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The Retreat at McAlpine Creek (formerly McAlpine Place)

6800 Fisher's Farm Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277
70%
107
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70%
% Recommended
60%
City Average
10/21/14
Resident

It's been 4 years since I moved from NYC to The Retreat and I've lived in 3 different apartments here since then (upgrading from one type of apartment to a town home). It is a great community to live in. The… Full Review ▶

10/20/14
Resident

We have really enjoyed our experience here at The Retreat so far!! Our move was over the summer and the staff has been nothing but Top Notch quality!! Everyone was and has been so nice with the transition. When minor issues… Full Review ▶

10/09/14
Resident

I have been at The Retreat for 3 years now. I like how close you are to everything from the Greenway, to 485, & shops and restaurants. The new management is much better than before! If I need anything they are… Full Review ▶

10/08/14
Resident

I like the secluded and wooded aspect of this apartment complex. It is a retreat from the city it is set in the middle of. The location is great and close to several shopping centers and malls and surrounded by a… Full Review ▶

10/08/14
Resident

I have lived here at the retreat for about 6 months now and my stay has been very pleasant. The newly painted apartments and renavating, and new parkinglot pavements all look very nice. The neighborhood is safe and friendly and so… Full Review ▶

09/23/14
Resident

I have lived at The Retreat for 2 years now. These apartments have come a long way from when I first moved in. The have repainted all of the buildings and resurfaced the whole parking lot. On top of all of… Full Review ▶

09/22/14
Resident

I lived at the Retreat at McAlpine Creek for four years now. The best part about living here is the location. It is close to Trader Joe's,Harris Teeter, Target and 485. If you like to exercise it is in walking distance… Full Review ▶

09/19/14
Resident

Just moved into my apartment for about two weeks. I love this place! Nice and safe place. The ladies at the leasing office is friendly and fast on the paper work. Full Review ▶

09/17/14
Resident

I have lived at the Retreat for 4 years. I love the staff, location, and affordability. I am expecting my first child in Oct. The staff at the Retreat went above and beyond to help me upgrade apartments and then get… Full Review ▶

09/12/14
Resident

I've lived here for close to half a year, and I have not had any problems to date! The staff is very helpful, and they make it worth living here! Full Review ▶

09/11/14
Resident

I have lived at The Retreat for 3 years and I have been very happy with my choice. All the office staff has been very friendly and quickly responsive. Kristi has been available to answer any questions. The maintenance team makes… Full Review ▶

09/08/14
Resident

I have lived here at the retreat for several months now and so far everything is great. The day we came to visit the complex we were greeted by Amanda. She was very energetic, informative, professional and more importantly, friendly. Being… Full Review ▶

08/05/14
Resident

I have been here a little over a year now,I love the community and the friendliness of the office staff and maintenance staff. I have lived in communities that was not so good, but when I say this is a great… Full Review ▶

07/30/14
Resident

A property manager that makes sarcastic and disrespectful jokes about residents, a leasing agent who doesn't care, is rude and never smiles, a regional who don't contact residents back after five attempts, a groundskeeper that seems like doesn't exist in the… Full Review ▶

07/30/14
Resident

Lived here for 3.5 years. Very happy with the maintenance team. Issues are responded to in an appropriate/reasonable time frame and staff is very friendly and respectful. Previously lived in a complex up in University City and the maintenance was horrible.… Full Review ▶

07/29/14
Resident

I and my wife and son are quite satisfied and grateful for the assistance and support we have been shown while living on site .(repairs) leasing questions. well kept grounds. We receive quick efficient responses for repairs when called on. I… Full Review ▶

07/24/14
Resident

I have nothing but great things to say about the Retreat. The office staff is very professional and friendly, and knowledgeable. maintenance request are handled quickly Connor Group is a fairly new management company for us and they are doing some… Full Review ▶

07/21/14
Resident

We got a new management company last fall and it was a very bumpy transition but I have to say, they have done a lot to improve the complex this past spring. They are repairing ALL damaged wood on every building… Full Review ▶

