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Lafayette Square Apartments

543 Charles Ave, Wood River, IL 62095
12%
69
Reviews
12%
% Recommended
9%
City Average
10/30/14
Resident

DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT ever rent here!! The prices and the sizes of the apartments will lure you in but behind all that are shady, low down crooks. The people who work here (management, front desk) will smile… Full Review ▶

10/06/14
Resident

If your black DONT MOVE TO THESE APARTMENTS! Staff is racist from the people in the office all the way down to the maitence. I went with out water for two weeks they didn't offer to put us in a hotel… Full Review ▶

07/21/14
Resident

Breaking Apartment Lease: Dangerous: ??? Black Mold Security ??? Door Knob Loose/Falling off Other Issues: ??? Garbage Disposal ??? Sprayer Nozzle on kitchen sink ??? Leak in Basement (causing mold) ??? Child???s Bedroom Ceiling fan has not worked since before move… Full Review ▶

05/07/14
Resident

the first year I lived here it was great, the manager, Dawn, was great and made sure everything was taken care of in a timely manner. when I heard Dawn was leaving for a different job, I was sad, but hopeful… Full Review ▶

05/15/13
Resident

This place is horrible, do not move here if you want repairs to be made in a timely manner, the office doesn't seem to care if your problems are resolved but they do expect the rent on time. So I urge… Full Review ▶

01/11/13
Resident

I've been living here for a year now and I have to say its not as bad as these reviews make it sound. Me and my boyfriend decided to sign another lease were going from a one bedroom to a townhouse.… Full Review ▶

08/28/12
Resident

It was my first place on my own with my husband and we were expecting our first born, moving in the place wasn't the best, drug dealers, neighbors who partied a lot, but we were on our own. On our walk… Full Review ▶

01/26/11
Resident

this place is absolutely dispicable, roaches, rodents, leaking roof for 4 months!!! this is a nightmare - DO NOT MOVE HERE, did some research and the management company is John Green Management Inc., if anyone lives there and needs help, contact… Full Review ▶

01/23/11
Resident

Let me start off by saying that I could not wait to move out of this place! My lease was up in December of 09 and I literally was marking my calendar. I only stayed for one year. I'm going to… Full Review ▶

09/13/10
Resident

I lived in my apartment for almost 3 years... it seemed that the maintence of lafayette square was lazy and could care less of the problems of the people who live there. It would take me actually calling the city inspector… Full Review ▶

07/22/10
Resident

DO NOT MOVE HERE!!! They fix NOTHING unless it is costing them money!! I have lived here for about 10 months and i can't wait to get out!! You can call 100 times a week and they never show to fix… Full Review ▶

05/01/09
Resident

The place was the worst I had ever rented. There were drug dealers there,child molesters renting there-(check the online registry,) people partying all hours of the night, people street fighting in the court yards & yelling, little kids about screaming all… Full Review ▶

07/30/08
Prospective Resident

I have a friend who lives here, and I visit her sometimes. I do not feel safe even getting out of my car here! People walking through all hours of the night, little kids outside at midnight, trash all over the… Full Review ▶

03/24/08
Resident

I moved here in October 2007 and it was one of the biggest mistakes I have made! Though this place apparenty used to be nice, the key phrase is USED TO BE! People sell drugs, use drugs, have parties til all… Full Review ▶

01/28/08
Resident

I moved here at the beginning of 2008. I had friends that lived here years before and it was really nice. That is not the case now. The complex is not maintained, my apartment was dirty when I moved in. Spent… Full Review ▶

01/11/08
Resident

If you move here, you better expect to fix any and every problem that goes wrong with your apartment yourself. The landlords won't fix anything no matter how many times you call. All these people care about is that you get… Full Review ▶

11/08/07
Resident

When I first moved here, I loved it. The apartments were big and a great price. I do not know if new management took over or there are new owners, but it is not the same as when I moved in.… Full Review ▶

08/31/07
Resident

I have lived here for about 6 months. My boyfriend has lived here for two years. In the time that I have known him and have lived here, I have to say this maintenance crew is the worst I have ever… Full Review ▶

02/09/07
Resident

I've lived at Lafayette for about a year and first few months was fine, then each month after that, the neighbors got noisier, you can hear people running and stomping on other floors, people smoking in the hallway that gets into… Full Review ▶

11/04/06
Resident

i had to wait 2 weeks, but when i got the phone call that an apartment was available, i had the option to move in TOMORROW if i wanted! i have been in my apartment for a little over a month,… Full Review ▶

08/05/06
Resident

wow...what do i say? i know people who won't get one here and comment.
really, where else would you want to live?
it's hard to imagine how peaceful we are because of the drama around us....We just happen to have ---- under control.
i… Full Review ▶

