Not Bad, Remember its Apt Living. The parking can suck, but it sucks at ALL apartments and this apartment is not the worst. There is more then average guest parking outside the gates. 1 carport for a 1bd is adequate and 1 carport and a tag for behind the gates for a 2bd is also adequate. You get towed if your not a resident and park behind the gates without registering your vehicle which is free and not using your tag in unmarked spots or if you have a carport use it. Its not rocket science. There are 4 pools and 4 spas, thats pretty rad. The lawn mowing thing it needs to get done and 8am is average for the gardner to come the average person sleeps between 9pm and 6am, maybe a little later on weekends. Everything in my apartment is beyond cheap, but its an apartment guys if you want a top notch apartment its going to cost you way more then what you pay here. Also an apartment with all laminate flooring should be offered to everyone, its only fair and my neighbor has it thats not fair!! The grounds are beautiful, maintenance should speak up and look out more for the tenants who leave shopping carts in an apt complex, if you do this stop its a crime to do this and to leave their trash on the grounds near the apartment and dont tie there trash when putting it in the bins is inconsiderate. Your furniture goes to the dump not the trash bins and management/maintenance how the heck do you miss seeing this??!! The non working washer or dryers and no way to report it immediately outside of leasing hours to get your money back and make sure other people in the same apt dont use the non working washer/dryer you just used is wrong. The trash bins are always piling over with trash and bring large amounts of flies that end up coming in your apt. I have told Arnel and its still a problem. Behind the gates my car was broken into, I get it that happens everywhere but then a second car break in happened and I asked Arnel what they are doing about that and they said they have patrol, thats a blantent lie theres a tow truck driver and he was not called by patrol I saw him looking for cars to tow!!!! We pay enough rent to have a 24 hour guard up front, break ins are serious problems, our safety is important this is not Compton where break ins can be common its Fullerton a rather safe community. There is also no 24 hour maintenance for emergencies, my sink backed up into my back yard my 1st week here and it was not fixed right away, thats disgusting and could ha e been a cause for code enforcement to come out.
Horrible service, Bad neighbors, Cheap apartments. Kitchen shelves falling down and window blinds falling off. Not worth it!
The Homestead may be on the expensive side, but then again it is Orange County. My wife and I have lived here for over two years and have been extremely happy with the managers and employees. I have had some minor headaches with corporate--but everyone on-site has been great.
This place is horrible!!! I have never lived in a place where the walls were so thin I can hear every conversation my UPSTAIRS neighbors have. They also have speakers which I must listen to and feel rattle my walls EVERY SINGLE DAY. I have lived here 4 months now and in that time they have repeatedly performed maintenance on the complex which affected my water/parking/or power without notice. I work graveyards and for three days in a row once I came home to no running water because it was secured from 9-5 to replace a valve. That should not take that long but I should have at least been notified! I have asked management for assistance with the noise and they have done nothing. The gated community has been left open for days at a time so why am I paying for that? Do not be fooled by the nice looking exterior. The apartments are old and need to be rebuilt. My bathroom door must be slammed shut because it no longer fits the door frame with the many layers of paint on it. Same for the front door in the summer when the heat makes it swell. If I can find a way to legally break my lease and move out asap I will. DO NOT MOVE HERE!!!
This is the worst complex I have ever lived in. Almost every single day there is maintenance going on early mornings, sometimes they come around two or three times with the same damn leaf blower or lawn mower. Never anywhere to park, although we've been here a year and we always see open carports. God forbid you work any type of graveyard shift because you will not get sleep. Sometimes we wake up to them pounding around on the roof! No notifications. This morning in particulate they started maintenance on the apartment below us and brought out a JACKHAMMER, after we had been trying to fall back asleep for two hours. The gates are always getting stuck and therefore left open for days. They waste tons of water also! Sprinklers running even when it's been raining all day. And we have lived here about a year and have seen five different managers!! They don't treat you like people they treat you like a number. Don't waste your time, money and sanity!!!