I have lived here for close to 2 years and will move out in a few days. It wasn't a very pleasant experience living here because of the management and staff. When I moved in here, there were two very nice property managers (Jordan and Samantha), but now it seems like there are all new people and one manager is not really a pleasure talking to. There is one maintenance staff that even yells at you. Some of the buildings here have very old plumbing systems, the maintenance will turn up promptly when there is a problem, but it gets really annoying when you have to call the management every week to report issues with drainage. Reason given by the management when I asked if there is a permanent solution "these apartments are built in 1967 and plumbing will have problems", well would you lease me the apartment for the same price you leased it for in 1967? There was one time (around 6.30pm) water was not draining in the kitchen and bathroom sink, and I saw a lot of hair kicking back from the drainage line, I'm no mechanical and plumbing expert, but I know something is wrong when there is soo much hair in your kitchen sink, I called the after hours emergency service, the guy who picked the call was really angry, I tried to stay calm and told him what was happening, he kept telling me that I'm just making up stories and I should just plunge it down, which I had already tried. So finally he agrees to come home and take a look, meanwhile I clean out all the hair in the sink out of courtesy, he comes home and tells me "I knew you made this story up", I still remained calm and thanked him for coming, but next day I receive a $30 (approx) bill calling it a non-emergency service. The same service men also yelled at my friend living in another building. The only reason I would give two stars for this place is because of the rent.
The apartments are quite spacious and I'd say fairly priced for the amount of room. However, anyone moving in needs to be cautioned. First, the carpet is fairly gnarly. Although they "clean" the carpet, the carpet still feels dirty. My roommate and I cleaned and deodorized the carpets after we moved in. Also, the apartment overall was quite disgusting. The complex did not clean the apartments very well after the previous people moved out. We spent hours scrubbing the floors, cabinets and walls and probably got the grime that was left from all of the previous tenants in the apartment. Lastly, and probably the biggest thing, my roommate and I were NOT advised by the management of the complex that they allow smokers and non-smokers to live in the same apartment buildings. This is only a problem because the people below us smoke and the smell of cigarette smoke comes up into our apartment and causes our apartment to stink. This smell has started to transfer to our clothing and other belongings as well as causing headaches and exacerbating asthma. So if you want to move here and you do not want your belongings to smell like cigarette smoke, I would make the owners ensure that you will be living in a building without smokers, but mostly I would suggest you do not move here. A roomy apartment is not worth hours of cleaning that the complex did not do before you moved in as well as having your belongings smell like cigarette smoke.
I've been living at Park-25 for 3 years now, and I'm only moving away because I have a job in another city. The apartments are spacious, but be prepared to spend a little more on heating/cooling because of that (I'd recommend getting a ground floor apartment because of this- it seems to help). The appliances are old, but work just fine, and staff will usually come within a couple days for non-emergency maintenance. Water pressure and temp is fine, though my roommates complained of fluctuating temps in the shower. Water is paid by the complex, though, so you can take your time. Parking is provided, with some very generous spaces. In the event of snow, be prepared to shovel your own car out of your space. Grounds are well kept (if you care about that), and the buildings are somewhat old but still fairly well maintained. Most of my neighbors are foreign grad students, and I've never had an issue with noise. A security force patrols the streets at night, and the streets feel fairly safe. There are two bus stops, but the only route that uses them is the 38 (to KU campus), though the T-bus (for handicapped people) also makes stops. A strange quirk of this place is that no two apartments seem to be exactly alike (in my limited experience) so make sure you thoroughly inspect your apartment before you sign a lease, and ask to see several apartments. Overall, its a good place to live- its nothing fancy, but I've enjoyed my time here.
I haven't been able to even look at an apartment because they don't answer their phone. The internet has 4 different numbers listed for them, none of which are answered. Maybe they should get their own website!
Best apartments I have lived in. The staff are super helpful and if I have any kinds of problems I can expect someone to come out and fix it either that day or within the next two days. The rent is super cheap. For my 2br 2ba and 1100sq ft Im only paying 705. I would definitely recommend these apartments to anyone. I am only moving because I will be attending grad school in Houston. Updated 4/11/2015 Over the past year I have still enjoyed park 25 very much. The front office is great and useful. My only complaints are that there is pretty much only one trash place on each block of the apartments an the roads do have some damage. Besides that I enjoy it here. I will not be leasing here next year only because I am moving. If I wasn't this would definitely be the place I would be staying at.