07/20/14
Resident

I love living at the Retreat! It will be my second year in December, My neighbors are nice and its very quiet. New owners are making changes to the apperance of the commuinty by painting the buildings with more vibrant and… Full Review ▶

07/19/14
Resident

Great place to live! Nice people in the community. Very close to greenway, shopping centers and restaurants in the area. Full Review ▶

07/17/14
Resident

First off I want to say that I have never written a bad review in my life but I feel this absolutely necessary information for the general public. The experience here was an absolute disaster. Before we moved in, the office… Full Review ▶

07/07/14
Resident

This was the worst experience I have ever had and one of the most disgusting communities I have ever lived at. It cracks me up to read reviews of people saying the grounds are beautiful. I have heard rumors that they… Full Review ▶

07/07/14
Resident

I have absolutely enjoyed my 2-year residential experience at The Retreat. The location is very convenient to shopping centers, restaurants and pretty much anything else you would need. There were a few bumps in the road in the timeliness of repair… Full Review ▶

06/30/14
Resident

I moved into this complex in April and I really love living here. I did a lot of research before choosing this complex and I believe that I made the right decision. I love the large apartment and the office staff… Full Review ▶

06/24/14
Resident

I moved into The Retreat several months ago after extensively researching and checking out over a dozen comparable complexes in the Charlotte area. I absolutely love my beautifully appointed, spacious 1 bedroom apartment which has new appliances and a really terrific… Full Review ▶

06/19/14
Resident

I would not recommend this apartment complex. I have lived here 14 months and cannot wait for my lease to be up. During my lease the complex changed owners. The old leasing company had great staff and we're very easy to… Full Review ▶

06/19/14
Resident

It's nice to know that, in a world of soul-less corporate attitudes that runs deep into the hearts and minds of most CEOs and citizens in this country, you find an office staff working at the Retreat at McAlpine Creek that… Full Review ▶

04/07/14
Resident

I just moved in and so far I love it. Staff went beyond to help me pick out an apartment and make me happy. Love the large 1200 square foot two bedroom, two bath apartment and the layout with front and… Full Review ▶

03/31/14
Resident

I just moved into The Retreat and I could not be more happy with the service I received while looking at the apartment and signing my lease. The grounds are incredibly beautiful and my apartment was spotless when I moved in.… Full Review ▶

03/04/14
Resident

This will be my third and last year at the retreat. The maintenance has always been hit or miss but since the new management came in, i have complained twice about the upstairs neighbor throwing cigarette butts in front of my… Full Review ▶

02/20/14
Resident

DO NOT MOVE HERE !!! I agree with all of the other RECENT reviews. New management has raised the rent by $100/month or more, the staff does not answer the phone and they IGNORE service requests, there is frequently NO WATER… Full Review ▶

01/12/14
Resident

I would absolutely not recommend signing a lease here. I have lived here since May 2012. Under previous management, everything was fine. The service was not exceptional but you could have certainly done a lot worse. Since the new management company… Full Review ▶

01/08/14
Resident

No,Don't move here.This is the 3rd time in 6 months that they are turning off the water during the work week for 2 days at a time from 8Am -6pm. I would like to know where I'm suppose to spit shine… Full Review ▶

01/06/14
Resident

I just moved here and I was happy to see how they handled the snow. I thought they wouldnt clean off the roads but they did. I really like my apartment and the location. Full Review ▶

01/05/14
Resident

I have been extremely dissatisfied with the retreat at Mcalpine, other than the fact that I have a fridge and oven from the 1970s I was told i had to sign my lease earlier than my intended move date but that… Full Review ▶

12/09/13
Resident

I am currently enjoying my second year at the Retreat! My apartment has an amazing view that overlooks the trees. I hear very little noise from the road. The Retreat is located a few blocks from the McAlpine Greenway! I enjoy… Full Review ▶

