Roaches everywhere. Called the city of Aurora and they bombed my apt twice and still had roaches. Staff is horrible. Hallway had a different smell everyday and was disgusting. Random knocks on my door in the middle of the night. I gave them my notice and a few months later, they sent me a notice stating that i never gave them a notice. I just left and didn't look back or ask about my deposit. I'd rather be homeless than come back here. If there was a way to give them 0 stars, i would.
About to move in saturday. The staff is very awesome, nice & friendly. The place is great. Awesome view. Lots of awesome places around the apartments. I did a 13 month lease.. the place is great new renovations
I know this is a long review, but PLEASE read it all before you make the same mistake we made. Before I get into the gritty part, there is one positive thing to say before I explain my experience at the Fairways... the complex has been taken over by new management and of course this can always involve some disorganization. The staff that we worked with were very kind and caring. This was comforting, but it didn't make up for the fact that there were so many mistakes being made day after day. One of the worst parts about this organization is the miscommunication between the office, and the office to you. There were A LOT of small bumps that we hit trying to get into our place. We paid for two co-signers because our credit/income are in the makings and yet even though both of those co-signers are well above average in both areas, they still made us pay a $500 deposit instead of the regular one. Apparently the system scans co-signers for credit and income, but more for income... or credit.. I never really understood how it worked or why we even paid 80 extra dollars for them to sign on our lease. Also, the funds for one of the applications mysteriously was not on record as being a sufficient funds, even though we both paid online with cards that went through and with two money orders for the co-signers. The first night we moved in to our apartment, we found bed bugs on our things. We literally had not been there for more than 12 hours before we found the first bug. I have a lot of anxiety when it comes to critters like this and even though we had several things that kept the bugs from getting into our bed that night, I barely slept. Every time I woke up I saw a new bug on the floor or wall, and I ended up finding a next with eggs, adult bugs and moltings of other bugs. We notified the office immediately, they said a company was coming to spray anyways on Tuesday and thats when we were told that they were already in the process of spraying the whole complex. At this point I realized this complex has had serious bed bug problems. We bagged all of our stuff to be dried, and that first night was the last night we spent in that apartment. We visited a couple times during the week to pack up the rest of our things and found that our furniture and bed had now become carriers for bed bugs - needless to say we tossed and lost just about everything but our clothes and kitchen things. I found bed bugs on things as I dried them, probably totaling to around 15-17 bugs total JUST on stuff that had only been there for one night!! Even after the pest company had sprayed the apartment, we found more bugs on our futon, bed mattress, etc. It was not just an apartment problem, it's an infestation that requires meticulous care to ALL surrounding apartments (and probably buildings too). I understand that this rent is cheaper in any area that is becoming increasingly more expensive. I just don't want you to be fooled like us before you sign the lease. The really nice clubhouse, pool and gym are a greatly fabricated cover-up of cheap, cheap, CHEAP fixes to the apartments themselves. If the company really cared about making a nice place for people to live in Aurora, they wouldn't have put so much money into the surroundings and they would have put it into the rooms. If this is your best option as an apartment, please make sure you ask every single question possible before you sign. Ask if your apt has had bug problems, ask about the surrounding tenants, ask to see your specific apartment before signing because the showroom is MUCH different. Keep the office staff on their toes and hopefully they will become a more reliable place to work with. I wouldn't recommend living here to anyone, but I know sometimes you only have so many options.
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.