you are not experiencing the "Southern Difference" when it comes to customer service, please feel free to contact the Property Manager immediately.
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          Resident 102479

          Verified Resident 2014

          10/1/2014

          The property community is well kept. The grounds are routinely manicured and all the common areas on the interior of the buildings are kept clean on a regular basis. The maintenance response is very quick and efficient. And the office stag are knowledgeable and helpful.

            Manager

            10/2/2014

            Cherry Arms Apartments
            Thank you for the review and for complimenting efforts we are making to ensure that everyone is comfortable. Rest assured that we will keep working diligently to ensure that your experience is always wonderful.
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            Resident 98340

            Verified Resident 2014

            9/16/2014

            As of right now everything is fine! The playground is very nice for my child and I am satisfied. The apartment is big enough for my child and myself. Feel very comfortable and happy! The neighbors mind their business and the workers of the apartment are very nice!

              Manager

              9/23/2014

              Cherry Arms Apartments
              Thank you so much for the review! Please be sure to inform the Resident Services Center if you have any concerns while staying with us.
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              Resident 87392

              Verified Resident 2005 - 2015

              4/20/2015

              The rules need to be enforced as in the lease not just put on paper. When a lease is renewed the apartment carpet should be shampooed like it use to be when renewing your lease. It should be a reduced rate for senior citizens there is nothing for the seniors and it should be.

                Manager

                1/19/2015

                Cherry Arms Apartments
                We are so sorry to hear you are having concerns in your building, all of our residents do have the right to quiet enjoyment, and we are sorry that is not the case for you right now. Please call the Resident Services Center at 703-765-9241 so we can obtain a little more information about the situation and address any outstanding concerns that there might be. Our Community Relations department of our corporate office is also willing to assist at 703-902-2000 or via email at communityrelations@smcmail.com. Kind regards, -Megan
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                anonymous

                Resident 1995 - 2008

                3/13/2008

                It's gotton better over the years...............

                I've been with Cherry Arms for almost 14 years and I have seen it change from drug infestation to a pretty decent friendly neighborhood. I do find that on ocassion the neighbors can be a bit difficult and that's pretty much the people that have the younger children. I think there should be a better place for the kids to have room to play because they are always playing ball and such right where everyone parks their cars, and speaking of parking I do sometimes have a problem with people parking in my designated space and I elect "NOT" to call the tow people because I certainly wouldn't want anyone to do that to me. Further I will say the location is the best ever, If I drive everything is within a 3 mile distance, if i walk it's just as well. Public Transportation is wonderful, and you can literally walk to the grocery store if you want to. The maintenance persons are wonderful and they do try and assist you in a timely manner. Pests have been a problem over the years, and to me it was better back when and worst now that is a draw back, but… See More>
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                  anonymous

                  Resident 2006 - 2007

                  1/23/2007

                  Parking sucks

                  The parking sucks. The leasing office only assings one parking space per apartment and all the guest parking is at the top of a high hill.

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                    Krisshimes

                    Resident 2006

                    11/14/2006

                    Fine

                    I've lived here almost a year and have had absolutely no problems whatsoever. The staff and maintenance people are friendly and helpful at all times. My neighbors are friendly and quiet. The only thing I would add is more washers and dryers - other than that.. Great place.

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                      anonymous

                      Resident 2005 - 2006

                      9/17/2006

                      Good deal, great location

                      I love my apartment. I have a one bedroom, great floorplan. The maintenance of the buildings and grounds is much better than I had expected in such a cheap neighborhood. The utilities are included (except electric- but you can get budget plan and pay the same amout every month)<br>My neighbors have been polite, quiet and respectful. The people upstairs walk a little heavy, but that is life.<br>Parking can be a little tricky- fortunatly we are in the building with the most guest parking.<br>The laundry rooms are clean and almost always available.<br>I have never had my apartment sprayed for bugs (we have a 3 month old and I don't want him breathing whatever it is, so I asked not to spray) But I have NEVER seen any bugs or other creatures. REALLY, I have never seen so much as a house spider, believe it or not.<br>We are outgrowing our little space and are considering the gigantic two bedroom. Hopefully we will have the same luck there.

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                        anonymous

                        Resident 2004 - 2006

                        9/5/2006

                        Like someone else said, you get what you pay for

                        Although there are negatives about this complex, I think the apartment is pretty decent. Many places in Alexandria and other cities in VA cost much more than Cherry Arms does so I think all in all its a pretty good deal for what you pay. Yea, parking does suck for people who have more than one car. But I would have to say that's my biggest complaint. Except for the bugs (which I see often) but that could just be because my roommates loved to leave food and dishes everywhere (ok, so I sometimes did it too). But they do spray every couple of months so it's not too bad.

