The renting is unbelievable expensive!! with the renting price you can easily rent a 3 bedroom HOUSE!! not a small 2 bedroom apartment.... not to mention that you have to pay for water (sewer) and electric bill.... other than the free 24h gym there is nothing special about it.
Westchester Park Apartments is an acceptable place to stay. It's not remarkable, but they do diligently take care of their property. Pricing for their apartments may need to be adjusted lower, however, due to current, local market conditions. Also, in tenants favor, they are not pricks in returning your deposit when you clear out. Routinely, management has ensured their property's upkeep. I always notice the landscaping being taken care of, the pool being cleaned, "gym" being cleaned ( a gym membership will give you a wider variety of equipment; however, the "gym" facility offers enough to keep you in a basic, health condition), stairwells being swept, apartments being visited regularly by pest control (never had serious issues with insects; but, I was on the top floor)... Any emergency maintenance issues were addressed as soon as possible during hours and after hours. In my opinion, I always felt the rent should have been slightly less. Lately, I have noticed quite a bit of vacancies around Manhattan during my stay with Westchester. What I would have liked would have been a washer and dryer inside each unit (there are a few in each building for everyone to use). It seemed some complexes offered this along with competitive rents. But, Westchester did periodically offer rebates for a few months when you leased one of their units; however, the rebates required you to remember to ask for it each month before a certain date. Rebate deals are better when automatically deducted from the rent; otherwise, it could imply hoping not all rebates are remembered and redeemed. The customer service at Westchester is outstanding even when clearing out of the unit. They don't go around with a white glove, test equipment, highly, trained inspectors, magnifying glass, etc. They look for cleanliness and no obvious damage. They were fair in returning the deposit in a reasonable time. Overall, my experience with Westchester was very good. I would recommend it to anyone. By the way, it's within 15 minutes to the East side of Manhattan where Kansas State University, Aggieville, malls and restaurants are located.
Westchester Park Apartments is by no means a bad apartment complex. It is simply a mediocre one and having visited many of the other apartment complexes in the area it is simply average and you overpay by a little bit. There are newer better apartment complexes being built to the west. Pros The management staff is top notch. They will try to help you whenever they can and they do want to make sure that your needs are met. The only issue is that they do not have as much to work with amenity wise. The location is quiet in a college town that is key. Especially if you are military and you go to work at 530 There is a gym which is good for cardio in the winter but that is it. It is a very bare bones gym. Maintenance staff is very professional and quick. They will occasionally make a small mistake like after they fixed my water heater they forgot to turn it back on but it took them less than a day to fix it so I can’t really complain. Cons The laundry facilities here are simply terrible. I have been using the laundromat or my fiance’s machines for about 6 months because I feel the ones the apartment provides are that bad. They don’t use coins for their machines they use a card system which you prepay. Which gets annoying because if you lose your card or it is stolen. You are out of luck you have to pay $25 bucks to get a new card and you lose whatever money was on the account. Also the front office has trouble getting you that new card. I went three separate times in three separate weeks to get a new card and either the system was down or they had to take a check and can’t take cash (which they charge you extra if you pay your rent by check so I have no clue why they take checks at all). Also when the machines do work the dryers take two iterations to even get your clothes dry and the washers don’t really get the clothes that clean. The layout of the apartment and the kitchen is a little dated. And my carpet had a lot of stains on it when I moved in. It was noted on my initial walkthrough, but I was told they would be replaced as soon I moved out. So your experience might differ Price, while I am not going to plug the other apartments because I have not lived there. There are comparable apartments that are newer and have better amenities like an apartment washer dryer, covered parking, better gym, and etc. It can all be paid for by your BAH but ;you don’t get as much of a bang for your buck as you should. Conclusion- Overall it is not a bad apartment complex for either military or grad students. There are better options in Manhattan but if you need a place it could be a lot worse. Also use the laundromat around the corner it is literally a quarter of a mile away.
Good apartments but just if they could reduce their prices a little bit
Great apartments! Yes, a bit on the expensive side, and their customer service telephone number is a bit wacky, but they have a very friendly and prompt staff, well managed apartments with monthly pest control, a great website, little aesthetic improvements everywhere, AND they have quarterly socials for residents. I'm glad I chose them!