Pros: -The office staff. They were wonderful the entire year that I was there. Tracy is wonderful and goes above and beyond to help out. -Location. It was so nice to be in a place where I could walk to Target, Whole Foods or to the outdoor shops to get some shopping done. King Soopers was close by too. -Actual apartment. It's not the fanciest place but my apartment was great and I had enough room to feel comfortable and not crowded. The remodel for the kitchen was gorgeous and I loved being able to pick an accent wall and flooring. Cons: -Safety. Constantly, the doors to our building were being propped open and left open all night. Several times, people complained and I would always shut the doors as I went in but it is a concern that people just leave the doors open all night -Parking. I get it. It's an apartment complex but it is a pain that if you get home later than 8pm, you're parking on the other side of the complex. -Bugs. I read reviews on Yelp! and other sites and saw several people complaining about sugar ants. I didn't think much of it until about three months after I moved in. They appeared EVERYWHERE! I am a very clean person and I don't leave food out or let water get stagnant but they still appeared. My final complaint has nothing to do with the complex now, but I was told the gym would be done two weeks after my move in. It wasn't finished until four months later. I get that things happen but the construction team that was managing that was awful. Thank goodness for the 24 Hour Fitness near by. I loved living here but the cost of rent has gone up so much that it's not worth it.
10 years ago I moved to Lakeview Towers at Belmar and I still living here and going to my 11th year. I love to live here, it's close to everywhere. The Manager does everything she can do to make the residents happy. I can't complain about anything and every time I asked for some Maintenance, they're always available doing a great job year around. The people working in the Leasing Center are always very friendly and respectful. Thanks for everything and to provide a wonderful place to live.
Office staff (managers) are VERY rude and have AWFUL customer service. We only lived here for 7 months and had issues the entire time... Mice, pluming, sewer, cockroaches, filthy hallways and much more... DO NOT MOVE HERE!!!
This complex is old, smelly, mismanaged and over priced. The buildings are so old that you can hardly get tv and internet services because the electrical can't handle modern systems. The plumbing seems to be a constant issue as well. The water has been shut off without notice several times, once lasting 2 days and the laundry machines are always broken (and by always I mean, they were all broken for 2 months with no solutions offered by the office). The office staff are VERY rude and unhelpful. Also, there is no visitor parking, which is poorly marked, and my visitors have been towed for $300! Furthermore, there is a massive flock of geese that calls this place home as well and the never stop squonking and pooping everywhere! I can't keep the my unit clean because the air filters are older than I am and I'm sure sucking in geese poop and blowing it in my living space. Oh! And the carpets are old too and smell like cigarettes and musty dirt and no amount of cleaning helps. Terrible property with even worse management.
I wrote a rather vicious review a ways back but have had time to reflect on it since, so I deleted it. Here's the new take: Pros: Awesome location (close to Whole Foods, Target, great places to eat), cheap to keep warm in the winter, helpful office staff, responsive and efficient maintenance, a pool in the summer, a lake full of fish (rad!), a small exercise room, and Pet Friendly (for a bit extra a month). Additionally, it is extremely helpful that Lakeview provides a comprehensive list of instructions of how to leave your apartment when you are moving out in order to get your deposit back. I appreciate that. Cons: It's an old building so things do break down, or are somewhat worn down already. In our apartment our A/C was basically non-existent so we purchased a couple fans. The halls do have a tendency to smell from the trash chutes which could probably use a good bleach blasting but it doesn't permeate to the rooms. I imagine that living on the ground floor might be pretty miserable as far as the patio goes as I can tell that all sorts of debris ends up down there. We also had a ant and fly infestation, but I imagine that is the kind of thing that sort of just happens. I suppose I am also curious if the sprinklers outside have anything to do with the increase in the water bill. Well, that's that.