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Housing Guide MAY 2018


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APARTMENT FEATURES • Quartz countertops in Kitchens & Bathrooms • Contemporary Cabinetry with Under-cabinet Lighting • Stainless Steel Energy Star Appliances featuring Side-by-Side Refrigerator • Ceramic Tile Backsplash in Kitchens • Ceramic Tile Showers & Bathtubs • Ceiling Fans in All Bedrooms • Wood-style plank flooring throughout Kitchens, Living Rooms and Bathroom • Washers & Dryers • Balconies in Select Units

COMMUNITY FEATURES • Club Room & Lounge with TVs, Game Wall and Coffee Bar • Co-Work Lounge • Conference Rooms • 24-Hour Fitness Center • Heated Saltwater Pool and Sundeck Courtyard • Courtyard featuring Grilling Stations, Fire Pit, and Outdoor Seating • Boardwalk Path and Pedestrian Bridge along Creek • Resident Parking in Garage or Gated Parking Lot • Spacious Bike Storage Rooms • Storage Units Available • Pet Friendly • 100 % Smoke-Free Community • Adjacent Shopping and Dining at The Market • Walk to Restaurants, Shops, Duke Medical Campus and Duke University • Public Transportation Stops at The Market

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The Exchange on Erwin fits all your needs in one convenient location. Walkable to Duke University? Just steps away. Restaurants and shops at your doorstep? Definitely. Plenty of practical, modern amenities? You bet. Featuring THE FLATS, a brand new apartment community on Erwin Road, and The Market, with a plethora of boutique shops and restaurants, The Exchange on Erwin has everything you need to simplify your busy lifestyle. ... IN OTHER WORDS, IT’S PRETTY MUCH A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR YOUR LIFE.

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Where to look for rentals nearduke.com The Duke Chronicle offers this online housing guide as a service to the Duke community. This is a way to connect those who are looking for housing with options both for rent and for sale in the area.

The Chronicle at Duke University The Chronicle - Duke’s award-winning student newspaper - provides local Classifieds, three annual Housing Guides, frequent housing advertisements and articles, and a web site dedicated to available housing options - www.nearDuke.com.

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This university website has links to opportunities at Duke including rental information. Visit DukeList.duke.edu.

Search for rental housing in the Triangle area including Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and other area counties in these Raleigh- and Durham-based newspapers.


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Spacious floor-plans with walk in closets, bay windows, Spacious kitchens with ample cabinets, pantry, granite counters Washer and dryer furnished in each unit Walk-in master bath showers in many units Rent includes: water, trash, recycling, centrally monitored intrusion alarms WI-FI thoughout clubhouse, business center, fitness center and pool decks Clubhouse features 60” HDTV, 3D blu-ray disc player and coffee/ tea bar New 1500 sq ft. fitness center Indoor heated pool & Olympic size seasonal pool 2 Tennis courts equipped for night play Access to over 3 miles of walking trails and lakes One small pet allowed

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Moving off campus? Tips for choosing a roommate W

hile most people have experience with roommates before deciding to move off-campus, apartment living can present unique challenges to the roommate relationship. While questions of dirty dishes and space allocation may persist, offcampus roommates must also navigate issues of rent, utilities and leases. Whether you’re living with your best friend or virtual strangers, consider some of these points with your potential roommates before committing to an off-campus relationship:

one roommate as the primary leaseholder with all other tenants considered subleesees. In this situation, the leaseholder has sole responsibility for upholding the lease agreement and can generally evict subleesees who do not abide by the terms of the lease.

Other landlords will require all roommates to sign on as co-tenants, sharing equal responsibility for the lease. If one co-tenant does not pay rent or breaks a rule, the landlord has the right to evict all Determine a fair way to divide rent. While many roommates. If offered a choice, carefully consider roommates choose to divide rent evenly, complica- which options best fits you and your roommates. tions can arise when rooms are not equal in size Keep the lines of communication open. Use the or amenities. Some roommates are willing to pay conflict resolution skills you learned freshman year! more for a room with a better view or more windows, but be sure to discuss these issues before the rent is split. Consider having an objective discussion about the pro’s and con’s of each room before selecting rooms. Setting the rent for each room beforehand will allow tenants to consider their own budgets when deciding which room to select.

Conflicts between tenants are often inevitable, but the more thought that goes into planning and negotiating prior to moving in, the more comfortable all roommates will be. When problems do arise, address them calmly and directly. Consider your phrasing–rather than addressing the issue in an accusatory manner (“You always turn your rent in late and you keep making excuses”) try talking about how you feel (“I’m afraid we may lose our apartment if we don’t get our rent in on time”). Since you can be evicted based on a single roommate’s actions, get the landlord involved only as a last resort.

