Rated 3 out of 5?by Too Old and Too Lame to Live Here Best Suited for Young Party People
THE PROS: The location is excellent. The Grasshoppers Stadium, Deep Roots (Grocery) Market, Smith Street Diner and a new bar are all - literally - across the street. It is walking distance to downtown/Elon Law School and a short drive to UNCG.
The amenities at Greenway are phenomenal. Saltwater pool, nice gym with free yoga classes each week, free Starbucks coffee and breakfast foods are offered daily in the office and free Grasshoppers tickets during baseball season. Also, wifi can be included in your rent payment for super cheap (mine was $15 a month) and there is valet trash pick-up (just be sure the bring your trashcan in before 9 am or you?ll be fined heavily with no warning).
The staff is also great. They are responsive to emails and phone calls and they do a great job of planning community events (kickball, bowling, 5ks, charity events, food/booze/music nights etc...). They do everything they can to make living at Greenway a positive experience.
THE CONS: As is expected, downtown living comes with the usual noises of city life. I did not sleep through the night without being woken by police/fire trucks/car horns the whole time I lived there. I've heard this isn't as bad for those living in the interior buildings.
What was not expected for me was the construction noise from new apartments, surrounding buildings and road/sidewalk maintenance. This persisted almost daily for the whole time I lived there and is now starting up again. This makes working from home or just relaxing on a day off almost impossible. Not much that can be done about it - but potential residents should be aware. It was annoying enough that had I known about this, I absolutely would not have moved here.
I rarely heard next door neighbors, but often heard drunk/loud people in the breezeway outside the front door. This was especially bad on weekends, as one might imagine.
The parking situation is terrible. The staff appears to be doing all they can do (frequent email reminders/towing cars/monitoring entrance on game nights), but until the residents comply there isn?t much else they can do.
There were countless times where I could find not parking. Walking in the pouring down rain at midnight on Tuesday when you?re paying over $1000 a month to live here is pretty infuriating (even more so on the 4th, 5th and 6th times it happens). When I moved out, the moving truck couldn?t even find a place to park near the staircase.
The appliances look great and are brand new, but the quality is so-so. The dishwasher is the worst I?ve ever used. The material that the bathtub is made out of gets so dirty and grimy. The tub was very narrow and shallow and the water was never really hot and. The paint on the walls was cheap. One swipe with a Mr. Clean magic eraser and the paint just crumbles off. The floors scratch easily and the walls chip with very little force.
I chose Greenway over City View because I did not like the ?college/frat? vibe at City View. During my time at Greenway the college-like atmosphere grew progressively stronger - which could be good for some, but not what I wanted.
If you are looking for a quiet complex with a homey feel to settle down in, Greenway is simply not for you. If you are young and single and interested in drinking, socializing and partying this is probably the perfect place for downtown living. Overall, my experience was neutral because this type of living environment just isn't for me. For the right person Greenway could be a dream come true.
February 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5?by XYZ Like a College all Over Again
Greenway staff is warm, friendly, and brings in a lot of activities for residents to do.
I think the price of the apartments are too much for the sub-par construction that was done. There were parts of my apartment that were missing crown molding, walls were crooked, walls are thin, and any small ding will put a hole in the walls. I suppose that's what you get when you hurry up construction on cookie-cutter apartments.. Plus nothing is included, like there would be in other complexes. You end up paying your utilities... and the costs add up..
The location is great - downtown Greensboro, right across from the ballpark. It's a quick walk to anything you'd like to do downtown.... and with being near downtown, there is a lot of noise.
Greenway is a 21+ community, which made it feel like being in a college dorm all over again. I had numerous times where I had broken beer bottles outside my door, or where I'd hear screaming in the hallway as late as 2-3 am on weekends. I also had several notes left by other residents on my wind shield. Having people live above me, I could clearly hear all their footsteps. Not great noise proof apartments. So, if you have a family with young children, this may not be the complex for you.
Overall I had a fair/average experience here.
August 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5?by Annoyed Fed up
The amount of passive aggressive emails they send is ridiculous and completely absurd. This is an apartment complex, not a dorm room. They are ridiculous about parking. It is my understanding they are at full capacity or almost at full capacity, and have only approximately 15 visitor spots. They will tow your visitors if they do not park there. Do they really expect a full capacity apartment complex to not have more than 15 visitors on its campus at a time? when I have dinner guests over, that's at least 5 or 6 cars alone! Not to mention residents with stickers in their windows park in visitors spots frequently, thus further declining availability. All in all, it is a convenient place to live, but only if you have the patience of a saint, and never have guests over.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5?by staaysee love living here!
My husband and I moved here in August and have nothing but positive things to say about it! The complex is new, clean, and well kept. The staff in the office is AMAZING - they go out of their way to make life easier. I also enjoy the number of community events that they have organized, as well as the nice perks like providing some breakfasts and dinners for the complex!
The location is probably what sold us. It is only a few blocks from Elon Law and all of the restaurants/bars downtown. It is perfectly situated to reach many running and walking trails. We feel safe and comfortable here!
January 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5?by JustinK Awesome Community
Brand new everything- what else could you ask for? Age group of mid 20s/30s is alot of fun with many social events and heading downtown on the weekends. I highly suggest living here.
December 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5?by GAW Love It
I spent a fair amount of time researching apartments in the downtown Greensboro area before selecting the Greenway? online, exploring and visiting? but in the end the choice was easy. For me the pluses were:
New -- Forget living with pealing paint, moldy bathrooms or worn carpeting. I visited several apartments that had character and charm, but they also had all the issues of places that had been around for years.
Location ? I?m in downtown Greensboro (access to restaurants el al). I?m minutes from Friendly Center and it?s a short drive to the MTB trails to the north. It?s pretty central to anywhere you want to go in Greensboro.
One of my goals was to be able to come home from work (I work out of town) and park the car for the night. I wanted to be able to walk for most of my needs. Once Deep Roots opens up in the spring, this will be even more of a reality.
Kitchen ? Big. Granite counter tops. Built-in microwave. For those who love to cook like myself, a stove with two large eyes (not the usual one). A deep, two-basin sink. Dishwasher.
Natural Light ? Big windows and a usable balcony (not just a decoration). I also wanted a place where I could leave the windows open all day long when weather permitted.
Staff is fabulous. I?ve been here since late July and have had zero issues. Highly recommended.
November 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5?by GriffsLax17 Unbeatable Location, Stellar Amenities and Great Community
When I relocated to be closer to my downtown office, I researched all possible living situations and I could have saved myself considerable time as I knew from the moment I toured the Greenway at Fisher Park community that this was where I needed to be. A great location near downtown and across the street from the ballpark, coupled with unparalleled amenities and an unprecedented community of residents made my decision an easy one and makes it a decision that I have not, and will not regret.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5?by BAS52485 Unparalleled apartment living in the heart of downtown Greensboro
My fiance and I moved into one if the Greenway's brand new apartments in October 2012 and we could not be happier. The office staff is friendly and helpful, the maintenance staff is prompt and efficient, and the amenities are unmatched by any other apartment complex we looked at. There are cheaper apartments in Greensboro, but there aren't nicer ones (at least not anywhere downtown#. My fiance and I regularly walk to bars, restaraunts, and other attractions in the heart of Greensboro's blossoming downtown business and entertainment district. And there's a brand new Deeproots #like Wholefoods, but only local) coming in the early spring 2013 to a new building RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET!!!!. We are so pumped!
November 28, 2012