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The Village at Westchester

5413 Aurora Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310
26%
28
Reviews
26%
% Recommended
40%
City Average
10/01/14
Resident

This was the worst apartment complex I have ever lived in. 1) It took forever to replace a broken A/C unit (finally got a new one after extremely hot summer) 2) Crime is horrible in this area, in the short time… Full Review ▶

03/23/14
Resident

I was so miserable at my old location. I just needed something quick. This was it. I wasnt real impressed at first. But I didnt have my keys yet. The office staff was nice. I just did what I had to… Full Review ▶

05/14/13
Resident

From Day 1, moving in was a total nightmare! I applied for these apartments and was told that the deposit for a good credit score is $300 and a bad credit score is $600. I have horrible credit so I got… Full Review ▶

12/07/12
Resident

I dont know where to start, this is a terrible place to live. The apartment was disgusting when we moved in, the carpets were sticky, the oven wasnt even plugged in, the sink faucet broke repeatedly, shower faucet broke, dishwasher didnt… Full Review ▶

08/16/12
Resident

This place is a great place to live! All you need is to fill out the forms of the contract that you never receive a copy of, and they expect you to remember everything you read the day you signed them,… Full Review ▶

04/05/12
Resident

Yes, the price was decent. Then again, you are paying less to live in a crap place so I suppose the goes hand in hand. The parking lot was crap. The laundry units in our building never worked right. I could… Full Review ▶

03/13/12
Resident

I have lived in these apartments for a year and have NEVER had a working washer/dryer on my floor. In our building,which is 3 stories, we have one working washer/dryer. The maintenance men never fix the washer or dryer but continuously… Full Review ▶

11/13/11
Resident

Village at westchester is not as horrible as people have previously said, It is not amazing either. For the price of a 2 bedroom u get a lot of space. Management is friendly and remembers who I am everytime I come… Full Review ▶

08/03/11
Resident

This review will be exactly the same as the ones you've seen before. The management sucks, the children have run a dirt path in the yard from playing soccer day and night. I have the loudest neighbors. Screens were missing and… Full Review ▶

07/19/10
Resident

The light outside my apartment in the main hallway was out for over 3 weeks leaving the hall in darkness. Waited to see how long it would take for the staff to notice. The maintenance men are completely useless, had my… Full Review ▶

05/15/10
Resident

I am a former resident of Westchester Village (as it used to be called) who was very happy with the complex back in the mid-90s, so I was awfully disappointed when I returned to Des Moines and re-evaluated this complex. I… Full Review ▶

01/07/10
Resident

I don't suggest anyone move here. This place is nothing but trouble. The children are terrible and the parents have no control over them. Management here is terrible. They don't show the actual apartments that they rent out. They only show… Full Review ▶

06/10/09
Resident

I lived here when I was in college and it seems as if nothing has changed. Since finishing my degree I ended up in property management as an assisting property manager in Florida. DO NOT MOVE HERE! This community is the… Full Review ▶

06/09/09
Resident

This appartment is probably one of the nastiest appartments i have ever lived inmy whole life. This is my first year living here and i would not like to sign another lease with them. On our move in date the appartment… Full Review ▶

03/24/09
Resident

2 issues: Misrepresentation and Mold! First I want to say, I don't have a problem with the maintenance staff, I think it's the management that is the problem. I moved in August 2008 after the new management supposedly improved the property.… Full Review ▶

03/15/09
Resident

We have lived at The Village at Westchester for four years now and the property has been getting worse and worse each year. The new management hasn't done any upkeep repairs to the outside of any buildings besides the office building.… Full Review ▶

10/24/08
Resident

Management acts like they care, but three specific building always seem to have upkeep issues and careless residents, while the building where the office is located always appears to be in good condition. Most of the residents are horrible as well!… Full Review ▶

04/09/08
Resident

I live here now and i love my apartment it self, but the maintance and managment are terrible. You are paying for them to do nothing about anything. Your contract absolutly means nothing. If you have a nice vehicle dont park… Full Review ▶

09/25/07
Resident

I just want everyone to know that the new company that took over our apartments in January has been wonderful. So many things have changed, the office staff is soo polite and helpful. Maintenance is so quick about getting things done.… Full Review ▶

05/07/07
Resident

The maintainence is ------. There is lead paint. The management has changed four times since august!! There were four cars broken into in our parking lot alone in a week. I reported this to the management and they did not do… Full Review ▶

05/02/07
Resident

We've been here for two years (unfortunately). My car has been broken into 3 times. Only have one police report because the COPS don't even like to show up to this place. It just happen to be the last break in,… Full Review ▶

01/15/07
Resident

This was a 14 month lease from HELL. I did not feel safe walking from my car in the parking lot. The property was not kept up and was being constantly vandalized. Crack heads loitered the parking lot and children ran… Full Review ▶

08/23/06
Resident

Well where do I begin? This place is the ghetto projects of north des moines. The staff are lazy,and unable to peform any task that may come their way. One of the staff sits up stairs in a penthouse and overlooks… Full Review ▶

08/22/06
Resident

That's why merle hay mall is unpreferred to valley west and jordan creek.Some day will be able to spend my days drinking too. Although it's called retirement after 65 yrs.old not after age 25(sec. 8). Full Review ▶

07/15/06
Resident

Where do I begin? This complex is a complete dump! This is my timeline of events in the short period I have occupied this complex.
From the get go I was lied to by management! As I do anywhere I… Full Review ▶

07/12/06
Resident

Not SAFE!!!! Full Review ▶

04/20/06
Resident

Lots of parking, Great security guard, Nice neighbors. Full Review ▶

12/30/05
Resident

The upkeep is poor; the neighbors are noisy and often drunk or high. It's a little scary after dark. The parking lot is in a horrendous state of disrepair. Old appliances litter the shed near the tiny pool and the hallways… Full Review ▶

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Units

BedsBathsEstimated Rent
Studio1 $ 782
11 $ 714
21 $ 655
22 $ 921
32 $ 1099

Amenities

  • Cats Allowed

  • Small Dogs Allowed

  • Large Dogs Allowed

  • Pet Deposit Required

  • Pet Rent Required

  • Some Breeds Restricted

  • Laundry On-Site

  • Laundry Connections in Unit

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