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The Colony

  Rated 2.3 / 5 stars

4337 North 53rd Lane, Phoenix, 85031, AZ

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RentLingo Editor's Review
We sent a former property manager to investigate

The exterior of this building is in fairly bad shape. The paint is peeling off the walls, the concrete walkways are cracked, and the wood posts in the parking lot are rotting. The interiors of the units are in better shape, however. The appliances are tired and need to be replaced, but everything seems clean and freshly painted. A pleasant surprise is the brand new laundry center, with front loading card machines. Pros include: The apartments are fairly large, which is definitely a plus. The new laundry facility is also a plus, especially since most units do not have washers and dryers. On the down side, this community is falling apart on the outside. Perhaps the largest area of concern, though, is the location. It's in an unsafe neighborhood, and even though it's still in the city, it kind of feels like it's in the middle of nowhere. There's no shopping nearby, and it would be a challenge for commuters, as it's nowhere near a freeway. Tips: Some units have washers and dryers. They also offer single story casitas.

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About The Location
We sent a former property manager to investigate

This is a low income, high crime area. Fortunately, the building is next door to two schools, so criminal background checks are done on people who live there, which makes the complex a little safer. It is also set back from the street, so it seems fairly quiet.

The Colony Description
The Colony offers one and two bedroom units with spacious floor plans. The child friendly environment has a play center and swimming pool, which are open year round. Located next door to the local elementary school.
Floor Plans
The Colony is a 236-unit apartment complex featuring 1 to 2 Bed floorplans.
Layout Size Price
1 bed / 1 bath 754 sqft Call to confirm
2 bed / 2 bath 1,008 sqft Call to confirm
* Prices, specials, and floorplan availability subject to change without notice
The Colony Amenities
Unit Level
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Cable Ready
Ceiling Fan(s)
Dishwasher
Oversized Closets
Garbage Disposal
Refrigerator
Community Level
Covered Parking
Emergency Maintenance
Extra Storage
Gated Access
High Speed Internet Access
Laundry Facility
Playground
Public Transportation
Swimming Pool
Wireless Internet Access
Controlled Access
Pet Friendly
Pet Policy
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
User Reviews
unknown user
March 24, 2016
Rated 1 / 5 stars
“Oppressor ”

They have basically no parking for guess. The office is working with R & M Towing 602.415.1565 the parking that's covered it can have hundreds of empty spaces all night. Bcauz some tenants don't have cars and even the tenants who don't have cars tell their guess to park in their spot. Their guess car still would get towed how would R & M towing know who car that it is @ 1am? The office is working with them...

But if you park on the covered parking their towing you regardless if you cant park or not. I am reporting them to the housing authorities, bbb as well as the Attorney General Office.

My grandmother had to park two blocks away from the apartment and walk back to the apartment at 9:00 pm and someone snatched her purse. This put seniors and women in a very bad place.

One of the office staff family works at R&M towing so they get kick backs from every car that gets towed. I wouldn't live there its set up for you to fail and I am exposing them. And soon the Attorney General Office will b knocking on both of their business doors.

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