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Berkshire Apartments

301 Oakshire Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(17 Reviews)
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"I have lived here for 3 years and not had any problems with the staff or crime in my neigh" ...
$845 - $1,085/mo

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anonymous

prospectiveVisited 2023

1/3/2024

Has a Walmart Cart Pusher who raped me

My names Hailey Roccaforte I’m 22 years old and on Nov 20th, 2023 at around 11:30pm I was raped by Montana. His phone number is . He offered me a ride home and instead of taking me straight to my place we made a stop at his apartment. He forced me to smoke a joint with him then after we smoked he kissed me. I made it clear to him that I was only into black guys. Then he forced himself on me. I told him to stop multiple times but he ignored my request. he wouldn't listen. He ended up raping me. I never said anything cus I was scared and ashamed. The past few weeks since its happen he has been stalking me when I work. He sends me multiple texts during the day while we're working asking me to meet him on my brakes in his car. I refuse. Then he will come in multiple times from pushing carts and walk past me staring, trying to conversate with me. Its like he is obsessed with me. He is really starting to freak me out. I just want everyone to be aware because I feel uncomfortable.

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    anonymous

    Resident 2016

    1/22/2017

    It wasn't a good place to live. Constantly roaches in there,they didn't seem to care to fix it. Kids there were bad to be around. Noone watched them. I didn't feel safe and won't live there again

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      val2cool

      prospectiveVisited 2014

      3/26/2014

      the maintance staff is great love the staff they do try to solve a problem when needed.

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        Eva90

        Resident 2012 - 2013

        3/3/2013

        WORST PLACE EVER! ROACHES IN THE WALL MOLD IN APARTMENT . POOL FILTHY. NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS GOT THERE HOUSE BROKEN INTO WHILE ON DEPLOYMENT. AS SOON AS THE 2ND COME THEY PUT NOTICES ON THE DOOR. ------ AREA. DO NOT MOVE TOO. YOU CAN HEAR YOUR UPSTAIR NEIGHBOR AND THERE EVERY MOVE ITS BAD.

          Manager

          3/4/2013

          Berkshire Apartments
          While it is certainly unfortunate that you apparently had a less than memorable experience while residing at Berkshire, we're confident that this is an anomaly compared to what a strong majority of our residents encounter at this property. Regarding pest control, we offer FREE exterminations to all of our residents twice a month upon request. We have enlisted the help of Guardus Security to provide courtesy patrols of the property after hours and on the weekends. Management is always available to address complaints or issues that residents encounter. We have a top notch on-site management and maintenance team that takes great pride in taking care of our residents and property alike. We pride ourselves in addressing each work order within 24 hours, and we inspect each apartment quarterly to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. We do send out rent reminder notices frequently, but most of our residents appreciate the proactive reminders so that they don't forget to pay their rents on time and then incur late fees. We are proud of our management and maintenance teams that are in place at Berkshire Apartments, and we are confident that they deliver a high level of customer service to our residents and prospects alike. For all future issues and concerns, please do not hesitate to bring them to our on-site property management office. The team can be reached at (757) 425-8530, or you can drop by any time during the week between 8:30 and 5:00. Thank you, Meredith Management
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          anonymous

          Resident 2007 - 2008

          1/3/2013

          Good place to stay if you don't mind living close to NAS Oceana and the beach, pretty far drive from NOB. Lived in a three bedroom with 2 roommates and never had any significant problems. The one thing I wish they would improve on is the parking you do get a designated parking spot, but if you have any visitors they must have a guest pass. And once the parking lot is full if you risk parking on the side street it is a possibility the vehicle would be towed, seen it happen before. I definitely recommend it if you're looking for an affordable apartment complex not too distant from things to do.

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            anonymous

            Resident 2010 - 2012

            1/9/2012

            gangs, drugs, crime & bug infested!

            We have lived here for almost 2 yrs. It just gets worse here. Break ins have occurred in more than 1 instance. Tires getting slashed. Neighborhood gang bangers use the laundry rooms as a spot to do drugs in after hours. You can hear gunshots on a nightly basis...in fact someone actually got shot twice IN MY HALLWAY! !! There is a bullet hole in the building. Make sure u lock ur doors, even when ur home...we had crack feinds walk in our apartment. Haven't seen security in a looong while. Management sucks! Apartments r infested with roaches, spiders & ants! The buildings aren't up to fire code...I Can go on forever about this unsafe hell hole! Sooo glad we can finally get outta here. I suggest for any descent human being to look elsewhere. Not just for your safety, but to avod agrivation. Oh!!! If u do decide to reside here. ..watch how ur water bill keeps going up every month. They straight out rob u!!! STAY AWAY FROM HERE!!!

