- Management is very responsive to residents' needs.
- Management is great to work with and very polite.
- Everyone at the front office is very pleasant to deal with.
Recent MAA reviews
Overall Great Apartment
Overall I'm very happy with this apartment. It is a nice building in a great location. Close to some bars and restaurants but also right on a bus line to get downtown and to campus. It is more spacious than something downtown for the same price, but downtown is still a 5 minute drive/walkable on a nice day. Also, AMAZING rooftop lounge area that is by far my favorite part of the building.
Post South Lamar
Good overall/good amenities. Good location - on bus route. Free printing. Tons of natural light. Occasional malfunctioning parking garage gate.
Not very good
Place is ok. We have had fruit flies since moving in. Rooms are small. Apt is old, does not include new appliances. Lost power a few times, probably due to living in duke forest. You can find far better quality for this price point.
Older, but spacious and affordable
These apartment buildings certainly aren't the newest or fanciest in Durham, but we've found Colonial Village to be quite affordable for the space. The two bedroom apt allows me to have an office, which is really nice. Older appliances, but everything works, and maintenance has been responsive to our requests. Location near the Duke Forest & walking trails is awesome, and it's only a short (5-7 minute) drive from Duke. The gym is simple (one treadmill, one bike, a few machines) but somehow is never crowded. The pool is great in the summer, and much more laid-back than some of the newer apartments.
My wife and I like this complex because of the spacious apartment we have. The complex has good amenities and is in a great location. We are close to the music factory and close to University of Dallas.
Post Vintage Review
Great Apartment for Student Budget
I love my apartment and my complex. The free printing on site is a huge asset as a grad student. The bus picks up just outside and I love the area. There is a pool, gym, and great clubhouse on campus. My apartment is large and perfect for roommates.
Great place at too high a price
My apartment is very nice and I have had no issues over the past year and a half with the facilities, finding parking, contacting the leasing office, and getting maintenance issues resolved. My only complaint is that the rent has increased too much-- the cost was already at the high end, especially since I am responsible for all utilities and various fees and charges are tacked onto the base rent. Overall I have very much enjoyed residing here, which makes me sad that I may have to move out soon as I can't afford nearly 1500 a month for a 700sf 1b/1ba and significantly cheaper options are available around this area.
So Close to Emory
The apartment is very convenient to Emory which is the biggest benefit. It has a pool, adequate parking, a gym, and our apartment is spacious.
The biggest downside is the unprofessionalism and unresponsiveness of the management. They take a long time to respond to maintenance requests and come into our apartment without leaving notices. They do not follow the "customer is always right" business approach and having any problem solved often requires significant follow-up on the part of the resident. Also, the gate is frequently broken.
I moved from a different Post property with an exceptional management team, and I was surprised by the contrast.
Close to University of Dallas about 8 minutes by car
Opposite to beautiful Lake Carolyn where you can go for a walk and run
Fine in every way but the management could be more responsive, and all of the amenities are made as cheaply as possible.
On a bus route to school, lots of classmates nearby, but not great management
Comfortable and with a very easy commute to the Emory campus
We've had a very positive experience with the leasing office/maintenance during the past two years--they've been responsive/helpful/prompt in helping us to deal with issues--but have heard from tenants who have moved here recently that management/maintenance have been less competent
Great all-around complex
The best things about Post Briarcliff include:
- Great apartment gym
- Close proximity to Whole Foods and Mellow Mushroom
- Close proximity to Emory shuttle stop
- Community patios with gas grills
- Clean premises
- Car wash and vacuum station
The not-so-good stuff include:
- The dumpsters may be quite far for some people
- The campus is large and hilly, so traversing it to get to the mailroom, mailboxes, or dumpsters can be quite a chore.
- A bit pricey.
Good for Med Students
Nice apartments in a good location at an affordable price. Their management used to be awesome, but they've been terrible since MAA took over. I originally chose here because a plurality of med students live here during their M1 year.