The Worthing Companies
- Apartment amenities and utilities are in good condition.
- Maintenance crew are extremely professional in their timing and efficiency.
What could be better
- Common amenities such as the gym could be better.
Recent The Worthing Companies reviews
A luxurious stay
I have had a great experience with heights. We have a great clubhouse. We have free breakfast during the weekdays. Although the breakfast is not that great. The apartment is secure, and all the fittings in the apartment are of excellent quality.
Great with some maybes...
I loved living here, but I was dissuaded to use some of the communal amenities for rowdiness from the other residents. I never used the pool after hearing that some residents were throwing plants and other things in the pool. Additionally, sometimes noise was a problem from the younger tenants. The management was great, but you just had to make sure you followed up if you needed something. Would definitely recommend it.
The Heights with their good and bad sides
In general the housing at the Heights is not bad. The rooms and kitchens are nice and you'll have plenty of space. You'll also certainly find a lot of other Duke and especially Fuqua and Duke Law students. Some ammenities, such as the coffee bar, the awesome pool and the BBQ area are really cool about the Heights.
However, I think that the rent is highly overpriced.
After a while of living here you will see that a few things become annoying, such as if for no obvious reason the garbage would not be picked up. Also, lately a few incidents of strangers roaming around the property have been reported. The area around the Heights (Duke Manor) is sketchy at night and I would recommend to be cautious when walking after dark given criminal incidents have been reported before.
If you're ok with the above-mentioned conditions and look for a fun place that can be made a cozy home, then the Heights will be a good choice for your time in Durham!
Safe and good environment
Great condition overall
Great housing with new kitchen and up-to-date bathrooms. The only problem is cockroaches...we've found more than our fair share even with having the apartment spray for them
Pros: Great buildings, location, and amenities.
Cons: Although close to campus, it is a sketchy location (one break in, etc.). Awful managers that are extortionists and hate college kids.
Most MMS students
The biggest advantage of staying at the Heights is that most MMS students stay there. However a lot has changed over my course of being at the Heights. Heights was known for its parties , but now the management has become really strict and shuts down the pool area at sunset and also shuts down the common area and gym at midnight. We used to have free printing at the start, but 1 month into the lease the management removed all the printers from the common area.
The security here is a joke. Heights prides itself to be a gated community but there is literally no boundary wall surrounding the community. You need your key or enter a code to enter your apartment building, but even that is useless as literally everyone in Durham knows the building code. That being said it is still safer than the likes of Poplar west and Campus Walk.
For the rent one pays, the Lofts and Trinity Common are much better than the Heights.
Overall great some small problems now and then
Living in Heights is mostly great - it's close to school and most of my classmates in the program. Their service staff are also responsive. However, my roommate did experience unfixed continuous water leakage problem for a few months.
Nothing special; just "average"
Expensive, but convenient if you're in the MMS program. It's about a 6 minute drive to Fuqua. The only reason I chose the Heights over other places, was that most of the MMS lives here, so it's convenient for hanging out, carpooling, and for team meetings. We usually meets in the team rooms in the club house that are open 24/7. However, other than that, there are other places that are nearly the same distance to Fuqua (Lofts and Trinity Commons, for example) that offer better amenities for the same price. The gym at the heights is small, basic, and always packed. The pool is okay; but closes at dawn. The club house doesn't have much going on (no printer, no game room, very basic coffee machine, no snack bar), so the other apt complexes are much better as far as amenities. Maintenance is good and fast. Generally quiet and peaceful. I live facing the pool and still never had issues with loud noises when I need to study. Bryan at the leasing office is great, helpful and personable; Adaisha is horrible and has the personality of a piece of paper. I live in a basic 1/1 and the apt size is decent, but there's no storage other than your closet. (No place to even store a vacuum cleaner, for example!) I can't speak to the apt size/features of the other neighborhoods nearby, because I've only been in their common areas. There are no shops, restaurants or grocery stores walking distance to the LaSalle area in general, which I don't like. This whole area is kind of dead... you can't just walk and get food next door. Looking back, I'd live in the 9th street area. It's lively, there's a lot more going on, Harris Teeter is right there, many cute restaurants, shops, etc. I didn't even consider it when I moved to Durham, because I thought 9th street was "far", but it really isn't! If you have a car it's only a 9 minute drive from Fuqua (a mile farther than the Heights). Living at the heights is just "meh" for what you pay, and the cons (or more like, lack of anything special or that makes it stand out) outweighs the pro of living in the same building as your friends/team. You can always come here for meetings and to hang out, then go back home to your way nicer apartment complex at Trinity, Lofts, or 9th Street! Hope this helps :)
Really good place to live
LOTS of MMS students live here, it's a short walk from a grocery store. It's a long walk from Fuqua but there is a bus that goes there every 30 minutes
A lot of extra costs come in above the basic rent: water, electricity, garbage disposal, convenience fee for payments,...
Great location and place. Very happy with the apartment.
Beware of Mgmt.
The Management is very unprofessional and rude.
Good location, very social
Most of the program lives here, so it's very convenient for pregames and team meetings. The pool and gym are nice amenities but nothing crazy.