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St. Croix Apartments

14535 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33613
41%
98
Reviews
41%
% Recommended
59%
City Average
08/07/14
Resident

These apartments are not worth it. Our freeze went about almost a month ago and they have not fixed it yet. The upstairs neighbors are always making noise, the laundry room barely works and the valet trash never comes to collect.… Full Review ▶

05/20/14
Resident

I have had very mixed feelings about this complex. It is less expensive than some of the other nice complexes that are up the road in new Tampa. They are VERY good on maintenance on the apartments in my opinion. The… Full Review ▶

03/04/14
Resident

This apartment is better than others I have lived at. My apartment faces a side parking lot that always has room for me and a guest to park. If you get there at midnight, parking may be a challenge (duh), but… Full Review ▶

02/04/14
Resident

This place is horrendous!!! As the other person wrote....you hear everything your upstairs neighbor is doing. Including them doing their laundry at midnight and running their dishwasher. I have seen a few domestics in the parking lot, police are in out… Full Review ▶

01/04/14
Resident

This has been the most frustrating year of living in an apartment. From the floor boards in the ceiling cracking every time the person above me walks, to the people next door blasting music at all times. To hearing people screaming… Full Review ▶

11/27/13
Resident

Horrible staff, noise, parking...you name it - especially for the price you pay. Not to mention how unsafe the area is. Full Review ▶

10/02/13
Resident

I have been living here for a few months now and I regret living here. I moved from out of state, and so did everything online before seeing the apt; I simply viewed the pictures online as they reassured me that… Full Review ▶

08/31/13
Resident

I have lived at St. Croix for a little over a year and I have difficulty understanding many of the reviews on this site. Currently I am paying just under 1k for a 2/1 w/washer and dryer (includes water) and honestly… Full Review ▶

08/05/13
Resident

Me and my husband currently live here and deeply regret leasing here. We have had problem after problem since being in this apartment complex. I would not reccomend it to anyone. LOOK ELSEWHERE! Full Review ▶

07/22/13
Resident

Being a disabled vet I live on my disability payments, and sometimes it's food or rent so my rent would be late. You know what I was told, basically to bad so sad I owed them late fees. If you expect… Full Review ▶

06/24/13
Resident

I mostly liked living here, I like the shady trees and the apartment layouts, the dog-friendly environment and the mostly peace and quiet. The location is great- close to major highways, minutes from essential stores, and now even a cafe ,… Full Review ▶

04/04/13
Resident

I have lived here for nearly 6 years now. I read the reviews that have been posted to-date and the old saying is true, the majority of people who write reviews are interested in complaining rather than letting others know of… Full Review ▶

02/27/13
Resident

Used to be nice but has gone way down hill. The prices are way over rated for a crappy apartment. The gym is nice when the stuff isn't broken. The staff are idiots that wear club clothes to work. It's pretty… Full Review ▶

02/13/13
Resident

We moved into St. Croix thinking we got an awesome deal. Especially after seeing how nice the model was. After we moved in, it was not what we expected. Our appliances are all old. I did a search on them and… Full Review ▶

02/02/13
Resident

I've lived here for 15 months, and I really can't complaint. The staff is always friendly and responsive. The apartments are nice but overpriced in my opinion. The the reason I moved was because I found a 2bdr 2ba with better… Full Review ▶

09/03/12
Resident

I'm paying 900 bucks for a 1-1 Prices have skyrocketed Parking sucks after 7pm If you live near a pool you hear all the noise coming from it Walls are thins And if you don't live on the highest floor it… Full Review ▶

06/21/12
Resident

I have lived at St. Croix for 1 year now. I really would like to continue living here, however I accepted a job out of state and have to move. Since the day I moved in, I have had nothing but… Full Review ▶

05/31/12
Resident

This was a cool place to live, but the new GM Iam is as shaddy as they come. Lived here for a few years and loved it until recently. Full Review ▶

04/18/12
Resident

I lived at ST, Croix for 4 years, it was my 1st apartment ever and I loved it despite the incredibly ancient appliances and the warped cabinets in the kitchen...there was just something incredibly homey about my apt and I never… Full Review ▶