Discuss who will pay for utilities. Paying for utilities is one of the big differences between living on and off-campus. In addition to rent, most tenants will also need to cover bills for water, electric or gas, cable and internet. While some apartment complexes include certain utilities in the cost of rent, many expect these costs to be covered independently. Not paying utilities on time can negatively affect your credit score if the utilities company reports delinquent payments and a negative entry from not paying your utilities could impact your payment history calculation, which accounts for 35 percent of your total credit score. Be sure to coordinate with your roommate about how utility costs will be divided and how you will ensure that payments are submitted on time. Carefully consider who you add to your lease. Landlords operate leasing arrangements in different ways. Some may offer the option of choosing

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MAIN STREET Luxury studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes • Gourmet kitchens with granite countertops • Washers & dryers in all apartment homes • Coffee bar and executive conference room • Large demonstration kitchen • 2000+ square foot athletic center • Resort-style saltwater pool plaza • Rooftop lounge • 100% smoke free community • Fully equipped dog spa • 21 and older community, families with children under 18 are welcome.

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Berkshire NINTH STREET Luxury studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes • Gourmet kitchens with granite countertops & satin nickel fixtures • Washers & dryers in all apartment homes • Coffee Bar, Media Room, & Gaming Lounge w/Wi-Fi • 4000+ square foot athletic center • Resort-style saltwater pool plaza • Bike Storage Room • 100% Smoke Free Community • Walk Score 82 – steps from Ninth Street’s entertainment, shopping, restaurants, and Harris Teeter

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Chronicle staffers offer tips for apartment hunting When apartment hunting, it’s easy to get bogged down in confusing leases and too many options. And for many, this is the first apartment you’ll be renting. •

to campus. Maybe look for a roommate who has a car so you can steal a ride to and from campus if it’s pouring rain or late at night.

Check the little things before you To ease the stress, The Chronicle has com- move in.

piled a list of tips to help you through the Find out where you can do laundry, make sure there are plenty of outlets, and find out about apartment-hunting process.

cell service and internet connection. It’s easy to fall in love with an apartment’s look or low price, but you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

• Stick to your budget. Determine how much you can realistically afford to spend and don’t deviate from it.

• Consider the amenities.

We have so many nice off-campus housing options – is a pool important to you? What about a gym or quiet study areas?

• Ask about pets.

• Keep track.

• Get an estimate from the complex before you visit.

expenses so everyone has access to the information and there are no surprises.

If you have a dog or cat, or are thinking of purchasing one once you are settled, make sure to find out if the apartment complex you’re looking at allows them.

Create a shared Google Doc to track roommate

Find out if an apartment is affordable before you visit so you don’t get swept up in a home’s appealing features just to find \it is out of your price range.

• Choose your location wisely.

Make sure to get a sense of the different neighborhoods before you start looking at apartments. Does being near downtown matter to you? How about being within walking distance to campus? If you don’t have a car, perhaps you’d like to be on a bus route?

• Count your deposits. Keep track of the different deposits you will need to make for additional expenses like utilities and insurance to make sure they don’t push you over budget.

• Look presentable to the landlord. Dress nicely and bring confidence to your first meeting; have a list of questions ready. First impressions mean a lot.

• Get everything in writing. This goes for your landlords and your roommates. Know exactly what you’re signing up for to avoid unwelcome surprises later.

• Choose roommates wisely.

It’s different here. Wi-fi internet cafe Entrepreneurial business conference room On-site social director Two resort-style pools Premier fitness club with on-site fitness director 24 Hour coffee and hot tea bar Plush lounge with billiard table, shuffle board, Playstation, and HDTV Movie theater with stadium style seating Gorgeous dark walnut stained concrete or luxurious German beech hardwood flooring Controlled access to covered garage parking Outdoor fireplace and poolside grills Walking distance to Duke Medical Center and Duke’s west campus

Living off campus brings a whole new set of responsibilities like paying bills, buying groceries and cleaning the bathroom. You want to live with someone who is dependable and doesn’t mind sharing the load.

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• Purchase renters insurance. Make sure your belongings are covered in case of an emergency.

• Inspect the apartment before you rent and after you move in. Make a note of any problems in the apartment when you move in so they can be addressed right away. You don’t want to be charged for them later.

• Meet the neighbors. Get to know the people you’ll be living near, so you have someone to keep an eye on things when you’re away or to help you if you get locked out. Also, ask how they feel about noise at night and on the weekends. You should always be respectful, but some neighbors are more sensitive than others.

