I've lived in a lot of places and this by far is the best place I've lived. Its not overly amazing in terms of how old it is. You're not going to get stainless steel appliances by any means but what you do get is nice and its so affordable compared to everything else in the area once they start tacking on all their crazy fees. Here I pay for my water, trash and electric and nothing else. I love my neighbors, I love how quiet it is, I love how fast maintenance comes to fix things when they say they are. I really have enjoyed my time here. I will be leaving soon because I got a job in Orlando. I hope I get half as luck the next time around.
I would leave if I had the time. This place used to be very nice, but over the past year or two there have been changes in management and the people are just crazy and make living here a pain. They are constantly coming up with new, unjustified fees. Management seems to be spying on tenets searching for reasons to charge them or just give people a hard time about random little things, like items on your porch or whether the blinds in a window are up. Things that should not concern them at all. They make amendments to the lease as they go, so you never know when there will be a new rule they are going to enforce. They're just completely unreasonable and obnoxious. I would not recommend living here.
I would never like to live in this place again.
If the management was better this would be the perfect place to live. It is super close to USF and the Bull-Runner bus makes a stop here. It is close to everything you could possibly need, Target/ Walmart/Publix, restaurants, movie theaters, etc. The apartments are spacious, the neighbors are nice (and super diverse! Which is great!), the neighborhood itself is very beautiful and relaxing. We have lived here for over 2 years now and it seems that we keep experiencing disappointment after disappointment. It saddens me to write this review because this is definitely a great place to live, just the management ruins it. They "reconfigured" the community code to add hidden (and unnecessary) fees. DO NOT MOVE IN HERE IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO PAY $100-$250 FOR AN "INSPECTION" FEE WHEN YOU MOVE OUT (On TOP of the security deposit, I might add). We have had to file several maintenance reports to get simple things done. For example: 1. Our stove burner sparks when turned on (filed report 8 months ago, someone came to look at it, never fixed it, never returned). 2. Our master bathroom bathtub's drain stopper does not work i.e. I can't take a relaxing bubble bath after a 10 hour shift. (Filed report 5 months ago, someone came out and look at it, never fixed it, filed ANOTHER report last week, someone came out, looked at it, still didn't fix it). 3. Our toilet is constantly getting stopped up and will run continuously. This has increased our water bill significantly. (Filed a report 2 weeks ago, someone came out, looked at it, didn't fix it, haven't returned since.) 4. Our lock on our door is very old and probably needs cleaning or replacing. (We filed a report last week, someone came out, looked at it, never returned). I mean, we pay almost 900 dollars a month for this place, ON TOP of utilities. This is definitely not the best deal in the USF area, but we chose to stay here because of the location and quiet neighborhood (and because we are too busy to move). The least they can do is be on top of maintenance. I really hope the management staff gets it's act together, or else they are going to have a lot of vacant apartments.
Lived there for a year and that was about enough for my liking. The apartments are pretty roomy and comfortable, except the bathrooms which are tiny. The people who live there are a good mix of students and working families and generally seemed nice enough, and there's plenty of parking. Students at USF can ride the bus to school so they don't need a car. It's not high end by any means, but it's decent. On the down side the windows are terrible and let in all the cold in the winter and make the electric bill insane in the summer. They also let in every noise from the parking lot. Instead of fixing them they apparently spent all their money repaving the parking lot for some stupid reason, instead of giving people decent windows. The main problem was the manager, who's one of those really unpleasant office lady types. Has some seriously weird priorities about how to keep the place nice. She'd throw a fit about people drying their laundry on the patio like it was some kind of super posh place, but really it's not. Apparently clean laundry is unsightly, unlike the recycling dumpster which she allowed to get so overfilled it didn't close, and left like that for days at a time without calling the people to come empty it. She should really switch jobs and work at a condo for old people or something, because they're the only ones who care so much about petty sh*t like how people dry their laundry.