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Low-Rise Apartment
North Campus, 1099 Maiden Ln | Ann Arbor
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  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot
  •  Swimming Pool

User Rating

6.6
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26 Reviews

About this Location

Fuller Park
2 min walk
3 (bus) - 4 min
23/63 (bus) - 1 min
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$895+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$990+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,180+
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Included

    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Surface Parking Lot
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
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Overall rating 6.6/10, based on 26 renter reviews

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5.2
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5.9
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7.4
Value
6.3
Social
8.1
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Top-Notch Management

Management not top notch, the workers often change.
Respond well to maintenance requests, though once had an issue where it was delayed.
Apartments are older but much cheaper than nearby complexes, and still in good condition. Lots of windows!
10 minute walk to the med school, and right next to a bus stop.
Parking, gas, heat, water, gym, small pool all included in the rent.
There is a coin-operated washer and drier shared between the 6 units in each building. There is also a storage room in the basement.

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Not many issues

The maintenance people are slow to fix things, but other than that I haven't had any issues. They just remodeled with new carpet and flooring before I moved in, so that was nice!

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  • 1 bed / 1 bath
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Adequet

While not the flashiest of apartments or complexes, it is functional, safe, and located very close to the medical school. I like that a mixture of students, residents, and families all live there. This is not my dream apartment, but it is perfectly functional with new appliances and a means to an end. While I like its proximity to the medical center, it is a significant walk to cafes and restaurants. I do, however, appreciate easy access to secure running paths, and there is a gym on site. For those moving from big cities like New York and Chicago, this is bigger, cleaner, and more functional than anywhere you've lived before.

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Just Okay

Apartment location is nice for proximety to medical school, but not close to anything else (shops, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, etc.).
Apartment size/included utilities is nice for the price (for Ann Arbor standards).
Kitchen is small.
Bathroom is nice.
New carpet is nice.
Apartment was not clean when I moved in. Spent two days deep cleaning windows, kitchen, cabinets, bathroom, floors, etc.
Not great administrative skills and organization from management. Poor communication skills. Not very responsive to concerns/correspondence, especially by email.
All people that work there are kind, including maintenance workers.
Storage is limited.
Curb appeal is lacking.
Heat in bedroom is subpar, especially in Michigan winters.
Windows not very good quality.

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Comfortable apt, not amazing, not awful

If you are looking to live in the White Coat Area in a 1 bedroom apt, Island Drive is the most affordable (however I still think it's overpriced - but - that's most of Ann Arbor). Parking is great, with spaces right in front of your building (HUGE plus for Ann Arbor), and I've never had a problem not finding a spot during any time of the day. The buildings are a bit older so you have to lower your expectations a bit if you are comparing these apartments to some of the newer built high-rises downtown. Everything works great for the most part, and maintenance has been very helpful if I submit a request. It's very close to the med school/hospital (10-15 minute walk), but walking downtown to central campus is a bit of a hike. Some downsides are the relatively thin walls and floors (I can hear neighbors talking, walking above me, etc however this isn't in an undergraduate area so there haven't been issues with loud parties or things like that). Overall I like living here and am staying for the next year.

**One tip I would like to share: for some odd reason, the management company for Island Drive does their application process differently than practically every other place I've lived in AA. When you apply, you give your PREFERENCE on apt layout (1 Bd/2bd, which floor you want) and location (front of complex, back, which building), and after you sign all the paperwork and pay your deposit, you then get ASSIGNED a unit on your move in day. This did not sit well with me because I wanted to view and sign for the specific apartment I would be living in (which practically every other management company usually does). After some back and forth with management (who were very nice and polite through the whole thing), they finally did allow me to sign the paperwork for the specific unit I would get. I don't know why they do it this way, so if this is something that bothers you, take that into consideration when deciding.

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  • 1 bed / 1 bath
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No frills, but comfortable & close to campus

Island Drive Apartments offers just what you need within walking distance to the hospital and medical school campus. While the units are outdated and on the smaller side, with a little bit of elbow grease you can personalize it and make it comfortable/cute! My only complaints about the complex is we aren't allowed dogs (cats only- and for a monthly fee), there isn't a gym (although management has been working on one for the past six months), there's no covered parking (so get a shovel & ice scraper), and I never trust maintenance to do as thorough as a job as I think is necessary (although they're quick to respond & will come on the weekends if needed). I like that it's affordable, convenient, and comfortable enough. But after living here for three years, I am admittedly ready to move.

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some of the fixtures are aging, but the maintenance crew is fairly responsive.

Nice management team. affordable rent. close to the hospital!! I am overall satisfied with this place.
The "gym" is not sufficient for my needs, though. it is a converted apartment, and it lacks ventilation.

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  • 2 beds / 1 bath
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Easy, homey, and affordable

I have lived with the same roommate in a 2-bedroom apartment in Island Drive for all four years of medical school. Our 750 square foot apartment has plenty of space and is cozy and homey. It is by no means glamorous, but we have painted and decorated and made the space our own. Downsides are that there is no dishwasher, but it really is not much of an issue as we don't make lots of dishes and they are easy to clean on our own. Perfect location relative to the hospitals and medical school and impossible to find a better price for what we're getting. Quiet neighborhood and very easily accessible from all areas of Ann Arbor.

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Island Drive Apartments

It is great mostly because of location- it is a 5 minute walk to the hospital. Other than that, it has what you need and is very basic. No dishwasher.

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Dated but located ideally

Island Drive Apartments are definitely dated and old. However, they have all the necessary amenities to survive medical school. Due to their location near the medical center, their price cannot be beat.

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Getting around

3 (bus)

4 min

CN (bus)

6 min

23/63 (bus)

1 min

CS/ME/NES (bus)

7 min

Parking at Island Drive Apartments

Surface Parking Lot

Parking Near Island Drive Apartments

Park America Inc.

23 min
$204 / month

Metro Parking System

25 min
$200 / month
Parking rates are for informational purposes only and may vary — for most up to date pricing, please reach out to the garage directly.

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