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Arbors at Eastland (formerly Village Green)

208 Catalpa Drive, Bloomington, IL 61525
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Apartment Rating
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City Average
07/24/14
Prospective Resident

Awful first impression. I made an appointment to see a couple of their units. My husband and I get there and are treated like we're interrupting something. They didn't have any record of the appointment that I made, but the girl… Full Review ▶

06/27/14
Resident

I have been living in arbors apartment for more than 2 years now. I think its a good place to live. Apartments are nice, clean, spacious. Management Staff at the office are nice and very helpful. The only suggestion I have… Full Review ▶

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06/20/14
Resident

I had recently moved to this place and i liked the apartment very much. Also I am very glad with the facilities like Gym, Swimming Pool and Play Area. Ample Parking Area with good Neighbourhood. Full Review ▶

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06/10/14
Resident

Nice place to live.Rent is affordable and it includes Gym, Swimming pool.Very close to statefarm and grocery stores. Eastland Mall is also on Walking distance. Overall good place in Bloomington to start your life. Parking space is also enough. Full Review ▶

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06/09/14
Resident

I've been resident along time and things seem to always get better. Maintenance reacts to your problems in a sufficient matter. Office personnel are really nice. The grounds look better each year with new flowers and shrubs. Full Review ▶

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06/09/14
Resident

My boyfriend and I moved to the Arbors a couple of months ago. Every problem we have had with the apartment (mainly maintenance and/or minor fixes) to our apartment have been fixed within a couple of days; including new carpet within… Full Review ▶

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06/08/14
Resident

Good place to live.Neighborhood is good. Rent is affordable and it includes Gym, Swimming pool.Very close to statefarm and grocery stores. Full Review ▶

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06/07/14
Resident

Great place to live with great staff, and very courteous nice neighbors. Full Review ▶

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06/06/14
Resident

Moved in January 2014 and really loved the society, apartments. If something goes wrong, maintenance people comes in fast and solve the problem really quick. In the time of snow, it was cleared fast enough and didn't stopped our life at… Full Review ▶

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06/06/14
Resident

Nice family place to stay in budget. Has a pool, nice gym, lots of spaces, free parking. I have staying for 2 years and just renewed our lease for 3rd time. I am happy to stay here and would recommend for… Full Review ▶

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06/06/14
Resident

Nice place to stay and fix whatever needs to be fixed Full Review ▶

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06/05/14
Resident

It's good place to live.Neighborhood is good. Rent is affordable and it includes Gym, Swimming pool.Very nice community and lot of play area for the kids. Full Review ▶

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06/03/14
Resident

My husband and I have been living in a two bedroom apartment in the Arbors at Eastland for over two years now. We really like our apartment! Large windows in each room allow lots of natural light to come in while… Full Review ▶

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05/30/14
Resident

Not gonna lie, this place is pretty bad. The rooms look nothing like the ones on the website. The buildings were very old and not well taken care of. Maintenance staff was nonexistent and I've heard stories about them being thieves… Full Review ▶

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05/28/14
Resident

We have been living in the Arbors for more than 3 years now. With the new management, we see a lot of upgrades and improvements.they have now a very clean pool and reinnovated fitness center. Full Review ▶

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05/27/14
Resident

I recently moved into the Arbors and have enjoyed my apartment as of yet. After staying in student apartments in Normal, I was ready for a change and the Arbors have been great. I had a small question about a lock… Full Review ▶

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04/25/14
Resident

My family and I moved to Bloomington in November 2013 and we've been living in the arbors ever since. After a brutal winter that affected everyone in the state of Illinois, some minor issues were found on our apartment, these issues… Full Review ▶

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03/04/14
Resident

First review of 2014 let me just sum it up: DO NOT COME TO ARBORS AT EASTLAND! RUN!! This will be the final year I'll be renting with them. They're under new management and let me be the first to tell… Full Review ▶

09/12/13
Resident

Dangerous place to Live. 3 people dead b/c of mobile snatching. No security and ----- people's are every where Full Review ▶

07/05/13
Resident

Having lived at the Arbors for 3 years the majority of my complaints are only from the past year. Before that people were nice, the management was helpful, everything was fine. Not sure what happened. It started when the front office… Full Review ▶

04/01/13
Prospective Resident

I had the worst experience ever. I'm new to US and all my deposits (340$) have been held up with the leasing office. They have no patience to listen to what we have to say. They take their own decisions/conclusions. I… Full Review ▶

01/04/13
Resident

My wife and I initially enjoyed living at the Arbors. Nothing special about the place but also nothing that made it unlivable. We really only had one major problem while living there. The management had our windows replace without letting us… Full Review ▶

