Recent Equity Residential reviews
Sheffield Court Review
I moved here from New York City and wow it's so much more space. My apartment is by no means large, but it was much bigger than what I grew accustomed to in NYC and I pay less in rent now! I have lived in the same apartment for all of law school which is both a testament to how much I like living in Sheffield Court and also how much I hate moving. Also, this complex used to be old army barracks, so many of the walls are cement. I've never lived in an apartment complex where I hear so little noise from my neighbors.
My biggest complaints about this place are honestly superficial. The ventilation isn't the best in my specific apartment and I would prefer to live in an apartment with 2 bathrooms and hardwood floors. The maintenance staff here is INCREDIBLE. Sheffield Court also has a pool, pool house, game room, and gym. There are a bunch of restaurant style booths in the pool house that are really great for studying if you need time away from the library/your own apartment.
They’re nice on the inside and there is a pool, tennis courts, and a gym. It’s nice to have some grass, it’s not totally urban.
Big fan of this place
Short walk to campus, convenience store really close by along with some restaurants and a nail salon. Lots of dog owners so there are always puppers around. Most of the “old model” apartments were renovated in 2012 and the appliances are really great. Maintenance is very helpful and always quick to come (while I had covid they carried my packages to my door so I didn’t have to go downstairs and potentially expose neighbors). Good amount of available parking even without a pass/reserved space. Nice people, never too noisy. The community has a discussion board in their app which is how i got all my furniture and a pet sitter in my building. There is also a community center which I do school work in every weekend. I’ve heard basement apartments aren’t great tho.
Nice apartment bad management
The apartment itself is great however management is poor and many appliances were not working properly upon move in
Great, comfortable living
The staff at The Clarendon are super nice and helpful. The apartments are a good size, with all necessary appliances, and the pool and gym amenities are great. Service requests are taken care of efficiently and professionally.
Residents are all super friendly, and lots of dogs in the building to say hi to!
Getting the apartment itself is a huge hassle because their management process if very bureaucratic, inflexible, and unaccommodating. What I would like for GMU to do is set up partnerships with Equity Apartments or RentDitmarr to get us easier access into apartments, because moving here was genuinely difficult due to the high rents in the area.
You pay for what you get
The rent is affordable and I have a very decent amount of space for a studio apartment. That being said, the rest of the property itself is old and not in great shape. I’m happy with my apartment but I don’t love the complex as a whole. But I can afford it.
I was a bit curious about living in DC before I moved here. I hadn't been able to make it up to the area to do an in-depth apartment search, and everything I had been online searching for throughout the summer was very expensive. I relied on my knowledge of the DC-Arlington area from an internship I did a couple years prior, and found this studio apartment in a great building in an even better location. Anywhere along the metro line is where I was looking, and this building is just 3 blocks away from an Orange/Silver line running straight into Virginia Square in just over 10 minutes.
Great apartment in the heart of West Chelsea, amazing management company
Great proximity to subway, literally steps from the door, and commute to campus only takes 20 minutes or so. Neighborhood is very clean and has been pretty quiet since many people are not working in-person still. There is currently some remodeling construction in the building so occasional noise from that. Laundry room is very clean and reasonably priced. Huge windows in apartment and full-size appliances. Staff is very friendly and helpful, and service requests completed next day (in my experience, minor repair only).
Vista Del Lago
This is the perfect apartment for pet owners seeking a quiet study spot. Mission Viejo is very safe, beautiful, and the neighbors are friendly. The management company is decent, all repairs are fixed very quickly. I have lived here for 1.5 years and have had very few issues.
It takes about 35 minutes to commute but the drive through the canyon is beautiful.
Living somewhere pet friendly, safe, and within my budget were my priorities in selecting an apartment and I have been happy on all counts.
Great location and pet friendly!
A large apartment complex in Koreatown which allows cats and dogs. It's about 15 minutes to USC campus, downtown and Hollywood. Plus a lot of stores and great Korean BBQ restaurants are in walking distance. The building is secure and requires a FOB to access. Each unit comes with a parking spot in the garage (two tandem spots for a two bedroom unit.) Pet rent is about $65 dollars a month per pet. There's a pretty courtyard area with palm trees, a swimming pool, barbeque area, and hot tub. There's a gym, but it doesn't have the most modern equipment.
Great location, great amenities
The apartments at Radius feel sleek and modern, and the building has any amenity you could need including 2 gyms, a pool, rooftops, etc. Maintenance needs are always met in a timely and efficient manner. It's very pet-friendly and in a great location relative to public transportation and Koreatown offerings. It is also in a good location for USC students who want to get away from campus while still having an easy commute. Occasionally, the walls are thin and other residents can act as less than great neighbors, but overall, the leasing team does their best to address any problems. I would recommend Radius to anyone looking for an apartment.
Great, like-new apartments with natural light
The apartments feel relatively new, even though they're somewhere around 15-20 years old. They have large windows and parque floors and have good storage and are spacious for a Manhattan apartment. The appliances are stainless steel and look new. The doormen are great, and management is responsive to service requests. The building sits right on top of a grocery store and many other amenities are in the area. The only downside is the distance from subway stops- most are a ~15 minute walk away.
- Location: Financial District
- 1.5 blocks from 7th Street Metro Station
- Great walkability; Near shopping centers (The Bloc, Fig at 7th), restaurants & bars
- Unit has lots of windows (although they look out to a courtyard/ wall)
- Remodeled rooms are more modern (relative to hallways & lobby)
- Pool & gym rooftop views
- Maintenance staff & most concierge and leasing staff is really nice
- Have a couple tenant events a year (would enjoy more!)
- Tenant Parking (was told I'd be on a wait list for about 3 months; after 6 months, I was somehow further down the wait list than where I started)
- Guest Parking (There is a valet option, but spots are prioritized for Public School 805 restaurant, so guests often have to look for parking elsewhere)
- Management doesn't always respond to email inquiries
- Offensive pet waste smell in hallways & in back area where you pick up mail/throw out recycling (carpets not cleaned often enough, given the problem)
- Trash chutes not cleaned often enough, also negatively impacting hallway smell
- Lobby & hallways are very dated & somewhat dark
- In-unit laundry machines are horrible; Can pay for common area machines, but mold & smells are often an issue (not managed by Pegasus)
- Elevators often have issues
- Common areas could use more regular cleaning
- Management doesn't communicate building happenings/updates as often as I think would be most helpful
- Less amenities relative to all the new development in Downtown LA
- Management doesn't seem to enforce rules, despite being asked to address issues (pet waste, trash & boxes left outside individual units for extended periods)
- Constant noise from operations machinery on the roof (windows not the best at keeping out sound)