Contractors putting finishing touches on Hillpoint Woods Apartments

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 29, 2005

You may be a professional working in the downtown Suffolk area.

But if you’re a renter, chances are you have to travel to the northern end of the city – or beyond – to get home every night.

That can be a problem of the past, thank to the newly opened Hillpoint Woods Apartments, said Pat Whitehurst, property manager of the upscale complex off Godwin Boulevard.

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&uot;We offer a new, fairly affordable housing option,&uot; said Whitehurst. &uot;We’re not too expensive, we’re fairly reasonable in the scheme of things.&uot;

Contractors are putting the finishing touches on the last three buildings in the 144-unit complex, Whitehurst said. Twelve of the one-and-two bedroom units have been rented since the first buildings were completed last December.

Monthly rents range from $750 for the one-bedroom to $950 for the two-bedroom, two-bath units, she said. Besides the traditional annual lease, Hillpoint offers six-month and three-month corporate leases.

The apartment complex offers numerous amenities, including access to a clubhouse, swimming pool, high-speed Internet availability and washer/dryer hookups. Residents can have pets and access to an on-site storage facility for small additional fees.

&uot;Our location is our biggest draw,&uot; said Whitehurst. &uot;It’s nice and secluded; it doesn’t take long to feel like you’re in the country.&uot;

But the prime location is also making renting the apartments a little more challenging.

The apartment complex isn’t visible from Godwin Boulevard – the nearest main thoroughfare, Whitehurst said. Consequently, she believes a lot of people don’t even realize that Hillpoint Apartments exists.

&uot;Things will start to pick up as soon as word gets out that we are here,&uot; she said.

&uot;So far, we have had a lot of visitors from Smithfield and a few from Suffolk.

&uot;We’re excited to be here.&uot;