Recent Roscoe Properties reviews
Great Studio for the Price
So far my experience has been great. I pay about $930 a month which includes some utilities as well as rent (electricity/internet are not included in this). The maintenance team is really prompt when I do have issues. There is a direct bus line to the law school, broader UT campus, and downtown. The area is safe and full of restaurants and coffee shops.
More affordable with roommates
This complex has every amenity you could need - internet lounge, gym, conference room, food trucks, etc., but the BEST part (especially for future APPEs) is the shuttle service to the med center. It is a free service for residents, and it means you won't have to pay to park at the med center. Additionally, my commute to school is relatively always free of traffic. It takes me roughly 12 min to get to campus.
This apartment is a little more affordable than others nearby, but I do work every week.
Stella at The Medical Center Review
Great safe place to live on a budget, close to the TMC
Living at Stella
The process of obtaining and signing a lease was pretty seamless. The only issue we had there was having to sign the lease agreement multiple times after mistakes in the lease were caught by the leasing agent.
Management is quick to respond to complaints and willing to work through any disagreements/issues. Unfortunately, maintenance requests are not always fulfilled in a timely manner.
Amenities (study room, pool, workout room) are great!
Overall, I feel safe on the property and that is a huge plus.
Good price/quality balance
I like that it is close to school and doesn't cost too much. Complex has a pool, gym, and study/work area. Staff have always been friendly and helpful when I talked to them. I don't like that all the grills by the pool are not gas lit and require charcoal, parking fills up at certain times meaning you have to park further from your building, and there are a few fees that you aren't aware of until you view the lease to sign.
5/5 especially if you are a U of H student
The building is fairly new with great amenities: gym, pool area with BBQ, conference room, and computer lab. Rooms have high ceiling with wood floors in the main room and carpet in the bedrooms. Appliances are new and A/C control is very responsive. Floor layout is very spacious with even the closets being large walk ins. For internet, you can get AT&T high speed fiber.
Management staff are fantastic and extremely helpful. Some kind of community event is always being put on. The Building is well maintained and maintenance issues are resolved very quickly. You can feel safe returning late at night since the property and parking are well lit with secure access with a resident Houston Police officer patrols the complex. Finding a parking spot is not difficult.
Overall, I would give this place a 5/5, especially if you someone who is looking for spacious rooms with new appliances, responsive staff, an active social scene, a well maintained building with nice amenities, and a secure building especially if you return late at night.
Review of Urban North Apts
Apartment is brand new and great value but location from UT Austin is bad with a 30-60 minute commute during rush hour. The management does not take safety concerns seriously and ever since Tesla vehicles were parked on the top floor of the parking garage, vehicle break-ins have happened.
Decent for 2 years
This place is fine. Nothing great, and kind of pricey for what you get.
Could be great
By all measures, Corazon should be a much better living experience than it is. The amenities are all there: pool, rooftop, gym, covered parking*, high ceilings* and concrete flooring.* (*for an extra fee)
Unfortunately, Corazon is poorly mismanaged by Roscoe Properties. Preventative maintenance is non-existent, so on any given day the elevators are down, the parking garage gates are down, roaches will roam the hallways and your unit, mold will form in the HVAC, leaks will spring from the roof, bbq's are perpetually broken, etc. The construction at Plaza Saltillo has made any of the South-facing units a loud, dust-covered mess. Roscoe has also turned nearly half of the units on the 3rd floor to AirBnB units, which has turned the community into a bunch of rolling suitcases here to party for the night. Worse off, Corazon still hasn't found a way to keep the homeless from sleeping in the stairwells, meaning that when you make your way out of the building in the morning, you'll more often than not find a homeless sleep-over to greet you.
All of this said, Corazon could (and should) be much better than it is given the premium you'll pay to live here. Better deals can be found at Eastside Station, Eleven, and the Arnold.
Close to green areas as well as commercial zone!
Overly expensive for what you get
I would not recommend this apartment complex. It is more expensive than most other comparable apartment complexes but the apartments and amenities are dated. Furthermore, the leasing company is not particularly helpful (though in the past few months they have improved). Apartment complex is loud and the entire property is poorly kept and commonly dirty. Pros: Location, Free Parking, Pet Friendly (with fee)
Terrible Apartment with Terrible Management
Not to be a debbie downer but this is an absolutely awful complex. Management is unresponsive to maintenance requests, there is trash all over the complex property (even though we pay an absurd monthly fee). The gated community does not have working gates, the property is wide open.
You really can't beat the location of this building. If you want to happy hour, there's a sports bar next door. If you want a bite to eat, there are amazing restaurants all up and down Congress including Hopdoddy's and Homeslice. This complex is very pet friendly and you meet a lot of people at the pool. Overall great experience.
The best part of life at Trio is our proximity to downtown (its about a 6-8$ Uber ride, so that's great!) the modern kitchen (granite countertops, stainless steel applicances, and subway tile backsplash and great kitchen sink/fixtures) and easy-going management. Plus, the wood floors and grey-painted walls give it a home-y but modern feel. We're in a one bedroom/one bath for 999$ - not bad for Austin!
However, it's not the safest area. Several of our neighbors have been robbed, and one of my neighbors is a dealer (you can guess what I mean, haha) We've got peace of mind due to renters insurance and a large, protective guard dog. If you choose Trio, get insurance and never leave valuables visible in your car & lock your doors!
Love the location of this complex! I was able to get rid of my car and take the bus to work. downtown. It's great being on the Greenbelt, close to Zilker Park and Mopac.
The apartment itself is slightly outdated, but management has been very responsive when issues arise. It is a safe community