- 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
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.
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.
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.
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
Great apartment, but with pest issues
The Park at Chapel Hill features recently renovated, spacious apartments located across the street and within walking distance of from the Village Center, East Gate shopping center and University Place mall. The property is also in a <8-10 min drive from Kenan-Flagler. However, while space and location are prime, I have dealt with a pest problem with roaches and fruit flies for the entirety of my stay at the apartment.
Great Place To Live For A Fair Price
This is a great place for a law student to live for a fair price.
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.
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.