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5000 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206

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5000 Forest

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The apartments are really nice and super close to Ft Jackson and shopping areas. But, the rent is a little too pricey. And Jesus be a pair of ear plugs, if you live below someone because youll hear every step that person or persons takes and the noise from the traffic doesnt help either. Parking is blah also. I only chose this place, due to the closeness to post and I needed something ASAP and they had apartments available. Like I mentioned before, the complex is nice but I probably wont renew my lease once its up. Just not worth it to me. Oh and if you do decide to live here, make sure you check your carpet for dog hair. I found cousin its kid, living in mine....


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Thank you for your feedback and compliments regarding 5000 Forest. Management strives to provide the best living experience possible for each of our residents, and appreciate the opportunity to personally address and remedy your concerns. If you have future issues, we encourage and welcome you to contact Management directly so that we can assist in an expeditious manner. We are to help and appreciate you choosing 5000 Forest as your home.


I waited a year before posting this review. I wanted time to reflect. I only managed to stay about 4 months. So before you sign the lease, you might want to review the buyout policy and amount. My issues were mainly with noise and a non-smoke free environment. I saw many people (like me) smiling while moving in, stressed as they moved out within weeks or a few months. I could clearly hear my neighbors, both sides and a especially above: music, alarm clock, children screaming, late night talking, walking, stomping, moving chairs (at the dining table I guess). The strangest sound was that of water running every time it rained. There must have been a rain water drainage pipe in the wall. Aside from the noise, there was a "strange" smokey smell (incense? cigarettes? pot?) coming through vents from another apartment. After three refrigerators that didn't keep food cold enough, I finally bought one. Need I mention the unspoken "pest" problem? This is my experience. Good? Bad? You be the judge.


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We aim to provide exceptional service to our residents and guests, and we're saddened to read that your experience with our community wasn't to your liking. We take issues regarding pests and noise very seriously here and residents are always welcome to discuss things with us when problems like this arise. We'd like to learn more about what we could've done differently, so please reach out to us about any additional feedback you may have, thank you.


Very bad experience living there. Although our building managers Chris and Mady are nice, the director of the maintenance doesn't seem to care about the need of the residents at all. We requested to fix the sink defection, but they directly closed our request ticket without doing anything. We requested again and again, but were told by the director of the maintenance that they have a few hundred sinks in their apartments but none of the sinks has had any problems like what we are having, and thus he won't repair it. This was apparently logically wrong!! What's worse, he said he would charge us to replace the cabinet doors that had water damage essentially due to the defective sink counter.


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Marissa, we're disappointed to read that your experience with our community has left more to be desired. We strive to deliver excellent service, and we apologize for falling short of expectations. We'd like to learn more about what we can do to better accommodate you, so we encourage you to bring any concerns you have to us in person at our office, thank you.


I am active military and have lived all over the US on OCONUS. This apartment complex is, by far, the best rental I have lived in after 26 yrs in the Army. Great, responsive staff!


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John, thank you for taking the time to share this positive review of 5000 Forest. Our team is thrilled to read that you've had such an amazing experience with our community. We're always looking for ways to improve, so please feel free to reach out to us if you ever have any additional feedback for us!



Apartment Features

Air Conditioning
Cable Ready
Ceiling Fan(s)
New/Renovated Interior
Oversized Closets
Smoke Free
Vaulted Ceilings
Washer & Dryer Connections

Special Features

Disability Access

Community Features

Accepts Credit Card Payments
Accepts Electronic Payments
Emergency Maintenance
Extra Storage
Green Community
High Speed Internet Access
Conference Room
Controlled Access
Media Center
On Site Maintenance
On Site Management
Pet Friendly

Additional Features

Brand New Apartment Homes
Controlled access and elevator in central building
Garden Fountains
Multi-Media Outdoor Living Area
Pedestrian Community convenient to Forest Acres
Social Media Lounge
Tiled Backsplash
Bike Storage
Custom Oversized Cabinetry
Gourmet Open Kitchen
Granite Countertops
Online Application
Private Storage
Bronze Certified Living by the NAHB
Community Trash & Recycling
Fire Pit
Outdoor Dining with Grills
Sustainable Landscaping

Property Details

5000 Forest

Voted Best of Columbia 2017 by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine! The impeccable location is surrounded by well established neighborhoods, excellent schools, pedestrian friendly access to numerous dining & retail locations, as well as minutes from Downtown, The Vista, Five-Points, Cross-Hill, & Garners Ferry. The apartments will boast an amenity package extending beyond its doors to the pedestrian friendly, Forest Drive corridor connecting to Trenholm Plaza. According to an article from the University of Oregon, "Multifamily housing should connect residents to shopping," allowing residents to enjoy great shopping & dining steps from their home allowing a quality of life that extends beyond their home.5000 Forest will provide 126 market-rate apartments along Forest Drive. An environmentally, friendly sustainable lifestyle will be promoted in an urban yet natural setting. Intuitive design, functionality, & technology will provide an enhanced quality of life a short walk or bike ride away from some of Columbia's finest shopping, dining, & entertainment. The topography lends itself to predominantly showcase the compelling architecture to any trafficker of Forest Drive. Three buildings will fill out the site ranging from three to four stories with the core, center building to house the leasing offices & core amenities.


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