Colonial Village

★★★☆☆
  • 130 West Clarke St #2

    Manchester, NH 03104

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Mon. - Fri. 9am - 6pm;Sat. 10am - 5pm;Sun. 12am - 5pm
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I should probably not comment on this apartment complex, now that I am still renting. However, I feel that I have to, to inform other potential tenants the way I wasn't told.

I didn't have high expectations at all, as it wasn't really my decision to stay here. I was actually looking at a couple other places, most of which offer much more spacious rooms and better on-site facilities at relatively the same price, possibly $80 higher per month. It was my roommate, however, who convinced me to stay here because he didn't want to spend an extra $40 on his part, the ample parking lot (though he didn't have a car), and because he can easily get on a direct bus to school..

I moved here in October 08 and I must say that I still can't feel settled or at home up until now as the apartment has been plagued with problems of all sorts, e.g. bed bugs, poor toilet design led to clogs twice(in 2 months!), faucets always leak etc etc. Calling the "24-hour" maintenance is pointless and complaining is not an option as no one cares anyway.

Also in my 9 years of renting apartments, I have never seen so many thoughtless tenants under one roof before. As a foreign student myself, I'm absolutely ashamed of their behaviour e.g cramming 5+ people in one unit, inconsiderate+ loud shouting across buildings in the middle of the night, reckless driving and indiscreet late night party invites that led to ten-twenty more of them!!

Overall, this place has some potential due to its location- it only needs a "complete" change of management team and better applicant-screening process: ask for reference or more deposit when the former if not possible!

*** Last but not least, I'd also like to thank my stupid roommate who chose this place and made my life in Manchester as miserable as hell. Could have paid the extra $40 and he wouldn't be complaining right now!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I should probably not comment on this apartment complex, now that I am still renting. However, I feel that I have to, to inform other potential tenants the way I wasn't told.

I didn't have high expectations at all, as it wasn't really my decision to stay here. I was actually looking at a couple other places, most of which offer much more spacious rooms and better on-site facilities at relatively the same price, possibly $80 higher per month. It was my roommate, however, who convinced me to stay here because he didn't want to spend an extra $40 on his part, the ample parking lot (though he didn't have a car), and because he can easily get on a direct bus to school..

I moved here in October 08 and I must say that I still can't feel settled or at home up until now as the apartment has been plagued with problems of all sorts, e.g. bed bugs, poor toilet design led to clogs twice(in 2 months!), faucets always leak etc etc. Calling the "24-hour" maintenance is pointless and complaining is not an option as no one cares anyway.

Also in my 9 years of renting apartments, I have never seen so many thoughtless tenants under one roof before. As a foreign student myself, I'm absolutely ashamed of their behaviour e.g cramming 5+ people in one unit, inconsiderate+ loud shouting across buildings in the middle of the night, reckless driving and indiscreet late night party invites that led to ten-twenty more of them!!

Overall, this place has some potential due to its location- it only needs a "complete" change of management team and better applicant-screening process: ask for reference or more deposit when the former if not possible!

*** Last but not least, I'd also like to thank my stupid roommate who chose this place and made my life in Manchester as miserable as hell. Could have paid the extra $40 and he wouldn't be complaining right now!!

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Colonial Village is a really nice place to live - it's located on the east side of the Merrimack River in the north end of Manchester, so it's very close to the downtown area (Elm St., et al), which is why I chose it over the west-Merrimack River complexes in this price range (Washington Park Estates, Greenview Village, etc.). The third-floor, 980-sq-ft., two-bedroom deluxe apartment in which I reside alone has brand-new everything (vinyl flooring, carpeting, kitchen appliances, and medicine cabinet) due to the fact that the previous tenants liked to live in squalor. Outta sight, outta mind on what it looked like before I moved in, but oh well! The closet space is generous and all of the rooms are spacious. The balcony is spacious as well. The clubhouse, pools, and other amenities are pretty good, but nothing spectacular. I'm looking forward to using the pools in the summer, though! I moved to CV in February 2007, so I haven't seen the grounds at their most impressive yet. I love the fact that the complex is set on an old Victorian estate.

The complex was built in 1975 (as I understand it), so the buildings show their age on the outside, but the apartments are quite opposite on the inside. A little facelift on the buildings should be considered pretty soon for better curb appeal. Speedbumps should be laid on West Clarke St. and River Drive to slow people down - people drive through the complex like it's the Loudon International Speedway, which is both dangerous and disruptive. Management should enforce parking rules (tow cars in violation), keep non-smoking buildings as such, and keep more riff-raff renters out. They need to tighten their screening process of whom they allow to rent here. There seems to be a lot of Section 8ers and foreigners who cram into one apartment and split rent six (or so) ways. There are a lot of young professionals like me who rent here, and I'm sure they share my opinion. Maintenance is pretty good - I've had no issues with getting repairs done. And the staff seems pretty friendly so far.

I think that for the north end of Manchester, CV is a pretty good value for the money. It's convenient to 93, 293, and 101 as well, which is a huge plus.

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Colonial Village is a really nice place to live - it's located on the east side of the Merrimack River in the north end of Manchester, so it's very close to the downtown area (Elm St., et al), which is why I chose it over the west-Merrimack River complexes in this price range (Washington Park Estates, Greenview Village, etc.). The third-floor, 980-sq-ft., two-bedroom deluxe apartment in which I reside alone has brand-new everything (vinyl flooring, carpeting, kitchen appliances, and medicine cabinet) due to the fact that the previous tenants liked to live in squalor. Outta sight, outta mind on what it looked like before I moved in, but oh well! The closet space is generous and all of the rooms are spacious. The balcony is spacious as well. The clubhouse, pools, and other amenities are pretty good, but nothing spectacular. I'm looking forward to using the pools in the summer, though! I moved to CV in February 2007, so I haven't seen the grounds at their most impressive yet. I love the fact that the complex is set on an old Victorian estate.

The complex was built in 1975 (as I understand it), so the buildings show their age on the outside, but the apartments are quite opposite on the inside. A little facelift on the buildings should be considered pretty soon for better curb appeal. Speedbumps should be laid on West Clarke St. and River Drive to slow people down - people drive through the complex like it's the Loudon International Speedway, which is both dangerous and disruptive. Management should enforce parking rules (tow cars in violation), keep non-smoking buildings as such, and keep more riff-raff renters out. They need to tighten their screening process of whom they allow to rent here. There seems to be a lot of Section 8ers and foreigners who cram into one apartment and split rent six (or so) ways. There are a lot of young professionals like me who rent here, and I'm sure they share my opinion. Maintenance is pretty good - I've had no issues with getting repairs done. And the staff seems pretty friendly so far.

I think that for the north end of Manchester, CV is a pretty good value for the money. It's convenient to 93, 293, and 101 as well, which is a huge plus.

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