Thursday, April 27, 2006

Rate Your Bellevue Apartment

I actually enjoy apartment shopping. I spent a fantastic week last February checking out the different buildings in downtown Bellevue, meeting leasing agents, drinking free coffee and checking out potential living situations.

This has made life easier on Dan, who hates apartment shopping and thus, didn't have to go with me. Well, that's why it's great that people have differences. :)

Speaking of differences, here is a website where people can email their two cents on apartments they've lived in. For the most part, it seems Bellevue residents are unhappy with downtown living. Most of the reports are negative. it's possible that unhappy residents are doing the bulk of the posting. Either that, or downtown Bellevue complexes have yet to learn the value of excellent customer service.

To be fair, very few reports are current enough, datewise, to give a valuable picture of present management policies. So this website is not a decent baseline on which to determine a place to live.

If you are (or have been) a renter in Bellevue, or anywhere in Seattle or otherwise, you might want to enter a more up-to-date apartment review. I will be adding my own reviews right here, in my own blog.

Feel free to add your comments here as well. :-)


At 6:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived at Verona apts for a year in 2004. It was ok. I love living in downtown bellevue though. After living at Verona, I bought a condo in the Bellevue Pacific tower, and have loved every day of it. The northeast corner of downtown (Library) area is nice, but I enjoy the south end of dwntown better. Its much closer to go for walks around Bellevue park and maydenbauer beach.

At 10:51 PM, Blogger JillyFlorio said...

I lived at Verona last summer and had a nice time. i had a few issues too - mainly traffic noise on 112 and 12th - but overall my experiences were excellent. A well-run facility, great management.

Now I'm smack in the middle of Downtown, like you and I love the location as far as walkability.

What is your condo like? Great amenities? Good price? what do you recommend about it?

At 10:53 PM, Blogger JillyFlorio said...

Just thought I'd mention that I'll be looking into downtown bellevue condos in a year or two and would love an inside scoop.

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