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Crystal Towers is pretty good
I enjoy living at the Crystal Towers. It's a very nice building, and everything here is in great shape. I love the gym, and when the weather is nice the pool and courtyard (with grills) is an excellent place to study or hang out. The staff here is friendly and helpful; I have never had a bad experience with someone who works here. Maintenance is especially great.
The location has pros and cons. On the one hand, the metro stop is right outside my door, and I'm in walking distance to bars, restaurants, and shopping. The ride to school is good- IF the blue line is working correctly. Oftentimes issues with WMATA make me wish I lived in DC. My social life can also feel a bit stunted at times- with all of my friends living in the District, it isn't always easy to make plans if I don't want to take the train in. The building is one train stop, or a five minute drive, or even a quick walk, away from Ronald Reagan airport. I can leave my home, go to the airport, get through security, and be at my gate, all in about half an hour. If you travel often, this is a very convenient location. One might expect noise issues, but there are none; the walls are thick and soundproof.
The place is also expensive. However, in comparison to rent in DC, it's a good value. I have a spacious studio with lots of storage, my cat is welcome, and there are great amenities.
The building also has a good community- there are frequent events, such as movie nights and holiday parties. There is also a nice breakfast served once a month.
My apartment is all carpet, which I don't love- I'd have preferred hardwood. I also have had plumbing issues on occasion (the shower drain is frequently stopped up). However, maintenance is always there to fix the problem quickly.
All in all, I can't complain about living at The Swarthmore. It's a bit of a longer walk from the law school building (a little shorter than a mile each way), but it's nice to get in those extra steps before sitting all day in classes and the library. It's nice on the weekend though, because you're right at the connecting point of Foggy Bottom and Georgetown, so you can stroll into Georgetown within 5 minutes.
- It's a very, very quiet building -- no loud neighbors or parties really ever.
- It's 500 steps away from Trader Joes.
- Lots of natural sunlight if you get an apartment facing 25th ST.
- Decently priced at $2200 for a 700 sq. ft. 1BD/1BA.
- Hardwood floors.
- Individual storage units in the basement.
- Rooftop view of the Washington Monument and Key Bridge.
- It's a bit of a walk to the law school.
- Washer and dryer are communal in the basement.
- Thin walls so you can hear your neighbors talking/hear their TVs.
- No amenities, at all.
- No pets allowed.
Great apartment and great service.
Very close to metro. Spacious with a good view.
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I love living here I've had no problems! It's a pretty nice layout and design as well. Pool club rooms with video games computer rooms with free unlimited printing (sometimes they do run out of ink).
Great apartment, good environment but a little too far from Georgetown's campus.
Good for the price!
I would say Rosslyn Heights is an overall good choice. It's relatively inexpensive compared to DC prices and relatively convenient - about a 10 minute walk from the GUTS and just another 10-15 minute drive over the bridge. However, if I did it over again I would live inside the District and likely much closer to the actual campus. Rosslyn is fine, but it's a little suburban and residential. I think there is more within a short walking distance available in DC and it would be nice to have the option to walk to school, weather-permitting. In terms of this building, though, the leasing office is fine - we have two pools and one gym (it's small though and, at times, the machines have gone broken with no fixing for weeks - it can be hard to snag a machine during a busy time).
If you love being pushed around by a large corporation, you'll love living with them too!
These guys will smile and shake your hand as you move out and then sue you three weeks later.
The gym, among many other things is outdated and most things that are supposed to work hardly do such as many locks, the common room TVs, intercoms etc.
Ask the managers to do something simple for you, like give you a key and then expect to ask them 3 times before they take a week to do it.
And google the pictures of mice living under the bathtub. Its real.
Quiet and Safe
Great location and excellent management. The area surrounding Rosslyn Heights feels really safe. I can walk outside past midnight alone without feeling unsafe. It's a pretty short walk to the Georgetown Shuttle (GUTS) and the total commute to campus is ~20 minutes. I've generally been pleased with the amenities as well.
Management not helpful/competent
Had to get various things fixed in the apt over the course of my rental lease. Often took more than one phone call to get a response. Took over a month for fix a leaky toilet. Management also lied about not being able to replace the sensor key when it was damaged, and after losing it, then reversed their statement, saying that damaged keys could be replaced free of charge. actually had to call the regional office at one point to get management to comply with the requests to fix damaged items in the apt. i would NOT recommend living here. overpriced and management not helpful.
Nice staff, spacious building and good locale in Arlington with easy access to the city, shops and restaurants. Staff is very courteous and attentive and remembers people's names which is helpful. I would recommend this place to newcomers to the area.
What is there to say...
Living in the city is expensive. Sometimes, you can have a decent place and a good location, which is what the Buchanan is. Sure, it may take them hours if not days to process packages. Sure, sometimes they turn off the water in the middle of the night/day (on the regular!). Sure, we have the occasional mouse. You can't beat the location and the price is decent, so I deal.
Huge windows, Convenient location.
Great view of the city, but still very green. Plenty of food options within walking/biking distance - but nit many bars. The building used to be pretty diverse, but it's become a lot of young college or grad students and young professionals. Gym is kind of small. Make sure to get an updated unit. Super safe, great location without being too close to the bars but close enough that you could walk home if you really needed to. Maintenance staff is awesome!- always super responsive and do great work.
Great value in Reston
A little far from Washington, but not without its charms. The location is convenient to the metro, which is a major plus. It's also near restaurants and shopping, while providing decent transportation options to the international airport and to the area malls. It's safe, and relatively quiet, if that's important to you. While by no means is it cheap, you get parking and more bang for your buck than comparable places in Arlington.
Apartment itself is great, but the management is horrible.
What they advertise to have are not included. So beware. I love the location, i always feel safe walking home from crystal city metro. Gym is free. However, maintenance is super slow and my roommate fixed it. Got a mailbox key after a month I moved in. Warning! They will take a full month of rent regardless of your move-in date. As long as you don't deal with Cassa Housing, you should be fine. (They take advantage of you when they can.) By the way, don't get tempted by fully furnished housing. Not true. Other than than it's alright!