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The Overlook (formerly Summit Woods Apartments)

1310 Southwest Overlook Drive, Topeka, KS 66615
36%
75
Reviews
36%
% Recommended
65%
City Average
10/19/14
Resident

Do not lease here. The management has become a bunch of robbers trying to steal our hard-earned money in terms of unnecessary late fees. Few of the new renters here had a horrible time of paying $100 fine for paying the… Full Review ▶

08/30/14
Resident

I rented an apartment sight unseen. I dealt with ------ and had a great experience. I was worried that I would have a difficult time finding something as I was coming out of state and would not be able to see… Full Review ▶

08/27/14
Prospective Resident

Be aware of the staff here as they are very rude and extremely dishonest. Promise you an apartment but will not deliver. I was a prospective renter until I realized what a mistake signing up with this apartment would be. There… Full Review ▶

04/13/14
Resident

First off, I would like to say that I never had any problems with the girls in the front office. They were always kind whenever I called, or stopped by. I don't want to come across as a complainer because I… Full Review ▶

02/06/14
Resident

I just want to say that the staff here deserves a huge thank you for everything they do. I was home from work Tuesday and Wednesday like most people due to the snow storm. I could see John, Gail and Hannah… Full Review ▶

02/06/14
Resident

I'm not even sure where I should start on this place. Lets start with the parking 1st...wow, what a joke!! Sometimes you might find a spot near your building if you're lucky at get home by 5. However, since they have… Full Review ▶

10/11/13
Resident

I was a resident in 2009, when it was still Summit Woods, and I honestly did not have any complaints. I think maintenance was in my apartment once or twice. I didn't have any issues with the staff, I paid my… Full Review ▶

10/11/13
Resident

I lived at Summit Woods/The Overlook (was there during the change over) from 2012 to 2013. Normally I would not take the time to write a review, but my experience there was so awful that I feel compelled to warn others… Full Review ▶

09/19/13
Resident

THE MANAGEMENT STAFF IS RUDE AND TREAT YOU LIKE A HOMELESS PERSON! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS COMPLEX TO ANYONE! AFTER 8 PLUS YEARS THEY HAVE LIED TO RESIDENTS AND TREAT RESIDENTS LIKE SCUM! THE ARE VERY RUDE EXCEPT WHEN THEY… Full Review ▶

08/02/13
Resident

There a little choice for a good resident in capital city of Kansas and you may end up in Overlook apartment. I am one of you with my family in Topeka and had bitter experince with the leasing staff. My humble… Full Review ▶

12/19/12
Prospective Resident

I visited this community a few days ago and dealt with Hannah. She was very professional and was extremely knowledgable about the community. I have honeslty never had a better experience at an apartment complex and I will definitely be bringing… Full Review ▶

12/10/12
Resident

I was writing this review and before I knew it I had a 3 page paper about all the problems with the overlook. That s how bad my experience there was. I will try to keep this review short and sweet.… Full Review ▶

10/17/12
Resident

I live here. The staff are great. Maintenance staff are quick to respond. Nice neighborhood. Full Review ▶

10/17/12
Resident

I think the Overlook apartments are amazing! Ive been here for a year and three months and think its a great place to live. The maintenece staff is punctual and do a great job, as well as the office staff, they… Full Review ▶

10/17/12
Resident

I have lived at this complex for over a year and have loved every minute of it. The view is great, the staff is friendly, and the community is quiet which makes it feel like home. I would recommend the Overlook… Full Review ▶

10/15/12
Resident

I have lived here just over one month. A very quiet neighborhood. Beautiful yards and trees. Garages are great! Hanna was most helpful, kind, and knowledgeable. I have no cmplaints thus far! Full Review ▶

10/11/12
Resident

I moved into my apartment in january of this year. I dont regret moving into this complex. The office staff has always been very helpful and kind to me. It's nice to stop and talk to the girls when I pick… Full Review ▶

10/01/12
Resident

Staff is just awful. Apartments are nice but it will not make up for the awful staff. They charge for maintenance calls. Do not call them! They charged me to unplug a drain in the bathroom upon move in. Very unprofessional… Full Review ▶

