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Mid-Rise Apartment
Greenbush, 901 Drake St | Madison
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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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8.8
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11 Reviews

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,635+
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Entertainment

    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Lounge
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Central A/C
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pets Limit  
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 8.8/10, based on 11 renter reviews

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8.3
Management
7.8
Value
6.8
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9.5
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Near bus stop, fifteen minute walk to class, good access to lake trail and Arboretum. Easy on street parking and grocery store short drive away. Small gym in the apartment bldg.

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Comfortable and Practical

Great location. 10-15 minute walk to Grainger or a 5 minute bus ride from a very close bus stop. Great space for hosting events and also has a small gym on the premise that is free for residents. It's outside of the social parameter and between two major hospitals in Madison.

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Good for dogs and campus access

The Ideal is a nice and new building. There aren’t some of the amenities of downtown apartments, but you get a bigger apartment. All the appliances are new and the management team is helpful. Plus, if you have a dog, the apartments are pet friendly and you’re close to nearby parks.

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Comfort and convenience

I really enjoy living at the Ideal! The apartments are stylish and spacious with lots of space for storage. I currently live in a 2 bedroom apartment and have a roommate who is also a fellow Badger. We both find the location of the IDeal to be very convenient for catching a local bus (bus stop within the block) and a 10-15 min walk to Grainger on any given day (even with the snow).

The staff is also super nice and helpful. For instance, we ran into some noise issues with a local business below. The staff and owners were very accomodating, compensate us for the discomfort and have been very hands on with resolving the issue.

If you are looking for a cozy, well kept, convenient place that has reasonable rates compared to many apartment complexes in the area. Check out this place!

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Great option for MBA students

Spacious and affordable. Friendly management. Easy bus route nearby and easy walk to Grainger or to tail gates during football season or to the basketball arena. Quiet building with friendly neighbors, very secure, packages left at door have never been an issue. In-unit washer and dryer and nice appliances with a big kitchen. Great for roommates since rooms are across the living room and not next to one another. Only con is the cross-fit gym on the first floor can be noisy.

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Nice apartment, Easy Location

The Ideal Apartments have been great. It's located in the Vilas neighborhood, and is right across the street from Monona Bay. Because the apartments aren't located right downtown, you get a little more space, and the benefit of a nice residential neighborhood. The staff are friendly and helpful, and maintenance requests are handled in a timely manner.

In addition, walking to campus only takes about 15 minutes, and there are bus lines within 2-3 minutes of the residence.

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Lots of Space, Good Price

I'll start with the fact that this building looks like a hotel- it is THAT NICE. I've had several people give me that reaction when first entering. There is a lot of space, especially compared to other apartments downtown. Because the building is only 2 years old, everything is up to date, nice, and clean. I would definitely recommend living here.

The only con is that it is not super close to State street and local bars (by that I mean about 1.5 miles away), however it is right on the bus line.

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