Highly recommended apartment complex (not owned by Irvine Company). Apartments are modern and have open space layouts. The community is perfect for dog owners as they have a dedicated dog park. Amenities are newer and well maintained: Game room, gym, pool, jacuzzi, BBQs, Theater room (free to rent BTW), office and meeting space. My one complaint is the parking situation. There is no assigned parking. With 5 levels of parking and so many oversized speed bumps, it can take up to 10 minutes to get in or out of the structure. The management and staff (resident relations and maintenance service) here are great which is why I'm dismissing the parking situation and giving Camden 5 Stars.
I just renewed my lease and I can say that I have been extremely happy living here at Camden. I live in a 1 bedroom apartment with my two dogs on the 4th floor. I am a student and spend most of my time studying and I must say I have never, not even ONCE, heard a peep from any of my neighbors. I used to live at an apartment complex owned by the Irvine Company, never EVER again. I moved down to San Marcos, CA for a bit for school and got introduced to Camden Old Creek, this is where I fell in love with Camden. Long story shorter I found this Camden and checked it out. 1. LOCATION Walking distance to Souplantation, Boudin, Ralph's, Burger King, Coffee Bean, Chase Bank, Jamba Juice, Rubios, Panera, Togos, Zpizza, CVS with pharmacy, etc). FastXpress Carwash and the Shell gas station are also right next door in case you need to wash and vacuum your car or fill it up. The District is down the street (ton of shops- Costco, Target, Michael's, In-n-Out, TJMAXX, AMC, Bowling, Lowe's, etc) and Walmart just opened up on Barranca next to JoAnn's close to Taco Bell. Easy access to the 405 north and south as well. *** I literally LIVE my entire life within this one square mile 2. APARTMENT Very spacious and there are a ton of different floor plans to choose from. I live in the 1 bedroom earth plan and I absolutely love the layout because it's so different. I believe they offer washer and dryers in each unit, but don't quote me on that. As stated above the walls are super thick so no noise complaints from me. The appliances have been in perfect working order and the stainless steel makes them easy to clean. The only thing that could be a downfall for somebody is hearing the traffic from Main and Jamboree. I know that might bother some people but when taking into consideration everything else I would say that it is incidental. 3. AMENITIES I have used every single amenity here and they've all been great. The business center is very useful since I'm a student. They recently posted a sign saying kids are no longer allowed in without supervision which I am SO HAPPY about. (Kids were using it to play games and would keep their volume full blast, finally!). If you want to know all of the amenities just look online. My favorites are the dog park, pool/jacuzzi, and business center. They also now offer a dry-cleaning service! *** The movie theatre is awesome for girls nights, you just have to rent it out. 4. MAINTENANCE Maintenance is amazing, Otto is such a sweetheart as well as the whole team. Requests are usually taken care of same day or at the latest (in my experience) the next day. You can actually request a particular time for your convenience, I didn't know that till a few months ago... now ya know! 5. PARKING Parking has never been an issue for me. Regardless of the time of night, you can ALWAYS rely on finding a parking spot in the garage. 6. OTHER RESIDENTS The residents seem to keep to themselves for the most part, a lot of business professionals live here. I've met a few people at dog park and at the pool, they seem to be pretty friendly. Almost everybody seems to be responsible for their pets. 7. TRASH/MAIL/SECURITY Trash shoots are located in the garage at every parking level for you to throw your garbage out. I just take mine out every time I go to my car, it's pretty simple. Mail is located on the first floor of the parking garage with designated parking spots to pick it up. The building is incredibly safe, almost too safe. You need the fob to get into the building as well as to go up the elevator. I have locked myself out of the building twice since I have lived here, luckily it was during the daytime! Best thing about the safety of the building? No unwanted visitors! Negative? You have to let in your visitors Summary - I would definitely highly recommend living here. The prices are comparable to other similar apartments in the area but the quality can't be beat. The location is prime and the amenities offered (dog park, saunas, movie theatre, etc) are rarities here in Irvine.
The place is new, nice and lush. You get what you pay for, and I believe these apartments are on the more expensive side of the Irvine competition. The gym is really nice, tv's on treadmills, yoga room, however when a treadmill (4 total) is broken, it can take 8 weeks before it gets fixed. I want to complain that when we toured the PENSIVE Leasing Staff said the Clubhouse (gorgeous), theater & business centers are available to the residents. However last week they CHANGED THE POLICY, NOW IT'S $140 EVERY 4 HOURS TO RENT THE CLUBHOUSE, I didn't even ask if there were new fees for the other amenities, (I was so upset). They call that in the sales business "bait and switching". I also hate the amount of small dogs people keep home all day, and their CONSTANT YELPING!!! It's not a good place for kids because it's not within walking distance to a park and the on site playground is a joke, (it's more of a modern art piece). But the Maintenance Staff however are the best I've experienced, and I've been rented for 10+ years. The Location can't be better. I love walking to Soup Plantation and SF Boudin to eat. The 405 is 2 minutes from the parking garage, the 5 fwy is 10min on jamboree.