08/09/12
Resident

I lived at Summit Woods for a total of three years. The first 18 months I paid according to my income the second 18 months I was on section eight. When I was put on section eight the staff were less… Full Review ▶

06/08/12
Resident

Parking is bad with pot holes in parking spaces, the carpets are nasty and they will charge you for cleaning when you leave, they don't accept any packages at the front desk so you have to go to an annex that… Full Review ▶

05/11/12
Resident

PERIOD. The assistant manager is a disgusting, deplorable lady, who has nothing better to do with her life than to try to figure out how to squeeze money out of tenants. ---- and -----, remember both names if you visit, are… Full Review ▶

12/10/11
Resident

Just a fair warning to anyone considering living @ Summit Woods. I was charged a whopping $700 damage fee when I moved out. They will gouge you for every penny. I was able to cover the fees, but feel sorry for… Full Review ▶

08/17/11
Prospective Resident

I was told y ---- they had an apartment avialable for me so I did all the paperwork. Then I was told it would take a week to get it ready. When I called the day it was supposed to be… Full Review ▶

06/20/11
Prospective Resident

I just contacted them to find out about rates and a male answered Summit Woods how can I help you and once I asked him what I was looking for he hung up. I called back and a woman answered and… Full Review ▶

05/05/11
Resident

the apartments are nice to live in, the utilities are well priced, but the staff is horrible. The office staff are racist, rude, they lie constantly. I have personaly been in the room when they have called a ----- tennant a… Full Review ▶

09/30/10
Resident

I use to live at summit woods back in the day, i had no problems getting the apartment and i loved living there. So i decided to return to summit woods because i was so satisfied. I did the application and… Full Review ▶

07/22/10
Resident

Due to my husband's career, we had to make a quick move to Topeka and picked Summit Woods Apartments. We were willing to overlook the smelly, moldy hallways that lead to the apartments and even the poor quality of construction because… Full Review ▶

09/06/09
Resident

I have lived at Summit Woods for two years now. I really love the layout of my apartment (2 bed, 2 bath), as they are spacious and nicely decorated (e.g., crown molding, "marble" counter tops, etc.). I love that I have… Full Review ▶

07/03/09
Resident

Plumbing is very poor - toilet constantly plugged up. Once when maintenance was over he said 80% of their calls are for problems with the toilets. Window in one room leaked water, the other leaked air majorly. Whenever it was windy… Full Review ▶

04/01/09
Resident

DON'T LIVE HERE!!!!!! There are much better places to live in Topeka than here. The management staff is rude and they don't care about anything! They are unprofessional and just flat our rude! The apartments are not even that nice...in this… Full Review ▶

03/18/09
Resident

Summit Woods. Where to start? Ok, we will start with the positive things. They are pretty spacious and yes they do look nice. The maintenance guy that we have dealt with is very nice and gets the job done. Each apartment… Full Review ▶

02/23/09
Resident

Summit Woods is full of problems... The windows. They were not installed properly, as far as I can tell. While they do function in the sense that they open and close without any problems, I don't believe they seal up at… Full Review ▶

11/18/08
Resident

We're going to have our first child soon and the people above us are loud walkers. They dont care at all that we cannot sleep at all at night and they are up ALL NIGHT on the weekends. I cannot wait… Full Review ▶

10/31/08
Resident

Great apartments which are newer than most apts in the Topeka area. Comfortable living and nice location. Prices may be a bit high in relation to Topeka real estate values; however, the cleanliness and atmosphere make up for it. Full Review ▶

12/10/07
Resident

The staff is rude and has no idea what customer service is! Nothing gets done. I have to call 5-6 time to get things fixed and the intercom system for the doors is still not working. I know they changed management… Full Review ▶

11/15/07
Resident

We recently moved out after a year of living there -- it was a year too long. During our time there, we were attacked late at night IN our apartment building by a group of people partying out in the parking… Full Review ▶

08/02/07
Resident

When we first moved into Summit Woods (4 years ago) it was a decent complex.. It has gone downhill ever since. I saw another post about witnessing the dead dog, which is true. ( Great for kids to see, right? )… Full Review ▶

