- Management team is always helpful and considerate
- Friendly management staff
What could be better
- Management is at times unattentive to concerns
Recent Equity Residential reviews
We love 71 Broadway
We love our large studio apartment at 71 Broadway. We have lived her for 3 years and the management and front desk staff are very friendly and attentive. We will be sad to leave when our lease ends (the rent is going up too high for us). Love the sunlight that streams in from our windows overlooking the church next door and the high ceilings!
Modern comforts, great service, floor to ceiling windows
We love our apartment, especially our in-unit washer/dryer. The door men and crew are as nice as can be, and the gym has everything one needs. The roof is a great spot in the Spring/Summer. Our dog loves her neighbors, both canine & human, and takes full advantage of our floor to ceiling windows, taking in the beautiful view.
Good value but bad location
I loved the doormen (and all of the staff) and the fact that there was a gym and rooftop, but the location is terrible - right across from public housing and far from the subway. Management company isn't quick to respond to complaints. Gym always broken.
Decent apartment, but very far west!
The building is pretty compact as there are only 8 floors. No doorman on the 55th Street entrance where I live but it's okay. The area is not the most well lit or safe. There are a few project housing units nearby and the neighborhood gets quite dark at times.
D'agastino and Dunkin' Donughts nearby are useful but overpriced. The new FIKA across the street is a great weekend haunt to just relax and people watch.
The apartment itself is a very typical high rise apartment - wooden floors, small bathroom (outdated fixtures), and small kitchen.
Neighbors are pretty quiet and not bothersome.
At night you'll hear the gallop of horses walking back to their station after giving Central Park tourists a ride.
The main downside is the few avenue walks to the nearest subway (and they're the longer avenues).
Overall, management is nice and decently responds well.
Good apartments, in need of some renovation. New ownership likely to upscale. Rents are very reasonable for manhattan. A two bedroom with dining room costs at least 20% more in most parts of new york city. Also includes a small gym on the second floor which is open to residents including rent.
Building is great! Permits pets and the staff is very friendly to them. Sometimes you have to look around for dog poop when you are walking near the building but that is typical for the entire Riverside Blvd. Also there are some celebrities who live in this building but I won't tell you who.
Slightly misleading pricing
The apartment building itself is very well-located (entrance to downtown 4/5 in the building, uptown is just across the street, just a few minutes' walk to 2/3 station). The staff are very friendly and maintenance requests are responded to quickly. Biggest complain is that you are not told until late in the application process that stated rent does not include water, sewer, etc and other utilities that are usually covered in similar NYC apartment buildings (of course, electricity isn't included but that's fairly standard). This drives the actual monthly cost of living in this building up by a significant amount. Gym is ok - clean and well-maintained, but somewhat lacking in variety. There is also a pool table. Laundry in building and you can use cash or card.
Great location, nice views!
Great place locationwise, about 12 mins walk to Path train Grove Station, right next to Liberty State Park, beautiful marina with yachts and views of the Statue of Liberty.
The building itself is relatively old and facilities are not brand new. There is a decent size gym, covered and uncovered parking. $550 annual fee for facilities usage and $150 set montly electric bill.
Quiet and Spacious with a Splash of Sunlight
1800 Oak Apartments has been a great living experience. The 24-hour concierges are friendly and helpful and the building is full of all types of residents: elderly individuals, young professionals, young couples and lots of students. It is two blocks from the metro, public transit and Georgetown Rosslyn Bus. Apartments are spacious with high ceilings, granite countertops and updated appliances. Building includes fitness center, common rooms, business center, outdoor pool, grills and pet path. Rosslyn is a little quiet and further from shopping and Georgetown social activities but the proximity to the metro makes it a quick trip anywhere. Overall, love my place!
I chose Sheffield Court because of its great price, close proximity to the metro (Courthouse stop), and relative proximity to Georgetown University (15 minute bike ride).
Perfect location, good management.
You should visit the apartment at day time to see if it gets enough sunlight. The lower level apartments are blocked by the tall neighboring buildings.
Very close to Rosslyn Metro Station, GUTS stop, Target, Safeway, Starbucks, and CVS. There is even a Zipcar parked in the garage.
Utilities are updated, but cupboards could use some renovation.
Solid Basic Choice
Overall, the experience has been great. The apartments are newly renovated (I believe we're the first in our unit since it was upgraded) and pretty nice (hardwood laminate and tile floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances). They're probably on the smaller side for the area, but it's a pretty efficient, open layout. Common areas are small (roof deck with small pool and 2 grills, small gym with some treadmills, ellipticals, weight machines and Dumbbells, lobby sitting area), but newly renovated as well. As a comparison to Avalon Place across the street, units are a little bit smaller, but nicer, while common areas are much smaller and probably not quite as nice.
There are a few really good restaurants in and around the plaza, and Clarendon is only a 10 minute walk. Being essentially on top of the orange and silver lines also makes getting into DC easy (although getting to Georgetown requires switching to the shuttle at Rosslyn, or a 45 minute walk on nice days).
My only two real complaints are that utilities are split among the entire building (rather than metered for each unit), which both encourages overuse and prevents you from saving money on them through your own action, so they're fairly high (around $200/month, vs more like $150ish at other buildings nearby). Being on a relatively low floor (7) and facing the plaza, we also get a decent amount of noise from Courthaus Social when it's open late. It's not enough to keep me awake, but it is noticeable. I suspect units on the other side or higher floors wouldn't have that issue. Finally, it's a really minor issue, but the layout of spaces in the parking garage is a little funky, which makes it very difficult to get in and out of some spaces and makes a lot of them completely unusable. I've never had a problem finding a space, it's just occasionally a long walk or a tight squeeze.
If you're going to live outside the district then you can't beat Rosslyn. 1800 Oak is incredibly close to the Metro and GUTS bus. The management and staff have been very prompt and professional. Neighbors are quiet and nice.
There's plenty of restaurants and a few bars nearby. Ultimately, I'd say that most people end up choosing Rosslyn because you get more space than anywhere in Georgetown or nearby neighborhoods. The commute into the district or out to Tyson's isn't bad, as Rosslyn is a key metro point.
I'd highly suggest this area for those who want to enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere than Dupont.
Great building with nice floor plans and fairly thick walls. Maintenance is super responsive, and the front desk people are great. Only two things to be aware of. First, read your renewal contract carefully and stay abreast of current lease rates. They raise rents by a percentage without taking into account your previous lease terms, which can lead to inflated rent. That said, they will adjust it if you call it to their attention. The second thing is that this building is largely GW undergrads-- i.e. Beer cans in the elevators, and the occasional take out left in weird places.
Biggest bonus: it's practically on top of Trader Joe's
The Flats at Dupont Circle
The building and location are great.