I moved into this apartment complex blindly as I needed to find an apartment quickly before I began my new job. Had I had the chance to view the neighborhood before, there is no way I would have ever moved in. A few complaints... the walls are really thin, parking really sucks during any event around the block, and the sidewalks smell like urine around the building. My biggest complaint is all of the hidden "dues"/bills they try to stick you with at the time of move-out. My utility fees were back charged by 3 months, without being notified. At the time of move out I faced a huge unexpected bill. They made attempts to charge me with MANY fees that were uncalled for and were deemed "mistakes" when I said something about them. I have no trust in the management.
The people that run this place have no integrity at all. They informed me that water would be shut off for 6 hours during work hours (10 am to 4 pm to be specific)...no problem, right? Well, wrong because when I get home after 4pm to discover I have no water at all, I call the management office, where the guy tells me that they sent an "Update" email saying it would be restored by 6pm... Other than the fact that this is a totally and completely unacceptable time frame, I never received that email, so either he's lying or I magically got one email but not the other. Anyways 6pm comes and goes and still no water at all... mind you, I can't make food, clean anything, operate my toilet, or any of the normal things while this is going on. Finally the water is restored, almost 3 hours late, and everyone's just supposed to be okay with that. Oh, and by the way this happens fairly regularly. In the almost 24 months that I've been here, it's happened at least 4 or 5 times. Bottom line: When these people say they're going to do something by a certain time, don't believe them.
Pros: 1)The ammenities are great- the complex is clean and maintained well- secure parking garage, concierge service to sign for packages, guest suite available for rent which was awesome when family came in town, gym. and party room/lounge, public grill area. 2)If there is ever a maintenance problem it was fixed it right away. 3)Not far from the subway station just 2 stops from Johns Hopkins Med Center- walking distance to Camden Yards, M&T Stadium, Inner Harbor and Power Plant Live. Its a 20 minute walk from Fed Hill and about 30 minute walk from Harbor East. 4)Generally young people live here (late 20s early 30s)- lots of med/grad students from University of MD or Hopkins Cons: 1)The block the building is on is a little sketchy and close to the Lexington Market which attracts an "interesting" crowd- I'm a female in my late 20s and I wouldn't walk around alone at night near that block- but there is a constant police presence on the corner of Baltimore and Howard. 2) I live in the loft style apartments which are great and full of charm and character the cons are that you can really hear your neighbors- even if they aren't being unusually loud -sound carries - I can tell you the neighbor's dog's name that live above us and I haven't met them- a little creepy- not sure what the neighbors know about us 3) The windows are almost floor to ceiling facing Howard Street which is awesome for the natural light but the Light Rail goes right by the window, the fire station, and several hospitals are nearby- so you will have to get used to the noise Overall I like living here.
The towers are the best part!
My friend lived here. And it was so disgusting. I hate it. She asked me to move in and I really didn't like it.