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The Kenmore is a great place to live. Great price for the area, especially since it's a safe area. I see people walking around all the time late at night.
Cozy and comfortable, close to AU campus
I really like living here. My studio is very spacious and utilities are included in the rent so it's affordable overall for the area. Lots of restaurants nearby, including Target, Giant, Streets Market. There are two metro stops within walking distance (Cleveland Park and Van Ness-UDC), plus access to buses. The community is welcoming, racially diverse and safe.
Good housing, updated appliances. Has community events, and very diverse.
15-20 minutes from GWH and 30-40 minutes from the VA DC
Great location, close to metro and lots of restaurants. Very residential neighborhood. Not a luxury building but there are some amenities (free printing, gym) and management is typically very responsive to concerns.
Best gym. flawless mgmt
gym has monument views. Cables, dumbbells up to 65, lat pulldown, leg press, leg ext/curl. no barbells or smith.
management always fixes an issue within 24hrs. the microwave turntable stopped working and they literally installed a new microwave within days.
the study spaces suck.
Good but expensive
I have adequate space and the building does come with a few nice things like a workout room. Compared to some other DC apartment buildings the amenities are lackluster. No pool, rooftop terrace, nor washer and dryer in the apartment. The staff is friendly and the building is kept clean. I wish I was paying less money but I think I would feel that way no matter where I lived seeing as DC is so expensive.
Good Price, Good Location
No criticism of the apartment. You get what you pay for! I found this to be one of the cheapest apartments around the area.
Average but sufficient
Starting with the bad. There is much more space than what you’ll get for the same price in DC, but it comes at a price. The place was not designed with quality in mind. Floor planks are loose, you can feel where nails aren’t hammered all the way down in them, water often runs cold at night and in the morning.
There are also roaches and spiders (at least on the 1st floor where I live), and maintenance will often come days after your request, sometimes not at all.
For the good, there are a couple of gyms on site, pools, a convenience store (in tower 2), and most units are relatively renovated (at least in tower 2 where I live). You do get a a lot of space compared to DC apartments, which is big coming from the South or Midwest where you’re probably accustomed to more space. It also has a bus that takes you and picks you up from the metro station (Huntington) in the morning, then again in the evening. There’s also 24/7 security driving around the premises all of the time.
Lastly, people are mostly here that are working professionals and students, so there’s not much noise or drama happening here at all, and there’s plenty of spaces to host and hang out if that’s your type of thing.
All in all, not horrible, but also not great.
Riverside Apartments, Alexandria, VA
I lived here a few years. The location is convenient for public transit and driving but not picturesque for Alexandria. Highway 1/Richmond Hwy is close. Bus stops are close by. We are 1 mile from Huntington Metro station (Yellow line). There is a complimentary apt shuttle to and from the metro that runs during weekdays in the morning and evenings, with limited weekend service. There is an onsite gym (no extra cost) and a minimart. Across the street you have small shopping area with a gym, pizza place, ABC store, convenience store.
It's cute, not the most luxe though
Management could be better
Nice distance from campus, wonderful staff
This community is quite the catch for a grad student - I live alone with a small pup and have enough space for the two of us in this one bedroom. It's a 10-minute walk to the Friendship Heights station for the shuttle pick-up and is another 5-minute walk from Nebraska Ave, near Politics and Prose and other great restaurants. The neighbors are mostly young professionals or older families with young children, and there are other furry neighbors. With parking spaces available on-site, this is a good value for its location. The staff is the friendliest I've ever experienced in apartment living, and I definitely think I could stay here long term. Initially, there was a small rodent issue, but maintenance was very quick to resolve the issue.
A nice complex, but far from transit
Honestly I love my apartment, it's two stories with big bedrooms and a fireplace but it's a bit far from metro, a 30 minute walk or a five minute bus ride (the bus is MDOT so AU doesn't pay for that, you have to pay out of pocket). If you have a car/don't mind driving/don't mind paying for the bus it's not too bad. Takes about an hour with bus/metro/AU shuttle. There's a gym, it's decently sized for a complex and usually pretty empty and there's a pool which is nice. I pay $10 a month for general parking although you can reserve a spot for $50. Overall I like living here, and have done so for 2 years.
Good price for apartment in DC
Considering utilities are included, splitting the rent with my boyfriend is pretty cost affordable, at least for DC. There is 24/7 concierge Service and maintenance on-site. You have to pay for laundry and parking, and there is no pool or gym. You get what you pay for.
The neighborhood is fantastic but Bozutto has its eye on other expansion properties and has let this one fall by the wayside. There was a lot of construction noise and maintenance issues in an old building. Additionally, with transportation curbed by the pandemic it will not be as convenient to travel this far to campus.