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Low-Rise Apartment  «  Carroll Management Group
Durham, 3611 University Dr | Durham
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  •  Dog friendly
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Sun Deck
  •  Surface Parking Lot
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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7.5
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36 Reviews

About this Location

Limited nearby
public transit
In a quiet
neighborhood
Sandy Creek Park
27 min walk

Pricing 
updated 23 hrs ago

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$825+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,130+
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Convenience

    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Sun Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Microwave
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Minimum Lease Term  
  • Living Room

    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Central A/C
    •  Fireplace
    •  High Ceilings
    •  Vaulted Ceilings
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Surface Parking Lot
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

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

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
    •  Tennis Courts
    •  Volleyball Courts
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 7.5/10, based on 36 renter reviews

7.2
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6.2
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6.9
Management
7.5
Value
5.3
Social
8.0
Safety
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Solid place to live

It’s a good place at the current price, but there are better places elsewhere, as they are going up on rent. Very close to campus a short 10 minute drive. Walls are kind of thin. During the first few months had issues with bugs, but that’s expected since it is surrounded by a lot of trees. Winter and spring months this has not been an issue

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Decent value, near campus

The apartment is affordable compared to where my classmates live. While it's a short drive from campus, it's a bit further from downtown than some other complexes that are popular with Duke students.

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Overall good space

I love my apartment and I like that it isn't in the heart of the downtown, which probably made the price better. The best thing about this place is the size of the space with the price. Most months I have paid under $600/mo living in a 2bd 2br apartment with my roommate. It is exactly the space I have wanted and I will miss it when I leave.

The management is OK. There have been some issues that have come up such as the pool being closed during part of the summer and one of the entry gates not working. I may attribute some of their mistakes to the fact that they took over about midway through my lease. Hopefully they have learned from that.

I feel safe in this apartment complex and would recommend it. My pricing situation, however, seems to be changing and will be different for the next renter. That is a shame because I wish someone else could enjoy this space like I have near that affordable price. It will still be affordable but just not the same.

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Good not Great

Convenient location for Duke's West Campus. Also very close to retail (Target, Dollar Tree, Sam's Club, Petco). Has a pool and tennis courts but I don't use either. Front office will hold packages in a locked mail room except for packages delivered by Amazon, which are left in front of your door. A mixture of students and families. Has two gated entrances except one of the gates is frequently broken/inaccessible. You have to pay a mandatory fee for "valet trash pickup" but this service is unreliable. There are loud neighbors around my building and the walls are thin. Management staff seem to change frequently - in the ~8 months I've lived here, they've cycled through several different employees in the front office, so that doesn't feel very consistent. There are roaches in the summer but that seems to be the case with most apartments and homes in Durham.

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  • 1 bed / 1 bath
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Good Place to Live

Nice apartment. Generally quiet area, about 3 miles south of Sanford and 15 minutes from downtown Durham. If you live hear, you’ll need a car. The new management company is not as good as the old one, but they are still somewhat helpful. They are raising the rent significantly (as with other places across the country) for the next year.

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Great for the price.

University Ridge (previously Arium Pinnacle under old management) is cheap, spacious, and conveniently located to Target and Duke (7 minutes driving to Science Garage). The popcorn ceilings aren't great, but there is a lovely pool with four grills, a dog park, and the community is shaded. The gym is okay.

Every once in a while, the neighbors are a little noisy in the parking lot at night. This has happened about four times and I've been there for four months.

It's nothing fancy, but it's good for the price!

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Good if you like trees; cockroaches an issue in some units

I've had a fine time living here for two years. The management is pretty quick about responding to issues. I love that there are trees and a nice neighborhood to walk in behind the complex. However, I have had issues with cockroaches and water bugs in the summer months. They sent out someone and he got the cockroaches squared away after a few weeks, the water bugs are harder because the live in the trees and come inside to die. It's a good price for a one bedroom, but if you're squeamish about bugs I'd pass.

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Okay

The management is somewhat disengaged from the community. The maintenance services is not efficient. And the public transportation to that area is not great.

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Quiet, "Luxury" In Name only, Lots of Pests (Roaches & Rats)

I think the unit is fine, it is spacious and quiet. The front desk staff is nice, but this complex has a massive pest problem (including rats and roaches). I have had roaches in my apartment since I moved in with little to no help from management/pest control. The appliances are fairly old, but it's good bang for your buck if you don't mind having frequent pests sightings (again, I had roach sightings on a weekly basis well into November). Maintenace comes out but sometimes very rudely and without announcing themselves, but they'll fix your issues (aside from pests) within 2-5 days. Your pay a LOT for trash (about $40 for valet trash removal and just trash in general).

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Peaceful getaway from campus

We love living at Arium Pinnacle Ridge because it is filled with trees, has lots of dogs, and the management company is very responsive. There's a bus stop right in front of the complex that can take you to downtown Durham for dinner or to campus! It's a < 10-minute drive to campus and < 15-minute bike ride. The complex has a package room and gate that's closed at night to offer a safe environment. I've always felt safe here.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 28 Recs

Cook Out
G2B Restaurant & Brewery
Saladelia Cafe
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grocery 2 Recs

The Fresh Market
Target
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convenience 1 Rec

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 2 Recs

Rapid Results Fitness
Retro Fitness
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coffee 3 Recs

Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie
Cafe Renaissance
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