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Barrington Lakes Apartments

2200 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
58%
169
Reviews
58%
% Recommended
73%
City Average
10/09/14
Resident

I have lived here for going on 3yrs and I loved the place. If you're interested in this property take my advice and stop in but see Sherry 847-592-5283 she's the best. I worked with her based off a review I… Full Review ▶

10/01/14
Resident

The biggest mistake we ever made was moving to this property. We were Completely duped and lied to by the management and staff. We asked so many specific questions before signing our lease and every single answer they gave us was… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
06/16/14
Resident

Worst place to stay in summers. They sell there apartments at high rates for their gym and pool but I was fooled like many others. Winters were ok but in summers their pool is closed most of the time for maintenance… Full Review ▶

05/07/14
Resident

A wonderful place to live. I moved in here some months back and loved this place. The management staff is very helpful. The gym and swimming pool are very well maintained. Overall good place to live. I would surely recommend it… Full Review ▶

04/24/14
Resident

This apartment complex is great!! I lived here for one year and regret moving. The staff is amazing and helpful especially Sherry and Chuck. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here! Full Review ▶

04/23/14
Resident

We like this place very much because of the environment, Staffs are very friendly and cooperative. Management provided us many activities. They do arrange many refreshment parties in a year. Apartments are very neat and clean. Maintenance Service is very good.… Full Review ▶

01/18/14
Resident

The parking sucks here. There is no designated parking slots and need to walk a lot from the parking to the building. Visitor parking rules are worst. Visitor parking lots are no where near the buildings. That being said the towing… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
01/09/14
Prospective Resident

I was very interested In this beautiful property. Unfortunately, I was denied because of my credit score. Keep in mind that your credit score is all or nothing here. The management is horrible and not willing to work with you at… Full Review ▶

01/07/14
Resident

MANAGEMENT SUCKS HERE. They are rude and sarcastic on the phone when being informed of a residents issue. Parking sucks here. No designated spots. No heat in the winter and we also have no water! Washing machines are broken as well.… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
09/28/13
Resident

Maintenance is an issue. The Property manager ----- has attitude issues as well. When you go to sign the lease, the sales rep would be very nice/quick/smart about getting you all signed up with lease and everything. Once you become a… Full Review ▶

07/09/13
Resident

In Depth Pros v Cons List below: PROS: Renovated units are spacious and look good. A few cheap odds and ends, but nothing notable. The first 6 months I lived their my hot water ran out quickly and frequently, but they… Full Review ▶

06/12/13
Resident

A very good place to live.I moved in here some months back and I like barrington . Has good spacious rooms It Is not much noisy here The gym n pool r well maintained always Laundary facilties are good too. my… Full Review ▶

04/01/13
Resident

Its almost a year for me now at Barrington Lakes. The staff is very good, apartments are spacious. Here are my comments; 1. Maintenance usually fix non emergency problems in couple of days. 2. The community is always clean. 3. Enough… Full Review ▶

11/28/12
Resident

I moved out a few months ago after a 15 month lease. I absolutely loved living here. It was very spacious, pretty, and perfect for two people and a dog. I walked my dog around at night and didn't feel scared,… Full Review ▶

09/15/12
Resident

My wife and I moved in last year in July. The girl at the office was so attentive and wonderful. She really made us feel welcome. She showed us the apartment and we fell in love with it right away. Everything… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
08/20/12
Resident

I just recently discovered this site and was completely shocked about Barrington Lake's reviews! I have lived in Barrington Lakes for almost 6 years and I dearly love it! My kids have made so many friends here. The activities that they… Full Review ▶

08/17/12
Resident

I moved in a few months ago and really like it so far! I thought the girls in the office did a good job with helping me figure out which building and apartment would work best for me. The lakes are… Full Review ▶

08/10/12
Resident

Although Barrington Lakes seems like a decent place from the outside. It has nice looks, ammenities, and ample parking space. But, being located by low income housing and a 24/7 7/11 store there is a feeling of insecurity. My girlfriend and… Full Review ▶

05/16/12
Resident

I am absolutely appalled from the response I got from --------, the director of marketing, at Barrington Lakes. After just signing a new lease with -----, I stopped in after work to pick up my new apartment keys. I walked into… Full Review ▶

12/06/11
Resident

I have lived here for over 2 years now and love it. The building is nice and quiet, I have great neighbors, The staff in the office has always been nice to me and whenever I have needed something taken care… Full Review ▶

12/06/11
Resident

VERY NICE PLACE TO LIVE,VERY CLEAN AND FRIENDLY Full Review ▶

12/06/11
Resident

I moved in last may and I have loved it every since! Awesome amenities, close to a lot of things, very well kept grounds. My favorite part of living here is when my friends come over and tell me its like… Full Review ▶

12/06/11
Resident

I have lived here for 6 years now and love it. The scenery is beautiful all year round! Between the walking path and good neighborhood, you are never stuck indoors. I cant forget to mention the clubhouse that holds great amenities;… Full Review ▶

