Stayed here for 3 years and cannot really say too many good things about this place. First off, though it's nice to have a free parking spot, the spots are soooooooo compact that it is very hard to get in and out of if there. The apartments are OK but after moving to real apartments these really feel like student housing. The best part was free high speed Internet.
Been living here for 1.5 years and so far it has been pretty great. The location is the primary reason I moved in. I have a dog and the park is a 10 min walk away, as well 15 min to campus by car or bus. overall my building is great, they are not as modern as the pictures show though. They could be a bit updated, the floors in the kitchens are not that attractive nor are the cabinets. large bathrooms are a plus, the bed room is smaller especially if you have a queen bed and two nightstands there isnt room for anything else. The closet space is the biggest issue as there are no options for additional storage. As for the other review that complained about charges, they do not always change the carpet only if the previous tenent had a pet and didnt take care of the carpet, so it is reasonable to be charged for those damages if they are more than your deposits. I know that my place did not have new carpet or paint or door frames and they all showed some wear from a prior tenent. Though the complex is aware and will not charge me when I move out. If you want a place that is quiet, in a great neighborhood ( mind though it is a walk score of 0! - you must bus or drive to all stores) then radford is great! especially for pets!
We lived at Radford Court for a year in 2011 and 2012, in the older three bedroom units. The maintenance requests were sometimes slow initially, but when they put in a new system for maintenance requests we never had another problem. The upstairs bedrooms did not have a lot of natural light, we got some mold in the bedrooms (which is not entirely unexpected in the winter), and the fan did not work well in the bathroom. That said, we loved the light and layout downstairs. We very rarely heard any noises from our neighbors. I didn't use the workout room, as I prefer to go outdoors, but it was convenient and nice. The huge patio outside was great for all our strollers, bikes, kites, and sleds. Some of the three bedroom units also have an outside storage area (ours was full of broadband networking equipment for our building). We had one assigned parking space and used street parking for our other car. We once had a problem with someone parking in our spot, and management was quick in helping to stop the problem. Parking for our second car was rarely an issue, but we did sometimes have to walk half a block. It was a fantastic place for children. There is a lot of green space around the buildings, as well as playgrounds scattered around. Our kids made friends with others playing outside, and it was a nice community. Sandpoint Elementary, which just reopened, was within walking distance. Although the school was new, the teachers and administration are very committed. Our kids thrived there as they had not at other very good schools before. Having Magnuson Park and the Burke-Gilman trail so close was also wonderful. We were able to go on lots of walks, use the playgrounds, go swimming at Lake Washington, pick plentiful wild blackberries, fly kites, and go sledding in the big storm. It is one of my favorite places that I have lived and we'd love to go back.
Not happy at all with customer vacating regulations. They write up unnecessary charges that they as a policy holder are responsible for not the tenant! They customarily put in new rugs every time a tenant vacates and a new one enters so why should the last tenant be charged for this?