bannanagram wrote:Northwood- Don't do it, man. Seriously. Just don't. It's near North Campus and a pain to get to the law school on the buses. The interiors suck. Yes, it's cheap. Yes, the townhouses have space. But just...just don't!
I laughed at the "when people smile they have good teeth" comment.
I disagree with the Northwoods review. I got some of the same information when I was looking, I live here now and couldn't be happier. Super spacious with a full basement of storage. The interior doesn't suck. The kitchen is fine, the walls are off-white and you have freshly buffed hardwoods throughout, the bathroom is adequate and the closet space is definitely workable. I've also peaked into some of the other empty units and they all look the same and I've seen maintenance people in and out cleaning up painting/buffing floors on recently emptied units.
Now, I'm going to guess that maybe the reason some of you give it awful reviews is because when you were looking maybe they weren't as good at turning the units around. But I don't know or maybe I just don't have the same standards as everyone else.
I do think the exteriors are ugly but I don't really care about that and it is odd to see all the toys outside but again that doesn't bother me. As far as it being far away, it is kind of far (compared to some of the other places) but it's definitely doable given that the shuttle comes by here constantly.
I'm not trying to sell anyone on Northwoods but I do find that some of the reviews (including some of the ones I received prior to moving here) were a bit unfair but everyone of course has a different opinion and it could just be that I drew the Northwoods lottery when it comes to units.