I looked into renting here. The place is quiet and has an upper middle class but also a corporate atmosphere (such that you wonder if the residents really connect with each other or have any sense of community). Unfortunately, the place is run in accordance with unfair and exploitative corporate-type values. For example, management requires residents to give 60 days notice when moving out and even if there is somebody willing to move in after say 30 days and the resident wants to move out sooner, the corporate management still charges the old resident the full amount for the full 60 days (or the break-lease fee) while simultaneously pulling in rent from the new tenant. So, in effect, these greedy bastards are more than happy to rake in double rent on an apartment. I consider this unethical and, in my humble opinion, such practices should be illegal under Oregon law. So, if you want to live in a place with a sense of community, fairness, mutual respect, flexibility and reasonableness, this corporate-style apartment complex probably ain't it.
old and mold everywhere, the ducks dont ever shut up and over priced
Both of my parents rented apartments here, when the previous manager (I think her name was Debbie) was here -- she was great! The new manager (April) seems uninterested in resident concerns! The office lost a package delivered to me by USPS. The manager and Summit Management refuse to take accountability, saying they accept mail as a 'courtesy'. Trying to resolve the issue with April and Summit management resulted in USPS now refusing to deliver my packages to their office anymore! April's strength as a manager is lip service, and quite frankly, she's not that great at that! Go somewhere else if you're thinking about renting here! Overpriced, filthy apartments with like management.
I lived here for a while, I liked the one bedroom with a loft which is what first attracted me to Woodlake. But I didnt like the price 800 for a one bedroom in a apartment complex that was build in 1985 (older than i am). I also didnt like the bugs, woodlake has a horrible spider, ants, and bee problem. As well as frogs (yeah found a frog in my unit). Another thing i didnt like is this place is mostly older residents that like to go to bed at 8 sharp! I wasnt a noisey tenant but Ive heard too many storys (even from the manager)... I did like the ducks, and I like the waterfall. The outside of the apartments though are out dated and needs major work!
It's a good, quiet place to live. Slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Portland, but close enough to get downtown quick. I love living here!