The Hamilton Company
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Recent The Hamilton Company reviews
Warm, cozy, good location
I live in a "garden level" apartment (basement with slightly bigger windows). It's actually been great, keeps warm during the winter and relatively cool during the summer. Only thing is, if you value your privacy you need to keep the blinds closed at all times. Size is just right too, pretty small overall but very open so it doesn't feel as small. Also can't really beat the location for a student, it's reasonable walking distance to school and gym, right by the Packard's Corner T stop, and close to Brighton Ave and Harvard Ave bars and restaurants. Also about a block from the Star Market. Management is relatively good, you don't really hear from them unless you need something and they keep the building in pretty good order. The only real complaint I might have is that there is not great sound insolation from my upstairs neighbors, who I think have little kids that can be heard running all around sometimes.
Packard's Corner Apt
I would say one of the biggest upsides of living at this building is the location. It is just two blocks away from the grocery store, also near an asian supermarket with a food court. There are also multiple transportation options to BU, which you will be thankful for when you get frustrated with the T. It's a block from the B line T stop, which goes directly to BU. Across the street is the 57 bus stop, which also goes directly to BU. If you get desperate, BU is also within a reasonable walking distance, and the BU shuttle will take you at least halfway from campus to FitRec - being close to the gym is great too. A couple blocks down Harvard Ave are a number of bars and restaurants that a lot of students hang out at too. The building itself is decently well kept. There is laundry in the building, and it's pretty quiet overall. The building is old though, so the halls a bit musty, and overall I'd say the apt interiors just don't look as "nice" as say some apts in brookline. Because the building is owned by corp mgmt, there are some problems with setting up UPS delivery rescheduling/authorization, but maybe that's a minor thing.
Solid apartment, but a little loud and lots of undergrads
Pros: Community Room, Business Meeting Room, Gym (not spectacular though), Package Receiving, Parking Lot (not included), amazing views, balconies and walking distance to BU, Coolidge Corner and Packard Corner
Cons: It is a very big building (200+ apartments) which means it isn't always quiet, the elevators can get slow during move in day, sometimes it is hard to get packages because there are so many. Expensive rent too.
Note: A lot of international students and undergrads live here. Also, half of the building is pet-friendly