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Low-Rise Apartment
Ann Arbor, 4854 Washtenaw Ave | Ann Arbor
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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Covered Parking  
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Private Patios Available
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool

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8.8
Great
5 Reviews

About this Location

Limited nearby
public transit
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$745+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$840+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,050+
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Grilling Station
    •  Playground
    •  Resident Events
    •  Resident Lounge  
  • Included

    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Covered Parking  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pets Limit  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Sand Volleyball Courts
    •  Swimming Pool
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Private Patios Available
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Overall rating 8.8/10, based on 5 renter reviews

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Management
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Value
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Social
8.6
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Spice Tree- Highly Recommend

I am very grateful to have found Spice Tree. I moved in after a really bad experience with another landlord in town. Spice Tree was the opposite- the apartment was HUGE for the price, newly painted, new flooring, new kitchen, with appliances included like microwave and dishwasher. My 1BR has two walk-in closets. Plus there are two pools, one of which has wifi- a great place to study in the summer sun. I like having the huge yards to walk around, plus the apartment is pet-friendly. It's right near grocery stores and good restaurants, not far from parks either. Parking is included with rent too.

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Great place to live. Quiet, free parking but in some of the buildings, heating and cooling is only electric. And you pay for electric so it can get expensive in winter. Wall unit is also quite noisy but a space heater will do the trick to keep apartment warm in winter. Stove is also electric.

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Generally solid, no frills, complex.

Spice Tree doesn't have a lot of the amenities that other big complexes have, but the rent is lower as a result. (No gym, though they've been saying they're going to build one for a while now...). Also, I live in one of the "electric only" buildings, so my rent is a little lower than the "electric + gas" buildings to make up for my higher electricity bill. I believe gas is included in rent for the other buildings.

Packages are a pain. Sometimes they're delivered to your door. Sometimes to your mailbox. Sometimes they're in the leasing office, so you have to pick them up during business hours.

I do find that some parts of the apartment just aren't put together the best. Cabinet doors are put on with screws that are too short, my heat lamp light bulb in the bathroom has burnt out twice in the year I've been here. But maintenance is generally quick to respond to any requests.

All this said, I plan to continue staying in my apartment until I graduate in 2021. The complex is pet friendly (I pay $30/mo for my cat, with an initial $150 pet deposit). My building is quiet and there is (not free) laundry on the ground floor ($1.50 for each wash or dry, but it uses a special debit card, so no need to mess with quarters). I like the location--it's a 15-20 minute drive from campus, very close to a Kroger, Meijer, and Fresh Time. Easily accessible from either Packard St or Washtenaw Ave. The apartment itself is a modern style. Floors are laminate expect the bedroom which is carpeted. Parking is free and you don't have to buy guest passes or anything for guests. There are two pools.

If you look at reviews online, you will see a lot of older reviews that warn against living at Spice Tree. They came into new management a few years back and it's clear to me that the new management wants to fix their reputation. They host community events about once a month--I've never been, but they usually have free food.

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If you want to be a bit removed from campus consider renting here

The apartments have been recently updated, so they are very modern. Hardwood floors, granite counter tops, nice cabinets, jack and jill sink, spacious bedrooms. Though the commute to the law school is a bit longer than I would have liked (in that I cant walk to class and I drive to a commuter lot to then take the bus) in total (the drive to the lot and the bus ride) my commute is well under 30 minutes. I enjoy being removed from campus and the culture of Ypsi, so overall I'm very happy with my apartment.

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Spice Tree Apartment

15 mins bus ride + 15 mins walking to Ross
Great if you have a car
Close to Asian restaurants and Asian supermarkets
Plenty of parking
No security deposit for Pets, just monthly pet fee

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The Neighborhood

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dining 31 Recs

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grocery 1 Rec

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convenience 2 Recs

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 4 Recs

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