The fire alarms would go off 3 times a night 4 times a month. If there was ever a fire noboby would know. There was quite a few times i would be doing laundry with the fire alarms going off, and the cops checking the building.
This place seems nice, until you meet the people behind the scenes. I rented here for one year. It was all going ok until one day I received a note that said I had not paid rent for the month of January, which I had. It was marked in my checkbook. They wanted an extra $50 for a late fee. I declined to provide that since I had already paid rent on time. They harassed me for this, I refused, and it eventually went away. Or so I thought (you'll see later). I had a leak in my roof, and lived on the top floor. I complained multiple times, and finally had to go around the building and discover what was wrong with it myself, there was a huge hole in the side of the building pecked out by a woodpecker. Their maintenance did not notice this and my apartment leaked for over 2 weeks when it rained. They then blamed me for not telling them sooner... When the time came to put in our notice to vacate, my roommate and I did so. However, a week or two later, we received a notice saying that because we didn't notify them that we'd be leaving, we must STAY AN ENTIRE YEAR LONGER. We could sublease it potentially, but they basically claimed we had resigned the lease for another year by not notifying them(which we did...). I Argued this, of course. I was going back to college and had no intention of staying anywhere in the area. They're office staff was extremely rude, and eventually I talked with Harvey Filister himself, the owner of the property. He treated me like I was some insolent little child. He swore at me and insulted me, and told me he'd see me in court if I didn't pay him the 10+ grand for the years worth of leasing. Thankfully, my father was equally upset by this and we ended up hiring a lawyer who found that there was no way they could force us to pay that. We never even had to go to court, but I went through hell with those people to get out of there. NOW the jerk has us on the record as being evicted. Whenever I go to apply for a place to live, I must tell this entire story and hope they understand. Some do, some don't. I would never, EVER, recommend living here.
1) Let's start with the 'security' doors. If you have a penny or even just a strong fingernail, you can turn the lock and walk right in. plus there was no chain on the units door, when we asked for one, the office staff said they don't use those just in case of emergencies, they will be able to enter your apartment. 2) When we first checked out the apartments, we went during the day time. Big mistake! Everything seems so peaceful and pleasant but once work and school gets out, chaos ensues. Don't even think about getting a parking spot after 5:30pm. While your driving around looking for an alternate spot, be careful for all the unruly kids and the hordes of geese. These things tie into the 3) appearance. When you go, you will see work being done around the premises most of the time but don't be fooled, its just because they never finish the projects! I understand that they want the place to look good, the reason being because the substance is not there once you make the mistake of signing the lease. 4) The office staff are incredibly rude. At first I thought they were professional but I soon learned otherwise. I actually got them to replace my dishwasher which wasnt installed right, then the office staff accused me of damaging it and causing it to flood.- When they were showing my apartment before my move out, they do not give reasonable notice that they will be showing it. Unless you consider eight minutes reasonable, the time it takes to walk from the office to my unit. Its not fun to have the staff walk in while your sleeping(3rd shift worker) and show a random family your apartment while your in your boxers. 5) The maintenance staff is alright. If stuff doesnt get fixed its not there fault. When I requested someone come fix the new dishwasher, the office staff argued with me and said that they already sent a guy. My wife is a stay at home mom and she never saw anyone enter to fix a thing. Even maintenance man himself admitted he was never at my unit. When the actually do get the order to fix something, it does get taken care of. Atleast in my experience. 6) The unit itself, is much at better on the initial visit. Once you live there for a month or two and realize that there is drafts coming from each window, cigarette smells coming through the bathroom vents and walls and see all the carpet beetles, You dont get that good of a picture anymore. Not to mention finding a dozen nails, carpet staples and tacks through out the shag carpet. Really good environment for a toddler. 7) Not to much noise. Kids running down the halls, weekend night parties and train routes. To be expected at any apartment. The most annoying thing tho is the 6am to 2pm geese squawking during the summer. Overall...not worth your time. They offer you a 'special' upon moving in that says a $200 security deposit with a 12 month lease. That is because they know you won't take them to court after they screw you out of your deposit after leaving. Court fees cost more than that. So be prepared not to get it back. Which really isn't fair seeing as how they don't even do a final walk thru with you. Big scam!! They offer specials all the time to keep tricking people to come in because there is such a high turnover rate at this place, due to the horrible experience. Worst residence of my life. Trust me. Don't rent here!!
Been here a few months and it is ok. Not a five star at all but all has been quiet and thingsvare getting fixed. We did find out that our lock was able to be opened by any key that would get in it. They did switch it out quickly... There are better options out there.
I've lived here by myself in a 1-bedroom apartment for eight months now and I'm very happy with it. The neighbors have been polite and quiet for the most part, maintenance requests are answered very promptly, the staff that I have dealt with have been friendly, and the landscaping is gorgeous. Overall I'd definitely recommend living here!