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Recent JBG Smith reviews
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.
Around by anything including restaurants, gyms, bars, metro and buses. All are walking distance. Many shopping malls ar around in walking distance too.
Good Location if You Don't Mind the Commute
I really like living at Falkland Chase! It's in a nice quiet neighborhood, and all my neighbors have been very friendly and quiet. The kitchen was recently remodeled and has nice appliances. Maintenance has always been quick to come when we had issues. The only problem I had was at the beginning of the process of moving in, as they weren't super responsive to our emails and questions about the lease.
High-end building with great amenities & people. Lots of pets. Mostly young crowd
West End is really great to live in. It's fairly quiet and close to school/grocery store. It is expensive, but you get what you pay for.
Central Place is pricey but the best amenities.
Great management and location across from the metro.
Central Place Review
Can't be happier
Great place to live
The building is well-maintained with daily cleaning services and a responsive maintenance team. Some cons are that the management office is terrible at communication and the fire alarm goes off pretty often due to the alarm system being connected to a Walmart’s alarm system.
The Gale Eckington
The actual apartment is very nice. The actual building is okay, not super super clean looking (first floor hallways smell like cigarettes) . Rent is super cheap though and the building is on the MBT trail that goes directly up to CUA (10min bike ride or 25min walk). Amenities are great - two gyms, two pools, multiple outdoor spaces, grills etc. Plus there is a huge park right outside and new condos/restaurants under construction next door. Everything you need is super walkable. Location is better than living on/near campus - no undergrads in the building.
Nice Location and Moderate Housing
The apartment is decent, maintenance works quickly to fix your issues. The location is great, right next to the metro and Pentagon City Mall.