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Hillcrest Apartments

26970 Hayward Blvd, Hayward, CA 94542
% Recommended
City Average
Prospective Resident

DO NOT MOVE. ERICA IS A TERRIBLE "MANAGER". GHETTO, RATCHET, and UNPROFESSIONAL. Where do I start with the long list of reasons why you should not move here. ABSOLUTELY DO NOT MOVE HERE. Did I say don't move here? DON'T MOVE… Full Review ▶


Been here almost 3 years now. The apartment is nice with a fireplace, in home washer/dryer and good sized balconys. Management is fair. The area feels very safe and the hiking trails around the area are great. It's a pretty quiet… Full Review ▶


The managers really make the whole stay here very unpleasant. One manager is very rude and gets mad at you for asking her to do her job. If you break anything, I suggest paying off the maintenance people because the managers… Full Review ▶


I have lived here for just shy of 6 months. The best one word discription I can apply to the apartment is "comfortable." Realistically, no place is perfect but the good outweighs the bad by a considerable margin. Pluses: Spacious. The… Full Review ▶


We wanted to express our appreciations to you for your choice of manager. Both of us think that you could not have made a better one! Katherine is everything that a renter could want in a manager. She was always accessible,… Full Review ▶


My husband and I have lived here for 3yrs. the first 2 were great but all of a sudde a new manager ( katherine )comes in and we have all these unexpected fees. Charging us for things that we were allowed… Full Review ▶


After reading these reviews, I am a little confused. Everything other people wrote was on how bad it is to live here. I have nothing but nice things to say about Hillcrest and managment. I am a resident, living in a… Full Review ▶


This place seems nice from the outside, but the management is AWFUL!!! I know apartment complexes aren't the greatest, but this place is the worst I've ever lived in. I have lived here for almost a year and still haven't gotten… Full Review ▶


This place shows a lack of respect for the tenents, puts a maintenance notice the night before and maintenance enters the apartment the next morning. Did not ask if the tennant wants to be present. I believe they broke the law… Full Review ▶


Management is extremely difficult to deal with. Catherine, in the office, will easily lie to your face and will try to influence other employees to do the same. We have a nice view and like the maintenance staff but feel very… Full Review ▶


This Apartment claims that it is luxury living. There is nothing luxury about it, they associate the word luxury so that they charge more for rent.

This place is rundown and has been in constant repair for the last 2 years,… Full Review ▶


I've been here almost a year now and my stay hasn't been the greatest, but I know it's not too bad. Overall the apartment is good with all of its amenities. However when it comes to things that need to be… Full Review ▶


Rent is high. Had a rent hike after one year.

Kitchen cabinate space and counter is minimal.

This Apartment Complex is in constant repair. Severe rain damage. They are fixing rain damage one building at a time. I've been listening to the noise… Full Review ▶


The ever-changing management does not respect California Law and frequently enters apartments at will and without notice in non-emergency situations. They even enter when the tenant expressly denies access. When confronted about this, they produce falsified notices signed under the penalty… Full Review ▶


My family and I are long time residents of Hillcrest. Over 5 years! Over that time, we've seen numerous management changes. Each one is progressively worse than the next. FPI managed the place when we first moved in and we were… Full Review ▶


I?ve been in my Hillcrest Apartment about 7 weeks now, and I like it here. Before moving in I too read the reviews of current and previous tenants. To admit, I was a little nervous based on the reviews that I… Full Review ▶


The glorious Hilllcrest apartments has changed within the last two years, and the community director is to blame.

Management does not make a commitment to keeping their tenants happy.

Management often ignores incoming telephone calls.

Management tells lies in order… Full Review ▶


Like others I agree that the management leaves much to be desired. I too, experienced them entering my apartment for non emergencies. Once I was sitting in my apartment and not expecting anyone so I didn't answer the door. All of… Full Review ▶


I do not recommend this apartment complex. Have had nothing but problems with this complex and carol. I do agree that students can be a little dramatic with comments, but since I am not a student, please take my words of… Full Review ▶


I lived at Hillcrest since January of 2001, (after escaping from the horrible Wimbledon Woods) and found it to be a decent place to rent. The apartments are safe, large, off the street, and it´s one of the few places in… Full Review ▶


I moved into Hillcrest the summer of 1999.

The Hillcrest community is relatively new, spacious and inviting. Residents are mostly quiet and pleasant as neighbors.

Unfortunately, new management has taken over the complex. The new Manager, Carol, is mean-spirited… Full Review ▶


I have lived at Hillcrest since 99. Rent was a little high for a 1 bedroom, but overall a nice complex. Unfortunately there have been consistent and high rent increases over the last 3 years! The only thing that made it… Full Review ▶


I lived there for 2.5 years. Every six months, they would raise my rent significantly (one time as much as $250.00). I paid my rent on time every month and rarely called management to have something fixed. I was quiet and… Full Review ▶


Previous managment was excellent, friendly, fast and reliable. New management company within last month, so as yet no solid opinion. Initial impressions are that they will get the job done, but nothing to write home about. Otherwise, facilities are nice. Easy… Full Review ▶


While the managements just changed about a month ago, all of them have been super flexible and nice to my wife and me.

The rent is a little high due to the poximity to Cal State, so consider you may… Full Review ▶


A variety of tenants, both students and otherwise, make this a diverse community. The buildings are only about 12 years old and well-built. The A/C and heat are reliable, as are the appliances. We have always had prompt service from both… Full Review ▶


Have lived here for a few years, and sometimes I rather fix a problem I?m having myself rather than can on management.

No real maintenance people, just some cheap labor that will come in a put a band aid on… Full Review ▶

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11 $ 1813
22 $ 1985
23 $ 2373


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