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              anonymous

              Resident 2009 - 2011

              10/8/2011

              think twice

              Don't move here because maintenance do not answer their phone in a emergency situation.

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                anonymous

                Resident 2010

                9/20/2010

                DONT DO IT

                YES ITS ------... WHEN I 1ST CAME TO LOOK @ THE APARTMENTS WAS DURING THE DAY. NEVER LOOK @ A PLACE IN THE DAYTIME WHILE KIDS ARE IN SCHOOL, COME BACK AROUND 6 IN THE EVENING. PEOPLE FROM ALL AROUND THE ARE HANG OUTSIDE, THE ADULTS ENJOY THE CHILDRENS PLAYGROUND MORE THAN THE KIDS. THE RUGS IN THE APARTMENTS ARE NASTY, MAINTENANCE IS VERY POOR, TERRIBLE CONSTANT DRUG ACTIVITY, ALOT OF GANG ACTIVITY AND GUNS. THE PARKING LOT IS DISABLED BY THE TENANTS BECAUSE OF THE GANG CREW CARS, THE SECURITY IS AFRAID OF THE KIDS SO THEY DONT DO MUCH, POLICE ARE ALWAYS ONA CALL INVOLVING VARIOUS TENANTS. THE POOL THAT IS FILLED WITH A WATERHOSE HAS NO POOL ATTENDANT/LIFEGUARD. MOST APARTMENTS HAVE ROACHES, ANTS AND SPIDERS, MOST OF THE WASHERS AND DRYERS DO NOT WORK... IF YOU LOVE YOUR KIDS DO NOT MOVE HERE PLEASE!! Read more: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/VA-Virginia-Beach-Berk

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                  anonymous

                  Resident 2010

                  5/11/2010

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                  THE CUSTEMER SERVICE IS BAD ALOT OF DRUG ACTION, LOUD PEOPLE, NO AC BUT THEY STILL CHARGE YOU FOR IT, BAD INFESTATION OF BUGS,SECURITY DOES NOT MAKE ROUNDS AS ADVERTISED, THEY DONT ANSWER THE AFTTER HOUR EMERGENCY PHONE, YOU CAN NOT HAVE LOCKS ON YOUR FRONT DOOR THE DOORS ARE VERY OLD ANY ONE CAN BREAK IN OH BUT YOU CAN HAVE A CHAIN

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                    anonymous

                    Resident 2007 - 2009

                    6/18/2009

                    My fiance and I have lived hear for about 3 years. Every month our air conditioner goes out. In fact, the day we moved in the air didn't work. maintenance is slow. The apartments are bug and ant infested. Crime rate is high and the cops are called out to 200 ave se wh every other night. My car tires were slashed my car was broken into and management atthe apartment say they are not liable. In fact tires all through out the apartment community were slashed. hey dont care about their tenants and their maintence crew lies and procrastinate. I would never suggest that anyone move here. After Im done with college Im outta here myself.

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                      anonymous

                      Resident 2008

                      6/19/2008

                      NIGHTMARE

                      horrific. this place is the worst ever. bottom line. emergency maintenance takes usually two days to respond to your call. i have had to call them for three different major incidents and i have only resided here for three months. flooding, fires, crime, mold and roaches. the parking is insufficient. you are only allowed one visitor at a time. the front office is disrespectful and consistently fails to assist residents with all matters. sriously, save yourself the hassle and find a better place. i am cancelling my lease here today.

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                        nikib35

                        Resident 2004 - 2007

                        9/20/2007

                        CONSIDER THE FACTS...

                        I have lived here almost 4 years and this year has been the worse. It wasn't bad when we first moved in but this past year it is absolutely the worst. We can't use to the pool or the park because of the neighboring complex utilizing our amenities. There is no security. We hear gunshots and call the police, it helps for a couple of days, maybe a week then they start up again. You don't hear or see this on the local news because the apartment is so close to the beach and don't want to scare tourist. They will tow your car at the drop of a hat if you don't have a decal. The maintenance group is slow on repairs and I've taken to cleaning the hall myself on ocassion. My dryer hasn't been working properly in a year and they haven't correct or replaced the problem. My AC was out and water was leaking from the unit, it took them 2 1/2 weeks to come and check it out. They don't exterminate when they say, but will come a week later when you're not prepared. Its a mess. The quality of tenants have gone down too.… See More>
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                          anonymous

                          Resident 2004 - 2007

                          9/7/2007

                          Terrible Apartments

                          I have lived here almost three years and these are the absolute worst apartments I have ever lived in. It wasnt so bad when we first moved in but in the past years Ive had my car keyed tires slashed saw a guy walking around with a rifle and hear gunshots daily. There is no security. You cannot go to the playground or pool because of the dozens of of people coming from a complex next to us tearing things up. If you have children I suggest finding something else but if you are able to find something in the area the schools are great.

