Love it Here|Recommended: YesI just moved here in May and really love it here. The community is great, management is friendly and helpful, and facilitates are fantastic. I hope to live here as long as I can. Spacious rooms and amenities are at the right price. I really love living here.
Hi Bridget, Thank you so very much for such a positive review and for sharing your experience with our community and team. We are happy to hear that you love living here! Our team truly values and appreciates your feedback. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we can be of more service. Sincerely, Ashleigh N.
We Love it Here|Recommended: YesWe are starting on our fifth year at Meridian and we love everything about it. The location a block from metro and near old town is wonderful. The people who work here in the office and maintence are friendly and always helpful. We love our apartment. The events are always fun and the facilities are fabulous.
Hi Lee, Thank you so very much for such a positive review and for sharing your experience with our community and team. We sincerely appreciate that you have been a resident with us for the last four years! Our team truly values and appreciates your feedback. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we can be of more service. Sincerely, Ashleigh N.
Meridian Braddock - Nice place to reside |Recommended: YesHappy with the recent patio upgrade however, I wish the ice machine would work on a regular basis.
Thanks so much for the five star review. We checked the ice machine on Friday and it was working really well, but if it is not working properly when you are trying to use it, please reach out to our leasing team at 703-683-4000.
There could be some improvements.|Recommended: NoToo expensive. Look for better deals elsewhere. Despite being on a lease with my roommate and paying half of the rent, staff have a tendency to neglect including both of us when communicating vital information. Very unprofessional.
Hi Lavina, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and share your concerns with us. We strive to offer the highest level of customer service and want to apologize that your experience with our team has not met your expectations. Our property manager welcomes the opportunity to speak with you in more detail about your concerns and how we can improve. Please reach out to him at your earliest convenience at 703-683-4000. Sincerely, Ashleigh N.
Home Sweet Home|Recommended: YesLove the community here. Everyone is very friendly. I believe I am about to stay here for a third term. The apartments are large. They are priced correctly. I would even say cheaper than most. Yes the buildings are old but the maintenance has been kept up. Any issue that arises gets fixed right away. There are some tenants who have been here 20 years That should say something
Hi Long, Thank you so very much for such a positive review and for sharing your experience with our community and team. We are so happy to hear that you love living here! We truly value and appreciate your feedback. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we can be of more service. Sincerely, Ashleigh N.
A decent place to live|Recommended: NoOverall, the Meridian is a fine place to live. It is quiet, secure, and very accommodating for pet owners. I have, however, had several issues with packages being lost when delivered to the front desk. I've had at least one package that was signed for and never found, and many others that took days for them to find. I try to avoid picking up packages on weekday afternoons because the man at the front desk acts outrageously inconvenienced if asked to find a delivery. I'd recommend residents get important packages delivered to their workplace if possible.
Thank you so much for the four star review. We strive to offer the highest level of service and are disappointed to hear that you've had a negative experience with our front desk team. When packages arrive at the community, we ask our teams to log them first prior to sending notices to residents. It is completely possible that a resident would be notified of a delivery by the courier before our team has had an opportunity to properly log and notify residents. Our Property Manager will be reaching out to you to follow up on the missing package, hopefully we can help resolve the issue. Sincerely, Ashleigh N.
I love the hospitality and sense of community.|Recommended: YesThe staff that works at the property really give it a warm feeling a sense of belonging. I see the concierges Eunice and Jae most often, especially after work, and they really make living here feel like a home. George and his staff with maintenance are also always very responsive.
Great Location|Recommended: YesThe building is a five minute walk to the metro and is very close to Alexandria's Amtrak station and Reagan National Airport. Everything is pretty clean and well maintained. Overall I've had a good experience living here.
