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Court Avenue, Des Moines

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Inspirock Rating:
3.1/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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  • My first stop when I moved here; Loved the environment, the music and the bars - you can walk from one to the next if you get bored. Every bar and restaurant is different. I come here at least 2-3x pe...  read more »
  • If you are looking for a leisurely lunch with large booths, then this is the spot. However, if you must be in and out within an hour, then you will need to inform your server right away. 
  • Court Ave is a great area of Des Moines where you can find different types of shops, food and nightlife. The farmers market is held in this area and there are other events throughout the year that tak...  read more »
  • I moved in in September 2014. It was my first apartment and I absolutely loved it. My unit was right above Johnnys on the second floor and faced Mickeys. It was loud and that was obviously expected. But the windows were thick and if they were closed all you could hear were muffled sounds. Extremely nice staff. There was never a day that I passed by the Maintance guy and he didn't say hello and ask me how I was. I went six months by using street parking. Finally a spot opened up in back lot. Sometimes the gate would stick but I never had a problem finding a spot. Overall I enjoyed my loft very much. Perfect size for one person and was modern. I love the excitement downtown brought and being able to walk out the front door into the Farmers Market was always nice.
  • I will start this off with I do not live here, but I am looking for an apartment and came across these online and they looked very nice. I also loved the location of these. I called to ask if I could look at any that are available and was cut off by her saying "well, what are you looking for?". Which seemed a little short to me and I would have told her if she let me continue but ok. I told her that I am looking for a 1 or 2 bd. To this she said "Well, I only have two and you won't be able to move in until Feb." at this point I just think she likes saying "Well" at the beginning of her sentences. Maybe its just habit. So I ask her if I can take a look at one and once again "Well, if you go to our website the ones available are this floor plan and this floor plan". At this point I am wondering why is she making it so difficult to go and view an apartment. I am trying to give her money. And then I hear it. As I am talking to her I can hear her playing games on her computer or something else and I think my talking to her must have caused her to die because she seemed to get worse from this point on. I have to say that Michelle is probably one of the laziest most worthless human beings that I have had the privilege of talking to. Apparently, showing an apartment would take too much time away from her gaming. Its just too bad that she is the only leasing agent that you can contact for these apartments or metro lofts. I for one will not be renting a apartment from here because if it is this difficult to get help when you are trying to give them money, imagine how difficult it will be if you actually need something fixed.
  • I can't wait to move. It is extremely loud, particularly since Mickey's patio opened. We have repeatedly called the police for noise complaints and were told we are not the only ones complaining but they are within their 80 decibels and permits go until 1:45am (7 days a week...). The police basically said it is an entertainment district and that we chose to live downtown (Mickey's had not opened yet when we signed our lease). The layout of the apartment is horrible (this changes based on the individual apt) and we have probably 1/3 of our square footage as worthless hallway. The elevator doesn't work for a day basically every week because they just do a quick patch job rather than actually repairing it. Vomit will be on the floor for days following busy weekends. Lots of broken glass in the parking lot. Magnetic card for the parking lot but the gate is frequently not working (and defaults open) so there have been times I haven't been able to find a parking spot in the lot I'm paying for because management doesn't tow people to discourage people that don't belong in there. In the 1st 8 months I lived here, the elevator was repainted at least 5 or 6 times for graffiti with obsencities or drawings. They were trying to crack down on that part and the elevator vandalism hasn't been as severe for the last couple of months.
  • Absolutely the worst apartment complex I have ever lived in. The management is absolutely terrible and most of our neighbors were on some sort of drug at all times. Lots of vandalism. We even had our peep hole stolen one night, meaning someone let themselves into our apartment while we were sleeping! If you enjoy fire alarms being pulled at all hours of the night and vomit on every floor, then this would be a good apartment complex for you. After moving out they forced us to pay for painting and carpet cleaning fees which amounted to $700. There was no damage to the apartment when we left. We will be taking them to court over the matter. The management changed at least 3 times while we were there which caused them to "lose" our deposit. The building is overpriced, dirty and obnoxiously loud.
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