Been living here for almost 2 years. It's okay. The floor plans are huge, and it's an attractive community, but I've got a couple issues with it. The gate (which according to the management, isn't actually for security purposes) never works. Whether it's the scanner that's broken, a mechanical issue, or the gate itself, it's always out of order. Currently, the gate is damaged and bent (most likely from a car), and the management doesn't have an estimation of when it will be fixed. I get it, it takes time...but when I called to find out more, management didn't apologize at all...the woman just told me that 1) it's not for security purposes, 2) there's another gate that works, and 3) any crime that's happened in the neighborhood (most recently, a murder) wasn't from an outside intruder, but rather a resident. So, that's nice. This isn't all - the pool is frequently out of order as well; it was last broken during the labor day weekend. Other things to consider - they have valet trash, which is a blessing and a curse. It's nice having someone take my trash out for me, but the downside is that often times your neighbors will leave their trash out on days that it's not collected. This results in your breezeway smelling like hot trash for a couple days, and I've also seen a couple rats scurrying around. It is relatively expensive living here, and my rent did increase the second year. It was annoying too, because I originally negotiated a lower rate with the manager...but when I renewed my rent, they didn't honor the rate the manager had promised me. It was only about $10, but it was the principal that bothered me. If you have AT&T, you won't have any signal in your apartment. Not sure about other carriers, but you'll often see your AT&T neighbors sitting on their porch to get service. The location is nice - it's a short drive to Sanibel, and to the beaches. It does take longer to drive to other popular locations in Fort Myers, but I honestly prefer being on the outskirts of town. It's a good apartment, and I'm generally happy here, but, like most apartments, be prepared to deal with some maintenance issues.
The grounds and the buildings look nice, but it's over priced and the and the infrastructure is old and not insulated well so you can hear the neighbors doing EVERYTHING 24 hours a day. The front doors are not aligned properly so you have to slam the doors to close them so all you hear is slamming doors 24/7. The main pool and club house are nice and the location is the best feature but you pay for it.
overpriced, and not very friendly office staff made everything a hassle.
We also have major issues with our neighbor smoking downstairs. We can't leave the windows open because its so gross. Everything else is good, but it is pretty overpriced.