- Conveniently located next to public transit and retail options.
- Management is very responsive to any complaints filed.
- Great modern amenities
What could be better
- Building management is constantly changing.
Recent Bell Partners reviews
Bell West End Review
A great option
I lived here last year before moving into my current house. I wanted more space since I was moving in with my girlfriend and pet, but I enjoyed my time at Bell West. Great location - close to campus and downtown Durham! Staff is nice and responsive. Good amenities.
Negatives (Take with a grain of salt since it's been 6 months):
-Spotty internet at times
-Fire alarm issues, but management said they had these sorted out
-Occasional train goes by at night. Personally I got used to it after a few nights. You're not directly by the tracks, but you're close enough to hear
Convenient Downtown Durham property
Easy access to the highway, walking distance to Downtown Durham, and a quick drive to Fuqua. This property is outside of the main Fuqua bubble but definitely a convenient property for
Good value and location
Bottom-Line Up Front: Cool apartment facing east with nice neighbors and ability to see fireworks from the baseball stadium.
Customer service at the apartment is very good and Gabriel was very helpful in getting us to get transitioned to North Carolina. The apartment is conveniently located right off the 147 for easy highway access, it's a quick drive to Duke, there's a co-op nearby for groceries, and we are able to easily walk to downtown Durham for food/bars. Also, this is the closest apartment to Amtrak/bus station.
The apartment has a locker system for receiving packages so you don't have to worry about signing for things and going to the office during normal business hours. Also, maintenance staff is extremely helpful with fixing things within 1-2 business days (ex// garbage disposal, replacing light bulbs, appliances)
The parking garage is easy to use without assigned spots, and generally, there are always spaces available on the higher levels even late at night. Community areas are good spaces to study in, I can grab coffee 24/7, and the gym is spacious.
Pool area is also very fun to hang out at during the summer with outdoor TVs and BBQ grill.
Radius Cheshire Bridge
Overall, very happy living at this complex. The location is about 10-15 minutes to all of the hospitals and is walking distance to some great restaurants and is very close to gas stations, Publix, CVS, etc. It is also in a safe part of town. Management is overall responsive to any maintenance issues. Guest parking is abundant. The price is also less than what most Atlanta apartments are. Also the property is now called Radius Cheshire Bridge.
decent community. management decently responsive. a bit pricey. parking a bit difficult to find at times if more than one car. about 15 min from campus by car. bus a bit of a walk away.
Good space, not ideal management
Compared to apartments in Boulder, you get more "bang for your buck." The apartments are large, with have plenty of storage space, washer and dryer in unit, large bathtubs, and balcony space. There is a gym, large pool, hot tub, fire pits, and grills on site. Additionally, there is a parking garage with secured access.
The only con to this property is the management. Smoking policies and quiet hours are not always enforced.
Meets our needs
With 3 people in a two bedroom, parking is the WORST. We have one garage affiliated with the property but the other two of us are forced to park on the street if we come home after 7. The maintenance is prompt and efficient. The apartment meets our needs but it is clear in some ways that it was built quickly (kitchen drawers bump into each other, carpet is cheap, walls are uneven and thin). This is a convenient place for law students, relatively cost-effective, and the neighborhood is nice and family-friendly, but I'm not blown away or anything.
Great downtown option
The managers of this property bought it off the previous management company, and have since done a lot to improve problem areas. They have completely redone all common areas, and they are always undertaking little projects to improve the property. Staff is friendly and quick to respond to emails. Maintenance can be requested online and in my experience, they have always come the same day. It's an equal drive to campus as S9/B9 with B9-like finishes in the apartment. No Duke bus or BCC here, though. Walkable to downtown, which is a huge plus, while being a little cheaper than surrounding buildings.
DO NOT MOVE HERE
DO NOT MOVE HERE! I've lived in the Apartments at Meadowmont for some years now. I had no complaints until the complex recently switched management, headed up by the most incompetent people
Would rather be closer to Franklin St
Luxury apartment with walkable retail
I have enjoyed living at environs. Having a grocery store, Walgreens, and a few restaurants/bars nearby really helps. While I'd rather be on Franklin it would be tough to find as nice of a place there.
Bell West End Review
I've had a great experience here so far. The apartment is really close to downtown so you can literally walk to all the nice restaurants, bars & pubs. The only slight issue is that no school bus gets here, but Durham buses (like Bus 6, 6B & the BCC) are what I use. And hopefully the Duke Van would soon add this apartment to its stops.
If you have a car there great parking, we have perks like complimentary breakfast on Saturdays (a lot of times) and an awesome pool & pool-side.
Established apartment managers who manage a well located property
I lived there for a year and a half. For the first half of that, I was under one group of management. When bell west end came and took it over, the property improved significantly. They are great people who are willing to help you and speak with you. The building is relatively new so things are very nice. Great pool, gym, and study rooms. The location is even better because it's toward downtown which means you're a walk away from the heart of Durham which gives you the full experience. It is still close to campus and is an easy 5 minute drive to towerview. I commuted by the bull city connector but there are many more options if commuting is a worry of yours. I really enjoyed living here because it gave me a different taste of the Duke experience that many students didn't get to witness.
Apartment is spacious; staff is friendly - free food spread for pre-Thanksgiving and Christmas parties; nice pool; residents seem to be mostly either graduate students or retirees; area is very walkable - you can walk to the local supermarket, Starbucks, local eateries, dry cleaners, some restaurants; bus line right next to the apartment; 6 minute drive to school without traffic; HVAC unit is annoying - usually feels chilly though the unit always runs - heat doesn't kick on unless it's 2 degrees cooler than your temperature setting - otherwise, the unit just blows around the air in the apartment - called service a few times and they insist it's normal and the vent temperature is 'fine' (aka it's a piece of garbage) - it's manageable though but annoying... otherwise, perfect location and the price point matches my expectations