William C. Smith & Company
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Beautiful old DC apartment in quiet Lanier Heights
Great apartment with very good value for the location. Apartment is also rent controlled so rent is not raised significantly from year to year. Management is very responsive. Beautiful old building with large apartment floor plans.
It's okay here...
It's okay here, I don't really like the building at all. Looking for a new place. Although it is really close to the bus stop and fairly close to me school ( it is about a 15-20 minute walk). Overall I guess the only thing that I have to complain about is that I really don't think the rent is proportionate to what I have. But, that's most of the places in this neighborhood.
This apartment is in a great location and that was the most important item for me in choosing the unit. Great management and amenities as well. The building is very close to the metro and is spacious and open with a lot of natural light. Overall, great value and well-maintained!
Wonderful location and beautiful older building
Big positives for 1707 Columbia Rd NW include:
- Location!! The building is easy walking distance to 18th St., Columbia Heights, the National Zoo, Rock Creek Park, Mt. Pleasant, and Woodley Park. There are two grocery stores within one block's distance. Columbia Heights metro is 10 min away and Woodley Park metro is 15 min. Plus, there are multiple bus stops just a few steps out the door.
- Amazing staff
- Beautiful wood floors in apartments and very nice building lobby
- The bedroom and den in our 1-bedroom apartment are massive.
Do not recommend
The building is beautiful, but there are routinely major building issues that take a long time to fix--elevators break all the time, a pipe burst that flooded half the building, the air conditioning broke for a week in August, the door to the garage just broke which led to major parking issues. And when an issue does arise, management does not communicate effectively with the residents nor do they seem to understand that the breakdowns cause issues for residents.
The neighborhood is unsafe: a stray bullet hit the building, there have been multiple shootings within blocks of the building.
While the amenities are wonderful, and the building is pretty, it is ultimately not worth the cost. If I could go back, I would never have moved in here.
Economical and Great Value
As a graduate student, I don't have a lot of disposable income. The Loft at Sheridan Station is extremely accommodating for my budget. The apartments are spacious and beautiful. Brand new appliances and I feel safe in my building. The management is not that responsive but that are extremely helpful when you can reach them. My neighbors are supportive and they go out their way to assist me. I like the community feel and the fact that I am getting a bang for my buck. I'd be lying if I didn't say things were sketchy at times but I still love it! This apartment is best for someone who is looking to save and likes aesthetically pleasing looking buildings.
Happy in NoMa
I moved into 2M Street just over a year ago, and I feel I've made a solid decision. What attracted me to 2M compared to other nearby buildings with similar amenities is that the building does not charge fees on top of the rent for facilities, amenities, or services like garbage removal. Access to all the building's amenities -- shared lounge and theater spaces, complete gym and indoor half basketball court, enclosed courtyard and roof deck, and rooftop swimming pool -- is included in the rent for the resident and up to two guests. There's also a great bike storage room with a bike tune-up station. The building is centrally located with easy access to all forms of transit, and I am happy living here without a car (and not having to pay for parking). I also love the fact that 2M is a LEED Gold certified environmentally friendly building, and its good insulation and double-paned windows keep my monthly electric bill (which includes heating and air conditioning) to between $30 and $40 year-round. The rent is quite high by national standards, but is competitive with similarly-sized apartments in similar new buildings in DC.
2 m street
This apartment building is brand new and beautiful! The corner apartment that we have has tons of windows and ample sunlight. There is an irndoor basketball court downstairs and a huge gym. There is no pet rent at this building and there is a huge rooftop deck with a pool. Great breathtaking skyline.
My biggest complaint is that there still isn't much going on in the immediate neighborhood - the only restaurants within a few blocks are fast food, there is only one grocery store - although it's pretty good. In good weather it is easy to walk pretty much anywhere in DC.
I am living in a place with an extra bedroom and bathroom The good things I have to say the outside grounds were clean, the concierges were friendly and nice the neighborhood is in a safe area and for apartment living, the noise was bearable. I enjoy it so far!
Love our apt
Overall we have had an amazing experience here. The staff have always been helpful and informative. Our space is cozy and the everything inside is up to date. We also really enjoy the location and being able to get to work quickly. We really don't have much to complain about!
Great Location, Great Staff
What Chatham Courts lacks in amenities, it makes up for in charm and a friendly staff. The location (right at the intersection of Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights ,and Mt. Pleasant) is amazing and there's never a lack of things to do out in the neighborhood.
Clarence House looks a bit old, but my apartment was renovated recently and my husband and I are very happy here. Not too noisy as we are not directly on Connecticut avenue. There's a lot of light (4th floor) and we have a very friendly staff. It's about a 10 minute walk to Van Ness (Red Line) metro station. There are also lots of restaurants and shops in the area. Generally a pretty lively neighborhood!
Great Apartment, Not So Great Location
We love this apartment! The management is fantastic, the front desk staff are awesome, and the amenities rock. The walls are also VERY thick, so we rarely hear our neighbors. The major downside is the location. I feel very safe in my apartment, but I'm not always comfortable walking home after dark. We're right across the street from a fairly sketchy complex, so that is something to keep in mind.
Also, there are tons of pets in the complex, and there is a small dog park in the middle green space of the building. Major plus if you need to walk your dog at night, as you don't have to leave the complex.
I have loved living at 2800 Ontario Rd! It is in the best location, has beautiful charm and character, has the greatest resident manager, and is a wonderful community! The building is full of quiet, respectful and charming residents. The neighborhood is beautiful and so close to great running trails.