11/29/12
Resident

I have lived at the Arbors for many years and over this time it was not great at one time but over the last few years it has really improved. All of the buildings were worked on, the neighbors are great… Full Review ▶

04/21/12
Resident

We lived at The Arbors for a year and we wasted no time in finding a new place. to start the maintenance staff is incompetent and cannot resolve mechanical problems. We had multiple issues with a washer and dryer we rented… Full Review ▶

03/07/12
Resident

I live at the Arbors and have been living here for two years, This is an apartment complex not the freaking Four Seasons, All the reviews that I have read have been BS,I guess I have not been spoon fed, and… Full Review ▶

06/10/11
Resident

I have never been so dissatisfied with an apartment complex before. They will promise you things and make the whole area sound great, but once they get you in a lease it is a total nightmare. The maintenance argues with you… Full Review ▶

09/29/10
Resident

I have been here almost three months and am very happy with my recently renovated apartment and the staff. Everyone seems eager to be helpful, hanging curtain rods, carrying up heavy packages that are delivered when I am away, etc. They… Full Review ▶

06/20/10
Resident

I lived here 3 time. 09-10, 07-08 and 1991 In 09-10 - very quiet, clean yard but maintenance didn't fix anything I needed them to. Electrical still broken. In 07-08 place was great never had any problems until the let crack… Full Review ▶

01/08/10
Resident

When I first moved in the summer,it would have been the hottest day of course my air didn't work.I had to wait until monday to get it repaired,because I moved in on a friday,lets keep in mind that I have a… Full Review ▶

12/15/09
Resident

I have lived at the Arbors at Eastland for over two years now and I can't wait to get out. It has gotten progressively worse and worse since I moved in. Here are some examples of the problems at Arbors: (This… Full Review ▶

08/28/09
Resident

EVERYONE PLEASE CHECK YOUR RENT BALANCES BECAUSE ------WILL DEFINITELY LIST ANY AMOUNT SHE CHOOSES, AND NOT ONLY THAT WILL EVICT YOU WITHOUT NOTICE. I HAVE A GREAT LAW FIRM REPRESENTING ME. HAYES HAMMER MILES AND COX - PLEASE DO NOT LET… Full Review ▶

06/02/09
Resident

The Arbors is a property you should NEVER set foot on for several reasons. 1.) They are slumlords. We have been without hot water for 4 days. Any time you call the maintainence emergency line or just the maintainence line, your… Full Review ▶

05/23/09
Resident

I am a singel mother two 3 kids one girl and 2 boys. I work go to school and take care of my kids. I have section 8 and have been apart of there SS program for a 11 months next… Full Review ▶

10/22/08
Resident

One can tell that the management is trying to do things better at the Arbors but it is just not happening very fast. I have never in my life lived with roaches and have at the Arbors since the day I… Full Review ▶

05/28/08
Resident

I work out of state most of the time and had to find another apt. online. I don't know exactly what buildings and apartments they do have shown on the website, but they are definetly NOT even close to thecrap I… Full Review ▶

05/06/08
Resident

I am not the complaining type, and I understand people want to listen to their music and carry out their daily activities as they would anywhere but people here (wasnt like this when I moved here last yr in July) are… Full Review ▶

04/04/08
Resident

I am from out of state and therefore had to do my apartment hunting online. The Arbors at Eastland website is VERY deceiving. The website shows nice looking brick building, nice landscape, and fairly nice looking pictures of apartments. I called… Full Review ▶

09/01/07
Resident

What a nightmare of a place to live. First they have two kinds of buildings. They won t advertise this. One are made of brick and look OK. The second the type I lived in and more then half the complex… Full Review ▶

08/31/07
Resident

Wow i lived here about 6 years ago and now i am here again and what a change, i don't kniow who or how this happened but the place looks good and seems to be on the right track. I like… Full Review ▶

08/27/07
Resident

Don't live here if you want to be safe, or to not have your apartment robbed over Christmas break. No security, even the police said it was not a good place to live. We lost over $10,000 worth of our possesions… Full Review ▶

08/02/07
Resident

I've been a resident in the arbors for over a year now and honestly it sucks! I'm currently looking to vacate the premises AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! I understand the construction is horrible so rent is cheap but thats no excuse,… Full Review ▶

07/27/07
Resident

Please visit this property and talk at length with the staff, also ask to see the high-end updated rentals that they have available. This complex had gone through tough times in the past years, but it is headed in the right… Full Review ▶

07/07/07
Resident

I wish that they were more accurate with their website information and pictures. We went to look at their apartments based on the website. When we got there, the entrance to the office looks exactly like the website. They conveniently had… Full Review ▶