12/06/11
Resident

The Location of this community is great, a few miles away from Woodfield mall and nice eating places. The community is very clean and scenic with the apartments surrounding the lake. And there are two lakes on the property. The clubhouse… Full Review ▶

12/06/11
Resident

I have lived at Barrington Lakes for 3 years now, and it is by far the nicest apartment and apartment complex I have ever rented in! The complex is kept clean, the clubhouse is excellent and offers a lot of free… Full Review ▶

12/06/11
Resident

I have lived here with my girlfriend for about 3 years now, and we LOVE this place! We have one of the remodeled apartments, and it looks fantastic, we get compliments from our friends all the time about how good it… Full Review ▶

12/06/11
Resident

My wife and I have raised our daughter in this wonderful apartment complex for the past 4 years... the office workers are all so friendly and there is always a fun activity going on at the clubhouse or on the property...… Full Review ▶

12/06/11
Resident

My family and I love living here! There are great staff and activities and you can't beat the amenities and apartment size for the price! Full Review ▶

12/06/11
Resident

i luv to stay in this apartments.....lot of activities to enjoy especially yoga.....my kids r having lot of fun attending the kids club...the indoor pool is awsum so tht u can swim in winter too...gud managment...the maintenance reponse is vry quick...overall… Full Review ▶

10/27/11
Resident

The management here is totally unethical and will try to rob you blind as well as lie straight to your face. They are horrible. The apartments are dirty, bug infested and stink. The grounds are often covered with goose droppings which… Full Review ▶

10/26/11
Resident

I've lived at Barrington Lakes for over 3 years and in two different apartment units. I see that people have posted a lot of negative comments, but I honestly have not had that experience. Yes they've raised the rent, but it… Full Review ▶

10/26/11
Resident

Staying at Barrington lakes is a breeze. Lots of events, TT, gym, pool and social life. Its so close to highway and security is also good. Pet friendly. Highly recommended! Full Review ▶

10/26/11
Resident

I can't say I lived at barrington lakes apartment because it isn't really living as surviving through the experience. I can't believe they charge people money to live here, or get robbed here (by the management & others), or murdered here… Full Review ▶

10/26/11
Resident

I have been living at Barrington Lakes since June now. So far, I have had nothing but a great experience. I love all the amenities such as tennis courts, fitness center, business center, laundry in each building, pool, and clubhouse. Whenever… Full Review ▶

10/13/11
Resident

Here are the things I like about Barrington Lakes: beautiful clubhouse, tennis courts, fitness center, free yoga classes, pretty landscaping, good size porch, the layout and square footage of the apartment is great, parking is always easy, and it's in a… Full Review ▶

08/02/11
Resident

Last time I checked the management office works for the tennants. We pay you to do a good service to us. The management office makes me sick how rude and unreasonable they are. I will be calling the village or the… Full Review ▶

06/19/11
Resident

Six months into my lease and I have had problems with noise, roaches, neighbors, parking, and heat. I can hear everything -- and I do mean everything -- that goes on above me and next door to me. Living on the… Full Review ▶

05/15/11
Resident

If u ask the management, they have a standard answer that the heating is based on the outside temperature. However reality is that they shut down the heat by April. We still have weeks of low temperature.....but the heating is never… Full Review ▶

01/18/11
Resident

The renovation is good, however, the renovation that was done to the updated appartment complexes was done very cheaply. The paint was painted over a few times, and the plumbing and bathroom fixtures was not done at all. However, the main… Full Review ▶

01/10/11
Resident

Welcome to little India and the section 8 across the street!! The only place in the northwest burbs that has a police camera on a pole with lights on it thats how bad its is there!! STAY AWAY!! Beware. Full Review ▶

01/09/11
Resident

I moved here back in November of last year and I love it here! My apartment is beautiful. I have a two bedroom upgraded apartment on the first floor with a nice little fenced in patio area. I have a dog… Full Review ▶

01/04/11
Resident

Lived there for six months. The building was supposedly rehabbed after a fire, and there was nothing but problems. Granted, these are OLD buildings, but they get so much wear and tear and the complex is simply too vast for their… Full Review ▶

12/19/10
Resident

And i have to say mine has been and still is fine/good. so i have to say this is my second yr here. they have been attentive to my needs. and everyone has been pleasent with me. my apartment is fine… Full Review ▶

12/07/10
Resident

When we first looked at this place, they made it sound to good to be true. After a few months of living here, things changed drastically. The first trip out by maintenance to fix everything on your move in list was… Full Review ▶

08/31/10
Resident

The staff working in Barrington lakes dont know how to behave. They never answer your queries properly or help you.. they seem like they are irritated to work there and to help the residents.. they are anything but courteous... Full Review ▶

