I can't speak on all of the issues, but from past experience, I can say that CT did try to resolve the parking situation with assigned parking only to have mass complaints just days before the new program was to take effect. My neighbor asked about the spiders and management had the area sprayed within days, and each time I have put in a work order, the problem is resolved within one or two days - no different than if I called for repairs as a home owner (with the exception that I did not have to pay for those repairs). I have been fortunate that my car hasn't been broken into at CT, but it was broken into at my former apartment complex and I now take the extra time to ensure there is nothing valuable left in my car as a temptation. I haven't had a lot of interaction with staff, but when I do, I haven't noted any rudeness but rather quite the opposite; they have been helpful and quick to respond.
I realize that leasing within a large complex community certainly can deprive us of privacy and quiet serenity, but they are apartments after all. Close quarters will result in more noise. There has been too much noise on occasion, but I haven't noticed trouble with safety on the grounds or in my apartment.
The grounds are nicely landscaped and the pools are clean. My only complaint about the pools is that I note several people on the weekends proppping the pool gates open and I worry about the safety of kids in the complex. The surrounding area is all that I need to maintain my apartment and car and job. I can walk to most shops or the movies.
I'm not trying to win friends and influence anyone with my comments. And I am not without concern - my biggest being the cost of living at CT. It is expensive and there seems to be a lot of little charges that add up to more than I intended to pay; however, I am here now and will monitor the costs and increases in rent, pet rent, water, etc. just as I'm sure all of you do also. If it gets too expensive, I have the option of leaving. Otherwise, it really isn't that bad...is it?