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Very expensive; I've heard it's the "sophomore dorms," very party oriented. Depends if you're into that or not.
2005-04-12 00:00:10 After The Man clamped down on A-town, Sterling became the next crazy party complex. I heard that's no longer the case however, riots and all. —ElliotJorgensen
2005-11-08 20:00:04 I've lived here for over a year now. The apartments are not bad for what you pay, considering Davis housing prices. The staff are friendly and helpful, especially if you keep your parties quiet and clean up after yourselves. In our first-floor apartment, though, we've had a recurring ceiling drip from leaky pipes upstairs. —BrianMcFadden
2006-12-14 2:06:54 The management and maintenance people are very friendly; however, appliances are old and don't work well. Also, when we moved in, there were tons of things wrong with the apartment that easily could have been fixed during the previous 24 hours (blinds were broken, windows didn't work, toilet paper roll holder was missing, etc.). We reported everything to the management, but a month later nothing had been fixed. We went in to report everything again and they told us maintenance had already come to our apartment and fixed everything. We asked them to come again, and they came later that day but still only fixed half the things on the list. However, when it got time to start using the heater, it didn't work, so we reported it half an hour before the office closed. They came right away and fixed it so we could use it that night. I think as long as you get to know the office staff and maintenance guys, they fix things quickly. They make an effort to get you know your name and apartment so service is quick, easy and personal. —ElleWeber
2007-06-24 19:28:45 I currently live in A-town. I like the apartment complex, looks nice, aesthetically pleasing. I would recommend it to anyone as the D-line and K-line comes right in front of the apartment on Russell. The only CONS are that shopping is far away, parking is hectic at times (although if there are no spots, you can park in the tennis courts right next to it, and there is a cop stationed every friday and saturday although there are many parties. The PROS are: friendly management, good appliances, FAST repairs (same day most of the time), good gym, many spas, good pool, much guest parking (most apartment complexes don't have this) and friendly maintenance. Like someone said, get to know the management for quick repairs. Highly recommended. —Rbbie2x
2007-06-25 21:33:58 The aartments look really nice on the outside, but inside they aren't so aesthetically pleasing. You're basically paying for the party orienteted atmosphere and to live near your friends. Pros: Right on the D and K lines, relatively inexpensive, lots of spas and a great maintenance staff. Cons: Bad parking, not close to shopping areas, weird floor plans and lighting, awful gym (1 treadmill, eliptical and stationary bike that hasn't worked all year), and THE WORST INSECT PROBLEM YOU COULD IMAGINE. That being said, I'm glad I'm not staying here for my junior year. —MandiPeterson
2007-07-27 15:58:51 Don't live here! You know, it wasn't as bad living here as I thought it was going to be, but that's not saying much. Hmmm.. where to begin..? The rent is alot of money. If you're sharing with multiple people it's alright, but like many other apartments, the prices move up every year. Everything was fine until one of our roomates bailed and we had to split the rent for the rest of the year. I'm glad this happened, for it made me not want to live here anymore. Everything from the outside is OK.. but the indside is another story. Everything is old fashioned and ugly. Every complex has a different brand air conditioner/heater, microwave, and dishwasher. Our heater didn't work and we had it "fixed" 5 times. I kid you not, I called them that many times to fix it and it never got fixed! Oh, how the winter was cold. That's all I'm saying. There are lots of parties and Barbie/Ken looking people lying around everywhere, so if you're into that sort of thing.. GO FOR IT! —JasonMasino
2007-10-21 20:22:44 Does anyone know how hard it is to get an apartment here, specifically a 4 bedroom townhouse, and whether it would be possible to double up one of the rooms so that it would hold 5 people? —Ash
2008-02-15 20:46:32 @Ash
We lived here in 2005/06 and you could very easily double up in a room. The common area is huge so you could put a desk and whatnot in there if you need to. If you were to try to put two desks and two beds in the bedroom it might be a little crowded. We had a bunk bed and that worked out fine. It is kinda tough to get the four bedroom one there though, it is really popular. —BretCorzine
2008-05-09 12:08:29 This complex is great if you want loud people, loud music, and loud parties. I am moving to a different complex solely because of the noise issue, though the management and staff are superb. —snowgrumbler
2008-06-01 13:59:52 I agree with snowgrumbler. I've been here almost a year now, and my biggest complaint is the noise. Maintenance and office staff are really friendly and helpful, and they've resolved every issue I've had so far. However, the other residents have no courtesy when it comes to noise. It seems like there is a party here every night of the week, and the police take hours to respond. You can hear bass blasting at 8:00 am on a Sunday or at 3:00 am during finals week. I've tried asking my neighbors to turn it down, but they usually just turn it back up after a couple minutes. If that won't bother you, then I highly recommend living here. Hopefully I'll still feel this way when it comes time to get back our security deposit... —StephanieRobinson
2008-07-12 17:15:56 I had lived here for two year...not out of choice and I am ready to move out. This complex is quite run-down and is perfect for SPIDER lovers. I have friends in the complex who have the same problem with spiders in their apartment. In a span of 5 nights....there were 8 spiders in my room. They come out of nowhere and run across the floor. The management does a poor job at cleaning the outside of the apartment (only water blasted the unit once this whole year) so there are tons of spiderwebs all over the exterior walls of the complex. It's quite noisy at night due to parties, but the real problem are the riots that occur due to drunkards. I really don't recommend this place and it is def. not worth the money. —islandboy12
2008-08-05 09:53:46 Well I thought I'd update my comment... I did receive my security deposit back in full, so I have nothing but good things to say about the office staff.
As for the spiders, I never had a problem with them, but I did live on the second floor. —StephanieRobinson
2008-09-16 18:19:51 There is someone who has a clepto problem with bins, I'm guessing for the purpose of laundry. I will be vigilant. —SuperStah
2009-01-15 22:00:42 Pros:
(1) Nice management. Prompt replies to service requests, though sometimes maintenance is mediocre at best (2) Not too too far from campus