I swear every year this complex is owned by someone new. Always hiking up rent, never giving proper notice to changes. They're great at cashing the rent check instantly, but when you need help, there's no one to even give you the time of day. My boyfriend and I are currently sitting on our stoop locked outside our apartment. Our key broke. We got the key out, but apparently the landlord, maintenance people, etc., can't be bothered to keep a spare set of keys around. Isn't that part of the job?! I can't wait to move out of this complex. It's the worst.
We're not used to apartment life, so I should get that out there right from the start. Coming from a 3-bed-huge-yard-single-family-home to a tiny 2-bed-no-yard-apartment is just a tough transition, no matter how nice the place. And cramming my husband, me, and our three children into a small two-bedroom apartment means we're nearly bursting at the seams here. That said, there are some things that make living here seriously difficult. First off, there is no elevator. Parking is under the property itself in a kind of under-ground garage, and you have to go through 3 separate doors and a flight of stairs to get to the property proper. If you have young children and several groceries in your car, it is sheer misery, and seemingly endless trips up and down stairs to simply unload your car. If you happen to get an upstairs apartment, as we did, this means an extra flight of stairs to contend with. Moving in was hell. Trying to maneuver several locked doors, and stair cases, till you finally make it to your apartment door, in 100-degree-weather, with your arms laden, is madness!!!) The staff will assure you that the apartments are sound-proof when you do your walk-through. This is a LIE! The apartment walls are so thin that you will hear everything, and I do mean everything, your neighbors are up to at any given hour of the day. Not only that, but you'll smell what they are cooking for dinner coming through your vents, also anything they happen to be smoking. Up-stairs apartments get VERY HOT in the summer and the air conditioning will cost an extra $400 every two months. Factor that into your rent cost. On the up-side, the staff is wonderful and do everything they can to help you. The grounds are very clean. The neighbors are even very nice. It's a bummer that the pool isn't heated, but the hot jacuzzi is fun. Still though, we cannot wait to get out of here. Oh yeah, and forget about storage. There isn't any. If you happen to have suitcases, Christmas decorations, or bikes ... prepare to pay extra for off-site storage. There is NONE to be had in your apartment or on the premises.