03/31/12
Resident

Incredibly substandard. The apartment is in such terrible condition, I don't even know how they can charge rent. The appliances are barely functional, the drawers and cabinets are broken, and warped and musty with water damage. In general, things break all… Full Review ▶

03/07/12
Resident

I rented an apartment with new upgrades but it came with old carpet that had a stinky dog smell and fleas. The property manager is NEVER avaliable (she is either in meetings or out of office every time I call) and… Full Review ▶

01/15/12
Resident

I lived at St. Croix for 4 and 1/2 years. I left on October 31st and I dreaded it. If my rent had not been raised when it was time for me to renew, I would have renewed for a 5th… Full Review ▶

01/05/12
Resident

We were so excited about moving into this community last winter. We had gone in and were able to view the apartment which would end up being our unit. We were offered an upgraded package which included new appliances, refacing the… Full Review ▶

11/15/11
Resident

I still live here so I will withhold my opinions about the complex until I move out. However, I feel the need to write something about St. Croix's Verizon Rep, Don Jones. When I moved here, they gave me his number,… Full Review ▶

09/06/11
Resident

I have been living here for about five months now and I LOVE IT here. Everyone is so nice. Everyone in the office is very sweet. I love how they keep everything so clean and looking so nice. I would tell… Full Review ▶

08/04/11
Resident

I have lived at St. Croix Apartments since last October, 2010. During this period of time, I have experienced the most positive results from all of the personnel who work here. From the Management,Rental Agents and Maintenance Deptartment they are far… Full Review ▶

07/27/11
Resident

I have lived here for 3 years and never had a single problem with anything. There are no car/apartment break-ins ever, the maintenance team responds same day almost everytime, the office staff takes care of everything you ask and you get… Full Review ▶

07/21/11
Resident

Moved from outta state to st. croix at first i was very hesitant due to the area but once i started living here the maint. staff was very polite with my issues and the office staff was more than helpful. I… Full Review ▶

03/22/10
Resident

This was my first place and I was looking forward to a really great experience. I expected a few problems but this place is not worth the hassle any more. Needless to say I will not be renewing with them again.… Full Review ▶

02/05/10
Resident

Why I resigned my lease: -The front gate works consistently and they are fast to fix it if it breaks so it really is a family oriented gated community where i feel safe. -Maintenance is fast, polite, and skilled. -The office… Full Review ▶

01/25/10
Resident

Resident at the complex for over 5 years; I am due to work relocation. Quite a bit has changed in this time with the most encouraging improvement being the new management company. Since taking over, there have been many projects completed… Full Review ▶

12/12/09
Resident

My family lived there for a year...we had trouble with flooding from another apt..and they didn't take care of the floor properly...we had a broken toilet for 2 weeks and my husband fixed it due to maintance not responding...neighbors where loud… Full Review ▶

11/01/09
Resident

This is a reveiw that needs to be sent out. I know its mostly for complaints but no one really ever talks about the good things that go on. I want everyone to know that there are good things going on… Full Review ▶

08/22/09
Resident

Usually reviews like these have an opt-in selection bias, meaning that only those who have really great or really horrible experiences write--which gives a distorted picture. I won't purport to give an objective one, but feel that something less grandiose is… Full Review ▶

08/18/09
Resident

I moved in earlier this month and I am enjoying it so far. At move in, had a few maintenance requests that needed attention, which got fixed the same day! Staff is super friendly, they always give me a response to… Full Review ▶

07/28/09
Resident

Wow where do I begin? I lived at St. Croix for 5 years. Old management was horrible...Tried to evict me over bogus complaints from my downstairs neighbor. (They were just mad because I had to call the police on them because… Full Review ▶

05/16/09
Resident

well... where to begin?! our lease is up in 14 days and we are outta here!! but let me start from the beginning: we moved in 6/14/08... and the unit we got was nothing like what we thought, there were dents… Full Review ▶

05/12/09
Resident

I'm not sure what the other person was talking about because I've had a great experience at St. Croix. The community has a great location, right by the school and interstates. It also quiet and peaceful, has beautiful landscape and it's… Full Review ▶

03/18/09
Resident

I've put this off for too long. I am a current resident in St. Croix for some unfortunate reason. Where to begin for this sh** hole? The faculty is more incompetent than incredible. No reputable business should have a faculty this… Full Review ▶

