So far so good. We enjoy the community and the environment. Staff stay on top of things. The snow was a concern for me because I am essential and must report to work when there is an emergency. I was able to get out with no problem. The neighbors joined in and we made a day of digging everyone out. - 5 stars
It has been an phenomenal experience so far for us which has helped us in deciding to extend our lease. Great walks along the lakeside for the family regularly keepmls us bonded. Conveniently located for all basic shopping and close to the freeways. Hope the corridors of the apartments are made non-smoking soon.
I have never seen or lived in an apartment complex that has so much to offer. This property was originally built over twenty years ago. The trees and other flora have had time to grow and give the grounds a natural beauty, as opposed to being brand new and looking like everything was just stamped together. There are monthly cooking classes and monthly social events, as well as weekly fitness classes. Five "exercise stations" surround the pond, which were designed by playworld systems and are a lot more fun than your run-of-the-mill outdoor exercise equipment. On one side of the pond is a pool, a lap pool, a small indoor gym with 24-hour access, a starbucks lounge (though I usually can't get the WiFi to work with my mac, iPad, or iPhone), a tennis/outdoor handball court, basketball, and a fantastic, if small, playground designed by playworld systems. On the other side is a big pool, a children's pool, a jacuzzi, a small, simple clubhouse that you can reserve for something like $250 a day, and one of the best features: a guest apartment. The guest apartment is a two-bedroom, fully furnished and equipped apartment that you can rent for $125 per night, which is great if you have a couple family members visiting and you don't have room in your apartment for them. Also available is a community garden and another delightful playground with a different design. In the middle there is a dog park and a barbecue area. There are walking paths throughout the neighborhood, and connecting to the nearby properties also. It is conveniently located between a Shopper's grocery center and another shopping center with a Giant and a Trader Joe's. A short drive away there's the Centreville Public Library. You may find your water heater set rather low when you move in, which does save energy but also means you run out of hot water quickly. With a screw driver it's pretty easy to adjust. You pay for all utilities yourself, with water being added to your monthly rent. We know many of the staff here by name, and they are congenial and helpful. When we have complained about a bath spout needing to be replaced, it was quickly taken care of. We also complained about gray water leaking into our dishwasher from the sink, and after multiple visits they succeeded in reducing, though not eliminating, the amount of gray water that was leaking into the dishwasher. When we found ants after moving in, they had an exterminator there within a couple business days. Our apartment building currently has some strange stink around it, kind of like a skunk, which you can also smell in the dishwasher, or when we come home and open the door. It's just occurred, so we will have to ask the management about it. Unfortunately, the dishwasher is the worst I have ever had at actually cleaning dishes. The property is not new, but is renovated, which means it can be a pretty good deal overall. Besides having things that need maintenance, this property is as close to perfect as I've ever seen.
We love living in this community. We feel very safe, and almost isolated in a way, because of how the complex is laid out. We are super close to major roads, but still feel like we live in a small, quiet neighborhood away from all of the craziness that is Northern Virginia. The landscaping is beautiful, and I have not tired of walking the grounds with our dog.
Been very happy at lakeside. Staff is easy to work with. They definitely get how these are our homes. This one time I needed a huge favor and they came through with excellence