Rated 1 out of 5?by tickedoff stay away!
We recently moved from there because of some MAJOR problems (the straw that broke the camel's back was a problem with the management...I'll get to that one).
What we were paying for rent was NOT worth it. I understand that all of their "renovations" had to be paid for somehow, but raising the rent nearly $100 when we resigned our lease was ridiculous. We could have rented a 3 bedroom HOUSE with a YARD for less than we were paying for a 2 bedroom apartment!
First of all, the furnace was so loud that we'd have to turn the volume of the TV up to almost maximum in the LIVING ROOM just to hear it over the noise. It sounded like it was dying. It was horrible!
Then, we'd hear showers/baths all hours of the day (and into the wee hours of the morning) from upstairs and the 2 apartments next door to us.
The bedroom walls are so paper thin between the apartments, we could hear "private moments" plain as day.
9 times out of 10, I didn't get a phone call to let me know that any packages had arrived at the office that I needed to pick up, and one of them arrived on a Friday and I couldn't get it until the following Monday and I needed it for THAT SUNDAY (it was a gift for a friend's child), so his birthday present was late. I only knew it was at the office when I checked the tracking information from FedEx's website and noticed that the assistant manager had signed for it.
Maintanance was out at LEAST once a month to fix something. We should have gotten a new refrigerator because of one of the problems (when it defrosted, it would leak all over the kitchen floor. It was so bad we ended up putting a towel in front of the stove to catch it). One time, the upstairs pipes were leaking and it was causing water damage to our bathroom ceiling and walls, and as a result, there was a HUGE crack in the wall of the shower. Well, they fixed the crack but never repainted it, so we had a beige wall with a huge white splotch in it. It looked tacky. And, the ceilings were still all cracked and that wasn't fixed.
The utility closet, every time you'd walk by it, wreaked of mildew (and I'm allergic to mold), and NOTHING would get rid of that smell (or the mildew). Half of the drawers in the kitchen were stuck and wouldn't come out, and the kitchen faucet leaked terrible (that never got fixed, either, even though I sent in several repair requests).
Now on to the BIGGER issue...management. We had NEVER had a late payment of rent...EVER. Well, we had an issue with our bank, explained the problem, the manager said no problem. The next day, we had a red piece of paper taped to our door (the red paper means you're late with the rent) for all to see. About a week later, she came knocking on our door and told us we were being evicted...and the eviction notice was taped right on our door...again, for ALL to see.
January 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5?by chelseaka Not worth the money.
We rented a one bedroom, one bath apartment for the same price that our friends paid for a three bedroom, two bath apartment. I like my neighbors and the fact that they allow pets. Now with the list of things I don't like.
Just like Lynn said, the heating/cooling is HORRIBLE. The noise is loud and the unit is incredibly old. The dip pan constantly fills up with water and has to be sucked out with a shop vac. If you don't, it starts to stink.
Our toilet is a piece of junk. You have to flush it 5 times before it even does anything.
The apartment we moved into was supposedly renovated but the carpets smell terrible. We steamed cleaned twice but the smell won't go away.
In the entire time we have lived here, they have only called us once to tell us our package arrived. We got a live perishable shipment and was never even told.
I don't believe there was a lot of effort put into renovating the apartment. The cold water handle came off the wall and the shower head wiggles back and forth constantly.
You can hear everything outside, especially when people walk up and down the stairs or close their door.
I don't really have a problem with the staff. They're tolerable but not great.
Honestly, we cannot wait until our lease is up. We'd break the lease if it wasn't going to cost us an arm and a leg. I don't want to give them any more money then I already have to.
December 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5?by Lynn LOUD
If you don't mind living in a place that is exactly like a dorm, then this place shouldn't be a problem. While the staff are mostly agreeable, they're not very on top of letting you know when packages arrive to be picked up, and service calls are usually answered in either the same or the next day, the fact that I needed more service calls in 5 months than I ever needed living in all of my other apartments (which is roughly close to 10 yrs) is ludicrous and unacceptable.
The set up of the apartment is pretty nice with lots of closet space, but what they fail to mention is how thin the walls are. Yes, you can hear your neighbor walking upstairs, or your other neighbor play music next door, or better yet- you can even hear them showering every single morning at 7am, including weekends, which well and truly blows when all you want to do it sleep in when suddenly a high pitch whining noise appears to wake you from your slumber. Not to mention the constant noise from the road. 4 lanes of traffic. All day and night, All. The. Time. Then there's the AC/Heating unit. This one is my personal favorite. So not only do we have the surround sound of ALL the noise, now we also have the constant rattle coming from the closet holding the unit, right next to the bedroom. It doesn't matter how much you adjust the doors hiding it, it will always make that consistent jack hammering noise every time it comes on.
So if you do decide to move here, I highly recommend investing in some ear plugs to get some sleep. You're going to need them.
November 30, 2012