11/17/13
Resident

I have been pretty disappointed with the new management. Two major complaints that show dishonesty. First, when I talked to them about our new lease terms, they assured us it wouldn't go up for a 6 month lease. Then, the next… Full Review ▶

10/06/13
Resident

I've been at The Retreat for two months now. I like my 1 bedroom apartment -- there's lots of space and lighting -- but because of the inconvenient mail system, broken online payment system and poor management, I don't think I'll… Full Review ▶

08/27/13
Resident

This is my 3rd year at the Retreat Apartments. My experience living here is great and very safe to live. I would recommend my friends to live here. Never had any issues concerning my time living here. Very good management team.… Full Review ▶

08/21/13
Resident

I have lived at the Retreat for less than 1 year. During my time here, I have not had anything happen that was not attended to in a timely manner. My experience with the management and staff has been very cordial… Full Review ▶

05/28/13
Resident

As soon we move in dec 2011, the administration change to another company, the new staff sucks, same maintenance people and they sucks too, nothing gets repaired properly, dish washer 25yo broken we have to beg for repair, finally they replace… Full Review ▶

02/03/13
Resident

Horrible horrible horrible place to live!! Just moved out after a year! Finally! The disagreement was given to me in a dingy condition! Bathroom drawers, kitchen drawers, smelled horrible like cigarette smoke although they claimed it was a non smoking residence!… Full Review ▶

11/05/12
Resident

As a whole, this apartment is a nice place to live. It's a safe area, it's quiet at night and on weekends. Of course, it is an older property so some cosmetic aspects aren't super pretty, but they are doing some… Full Review ▶

09/05/12
Resident

I rented a two bedroom on the bottom floor in December. All three air conditioning units (one for my apartment and one for each of the two apartments above me) are located right outside my bedroom windows. Once warmer weather came… Full Review ▶

07/18/12
Resident

Please stay away! I lived they for 2years. The new management is all about charging you money one person will tell you this and you will recive something totally higher in the mail.The walls are thin you can hear your neighbor… Full Review ▶

03/27/12
Resident

My boyfriend and I have lived here since June 2011. We never really had a problem until the new management company took over. The new mang. decides to post notices about things near the mailbox area. Not everyone checks their mail.… Full Review ▶

03/21/12
Resident

I have lived here for three years and have had no promblems, if ever anything needed fixing the response was very quick, and the location is perfect, next to many shopping centers. I have never had any issues with break in's… Full Review ▶

03/19/12
Resident

Hello I have been living at the retreat for 2 years now and I love it here. The best thing about the Retreat is you can't hear your neighbors in the next apartment. Its so quite here. Its also close to… Full Review ▶

03/01/12
Resident

We have had a great time living here! I read recent reviews that talked about break-ins and other crime. I have lived here for almost 8 months and haven't seen or heard of anything like that. We've had two other friends… Full Review ▶

02/27/12
Resident

This is th WORST place to live in Charlotte.... Old mgmt and new mgmt!!!! We moved here 6 months ago, since then, cars have been broken in to, multiple and I mean multiple fire trucks ambulances, pit bull attacks on dogs… Full Review ▶

01/25/12
Resident

I've lived here for almost a year. I've never had a problem with the staff or maintenance. They are kind and courteous and always helpful. Due to the upstairs neighbors, my apartment got flooded and they did everything they could to… Full Review ▶

12/29/11
Resident

I've just paid my final bill, only because I have recently become a homeowner. I lived at The Retreat for almost 4 years and have really enjoyed my time there overall. Unfortunately, the last management company (Bell Partners) did not leave… Full Review ▶

12/07/11
Resident

I just wanted to say my family moved out of the retreat last september after living there for 2 years. It was a nice and actually pretty quiet place to live. The only thing that bothered me was every now and… Full Review ▶

06/11/11
Resident

We were terrified when we found out our car was stolen, and we ran into office. I didn't see the staffs were willing to help us at all. They just told us to make a call police and fill out a… Full Review ▶

