Worst place I have ever lived. It's overpriced for what it is. The staff said that there weren't any roach or vermin problems, but my roommates and I have been struggling with cockroaches. They do offer free extermination, but we already had them spray and now we are finding more than before they sprayed. Our apartment is clean, so the leasing office claims they are coming up the drain in the bathroom for water. There are other bugs here too, but not as gross in my opinion. I have found plenty of spiders and even some silverfish in our apartment. The parking here is also terrible. I have two roommates and we share a three bedroom apartment to make it affordable, but they only give us two parking spots. They claim that there is a waiting list for additional parking, but I don't know why that would matter since we signed up 5 months ago and still haven't heard anything about getting another spot. They also have allow you to park in front of the leasing center and in unused carports that they list online, but these fill as fast as the street parking. If you have to park here don't plan on finding a parking spot after 7pm. I am counting down the days until my lease ends and I can move out.
Worst place in Irvine to live. Its 100% guarantee that you will find cockroaches, spiders, ants etc in your apartment. If you will go to complain they will blame you that you have brought eggs from other place. I have seen many people who went to complain and ended up paying about 1500 dollars for paste control. They will be very nice when you go to sign lease but then plays with every one. Bicycle or other stuff parked out side will be stolen. Apartment complex cleaning is unbelievably poor. It was a costly mistake to move to this apartment.
It's a good community, the management is good, the maintenance is always done on time and properly. Plenty of pools, parks, the clubhouse is nice, gym is open 24/7, parking can be a hassle if you have a lot of people in your apartment or a lot of cars (2 cars or less = great parking), the property is well maintained and always green, laundry facilities at every corner, it's a pretty decent place. The only issue I had was that the buildings are so old there isn't air circulation in every room, there's a central AC in the living room and that's about it. The walls and popcorn ceiling have asbestos and the management wouldn't produce paperwork proving that it was lead free so that was a little sketchy. It's a good location though, near the freeway, shopping centers, bus stops, and UCI. It's not a bad area, the buildings are just really old and need upgrading. The units are completely spacious, we had more than enough space and it never felt cramped. There can be bug issues because there are crickets everywhere.. I really liked the community events they had, the hominess of the place, the greenery, the kids running around and having fun, and how there's never a noise issue. It's a very personal and professional place and living here has been a great pleasure for me.
The Management is very unfriendly treating Tenants in a very rude way like inmates in a jail not guests paying their salaries, noticed racist against Middle Eastern and Asians , A Master to slave treatment with a threat of eviction for any minor stuff, The manager told me once to behave myself hile I was talking to her in a very professional way, Irvine Company needs to address the integrity and Multi cultural community in their Apartments, ONLY Sonic is the lady we go to solve any issues trying to avoid the manger and other guys who looks at you like a beggar and treat people with no respect.
Terrible palce, actually the worst place I have ever lived. If you have more than 2 cars in your house, you should not consider Parkwest. Street parking is extremely hard to find, if you park on permit parking place, security will be there all night long to catch you and call DTS to tow your car. Mine and my friends' car has been towed twice in a month around 2 Am and 2:30 AM. Security works with DTS to tow residents' vehicle, so he could get some tips. It usually cost you $200~$300 each time. Think about it before you move in.