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.
Clemence Place is THE WORST is TRASH!!! I first lived in one building and I was pregnant when i get stuck in the elevator, they prefered to eliminate the elevator than fixed it. Always the elevator was dirty, with garbage on floor and smelly. The washers machine didnt work at the final somebody broke a window to my car. I was moved to another Clemence Place building, now I pay a loooot of money for the apartment, wheN something is broken and the mantainance come to fix i have to argue with them (yes because they think the thinngs last forever) and I pay 25$ dollar montly for parking (the one its not assigned) and everytime I come from work I do not have space , because visitors (and also mantainance people) come to park in the spots, I call the security, I have to argue with the security ( because his point is , because parking is not assigned I do not have an specific spot so I can't complaint) and after he yelled at me by phone (because they are tooooo lazy to leave the small office at Owen st) he hang to me and never come... When is winter, they do not want clean your snow... parking full of snow and you will keep falling in the ice. They do not allow dogs, because you have to adopt one of they mascot, THE HUGE RATS , the rats look like dogs . You see the bums (homeless) looking into the trash and they enter and out like if they live in the building. My bell looks that have a magnet because every friking people who come to visit the building have to attach the finger on my bell!... Ah and if your blinds get broken or the toilet get stuck and they find something... u have to pay for be fixed~!OH GOD! WHAT A PARADISE IS CLEMENCE PLACE!!!