Beautiful view? Check. Nice Clubhouse with pool and green nature hikes, Check.... It doesn't offer much incentive. I checked it out myself there are more cons to the pros here. For one the "cheapest" 1 bedroom they had ran $785 not bad right? Well with the MANDATORY technology package it runs another $80 a month, plus waste fees so my quote went up to $906. The room had no renovations and was all white traditional and you can see the craftmanship is OK not bad but nothing excellent at that price I can guarantee that. The renovated one which costs more didn't look that great either. The carpeting is plane and so is the walls with the color, it isn't much in terms of renovation. I don't know how new this place is but it didn't feel 'new.' On top of this, the room layouts for the 1 bedroom weren't too exciting or creative, a simple design as you have seen anywhere else that isn't luxury. This place may come off as luxury, with its nice clubhouse and grand scheme of things, but honestly, as a new renter and looking at multiple places the PRICE is too high for the QUALITY of the room... dated look, and traditional "all white" counter tops doesn't do it any favors for young folks. The saving grace is the beautiful natural green hikes and surrounding areas it is in, the new COSTCO is downs the street and local retailers are very close. This place is too costly for what you get and the mandatory tech package killed any interest I had. $80 and you are forcing HBO?? most people my age only use internet. Thanks but no thanks. This is a review based on my tour, not living currently. Lawrence Spivey was a gentleman and was very upfront about everything, he made the tour and experience nice though! :)
I will start off by saying that Jennifer in the office was very helpful. We moved here from out of state and she sent us pictures of apartments and sent multiple pricing/floor plan options. This helped a lot. Beware of a few things. If you have a noisy neighbor (e.g. stomping, excessive noise at obscure hours, loud music, exercising, or a child running etc.) you can complain all day but in the end "they cannot do anything about noise". One can only deal with so much noise. You do not enjoy your time at home and you do not get good sleep. If you tap on the ceiling as a courtesy to say "hey, its a little loud" the front desk will lose their damn minds- because that is "instigating". Seriously? Camden has areas designated for dogs to go to the bathroom and they even provide waste bags for pick-up, but people still allow their animals to pee on side walks or do not always pick up animal waste. Camden does not patrol so you are left to deal with that or you have to be tattle-tail and good luck with that. Cockroaches. Enough said. When you get your technology package it is through TWC set-up by Camden so if you have a problem you do not have an account number. TWC is already incompetent. Throw in that curve ball and you have yourself a headache. Our electric - OMG. We have multiple outlets that have only one working plug and two that shoot out sparks when you plug something in. Someone came out and said that they checked it and everything was fine, but it's not. They needed me to put sticky notes on stuff. This is electrical - you would think it would be in the best interest of the company to check each outlet (in addition to the problem ones to make sure it is safe). Guess what? I got tired of the BS so I have outlets that do not work. I will plug another positive - when we do log a maintenance need they are quick to respond. Here is the flip side, after being assured that no one would enter our place after 3pm (because our son would be home alone) they did anyway and gave him a hard time when he did not know what needed to be checked/fixed. Really - you are going to give a kid a hard time. My husband and I are reasonable and after relocating we did not expect perfection. We expected some noise and apartment living type stuff. When you are clean, quiet and courteous it becomes grinding to have to deal with one thing after another. One weekend we left our trash can outside throughout the day and got a warning notice. That is a violation so I am not disputing that, but here is the kicker - almost every other apartment around us just sets their trash out without the can. The rules clearly state that you must use the can. So was I a violator - yes. Is it annoying though to get caught the one time you do violate by leaving a trash can outside (that is clean and empty) but your neighbors can let their dogs pee on the walkway, they can create excessive noise - admit to it - and not be held accountable? YES! We are not alone. I am sure some people live in ignorant bliss. I am not one of them and a few people I have spoken to have had the same problems we have had. I almost forgot. MOLD. We had it in our bedroom and den windows. The remedy - bleach. So much bleach your eyes and nose burns for several days. When it returned I asked if there was another alternative (aside from bleach). No one responded, just a maintenance person with bleach. They left a note too suggesting that I open windows from time to time to "air out areas". Um, in January when it is freezing cold I should do what? They recommended we use fans in the kitchen and bathroom - which we do and that isn't where the mold was. Then they suggested that our fish tank was part of the problem. A 5 gallon fish tank three rooms away from the area with mold. Sure. That must be it. Not the lack on insulation. Gotcha. Would I recommend moving here? NO. Are there worse places to live? SURE - but why use that as the benchmark? One star for spacious living area and for allowing pets. The lack of stars is for everything else.
Beware!! The buildings are dated and you can be told the apt you want is in a building you will get a certain view and then it actually is not the apt you wanted. If you pay the $350 application/admin fees they are nonrefundable, even if you cancel less than 24 hours after opening an application and cannot or will not move there because an apt is not what you are told it is. $350 gone, for nothing and a lie. I do not recommend this place. Some management cares but others are pushy and rude.
This place is beautiful! I highly recommend the complex for anyone who is looking for an area to live that is above the standard. It has a very friendly and quiet environment. The staff is attentive to our needs and immediately responds to any issue. We have garbage pick up at our door, beautiful pools, well equipped gym, office center, cable/internet included in our rent, well kept grounds, and have direct access to the Apex Community Park. We are in walking distance to the grocery store and many restaurants.
Love living in Camden Lake Pine. When we did have an issue that required maintenance they were prompt and professional. The office staff have always been polite and professional. Grounds are clean as well. I love the location, its convenient to work and my kids schools and the prices are comparable to other communities in the area. I would definitely recommend this community.