I really did enjoy my 4-day stay there. I was there by myself, but I'd say this place is ideal for families. Every day there were kids playing around outside and adults on the tennis courts. Free breakfast on Sunday was delicious (get there before the kids do), but mostly carb-based with a basket of small waxy apples. The room itself was so incredibly large and really well designed! For one person, it was a bit big, but it still had large windows and a nice little balcony. The Falls Church area nearby was incredibly gorgeous and sometimes I enjoyed walking to the East Falls Church Metro instead of taking the shuttle. This is a great place for a community environment, BUT... They double-charged me for my stay (9 days instead of 4). The staff was very friendly and willing to help when I called about this mistake, but they took forever to fix it on my credit card and failed to send me email receipts on time. I had to call and ask several times for the receipt. Still, the people there were so helpful and happy - even the janitors. I give this place 4 stars. P.S. They have an incredible machine that makes countless combinations of FREE coffee and hot chocolate!!!
Horrible Internet, and the management lied about fixing the obvious problem. You can not even purchase any other service, you will wind up using your cell phone data plan a lot if you manage to get signal.
Great place for families - lots of activites. Apartments are nice & roomy. Would definitely stay here again. Better to have a car here, but it is possible to get by w/ the free shuttles, DC Metro, etc.
My apartment is lousy and the management is unconcerned, perhaps bad reviews will perk up their ears.. The benefit is my employer has a contract with Oakwood so the price is right. It seems that what the government types love about this place is: 1) it has green space for children and families to play, 2) the school district here is good, a real plus for the long term residents. The pictures do not reflect the reality of the apartments, they have been painted 20 times, the kitchens are cheaper than the cheapest Lowe's or Home Depot could ever contrive. The floor slopes two inches inside the apartment, the bathroom is held together with copious amounts of caulk, there is far from sufficient storage for clothes, there is an 3/4 inch crack under the door, one of the elevators has been on life support for the last month, and there are insufficient washers and dryers (on the even numbered floors) for residents (the worst thing is there is an imbalance between the number of each and the time that each requires to run, this isn't rocket science).