I moved into one of the townhomes last week. I was pretty nervous because I had leased without seeing the place since we were relocating from California. The staff was super helpful and made my move in a breeze. I have a ton of storage space, which is hard to find. I like the area a lot too. It's pretty close to a little bit of everything. I recommend you check them out.
Staff is very unprofessional. Maintaince comes in with out knocking and does not leave notice when they have entered your home. Had no lights due to electric issue, mold due to leak in the upstairs bathroom over my food pantry. Served me a notice about my service dog when they had proper documentation already on file. Must I go on..... Yes! Management as made comments about the number of vehicles out side my home. The list can go on and on...... Do not rent here. By the way i wonder if I will have lights for Christmas...
My Experience was mostly positive until my car was broken into and I found out the management knew about the frequent break in and failed to notify their residents. I received my rent increase of $178.00 per month and I was only here a year, forcing me to have to move out of my place and find a more affordable home. There ethics are lacking and they don't care about the residents they already have and would rather make the extra buck to move someone new in. They want to charge market rates but the places are very outdated and its like living in the 80's with the popcorn ceilings, paint chipping off the walls everywhere, countertops are painted over with this nasty speckled paint that comes off whenever you wipe your countertops. The place is falling apart but they want to charge $2000.00 or more a month for a 3 bedroom right next to crime ridden Federal Blvd. I warned you so I hope this helps you in your decision making!
This apartment complex is the worst! Apparently, they are "renovating" / have been renovating for MONTHS --- which is outrageous because everything looks the same, no internal apartment upgrades, just extensive construction on the exterior of the buildings. Construction literally right outside my front door. Men on my porch, knocking on my windows instead of the front door, notes on my front door saying "don't open my windows for 10 days," notes saying they are not liable to any damage to cars, people, property, etc. yet I see the construction workers drinking beer while they work, leaving empty cans in the yard areas, piles of ladders all over, piles of wood taking up parking spots.. No discounted rent, no condolences, can't break the lease, no one told us this would happen when we signed it in March. It is outrageous. Not to mention the people who live here.. are ratchet. So many kids, so much smoking. I hear some baby (that's not even in my building) screaming every single night. I hear sirens all the time. My bathroom smells like weed at 5AM every morning from the guy downstairs, everyone here is coughing up their lungs, low income, you get what you pay for. Don't waste your money here, pay a little more for something nicer, quieter.. We have already signed a new lease, paying $200 more per month for a smaller apartment, and I cannot wait. That's how bad this place is.
The Environs community looks nice and the staff is great... UNTIL you have signed a lease. Let's just say that I have been waiting for 3 months to have a back glass door fixed that does not lock (seems like a big safety issue). I guess if our place gets robbed or my roommate gets raped or hurt, the Environs does not care because it wasn't their friends or loved ones. We also have a screen door that fell off the tracks and our garage has a hole in it. I have now taken it upon myself to fix issues. I have fixed a light switch that stopped working, the garbage disposal and a few other minor things. One advantage of renting is that the renter doesn't have to fix things that break. That is not the case here. Their website is garbage. I have signed up for automatic payment 3 times and so far it has not worked a single time. Because it is not being taken out of my acct I have been hit with 3 $100 late payments. Upon moving into our house we noticed that there was dog waste all over the back yard. Our fire place was missing the pieces and after only a month noticed that the carpet is splitting at the seems. This means the Environs are just stretching the carpet instead of replacing pieces. I'm sure I'll be getting charged for their short cuts. On two separate occasions the staff has come into my home to do regular maintenance, which is fine and I completely understand the need for it. But they left muddy footprints on my carpet. For the money you pay and the little respect you are given, I'd say rent from a private party, as I will be doing when my lease is up.