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4
(56 reviews)
89.3% of customers recommend this property

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submitted by Lauren - |Recommended: NoIt's a lovely place to live but the maintenance is awful. There is something dead in our kitchen ac vent and it REAKS. It's been days and no one has come to fix it. AC on or off, there's no escaping it. I can't use half of my apartment and they don't seem to care enough to prioritize it.
submitted by Lauren - |Recommended: NoIt's a lovely place to live but the maintenance is awful. There is something dead in our kitchen ac vent and it REAKS. It's been days and no one has come to fix it. AC on or off, there's no escaping it. I can't use half of my apartment and they don't seem to care enough to prioritize it.
submitted by Kylie K. - |Recommended: YesSo far so good — Move in process was smooth considering Alister was understaffed that weekend. Apartment had definitely been renovated but there were a lot of things wrong that haven’t been resolved yet because maintenance was off over the memorial weekend. It’s very quiet hear as far as I can tell. I haven’t heard neighbors and I’ve only heard vehicles every once in a while through the walls.
response from property -Hi Kylie, Thank you for your feedback, kind words, and understanding. I'll have our Maintenance Technician meet with you to ensure everything within your home is satisfactory. We are elated to have you as a new resident of the community. Sincerely, Mickea Mance
submitted by Gregory M. - |Recommended: YesLove it here — My wife and I both love living here, it’s super quiet, and the apartment is very nice. The location is great too, and it’s affordable. We really appreciated Sierra at the front desk, she has always been there to help us from the beginning of the process to figuring out issues while living here.
response from property -Hi Gregory - Thank you and your wife for your kind words. We are thrilled you are satisfied with your home and with your community. Having great residents love where they live like yourself, make every day worth while. Until next time! Best, Mickea Mance, Community Manager
submitted by Tobias W. - |Recommended: YesTobias Weiss - Review — It was a short 8 months I lived at Alister, however those 8 month where honestly one of the best places I have lived
response from property -Hi Tobias - Thank you for your kind feedback. We truly strive to make Alister living top-notch! Congratulations on your future endeavors and your residency at Alister Columbia! Sincerely, Mickea Mance - Community Manager
submitted by Colin J. - |Recommended: YesWonderful — So far my time here has been wonderful and the staff has been great to interact with
response from property -Hi Colin - Welcome to the community and we appreciate your kind words about the staff! We are elated to have you as a resident!
submitted by Shantel T. - |Recommended: YesHoward county Diamond 💎 — The best kept secret in Howard County...
response from property -Thank you Shantel for such a great review! We appreciate your feedback and residency with us!
submitted by Pamela P. - |Recommended: YesLove it — So far everything is going great the staff at Alister is amazing my move in and the community has welcomed me with open arms.
response from property -Hi Pamela, We appreciate the time you took to give us 5-stars! We are glad ur team delivered an amazing level of service. Please reach out to us with any additional questions or comments! Hope you visit us again soon! Mickea, Community Manager
submitted by Linda C. - |Recommended: YesGreat place to live — The complex is kept very clean and well maintained. Any issues are taken care of immediately. Joseph the maintenance person is so professional and nice and is always available when there is a issue. The 2 office personnel are exceptional. They know who I am and call by my name. I can't say enough about this complex
response from property -Hi Linda, We appreciate the time you took to give us 5-stars! We are glad that you are enjoying Alister Columbia. Please reach out to us with any additional questions or comments! Hope you visit us again soon! Mickea, Community Manager
submitted by Patrick K. - |Recommended: YesGreat — Great complex
response from property -Hi Patrick - Great communities are made up of great residents like yourself! Thank you for your generous words and your residency with us! Mickea M., Community Manager
submitted by Andrew W. - |Recommended: YesApartment Review — We moved in about a week ago. There were a few things that needed to be repaired. Once requests were placed maintenance made quick and efficient work of the problems. They were very helpful and kind. Also the property itself is very nice. Convenient parking. So far so good
response from property -Hi - Thank you so very much for your review! I am elated we were able to resolve any outstanding matters upon your move in! Thank you for being a wonderful part of our community! Sincerely, Mickea M., Community Manager
submitted by Maribel R. - |Recommended: YesQuite and nice place. — Great place for living and close from trails and nature
response from property -Hi Maribel! Thank you so much for your kind review of Alister Columbia! We enjoy those trails and locations as well. If there's anything we can assist with, please do not hesitate to reach out. Best, Mickea Mance
submitted by ROBERT S. - |Recommended: YesYou’ve Come to The Right Place — For 15 Years I’ve Called this place Home.I’m moving on soon but I’ll miss this place.Quality,Efficiency,Friendliness,Dedication,Prompt are 5 Words to Describe The Management,Maintenance here Alister.Also of Course are High Curb Appeal,Location,Location,Location,Not to mention the fine amenities sense of community here.It should be mentioned this is a smoke free property,largely pet friendly.When You take a virtual tour you’ll be satisfied indeed as you’ve moved.,You’ll know,indeed,You’ve Come to the Right Place.
response from property -Robert, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. Here at Alister Columbia, we strive to provide exceptional service to our residents and we are so happy to hear that we delivered on this. I will be sure to share your comments with our team. 15 years is a long time and we will be saddened to see you leave. If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to us or stop by the office. Should you ever find yourself in the neighborhood, we'll always offer a warm hello. Thank you again! Alister Columbia Team
submitted by Jashua C. - |Recommended: YesGreat place to start — New to the Columbia, MD area This apartment complex is a great place to start. Area is conveniently located near most local highways. Schools, grocery, buses, restaurants, all local. Centrally located in the middle of Baltimore, DC area, Gaithersburg, and Ellicot City. The area is great. As far as the complex itself.. The interior apartments are up to par, nothing too special. Exterior can do some work, as the grounds are usually always piled with dirt. We cannot speak for the locals, however many pet owners do not pick up after their dogs, even with poop bag stations all throughout the complex. Parking can be a nightmare after 9pm. Lightning isn't the greatest when walking at night. Noise level is actually pretty good. Last but not least, there is a drastic need for change with the garbage situation. Is residents are expected to pay 20 a month for trash disposal, yet residents overflow the trash cans and leave bags piling outside by the area. I would rate this apartment community 4 5. It honestly is a great community, modest neighbors, and amazing location. However there is an obvious need for small changes. Management of parking. Community clean up. Trash area daily.
response from property -Jashua, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and are working on solutions to the concerns you mentioned including trash pick up. We hope you enjoy your time in Columbia and at our community.
submitted by Stephanie B. - |Recommended: YesGreat place, great location — Great quiet home to live-in. The location is great. Staff is amazing. I value the dog park and the wonderful neighbors.
response from property -Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Hearing your enjoyment of the community and team really makes our day. If there's anything we can assist with in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out. Alister Columbia Team

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