I have lived in these apartments for 17yrs. A lot has happened in that time and I think the owners and the managers are currently trying to make this a nice community to choose to live in. The apartment grounds are inviting and the current owners and Management are working on the entire complex go provide upgrades where needed. It is a big job and time and patience are the key to all the nice new things coming our way.
This place definitely needs updated reviews. This complex is by far one of the better places I have lived. Office staff for the most part is great and take care of any issues that arise. Everyone has off days. LOL. Apartments are larger than most. Reasonable rent.Pet friendly and they work with you on your rent/deposits etc. The negatives: The W/S/G seems to go up every month. Fitness center is in need of updated machines that work. Laundry mat needs working machines; a third of em are not working and the business center has not worked since I moved in 6 months ago. Small parking spaces and not enough parking. Only TV service I am able to get is Comcast due to the location of apartment.
I lived in Lodge Pine apartments for 18 months, a smaller complex that is managed by bridge creek right next door. The first week there, the neighbors kids took plants off my patio and destroyed them. There were lots of kids running around all the time getting into other people's things, kicking balls around the parking lot and setting off car alarms. I know this is not necessarily the management's fault, but it is how the residents in this complex live, and don't discipline their children. Landscaping leaves much to be desired, mostly dirt out front and back of my apartment with a half dead tree out front. Very old cabinets and well, everything else in the apartment. There were roaches when I first moved in and the freezer part of the refrigerator didn't work. Almost NONE of the outlets worked, they were either too lose to hold a plug or just didn't work at all. Not sure how they didn't notice that when cleaning and preparing my apartment for a new tenant (me). Management was prompt with the repairs and pest removal, and was good about fixing things promptly throughout my lease. When I moved out, I forgot to cancel my utilities on the apartment until about 10 days after turning in my keys and handing over the apartment. My fault, of course. However, Clark PUD said Bridgecreek could call and backdate the bill if they just validated that I was not loving there for the past ten days. When I called Bridgecreek, they refused. So I basically paid for all the electricity used to clean and prepare the apartment for the next tenant. There is NO reason they could not have called Clark PUD for me, other than to cheat me and not be responsible for the electricity THEY used. They do accept large dogs, and had an apartment available immediately when I needed it. If you aren't in a pinch and can find a better place to rent, I strongly suggest avoiding these apartments.
Worst apartment ever. Poor office support. Too many kids. Too many smokers. Impossible for visitor to park vehicle. DO NOT LIVE HERE.
We were skeptical of this apartment complex because of the reviews, but were in a position of not really having much choice. TIme was too short to be choosey. Having animals makes things difficult. We thought they were probably lying about the complex having just been bought by a new company and bringing in new management back at the very beginning of August. But as I said, we didn't have much of a choice. To our VERY pleasant surprise, living here has been one of our best apartment experiences. Management has always been very responsive and proactive. To deal with the cold weather, they've taken precautions to keep pipes from freezing by turning off the fire sprinklers, but to ensure safety, they've paid fire crew complete with fire trucks to be at the complex for the duration just in case any fires come up. (None have, and the sprinklers are back on.) To fend off a slight increase in people not picking up dog poo, they've enlisted some residents to give our rewards to people caught picking up their dog's poo, and they's installed a fenced, off-leash dog park. When we got locked out of our apartment, they sent a locksmith though it was after office hours. I expected a bill. They consider it part of taking care of the residents. The list of positives goes on. The only negatives come from other residents, but I'm not bothered enough to do anything about it. We've got a lot of kids here who get loud when they play, as kids tend to do. I'm not even going to complain about kids screaming and squealing while they're playing outside. We all did it when we were kids. Better to be outside moving around than sitting inside. So I will gladly have a movie I'm watching "enhanced" by the sounds of kids. By the way, those kids have been so sweet to my disabled daughter. My little girl has been on the receiving end of bullying before, but she hasn't here. These kids also are willing to do chores, like dog-walking, to EARN money. Can't complain when kids want to earn money instead of expecting it to be handed to them. The people in the apartment below us root for a football team I hate, so when they cheer, I groan. But that's a personal thing. :) I do recommend this place to my friends, and I will continue to do so.