Rent goes up every month, details of rent dues is unclear. Heat/AC balance is uneven for the floor, especially with VAs humidity change.
The fact that they have "air conditioning" as an amenity must be a cruel joke. The building is only set up to do either all heat or all cool. There is no central air. Meaning that they have to swap the systems in the fall and spring. It is currently 89 degrees in my apartment because they haven't done this yet...this is our 5th day in a row with temperatures above 75.
moved to this apartment complex thinking I had made a great decision given its location; the fact that the building was old did not bother me as property management had done a great job renovating and making it look as good as possible, and from experience, old buildings tend to be quieter (construction materials). I was not here before the renovations took place, but based on what I hear it was for the better.
Anyways, the location, amenities, and overall appearance of the building are good, and if you work in downtown DC, you are likely to find a good place in this complex with everything you need. When I moved in, I was told by the leasing consultant, at the time of signing (after I asked as the building was HOT AND HUMID when I looked at the apartments) that the AC unit would turn on if the temperature was 65 degrees of above, and that it would turn off if the temperature dropped below this value. She mentioned that at that time it was not working but that they were diligently working to get this resolved. She was so nice that we took her word and decided to sign. We moved in September, when it was still hot outside.After a few days, as we were getting settled I noticed that the AC was still 'off' and called them. Again, they came up with an excuse and I dropped it. To make a long story short, last year it was a nightmare. Temperature in my apartment could reach 90 DEGREES (I am not exaggerating) and the AC was either broken, or turned off, or off and no one from the office would say anything until someone complained or it would work for a couple of days, and then break again. the staff was horrible, all they did was come up with excuses, or lie in order to get us to drop the subject.I am writing this review in my apartment, and its 87 degrees right now.Bottom line is, if you think a working AC system is important for your comfort, STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE. I have been here for a while and this is not going to change.
There are huge roaches too!
Located along I-395, less than 10-minutes from DC and less than 5-minutes from the Pentagon, Alister Arlington Ridges spacious studio, one- and two- bedroom apartment homes are primed and ready to make one of the regions most central hotspots, Shirlington, your playground. Walk and grab a coffee at Busboys and Poets. Catch a flick at the AMC. Hit up happy hour at Capital City Brewing Company. Then stroll back to swim by your sparking pool or host friends under the stars. Once inside, youll enjoy some of the most spacious apartment spaces Arlington has to offer complete with serene views of the famed Army-Navy Country Club golf course, a perfect counterpoint to the bustling city outside. This is not your everyday apartment. This is Alister Arlington Ridge.