i'm moving to another city next semester for an internship & am looking for an apartment to live in while i'm there. i have to live in a place that offers a short term lease which limits me some & i can't spend a whole lot. the places that i've been looking at online have seemed like they would be nice, & the prices are good. i look at floorplans, prices, and photos. after making a list of different complexes to go look at over my thanksgiving break (b/c you can never trust online pics), i started looking at apartmentratings.com. i looked up every place on my list, & only 2 had a decent percent of positive reviews. a lot of the reviews complained about staff putting up fake positive reviews to boost ratings. although, lets face it, if someone doesn't like something, you're more likely to hear about it. people do like to complain. so i guess the question is, should i take these reviews seriously? some of the reviews for one place mentioned that most of the people living there are rehab members that cause a lot of trouble. i'll be living alone, so i do want some place safe. i was so excited about living in my own apartment & really starting to get out on my own, & now i feel like these reviews have killed the excitement.