Beautiful apartment complex, friendly management, and plenty of resident activities!
Although, we are leaving due to some other job related reasons, we are happy and satisfied with the property. Management is very nice while maintenance staff is awesome. You just tell them them you need this thing in your apartment and they will provide you. Maintenance staff cares the building like their home. I see Mike usually in off hours hanging around to upkeep the things. It feel like home.
I have lived here one year. I am really happy we chose this apartment building as opposed to something closer to Minneapolis. There are a few express buses on 7th/Excelsior and 7th/Main that run during rush hour, which is a huge plus for commuters. Living within walking distance to the budget theater, the library, grocery, and restaurants is great. There are a lot of children living in the complex, but it is typically a quiet apartment and I rarely hear our neighbors (unless they are in the hallway or outside with the windows open). It’s true that the apartments do have some dated features (our carpeting and plumbing fixtures could use some updating), but it makes up for it with large closets and rooms. The biggest drawback was when we moved in, that our apartment smelled like smoke from the previous tenants. Hopkins Plaza offered to shampoo our carpets again, which is a nice gesture but not particularly helpful (shampooing doesn’t get out smoke smell out of carpeting– baking soda, vacuuming, airing out, washing walls, and time is what worked for us). That is the only major annoyance I can think of. Overall, I would recommend this apartment.
It is a great value for the money. Other complexes in the area are considerably more expensive for what I’m getting. The units are perhaps a bit dated, but if that isn’t high on your priority list, then it’s definitely worth consideration. The closet space, layout and features are great and the maintenance and upkeep is fantastic.