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Old 03-03-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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Anyone have any apartment complexes they would (or would not) recommend in Seattle or surrounding areas? Neighborhood/suburb, price, amenities, etc. don't really matter, but I would prefer to limit this to complexes or places that usually have apartments available for rent; mostly I'm trying to get an idea if there are any property management companies in the area that tend to be better than others.

Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Duvall, WA
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I've had good luck with Avalon apartment complexes, and very bad luck with BRE apartment complexes.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Between here and there
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I rented from Equity Apartments and would definitely rent from them again. They've got a ton of apartment complexes in the metro area. I know at least one person who hates them, but it depends on what kind tenant you are (this is likely true with many property management companies and landlords).
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Rural Pacific NW
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Eastlake, Lake Union area. Our son had his first Seattle apartment there two years ago. It is a bit pricey but very nice. It seems to cater to the more working professionals, not a lot of partying. If you like that, you'll probably like the Lake Union area.
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Cannon AFB, New Mexico
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Yep... I second either the Avalon or Equity apartments. Both have great places for decent prices!

Good luck!
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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There is a place off of Ambaum/16th in Burien near 140th that has changed hands several times, big complex that looks like old army wartime housing barracks, west side of the street, it's a dump and there is a lot of crime.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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Avoid Prometheus, nothing but issues. Avalon and Equity seem to have their stuff together.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Between here and there
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Sorry to disagree with some of the above posters. We checked out Equity apartments last month -- ugh. Where the carpets and walls meet, it is unfinished. Looks like they just threw down the carpets without a care. Also, the wood on the balconies was rotted in many of their apartments. The lawn was unmowed in another complex. Also, I noticed most of their complexes are located right next to major freeways, and it's very noisy -- I'm sure at night it's not very pleasant!
It definitely varies by complex, and there are some I wouldn't want to live in. I lived at Charter Club in south Everett, right on Silver Lake, and it was great (although I agree, the carpet wasn't the best). I also considered living at Monterra in Mill Creek. Both complexes are near the Bothell-Everett Highway, but it wasn't a problem. And as for the interstate, I lived super close to I-5 last year in Mountlake Terrace (practically right under it), and I hardly ever noticed it.

There are nicer apartments than a lot of the Equity apartments, sure, but you get what you pay for. The management itself was very easy and pleasant to work with, and I didn't have trouble getting my entire deposit back. Very professional company.
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