DO NOT RENT AT LINCOLN PARK. DO NOT DO IT! I lived at this complex for about a year and a half before recently moving out. My time at LP was a never-ending headache filled with numerous inconveniences. To start, the rent was grossly high for what you get. Who would want to pay over $1,000/month (no utilities included) for an old, run-down apartment with cheap, malfunctioning appliances from the 90's? In my short time residing at LP, I had to personally fix the towel rack in the bathroom (fell off the wall),and the bathroom cabinets (missing screws). I also had to have maintenance fix my freezer (not before I was sternly told by the office folks that they were, under no circumstances, reimbursing me for the food I lost to spoilage from the failed unit). The lid to the dryer was broken the whole time, which wasn't necessarily a big deal, but still a pain in the butt to manually align every time I wanted to use the dryer. Another annoying thing: the staff at LP seemed to always need a reason to "service" the apartments. Just about every month they mailed a letter stating that they needed access to the apartment to service one thing or another. This was very inconvenient for me, as I own a dog--I would need to scramble to figure out what I was going to do with the dog while I was away at work that day. To make matters worse, they would usually give only a day or two notice when they needed to access the apartment. Don't get me started on the snow removal (that is apparently included in rent). I'm just glad I did not live there during last week's blizzard! I am sure my car would still be immobile due to snow. All of those issues really didn't bother me too much. What else can you expect from renting at a hole-in-the-wall place like LP? The real reason I am writing this is because of the fees they charged me upon moving out. Shortly after I moved out they sent me a bill that took away my security deposit AND charged me over $400 for minor damages done to the apartment. I wasn't OK with this but wanted to be done with them altogether. I paid the $400+ dollars and accepted the fact that I would not be getting my security deposit back (even though I believed I would be receiving all of my security deposit back). THREE WEEKS after I paid the $400+ bill that I "owed to Lincoln Park" I received a letter in the mail from a creditor stating that LP requested I pay them the money owed. I already paid the fees in question and LP still sent me to collections! I have begun the process of getting the legal system involved and have full faith that this will get corrected soon. Still! So many unneccesary headaches just to live at a poorly-run apartment complex for less than 2 years! Stay away from this place. Do not get stuck in the trap I did! Spend the time to look online, there are tons of better options that cost less!
I would never recommend this place. The property manager Susan is inhumane. She took my 90 year old mother and my father who is in hospice care to court because their grandaughter was staying with them for a temporarily as a care giver because of declining health. They needed extensive care and my parents were NEVER LATE on their rental payment. She also got other tenants involved in my mother and father affairs, and created tension between neighbors. When the situation was explained to her about my parents failing health, she just shrugged her shoulders and said it was not her problem. This place already had several fires in the last year and I guess she wanted one more fire to happen if my parents had to stay their by themselves. She is an uncaring and inhumane person. I am a firm believer in what comes around goes around. By the way my mother and father won their case, thank God for that. But this place is over priced and expensive and the floors are rotting underneath the carpet. If you rent here you will be sorry and make one of the biggest mistakes of your life.
The staff here is very courteous and always willing to help! Feels like home.