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Old 09-22-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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Do any of you know much about the Sheffield Court apartment complex in Arlington? I have read mixed reviews online, and was wondering of any of you knew the area. I need a one bedroom in NoVa that allows dogs, walkable to the metro, and cannot spend over 1400 dollars a month on a place. I know impossible. My girlfriend and I have jobs in DC, and really like the arlington/alexandria area. Anywho this is the only complex that really fits my criteria, and need some feedback. Thanks so much for your time, I really appreciate it.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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Sheffield Court
I moved to Sheffield Court because a friend had lived there. The only reason he moved was because they allowed dogs. Unfortunately I signed a year contract and I could not get out. I would NOT recommend Sheffield Court.
Relatively expensive- While it used to be cheap, they have raised prices way beyond what the places are worth.
Inconvenient- It is not as close to the Metro as they say- it is a total pain in the ass, and I still ended up driving everywhere.
No Parking- I usually had to park blocks away, so although they advertise parking, you have to pay, and guests/tenants take up the parking on the street nearby
Loud- I lived facing Rt. 50 and you could hear constant noise from the street
Extremely Old- The appliances are all on their last leg; the closets are pretty much non-existent and you need to have a wardrobe; the rugs are ancient; the complex does the minimal maintenance to get by
No response from Management- The one guy who was really great left (go figure), and the management leaves a lot to be desired. If you want to reach them, you have email 3 times, call twice, and then eventually go wait in their office to get a reasonable answer.
Non- Facilities- Yes, they have a pool, but it is only open for a small amount of time; and the “gym” is dank and smells.
Overall, I would recommend shopping around before you settle on Sheffield Court. It is decent if your options are limited, but trust me, you can find much better in the area.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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One of my co-workers actually used to live in Sheffield Court. He said "not great, but not bad either."

The main thing to realize is that it's priced at 1400 for a reason. Given the great location, at that price, you're generally going to have to put up w/ things like older appliances, a bit more noise, apathetic management, etc.

But hey, it is 1400, which is a pretty decent price. If it had new appliances, attentive management, really nice amenities, and other things like that, it wouldn't be 1400...it would be more like 16-1700/mo.

If 1400 is your max budget, it comes down to choosing between:
an older building in a good location
or a newer building in a less desirable location (further from the Metro).

One other thought---I was in a similar situation as you last year (looking for a new apt in Arlington with my g/f) and we ended up deciding to sell our car so that we could afford to live in a nicer apartment. Cutting out that monthly expense makes a big difference in your budget. It isn't possible for everyone, especially if you need a car to commute, but that is what a lot of young people do to be able to live in Arlington.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:37 AM
 
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Hi everyone. I wanted to ask if there were current residents at Sheffield. I have a dog so I'm limited in terms for where I can live. I'm also hoping to keep my car if possible. Overall, it'd be great to spend less than $1600 a month, which might be just about doable with a studio. I also like how there is a dishwasher/washer/dryer. Parking already seems to be a problem - I couldn't even find parking as a prospective tenant - but I won't use the car except for weekends. There is a bus I can commute to work so I don't have to trek as far as I would to the metro.

The impression I got from them was kind of weird, though. I also didn't love the lack of diversity when I peeked at the pool. And of course, there are definitely mixed reviews. But if there are no bed bugs, I might be able to handle it.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:06 AM
 
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Ha! This will be of no help whatsoever but I feel the need to say...

I lived there in 913 N. Wayne St. in 1979-1981 when it was still Lee Gardens. Back then it had all the same problems listed in the OP. I moved into an efficiency for $160/mo. Then they raised it to $175. When it went up again to the astronomical cost of $210/mo I moved out and into a group house.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:00 PM
 
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Haha, thanks! I'm guessing it's different management now, but that is quite an astronomical increase!
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:23 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA from Arlington, VA
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Unfortunately I don't know anyone that lives there so I cant give feedback but I would be very careful because their reviews are not that great.

I assume that you mean that the black population is very small which is pretty much true anywhere in North Arlington. South Arlington and Alexandria have a bigger black population if that's what you're looking for.
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