I really like living here. My husband and I moved into a 2 bedroom unit facing Zapato Park last fall. A new company bought the property and changed management right after we moved in fall 2014. Maybe the complaints are from before? My priorities when renting are location, professional management company onsite, and affordable. I don't have time and don't want to deal with the hassle of waiting for the landlord's "handyman" to do some half-ass repairs when something breaks. City Park is one of the few apartments in the midtown/downtown area that meet those requirements. The grounds are always well maintained, the office staff is great, the washer and dryers always work, etc. .And they're remodeling everything! The new apartment interiors look great. The communal grill is cool. I do wish there was a pool, but then it probably wouldn't be affordable.
Long time resident. My wife and I have been in these apartments for 3 years and have not had any issues. They recently changed management and there are TWO NEW MANAGERS, both friendly and down to earth. Someone is there 7 days a week. They are currently renovating(actual renovation, not just carpet and paint)to a modern look with new floors, windows, frames... Worth every penny. They don't milk you for cash or wrap you in bureaucratical red tape. It's a GOOD neighborhood, some homeless but your DOWN TOWN! Next to Sacramento PD offices so very low crime and surrounded by beautiful historical housing. All my neighbors work, some families and even a police officer live here. Only 4 stars because I wish that they had a gym but for the price and location you can't complain. Definitely recommend this spot.
horrible.. Horrible. HORRIBLE experience. Management is definitely sheisty. Do not move here out of urgency. They might talk a big game about the demand but they have extremely high turn over. There were moving trucks in the parking lot every weekend and here's why: 1. Their website boasts: "luxury" apts with "spa-like bathrooms" but this is a lie. Only a handful of units were actually renovated. The majority are painted over a million times and have patches on all the walls (and even doors). there are holes and other blemishes on every surface. They will insist that the units have "upgrades" which means new composit-plastic laminate (a.k.a. Formica) but aside from that, the building materials are dated, some even remaining from when the building was originally constructed --and get this: the building was originally section 8 housing. 2. The contract/ lease agreement is 55 pages! what the hell kind of lease is that? There are all kinds of fees-- you pay variable rate amenities. What does that mean? It means they pay the utilities for everybody (save electric) and then spread the bill across all the units. The laundry is extra, the PARKING is extra. You are obliged to get renter's insurance. 3. They rarely show you the actual unit that you will be renting. If they say that the unit is not ready-- that's typically the case-- they do admittedly make continuous improvements-but, if they show you a model, do not assume for one second that your unit will look anything like the model. What kind of residence keeps a model? A place that has extremely high turn over. 4. It is a sucky neighborhood. There are homeless people everywhere. That's what the gates are for. The rents are way too high, as others have mentioned. I suppose they charge so much because of location, and, to keep up appearances--online. This is not a virtual world. People have to live in these units and they suck. Our bathtub was painted over. Who puts paint on the bathtub?! Was somebody murdered in there? That's not an unlikely scenario. Our front door jamb had a crack running from top to bottom as if someone had busted the door down, breaking thru the hinges. The last thing I wish to comment on is the psychology/mental state of the agent Stephanie. I don't know whether she is trying to make the best of an impossible situation or if she is down right deceptive. I'm hoping she's just a victim of a much bigger, badder company (which is Riverstone Group, located in Washington State). She is a paradox. I want to believe that she does right by people but at the same time, there was a real lack of transparency and professionalism when I wanted to submit my notice of departure and particularly when I wanted her to sign off on a final walk-through. She tried to say she was "not qualified" to sign off on my walk-through. What?! You were certainly qualified to do that on the move-IN ! You were qualified to make me sign all of your agreements! I might seemed biased to you at this point. Yes. I would say I am biased against City Park (substitute an 'Sh' for 'C') because I'm caught up in a scuffle right now where I was assessed $4000 for 12 days of rent. This is a long story but I essentially left on the spot when I saw the apartment in it's full glory. Shame on me for signing a lease without seeing the unit. Shame on them for deception and lack of integrity. They kept my unit on the market for 80 days--DURING THE SUMMER which is the peak season. Absolute fraud. They claimed they did everything they could reasonably be expected to do in order to rent behind me. I have no proof of their efforts. I am filing a small claim with the county as I speak. Word of caution. Do NOT sign the lease until you have seen what you are getting.