Going on my third year here, they don't get five stars because of the apartment, but they get it for the service. Let's face it: "an apartment is an apartment". There's going to be a little noise and it's not the same as owning a single family home, but for an apartment this place has been great. The unit itself is one of the non updated units, but everything is clean and in good working order. I have the older appliances but they work great and are in very good condition. The service here has been great, anytime I have needed repairs they are handled in a timely manner and the maintenance guys are always real friendly. The office staff has been great as well. I recently was unemployed and late with my rent several times, the staff was more than willing to work with me and were very understanding. They recently added an exercise room and updated the office, it is very nice; the pool is nice as well. For an older place I am very pleased, the next step up by the Broomfield Events Center would cost me around $1800.00 a month so for what I am paying now, I cannot complain.
One of the worst experiences it has ever been my misfortune to endure for the better part of a year. To those who seek living accommodations here, I would highly recommend anywhere else. I chose these apartments on short notice because they were affordable at the time. a single bedroom on the bottom floor. the carpets are old. the linoleum is peeling up in more than one place in the kitchen and bathroom. There is poor ventilation, the doors do not lock properly, and maintenance did everything with a lackluster attitude as well as management. Nothing was every done in a timely manner. Every appliance is quite dated. the countertops consist of particleboard and chipped finish. The windows are not tempered therefore retain no comfortable temperature. The energy bill is averaged throughout the entire complex. I have not paid an energy bill that was less than 150 dollars each month throughout the year. which to me is outrageous for a single bedroom apartment which uses very little energy Management treated me with disrespect and was not interested in any grievance or query I had in regards to the complex. To all and any who desire to live here, I would highly suggest not to do so
I'm not sure what others were expecting in an apartment building, but it's very good when going in with the proper expectations. This isn't mom and dad's basement. It's an apartment building with dozens of other families. The management does its best to be responsive. The new management has redone the exercise facilities, which is nice, and the exterior got a facelift. The buildings are a little older, which means the apartments are a little bit bigger, the walls are a little bit thicker, and the management is working on renovating apartments all of the time to catch them up to the conveniences of newer places. Washers, dryers, central air, a maintenance team that accurately and swiftly responds to problems, walking to grocery stores, a coffee shop, easy access to a high school, Stanley Lake--it's a great place. Especially for an apartment.
I lived there for about 4 months. I can confirm that you hear the upstairs neighbors using the bathroom. Nothing was ever done about the dog constantly howling (even though animal control was there). I should have complained about it, but I assumed the other neighbors already had. I had a short lease, but if I wanted to extend it for a year my rent was going to go up by about $75 a month. The kicker was that they double charged me on my final utilities, and then charged me $100 for three gallons of paint to "touch up" 5 scuffs throughout the apartment. They violated state law in regards to security deposits. I will wait and see how they respond to me about it, but my guess is I will have to take them to court to recover my money.
I rented the smallest one-bedroom unit (625 square feet) for a year and a half. I was looking for a very basic apartment, and so it was acceptable. However the apartment had its drawbacks. **Specific to the 625 square foot unit: lacked niceties such as a walk-in closet, and the bathroom was hotel vanity style (you have to walk through the bedroom to actually access the toilet and shower). **Specific to the entire property: poor sound proofing. I mean awful. I suggest you rent a third floor apartment if you don't want to hear the person above you urinating into their toilet. (I kid you not) The insulating is equally subpar. The appliances are older and the carpeting and building materials (specifically in the kitchen and bathroom) are cheap. There are tons of dog owners, and a good number of them do not clean up after their pets. When I first moved into the apartment they were asking about six hundred a month. For a very basic, cheap apartment this was an acceptable price. However, the price skyrocketed on my subsequent leases, which is why I left. As of now, they are still asking the same luxury apartment prices for very basic and cheap units.
For $700+ a month, the outdated 625 square foot apartment with poor heat and sound insulation is NOT a bargain. You can find better apartments for comparable prices in the surrounding area.