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4(24 reviews)87.5% of customers recommend this property

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submitted by Dayawna S. - |Recommended: YesVery organized and way much better than my last residence — I love it. It’s very nice quiet and friendly staff and residents
submitted by Jacquelyn B. - |Recommended: YesEnjoyable surroundings. A Clean and Friendly Environment. — I wrote a review a few months back about my positive experience in securing a unit at Alister Columbia and promised to update my review once I was moved in. I have resided at Alister Columbia now for just about a month. I had possession for a bit of time before moving in full time. My experience has been very good and I am more than pleased. I did not get a renovated unit but the unit I got was just a nice as one. If there is ONE THING that stood out above all else is how CLEAN my apartment was upon taking possession. Anything that needed anything was taken care of efficiently and promptly for the most part. All staff are very professional, friendly and always upbeat. The complex and grounds are kept to good standards and folks here are friendly. QUIET Cannot hear any neighbors. One day the neighbor below me opened their front door as I passed and all this noise poured out as they were having a gathering inside, once the door was shut it went silent. I went into my apartment above and could not hear any of the goings on below. Now, that is impressive. I do hear their bathroom fan and sometimes shower and washer if it is real real quiet in my apartment. Grade B to A- Area for improvement I do see some. Small things like employees and contractors taking up resident parking during the day in spots close to our home. Small things line being reactive instead of proactive to surroundings or units. A small example of this would be exterior building lights being burned out not being replaced around complex and only replacing for those who report it like me . I would absolutely recommend Alister Columbia and am very pleased with my experience to date.
submitted by Mialissa T. - |Recommended: YesA Place To Call Home — Ive lived here for 5 years. Im very happy with tne community here. The staff is professional, experienced, and friendly. The maintenance staff goes above and beyond to help you. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else in Columbia
submitted by DEIRDRE A. - |Recommended: NoI think it is okay for a community that has been in existence for a while — It is okay.....I just wish the building were rid of stains on the cement. I like newer developments.
submitted by Eric O. - |Recommended: YesThe best renting experience I've had. — It is a little bit older but the renovations are nice and the staff are excellent. Maintenance requests are taken seriously and resolved in a timely fashion. Even when our A C stopped working they gave us a window unit over-night until they could fix the problem. The older buildings though usually have a much better barrier to other apartments and you rarely hear a peep through wall or ceiling. The only issue is the crickets especially in ground floor units. The complex was built in the woods and you expect some things but at times the crickets get ridiculous and the outside storage shed is useless because of it. However, they have hired an exterminator that comes regularly and there is promise that it will be well controlled going forward. Overall the staff is great, the location is excellent, and the price is reasonable.
submitted by Katherine M. - |Recommended: YesGood — It's overall fine- parking and amenities are great. The drywall is old and crumbling, the walls show major signs of wear and patching of holes, being all carpet is very frustrating sometimes. Looking for a place without so much carpet The patio was surrounded by bird nests and had a ton of bird poop on it before and while we were living here. It is disgusting. I hope they don't try to charge us for that cleaning.
submitted by SIRIMA Y. - |Recommended: YesVery nice and quite place. — I'm happy living here.
submitted by Saprina H. - |Recommended: YesExcellent Maintenance Staff — Carlos and Edwin are truly an asset to the Alister Community. I can't express enough how professional, courteous, and knowledgeable they both are. They are very quick to resolve maintenance issues and are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that they have resolved maintenance concerns to the best of their ability. Edwin goes WAY above and beyond the call of his duty. He and Carlos truly make living at Alister a great place to live
submitted by Cynthia S. - |Recommended: YesAwesome — Great staff, always very helpful maintenance techs are always taking care of work orders Very safe neighborhood quite .
submitted by Megan P. - |Recommended: YesMaintenance team is great — We’ve had to call maintenance three times over the past three days for issues we didn’t create. Each time maintenance has been prompt, polite, efficient, knowledgeable, and quite frankly, funny. Carlos and Edwin have been fun to talk to while they work and have gone out of their way to make sure our issues were handled. Our washer broke and Carlos had the replacement to us in two days. A pipe leaked in the kitchen and Edwin was quick to get here, figure out what was wrong, and fix it entirely. He also made sure to clean up after himself and promised to have the carpets cleaned and the drywall repaired by the end of the week. Would choose Alister again just for the maintenance team
submitted by Dawn P. - |Recommended: YesGreat staff, grounds are kept up, maintenance fixes things quickly — Quiet, nice little dog park, dog- friendly apartments. Close to everything in Columbia.
submitted by Brianne N. - |Recommended: YesAwesome Apartments — Well located apartments, half a mile away from a Harris Teeter shopping center, with a fantastic front office maintenance staff A generally quiet community with very little noise disturbances heard from neighbors. Usually don't have difficulty finding parking, the complex is well lit with a lot of trees and foliage around, and the available perks in the clubhouse on the property are nice to have as options.
submitted by Jonathan H. - |Recommended: YesConvenient Location and Quiet — This is a nice, quiet community in a very convenient location near I-95, MD-32, and more, which is great since my commutes to various work locations are straightforward. Plus, the community is very quiet and easygoing I never feel the need to escape' my apartment.
response from property -Hello Jonathan, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Alister Columbia. We are so happy that you chose to call our community home and we look forward to your continued residency for many years to come. If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 410.381.7030 or stop by the office. Thank you again! Sincerely, Kim Buynak, Community Manager, kbuynak@millcreekplaces.com
submitted by Kayla J. - |Recommended: YesNice Place to Live — Easy to commute to and from. Good parking. Clean. Everyone keeps to themselves. Can hear neighbors and people going up and down stairs or above below easily. Some items in apartment need to be replaced or updated.
response from property -Hi Kayla, Thanks for taking the time to share your review of Alister Columbia with us. We are happy to hear you are finding the location, parking and grounds to your liking. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need anything.
submitted by Jazmin A. - |Recommended: NoWasn't what I expected — The property it self I'm not happy at all. The people the work there are friendly but it seen the aways avoiding my problems. I wish it was more afiction. Sad because the office looks amazing just always seen to have a problem.
response from property -Good Afternoon Jazmin, We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. Here at Alister Columbia, we strive to provide an excellent level of service and living experience, and it sounds like we missed the mark. We apologize for this and would like the opportunity to speak with you to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Should you wish to discuss your experience further, we encourage you to reach out us at 410.381.7030 or email at kbuynak@millcreekplaces.com, and we will set up a time that works best for you. Sincerely, Kim Buynak, Community Manager

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