Things I like about the apartment complex. They look nice on the outside, and the apartments themselves are fairly nice for apartments. The staff is very nice and friendly in general. What I really love about this place is the maintenance staff, they are always super helpful and friendly. There is an emergency line as well, and I called when my heater didn't seem to be working when it went from 70 degrees to 10 over a 24 hour period. Someone came within 10 minutes to fix it. Things I don't like about the apartments. The recycling and garbage area are constantly a complete mess and dog owners do not clean up after their pets very well (this has more to do with lazy people though). I was worried about noisy dogs, but as it turns out there are not many barking dogs at all which is great. There are however herds of young children that run wild around the property screaming and yelling most of the time. I have given up on trying to take naps on the weekends. Also, you must pay for parking if you want an assigned parking spot. If you don't have an assigned parking spot you will end up having to park pretty far from you door step if you get home too late.
Best apartments ever. Friendly staff, quiet and affordable.
I've had nothing but great experiences here. The staff is always willing to work with you when life happens, and the maintenance staff is prompt and responsive to repair requests. It's in a great location and is well worth it.
I am a former tenant of Dartmouth Woods and I would absolutely recommend this property to others. The complex is clean, quiet, and unbeatable for the price. Management and maintenance staff have always been polite and eager to help. I will say that, because the complex is corporate-owned, management is less apt/able to be flexible with needs (transfers, lease exceptions, etc.). However, if you abide by the terms of your lease, this will not be an issue. I tend to believe that those with negative opinions speak more loudly (i.e. write more reviews) than those who are satisfied. I am writing this review to (hopefully) provide a more even perspective on the issue. Again, I would absolutely recommend Dartmouth Woods to anyone looking to locate in the Lakewood area. You really won't find a better complex for the money. Todd and the rest of the staff are excellent and I couldn't have asked for a better experience during my 12 month stay.
and hide your valuables if you submit a maintenance request. They will come in and steal anything that you have laying around, even raid your fridge and use the toilet. Watch out for these people, they came into my apartment to repair a broken doorknob and helped themselves to a brand new laptop, camcorder, along with an iPod, memory stick, a jar of change and a stack of car wash tokens left on the counter. Equity management pretty much told me to eat $h!t and get over it.