The location of the apartments are wonderful! Very close to downtown, OSU campus, as well as the Grandview area. The apartments also have great amenities such as pools, workout facility, tennis court, basketball court, sand volleyball, etc. We moved in a few months ago and we have been pleased with the apartments and staff we well as the response to repairing things that need fixed. We have a two bedroom and we each have our own bathroom, walk in closet, as well as laundry. Very satisfied!
It's a great location and my unit is very cozy with vaulted ceilings, fireplace and deck. It's worth the trek to the third floor. The bundling of utilities is convenient and staff has been very nice. Only complaint is maintenance is tough to get in.
No stars no stars at all. Arbors is completely RIDICULOUS. I don't know who is running it or making the decisions but whomever it is they are one greedy...person. They just raised my internet/cable package that they FORCE me to have to $100 and trash..TRASH removal is now 38$. This place is a joke I wish I wouldn't have moved in here. Unfortunately my lease isn't up until November so Im screwed.
First of all, I moved to Columbus less than a year ago, and I chose Arbors of Watermark to be my first apartment complex. I'm so glad that I did! First of all, I wanted to go with a well managed place since I was moving up here site unseen, and Arbors did not disappoint. Yes, the rent is bit on the high side, but compared with all of the other Connor Group apartment options, this is by far the best one (location + price + grounds). My apartment was well kept and clean when I moved in, and I've never had a problem with finding a close parking spot. Also, as they say in real estate: Location, location, location!! Grandview is as safe as it gets in Columbus, and living right across from 670 has been perfect. I love commuting to Hilliard shopping- just 10 min away- or heading into downtown (I always take US-33/Dublin Rd- more scenic by the river, and there's nothing like seeing the skyline pop up as you turn the corner.) OSU is also just about 10 min away- what more could you ask for? By far, my favorite part about living here has been the grounds. The complex sits right next to a large pond/small lake off of the river, and in the summer and fall, I enjoyed walking by it and sitting for hours on a bench and reading. The complex itself is quite large with lots of green space for throwing a Frisbee or hanging out with friends. I even got a dog while I was living here, and he has loved running with me on long walks around the complex. I should say that this is a very dog/cat friendly community, but I rarely hear dogs barking in the complex. Also, my building has been super quiet- I have never heard my neighbors in the 9 months I've lived here. Finally, the girls in the office have always been super nice and easy to work with. They have always gone the extra mile to take care of me. Maintenance has usually been very prompt- resolving requests within 2-3 days. The one time that it took a couple of weeks- they were out of a special light bulb and needed to order it- management called me to apologize for the long delay. The fact that someone realized there was a problem without me complaining about it means that the management is really trying to have happy clients. You've got one here! I'll briefly mention the negatives: at least one pool was out of service at almost all times this summer (green algae), dog owners should pick up after their dogs (though Arbors provides trash cans and doggie bags for this purpose), and rent is a bit pricy (others have mentioned the ~$180/mo water+tv+internet+pest control+admin fees bill). Still, I wouldn't hesitate to continue to live here. Arbors of Watermark is a great place to live for young professionals and young couples.
I have lived at Arbors of Watermark for a few years now without any major issues. The place isn't perfect, but overall, it is very nice and I would recommend it. The amenities are pretty decent - gym, pools, tennis courts, racquetball, etc. These are all very usable. Things break occasionally, but they issues have always been addressed. Personal maintenance requests can be slow sometimes, but they have always fixed the issues. The office staff has always been extremely friendly and helpful. The grounds are well kept, and the quality of the apartments themselves are adequate. Parking is plentiful and the whole place seems to be very safe. The biggest problem is the pricing - rent seems pretty average compared to other apartments, but the "first billing" bill is large and covers every little thing they can get away with charging you for. It is primarily a college apartment complex, so there are often drunk people yelling in the middle of the night on weekends, along with taxis honking. This hasn't ever bothered me, but would be worth noting if you're looking for a very quiet place. Again, Arbors of Watermark is a nice place to live, but it is pricey. It isn't perfect, but I have been happy so far.