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Location location location. That's the primary selling point of Garrison Square. The property is located right on the border of South End and Back Bay, two of the most vibrant and sought after neighborhoods in the city. The location puts you within easy walking distance of the best that Boston has to offer. Of course, you pay for the convenience. Garrison Square charges some of the highest rents in the city... high even for pricey Back Bay.
So, what do you get for your money besides location? Garrison Square is small scale, charming, and beautiful. It is a good compromise if you want the character of a brownstone with the updates and services of an apartment complex. There are two beautifully landscaped and maintained courtyards and a very nice roof deck with a grill. The units have lots of amenities that are hard to find in Boston, including central air conditioning, in-unit washer/dryers, and wood-burning fireplaces. All of the apartments have just been renovated with contemporary colors and finishes. Every apartment has a unique floor plan, many with balconies or patios.
There are, however, significant concerns. Garrison Square is an older property, and even with renovations it doesn't compete with other luxury communities in terms of amenities. There is no community room, no business center, and no pool. A fitness center is currently under construction. There is no overnight concierge service. Common areas will soon be renovated, but at present they are shabby and poorly maintained. Overall, the property doesn't have the premium feel that the astronomical rents would suggest.
I enjoy living here, but I do question whether I am getting sufficient value for my money. There are a number of newly constructed luxury apartment complexes in the city that offer state-of-the-art amenities and a more premium feel for less money. But for location and charm, Garrison Square can't be beat.
Don't just walk away from this building, RUN.
We lived at Garrison Square for 2.5 years. I never write reviews but feel it's necessary to put the truth out about this building to help others from making the mistake of living here.
If you are considering residence at GS please inform yourself as living here will negatively affect your quality of life due to the manner in which UDR and the management office have chosen to operate these buildings.
1) UDR is abusing the system of short term rentals that is currently unregulated in Boston
2) GS is run like a creepy makeshift Airbnb hotel instead of a residential apartment building. They do not disclose this and they will lie to your face about it.
+ Do a search, you will find GS advertised on Expedia, Kayak, Stay
Alfred, etc. People are able to book apts (might be next door, on your
floor, or in your building) for as short a stay as 1 night.
+ They keep padlocks on the #30 building gates for "hotel guests" to
gain access. Doesn't that just scream "luxury building"?!
+ There are multiple buildings, the #30 buildings, the #40, the #50,
and the #56 building. DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER living in the #30
buildings as most of the temporary units are housed there.
3) For the amount of rent they charge, the amenities, upkeep of the property, and the management office is a complete joke. I wouldn't even consider this a "full service building"
4) There have been many incidents with "hotel guests" coming to stay here to party and packing apartments with people, noise violations, police having to come, etc... There is a serious issue of safety and security here. I have brought this up many times with management.
5) The management will respond when there are problems but they are not proactive. They are lazy and do not like to leave their office.
+They will also lie to your face. I can personally say this happened to
me more than once regarding the temporary stay
Excellent location. Awful building upkeep and poorly managed. Property is not maintained and management is subpar and completely unresponsive. In desperate need of repairs and upgrades to basic facilities. Elevator often broken, handicapped lift out of order since last summer, etc. There is no effort to fix things in a timely manner and each task seems to require contacting several technicians and figuring out next steps but nothing actually gets fixed.
Office staff is great- so friendly and accommodating. Concierge staff is very upbeat and service people very polite and always say hello. Nice sense of community here.
Can't beat this location and charming apartments with underground garages in this area are very hard to find.
Garrison Square is pleased to offer a vintage 19th-century architectural style with the 21st-century amenities you desire. Now offering furnished and unfurnished apartments, these Boston apartments feature fireplaces, marble surroundings, and in-home washers and dryers. Visit with friends in the private landscaped courtyard with elegant cast iron fountains and enjoy spectacular views from the rooftop terrace. Garrison Square is just a short walk from fashionable shops in Back Bay and the galleries and bistros in South End and provides close proximity to prime work centers and entertainment in downtown Boston. Stop by today for a tour! We are currently offering self-guided tours and virtual appointments. Schedule a self-guided tour to explore the community independently or contact us to tour virtually with one of our leasing associates via FaceTime, Google Hangouts Facebook, and others.
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