My family and I moved here last September after a disagreement with our previous complex about our pets. The Office Staff and Maintenance workers are very friendly and have settled any issues quickly, and have never once been judgmental about my family arrangement or the fact that we have snakes as pets. Pest control comes regularly, and there have not been any issues with bugs or rodents. This is the nicest apartment complex in this area, and is the nicest complex that I have ever lived in (and I spent way more money on a terrible apartment off of Harbison Blvd). The rent is very reasonable, and they do awesome things like BINGO where you can win different prizes. The only thing that is a "negative" would be the pool size, it's small and shallow, but it's still a lot nicer than most of the pools at other apartments. Overall, I'd rate this place a 9.5 out of 10.
I really can't give any positive ratings but I felt the need to speak out on possibly being a potential resident. They never answer their phones. I've even went as far as calling from my jobs phone to see if they would answer and they have! I've had to personally drive to the office to get any kind of information. All the run around has turned me off with even going to this place. Its unprofessional and bad business in my book and maybe I have dodged a bullet.
This apartment complex is a cheap move in if you are new to Columbia. Do not be fooled by the patrol cars! If you live on the side closest to the elementary school, you will likely hear gunshots on Friday and Saturday night. The office staff are only nice to you until you move in, then they can care less. You can count on the bug guy coming by regularly, which is nice, but if you need anything fixed good luck! Also, it is against the law to sign a lease over 12 months in the state of South Carolina. I have never heard of a 13 month lease so I looked over this during the signing agreement. Fool me once! If you sign a lease here make sure you pay attention to the dates. When I moved out the apartment manager was rude, yelled at me on the phone, and hung the phone up in my face multiple times! I was going to sue but the cost of attorneys was not worth getting my money back. Unless you are desparate, DO NOT MOVE HERE! You will not feel safe unless you are a gangster of some sort.
I love living here! I'm still a resident here and I haven't had any problems at all since I've been here (which has been three years!) The maintenance responds within minutes and fix stuff immediately. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. All day (even at night) it's very quiet. There's not a lot of children making noise which is good and there's no rift-raft out here. This is a great place for anyone to live especially if you're young and just moving out from your parents house.