Positive Apartment Reviews and RatingsGreat place for the rent ( over a year ago )
Reviewed by: Anonymous
So this place isn't a luxury apt, so there may be some fine details around the apt that are unsightly. However, this is a great place for the rent I pay and all the necessities are well attended to. I love that all utilities are included so that I never have to hassle with it. Coming from another place where I had to pay for all the utilities, the most expensive one is gas.
When you first get the apt, it has been professionally cleaned. It definitely feels very homely, and the size is pretty big for a studio. There is some noise from the streets, but it doesn't bother me as long as the windows are closed. There are no screens on the windows, so bugs might come in if you do open the windows. And during the winter, they have central heating for the whole building, so it can get pretty hot inside the apt. Also, during the summer, the a/c can make the apt very dry, even if you have air intake from the outside.
One concern I had when I signed the lease was that the apt manager could not confirm whether I had a parking spot until the day of move-in. That was quite a stressful situation for me. Be careful that the parking garage is very packed, so if you need parking, you might want to make sure you sign the parking lease when you sign your housing lease.
Another issue that is of concern is that the location is on the border of shadyside and east liberty. The ground floor of this building includes a bar/restaurant. And I have heard of some intense rowdy bar brawls that spill out to the streets and 3 or 4 police vehicles show up. Another incident happened at the street intersection. It shouldn't be a big deal if you are inside, but it may make some feel unsafe.
All in all, I have been quite happy with this place, and I have renewed my lease for next year. They did increase the rent, and that will probably continue year to year.
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