Recent UDR reviews
Great Location for Metro Commuters
The units are fairly nice and fairly priced for DTLA. You won't be in the super cenral part of DTLA, but it's a quick walk to the Pico Metro stop. About a 10 minute walk to the grocery store.
We've had issues with the complex shutting off water frequently due to pipes or something. Gets annoying but that's the only thing I haven't liked about living here.
Great location and amenities, some issues with transparency from management
Overall, I've been very happy with the building. I get to be in DTLA and close to everything here while paying slightly less than other buildings since we are on the outskirts/most recently developed areas. Metro is about 0.3-0.4 miles away, which is convenient. When there are service requests for any issues with the apartment unit, the response is extremely fast. The biggest issues have been the lack of transparency from management regarding problems with the water. They have now had to shut the water off at least 5 times (from 8am-5pm) over the last few months and haven't provided reasons for why, despite being asked multiple times.
Otherwise, amenities are great and location is convenient.
Mostly good with some bad luck
Most of my experience at OLiVE DTLA has been pretty good. The amenities are great - nice pool, sundeck, jacuzzi, full-sized gym, clubhouse for working. The building is great in that regard. My place itself is a studio, small but efficient. Overall that's fine, but it is pretty expensive for what I have. Unfortunately, there was recently a massive water leak two stories above my apartment. Nothing of mine was damaged, but they had to tear out a significant portion of my walls and ceiling. The construction has been slow and poorly managed - they did not cover any of my furniture or other items when doing the demolition, leaving everything covered in drywall dust. Management is "working on a credit" for some sort of free rent... TBD on if it's significant enough to make up for the giant hassle.
Overall, downtown was great for first year life as many of your classmates will choose to live in this area. But, it can be a gross area that is still up and coming in some senses. I'm moving west next year, but don't regret living here.
Location and rooftop
In a great location for young, social people who want to live in dc. Has an awesome rooftop with a pool and full kitchen and amazing views of the whole city.
Pretty good place to live
I have been living at OLiVE DTLA for about 8 months and have very few complaints about my experience. Management has been very responsive to any requests I've had, and the maintenance team is usually prepared to fix things within 24 hours. The only complaints I do have is that utilities can sometimes fail on us (this last week hot water has not been guaranteed) and other issues like fire alarms going off at 3AM have been annoying. Other than that, great place to live.
Andover House Review
Great location on 14th street - close to grocery stores, restaurants, and bars. The building is nice and clean and staff is usually friendly and quick to respond with any issues. The building is generally quiet but a little bit of noise on a Friday or Saturday night isn't a problem. Parking is extra, but it is nice to have a covered garage to park in, especially in the winter.
Expensive, but very nice building that is literally across the street from the law school. Very safe.
1301 Thomas Circle Review
Fantastic Housing for Obscene Cost
As a medical student at Penn, the location is incomparable. 9 min walk to the medical campus, 10 min walk to Presby, 15 min walk to the VA, 5 min walk to undergraduate campus, and 4 min walk to MFL 34th street station.
The apartment is incredibly nice and quiet, with granite countertops, steel appliances, wood floors, the works. I have floor to ceiling windows overlooking the adjacent street, though the view isn't amazing. Animals are allowed but incur a small monthly fee. Central heat and AC, hotel like conditions. There's a built in parking garage for about $160 a month (slightly cheaper than long-term use of adjacent garages). There's an outdoor pool open during the summers and a nice indoor gym. Several multimedia rooms and study rooms.
The problem is the cost. $2900 a month for a 1 bed, 1 bath. Might be worth sharing with a roommate, though; both of you would have great housing in a fantastic location at $1450 a month. But I wouldn't recommend going it solo.
Great Place to Live
Very happy here
Review of the Savoye in Addison
The Savoye promises a lot but delivers on almost nothing. They show off all these great amenities, but fail to mention none of them are allowed to function due to city ordinance. And the ones that do work, break often. There is an elevator that has been broken for 2 years now and never been fixed. The magnetic locks and gate are also broken meaning there is no security. There was a shooting in the complex next door that is owned by the same company. Management promised a bustling shopping/food/bar scene in the retail space below the apartments, but most places have gone out of business. There isn't actually any new businesses going in. Such as the grocery store that they said would move in back in 2016 and still isn't open. The space is incredibly small for what you pay, considering none of the amenities work. Maintenance is good. They fix whatever breaks rather promptly. The view out onto Viturvian Park is amazing. It's a great place to go run/walk. There are sand volleyball courts and Brookhaven college is walking distance. During the Summer and Winter there are constantly events down at the park with music and food trucks. They are lots of fun however you can here everything going on at the park while in the apartment. Management does put on brunches for the residents. I haven't been, but it's free food!
Terrible place, don't live here
Look at all the reviews on every platform like Yelp and ApartmentRatings. The Westerly is horrible.
UDR let's dog poop and pee stand for days, residents leave trash in the hallways. They don't stop other residents from blasting music at all hours of the night, and then when they finally have a conversation with the offending neighbor they take no action (because the property manager developed a crush on him as I learned from other leasing office people).
Security almost doesn't exist. I heard so many neighbors tell stories of their cars getting broken into or stolen from the Westerly's own parking lot.
View 14 - Huge gym, beautiful common areas, friendly staff, A++ location
View 14 is not cheap, but if you are a couple and want to splurge a little on living, I cannot recommend this building enough. The building is in prime location, right next to Adams Morgan, U Street corridor, Dupont Circle, and Shaw. The staff is extremely friendly, from the leasing office to the 24/7 doormen to the maintenance staff. The gym is by far the largest of any gym I saw touring buildings (I would estimate at least 2x the size of the 1BR apartment) - lots of treadmills, bikes, machines, free weights, and a yoga studio where workout classes are held. The common areas include a pool table, shuffleboard table, lots of couches and chairs, public wifi, conference rooms, a business center with free printing (!), and there's even a small movie theather. There are 2 separate roofs so when one is reserved for a party, you can go on the other one. The roofs both have BBQs and chilling fridges (for water..). The apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit washer/dryer, and feel fancy. No pet restrictions!
This apartment is pretty new so everything is up to date. The apartments are spacious and the amenities are amazing. Definitely would recommend
Loved my time here
Great time there, good staff. They’re not sympathetic to Howard giving students their financial aid late though so last January I was pretty close to being evicted. Other than that it’s a great place to live