I am currently a senior at Virginia State University, majoring in Criminal Justice. Two years ago I decided that I needed to move off campus. I attempted living at the apartments off campus that has a contract with VSU. I recognized only after one semester that was not going to work for me. I began to do my research on apartments in the area. I located fifteen apartments in the Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Chester area. I narrowed my search down to four loft style apartments and one regular apartment. Once I consider what would be a good fit for me, I made a list of must have amenities. The location, washer and dryer in the unit, electricity, and water was a must for me. My budget was set at 900$ and under for each month. After all of my requisitions this narrowed down my apartment search to one location, South Street Lofts. Fortunately for me I stayed under budget and came to find out that Wi-Fi was included in the rent. My boyfriend and I have been residence for one year and three months. I love the apartment loft style and price so much that I am considering graduate school and employment in this area after I graduate. The first year of staying in this residence my boyfriend and I only stayed at the apartment Monday night through Thursday afternoon due to our job location. We always wonder if the review were accurate in reference to the noise level on weekends. I am writing to inform you all that I have not had any issues with excessive noise levels in the past three months that I have been staying in the apartment fulltime. Management is very professional and only a phone call away if you have any concerns. The maintenance men are professional as well and are quick about getting around to any issues in the unit. The loft and parking is gated in so you must have a security key to get in and out of the gate, also to enter into the main door of the apartments.
I lived here for a year, and the first 9 months were fine-I had no real complaints...before I had to move apartments due to flooding. The management handled it very well, and I was grateful for their accommodating and understanding during the situation. Yet, in the new location, which was on level 2 as well, I could hear EVERYTHING: EXTREMELY THIN WALLS. People walking by, people slamming doors, people randomly knocking on my door, people upstairs playing Just Dance (ALL NIGHT LONG), the baby downstairs crying all the time, the music blasting at unbearable levels from downstairs at any hour of the day, the extremely loud TV (up and down) ALL DAY/NIGHT, the guy playing Call of Duty next door, downstairs neighbors having 5am fights, I could hear everything people below and beside me said, whiff of weed being smoked quite frequently in the building- get my point? I called management several times complaining, mostly about the music as it would literally shake my apartment, and nothing ever seemed to be done. I would say the population living there doesn't have a grasp on politeness. I understand it's apartment living, but there's also a thing called common curtsey. If you're looking for a quiet place to live, this is not where you want to be. They are cheap...you'll very soon find out why- Ghetto neighbors!