03/06/09
Resident

The community is gorgeous. I love my neighbors. I have a small dog and we go to the dog park all of the time! :) its close to everything. I don't have a washer/dryer so I have to use the laundry… Full Review ▶

01/14/09
Resident

I have lived here for about 1 year and so far have gotten 2 letters posted on my door about crime..Both were about Young Black and Hispanick[----] suspects in regards to Violence and Vandalism. I don't understand how or why they… Full Review ▶

07/01/08
Resident

Beautiful landscaping and an overall quiet property. On the other hand, the leasing agents are some of the most incompetent I have ever have to deal with. The numbers are constantly wrong when dealing with lease/rent information. Mistakes I have to… Full Review ▶

04/13/08
Resident

I have only lived here for about a month and this is the greatest place to live.I would highly recommend not only this community but also on a personal note my leasing agent---------------------- alot of fun to hang out with @… Full Review ▶

11/28/07
Resident

We leaved in St. Croix for more then 6 years. My husband and me are foreigners; use to work in USF Medical Center. Before the birth of our baby we were looking for some other places in the area, but cannot… Full Review ▶

11/12/07
Resident

I lived there from 12/05 - 2/06. I must say the staff was friendly, maintenance request was answered within 24 hours, and the building I was in was very quite. The grounds are kept nice. I move out only because I… Full Review ▶

07/02/07
Resident

At first I thought it was a good place to live. The 2 bedroom floor plans are a little awkward and I didn't like the fact that my bedroom was so close to the front door that I could hear my… Full Review ▶

06/28/07
Resident

The staff are not familiar with the apartments or the grounds that they lease. When asked questions about the apartment amenities, they gave the wrong information, such as ceiling fams being in all rooms, guest house being available, pathways to get… Full Review ▶

04/20/07
Resident

the apartments are good but the manager and staff are arrogant and totally indifferent to your concerns. they rarely mean what they say and seems like they are doing you a favor by letting you live there. Full Review ▶

01/03/07
Resident

That place is a nightmare. I met a lot of tennants- mostly college kids. But the place is a drug haven. I never saw so much cocaine in my life. It was like living the movie Blow. One of the tennants… Full Review ▶

09/06/06
Resident

when i first moved in i thought this place was great. my maintnence requests were responded to quickly and noise didnt seem so bad. however, now i can here EVERY move the people in the apartment above me make and they… Full Review ▶

08/31/06
Resident

The pet policy is based on the adult weight of the cat/dog breed not the animal's current weight. The pet policy stops short of asking for paw prints of the animal. Expect to have to provide detailed information about the pet;… Full Review ▶

08/09/06
Resident

I live in a very quiet building overlooking green space and I find it very peaceful and safe, though I can believe that some of the buildings are having noise problems. If you're the quiet type, ask for building 24! As… Full Review ▶

08/05/06
Resident

Unfortunately, I experienced a break-in while living here. The management was completely non-responsive and unsympathetic. My upstairs neighbors are part of the St. Croix staff and they keep me up until 4am playing music off their balcony. Management has done nothing… Full Review ▶

06/18/06
Resident

If you value your sleep watch out! I got new neighbors who love to party from 2-7am, yell in the parking lot, sing kareoke with the sliding glass doors open, and if they aren't partying and yelling they are stomping around… Full Review ▶

06/16/06
Resident

I lived at St. Croix for 3 years. I moved because I had to move out of state. I would've stayed there if I could. It was great, never even one problem. Staff is great, apt was great, maintenance great and… Full Review ▶

06/15/06
Resident

St. Croix has seriously deteriorated over the last couple of years. The staff turns over every few months, and all the comments about the manager in other posts are accurate...she is NOT pleasant to deal with. Shame on Sentinal Properties for… Full Review ▶

06/11/06
Resident

liars when it comes to pet friendly Full Review ▶

04/22/06
Resident

The good:
Nice complex. Safe. Maintenance is prompt. Sales agents are nice.

