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Little Cottonwoods

1820 E Bell de Mar Dr1820 East Bell DeMar, Tempe, AZ 85283
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10/08/14
Resident

Do not rent here, I have lived here 3 yrs, was a great place until new management & new staff... They don't fix anything, they sugar coat it.. One worker told me my dishwasher wasn't broken dirty water is suppose to… Full Review ▶

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10/03/14
Resident

The grounds are always clean and beautiful. The staff is always so friendly. It s a quiet environment and definitely a safe feeling coming home to. Full Review ▶

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06/21/14
Resident

I no longer live at Little Cottonwoods but have been reflecting recently on my time spent there (I did not forget). I had a positive experience living at Little Cottonwoods and am grateful for it. I lived at Little Cottonwoods from… Full Review ▶

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06/12/14
Resident

If you are thinking of renting an apartment at the Little Cottonwoods in Tempe, I would think twice. In the 6 months I have been here, I have been treated with disrespect and lied to on numerous occasions. Prior to my… Full Review ▶

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04/19/14
Resident

ilived here since July 2013 and I love it, I just renewed my lease for another year. Kathleen and the other staff are awesome. The maintenance crew responds to work orders fast, Full Review ▶

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04/14/14
Prospective Resident

I recently toured this property and was very impressed. Kathleen, leasing consultant, did a fantastic job showing me around. I was also impressed by the little touches in place (i.e.: interior decorating, gift baskets, etc.) The property was clean and well… Full Review ▶

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02/21/14
Resident

I love this place. I have the platinum and it is super nice. The rent is well priced as well for this area. I was looking for 5 months and fell in love with this place. The grounds are really kept… Full Review ▶

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02/11/14
Resident

I have now lived in the Little Cottonwoods Apartments for roughly 6 months. Overall, I am very pleased with my stay here. First, I have read several reviews stating there is a "roach infestation" on the premises. While I can only… Full Review ▶

01/12/14
Prospective Resident

While looking for an apartment yesterday, I was informed that residents in numerous areas of Little Cottonwoods are experiencing uncontrolled roach infestation. Additionally, this also seems to be very well known amongst staff and maintenance alike. Unfortunately, far more concerning is… Full Review ▶

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01/08/14
Resident

The new management company(MEB)is a mess. A terrible mess. Furthermore, property staff have become rude and empathic for their simple obligations and tenant commitments. I was once a happy customer. Although, Little Cottonwoods has lost all professionalism and accountability, in merely… Full Review ▶

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10/25/13
Resident

Haved lived in Little Cottonwoods for 10 days after a 2100 mile out of state move to Tempe and must say that I love living here. THe staff is amazing (have worked with Kathleen, Jorge, Ashton and Cheryl thus far). They… Full Review ▶

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09/02/13
Resident

I've lived here going on Little Cottonwoods for a little more than 3 years and find their apartment living very nice. The management and maintenance people are quick to response. However, we really have had very little go wrong here. The… Full Review ▶

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07/13/13
Resident

I was very disspointed with how I was treated by an office staff member the last two times I stopped in the office. Up until this experience, everything had been great. The maintenance staff still ROCK as always. I hope that… Full Review ▶

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07/02/13
Resident

I don't know what more one could ask for. Little Cottonwoods is clean and well care for. It's quiet and hasn't any riff raft handing around. Maintenance is superior!!! They fix everything in a timely manner, sometimes they even get to… Full Review ▶

06/25/13
Resident

Love Living here, been here since 2008. every problem I needed fixed has been fixed. great place to live. The new improvements look great. I recommend this place to everyone. Full Review ▶

05/11/13
Resident

I moved into Little Cottonwoods in August 2011 under equity residential management. All was good, clean, quiet, management was good. Come February 2013 and MEB buys the property. Heads to a low income ghetto in 6 months. Poor tenants, glass in… Full Review ▶

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04/28/13
Resident

jorge and sexy kathleen are great people we love it hear overall the other renters are all nice and respectfull and not a lot of bull around hear great for familys im a happy camper.... Full Review ▶

04/11/13
Resident

I agree with recent posters..I've lived here for years and absolutely loved it. The apartments are quiet, well-maintained, and in a great location. There is a park right next door, the canal is right behind us, and a grocery store and… Full Review ▶

