The area around the building has been gentrified to hell and back, but rest assured--Fairways itself is all ghetto. The first thing I encountered upon moving in is this apartment with at least four adults and five children apparently living in it. God only knows what they're doing in there, but the exterior smells like burning orange peels and they throw away huge amounts of furniture by placing it in the hallway for weeks at a time until someone finally gets rid of it. I don't know how they managed to get actual dirt on a mattress, but by God they found a way. Speaking of hallways, they usually look like they've been flooded by the River Ganges. Trash, discarded clothes, and the occasional hobo can be found throughout. Weed smoke is fairly common, but whatever. This is Colorado, after all. Lots of mystery puddles, holes in the wall, and the laundry areas are small and always packed with stuff that someone forgot to remove. Liquor bottles, dirty diapers, and condoms litter the exterior. The courtyard has sprinklers going for 99% of the day regardless of how much rain the grass got, and the kids usually end up turning the place into a muddy hole with their bikes and Powerwheels cars. Every night the locals gather to smoke weed and blast rap music out of their rusted-out cars. Not even good rap. It's always that Top 40 garbage. The new appliances look hilariously out of place in the apartments, which look like they've seen several decades of ruthless beatings. If you keep your apartment spotless, you might only see three or four roaches a week. I imagine they spend most of their time in the dirtier units, like that immigrant dude with the filthy mattress collection I mentioned earlier. The pool is constantly being sanitized (guess why, and you'll probably be right), the fitness area is decent but closes around 6 PM, and the staff seems to be constantly bracing for impact--which makes sense given the sheer volume of complaints they probably have to deal with. Bottom line is this: If you're a low income family/individual who has to live in a ghetto of some kind to make ends meet, I guess you could do worse than this. I haven't seen any felonies or car break-ins, anyway. But if you can afford something slightly better, see to it that you do.
BEWARE! Do NOT let them fool you with the model they show. I read all of the horrible reviews on here and after giving my $200 holding fee to them, I decided to go back to check out the places on my own. NOTHING like the tour they give you. I went back at around 7:30 in the evening and walked through the other buildings. DISGUSTING!!! Trash in the halls; one building reeked of cigarettes and weed; in another building there was a loud blaring TV that could be heard through out; in another there were a group of teens just hanging out in the stairwell. When I walked through the properties (between the buildings) there was either loud base music, or lout Mariachi music blasting. I talked to 3 different residents and asked them how they liked living there. Everyone HATED it! When I asked why they said mostly because of unresponsive management, the ongoing roach and bedbug infestation and the noise and lack of cleanliness. Needless to say, I demanded a refund from Nonnie, the manager and told her the properties were NOT what was represented to me. She refused to give me a refund despite the misrepresentation and hid behind the veil that "I signed a piece of paper". I explained that the paper I signed was based off of the impression they had given me for what I was signing up for, not for the slums that this place actually is. AGAIN, BEWARE! These people, especially Nonnie, the manager are total frauds and will rip you off.
This Place is a nightmare. I was shown the model and was told the whole place was going to be re done in just a few months and everything would be great. On my move in day my apartment was not even ready yet and I had to check it out with the head of maintenance. the bathtub still needed to be painted, walls still need to be painted, the closet doors were broken, there were holes in the wall. I asked to be moved to another apartment and finally got it. Below is a list of issues I have had in just the few 5 months I have lived there. 1. cockroaches 2. hallway smelling constantly of cigarette smoke 3. Holes in the ceiling and stained panels in the hallway 4. No vent in the bathroom 5. chipped tile in my bathroom 5. base boards for my heat halfway off so I was scared to turn on my heat in case there was a spark and it started a fire 6. all the closet doors wont slide and are off the hinges 7. cigarette smoke stained ceiling 8. got a warning sign i was going to get towed ( AND I LIVED THERE) 9. Front of the house was nice and tried to help how they could, but upper management has been nothing but rude and unprofessional. I have left at least 20 messages and never got a call back. When I finally went into the office and asked to speak in person with her, she said she would call me back to follow up MULTIPLE issues i wanted to address.... nothing. I finally gave up and told them I was moving out but wanted to discuss with management about all these issues in the apartment so they could be fixed for someone else and they would not have to deal with it. She refused to see me and told me I would just have to pay the move out fee's and there was nothing I could do about it. Do not move in here! You will deeply regret it as I have.
I just love coming home and getting harassed by the assholes that live here. I hate this apartment. Don't ever move into Fairways at Lowry on Havana. Its a shithole. The office is unhelpful, unfriendly, and uncaring. The entire complex constantly smells like weed. If you have packages they never get delivered because of the inconvenient office hours. The maintenance staff is rude and misogynistic. The laundry room is sporadically the place of homeless smokers. Not to mention the paper thin walls and insane construction staff that will make you feel like your ceiling is caving in. There has been a German cockroach infestation for almost a year now. There have been pipe bursts that have been left for weeks, mold that's been spackled over, windows that won't open, holes in walls, and broken stairs. And there are random assholes who reside around the complex that will harass you every chance they get. When issues are reported the staff sweeps them under the rug. Whether they're personnel issues, maintenance, or residents. Absolutely unacceptable. This entire complex should be reported and investigated.
Lived here for a good number of months now. We decided to look at this place initially to just make sure we weren't missing an opportunity, despite the horrible reviews that you can see. We moved in right as the place was being put under new management, and we haven't had a bad experience personally yet with the people who run this place or with the people who live here. It used to be a ghetto neighborhood, but it really has turned around in the short time we've been here. We got our apartment for the older prices of the building, which was a steal considering how much the rent went up in the passed few months. But regardless of the prices, it does look like it will be worth it in no time for the people who can afford it. The entire place has been re-painted and work is being done on the buildings all the time to improve them. We've never had any kind of noise problems, and the place is as well-kept as it can be for a new company taking over. The people we live near in our building have been nothing but polite. The only complaint we can really say to look out for isn't even all that much of a complaint ~ About once a month, we might see one cockroach in the kitchen. Management has already sprayed for the bugs once, so this problem will probably be completely gone as time goes on. Air conditioning and heating work perfectly, pets are allowed, laundry units work very well, as long as you don't try to dry your entire wardrobe in one cycle. Would recommend!