Borger Management, Inc.
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What could be better
- Management's response time can be a little slow
Recent Borger Management, Inc. reviews
Overall, I've enjoyed living in my apartment. I have lived here for about 3 years now. It is a large corner studio in a diverse neighborhood that is only a 3-5 minute walk to the Columbia Heights metro. Location is ideal as the buses run north to Silver Spring, south to Downtown DC, and there is also a crosstown bus nearby. It is close to several grocery stores (Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, etc.) and places to eat as well. The major drawbacks are the lack of parking in this area and the lack of centralized air as it can get warm and humid in the summer (there is only a window fan). Price may vary as I initially paid less when I moved in; however, the space is rent controlled so there are no unexpected charges.
Very cost-effective for single people who want to live close to the hospital. Major utilities (electricity, water, heating) are all included in the base rent, which is very reasonable for the area of town (a few blocks from GW hospital). Parking spots are available for an additional fee (however, I mostly leave my car parked at GW). It is an older building, but they work hard to keep everything in good condition (for example, my unit's refrigerator stopped working and they bought me a brand new one ASAP). Some people feel the landlady is a little eccentric, but I've never had any major problems.
Studio close to school
Affordable studio close to school and trader joe's, but limited sunlight and poor ventilation.
Good for the price
My apartment was completely renovated from scratch before I moved, so its a brand new and really nice. There are none of the standard amenities in most apartment buildings in DC, but can't beat the location - Trader Joe's is just a block away, 7 minutes to the metro, 15 minutes to Dupont Circle, 10 minutes to Georgetown. The location is far away enough from GW that you're not surrounded by undergrads. The building is a good mix professionals, young families, and retirees. I've had positive experiences with maintenance whenever I've had issues. For the price, it's a good value and I've enjoyed living here.
You get what you pay for
The building is noting to write home about, but it's cheap for the location, which is excellent.
Decent storage. About 700 square feet. Open layout.
875 N Street NW
This small apartment building has studio and one bedroom apartments, commercial space, and two roof decks and a terrace deck which are often unoccupied and provide a great view of the city. Western-facing apartments have views of the sunset over the National Cathedral and some can see the Washington Monument. The location is fantastic: 1-2 blocks from the Mt. Vernon Square Metro Stop, and right next to the Washington Convention Center and a block from a new Giant grocery store, with plenty of restaurants nearby. However, major events requiring heightened security at the Washington Convention Center 2-3 times per year mean the building gets surrounded by military grade fencing, lights, and noise, and at times have required us to have ID to return home. All apartments have light hardwood floors, light green granite counter tops, a full washer and dryer, and most have large windows with lots of sunlight. Most are very small, but are attractive because of these features. The building allows pets without size restrictions for a monthly fee, which is a plus. The rent is high, but lower relative to the new apartments that have sprung up in the neighborhood. However, the property management company continues to raise rents so it may become similarly priced compared to other options in the neighborhood very soon. Downsides include poor wiring which requires constant light bulb replacements and maintenance requests, lead pipes that have not been removed, and occasional but terrible and uncontrollable odors that emanate from the trash room downstairs through the vents up to the top floors which sometimes fill the apartment with a stench. There is very poor insulation in the walls, making the apartments very drafty in the winter months, and requiring that the heat be on constantly, increasing your PEPCO bill. Apartments are painted without first washing the walls, and this is apparent after a few months; if you get a mark on the wall and try to wipe it off, you will also remove the paint. The water pressure at times is turned down, making showers less than ideal, perhaps because rent includes water. The key fob "secured" entry is often less than secure; we have had packages and a bike stolen from the building, and management is of no help in these situations. The marble floors in the entry/foyer are regularly refinished; it seems like the property managers are most attentive to this feature, perhaps to attract new commercial renters to occupy the second floor. The furniture on the roof decks and terrace are sometimes broken, and this past spring and summer, management neglected to fill the empty and decaying planters. There is a "gym" on the 4th floor which is pretty sad and useless.
Average apartment, Great Neighborhood
I'm really shocked at how expensive my rent is for a very old building ($1400 per roommate + $200/month for a parking space), but it's really the location that you're paying for. Our apartment is functional but the facilities are very old, but that is the case for most buildings in this area. However, the location is close to everything and the commute to Virginia is only about 35 minutes each way.
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Great location and great staff
The building has a bus stop right out front, and it is a 10 minute walk to the green/yellow lines. The building is not the most modern but I have had no problems, and all of the staff are very nice and helpful.
Amazing place in a great location
Overall, love it! The place is spacious for a studio and priced well. Near all of the best bars and restaurants on 14th street and just a short walk from DuPont Circle and City Center. I would highly recommend for anyone looking to move to the area.
Quiet building in a great location. Two blocks to Foggy Bottom Metro. One block to Trader Joe's. The building allows dogs. Apartments have lots of closet space. Kitchens are updated. Wood floors and great lighting. For the neighborhood, the rent is on the least expensive side. No roof access or other amenities. Laundry in basement. Management can be difficult at times, but worth it.
Management quality needs work
I love Dorchester West as a building but the management company tends to be less than helpful and was a pain to deal with in the move-in. However, the building is wonderful and more than makes up for it. I would recommend this building but just be braced to deal with management who is tough to work with.
Given the volume of overpriced luxury apartment buildings in DC, Dorchester West is a surprisingly nice find. It is a brand new building with a beautiful courtyard and grills, and the units are spacious and well-lit, with lots of storage space and nice, modern, open kitchens. The gym (shared with Dorchester House, next door) is not great, but better than nothing. The management is not always the most responsive and helpful, but the maintenance staff is great.
Location can't be beat
Great location, right in the heart of dupont circle, close to public transportation, bars, restaurants, coffee shops and walking distance to Georgetown and other parts of DC. Front door staff are extremely helpful and welcoming, and units have been renovated from the drab 1980s look. Slightly expensive, but that's DC!