While the manager can be very nice, Justin is almost never at this apartment complex. When he is around, it's often only for an hour or two...or even less. So if you have a problem, the only way to communicate with him most of the time is by putting a note through the mail slot of his office door and hope he'll eventually get back to you in a day or two...or more. Apparently he is in charge of another apartment complex as well as this one so most of his time is spent there rather than here. However, if you should see the maintenance guy outside, working, you'll know that the manager is currently around...or recently left. The maintenance guy stays in his apartment when the manager isn't around instead of doing repairs and clean-up. And the only apartments he seems to go into on a regular basis are those of his friends. If you're just a tenant, either count on doing your own repairs or waiting a very long time for this maintenance guy to finally get to you. And if you see a police car in the parking lot of this complex, forget about even trying to find the maintenance guy since the police have been to his apartment quite a few times now and he seems to be ducking them. Once they leave, it's only then that he comes out of his apartment...and then usually disappears from the complex.
The water here is turned off without notice due to "emergencies" which seem to occur almost every two to three weeks...and noone will notify you even after the water has been stopped. You'll find out when you go to get a drink or take a shower. I recommend you keep a few gallon-sized bottles of water in your apartment just in case you're in the shower and all lathered up when this happens. And count on "ten minutes" being several hours.
The maintenance guy also has a lot of 'traffic' in and out of his apartment...many people who are not tenants here. Some of them seem very shaky and twitchy but they don't stay long. It's the same people time and again so you'll get used to seeing them.
The stove and refrigerator in most of the apartments are very old and definitely not energy-efficient. Plan on defrosting your refrigerator at least once a month as the ice builds up rather quickly. Most apartments do not have screen doors so if you want one, plan on buying and installing it yourself. (Unless you become friends with the maintenance guy). Also, remember that you will have to leave it behind when you move again which is the usual routine no matter where you rent.
Each apartment comes with one or two air conditioners, some of these being very old and 'tired of working correctly'. I recommend that before you sign the lease, check yours out first to make sure it's good. If it's not, include the information in your lease that replacements are needed...or you'll end up waiting a very long time before receiving a replacement. I'm in my seventh month of waiting right now and there's still no replacement in sight for my apartment.
Pets are allowed here but a pet deposit is required. Also, you will be required to pay about $75 a month 'pet rent' on top of the regular rent which is about $500 a month for a one-bedroom apartment. Utilities are not included.
Since several tenants are tired of the problems here, they are already making plans to leave, myself included. Also, there always seems to be apartments that are vacant here so you shouldn't have a hard time gettin in.