Rents way out of line for a noisy,aging, poorly maintained building. The stairwells and hallways are filthy. Dust-balls and debris lie untouched for weeks. One of the light stanchions at the swimming pool is so corroded it is leaning over exposing the wiring. Ought to make for a large civil suit when someone is electrocuted. This issue exemplifies the condition of the entire building. Poor. The elevators are a real treat. No need to take the grand-kids to Disneyland, just put them on the Southpark elevators and save your money for the ever increasing rents. Night long noise from the courtyard - no security.
the leasing office staff will make you feel as if you were leaving in one of their houses!, #impolite
In concurrence to Dabney Schwartz, the "Disney ride" quality elevators are only available ever so often... Here are some more issues to support Dabney's review: I was guaranteed Wi-Fi enabled throughout the entire apartment complex (which was, sadly, false, so I had to purchase my own router...). Whenever I need to print on a computer, I usually head down stairs. However, the computers don't function properly anymore (it's been 2 years since they crashed repeatedly, and now they don't even connect to the internet). The hottub has been unavailable for more than 2 years now in the recreational center, and the racquetball court reeks of alcohol (thanks to some ill-considerate drunkards playing wall-ball with the exercise balls in a RACQUETBALL court...). The underlying issues at SouthPark are the building structure and community. The structure is so outdated (not as outdated as the 1889 Victorian buildings at NW Quimby, but...) that holes let insects and arachnids crawl into your rooms. The sliding window panels on the balcony break easily, and the thin walls make it difficult to retain privacy or suppress noise from other residents. Lastly, the community is absolutely dreadful. Everyone is paranoid about people entering the building and causing some sort of trouble (I can hardly imagine a reason why anyone would cause a terrorist action in an apartment complex, let alone a robbery since doors other then the main gate should be locked anyway). A couple rejected to open the gate door for my grandma who had forgotten her keys at home. The majority of the community is a group of spoiled adults flocked together to both comment about how other residents who aren't communing with them are inferior (a bearded man younger than my grandmother started swearing under his breath when my grandma decided to enter the elevator first before he could get of. What's the deal with that?) and enforce the absolute rule regarding the main gate (there is an awkward impasse when I'm calling my mom to unlock the gate and a resident decides to open the gate and enter the building anyway. Am I to stand there and let the door close, or enter and thank the resident? A couple, inclusive of the same bearded man, once closed the gate infront of my nose while my mom unlocked the gate through call. They could have simply let me through, or waited outside until I had the gate unlocked. Sadly, not all adults are quite educated...). STAY OUT OF SOUTHPARK APARTMENTS. It's infuriating, and I could rant all day about the poor community and service provided for the large fee. I am only staying for one more year because I will be graduating to college.
OMG - where does one start? Both elevators went out this weekend trapping two elderly residents and stranding others in the parking garage and lobby. (One of them the former mayor of Portland) The Portland Fire Department had to respond twice to free those trapped in the elevators. Adding to the terror are the hordes of students allowed to roam the building day and night terrorizing residents. There is a student run Hookah lounge on the ninth floor replete with hookers on the weekends. The seventh and fourth floors are absolute bedlam twenty four hours a day. The pool deck unusable. Pinnacle Managements response to all this is to shrug their shoulders. Look elsewhere if you value your peace, quiet, and sanity. Why pay 1.5-2K per month for insanity?