Review of Arlington Properties by WillFerret

"Overall, very good experience with the staff at the Henry. I have no complaints about the staff or rental practices themselves. The maintenance crew was awesome, security was great. Leasing office always dealt with any concerns swiftly and to the best of their abilities (sometimes being adjacent to The Summit imposed certain limitations upon them). The soundproofing between floors/ceilings was extremely terrible. I've lived in many apartments and understand that some noise from neighbors is inevitable, but the amount of noise coming from above is unacceptable for how much the rent costs. However, the wall/wall soundproofing was top notch. Your nextdoor neighbors could throw a party and you wouldn't hear a thing unless you walked past their front door in the hallway. Appliances provided were new, but very low-end, especially the washer/dryer. Lighting fixtures, countertops, and interior doors are very nice looking though. Lots of outlets, some even with USB ports. Water pressure was very subpar and breakers used for electricity were cheap and would constantly need to be replaced. The secured entrance to the parking lot seemed to constantly be on the fritz, but that just meant it was left open 24/7. This did not lead to any inconveniences or issues with theft, likely due to the very constant security patrols. Pool area was not monitored well, constantly filled with 95% non-residents on weekends in the warmer months. Water often "felt" dirty, hard to explain what I mean but perhaps with the large amount of uninvited guests flocking to the pool to drink, chlorine rather than saline would be more sanitary. Dog park was not maintained well, always dog poop all over the place. Plus, the entrance was just a single gate. This means if another person came with their dog while you were using the dog park, you risked your dog escaping. Still, it is nice that they offer a space for dogs to run around at all. In contrast, the "pet spa," was always kept very clean and offered a convenient place to give your dog a bath. All other areas (gym, elevators, hallways, package room, etc) were kept extremely clean. Hallways could get a bit warm during the hotter months though, not a huge deal but adequate a/c throughout all common areas does seem like it should be included in a "luxury experience" Could benefit from additional package lockers for each building, unless you live in the building where it is located, retrieving packages is inconvenient (especially if they are heavy). All in all, a nice place to live with good management. However, the "luxury" offerings often fell short of expectations given the premium prices paid to live at The Henry. If rent was a couple hundred dollars less, the issues described would be inconsequential. But when you pay double the market rate for housing in the area, it's fair to expect things like nicer appliances, a/c in hallways, convenient package pick-up, sufficient water pressure to wash your hands while the dishwasher is going, and it not sounding like your upstairs neighbor is doing jumping jacks in steel toe boots when they step out of bed to use the restroom in the middle of the night."

Review of Newtown Crossing Apartments by NewReviewer

"Terrible experience living in these apartments. The only good part about them is that they are close to the UK campus. Maintenance and other office staff would enter our apartment whenever they wanted without a 24 hour notice. It made me feel very uncomfortable and unsafe. There were constantly ants everywhere even with no food or anything lying around. The managers are so disrespectful and rude. They do not care about your wellbeing. They just care about sucking money from you. They were also doing work on the roof for two weeks straight before finals week and it was extremely loud. There was constant stomping and music playing during this time. I also filed a complaint about our neighbors because they constantly had parties and were loud 24/7. NOTHING was done. Do NOT live here."