Due to a job promotion, I was relocated to the St. Louis Area in October 2012. Not knowing anything really about the area, other than the Arch and the Cardinals, I sought out professional advice in locating housing for my family. I am a single father of two girls, ages 15 and 12. We were staying in an extended stay hotel until we found a home. I am very picky. I wanted to ensure my family would be in a solid home, in a safe neighborhood, and my girls would be in a good school district. Like everyone else, I searched Craigslist and realized there was so my listings to choose from, too many in fact. (If that make sense) I came across a home that had the amenities I actually liked. I called the number and spoke to a lovely woman at Rent Source who gave me the details about the house. She told me she had other homes similar, amenities wise, to the home I was looking at, and that I could come to her office or visit their website and view the homes. I went to her office on Natural Bridge and within 10 minutes or so I had a listing of 14 homes to choose from, all exactly what I was looking for…3 Bedrooms, in North County, under $900.00. My daughters and I looked at all the properties in four days. We narrowed our options to just one of the homes and then chose to go to the Rent Source website and get an updated set of options to look at the next day. We had an additional 4 homes to look at. The following day, in about three hours, we had walked through the additional homes. What we found was we loved one of the homes that day and could really see ourselves living there for a long time. We negotiated our lease terms with a very cooperative landlord and started moving in two days later. That was almost three weeks ago. We have painted a few walls, moved our furniture in and really made this place our home.I must say, I am not the type of person who takes the time to write a review of a business I use, lord knows with all shopping we do every month for groceries, household goods, clothes and so on I would spend every waking moment typing. However, I just wanted everyone to know that my experience with Rent Source on Natural Bridge was fantastic. I would highly recommend them to anyone seriously looking to make a good informed decision on a home for their family.
Front Door STL is truly an amazing place to live. My friends and I signed our lease last year (renewed lease for another year) and to this day, I have had zero complaints with them. Whenever I need to make a maintenance request, it is always addressed in a timely fashion. I live in the Theresa Park Lofts and it is wonderful how they took an old school and transformed it into a modern living space for all sorts. The apartment is equipped with a fitness center, surveillance cameras everywhere, washer/dryer in each apartment and so much more. The staff are super friendly and relate to students and/or families so well. They always make sure that the property is kept clean which is a plus for me because I hate clutter. Another perk about FrontDoor is that I can pay my rent online and request maintenance fixes there, as well. Overall, I would recommend FrontDoor to friends, co-workers, and incoming SLU students because I enjoy where I live and I believe other people should get a chance to experience what I've gotten to experience.
I'm honestly really surprised to see a few bad reviews for FrontDoor, as I have nothing but really nice things to say about them. I'm a student at WashU School of Medicine and I have been living in The Grove for the past two years, and I just renewed my lease for yet another year. They have always treated me with extreme courtesy and have responded to any service requests incredibly fast (They even come change my light bulbs!). Paying rent is online and easy. I have a in unit washer and dryer, dishwasher, central air and all the amenities my classmates that live in the CWE are jealous at a fraction of the price they pay. All in all, I haven't had a single problem with the management or hidden fees like some claim here. I'm truly happy and looking forward to another year in The Grove with FrontDoor!
I have had an awesome experience with Front Door. They have been incredibly helpful and really, very kind. I decided that I needed to move back home, and I looked for a subleasor. After some very unfortunate happenings, I was left hanging by the man who was supposed to take over my lease. The management worked very hard to help me find someone new, and actually found someone for me. They have rules set up in their lease, and I think it is unfortunate that some people don't realize that a lease is a contract to which they agree to. If you are a respectful, decent tenant who follows the rules, I believe Front Door is an awesome company to rent from. If I ever moved back to the city, I would rent from them again. And no, I did not receive a "payment" to write this positive review!
My wife and I have lived in one of Front Door's apartments around the SLU area for the past 3 years and we just renewed for a 4th year. We have been very happy with the service and amenities they offer for a competitive price. We have central air, a washer/dryer in unit, a very modern/updated looking apartment as well as access to a fitness center, all of which are typically hard to find in the city for a decent price. Anytime we have a problem, which is pretty rare, their maintenance is right on top of it and gets it resolved in a timely manner, typically within a day. Front Door has been a great landlord and we have had no issues with them in the last 3 years we've been living here. Highly recommended!