I have not hated living at Chase. It's been very pleasant here, even moving from a very comfortable, large house in a quiet neighborhood. So, you know, keep that shit up I guess. Honestly, you'd think with all the college kids here, and being so close to Autzen, it'd be annoying and loud all the time, but seriously -- it's not. Sure, if you're on the Autzen side like I am (literally across the street), it gets loud for 3 hours during game days, but the noise volume is less than that of a neighbor across the way playing loud-ish music. It seriously isn't a bother at all. I don't even notice it except when Oregon scores a football goal point thingy. That's what they're called, right? Also, Clair is super cool. She almost never tries to get us to steal potted plants and decorations from one resident and put them on the patio of another resident in order to start a fight which we then sell tickets to. So, 9.9/10 for that. Seriously though, we had an ant problem briefly, and it was taken care of very quickly -- we have had a couple of maintenance requests, and they were also taken care of VERY quickly (and by extremely polite maintenance staff; the maintenance guys rock at Chase).
Chase is an exceptional place to live. I have been here for almost a year now, and I have already renewed! The leasing process was quick, clear, and very pleasant. I knew exactly what I was paying for and the staff were excellent. Since I've lived here there hasn't been a single day that I haven't been greeted by name by the receptionists working in the office. There are constantly free items in the office including: coffee, tea, snacks, sodas, energy drinks, and a myriad of other perks frequently given out. In addition to this all villagers are invited to bbq's, pizza parties, sports game parties, and other fun community events! It's been a pleasure being here at Chase because of all the amenities and the wonderful staff, but most of all because of all the friendships I've made here. You can constantly run into friendly people here, students and otherwise, and it makes living here that much better. Live at Chase! It's a great place to live!
I lived at Chase for 3 years. Overall it was a pleasant experience, if a bit expensive for the area. Staff are pleasant and attentive. We had some disputes from time to time but it was all handled professionally. It's a college apartment, so be aware that noise varies with season. You will likely not be able to leave the complex easily on game days during the fall (but that's every complex in the area around the stadium). Easy access to college through the park, with running trails nearby. Negatives - There's petty crime around the area, consistent with the college mentality and non-sober antics. For incoming college students and young renters, the business practices of the management may appear cold and deceptive. I'm probably desensitized after living in the Bay Area, but in general I got exactly what I expected out of the contract. Some clarity at contract signing about final costs would be beneficial. Main complaint would be the annual contract process, and something that anyone looking at the complex should be aware of. Early in the calendar year they'll send around notices asking for a commitment to renew the lease by the end of the spring, or your apartment will go on the market. As all leases renew in the summer, this is essentially a 15-18 month commitment. Given that the majority of renters are probably college students, I understand the business reasons, however as a working professional it was something that didn't fly well with me. I don't live by the school year, and I don't like putting commitments in for over a year.
This is the WORST apartment I have ever lived in. DON'T EVEN WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE. They don't even deserve 1 star. On the first day I moved in I thought the apartment was suppose to be clean, but no, there were bugs in the carpet and worms. There must have been a hole somewhere that lets bugs in because everyday I saw more bugs in the carpet. It awhile for maintenance to show up to fix stuff, sometimes they don't even show up. The appliance there were in bad condition. Like the refrigerator keep leaking, every morning there would be a puddle of water in the kitchen,called many time to fix it, but only work temporary. Also they $200 restoration fee is stupid, I had 2 other roommate with me, which means it was $600 fee that did not sound reasonable, since when I first moved it the apartment was not even clean and it stinked. So glad that I am not living there anymore.
Chas Village is a fantastic place to live! Everything is kept nice and clean and they are very very good about keeping up with work requests on your apartment. They are very fast, and everything is is fixed great! I will absolutely be renting from them again!! Sandra and Jessie are great people to deal with that work at the front desk and are very helpful and can answer any questions thoroughly that you may have! LIVE AT CHASE!