Recent Bozzuto Management reviews
We call 1500 Locust "luxury lite for less". It has all the amenities (in-unit washer/dryer, rooftop indoor pool and hot tub, outdoor rooftop lounging and grills, penthouse common room, movie room, some apartments have terraces) in the middle of center city in our price range. The "luxury lite" part refers to the less expensive details (like apartment finishes) than more expensive buildings in the area.
The building staff are phenomenal. The management takes more patience. For example, there has been construction on the attached garage that has created noise (heard up to the 25th floor) every week day for months (but is finally almost done). It took multiple calls to management over a week to get any accommodation while working nights. All in all, we would live here again to get the amenities and location in our price range.
Centralized Location Well Kept Property With Great Management
The good: This apartment building is fairly new, the apartments are super nice and it seems like it was well constructed with better sound proofing than I've had in previous large complexes. The concierge service here is generally fantastic, they even came up to feed my cat one day when I was on 28 hour call and completely forget to feed her in the morning. Maintenance has been very responsive though I haven't had a lot of things go wrong. Management has also been responsive to concerns. I had some issues with a loud neighbor and this was addressed promptly. Unlike some places, the package pick up service in parcel lockers is included, which is nice. The gym is fairly large with a little outdoor terrace, I feel no need to buy a gym membership elsewhere. There are also really nice common areas on the 2nd floor and a rooftop deck that gives great views of the Delaware river. The location is fantastic, a bit far from Penn but literally in the middle of everything else (restaurants, bars, close to the shopping district, theater district, old city, Reading terminal, the Italian Market, grocery stores). It's about a 35 minute brisk walk to Penn's campus or a 10 minute bike ride. Bus lines also stop right outside (42 and 21) and you could technically get to the subway/trolley pretty easily. Also, bike parking is included and secure in the basement!
The bad: Lots of people here have dogs, which provides for great dog watching entertainment however there have been multiple times where I've stepped in dog pee or nearly stepped in dog poop because some residents apparently do not clean up after their pets. If you pick a north facing apartment, beware, since you'll be facing Fergies which over the summer was VERY loud despite excellent window sound proofing (I live in a west facing apartment and definitely would not not consider moving to a unit any further north because of the bars). I will say this place is pretty expensive for what you get, likely due to the premium location. Storage within apartments is limited though there is storage in the basement if you pay extra. Parking is nearby is VERY expensive. Also, there are in unit washer/dryers but the dryer doesn't work particularly well (washer is perfect), I think because it's not vented to the outside so it's a struggle to get my clothes completely dry (an even bigger struggle with sheets and towels). I had management look at this and was told "this is how it is".
In Summary: Overall I love it here but might be driven to move somewhere else to find more space for the price I'm paying here.
Great place to live
My experience at Vue 32 has been positive mainly due to the management and the support they provide. They're always on sight taking care of business. It is a new building and maintenance is available 24/7 if needed. I like the new tide locker which provides dry cleaning services for residents.
Right across the street from the metro, very convenient.
A Great Close to Campus Offering
Monroe Street Market is located just across the street from the University above Busboys and Poets as well as the bookstore. The apartments, while a little pricey, are very nice and have ample room. They were worth the extra price due to their closeness to the University and the short distance to the Redline metro station.
Accessibility to the campus, metro, local shops/restaurants, and DC bike/jogging trail is the key.
Elevation at Washington Gateway Review
Great but management is rude
Don't live here.
The management company is terrible and does not maintain the property. The apartment units are outdated and ill-furnished. Appliances, appurtenances, and finishings constantly break. There is no maintenance team. The single maintenance employee does not fix anything. Do not live here.
Newseum Residences Review
Lived at the Statesman before, paid basically the same, massive upgrade here. Right next to Foggy Bottom Metro, directly above Whole Foods, very clean, great amenities, really nice space for two roommates. Apartment is usually not noisy but one bedroom seems to have thinner walls. Hospital noise hasn't really been noticeable
It's cute, not the most luxe though
Management could be better
A Great First Apartment
I have lived with roommates nearly my entire life, so finding a space I could enjoy and live on my own mid-pandemic in DC (which I had never been to before) was extremely nerve wracking. While expensive, City Center is in a GREAT location, close to all the metro lines, and the building staff and management are fantastic. I feel incredibly safe in my building, and the concierge goes above and beyond to assist me. My unit has its own laundry, and the studio is large enough I feel as though I have my own room without having to pay a higher price for a one bedroom. I also got a kitten during my lease, and City Center is very pet friendly, even assisting me with the adoption process. The price may be high, but it is a great first place to live to become more comfortable with navigating DC. I cannot recommend it enough!
Awesome apartment, but might be more expensive in normal times. My girlfriend and I got a COVID deal and we are lucky to be here
Instrata Pentagon City
Great apartment with responsive management on site. The apartments are nice and of good quality. The building is a short walk to the Pentagon City metro station making the commute to GW easy. The building is pet friendly and quiet. Rent includes an in-unit washer dryer, and although utilities are not included in the rent, they are not extreme.
Riverside Apartments, Alexandria, VA
I lived here a few years. The location is convenient for public transit and driving but not picturesque for Alexandria. Highway 1/Richmond Hwy is close. Bus stops are close by. We are 1 mile from Huntington Metro station (Yellow line). There is a complimentary apt shuttle to and from the metro that runs during weekdays in the morning and evenings, with limited weekend service. There is an onsite gym (no extra cost) and a minimart. Across the street you have small shopping area with a gym, pizza place, ABC store, convenience store.