Raleigh >Housing Rental > Cameron Court & Shelton Apartments
804 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760335.780065 -78.652605
A retro-slum. Cameron Court has the worst maintenance of any apartment in Raleigh. Pipes leak and burst, the heating and A/C is more then 30 years old (Geoff will tell you there is nothing he can do anymore to make the 30 year old HVAC units work) and the management at the complex is shady and liars. Heating does not work. Plumbing is substandard. There is no upkeep of common areas, and the manager LIES to you about everything. Rent is outragous. You can live in modern condos downtown for $10-20 more monthly, and you have modern appliances, washer/dryer, and working HVAC units. 10-20 More!!!! and you get a parking spot.
Luxury Living in the Heart of Downtown – Cameron Court is luxury living at its finest in Downtown Raleigh. The luscious landscaping is accented by large natural dirt areas and plentiful dead foliage to provide a rustic look.
Maintenance pays the closest attention to details when fixing ceilings that cave in and water pipes that back up.
Recently, the units all got brand new kitchen cabinets and countertops, with the addition of dishwashers. The kitchens are unique like nothing else you will see. The juxtaposition of the old 1950s stoves with the 1970s repainted refrigerators and the faux stainless steel dishwasher gives an unusual look to the cheap cabinets with cheap hardware and granite countertops.
Don't be fooled by the outside look, these places are not cheap, and residents who do live here will be shocked when their rental rate increases by over $100 per month at renewal because of the "new" kitchen and upgrades. As the manager puts it, "These historic apartment homes now offer luxury living in a great location in downtown Raleigh, and the price reflects the new style of urban living with its amenities."
Don't be fooled! – Cameron Court is the worst place to live inside the beltline, if not all of Raleigh. Do not be fooled by the shady leasing manager or office assistant, touting the courtyard, hardwood floors, and big beautiful windows.
The courtyard was a nice place WAS. It can no longer be enjoyed because of a few residents who are rude and let their dogs run wild, jumping on you, having dog orgies in the courtyard, digging up what grass is left, and pooping all over the place while their owners on the other side of the grounds could care less. This beautiful courtyard is also a great place for "young professionals" to have loud late night parties. Stop by on a Sunday morning, the courtyard is littered with trash, beer bottles, and cans.
The big beautiful windows are energy inefficient. You can expect your heat or air conditioning to run non-stop and your power bill to be astronomical. The heat pumps are 30 years old, and are broke more often they run. The maintenance people are incapable of fixing them properly. The beautiful windows also do not block out the noise from the loud parties at 3 or 4am.
If you do live here, I suggest living on a top floor, unless you want to hear EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING your upstair neighbor is doing. My neighbor was as friendly as ever but I had a hard time looking at him because he was so often having a "good time." Also, he sounded like a clydesdale upstairs. The bad thing about living on the top floor though is that these ceiling leak, and leak bad. I don't mean just drips, I mean entire pieces of the ceiling falling in.
Maintenance here is slow to act, and substandard. They are overwhelmed by their jobs. Plumbing problems are a significant issue here.
Likely because of the economy, the leasing manager has been desperate to fill the exodus of residents that occurred over the last year. Anybody and Everybody has been allowed to move in. Sadly, it has turned into crack town. Methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana arrests, and there was an incident where drug traffickers came to collect with guns in the courtyard.
Worst Apartment Ever – Everything is wrong with these apartments. From leaks to broken AC to broken windows to broken plumbing. The staff simply can't maintain them. It was a nightmare to live there as long as I did. If you are thinking about moving in because the location is "cool" and the windows are big, think again.
Go read the other reviews on other sites if you don't believe this. They have the worst reputation in Raleigh.
Best Value in Downtown Raleigh – After researching all living options in downtown Raleigh, we have found Cameron Court to be the best value around. Tall Oak trees, older building has a lot of "personality". Our dog loves going for walks in the shaded courtyard. Friendly property manager, Susan, took us under our wing and even helped us move our furniture.
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