Kim A. on Apartments
5 years ago
12/07/2016, 02:11 AM
Ok for the price, thin walls are the worst though
People leave you alone for the most part, which is nice. Haven't had many problems with loud neighbors, which is good, because the walls are ridiculously thin here. You can literally hear conversations from the floor below or the apartment next to you, although they are at least muffled. But these people are talking at normal level and you can here them. I can literally hear my neighbor snoring at night, and peeing in their bathroom when I'm in mine. People can be pretty nasty and not always put their trash in the dumpster, putting it next to the dumpster instead which blocks off the entrance. However, at least they have people that clean up here because if not it would be bad-so sometimes this area gets cleaned out every few days. The kitchen has no ventilation, and since there is an area above the cabinets, it quickly gets a nasty sticky grease layer you can't do anything about, so you can use that area to put stuff on but it will get a film of nasty kitchen grease eventually. I don't know if the ventilation is connected to the downstairs neighbor but sometimes I can smell cigarette smoke in the kitchen. The bathroom is ventilated but poorly. The ventilation is connected to light switch, so it's always on when you're in there which maybe annoying to some. But it doesn't ventilate the bathroom properly! There are drips of yellowy water/ceiling & wall nastiness that drip down the walls because of the steam condensing on the ceiling, not hard to clean but happens all the time and really unsightly. Maintenance is pretty slow overall. Requests are put in online and sometimes it can be 1-2 weeks before they come around for a non emergency issue. The maintenance staff from my experience so far are not the most professional either, ranging from making ridiculously inappropriate comments to being on the phone with personal phone calls when in your home. However, they've always been nice enough and get the job done.
Overall, if you have the money to go somewhere else, DO IT! However, for the price and considering the area is fairly safe and overall nice looking for Baltimore, it's ok. If money is an issue and and you can't be too picky, then it's not that bad, especially if you have 2 dogs/a large dog. Hearing the neighbors all the time can be pretty annoying though, but playing music helps drown them out if they're being kind of loud.