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Duke Central Campus, 1500 Duke University Rd | Durham
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Furnished Units Available
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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6.3
Average
27 Reviews

About this Location

Limited nearby
public transit
In a quiet
neighborhood
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
14 min walk

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  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Convenience

    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Coffee Bar
    •  Grilling Station
  • Included

    •  Heat Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Gas Range
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Furnished Units Available
  • Living Room

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

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Surface Parking Lot
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pet Weight  
    •  Max Pets Limit  
    •  Pet deposit for cats  
    •  Pet deposit for dogs  
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
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Overall rating 6.3/10, based on 27 renter reviews

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5.4
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6.0
Management
7.7
Value
5.7
Social
6.3
Safety
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Overall - happy here!

I haven't had any major issues with my apartment since living here. Maintenance is fairly quick to address issues. Parking is never an issue. Location wise, it's great because it's right near the SWS and within walking distance of downtown.

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University Apartments Review

Very Old building

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The new company raised the rent a lot

I like the apartment, it's a good size and has laundry and a dishwasher, everything is in good working order/condition, I have access to 2 gyms and 2 pools on the property, one of each on my side of the road (the newer buildings, not the historic buildings). They're not fancy but it's nice to have the option. The biggest issue is the new owners, the old management was much better and the new company is raising the rents by quite a bit. When I was looking, the smallest unit was listed for $600/month, and now they are starting at $1300. You could get something bigger/better for the same price. The location is really great though, 10-15 minute bike ride to campus, a mile to 9th street and a mile to downtown, right in the middle of all 3 areas.

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University Apartments Review

Great location and price, old buildings

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University Apartments Durham NC Review

My apartment was affordable and spacious. It did lack a few things such as a dishwasher and microwave. It was also close (within 20 minutes) enough to Duke to walk and not far from the East/West or SWX bus routes. The area itself could have been nicer/safer. The property bordered an area that was unsafe and sometimes that would blow in. Management was not great either. I was charged heavily for what I would describe as next to no damage after I moved out. Despite keeping a neat and tidy apartment I would often find cockroaches as well, indicative of a wider pest problem in the building. It was however pet friendly and had plenty of parking.

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It's just okay

You can't really beat the price of the rent, especially with a roommate. It's in a great location; both Duke and city buses pass by and stop at Duke. It's not super close to grocery stores, but there is a co-op down the street for emergency needs. Amenities are fine; there is a decent sized pool and a little gym. My big complaints are about management. They are very strict with subleasing or getting out of your lease if you need to, and you really have to pester them to take maintenance requests seriously. They really hate doing more expensive repairs, but the little stuff they're pretty quick about. I told them the ceiling was sagging and cracking for months, and they finally came to look at it after I called the regional manager. The day the contractor came in was the day the ceiling finally collapsed. Another friend of mine has had mold in their apartment for 4 months; maintenance keeps painting over it. My first year was quite safe here, but this year two shootings occurred in the immediate area, one right across the street from my window.

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Affordable and Close to Campus

These apartments are a great affordable option and they very close to campus and the bus stop. The building is very old and there are things to be expected with old buildings (gas heat, poor insulation, thin walls), but the management team is very responsive to problems and needed maintenance, and resolves them quickly. There are some things that are very nice about them too, like huge windows so lots of natural light, a laundry room in the apartment (in most units - I think there is one floorplan that doesn't have it), locked hallways for security, and the pool is also nice. Don't expect anything amazing out of these apartments because of their age, but it is a great option for affordability and proximity.

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Affordable and great location

It is just a 5 minute bus ride from campus. It is super affordable. The management is extremely helpful and friendly as well. The apartment itself is old and run down but it has never been an issue for me. I recommend it completely.

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Best Durham Budget Housing

I have lived in two separate apartments within this complex. First I lived in the smallest model they have. It wasn't beautiful and was very small, but it only cost me $615 a month which was the cheapest I've heard of in the area. I now live in a nicer/larger 1 bedroom, and really enjoy it.

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cost-effective

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The Neighborhood

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