LOVE this place. I have lived here for almost a year and everyone has been very helpful. Maintenance is awesome. My neighbors are great as well and my dog loves the patio. Having a washer and dryer in the unit is lovely.
Great place to live, I've been a resident here for 13 months. The staff is great, the guys from maintenance are quick and Sonia (front office) will go the extra mile to help her tenants. Two thumbs up!
I love the atmosphere and the overall view/layout of this complex. Everything in the apartments are newly updated! The women in the office (Sonia & Ashley) are terrific. Just give them a call and they will gladly help you! The only "downside" to the complex is that there are no ceiling fans for the summer. Now please... understand, I just moved to this area from Palm Springs, California last June. I was told that the summer was exceptionally warm for this area. Predictions for this coming summer say our summer is going to be even warmer but was granted permission to install a ceiling fan using my own contractor! I love my apartment and since this is my second apartment within the same complex... I hope to be able to stay here for quite some time. The other downside... not near enough parking without having to pay for a covered spot each month.
Do not let Negative Nellies keep you from checking out Forest Rim. I have lived here at Forest Rim for almost ten months and it has been a great place for me so far! It is in a beautiful wooded setting along the Tualatin River, but has great access to both I-5 and 205 for commuting (we say the traffic sounds just like the ocean - hah!). I cannot say enough about Sonia and Ashley and how responsive they have been to my questions and concerns. Sonia gets back to my emails or calls very quickly. My few maintenance requests have been taken care of in a short time. There are always ongoing small issues with any apartment complex, but I have found Forest Rim to be a wonderful place, and very quick to respond. I live on the third floor in a two-bedroom and love all the light and airiness of my apartment, but there are others that are very shady and secluded if that is your thing. It is spacious and comfortable with large closets and bathrooms, and having two balconies for outdoor space is a plus! Mine feels like a treehouse! It's a great mix of nature and suburban city life, and not a bad drive into downtown Portland or the airport. Parking can sometimes be an issue, but there are covered spaces and garages available for an extra cost. It WOULD be nice if each apartment had at least one designated uncovered space somewhere included in the rental agreement, but overall, I have had to park a ways away from my apartment only a handful of times in the last ten months. Most of the time we can find spaces not too far away, and often very close. I don't know where the people are living who say they can never find parking... I have never had an issue with finding pet bags to use, safety concerns, or having my residential needs met. It IS an ongoing challenge to enforce people picking up after their pets (as it is most places from my experience), but overall, it's not that much of an issue since there are lots of natural spaces nearby, and I am told they will be breaking ground to build a new walking trail along the river that crosses under I-5 to all the shops, library, city hall, etc. which will make access to these places even better. Also, FR is very close to a good hospital, animal hospital, shopping and restaurant options, three great grocery stores, an awesome library, and many amenities, including a new LA Fitness and the WES commuter train to downtown (if you can bear downtown Tualatin's awful traffic control situation!). There are many trails and parks nearby, including a dog park. Forest Rim will become smoke-free next year also. I would highly recommend living in Forest Rim. It may be a bit more expensive than some, but I believe it's worth it. I have checked out others in the area, and yes, you get what you pay for. I'm very happy with my home here. :)
Do not rent here. This was one of the worst apartment renting experiences that I have ever encountered. When we moved in, we were promised a "rent ready" apartment. This was not the case. All surfaces were layered in dirt, the walls were not painted, the cabinets throughout the apartment were old and deteriorating, the appliances had nasty ooze in them. It took months to remedy most of the issues and the rest of the issues were left as they were without being addressed. Our personal deck/patio was under construction for weeks and unusable, left unfinished. The parking situation is dismal. We requested covered parking near apartment, but no spots were available for approximately 10 months. If we left the apartment any time after 4pm or on a weekend, we could count on parking by the entrance, with a long walk back to our apartment. Should I mention that one evening our car was towed for parking "illegally"? The spot was not designated or posted as a place to not park, yet after $300, a trip to NoPo to retrieve it, and a miserable conversation with management, we solidified that we needed to move out as soon as possible. The pool and hot tub were under construction from March 2014 until the end of August 2014. Had we known that we would not have access to the pool for most of our rental agreement, we would NOT have chosen Forest Rim, as this was one of the few amenities offered. When we moved out, the apartment was cleaner and in better condition than when we moved in and Forest Rim management attempted to nickle and dime us for the things that we had requested to be repaired for our entire 13 month stay. $140 to repaint an apartment that was not painted in the first place! I could go on and on... And then there were the neighbors: kids screaming ALL of the time outside our windows, dogs barking, ferrets scratching ALL night long. Best Buy is fastidious about the cleanliness of their parking lot and begins blowing and mowing at 5:30am. Pressure washing and other maintenance was typically done until after 11pm. Every day was a barrage of noise. Moving was a relief.