If I could give this complex less that one star, I would. Do not sign a lease here under any circumstances! They are all about money. They are advertising these units as "energy efficient" yet the electric bill for my 1br apartment has never been less than $300 the entire time I've lived here. Of course, they have no explainatiom for such outrageous charges and deny every telling me at lead signing that the average electric bill for a 1br is no more than $40 a month. They do not care about their tenants whatsoever. The FIRST time I ever paid HALF of my rent late, because my partner was away on active military orders and had not received her pay yet, they sent multiple nastily worded letters threatening to evict me. Even now during my move out process they are very unorganized and unprofessional. DO NOT MOVE HERE!!!
I hate it here I would never ever refer anybody here not even a car maintenance sucks they have electrical problems people sleeping in the buildings smoking weed k2 and whatever else they want and when we complain they tell us that we have to call security. We should not have to call security that is there job to make sure all the buildings are clear. Not to mention that somebody had an airbed blown up sleeping in my building with the towel and rag hanging over the rail smfh
Where do I start! So, I've only been here for about 2 1/2 months so far & I'm already ready to move. The area isn't to bad for someone like myself who is already from the area. Prior to moving here I checked the reviews & I was a bit skeptical about it at first. The reviews read that they have a roach & mice problem very bad. Upon receiving a phone call about being approved I came in & sign the paperwork to receive the keys. A few days after receiving the keys I receive a call saying my security deposit was suppose to be more then what I was told however I did not have to pay the additional because the mistake was not on my part. Since I've been here I've notice that this complex is all about their money & not necessarily pleasing their tenants. When you pay your rent you do not receive a receipt. Pets are allowed at no cost but they PROHIBIT pitbulls & threaten to have the dog put to sleep if your found with one. I keep my apartment very clean so no signs of rodents or roaches & I even placed extra steel wool in between the floor boards in which it looked as if they had already. The entire apartment has just been covered in paint to look new to the eye but you can still see the cracks, puckles, water spots & etc beyond the wall. Lets not get on the bathroom, it looks like they added tile over tile & the tub/tile has been painted over to cover up the mold. There's not screens in the windows so keep an eye on your kids & or birds. The model apartment isn't what you get necessarily this place is like a dealership, they do what they can to take your money. The buildings are trash & do not get cleaned daily like they should. Kids hang out in your building screaming, slamming doors & smoking weed. Parking is a mess and expect to go through the hassle of trying to get a parking pass for guest. The office staff with the exception of one young lady are very unprofessional. The maintenance guys, well at least the ones I've encountered were pretty honest & fixed what was broken but I've never really had to call them. Expect to have a high electric bill & I do mean $600-$800 because some apartments aren't inspected completely before tenants move in, that was my case. But on the upside of things the police do patrol the neighborhood often, there are bus stops on pretty much every corner if you don't a car, there's a shopping center right across the street, your all of 2 minutes from DC, the beltway is right there & the people in the community are pretty friendly. But here you pretty much get what you pay for & if you haven't noticed all the reviews say the same thing which means nothings changed over the years. ***11 month Update*** Its very unfortunate but throughout this year there has been at least 4 murders on my street, my condolences to those lost. Maintenance comes & works hard to do their job to the best of their ability but the company is very cheap so they won't paid to actually fix anything so maintenance patches things. Still no mice, I keep my apartment very clean. Stay up to date on your rent because one day after the 5th their accessing your late fees & will try and over charge you. The summer wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I am out of here when my lease ends.
The only perk here is the cheap rent. This is a very high crime area so you can imagine the types of things that go on around here. The leasing office is okay, they have their attitude moments sometimes. My biggest gripe is the unprofessional maintenance department. The maintenance workers do half-assed work the majority of the time. I called about my A/C not working at 10:00am and the rude lady who works in the maintenance dept said it would be fixed, I called at 1:00pm and she said it would be fixed today. I went up to the maintenance office at 4:00pm (mind you they close at 5pm) and asked would someone would be coming. She didn't bother to look up from her phone to acknowledge my presence for a few moments. She claimed that someone would be coming. Long story short she never even put my request in the first time, because I received an email work request at 4:15pm. I had to call the company that owns Park Forest and raise hell. Needless to say a few minutes later maintenance knocked on my door and gave me a portable A/C unit. When my lease is up I am gone. Absolutely gone.
Management is the WORSE! They want rent but can't send maintenance out when you call for something smh. Has a BIG mice probably, their way of fixing it is by patching up holes that they find with mice traps, very unprofessional! Wouldn't recommend anyone to live here. Wish you could make a comment without rating because there will be NO star.