What could be better
- Can be difficult to work with at times
Recent Panco Management reviews
Great location; not so great management
The location of The Point at Pentagon city cannot be beat. The metro, mall, shopping and restaurants all within walking distance. On the other hand, its an old building and we have had a lot of issues. in addition to that, the management is terrible!
Good location otherwise standard living
I'm happy so far. The gym is lacking diverse equipment. My apartment picks up 52 wireless signals so my wi-fi can be slow at times. Comcast is the only provider. All-in-one washer dryer is weak and takes several times to dry. It does have a dog park on site which is nice.
The location of the apartment is great but the management is awful. There were so many obstacles to signing a lease here, as the leasing agents didn't always seem like they knew what they were doing. There are also many things that could be fixed within the complex, like broken elevators and business office.
Great apartments in the middle of everything
I've lived at The Sansom for the last 3 years and really enjoyed it. The apartments themselves are very nice especially with no carpet and nice appliances. We've had no problems with management. Having laundry in each apartment, a dishwasher and a building gym makes it very comfortable. The location can't be better as it is right near the MFL, Rittenhouse Square, and lots of fantastic places to eat. Sansom St is not as crazy as Walnut or Chestnut and it is sort of tucked away between the two main streets. The front desk crew is generally awesome with a couple duds here and there that tend not to last too long. We couldn't feel safer.
Amazing apartments, enough amenities, and poor management team
Apartments are amazing! – they are spacious, beautiful, and almost new. If you rent online, please take in mind that apartments facing north have low sunlight, especially between the second and fifth floor. In terms of amenities, the building has the basic. The spaces are very clean. Location is unbeatable.
People at frontdesk are GREAT, very helpful, efficient and truly reliable! Regarding the management office, unlike Pearl Property (the previous owner), the new management office (Panco) has been very difficult to deal with. They have been sometimes kind of rude, and have had serious problems to respond on time when damages occur. Moreover, they have administrative problems – In only one year, people in charge have changed three times.
Lots of space, cardboard walls, tricky apt selection
My 1br is very good and spacious (with a study area), facing Sansom Street. It gets a good amount of sunlight and street noise at night is usually tolerable (there are bars a block away). However, walls are very thin and you can almost feel like you are in your neighbor's apt. They don't even need to be that noisy.
I recommend this building because I like space, hardwood floor and location. But gym is small and management far from great. Other caveat: always pick apartments facing Sansom.
Great Location, nice apartments but pretty bad management
I love my apartment because of the location and the distribution, but it was recently bought by Panco and the management has been horrible.
LOVE the Sansom!
The Sansom is fantastic because it's a decently priced, modern building with a location that cannot be beat. You're right by all the major stores and bars MBAs use and minutes from the other big apartment buildings (ICON, 1700 Chestnut, Claridge). It's a quieter building, too. Lots of light and space given the high ceilings in most units. You're in front of or literally in the same building as ton of great restaurants (Abe Fisher, Federal Donuts, Dizengoff). Plus, you get discounts at Adolf Biecker (hair salon housed in the building).
Downsides: No big common space, management is fairly unresponsive, and they've had issues with the restaurant next door not getting their garbage taken out, leading to the lobby smelling funky on occasion.
Great building, but prefer previous building management
Great building but the quality of management has gone significantly downhill since changing over from Pearl Properties last year.
Very spacious apartment compared to most
Paying the same rent, if not cheaper, than most apartments in Arlington. Has spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large living room, kitchen and dining area + a balcony.
Gym + pool is a plus. Building itself looks a bit old but apartments are updated.
Bank for the Buck
Older apartment, but a steal on rent with relation to location and size. Biggest negative is the small parking lot. Utils are split among units of same size, which is also a negative when you're trying to be conservative. Huge ground floor pool (with 9ft. deep-end)
Great Value for Location
The point is by far the cheapest luxury apartment in pentagon city. I looked at all the apartments there during my search. The other apartments have similar amenities but with bigger companies and more luxurious lobbies. This is a hidden gem. The apartments are newly redone and finished nicely. Also have washer dryer in unit unlike the other apartments down the street. There's a lovely pool and sundeck. I honestly have no complaints about this building. We're right next to the public library which I love and off the main road of South Joyce so it's a lot less rowdy. Easy walk to costco, metro and the mall
Not in the best condition
Old building with not enough maintenance for the price paid.
Great location just outside of the city
This 19-story building is located just 2 blocks from the Pentagon City Metro and Pentagon City Mall. Crystal City is also just around the corner with many restaurants and bars within walking distance. This building offers a pool and an attached parking garage. There is also a dry cleaner across the street and a rack of bike share bikes right outside. There is currently construction across the street that can get quite noisy but the building itself is quiet. Apts have washer/dryers and there is also a gym and laundromat in the basement.
New building, nice units
I've enjoyed living in this new-ish building (I'm the second person to live in my unit). The units have loft-style features and the building's clean. Ownership changed this fall from Pearl to Panco.
Downsides: thin walls (I can hear my neighbor flush the toilet); lack of light due to my windows facing another building; early morning noise from garbage trucks in the alley 1-2 times a week; wafting grease smells from alley exhaust fans.
Overall, the newness of the building, size of my apartment, and in unit washer/dryer make up for the negatives.