So I have accepted a great job offer, and will be moving to Denver later this month to start. So this weekend I was in the city and looking for an apartment. I made a list of ten places, did a little bit of research (more on this later...), and was good to go. My top choice (walking distance from work, fantastic neighborhood, covered parking, great amenities, and with rent that is about $100 cheaper than most of the other places in the area) has a room that will be available a few days before I start work, and because of where I work, I will save almost $300 in fees/rent; sweet, everything looks great. So I check out the model (which is the same floorplan) and am shown everything the place has to offer. Everything looks awesome and this was my top choice (I thought), so I decide to do some more paperwork (never signed a lease though), and did not look at any other places (mistake!): In my defense, the trip was not all about apartment searching since I have some family in the area and had planned on visiting them before I knew I had the job. So once I get back home (8 hour drive later...), I am talking with a good friend of mine, and he wants to know more about the place, so I show him the website and he thinks it looks great. Then he wants to get a better idea of where it is in the city, so he goes to google maps, and I do too, and then BAM! After putting in the actual address, the apartment reviews come up (and they don't look pretty). You see, when I was doing my research I was paying attention to the apartment reviews, but for some reason I could not find reviews for this place (it was the only one I couldn't find reviews for out of the ten). Now if I had seen these reviews before I started looking, I probably would have never even taken a look at the apartments. However, I also realize that there is a lot of luck involved in finding the right place, and these reviews are highly subjective, but they still bug me... especially since the last four reviews are so negative. Link to the apartment website: http://www.bredtc.com/ Link to the apartment reviews: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/CO-Greenwood-Village-Pinnacle-at-DTC.html So now I am in a bit of a dilemma... How much weight do I put on these reviews? The speed bump issue in the garage won't be much of a problem since I'm on the first floor (parking spot and room), but the terrible appliances, thin walls (noisy), and trash issues, do not sound good. I don't want to be stuck in a crappy place for a year (I am going to ask about a shorter lease). I am planning on calling the other places and seeing what they have available and likely going back to Denver this week, but what if I can't find something? Should I just try my luck at this place? What do you all think? Thanks!