I lived in Braeburn Village from 1996 to 2001. So yeah, a long time ago! It was the best place I ever lived during my childhood (I was 12-16 years old). We had our fair share of mischief (our group of friends) and mgmt definitely knew us (I don't think Kathy and Ron are there anymore), but we were just kids passing time for the most part :). The complex is huge (about 40 buildings) and was always nice and clean when I lived there. I hear that in the years since that it had degraded in appearance. I also hear that, like most other apartments on the East Side, section 8 became accepted in Braeburn and that helped drive away some of the "nice quiet" atmosphere. It must have been 8 years since I heard this rumor though and if it was true, Braeburn may be back to the way it was back when I lived there. I do remember the townhomes being a bit outdated when I lived there (I had friends living in over 10 different places there, so I spent time in a number of units) so I can imagine it being quite outdated if nothing has changed. But I'm sure by now they are updating as they go, but don't know that for sure. Personally, if I still lived in Indiana, I would consider a move to Braeburn for the nostalgia factor, but I'm not sure what kind of complex it is today. I had some of the best times in my life while living there. The summer of '99 will always be unforgettable to me and my friends...hanging out at the pool, having sleepovers, playing tennis, hanging out at the old Safeway, and lots more. During winters, sledding down "Suicide Hill" (the hill on Franklin Rd at I-70 inside the complex property) was another thing to do. Based on all that, I would definitely consider moving back there if I lived in the area again because all that is still there (except Safeway). Not sure if it would be a good place for my daughter to grow up, but I'd still look into it. I haven't been there in 13 years. I just might scoop up an old friend or two from the neighborhood and cruise a lap around the complex next time I'm in Indy!
I have lived in Braeburn for going on three years now. At first I loved this place. Now I can hardly wait till my lease is up. The office has replaced most of its staff and they could care less about anything. I have complained for two years about my dish washer not washing my dishes properly. I get told so many excuses that its literally not funny. All of the appliances that the apartment furnishes you with are 20 years old or more and they break constantly. My water heater is also 20 years old and I have to call to get it fixed constantly. They started offering to come clean your carpets once a year and that service is also horrible. They don't use any soap just spray warm water or they don't show up and then blame you for them not coming to clean the carpets. My air conditioner is currently broken and I am on day two of waiting for them to come fix it. Its super humid out and it doesn't help that I have a sick child.I asked for new screens on my windows and they still haven't fixed that either. So when its hot out I open the windows to let the bugs in. I have complained to the office about seeing rats and opossums outside and they say well as long as they are outside don't worry about it. Okay so what happens when I open my door and they come in. The security here is also horrible. They actually make things worse and turn everything into something racial. Its sad when your called racist by an officer of the law. Don't move here unless your prepared to deal with tons and tons of problems. Worst place I have ever lived!
I have been so impressed by my apartment and the staff at Braeburn! They have gone out of their way to make everything perfect. I came early to move in before the office opened and I called the office and the maintenance man Scott came right over with my keys and move in sheet. After we got everything done then I signed my lease. That was 4 years ago and it is just 1 example of how they go out of thier way to make people happy. Also, the Halloween parade is the best every yesr