If I could rate this place a 0 I would! I lived at these apartments for a few years and eventually got enough money to move out! The way they calculate the electric bill could never be fully explained. On more than one occasion, the monthly fees had to be re-calculated because of complaints and requests for proof of usage and costs from the tenants. When I first moved in my electric bill was no more than $55.00 a month, by the time I moved out it was over $200.00 a month. The bill kept increasing each month, and every time I asked I was told that the electric company changes costs as they see fit. Management is horrible! I came home last May (in the dead heat of summer) and the air wasn't working. I notified the front office thinking that they would be just as shocked as I was and their response was that they already knew. I then asked why the community was not made aware of the issue, and the manager Chris talked around the question..... And the cherry on top is that although the air was off due to repairs being made by the management company, all the tenants had to find their own means of cooling their homes, and then cover the increased electric bill. Sierra Meadows took no responsibility for the inconvenience they caused. They lure people in with promotions like the first month rent free because no one willingly stays after they figure out how horrible the place is. Then on top of all that they find a way to screw you out of your deposit! It's strange how all the charges they say you owe (even when you know the apartment was left cleaned or better than when you moved in) add up to the exact amount of your deposit. The office was broken into and multiple rent checks were stolen. If the office isn't safe, how safe are the apartments? The grounds keeping is unsanitary. There is dog poop everywhere and someone was dumping their cat liter box into a parking spot and the only way it got clean was when it rained and it ran into the drain. I know management had to have seen it because it was adjacent to the front office. Someone set a bush on fire and also there were other instances of property damage, which were all blamed on unattended children. The apartments sent out a flyer stating that no children were to be outside unattended or they would call the police. Residents were also instructed to call the police if they saw unattended children.... Oh and the KICKER! Luckily you check the heat before it gets too cold outside, because it took over a week to get the heater fixed after repairs to the roof had been made! One excuse being that the repair man did not have a flashlight. The move-in special may be hard to resist, but you will pay for it in the end. I hope this review helps someone, and I wish I had seen something before I moved in.
Manager Chris is extremely disrespectful, dishonest and unprofessional. The apartment, upon moving in, was filthy with old carpets that had burn holes. Chris, the manager, tried to pin charges on us about the carpets, even though we marked it on the initial walk-around inspection. DEFINITELY not the apartment that we were shown in the beginning. Aside from the apartment being in horrible condition, the neighbors were loud, especially on the weekend, several drug users/dealers in the complex and the parking lot was like an outdoor autobody shop for all the gangsters and thugs. If you are newly married, elderly, or have children PLEASE DO NOT LIVE HERE! If you are a meth, heroine addict/dealer...HOME SWEET HOME!
The manager is not to be trusted. He over charges you on your water and electric bills. He splits your utility with everyone in one whole building complex and water runs down the street from the lawn being over water which comes out of ur utility as well.