Everyone in the office is so friendly and welcoming and I've lived here for 6 months now and see no reason to leave :)
There is new managment here now and they are getting to be quite picky about things. I love that i can have my dog here that is great but the depoist of $500 for him wasn't that wonderful. The maintence people do not speak english which i have no problem with but they are fast and get the job done but they don't do the job 1/2 the time right and I had to call down a few times to have my sink fixed. They seem to have different rules for different people. I was told when I moved in that the building I would live in would be 100% smoke free so I signed up. I have had nothing but problems with my neighbors smoking, smoking wouldn't bug me so much but I have ashmea and I can't open my door for a cool breeze without have cig and pot smoke come inside, which has been making me really sick. They changed the rules as to having 2 vehicles now we are only allowed 1 but with a permit and i have noticed that one of the manager Nicole she is the newest member has 4 cars parked in reserve spots and I don't think that is right when the rest of us can't have our parked here. Also I love living here as it is a secured building and I feel really safe being I live alone. I am really disappointed that people don't pick up after there animals, the owners of the little dogs in my buliding never pick up there poo and I tend to step in it in the morning when taking my dog out and I try to not yell and cuss but i do that a lot. My lease isn't up for 6 more months. The rent here is high also for the size of the aptment I got. I have a one bedroom and it is $725 a month. It is really only worth $525 a month for the one bedroom I would be willing to pay that price if it was two bedrooms but not for 1. I am starting to look for a new place. If I find one before my lease is up I will have to pay that months rent plus another $725 to get out of my lease. They have a pool which is great in the summer but they closed it to early this year it was still hot in Sept and it should have stayed open tell Nov 1 as the weather would have allowed it too. The work out room is fine but it is so dirty, they dont clean it enough. They have free tanning but they forget you are in there and I got burnt badly so I haven't used it since. They don't have enough parking and the garages they don't have enough of and I don't want to have to pay $75 a month for a garage when I can get a storage unit the same size for $25 a month because my car will not fit in the garage as they aren't even a compact car size. This place will not let you paint your wall other color so they have to be white, and that is fine but for the fact that you can't clean them without the paint coming off on your wash cloth and chiping. This place has its plus as it by the river for fishing and water tubing in the summer and the schools in the area are great. But over all I would give it a 2 star rating as it needs lots and lots of work.
Management is wonderful to work with. They are friendly, accommodating, and reasonable. They make sure you understand the entire contract before having you sign it. The rent is within $50 to $100 per month of other older and run-down places. Plus, a washer and a dryer are provided in each unit. I feel that management is doing everything they can to "earn" my rent rather than simply collecting it each month.
My fiance and I were left virtually homeless in a new state when a home purchase deal fell through at the very last minute. We contacted several apartments and many would not accept our large dog and/or would not allow anything less than a 6 month contract. We toured Shoreline Village and found the apartments clean, spacious, stylish and affordable. Our dog and cat were allowed, with a VERY reasonable pet rent and deposit. We explained to the manager (who lives part-time on site) our particular real estate situation and why we needed month-to-month so we could be free to move into whatever home we found next. They were gracious and understanding for our entire stay...I have never had a better apartment management staff. We are also fitness geeks, and frequently took advantage of the super-close river-front greenway trail for cycling, walking, and running. I saw the bad reviews for the exercise room: I thought it was pretty decent actually! Honestly, if we weren't paying so much to store the rest of our belongings, we were discussing staying at Shoreline for a while and saving some money instead of dropping it all into a much larger mortgage payment. Possible cons: it is nearby train tracks, so you will hear one periodically. There are a few apartments that seem to have a LOT of people living in them...lots of kids and toys on the lawns and patios. However, they never bothered anyone, and we never felt unsafe or annoyed. Since it is river-front, there is a river access road going by the apartment complex. On some weekends, this gets moderately noisy traffic.
The manager and assistant manager are friendly and very helpful and the apartments are great. When I needed to find a place fast I toured numerous apartments in the Richland area, only Shoreline was able to show me a clean apartment ready for move in and they allowed me to bring my two dogs. The apartments are spacious and even living on the middle floor very quite. Unless I have a window open I never hear the train or traffic. There is easy access to the river to walk the dogs. I couldn't ask for a better place.