Kent Village affordable, quiet

Amadeus Smith

Located at 6600 Alpha Drive, many residents of Kent Village Apartments said they enjoy a quiet living environment with little struggles.

Melissa Morvay, sales manager for Kent Village, said the starting rate for a studio apartment is $445 and $585 for a one-bedroom apartment.

Price was the main factor that attracted Mike Mason, who is working on a master’s degree in higher education administration at Kent State.

“My whole search was based on price and nothing else,” Mason said.

He also said he liked the pricing of laundry – $1 to wash and $1 to dry.

He said the complex is quiet for the most part.

However, some residents have found there are a few problems with the complex.

Resident Tim Ramey said he finds the locked doors on the ground floor more trouble than they’re worth. It’s trouble, he said, because the office is located on the second floor and prospective renters can have a hard time getting to it.

“I had to ask the janitor to let me in when I came to start renting,” Ramey said.

He also said the complex charges too much money to let residents into their apartments if they lose their keys. A sign on the outside of the office door said residents must pay $3 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., $6 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. and $20 anytime after 10 p.m.

Although it has its downfalls, Ramey said he appreciates that management made sure the parking lot was cleared enough to drive on after last month’s snow storm.

“They keep the sidewalks clear,” he said. “I was still able to get to work, and I was still able to get back in.”

In addition, Mason said Kent Village has been a nice, quiet place to live since he moved in last August.

Contact minority affairs reporter Amadeus Smith at [email protected].