Rated 3 out of 5?by 3
Rated 4 out of 5?by wolfwyndd Overall I'm happy with it
As of this point, I have lived there for almost 18 months. My BIGGEST complaint is the heat. The one bedroom that I live in is anything BUT well insulated. On windy days I can feel air blowing in around the cracks in the front door AND around the through-the-wall AC unit in the living room. I EASILY double my electic bill in the winter.
The rest of the things are great. The office staff has been nothing but nice and helpful and attentive to my needs. It is rare that I have to wait more then 24 hours for someone from maintainance to address my issue. I LOVE the pool. The fact that the complex has certified life guards on duty in the summer time is a nice touch. The on site dog park was a nice selling point for me initally when I moved in, however it's not as great as I anticipated. At first it was only unlocked during office hours (9 - 5ish) and I wouldn't get home till well after that some days. ONce they decided to keep it unlocked all the time, it got abused and vandalized by the locals. The location is THE BEST. On the corner of Woodman and rt 35 and has it's own 'private' access to the Creekside Bike Path. The do allow pets, with a fee, of course. If I am offered the same no-increase rent option for the next year, I will most likely take it. I've also considered staying in the complex, but upgrading from a one bedroom to a two bedroom because over all I'm very happy with it.
February 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5?by AnnoyedResident Horrible.
I have lived here for about 8 months now, and I absolutely can't wait to get out of here. First of all, the heating and A/C are HORRIBLE. Neither work right, can't keep cool in the summer or warm in the winter. Second, the staff is awful. They don't care about residents one bit. I have seen numerous pitbulls running around off leashes, and if you make complaints nothing is done - but they will threaten to fine an entire building if they find dog waste or you have a tiny charcoal grill outside your apartment, RIDICULOUS. Also, I have been awaken COUNTLESS times from neighbors screaming and yelling or who knows what else.Lastly, my air conditioning went out one night, so I called the emergency maintenance, and they said they wouldn't come out unless it was 90, I'm supposed to sit in my 90 degree apartment because the staff is too lazy to come fix my A/C? What about my dog that can't catch his breath? Mind you, I live on the second floor so with no A/C 80 degrees outside means nearly 90 in my apartment, and it is impossible to cool with the windows open. All she could tell me was "we can send someone out in the morning, we open at 9". So my dog is supposed to sit in my 90 degree apartment while I'm at work? You would think they would treat someone who has always paid their rent on time and avoided any complaints better, but apparently not.
July 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5?by GradStudent15 Nice place for a budget!
I have lived here for almost a year and overall I like it. Let me start with the 3 things that I don't like (bad news first): no option for covered parking (no carports or garages); the heating is baseboard style (so it's difficult to keep a consistent temperature)/ the a/c in the 1 bedroom apartment is only in the living room (which doesn't reach the rest of the apartment); and third is that there's no hook ups for laundry in the 1 or 2 bedroom apartments.
That being said, there are a lot of great things about the complex that make it a great value. (THE GOOD NEWS)
First of all, you are extremely close to the highway (35) so you aren't far from anything. There is a dog park, picnic areas, and pool (plus we're next door to MacGregor Park if you like to run). I haven't had any trouble with noise or smoke (although, I'm not sure of the complex's smoking policy). The office staff are very helpful and I have never waited more than 1 day for maintenance to fix anything. Water is covered in the cost of rent, so that's one less bill to think about. Each apartment has a separate entrance, with a patio or balcony space. The 1 bedroom apartment is much more spacious than a lot of other single units I looked at and the closets are huge! I thought the best part was the price- I'm a graduate student and I'm living off student loans, Woodman Park is very affordable.
March 7, 2013