Highly recommended! I have searched around Hillsboro for many communities. Commons at Verandas is my final pick, and I feel so lucky that I made a good choice. I love my renovated apartment, the trees all over around the communities, the plenty of parking space, and all the very friendly/helpful/informative staffs in the leasing office. All in all, I am very satisfied with Verandas and highly recommend it.
The apartments are very nice and roomy and area is quiet and clean. Management office is very nice and helpful. The only thing that is a bother is that the garbage disposal is not close by and we have to drive with all garbage and recycling to garbage disposal area (there is only one for whole apartment complex). I understand why so they can better control smell and quantity of it, but we just have to deal with it. So if you dont mind that or if you lucky to live near the garbage disposal area then its great.
I stayed here for a year and its an amazing place to live in. They all are fairly new apartments compared to the most of the apartments surrounding this area. The management staff were good and any maintenance requests were promptly attended. The pools , trails and locality is well maintained. The streets of Tanesbourne is just a mile away which has everything from Macy's , GAP , PF Changs , Charming Charlie et all . Personally this was a lucky apartment to me as many of my life's best things happened in this house.
DO NOT MOVE HERE! This is the most disgusting apartment complex in Portland. It always smells like garbage from all the trash backing up in the trash area. The other disgusting smell that looms over the entire complex is Indian food. 90% of the tenants are Indians and there food stinks! The staff is horrible, especially the manager named Leah O'Connor. She is very rude and doesn't care about any of the tenants. I have to put in a noise complaint on a weekly basis and nothing ever gets done. The staff has told me to just call the police next time there is a noise complaint. You will regret every second of moving into this place if you do! DON'T DO IT!
Lived here for a year and we're now moving since our lease is coming up. The renewal "offer" raised the rent $375 a month. I know they say, "It's the market," -- but we spent the last two weeks looking around and this price, especially since we'd be in one of the older versions, not a remodeled one, was insane (including compared to next door neighbors - Lion's Gate, Landmark, Rockcreek, Colonnade, etc.). A leasing agent at another complex told us it's not uncommon for places to raise the price dramatically to force people out of older units precisely so they can remodel. It's a dirty tactic but whatever floats your boat. The apartment itself was fine, no problems in the year except having to get repair on the washing machine twice. One extremely dangerous aspect is that the stairs are loose. We had to get maintenance to fix the stairs up to our apartment 3 times. It seems they spend a ton of time landscaping so everything looks nice but structurally and safety-wise they don't care so much...? The office staff rotated about once a month. There is no on in the office that was there when we moved in just a year ago, and just about every time we go in to get mail we notice there's someone new. I have no idea why this is. The pools were nice in the summer except for a couple days when they were super murky - were they being treated? No idea, we never got any notice about it. The gym is fine but nothing special, just your normal machines and a yoga area. Being on the third floor is great for the vaulted ceilings and lots of light in the windows from them not being overshadowed by trees or the balcony above you - *however* another MAJOR safety concern is that the railing on your balcony is wobbly and none of the beams are actually attached to the posts at the corners of your balcony. I have no confidence that it could hold weight at all, especially if someone happened to fall into it. Stairs are not covered, but open to the elements. Covered parking and garages cost extra - uncovered parking is first come first serve, so expect days, especially if you go out to dinner, that you'll get home and have to park quite far from your apartment. There is only one trash area for the entire complex, so if you don't live right next to it you'll need to lug your trash a long ways or drive. If you do live right next to it, you'll have to deal with the smell, which was really bad in the summer especially. We had no safety issues as far as theft, no issues with neighbors, noise, dogs, babies, nothing - we never heard anything, except for a couple nights in the summer when one downstairs neighbor was clearly drunk and shouting late at night in the parking lot. But it just happened a couple times. Nice area, parks, shopping, etc. Overall, it's now priced far too high for what it is, especially considering the lax safety on the stairs and balconies and the fact that we're being asked that price to stay in a unit that hasn't even been remodeled yet. Staff come and go so there's no way to build a rapport. Gym is so-so, nothing special, everywhere has the same equipment and most places have more. Floor plans are good with open kitchens and large bedrooms and closets, but that's not enough to justify such a huge monthly rent when the exact same floor plan across the street is over $100 less for a remodeled version.