The office staff here is amazing. They are always friendly and they follow through on requests. They've been careful to respect my privacy. They're always thinking of new amenities for us, like the dog park, or the year-round hot tub, and we just got 2 new spin bikes! Don't miss the summer pool party. The location is actually great: I get everywhere quickly because there's less traffic here and it's so close to the highway. I've lived here happily for three years. I recommend living here.
I've lived at Camden Asbury for three years, and I absolutely love it. I figured it's time to write a review... Well-maintained community, and it doesn't get more convenient than being within a mile of Route 40. The commute to RTP is usually a breeze, as long as you're on your way by 8:00 AM or shortly before. The management and staff are very responsive to resident suggestions and have provided several upgrades while I've been here, such as the addition of a dog park, upgrades to the grilling areas, and a lot of new/replacement equipment in the fitness center. As to be expected, I've had minor maintenance issues in the three years I've lived here, and I don't recall it ever taking longer than a day to have them resolved. I've lived in several apartment communities in Raleigh over the past 7 years, and this has been the greatest experience by far. Also, rental prices have been going up in the area for a while, but I think the rent at Camden is still very reasonable for the experience you get. Highly recommended!
It's a nice enough place to live, but a word of warning - Don't let them overcharge you! We needed a short term lease while our home was being built. Really only needed 6 months, but we decided to take their minimum 7 just so we could be right up the road from work, and we figured it would give us some cushion if construction was delayed. The issue is that they wanted the lease to end about 10 days AFTER the 7 month mark. The leasing agent claimed that it was because they have standard dates that they end leases. I wasn't willing to accept that answer as it was going to cost me several hundred dollars in rent on an apartment that I was not going to be living in at the time. I took it to the community manager who again said there was nothing they could do as the company would not allow it. Still not willing to accept being overcharged, I called the camden area headquarters. The person I talked to there was very nice and said that it should not be a problem to change the lease end date, but she would need the area manager to approve it. The next day, the lease date was changed to the date I desired. Easy as could be - once I got to the right person.
I've always lived in the downtown area but recently became tired of the noise, cramped living conditions, difficult parking situations, etc and decided to look at places that were close and convenient to downtown Raleigh but in more peaceful surroundings. My girlfriend lives in Camden Asbury Village so it was an obvious option. I worked with David in the office (tremendous help!) and after moving in a few weeks ago am I am so in love with this place. I can't imagine moving back downtown with all of this space in a friendly and quiet neighborhood!
I have been living here for a little over 3 years now and have very few complaints. The community tends to stay pretty quiet and the staff on site are very friendly. If you plan on being loud and crazy at 12/3 am I would recommend looking else where. You will be notified pretty quick if so and if it keeps up you will be looking for a new place pretty quick. The residents on average are friendly and social as well. As for amenities... They have an amazing pool and hot tub next to the office. The hours are reasonable and pretty standard, granted it would be great if they could extend the hot tub hours for those who hit the gym after work and want to relax a little afterwords. They installed a small dog park and wash station which is great if you are a pet owner as well as having pet stations with free dog bags spread a crossed the complex. I feel like one of the few amenities missing would be a car washing station. Although, it might not be advertised much, but they do organize with a private company to come out on weekends (on occasion) that will wash your car for a reasonable price if you wish. I tend to be a more do it yourself kind of guy so I haven't taken advantage of this, but I thought it worth mentioning. That brings me to the active events that they plan. They host cookouts quiet often with free food and beer. Sometimes they will do morning breakfast events or evening greeting events at the main entrance. Meeting and greeting residence as they come and go. Passing out free breakfast or after work foods. Red bull and coffee in the morning... Heck Yeah! : ) I have moved apartments inside of the complex once and David was very helpful in helping me find a new apartment at the best price for what I was looking for. If you have any questions most definitely ask for him! He will be the guy dressed in a nice suit or wearing a tie. He also was very quick to respond and help get the right guys out here when I reported a water leak at 12am. It turned out that the adjacent unit to mine for over a week had been flooding. The residences next door were out of town and didn't realize their unit was under water. Eventually all the carpet in my closet was replaced and both David and Shirley were very helpful in resolving the issue and going over and beyond what would be expected. Just make sure you follow up with the office if you run into an issue sometimes maintenance forgets things. The water leak wasn't due to an negligence on the complex's half. They do regular inspections on their equipment and are in the process if not already in replacing all the lighting in the complex and apartments to be LEDs. So if you are interested in saving on electricity then you are a step closer. I actual time in my 1 bedroom i pay between 40 and 60 dollars a month for power depending on the season. Which is great.