- Quality of amenities are really high.
- Management is very responsive to any complaints filed.
Recent Berkshire Communities reviews
Bayou Park Review
I'm new to the Houston area, so I didn't have a ton of information as to where to look for housing. I found Bayou Park on apartments.com, took a tour, and decided this was the place for me. Overall it's a great place to live. Not too far from UH (20ish minutes), and my favorite part is that there's a gym and pool onsite.
Expensive but excellent location.
Overall, we've been very happy with the property. The management is very communicative and nice. The gym is excellent, and there are workout and yoga classes weekly. Great outdoor spaces (pool, grills). The maintenance is also wonderful - very responsive and thorough.
Downsides: They haven't fixed the gas firepit in a very long time. The removed paper from the business center. The construction quality of the building is poor (walls and ceilings are thin); however, this seems to be an issue throughout 9th street apartment buildings. Lastly, there have been multiple fire alarms throughout the year.
I know the downsides sound bad, but most of them are what you will find anywhere on 9th street. At the end of the day, this is a very nice building and my wife and I have been very happy. We plan to stay two years.
Great except for management
I love being near the rest of the Fuqua student body but still a bit removed when I want quiet. The management has been very difficult to deal with, but that is rarely an issue. The maintenance team is very responsive and that matters way more.
Beautiful apartment building, can be a little noisy
BMain is a great apartment building, it's very modern and new with spacious apartments. There are also residents from other graduate schools as well as non-students. The building feels very much like an adult living situation, not like a dorm.
However, the train goes by right across the street which can be noisy, so be aware of what side of the building you get an apartment on. There have also been a few cockroaches :( but the building is pretty good about sending someone to spray.
ALSO, you can easily walk to Fuqua, it's only a 25 minute walk and you can cut through the beautiful duke gardens.
Nicest apartment I’ve ever lived in. Management is sub-par (not very helpful or responsive) but the quality of apartment makes it worth it.
Berkshire Ninth Street Review
Berkshire 9th Street
Brand new, luxury apartment. Perfect layout for a couple with an open floor plan and large closet. Location is unbeatable right next to Whole Foods, Trader Joes and restaurants.
Berkshire Main Review
Great place to live!
Nice apartment, challenging management
The apartment itself is pretty decent. I haven’t had any serious problems with plumbing, appliances, etc. Considering there are a lot of Duke students, the building is pretty quiet all hours of the day. Having the parking ramp right outside your apartment is awesome. Very convenient to grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, etc.
My main issues have been with the management. They are slow to respond to issues - for example, I was charged for additional storage units that I didn’t rent for a number of months. They eventually fixed the problem, but it was frustrating nonetheless. As well, they are quick to fine for small things, including leaving your valet trash can out after pick up.
Good but Expensive
Clean and well-kept, but you're paying for it.
Best place on 9th St
BMain is the best place to live in the Main Street area, out of B9 and S9. Amazing property for the value. Wuiet complex and close enough to the 9th St area social scene (approx 3min walk to S9, 4min walk to B9). Neighbors are very respectable and management is friendly and responsive. Common areas are well-kept and maintenance is extremely responsive and friendly.
Love Berkshire Main St
This is an awesome place to live!! Very convenient to 9th St and school. Great amenities.
Everything you need in walking distance
Alright but fantastic location
Great for the price and amenities.
The Fairways of Bent Tree Review
Love living here