Recent Equity Residential reviews
Experience so far has been great, staff is very nice. The building itself is outdated. If the building was updated it would make this place great. The location is great (right between Dupont and Admo) and there is a metro across the street. Wish there were some better restaurants near by.
Renovations Currently Taking Place
Very nice location, building needs renovations but they are actually doing them as we speak. They just started a project to re-do the hallways and lights and stuff like that which will look nice. Recently added wifi to the gym which is also a plus. Elevators can be slow.
Very Happy Resident
I very much enjoy living where I do currently. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very spacious, including big bedrooms and a nice common area. The Adams Morgan/Woodley park area is very safe, entertaining, and full of wonderful restaurants and tourist attractions. I am also very close to the metro, which makes my work commute very easy.
Great location, Fair Price
This apartment is great for a young professional. Ideal location between DuPont Circle and Adams Morgan and only a block away from the Adams Morgan/ Natl zoo metro stop. Amenities are a little outdated, but friendly concierge, prompt maintenance service, and most utilities included make up for that.
Get what you pay for
Calvert Woodley is a solid building just outside Adams Morgan and very close to the red line metro stop. The building itself has a rooftop and a small gym. The concierge/management office is generally accommodating to requests, but sometimes drag their feet on fulfilling requests which can be annoying. Overall, the building isn't the flashiest but it's a great location and has all the things most tenants need in an apartment.
Emerson place apts
Great place, quick to take care of any issues that arise. Front desk concierge is very friendly and promptly handles all delivered packages. Most of the rooms are modernized with nice hardwood floors. The rent is on the expensive side due to the beacon Hill location, but you get what you pay for. Spacious rooms too.
Great but constantly needs work
The elevators often break and the laundry room is being renovated so we are sharing one laundry room between two large buildings with tenants. Otherwise, the apartments themselves are great - lots of windows, HUGE living rooms, and generous sized bedrooms. It's expensive but this is an expensive area in Boston
Good location and clean
The apartment is in a great location near Massachusetts General Hospital and close to public transport, the North End, and Beacon Hill. It is mostly filled with young professionals, especially those in the healthcare industry. No complaints about the property or location.
My apartment is spacious and has solid amenities. The gym is a little small but gets the job done. My roommate has a dog and the whole complex is dog friendly. Rent is pretty high (I pay about ~$1550/month between rent and utilities), but it's comparable to other places. The location is prime. Two blocks from the metro, closer to D.C. than the rest of Arlington, close to the Clarendon bar scene, and in the middle of tons of restaurants. I plan on living here again next year.
Good, but maybe not worth the price
Vista on Courthouse is in a very good location with the Courthouse metro just a 0.4 mile walk away. The amenities are also good with a gym, pool, hot tub and entertainment room. They also have a 24/7 person at the front desk so that makes me feel more secure, and is also helpful in case you forget your key fob. The apartment is also very dog friendly, but does charge ~$70 per month in pet rent and a $500 non-refundable pet deposit. One thing I haven't liked is that the water heater was not able to keep up with demand during the winter months. If you shower in the morning, you may have to wake up a little earlier if you want to have more than a luke-warm shower. Also, the rent does seem a little high compared to other places in the area though. If you like basketball or racquetball, Courtland Towers next door has both of those and is slightly closer to the Courthouse Metro for about the same price.
Good first apartment
Pretty standard/cookie cutter layout, fairly new, building amenities were solid (gym, pool on ground floor, grills, community center, etc.). Very similar to the other big apartment buildings in the area. Make sure you send your notice to vacate if you aren't renewing your lease, we got kind of screwed by that
Nice Place to Live
Awesome location, nice and spacious, good management.
I love this (expensive) apartment
I know what I'm paying for, and I am definitely paying for it. I've got a 1 and den with 2 bedrooms for me and my husband. We love this apartment though, and if you want to pay for it, it's great.
Love it here
I love living at The Clarendon for many reasons. First, the location is unbeatable. I'm 25 minutes (driving)/35 minutes (metro) from work (McLean/Tysons), 10 minutes to Reagan Airport-DCA, 15 minutes to D.C. People told me I would miss out socially if I lived in Arlington, but I placed proximity to work over living in the city, and I'm so glad I did. Clarendon is the most similar to D.C. as an Arlington neighbor can get, and I live within a 2 minute walk from 5 bars, a Trader Joes and Whole Foods, as well as many amazing restaurants. Only downside to Clarendon is the rent is higher than in other parts of Arlington. I pay about the same as someone living in D.C., but I get more for my money (more amenities, square footage, modern style vs. older building).
Best quality of apartment is that it is right next to a metro stop, which makes getting to and from work and DC very convenient. Other apartments in the area have far better amenities (gym, pool etc.) but nothing terrible. Pet-friendly if that is something you are looking for. Have not had a problem with management.