My husband and I have been here for around 3 months now and I've got to say, this place is much better than what I was expecting from the reviews. The common grounds are free of dog poop, its typically quiet after 8pm, and the management has been nice and helpful anytime I've spoken to them. Our lease is up in December and we are hoping to renew it and maybe get a loft apartment :) The only downside I've noticed to these apartments are that there is no AC, just heaters in the living room and bedroom. I keep all my windows open while I'm at home so that keeps it cooler but if you're a person who loves the cold you may want to invest in a few fans.
I absolutely HATED living here. When we first walked into the apartment, all the windows were open, so nothing smelled bad, but after we moved in, that all changed. Our first day in, all the windows were closed and the apartment smelled liked dog piss. They only wanted to change the pad under the carpet, and not the actual carpet, so we lived in a piss smelling apartment for 9 months. They even told us that the people before had a big dog, but that the dog moved out months before the tenant, so they were in denial that the carpets had dog piss in them (despite the fact that one of the girls upfront admitted that she had smelled the carpet and it also smelled like dog piss to her). What's the point of paying for doggy rent and deposit when they don't even use the money to change the pissed on carpets OR clean the apartment complex of all the dog poop. When you move in they promise there is security, but there really isn't. There are signs everywhere about being fined for not picking up your poop, but I can't tell you how many times I witness the same entitled people, every single morning, allowing their large, noisy dogs to poop on the grass and then the owner just walking away. You also need to be very careful when just walking on the paths because there is dog poop all over them. Back to the security being non-existent, we had our motorcycle garage broken into while living there, as well. The garages are locked by just some pathetic twist knob door handle, so it was easily pried into. Police were called and front office told. It took a good couple days before they finally installed a better lock on our the garage door. Parking: don't count on ever being able to park. When we first moved in, it wasn't too bad trying to find parking, but now it's near impossible. They recently added in more motorcycle garages, but they had to convert a whole section of parking in order to do it. So good luck trying to park if you get home after 3pm. And on top of that, good luck getting to park in your paid, covered spot. We've had people park in our spot for days on in, and despite us complaining to the front several times, they still refused to tow them. The hot tub is a disgusting mess. We used to go only at night time, so we never truly saw how nasty it was until we went once during the day time. We were both so disgusted, that we never went back into the hot tub again. There was a nasty top layer of bugs, cigarette butts, and some weird, filmy, substance. The ground looked and felt like it was covered in dirt. I never truly felt comfortable in the ghetto gym. Out of all the machines in the room, only 3 worked and as a result, I've had uncomfortable encounters in there. Twice, while on the treadmill, I had two different men become visibly upset that I was taking so long (wasn't even on there for an hour yet). Both men, on the two different occasions, started cussing, yelling and stormed out. I started bringing a knife and pepper spray with me the gym. The pool area is so easy to get into, that I've had several people (whom did NOT live in the complex) come into the gym, while I'm mid working out, ask if they could borrow my keys so they could get out. Remember, this apartment complex is supposed to have security always roaming around, but for some reason they're simply never around, especially when you need them. I can go on and on, but this place is simply a joke. It's overpriced and ghetto. There are constantly homeless people walking around. And people digging through the trash all night long. The complex is located in a very ghetto neighborhood, and it shows. I also see new faces, and rarely old, because of the high turnover rate. Please, please, avoid this place like the plague.
I have lived here for about 6 months and I love it! The rent is a great price for what you get. Very nice and clean complex with amenities such as a tennis court, volleyball court, Olympic size pool, workout room, playground and barbeque pits. I have never lived in a place with such a high maintenance response time plus the work they do is excellent and the workers are very courtesy. The neighbors are a bit noisy but that's what happens when you live in a large complex with kids and animals which is fine with me! Also my level of what is noisy maybe different as I am used to living in a house in a quiet neighborhood.
This is the 3rd apartment complex I have lived in here in California as we are a military family, and I love this apartment overall the rest! The pool, hot tub, gym are always clean! The rent is the cheapest I have seen for the quality. We even got a deployment discount for when my husband deployed making things a lot easier on us financially! As far as others complains about loud neighbors well, you are going to find that anywhere you move. It also got me thinking that my neighbors are relatively quiet and to themselves making me wonder if with two young kids and a dog am I the loud one? Haha! Maintenance is fast always within a couple hours if not instantly! I love the staff in the office! And for holidays they are always getting the complex together for free food movies crafts giveaways I have never seen that anywhere else. I won a pair of Beats at the Christmas party by far coolest thing ever hahaha!!!
It sure looks decent, but that's because the problems are not with the aesthetics, but with the average resident and a lack of assertiveness by management. I can confirm any negative comment below: The over-the-top sex-noises, the beer cans in the bushes, the cigarette butts everywhere, the loud parties, violent domestic fights... It seems that nobody beside us picks up after their dog either. There seems to be a high turn-over in residents, whatever the reason may be, but I think it adds to the chaos, because very very few people take pride in their surroundings. Living a mile away from the beach, this really is a shame: After big rains, the cigarette butts all wash down from the patios and there was also a large oil spill or gasoline spill coming from a truck once. No one ever cleaned it up. Where do you think all that's going? I don't think that "that's apartment living for ya" cuts it! We all pay rent and nobody should have to put up with low standards just because we share a couple of walls! I sure am glad that we only have a few more weeks left. I'm sorry I cannot recommend this place to anyone.