06/24/07
Resident

There are drug dealers here, huge holes in the thatched roofing where birds have taken up residence, potholes that qualify for statehood, this place has a reputation around town as Scumbag Central. Police are here almost everyday looking for people. Nothing… Full Review ▶

05/25/07
Resident

I have lived in the Arbors for a little over one year. What everyone needs to realize is that these apartments are not brand new construction. These apartments are older but the rent shows that. Anyone paying $500 for a 2… Full Review ▶

03/07/07
Resident

Roaches showed up in the first week after I moved in and I battled them throughout the entire length of the lease! The management told me I must have brought them and I needed to take care of it myself. Very… Full Review ▶

02/22/07
Resident

I've lived at the Arbors for the past 6 months. I am a single, young, business professional and really enjoy staying here. The staff is friendly and personable, the maintenance is quick an my apartment is beautiful.

My unit is… Full Review ▶

02/19/07
Resident

WOW- jam3146 (or jayme3146 as they have called themselves in previous reviews) thinks they are clever and that they know me. If he or she were really clever they would notice that I was merely making an observation, not a condemnation.… Full Review ▶

02/18/07
Resident

we have lived at this apartment for 3 months. the things that should have been done BEFORE we moved in, still are not done!!!! The sidewalks arre never shoveled, which makes it very dangereous. The office staff is not very friendly,… Full Review ▶

12/26/06
Resident

We moved out this Saturday and did our move-out inspection with Bonnie. We were here 18 months and all in all we were happy, the place is actually much better now then in the past. You can see the work being… Full Review ▶

12/14/06
Resident

Why not answer the misleading website question? Thats all the guy was asking. I have been by there and have seen no remodeling. We got an ice storm a few weeks ago, It made many tree limbs snap off. At the… Full Review ▶

12/13/06
Resident

It amazes me that when you put up a message board the craziness surely does come out. All I can say is I did live here last year and moved home to Ohio recently. My apartment was plain but clean, several… Full Review ▶

12/09/06
Resident

Hey Arborstaff,
Why don???t you correct your web site then to show the real condition of this run down complex? Your website is VERY deceiving. You talk of a ???large rehab and repair project to these 30 y/o buildings??? This shows that… Full Review ▶

12/06/06
Resident

My husband, young daughter and I stayed here for 8 weeks while our new house was being cosntructed. We sold our previous house early and needed a temporary place to stay. This was really the only place in town that would… Full Review ▶

11/28/06
Resident

I'm not here to say the arbors is first class. The buildings are old, but they tell you that during your initial visit. There are irritating problems with plumbing and fixtures. No big deal, just drips and clogs and an outlet… Full Review ▶

11/27/06
Resident

The last comment the guy was 100% right. No we were not evicted our lease was up. Unfortunately everything he said is true. Why won???t they show the real pictures? Only half the buildings are all brick yet their web site… Full Review ▶

11/21/06
Resident

We moved from out of state and this place is a dump! We found out about the place from their misleading web site. Staged pictures that look nothing like our apartment and probably aren't even from this complex. We were in… Full Review ▶

09/29/06
Resident

Note the buildings with a letter (the brick ones)are old and don't have central air. Too hot during the summer. The tenants on that side of Arbors also scare me a bit. The wood buildings (even though they look worse on… Full Review ▶

09/20/06
Resident

I am currently a resident out at the Arbors. I would not recommend that anyone let their pet live here, then again people themselves!! We moved in back in January and have had nothing but problems since. This has been anything… Full Review ▶

08/15/06
Resident

I wanted to write a brief review of the Arbors, we have lived here 3 years and just recently bought a house. The last year has been great, the new office staff has really changed things around. I was actually going… Full Review ▶

08/08/06
Resident

I live at the Arbors currently. Overall, I think it is a nice place to start out. Things are a little older loooking than in the pictures on their website, but that comes with lots of use. It's a large complex.… Full Review ▶

07/17/06
Resident

This community is great. By State Farm, great amenities and a great price. Check the website above, it's a good deal! Full Review ▶

03/23/06
Resident

Honestly, this place is horrible. I only stayed because I had a pet and a lease. Within 6 months of living here, I was robbed. The robber obviously watched and waited until I left. Creepy...some random guy looking in my place… Full Review ▶

02/10/06
Resident

I live here and have been here for 3 years, I've seen the issues and I can tell you it's never been as good as it is now. They are evicting the trouble makers and getting rid of the idiot children… Full Review ▶

01/16/06
Resident

Really is Nice Full Review ▶

12/20/05
Resident

I have to admit after reading the reviews I was unsure if this place would be my best choice. I've checked out quite a few local apartments and after looking around I am happy with my choice. The price, size and… Full Review ▶

