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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

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6.4
Average
46 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 6.4/10, based on 46 renter reviews

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Island Drive Apartments Review

Cheap, close to the hospital but not the best management service. Classic collegetown

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Great proximity, okay amenities

It’s an old but cozy apartment in white coat area that has everything I need - nice spacious living room, good kitchen and dining area, bedrooms have decently spacious closets. There is a washer and dryer in the basement which works well though a phone app payment. This is as cheap as you can get a place this close to the hospital. Cons: No dishwasher, and sometimes it takes a couple calls to get maintenance requests done. But it’s a nice comfy living space with very few extra costs - gas and water are covered within rent, so we only pay for internet and electricity on the side.

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Great location, but don't expect too much

Pros:

- If you want to be able to roll out of bed and get to the medical school or hospital in 15 minutes, this is the place for you. You can't get much closer than Island Drive.

- Many other medical students live here

- Apartment itself isn't bad, but isn't that great either

- In-building laundry (not free, but convenient)

- Parking included

- Price for a 1-BR is the best you can get in the area

Cons:

- If you need maintenance, they will take a long time to come and you'll have to call them multiple times. It is poorly coordinated.

- Walls are not insulated well so you can hear every footstep upstairs

- I've just come to terms with the fact that I'll live with centipedes and spiders. I would look elsewhere if that's a problem for you.

- No dishwasher

- No dog policy, cats okay with a fee

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Best Location, Comfortable Accommodations

Proximity to the hospital is hard to beat. The neighborhood is nice and there are plenty of places to run and spend time at Island Park. Spacious living room, good bathroom, nice sunlight in kitchen and living room. Maintenance requests are not the quickest, but not the slowest either; usually takes about 1-5 days. Overall, nothing sticks out as particularly wonderful or terrible.

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Island Drive Apartments

Best parts of Island Drive are that it is affordable, extremely close to the medical campus, and sits right along the Huron River with its accompanying trails and parks. Surrounding neighborhood consists of other apartment complexes which house predominantly other health professions students, graduate students, and some young families. Management is hit or miss with regards to responsiveness to maintenance requests or other assistance such as parking passes for visitors. As a customer for going on 4 years, I wish I felt more valued by the management. Amenities include free parking, free access to small gym and pool at the complex, heat, trash, and water included in rent, laundry facilities on site.

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Island Drive apartment

Good location, bus stop very close, quiet but close to downtown activities, close to nice park

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Island Drive

It’s an old complex, with sufficient basic requirements. Helpful staff and maintenance. It’s well located between central and north, except that bus routes to north campus require a 5 min walk to the bus stop.

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Close to the hospital

This apartment complex is fine. I've lived there the entire four years of medical school. My main complaints with this apartment complex is their parking rules (only one parking spot/bedroom), the frequent changes with management, and their inconsistency with enforcing rules. The positive aspects of this apartment complex is that they are within walking distances to the hospital and the maintenance usually responds within 24 hours if you call.

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Convenient, has all necessities

Island drive is as close as it gets to the hospital, a super convenient walk. It’s a little shabby looking on the outside but can be really homey inside! The rent includes gas, water, heat, and it’s the most affordable place for the location. Downsides are the lack of dishwasher and older equipment and amenities.

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Walking distance

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 27 Recs

Northside Grill
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grocery 2 Recs

Kroger
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convenience 1 Rec

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 5 Recs

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parks 2 Recs

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About North Campus

This part of campus has plenty of places to eat, drink, and socialize without ever needing to stray too far from university life. Some restaurants people enjoy include the Gandy Dancer for seafood lovers, the Northside Grill, which is a casual place serving American fare for breakfast and lunch, The...
Affordable Rent
'White Coat Area'
Easy Access to Buses
Lots of Medical Students
Great for Outdoors/Biking
Feels like an "Escape" from Campus
Median rents in North Campus
Studio
$
960
1 Bedroom
$
1,210
2 Bedroom
$
1,980

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North Campus Reviews

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I have absolutely loved living a 10-15 minute walk from the hospital! The area is very safe with great outdoor parks/ trails nearby!
It’s a calm neighbourhood with great parks to roam around during summer
I personally really like North Campus, although it is farther away from downtown and the law school. There are several restaurants right near my apartment complex and the commute to school is very easy. I also find the lack of nightlife a plus, because it means the neighborhood is a lot quieter and safer than other areas of Ann Arbor.
Overall this area is great for walking to the medical school and hospital, living near other medical students, and especially having easier parking than in the central downtown/kerrytown areas. You also escape the rowdiness of undergrads by living here. The main reason I gave it a "7/very good" rating was because I don't like feeling isolated in location from central campus. Walking from White Coat to restaurants/bars downtown is at least 20-25 minutes, and often I decide not to go just because I don't want to walk there and back. After 6PM everyday parking is free downtown (free all day on Sunday), which is nice, except you don't always want to drive if you are going out to bars. It would be nice to have some type of casual coffee shop or restaurant in walkable distance to White Coat, but there is not. (edit: there is one breakfast-like cafe near White Coat, but it gets busy and is over-priced). There are some restaurants and coffee shops down the street on Plymouth road (not downtown) which is an easy 5 minute drive.
Multiple apartment/condo complexes within 10 minute walk of one another creating central location for many medical students of the University of Michigan. Park is 5 minute walk away. Lecture halls are 15 minutes door to hall. Hospital is 15-20 minutes from door to specific area of hospital. Never any safety issues. Parking can be strict and limited. Few stores and restaurants nearby.
This neighborhood is a 10 minute walk to the hospital which makes is very popular for medical students, residents, and even attendings. It is quiet, but it can be very busy in the morning and around 4pm when everyone is arriving/leaving their shifts. Grocery stores, cafes, and restaurants are a 5 min drive away near north campus.
Pros: beautiful - near the Huron River (5 min walk!) and trails and lots of trees. Very quiet. Residential area - maybe only 20% students vs. long-term residents where I am, though I'm close to the hospitals and med students, architects, and engineers all live up here. Very safe, and I see deer or even a raccoon once in a while. Grocery store is 1 mile away (Kroeger).

Cons: less social than I like in terms of proximity to Rossers. There is only one on my street that I know of.
Right next to University of Michigan Hospital, and I've never felt insecure or unsafe walking to/from school/work at any hour of the day. There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance and bus stops right outside the complex.

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