When viewing the Equity Residential website for Scottsdale Meadows, it all looks very nice and proper; the rental prices look reasonable too. This apartment complex is not what it seems. I've lived here nearly six years and in the past two years this place has deteriorated. I've experienced six water pipe breaks - two of which were in the apartment itself, four were a foot from my bedroom window. I've put up with a next door neighbor whose dog barked all day, every day - sometimes for 16 hours straight. I've tolerated stepping in and around dog mess that their owners don't clean up.
Onsite and regional management don't care in the least what tenants are putting up with here. You may move in paying $640. per month prior to pet fees, taxes and water/sewer/trash but if you sign on for a second year watch out for the rent hike.
I was happy here when I first moved in, but after the water leaks, rent increases, inconsiderate neighbors, dog poop and my car being broken into and burglarized in 2007, I've had enough. Don't make the same mistake I did; this place is BAD news.