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Mid-Rise Apartment
Elbel, 615 S Main St | Ann Arbor
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  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Laundry
  •  Parking Available
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

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    •  Air Conditioning
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Overall rating 7.0/10, based on 87 renter reviews

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Overall good, a bit fratty

Good apartment and comes furnished, a lot of greek life undergrads partying in the commons.

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Nicest place I've lived

I love living here. Especially bc of the gym. The dishwasher doesn't work great though.

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Good Option, But Expensive

Living at The Yard is generally convenient. Some pros:
- The apartment is within walking distance of campus.
- Management is fairly responsive to maintenance requests.
- The apartment comes furnished beforehand.
- Shuttle directly to campus every half hour.

However, the Yard is one of the most expensive apartments in Ann Arbor, which is frustrating. They also try to add on small charges here and there: e.g. no security deposit but you have a move-in fee (which, unlike a security deposit, is money you never get back) or they advertise a printing facility on site but you have to pay to use it. It is worthwhile if you want a hassle-free experience, and I really appreciated how easy it was to facilitate the leasing and moving in process especially since I hadn't had the chance to even visit Ann Arbor before moving in.

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Mixed Opinions

The apartment itself has everything I need and made it simple when meeting other people in a remote environment simply because many other students live here. They have not taken many cleanliness things, related to COVID in particularly, very seriously and have haphazardly closed/reopened apartment amenities. That said, they have been quick to make repairs as needed.

The biggest downside was moving in and the difficulties they had with determining when that was allowed throughout the entire summer.

There are also a number of things about the apartment itself that are simply designed poorly, doors open into one another, and half of my closet isn't accessible because its not a sliding door.

The largest benefit of living here has been its furnished.

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Community

I enjoy that I live in a building with a lot of other MBAs.

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Small, Furnished Gray Box

Yard is great if you don't want to furnish an apartment; however, there are actually a lot of furnished spots in the Ann Arbor area. With COVID, the amenities are less useful, and the building has become full of undergrads who more or less disregard COVID precautions. With COVID still a very real threat, I'd recommend looking for a spot in a smaller building or in a home, because private outdoor space and less busy common spaces would be so much better for the current reality.

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Good amenities, loud neighbors

The Yard is a 15-minute walk from the Ross School of Business, but in the past year seems to be predominantly undergraduate students (more freshmen, sophomores too). Thin walls = very noisy, especially on weekends. There is now a security service that attempts to enforce quiet hours. The amenities, while nice, are usually crowded during peak hours. Management is quick to fulfill work orders in the apartment. Make sure you get a unit that is facing away from the train tracks, which can be noisy at night. Ask the office to see a floor plan.

The Yard allows you to indicate your roommate preferences, which is highly recommended so that you are not randomly assigned to an undergraduate apartment. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, and The Yard breaks leases out by apartment, which eliminates the need for roommates to coordinate with each other to pay rent, very convenient.

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Good communal living spot, can be loud with inflexible management

Train can be loud, and undergrads make noise, but if you want a communal environment with pretty good amenities it is a good choice. Nice location close to Ross, downtown Ann Arbor, and lots of outdoor activities. Also close to the stadium.

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The Yard is only good for convenience...

Pros: lots of MBA students live at the Yard, you have your own bedroom/bathroom space & share the kitchen/ living room with roommates, amenities are okay

Cons: literally everything else! Lots of problems with building construction, packages go missing often, management is generally indifferent about your issues. Also please note, majority of the building is currently undergrad students in particular freshman (their parents didn't want them living in the dorms during a pandemic). Hopefully not the case post-Covid, but you never know.

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Cheaper of the Fully Furnished Apartments

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