I had a wonderful 3 years in my apartment. It was very quiet, the neighbors were wonderful and friendly; the birds and wildlife in the forested and water areas were wonderful to watch, the management was always very cooperative and took care of any problems. The trees are beautiful, the area is so convenient. I have 2 dogs and they were very, very happy here. We were happy here and I would recommend this place to anyone, especially a nature lover. The only reason I left was to move into a house. It's a great place and I always felt quite safe.
Don't do it. I live in one of the one bedroom units and *I* am not supposed to have more people living in my apartment than are on my lease. In any case, there shouldn't be any more than two person occupancy in the one bedroom unit, according to their own statements.
Well. I thought I had done my research about the unit I would be moving into. I asked management about any neighbor complaints, etc. I was assured that there was only one person living in the apartment above me, and they had never heard anything negative about her. That didn't last long. In the past 9 months she has moved at least 3 people into the apartment. One is even sleeping in the bedroom closet, and has the nerve to get loudly angry when the toilet is flushed or the water is run in the bathroom because it must interrupt her sleeping in the damn closet! I can expect hours of stomping, dropping, crashing, etc., in revenge for committing the "crime" of using the restroom while some nut is holed up in a closet. Of course, this affects parking, as there are no assigned spaces (unless you pay a monthly fee) and extra cars means less space for the actual residents.
Because she has moved in a clan of people, there is always somebody creeping around, keeping tabs on where you are, when you arrive, when you leave. It's stupid and creepy. Come to find out, from other neighbors, that this dummy living above me has indeed exhibited bad behavior -- parking in spots she shouldn't be parking in, screaming off of her balcony, getting her tires slashed. I have complained to management. Do yourself a favor. If you're going to complain, don't bother with e-mail. The response time is slow. If the manager does reply, she will say that she will take care of it, then not get back to you until you track her down, a few days later. It's extremely frustrating and inefficient.
Yes, there is a lake. Yes there are geese and swans. But if living in your apartment is hell, a lake can't make up for it.
It's obvious that this place is degenerating, and riff raff is becoming more common. Think twice. As a matter of fact, just don't do it.