The Apartment Complex is both a fictional and non-fictional apartment complex in The '00s. The fictional version of The Apartment Complex is a 4 bedroom and 1 bathroom apartment complex while the real life version is where the author use to live back in his childhood. The Apartment Complex is located on the west side of Detroit, MI just 5 minutes (by car) from Jamal's childhood home featured in the first scene of the pilot chapter.
The Apartment Complex made its first appearance in the pilot chapter after Jamal and his mom move away from Jamal's childhood home. Jamal meets Steve in front of the complex and they become best friends. After they become best friends, they face the ups and downs of childhood in the first decade of the 21st century. A great number of scenes from The '00s takes place at The Apartment Complex.
Meanwhile, Steve and his family already lived there for about a decade prior to the pilot chapter. The Apartment Complex in real life is a 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom apartment complex on Detroit's west side that the author resided in from 2004-2008. It is two stories high in both The '00s and real life.