07/28/06
Resident

i recently moved into a townhome at lafayette. it is very clear that the entire staff here prides themselves on customer satisfaction. when shopping around, you will notice the difference in attitude and presentation that you get when you call here.… Full Review ▶

07/03/06
Resident

I am almost positive this has already been said, but this is the absolute nicest place I have ever lived. I moved here because of the feedback on this particular web site....I have nothing bad to say. GOOD CHOICE!!! Full Review ▶

06/27/06
Resident

i was finally convinced, because i wanted to live in the area... and i have a hand full of friends who live at Lafayette, and their other complex, University. And they ABSOLUTELY SWORE by this company. I have only been living… Full Review ▶

06/11/06
Resident

I AM NEW TO THE AREA...I NEEDED AN APARTMENT... THOSE WERE THE NEATEST GIRLS I HAVE SEEN...EVERYBODY KEPT TELLING ME LOOK FOR JENNI BROWN!!!!!
WELL I AM GONNA SEE IF JENNI WILL GIVE ME AN APARTMENT Full Review ▶

01/23/05
Resident

very close to school...very close to everything, actually. i'm not the typical party college student, so i like this quiet community. Full Review ▶

01/23/05
Resident

good luck finding any apartment in this area that even compares in size, much less the immediate attention from everyone that works here. Full Review ▶

01/23/05
Resident

i have plenty of good things to say about lafayette, but mainly these garden apartments are huge. Full Review ▶

01/23/05
Resident

if you are looking for an apartment in this area, and if you are looking for a quiet peaceful neighborhood, don't take my word for it but just check this place out. it't not like anything else...it's nice...you just have to… Full Review ▶

01/23/05
Resident

comfortable, enormous! beautiful apartments. Full Review ▶

01/22/05
Resident

my parents had to move from lafayette to live with me after SEVERAL years. i was delighted to find out they had been earning interest on their deposit for all those years. i just thought everybody probably didn't know that...for all… Full Review ▶

01/22/05
Resident

my mother and father have been here 22 years. i deal mostly with the office staff when necessary. they are wonderful. my parents absolutely love it here, and i cannot say enough how much i appreciate how well they have been… Full Review ▶

01/22/05
Resident

my first choice for some reason was rocwood. i could tell that lady was embarrased to show me that apartment! it was horrible. next stop, lafayette. i was honestly impressed. check these out. Full Review ▶

01/22/05
Resident

honest opinion...i would rather live in a house, of course. this is the first time i have ever lived in an apartment. this is a different experience for me. i really like it here. if everything continues the way it has,… Full Review ▶

01/21/05
Resident

if you are apartment hunting, anyway, do yourself a favor and look here first. these will be the ones you choose. count on it. Full Review ▶

01/21/05
Resident

i saw the comment about the living room, i have the dimensions...14' x 28'!!!! my first thought when i saw it was good lord what the @#?! am i gonna do with all this room? i have NEVER seen an apartment… Full Review ▶

01/21/05
Resident

this particular website was the reason i looked into lafayette, so of course i felt obligated to leave my own review. i have only been here two weeks, but i already feel that i am a part of this community. i… Full Review ▶

01/21/05
Resident

without giving personal details, i just want to say my friend's experience moving into lafayette was extraordinary. for many reasons, this could have been a horrifying experience. the staff there made it very pleasant, actually. he felt at home from the… Full Review ▶

01/19/05
Resident

so close to school, and by far the only place my mom was ok with! i showed my mom several apartments and she wasn't sure... i showed her this one and that was IT! My mother, who loves me very much,… Full Review ▶

01/19/05
Resident

i can't stress enough...i was shown an apartment when i went to browse...the girl continually stressed to me how beautiful it would look before I moved in... She was not lying...my apartment had brand new carpet, brand new appliances, brand new… Full Review ▶

01/15/05
Resident

I am very happy with my apartment. I looked at several before choosing this one and they DO NOT COMPARE. It is very obvious that these apartments are taken care of much better than any of the others i saw. I… Full Review ▶

01/15/05
Resident

i have been at lafayette for 5 years. There are no apartments in this area like these. My living room is huge...i don't quite remember the dimensions...but they are huge! i get along very well with management and all of the… Full Review ▶

01/15/05
Resident

most pleasant experience i've had living in apartments. Full Review ▶

01/04/05
Resident

i was excited and eager when i saw it...the leasing agent knew...these people did everything in their power to get me in asap...this includes lots of details i cannot explain here... i just can't get over it...i am more than happy… Full Review ▶

01/04/05
Resident

i saw the apartment, fell in love, i will report my true feelings once i am approved! my fiance and i looked at apartments for 3 days straight. we saw a 2 bedroom at lafayette and fell in love. i told… Full Review ▶

