- Quality of amenities are really high.
- Management is very responsive to any complaints filed.
Recent Berkshire Communities reviews
The museum district itself is an amazing place to live in Houston. It provides a level of safety that many other areas can't. The apartment itself is very spacious with large floor plans but, some of the appliances are a little outdated. The management and maintenance team are very kind and responsive. The location is also a quick drive to University of Houston even during rush hour back roads only take 15 minutes.
I like my apartment because it’s in a central location. I can get downtown to internships and campus in less than 15 minutes without getting on the expressway. I’m close to just about every major highway and minutes from the airport. There’s a Starbucks directly behind my apartment. I have had some noise issues but management has been responsive in helping me resolve them. The unit is generally quiet and friendly.
The Nicest Neighbors on Music Row!
Artisan is fabulous! Management is friendly and attentive, and all of the maintenance guys are great. Everyone on staff will know you by name despite the complex being so large. There is a small gym on the ground floor, and there are 2 common areas on every floor (with two outdoor terraces with firepits on the first floor). The complex is clean, safe, and conveniently located: 15 min walk from VUMC, 10 min walk to Demonbreun Hill, 20 min walk/7 min Uber to Broadway.
New, clean apartments; big rooms, pools, gyms, studying area, free coffee; a very convenient community with several groceries and restaurants around the area. The only concern is the rent is a little bit higher than other apartments, but it's worth.
Great but sometimes noisy
Very nice place to live but the building was not built with sound in mind. You can hear noise from your neighbors next door, below you, and above you. Especially the footsteps of the person living above you.
Best Place to live in Chapel Hill
I have zero complaints about living at the Birkshire. It is in walking distance to Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Ulta, Pets Mart, Staples, and many food options. Having that access as well as being 9 minutes away from Kenan-Flagler and 6 minutes away from the heart of Franklin, I would highly suggest living here. Maintenance requests are always completed day of and the front desk is always willing to help. Safety on the building is wonderful and having access to each parking garage level through each apartment floor is extremely convenient.
Great community, great location. Brand new -- opened in 2017, and there is another apartment building opening nearby. One of the most urban buildings you can live in here. The apartments are connected by interior hallways, so you can go to the gym or mailbox at 1am without walking outside. Located 450ft from Whole Foods, with many other shops and restaurants within walking distance. Most people drive, but the D bus line is pretty convenient too. Very pet friendly. Floor plans are very well designed; they don't have awkward hallways that waste space. Large common area where many group project meetings are held. Management also holds free food and drink events once per month.
Berkshire is awesome
Berkshire has been the best apartment complex for me. It’s spacious and clean. We have a pool, games, grills, ample study rooms and tables and free coffee! They also do free events every month and management has been really good. The best part is the location. Walking distance to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s as well as stores and take out. I highly recommend it even over the Morgan which is way too remote for me.
Premium Price, Quality Apartments
The Berkshire is a great option for graduate students who are ok paying a little extra for a more premium living arrangement. The apartments are clean, new, and well-built. The amenities are great (gym, pool, several working areas) and the management is fairly responsive. The apartment is a great option for folks who do not want to solely be around graduate students, as the building is comprised of a diversity of tenants.
Amazing place with some minor issues
It is the best apartment building (infrastructure and amenities-wise) in the 9th street area. However, it does come with some minor issues:
1) It's a couple of blocks from the rest of the 9th street buildings, but the area is very walkable
2) Beware of the apartments that are close to the train tracks, the train noise can be very uncomfortable
3) There were some issues with cockroaches and fire alarms going off this year
Berkshire Ninth Street Review
Very close walk to campus. The building is nice with amenities including a gym, grill area, coffee station, and computer lab. Staff if helpful and maintanence meets requests quickly.
I love my apartments location and the ability to walk to VUSN and VUMC for clinicals. The apartment is spacious with new appliances. I feel safe and comfortable walking to/from, as well as comfortable in the place!
Nice Apartment but Unimpressed by Management
The apartment is much nicer than any walk up I lived in in NYC, but the management company won’t take responsibility for some very real problems we’ve had here. The building was overrun by roaches earlier this year (I probably saw one in my apartment per day at the height of it). We also have had fire alarm problems that remain unresolved. It’s pretty ridiculous.
Nice apartment complex
Nice apartment complex but management is not great. Amenities are great.