BEWARE OF COUNTRYWOOD APARTMENTS if you move out before your lease is up. They sent us to a collection agency sixteen months after we moved out of their apartments, even though we paid in full the amount they were asking to break the lease. Make sure you keep copies of all of your payments, statements etc. in case this happens to you. It obviously was an error on their part, however this should not have happened. This tells me they need to improve their bookkeeping skills, OR hire new office staff. It's easy to send someone to collections and ruin their credit, but trying to reverse the damage is a lengthy process. Make sure you get everything in writing, keep copies of everything and verify with Countrywood your payments are being received and applied properly. Giving them 2 stars because of this debacle.
Coworker lived here. She hated it. They over charged her on water..which they calculate by building and split it among tenants (not really fair). Also they charged her for new carpet and new pads, when she cleaned that place up and down. She didn't have a pet and lived with her bf the last 4 months. So I dont know if they mail that out to everyone that leaves, hoping some will just pay it and not fight it? Not sure. But I would not move there.
Pros -Walkability. The complex is very close to several grocery stores, shopping centers and restaurants. -Maintenance. I've had two major issues this past year (air conditioner stopped working, roof leaking), and both were attended to within an hour. -Ample parking. -Reasonably priced. -Apartment staff have been great 95% of the time. I'm typically greeted by name, which given such a large compound demonstrates their commitment to service. Cons -Dale Mabry traffic is a mess in the evening. -Roaches. It hasn't been as bad in the winter months, but during the summer I would consistently find them around the apartment. Due to proximity to ponds and woods, and this being Florida, they make themselves at home. -Windows are thin, so make sure you do not get an apartment by the air conditioning units. I would recommend this area. I am in the process of relocating for work and will post an update once I have gone through ending my lease. Update: no problems whatsoever with ending my lease. Final water bill was deducted from my deposit and check arrived 6 weeks after move out. Sign a form, drop off keys and the process was complete.
I have lived at Countrywood for a few months now and I love it. The maintenance staff always handle all issues the same day. The place is always clean like you would expect of a Disney World. The office staff are top notch and so patient with me. I can't reccomend enough that you make Countrywood your home. I hope to be here for a long time!
Not yet a resident, but looking to move in here. I first sent an email inquiry to the apartment and received an expected generic response from a man named Sean. After replying further, I never heard from him again. While I was in the area looking at a few other places, I decided to stop in just in case. The land is beautiful. The lake is cute and has a little bridge. The wildlife is adorable and the maintenance men who were working outside seemed very friendly. When I went into the leasing office, poor Millye Lopez was all by herself today (it is New Years Eve) and was very busy. This did not hinder her politeness or her helpfulness one bit!! She was wonderful! I keep seeing reviews about the horrible management/staff and it makes me wonder. Be sure to ask for her, because she was amazing. The apartments/sidewalk all looked very clean and well-kept. I am very interested in this place and would recommend people to stop-by. Lovely area, right off of the highway, better than some other places I have looked! If I do chose this place, I will write another review after I have actually lived here for a bit to see if it stays this great. So far, no complaints! :)