Rated 3 out of 5?by kjjs Not the greatest
First of all the place is full of kids. Everywhere you go you will encounter, and of course hear children running around. Also, people living there are very noisy. I can hear them screaming from their parking lot cars and their apartment windows. Overall, I would not move here if I were you, save your money and get a better place.
June 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5?by A Quiet Neighbor Not the Best, Not the Worst.
My husband and I have lived here 1.5 years and have lived in apartments in several cities over the past decade.
The office staff is EXCELLENT. They know our names when we come in, have handled any of our concerns, and generally keep an eye on the place (they know residents' vehicles) and genuinely want this to be a nice place to live. We also like that packages are kept safely in the office instead of at our doors and the office is open until 6pm (nice if you work til 5). We only had one maintenance concern and it was handled before noon the next day. It's true that last winter there were a number of snow plowing issues, however this winter was very good. Our building is on Century, but our unit is on the back side and we do not hear road noise except for an occasional siren. We feel safe here and have never had problems with our cars or walking to/from the parking lot or fitness center at night. There is a small but nice fitness center with a few machines. We have a nicely-sized balcony and the grounds themselves are pretty and neighborhood-like with lots of trees. Their pet policy is very reasonable and they allowed both of our cats. Better yet, having cats does not put you into the "dog" building, which would have stressed out my older felines very much. There are also shorter leases available, which is great if you need something flexible.
The buildings are old. That said, they have made many improvements even in the short time we've been here, including our unit before we moved in. Sometimes visitors take up tenant parking spots, but most of the time we are able to park in our usual lot. There is no buffer between the hallways and units. If there is a conversation in the hallway, it might as well be in your living room. It seems better between the units themselves, however, and we don't hear footsteps upstairs. Occasionally we do hear sounds, but nothing that we haven't heard in almost every apartment we've lived in so far. For the most part, our neighbors are working professionals and young families and it's not a party zone. I like that the storage units in the basement are locked in separate rooms, but there are so many spider webs!!
It's not the worst place we've lived, and it's not the best place. But we're comfortable here and plan to stay until we buy a home. I would never give it only one star unless I'd never lived in an apartment before. I think the rent is extremely reasonable and if I wanted something nicer, it would cost more. And like I said, the office staff is wonderful and that makes a huge difference.
March 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5?by Dee It is What it is.
We lived here for two years. The office and maintenance staff are super friendly. The area behind Century Ave is beautiful. The price is reasonable for the location (if you have a pet). Most of the apartments are updated but they are still working on updating the entire community. There is a fitness center and a play area for the kiddies. Heat is included
There are many downfalls to the apartment community. There are only three washers and dryers per building and may not always be fully operational. Also, it is way too expensive and it isn't convenient to access the laundry room. The buildings are old and it is either too hot or too cold in the winter time. And this varies depending on which unit you live in. The walls are paper thin and you will hear many noises from neighbors all around. If you live on the Century Ave side you will have a lot of road noise but if you live on the back side it's a little haven. Not everyone is considerate of their dogs and don't pick up after them. This includes the basement.
The management does what they can with what they have. If you politely inform them of any issue and are specific they are always on top of it. I've never had any problems. There is only one full time and one part-time maintenance person on staff. They contract grounds maintenance and laundry so if there's a problem there it's not because management is not doing their part. Also, the local management works for a larger corporation that owns many developments in several different locations in the nation. They are the ones that make the decisions on what major projects are done and what 3rd party companies are contracted for maintaining the grounds, etc. The local management just implements.
Overall, it is what it is. If you're looking for something with a little more luxury or service in this area you're going to pay a lot more money.
August 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5?by Anonymous Terrible!!
If you are thinking about moving here, DONT!! It takes them four days to get the snow cleared of the sidewalks and driveway. You will be walking in feet of snow in order to get to your car which is always full, because they don't monitor it and it's also 100 yards away!
Their heat is free, that is if you can get anything to come out of your vents! The apartment is always cold and there are always dogs barking above us. The walls are paper thin and the water is disgusting.
Their prices may sound reasonable but the complex is dated.
February 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5?by bob08 this is the worst apartment management
the apartments are poorly maintained, you ask them to do something, it never gets done. it is way over priced for what it is. the neighborhood all together is great, its middleton, but they could have a lot better management that actually does what they are supposed to do.
January 15, 2013