|Recommended: YesVery Okay — The location of the Meridian is unbeatable at this price point , and that's really the only reason I'm sticking around for now. The cost of parking is quite ridiculously high. I'm not sure how they justify 75 for the first spot and 150 for every spot thereafter - seems positively absurd. It isn't even guaranteed or reserved parking. Just silly. Also our AC has been dysfunctional for a majority of the summer and I often hear loud disruptive noises coming the utility closet. We've work ordered out AC so many times, and I will say maintenance always takes care of it in a reasonable amount of time. Management does a good job of upkeep in the common areas practically constant upkeep , but some details in the apartment are disappointing. The water pressure is very lacking and we keep having issues with our oven storage drawer dislodging and getting stuck just jutting out into our kitchen. I also keep noticing little areas where the previous tenant's paint job was totally botched and I'm not sure how it wasn't caught corrected. Our Dominion bill is also regularly the highest I have EVER seen and I lived in a house before moving to the Meridian. We are very good about conserving energy, so I believe the faulty AC they can't seem to fix is to blame. On a positive note, the gym and the pool are nice and many of the concierges I've interacted with are EXTREMELY friendly and helpful. If you aren't really picky about the details in your apartment and like the general feel of a somewhat luxurious building, the Meridian is probably a good pick for you.
Thank you for taking time to review our property and for making the Meridian your home. We understand your concerns and would like to apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced. We strive to complete work orders as quickly and efficiently as possible and want to apologize if you are still experiencing any issues with your water pressure or AC unit. We want to make sure that we correct these issues promptly and address any other concerns you may have. Our property manager would like an opportunity to speak with you at your earliest opportunity and can be reached at 703-908-9800.
|Recommended: YesLove the property. — I would recommend living here to others.
|Recommended: YesWouldn't even consider living elsewhere in Ballston — This has been my home for almost 2 years. The view from the 21st floor is phenomenal. There is also a nice rooftop pool. There is also a nice conference room on the first floor which is available for my business meetings. There is ample parking 3 levels of underground parking . Beware the parking spaces are tight, and if your car straddles the white line, it can be towed. If your parking sticker is not in the vehicle, it also can get towed. The ceilings in the apartments are a little bit low, but the soffits are there to accommodate the the sprinkler system, and ductwork for the central air. Now for the best part... The Management and Staff They are quite friendly and respectful. I love coming home and seeing Diana, Wayne, Shawn, Femi etc. at the front. The maintenance staff is professional and prompt. The management team hold frequent resident appreciation events. Thank you Michelle and Nick Zevar is also wonderful to work with. She handled my lease renewal very smoothly.
Hi Bryant, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We know that you have a number of choices available and sincerely appreciate that you have continued to call the Meridian home. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we can be of any further assistance. Sincerely, Taryn S.
|Recommended: NoNice building and staff but security concerns persist — My main caveat is regarding the security situation here. I've heard there was a homeless person living in the stairwell and clubroom, discovered only because of a fire alarm and an alert lifeguard Ive also heard that outsiders frequently come and use the pool claiming they are guests. In fact, they are not. They simply come and use the pool with their kids for free. I haven't seen management take any steps to proactively address these issues, especially since residents are subsidizing use of the pool and the security. And for the cost of living here, the lack of action is unacceptable. This is mainly why I wouldn't recommend the residence to other foreign service families at this time. This could change once management advertises how it's being proactive in securing the premises and the pool.
Hi Rocco, Thank you for your review and for sharing your concerns with us. We take your concerns very seriously. Our staff discovered this unauthorized person loitering on the property and proactively removed and banned him with Arlington County Police. We allow residents to bring guests to the pool and they are required to sign in. In the event that you notice any suspicious activity, please reach out to the office so that we can address it appropriately. Our property manager will reach out to you to discuss your concerns. Sincerely, Taryn S.
|Recommended: YesGreat Place — I love living in the Meridian at Ballston Commons.
|Recommended: YesNice — comfy
|Recommended: YesGreat. — It's nice.
|Recommended: YesSafe and Clean — I think our Gym is improved I am not a fan of new rower but every thing else is nice. I like that the common areas are clean. Staff is super friendly.
|Recommended: YesGreat property — Great property. Great location. Great staff.
|Recommended: YesLiving at the Meridian — I have so far enjoyed my living experience at the Meridian. The staff has all been extremely friendly and helpful when needed.
Thanks Alexander, we appreciate you taking the time to submit a review! Let us know if we can ever be of more help. Sincerely, The Meridian at Ballston Leasing Team
|Recommended: YesA great place to live, a little pricey. — I'd say it's a fabulous location and has a friendly staff.