04/08/13
Resident

I won t say that my stay at Little Cottonwoods was the best, but it certainly wasn't the worst. My problems mostly stemmed from the staff and property manager hiding behind policy and routine instead of making common sense decisions for… Full Review ▶

04/02/13
Resident

Complex just changed ownership, the staff is the same and seem to like using the ownership change as an excuse to not handle any issues. The staff puts on fake smiles and tell you that you are wrong even when you… Full Review ▶

03/04/13
Resident

I would rent here again. I lived here (apts on the south side of the Bell de Mar) for a couple of years and it was the best apartment that I have lived in. That means a lot since I have… Full Review ▶

12/23/12
Resident

Excellent place to live. Staff is great. Things get fixed promptly and correct. Property is kept clean. Location is excellent. Little to no noise. Been here for going on three years and have nothing but good to say. Full Review ▶

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12/18/12
Resident

DO NOT rent from this apartment complex unless you are ok with: 1) Losing your refundable security deposit no matter what. 2) Dealing with extra move-out charges. For 3.5 years I rented from Little Cottonwoods. The first part of that time… Full Review ▶

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10/23/12
Resident

MANAGMENT WILL NOT HELP YOU IN ANY WAY,,, Full Review ▶

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09/01/12
Resident

Bad community to live. No green and surrounded by Tar roads hence you will feel the real Arizona sun. Full Review ▶

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08/17/12
Resident

This part of Tempe is great. I rent a 2fl 2x2 renovated unit here. I must say that it is a great place. Neighbors are great and very friendly, Location is amazing and the office staff although always very busy still… Full Review ▶

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08/12/12
Resident

I lived here for the past 4.5 years. Very old apartment. Appliances are really old. You may afraid the dryer may fall on you one day! Surrounding schools are not good hence this community is loosing value. If you are already… Full Review ▶

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06/11/12
Resident

I lived here in 2006-2007 and I loved it! Our apartment was a two bedroom on the second floor and it was perfect. After living in a nightmare apartment before this, I was so happy to have a nice, clean, fresh… Full Review ▶

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06/04/12
Resident

Dont move here unless can put up with poor quality carpet.Carpet quality is so bad, you can feel the nails under the carpet(when we asked them to fix it,the management said, is poor as per our standards and not theirs)KIDS ARE… Full Review ▶

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05/14/12
Resident

I moved into the Little Cottonwoods Feb 2012. I was in the apartment for less than 2 months because the house I purchased closed early. I left this apartment spotless. I was charged for a carpet cleaning of over $300 because… Full Review ▶

04/22/12
Resident

WE HAVE BEEN LIVING HERE GOING ON 4 YEARS AND WE ENJOY IT VERY MUCH EVEN THOUGH THE RENT HAS GONE UP EVERY YEAR SINCE I MOVED IN. IT IS SAFE, CONVENIENT, AND CLEAN! HOWEVER, WHEN THE WEATHER GETS HOT, THE… Full Review ▶

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12/09/11
Resident

We have lived here for over FIVE years. Never considered even moving in that time. The economy was booming when we moved in, so we are paying more than the going rate, but continued to do so, because this felt so… Full Review ▶

09/12/11
Resident

When I first moved into LittleCotton Woods, I was happy and rather impressed with the complex. I did a blind move meaning I did not have a chance to visit the complex before I moved in but it turned out ok.… Full Review ▶

07/08/11
Resident

I've lived here for almost 2 years. This is such a great place to live, I highly reccomend it to anyone. I have lived in many apartments and this is one of the best I have come accross. The apartments are… Full Review ▶

09/26/10
Resident

Have been here over ten years. The location, the privacy, the safety have all been great. Full Review ▶

06/21/10
Resident

If you decide to move in here, don't expect to get your refundable deposit(s)back, because they will lie about the move-out condition of the apartment in order to keep your refundable deposit(s). DON'T MOVE IN HERE AT ALL because they are… Full Review ▶

06/18/10
Resident

I have been living here since November 2009, and I am so happy to have chosen this apartment complex. If I have ever had any concerns with maintenance, they respond, if not the day of the inquiry, at the very latest,… Full Review ▶

03/26/10
Resident

My name is Monica and I am a member of the office staff. I also recently moved on the property and I had no idea that so many of my wonderful residents had so many wonderful things to say about us.… Full Review ▶

