Today my colleagues and I celebrated the grand opening ceremony for The Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments! pic.twitter.com/fzV7RbQQ33
— Aja Brown (@AjaLBrown) September 2, 2015
Located at 302 N. Tamarind Ave., Metro @ Compton has taken the place of an underutilized vacant lot to fill a void in the market for a richly amenitized, transit-oriented, affordable senior housing community.
The Metro @ Compton offers seniors aged 55 and older deeply affordable rents, ranging from $450 to $750 per month for a one-bedroom unit and $550 to $900 for a two-bedroom unit. All units feature balconies, full air conditioning, and new appliances, as well as access to a large community room with an outdoor lounge that features a fountain and a barbecue grill. The property also features a garden where residents can grow their own vegetables.
In addition, the project is adjacent to numerous amenities. It is located close to the Metro Blue Line light rail station, a park, the new Compton Senior Center, a County Public Library, a grocery store, a pharmacy and a post office.
According to Soule, affordable housing is in high demand by lower income seniors in the City of Compton. In Compton, 15 percent of the city’s population are seniors aged 55 and older. Of the 14,244 seniors that represents, 2,191 possessed income levels at or below the poverty level in the last year.
“The Metro @ Compton is a cutting edge, sustainably designed building uses the light of the sun to help heat hot water and generate electricity for the building,” Soule says. “The washing machines in the Metro’s laundry room will not only clean resident clothing, but will also water the community lawns, as water from the rinse cycle won’t go to the ocean, but will be employed to water the landscaping around the outdoor living room.”
Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments
Phone: (310) 635-4000 | Year Completed: 2015
Type: Senior | Units: 75
Management: Western Seniors Housing, Inc.
Property Website: www.metrocomptonseniorapts.com