Having lived in Dexter Park for 3 years now. I can understand some of the older previous comments, but much has changed with the new manager (less Students more young professionals) and the new concierge service. Location is great, we hardly ever needed a car. If you need one, Zip Cars are located in the parking lot. Maintenance guys where always friendly and fixed any problem we had the same day. Only drawback is the price ... if you can afford it, its a great place to live!
Come live in Dexter Park, where some aspect of it will infuriate you every single day: Ridiculously high rent? Check. Loud noise day and night? Check. Vomit or trash regularly in the hallways and elevator? Check. Useless concierge and rude, pushy management? Check. Drunk, aggressive meatheads always looking to pick a fight in the lobby? Check. Overheated little spaces that force you to open the window when it's 5 below zero so you don't suffocate? Check. Owned by a corrupt billionaire who has absolutely no incentive to make anything better? Check.
Can you imagine?!? After a long day of work, ready to sleep... heard strange noise in the bedroom... Surprise!!! A MOUSE. It is a known problem for the managers. And it was not an isolated event, I asked other people and they had the same problem. It is just unacceptable to pay such a high rent to live with mice.
The worst place I have ever lived! Let me start with some positives. Location is very good. It is close to shops, restaurants, T and parks. Building was well maintained and there were some improvements done when I lived there. Apartments were spacious and had nice layout. Altough the place was clean there were cockrouches and some little black bugs in the kitchen. There was 24 – h apartment maintanance. Usually they fixed problem the same day. There was parking available for additional cost (either outdoor or garage). They gave you your own spot but don‘t be surprise if someone parks on it. They have theatre room, children’s room, business center, gym and concierge (not sure if that is a plus or minus though – see below). Despite all the positive sides mentioned above, I would not recommend anyone to live there. First of all I wouldn’t call the complex luxury (maybe it was luxury in 90‘). There is no granite countertops, stainless steel apliances or central air conditioning. The air conditioning units are very old and loud. The units have no real thermostat, and the fan never shuts down (your room is either hot or cold and loud). Just a few words about concierge: unusefull, uneffective and makes you feel like an intruder. Getting packeges after the computer system stopped working was annoying. You have to ask the concierge if you recived anything all the time as they do not give you any notifications. Tenants are mostly undergrad students who can’t behave. They basically did whatever they wanted and management didn’t care at all. Living there during summer was’t so bad but during school year it was awful! There were parties late at night every week. Loud music, screaming, yelling on the corridor, sluming doors, fighting drunk students, vomitting and littering from the balconies should give you pretty accurate picture. Also, add annoying honking taxis. That’s what you are paying for at Dexter Park. Walls are made from paper so even if you try to ignore all the noise you really can’t. It’s like your windows and door are wide open. They should pay people to rent there because after a few weeks you will need some stress and anger management program. And these are not cheap!
Dexter Park, although pricey is very comfortable living. Great for BU students who are close enough to the campus. Located in between both Comm. Ave and Beacon St. is a huge plus. Apartments are spacious, and amenities are also nice. Parking lot is great.