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                          questionallthings

                          Resident 2003 - 2005

                          9/30/2005

                          Great Service, Average Neighbors

                          I have been apart of the Cherry Arms Community for roughly 2 years now and several things come to mind (some good, some bad). The good would definitely be the staff, location, and space. The bad would have to be neighbors, parking, and pests.<br><br>The staff are tremendously helpful. The two individuals in the office are always willing to help you. And if they are busy talking to someone else they will promptly serve you next. They are always there (except of course for lunch but that's obvious).<br><br>The location of the complex is just great. There are stores galore all up and down Route 1. All within 1-2 miles of it. I mean you can literally walk to a few restaurants. And the bus stop for the metro is literally at the complex.<br><br>The apartment space is great. I first started out with a 1 bedroom and figured I would get a 2 bedroom for year two to utilize as a den but the 2 bedroom was so big I didn't even need the 2nd bedroom. So I'll go back to the 1 bedroom. That's how big they can get.<br><br>Well now with the bads and of course it's expected. <br><br>Neighbors can either… See More>
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                            rabbcat

                            Resident 2004 - 2005

                            7/26/2005

                            Nice Staff--Terrible neighbors

                            Staff was very helpful Had the neighbors from hell--had to call the cops for noise control more than once. Screaming kids under the windows at all hours. If you use public transportation--good luck.

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                              anonymous

                              Resident 2005

                              7/26/2005

                              Good Place To Live

                              I have lived in Cherry Arms for 6 months now and any problem I have had was addressed immediately. Workers are on call 24 hours a day and respond very quickly no matter how small your problem is. There are your normal amount of bugs. (mostly beatles that come in from outside as I'm on the first floor) I've seen a few small roaches which is to be expected. They exterminate a mandatory time of every three months. If you want it done more all you have to do is call and it is no problem. The office staff is exceptional and they treat you the same as if you are a prospective buyer after you have moved in. Although I have heard it's a high crime area, I have never seen evidence of this in my complex.

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                                anonymous

                                Resident 2003 - 2005

                                5/28/2005

                                Affordable and great apartment layout

                                I lived at Cherry Arms from 2003 - 2005. The room is very spacious, and the office staff is amazing. Any problem I had (which were few and minor) were fixed the next day.<br> I also did not see any pests at all. They require the apartment be sprayed once every three months. It is a slight hassle, but I hate bugs so I felt it was worth it.<br> One of the other great amenity is that you get a numbered parking space. Being from Boston, and working late hours this was key. I always knew I would never have to look for a space when I got home.<br> As far as safety is concerned, you are in the DC Metro area. In my opinion 80% of the DC Metro area is ------. However, I had no incidents during my time at Cherry Arms.<br> The price is exactly where it should be, I only wish it was more metro accessible.

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                                  anonymous

                                  Resident 2005

                                  5/10/2005

                                  GANG Neighborhood

                                  I wouldn't recommend moving here. This Alexandria apartment complex, like pretty much EVERY apartment complex along the Rte. 1 corridor from as far south as Woodbridge all the way up to Old Towne, is becoming 'gang territory'. How do I know all of this? I used to gang bang for almost a decade. Born and raised in Alexandria, Va. Next time you're running errands along Rte. 1, take a GOOD look at the types of individuals around you. Not every gangster is going to look like Hollywood portrays them. Especially the every growing Spanish culture gangsters. I know this all <br>too well because ANYWHERE I go I have to watch my back. This complex, Beacon Hill complex, Cherry Arms complex, Mt. Vernon complex, Meadow Woods complex, Sacremento complex. I know of these personally as I stay AWAY from those areas as a precaution in case any of the immigrant wanna-be gangsters read or recognize my tattoos. You all are better off moving farther south in Virginia. Though there is still gang activity in the south, it has yet to reach the potential that it has reached up north.

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                                    blueeyes003

                                    Resident 1979 - 2002

                                    5/13/2004

                                    A great place to live

                                    I lived at Cherry Arms for about thirteen years and found that it was far the best place ever to reside. The grounds are beautiful.The people that work there were the very best. All work request were handle the day of or next day. I would recommed this community to all. I had to move out of the area. Way to go Cherry Arms apartments and staff.

