- Building management has been attentive and easy to work with
- Management is always responsive to needs
Recent Greystar reviews
This apartment complex is perfect for the young professional/ grad student couple or room mates new to the RDU area. Good access to the highway and close to shopping. The pool is terrific and the dog park is good to socialize our new puppy. Rent could always be cheaper and could always be closer to the city but the community here is very nice.
Love 300 Swift!
I've lived here for about a month now with my Husband, dog and cat and we are SO in love with the apartment complex and Durham in general. The apartment complex is unbelievably spacious, the gym is amazing, and there is a large separate private yoga studio! There is covered parking in a parking garage and the pool is always a perfect temperature. The wood floors are high ceilings in each apartment just add to my love for this place. Would highly recommend to anyone!
Garrett West is nice but is lacking in certain amenities. The gym is very small and would do much better if it had additional workout equipment. The apartment itself is very nice, but there are a lot of bugs in our apartment, and very little storage space for a three bedroom.
Beautiful apartments, new management
The apartments and grounds are really lovely and only a couple years old, though you can tell that some of them were built hastily in order to move people in. Awesome pool, but tends to have a lot of frat boys on the weekend. New management company will hopefully be more professional than the last - they just took over in July, so much is still up in the air. There is a couple that runs social events for the place (doggie happy hours, movies at the pool, ice cream socials) who are very kind, but they are sponsored by a Christian organization which is a little weird for a non-religious company. Parking is not reserved which is hard if you work nights. A girl got robbed once by some people who followed her into the complex, but other than that I find it very safe. I wish you could opt out of the $25/month valet garbage service, but I suppose it is a nice benefit (except when the garbage piles up outside the dumpster over the weekend and starts to smell - again, college kids). There's a bus stop on the property.
Has Potential to Be Great but Management is Subpar
Tower Place seemed like the perfect place to live - especially for students and families. However, management can be very rude at times. The location is prime right next to the Spring Garden stop for BSL and the amenities are nice - new gym, patio area, and business lounge. The building is seems new but there are power outrages on the regular. Overall nice and safe place. Also beware - you can't open windows on your own, the security guard must come do it.
Horribly Run Building
2116 Chestnut should have everything going for it. It's new, has a nice gym, and the views are spectacular (especially from the higher floors). Unfortunately, the building management is so beyond incompetent that it completely ruins the building's many perks. The elevators will be down completely at least once a week. When they're 'working', count on at least one of them being down at all times. With a building this large and full of students on relatively similar schedules, this means that the wait for the elevators can become unacceptably long.
When the elevators aren't causing problems, the fire alarms are. I lost track of the number of fire alarms that were triggered in the past year, but it was unacceptably high. Additionally, the alarms weren't able to be turned off for several hours on numerous occasions. Living on a high floor, that means that I had to choose between listening to the same recorded message and an ear piercing wail every ten seconds for >4 hours or trek down and then back up 25+ flights of stairs on a monthly (and sometimes weekly) basis. Always fun when the fire department is forced to come out, turn things off, only to have it start up again just after they've left. That happened more times than I could count. Naturally, the elevators would completely stop during fire alarms and couldn't be turned back on for hours after they had stopped. Fun times.
This building was a horrible experience. Admittedly, our view of center city was beyond spectacular, but that pro was wildly outweighed by the many cons of living in 2116 Chestnut. We were blown away by the building when we did a tour before moving to Philadelphia, but I wish we would have done more research before signing a lease. You can spend far less money and have a much better experience in nearly any other building in the area.
Don't waste your money or time, save yourself the headache, and live somewhere else. It took us a year to figure that out and hopefully we'll prevent other people from going through a similarly poor first year in Philadelphia.
Great building, friendly staff, and state-of-the-art gym that is rarely busy. Building location is ideal--near Rittenhouse Square and walking distance to University City, and one block away from Trader Joe's. Studio layout has huge kitchen and tons of storage. Love living here!
Beautiful views, bad management
We loved this building when we first moved into it. The views of Center City are breathtaking and the units were pretty nice inside, granite counter tops, garden tubs, stainless steel appliances. They're a bit small and the rent is among the highest in the area, but we thought it was worth it for the beautiful views. The building felt very well-kept and safe. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Erica and Sean. We were happy until management switched to Greystar. After management switched over, we had problem after problem. The elevators were constantly going down (which is a big problem if you live on a high floor), the fire alarms would go off constantly at all hours on multiple occasions, my fiance got stranded in the elevator for 2 hours because the emergency buttons inside didn't work, the hot tub wasn't working on the couple of occasions when we tried to use it, the trash chute was often broken, and the hallways were very hot because they don't turn on the AC in them. Some of these things we could have overlooked in a normal building, but not at the very high price we were paying to live there. In my opinion, the constant inconveniences far outweighed the views.
I was the first to live in this apartment. I have been here 3 years and I love it. the location is great, whole foods near by a gym, great places to eat. very close to Center City. I couldn't say enough good things about the staff they are very helpful. the only draw back is the price but I think it is worth it.
Quality student living
Lincoln Green is a great apartment complex for a student. It feels very safe and secure. The bedrooms are very spacious, and each room has a very large closet. The balcony is also a nice addition. There are 2 pools available that are amazing. My only wish is that there were more places within walking distance, but target, starbucks, and chipotle are only a short walk away
Amenities would be nice if they were kept up, pool is often dirty and bathroom is gross. They overlook a lot of the little things that you would expect in "luxury living" such as vacuuming before you move in. Location is clutch for PCOM students. Close to target chipotle CPK and peiwei are also major pluses.
This is a great place. The neighborhood is very safe and is located conveniently. The only problem is the maintenance staff can take a long time to respond, or sometimes, do not actually solve the problem. But this does not happen often, so it's fine.
As a Lincoln Green Resident
I have only been a resident for 2 months, but so far I have enjoyed it! The 24 hour gym is great and the privacy of my home is good too. I love that parking is within the rent price. It's great that we can have unlimited guests over at the pool and guests have free parking as well.
I truly enjoy living here! I'm not a city person so the outdoor space, trees, and grass areas make me feel like I'm more in the suburbs! It's not too noisy. I've never felt unsafe. Outside area is always clean. Rent is a little on the expensive side but the location, size, and quality is mostly worth it.
Dependable high-rise apartment
Alright, so for the price, I was disappointed that I wasn't getting a state-of-the-art gym or an awesome entertainment center. But it's located centrally, you get an incredible roof deck, and management is dependable.
I live on a side room, and the room's very oddly shaped. THis means it's difficult to find furniture that fits. Oh, and if you're one of those people who likes it to be pitch black as you sleep, this is not the place for you.