Carroll Management Group
- Quiet, well-managed, and safe.
- Excellent amenities available.
What could be better
- Management keeps raising prices.
Recent Carroll Management Group reviews
Duke Forest Student
The apartment locates in the duke forest, providing a safe and quiet environment. Sam's Club and Super Target are very near, which makes the shopping very convenient.
Not a great experience, but not completely terrible. I do not spend much time at my apartment which is good but if I had I probably wouldn't like it as much. It does have amenities like a pool and a small gym but I don't care for those much.
Great, affordable place
University Ridge is extremely affordable and the management is very responsive. The units are older but are slowly being renovated. Maintenance is great at fulfilling requests and up keeping the units. The complex is quiet but in a great location. I’m 6 minutes from the law school and 10 from downtown.
University Ridge Apartments Review
Leaking roof, broken gate.
Notting Hill Review
Really enjoyed living here!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Manor at Buckhead
Nice place, definitely good for the price. A little further out, but easy access to the highway. Complex is older, but managed pretty well.
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!
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.
The management is somewhat disengaged from the community. The maintenance services is not efficient. And the public transportation to that area is not great.
Notting Hill Review
Great place to live