03/25/10
Resident

I've lived at Little Cottonwoods since August 2009, and have had a positive experience so far. My apartment is quiet and set back from the road, which I appreciate. I love that the two bedrooms come with a garage. The grounds… Full Review ▶

11/29/09
Resident

Before I moved in here I checked this website for the reviews and thats what got my attention to go check it out. On my tour I got to see the whole property, which at other communities I did not, and… Full Review ▶

09/13/09
Resident

I am shocked to read some of these bad reviews. I lived here with my mom for a year, and I never so much as saw 1 cop car. Never heard of or saw any burglaries or drugs deals, domestic crimes,… Full Review ▶

06/29/09
Resident

I really enjoy living at Little Cottonwoods. I have been there for 4 years and I can't bring myself to move. First of all the location is great. The corner 1 block up has everything. Fry's, PeiWei, Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Wildflower… Full Review ▶

09/04/08
Resident

My wife and I have lived at Little Cottonwoods for the past year. It's really a nice place to live. We have had a few maintenance issues, they where fixed right away. Two times there was noise issues, they where also… Full Review ▶

06/20/08
Resident

I moved into Little Cottonwoods right after graduating college in the midwest. Not only was the staff especially sabrina, super sweet to me, but they helped make my move so much easier! I leased the apartment before ever seeing it in… Full Review ▶

03/31/08
Resident

I knew I was staying for a short time and my experience was less than expected. Don't assume anything when it comes to rates you have to pay and when. The office staff will just tell you what their experience is.… Full Review ▶

10/15/07
Resident

If you're in Tempe to attend ASU then it's not a bad deal because it's temporary, right? Otherwise, it's a very unpleasant and somewhat unsafe place to live. Noise is a serious issue, as are car break-ins. Nicer apartments with comparable… Full Review ▶

05/10/07
Resident

I lived here for almost 2 years. The management was responsive and overall treated me pretty good. The main complaint I had with the place is the parking. Other residents or their visitors would habitually park in no parking zones and… Full Review ▶

05/07/07
Resident

This is my third winter here, and next year I will not stay at Little Cottonwoods. I am concerned about several things, first being a drunkard that attempted to gain access to my appartment at 4am. The police had a difficult… Full Review ▶

03/15/07
Resident

I've lived here 10 years and lived in 2 units. The first one, on the south side, had an annoying floor plan, and within a few months I moved over the the north side to a truly lovely apartment. I had… Full Review ▶

10/07/06
Resident

Let me first say that the apartment complex itself is great. Unlike most in the Pheonix area it actually has some character. Not to mention the vaulted ceilings in the 2nd floor apartments and your own garage. However...

If safety and security… Full Review ▶

05/26/06
Resident

I have lived here two years and am stuck one more until I have a house.

Management (not the mgr but her team) SUCKS. They treat you like an idiot when you have a concern, and dont monitor their work crews. I… Full Review ▶

04/17/06
Resident

I read a fair number of the previous posts. I think they all probably accurately reflect that person's experience. I know this place well, having lived here when I was younger then bought a house, then moved out of Phx for… Full Review ▶

03/08/06
Resident

Great location. Thats it!!!
Shady business like not telling you that they really have 60 day notices instead of the normal 30 day. Charged me an extra month rent the jerks. Overall, decent apartment, AC sucked, crappy neighbors. Kids running around… Full Review ▶

11/28/05
Resident

i intended to move in there,,, it took the leasing agent , a week to return my call, only to ask me if she can process my application, after i turned in the application fee ,a dn apllication for processing. why… Full Review ▶

11/22/05
Resident

I am begging anyone who reads this to NOT rent from this complex!!!
There have been five sep. incidents where I walked out of my apartment to find that my neighbor kiddy corner to me had kicked her boyfriend onto the curb… Full Review ▶

10/19/05
Resident

I really enjoyed living at these apartments. Neighbors were cordial, ther was decent parking and close to a lot of nice places to eat or shop. Staff was fairly attentive and I had no major complaints during the time I was… Full Review ▶

08/18/05
Resident

I have lived here for about 3 years and can't begin to tell you how excited I am about all the improvements they have made. Going through the process was a little rough at times but now that they are done… Full Review ▶

07/14/05
Resident

Happy to have lived here. Not bad with service of management or maintenance. They are cool guys! The pools are nice. Our bathroom was stained and had little fixer uppers, but no biggie. A/C can be better. Overall, not a bad… Full Review ▶

