I've really enjoyed living here for the past two years. Overall, its been a great experience, and I'm only moving because we need more space. The front desk folks are friendly and responsive, as is the maintenance (including after-hours maintenance, which I have also had to use before). It's dog friendly, and has a nice play area for dogs, including bags and a trash bin. The fitness center is small and limited, but certainly gets the job done, and is better than many other apartment fitness centers I've seen. Honestly, the only complaint I've ever really had it the parking situation: there are more permits given out than there are parking spots, so sometimes when you come home late, you have to park down the street. Other than that, I've enjoyed it here.
I have lived here for a year now and am renewing my lease. Overall, I give it a 4 out of 5. I looked into moving this year and researched a few options, and basically every apartment in Davis is priced about the same, which is to say high. You can get something for about $100/month cheaper, but you get what you pay for. And it is expensive to live in Davis no matter where you are. Parking is fine, as long as you are home before about 10 PM. Almost every time I came home later than that, I had to park on the street. Annoying. Although this year they are adding some reserved spots, if you pay extra of course. The noise levels are fine...it is a college town so of course some nights (after finals, for example) your neighbors may be partying, but this has only happened a few times that "bothered" me, and I wasn't really bothered cuz I sleep with the TV on so it drowned out their noise. I live on the ground floor so of course I can hear my neighbors walking around sometimes, but that happens anywhere. Occasionally I hear my next door neighbor through the walls, but not often (and I live on a corner unit so I only have 1 person next to me). What really sold me on this place when I first saw it was the pool and game room area, which (ironically) I rarely use. But they look very nice and are a nice amenity if you have friends over and want to play pool, ping pong, or swim. Definitely one of the nicer pools I've seen in Davis. The landscaping is well-maintained and they are currently building a fenced-in grassy dog area. The area is well-lit at night. The staff and maintenance has always been friendly and helpful to me. You can get a washer and dryer (in most units) for an extra monthly fee, which I find to be worth it, otherwise there is laundry on-site, although all the dryers don't always work (lame). I have a 1-bedroom and the bedroom is the size of a "master bedroom" in other apartments (11'x18' to be exact) which is a nice bonus. The bedrooms in the 2 bedroom units are pretty small, though. My dishwasher doesn't work that great, but I rarely use it anyway. You get central heat and A/C, which is also nice cuz some places in Davis don't have that.