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Rated 5 out of 5?by BLP Loved it!
We just moved away after relocating cross country. We lived there for one year and loved it. We had a townhouse which was VERY reasonably priced for the space! We had a garage, laundry room, 2b/1.5b and a small patio. Utilities got high, but still manageable.
They do have a lot of rules and the newer ones aren't the most convenient, but I have yet to find an apartment that didn't have rules. Buying rather than renting is really the only way to avoid that. Most apartments don't even allow charcoal for insurance purposes, so although it's inconvenient, it's part of renting. The office staff was great, we had no issues with maintenance. They took care of things quickly (included immediately fixing our water heater that blew on Christmas Eve within a couple hours). Some of the maintenance things you'd be charged would be if it was misuse of things - if you break the garbage disposal by putting a corncob in it, if you tried to flush golf balls or silly things like that. We never got charged once for anything. Due to city codes, they sent a notice that garages had to be able to fit a car. It seems logical (just get a storage unit otherwise).
My favorite part was the community. All the neighbors were VERY friendly and courteous. I never once heard my neighbors through the walls. I always felt VERY safe, and it's very well lit. Lots of parking available very close to your door. Snow maintenance was usually fantastic and quick. We definitely felt that it was a place we could call home.
Every apartment complex will have sticky rules and their own list of pros and cons, but after living in multiple apartment complexes (and seeing much worse than this), we gave it two thumbs up.
May 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5?by Joe Smith Going Downhill
I have lived here for a few years now. I used to love calling this my home. Until this new manager came in and started making all of these new rules. We now all fear that if we call maintenance, we will be charged a fee. There is a policy of if you broke it you buy it. But who is to say an accidental thing that used to be considered a free fix is now going to cost us money. You can not grill anywhere near your apt or townhome. You must move it 15 feet away. AND you can not leave it. So now because some people have no common sense and must've somehow started a grill fire, we are all being punished. So if you think you can grill on your porch or patio, think again. And then you have to be ready with a chair to sit for an hour and watch it. May as well have added that we need to carry a fire extinguisher too. Apparently there will be a common area coming. Oh great....let's all drag out our heavy grills and line them up. Because that is what I want to be doing. Sitting for an hour shooting the you know what with all the grillers. I like my privacy. You also can not store anything in your garage besides outdoor stuff apparently. Because it is some kind of code violation???????? There is a car with gasoline in it sitting in the garage. How can anything be more hazardous? Who knows what they will come up with next. That I can't have a TV. Maybe they should get rid of dogs. That would be nice. Then I wouldn't have to step in dog poo every time I leave my home. It has just become a place that is no longer welcoming and happy to live in.
April 3, 2014