I have some mixed feelings about AFT. The location is a mixed bag. The proximity to the Metro station is great and makes my commute extremely easy. However, if you are driving, it can difficult to make it into DC center or out to the highways. The other downside of the Metro station is the strange people that walk through the area at night, some of whom are dangerous (there have been a few minor property crimes and one mugging. I also witnessed a man beating his daughter, but quick intervention by neighbors resolved that quickly). Thankfully, there is a police station in close proximity, which is supplemented by the transit police at the Metro station. There are also a couple of officers who live in the complex and seem to keep a sharp eye on things. The immediate neighborhood is not great. It's primarily residential and commercial, with no shopping or activities. The closet grocery store is terrible. The management of the complex can, at times, be very disorganized. They are nevertheless extremely helpful and responsive to complaints. I've had a couple of minor difficulties due to their errors that they have resolved quickly and painlessly. Despite all these negatives, I still think AFT is a great place to live. The buildings themselves are very nice. The gym is great and the pool is wonderful during the hot months. The residents are all very friendly, accommodating, and polite. The parking is easily accessible. The rent and incidentals are very reasonable given the quality of the accommodations. Basically, if you are like me and use the Metro to get to all of your social and work activities, it's just as convenient as living closer to the city center, but much cheaper for the quality. You trade a somewhat crappy surrounding area for a nice apartment. And while the surrounding area can be a little sketchy, the frequent police patrols and a little street smarts are more than enough to deal with that.
Move now! View of the whole city. Winding walkway by the Potomac with benches, beautiful trees and flowers, great lighting and the Titanic statue is right there at your back door. Rooftop gatherings have view of Washington Monument, Potomac, water garden, the Capital and Virginia. Indoor Olympic pool with glass walls that allow views of water garden, trees, beautiful waterfront . Full gym there as well. Plus, absolute security throughout community, library, dry cleaners, hobby shop, classes of all kinds, full service for any need. Great community and friendly staff.
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