My family and I have lived at the Burlington for 3 years. We have a 2 BR 2 bath unit with 1005 sq ft. Pros: Pet friendly, nice big courtyard, pool, well kept grounds, clean interior, big windows, heat and air included, gym and sauna in each building, near bus line, near Como Park, extremely helpful management team, responsive maintenance team, garage parking optional, all off-street parking. Cons: Dog poo is not always picked up by neighbors, parking can be scarce at night, not a walkable neighborhood to get to a grocery store or coffee shop (though Gabes is next door). All in all, we love living here. We have made some great friends. The community is a mix of all age groups - from college students to families to retirees. Highly recommend it!
This is my second time living at The Burlington and I love it! Great amenities (pool, dog park, tennis courts, gyms in every building, heated garages) all for a great price! It's an awesome place to have a dog- my hyper, social puppy LOVES the off-leash dog park they have. Beyond that the staff are great, 24hr maintence, and the office is open 7 days a week. Before moving in I did my research on apartments in St Paul and there was nothing that comes close to here. Highly recommend.
Very Noisy The management company on site - really can't do anything for you. They don't "own" the property so if you want any kind of help they push it off on the owners. Also didn't like that we signed a short term lease cause we moved and bought a house so we knew exactly the number of months we needed. Then found out that we needed to give 60 days notice at the 45 day mark. They were totally like - "well it is on the lease" - funny they never tell you that little fact - just buried it in the lease.
I moved here in April 2014 and lived here for a year. The only reason my girlfriend and I moved is to get closer to work. Otherwise we would still be here. The updated apartments were really nice and the amenities were awesome. I really enjoyed the free a/c in the summer and free heat in the winter! The maintenance staff was lightning quick and always fixed our issued right away. The place was very dog friendly, with a big off leash dog park and paths through out the complex with doggy bags and trash cans to throw your pets waste into. The staff was awesome and always helped us with anything we needed. We worked a lot with Abby and she was so great! We felt really bad moving out because they were so great! I read a few of the other reviews on the site and I didn't have any of the issues the other people were talking about. I know we were close to train tracks but I don't ever remember being bothered or annoyed by them. Also I never heard noises from other peoples apartments but I was on the top floor. The balcony was an awesome plus. Also the parking fees were pretty small compared to other places so that was nice. We chose the place because it was right outside of Saint Paul and it was perfect for us at the time. I would highly recommend living here!
I lived here for 2 years and can safely say that this is a terrible establishment. Firstly, they are very expensive. My monthly bill was almost $1800 for a 2 bedroom apartment by the time I moved out after all the fees for the *extras* were added in. Secondly, you need to be careful which unit you get. In my case I had to deal with close to 2 months of construction in my apartment because the walls let rain water in and caused the floor to rot. Finally, they do not care about their tenants. Even though I paid my expensive bill on time every month and caused zero problems what-so-ever they still kept my entire deposit and billed me an extra couple hundred upon move out to replace carpet. As a bonus, a rather loud freight train comes rolling through literally every 15 minutes. Please reconsider where you want to call home.