The good: 1) It's downtown. It takes me 5 minutes of walking to get to work every day. No driving and no waiting in horrible traffic jams. 2) The price is $645 for a studio with all utilities except electricity included. BUT, just now they started asking more money for water and sewage even though they were included in the rent price before. So now you have to pay around $800 with utilities. So the price used to be a good thing but now it a bad thing The bad: 1) The train and the firefighter station nearby. Constant noise from both trains and firefighter trucks even during the night. 2) No parking at all. You'll have to pay a lot for parking somewhere else. I'm lucky that my company is located in downtown and they have their own parking so I just park there. 3) Prehistoric A/C unit, old building, no ventilation or central heating
So, if you’re even considering moving in here, let me just save you a year of headaches and pain and just say – RUN! Like the other way, really anywhere other than here! Save your money and even more importantly - your SANITY! Find something else, anything else will be better than this. I wrote this long review, but it won’t let me post it, so to make it short and straight to the point – DON’T DO IT! You’ll live to regret it! Because I did, like 100 times by now, IT IS NOT what I signed up for in any shape or form! You’ll have non-stop headache from the never stopping remodeling that will continue to happen here, noise even at 7:30 in the morning! On Saturday! Like really loud nailing down something in the hallway kind of noise. Cranes in the parking lot. Actually, forget about parking altogether, it’s not happening here, parking is non-existent. Prepare yourself and put a LOT of $ aside for parking tickets! Oh, yeah, not kidding, you’re going to get them, it’s inevitable. Parking situation is horrible! You can’t even actually buy parking spots at the moment, supposedly there is a waiting list, however those spots are currently being used by construction people working on a building, so basically you’re fresh out of luck. We used to have a front lot, but it is closed while the remodeling is going on, so basically - indefinitely...while there is actually nothing going on in the front. Yeap...just an area blocked off for no reason. At 1st it might seem like a good deal for $899 considering the coveted downtown location. Yes, location is good, but that’s where the good points end, basically that is the one and only good thing about living here. Also, $899 is not the only thing you’ll be paying, depending on which unit you’re in, you’ll be charge for utilities which is higher than what my friends pay living in their own house! On top of that, this building was built in the 60’s, there is no central heat or air, only a small unit in your room which has to constantly run, doesn’t matter what season it is, it will always be either too hot or too cold. In the summer time it’s practically impossible to cool off your apartment, going down the hallways and elevator is just stifling hot, the air doesn’t reach the kitchen, there is actually no ventilation in the kitchen whatsoever. So, that means that you constantly have to run fans, your small little joke of a unit and it racks up major $ on your electricity bill. This building is very old and has a huge bug problem, and it doesn’t even matter if you get them to spray every week, it doesn’t make much of a difference. The most disturbing thing is that the apartment management could care less about the comfort of the residents, there is absolutely no consideration or any human factor for that matter. There is nothing constant with them, things change from week to week without any of our knowledge. Like even their hours of operation, one week I saw that they're open on the weekends, I go to pick up my package, they're now closed on the weekends, because they don't have enough $ to keep the staff working on the weekends. Why would they let anyone know, residents who actually pay good money in rent to live there! Nonsense! Where is the fun in that? Let them figure it out on their own, poor suckers! That's the attitude I get from them and everyone else does, all the residents are extremely unhappy about the way the management handles everything. It is a nightmare living here! RUN! My lease can't end fast enough.
After having a home for over 20 years the transition here was smooth, nice and peaceful with great staff and friendly neighbors