GHETTO apartments. If you enjoy living in a safe complex DO NOT even consider living here. In the matter of a month the police have been to the apartments two times, once searching for someone and the second time someone harassed the mail man. The guy under us got robbed at gun point, witnessed it first hand. There is a huge penis drawn on the floor right next to the pool behind the office. They charge you hidden fees. I paid for my electricity before I even moved in and garden oaks charged me a fee, and couldn't explain WHAT the fee was besides that it was an electricity fee. The office staff is so rude! I've lived in several complexes from Dallas to Houston and these are by far the worst EVER! The area drew me in and looks nice but these crappy apartments are its own ghetto.
I have submitted a review for Talisker before, and I noticed that it was taken down. I was never informed why it was removed but I have a saved copy and I'm posting it again. As I said before in my original post, DO NOT MOVE HERE. Do NOT ignore the bad reviews for this place, it's horrible. I made the mistake of ignoring all the bad reviews for this place when it had 2.5 stars. Here's an entire list of things that have happened thus far at Talisker. -Patio doors leaked water when it rained. Doors had to be replaced, still slight leaking. -Summer: A/C malfunctioned constantly and had to be fixed a few times. -Oven coil broke and was replaced. -Roaches, frequent requests for pest control. Btw two of the roaches we had were the length of my iphone4 -Water pressure had to be fixed -Shower leaked into downstairs neighbors apartment. -Toilet would not flush, had to be fixed and was repaired past midnight. -Bath tub lining deteriorates -Questionable mold, located along living room window, all vents, and in shower. -Patio has mold and rot -Laundry area doesn't have working washers.
I wish I could rate this 2.5, but 3 stars will have to do. It's an OK place to live, great neighborhood, fairly safe. Seems like a lot of families live here, which makes me feel safer. It's also pretty quiet, and my neighbors are nice. I had one security issue about a year ago involving someone removing a piece of my car in the parking lot in the middle of the night, which cost $500 to replace. Otherwise, theft is not a concern. Addison police are a strong presence, and the street is very well lit, being directly across from Vitruvian Park and The Fiori and Savoye complexes. Makes the property look way fancier than it is. The apartment itself is adequate. It's an older building, built around 1980 according to the leasing agent. In the two years I've been at Clipper Pointe, I've had an unceasing roach problem. According to pest control there's not much that can be done because it's an apartment and people are gross I guess. Seems like a lame excuse. I suspect that there's a small leak somewhere that keeps them interested in my kitchen, but other than avoiding the kitchen entirely, there's no stopping them beyond pest control coming every few months to obliterate them when they're really bad. I've also started to notice some foundation issues, cracks in the walls, swelling of drywall, etc. Nothing extremely serious, but it's noticeable. There's some minor mold/mildew issues in the wood cabinets in the kitchen. I just keep all of my food stuff in sturdy plastic bins, or in the fridge. It's not a terribly functional way to live, but I get by. Management is....elusive? I never know who to go to with any issues. There are leaf blowers every week, but other than that I haven't noticed much being done to improve the property. Maintenance will eventually get around to fixing requests within a week of submission, as long as the problem is inside my apartment. It took some vigilant complaining to get a light in the first floor outside hallway fixed, but after a few ignored maintenance requests and an email to UDR, it's finally working again. I'm terribly displeased with UDR as a property management company. They make you go round in circles trying to get any answers, whether it's over the phone or through their mess of an online "resident portal". Emails are sent out only to alert me of community frivolity and events, rarely regarding anything relevant to my apartment or the property itself. It seems like there was much more communication from management regarding updates to the property, etc. But I've noticed a considerable lack of correspondence from them in the last year, which makes me wonder what's up and why there's no concern about making any outside (or inside) improvements to the property. I doubt UDR's interest in maintaining this complex. It feels like Clipper Pointe has, for the most part, been forgotten. Which is either good or bad depending on your preferences. If you want to live somewhere quiet, moderately safe, in a modestly attractive neighborhood and you can't afford to pay $1k/month or more for a 1 bedroom apartment, and you are happy with a property management company that gets some stuff done but isn't in your business all the time, whose onsite team is friendly if not sometimes challenging to get ahold of, and you don't mind bugs or living in Addison...then this is the place for you.
I very much enjoyed living here. There was literally 12 hispanics living in the one-bedroom next to me, but they were so friendly and happy every time I saw them I didn't even care. Plus that's none of my business *sips tea* The manager at the leasing office was always so helpful and sweet, along with Levi and the lady with the desk right in front of the couch. Anytime I had an issue, I was able to walk in and speak directly to the manager. I also had to break my contract because I suffered a serious injury of fracturing my spine and had to move in with my parents so they could take care of me while I recovered. The front was very cooperative and understanding, and I was able to break my lease with minimal to no charges. I would recommend living here to anyone who is looking for economy living. It certainly was a shot to the ego about how much money I was making looking at Fiori and Savoye across the street...but for the price, I got what I paid for! I liked it:)
Been here almost a month... Comments so far very thin walls, frequent police calls in the neighborhood all I hear is sirens! Love the neighborhood as well as my apt.