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Low-Rise Condo
North Campus, 1225 Island Dr | Ann Arbor
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  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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7.4
Good
28 Reviews

About this Location

Limited nearby
public transit
Fuller Park
6 min walk
In a quiet
neighborhood

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  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Surface Parking Lot
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Swimming Pool
  • View

    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 7.4/10, based on 28 renter reviews

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Value
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Riverhouse Condos

The Riverhouse apartments are very hit or miss - some of them are newly renovated and super great while others are not renovated and have landlords that are a difficult to work with.

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Riverhouse Condonminiums

Great! Landlord is fantastic - attentive and communicative. Only challenge has been the parking issue (does not appear to be enough parking given the number of residents). Solution: apply for parking quickly with the start of the new year so you and your roommate get a spot.

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Excellent location near the medical school campus and across a beautiful park! Apartment is spacious and secure!

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Riverhouse (White Coat are)

There are lots of things to consider when deciding where to live in medical school. Because of the pandemic, I am grateful to be in the White Coat area, which means I see my classmates on a more frequent basis due to the sheer number of us living here.

Things that I love about my apartment: hardwood floors, balcony, big sunny windows, open dining room/living room/entryway design, in-unit laundry (not all Riverhouse has this I think), big bedroom.

Things that could be better: kitchen size (pretty small), appliance/bathroom/kitchen update, more storage, would love a yard (but we have tons of grass/green space).

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Riverhouse Condominiums Review

Very convenient location

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River House Condo Rental

Riverhouse condos fall just over the line onto the nice side of the "white coat neighborhood". They are hit or miss because they are privately owned and rented, therefore the amenities (dishwasher/washer/dryer) as well as the "niceness" of the apartment varies. Our individual unit has some problems with the heat and being too hot as well as some humidity problems. I assume this is unit to unit as I have not heard this in other units. Additionally, any unit maintenance is reliant on your owner for the most part. Additionally, payments can be electronic or in some cases by mail which is a hassle (owner dependent).

One parking spot comes with the apartment, another spot is a scramble (1-2 days) to see who can get the application in for an additional space as they always run out.

Pool is the nicer pool in white coat neighborhood and is pretty well kept up and nice to use during the warmer months.

12-15 min walk to the hospital.

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Really like it here

I really like the apartment that we are in. It is nice with hardwood floors. There is also a pool which is nice in the warmer months. These are condos so every landlord is different and every unit is slightly different. Noise isn't a problem. The complex is a mix between grad/medical students and older adults/retired people. I have had problems with Michigan Condominium Management. I have called when there have been problems on the weekend when they have people "on-call" and they are not helpful at all. They answered the phone calls and each time it seemed like it was a chore to answer the call.

Socially, if you have friends in the complex it is very convenient to walk over to their apartment, however it is an Uber away to any bars or social scene.

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Super Happy Here

I’ve been very happy living at Riverhouse. It’s comfortable and within walking distance to the hospital and downtown Ann Arbor.

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Great place for medical students

This is a great location for medical students because it's right across from the hospital and med school buildings. A lot of med students live here. The rooms are relatively small but the living spaces (dining room, living room) are pretty big. We have hardwood floors which are great but each condo is owned individually so that may not be the case in every apartment. It's a pretty quiet neighborhood filled with students and professionals (haven't seen many families with children here).

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Quiet condo, good location

- 15-20 minute walk to the UM med school and hospital, also walking distance to many bus lines
- Across the street from the river with lots of wildlife around
- Generally quiet and always the right temperature (window A/C unit rarely needs to be used in the summer)
- The owner of our condo is fair and responsive, and maintenance people are friendly and helpful
- Big closets in both bedrooms and in the bathroom

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The Neighborhood

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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 lived in A2 for going on 14 years, it is sort of like having a friend, even when you are alone.

Me and a friend and her dog visit neighborhood parks.

That dog met the caged bald eagle at Leslie Science Center.. and twang!
To the end of his leash! The eagle looked at him like he was the most delicious thing he's seen all Winter. We just trudged thru the snow to view the cages, (both eagle and dog are ok)
Great quieter area very close to the hospital, and close to many other med students. It’s a more peaceful area that’s a tad farther from downtown, but for someone who likes a quieter space to study or nice spaces to walk and hang out with friends, white coat area is right by the river and Island Drive Park, and there are often med student social events held at White Coat Area because so many medical students choose to live here.
Family community with adults who have jobs and careers. Many parks and green spaces, great for barbecues and outdoor exercise. A number of accessible bus routes and quick easy access to the freeway to get out of town.
A great distance from the hospital/Taubman Library. Very close to trails along the river. Relatively quiet, although there has been quite a bit of construction as of late. Besides the hospital though, there are not many places you can go to in close walking distance. For example, central campus and Kerrytown are ~20 minutes walking, and although you could bus to grocery stores on Plymouth Rd, having a car makes things much easier.
Quiet, still engaged with campus life but removed enough to have some peace. Lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance or 5 min drives.
I never feel unsafe. We are on a big piece of property and only residents and visitors are on our property.
As a UMICH student it is not exactly near central campus, but it's still a good apartment complex to be at. It's not difficult to uber or catch a ride from one of my friends. There are some nice food places across the street and it's an easy walk away from Kerrytown! It's definitely easier to be a student here during the pandemic.
There is not much to do in the neighborhood but there is easy access to central campus from Beekman