*Pros: The rooftop area was nice, the staff is friendly, and the maintenance staff was very quick to respond to all issues. The apartments are small for the money, but there's a surprising amount of storage space packed in. They have a really nice finish - it's the little things, like soft-closing hinges. The apartments are good noise-wise - you can hear above when people step heavily, and that's it. We were treated fairly when we moved out - but then, we did leave the place in perfect shape. *Cons: The greatest con was the heat. We chose one of the less expensive places, but they have two tiny little windows by the floor (you know, where the heat isn't). We had to buy fans in the winter, and then hook up a clunky A/C (no window units) in the summer. Get a unit with the large windows, or don't move in. The price was pretty high, but we knew that. I was also slightly annoyed by having to park a few minutes away (but we rarely drive) and the infrequent replacement of wipes/water in the fitness center. Eventually, we found a 2 bedroom nearby for far less than the 1 bedroom. For great parking/pricing, look elsewhere, but if you don't drive a lot and can afford the nicer units, I'd say go for it.
I've lived here almost six months and while I haven't had any specific negative experiences, I don't think I'll renew my lease. The management team is great at responding to issues that are within their control, but unfortunately there are some problems they can't fix. For example, the building is in a great location, but it's also a very noisy area with a lot of traffic and construction. The parking garage is frustratingly cramped. There are too few spaces for the number of residents, the spaces are tiny, and people often take up more than one spot. Street parking is limited and there have been problems with car prowls in the neighborhood. I'm also getting tired of paying almost $1500 a month for my 1 bedroom. Not only are the units just plain expensive, the high prices seem to draw demanding, entitled rich folks. On the plus side, the apartments are comfortable and sparkling clean, the gym is great, and the rooftop deck is awesome. Just be wary of the leasing agents - it's their job to sell you their product so you'll want to keep that in mind if you're considering moving here. For example, I was assured that I would have a ten-minute bus ride to work, which was a big factor in my decision to live here. Turns out it's an hour and 15 minutes by bus, or a 25 minute drive. Shame on me for not double-checking on that before I signed a lease, but I still feel that they were just telling me what I wanted to hear. So if you're considering moving here, take everything I've said with a grain of salt. While Link isn't my cup of tea, I think it's yuppie paradise for others.