• Don’t forget about parking. Make sure you won’t be forced to park three blocks away. If you don’t have a car, live closer

919.382.8184 2616 Erwin Road · Durham, North Carolina 27705 www.loftsatlakeview.com All leaseholders must be at least 21 years of age.


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Experience the Best of Durham and the Research Triangle T

bagel and biscuit breakfast sandwiches and gourmet cake or yeast donuts.

here is a whole world that exists beyond Duke’s campus. The perfect mixture of modern and quaint, Durham boasts the accomplishments of a big city, but flourishes with a small-town soul. to noon. Catch a AAA baseball game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP). See a show or musical at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Chow down in the South’s Tastiest Town.

Explore Durham Check out fresh fruits and vegetables at the Durham Farmer’s Market, an all-local, produce and craft market open Saturdays from 8am-noon and from April to October, open Wednesdays from 3pm to 6 pm as well. From December to March, open Saturdays from 10am

Explore exhibits at the Museum of Life & Science,the Nasher Museum of Art or the 21C Museum Hotel.

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Grab Some Grub in the South’s Food Hub Amidst its restaurants, food trucks, and intimate coffee shops, it’s no wonder that Southern Living Magazine called Durham the South’s tastiest town. FAVORITE SPOTS

The Parlour—offers handmade ice cream in a variety of sweet and savory flavors such as salted Bite into a fried snickers butter caramel, sweet potato, and bar at the North Carolina State cilantro and lime. Fair, which comes to Raleigh every Foster’s Market—a gourmet October and offers rides, games, food market and café focusing and food. on scratch-made soups, salads, See a new documentary at the Full casseroles, and sandwiches—and Frame Documentary Film Festival for breakfast, Lucas’ Cinnamon which happens in downtown DurVanilla French toast is a must. ham every April. Monuts—famous for its eclectic

Cocoa Cinnamon—with three locations, Cocoa Cinnamon is one of Durham’s favorite cafes. If coffee isn’t your thing, have no fear as the teas and Mexicaninspired hot chocolates are to die for. Mothers & Sons Trattoria— regional Italian food that changes with the seasons. Make sure to taste the homemade pasta dishes and a glass of something from the extensive wine list. Pizzeria Toro—offers woodfired pizza with toppings such a spicy lamb meatball, clams and prosciutto. Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas—a casual restaurant where the palate of the American South meets the palate of South America, make sure to try their famous “Patacon Pisao” which is a delicious sandwich that uses plantains for bread. Bull City Burger and Brewery— grab a juicy burger and some duck frites. Juju Durham—for experimental

Something for Everyone Less than 1 mile to Duke’s West Campus and Medical Center 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Spacious Apartments

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Asian small plates and tapas. Ponysaurus Brewing—Arguably Durham’s best brewery, come out for a flight or a pint. Sit on one of the picnic benches in the grass or atop the roof strung with twinkle lights. If dark beer is your thing, try the Réserve Ale or Export Stout. The Durham Hotel Rooftop— come at sunset and sip a cocktail while admiring Durham’s skyline. Reservations are recommended on weekends. More fine dining options include Vin Rouge French cuisine, Nana’s New American fare, Parizade Mediterranean fare, Blu Seafood, and Mateo Bar de Tapas.

Get Outside Jog the three-mile Al Buehler Cross Country Trail, which circles the perimeter of the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Course. Walk or run the 1.64 mile East Campus loop. Hit the American Tobacco Trail, which contains 22 miles of lowimpact compacted soil.

Find great gifts at Vaguely Go to Runaway to shop for Reminiscent, Chet Miller or clothes alongside the owner’s art. Morgan Imports. For fine art, visit For a new book or, to hear a Zola Craft Gallery. visiting author speak, visit The Brightleaf Square also offers Regulator Bookshop on Ninth shopping options such as Indio, Ntreet. Lounge in the Sarah P. Duke James Kennedy Antiques For all of your national brands, Gardens. Grab a picnic lunch and and Vert & Vogue, which sells you can fulfill all your shopping a book for some pleasure reading, artisanal clothing and accessories. needs at Southpoint Mall, or sunbathe on the spacious located only a 15-minute drive South Lawn. Become acquainted from Duke’s campus. with the gardens’ resident ducks and geese at the pond in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Or, learn about the Southeast’s natural environment by walking through the Bloomquist Garden of Native Plants. Try hiking along the scenic Eno River State Park. Over 3,900 acres of rugged river landscape is perfect for a hike, fishing, canoeing, picnicking and swimming.

Visit or volunteer at the Duke Campus Farm. Learn about sustainable agriculture while munching on whatever’s in seasons. Make sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty!

Catch a baseball game at the DBAP.