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                                      anonymous

                                      Resident 2002

                                      12/1/2003

                                      Dont do it

                                      I lived here for about a week. When I first toured the apartment it was decent. The floor plan was extremely spacious and well laid out, so after the tour I signed the lease. My fiance had not seen the apartment so that night I decided after a movie and dinner to show her our new place. When I opened the door there was the most sickening smell. We both instantly felt nausiated.(We later learned that the smell was their insecticide, that they had sprayed right after I signed the lease.) We turned on the lights and all you could see everywhere were insects from every species known to man. It was the most disgusting thing I had ever witnessed in my life. I quickly turned off the lights and we left the apartment. The one good thing I could say is that they honored their 30 day satisfaction gaurantee, which allowed me to break my lease and find another place. <br>I would not let my fiance (who was also pregnant at the time) stay there, but I stayed there for the remainder of the week.( I wish I hadnt because I did get sick) The maintenance was very… See More>
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                                        sande833

                                        Resident 2003

                                        6/25/2003

                                        You Get What You Pay For

                                        The summary line says it best. Cherry Arms is located in a mediocre neighborhood (although not a ------), but it is definitely convenient to grocery stores, banking, Wal-Mart, etc. <br> <br>As has been noted before, the apartments are quite large. However, the level of soundproofing leaves something to be desired, so if you´re in the hallway or in the living room, you can often hear what´s going on outside/in the apartment next door. <br> <br>Everyone gets one assigned parking spot. A limited (emphasis on limited) numbered of unnumbered spots are available for guests/second cars. However, these get filled very quickly, so if you have guests over after, say 6pm, they would most likely be relegated to parking at the bottom of the complex (as noted in a previous post). <br> <br>I have personally not had any problems with the complex staff. The office staff has always been helpful and reponsive, and the maintenance crew has always done quality work (including replacing my refrigerator and air conditioning unit). <br> <br>Regarding security, I have had not had any problems. <br> <br>To sum up my initial statement: you get what you pay for at Cherry Arms. It´s not fancy, but the rent is very reasonable for NOVA,… See More>
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                                          anonymous

                                          Resident 2000 - 2002

                                          6/9/2003

                                          DON´T RENT HERE

                                          The aparments are very spacious. That is the only good thing about Cherry Arms. <br> <br>The neighborhood is not great. The people living in the apartments are all inconsiderate jerks! The rental office staff is rude and they won´t do anything to assist you. Most of the time they are not even in the office when you try to call or stop by. You can hear everything going on in the hallways & other apartments. The parking there stinks! When I had people come visit they always had to park at the bottom of the complex and walk to the top. As for security HA HA HA. That is a joke! My car was broken into and I saw 4 other cars that were broken into also. <br> <br>If it is your last resort move in. If not stay away!

                                            Floor Plans & Pricing

                                            1 Bedroom

                                            1Bedroom 1Bathroom

                                            1 Bed, 1 Bath | 670 sq. ft.

                                            $1,755 - $2,564

                                            2 Available Units

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                                            2 Bedrooms

                                            2Bedroom 1Bathroom

                                            2 Beds, 1 Bath | 933 sq. ft.

                                            $2,232 - $3,142

                                            2 Available Units

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                                            2Bedroom Den 1Bathroom

                                            2 Beds, 1 Bath | 933 - 968 sq. ft.

                                            $2,314 - $3,174

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                                            Features & Amenities

                                            Laundry
                                            • Laundry On-Site
                                            Parking
                                            • Covered Parking
                                            Pets
                                            • Cats Allowed
                                              Rent: $20. Pet Limit: 2. Comments: Cats
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                                            • Dogs Allowed
                                              Pet Limit: 2. Comments: Dogs
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                                            • Balcony
                                            • Blinds
                                            • Ceiling Fan
                                            • Convenient to Metro Yellow Line
                                            • Corporate Housing
                                            • Frost Free Refrigerators
                                            • Furnished Available
                                            • Gated Access
                                            • Military Set-Aside Welcome
                                            • On-Site Maintenance
                                            • Picnic Area
                                            • Playground
                                            • Pool
                                            • Private Terrace or Patio
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                                            The emphasis is on comfortable living at Cherry Arms. The pool and playgrounds provide summertime fun while easy access to Metrorail, I-495 and I-395 makes commuting hassle-free! Our spacious apartments will suit your everyday needs.
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                                            Office Hours

                                            • Sunday: Closed
                                            • Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
                                            • Saturday: Closed
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                                            Southern Management

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                                            Questions & Answers (1)

                                            Anonymous
                                            Asked on: 03/19/2018
                                            Q: How easy is it to find guest parking?
                                            Anonymous
                                            Answered on: 04/01/2018
                                            A: It's a first come first serve type deal. If you have 2 cars in your residency. You will sometimes be parking off the property. There are residents that take advantage of this having 3 to 4 cars.

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                                            Cats Allowed
                                            Rent: $20
                                            Pet Limit: 2
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                                            Cherry Arms Apartments is a 670 - 1,280 sq. ft. apartment in Alexandria in zip code 22306. This community has a 1 - 3 Beds, 1 - 2 Baths, and is for rent for $1,755 - $4,345. Nearby cities include National Harbor, Arlington, Oxon Hill, Springfield, and Annandale.

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