I've lived in the Roselle since mid-March of this year. I wanted to move back Downtown, because I love it here; not south Minneapolis, not Uptown, but Downtown. I was originally considering the Adams Apartments across the lot (same leasing agents/company) but I'm glad I chose the Roselle for a little bit more money. For one thing, there were waiting lists for every apartment at Adams, and they were very small. I ended up getting a beautiful apartment with an absolutely perfect view of the Minneapolis skyline.
Anyway, that doesn't help you much right there. I've yet to require maintenance to fix anything, so that's a plus. The ceiling above my shower was leaking one day, but it wasn't a nuisance since it went right down the drain. Regardless, maintenance showed up on Monday (I left a message on the weekend since it wasn't overly urgent) and apparently they fixed a pipe or something in the apartment on the upper floor; it was nice that they were proactive. Doreen and Tracee seem to be kind and available, if needed, and they've had a few "guest appreciation" events this past summer.
I feel safe in this area; you're downtown, so obviously it's going to be noisy at times, but I love that about the city. It's snuggled between the Skyscape Condos behind it and Grant Park Homes across the street the other way. Apparently, Al Franken lives in one of the buildings across the street, but I've yet to see him and don't really care. There is an interesting combination of people around here, and it's fun to people-watch sometimes. I'll see plenty of lawyers or business executives walking to work, and then I'll see homeless people as well. I couldn't "stereotype" the type of people that live in this area, because I've seen all incomes, races, etc. Like I said before though, I feel safe and nothing has occurred (theft, violence, etc.) since I've lived here.
If I DO consider moving when my lease is up, there's one place in the heart of downtown that I am considering. If not, there's no way I'll move. What I pay right now for downtown living and with this stunning view, it would be hard to give up this apartment (or move from this building) unless it was a really big upgrade (and worth the price).
Clean, beautiful, well kept building
over a year ago )
Reviewed by: Anonymous
Great downtown apartment!
over a year ago )
The staff are amazing. Ronnie, bless her heart, is probably the kindest person I've ever met. She will advocate for you when you are in a time of need. Maintenance is quick, your issue is resolved within hours unless they have to purchase a part of notify the building of something. Overall, I would - and have - recommend this place to anyone interested in living in the heart of downtown. Yeah parking can suck at times, but thats the price you pay for living downtown. You can purchase a parking permit through the city for $30 per year, versus feeding the meters. The building is very clean and always smells good. I mean you have the occasional smell of someones cooking that isn't very appeasing to ones nose, but that comes with the territory. My carpet was not cleaned when I viewed the place, however they did pull the carpet and put down brand new carpet. Any issue I have had with the apartment was taken care of very quickly. The area is very nice, and I would feel safe walking anywhere downtown alone or otherwise, as long is it isn't dark, however that in itself is just plain common sense. I don't think I've ever seen someone 'gain access' very easily, however I have not been there very long, only a couple months. I've never even seen the police called to this place. It seems like a very safe place to stay, and I am comparing this to the neighborhood a couple blocks up. Overall, a great place to stay. 5 stars from me!
Reviewed by: Anonymous
I lived at the Roselle for 10 years. I loved the building and staff. Typical downtown noises but over all a great place to live!