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Recent JBG Smith reviews
Great living experience
I have lived here for almost two years without problems or complaints. It's less than a minute to Rosslyn metro station. The management company and the staff are all very professional and responsive. Super quick to help or provide maintenance always. The amenity is nice and clean. The area is great, too, with many restaurants, and you can walk to Georgetown or Clarendon. Highly recommended.
Convenient location, great building with awesome amenities.
Nice apartment, great location!
I like living in the Batley. They have very nice facilities and amenities, including a great gym, a pool, and a rooftop with grills and a lounge area. It's also dog friendly and I love seeing dogs around the building. The location is great -- walking distance to many restaurants, grocery stores (TJ and Harris Teeter), and activities. It's also a short walk (~8 mins) to the NoMa metro station, as well as the Metro Branch Trail, Alethia Tanner dog park, and Stanton Park. My only complaints are that there is a ton of construction in the area, so it can be pretty loud sometimes. The management company is also meh. Luckily, we never had a serious problem, but I know other people in my building had issues with them. Other building staff are great, especially the maintenance staff. It's also pretty expensive to live there, especially once you add in utilities, parking fee ($200 per car per month), and pet fee ($50 per pet per month).
I have enjoyed my experience at the Batley so far. There are great study spaces, a rooftop pool, and a gym. It’s on the pricier side but with their periodic deals the price can come down quite a bit.
The Bartlett Review
Living In Central Place
I choose Central Place based on reviews from former students, and it was spot on. Extremely convenient to for travel, as the metro is less than a block away. GUTS is an even closer walk which was a determining factor in my decision - the only stop is here and campus so the ride is very fast (15-25 min from walking out my apartment to entering Hariri building).
24 hours McDonald's and Wise Guys pizza that's open until midnight on weekends underneath the building is welcoming and dangerous for my diet - aside from that, there are limited late night dining options, will need to rely on delivery.
The 1 bed 1 bath apartment I have was a little smaller than expected, one downside is no windows in the bedroom - but the floor to ceiling windows in the living room offer great lighting during the day and excellent views. You will need to have additional lighting (lamps, string lights) if you plan on working or studying late at night, the given track lighting isn't sufficient enough.
All other amenities are top notch, including 6th floor lounge area, gaming room, pool, and gym is amazing.
Concierge is extremely friendly and helpful, they go above and beyond. Management is quick to respond to email (within 24-48hours), it can be difficult to get a hold over the phone sometimes, so I found email the best method of communication.
Central Place Review
Great place to stay - ease of access!
Best place outside DC
The best apartment complex/community, three buildings with grills on rooftops, two pools, tons of space and green (which is hard to find in a city), next to pentagon city mall, its a great area overall. You do only have the blue line for the metro and have to walk through the mall but it's not bad at all. Extremely recommend at least looking at this place!
River House Apartments
The apartment is walking distance from a Harris Teeter, several restaurants and stores, the Pentagon City Metro Stop, the Pentagon City Mall, and the Pentagon.
The apartment has a nice rooftop lounge, pool, fire pit/bbq area, gym, business center, and parking options.
The apartment is pet friendly, and apartments are spacious for the value/location.
Riverhouse Apartments Review
Comfortable living, but at a distance.
Great experience. If there are any issues, maintenance is very quick to respond. The front office and leasing office are always available. I wish they had more areas for study space, but they only have one area by the gym.
Great amenities, great value, lots of space
I have really loved living here at FTS. My apartment is very large compared to other similar apartment complexes. I upgraded my apartment to a top floor, courtyard view with a spacious balcony (there were much cheaper options just without these). It was worth every penny. Attached in the building is a walmart (the best one in DC), 5 guys, and subway. Chick fil A, chinese, liquor store, and dry cleaners are all right across the street. There is a $500 amenity fee each year, but that is typically waived each time you sign a lease/renew. The amenities are also some of the nicest. Parking is the cheapest "paid parking" I have seen at a complex $95. They always have free events at the property. Also, its about a 8 min drive to Howard COM. Its actually faster to get there than other closer places just because of where it is located. Also metro is accessible by about 6 min walk. I also love that it sits on the Maryland border which makes it easy to run errands, and many food and shopping options. Overall, I will have stayed here 3 out of my 4 years in DC.
For an LA transplant, this was perfect for me
I have never lived anywhere on my own outside of LA (and without a car) so I needed a place where it was secure, had close proximity to Georgetown, easy access to public transportation, and away from rampant homelessness. I also value an amenities area given if there would be another pandemic lockdown, I wouldn't be isolated to my studio (even though it is spacious). Many classmates value being around Dupont or other nightlife areas, but I value a more reserved environment. I love that I have walking trails next door to me and that down the street I can walk to restaurants within a pleasant 1-mile distance - at first I didn't want to walk since I was used to driving everywhere in LA, but I adjusted pretty well. I love that the Georgetown shuttle is on the corner of my building and that the public metro station is right across the street. Central Place also has a Tesla amenity service that if I ever need a car, I can rent it on the spot through an app - I've used it about 3 times and it has been a fantastic service. The gym at Central Place is super nice and equipment is sufficient enough that I hadn't had the need to go to the Gold's Gym across the street. I also love that Assembly is also across the street where I can grab a coffee/lunch/dinner and do my homework in their large outdoor and indoor space areas. Property management has been very attentive and has always been responsive to my requests. A downside is that if you are in a lower level floor you might hear traffic from the street, but it isn't too disruptive (this was a complaint a classmate had - he lived on the 7th floor). I dislike that the pool is only open during the summer - I wish I had known that, but it's okay since I negotiated out the amenities fee when I moved in during the pandemic.
Love union market
We have great amenities and are located in a bustling neighborhood of NOMA and union market.
Around by anything including restaurants, gyms, bars, metro and buses. All are walking distance. Many shopping malls ar around in walking distance too.