I have lived at Farmington Lakes for a year, and have absolutely loved my experience at this community! I have lived in both one bedroom styles, the Hawthorn II for about a month, and then transferred to the bigger unit, the Dogwood II, because of a rent special. Since I have lived in the Dogwood longer, my review will be about that apartment. First off- the community is wonderful! Oswego in general is great place to live. You are right by all of the strip malls on route 34, and I can't tell you how convenient it is to be that close to shopping and restaurants. To be fair, I only know about my building, but living here was super quiet! Even walking around the complex or by the courtyard at night, everyone is extremely respectful and there was no one who was ever rude or obnoxious. We lived on the second floor, so we didn't have to worry about neighbors above us either. The clubhouse is so clean and modern, and has a gym, business center, grills, gorgeous pool; it feels really nice being able to call this home. We were lucky enough to get one of the front buildings, so we loved the fact that we were so close to the club house and never had a problem with parking. We did have a couples maintenance issues, but they were handed promptly. Our washer and dryer ended up going out over a holiday, and they order a new one and had it installed 2 days later! And of course the AMAZING staff, Joe was incredible and was always helpful and there for us when we needed to talk to him or ask a question. They have always been extremely accommodating and make me feel important, and not just like some tenant, which I really appreciate. On to the apartment- I LOVE THE DOGWOOD II! My boyfriend and I look at 22 other apartment complexes and not one of them compared to the dogwood. We also got the apartment for such a great deal, which really made the choice easy. You have a private entrance and closet down stairs, living room, dining room, open concept large kitchen with a pantry, computer niche, huge patio, enormous bathroom with double sinks, big bedroom with massive drive in closet and also other storage closet, the 9 foot ceilings are beautiful, and all the updates fixtures really make a difference. No other one bedroom apartment in the aurora, Naperville, or Oswego really compares to the dogwood and all of its features. Overall, I couldn't recommend the community enough! They email resident news letters every month, and always have something going on at the clubhouse, like free flower give away for spring, poker nights, pancake breakfasts, craft beer tastings, margaritas by the pool, and so much more! I have attached pictures of our apartment to showcase how nice Farmington Lakes is. There really is no competition, we love it here!
My apartment was excellent, but once Marquette Management took over the property everything went down the tubes. They never cleaned out the dog poop trash cans, the street going into the property was poorly maintained, and the staff themselves weren't friendly at all. After moving out, they also tried to charge me for pet urine cleanup even though I did not own a pet. Save yourself a headache and rent elsewhere.
There's nothing to do in the neighborhood