Recent AIMCO reviews
Great Location - Below Average Building
Location is awesome, right by Lake Bde Maka ska and Lake of the Isles. But it is an old building and it shows. There is no storage, and parking is expensive. The staff is nice and timely with requests, but the building is run down. You can often hear your neighbors, and there is often a smell of marijuana in the building.
I love living here! It is a great place for people who enjoy getting outside on the many local trails and lakes, and who have pets. Residents are friendly and it is reassuring to have a residents-only, large gym space during this time!
Very convenient and good amenities
Locust on the Park is extremely convenient as a resident at Penn. It’s a 15-20 minute walk to HUP. You can hav packages delivered, there is a gym, on-site parking if you need it, and a concierge service. They are generally pretty good about maintenance requests and things like that. You end up paying more than living in a walk up but the amenities and location make it worth the money
Lived in this apartment for all 3 years of residency
Clean and modern interiors
Garage in basement
Floor to ceiling windows
Part time doorman
Secure package receiving
On a busy street so can be loud - especially with windows open
Older building with new finishes
While the finishes may be pretty, the bones of the building are very dated. For example, each unit has a washer/dryer as well as a garbage disposal however the pipes were not designed to carry this volume and often back up and flood apartments. There have been issues with roaches and fruit flies. Also, there is only ever heat OR air conditioning available, never both.
Feels very safe in my area and the apartment complex. Love the location - walk to work, roll out of bed and go to the dog park. Nice having a gym in the building
Nice place to live
I haven't had any issues of any kind, which has been a huge stress relief. The apartment is definitely more space than I need, and it's 15 minutes from downtown Boulder, but the surrounding area has some nice breweries and nature trails. It is a very pet friendly complex and has its own dog park!
Lots of Space & Great View
Overall, we have had a positive experience with the apartment. We appreciate the location and amount of space within the apartment itself. The loft style of apartments does make coordinating working nights with a spouse a bit more difficult, but it is worth it for the space, location, and view. The apartment is very quiet. The apartment has parking for an additional cost, and a gym which we haven't used yet (due to COVID). The biggest downfall is that maintenance is INCREDIBLY slow (2+ weeks for a basic repair and months long waits for less "standard" repairs).
Everything you need and super convenient!
I rented a studio here when I was an intern, and I was so happy with it that I moved to a 1 BR when my partner matched in Philly the following year. It has everything I wanted in a home - quiet (we have found some undergrads here, but our neighbors are mostly graduate students and medical professionals), clean (I lived in 2 other apartments in Philly and it's not uncommon to have the occasional pest, but we have only seen 2 roaches and 0 mice in 3 years - and both times we saw the roaches, the property manager had an exterminator in there the next day), and close to the hospital (it's about 10-15 min walk to CHOP/HUP; I think it's the closet apartment building to the hospital other than undergrad housing). It also has perks that have made my quality of life better - we have huge windows with a lot of natural light, a 24 hr gym in the building with a lot of equipment, easy access to the subway/train station, and plenty of street parking on nights/weekends for family/friends to easily visit. We have a ton of space with plenty of room for storage, and a roof deck that has been a life saver during the pandemic for social distanced plans (with the added benefit of a beautiful view of the city).
Love this apartment
This apartment is great! It's a little pricey, but I feel like you get what you pay for. My priorities included proximity to Center City, parking available (at an extra cost), lots of sunlight, and security. It really does all these well, so even though it's a little pricier, for me it's worth it!
The Sterling Apartments Review
Great building, great amenities, great management
I love the amenities at the sterling. It is a fully managed apartment that takes away the hassle of having to worry about some mundane maintenance and service issues that you will have to worry about if you lived in a house or brownstone. The Sterling has a large Gym that's free to use (when there is no covid) and their rooftop is deluxe. You will also get the most value for your buck in terms of square footage. No other apartment beats it within the Rittenhouse Square area
Fantastic value, slightly further than ideal
Pros: The apartment is modern and spacious - big living room, large closets, open floor plan, modern appliances. The building has great amenities - rooftop grills and pool, gym, business center (conference rooms and printing), and attached restaurants and convenience store. There are plenty of other students living in the building, so there's a good community here. Finally, the price is the best of any building I've seen - easily the best value around Rittenhouse.
Cons: A little further from campus/other students' apartments (typically South and West) than other buildings, heating/cooling from one unit/room leads to different temperature zones around the apartment, and it can be a little noisy in the mornings with trash pickup/street cleaning (only matters if you're a very light sleeper).
The space itself is great. High ceilings, large apartments. Great value especially if you’re comparing to NYC. Has an excellent lounge/co-working space that was excellent for COVID. Has a full gym, which is nice.
“24 hour” concierge doesn’t really answer the phone ever.
If you’re on the 25th st side of the building, the train is VERY loud. I got used to it pretty quickly but if you’re a light sleeper or have guests, could be an issue.