I'm writing this for my mother in law who is elderly and does have internet access. The apartments are a little old, but they seem well maintained. The staff is very friendly and willing to help work out problems. I can only speak for one building in the complex, but her (mostly younger) neighbours are quiet, and nice when passing her in the hall.
It's cheap, I'll give it that. Or it was, which was why my husband and I moved in. When we got the notice to re-sign the lease, the rent was also going up. If we hadn't already decided to move out due to all the other problems, we would have, at that. Alright, so, let's start with the positives: It was cheap(ish). Considered next to an updated apartment with the same square footage in a decent part of town, it still is. And since they booted all the trash out (who's now over in Georgetown), it's a lot safer. I never once had a problem with my car, or apartment, my guest felt safe, and neither I nor my husband felt unsafe. The laundry is on the cheapish side as well, or was 4 months ago. They're pretty easy going with letting you decorate: new light fixtures, painting, cabinet pulls, etc., as long as you can undo everything when you move out. The balcony/porches are a decent size. The maintenance was good. Make friends with the maintenance men, and you're golden. Jim was a godsend for our place! Cons: THE COCKROACHES!!! Oi. Those huge ones, too. My husband had one fly into his mouth in the bedroom while we were sleeping. We spent the next two weeks on the couch. :/ Whoever they have doing pest control sucks, it really does. We finally got roach tablets off Amazon that my mom told us about (she lived in New Orleans, and grew up with them) and took care of the problem ourselves. And they are everywhere outside. EVERYWHERE! You can't walk to the car or across the parking lot at night, or do laundry in the laundry room without them crawling all over the place, and everything you have. We had friends that had them in the dishwasher, and were nesting in the microwave, so you could see them crawling in the led light display. My next huge complaint is the walls. THE PAPER THIN WALLS. I do mean paper thin. We could hear or downstairs neighbors sneeze. Our next door neighbor was a sweet older man, and I could hear him take his morning crap while I was getting coffee. And during the day. I'd also hear my neighbors when they would talk(quietly!) or hum along to music, or talk on the phone, have friends over, cook food, have sex, watch tv, you name it. Clear as day, like I was in the room with them! And most of my neighbors were really respectful and quiet. Except for my douche bag neighbor downstairs who was in a band and played the guitar til 2 am. The entire building would hear him, every night. I really hate that guy. So if you have an inconsiderate neighbor, best of luck. And the final complaint: The office management. What a waste of space. The guy, Rob, is really decent and tries, but it's a crap shoot, because Lisa is his boss, and she is a lying, cheating, rude useless bitch from hell. If you ever need anything, and have to go through her, good luck, buddy! You might as well try to make a rainbow shoot out your ass. She lied about offering upgrades (new appliances in the kitchen which were desperately needed-there were fruit flies in the fridge!!! >:( She lied about being able to install laminate flooring in the apartment (another upgrade they "offered") about the cost of signing a new lease, the list goes on and on. Bottom line: You DO have the extra $$ to go to the next place up where you don't have your old neighbor and his diarrhea as a constant companion do matter where you go in the house? Or your downstairs neighbors having the most awkward sex ever, because she just cheated on him, and he's trying to forgive her. Or The Notebook month long marathon she cries through because she's unhappy? Or wake up to screaming when your husband spits out a cockroach that flew in his moth when you guys were sleeping? Is the extra $30, $50, $80 a month worth it? Yes! Yes! OF COURSE IT IS!!!! Just don't do it. You can find the money. Christ, I'll give you the money. Stay away from The Palms.
Well let's just say its cheap. I love the red bridge but on the other hand I hear my neighbors all the time. Did I mention its cheap
This place is a complete dump. This part of town is full of thugs and drug dealers. During the year that I lived here, my apartment was broken into twice, my car tires were slashed, and my neighbor's daughter was raped and murdered. Please for your safety, don't live here. I was lucky that I made it out alive.