tony e. on Apartments
a year ago
03/29/2019, 11:16 AM
The experience and observation of nearly five years of a happy resident
The Gramercy Apartments - New Albany. This complex of multi-family buildings in modern ranch architectural style captured my eye. My drive through the community complex on a winter day in 2013 brought me to note it on my list of favorites.
After visiting several apartment communities over weekends spanning three months, I revisited the Gramercy. I specifically gave attention to unit square footage, closets & storage, bedroom, and living room layout. My additional need for ample kitchen space, cabinet storage, and counter workspace was a must have.
Once my decision was made- of all the units I toured, measured and weighed the pluses and minuses the clear choice was the harper-upper model at The Gramercy Apartments - New Albany. The company website provides information on this community and floor plans so there no need for me too. I encourage serious renters to schedule a tour.
Throughout four-plus years of my living there I have found many lasting friendships that I enjoy to this day. Management staff with few exceptions were responsible and caring but had a high turnover, but there were a few employees I got know well. I was reminded of how much I had come to appreciate about living at the Gramercy while I began planning my upcoming move. And that is what I will share today. The Harper-upper angeled ceiling height lent to a much larger space than it is. I made use of the extension of the living room to the deck outdoors regularly. The kitchen was perfect for my needs; I especially liked the large pantry.
The laundry room with full-size washer and dryer were a big plus. The bathroom was adequate, having a closet in it for towels and stuff was thoughtful in its design I didn't think I'd mind the shower only, but after a couple of years, I missed a hot soaking bath! As for the interior finishes they held up poorly. I had to paint the walls within my first year and even cleaning the carpet professionally every six months didn't do much to fluff it up — its just an inferior product. Throughout the unit, the doors and finish trim are solid and clean. There are a few nooks in the apartment that were useful in creating some personalized spaces. I made use of one to store my bicycle another for a reading space and at the entry door was a great one for a coat and shoe rack. The utility cost on average was $135.00 with the winter months at $240.00. Rent increases were minimal upon lease renewal averaged $15.00 a month.