Great location. Right on the Magnolia strip in NoHo. Amenities are decent. Nothing like a included gym and pool, though if you need more, you are within a block's walk of a 24 hour fitness. Speaking of a block's walk, there is everything around here: bars, restaurants, pizza places, sushi, Hawaiian food, a movie theater, and so much more. Which leads me to a small warning: Do not move here if you hate noise. The walls are paper thin, bar patrons down on Magnolia are always loud, and the younger tenants here leave their stereos up all times of the day and night. I don't mind so much, but it is good to know before you move in. All in all, a decent living experience. Cheaper than downtown, and I don't feel afraid to walk down the sidewalk after dark. Close to the Metro Red and Orange lines, too.
A lot must have changed in 3 years. We just moved out to relocate to SF, and we're STAYING with Equity because we like the company. Management of this particular building changed in the 18 months we lived there, but always under the EQR structure. If Benny, Thomas, and Summer are there, you're in good hands. Treat them like people, and they're very pleasant to be around. Review below says the gym is tiny -- this is a lie. Two separate areas (cardio, free weights; machines) and the cardio room has something like 20 foot ceilings. Not small at all, and recently cleaned. Parking is fantastic (gated, underground, side-by-side, plenty of guest parking) but you're close enough to the Metro and things to do that you might not need your car. Elevators are the worst part of this building. Always seem to be under repair or someone is moving and has one blocked off, and you can take the stairs OUT of the building, but not in. So be prepared to wait 3 minutes once or twice a week instead of the usual 45 seconds. Reason to complain, but at least they give advance notice. Roaches are an intermittent problem, but they spray every month, and if you don't have food sitting out, it's no worse than anywhere else in LA. Bottom line: there are nicer buildings, but for the price you're getting a great staff and a good management company (way more important than granite countertops in my opinion).
It is obvious that whoever is writing good reviews of this building is staffmembers. Everyone I have ever spoken to in the elevator complain about the building. including me and my girlfriend. I live here now and cannot wait for two more months to get out of here. My friend lived here and was released and never got his deposit back. they even charged him over a hundred dollars and i was in the apartment which was left in great shape. They will ROB me too, but I am bringing my attorney in first as I move out. It will be worth it. 200 bucks.... There are cockroaches everywhere. You make a complaint and the management looks at you like you are an idiot. There is no security at night, so the young party people can make as much noise as they want. for the price, you can move across or down the street and have a better company in charge of your living situation. DO NOT TRUST THE GOOD REVIEWS! It must be staff members. There is nothing good about this building, except when you first move in. It's exciting...as time goes by...you will see. you will regret. You will be as angry as I am. please for your own good. look harder for a great place to live. You ARE worth it.