I've lived at Village in the Park since 2008. They do a very nice job of taking care of the buildings and the property. The property is surrounded by narrow forests that look nice and help to make it feel less urban. The indoor and outdoor swimming pools and the exercise room are all very nice, as well.
Pluses ===== - Seven building dwellings, all concrete-reinforced. This means you hear minimal noise from outside unless the noise is near the door. - Many units to choose from. - Year-round indoor pool as well as seasonal outdoor pool. Minuses ====== - Extremely rude neighbors that crowd the front lobby and let their kids play inside uncontrolled. This happens even in the summer, where there is a large playground for the kids and parents to use. - Insect problems in apartment units - Maintenance is either slow or too lazy to fix an issue. A dishwasher problem was "remedied" by spraying Jet Dry in the washer, which did nothing at all. - Management is slow to update paper work. I informed them of new renter's insurance that I received in October and I got a notice in January saying they need proof of insurance. - As of this writing, the only TV and internet provider allowed is AT&T. Every other company such as Comcast/xfinity, WOW, etc. are not permitted to provide services here under a contract. - All units use a new key fob system to enter the homes instead of a traditional key and lock system. As of this writing, the key fob has failed to lock my door within one month of receiving the new door with the key fob attachment.
It's nightmare experience staying in village in the park.When we came here we liked the surrounding but the apartment management is worst. They threaten you if you try to complaints for roaches or issue like heat problem. Stay away or ready to suffer foe 12 month.
Those who want the desi atmosphere I would suggest you this apartment. There are very good amenities like indoor and outdoor pool, free yoga classes, fairly good gymnasium etc. A close proximity to various places like Indian groceries, theatres, malls, costco, walmart etc. The staffs are NOT very friendly when it comes to money management. Please RE-ENSURE that your security deposit is refunded and then sign the lease when you renew. For lease breakage they charge enormously. Coming to the apartment, it's a fairly spacious one but not well maintained... They are inhabited by roaches. Especially building 1427. The management knows about it but are careless and hence most of them move out to nearby places like Barrington lakes and International village.
I'll be up front here and say my experience is positive. I don't work here, nor does any family of mine. I just happen to like the location and the staff. I'll be cross-posting this to various locations. No place that you rent on a budget is going to be the same as owning a home (I've owned two). This isn't the Ritz Carlton, but I think it's an OK place to live if you couch your expectations in reality. I think a person can make a nice home for themselves anywhere the environment is suitable, so I want to describe my perspective on the environment here. I needed a place to hang my hat near my workplace without paying a fortune for it. I visited multiple places while searching for an apartment. Village in the Park had a combination of location and price that made it attractive to me. The population (the "village") is multinational/multiracial with a good percentage of the population coming from many different places in India. I found the neighbors to be as varied as anywhere else I've lived. The "park" has pond with a grassy area around it, a separate area with a nice little playground for the kids, some volleyball courts, and a trail that leads to a nearby suburb that is quiet and good for taking walks. The main street is fairly quiet especially considering it's location. The clubhouse has a small indoor pool, a jacuzzi, an outdoor pool, a small gym, and a large meeting room. It's all well maintained and clean and they have kid-friendly movie nights and other activities going on. I went to the leasing office where D., one of the ladies working here, set me up with a single bedroom unit. The apartment itself showed signs of wear (the buildings have been around since the 70s) but was perfectly serviceable for a single guy. The square footage (for the model called "Arden") was better for the money than some of the competing apartment homes in the same price range. My unit had not been remodeled (many of the units here have been remodeled with new cabinets and fixtures). The super had made sure the appliances were in order and the place had new carpet. The apartment included an air conditioner (radiant heat is included), an old but still working electric stove, a small microwave, a full size refrigerator, and a disposal. There was an insect problem but it was rapidly addressed by the management team (and by myself - you have to stay clean to live clean). During the course of a year I had a few issues - the bathroom light fixture came loose, a closet door had to be repaired, the microwave had been abused by a prior tenant and had damage to the paint inside, and the air conditioner was partially eaten by a squirrel who managed to get inside of the outer part of it. Each of these issues was solved within a day or two of my reporting it to the staff. The building super was a really nice fellow who always seemed to be on the ball. I found the laundry facilities to be OK if you understood that the machines are not made to wash and dry huge loads of clothing. As long as you don't overload them they work fine. One of the unexpected benefits I found was the relative quiet. If you have moved around in apartment homes in the suburbs like I have in the past, you know that many buildings which are wooden framed (stick-and-frame construction) have very poor sound isolation. All of the buildings here are concrete and this has the advantage that the flats are pretty well isolated from each other - you don't hear anywhere near as much noise as you would in a stick-and-frame building. I cannot overstate how nice this actually is in an apartment complex. The location is also excellent. All of our food shopping needs are close by (you can walk to the local grocery stores), restaurants, all sorts of shops, a short drive to Woodfield Mall, major roads, etc.. Look for yourself on Google Maps.