06/14/07
Resident

I moved in June 2006 when it was under different management. I have learned a VERY hard lesson when it comes living at an apartment community and they change management companies during your lease term. The office staff and maintenance were… Full Review ▶

05/30/07
Resident

I have lived at Summit Woods for almost one year, and I can't wait to get out of here. I moved in here after looking at 6-7 other apartments in Topeka. At the time, Summit Woods looked like the BEST complex… Full Review ▶

05/08/07
Resident

The new management groups is not doing a good job. The hot tub is cold & the jets don't work, the "heated pool" is freezing! The staff is clueless & not very professional. I often must park far away from my… Full Review ▶

04/12/07
Resident

I moved into Summit Woods a couple years ago, keep in mind it has gotten progressively worse...before I knew it, I was living in an overpriced trailer park. If your looking for luxury apartments, summit woods is not for you: Parking… Full Review ▶

02/13/07
Resident

The office staff have a lot to be desired with how they greet people on the phone and how they treat residents that come to the office when faced with a problem or a maintenance issue. The only people that I… Full Review ▶

11/30/06
Resident

Mediocre construction, unkept grounds, cheap fixtures and appliances and no extras. The office staff is never there and rules are enforced absolutely at random.
What you get for your premium rent dollars is a great excersize room that's open 24 hours. If… Full Review ▶

10/03/06
Resident

I have lived here for seven months and can't wait until my lease is up. The carpet is very cheap, and the one in my apartment has two huge stains from the last tenants. It wasn't even shampooed between tenants. The… Full Review ▶

09/18/06
Resident

The only two things I liked about the apartments was the maintenance was quick and friendly and I felt safe there....well, i did until a little over a year later when I had family visiting and witnessed a drive by shooting… Full Review ▶

06/16/06
Resident

The words unfriendly and rude describe my recent visit with Summit Woods. The leasing agent Janette greeted me when I walked thru the door, however, upon taking me on a tour of the clubhouse when I tried to ask questions she… Full Review ▶

06/10/06
Resident

I lived there from July 04 till Aug 05. The place was practically brand new. Nice thick walls, we didn't have to turn the heat on till a week or 2 after winter started. You can hear the hall door slam… Full Review ▶

06/02/06
Resident

I really wish I had known about this site before I moved in here a few weeks ago. So far between no A/C,leaks, things not working right, bad carpet and maintenance that leaves quite a bit to be desired. When I… Full Review ▶

05/07/06
Resident

You can find somewhere else to live that will treat you with kindness. Janette is an oxymoron and should be fired! She is insensitive and contradicts every word that comes out of her mouth. She is negative and portrays herself as… Full Review ▶

05/02/06
Resident

I am moving out when my lease ends. The toilet is always clogging, neighbors are VERY loud, there are always doors slamming, kids screaming, my apartment is somehow always a muggy 75 degrees, so cooling it off is a huge hastle.… Full Review ▶

05/02/06
Resident

I was a college student and supposely I got great rate of $451 per month for a one bedroom. My neighbors had a two bedroom and paid $465 per month for a whole extra room. I think the ladies who work… Full Review ▶

03/30/06
Resident

I chose Summit Woods as my new home due to the location which is close to both I-70 and I-470 as well as within walking distance to Wanamaker road and shopping. Nothing in Topeka compares to the professional staff and the… Full Review ▶

03/29/06
Resident

I'm happy and so is my family with Summit Woods. Full Review ▶

03/23/06
Resident

Great place to live. Appeals to all types of people - easy living and has all the special features. Love it!! Full Review ▶

01/31/06
Resident

I am very happy with my choice in apartment housing. When looking at other choices that were very close in amenities, none could beat the customer service and connection that I felt when touring at Summit Woods. There is a core… Full Review ▶

01/01/06
Resident

I recently signed a lease renewal here at Summit Woods and couldn't have chosen a better place to live. The staff is very helpful and kind and the maintenance staff have always taken care of my maintenance needs in a timely… Full Review ▶

