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Really great, but not cheap
Great apartment, diligent management, good security. Just very expensive (but on par for DC honestly)
Riverhouse - Ashley
Apartment is large in comparison to those I've seen in D.C. Not a bad commute to the law school, I actually enjoy it as it allows time for decompression. Apartment is close to grocery stores including Costco. Great apt. for a pet or car owner. Good amenities in general including a gym, pool, and tennis courts. Only things I don't like is that the apartment is older and thus you have problems that an older apartment would have (older appliances, shower, etc.).
Best location and services
This apartment complex is phenomenal. The door people and the people in the leasing office are so professional and kind. They have a gym, a rooftop, events, and they deliver packages inside your door. On top of all of that, it's on the corner of 14th and U. It's also next to the U St metro stop. You truly cannot find a better place to live. It is on the pricier end, though.
Spacious, well maintained, usually good management
The buildings are a little old, sure, but they're spacious and well maintained. Lots of pets for sure, and very pet friendly. It's a fun place to live and we plan to stay until Amazon's arrival send's our rent through the roof.
Great Location, New building... Poor Service
Location is great, and the building is relatively new, so everything looks nice and clean. The pool and grills are on the rooftop, which has an amazing view. The gym is very small, but fine if you just want to run on the treadmill. All in all is a good building, but there are some things that are not so great.
First of all, the price. For what I pay I would expect a better service, sometimes there's no one at the front desk to open the door; also we have had issues in the apartment that were never fixed, or that although were 'emergencies', they came two or three days after to see what was going on.
They have recently changed the management of the building, and my feeling is that it's getting worse and worse. Most of the personnel we met when we arrived (15 months ago) are not working here anymore, and now there's an army of inexperienced and careless employees. With the change of management, there have been some rule changes, for example: now you need to take your trash to the ground floor.
While most of the time we receive notifications for delivered packages, sometimes we have to ask the concierges to look for packages that we knew arrived, but we never received a notification.
Most of the neighbors are friendly, however there are also many students who can be very annoying. A couple of times they knocked on my door after midnight drunk, and then found out they were in the wrong floor. Or sometimes they have after-parties with very loud music (in the middle of the week).
The only reason we can afford to live here is because we got an ADU (affordable dwelling unit) which caps rent. Definitely do that if you can. Across the street from the dog park.
Great apartment location for a young couple.
It’s a great location but it’s a 30-40 minute commute. Very convenient via metro and across the street from a mall. Highly recommend it
Ten out of Ten!
Courteous staff, frequent events, clean, location
New and modern apartment building with a great gym and open study spaces.
Great New Building
The building was built within the last year and has a great view of the city/Pentagon. It's a pet friendly building with all the amenities you need. Basically, the view and amenities is what caught my attention. It's also conveniently located near the mall.
Not too much noise but elevator sometimes does not work. It's wonderful to be near metro and shopping mall as well as Harris Teeter.
Nice location, questionable management decisions
RiverHouse is seeking approval for complex redesign, including building two new buildings on the complex. By 2018 they promise to knock down our pool and gym, so I definitely see rentership decreasing by then. I know I personally will not be staying here that year and beyond. But if construction noise and well as lack of pool and gym is not a problem, then RiverHouse might be the place for you.
Loving it so far
I love my apartment at the Terano. I like that I'm the first resident to live in the unit, and all the appliances are new. This is the first time I"ve had my own washer/dryer, which is super! The reason I picked the building was 1) laminate flooring which makes it easier to clean than carpet 2) access to metro, which is super easy and 3) walkable to other things. With the new safeway open, it is livable without a car, but still far enough in the burbs that having a car is definately a perk
Has great amenities but the location is not developed at all, and can be unsafe at night. Management is not very responsive. Rent is high, but you cant beat the price for the space, especially in DC. The lobby is very nice and there are two pools.