I have lived here for about two years, and overall it's pretty good. Pros: Really excellent pet policy + Dog park + Pet stations onsite Really close to A, P, Q, O, L bus lines Close to multiple grocery stores (Grocery Outlet, Safeway, Nugget are all less than a mile away) Maintenance Staff is very friendly, prompt and are good at their jobs Office Management is very friendly, and since the newest lady has come it has been MUCH more organized that previously (I get everything in writing out of habit though, so even before I never had a problem). Apartments are cozy Cons: Thin walls, loud neighbors. So goes college Apartments are a little run down (but overall very livable and comfortable). It's hard to find parking late at night unless you have a reserved spot They used to include Comcast in the rent and now they don't which sucks Heating/Cooling systems are old and are a money suck Overall I've enjoyed living here and unless something dramatically changes I am more than happy to keep living here until I leave Davis!
The nicest part about the complex is the pool and recreation areas, and the office centre. While recently renovated, the apartment has a lot of structural issues specific to the kitchen and bathroom. What makes it an unpleasant experience, however, is the lack of a professional and caring staff. I lived at Sundance Apartments in west Davis through college and had the most wonderful experience with management. They went out of their way to make you feel at home and formed a friendship with you. I even went back after Ioved to thank them and say my goodbyes. At Cambridge House management doesn't work up much more than a forced smile when you enter the room and are not very warm or kind for that matter. They will also fail to understand and honor your requests, or be open to dialogue when issues come up. For the price we pay for our apartment, and the experiemces we've had here, this seems like an overpriced choice when there are better value options elsewhere in the city. I've been here less than a year and I'm ready to move out.
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.