Here are the positives and the negatives. ***** First, the positives: --> Month-to-month contract (this is primarily why we opted for it) --> Near to the Sunnyvale Caltrain station (thought this was important, but used it just once to go to SF) --> Near to a few of the bus-stops (helps if you are dependent on public transportation or thinking green) --> Near to the Sunnyvale Downtown (good for those occasional eat-outs) --> Walkable (15-20 min) distance to stores like Target, Lucky, Macy's, Salons, Coffee Shops --> Ample parking spot available (1 reserved covered, any number of uncovered) ***** And then the negatives: --> Primary reason we moved out is that the rent seems to be higher now. We have lived here close to 2 years now. We moved in the 2nd quarter of 2010 when the rent seemed to be reasonable for a 2 bed + 2 bath at $1470 (w/o contract). After 1.5 years, they decided to increase it to $1700. The electricity and water+trash+sewage (times the number of occupants) is additional to the house rent. --> Barest minimum recreational amenities in the apartment complex - just a swimming pool. --> Common laundry rooms. Many coin washers and dryers are often not functioning and it gets really crowded on weekends. --> No microwave oven in house. You need to buy one if you want to use one. --> It's not a "closed" apartment complex. We did not have security issues as such but only once came to know that a neighbour's bike was stolen. ---> I think they'd end up charging you, no matter how hard you try to clean up the apartment after you leave. ***** I really did not have any interaction with the Management and hence could not say about the people managing the place.
We have been living here from past 3 yrs and over this duration, I have lost my motor bike and one of our neighbors lost Honda Civic car and other neighbor who lost his bike overnight. This has been regular in this apartments and also too many workers around for almost past one and half year doing landscaping work. Management does not take any responsibility and gives false assurances that their men are not involved.
Everything is electricity, no gas here. The only cable provider is Comcast. The kitchen does not have vent fan, so cooking is hard time. Beside this and rent price, this place is nice and quiet.
I warn you this place should not consider to stay. We were there for only one month and tell them upfront but we still got a lot of charge after that without any good reasons…damage charge even we have a clear leave inspection report and when we went to see them with evidence, they still not ready to refund those money back and asked us to contact to their head office in Palo Alto by ourselves…not only that we also get charge from PG&E for period that we already moved out!
The Good: Nice big rooms, great size sala and nice kitchen. The bads: 1)Extra Charge for Water, Trash and Sewage which is super expensive. 2) Issues when I moved out: I cleaned up the Apartment and left it in a great condition still the charged me $120a for a contractor who cleaned the apartment (it doesnt matter how much time and dedication you put to clean it they (MANAGEMENT) will find an excuse to have the contractor clean up the apt. Advise I would strongly reccomend to look for apartments somewhere else. I regret leaving there just for that reason.