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                            anonymous

                            Resident 2004 - 2007

                            5/30/2007

                            Very enjoyable

                            I have lived here for 3 years and not had any problems with the staff or crime in my neighborhood. I would suggest anyone old or young to live here and the prices are very reasonable.

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                              anonymous

                              Resident 2006 - 2007

                              2/17/2007

                              DO NOT LIVE ERE

                              We have been here almost a year and it sucks. we can not wait to move. the staff are rude and this area is so bad especially for children. all you hear is cop cars. i hate walking to my car in the dark. you can hear everyone in your building! and the apartment office does NOTHING about it!

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                                anonymous

                                Resident 2004

                                7/14/2004

                                New Playground and New Roofs Nice Pool Have Made It Better Recently

                                New Playground and New Roofs Nice Pool Have Made It Better Recently

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                                  fairclothao

                                  Resident 2003 - 2004

                                  1/23/2004

                                  This place lacks suceity.mant.

                                  This place lacks suceity.mant.

                                    Floor Plans & Pricing

                                    2 Bedrooms

                                    2 Beds, 2 Baths

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                                    3 Bedrooms

                                    3 Beds, 2 Baths

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                                    3 Beds, 2 Baths

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                                    Noise

                                    1.0

                                    Grounds

                                    1.0

                                    Safety

                                    1.0

                                    Office Staff

                                    1.0

                                    Maintenance

                                    1.0

                                    Neighborhood

                                    1.0

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                                    Number of reviews in the past 365 days

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                                    Manager’s Review Engagement

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                                    Features & Amenities

                                    Laundry
                                    • Laundry Connections in Some Units
                                    • Laundry On-Site
                                    • Laundry in Units
                                    Parking
                                    • Uncovered Parking
                                    Other
                                    • Community Center
                                    • Pool
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                                    Leasing

                                    How close would you like to be to the Beach and Hilltop shopping? At Berkshire you can have the best of both worlds -- great location and great price! Meredith Management offers spacious two bedroom, two bath apartments are located just minutes from shopping, dining, movies and the beach. Come see us today for your ideal apartment living! -Bike to the beach! -Full-size washer/dryer in 3-bedroms -Wall-to-wall carpeting or hardwood floors -Easy access to interstate -Oversized bedrooms -Swimming pool -Laundry facilities in each building -Central heat/air -Walk-in closet -Two full baths -Meredith Management Provides 24-Hour emergency maint. -Cable TV access -New picnic area with grill -Huge playground -RPP welcome 2 bedroom only
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                                    Meredith Construction Company, Inc.

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                                    Based on 17 number of votes by renters, Berkshire Apartments is currently rated 2.2 out of 5 stars.
                                    Berkshire Apartments is rated 1/5 stars in our renters grounds survey, which is considered poor. The grounds are in a state of disrepair and need immediate attention.
                                    Berkshire Apartments is rated 1/5 stars in our renters maintenance survey, which is considered poor. The maintenance team is unresponsive and ineffective in addressing issues.
                                    Berkshire Apartments is rated 1/5 stars in our renters noise survey, which is considered poor. The noise level is consistently loud and disruptive, making it difficult to live in the complex.
                                    Berkshire Apartments is rated 1/5 stars in our renters safety survey, which is considered poor. The complex is very unsafe and poses serious risks to residents.
                                    Berkshire Apartments is rated 1/5 stars in our renters neighborhood survey, which is considered poor. The complex is located in a very undesirable and unsafe neighborhood with limited or no access to local attractions and services.
                                    Berkshire Apartments is rated 1/5 stars in our renters staff survey, which is considered poor. The staff is unresponsive and unhelpful, making it difficult to live in the complex.
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                                    Berkshire Apartments is an apartment in Virginia Beach in zip code 23454. This community has a 2 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, and is for rent for $1,085. Nearby cities include Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, and Suffolk.

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