I've lived at Zona Verde for almost two years now and I have nothing but good things to say about it. The landlord is always friendly, helpful and professional. Any maintenance issues get fixed in a timely manner. The property is just a short walk away from the U of A. Great value.
Well, there's only so much warning I can give. If you have other options, DON'T pick Zona Verde!! The actual apartment was...The sink was clogged, the fire alarm, dishwasher, and kitchen sink were all poor quality and broke multiple times during the year. My laundry got stolen from the facility and there are no security camera's, my bike got completely smashed in, during the daytime!? And don't try to have friends over because their car WILL get towed! Lastly, watch out for those interns, they pretend to tell you important information but it's likely not correct because they aren't properly trained or informed. I really liked the apartment complex...until I started living here. Don't make the same mistake I did, the costs far outweigh the benefits.
I have lived here at Zona Verde for a little under a year now and remember being very wary of the complex from all the reviews that I saw online, but decided to take a tour anyway. Thank goodness I did because I instantly saw the bad reviews were nothing but untrue horror stories. The grounds are great and it is an awesome community to live in with friendly people and staff. My favorite part about these apartments is the enforced quiet hours because I could study in peace. Plus it is so close to campus. Needless to say I will be renewing my rent and can't wait to live here another year.
While the outdoor scenery is nice and it is in very close proximity to the University the apartments are rundown and in a state of disrepair (cockroaches and leaking faucets are not uncommon.) Additionally, the folks at the leasing office are clueless and unaccommodating. I lived here for 2 years and it was a frustrating experience to say the least.