I recently moved out of the Metro after living there for over 3 years. It was a great place to live and I would recommend it to anyone.
The rooms are very urban, with exposed air ducts and concrete floors. You will never hear your neighbors when you're inside a room due to the concrete, which is very nice. The ceilings are high a lot of the walls don't fully extend up, which makes the rooms feel large and spacious.
The concierge was one of the best perks at the Metro, they are all very helpful and nice (especially Susanne), and will bend over backwards to make sure you are taken care of if you ever need anything. They work 8a-11p Sunday-Thursday, and 8a-3a Friday/Saturday. At least that's what it was when I left.
There were a few changes in ownership/management but the group that was there when I left was great. Considering I was moving out, they were very accommodating to make sure my move went as smoothly as possible. They appear to be working on a fitness center, which was in talks for a long time, but from what it looked like, there was construction for a new fitness center that had begun.
When I first moved there in 2012, there wasn't much around the area. Now, there are some restaurants and bars within walking distance (Candy Apple Cafe, Volstead, Dos Gatos, Super Food, Burrito Gallery, and more), and more within less than 5 minutes of driving. Parking downtown at night is also extremely easy as the meters are free and there are a bunch.
In 3 years, there were only 2 issues I experienced (building A/C went out), and they were fixed very quickly. Other than that I did not have a single issue, I was very surprised as I always had things breaking in my previous 3 apartments.
You can spend money for a parking space in the basement garage, or you can park for free in their secure lot. I actually ended up 90% of the time parking out front at the free meters (the city will ticket 8-5 M-F though).
I've seen a bunch of apartments in Jax and I think these are some of the best. I'd recommend these over any other units in downtown.
02 Jun, 15