- 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
Very convenient location - <10 min to school, across the street from Harris Teeter grocery store, some restaurants are within walking distance, the adjacent neighborhood is very nice with great running trails, and I-40 is not far for commuting spouse. The value for the property is fair as most of the units have been renovated within the last 3 years.
Solid, Affordable option close to shopping center
Thus far I've really liked living at Bell Meadowmont. The communal facilities are nice- great pool and grill area with a lot of seating, gym is small but has the essentials, friendly staff. Staff is prompt when addressing maintenance issues. It's in a great location- easy access to a great walking path, right across the street from Meadowmont shopping center (restaurants, Harris Teeter, Starbucks, Orange Theory, etc.).
Newly renovated apts
All apartment are newly renovated. Bad reviews you find online are from last year when construction was going on. Now everything is brand new: pool, apartments,... New manager Rachel is great and very helpful.
Really nice - Stayed there both years of business school
This property is very well managed. I did not feel like I was living in "student housing" even though there were dozens of other graduate students who live here. Everyone is super kind, courteous, and friendly. I always felt very safe living here.
The grills by the pool are nice too.
Close to school, but it is a bit old
Fairly affordable, nicely appointed, good pool and decent gym.
The apartment is very spacious and the property as a whole is well maintained. Maintenance is quick to respond to any issues. It is a quieter development than some others around but still has a nice pool area with lots of space.
Bell Meadowmont for Business Students
The apartments are great (easy to access, plenty of parking, quiet, respectful neighbors), but I wish I had better access to gym amenities (something I didn't think I wanted, but definitely do now). I also wish it was more secure. It's very quiet, which is often nice, but I also wish it had more of a business school social scene and was closer to social things.
Great apartment, not so great location
Love my apartment.
Maintenance staff is great.
Bell West End Review
Good ammenities, easy
Great Living, Not so great mandatory add-ins
For the most part, this is a good spot to live in if you want to be away from the loud Fuqua scene on 9th. Maintenance issues are attended to ASAP, walls are noise proof, management is very responsive, and it's close to the restaurant scene downtown. Kitchen and bathroom are modern.
On the downside, I pay for valet garbage service I never use due to the time I come back home daily. I also pay for cable I don't need. I don't even have a TV.
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.