I have just moved to Country club lakes. We are going on our second month here and we could not be happier. We moved from New York after a very fast relocation and were forced to find a place to live without ever visiting, a very scary prospect. Well I am extremely happy to confirm that our research has paid off! This place is beautiful first of all. Very well maintained, I always see the maintenance guys all over out working to keep the property spotless. My only complaint maintenance wise is the occasional inconsiderate dog owner leaving out waste but I personally find plenty of pet waste disposal areas very convenient to be able to keep up my two fur babies. If you have pets this is a great place to be. Our apartment is beautiful and spacious with TONS of storage. I love all of the walk in closets. Granted we are coming from NY where our rent was easily double this, but I feel we have really gotten our monies worth. I love the location because we are 10 minutes from the beach and we have found so much to do around the city and all within a 30 minute or less drive. Something else I love is there is a huge shopping center with a Super Walmart and a Super Target among tons of other stores just 2 minutes down the road. My children are 3yo so elementary schools were a MAJOR concern. The local elementary school (Chets Creek) is a stones throw away and from what we hear, a fantastic school for the area. That was a huge draw for us when we were looking online. The people are friendly and even with a large number of college students I have found everyone to be very respectful. I met some neighbors very quickly and they also were happy to tell me how nice and safe this place is. This is a perfect place for families in my opinion. There are three pools and I know its not summer yet but they are never very crowded or rowdy. The management truly seems to be actively engaged and interested in bettering the community. There are lots of fitness classes to take and "Food Truck Wednesdays" are quickly becoming my favorite day of the week. I have had all of my questions answered promptly and the ladies in the office are so kind and always seem genuine when asking how we are settling in and if there is anything we need. Happy to say I have not yet had any complaints or concerns to bring up with them. I highly recommend this community to families looking for a SAFE and happy environment to raise children.
Older building, not well insulated, windows very thin allowing a lot of air in and out when closed. Very cold in the winter, hot in the summer. Old A/Cs, visible just by walking the property, so you can tell they are limping these systems along. This means higher bills. Pets and poop everywhere. Leaves everywhere. You can hear your neighbors sneeze or cough! Repairs are often and redundant. Decent response time on repairs, but "quick fixes" which means it WILL happen again. Office tells you one thing, but provides another. They "act" real nice though. Moving the day before the end of my lease!! Can't wait! If you can afford it (not much more than these) go next door to Capehouse!
Do you value your sleep? Then don't move into these apartments. Most morning they have workers using power tools right outside out your apartment early in the morning at 7,8,9AM. Its extremely rude to their residence to not keep a quite environment. My sleep has suffered since moving in here and I am sick of getting woken up every morning after having worked late because the apartment complex can't have their workers work just a little later.
I was relocating to Jacksonville a little over a year ago and visited many apartment communities but was won over by how "comfortable" I felt the moment I walked into Country Club Lakes. I can't express the sense of community I feel in our little neighborhood. Very happy with everything from leasing staff, great maintenance, location to fitness program and I would highly recommend anyone to live here! Thank you!
I just moved in this past Thursday (8/14). I had scheduled this move-in date about a month prior. Upon moving in, there were numerous issues with the unit they gave me. First off, the keys they gave me did not open the front door. Second, the A/C was not running properly, so I had the maintenance guy who came to open my front door for me replace the filter, which looked like it hadn't been changed in 8 months. This is something that is typically done before a new tenant moves in. The A/C still only cools to about 75 degrees, which is fine, but it runs continuously trying to maintain that temperature. Additionally, the master toilet is constantly running and they are yet to send a plumber to fix the bulb. Then there is the kitchen. The cabinets were not cleaned, there was still grease and grime on and inside of them, some of the handles were falling out, an entire drawer was disconnected from the back of the cabinet so it was falling in, and the dishwasher was filled with standing water. These are all things that should be taken care of prior to someone taking possession of an apartment. Then my second day here, there is a heavy rain and I hear a dripping, and wouldn't you know it, my window was leaking! I called maintenance immediately and he suggested I put a towel down (...I don't know why I didn't think of that!) and I had to wait until today (Monday) for a maintenance contractor to come out to "repair" the window. Now, when it was raining I noticed the gutters were accomplishing 0% of what they're supposed to do. No water was being diverted into the downspout, it was all overflowing from the sides, so clearly the gutters were pretty clogged up. Instead of calling a certified company to clean out the gutters, the front office contacted this third-party maintenance company to come clean out just the one section of the gutters above my window. The rest of the building's gutters are still completely full of plant matter and gunk. Needless to say, I'm incredibly disappointed with my experience here, and I'm only 4 days in. Oh, and I was supposed to have a garage upon my move-in date. Still waiting for my garage to be ready (even though I'm being charged for it). When I asked the property manager if there would be any form of compensation for all of this stuff I've had to put up with (i.e. free garage for a month, lower rent for next month) she said there would be now monetary compensation but that they would get all of the work done (work that should have been done before I even moved in here). I'm giving it two stars because aside from all of these hassles it really is a nice place. It's just a shame they can't handle the work load of running a multimillion dollar facility.