I cannot say enough good things about Parkside. The location is excellent, the setting is absolutely beautiful, the grounds are well-maintained and the staff are wonderful all around. Though the units are older, the staff are always helpful in addressing most any issue and it remains a great value. I am always grateful coming home to the natural setting, the views and the quiet area. Parkside is also making a lot of strides toward coaxing their residents to a healthier lifestyle and works hard to keep the buildings and units smoke-free. I think people struggle sometimes with the smoke-free requirement but all-in-all people are generally trying to be respectful of others and it is usually not a major issue. So happy here and highly recommend!
When we were hunting for a new apartment, we were primarily concerned with location of our future home. We wanted to find a building that was between St. Paul and Northfield, Minnesota, as we drive in opposite directions each day when we go to work and school. When we found Genesee we were beyond thrilled about the location, and we set up a tour immediately.
After actually touring Genesee and meeting some of the staff, we immediately knew that Genesee was the property we wanted to call home for the foreseeable future. We’ve now been living at Genesee for almost two years and couldn’t be happier with our decision. We are constantly impressed by friendliness and professionalism of the staff and of the beautiful building itself! Everyone working at Genesee takes pride in their work, which makes living at Genesee feel so different from any other property. It is really the staff that makes this building such an incredible community to live in. We love calling Genesee home, and we both know that we will be hard pressed to find a property that can even come close to comparing to Genesee!
I have lived in Washburn for seven years and never want to leave! The building is safe, beautiful, clean and full of every amenity one could need. The building manager, Sarah, is always reliable, professional, friendly and helpful. Whether it be a misplaced key in the middle of the night or a simple maintenance request, Sarah can always be counted on to serve her residents in a speedy manner. Sarah puts the residents first. For example, she organizes fun and free catered holiday celebrations in the building for all residents to attend. The location of the building is stellar — right on the bus line and in walking distance to downtown.
My mom lived in The Madison, and wanted me to let people know that she loved it there! Having gone to visit her a few times myself, I think it was great too! The studio had beautiful touches, and the floor plan was very well done in order to maximize space. It felt very open and bright with the big windows. I’ve lived in multiple studios before, and there always seemed to be sacrifices with smaller refrigerators, ovens, etc. Here, everything was standard size. My mom loves the area around the apartments, and would frequently take walks near the river, which is very close by. The staff was great to work with, always very friendly and accommodating. Overall, I can speak for both of us when I say that she had a great experience there! Would definitely recommend!
The building is beautiful, quiet and in a great location across the street from Loring Park (with several great restaurants and the Walker in the neighborhood as well). There is a wonderful sense of community and an opportunity to engage in 430 Oak Grove hosted events throughout the year to meet others that live in the building, as desired. Great experience living there for the past few years!
Being a fresh college graduate comes with several responsibilities–but I eliminated the stress of “the living situation” by becoming a resident of One Southdale. I work downtown Minneapolis, and One Southdale’s location makes it easy to get to work, get home and move on quickly with my evening. The ease of parking and state of the art gym also takes weight off my shoulders as well, literally 🙂 The staff is awesome and their speed to adapt to questions, comments or concerns is definitely note-worthy. I noticed this right away, and it really appealed to me coming from a college house. My only “concern” per say is that I am one of the youngest people I have seen in the building. It is a combination of older, retired people and families with young children. In other words, if you are looking for a “a fun college party environment”–this is not the place for you. Regardless, whenever I have my family, friends or guests to my apartment, they acknowledge how nice it is, how beautiful the building is and most importantly, how homey they feel when they are visiting.