The medium:
Noise is moderate. A fair number of USF students in the complex. Can easily hear footsteps above you, music in next apartment, etc. Hasn't been terribly bothersome, but we've… Full Review ▶

03/03/06
Resident

More spacious apartments are available in the area for much lower rent with similar or better quality of service. Full Review ▶

02/13/06
Resident

I was very happy with my time in St. Croix. I only moved out because I bought a house. I never had any problems with the management, and they were always very friendly when I went in. If we did have… Full Review ▶

01/31/06
Resident

The place is great to live, but the staff has problems. The manager is a -----, and some of the leasing agents have a rep of going down and around the community. Full Review ▶

01/30/06
Resident

I have lived here for almost 2 years. It is much better than the other complexes around the university. I have not had much of a problem with noise. I put in a complaint after a new neighbor started putting the… Full Review ▶

12/15/05
Resident

When we moved in this aptt, the management was excellent. But over time this got bad to worse. The new management is indifferent to its residents, and the manager here is worthless and stupid.
I still live here and am looking for… Full Review ▶

12/02/05
Resident

I have lived in St. Croix for almost three years. My old apartment (which I was in for the first two years) was great. About the time I moved into a new apartment here, things began to change. The new manager… Full Review ▶

11/30/05
Resident

I think the area is beautiful. The grounds are maintained and the repair folks are quick. The management spring repairs on you with very little notice (a 4 day plumbing project.. it lasted 5 days and we were notified 24 hours… Full Review ▶

10/06/05
Resident

Well, I have lived here for a little less than a year. So, here are the Cons: About the staff, they are great before you decide to lease, but once you do, they dont know you anymore. I heard even from… Full Review ▶

08/25/05
Resident

I hate stupid people that complain. Moving from Colorado to Florida was a huge change for me. People on the East Coast need to stop bitching. And the one thing I have noticed about St. Croix is that it is a… Full Review ▶

07/26/05
Resident

I love it here - lots of green space, friendly people, very quiet, nice architecture. I like the door-side trash pickup three times a week. The pool area is always well maintained and relaxing and the picnic area is great too.… Full Review ▶

06/14/05
Resident

St Croix appartments are one of the nicest ive ever seen in the usa. I love the leasing agents too! Whoever wrote that review comparing this to boston is a ------! Full Review ▶

06/02/05
Resident

I've lived in the "ghettos" of Boston, and St. Croix is still the worst place I've ever lived! We got extensive water damage from the people next door to us, which the management REFUSED to fix even though there was BLACK… Full Review ▶

05/23/05
Resident

I do not recommend this place. I have never seen such a disorganized managment staff. They lose things, don't follow through with what they say, and are generally unresponsive to residents' requests/complaints. We have had a serious problem with noise that… Full Review ▶

03/05/05
Resident

I was trying to lease an apartment when I was working out of state (big mistake). I was working with one woman who was very nice, and I sent a deposit check and had things lined up and she said that… Full Review ▶

02/28/05
Resident

I moved in a few months ago and everything has been great. The staff has been very nice and helpful. The process of moving in was simple and fast. The area is great and the rent is less than most places… Full Review ▶

01/21/05
Resident

Well it took us a ridiculous amount of time just to get settled here.. unbelievable how bad the office staff is and how slow they are.. the office employees are very unstable.. As for maintenance they're GREAT.. they'll basically do anything… Full Review ▶

01/12/05
Resident

I've lived in St.Croix since 2003 and I am planning on signing my third lease in March 2005. For the price this place is great, it's very affordable and in a great location!! Yeah, the security gate hardly ever works but… Full Review ▶

12/10/04
Resident

Absolutely the worst experience - Just avoid the office is what I've learned - everytime I went in there I ended up leaving with a horrible feeling of why? Full Review ▶

11/21/04
Resident

I just signed a new lease I've been here for two years. It used to be great. A really friendly office and service staff. Now the front office staff is offensive. I had recommended three friends to move in. I wanted… Full Review ▶

10/21/04
Resident

I would love to break my lease and leave this place, but it's cost prohibitive. The apartment complex right next door, called Lake View Apartments is far better.

