I've been living here at The Quarters almost two years and I wanted to wait until I had lived here for a while before writing a review. Overall, my experience has been enjoyable. We are currently renting on the fourth floor and we live in one of the layout that’s has a little over 1200 sq ft. The apartment is comfortable however my husband and I are slowly starting to outgrow the space. Our BGE every month is under $120 (even less during the summers) and the maintenance guys are very responsive and friendly. I don't know if my personality happens to be likeable, but I've never had any issues with the management/leasing staff. They've recently updated the common area and it is very trendy and modern which happens to be more of my taste anyway. The computer rooms have been updated as well and one of the computers out of the four that are available is a mac. The downside to living here (because there are always downsides) is the residents. I really wish they would refrain from renting to college kids. They run, yell and act like children in the hallways and can be heard inside of the apartments. I am not 100% sure they are behind this, but you will typically notice trash in the garage or not placed in the trash chute and I can only assume that those residents are to blame. No one who works hard to afford the rent here would treat this place that way, nor would they be able to afford this apartment without assistance. I have not had any problems with rodents (more specifically mice) otherwise; my husband and I would have terminated our lease early. The only issues we've had were with ants during the summer of 2014 and that is quickly addressed and we have not had any problems since. I do wish the walls and ceiling was soundproofed more because residents who are heavy footed can be heard all hours of the day and night rather they are inside or outside of the floor above you or on your floor. It gets annoying after a while to say the least. I haven’t had any problems with valet trash, so I cannot complain. I do like the luxury of having someone retrieve your trash from outside your door even though the trash chute is not too far away that I couldn't discard my trash by myself. Over the last 5-6 months, the first alarms were going off in the evenings/early mornings (9pm - 2 am) but thankfully, those instances have stopped. I have been more annoyed at the preparation and execution of the construction across the street because it has been ongoing for the last year. Many times we would have to contend with bright lights shining through the window as well as road construction/drilling that would start at 10pm Sunday -Friday. Luckily now, we only have to deal with the construction guys yelling and working beginning at 6am in the mornings. All in all, I truly enjoy living here. Apartment living can be a toss-up depending on your location, the amenities and your neighbors but overall I am happy to live here. While I do not intend to rent forever, I understand that you have to take the good with the bad until you are ready to buy a home. That being said, if you can deal with the nuisances I listed here, The Quarters may be the next best home for you.
The Quarters advertises itself as a luxury apartment - me'thinks not! My recommendation, as a current resident, is to wait until the apartments across Southerly Rd. are completed and move there. The following are issues that are ongoing or happen weekly: The security gate in the stairwell of the 900 building doesn't work (lets see who reacts first - vandals or management) and hasn't worked in over 5 MONTHS despite repeated emails, phone calls and letters to management. The fire alarms (HOLY CRAP, LOUD) go off weekly in the middle of the night. Cars are towed (with tags) weekly. DO NOT LIVE ON THE FIRST FLOOR - electric bills are over $300 a month for
I love living at the quarters. The prices are a little high but the location is great! All the staff here are friendly. Maintenance have been a little slow on my request and sometimes didn't show up. But other than that its great!! Definitely recommend!!