My fiance and I had a great experience at Solhaus Tower. For the most part we worked with Shelby, the Community Manager, and she was great! She was always very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Any time we had any concerns she was willing to listen and come up with the best solutions. On top of that, the apartments are gorgeous! We absolutely loved the wood flooring, huge windows and stunning kitchen. I would highly recommend this community to anyone looking to move to a great apartment building in Stadium Village.
Great apartment, awful management. The 150 a month parking garage isn't monitored so don't bother paying for it. Just park anywhere, because those of us that do pay for it can't get management to do anything about others parking in our spots. I don't get it. Every other apartment in the area doesn't hesitate to tow unauthorized cars from their lots. Management is in the office roughly half the time they say they are in advertising. Not worth the high price, maybe they will be motivated to get new building managers once the new 700 apartments go up across the street.
I have lived here for a year and a half as of this review. Solhaus has changed quite a bit since I've moved in. The staff when I moved in was terrific. They were very helpful and willing to listen to any and all requests. The free internet was sub par (3G routinely outperformed wifi). Rent was raised when it was time to renew, but it was a modest $25 dollar raise over what I was already paying so I decided to stay. However, a couple of months after I renewed my lease the Residence Manager, Anita, told me she was moving out. After she moved, the transition staff was horrible. They were often rude and unresponsive. Wifi was replaced with a faster ethernet connection without notice (I already had a router, so it was not a big deal for me). Many of the residents found this annoying because it happened one day to the next without telling anybody. There was not any sort of notice. This was a preview of the what was to come under new management. Office hours consistently changed, and most times you would be not be able to find anyone in the office. Once a more permanent manager arrived, things were slightly better. The rude staff moved on and more friendly people have started working here. However, office hours are more of a suggestion because the staff will routinely put up signs saying they will not be in. If you are receiving packages you might as well have them sent somewhere else because you cannot depend on the staff to be here to sign for them. In addition, Solhaus is raising rent, again, and this time it is not by a modest amount. They are upping the price by over $150 dollars per month. This is outrageous. People already pay alot to live here and now they are jacking up the prices. With the abundance of new apartments opening up in the area, I am surprised that they raised prices. Utilities are not cheap as other reviewers have mentioned. Overall, the quality of the apartment is nice but pricey. The staff is getting better, but it seems like management may be changing again because I have not seen the current manager, Shelby, in about 2 weeks.
Solhaus is an excellent place to call home. I lived there for 9 months and enjoyed the experience a lot. Great views of campus and a very supportive team of management. Anita and Christina are very helpful and will go out of their way to meet the needs of any tenants. The building itself was made to be efficient and is so. They did not go cheap with amenities as there is stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The walls are great as I never heard any neighbors throughout my stay. I would recommend any student that wants a place close enough to walk to campus or any professional looking for a place close to downtown to live at Solhaus.
This place is very clean and good quality. We hardly ever hear our neighbors which is really nice. However Solhaus was built "eco-friendly" which is not true. I was quoted $40 per month for all of the utilities for my particular unit (which is quite small) and no utilities are included with rent, not even trash. I have only lived here 2 months, and I am not careless with my usage of resources. So far the average for all utilities per month runs roughly $100 (not including start up fees and such). So if this place is topping out your budget as it is, keep this in mind. The windows in this building are very poorly designed, they only open from the bottom panels, and they only open about 4", which does not allow air to circulate very well at all. Therefore leading to usage of the air conditioner, which means higher electric bill. Also, the only thing included is cable and internet. The internet is so slow that I have a difficult time even checking my email. I am not able to do any schoolwork that involves the internet because of how slow it is, even though it is included with rent. There are options to purchase faster internet, but if it is "included" shouldn't it be fast enough to at least check email??? Its not like I am downloading videos or anything. To discuss issues with the landlord, she can be difficult to find. Comes in late, has a long lunch, and leaves early. The security in this building is nice, however the main locked security door gets stuck on the floor, and gets propped open, letting in whomever. This is a worry of mine since the security feature was a big reason why I chose this place to live. When we signed the lease, we were clear with what was to be expected once I moved in. I feel that our expectation was not met once we moved in. Overall, I am disappointed in this apartment especially for the price I am paying for the unit and the features that are and are not included. I will not be living here next year.