01/01/06
Resident

Summit Woods was okay... Our apartment was pretty nice, lots of space inside. On the other hand the parking was horrible, we could heare everybody that came in and out because everybody let the outside door slam. Loud neighbors upstairs and… Full Review ▶

12/29/05
Resident

Honestly...the manager of Summit Woods worked very diligent with me when I was down and had virtually no place to live. My sister was supportive and assisted me in finding Summit Woods and I am happy that she did the footwork.… Full Review ▶

11/05/05
Resident

I am loving this place. I am happy that I chose Summit Woods as my new apartment home. The staff has treated me wonderfully and each time I do go to the office they are smiling and happy. It must be… Full Review ▶

10/06/05
Resident

The most convenient place to reside in Topeka Full Review ▶

10/02/05
Resident

Just to tell everyone about my decision to live here...I am happy with this place and could not have made a better decision. Other properties simply did not nor maintain the quality of interior and the overall amenities that Summit Woods… Full Review ▶

10/01/05
Resident

Tennants need to be better screened! Full Review ▶

09/24/05
Resident

I've read the other reviews and am quite amazed that other people have not had a pleasant experience at Summit Woods. My experience has been nothing but pleasant, the office staff have always taken care of me and now with the… Full Review ▶

09/24/05
Resident

I have lived at Summit Woods for nearly a year now and am anxiously awaiting the day I move out. The maintenance staff is a joke and the office staff is rude and condescending. Also, Summit Woods has begun allowing low… Full Review ▶

09/12/05
Resident

The previous person wrote rather conflicting information. The title reads "Not as nice as it sounds", rates the property a "4", carries on and on with complaints that were probably never registered with the leasing staff and just assumed that no… Full Review ▶

09/11/05
Resident

The apartments are very nice, but not worth the $865 a month rent. The staff are somewhat incompetent and rude. They are not very willing to help. I wonder where all our rent money goes because the 24 hour maintenance staff… Full Review ▶

09/07/05
Resident

I heard about Summit Woods from an associated and decided to go and check it out. I would like to share with everyone my experience. The women in the office (all of them) are truly professionals and they do care about… Full Review ▶

08/24/05
Resident

After searching most of Topeka for a bargain as well as a quality place to live, I found my new home at Summit Woods. I find this property affordable and I enjoy working with the wonderful staff. They are truly professionals… Full Review ▶

07/15/05
Resident

This place is awesome! The staff are super friendly and they greet you as you walk in the door. None of this "I know that you just walked in the door but I am trying to finish this up before I… Full Review ▶

07/15/05
Resident

After apartment hunting with a friend I relized I was so happy to know that I live at Summit Woods. After taking the tours of other apartment complexes that are competitive in price and all in the neighboring areas there is… Full Review ▶

07/03/05
Resident

Upon venturing out for a new apartment recently, I found that Summit Woods is one of the finest and the best that Topeka, KS has to offer. Once I walked through the leasing office door and was greeted immediately I instinctively… Full Review ▶

06/26/05
Resident

I have no idea what the person prior to was referring to. I've had a wonderful experience since the day I walked in to the leasing office to take a tour of Summit Woods. I was met by a wonderful and… Full Review ▶

06/20/05
Resident

I found the staff was not very friendly after I moved in. We had problems from day one with "noise complaints". You always hear your neighbors. They never came out to fix our leaking window. You may want to think twice… Full Review ▶

06/18/05
Resident

Of all the properties I visited while looking for an apartment, Summit Woods was by far the friendliest and accomodating. I was sold the moment I walked in to the leasing office as they greeted me immediately with enthusiasm. This property… Full Review ▶

04/25/05
Resident

The apartments are nice, but too expensive for Topeka. You expect it to be a upscale neighborhood, but it does have an income assistance program so there is quite a mix of people. Choose for yourself if that's good or bad,… Full Review ▶

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  • Cats Allowed

  • Small Dogs Allowed

  • Large Dogs Allowed

  • Pet Deposit Required

  • Pet Rent Required

  • Some Breeds Restricted

  • Laundry in Units

  • Laundry Connections in Unit

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