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Old 02-10-2013, 09:44 AM
 
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Hi All,

I've decided to make Stamford my new home, as of this summer .

I've done tons of searching online about Stamford apartments and see that I've got more than enough options.

I'm looking for a great highrise apartment building to move in to, but I'm not sure what's great vs. what's not. And the online reviews aren't very helpful b/c they present an unbiased view (e.g. an overwhelming number of disgruntled tenants).

The one building that is my dream home is the Trump Parc Towers. I can afford it. However, I'm not ready to invest in property just yet. And, I want to pay off most/off of my medical school debt first. Trump Parc does have rentals available, but it ranges from $3100-$3500/month...which is too much for a rental.

For those of you who live in or are familiar with Stamford, what apartment rentals would you recommend?

(Note: my maximum rent: $2200/month, although cheaper rentals are definitely preferred).
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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I work in Stamford and was considering a move closer (currently in Milford). I took a tour of a few options, and called/spoke to people about some others.

I really liked Parallel 41 - it's just a bit further up Washington from the Trump building. the available units (at least that I saw) haven't been previously rented, so it'd be "brand-new" to you. the gym in the building, while not huge, looked to have enough high quality equipment that you wouldn't feel the need to join elsewhere. they have 1-bedrooms right around your budget, and are offering 1-mo free with a 13-mo contract (amortizing the free first month, you're saving ~200/mo). also no extra charges for amenities/trash, etc.

stamford corners (kiddy-corner from Parallel) had lower stated rent, but then tacked on fees for the other stuff. still might be cheaper all-in, but it's an older complex. some of the units had been updated (mostly in the kitchen), but still had mostly carpet.

I didn't make it out to ParcGrove, but the leasing office seemed sketchy - calling to "re-schedule missed appointments" I'd never made.

A couple of the former Avalon buildings might be worth checking out, but they're also older.

The Blvd was going to be my next to check out - reviews are a bit mixed, but most of the complaints seem to deal with certain amenities promised at inception that were scaled back (24hr concierge) or shut down (fire pits on the roof, due to code violation). I can see the "bait and switch" complaints, but at this point you know what you're getting for the money.

There are also the relatively new buildings at Harbor Point, but given your mention of the Trump building, I figure you want to be in the downtown area.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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This is really helpful. I am also moving to Stamford and am looking for a 1 Bed 1 Bath around the same budget. Let me know if you happen to visit ParcGrove. Someone I know stayed there and was appreciating the place.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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I watched The Blvd and Parallel 41 being built. As far as I could see, they're 'stick built' just like a house. I didn't see any heavy walls (or, for that matter, firewalls) between units. Of course, they might have stuck them in when I wasn't looking.

I would find out about noise from adjacent units before committing.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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This is really helpful. I am also moving to Stamford and am looking for a 1 Bed 1 Bath around the same budget. Let me know if you happen to visit ParcGrove. Someone I know stayed there and was appreciating the place.
Sorry but the OP of this thread has not been back to this forum in several months and never posted anything more on if he moved or not. There are many threads on this forum that discuss apartments in Stamford. You might research them first and then if need be post a new thread here. Jay
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