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Court Avenue, Des Moines

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  • Court avenue is the place to be in town for dinner or drinks. We love this area of downtown, so much to offer. Several options for lunch or dinner, they even have a grocery store downtown now.  more »
  • It was very easy to start at one end of Court and sample the various pubs on the way. Outdoor seating was nice with the warmer weather.  more »
  • I would recommend the best time to visit Court Avenue would be in the late afternoon and evening timeframe. There are restaurants and bars that are in historical buildings within this downtown space. ...  more »
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  • This is such a cool place to live! Great location, with lots of history and character. The staff are awesome, very friendly, and professional. They are always prompt to respond to any requests. I definitly would recommend living here!
  • Overall cute loft but a lot of stuff in our apartment was broken or soon broke after. They've had to kick in my front door to replace it, the window above my patio doesn't work, and if you shut the hallway bathroom door it locks. Always loud which I understand it's downtown but other tenents extremely loud and normally drunk. Slowest elevator I've ever seen and breaks down sometimes so I carry my baby and i's stuff up 3 stories.
  • 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.
  • 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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