The place is basically a $1,800 per month college dorm. It's college-aged kids acting like college-aged kids. People are not very friendly, but some of that is just NOVA and DC. Weekend nights are people coming and going with 6 packs and paper thin walls so you can hear parties real well. You can also see the Walk of Shame regularly! There are a number of families that live here too. So, you have children's toys left out on the grass over night or sidewalk drawings with chalk. Lot's of dogs = lots of dog mess on the grass, too. If these things appeal to you, this is your place. If you want an adult atmosphere, keep looking.
To second Stacey Preston's review, I absolutely agree. Today a snow and ice storm came to the area. This was in the forecast. There were no surprises. While the sidewalks were shoveled, there IS NO SALT ON THE SIDEWALKS OR STAIRS. I fell on my a$$ walking outside. When I walked over to the clubhouse, I noticed there was plenty of salt around the entryway. The concierge told me that they put out plenty of salt on the sidewalks today, but "it melted" (whatever that means). Funny how the salt is still quite visible near the clubhouse despite this mysterious "melting". Rather it is was more BS from the Park at Arlington Ridge. I know when a sidewalk has been salted or not.
My husband and I have lived at The Park for 9 months so far and absolutely love it - from the initial leasing experience, when the leasing agents were always responsive and worked with us, to the prompt maintenance, to the peaceful neighborhood atmosphere. The shuttle to Pentagon City metro is really convenient, the pool is small but kept up really beautifully, the employees at the front desk are really helpful, in-unit washer/dryers, no complaints about our actual apartment. Yes, metro isn't walkable, but if you want the suburban, neighborhood feel of The Park you can't live in the city center. Parking can be hard to find if you come home after 8pm, but it's still much better than our last apartment building's parking.
It is ridiculous to pay over $2000/mo rent and the sidewalks don't get cleared! Not to mention that when you you call and ask about it they lie and say they've been shoveling all weekend and are on their way! Let's not get started on management.
This place is an absolute dump! Do not be fooled by the clubhouse scenary or stale cookies positioned within the leasing office. I have complained about a dog barking within my building for months, to no avail. The apartments are cheaply constructed and parking is horrendous. I would highly suggest perusing another complex, as this is the LEAST davorable location within the Arlington region.