Legacy at Meridian Apartments is the best choice for luxury apartment living in Durham, North Carolina. Nestled in a serene setting within minutes from Downtown Durham, Research Triangle Park (RTP), Duke and the University of North Carolina, Legacy at Meridian is an urban escape that balances work and play. Our apartments provide the utmost comfort with its unforgettable amenities: spacious balconies with storage, garden tubs, and tranquil views of the pool and lush greenery. Certain apartments even include hardwood floors and bay windows for an extra cost. Outside of your apartment home at the Legacy at Meridian Apartments, you can enjoy our community amenities that exude the convenience of a hotel getaway: try our continental breakfast, valet trash service, 24-hour fitness center, herb garden, tranquil pool and 3 mile jogging trail.
I've enjoyed my time living at Legacy at Meridian. The location is the biggest selling point. It's convenient to Duke and to the RTP area. Amenities are pretty much what you expect from any apartment complex in this price range. Parking is tricky sometimes. My only complaint is that it's hard to get to the office because it's only open from 9AM-6PM. If I have a package that gets delivered there, it may sit for days because the only time I can get to the office is on Saturday.
Very friendly staff, love the trash pick up program and very clean apartment complex. In response to the building exterior rating below, I think the new color choices being painted on the garages and buildings have created a dated, dirty look. The light color was significantly more inviting, modern and clean looking. If the complex was painted the way it's being painted now, I would not have stopped in on a whim to check out the apartments as I did when first moving into Legacy at Meridian.
Love: the staff, the grounds, the location. Like: my neighbors. Needs improvement: fitness center is cramped; need a basketball court and/or other activities; residents should be able to rent the clubhouse for a fully refundable deposit; staff could offer Sunday regular hours; I feel the rent was increased way too high once the new company bought the property. That should have been eased in rather than dropped on residents immediately without much notice.
This used to be a nice, affordable place to live. However, the rent continues to rise while additional amenities are now charged for (i.e. trash service) without any option for opt out. Modifications were made to the exterior, which do not justify the rent increase. Also, the pool was opened without any furniture and then closed again for remodel. Furthermore, I find the office staff to be fake, only pretending to have an interest in the residents but really only concerned with our money
As a third-year resident, I've found that my complaints about the complex have increased drastically since the change in management (switching from Meridian to Legacy). Much of the residential changes being made to the community are being done without community input. Further, it appears that many of the decisions are not being well analyzed (i.e. why would the complex decide to renovate the pool during the month of August - one of the hottest months of the year).