This place actually charges you $25 if you don't return a DVD (taken from… Full Review ▶

10/21/04
Resident

When I lived there I had the following problems. However, before I begin, I wanted to state that it seems as though St. Croix would rather spend all its money on making the outside of the buildings look pretty, in addition… Full Review ▶

09/23/04
Resident

They didnt refund my deposit even though my apt was left in pristine condition. Avoid this dump at all costs -- the management are compulsive liars and the maintenance people steal your belongings. There were 2 murders on the property just… Full Review ▶

09/21/04
Resident

read your lease CAREFULLLY. i had one amount and it magically changed when management changed to 50 bucks more. i won't be doing business with them again. the manager, laurie i think was incredibly rude and really turned me off to… Full Review ▶

08/03/04
Resident

We moved in 2 years ago to this nice St. Croix complex with a friendly, professional, efficient staff (office & maintenance). After a year, the management changed. THen the friendly office staff was replaced with leasing agents that seem better suited… Full Review ▶

07/13/04
Resident

I moved out of my apartment, and upon turning in my keys they informed me and my roommate that they did not have our 60 days notice on file. We did turn in the notice though! Now they want us to… Full Review ▶

07/07/04
Resident

The first year I lived here was great. The office staff worked smoothly, complaints were handled efficiently, etc. The office staff seems new now, and also seems to have a high turnover rate. The property manager is aloof, and the staff… Full Review ▶

07/05/04
Resident

Initially I found t. Croix to be on par with every other apartment complex in the Tampa area. That is, however, until they LOST my 60 move out notice. Now they are trying to charge me an additional two months rent… Full Review ▶

07/05/04
Resident

When I moved here in January 2003, the management and staff seemed nice and pleasant - although the gate never worked. Now, the gate not only doesnt work, but gets stuck halfway open regularly, forcing residents to risk life and limb… Full Review ▶

06/19/04
Resident

Bad manager and service. high renewal rates. manager won't take any issues or resident's complaints. apartments dirty when move in... ackkk don't live here Full Review ▶

06/17/04
Resident

First off, the gate which residents pay for out of their monthly rent hardly EVER works... The security station that I assume a guard used to be posted at sits vacant and unused in years at the entrance of the complex.… Full Review ▶

05/17/04
Resident

well, i dont know, as far as i can tell the office staff so far here has been ignoring my complaints and just interested in collecting the rent. referred a friend here and he says they didnt seem to interested in… Full Review ▶

05/14/04
Resident

I too was given a price for moving into a one bedroom. Prior to moving in I was told the apartment was unavailable and they offered to put me in a larger apartment for the same price. Very nice fitness room… Full Review ▶

05/13/04
Resident

I moved in February 2004. I love this place. It's quiet, clean, and friendly. My apartment is quiet with no disturbances from neighboring apartments. Overall, the whole complex is quiet. It's easy to get into and out of. The staff is… Full Review ▶

05/12/04
Resident

bait and switch. told me one price then gave another. okay for the money but there is better than this for sure... Full Review ▶

05/07/04
Resident

this is the best place ever-
no college drunks screaming all night!!
and no bugs! Full Review ▶

05/04/04
Resident

this place is really cool. I love the management...i love the way the appartments are built....i like the swimming pools...i like the gym....i like the cookies ther offer for the residents especially the the choclate chips n cookies with M&M`s. Overall… Full Review ▶

04/19/04
Resident

I lived here for 2 years and would highly recommend it to anyone. It has a lot of families and non-student types, so the noise is minimal and the people friendly. Never had any bug problems, and the grounds are kept… Full Review ▶

01/24/04
Resident

My husband and i have lived here for 7 months. We love the complex and have never had any problems. Any issue we´ve had was dealt with immediately. I stepped on a nail due to careless construction workers and st.croix had… Full Review ▶

01/18/04
Resident

I lived in St. Croix for almost three years and loved it. I had the largest one BR on a top floor with great cathedral ceilings. the staff is fantastic- they are always helpful and take a personal interest in their… Full Review ▶

06/04/03
Resident

I was there for a year, then I moved to the north. It was a beautiful apartment complex Full Review ▶

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Units

BedsBathsEstimated Rent
Studio1 $ 1204
11 $ 760
21 $ 1006
22 $ 920

Amenities

  • Cats Allowed

  • Small Dogs Allowed

  • Large Dogs Allowed

  • Pet Deposit Required

  • Pet Rent Required

  • Some Breeds Restricted

  • Laundry On-Site

  • Laundry in Units

  • Laundry Connections in Unit

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