THE BEST STUDENT HOUSING EXPERIENCE NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA!
Located just minutes from The University of Alabama, the Crimson neighborhood surrounds residents in the true comforts of home. Within our community, residents enjoy our resort-style pool, outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts, and take full advantage of the 24-hour fitness center and full-service business center with free-printing. Pets love Crimson, too, thanks to our two new green-grass dog parks. Fully furnished units are outfitted with 42" flat screen TVs, fully equipped kitchens, hardwood-style flooring and washer and dryers. A complimentary shuttle located in front of the property provides convenient transportation to and from The University of Alabama campus and our surrounding city.
Extremely disappointed. Daughter rented this apartment for the 16/17 school year. Move-in was difficult. Hallways and stairwells are dark and creepy. Rent was taken in person to the office each month and repeatedly the office failed to post the check for days afterwards. During that lag time multiple emails were sent out saying rent had not been paid. At the conclusion of a one year rental agreement, we continued to get email after email saying we had not paid our rent even though the rental contract had been concluded. When the apartment was cleared by the complex, my daughter was assessed over $180 for carpet cleaning, general cleaning, and a shower curtain left behind. It was outrageous. We were fined for normal wear.
Living at crimson was the worst student living experience I've ever had. I've lived at Crimson since 2014 and I've had issues with the front desk staff and maintenance. There have been times that maintenance has come into my apartment without any consent, notice of inspection, no work order submitted, or any other reason. They have changed management in the middle of my lease and have implemented new "move out inspection policies " that were not discussed or disclosed to any of the residents. I've moved from a 3br to a 2br under the old management with no issue. They are using old inspection sheets from the previous management that do not correspond with the current inspections that they are conducting or the current inspection checklist that was sent via email towards the end of my lease. I have spoken with the assistant general manager who was no help at all. Basically informing me that regardless of the change of management, she could not help me. The 2br unit that I moved into unit had damages that were already in place prior to me moving in and we're a patched up by the previous maintenance and management. I was moved into an apartment that was up to standards for the previous management but not the current management and is being charged for the mistakes of the previous management and maintenance. If anyone is to ever ask about my experience at crimson, I will advise them that the new AND old management were unorganized and would not recommend.
Because my roommates were awesome and I enjoyed the resident events.
My overall experience has been pretty good and I've been pretty happy living at Crimson.
Worst experience ever. Would not recommend this place if it was the last place available. Rather live in a Motel 6!!!!