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Recent Montlack Management reviews
The apartment has been great! The building is a little old and not renovated, but otherwise, the maintenance has been flawless. They're extremely quick to respond to any concerns, and they pay heat, which is great! Rent is super cheap and it's located conveniently close to school, Coventry, and the Cedar/Fairmount area.
This apartment building is well priced and right off Coventry Rd. It includes an air conditioning unit, building washer/dryer, and covered parking. This place may not be the nicest apartment you could get, but very convenient. It is within walking distance of a grocery store and restaurants/bars as well as the CWRU shuttle and two RTA routes (#7 and #9) which both go to some part of campus. The management company has an in-building office. They are friendly and quick to sort out any needed repairs or issues.
Good Location, Lots of Space, No Problems with Management
The Crestview is a really great place to live. I was lucky to get one of the renovated apartments so my kitchen is new which I love. The management company is a really nice set of people that will take care of whatever problems you may have right away. The apartments are huge and while it may be an older building, you don't really ever feel like it's an old building. It's clean and doesn't feel warn down. The closets are huge. There's a patio. Wood floors which do creak a lot so they can be a little annoying especially since you can hear the neighbors walking around, but you get used to it and it isn't that bad. The location is only about a 15 minute walk to the Med School which is awesome and it is generally in a perfect central location for where everyone else will end up living. A lot of medical students and residents also live in the building too so you'll have friends. It is a walk-up which is a little unfortunate but it's also not that tall so it's not a bad walk. There is laundry and dryers in the basement although they are coin operated (my only complaint). There is parking included (it's technically a separate charge but they make it a part of the monthly rent) which is nice and it's a covered garage which is sooo helpful for the bad weather days.
Montlack Management has been great landlords--easy to work with, very responsive to concerns or questions. They have a number of properties in Cleveland Heights, and Crestview has been a great place to live for 4 years- about 15 minutes walk door to hospital, and about 15 minute walk to Coventry and Cedar Fairmount areas too. Tons of space for two people (they do offer spacious one bedrooms as well), sunny balcony, shared laundry, secure parking offered as extra in garage.
My roommate and I lived here all four years of med school, and had great experiences with the management. It's an older apartment building but they're very good about keeping it up, and updating appliances. There's a lot of space, especially in the living room and dining room. Recommend paying a little extra for covered parking in the attached garage (because of snow); your other option is paying for a permit for a city lot down the street. Only one garage parking spot per 2-bedroom apt is guaranteed, but if you and your roommate put in for a 2nd garage spot, pretty good chance of getting off the waitlist.
Great location - 15-20 minute walk to Case medical school/University Hospitals. No issues with safety.
Solid, typical apartment for Cleveland Heights
Pros: large living and dining room, remodeled kitchen (some units), high ceilings, large windows, heat included
Cons: OLD, small bedrooms, old bathroom appliances/fixtures, creaky floors
Overall, splitting the rent and utilities 3 ways makes this apartment extremely affordable. I pay just over $400 in rent and about $50 in utilities. The tradeoff is that the building itself was built in 1920, so it has 96-year-old building issues. For the most part, the apartments are maintained well and maintenance responds to requests fairly quickly. The only problem we had moving in was that a toilet hadn't been fixed since the last tenants moved out and had caused water damage in the bathroom.
It is about a 25 minute walk to school for us and we walk to class most mornings. It may be beneficial to have a parking permit when the weather gets bad, as sidewalks get very icy/snowy in Cleveland Heights and are not plowed/shoveled. The area is very safe and a lot of medical students live in the building and in buildings up and down the block.