I have been living here a cumulative total of about 2 1/2 years. For them renting 2 bedrooms right at the same market rate you can go get a brand new granite included with wood floor killer specs (check out Elevation off County Line or Helios off Bellevue, same price and way nicer and BRAND NEW), I would say keep searching. While its a great location and neighborhood (close to light rail and dining), I would advise you to proceed with extreme caution. NO PRIVACY and they will find ways to fine you. Twice a year they do a "preventative inspection" where they fix and replace nothing and snoop your apartment for possible infractions. In addition, if you leave a recycle bag at your door in the morning to take out on your way out for the day, expect a $50 fine (they will say they gave you fair warning well I don't consider 2 warnings when I have transferred once and renewed once fair in a 2 1/2 year period). IN ADDITION-don't expect the pool to be open much. Every year they find excuses to close the pool early or open it late. Last year and this season they re-cylcled the same excuse saying they were closing it last year early for maintenance before the rain came (which they never did and it was sunshine for at least 4 more weeks) then they said the same excuse opening it the week after Labor day. Finally, when you try to plead your case they will reverse it on you saying you are the reason for why there are pests, that you are in violation of fire code when I took several pictures and showed them how THEY are in violation of fire code. In short they will try and make money on you by 1.) Fines 2.) Not opening amenities to save on utilities 3..) Forcing you to want to break your lease which will result in additional fees for lease settlement because who wants to live in a place where you are being larked on and they say they will address issues but dont show proof. 2 days after I brought to their attention the heater sitting on the patio it is still there.
After moving out, I received a letter from a lawyer telling me my account had been sent to collections over my final move out balance (around $70 for final utilities) 2 days AFTER my check for the balance had cleared my account - and over a week after they confirmed they'd received my check. Now I get to sort out AMLI's clerical error and hope it hasn't marred my credit. Coincidentally, nobody is answering the phone in the office, either, nor have they responded to my email regarding the issue. DON'T RENT HERE. - The appliances in this apartment, for what is supposed to be a 'luxury' apartment, are awful and break constantly. They're low-end black GE appliances (the oven doesn't even have a self-cleaning cycle) and they're not energy efficient. The first week I lived here the 'on' switch for my dryer snapped off, and the mechanism fell into the inside of the machine, my air conditioning didn't work; a few months later my dryer requires 4 cycles to dry a small load of laundy - it's fixed and they finally clear out the vent on top of the building that was causing lint to back up (which could have caused a fire); then my garbage disposal breaks, too - for no apparent reason. The maintenance guy basically tells me not to put anything in the garbage disposal - even lemon peels which I usually use to help freshen it. 6 months in, my washing machine is now not spinning the water out of clothes and tangles everything, stretching things so much they're no longer wearable. My air conditioning recently broke again on the last warm day of the year. Sure, maintenance requests are pretty prompt - but it gets super old having appliances breaking constantly - AND a crazy high electric bill. They should call this the AMLI Retirement Village as it is full of baby boomers probably keen on living adjacent to the nearby golf course. While I paid a premium for living on a top floor, the people below me complained about the noise of me walking across my living room and kitchen floor during normal waking hours (in bare feet, and I weigh 120lbs max, not tapdancing or running, just you know, cooking). I don't really feel comfortable in my own home because I'm worried I'm going to get in trouble by the noise police. Also, nobody who lives here ever goes out or has a social life - so if you happen to come home after 7pm, you're going to be parking on the street (or you can pay extra for the 'special' parking). Additionally, and they don't really mention this during the tour when you're looking to lease, there is only one trash receptacle in the entire complex - and it's a pretty lengthy walk from building 4, especially during cold weather when the parking lot and sidewalks get super icy. I didn't think it'd bother me when I first found out, but since I take out trash probably every day to keep my house tidy it's a pain, especially as I'm a single parent who then has to drag an unwilling 5-year-old with me. I won't live in a 'luxury' apartment complex without trash chutes ever again. All in all, given the ever-rising rents and the low quality of the construction and the appliances at AMLI, I won't be renewing my lease here. For the price you can find places with far higher quality appliances and trash that isn't a hike away.
I've lived in many apartments over my lifetime, and I have never been more satisfied. Here are the things I've noticed that make this my favorite community that I've ever lived in: - Service. I have never, ever, had any problems with the service at AMLI. On the contrary, the people in the leasing office are friendly, polite, and professional. When I had an issue out of their control with an automatic rent payment, they set it up correctly and refunded an erroneous charge from a computer glitch immediately. And I don't mean it was resolved within 24 hours -- I mean it was resolved on-the-spot, with the assistant manager personally taking care of it. - Maintenance. The maintenance team cannot be beat. When I had had a request to replace a burnt-out light and my hot water temperature increased just a bit (I like really hot showers), I set the clock to track their response time. The result: 6 hours. I kid you not -- this maintenance team responds quicker than some hotels I've stayed in. - Noise insulation. I very rarely hear my neighbors -- and I have occupied units on both sides of me. These apartments must have been constructed in such a way that noise is minimized. I have never had an experience where I could hear someone's TV, stereo, or conversation. Have I heard my neighbors ever? Well, sure. It's an apartment building; however, these have only been in unusual circumstances where someone was hammering a nail into a wall or perhaps accidentally letting an exterior door slam. - Amenities. The grounds are immaculate. There are always inconsiderate neighbors in any community who leave trash outside of the dumpster or allow their dogs to leave feces on the grass. I don't know who cleans this up -- but I can tell you it's never there for more than 12 hours here. Every time I pull into the lot, there is a maintenance person cleaning some part of the grounds. - Value. I pay a slight premium to live here compared to some other apartments a few miles away; however, the service I receive and the location of this community make it worth it to me. Now, lest you think this review is fake and that I have no areas to list for areas of improvement, I'll list those things that I think could use a little attention. - Parking. I wouldn't necessarily say it's a problem here, but it can get tight like in any apartment community. Sometimes I'm not able to find a space right in front of my unit; and the reserved unit lot is a bit of a trek from my door. To be fair, it's a small community -- and there really is no such thing as a "long walk" from any space to any apartment. - Fitness center. Let's face it. Apartment communities specialize in providing places to live, and running a health club isn't their expertise. Some of the machines could use a little maintenance and occasional cleaning. - Hot tub. The community doesn't have a hot tub, which I would love! But it does have the best pool I've seen in any apartment community -- complete with a waterfall that is really nice to read and relax next to in the summertime. Check out the apartment communities in the area. Consider the grounds, the location, the staff, the physical apartments, and the amenities. I think you'll find that this community comes out #1 in value. I love it here and don't plan on moving until the day I purchase a home.
I have lived here two different times, and I keep coming back. Best Apartments in Denver. Office staff is great, maintenance staff is great. The apartment is good quality. and I have never heard my neighbors. Everyone is really nice. You could not ask for a better experience.
1 garbage can for the whole complex. No hot tub. Horrible lighting in our unit. They pulled a fast one and put us in a unit that wasn't the one we were promised. The drilling of a new well outside of our bedroom 24 hours a day was the icing on the cake. Loud as can be and not even so much as a break in Rent or a gift for the unbelivabe disruption. Only thing I can say positive is the coffee and the gym. Id pass if I was you.