I lived at Alara for over 4 years and was overall very happy. The staff in the leasing office was always friendly, the apartment units were clean and of appropriate size for our needs, and it was a safe place for my fiance when I was out of town. They seemed to have good owners that really wanted to keep the place in good condition. One of my biggest gripes every year was the pool. They always delayed opening it for one excuse or another. I remember two of the years they said it was a city or county permit issue. Reall?? You have it closed for 8 month and can't think ahead enough to apply for a permit sooner? Other years they said it had to be cleaned or partially repaired. Again, why wouldn't you make any repairs during the 8 months it is closed? That was really my only gripe with Alara and other than that I would recommend it.
Scariest Apartments in Tualatin/Tigard Area. You could hear all kinds of sounds from adjacent/upper buildings including the FOOT STEP NOISES, FLUSH sounds from bath rooms, RAILWAY TRACK NOISE, and DUMPING DISTURBANCES from Heggens Store. The worst thing is that the management people shows RACISM feelings on customers face directly. And while the time you are vacating your home, just forget about the Security deposit you gave, they'll make/frame a Move-Out statement in such a way that you at least pay them around $400 from your pocket irrespective of the number of days you stay there (either 15 days - 1 year). The pool, gym, garbage bins have always issues, but they would collect all kinds of utilities perfectly in every monthly statement they make. And living here will give you a hell kind of experience so, I don't recommend anyone in moving here.
I have lived here for 3 months now, there are definitely some negatives. 1. I wasn't told the pool would closed immediately on labor day, even though it was 70+ degrees and sunny the whole week after that date. 2. You can definitely hear upstairs and next door neighbours. 3. Units are very small, alot space is used up in the closet as well so living room extra small. 4. Moisture is hard to remove from the apartments, air flow is low. 5. I asked to be transferred to a 2 bedroom last week and was told that I would have to pay a month a half rent just to transfer to another unit in the same complex, can't wait see what they expect when I move out at the end of rental term. 6. 2 treadmills in the gym still haven't been fixed (2 months since I mentioned it). The positives are 1. gym is open 24 hours, 2. Staff is friendly. (thus the 2 stars).
I not happy with the apartment , nothing is maintained properly .I've never seen the pool opened at all. I usually go gym everyday if an equipment in gym is damaged , it lies there un-repaired for a month . I would suggest to have some good management .
Cheap ass apartments. They use the cheapest paint that chips off on all of the corners and then charge $190 for new paint. You would think after living there for two and a half years new paint would be natural wear and tear. I paid $440 to a cleaning company to have it cleaned yet got a $60 charge from alara hedges. So move out was a night mare. Living there was HELL. You could hear every footstep above you, the neighbors below said their pictures were shaking off the wall when my 10 year old nephew came over and we were playing. The fans shook the entire floor. I have lived in apartments before and the quality of this place is exceptionally low. There is black mold growing in the corners of the walls and all window seals. They refused to give a rental reference because I had not given my 30 day notice yet, even though there was still at least 60 days left in the lease. So to look for a new place I had to give my notice? Not sure if thats standard but it sucked.