Sep 2019: I love the Frye festival comment because that's exactly our experience. Our daughter lived here and there is not room here to write about the leasing office and management company. Incompetent. Borderline Criminals. Just spare yourself and live somewhere else. Check out Greystars reviews, they own the place. Wow. Just unbelieveable. Sep 2019: Love my apartment and all of the wonderful people who live here also! Office staff is friendly and inviting! Review from Google Jul 2019: Living at the standard has been a great experience. Excellent location and great amenities. A short walk to classes on north campus. Also a short walk to Starbucks and Chick-fil-A downtown. I love living at the standard! Review from Google Jul 2019: DO NOT MOVE HERE!!!!!
1.) You will have to pay for parking even if you don't have a reserved spot (most likely won't be able to leave apartment at night)
2.) Damage fees are through the roof which is extremely unnecessary....Moved in with warped furniture and have to pay for the damages
3.) I was looking forward to going to the pool a lot, but turns out that it was closed for almost all summer.
4.) Rooms are tiny, gnats love to come in when it gets hot, desks are too small to do school work on, and i can barely fit anything in my room Review from Google Jun 2019: I really enjoyed living here! It’s always clean, the staff is super welcoming and helpful. It’s a great location to downtown and I always feel safe. The amenities are great and having a covered parking deck is super helpful. The only con is there is limited guest parking. Review from Google Jun 2019: The management at The Standard is extremely unprofessional and lack basic professional communication skills. Here’s my situation.
The Standard was bought out near the end of my lease term (Spring 2018) and we were told that we couldn’t pay rent online anymore because their system was no longer functional. This is how I had been doing it for the entire duration of my lease, but now I was forced to pay via money order or cash. I paid for my second-to-last month’s rent on the due date via money order. I was leaving the country for all of July, so I paid that month’s rent about 25 days early. I handed in the money order to the front desk receptionist with very clear and explicit instructions that this was for the next month’s rent, and the student working there acted confused as to if she could even take the payment that early. She implied that she thought it was a late payment for the previous month, which I ensured her it was not Review from Google May 2019: I really enjoyed my two years at The Standard. I got to live with my friends, and a lot of my friends lived in the complex so we could always hang out. The tanning beds and vending machines were also a big plus that we got during my time living here! Review from Google May 2019: WOULD PUT NEGATIVE 10000 IF I COULD!!! I would NEVER recommend living here- they made my life as horrible as they could. To start off they’re “amenities” are broken all the time, and I even heard a staff member lie to someone who was touring saying they weren’t sure why the elevator was slow and that they always work (when it had been broken for over a month).
They don’t respect the students living there and really won’t help you unless you have a parent call and even then it takes so long to get help.
The management is HORRIBLE and so are the staff. There are only a few spots for guests and parents and they are always full. The standard is BEYOND overpriced and I would live ANYWHERE in Athens before the Standard.
Also, the package room is a free fall for any package once you are in it. All of the packages are in the room and many people have gotten packages stolen.
Don’t live here!!!! Review from Google May 2019: The Standard is the original Fyre Festival - they use fancy tactics on their social media to make it look like this place is popping and the best place to live around Athens. Behind the scenes though is a completely different story. One time they had an event in the courtyard where local musicians/comedians could come perform. Only 4 people showed up to watch. They told the entertainment that refreshments would be provided, when in reality they locked all the performers in the golf simulator for hours with 3 bottles of water and no food. They wouldn't even allow them to leave to use the bathroom before or during the show. Review from Google Apr 2019: Nice place but could use some work. Amenities are very nice. Golf simulator, study area, courtyard, and pool are all great and add to the property. Very convenient location and definitely one of better places to live near downtown Athens.
Student staff is amazing! Never any issues with them and they are always willing to help/go out of their way for you! Honestly one of the few redeeming qualities that the Leasing Office has to offer. On the other hand, full-time staff is often unresponsive and lack effective communication with the residents. Many others seem to have Frequent issues with the full-time staff. Some are are often difficult to deal with (leasing manager is very nice though).
Seem to Treat the residents like children instead of tenants. Ex: trying to charge an entire floor for a broken exit sign. Most backwards and illogical method of handling vandalism. Residents should not have to pay arbitrary charges due to poor building planning (no cameras in hallways) Review from Google Dec 2018: Thieves google “Scott Macak arrest” he is facing felony charges in Tampa for stealing from the retreat. The staff is Rude guess who Scott was ?? Just read last years reviews of the Tampa retreat he was the property manager there having countless students cars towed. He was most likely getting a kick backs from the towing company given his felony arrest in September - just go to the hillsborough clerk of court web site search public records read the arrest report from Tampa police. This place is full of criminals. The last guy working in the office recently stole packages from students , instead of claiming it through the carrier they made an illegal insurance claim . Bunch of thieves !! Review from Google Nov 2018: I have had the pleasure of dealing with Reann Vanriel at the Standard. She has been the epitome of professionalism and has exceptional customer service skills. Thanks so much for the seamless registration and application process. Will recommend the Standard to others looking for rentals close to UGA> Nov 2018: Great place to live with great amenities and great customer service! Review from Google Oct 2018: Overall, I loved living here and would recommend living at The Standard, but there are a few things that really disappointed me and I didn't appreciate, especially since I was an excellent tenant that left my place better than I found it.
