I lived here for two years. In this time the apartment complex went through 4 different management changes. Because of these changes, the renters, were almost always on the bottom of the importance. They only care until you sign your lease, then you are just paying their salary. Their main account is the Timber/Thorns teams. The complex will bend over backward for this contract. If you are not on one of those teams, don't bother signing a lease. Pros - They take large dogs, have no breed restrict....OH WAIT, thats right, they changed their policy mid lease to get rid of some tenants dogs. Work out center rocks, the pool/hot tub facilities are nice, but close too early. MAINTENANCE TEAM. While not always speedy, these guys made living here fun. Cons - Management. They could use a dictionary to see what that word means. Work orders took forever to ever get completed. We lived without weather stripping on our apartment for 7 MONTHS complaining weekly that the service order hadn't been completed. HIDDEN FEES. You will be charged almost an additional $100 on top of whatever they quote you per month for Sewer/Water/Trash. Additionally they will make you get Renters Insurance (if you don't have it already). Parking spots are an additional $50 or you can get a garage for $75-$100. They just BARELY replaced their windows to double pained windows, but the rent prices upon renewel have also jumped an additional $50-$200/month to compensate. Their Lease terms are subject to change at least once a month. They only offer 8 month, and 13 month lease agreements. Got power tools and want to use them? Not here. We got a complaint for sanding in our garage at 12 PM. Which is during their "normal loud hours" Management usually doesn't have any answers and always "would get back to you with the information." I have, not once, received a follow up phone call or email from them in two years. My suggestion? For the price you can find much better apartments that take dogs and have easier access to a good community. Unless you a semi-pro soccer player or coach, move on.
We moved in here in February. We really like it here. Have had no problems from managers or office. There are those that don't pick up after their dogs, bit managment has tried watching and talkin.g to people and urging those who see it to tell them, since then the poop has gone way down. Really like the apt. and the wonderful creek.
THE GOOD Really nice units! New appliances in both units I lived in. All units have washer & driers, dishwasher, microwave, balcony, and wood fire places. Management is really very professional and very helpful. Free parking isn't bad -- late at night sometimes I had to circle and park a 5 min walk. Loading and unloading outside your unit in the red zone is always chill. HOT TUB! nice treat on cold winter nights. Pool is nice too in summer - not too many kids, mainly young adults. Close to hiking trails. grocery store is across the street 5min drive 15-20 min walk. Gym, racketball courts, club house you can rent out for small parties for like $35 a night THE BAD - Hidden fees came as a surprise when lease was signed - water/trash/sewer is around $60-80/month. Parking spaces and garages are about $100-150/month. The 20 busline runs near by, but many of the units are a good 10 - 15 min walk to the stop. Close to downtown - $15 cab ride, but forget about riding your bike - It's on top of a huge hill. All in all great place, not as close to DT as you may think, and a little on the pricey side. Try and get an upstairs unit. not sure if it was just my upstairs neighbors, but stomping got old.
I have lived here for almost a year now an love it! I have never lived in an apartment like this. The community is a blast! So excited for summer time to hang out by the pool and chill! It's weird I live in an apartment and never hear anyone!
Don't Do It! I wish I had shopped around more before I moved in. When I initially stopped by, everyone was amazingly nice and professional. Once I moved in, I felt like someone had pulled a fast one over on me. To summarize: 1) Actual unit I moved into was different then the model I had been showed - closets were half the size. what are you going to do when moving trucks are there? 2) Dog poop was everywhere. One of my neighbors put up plastic bags out of her place and a plea for people to pick up after themselves. 3) Noise. Got neighbors? You know it. 4) Parking is a joke. Unless you make it home before everyone else, you are in for a long walk. And finally, 5) the deposit. After being verbally assured that I would get everything back, the actually money I received was quite different. And by then I had moved out of state. I think that my reaction was quite common. Within 6 months of living there, 4 of the 6 neighbors who were living around me had moved. And, once I got to know the Portland area better, I found out that there were so many better places with better options. Take it from me, if you move in here, sooner or later there is a good chance you will feel suckered.