I cant wait to move out. This place is over priced, hot water wont water, smelly water, ONE ELEVATOR that works three times a week, MAINTAINCE walk in without any notice for random shit. I can gaurantee that people who gave good reviews are people working at the block. I will gaurantee. And Im sure my review will get deleted soon like my friends reviews.
Do not live here. Do not sign a lease with this awful company. I had to leave UT Austin due to MEDICAL REASONS and they would not let me out of the lease. I even offered to pay a fee, had a long note from my doctor explaining my circumstance, and they forced me to pay nearly $1000 a month for a room I could not live in. preposterous. They don't deserve your business, money, and you as a student can find much better student apartments that actually give a damn about the students.
These apartments use to be absolutely terrible before The Block got bought out by American College Campuses. However, the new ownership has turned things around. The customer service is phenomenal now and the new renovations are making it a much more enjoyable place to live. However, the interior lighting is poor (very dim) and the floors collect a lot of dust. On the bright side, The Block is one of the few apartments in West Campus that still allows people to split rooms. If you are looking to live in West Campus but not spend an excessive amount, The Block is a good option. However, there are nicer apartments for more money.
This place is very overpriced. I am usually not one to be critical, but they could easily make living here better. The apartments are dirty, tenants are very inconsiderate, parking garages are way too cramped, and the management just simply does not care. Do not live here if possible. This place is easily one of the worse places to live on West Campus.
I lived in the Block (25th East) for two years, from Fall 2013 to Spring 2015. Depending on which unit you get, it'll either be decent or bad. Either way, prepare yourself for the occasional broken elevator, the smelly hallways due to people leaving their trash (or worse) out, and (my personal favorite) the blaring fire alarms at 2 am. The last two are mostly the fault of other residents. Please don't be that resident. Wi-fi can get a bit slow. Use the cable when you can. All appliances that came with the unit worked. Toilets never clogged on us. Sometimes the water smells. Get a filter. If you need something fixed, the maintenance people are usually pretty quick on it. Management is actually pretty nice and understanding. Due to mishap, I got my car towed from one of the Block garages, although I had a parking tag (I wasn't contacted prior to or after the towing... I had to find out the hard way). However, the manager was able to get me a refund for the towing fee within a few days. Well, it could have been a lot worse. 4/5 for decent unit, convenience (After rolling out of bed, I can speed-walk to campus in 6 minutes? Sold.) and friendly management.