The short answer is DO NOT rent here. If you would like specific reasons, continue reading. First let's discuss rent. It is outrageously high. Period. Every year, resident satisfaction surveys are sent out. Strangely enough we never hear the results of them, but mysteriously based on "how wonderful" this place is, our rent goes up. There is no benefit to living here. No park, no pool, no community center. Very few grassy areas decent enough for your kids to play on, which based on who your neighbors are, may or may not be an issue. There are no speed bumps or anything of the sort to prevent cars from flying down the road like it's the straightaway of the local NASCAR track. It has only been the grace of God that in my time living here, I've never heard of any kids getting hit. Second, let's discuss the office staff. The office at Linden Court is a revolving door of incompetence. For a business as widely known and supposedly respected as Lewis Homes, you'd think they could get intelligent or at least semi intelligent people to work in the front office. Not so. If you get someone on the phone, which is doubtful at best, you will have to repeat yourself 3 times, and then be told someone will have to call you back. It never happens. The more likely scenario is you call the office during normal business hours, no one answers, you leave a detailed, concise and clear message including your name, address and phone number. Then you call back 3 days later because you never heard back and whatever your original issue was is still an issue. The absolutely only redeeming quality of this place, and unfortunately it still isn't enough for me to encourage you to sign your entire monthly earnings to an already overly inflated company, is the maintenance guys. They are friendly, helpful and unlike any one else that works here, know what they are doing. The downside to this is that you have to go through the incompetent office staff to get a work order to these guys. But when they finally get the order, they are on top of it. If they could do the maintenance and run the front office, this place might have something going. But it's not to be so... So before you rent here, drive through. talk to someone that lives here. Better yet, find a moving truck packing up someone's house and ask why they are leaving. But bring a comfortable chair and cup of coffee, because it may take a while for them to finish detailing each and every reason they are moving.
We were residents of Linden Courts for years, at first things went well, but with new office staff it soon changed. Do not rent from them!! The office is poorly run, they never answer the phone, they lie about the money you owe, the office manager is a real jerk he will not hesitate to yell at you and belittle you, they "accidentaly" sent us to legal despite the fact that we were paid in full. Despite the fact that I requested copies of the receipts for the bills that we paid, they never gave them to me. They send you bills on the day they are due and when I asked for more time, they threatened to send us to legal. And when I tried to sort it all out, they informed me that they treat everyone the same. The last week that we lived there our dishwasher broke and were informed that it would take 10 days to have it repaired. (We were moving out in 6 days) Do not rent from them unless you want to be stressed out and harrased by them.
I have enjoyed living in Linden Court since April 2007. The grounds are nicely kept, my apartment is most spacious and modern, the neighbors are friendly and the Leasing Office staff is kind and professional. It has been a great place to raise my three kids (now 16, 13 and 10 years old).