- Very helpful management
- Responsive to maintenance and other requests
Recent Forest City reviews
Downtown Oakland Apartment Complex-Kind Pricy but cool area
My apartment is just under 800 square feet. I have a small balcony, laundry inside of my apartment as well as a walk in closet and a large bedroom. Many of the apartments are updated. My rent is 2300, but $200 extra is for parking, water, sewage, and garbage (there are trash shoots and you can leave large items for disposal in the garbage area).
The leasing office is nice and you can get cheaper units (2100) if they are smaller. there are also studios available.
My apartment is huge for the price! Total, our unit is 1200 square feet and we have an in-unit washer/dryer.
Overall positive experience and great location
I really like the Bixby. The location is wonderful. It's 15 minutes to the Eastern Market metro and 15 minutes to the Navy Yard metro. It's an easy walk to great local businesses and parks in Navy Yard, Barracks Row, and Eastern Market. There's a Harris Teeters in a 5 minute walk and Trader Joe's in 15-20 minute walk. It takes me 30 minutes door to door to get to GW Law. It's a really safe area as well.
It's a very cost effective, especially for this area, and comes with a small gym, pool, and outdoor courtyards and a roof. Overall, maintenance is responsive and pretty good and management is mostly responsive. They've handled covid ok.
The one bedroom apartment has plenty of storage and is comfortable for 2 people and spacious for one person. All apartments are recently renovated.
The apartments have beautiful floor to ceiling windows which let in a lot of natural light. There is a 24/7 front desk attendant who also receives packages for residents. The building is about 4 blocks from the Broad Street Line and there are plenty of great restaurants nearby.
Pricey but worth it
The grand has been great in every way. It is expensive, especially if you like in a larger apartment or require parking, but it has been worth it for me. I have a large one bedroom apartment that has had no problems. When there has been any issue, getting repairs was easy. Though I have not used the pool or gym too much due to the pandemic, all of it is very nice. Not to mention it is a private and safe community with a red line I can see from my window and any shopping you need within a 10 minute drive. There are also plenty of restaurants and shopping options within walking distance.
Great deal, good location
Lenox Club is in Pentagon City (National Landing) just a few blocks away from the blue/yellow line metro. Amenities are slightly older, but the floorplans are very sensible, and you get the best use of every square foot of the units, including great closet space.
Some units have dens, balconies, or separate dining rooms.
Very convenient on/off the highway. Easy access to DC, 10 minute drive to the law school.
Management is very friendly and there is a dog park across the street.
I would recommend living at Lenox club to another law student.
Renting at the Drake
I have rented at the Drake for a little over a year now. I agree with previous reviews that the rent is relatively cheap given that we have front door staff. You cannot beat the location, and the apartment is old but relatively well maintained.
bang for your buck - lived here 1L year
Pros: pretty good amenities and the location is great (5 min or less uber to restaurants/bars; Royal Blue, Wild Salsa, and Irish pub beneath building); also great views - I was in apartment 2303 and had a clear view of Reunion Tower, BOA building, ATT, Pegasus, and surrounding buildings. Shared patio has impressive view of surrounding buildings - great for entertaining.
Cons: Management can often seem bad, but they respond better if you are assertive or firm with your requests; need to plan travel to/from school around rush hour if you don't want to waste time in traffic; one or more of the three elevators are frequently out of service.
Recommend leasing on a higher floor; louder tenants tend to rent on the lower floors and couples and young professionals tend to live in apartments on the upper floors. Also, the lower floors really hear the traffic.
This was a great place to live during summer clerkships - close to federal/state courthouse and most law firms.
Great Location for USC
Can take the train or bus to campus (15-20 minute total commute). The bus stops right outside of the apartment. The train is two blocks away. The apartments are decent and the management team has been very responsive and friendly.
Great Location and Amenities
My only complaint is that there has been construction in the lobby for the past 11 months, which is a bit frustrating.
Lenox Club Review
Great place to live!
Very convenient location, close to Whole Foods, Target, and Spring Garden BSL station.
Some issues given recent management company transition, particularly around the bus schedule (I commute to campus via the bus).
Charming building showing its age
The Drake is a historic building and is charming with great decor, common areas, classic design. However, it is a very old building and this shows in some of the amenities, namely the gym, the plumbing, water, elevators, etc.
Large apartment complex, front desk with multiple security staff patroling the area. 1 minute walking to the Chinatown Goldline station and only a 15 minute walk to Union Station which makes it easy to get around on Metro.