The only thing I like about living here is that it is in a safe neighborhood and the maintenance workers are nice and helpful during emergencies and available 24 hours. However, the water gets shut off almost on a monthly basis. Sometimes for an hour, sometimes for days. When I moved in, the place was roach infested. They took care of it, but it took many weeks of treatments of "natural" roach bait before they finally hit it with actual chemicals. The chemicals were the only thing that worked, to no surprise. The toilet is almost always broken. It never flushes and it backs up into the bath tub. Not pleasant. I have asked multiple times, constantly, for someone to fix the toilet, but they only temporarily fix it, and 2 days later it is not working. I would not be posting this if things were taken care of. The neighbors are always having Bollywood parties and scremaing next store. We call the police on them but they keep going, even on week nights. The windows in this place don't lock properly. Good to know since we are on the first floor. And there are gaps in them, which means poor insulation. When I moved in, the place smelled like cat pee, and it was not easy to get out. Rent is over $700 and that doesn't include water, electric, OR internet. The water company always charges me $18 a month, but this month randomly charged me $44. I didn't even do anything different. They take extreme advantage. I will not be renewing my lease.
Worst experience of my life. We lost water twice and then we got bed bugs. Once the bed bugs were here it was about 3 months until we could take care of it because of the lack of effort from the apartment complex. After 3 emails they threw their hands up in the air and were extremely rude. I could barely live in my apartment and ended up living somewhere else for the last few months of rent because I didn't want to live with the bugs. Plus the maintence people have accidentally walked into my apartment on several occasions. Their lack of effort is astounding. I would advise anyone to NOT LIVE HERE.
never ever again! please be aware of people terrible experience with this complex. You will save a lot of money and your precious time during your stay there and even after you move out!!! I will update you when I am done with this complex....
I lived here for 5 years in total (4 different apartments, I just kept coming back) and my current roommate had lived there in another apartment for 3 years. We both enjoyed our experience and probably would have rented again this year if I did not want to have a yard for my dog. We additionally moved to be closer to TGH as we are both medical students who commute daily. Parking was always available. I think the "paving" eventually fixed the areas where heavy rains would cause flooding. Maintenance fixed things the next day though in my last apartment, the garbage disposal was shotty (never had issues in the 3 prior apartments before that). The apartments were being renovated to have new carpet, new fixtures and tile throughout. I think this made them pretty nice. The bedrooms are spacious. I've lived in a 1x1, 2x1, and 2x2 all of which were nice layouts and spacious. Before the new management took over a few years ago, the rent didn't increase at all and we we kept at the same rate yearly. When the new manager came in, she did start to increase, but it was reasonable and as I said, the apartments were being renovated which was nice. Bills were straight forward considering I have a trash, water, electric, gas, pest control, and internet bill now whereas there, they take care of basic cable, and consolidate trash, water, and sewage. Pest control comes every Wed and all you have to do is tell them if you are having issues. The pools are decent, not the best I've seen, but certainly nice to cool down and sit by in the summer. The biggest problem was the neighbors within the last year who were loud at early hours in the morning, but this was only in the last year. Overall, my experience has been really good there and I would have stayed if my school and dog didn't convince me to move to a house. Finally, the area felt really safe. I never questioned going outside at night or walking home from USF. Hope this helps.
I've lived here for two years now, with that said I feel like I have a fair understanding of the property. While the staff here are awesome people and the other tenants are, for the most part, courteous and nice there are some big negatives. Trash/waste management- They pick up the trash early in the morning and bang the dumpsters around which always wakes us up. Power outages- We lose power way too frequent. I cannot even begin to count the amount of times we've lost power here. most heavy rain storms we lose power and even when it's bright ans sunny out, we lose power. sometimes as much as four or fie times a day, others as few times as once a month. From squirrels chewing through power lines/transformers blowing up for no apparent reason and inconsiderate TECO shutting off power on accident after another tenant fails to pay his/her bill and them mixing up the meters. Wasps and hornets are attracted to this complex worse than any other place I've ever lived so there are copious nests/hives everywhere. Overall the complex is a great place, but with the frequent power outages and waste management being inconsiderate you start to get very frustrated very frequently.