06/13/05
Resident

This is the first apartment complex my wife and I have moved into here in Arizona, and this is the best apartment complex we have been in yet. We lived in Colorado for five years, and this blows them all out… Full Review ▶

11/15/04
Resident

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07/16/04
Resident

Dont get an apartment near mcclintock, theres accidents there 12 times a day. Its a great place for apartment dwelling dogs. Rent can be overly expensive for what they ask. The surrounding neighborhood and park is really nice. Crappy commute to… Full Review ▶

05/21/04
Resident

The only good thing I can say about Lil' Cottonwoods is that the location is very good. The apartments themselves are ok- rather old and in need of some repairs with old appliances, but OK. Here is a list of things… Full Review ▶

02/23/04
Resident

the bad things we have experienced:
1.our friend had stuff from his car stolen.
2.our faucet was broken and the maitenence man said he fixed it, but then we turned it on and it didn´t work.
3. the bathrooms are in… Full Review ▶

01/27/04
Resident

I moved in 2 1/2 years ago - before the present management was here - never had any problems with the previous manager - but Theresa has been on our case since she moved here. We have been ripped off on… Full Review ▶

12/01/03
Resident

I cant complain about the apartment itself. The apartment bedrooms are really weird design, making it impossible to set up furniture- you´ll see what i mean if you see the one im in. Manager is a drama queen and slightly ruthless… Full Review ▶

11/26/03
Resident

For the money, this is a great place to live. I say that because friends who come over are universally envious of the space. We have a two bedroom (upstairs) with high vaulted cielings, two balconies, w/d & fireplace.

True,… Full Review ▶

11/02/03
Resident

There´s a hottie working at the front desk right now. If only that were reason enough to move in. But it isn´t so lets begin:

1. Found out within the first month of living here that some lesbians lived in… Full Review ▶

09/10/03
Resident

Moved in about 5 months ago. Not too noisy, but then, we live upstairs on a corner with only 1 wall adjacent to another apartment.





Maintenance sucks. All they appear to do is ride around on golf carts and chatting… Full Review ▶

08/28/03
Resident

Apartments are run down, carpet and appliances don´t work. The AC in my bedroom barely works forcing us to use a fan every night, and my ac bill is 120.00 a month. Management says that using a fan is normal in… Full Review ▶

07/14/03
Resident

Main complaints:

1) Cat poop from stray cats all over the grass mainly near the pool is very infrequently cleaned up and the smell wafts quite far.

2) "Landscapers" appear to be a group of illegal immigrants who don´t… Full Review ▶

04/01/03
Resident

We only lived there a short time and were unfortunate enough to have noisy neighbours upstairs. But the place is great and conviniently situated, well kept and the managment is always very friendly and efficient. Full Review ▶

08/16/02
Resident

i just moved in to this place, so I guess I?ll do a beginning comment and then another when I move out.





My first impression once I signed the lease was horrible. I opened my garage to find the other… Full Review ▶

05/15/02
Resident

I lived at this apartment for almost a year. The manager of the apartment has a lot of diffculty running the place. Thier poor managment of the landscapers and maintence results in the place being run down. Most of the bushes… Full Review ▶

05/06/02
Resident

I moved into this apartment last month, and I tell you these are the nicest places I´ve ever lived before. Our apartment was in a little cove with a garage, and trees, and flowers. The people at the office are very… Full Review ▶

01/01/02
Resident

We lived in a three bedroom for two years. Positives: Freeway access, neighborhood, garages, and washer/dryer a plus. Negatives: A bit pricey: It takes them forever and constant pressuring to get anything fixed (we went several months without a dishwasher and… Full Review ▶

11/30/01
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Property Description

Located in the heart of Tempe, AZ, Little Cottonwoods offers our residents the convenience of a private entrance to Tempe's Stroud Park as well as a location close to Kiwanis Park, major highways, Arizona State University, and is in the prestigious Kyrene School District. Call us today to reserve your new home at Little Cottonwoods! Visit Website

Amenities

  • Cats Allowed

  • Pool

  • Gym

  • Laundry On-Site

  • Laundry in Units

  • Hot Tub

  • Community Center

  • Covered Parking

  • Uncovered Parking

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