I am interested in living here and there is an opening right now for an apartment that I really need to get into soon. But looks like that's not going to happen. The application process to live here is ridiculous. It's asking me if ive rented or owned a place in the last 4 years of places I've lived and a contact manager is required. I JUST LEFT FROM LIVING WITH MY PARENTS AND AM NOW STATIONED HERE IN WA. I'm only 21 and I need a place to live in WA. There isn't a skip option. Me and my wife need a place to live and this was the only place that had a place available but it looks like I won't be able to complete an application that is impossible to complete because it has no regard for young military members looking for a place to live that has never payed rent or a mortgage. I would like to be contacted by a manager to see if I can apply any other way. This entire process is ridiculous.
Residential renters are, en masse, an unsavory lot. That being said, this place seems nice, other residents seem quiet, and price is reasonable for the square footage compared to Seattle rents, and making a decision with limited time and area knowledge, well, it'll work for the interim. I will likely resent the $50 spike in rent were I to choose to go month-to-month following the lease terms; that $50 spike, that need for control, will likely be one of multiple factors that drive me away from Kensington. Fleas are one reason. Layout of the 1 br is imaginative, at least. The 11127 building faces south and gets great light. A hindrance: you hear every vehicle speeding on 112th and likewise will hear the drone of HWY 512 from the bedroom, at least at the 11127 building. Appliances are dated but mostly functional; fixtures, counter tops, doors and cabinetry are basic to subpar [read:cheap]. Shower water temp is inconsistent, I can feel it decreasing markedly in temperature in less than 5-10 minutes of usage. I cannot imagine living here with another person without hot water-induced fights. Further, the water in the pipes is fine but the kitchen drain and washing machine smell often of sulphur: not a deal-breaker, as I have lived on properties with well water, but be mindful that you may come home to these smells. Also, I recommend having white vinegar on hand for the final rinse of every wash to counter that smell in your clothing and linens. Parking is often a joke and this particular site is poorly planned; residents and their guests are and will always be lazy, will disregard the rules and so any rental housing plan needs to have more parking by default. No more "green space" contrivances, please. Multilevel open-air garage would be ideal for these sprawling strings of buildings. No more carports. The property willingly oversells them despite consistent occupancy in the 5 spaces in front of me. Expect idle threats of towing despite non-residents predictably filling the lot each weekend and now, as of April 2016, weeknights. I have seen 5 different cars in the fire lane in as many mornings. Having a gate is also a hindrance, as nighttime parking is nonexistent and cars frequently piggyback anyway, any time of day, providing zero incentive to follow the rules. Prisoner's dilemma. There is nothing remotely of interest in the area and nothing is walkable; there aren't even sidewalks. I like having the option to use the work portal. The property responds quickly to work requests, at least. Update: property management responds quickly to work tickets, however the maintenance staff are lazy and do not listen to me when the cheap appliances and fixtures malfunction repeatedly.
I've lived here now for 6 1/2 months & I love it here! Its only about a 10 min commute to base & right off I5 & Highway 512! The manager Denise is the nicest lady & she really does all she can to make your living experience a 10 & Jenna rae the leaser has such great energy and is so helpful! I would recommend these apartments to any family, military, student, etc! Great place
While the apartment staff and community appear to be nice there are several issues with the management company. The apartment I moved into had damage in the foundation causing rain water to leak and damage the base boards and carpet. When I initially told the office I was offered another apartment which I would have had to pay movers to move in to at my own expense. Upon moving out the management company makes very little effort to contact you for any final payments or damages. Several months after moving out I was contacted by a collection agency to pay for carpet damages based on a bill that was sent by non-certified mail. When I attempted to contact the management company I was directed to email them directly. In the course of our exchange I was told they are not allowed to make any further attempt to contact me than a letter per the FCRA. When I asked them to provide proof they told me to google it. This company has had several horrible reviews on multiple rent websites and when selecting an apartment, renters should be cautious to not do business with any complex owned by Dobler Management.
There's never any parking here and the walls are paper thin. Its a little pricier than I think it should be, but what do i know? Other than that it's a decent place to live... if you don't mind parking outside the gate... In Parkland.