The Habitat Company
- Management are very response and attentive to any residents' needs.
- Maintenance crew are extremely professional in their timing and efficiency.
- Front staff office are extremely sweet and polite.
Recent The Habitat Company reviews
High Quality Overall
Some issues with transition to new management company, but overall a very good value. Nice compromise between the brand new and "vintage" options nearby.
Great comfortable place to live
Very reasonable prices, apartments are big and comfortable. Management always fixes our issues within hours of submitting the request. Very secure with lots of parking and green areas for pets.
Great modern building less than 15 minute walk to Ross
618 is a modern, new building that is relatively close to campus. The management team is wonderful and incredibly accommodating. Would highly recommend.
Quiet and convenient
Overall it's a really nice place! The apartment is roomy, updated, and cheaper than the luxury high-rises. Even though you're not with 50+ other students in the same building, you're right down the street and have all the same access (minus an indoor pool and basketball court, but would you really use that anyways?).
Fine apartment for one year
Based on the reviews, I came in with very high expectations, especially for the price I was paying. Overall, the property is fine, but it let me down a bit.
First, the positives: nice gym, heated parking garage, and spacious rooms. Cheap internet, no true TV package, but that was ok for us for the year
The negatives: walls are very thin. You can practically hear everything your neighbor does, and can hear emergency sirena every 30 minutes when they pass by if you are on the street.
Mail package system is a disaster. They implemented a new automated locker system, but there were not enough lockers for the entire complex, so USPS began simply leaving packages on the ground for any stranger without a key card to pick up. After numerous complaints, management didn’t do anything. Finally, after the police caught and arrested someone opening packages, they began taking a new approach. To this day, USPS still does not deliver our mail. Very annoying.
In previous reviews, management was cited as great. I would disagree. I think most are great and incredibly helpful, along with the handyman. However, there is one in particular that could be the rudest housing staff member I have ever encountered in my life. She is not only unhelpful, but almost accusatory for any problem we have had with our room.
All in all, you could do worse when choosing a property, but I think they are charging too much. Probably more in line with some of the other cheaper properties in better locations. For the price, I would go with E2. Much nicer amenities and sound proof rooms for a similar price.
Good Staff and Management
The Reserve tries their best. The units are clean and relatively modern on the inside. It's a bit of a mix of residents - some MBA students, a good amount of undergrads, working couples, and families. Management is usually pretty responsive though not all the time. In general, I feel like it's ~10% pricier than it should be (prices aren't far off from E2, for example, in the handful of comparisons I've made) and it's about a 5 minute longer walk from the Global Hub than I'd like, but those are relatively minor complaints.
Good but far away from everything
Good apartment with larger rooms and living areas than E2 or some other apartments. The only downside is that it is 15 mins walk away from both campus and downtown Evanston. It would have been nice to be closer to either one of these.
There have also been some issues with package deliveries. The area where the parcels are stored is not locked and can be accessed by non-residents, resulting in some theft of packages. Additionally, the parcel lockers often run out of space, resulting in your parcels being left in the corridors of your apartment block.
There are quite a few Kellogg students who live here, which is great if you are a Kellogg student.
Overall a good apartment that I would recommend. However, I would personally choose somewhere closer to downtown Evanston (e.g. Park Evanston).
Expensive and Far From Ross
This has been a great apartment community for my personal needs. However, the property is very far from Ross (it's 1.25 miles south of Michigan Stadium). The property was recently bought out by a new management company. I am not impressed with the new management team. Repairs and maintenance are addressed promptly, but their demeanor is not pleasant and they are significantly increasing the rents. My original reason for living in this property (aside from its many amenities) was that it was discounted relative to the properties located closer to the Ross campus. However, with the new management team's price increases, I'm not sure that I would have ended up living here again if I were new.
Really great management
I really love living at 618. Yes, it is a little bit more expensive, but management treats us really well and they are always on top of everything. The management is almost like family. There was one time when I was in a rush to catch a plane and realized I had a bunch of food sitting in my trash can. I called management and they took the trash out for me!
Great Location, Pricy
I live 1.5 miles from campus which many MBA students find to be too far. I like it because I can live away from campus but "opt-in" to activities around town. When I want to disconnect from people, it is a great location to just be alone. The apartment community is quiet and the management team is quality. My apartment looks directly at the soccer stadium and I can catch the 62 UM State bus at the tennis courts which is a 5 minute walk. Pros and cons are listed elsewhere but a con is the expense. A big pro is being 10 minute walk (4 minute drive) to Busch's Grocery Store and other stores you may want.
What you gain outweighs the price gap
Amenities and room condition are great. Management is very responsive.
High price but great
Great amenities, but with a higher price. However, the apartment is dog-friendly and within walking distance of central campus and downtown
Lots of Ross students
Building, apartments, and amenities are fantastic. Ton of other Rossers in the building. 10-15 min to both Ross and downtown Ann Arbor, though the one downside is it's not right near anything.
Best place in Ann Arbor
Best place to live in Ann Arbor for family/grad students, close to downtown and Ross, fun community events every couple of weeks, and very few undergrads. Not cheap, but you'll get the best value for your money compared to other places.