Retail Therapy Shopping local in Durham is key, and Ninth Street—located directly off of East Campus— offers stores that show off the Durham community’s artistic flare.

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VIRTUAL REALITY GAME ROOM 400 Advancement Avenue Durham, NC 27703

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Live Well. Live West. Renovated interiors. Cool amenities. Convenient with everything you need to enhance your lifestyle. Including a clubhouse, pool and fitness center your friends will envy. Plus, you’re just moments away from Duke University, Southpoint Mall, I-40, and tons of local dining and shopping.

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Successfully navigating apartment waitlists If availability is over-estimated, those at the bottom of the waitlist may not get an apartment for the following school year. Again, this is why it is important to apply early! STEP 5: Each apartment has a different timeline by which they will notify you if an apartment is available for you. Inquire with the apartment administration when you should expect to hear from them. If you do not hear from them after this date, make sure

to follow up. If you do make it on the waitlist, but then decide you don’t want to live there, simply contact the apartment administration and ask to be removed from the list. Unfortunately, application fees are typically non-refundable. Some apartments have limited windows during which you can withdraw from their waitlist and be refunded the full amount of your security deposit. However, this is usually within the first few days.

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ou’re a rising senior. Finally! After three years of on-campus living, you are ready to graduate to your own off-campus apartment. You’ve perused the super handy housing guide in The Chronicle, and you’re pretty sure you’ve found the perfect place. Now what? STEP 1: Contact the apartment administration (this information should be located on each apartment ad or on their website). Most apartment complexes require you to submit a rental application along with an application fee to be put on their waitlist. You will also have to put down a security deposit.

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STEP 2: At some apartment complexes, you must now complete a “future resident profile” with your unit preferences, in order to be matched to your ideal apartment. You may also be required to fill out screening criteria forms at this time.

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STEP 3: Once you have submitted all the required paperwork and fees, confirm with the apartment administration that everything has been received and that all the paperwork is in order (missing signatures can put a serious dent in your quest to land your own apartment). STEP 4: Names are placed on waitlists in the order the application and fees are paid. The earlier they receive your application and fees, the higher your name will be on the list. Apply early! Okay, you’ve applied to your dream offcampus apartment and they’ve notified you that you have been placed on the waitlist. What does that mean? Are you guaranteed an apartment? Unfortunately, being on a waitlist does not guarantee that you will be given an apartment or the apartment style that you want (although you do have a great shot). Each year, an apartment will accept as many rental applications as they think they can accommodate. This estimate is based on annual turnover of apartments, and the demand can fluctuate from year-to-year.

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5 tips to help you find the best renters insurance Renters insurance may seem expensive if you’re among the more than two-thirds of tenants who lack it. But it’s the best way to avoid losing thousands of dollars if you’re robbed or your apartment is damaged by water or fire.

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ew York apartment dweller Rose Lichter-Marck, 28, had to pay cash to replace all her furniture, housewares and books after a fire in her old building. Cleaning the smell of smoke out of her clothes cost another $2,000, because she didn’t have insurance, she said. Then she had to stay with friends until she found a new apartment. With insurance, the whole experience would have been less painful — and less expensive. A basic policy can be as little as 50 cents a day. But many renters, mostly young adults, think — incorrectly — that their stuff isn’t worth enough to insure, according to Apartments.com, which found in 2010 that 70 percent of tenants don’t buy renters insurance.

Here are five steps to take if you’re considering renters insurance: • Inventory your possessions: Photograph everything you own to get a sense of how much it would cost to replace all your things. While you’re at it, write down the serial numbers of all your electronic devices and appliances.

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• Seek out discounts: Take note of any special safety precautions in your building that will earn you a break on your monthly premium. If you buy coverage from the same company that insures your car or provides you other types of coverage, that can earn you a multi-policy discount. • Think about partying: If you like to entertain, renters insurance can be especially helpful. Most policies will offer your guests medical coverage, so if someone visiting your place slips and smacks his head on your kitchen counter, his trip to the emergency room will be covered. • Choose replacement vs. actual value: Most insurers will cover either your belongings’ actual cash value or what it would cost to replace them. A cash value policy will be cheaper, but the payout for things you have to replace will be reduced by how much they’ve depreciated since you bought them. Replacement-cost coverage will cover the cost of replacing your belongings new, now. • Understand your policy’s limits: Basic renters insurance policies cap reimbursements. So be sure to buy the extra coverage you need for pricey items like jewelry, electronics and musical instruments. Some people even carry riders against identity theft. But extra coverage adds up quickly so be clear about your priorities.


