Been here for 11 months and I've never been so excited to move in my life. The office staff happens to be the only good quality. Maintenance is just awful. I had to call them down sometimes multiple times a week for over a month as my apartment is simply unable to keep a good temperature. After around 7 visits by maintenance, they FINALLY replace my outdoor AC unit. Months later, it's still not working properly. By 10 AM, it's already 77° despite the fact that I have it set at 71°.Got to 89° today, I have called the office twice and I am still sitting in extreme heat over an hour and a half later. Considering it's 95° outside, I'm not sure that's "safe". Breaker continues to "trip". Additionally, the prices are outrageous for a very "cheap" apartment with minimum sq. footage. The washer and dryer are extremely outdated and very, very loud with no door to the laundry area. The bathtub is tiny with a very poor, tacky finish that makes cleaning it an all day affair. The water is turned off frequently and inconveniently if you like to shower before going to work/class. Very little to offer for storage. No bathroom drawers, small kitchen cabinets, only one closet in 1BR with a very obstructing fireplace that's highly unnecessary and more of an inconvenience in a 700 sq ft space. Would not recommend, especially if living alone.
This is a wonderful place to live. Location is great, apartment units have been renovated with granite countertops in the kitchen and bath. Washer and dryer in the unit is a huge benefit. Having a brand new stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator is a major plus, too. Anytime something needs attention, the ladies in the office are right on it, and repairs are dealt with on a timely basis. Parking is usually available and convenient and a major renovation to the pool and common area is well under way. I like the mature trees, how quiet it is and the fact that we have a huge green belt buffer behind us. I highly recommend the Barrington at Park Place for your next apartment home.
I consider myself to be a very tolerant and easy going person which is why it has taken me 7 months to write this review after having been through at least 5 serious issues (I am looking at 8 service receipts that I can find right now) with this apartment. I also had the thought, "well these are old apartments so they are going to have issues", but boy oh boy I never thought there would be this many issues or such terrible maintenance. Before I go into the actual issues, I would like to say the staff in the office is very friendly. They seem to care about your issues, however, there is a lack of communication on their end between the office and maintenance. Several issues I have had needed to be serviced multiple times because maintenance couldn't quite figure out what the issue at hand even was (though it was pretty apparent). I have come to the conclusion that maintenance at this complex is just useless and a joke. And also, all of my issues took at least 5 days to be addressed. So when they tell you 2-3 days, it is a lie. Okay, so just to list out my issues in case you don't want to read all that goes into each one. I had a rat eat through the baseboard in my kitchen, I have had mold repeatedly come back on the baseboards in my kitchen and bathroom, the baseboard in my bathroom is rotting and there are little bugs always crawling in and out, continuous bug problems (roaches and other weird little ones), twice near my front door my apartment flooded during rains, the dryer did not dry my clothes and was serviced three times before it was finally replaced, and the issue I am dealing with now is mice in my pantry and needing holes to be filled in. On top of the issues the quality of the apartment is just poor. The laminate flooring is coming up in various spots (not sticking), the carpet is just terrible quality, they claimed to have refinished the bathtub but whatever they painted it with is just this really sticky paint that is very hard to clean (so any hair gets stuck and is awful to try and rinse away, my shampoo bottles make gross marks indenting into this paint- will add pictures of this too), etc. The trash in the complex is always over flowing and water is constantly being turned off. Every time they maintenance an issue they leave a mess behind and do not bother to clean up after themselves. The hole where the rat chewed through my baseboard was an easy handle. They filled the hole, no problem. The mold on the baseboard in the kitchen - they just paint over it and it continues to come back. An ongoing issue and they aren't doing anything to actually solve the problem (whatever is leaking between the walls). The adjoining wall is my bathroom wall where there is also mold growing and the baseboard is rotting. The rain water flooding through my front door has happened twice. They are continuously having to put weather proofing (some gooey substance) around the door frame because it doesn't hold over time. They serviced my dryer for not drying at least three times before they finally replaced it attached was the washer that had rust and was putting rust spots on all my clothes. The first time they maintenanced my dryer the employee left a ball of lint on my bathroom floor and the service receipt read "lint". Well problem not solved. Second time they took the unit outside my apartment leaving a trail of dust and debris throughout my apartment and outside my apartment, not bother to cleaning it and still not fixing the problem. There is a hole in my pantry where mice are coming through and having a feast--four working days and a reminder to the office, I am still waiting on this to be fixed and in the mean time cannot use my kitchen because all my groceries are on my counters. Anyways, extremely awful place to live. I feel disgusted every time I enter my apartment filled with mold and bugs. The price paid for the amount of square footage is absurd. Much better options in Austin regardless of soaring rent prices, KEEP LOOKING.
AwfUL. I lived here for 5 years. Got alongvwith everyone until 6 months ago, when I moved to a 'renovated' unit. It was VERY POORLY INSULATED. Rain would leak in, the water pipes were constantly broken, and I had 4 floods, a robbery, and an assault against me with ab deadly weapon. Towards my final days when I WAS FORCED OUT,due to a hateful upstairs neighbor cleaned about my service dog saying that she was attacked even though it was ENTIRELY UNTRUE. I even proved it in court. This used to be my HOME. Now, it's a serious regeet and I am glad to be out.
HORRIBLE experience. When I came here to look at the apartments, they showed me the model unit which was emaculate. The girls in the office seemed very professional and nice, at first. The unit they rented me was a total different story. They pulled the old Bait & Switch on me. The unit I got had the WORST construction I've ever seen in an apartment, not to mention that it wasn't clean at all. The complex is supposed to be "upgraded"... hardly. I realized that they give you great service just to get you in and then don't care anymore. Then I found out they charge a $2.50 administration fee that they neglected to tell me when I first signed papers. I suggest to avoid The Barrington, it's a corporate nightmare.