I moved into Clemens Place in 2012. Admittedly, I picked the place because it was one of the few places that showed up online in Hartford, I was tired of trying to find an apartment in Hartford and I was delirious from having just taken the bar exam. I just renewed my lease for the third time. The neighborhood is pretty good. The West End is probably the best neighborhood in Hartford and the safest after Downtown. Bars, a small grocery store, pharmacy, good restaurants, fast food and my bank are within walking distance. U Conn Law School and Elizabeth Park are also nearby. I work downtown and regularly hop on the bus which stops right on Farmington Avenue and is pretty reliable (for a bus). The rent is reasonable considering heat and hot water, off street parking and a fitness center are included. The fitness center is one of the best I've seen as far as options (it isn't new and shiny, but it's functional). Multiple cardio machines, a full set of dumbbells and two racks with barbells (squat rack, multiple benches, etc.). Not a whole lot of weight machines if you prefer those, but I don't use them. I have seen some strange things going on in the parking lot (twice I've seen a car with a missing front wheel), but am honestly unsure of what the story is with that. I have called the super a few times and have always gotten a prompt response -- even when I was causing the problem (e.g., I didn't realize that I needed to turn on a switch to work the dishwashing machine). I haven't seen any rodents. Maybe they come out after my bedtime? Ha! Also, I don't think any of the Clemens Place buildings have elevators (they're typically four stories or less) so I'm not sure about some of these reviews. I have recommended the place. Generally, it meets my needs and I'd say it's a good value for someone who wants one stop shopping.
You can do better, that is my advice for anyone looking to move here.
Beautiful place and great staff!!!
It's not so bad, Ive seen worse. Its the trashy but not so trashy apartment.. Its OWKAY.
Some of these folks are either mentally ill, or work for another area apartment complex. Clemens place is easily the best in the area, not counting some of the $$$$ places on Woodland, of course. I've been here about 7 years and will soon be signing for another. The office staff do fine, and maintenance is right on top of things, but some people are just impossible to please. Those are gonna be the ones on here writing bizarre complaints. Don't want mice and bugs in your apartment? Try cleaning it once in a while.
News flash, you live in a city. If you leave your GPS on the dash, sooner or later, someone IS going to break your car window and steal it. Nothing security can do about stupidity.
Let me quote one of the bad reviews: "Ah and if your blinds get broken or the toilet get stuck and they find something... u have to pay for be fixed~!" Seriously? You object to being held responsible for your own actions? I'm glad they make you pay - it means they aren't raising rents for everyone, just because you broke your blinds or flushed a.. uhh, whatever they found.