Well I moved in in November 2014 and honestly it was the worst choice I have ever made. The first week I moved in the a/c broke, it took them about a week to fix it. Then the garbage disposal broke the ice maker in the fridge broke. So just know if you move there things will always break. One day It was raining I came home and the ceiling was leaking my floor was soaking wet. I had to get buckets to put under the large droppings of water, it took them about two weeks to fix the ceiling. Im giving anyone that is planning to move in these apartments a warning. They seem really nice and thier move in special may sound great but thats how they catch you. This message is from A
I lived in one if the recently renovated the one bedroom units. Renovations seemed to be limited to counter tops and cabinetry. I will say they weren't bad. Black cabinets with a light gray granite in both the kitchen and bathroom. Glass tile backsplash in the kitchen. Nice, large double kitchen sink and dishwasher. Evidently the budget was blown on those upgrades. The flooring in both the kitchen and bathroom is a completely unconvincing faux wood vinyl. The balcony is a wooden deck. Therefore, you can see your neighbors above or below you and anything your neighbor above spills (or the pets excrete) rains down upon your balcony. Lovely design that could easily be fixed with plywood and outdoor carpeting. I should mention there is an outdoor storage closet, which was nice to have. Speaking of flooring, the subfloor for the second and third for units is evidently just thin plywood. Even in the carpeted portion on the units, it makes an absolute racket unless you slowly tip-toe around. Being on the second floor is the worst. You constantly have to try not to disturb your neighbors below. While having to deal with your neighbors above who could care less. Beyond that, you also get to listen to your neighbors conversations, televisions, stereos, washer/dryer and bedroom/bathroom activities. So, not a particularly quiet residence. Although, I will say you don't hear many cars cruising around with booming stereos, loud exhaust systems or people hanging around outside talking loudly. Some of design choices are rather off. Such as the cheap fluorescent light fixture in the kitchen, the cheap ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom (one of which was broken) and the black kitchen appliances (seriously, stainless is practically the same price these days). In my unit, the enamel coating on the bathtub had somehow been ruined. Something which is can be cheaply and easily fixed by a professional tub refinisher. During the time I lived there, they were giving the community a facelift. The buildings were being painted, leasing office was moved, the gym was being renovated and the landscaping updated. Therefore, many of the amenities weren't available for use. However, it should look nice once completed. All in all I was satisfied with my apartment. The price however, was about $100 per month too high. Considering what you get and how far out of the way it is from downtown, they really need to lower their rates.
I moved to Florida a few years ago and have lived in this complex the whole time. Is it perfect, no, but the reality is it is hard to create and maintain perfection. Since moving here, I have been through 3 or 4 different management companies. Until this new company Cortland came in, little to nothing was done here with the up keep and maintenance. Since Cortland arrived, I moved into the upgraded apartments and I have seen a tremendous amount of work, repairs and effort put into improving the complex as a whole. The office staff work incredibly hard and are always pleasant, they do their very best to make the residents as happy as possible and notify what is happening around the complex through emails, flyers on the doors, etc. The biggest complaint I read and have experienced is fulfilling maintenance requests. I have lived in an apartment complex before out of state and have lots of friends who live in them locally here. The fact or the matter is, no matter where you live, unless you have a lots of $$ to drop, maintenance is always busy and people have to remember that their individual "emergency" request is not the only one out there, especially at a place that has a lot of units. The maintenance staff works incredibly hard here and do their very best to accommodate hundreds of people's needs, requests, and demands as quick as possible.
I used to love it but not anymore its gone from bad to worse, I thought things would get better but they are not!! Now we have a smaller new unit and pay about 300$ more in rent, Just found out that my neighbor with the same size unit only pays 900$ and hers is new also, then my other neighbor got offered the new unit for only 800$ Whlie we pay nearly 1100$ VERY UNFAIR!!! OH AND THEY ARE ROACH INFESTED!!!
THIS IS BY FAR THE WORST PLACE TO LIVE. SO FAR I HAVE HAD 2 BROKEN SINKS WHICH TOOK THEM MONTHS TO TO RESPOND. THERE HAS BEEN A BROKEN DISHWASH THE POOL IS FILTHY WITH ALL KINDS OR CREATURES AND THERE IS BADD COCKROACHES PROBLEM I SPENT A LOT OF MONEY ON PIZZA AND A ROACH ATE T IT THEY OWE ME 20 DOLLORS AND A FROG YES A FROG HOPED ITS WAY IN MY APARTMENT HOW SICK