In Wilmington, the big complexes are masters of property marketing and have invested tons of money to be at the top of Google. Complexes in Wilmington are notorious for looking good online and being a dump in real life. Here is a brief review of rental complexes near UNCW based on price, location, and amenities offered (along with an un-doctored photo of each!):
The Good, with good-value
34 North ($813 – 2bed)
Good location to campus
Safest area award.
Pet’s allowed: $250 one-time/plus $20 pet rent).
Quad ($1000-3bed) –
Managed by same company as 34 North.
Pet’s Allowed: $200 admin fee. $60 application fee. $250 dog/cat fee.
Progress 910 ($735 – 2bed)
Known by locals as “the place” to party
Colonial Parke (650 – 2bed)
Quail Forest ($875 – 3bed)
Pet allowed: $40 application fee + $300 dog/cat deposit
Overall, Best Value Award
The Good, but over-priced
Hawthorne Commons ($970 – 2bed)
Pets allowed: $200 admin fee, $50 application, $250 cat/dog fee
Pictures were a bit deceiving on Google
Hawthorne at New Centre ($990 – 2bed)
Very nice dog park.
$170 admin fee, $45 application fee
Pet’s allowed: $250 Cat/dog fee
Cypress Pointe ($1000 – 2bed) –
Feels like living on a golf course
Admin fee $200, $60 application fee
Mill Creek ($1,500 – 3bed) –
Not as many amenities as lower-priced locations
Pet’s Allowed: $20 pet rent, $250 fee
Reserve at Forest Hills (1,250 – 3bed) –
$305 admin fee, $205 application fee
Camden Forest ($710 – 2bed)
Durango Place ($1000 – 3bed)
Pet allowed: $300 dog cat fee
No value for price.
Avalon ($1,309 – 3bed)
Award for most over-priced!
Far from campus. Nice pool, but that’s it.
Very deceiving pictures on Google
Clear Run ($1,450 – 3bed)
Good location, but over-priced.
$60 application fee
Pet’s Allowed: $20 cat rent, $20 dog rent + $250 dog/cat fee
LightHouse($675 – 1bed)
Pet’s allowed, but no mention of price.
The Bad, but low-priced
The Glen($810 – 3bed) –
$150 admin fee + $45 application fee
Pet’s allowed: $200 fee + $15 rent.
Campus Edge($~550 – 1bed) –
Great location, but ghetto.
Managed by individual investors, so a bad landlord is a risk.
Pinewood ($680 – 2bed)
Hanover Landing ($878-3bed) –
Pets allowed: $250 one-time + $60 application fee/ plus $20 pet rent)
VERY decieving pictures on Google