When I moved in to merrimack landing I was happy that they could process my application so fast and it was promptly approved. Though they did bump the deposit up quite a bit due to some history of bad credit. One of the things you notice about this area is that it is mostly for military. This makes sense since it is less than 5 blocks from Gate #4 Naval Station.
Pros: Cheap Rent, reasonably good maintenance
Cons: Bad neighbors, bad parking, lack of amenities (no gym or pool or rec center)