04/07/11
Resident

We moved here from a house out of state and have only been here for a few months, but so far we are quite pleased with our apartment, office staff and maintenance. The staff have responded very quickly to every situation… Full Review ▶

09/19/10
Resident

I have been living in these apartments since December. We are moving out next month and could not be more ready. If there is ever a problem, it takes days to fix it. They ask that you make a repair request… Full Review ▶

08/06/10
Resident

I lived at McAlpine Creek and I am counting down the days until my lease is up. The apartments arent what they are on the website. The pictures show the newer models...oh by the way, there are only a few rooms… Full Review ▶

06/24/10
Resident

To the person who commented about my post: It is not 11 days since your post claimed the small pool would be fixed. Have you looked at it lately as it looks like Split Pea Soup? Also as the other day… Full Review ▶

03/26/10
Resident

The retreat at Mcalpine Creek is my first apartment and I truly love it. I had been looking for a long time for something that I like. I am from the country, and I love this property because of all the… Full Review ▶

01/29/10
Resident

I was told that someone came on here and wrote a bad review about The Retreat and I couldn't believe it! I have lived here for a little over 1 year and will not go anywhere else anytime soon. The staff… Full Review ▶

01/19/10
Resident

I want to say that the office staff is about as good as it gets! They have done everything they can to help and ssist me with any and all issues. The place is affordable, safe and clean! I love walking… Full Review ▶

12/29/09
Resident

THESE PEOPLE TRULY ARE SCUM BAGS! THEY TRY TO SCREW YOU FOR EVERY PENNY! THESE ARE OLD, RANDOWN, WORNOUT, GHETTO APARTMENTS, THE MAIN SUPPORT THAT WAS HOLDING THE WHOLE BUILDING TOGETHER WAS ROTTEN!! THE OLD STAFF WAS GREAT AS SOON THE… Full Review ▶

11/04/09
Resident

I ignored the bad reviews and I regret it. They changed management right after our move in and the new team(s) have been disappointing. There are always kids skateboarding and blocking the road. The walls and ceilings are paper thin. It… Full Review ▶

10/14/09
Resident

Very seldom are we passionate enough about something to take the time to submit a positive review. I need for this critique to fall on as many eyes as it possibly can. I have been a resident at The Retreat at… Full Review ▶

09/16/09
Resident

I have nothing but great things to say about the Retreat.The office staff is very professional and friendly,and knowledgeable. maintenance request are handled quickly Connor Group is a fairly new management company for us and they are doing some really nice… Full Review ▶

08/06/09
Resident

This place is a joke!! I live here now and am ready to leave, and I just signed a lease! Biggest mistake ever. They'll charge you for everything. The office people are the worst ever. The kids in the neighborhood act… Full Review ▶

03/22/09
Resident

I have lived here for almost two years. It started out as a nice place to live but slowly went downhill. The management staff changes every 2 to 3 months and has changed again being they were bought by another company.… Full Review ▶

01/22/09
Resident

I have lived here for years and find that every few years the apartments are sold and new management takes over, so none of the old problems get fixed. Lights are always out. I have never met the new managment team… Full Review ▶

01/18/09
Resident

I really enjoyed my time at The Retreat At McAlpine Creek. I was transferred out of state, otherwise I would have never left. Great staff, quiet place. I would recommend to anyone. Full Review ▶

01/11/09
Resident

Lived here for 1 year in 05' and '06. I really don't think it was AS BAD as stated here. We did have several issues, but I honestly think most resulted from the change in management very soon after our arrival.… Full Review ▶

12/08/08
Prospective Resident

As of November 17th, 2008, Steven D. Bell & Company has taken over property management of The Retreat at McAlpine Creek Apartment Homes. Steven D. Bell & Company is ranked #15 on the list of largest multi-family management companies within the… Full Review ▶

10/02/08
Prospective Resident

I used to work at this----------and I wouldn't wish it on a snake! The management company could care less about it's employees or the property. The only thing they want to see is a balance sheet that is in their favor.… Full Review ▶