01/04/05
Resident

i thoroughly enjoy my apartment as well as my surroundings. Full Review ▶

01/03/05
Resident

i moved here with all intentions of buying a home in a couple of years. i am in no hurry!!! i tell everyone that i am at home now. i have become spoiled by immediate attention from maintenance, office staff that… Full Review ▶

01/03/05
Resident

wow, huge! check it out. Full Review ▶

01/03/05
Resident

just come here if you plan to be here for a while...you won't want to leave. trust me. you will love this community. Full Review ▶

01/03/05
Resident

i love it here... if you are looking for an apartment in the wood river area, look at everything else and then come see lafayette. lafayette will be your final decision. Full Review ▶

01/03/05
Resident

i think it's neat to see all of these positive comments about lafayette, to know i'm not the only one who appreciates and loves my apartment. Full Review ▶

01/03/05
Resident

my daughter convinced me to leave a comment on this web site because she knows how much i love living here. i have been here for 3 years and i don't have a negative thing to say. i could bring up… Full Review ▶

01/03/05
Resident

i would recommend these beautiful apartments to anyone. just go see for yourself...once you meet these wonderful people who run them, and see how enormous they are, you will be sold. Full Review ▶

12/27/04
Resident

i liked this apartment when i first saw it...but i had no clue how much i would actually love the neighbors and the community, the whole package...the management is just wonderful. i would highly reccomend any quiet, peaceful renters to join… Full Review ▶

12/16/04
Resident

my grandmother has been living at lafayette for 15 years. i can always call the office and expect prompt attention to any request i have to keep her comfortable. i couldn't get her to leave if i wanted to! she's definitely… Full Review ▶

12/16/04
Resident

my best friend and i both lived at another complex in separate apartments. we just got to a point that we didn't feel safe any more. we did some research and, long story short, ended up at lafayette. we have been… Full Review ▶

12/16/04
Resident

my one bedroom apartment is much bigger than the 3 bedroom apartment i used to live in. all three of those bedrooms could fit into the living room i have now! Full Review ▶

12/16/04
Resident

I just moved into a 2 bedroom townhome at lafayette less than a year ago. I have nothing but positive things to say. My townhome is beautiful, and the people here are wonderful. Full Review ▶

12/15/04
Resident

i moved to wood river because i am attending school at SIUE. i looked at several apartments with my mother, father, grandmother, and aunt. needless to say, it was quite frustrating. i will say, though, that we all agreed fully that… Full Review ▶

12/15/04
Resident

i just put a $50 hold down on a 1 bedroom apartment at lafayette, and i just have to say the entire crew there have been genuinely gracious. i felt very uncomfortable about renting an apartment, because i have never lived… Full Review ▶

11/27/04
Resident

these apartments are absolutely beautiful. first of all, they are huge. it is up to you what to do with it, but given just the right touch they are absolutely gorgeous. i work in a similar field as those in the… Full Review ▶

11/17/04
Resident

i must admit lafayette is the only apartment complex i have ever lived in...i have always lived in a house. i wasn't sure how i would like apartment life, but i love it. it is completely different feeling like a part… Full Review ▶

11/16/04
Resident

everything about this apartment is beautiful, but my favorite thing is the huge living room. enormous! Full Review ▶

11/16/04
Resident

my mother lived here at lafayette for years before i got my apartment. we both love this place, and are not going anywhere soon. Full Review ▶

11/08/04
Resident

i have been living in a 2 bedroom townhouse in lafayette for three years, and i couldn't be happier. i am 60 years old and i spend alot of time at home...i have made this apartment my home...it is beautiful. the… Full Review ▶

11/06/04
Resident

i only lived at lafayette for 1 year before my job relocated, but that was by far the largest, nicest apartment i've lived in. the living room was absolutely enormous, the bedroom was a very decent size, and there were plenty… Full Review ▶

11/06/04
Resident

i lived at lafayette for 4 years and i hated to move. i loved my apartment, and the community was wonderful. pleasant, peaceful, and clean. the staff was very attentive and never hesitated, day or night, to remedy any problem i… Full Review ▶

05/17/04
Resident

Work is never done on time, but you'll hear "I'll have a work order written for that" often. Had things broken for the 6 months lived here. Each month tell managment again and each month it isnt dealt with. Dont live… Full Review ▶

05/07/04
Resident

The apartments here are really huge. I'm not sure of the square footage, but it's really quite big. I haven't seen any of the 2 bedrooms or townhomes, but my 1 bedroom is very roomy. There are however a few problems.… Full Review ▶

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Units

BedsBathsEstimated Rent
Studio1 $ 673
11 $ 440
21 $ 702
21.5 $ 487
22 $ 589

Amenities

  • Cats Allowed

  • Small Dogs Allowed

  • Pet Deposit Required

  • Pet Rent Required

  • Some Breeds Restricted

  • Laundry On-Site

  • Laundry Connections in Unit

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