Recent Roscoe Properties reviews
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.
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
First Move In Review
We moved in a couple weekends ago, and we did not have a working stove or hot water. I realized the day before moving in we needed a gas account, which management failed to inform until the day before me moved in (some apartments include gas). We had a few maintenance issues, but they were completed within the week. We will see if that continues throughout the year. The apartment was mostly clean. So far management has been helpful, and the complex is pretty quiet in the evenings. Our patio gets night sunlight which is nice too. There is a dog run with trashcans around, and people are picking up. Our gate is kept open during the day but it's probably due to renovations. I haven't run into any problems yet!
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!
Beware of hidden fees
When signing a lease my rent was supposed to be 1150 for a one bedroom. I am now paying 1375. All these charges come from things like "Customer service fee" and "management fee" I was never informed of these charges before moving in. My water/sewer bill is astronomically high as well. I asked management why this was and their answer was very vague- I felt like they were hiding something. Over priced apartments that are not very nice or clean, dirty common areas as well. Very disappointed
Great location with decent renovations complete
Location is prime for quick & easy restaurants, H-E-B, Town Lake trail, Rainey Street, and the dog park at 35 & Riverside. Great pool and people makes for a fun & relaxed feel in the community. The apartment itself is renovated with modern floors, cabinets, and sink. My biggest complaint is the lack of closet space. All you get is the bedroom closet, which has really cumbersome sliding doors and no lighting whatsoever. The renovations are excellent in the main living space & kitchen, prett
Good experience overall
Cobalt is in a great location in central Austin and is only a couple of miles from downtown. The staff are very friendly and considerate. Any time I have had any issues, the maintenance staff have been quick to respond. My apt. was recently renovated, so the appliances are new and there are hardwood floors.
Perfect location for young adults
Great location right on south congress. walking distance to hopdoddy's etc. The pool is great in the summertime, lots of fun guests and pool parties. The apartments are huge, especially in three bedrooms like my own. Maintenance is fast, but the management and parking situation is a little bit of a mess. Would recommend.
The Worst Apartment I've ever lived in
This apartment has several issues between management, hidden fees, and the quality of the apartment. Poorly built/maintained, dirty common areas, $250 of hidden fees that you are not told of until your first bill. The one saving grace is the option for a 6 month lease. There is a reason this complex has terrible reviews. Save yourself the money and the headache and look elsewhere for an apartment!