01/13/08
Resident

I have been living at the Retreat Apartments for 2 years now. My first year was ok, but this last year has been very dissatisfying for me. Between the nonresidents walking through to "hang out" on the property, to the poor… Full Review ▶

11/05/07
Resident

Had I done the sensible thing and checked this website, I would have opted to move elsewhere. My move in was extremely stressful and unprofessional. I was told there would be new fixtures, there are not. I was told there were… Full Review ▶

11/04/07
Resident

People complaint about this place maybe because you are not happy with yourself,place is great.I walk my kids around the complex and i feel safe.Plenty of parking spaces and management is great thanks Lisa, Abby and Jennifer and maintenance you guys… Full Review ▶

10/03/07
Resident

I moved into the Retreat on April 18th, I was suppose to live there one year, but I moved out on August 18th. I lived on the 3rd floor, and someone broke into my apartment (it was not a forced breakin).… Full Review ▶

09/25/07
Resident

I'm going to start this out by giving a compliment: the apartments are decent, neighbors are USUALLY not a problem, and there is enough parking. However, the troubles that I have had with the new management is actually causing me to… Full Review ▶

04/19/07
Resident

I stopped by the leasing office at The Retreat at McAlpine Creek (formerly known as McAlpine Place) a few times to check on availability and rates. My first time was in March 2006 while some buildings were getting ready for a… Full Review ▶

03/23/07
Resident

I have lived in many apartments since I move around a lot and The Retreat has been pretty nice. I love the woods surrounding the community. It is pretty old and the appliances aren't that great but I feel pretty safe.… Full Review ▶

12/10/06
Resident

It is so funny that all of these residents have so many complaints yet they all leave them anonymously. I recently moved out and had no problems at all. I guess it's because I read my lease agreement and turned in… Full Review ▶

12/07/06
Resident

After about a month of living here, a policeman was patroling the parking lot. Concerned, I asked him what was going on. He said he was looking for a missing girl. He informed me to keep a look out for my… Full Review ▶

12/07/06
Resident

I lived in this community for over 2 years. It was better when I first moved in than it is now. They have made some exterior improvements, which btw they were suppose to be doing when I first moved in and… Full Review ▶

11/21/06
Resident

Checked this place out the other day. I really liked it, and the staff was nice. I am still looking but when I saw all the bad reviews I had to let everyone know that it is really not so bad.… Full Review ▶

09/25/06
Resident

DO NOT MOVE HERE IF YOU PLAN ON HAVING RUNNING WATER ALL THE TIME. THIS PLACE WILL CUT THE WATER OFF FOR SEVERAL HOURS DURING THE DAY WITHOUT NOTICE. YOU CAN ASK ANYONE THAT LIVES THERE. JUST DRIVE THERE YOURSELF AND… Full Review ▶

09/23/06
Resident

I just want to say that this place isn't as bad as people say it is. Matter of fact I think this has been one of my favorite apartment communities to live in so far. (in NC that is) I have… Full Review ▶

09/12/06
Resident

I just moved here a week ago, and it is a nice place to live. It might seem like it looks like an older community, but it has wonderful town homes! I love my apartment! It also has a great pool… Full Review ▶

07/29/06
Resident

This property is now called "The Retreat at McAlpine Creek."

I moved here in 2003 on a tight budget (just out of college), and I have to say my three years have been satisfactory. Looking back, I have no regrets.

