Autumn Woods is a great place to live, especially for graduate and professional students at UNC. Two bus stops within minutes of your front door, close proximity to Carrboro Plaza, plenty of parking for your guests, quiet community, elite car care center, gorgeous pool area, and modern, spacious units with W/D; what more could you ask for? Plus, the staff members here are smart, friendly, and extremely helpful should a problem arise (something that can't be said for most apartment complexes in/near a college town). As a UNC grad and someone who has lived in the Triangle for the last six years, I can tell you from firsthand experience you won't do better for the price.
I have lived in Autumn Woods for 6 months now and am enjoying the experience. Before I chose Autumn Woods, I also toured apartments at Poplar Place, Ashbrook, The Villages of Chapel Hill, and Governor's Village. Although those communities are similar, I ultimately chose Autumn Woods because of its updated kitchen and open floor plan. It was also the brightest and cleanest apartment I saw. Villages is very dated. And Governor's Village which would SEEM to be the newest from its exterior appearance, was also dated compared to Autumn Woods. Here's what I've liked so far: The ladies in the front office are ON IT. They're bright, cheerful, personable and know their stuff. They expertly and efficiently handle UPS packages, deliveries and service calls that come while you are away. I've made a few service and maintenance calls (dishwasher didn't work, washer didn't work, towel rack fell) and they were handled IMMEDIATELY. There's an outside trash compactor that sometimes overflows, but I've only seen that happen once and it was dealt with pretty quickly. I can not hear my neighbors, and I hope (!) they can't hear me and my kids. The people I've met in the community have all been cordial. I like the little touches in the community. They had two giant, inflatable Tom Turkeys at the entrance until the other day that always made me smile (and made great landmarks). Now they have a giant inflatable Winnie The Claus and Frosty. It keeps things festive. I have not yet used the fitness room or the business center, but happy to have it. Same goes for the carwash/car vacuum station. Cool amenity, I just haven't used it yet. The pool looks lovely and I have a view of it from my balcony, can't wait to enjoy it come summer. The location is excellent for me. Convenient to downtown Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Jump on Route 54 and you're quickly to parts beyond. There are two Food Lion grocery stores close, a nice dog park and trails at nearby Hank Anderson Park. So far, I have seen a nice diversity in the people who live here. There's a healthy dose of grad students, but I've also seen couples with babies, families with teen-aged kids, and even multi-generational families. I have school-aged kids. It's been decades since I've lived in an apartment, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I am thoroughly pleased with the choice I made.
Love the facility, love the staff (though to be fair my standards are low anywhere), my only gripe is that the management wants the tenants to keep vehicles covered in the event there's any visible body damage, at all. It is a major inconvenience and I'm unaware of any other place in CH or Carrboro that does the same thing. It's an absolute pain. But the apartments are very nice, maintenance staff are very personable, and the neighbors are pretty great. I like living here.
I moved to Autumn Woods in August and I'm glad that I did. The unit that I live in is quiet and cozy. We are on a first floor unit and haven't had any sorts of issues with bugs. Our appliances work, the rooms are large and open, and the closets are huge. In terms of safety, I have never felt unsafe and I've never seen anything sketchy going on even late at night. The staff in the office have been nothing but friendly to us. When we were getting ready to move in they showed us a different unit than we had initially planned to move into because it had recently become available and they thought we might like the view/privacy better. I was impressed with them taking the extra time to show us a different unit. I've lived in other places in Carrboro and I really think that you get what you pay for with certain places. At Autumn Woods, i feel like its the perfect mix of affordability and safety/comfort. I love that the units come with appliances. These aren't cookie cutter apartments which I enjoy. We have a large patio and built-in book case as well. Autumn Woods is a great place to call home!
The apartment complex is beautiful, calm and very well kept. My experience with the staff is great and always ready to help. I looked around Chapel Hill and I would say this is one of the most convincing neighborhood, from many aspects, quite, safe and clean, and if you have kids, schools are great. It really worth to pay more to be here than to go somewhere else for less, I did that and I regret it.