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.
PLEASE DON'T VISIT THIS COMPLEX.THEY USE DEFERRED STUDENTS LOANS, MEDICAL,AGAINST YOU, NOT YOUR CREDIT SCORE ,NOT YOU EXCELLENT RENTAL HISTORY.BAD,BAD,BAD.PHONY MANAGER LAUGH IN YOUR FACE AND GIVE A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK.SO PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. P.S. OPPS FORGOT TO SAY GOD HAS A BETTER PLACE FOR MY GRANDS WHOM WORK AND AWESOME PARENTS,AND HAVE BEEN IN COLLEGE 5 OR MORE YEARS.MAYBE FEMALE MANAGER IS JEALOUS OF A STRONG BLACK WOMAN.SINCERELY GRANDMOTHER WHO LOVES ALL HER GRANDS AND SO VERY PROUD OF THEM.ALSO I GIVEN ONE STAR AND WOW IT CHANGE TO A THREE .MY RATING IS A ONE STAR.
I've lived in a lot of places and this by far is the best place I've lived. Its not overly amazing in terms of how old it is. You're not going to get stainless steel appliances by any means but what you do get is nice and its so affordable compared to everything else in the area once they start tacking on all their crazy fees. Here I pay for my water, trash and electric and nothing else. I love my neighbors, I love how quiet it is, I love how fast maintenance comes to fix things when they say they are. I really have enjoyed my time here. I will be leaving soon because I got a job in Orlando. I hope I get half as luck the next time around.
If the management was better this would be the perfect place to live. It is super close to USF and the Bull-Runner bus makes a stop here. It is close to everything you could possibly need, Target/ Walmart/Publix, restaurants, movie theaters, etc. The apartments are spacious, the neighbors are nice (and super diverse! Which is great!), the neighborhood itself is very beautiful and relaxing. We have lived here for over 2 years now and it seems that we keep experiencing disappointment after disappointment. It saddens me to write this review because this is definitely a great place to live, just the management ruins it. They "reconfigured" the community code to add hidden (and unnecessary) fees. DO NOT MOVE IN HERE IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO PAY $100-$250 FOR AN "INSPECTION" FEE WHEN YOU MOVE OUT (On TOP of the security deposit, I might add). We have had to file several maintenance reports to get simple things done. For example: 1. Our stove burner sparks when turned on (filed report 8 months ago, someone came to look at it, never fixed it, never returned). 2. Our master bathroom bathtub's drain stopper does not work i.e. I can't take a relaxing bubble bath after a 10 hour shift. (Filed report 5 months ago, someone came out and look at it, never fixed it, filed ANOTHER report last week, someone came out, looked at it, still didn't fix it). 3. Our toilet is constantly getting stopped up and will run continuously. This has increased our water bill significantly. (Filed a report 2 weeks ago, someone came out, looked at it, didn't fix it, haven't returned since.) 4. Our lock on our door is very old and probably needs cleaning or replacing. (We filed a report last week, someone came out, looked at it, never returned). I mean, we pay almost 900 dollars a month for this place, ON TOP of utilities. This is definitely not the best deal in the USF area, but we chose to stay here because of the location and quiet neighborhood (and because we are too busy to move). The least they can do is be on top of maintenance. I really hope the management staff gets it's act together, or else they are going to have a lot of vacant apartments.
Lived there for a year and that was about enough for my liking. The apartments are pretty roomy and comfortable, except the bathrooms which are tiny. The people who live there are a good mix of students and working families and generally seemed nice enough, and there's plenty of parking. Students at USF can ride the bus to school so they don't need a car. It's not high end by any means, but it's decent. On the down side the windows are terrible and let in all the cold in the winter and make the electric bill insane in the summer. They also let in every noise from the parking lot. Instead of fixing them they apparently spent all their money repaving the parking lot for some stupid reason, instead of giving people decent windows. The main problem was the manager, who's one of those really unpleasant office lady types. Has some seriously weird priorities about how to keep the place nice. She'd throw a fit about people drying their laundry on the patio like it was some kind of super posh place, but really it's not. Apparently clean laundry is unsightly, unlike the recycling dumpster which she allowed to get so overfilled it didn't close, and left like that for days at a time without calling the people to come empty it. She should really switch jobs and work at a condo for old people or something, because they're the only ones who care so much about petty sh*t like how people dry their laundry.