Gates Hudson Community Management
Recent Gates Hudson Community Management reviews
Love it here
Love everything except parking. We share one spot and it can be hard to find the other spot.
Prosperity Flats Review
Apartment is about a 10 minute walk from both Rosslyn and Courthouse metro stops. The apartment and appliances are nice and in very good shape. Elevator is a little slow and not very big, so if you need to move a large piece of furniture up a few flight of stairs you might have some difficulties. Walking distance to safeway and target for groceries. It's also walking distance to quite a few places to eat. The gym in the building is a little small, but management also owns the apartment(Rosslyn Heights) across the street and you are able to use their gym and pool.
Great apartment + community, long commute
My biggest issue is the commute. In the morning it is fine- it usually take 15-20 minutes to get to capital one's HQ building. In the evening, from around 4:45 - 6, it takes about 30 minutes or even longer due to traffic. I think this is pretty common if you live anywhere far from the office - it is just an annoying aspect of living here. It is about a 10 minute walk from the orange line, but that does not go directly to Capital One - you would have to transfer in East Falls Church.
The people in this community are fantastic, and there are not too many issues with noise as the walls are concrete. This is near many storage facilities, so sometimes I will hear noise from those facilities once or twice at night (usually, this is not an issue). I also have occasionally heard some noise from my neighbor (again, this is usually not an issue).
They have a lot of fun events, and the property management is very responsive. Maintenance is very quick, and an emergency maintenance technician lives on site and is very responsive. Property management has had issues with charging me for parking incorrectly, and with changing my parking spots due to their parking spot system. It's near the mosaic district as well, which is a nice area.
Convenient and Comfy in VA
The metro is across the street through the Gateway Marriott. Getting to law school takes about 30 minutes on the blue line, including walking. Only issue is it's hard to go between school and home, so, if you need a suit, I just wear mine to school for the day.
Costco is around the corner, which is good for things you need in bulk, and Pentagon City is a ten minute walk. Harris Teeter is just beyond the main mall at Pentagon City, also an easy walk. Lastly, there's also a Rite Aid in the Crystal City Shops area. And there's a row of restaurants down the street.
There's a library down the street as well.
Best part of the apartment itself is it's larger than in the city, quiet, and comfortable. It used to be a hotel, and now it's mostly residential. Staff are friendly.
For comparison, places in Courthouse along the orange/silver line might have similar prices, be a similar distance from school, and have good amenities, too.
Only complaint is that studios don't have their own washing/drying machine, and utilities, i.e. gas, water, electricity, are based on square footage, not use (about $90/mth for my studio), and wifi here is another $100. Not sure what the prices are like in other parts of VA, but I've heard DC wifi is at least cheaper.
For a general sense of this area, it's very safe. Feels a bit like a retirement community, even though most of my neighbors are students and families.
Also, it can access the yellow line, which is convenient if you need to go to the center of the city for anything.
Best Bang for your Buck in Arlington
I have been at this apartment complex for over a year and plan to stay for another two. It's the best bargain in South Arlington but you certainly have to own a car to be in the area. Commuting is easy, as they run a shuttle bus M-F from the apartment complex straight to Pentagon City Metro. The walls are paper thin though, so we are very used to knowing our neighbors well!
Prosperity Flats Review
Excellent place to live
great space close to Howard
If you're looking for a beautiful space close to Howard this is it!
Laundry is a Pain
The on-site laundry is a pain. They are currently installing units in the apartments but that will take months to finish.
Can’t beat the access to the metro, underground passage from the apartment building to the the metro
Management responsive to comments. Lots of great community events. Clean, well-kept space. Apartments are large with lots of closet space. Low noise-level. Great amenities include pool (outside) and gym. Ability to use amenities (i.e. indoor pool) of sister sites in Crystal City. Pets allowed. Friendly staff. Relatively peaceful and pleasant area. Close to DC, the airport, and VRE.
Downside are the shared laundry machines, which often do not work. I believe that they are working on fixing this issue.
We've had a pretty good experience at The Gramercy in Arlington. I am married, and my husband works within a mile of this apartment, so for us my husband having an easy commute was important. Also, we do have a pet and being able to come home during a lunch hour if needed was also a significant driving factor. Although I currently have a long commute during my first semester, on Thursdays my commute to the GWU hospital is quick for my clinical day. Later on in the program, I am told being able to have a more comfortable commute is worth the commute time I am currently spending. I've also been told living closer to DC, will become more convenient as the semesters progress depending on the clinical locations and future job employment locations after school is over.
Our experience at The Gramcercy has been really good.
Clean, Hassle-free, Convenient Living
I really enjoyed my experiences living at Crystal Square Apartments. It is really convenient to get to the metro through the underground entrance and shops. The apartment I shared had a ton of space and I never had any maintenance related issues. The package pick up is really nice, and the people who live/work in the building were very friendly.
The Buchanan is affordable, clean, accessible to transportation and the DCA. It is a choice for students who are living on a budget, but want a nice place to live.