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Queensbrook Apartments

4.1 Star Rating
1932 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver British Columbia
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Overall Rating based on 6 Reviews
4.1
4.1 Star Rating

Management
4.3 Star Rating
Heating
4.3 Star Rating
Cooling
3.8 Star Rating
Maintenance
4 Star Rating
Laundry
3.7 Star Rating
Parking
4 Star Rating
Cleanliness
4 Star Rating
Storage
3.7 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
4.7 Star Rating
Quietness
3.7 Star Rating
Safety
3.8 Star Rating
Hot Water
4.5 Star Rating
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December 14, 2017
5.0
5 Star Rating

Management
5 Star Rating
Heating
5 Star Rating
Cooling
5 Star Rating
Maintenance
5 Star Rating
Laundry
5 Star Rating
Parking
5 Star Rating
Cleanliness
5 Star Rating
Storage
5 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Quietness
5 Star Rating
Safety
5 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I would like to share my thoughts about the management of this wonderful apartment building were I lived about 18 months and it was managed by Mr. Kaplan with the utmost professionalism by keeping the hallways clean by vacuuming often and keeping the garage very clean and the bicycle room very organized. I had an urgent request that my roof was leaking at 6 am Mr. Kaplan came immediately and repaired the problem without his help, it could have become a major problem. All I can say is this building is in good hands with Mr. Vladimir Kaplan
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets No Pets Allowed
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December 14, 2017
4.5
4.5 Star Rating

Management
5 Star Rating
Heating
5 Star Rating
Cooling
4 Star Rating
Maintenance
5 Star Rating
Laundry
4 Star Rating
Parking
4 Star Rating
Cleanliness
5 Star Rating
Storage
4 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Quietness
4 Star Rating
Safety
4 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I lived in the Queensbrook for most of 2016. I’ve traveled to 75 countries and lived in many places for months at a time as a consulting engineer.

Queensbrook is very close to kitslano beach, W 4th Av restaurants & shops, False Creek, Granville Island, bus stops etc. You are only 8 blocks from a non-stop bus stop to Whistler and Cypress mountains for winter skiing. You are 15 minutes by cab from the airport, and 35 minutes by skytrain and bus.

The building is old. The current Resident Manager has done a lot to reverse years of neglect, starting in 2016. Most of the longtime residents rave about how he is better than his predecessor. He has trim back bushes, power washed sidewalks and garage, painted walls arranged for carpet cleaning, cleaned out the storage lockers and recycled abandoned bicycles and items left behind, etc. The hotwater heating boiler and water heater system was refurbished in 2016, which assured warm showers and apartments. On a daily basis he cleaned the carpets, elevator, walls, laundry room etc, which is unusual for RM in older buildings. The laundry machines are modern and use a variable pricing system that charge more for larger loads and warmer water, but these prices are still half that of a laundromat.

I found Resident Manager was also a “concierge”. He always asked use “how we were doing?” and ”What can I do to help.” He really made me welcome, and help me to make the transmission to life in BC. I had stayed in 6 AirBnBs and BnB in Vancouver, none of which with the same hospitality. Repairs were done quickly and effectively. Most of the items were due to the neglect by the prior resident manager, and were not right when I moved in. Items like dirty blinds, sliding closet doors coming of the tracks, etc.
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets No Pets Allowed
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December 12, 2017
3.8
3.8 Star Rating

Management
5 Star Rating
Heating
4 Star Rating
Parking
4 Star Rating
Maintenance
4 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
4 Star Rating
Cleanliness
4 Star Rating
Storage
3 Star Rating
Hot Water
4 Star Rating
Quietness
3 Star Rating
Safety
4 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I lived in Queensbrook for about a year. It was quite a pleasant stay.

The resident manager is an extremely friendly guy who is always more than willing to help. Very approachable. He's always on top of things and seemingly knows what's happening in and around the building at all times. A pleasure to have around, and a pleasure to talk to.

The building itself is not fancy, but has the basics. Despite this, the apartment was always very clean. Even the storage room, which one would expect to be musty, is actually kept up well. As one reviewer notes, there are indeed mice around the building, though I've only ever seen them on the patio, and found evidence of them in the car garage. I never experienced problems with ants. No bed bugs.

As for heating, I never used my heat during the winter, despite it being a colder-than-normal winter, because I found the building to run rather warm in the first place.

Laundry is a bit expensive, and sometimes the machines didn't work. But overall, my experience with the washing/drying facilities was just fine.

I find Kits to be a noisy neighbourhood, so not sure my "quietness" rating is indicative of the building as it is for the area.
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets No Pets Allowed
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December 12, 2017
4.8
4.8 Star Rating

Management
5 Star Rating
Heating
4 Star Rating
Cooling
5 Star Rating
Maintenance
5 Star Rating
Laundry
4 Star Rating
Parking
5 Star Rating
Cleanliness
5 Star Rating
Storage
4 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Quietness
5 Star Rating
Safety
5 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I had the pleasure to leave for over two years in the building, great neighbors, awesome location, building is very good managed. The building manager <removed> is awesome and is on the ball, super friendly guy, keeps the building clean and well organized. If there is any issues, he delas with them right away.
Highly recommended.
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December 12, 2017
4.4
4.4 Star Rating

Management
5 Star Rating
Heating
5 Star Rating
Safety
4 Star Rating
Maintenance
4 Star Rating
Laundry
4 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Cleanliness
4 Star Rating
Storage
4 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Quietness
4 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
My fiance and I lived in this apartment for 5 months, and only left because we had to move to a different city for a job offer. Although the apartments themselves are a little bit outdated, we enjoyed living here. The manager <removed> always went out of his way to be friendly and helpful. He was professional, and very prompt when responding to requests (while we were there our stove broke, and we got a replacement element put in the next day). He offered trollies to help us move in and out, and overall was always helpful and easy to get a hold of. He even mailed some important mail to us that arrived after we moved cities. Although we had to break our lease early, the whole situation was handled very smoothly and professionally.

We were on the second floor and never saw any mice.
A very good deal for the location.
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