09/29/05
Resident

The rent is about 20% lower than other apartments. If you are living onsite to work for the largest insurer through any offshore IT service provider, then this is the place to rent to live. This is what you can afford… Full Review ▶

09/27/05
Resident

Your first visit might be a good one and they might have lots of dicounts for you. But dont just go for that. Once you sign the lease, you are stuck up. We broke ours to come out of that environment.… Full Review ▶

08/30/05
Resident

THE ARBORS IS A BEAUTIFUL COMPLEX BUT WITH THAT SAID, IT IS ONLY AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE CARE TO MAKE IT BE. THE ARBORS HAS OVER 400 APARTMENTS AND TOWNHOMES TO MAINTAIN. THERE IS 1 LARGE SWIMMING POOL… Full Review ▶

07/16/05
Resident

The maintenance crew never get's around to fixing anything. There's a security guard that has to walk the complex because of some of the problems over here. There's people who don't live here and some who do that hang out in… Full Review ▶

06/22/05
Resident

When Chicago cleans out their housing projects, the refugees come here. Incentives are paid to property owners who accept the refugees.

Large groups of young men roam the property all hours - loud and profound - it looks like drugs are legal… Full Review ▶

04/12/05
Resident

Lots of problems, section 8 tenants allowed cops here constantly. Kids play and scream in parking lot and pool is never open. Avoid it Full Review ▶

02/19/05
Resident

Need I say more. This place is ran by a bunch of fools. The property needs to be burnt to the ground. The people who work there are to busy talking about everyone that they can't get ---- done. The manager… Full Review ▶

12/08/04
Resident

The pictures in Apartment Finder and a few other publications look great. With the exception of the few townhouses along Prospect Rd., the rest of the grounds look like a BARNYARD! All it lacks is the farm animals.

BRAND NEW UNITS, HURRY,… Full Review ▶

12/03/04
Resident

I have seen this place go from not so bad in the first year to a slum within the next three years and remains at that level. The buildings were not very well built and are noisy (doors slamming and people… Full Review ▶

10/26/04
Resident

I HAVE LIVED HERE FOR A FEW YEARS NOW AND I HAVE HAD MAYBE A HANDFUL OF PROBLEMS THAT THE OFFICE HAS TAKEN CARE QUICKLY. FIRST OFF THE MAINTENANCE STAFF HAS CHANGED AND NOW THEY HAVE GOOD PEOPLE WORKING FOR THEM… Full Review ▶

08/11/04
Resident

this place is bad, all the buildings smell funny, nothing ever gets fixed, and the cops must have a station here because they are always around. Full Review ▶

08/03/04
Resident

Can't get stuff fixed, the pool is never open, office girls are not nice to tennants. The cops are out here all the time. Curry makes the apartment buildings stink. I can't wait til hubby finds a different job so we… Full Review ▶

07/12/04
Resident

From the first day I had problems with this apartment. The apartment was dirty when we moved in, there was a list of repairs a mile long. Some of those repairs were never fixed in the year that I lived there.… Full Review ▶

05/07/04
Resident

There has been a lot of activity around the maintenance department over the last week. The new management really seems to be making a difference on the property. Arbors is finally getting themselves organized. Way to go!!! Full Review ▶

05/02/04
Resident

I have lived in some horrific places, but this beats them all. The managment has no clue to what their doing. It´s social hour for all of them. The maintance men are nice, but couldn´t fix a broken chair leg. If… Full Review ▶

04/15/04
Resident

I have had maintenance issues for 4 months. I am constantly being promised things will be fixed and they aren´t. I have tried to speak with the manager over multiple issues that have not been handled. I am constantly being hassled… Full Review ▶

03/27/04
Resident

i have lived here for over 2 yrs and been through all the changes. i have never paid my rent late but for the last 3 months i have had a late fee put on my account. everytime i go in… Full Review ▶

02/25/04
Resident

I have lived at the arbors for over a year now. i have had no problem with the office or maitenance staff. It is an old complex that is over twenty five years old and they do a great job trying… Full Review ▶

02/24/04
Resident

This place is not a good place what so ever! Service with the staff was the worst. Also, I do not know how our electric bill can be $200 a month. That´s Horiable! Never paid that much in my life. Also,… Full Review ▶

02/02/04
Resident

I´ve stayed here for past 1 year and find this place sort of okay. It has its ups and downs. Upside is that the rent is quite low. Downside is that the low rent is compensated by high gas bills which… Full Review ▶

