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
This is a basic "old" apartment, but IMO fine. I'm sure there's better places, for less money, but if you need a house, not a home, this place is perfect. Be aware, however, I live in San Francisco and was just visiting. The current rent for this place ($1,000 for 1 BR) would get you a tenement studio in San Francisco. And of course, nowhere that takes pets. About 70% of the rentals do not have dishwashers and talk about old appliances, I have a friend who has a studio. Although it has a fridge, the building owners left the ice box because it was part of the kitchen counter. Yeah, there's nothing cozy about these units, but there's a lot of positive aspects to it that I saw. These apartments are not bad, not great. They are typical units you can find in any town or city in the U.S. Sure, one can nitpick, e.g., complaining that you have to walk by the bathroom sink to get to the shower and toilet. Come on. That's a very common layout that a lot of people appreciate, because one person can use the sink while the other person is using the shower or toilet. And by apartment standards, that's a more spacious layout than everything crammed into one space. Yeah, pooch owners don't clean up after their dogs. But guess what, that's a HUGE problem everywhere, even in my neighborhood on Snob Hill, where 2 BR condos sell for $1.5 million, and a studio apartment across the street from me rents for $5400 monthly. (I have two dogs and it frosts me that people don't clean up after their dogs.) In any event, how is that the apartment owners' problem? By the way, those $5400 studios, and $6500 1BR have the same period pressed sawdust furniture as this place. In regards to noise, obviously unless you live in the country or a cave there's going to be noise. That's the nature of living like sardines with people above, below, and on both sides or three. You think this place is noisy, try Tokyo, Japan. I almost had to wear earplugs, in my friend's $3,000 monthly studio apt. And it could be worse. My friend said she looked at Westminster-Denver apartments that still had brown shag carpets. (It is a nightmare thinking about the kinds of critters living in such carpet. And another that had green carpet. Her unit has what I call "apartment tan" which is fine.
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.