A Decent Apartment|Recommended: YesI've lived here since December 2016 and just recently renewed my lease. For the market and area, it's the cheapest apartment my partner and I could find when moving up from Florida. We're getting a 1 bedroom for just over 1600 for the base rent. We pay extra for our dog and for each parking space. 100 for the first space and 75 for the second. There are some pros and cons with living here. I will start with the pros. Pros The Metro is less than a thousand feet away. It is absolutely wonderful to be able to walk such a short distance to take Metro to work, to the mall, and to run errands. Some people have posted reviews about the noise, but I have never noticed it unless the windows are open and I still don't think it's very loud. The station isn't a very busy one so it's not hard to catch a train before they become crowded. The area is being redeveloped and has some good amenities. There is a post office and a park just two blocks away. Lost Dog Cafe, Mason Social, and Lena's all offer different food and are all short walks away. Old town is 7 or 8 blocks, which I've walked several times before. It took me about 10 minutes. There's a McDonald's, 7-11, Sugar Shack Donuts, and Liberty Gas station within walking distance as well. Harris Teeter is also just four bIocks away. Many of these opened in the last few years, so they're very nice and new. Lost Dog and Mason Social opened around 2015 along with several of the new apartment buildings. The park also just opened and the Harris Teeter was built in 2014. I walk my dog all around at all hours and always feel safe. I've walked her at 2AM before and never felt that there was an issue. I've seen a few comment on the safety issue, but I've never had a problem. The apartments are decent and can be cute more on that later. The underground parking is a massive savior in the winter and when it's raining. The Harris Teeter that's 4 blocks away also has underground parking so you never have to be outside when going to the grocery store and back. The entire building is key card entry only so it is not easy for just anyone to get in. It's a plus for safety, just don't forget your key because they'll charge you 35 for getting locked out. The hallways are all indoors and air conditioned and are really well kept. We have a sunroom which is great in the winter. We can warm up our apartment by almost ten degrees on a sunny day. From my buildings roof and gym, you have wonderful views toward Maryland and Old Town Alexandria. You can see the river, Old Town, and The National Harbor. We were able to watch the cities New Years fireworks from the roof and had a perfect view. There's also a convenience store attached to the second building and it is amazing how much stuff she has in there They are currently as of January 2018 redoing the Courtyard area into a brand new grilling area with a dog park. Now for some of the cons While the area has been redeveloped, there are still some sore spots. Across the street is a car shop that is just a total hovel and is responsible for a lot of litter on that block. Yes, car shops aren't going to be five star resorts, but this place is covered in grime and rust and the fence is falling apart. There are several income housing complexes that are just old and need to be cleaned up and rebuilt. The city is working on this and like I said earlier, safety is never a concern for me and I've lived here for over a year now. I've lived in an urban neighborhood before but I have never seen litter in a place like this before. It makes the place feel dirty. It is constant and all over. I pick up as much as I can but it's just always being thrown around. Maintenance has been really responsive and great in general, but there are just some nitpicky issues. Some of the grounds issues took awhile to fix or just has never been addressed. The sidewalk needed fixed and I had to say something twice. Several lights that the property have never been fixed no matter how many times I've asked. Not big deals, but it makes it seem unkempt and harder to see since these lights are in the drive areas. It's also a little annoying seeing as you put in requests for them and they just close them out. This isn't anything against the cleaning crew and management because I've seen them do a good job at keeping the place cleaned up. But some of the people that live here must be slobs. So many people leave their mail on the ground in the mail area when the trash overflows. It's literally accumulating on the floor and they must be just throwing it on the ground. There are three trash cans and I'm pretty sure they change them twice a day. Management tries, but the people here are apparently inconsiderate slobs. The coffee area becomes a sticky mess because people for some reason don't clean up after themselves or throw the trash in the trash can right next to the machine. As for the apartments themselves, they're just ok. The cabinets are pretty cheap and ugly and the linoleum floors in the kitchen and bathroom are horrible. I've had linoleum in many places I've lived before, but it has never before so easily ripped. We don't drag stuff across the floor or wear shoes around the house but I've had them come and fix the kitchen floor three times because its ripped up. I just stopped asking because it ripped up again and the bathroom ripped as well. It's not major, but it's still ugly. You also really have to stay on top of the carpet or it'll look dirty quick. That's fine for me because I'm a clean freak but it does not last long. They bill this as a luxury complex and the lobbies are beautiful and the apartments are decently nice. However, the floors and cabinets are horrible and the apartment is not luxury. Like I said, it's the cheapest apartment in the area and I get that, but paying almost 1,800 a month I think you can ask for a nicer apartment with newer appliances. Don't get me wrong, it's not some ugly, broken down building but I wouldn't call it luxury either. All in all, the area and easy access to so many great amenities and Metro make up for any drawbacks. The area is being gentrified and they do maintain the building well. For this metro area, the price is decent and the apartments are decent as well. We just renewed our lease for another 15 months.