Jul 15, 2014
I love living here. The building is in convenient location because it's only a couple blocks to the metro and some decent food/bar choices are withing a couple blocks. The staff is great and always willing to help. I love the wood floors and view of DC. I would definitely recommend Liberty Tower.
A Google User
Apr 19, 2011
AVOID AT ALL COSTS. I can't stress this enough.To everyone considering moving here - pay attention to all of these negative reviews that have been showing up across a variety of websites during March/April. They all speak the truth. The main problem lies with the management company, Equity Residential, which took over this building late in 2010. To put it lightly, the folks in the leasing office are jerks. They continually make excuses about issues in the building (the loud water pipes and other noises, the garage issues, the calcium deposits, etc.) and avoid returning calls/emails about the problem. They will be happy, however, to raise your rent and change utility companies so that your water bill doubles. Don't move here, it will be the best decision you ever made.
A Google User
Apr 24, 2011
For the past four days, there has been no hot water in this apartment complex. Instead of addressing tenant's concerns and providing some sort of rent credit, the management has been making constant excuses. The management is not even present during this problem, and refuses to acknowledge any sort of neglect. On top of that, there is a recurring overwhelming smoke smell in this non-smoking building and management ignores complaints. Rent is outrageous (even for the area) and they make changes to your billing without any sort of notice whatsoever. We would be moving out, but can't even get anyone to sublet. Do NOT rent here.
A Google User
Apr 12, 2011
After living here for two years, we are finally ready to give up and look for a new place to live in Arlington. It's such a shame that this building is such a disappointment because it could be so great. The biggest problem is with the building's shoddy construction. The plumbing in this building makes you feel like you are living with a ghost-- at all hours of the day and night you hear whining, screeching, whirring, humming noises whenever anyone in the building turns on their sink, flushes the toilet, or does a load of laundry. The building maintenance has been 'rebuilding the water regulators' to help fix this problem, but after a year and half, I'm tired of waiting. The HVAC units are also EXTREMELY noisy because they are outdoor units that were placed inside the apartment. We basically need to leave ours running (fan only) 24x7 because otherwise the noise of the unit starting up and shutting down wake us up in the middle of the night. The parking garage also has serious issues-- they are constantly battling with Calcium Deposits / Concrete condensation leaking onto resident's cars. Additionally, the garage 'clicker' situation is an absolute mess that the (new) building management has been unable to resolve. Lastly, as some other reviewers have noted, the building management changed last year and unfortunately that change was for the worse. The new management company is a complete mess and does not communicate properly to the residents causing a lot of frustration and anger. Additionally, all of the old front desk staff has left and the new hobos they have put in there place are barely worth having there. The old staff (leasing office, front desk, and maintenance) are sorely missed.
A Google User
Jan 05, 2010
Thus far, our experience at Liberty has been A+ across the board. The location is phenomenal. My wife works in Alexandria (accessible by Metro, about an hour to Van Dorn St station during the rush) and I work in Haymarket (via 66W, about 30 minutes). The local food is really quite something; Ballston Commons mall literally one block away providing the cheap and easy as well, along with nearly anything you could want. IHOP open all night just around the corner, terrific sushi happy hour at Temple just around the corner. Indian locally from a couple awesome spots (Ravi Kabob, Sangam). Convenient to everything. Building is gorgeous. Noise nearly nonexistent. We're near the top of the building and the view looking east to the city is in-freakin-credible. Amenities are fine; gym is solid, lounge is nice. Renting common spaces is pricy, but something hardly anyone does. We find the rent quite reasonable. Parking is VERY expensive in this building ($75/mo first spot, $125/mo additional) but you can find local parking garages for less if that's an issue. (In-building is hugely convenient.) Gina and Stacy are terrific in the leasing office (both building residents which I think tells you something) and the front desk is hugely helpful. (Steven and Carissa are notably ebullient and helpful.) This is a truly outstanding building so far; we're very impressed and hope to live here for the foreseeable future. --- Update: After several months we have continued to have an excellent experience. We have discovered that, as with any apartment, there is occasional noise bleed through the walls and ceilings. Our upstairs neighbors are prone to occasional dropped articles, and our next door neighbors have a nearly ritualistic obsession with vocal intimacy at 2 AM, but it's more hilarious than frustrating. The entire block was trimmed to the nines for the holidays, and the maintenance staff weathered the Blizzard of '09 beautifully. After I drew the management's attention to several pieces of gym equipment being out of service, the repairs were executed professionally and immediately. So far so good!