Rated 4 out of 5?by MiniEquine Pretty Good Apartment Complex
I have been living here for about 2 months now. I live on the top floor (3rd floor), so some things may only apply to that level, specifically with the noise.
The location is excellent. Being practically on the Berlin Turnpike puts you within walking distance of groceries, clothing, and restaurants, or you could simply drive South and have almost every store imaginable no more than 10 minutes away. There is also a quick on-ramp through a U-turn onto US-5/CT-15, which leads to both I-91N/S in less than 5 minutes.
The neighborhood is not bad, but it's not perfect. The apartments are located just south of South Hartford and is within walking distance to Goodwin Park. It is not in the middle of the city, but it is not in the middle of nowhere either.
I have yet to encounter any issues with the maintenance staff and they have always replaced or fixed anything that was broken or not working properly very quickly.
The pool is fine, the tennis courts are good quality, the washer and dryer in the unit are small, but they work, are no smaller than other apartment washer/dryers, and they are yours whenever you need them.
The office staff is nice. I haven't encountered any issues with them so far. The hours make it a little difficult to retrieve packages that have been shipped though when I'm coming back from work, so I usually have to wait until the weekend.
I have found no issues with noise. In fact, it feels eerily quiet sometimes, though I know that all of the adjacent apartments are occupied. This could be attributed to being on the 3rd floor.
The price is okay. You will be spending over $1100 easily for rent alone, which is a significant amount compared to the square footage you might find elsewhere, and I have yet to compare energy bills versus a national average. However, it's manageable and you might be able to talk them down a bit, at least at first.
All in all, not a bad place to live. Don't expect perfection, but this is arguably a lot better than what other apartments are like. If you want perfect, that's what houses are for, not apartments.
July 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5?by turfnerd DON'T LIVE HERE
If you are looking to live at The Village at Wethersfield, I would strongly recommend that you look elsewhere. The apartments may look nice from the outside as well as when you take a tour of them with the secretaries, but I can assure you that they're not as nice as they seem. If you live below another apartment, the ceilings will crack and creek, as you can hear every move the upstairs tenant makes. The walls are very thin - sounds from neighbors/outside can be heard at all hours of the day. The heating/cooling system is extremely inefficient. The windows have cracks in the sills which allow cool air to escape in the summer, and cold air to enter in the winter. I've had to buy plastic insulation to place over the windows to keep the cold air out during the winter months and it still doesn't help. The baseboards of the walls as well as the holes where power outlets and light switches are placed will leak air as well causing more inefficiencies with the heating/cooling system. Overall, it's a very poorly constructed complex. The maintenance staff is poorly run as well. I've had the same problems come up repeatedly, and the problem is never fully fixed (hence the reason why the problems continue to come up). The storage space that is given to you is a 3'x6'x8' cubby (very small). The landscaping is nothing special, and the plowing awful. The roads around the complex are never fully cleared after a snow storm; they're plowed once or twice, and then left as packed powder until warmer temperatures melt the snow. I have been living here for less than a year, and I am definitely unsatisfied with the product I?m getting for the money that I pay to live here. The location of this complex isn't as great as the management makes it sound. The complex is basically located at the south end of Hartford which isn't a very safe place. There have been numerous robberies in different apartments around the complex - one as recent as November 2013. There have also been vehicles that have been broken into during the night in the Stop n' Shop plaza adjacent to the complex. It is unsafe to sleep with the windows open during the warmer months, because the fear of a break in. However, there are 2 good things about this complex: 1. the basketball courts, 2. the fire place. You are not allowed to have a grill on the deck, and COX is the only cable/internet provider available.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5?by Grace Mrs
I visted the property twice. I was very impressed with the property overall. The grounds were just what I was looking for. As a matter of fact it had everything I was looking for. However, the bedrooms were a little too small for my current furniture and I cannot afford to replace it at this time. I was interested in the two bed, but I would have taken a three bedroom if I could have afforded it because of how much I loved the property.
March 4, 2013