The units themselves are clean, however the windows rattle with the slightest wind blowing against them. The hallways tend to fill up like a “Value Village” thrift shop; elevators are almost always out of service and for us hardly ever stopped on our floor. The pool fills up with non-residents and there is almost always broken glass in the patio area. The roof top deck is beautiful, however features broken chairs and soggy AstroTurf. During our one year lease we experienced management entering the unit 5 times for general maintenance, fire alarm patrols, and bug bed spraying. (Excessive) At move out you should expect to pay a pretty penny with unexpected charges. After leaving our unit immaculate (except for a fresh coat of paint) we were charged over $90 to have it “professionally disinfected”? Evidently it’s a “standard charge” everyone must pay. You will also be expected to pay for carpet shampooing at $70, and you’re first and last month’s utility bill which together will run about $200.
I've lived in Seattle 10 years and this is by far the worst apartment I've ever lived in. I could write a novel on why this place is terrible, the management are borderline slum lords, they nickel and dime you and overcharge at every possible opportunity, the apartments are made of the lowest quality material they could find, things are constantly breaking/broken down/out of order, the bimbos in the office can hardly count to 10, the parking company are racist jerks and I won't even go into the people who actually live in the building, most of them are inconsiderate filthy pigs. This building might seem ok and cheap on the quick 5 minute tour but avoid it at all costs!! Can't wait until my lease is over
I know this post is long, but its boils down to simply: STAY AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE - DUMP WHERE LANDLORD TRIES TO SCREW YOU AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. After being there for a year and a half, I really don't understand how anyone rates this place more than 1 star. As a lot of the other reviewers have noted, this building is absolutely terrible. First, the units are old and have huge problems. For example, the windows don't probably close and when there is any amount of wind, will rattle incredibly loudly. In addition to being loud, the blinds themselves don't work to actually keep out any light. Second, it seems that there is only one hot water unit in the entire building which means anytime you take a shower, good luck on the temperature. Not only does it take 3+ minutes to warm up, it constantly fluctuates because unsurprisingly, other people are using the water. It can go from scalding hot to lukewarm in less than a second, which is shocking given how long it takes to heat up. Third, there is no ventilation in the bathroom. This means that if you take a shower, not only do you get the joy of setting the smoke alarm if you open the bathroom door within 10 minutes of taking a shower, you also fog your entire room and your windows are just a mess of condensation. Fourth, management is goes out of their way to screw you out of as much money as possible. When I first got there, they allowed a check drop off. Now, in order to provide "extra convenience" for the tenants, they stopped allowing check drop offs in exchange for online payment for a huge extra fee. In addition, they changed laundry to a card that doesn't allow any refunds for unused amounts. Not only do they try to screw you in every fee while living there, they make up bogus charges to bill you when you leave. Fifth, the elevators are absurd. Not only is at least one elevator (out of three) out of service at any given time, but they will also randomly stop at floors or two will open up at once. Sixth, there has been a beeping alarm that goes off 24/7 for at least the last 5 months that I was there on the bottom floor.
I agree with the poster above. The apartment has bed bugs and none of the admins care about the problems of the tenants. However, the community manager was very helpful when my apartment got bed bugs. She went out of her way to ensure that my apartment was sprayed repeatedly. Also, do not get fooled by their "amenities" - their pool is dirty, the business center does not have computers or a printer and most of the cardio equipment is in desperate need of repair.
The 1000 apartment has no responsibility for their tenant. In addition, the building has bed bugs problems and the administrators are not helpful and friendly to their tenant.