I moved here from Tennessee and I absolutely love it here! The community is quiet and I hardly ever see any of my neighbors because everyone pretty much stays inside. Some of the people I have met here are very friendly and have been here a while. I really like the location it’s near Castleton and I’m not far from IUPUI where I work. The grounds here are always nice and clean which is a big plus for me, I love the grassy areas. I don't really deal with the staff much, but when I do they are always very nice and welcoming. There is a new company that just took over and they are starting to do many resident activities, however, I haven't had the time to make any. I plan to start attending them; it’s just hard between work and school. The only things I don't like are; the laundry room closes at 9pm, sometimes I don't have enough time to get my laundry finished during the week, the wondering raccoons at night, and sometimes finding parking is hard after certain times of the night. I could definitely see myself living here until I can buy a home.
Where should I begin? First off, don't move here. The low security deposit and cheaper rent is not worth it. From the outside it might look better, however I do recommend looking around the property beyond what they show you and the model apartment. The stairs and railing of the model apartment look nice but the rest of the complex is rusting away. No they will not do a walk through with you upon getting your keys but simply fetching you to find your place. I've lived here for 2 years and I am so excited to have this hell hole behind me. Living off of 38th and Keystone might have given me a better peace of mind than Villa Paree. A hit and run to my car, gun shots into an adjacent neighbor's apartment, constant jamming of the limited laundromat machines, squirrels in the walls, water being shut off at the complex's leisure, and littering of complex "news" are a few things one can look forward to here. I would not have even moved here if I didn't need to find a place from out of state within 2 weeks of accepting a job offer. Stay away from here. No the gym won't get better, the new management is worst than the old management, and no they won't extend laundromat or gym hours. If you choose to live here some peculiar neighbors will keep you entertained if you enjoy stalkers and creeps this is the place for you. Clearly the individuals giving this place 5 stars either work for the management company or are use to subpar living conditions. Upon moving out I discovered mold growing in my coat closet. And I pointed out the mold and they said we don't have to knock out walls unless it's black mold. Renter beware.
KEEP LOOKING. DON'T LIVE HERE. I lived at the Villa Paree Apartment Complex 2.5 years. In the beginning and for about 1.5 years, I was generally happy living there. It was never a special place with beautiful landscaping and great amenities, but it was fine. It was exactly what I needed during that stage of my life. I decided to resign my lease when it was time. I signed for 14 months to get special pricing. Everything seemed to be going along fine until about the May of 2011. All the sudden my maintenance requests weren't answered, leaving surface mold in my bathroom and wet ceiling tiles for a few weeks. I started talking to neighbors at that time about car break ins and there were a few apartments that also had intruders. At this time, I should have broken my lease, but it was going to cost me $1200 two months rent (so over $2,000) to leave. During the summer they seem to "catch" the guy that was committing the crime and for a few months, things seemed to get back to normal, safety wise, but I just gave up on maintenance. In November 2011, I walked out to my car on cinder blocks. Management did nothing to help me in my situation, no one offered me a ride or any support. Even though I was parked in my paid for carport, that didn't make them responsible at all. After loosing and entire day at work and $1200, I was able to drive my car again after friends helped me out. Three weeks later, I walked out to both of my front windows smashed in and my ignition ripped out. Again, management did nothing because they had done "everything possible to prevent this from happening." $800 later, my car had to be dragged from my carport, had new windows and a new home away from Villa Paree. During my time dealing with management during the second incidence, I learned that at 3am one of the maintenance guys closed my trunk, but somehow didn't think it was necessary to notify me or even look at my car because at that point there was glass EVERYWHERE. Somehow even though management had done "EVERYTHING possible" including providing "carports with great lighting for safety," he didn't notice that my car had been vandalized. This employee still works for Villa Paree and management company never provided condolences to me or the other four victims that had their cars vandalized on December 15, 2011. My break-ins are only two of the MANY in this apartment complex. The apartment complex refused to work with me and let me out of my lease three months early without financial penalty. In order to ensure my safety and that my car wouldn't be subject to vandals any longer, I was forced to move out and continue paying rent until the end of my lease. I now wish I would have paid the $2000 in the summer of 2011 instead of continuing to live there and eventually paying that money to be able to drive my car. Overall, please take my advice and do not move in to Villa Paree or any property managed by Muesing Management. They clearly do no care about their tenants or the safety of their property.
It is the worst apartment I have ever lived in. We had grasshoppers as big as our feet in the restrooms. Our refrigerator went out and they brought a used one that we had to bend on our knees to get to. They are broke down, lets not forget all the crack heads running around.