Free speech is ending. And Just don't. Utility bills are unnecessarily high because cheap everything walls bleed heat and AC. It was a suffering time spent. I still get night tremors. 5 stars means as much as 1 star in this venue!! YOLO LOL LOL Remember Free sPeeCh is not allowed!! Go Normal Jill, Yippe Ky Yay! I would recommend this apartment community to anyone looking for downscale living at an above value price.
Penn Circle is a great community! There were a few management changes from some of the reviews I've read, but since April of 2015 the team has been amazing! They are quick to respond to service requests and/or answer the phone whenever I have a question. I would recommend this apartment community to anyone looking for upscale living at an affordable price. The actual apartments are just as great as the staff!
Updated Dec 2015: I have lived here for almost three years.It has changed management three times in that time. Cons 1.There is now a convenience fee for paying rent with a CHECKING account on the portal. Makes no sense at all. (Appears to have been removed, glad someone reads these reviews!) 2. There used to be a well-stocked coffee and snack section which was great to grab a quick coffee on the go. That is in the past. (Still in the past, there is a coffee and powdered! creamer ration like there's the second coming, and no snacks) 3. Resident parties typically were held at a local venue in support of these business and were well catered. No holiday parties for Christmas or New Year. Such a first world problem... (The new management has now held some parties, and they seem to be holding novel events like breakfast-to-go and bowling. Nothing that held my interest, but the effort isn't unnoticed.) 4. Signs posted all over the walls reminiscent of college dorm rooms and makes the place tacky. Install notice boards or put them on door mail-holders. Or, save trees and send email. It is 2014. (So much better! Even the gym has been cleaned up. Now just stop printing so many copies of the newsletter and leaving them by the mail area.) 5. Curt and impersonal staff. (The current staff, Missy and Kayla; are wonderful.) 6. You get more house for less money if you look around the area, and with much less volatility. (Still stands. So much new construction in Carmel with more square footage). 7. No notice when entering apartments for routine service calls e.g filter changes? Rude. Email tenants and give them notice at least 3 days before. The note after the call is meaningless if no heads-up before. Pros 1. Property is still kept clean and serviced in a reasonable time frame; actually, rather fast. 2. Trash valet so at least that has not changed. 3. Gene Glick had chosen a great location so it is nice to be walking distance to a downtown shuttle, Meijer and tons of dining. 4. The windows suck at insulation and you can feel a draft standing close to them. Prepare for winter bills. I will keep this review updated as things unfold. Oh, and I give Penn Circle a 4/5 as a place to live, but I am rating it one since there are four 5-star reviews with no information on them, all 3-4 months ago. I smell a conspiracy.
I lived here for a year and I would have lived longer. It was very close to work and the apartment we lived in (Bamboo) was great for the price. The management has switched a couple times which happens and there was a spell where the management was unhelpful. However, this was corrected in a short period of time. The grounds are always in great condition and I never felt unsafe leaving my bimmer in the parking lot. The apartment itself was modern to me and of course everything was basically brand new. I was straight out of college living in a hick Indiana town so it was night and day. Penn circle has a lot of merits but like every most other places it has it's faults. The windows are pretty awful as are the hardwood floors when it comes to sound. I'm not the norm though. I have top notch hearing and consider myself an audiophile. I had a fat neckbeard below me who would open his window in below freezing weather. While his window open and mine closed I could make out conversations that were going on down below while trying to sleep. I could also hear his music during the morning through the hardwood floor (who the hell blares music on a workday morning?). The fire pit was another issue when it came to sound. Living in an affluent apartment you have a lot of rich kids who don't work and live off mommy and daddy. During the summer months they tend to stay outside around the fire pit. This lasts until midnight sometimes unless someone calls the police on them for being to loud which actually happened. Like I said before, I have great hearing. People who have average to sub optimal hearing won't even notice these issues. Overall I would have stayed another year at Penn Circle if not for living in a house.
Penn Circle was an amazing place to live prior to the new management company taking over. The grounds are no longer kept and maintenance is practically non exist. It's advertised as a "non-smoking" community but there are piles of cigarette butts on display for everyone to see on a tenants patio in the main building. If you don't mind having your privacy breached by the property manager and dodging pet feces on your daily walk you will love it here!! You will love living in the "green/eco friendly" community that now uses Styrofoam Cups for coffee!!