Unsafe - since we've lived here ( a year) there have been multiple shootings and someone was killed in a car hijacking. It takes forever to get anything fixed in your apartment (we put in a work order back in July...it was finally resolved last month) and the mold is almost impossible to keep up with. We clean our apartment regularly and we still manage to get black mold growing along every single window sill in the place. We started having health issues, so we bought an air purifier, which has helped, but seriously...it's ridiculous. Nothing dries in the apartment because the air is so moist, so there's always this wet, dank smell hanging around. There are NO seals on the doors...so it's impossible to keep the place warm in the winter unless the heat is on high...which means hefty electric bills. The laundry area is a joke...I've had to drive my clothes elsewhere to wash several times because half of the machines are broken and so many people have to use the facilities that there's actually a line. DON'T LIVE HERE. Seriously, we pay $915 for a crappy, moldy, ant infested, one bedroom. You can do better somewhere else, I guarantee it. We're moving as soon as our lease is up.
I've been living at Somerset Apartments for almost a year now. It's me, my boyfriend and our roomate. I also have a coworker that lives here a couple apartments down. Not one of us plan on renewing our lease, and whenever given the chance I tell everyone to run in the opposite direction of this place. We set up our move in date, they called and said that it was not possible on that day and put us off a week or so, fine. We call the day before and ask to make sure we had one, whoever answered told us that they did indeed have an open apartment for us. We rent a uhaul, packed it up, my car, my parents car and got there. Me and my boyfriend got there before my parents. Understand I'm newly twenty when moving in, Lisa the "manager" looked us over and I'm guessing saw a bunch of kids there. Proceed to say that there were no two bed rooms available and it wasn't her fault. She literally was being so rude, trying to belittle me and acting like I didn't know what I was talking about. I know a thing or two about managing apartments though, it was something my parents had done for a while, so I knew everything about this was sooooo wrong. But she kept telling me there was nothing to do, UNTIL my parents showed up, then it was I can do this this and this to accommodate for the issues, which all should have been being said to me, and the future lease holders. To the dismay of my parents, we took the deal and made the grave mistake of moving in to this complex. We were stored in, probably someone else's one bedroom, until ours was opened up. They were still cleaning it when we were being forced to move in because "they needed that complex". The cleaning cew was unfriendly but quickly was gone , so whatever. But, our bathroom fan did work upon moving in, the doors to hide the laundry room was broken, the dryer didn't dry well at all, an infestation of spiders, and me and my coworker have come to believe a flea infestation as well seeing as both of their dogs who have never had fleas before have been plegued by them since moving in here. After moving in the fridge broke and freezer went into hardcore overdrive. They've tried to over charge us on more then one occasion Our coworkers apartment flooded, twice, he got mold, Lisa told him in wasn't her problem. There's been shootings, carjacking (including my best friends car), public drunkness, terrible children under no supervision, domestic violence cases, and so much more in just the year we've been here. There's always a new face in the office, who never cares about the goings on. And security is a joke, only patrolling when there schedule calls for it, if you call them they will not come to help with anything. The pool has literally never been open as well
Review given with cautious optimism caveat: Recently the Somerset Apts went over to a new management company.. And while the rent has gone up about 150-200 dollars recently, I have to admit I'm glad at least some of that is finally going into maintaining and improving the property. Back when we first moved in, the colors were drab, the parking lot was starting to disintegrate, but it was okay, years later it just got worse, potholes in the pavement, etc. Up around 2014, some tentative renovations took place. They tore off a few boards, but neglected to ever put in a vapor barrier (apparently they didn't bother when they initially built this complex), which is a bad thing around the PNW. Black mold city. They threw up some new boards, did a spit and a prayer of paint on the walls in a very disjointed color scheme. Ignored the playground the kids wrecked, and only paid attention to vandalism when we called it in. The new guys though, they've noted where the last management went wrong, they've been going through, tearing off the rotted boards the last guys missed, found the spots where they cut corners, and started putting in vapor barriers behind some of the boards. They're also doing major renovations on the ancient swimming pools, I might even swim there. But kudos, guys, it's good to see at least some effort going in.
Worst apartments I've ever lived in! Management sucks Lisa I think her name is the short hair blonde bi**h worst property manager ever she don't care about any problems but her own. Steals people money by making up fake charges and double charging thing. Also apartments are unsafe past few months been more then 4 shootings. Don't move here worst ever !!!
I'm about to move into this apartment on March 5th and so far Jamie and the other lady are great. When we lost the 1st apartment we where support to get by another applicant they both helped me to another apartment that was smaller but available. I haven't stayed there yet so I can't give it a 5 star but so far so good in my experience.