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Come home to comfort and friends Energy e icient garden apartments in a natural setting One Bedroom starting at $700 Two Bedrooms starting at $800 Three Bedrooms starting at $900

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Car not required for off-campus living

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ant to live off-campus but worried you won’t be able to get around without a car? Don’t be. Duke and the City of Durham provide multiple options to help you travel from home to campus—and all points in between. Go online to parking. duke.edu/commuting/ to learn more.

Bull City Connector: The Bull City Connector is a fare-free route from the Duke campus and hospital to stops on 9th Street and throughout Downtown Durham. On Monday through Friday, it runs every 17 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and every 17 minutes on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. More information about the Bull City Connector can be found at godurhamtransit.org/bcc.

Duke Vans: Duke provides on-demand van transportation from 5 p.m. to

6:45 a.m. for any Duke student at locations around Duke’s West and East campus, when Duke Transit is not in service. With valid identification, you can go anywhere to and from designated Duke pickup locations for free. To see the list of designated locations, go online to: bit.ly/2DN73ZR.

GoPass: Apply for a GoPass and receive unlimited rides on the Durham Area Transit Authority, as well as other public transportation services in the Triangle, including Triangle Transit and Capital Area Transit. The multiple stops on the Durham Area Transit Authority route ensure that you’re always a couple of stops away from where you want to be. To learn how to obtain a GoPass, go online to: parking.duke.edu/buses_vans/gopass/.

tional transportation. It provides Duke students, faculty and staff with a convenient and eco-friendly way to get around - whether to run errands, travel to meetings or to take a road trip. Learn more: parking.duke.edu/commuting/carshare/index. php.

Carpool: Duke offers many incentives to carpool, including preferred park-

ing in the Blue Zone and reduced parking rates. Register for the service online at: bit.ly/2DKR4Y7.

Enterprise CarShare: Enterprise CarShare is a membership-based

Bicycling: There is a bicycling program where Duke students can register

car-sharing program on campus for people who are looking for an alternative method of transportation that lowers the cost and reduces the hassles of tradi-

as bike commuters and receive benefits. To learn more, go to: parking.duke.edu/ commuting/bicycling/index.php.

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Utility providers

Who to call when you’re going to move The following shows utility providers in the Durham area. Durham residents can also call the city’s One Call service for more information, 919560-1200.

• A connection charge is required to start your new telephone service. Installation charges generally appear on your first telephone bill. • Phone connection normally takes 2 business days.

Tidewater Fibre Corporation 1017 S Hoover Rd Durham, NC 27703 (919) 957-8803

Electricity:

Recycling:

Garbage, Trash & Landfill:

Duke Energy • Apply for electricity by calling 1-800-777-9898 or by visiting the Duke Energy web site. • Orders for electricity are processed MondaySaturday, 8:00am-9:00pm. • Allow 3-5 business days for your order to be processed.

City of Durham Solid Waste Management 1833 Camden Ave Durham, NC 27701 (919) 560-4186

City of Durham Solid Waste Management 1833 Camden Ave Durham, NC 27701 (919) 560-4185

Natural Gas:

PSNC Energy • Apply for gas service by calling 1-877-7762427. • A deposit may be required to set up a new account. The deposit amount is based on the previous usage at your new address. • It can take 2 days to 1 week (peak move-in season) to start gas service.

Water:

City of Durham - Water Management 101 City Hall Plaza (919) 560-4381 Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday – Friday • To activate water service, call (919) 560-1200. You will be asked to provide the following: • A $50 deposit or credit reference letter from another utility • A copy of your lease agreement • Social security card or a photo ID

Heating Oil:

Couch Oil Company (919) 286-5408 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am - Noon

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The apartments at Solis are a fantastic new addition to the already vibrant 9th Street community. The community at 810 Ninth itself is also growing as more and more people arrive. creating a fantastic mix of people and cultures. The Leasing Office has been an absolute pleasure to deal with, and every person will go out of their way to help with anything you need. Overall, I'm extremely happy with my decision to take a chance with a new development in Solis. and would happily recommend it to anyone who asked. December 04. 2016

Review by Fuqua School of Business, MBA Student "What sets 818 Ninth apart is that the management is great here. Every request has been completed within 24 hours and the staff is very helpful. It's located right on 9th street, so it's perfect to be close to everyone else, but at the same time far enough to get your own space if you need it. I am very glad I chose to stay here instead of any other building. My one bedroom is big enough to host people as well, which I love to do. The pool and the gym are pretty good as well."

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This place is in a incredible location with many places to eat and drink within walking distance. The building is brand new with plenty of good high quality amenities. Most importantly though. the staff is incredible. Given my experience living in quite a few apartment complexes, this is extremely rare. January 25, 2017

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