I am currently living here. Pros: It's close to everything, right on the bus line, cheap for what you get (which is alot), somewhat responsible management, they'll work with you if you've had an eviction or are having problems with paying rent, W/D hookups. Cons: EXPENSIVE electric bill, no insulation, no covered parking, no privacy in pool area (creepy), cars are vandalized often despite security, creepy people digging through trash often. In all, i like the apartments. They're spacious, you don't feel cramped like in most apartments. Washer/Dryer hookups (awesome), for those who don't care to use the laundry facilities. Water is included in your rent (including hot water), so the hot water runs effortlessly without going cold. It's relatively quiet, albeit i was stuck in the area for families so there's kids running around all hours of the day. The only thing i don't like is the electric bill during summer. It's about $200 in the summer time running at 75 degrees. But since there's so much carpet, it feels like it's 90 degrees at all times. Management does nothing to fix this problem. They make decent money, you'd think during remodeling they'd upgrade the AC unit but i guess not. Brick walls trap heat in, awesome for winter, not so awesome for summer. Either way, i live here and have no problems for the most part. Edit: This review was written before the change in landlords. New landlord has brought in less than desirable people into the apartment, and is completely incompetent. Renters beware.
When you move in to Tradewinds you are mesmerized by the newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom, but the management fails to tell you how OLD their AC units are and the you will be stuck with a $200 plus electric bill during the summer... and you only have the AC running at 76'!!!! Don't believe me? Just look up at the AC's on your next visit to Tradewinds Apartments. They currently have new management in charge of the office and honestly she is worse than the one before. At least before Meg (the old manager) would carefully select future residents, now with the current manager they have all kinds of people moving in. There are up to six people living in a two bedroom one bathroom apartment. The police is constantly being called because of domestic violence, you can hear neighbors arguing at all hours of the night, and doors being slammed. The walls are paper thin, the windows are single pain and you can hear all the outside noise... you might as well have the windows open. Being that Campbell is a busy street you can hear all the traffic even with the windows and doors closed. Living at Tradewinds helps you realize how many people drive Harleys in Tucson, its like they are practically in your living room. Think wisely before you decide to move in... I wish I would have.
The current managment here does not live onsite and therefore does not really care who moves in. Over the last 6 months there have been numerous car thefts and vehicle break ins. Most days there are numerous beer bottles and cans strewn about the complex, mostly from the underage teens that just hang out all day and drink. It also seems that there are an increasing number of "Gangbangers" in and around the complex.There has been for the last 6 months or so a mass exodus of residents, most of them stating that the place was great when they moved in and got even better under the watchfull eye of then manager Renda. Renda did a great job, lived onsite and took no crap from anyone. The sad thing is is when she got the place cleaned up Northstar moved her to clean up another one of their complexes and that was when Tradwinds started to go downhill. So for the 700 some dollars you will pay her for one of the remodled units you would be beter off to rent yourself a house as have most of the folks who have moved have done, and as I plan to do when my lease expires. I just hope that my car is not stolen nor my apartment is broken into before then!
The other two reviews are basically correct. Cars are broken into nearly every night. Mine has been vandalized or broken into at least 5 times. The management is never here, and when they do show up they are overrun with complaints about the electric bills, break ins, and lousy transient neighbors. Drug addicts/dealers moved in and were removed on one end of my row, but while they were here crime went up even further. It seems to be on a constant down hill slide. Recently it has also been impossible to get anyone to do even routine maintenance in the apartment.