Been here a month and so far both my husband and I love it. Quiet, safe so far, well lit at night, nice friendly and helpful staff, well insulated walls, I never hear my neighbors besides people moving around above us which is no big deal. The fenced in dog area is a decent enough size for my two larger dogs to run and wrestle and burn off energy. This is the first place that we don't have a washer and dryer in our apartment but the coin op ones in the building are easy to use and always free and no one steals your stuff so you dont have to stay and guard it. All in all so far so good.
Not worth the price. I definitely would not call this "luxury" living. I've had trouble with the community hot tub not working(it's been at least a month, I've been checking and I know it's cold but isn't that the point of a hot tub? For use when it's NOT 100 degrees out?), the appliances (which appear very dated), the AC unit, break-ins in the neighborhood (latest occurrence that I'm aware of was Oct. and Nov. of 2013), and the staff, but every time the lease came up for renewal, they raised the rate without having updated anything except the basics like roof and parking lot repair. They've been promising a dog park for YEARS and they haven't even started working on anything yet. As far as I'm concerned, promising and failing to deliver for this long is a put-off and a lie. Many apartment complexes in the Columbia area do not charge a pet fee AND monthly pet rent of $20. When I questioned the office staff concerning the necessity of the monthly pet fee (in addition to the fee and security deposit, which were two fees I could understand for expenses like replacing the carpet, repair to damages caused by pet, etc.) she told me that it was for the pet waste stands they have around the complex. REALLY?! Every pet owner paying 20 bucks a month for community poo bags and poo bag removal when the complex grounds are a total minefield? As for maintenance issues, it usually took about 3-4 tries for one (the one with the lousy attitude, the other is always very nice and has gotten issues handled for me on the first try) of the two maintenance personnel to get the issue resolved. As most of you know, when you have an issue at home, whether its a leak, a major appliance that doesn't work, the AC being out, or WHATEVER, it can really throw off your day. And when it takes a week to resolve, we're no longer talking about "luxury" living. I disagree with the other reviews in that, this place isn't a total dump, it seems quite a bit nicer than most others on Broad River, but a garden tub and balcony (my two favorite things about Broad River Trace) aren't grounds for "luxury" bragging rights. I hope this has been helpful!
hated everything.... overpriced, unsafe,arrogant staff...
My apartment was broken into twice in six months. Not a safe place to live. It's just not worth the price.