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- Management is great with their service.
- The company employees are very friendly and polite.
- Great modern amenities
What could be better
- Parking costs can be high.
Recent Pinnacle reviews
Great location and very convenient to take the bus to campus
The monthly rent is about $500 over the level of amenities provided. For $1000/mo I would rate it an Eight. The gym, newly remodeled is already run down. There are rats the size of cats in spite of weekly pest control. The trash compactor for the complex is constantly overflowing. To top things off the gate/garage doors break frequently.
Love the place
I love the place, the floor was renovated, brand new utilities, gym, yoga classes, service center to receive all deliveries.
The only problem is that is not as close to NYU Stern as I wanted (~30 min walk), but is a great place, near a Trader Joe's, Fairway market, lots of restaurants, 3 blocks from subway
Definitely would recommend. Close to Emory (about 8-10 min drive), high quality of living, truly feels like a home.
fairly quiet. grad students and young families. Walls thin. very close to law school
Varsity on K Review
Location is great, right next to the Foggy Bottom metro station and very close to GW. The apartment building is very new and well-kept. The biggest downside is it's really really expensive.
Good but expensive
A bit far, but great and inexpensive place.
The biggest drawback is the distance from school (25-45 minute commute depending on traffic and not considering the god-awful parking situation at Lewis & Clark). Cupboards are a bit old and fall off the hinges but no other serious maintenance problems. Not sure if the walls or thin or I just have one incredibly loud neighbor (I only hear one of the 3 surrounding neighbors that I have). Management is responsive. Rent was $1330 for a year but spiked up to $1474 for a 6-month lease. 3 pets are allowed per 2-bedroom unit but there are dog breed (and reptile, etc.) restrictions unfortunately. There are a fair amount of free uncovered parking spaces and you can purchase a covered car port for $25 per month, cancellable at any time. There is a tiny, dinky gym right across from the lobby that no one uses, and a nice pool and hot tub that people do use but that are quite crowded with kids and families in the summer. It's a big, safe complex in short (driving) distance of lots of grocery, gas, and food places.
Difficult management negates the awesome things about the apartment
The apartment itself is gorgeous. Floor to ceiling windows, quartz countertops, huge bathroom, walk-in closet, great kitchen appliances. There’s a gym on the second floor and a common room with a large television. However, the exorbitant price and the difficult management makes me want to move out every day. $1620 monthly is for the apartment, not including water, heat, electricity, gas, internet, or parking. There’s an additional rent for having a pet. I once got a parking ticket for parking in my assigned spot in the garage. The management office is so disorganized and when you ask them questions, they talk in circles so they don’t have to give you an answer.
The area is nice, but not the best or safest. I think I’m a few years it will be a great neighborhood, but that will take time. There are a few good options for food, but the best thing about living in this building is the amazing grocery store downstairs.
Going down hill
This place is SO not worth the money. Every morning I wake up and am disgusted to live here. Most recently, there seems to be a drug problem that our management just brushes under the rug. Furthermore, they charge the SAME amount of money to rent the non-renovated units which are cheap and trashy looking. Luckily, I design on the side and did what I could to make this a home but I can't stress enough that you should be taking 1800 PLUS a month elsewhere. Sneakily, they never showed us a non-renovated unit upon looking here, so we didn't know what to expect and the disappoint we felt on moving day was sad for newlyweds. Our apartment constantly smells of marijuana and again nothing they can do. More recently, we had homeless in the back of our apartment. Biggest regret of my life is living here.
Right off the highway
Close enough to school and right off the highway to head down town.
Great location! But pricey
Brookside is in a great location! Just across the street from the law school, it's located a five-minute walk from class, a 15-minute bike/bus ride to Pearl Street, and a five-minute walk to the bus stop for the direct bus to Denver or the airport. It's also located across the street from a Whole Foods, a liquor store, a yoga studio, and several restaurants. The apartments are newer and well-maintained, there's a pool, and the complex allows pets. Unfortunately, the rent is high, and they nickel-and-dime you for EVERYTHING. Water, electricity, gas, sewer, parking, pet rent - you name it, they have a fee. Additionally, because the complex is so close to campus, you run the risk of having an apartment full of undergrads partying on the floor above you. This risk is elevated if you're in a one-bedroom unit, which are inexplicably placed on the first floor below the three-bedroom shared units. Also, the walls are thin, so if you have loud neighbors or people who flush the toilet/do laundry a lot, you'll hear everything. All the time. All in all, the apartments are worth it for the location, and would likely be best if you share a top floor apartment with others to reduce the noise level and the cost.
I think the price is pretty fair for living in Portland. The apartment is a little outdated but there have been no major problems. Some of the problems are that the management isn't super helpful and often you have to call multiple times or actually walk to the front desk to get answers. Also there is an ant problem is our apartment. There are people who come by to "exterminate" every Monday to apartments who need it, which is kind of suspicious that they always have them there. But it has mostly been taken care of. It's fairly close to campus with a less than 15 minute drive. The walls are super thin so get a quiet roommate!
Love it here! the management is great at responding and the location is amazing - close to the action without having to bring the action home. Quiet, clean and affordable to share. Very close to the bars and the 7 train which can take you anywhere.
Location is so so
Far away from subway and pretty quite at night. Closet is pretty small but there is dry cleaning in the building which makes convenient. There is no doorman cut security guard but don't expect they being helpful. They are mostly angry all the time if you ever ask any question.