SAFETY: Other than… Full Review ▶

07/28/06
Resident

Seeing this site, I just had to give my 2 cents. I lived there from 1999 to 2002. By 2001 it was an absolute nightmare. The office managers son pulled a fake gun on my daughter. The rent went down drastically… Full Review ▶

07/04/06
Resident

I've lived here for just over 2 years. The management company changed from Gables to Greystar. One of the best things I can say about that is: at least the place isn't falling down now. The wood repairs have been finished,… Full Review ▶

06/10/06
Resident

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02/28/06
Resident

I moved out in august of last year and i recently found this website and had such a bad experiance I still had to make a comment.I was first driving a honda accord when I moved in and on a night… Full Review ▶

12/28/05
Resident

Well it started on day one we were told and given papers in writing that we were to move into a specific apt on a specific day so we had the power and water turned on in our names effective that… Full Review ▶

07/29/05
Resident

I lived here for six months. Six months too long. My neighbor lived more in his conversion van than his apt, "creepy" (neighbors said he was on coke and wife kicked him out) Who knows? Dogs roaming from time to time.… Full Review ▶

07/23/05
Resident

I recently moved here since it is close to work, but I am getting ready to move out very soon (although not soon enough). First of all, there are shady looking characters that hang around here. Second of all, I hear… Full Review ▶

05/17/05
Resident

Use to live here but moved out due to the high drug usage/selling going on in this complex. Visit http://www.cmpd.org and view the crime stats for the streets running through this place and you'll see what I'm talking about. It's Free… Full Review ▶

01/31/05
Resident

I do agree with the previous statement, the management is not very good. I have previously worked in the apartment industry and know that residents want to be greeted when they walk in the door, something that this staff does not… Full Review ▶

05/21/04
Resident

It's in a very convinient location. Close to Balantine and Arboretum. Very competitive in price concidering how much other mostly newer apartments in the area charge. But the managemet absolutely sucks. Hard to make them do anything unless you have a… Full Review ▶

04/17/04
Resident

When I first moved in, the complex was owned and managed by Windsor. It changed hands a couple of times over the years and got worse with each change. The buildings are falling apart and management/maintenance show no interest in repairing… Full Review ▶

03/17/04
Resident

I haven´t lived here in about 1 1/2 years but the exact same thing happened to me where they accused me of moving out at a later date then I actually did. Tried to charge me ridiculous amts of money. Fortunately… Full Review ▶

02/21/04
Resident

I´ve lived in this place for the past 6 yrs (just relocated to another state within the last month) and my how things have changed. When I initially moved in, there were no problems with noise, children, parking, etc. But within… Full Review ▶

08/30/03
Resident

I agree with the person who said this is a slum in a nice part of town. I lived here for a year and a half and had my car broken into no less than 3 times. One night everyone in… Full Review ▶

08/20/03
Resident

My wife and I are relocating from Ohio. This (formerly Archstone) property is now managed by Gables Mgmt. Everyone is new, nice and unfamiliar with Charlotte, NC. We liked the area and the apartment layout. It is just like the internet… Full Review ▶

07/29/03
Resident

I moved into McAlpine in 2000. at that time the property was owned by Windsor. Once they sold everything went down hill. They have changed management companies 3 times, each time the service getting worse. The lasndscaping is beautiful, but The… Full Review ▶

05/14/03
Resident

WHEN YOU FIRST VISIT MCALPINE IT SEEMS LIKE THE AVERAGE QUAINT APARTMENT COMPLEX, SHADED WITH BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPING. THEN THEY RIP OFF THE MASK AND THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS. THIS APARTMENT COMPLEX DID EVERYTHING WRONG, THEY LOST MY PAPERWORK ( YES, THEY EVEN… Full Review ▶

04/21/03
Resident

Moved here in Sept of 2002, never rented from an archstone community before. Boy what a difference they make. The office staff has always been nice to me and any items that needed to be fix (only 2) were taken care… Full Review ▶

01/02/03
Resident

Lived here in 2001, first of 2002..Paid WAY too much for what I had- 2bdrm, 2 bath..$780.00 a month- and we had the smallest floorplan of all of the 2 bedrooms...Now they start at $620.00 which is much more reasonable...
Management… Full Review ▶

12/08/02
Resident

McAlpine Place is nothing more than a slum in a nice part of town. The management has changed at least 6 times since I moved here in 2000. It has gone from bad to worse when it was bought by Archstone.… Full Review ▶

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