NOISE, Cheap construction and trashy neighbors. The walls are ridiculously thin and you can hear conversations word for word. The neighbors are young and loud, so I enjoy crystal clear colorful language with physical stomping and banging day and night, but especially after 2:30 PM as this is when the loudest and "brightest" of these idiots arrives home. The fancy track lighting in my kitchen and other ceiling lights flicker with each step taken by them above. And yes, they even have a baby! Immature children trying to raise a baby who, not surprisingly, screams non-stop. But hey, at least they have cool cars with spoilers - now, how classy is that! Please don't rent here. These neighbors aside, there is no excuse for this shoddy construction. Save your sanity and find a place with some degree of noise protection between units.
We are thankful that we had considerate neighbors because if we didn't we would have gone crazy! What a noisy place! We heard EVERY step that our petite upstairs neighbor took in the 7 months that we lived there. In the morning, we heard the alarm clocks of every neighbor near us. We heard our neighbor coughing all night long (and doing other things occasionally). The air conditioning units are right outside the bedroom windows, so you can't open the window without being bombarded by that noise. Cars drive through the complex - fast - at all hours. Horns! Car alarms! Awful music! Banging from who-knows-where! We've stayed in nicer cheap hotels. Plus the breakers kept popping for no apparent reason. The gym, which honestly is nicely equipped, is usually filthy. I cannot believe that my fellow residents don’t pick up after themselves. Even worse, the complex rarely cleans the gym. But the pool is lovely. It would have been lovelier had our fellow residents not allowed their children to ride their bikes on the pool apron or run around with water cannons. (One young child even had a bb gun!) This is one of two apartment complexes in the area that charges a monthly fee for cats - $20/month. Ridiculous! Moreover, we had a cat pass and when we told the office and asked that they remove the monthly fee for that cat, they refused. Moreover, they charge $50 a month for the “free” basic cable that they offer. If you want more than basic cable, e.g. internet or more cable options, you double pay for cable, because you have to pay the full amount to BrightHouse PLUS the $50/month. They also charge $5.01 per month to bill you for the water usage, cable, etc. Ridiculous. Finally, various solicitors have discovered Colonial Grand and are constantly knocking on your door selling magazines, asking for donations. I would NOT recommend this apartment complex, especially after getting bitten by a pit bull that they theoretically don’t allow in the complex. BEWARE!