They charged my wife more than what she paid for her security deposit and pet deposit and then sent the extra charge into collections. My wife vacated the apartment expecting to receive some of her deposit back, but instead got a scary phone call from a collections agent. What the heck?!?!? Stay away from this place if you don't want to pay too much for a crappy apartment and get your credit screwed over after you move out.
For the price, it's hard to beat in this area. But, of course, that steadily goes up year by year and rarely anything improves. They do keep the lawns mowed, and they do regular roof maintenance. They recently re-paved the parking lots and repainted the lines, which is now better than it was before. But, it's not all good. Drainage between my building is poor and often floods during a heavy rain. There is shopping right next door, which is nice, but lack of sidewalks between adjacent buildings means that I often walk in mud to get there. We've asked the old management to consider a sidewalk, and they said it was in the plans, but those plans never came to fruition. Now we're under new management. Seems management changes every few years in this place. No one is willing to bother improving the facilities considerably, instead they just maintain the status quo. The buildings are aging, but in relatively good shape, and the only noise from neighboring apartments is squeaky floors or humming dryers. Most of my neighbors are friendly, children play outside, it's still a very family-friendly place that feels safe. Though in the last year or so there has been more gang activity in the area and some gang markings have shown up on some buildings. No one bothers to remove them. I've been here for 4 years. I doubt I'll spend more than another year here.
This is a nice family oriented , well maintained community . The staff is beyond excellent ! They are friendly, helpful , professional, organized and will go out of their way for you. Great schools within walking distance. Close to many stores and parks. They are also very pet friendly too! Our family really enjoys living here . We would recommend it to anyone especially people with children. It's definitely worth coming to see !!
It would be good if there was a rating under Poor for this location. The Madison Sammamish Apartments have been a nightmare for the past two years. There apartments were put under new management and none of the promises that were made to the tenants to improve the facilities have been honored. There have been multiple occasions of gangs hanging out at the apartments causing noise and other incidents with the police. The garbage bins have not been monitored so the trash and garbage is scattered all over the area. Dog excrement has been left on the yards for weeks at a time. Last fall, in October, the gutters were cleaned out and all of the slime dripped down the windows and doors. In spite of repeated requests, the windows were still filty in May. In an effort to "make the place safer", bright spotlights were installed which made it impossible to sleep without blackout shades. When the first inspection was made of the apartment, the bathroom stank of urine, the place was dirty, the stove was in pieces and the fireplace parts were laying on the hearth. There was a hole through the door to the bedroom, parts of the shade to the patio were missing, the walls and floor were dirty and the deck was so covered in moss and grime that you could not go outside. It took more than a month to get the place livable. When we moved out, the place was nearly spotless and we requested a move out inspection, which did not happen. We were charged more than three hundred eighty dollars for cleaning. When we didn't pay this immediately ( the bill was send to the wrong address) we were sent to a collection agency under 30 days. We did not receive a coutesy call asking to settle the bill. When I talked to the manager, I was told that all of the above were policy and there was no discussion and no apology. I was told that I signed a document that everything was in order when I moved in. The document that I filled out had all of the problems listed. Rent from this location only at your own risk. I have read some of the previous postings on the negative experiences here and agree with all of them.
I would give this place zero stars if I could. Literally the worst place to live EVER!!!!
NOTE: WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT LIVE HERE!!!!
It may be cheaper than a lot of places around Sammamish but it is not worth the money. The building is literally OLD! So paying over $1000 for a really old and small apartment is not worth it. You can definitely find better looking apartments nearby. Also the manager is lazy, and literally stupid! I do not get why the company even chose this management! I only lived here since it was quiet... But not anymore. This management seems to let anyone in. I could sometimes smell weed from other apartments and really loud yelling from nearby buildings. Also they will blame you for everything that can be blamed even when you try to prove them wrong they wont listen to you! And since the apartment is old, the buildings are not in good shape inside. But the management will blame you for it.. So GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!