I lived here for two years and I still miss my Post Parkside apartment on a weekly basis :) Such a great location -- you're on to the park, a bodega across the street when you run out of essentials, restaurants a dry cleaners and coffee shop next door, a 10 minute walk to MARTA and within walking distance to everything in Midtown. The apartments are a bit dated, but that's not anything you don't know before you move in. I lived on the first floor right on 10th, so there was some noise from the street, but to be expected. If I moved back to Atlanta I'd be back in a heartbeat!
I lived here for a year. The walls were so thin I could hear the upstairs neighbor's baby crying at night. Called the office many times and they never did anything about it. Didn't stop them from threatening to evict us for the complaints of our downstairs neighbors 2 weeks after moving in. 6 weeks after we moved out, get a letter from a collections agency for $800 from "damages" to the unit. During the move out inspection they said nothing. We had called the office 2 weeks after move out and they said they were backed up but would get back to us. We didn't hear anything until this letter from 'collections'. The reason we moved out was a 20% rent hike after our first year. Expect the same subpar treatment if you move in. AVOID THIS PLACE. Cheaper, nicer accommodations can be found in this area. Look at Gables locations and high rises on Peachtree.
I moved to Post Parkside almost a year ago after a divorce and without looking around very much. When I first moved in I was told that the apartment would be cleaned, though on my first night here my white socks had turned black on the dirty carpeting. I had to specially request that the apartment actually be cleaned. After a few weeks of sleepless nights due to partying upstairs neighbors I invoked the cancelation clause in my lease. The leasing staff found me a new apartment on the interior of the building that was initially much quieter, however I soon learned that my noise troubles were not unique to any particular unit in the building. The quality of the apartments is mediocre at best, finishes are basic, old and dirty. The walls are paper thin, I can hear every time my upstairs neighbors open or close a door. My hallway literally sounds like a dog kennel, a person cant walk through without setting off a chain reaction of barking dogs. If you decide to tour this building do yourself a favor, stand in the hallway and clap loudly and wait a few seconds, you’ll see what I mean. Whenever there is a festival or event in the park 10th street is impossible to navigate, crowds of foot traffic and homeless people camp out in front of the building. I went out several times during jazz fest to find festival-goers going behind out transformer box five feet off the sidewalk and using it as a toilet. The complex knows there are issues like this but does not set up additional security. Security is also a concern in the parking deck where several cars have been broken into during my time here. Worst and most troubling is the fact that the complex is being investigated for shoddy construction by the Government, however, they wont tell you that when you visit for a walkthrough OR when you sign a lease and it is my understanding that failing to do so is illegal. The only saving grace about this building is its location and Post knows it, this place isn’t getting updated any time soon. The complex is an overpriced, poorly built, sorry excuse for a building in a city where new developments are as much or cheaper to live in. What makes the situation that much more laughable is that I was just informed that if I wanted to stay another year the rent would increase from $1100 to $1450, more than 30%... I’d be angry if it weren’t so absurd. I am literally counting the days until I move out of this place and trying to keep up the level of self control it takes not to run out when I see people touring the property and say, “RUN AWAY!”
Where do I start? The noise is terrible - both from the street and from the thin walls. The apartments are expensive, small and poorly crafted. The staff is terrible. One time a leak opened up in my roof on a Saturday and it took until Monday for them to come fix it. Another time I came home from work and they were building scaffolding in the courtyard, pounding on the walls all day and evening without ever warning or apologizing to the residents. RUN. it's close the park, yes, but it is SO not worth it. TAKE MY ADVICE AND RUN.
Having no time to look, I rented sight unseen, going by the website. The staff was helpful. The location is truly excellent, too. However. In no time I saw I'd made a huge mistake. My studio ran to nearly 1K and was the tiniest apartment I've ever been in. The 'look' is meant to be industrial chic but the appliances are cheap. (What really killed me was why the stainless steel counter was allowed to jut so far into the living/bedroom space, eating up precious inches.) I was lucky to face the quiet of 11th St., but you can't escape noise from above - soft walking is loudly heard. I also think that their prices call for security measures. I never had a problem myself but I was as well not thrilled with the people hanging at the parking lot. Nutshell: yes, it's midtown ATL, but you can find far nicer apartments right around the corner for a lot less.