Wait until the end of 2014 before considering La Mirage. By then the refurbishment should be complete and all the annoyance of having ongoing construction work and having HVAC disconnected will be no more. Also, some of the amenities like the fitness center and oasis pool are closed for use. I have lived here since 2011 and it was ok before this refurbishment started. Maybe it will be ok again after it is complete. Update: Construction still ongoing, staff still incompetent. Fitness center is opened now so that's a plus. They have removed the heated lap pool and volley ball courts so they can build 90 more apartments. I doubt that will improve the street parking any once its complete. On the plus side, because the dummies basically evicted ALL their tenants to due the apartment renovations at least half the apartments seem to be empty and the assigned parking is uncrowded. So yeah, don't move here yet, give them more time to finish whatever it is they think they are doing. And while you wait, buy a few lottery tickets, because you'll probably need to win some extra money to afford to live here as they continually raise the rent.
I don't want to jinx things by writing a positive review, but I've had almost nothing but good things to say about this place. Yes, there is a bit of construction noise, but the six weeks free makes me feel like it's something I can look past. The gym is awesome, has very flexible hours, and the pools are nice. Some people have written crummy reviews because something is broken, or landscaping is ongoing, but stuff breaks--it happens! Admittedly, our apartment has one of the nicest and quietest views in the complex, so I may be biased, but I love it. Renovated everything, friendly staff, and cool events like food trucks pretty frequently. I will say this is the most expensive place I've ever lived, and for that reason I only give it 4 stars, but otherwise very few complaints.
The motto should be "Hate Where You Live". Prices go up 10% when your lease ends. Construction and noise is non-stop. Terrible customer service. All the great neighbors are leaving and so will I as soon as my lease is up. I was here for over 6 years and this is the worst year overall in this complex.
Fairly quiet neighborhood and all my neighbors were nice. I lived there during the renovations, and working from home, this posed quite a few issues with noise. They also felt necessary to do minor renovations in my apartment while I was living there, causing further headaches. Upon signing my lease they failed to mention they would be closing 2 of the pools, all tennis courts, basketball, volleyball, and the gym...basically leaving no onsite amenities except the main pool. The administrators are nice, but certainly focus on gaining new business rather than maintaining current clientele. For the price, you are better off living in a smaller community in Mission Valley.
These guys don't respect tenants or the surrounding community. It's owned by a company up north that never answers the phone (or it's off the hook). They don't want to do anything but collect your money. If there's a residential problem...leave a message. I would NEVER spend a dime here even if rent was $1 per month.