Living here is a little pricey but its flat so if your handicapped you should be able to get around fine. Never had any problems with Management or Maintenance. The main issues her are the people, they leave their trash and dog waste all over the place. Apparently since we live in a gated community the parents don't feel the need to monitor their kids and they run a muck. These kids unfortunately make bad choices which led to them capturing a snake and torturing to its death. From the look of the apartments I would say they haven't been updated since they were built in 2001. My biggest complaint is the parking lot. There is no assigned parking spots and definitely not enough handicap spaces which means I cant even park by my building most of the time especially in the evening.
No No No! It's easy - do not rent here. They charge WAY to much for rent, the square footage is inflated, the grounds are full of trash, dog waste and old food pulled out of the disgusting dumpster areas by animals and loose dogs. The buildings are loud, with ceilings so thin that you can almost hear your upstairs neighbors conversations.The appliances and fixtures are all builder grade junk. The maintenance crew have no idea what they are doing and most times you will find them hanging out with their buddies at the maintenance shed or driving their golf carts at top speed. Do not expect any real repairs, and the apartments reflect their lack of experience. If you do lease here, read EVERY letter in your lease; the management is just waiting to charge you imaginary fees. They use a third party utility company and mark up your bills! We paid the same or higher utilities in our "1100 sq ft" apartment as we did in our 2000 sq ft home that we sold to move to Denver. To sum it up, you can find significantly better value and happiness in just about ANY other apartment complex. Keep on moving, nothing to see here.
The ONLY reason I'm giving this place one star is because you can't give zero. I lived at Lakecrest for 2 years with the second year being under this new "management." Let me say do NOT sign the 100 page lease! I will never rent or promote any business to these people. Lets just say water, sewer, pest control, trash, landscaping, and snow removal is all added on top of your rent. And your water is split p oer building! We left for two weeks and figured our water bill would be next to nothing but when we returned it was the same amount as our friends in the same building that has been using water in their apartment all month. Tell me how that's fair and just? The lake has a nice paved sidewalk around the entire shore BUT don't breath through your mouth because you will swallow 1000 little flies and don't breath through your nose because the smell of dead fish is very strong(we lived by the lake and couldn't enjoy having windows open) especially on the hot days. When you leave they will charge for ANYTHING! So lets say you sign for $990 and water/sewer and trash are "included" you have another thing coming. You will have to call every month so you know what your true total is(it won't say it on the bill). If you are off by ONE PENNY 1/100 of a dollar they will wait until the third day and serve you with a late charge of $100! For ONE PENNY! This not a rant of an unhappy customer, the place was beautiful but EVERYTHING else will cost you. The price has gone up and the quality of living has gone down.
I'll start by saying that the actual apartments at Lakecrest are beautiful. If you have an upgraded unit, it comes with crown molding, new fixtures, and "wood" flooring, which is laminate but still looks decent. It was the floor plan of the apartment that really appealed to me, with a roommate style setup where no bedroom walls touched and both rooms were roughly the same size. My apartment is 1150 square feet, and I pay roughly $1200 plus utilities for it. I'm sure that price will increase, but overall it's incredibly reasonable. Maintenance is quick to respond to requests, and they're good about notifying you when they have to come into the apartment to change the air filters or inspect the fire alarms. Now for the bad things. The biggest problem I've had is that, since April, they've decided that plowing the streets isn't important. When it snows, they just let it sit, and then the snow hardens into ice, and you literally can't control your car to the front gate. Someone is going to get killed because they're too cheap to hire a plowing company, or buy a snowplow! Other than that, all of the staircases are outdoors, and when winter conditions approach, the stairs get very slippery. Again, someone's going to get hurt walking up them. But they don't think it's worthwhile to even put salt down. Try walking down two flights of snow-covered stairs holding a suitcase and a carry-on in heels. It's a death trap, but when you're a flight attendant who has to get to work, you don't really have a lot of other options. There's also the lake to consider. During the summer, it got incredibly disgusting, with dead fish washing onto shore and green slime growing around the edges. And during the winter, when they finally got some circulation, the Canada geese came. They migrated in the thousands and make an INCREDIBLE amount of noise literally all day. If you face the lake, you'll be sleeping with earplugs all winter. During the summer, the pool is crowded, and with two lay-down chairs, suntanning isn't really an option unless you want to be laying on the pool deck. That was a big disappointment for me. Really, my biggest complaint is definitely the snow on the streets. It's a nice place to live, but when safety is threatened and no one's taken steps to rectify it, that's a big problem. Lakecrest, if you want to keep my business, get a snow plow out here. It's not like these winter storms are a surprise--we know about the cold fronts days before they happen. Start taking preventative measures to make sure no one runs their car off the road!
Lakecrest has been our home for almost two years and it has been a good place to live. The grounds are kept clean and anytime we've had a request for maintenance it has been taken care of within 24 - 48 hours. The only issue we've had is with our loud upstairs neighbors which unfortunately can happen just about anywhere. We will be continuing to call Lakecrest home for the next couple of years. UPDATED - 10/11/2013 It has been about six months since the apartments changed management companies and it has been a horrible experience. The areas around the apartments are a mess there are spider webs and dead bugs covering every light on the hallway outside our apartment as well as all over the walls. There are constantly spiders coming into our apartment from the lack of maintenance outside the old company used to power wash a couple times during the summer which hasn't happened once with the new company! We had some issues with our toilets and the water draining in our sinks they came in to fix it and left the toilet cover on the counter a toolbox on the floor and left no note stating that they had been in the apartment, I had to call the office so they could come get their toolbox and finish fixing the toilet. Same issue a few weeks ago they came into the apartment apparently to change light bulbs of which we were not notified, left the empty light bulb boxes on my living room couch and again no notice that they had been in our apartment. Just this week once again a problem! Our water heater was leaking so we called them to come check it out, I get home from work at 9PM to find a ladder in the laundry room, went to take a shower and our main water supply was shut off!!! Called the office to speak to their after hours maintenance person and he shows up 20 minutes later and thinks its funny that he forgot to go back to get his latter or leave us a note that our water heater was going to be replaced the next day. If you are considering a place in the area to live go to Gateway Park next door I have a friend who lives there and has never had any of the issues we have.