Dec 26, 2014
Fountain Park Apartments borders on ghetto living, including ''tagging'' territory, soliciting, car break-ins, etc., all in broad daylight! God forbid, anything requiring maintenance breaks. The response time is incredibly tortoise-like, made worse when they have to replace a part. Even more, if you are home and the solution is 'simple' when you answer your door they will only hand over the part for the tenant to replace, ourselves. It gets better. When you go to pay the next month's rent, add to that bill the part that was replaced. I could carry on until the next millenium, but I believe I've painted a picture well enough. The next issue probable tenants need to know is that of amenities. I moved in when there were two swimming pools, a tennis court and mailboxes just outside the entryway. The tennis court is still there, stacked with old hot water heaters, old windows and frames and other large appliances, saved for spare parts and scrap metal. The two swimming pools have fallen to one, via vandals' destructive mentality and declaration of ownership. In this renter's complex there is a 'dividing line' that separates the 'do-gooders' from the 'evil-doers.' Recently the Post Office replaced mail pick-up location from convenient spot, just outside my door, to the back end of the park..where the ghetto line goes thug.Seeing cop cruisers every once in a while is great. I love the safe feeling knowing my neighborhood is patrolled. It's when three, four, sometimes including fire and rescue, that troubles me. Again, I could write until my fingers bleed. Instead, I will make one more point and let you decide for yourself if this is a possible HOME SWEET HOME. Every year I have lived at Fountain Park, not once have I been late - not even once - paying my rent. I have never had the opportunity to challenge my neighbor to a tennis match. The singular swimming pool is over crowded with drinkers unable to keep in check their own behavior, God knows they can't maintain the busload of loud kids they lugged to the cement pond. My point? The cost of rent goes up every year, an average of $25 more monthly, yet the features I signed up for are vanishing. Somethings so simple as a cup of coffee and fresh-baked cookies in the front office sold me. I signed a lease the day I stepped in the leasing office. I never took these niceties for granted, I made certain to acknowledge and compliment the gesture. I understand inflation, upkeep of property and what constitutes an emergency, as opposed to a repair I can make myself. I wish I never told them in the office how handy I can be...I dislike having to call the office for anything, especially since they have caller ID. I am more than sure the feeling is mutual. Sad. Often the little things add up to more than what its entirety is worth.
A Google User
May 07, 2012
As someone who has lived here for 5 years and prides myself on being an individual who wants things done right and NEEDS a safe, reliable place to live, allow me to give an accurate review. Fountain Park South is a wonderful place to live in a very safe city (Southgate). The grounds are always beautiful and immaculate; you won't find better landscaping and in the winter, the sidewalks and parking lot are always shoveled and salted early in the morning. There is a security truck that drives around the property - or, at least, there was, but it wasn't blatant that it was security so you still have to be cautious and use common sense and lock your vehicles and don't keep electronic equipment out in the open where anyone can see. I live in the "red" buildings and noise is an issue, as is the purity of the air. These apartments are bigger, but we share a furnace so if one person smokes, the whole building will smell it. That is the unfortunate part. I've been lucky to have really great neighbors who don't smoke and my sister who lives with me is kind enough to go outside and smoke in her car rather than in the apartment. The office staff does seem to change often, but Sara (apartment assistant manager) and the apartment manager are both super nice and are willing to work out any issues with you as long as you are rational and know the law. There are a lot of options in terms of signing a lease, including a "Freedom Clause" which allows you to break your lease without penalty (for a fee, of course). What other complexes offer that? There really isn't too much of a bug issue, other than the normal "seasonal" spider and centipede problems, but if you call the office, they will have pest control come to your apartment AND outside for no charge. Maintenance is super nice and always out to fix things very quickly. However, if it's something that requires a return visit, good luck; I still have closets that don't close from when I moved in! Parking can be an issue, depending on what apartment building you live in. All in all, I love Fountain Park South and it'll be hard to find a place that is as safe, accommodating and comfortable.
A Google User
Nov 22, 2011
This place is a joke!!! I have a "private entry" yet I have people knocking on my door.... NICE LOCKS!!! my walls rattle when the people under me walk!!! NICE INSULATION!!!! And there has been a old truck parked in the same spot for 4 months!!! yet I got bitched at for putting a radio in my truck in the middle of the day when no one was home!!!!!! And go ahead and call they never answer!! nor do they call when you have a package delivered to the front desk!!! This place sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A Google User
Feb 12, 2012
My daughter, son-in-law, 2 year old granddaughter and baby grandson lives here. They constantly have to breath pot smoke due to the fact that a neighbor smokes it and it fills the whole apartment complex up with the smell. My grandchildren have to already use a nebulizer due to upper respitory issues when they are sick. Now they found a house to rent and it&amp;#39;s only one month before their lease is up and yes they have told the office on numerous occasions about the pot smell and nothing has ever been done, now the manager wants them to pay the last months rent even though they will already be in their new place and even though they&amp;#39;ve had all the problems that they&amp;#39;ve had. This is very wrong. They even had their GPS stolen right out of their SUV that was right out front of their apartment. Bad place to move! By the way last summer some creep was watching every move my daughter and her little girl made while her husband wasn&amp;#39;t home. He live in the same building , thank God he wasn&amp;#39;t there long! Don&amp;#39;t move here especially with kids!
A Google User
Apr 18, 2008
The main issue with many apartment reviews is you typically only get the people who have had a bad to miserable experience, or people who have had an amazing experience. (Or the occasional competitor trying to make an apartment complex look bad...Kinda sad really). Well, Fountain Park South really doesn't fit into either of those categories, atleast not for me. First, i'd like to point out that I live in the Grey three story buildings, and have lived there for over two years now. There is a big difference between the two difference complexes, the "reds" and the "greys" as they are called. So I can't speak as to the conditions in the reds. I've never had any major noise issue living at my apartment, I hardly ever hear people above me, below me, or next to me. (Occasionally I can hear music, but it's an apartment, I understand that you'll hear things from time to time). The office staff have always been extremely nice to me whenever i've called them, or stopped in. However more than a few are painful forcing the smile. While I don't expect people to be happy 24/7 by anymeans, you don't need to BS me either. Parking, has also never been an issue for me, I almost always can find a spot close to my apartment, unless it's a friday or saturday night, then I may need to walk a slightly longer distance, but it's never been anything I would consider an issue. The apartments themselves and wonderful, roomy, great price, and don't cost an arm and a leg to heat or cool either. However, there are some issues, mainly with the promptness of maintenance. While the maintenance men are extremely nice, and rather effective. Multiple times i've placed a service request only to have it seemingly pushed to the side and it be ignored for weeks to a month. It's seemingly hit or miss too, I had an issue with my dishwasher that was fixed within hours. I had an issue with my Air Conditioner that wasn't fixed for three weeks. Their reason, it was "cool" outside. At the time, it was 78 -> 80ish out, and actually around 84 inside my apartment... it wasn't the best of times. However, other than those few issues with maintenance I have nothing bad to say, and would recommend these apartments to anyone.