Retreat at Speedway has been wonderful! I moved here from 3,000 miles away without ever seeing the complex in person and I couldn't be happier. I rented a 1-bed/1-bath beginning in June 2015 and have had a great experience. The apartments are quite spacious for 1-beds and very reasonably priced. I had more than enough space for all my furniture and frankly probably should have bought more! Both the living room and bedroom are huge, the kitchen has a nice separate laundry area with additional storage. The bedroom has a large walk-in closet which is perfect. There's also a huge closet space off the balcony which is great for long-term storage or large items. All the appliances in the kitchen work well, never had any problems with any of them. Also, the water pressure is excellent! I can't emphasize this enough; this is an easy thing to overlook and not think about when you're looking for apartments. Additionally, the management and leasing staff are all very pleasant, easy to work with, and responsive! I've only had a couple maintenance requests but every time they were dealt with within 48 hours. Any time I had a question, needed to pick up a package, or get help with anything else, the office staff was always there. The grounds are also quite nice, lots of grass (a rarity in the desert!), and a nice pool and hot tub area. The main office area keeps everything centralized including mailboxes, package pick-up, the fitness center, and a clubhouse area with coffee and couches. Lastly, the surrounding area is perfect for so many things. The complex is surrounded by every big box imaginable so you'll never need to go far for anything. There's a Target, Costco, Walmart, Lowe's, and many many others less than a mile away. You're also a short drive to Park Place Mall. Overall, I have to give the Retreat 5 stars, I really can't think of anything I'd complain about. I'd absolutely recommend this location to anyone moving to Tucson!
Having had a bad experience at my previous apartment I am happy to have found The Retreat! I moved in in January and live in a 1 bedroom unit and I find it to be perfectly spacious! Upon moving in the apartment was clean with very few damages we had to make note of. They also give you the cutest little welcome package with snacks, which were great as we were busy moving in and had no time for lunch. There was even a little gift for our dog, how cute! I haven't had any issues with noisy neighbors, however often at night I'll hear people drive by with big booming stereos blasting rap music. Everyone is very nice though and says hi when you're out walking. Walking through it feels more like a neighborhood than an apartment complex. I feel very safe by myself or with my dog, even at night. The pool, gym, and grounds are great and well maintained. The faucet in the kitchen leaked at first, and maintenance was out same day and replaced it! I'm in the office fairly often to pick up packages and the ladies are always cheery! Sara is the absolute best, very helpful! If you go in, definitely talk to her! The website is great and makes paying rent super simple. The only real problem is parking, you have to be really strategic to get a good parking spot, but I am sure when they planned this complex they never expected to have such a high occupancy and at this point they probably can't do a whole lot to change it. Overall I think this complex is definitely putting the effort in and it shows! It's in a great location, feels safe, and it totally worth the extra $ over The Peaks or Somerpointe.
Too many hidden costs. You pay service fees for utility bill each month plus an initiation fee. $10.95 to start and $3.95 each month to maintain. Water fluctuates. You're charged sewage. Garbage bill is $18.95 a month. My water bill for 1 person ranges from $39 to $57. I pay a base rent of $789 (2/2) plus the fees which works out to an average of $867.90 a month. That is just what I owe apartment for rent with all their fees. If I pay online add $10. Counters are painted. Floors are cheap linoleum. Not really gated. Ends before sidewalk. I would not recommend this dump to anyone. You can go down the street and save $200, you can go next door and save $175 for the same size unit. There is nothing here worth that cost.
went threw a foreclosure and heard good things about these apartments. Got signed up and had a huge deposit to leave. Felt maybe well worth it. After a year of hassle parking and only one satelite provider having constant issues just wasnt worth sticking around. At the end, apartment was left as move out sheet was requested paid to have carpet cleaned, they took advantage of my deposit by stating the carpet needed to be replaced when carpet cleaner stated carpet was in good condition, walls needed to be repainted after scrubbing them down and the list went on until I only recieved about 10% back of my deposit. This was the worst feeling I had compared to losing my house and struggling in this economy.