01/30/04
Resident

I lived at the apartment complex when it was Village Green Apts., and the reason they changed their name was because of legal suits against them - no joke, check the Pantagraph files for the articles. I was a college student,… Full Review ▶

12/30/03
Resident

I have lived here for over a year. I thought about moving but love the location which is very close to my job. I have had problems with the office staff in the past. But I must say that I have… Full Review ▶

12/26/03
Resident

THIS PLACE IS GREAT TO LIVE. THE OFFICE STAFF IS THE BEST THAT HAS EVER BEEN THERE. KIM, MELISA, BONNY AND BREA ARE WONDERFUL. THE GUYS WORK SO HARD TO KEEP EVERYTHING GOING GOOD AND ALWAYS SEEM HAPPY TO HELP. THE… Full Review ▶

12/12/03
Resident

Enough said. You´ve obviously read all the horror stories listed so far regarding drugs, shoddy maintenance and various other nightmares... but what of those fine, un-furry creatures who´ve delighted us in such movies as "Creepshow" and "Joe´s Apartment"? Well, these roaches… Full Review ▶

12/01/03
Resident

First let me say that when I moved there it was nice. The management is nice. For the first couple of months it was good. Then I started to find soft spots in the floor that soon turned into holes that… Full Review ▶

11/03/03
Resident

I lived in one of the townhouses, granted it was one of the nicer ones (new oak cabinetry, new vinyl on the kitchen floor, a new bathroom cabinet/medicine cabinet upstairs only) BUT the place was STILL a dump. The mgmt company… Full Review ▶

10/02/03
Resident

Not a safer place to live. I lived there for a year. The whole complex is not maintained properly. If you are looking for few apts to stay as a gang (there were many gangs! in the apartment), then this is… Full Review ▶

06/29/03
Resident

First off, if you are not aware of what Cabrini-Greene is, it is considered the worse of the worst high rise projects in Chicago.







With that in mind, if it is my mission to keep at least one self-respecting person… Full Review ▶

05/30/03
Resident

We lived at Village Green for several years, in two different apartments.

When we were searching for a place to live, we needed somewhere that would accomodate our two cats. The people at Village Green were very friendly, and the… Full Review ▶

04/13/03
Resident

Seems that the Bridge property mgmt has replaced the entire office staff. Now residents that should have been evicted a long time ago are being evicted. yeah! The new manager is not playing around she seems to be gettting rid of… Full Review ▶

03/12/03
Resident

I have lived here for less than a year. The pool is closed a lot, it rarely opened on time. The equipment in the exercise room is in sad shape. The apartments are in need of repair, the carpets are stained… Full Review ▶

02/14/03
Resident

DO NOT LIVE AT THIS DUMP! THIS IS THE WORST PLACE EVER. THERE ARE GANGS OUTSIDE THAT WILL HARRASS YOU AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY, EVEN 3 IN THE MORNING! WHEN WE LIVED THERE, SOMEONE KEPT PULLING THE FIRE ALARMS… Full Review ▶

11/24/02
Resident

I helped move a friend out of this complex earlier in the year. This place is not run by the management but by drunken gangs in the parking lots. The police will be on your speed dial. Full Review ▶

10/02/02
Resident

There is nothing like going to bed with certain people being outside with their stereos blaring at 3am in the morning. No this wasnt just an isolated incident. this is happening on a regular basis. Its nothing anymore to pull in… Full Review ▶

07/31/02
Resident

This was a excellent complex when we moved in several years ago. It has since changed management several times and ownership as well. It is deteriorated to the point that it has become intolerable. Maintenance has literally ceased to exist, the… Full Review ▶

06/14/02
Resident

This place is terrible. I moved in here their were so many problems with this place it took a month to get it fixed. First it was the toilet which wouldn´t flush it took me complaining for two weeks before they… Full Review ▶

05/30/02
Resident

I, like everyone else have had a bad experience with this complex. I moved in only to find the toliet ran constantly (which I was told was normal) and the bath tub had a crack in it which made it very… Full Review ▶

12/29/01
Resident

When I moved into this place it seemed allright. The rent was reasonable, the maintenance was and always has been terrible, but I figured I could deal with it. The wiring in the apartment SEEMED ok, but then when your garbage… Full Review ▶

09/28/01
Resident

I have lived here for the past 6 years. Yes, when the new management took over there was some major problems with the maintenance. But in the last 4 months there has been a major turn around. The office staff is… Full Review ▶

08/04/01
Resident

I wanted to move out within 3 weeks of signing my lease. Water under carpet, bugs, air conditioner that took them two months to finally fixed, and once they did cause more water under the floor. Have not fixed the air… Full Review ▶

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