I was there for 2 years before I unfortunately had to move away (personal issues completely unrelated to Chestnut Lake). Maintenance crew was exceptionally friendly and willing to help where/when they could. The management staff was extremely nice and supportive. The price was perfect. It was close to work and easy access to EVERYTHING. I would give 6 stars if I could.
Definitely trashy residents, loud kids in the hall, obnoxious teenagers, etc. But management is friendly and fast, and the apartments are ok for the money. There are a lot of complaints about this place but the truth is you wont find anything better for what you're paying.
Maintenance absolutely DO NOT know how to do their jobs, parking is ALWAYS full, if you come home after 6pm, you most likely have to park by the next building, elevators seem to never be serviced, using a garage is expensive as they are not automatic and the keys and locks need to be replaced. They do construction work in the building, LOUD, OBNOXIOUS work, at any time of the day without any notice, so it can be 10 am and sounding like a jack hammer is going off right above you. Been there over 5 years, never once was our window screens fixed ( only wrong size and bent ones given to us instead), carpets never replaced, broken window glass never replaced after countless maintenance applications. They're cheap, they can't paint professionally at all, stairwells are hideous, door and frames are painted a horrible color and cheapish. I DO NOT recommend Chestnut Lake to anybody. Ever.
Nothing but trash!!! A majority of the people are low class, inconsiderate white trash or obnoxious people straight from the ghetto. Dozens of kids running up and down the halls unsupervised. The halls echo like crazy and you can hear everything from one end of the hall to the other so imagine 3 or 4 kids everyday stampeding down the hall. Many people have their televisions and music at full blast that you can hear from the top floor to the first. So if you love trashy America at its best and can't realize why the middle class is deteriorating then you'll love this place. Even walking down the halls disgust you when you see the scum that burrows here
This place is absolutely garbage. If you need a cheap place to live I suppose it's OK at best. However, don't expect anything from the leasing office. They are unfriendly and will insult you to your face. The paint job in their "reclaimed" apartments is simply atrocious. Paint on the molding and sliding doors. They don't care about you or their property. AVOID!