THE CONS (they take your money and go back on their word about reimbursement).
didn't REIMBURSE MY SECURITY DEPOSIT:
I paid a security deposit upon signing and they said they would return it when my lease is over as long as everything is in good condition. My apartment was left in excellent condition and they did not re-imburse me my security deposit and tried to blame it on "the shift in management."
didn't REIMBURSE MY SUBLEASING FEE:
I payed a $200 subleasing fee and sign paperwork so that they could allow someone to take over my lease if they found someone who wanted to. No one ended up subleasing Review from Google Oct 2018: I ordered my daughter an Edible Arrangement for her 21st BD. The front desk did not notify her and she was only able to pick it up 24 hours later. The manager did not take responsibility for the mix up. Just a simple admittance to their mistake would have been all we needed. Very non customer service focused Review from Google Aug 2018: I lived here in a sublease situation- there is no way I would have been able to afford it otherwise (individual room prices *begin* at $800, and that's in an apartment shared with 3 other people). But the amenities are really nice. The pool is beautiful, the study space/coffee bar is convenient, the gym is small but adequate, and I really loved being able to walk to campus. Additionally, the key/lock system they have here (individual locks for your room, have to swipe your key fob to get to the pool, etc.) really make you feel safe. On the downside, for all the money that was spent on making this place look pretty, I feel that more could have been spent on quality construction (thin walls mean that you can hear *ahem* everything your roommates are doing, for example.) Overall, though, if you are fortunate enough to be able to afford it, I defi Review from Google Jun 2018: Beautiful property in an ideal location. The team members here are so friendly and eager to help with anything they can. 5 star property & 5 star staff! Review from Google Apr 2018: The Standard has been a great place to live. All of the Amenities are state of the art, management is great and move in day was very organized. My unit was spotless when I moved in and it definitely shows how much effort was put in to make sure the residents are happy here. I would recommend The Standard at Athens to anyone and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Review from Google Jan 2018: The Standard has been a great place to live. I think it's perfect for college students of all kinds. The cafe and study lounge are very beneficial and convenient, and the game room is a fun place to take a break. Maintenance is very quick if you have issues in your apartment as well. The only complaint I would have is that there are frequent issues with the amenities in my apartment or the complex itself, but it is easy to overlook it when maintenance arrives within 24 hours to solve the problem. I would highly recommend living here! It is also the most sound proof apartment I've ever been in so it's great for serious studiers!! Review from Google Jan 2018: I live at the Standard at Athens and I absolutely love it! The location is so convenient and I often walk to class. The staff is extremely helpful and the maintenance staff usually comes to fix any problem I have within 48 hours! I would definitely recommend the Standard to anyone looking to live in Downtown Athens! Review from Google Jan 2018: I have been living at The Standard for about 1.5 years and I have to say I love it. The location is perfect, management is helpful, and the convenience of having a parking downtown is amazing. I've also been matched through their roommate matching profile and its been perfect both times. I would recommend it to anyone interested! Review from Google Jan 2018: I have really enjoyed living here so far! The Standard offers great amenities (pool, gym, study spaces, printing, free coffee!!) and you can't beat the location. Work orders are always resolved quickly and the front desk is very helpful ! Review from Google Jan 2018: I have lived at the Standard for two years now and just resigned my lease for another year. I have been very impressed with this apartment complex and would recommend anyone to live at the Standard. The amenities are fantastic, security is second to none, the staff is always very accommodating and it is conveniently located close to campus and downtown. The rooms are fully furnished and very nice as well. Without a doubt, I am convinced that this is the best option for student housing in Athens. Review from Google Jan 2018: The Standard is a great choice when deciding where to live as a student. A 10 minute walk to the arch and you can take a bus anywhere on campus. The management is superior and truly cares about the comfort of their residents and keeps the property clean. I will always recommend any Housing options from American Campus Communities! Review from Google Jan 2018: While looking for a luxury apartment, the standard stood out the most out of all of the student luxury apartments in Athens. The standard has large walk in closets and spacious bathrooms. Their bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets are much larger than the Mark. Also, the furniture given in the the standard are of a higher quality than the mark. I feel like it is worth the price as opposed of living at the mark because of the spacious living conditions. The study area and the outside grilling area is kept clean and welcoming for all of the residents. I never have a problem with parking and towing as a resident at the standard. It is around a 10 minute walk to north campus and the arch. Also, the area around the standard is becoming more established with a new coffee shop, dessert restaurant(I think) and a brand new hotel within footsteps of the sta Review from Google