- 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
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.
Generally, we have been treated quite well. There have been some moments of frustration with management either inadequately training their front-line employees or deliberately keeping them uninformed so that they can't exert anything resembling decision-making authority. Other than those, we have been satisfied with what we have gotten for the money we pay.
Great Place To Live For A Fair Price
This is a great place for a law student to live for a fair price.
Decent place, but you can find a better spot to live
I moved because the price was a lot. I could get something cheaper and better.
Very noisy! I had to sleep with ear plugs in my ears! This place is nice for a few months, but beyond that, you're better off elsewhere. I lived here for one year.
I loved the location, it was very close to my work. Very convenient.
Great Location, Terrible Management
The title says it all. Recently, new management has taken over, so I can't comment on how it will be. The location is awesome, and the amenities are convenient.
Great location, solid apartment
New management is here, taking care of the biggest issue that was holding back this place. The rooms are all beautiful and the beds are comfortable. Good amenities. Awesome location near bars and walking distance to downtown. Always parking available.
Furnished apartments conveniently located
Living at 605 West now Bell West End has been very easy. The fully furnished option made moving to Durham very easy and the mattress is amazing. The old management company wasn´t perfect but it looks like new management is on top of their game and trying to fix pending issues. Staff is friendly. Apartments are not huge but you really don´t need much more.
I'm so thankful that I found this complex before it was all full. I have enjoyed living here with my little family ever since I moved back to Austin from New York City. Everything I want and need is a short walk away and the property company is always helpful when I need them.
Don't Live at Kennedy Row
During my time at Kennedy, we have had 4 different building managers in under a year. The management company did not charge us rent for the first 6 months (we got 2 months free with our lease) but they never fixed the issue when it was brought up time and time again. EXTREMELY unorganized and unprofessional.
Affordable & Clean
The Club Apartments are both affordable and clean. We had no issues while living there. The management was always friendly, responsive, and helpful. Maintenance usually came same day to fix something. My only complaint about these apartments is that you can hear just about everything between floors. There's not a lot of noise between next door neighbors--but we could hear everything the people upstairs did. Walking, running water, washing machine, talking, music. When you have respectful neighbors this is bearable--but when we had neighbors that threw parties until 2am, it was pretty awful.
Good area, but noisy
This complex is in a very convenient area, but due to club noise nearby, it's less than ideal. Maintenance and office staff are responsive to requests. Gym is standard. Trash valet service is great. Parking can fill up quickly, but there is a deck for visitors/overflow.
Small Nice Apartment
I have only been there for two months but the space is really nice and affordable. It is small but feels like new and is very cozy. I have not had many problems but recently our apartment because home to ants as well. The complex itself is really nice and feels safe but the area around it isn't the greatest. However, it is very conveniently located to midtown and buckhead.
You are paying for the location when you live here. The apartment is nice and kept up well but I would consider it expensive. It does feel safe most of the time when the gate is working and the staff is very nice and easy to work with. Wish the leasing office had different hours because it is hard to find time to go down there if there are any issues if you work during the week.
Works for some
For me, this apartment is great because it is close to school and a bike shop. The two things that I absolutely need within walking distance. But it isn't really close to anything else. Near a lot of strip clubs and the bars aren't neighborhoody. There's a taco place nearby and a Publix, but the street isn't super safe, so I don't feel comfortable walking alone if I have to go pick something up after dark. The entrance gate is also broken a lot so even though it's a gated community, anyone can just walk in. I will say the staff is very friendly and helpful and things get done quickly when you put in a request. Only seen one roach and none since they sprayed. They gym is really small and outdated, but at least there is one.