I have currently lived here for 8 months. my patience has run out. This place is a joke. Everything previously mentioned is still true to date. They hype this place up to be so great and they really sell you on how awesome its going to be yet everything has taken much longer than planned. From constant maintenance, to dog poop, broken hot tubs, pool out of service and the worst is parking. I live in a 2 person apt and they only gave us 1 parking spot that cant fit a go kart. The street out front just lost about 30 spots because they painted it all red. The cost to live here is was over priced. They are cheap, the fixtures and appliances are terrible. The washer and dryers make so much noise you feel you need to wear ear plugs. It really annoys me they blow so much money on the landscaping and paying for a bunch of illegals to work here and security that doesn't do there job besides kick ppl out of the pool area at 10pm its reflected on the cost of living here. I can't wait for my lease to be up and move out of this circus. I'm military and have already told numerous friends to stay away and I would avoid this place like Ebola.
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've been looking for a place for my fiance and I to move into when we get married. I toured the Village yesterday with Stacy. Out of touring about 7-10 places in Mission Valley, she was by far the rudest and worst leasing consultant. She made two or three comments about the fact that I didn't call beforehand. They were very passive aggressive. Verbatim, she said: "I'm sorry I'm not prepared for your visit because you never called." It's like...umm, that's not an apology! That's her way of telling me I should have called-- which is absurd. What kind of place doesn't take walk-ins? For a property with 1,410 apartments, there should be more than TWO leasing agents to help prospective residents. What poor management. Even IF the amenities are all super pretty-- it doesn't matter with such a poor management.
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.