08/26/10
Resident

when you leave you will be charged for anything and EVERYTHING. They are completely unreasonable! Tried to charge six hundred dollars for carpet..but the carpet was garbage when i moved in! They advertised endless amenities..we moved in..the entire year everything was… Full Review ▶

07/16/10
Resident

This place is absolutly terrible. ------ might be one of the rudest women I have ever come acrossed not to mention she a liar. ------- is a liar as well, dont trust a thing she says, she uses lying as a… Full Review ▶

07/12/10
Resident

The management is horrible!!! They will write you a 10 day eviction notice for anything including a dog coming to visit.. DON'T BE FOOLED, THIS 10 DAY EVICTION NOTICE IS ILLEGAL, ACCORDING TO ILLINOIS STATE LAW.. ALSO MANAGEMENT HATES KIDS!!! tps… Full Review ▶

06/08/10
Resident

I would very much like to hear of similar experiences. I recently broke my lease with Barrington Lakes. Of course when I informed them two months ago the fee to vacate was $1700. During my last visit, the fee suddenly jumped… Full Review ▶

05/17/10
Resident

My wife and I had to move out of our apartment due to second hand smoke leaking into our apartment. Our daughter who was only six months old when the issue started was sleeping in our room for 10-12 hours a… Full Review ▶

05/05/10
Resident

I lived here for a year. Apartments are old and hallways stink like curry. Feels like you living in a hotel. No laundry hookups and overpriced for what you get! Full Review ▶

04/20/10
Resident

I moved in a year ago last month and I am really happy I did. I read these reivews posted on this site before signing my lease but I am very happy to say I have never had a problem like… Full Review ▶

04/17/10
Resident

WOW! ------- showed me around the complex and took her time explaining my various options. Her enthusiasm to please me intoxicating. I've never been treated soo nice by a leasing manager like that before. The amenities at Barrington Lakes is soo… Full Review ▶

03/27/10
Prospective Resident

I was able to find a larger apartment for less money than everywhere else in the area due to Jessica. She has been great throughout the whole process and made sure that I received everything I needed to be comfortable. There… Full Review ▶

03/24/10
Prospective Resident

If Corporate took time out to read all the feedback from the residents at Barrington Lakes.. They would be smart to get rid of all the idiots working in the office. Majority of complaints on here are directed toward management due… Full Review ▶

03/19/10
Prospective Resident

We were looking for an apartment and came across Barrington Lakes Apartments. We liked the amenities and clubhouse, the apartments were ok. We have a dog and told them upfront what kind of dog she was, which happens to be a… Full Review ▶

02/21/10
Resident

I have only been at the beautiful Barrington Lakes Apartment community for 4 months and I cannot wait until my lease is up to move because of the excessive noises. First, often there is a stink in my living room that… Full Review ▶

12/01/09
Resident

Do not move in here!! The apartments look great at first glance. And the actual apartments that are "remodeled" look so nice, but do not be fooled. Apartments walls have like 20 coats of paint on them and look horrible, counters… Full Review ▶

11/02/09
Resident

I survived Barrington Lakes apartments and a few months ago I was able to escape at the end of my lease. This is the absolute worst place I have ever had to endure living. I had dents and scratches in my… Full Review ▶

10/30/09
Resident

It is well worth its rent- calm and nice place. Buildings are very well maintained. Carpets are frequently vacuumed. No parking problems. Very good management. Nice Gym. Never had any problem with the laundry room unlike my previous apartment. Apartments are… Full Review ▶

07/20/09
Resident

I really liked Barrington Lakes. In my newest search for an appartment I found that this site was very helpful. It helped me stay away from some awful choices. However, when I went to view the ratings and comments about my… Full Review ▶

07/15/09
Resident

Yeah, it's kind of expensive here, but I have really enjoyed it. The ponds are pretty and it's nice to look at the swans every day when my husband and I go to the gym. Gym facilities are nice, maintenance crew… Full Review ▶

07/14/09
Resident

I lived there for a little over a year, and was EXTREMELY disturbed by the construction on my building for about six months of my stay. I was on the top floor and the builders would slam their ladder up against… Full Review ▶

07/14/09
Resident

Brief run down, if you want the short version. There is a ton of noise, the apartment smells like crap, there are roaches and silverfish all over the halls because of filthy people (a guy has to spray there every week)… Full Review ▶

05/29/09
Resident

I moved to the area about a year and a half ago when my job relocated me. I chose Barrington lakes because it was the same price as a lot of other places and had more square feet. I see why… Full Review ▶

04/26/09
Resident

I lived here for almost a year now. I see the lake from my balcony and I LOVE the peace and quiet atmosphere. - About the staffs - 5 stars When winter came, I tried turning the heat on for the… Full Review ▶

04/19/09
Prospective Resident

I have lived here for 6 months and I have nothing but great things to say about this place and the staff here. I came from downtown Aurora to this. I thought I was at a vacation resort from Wisconsin. First… Full Review ▶

04/02/09
Resident

I don't know about the people who have written such negative reviews, but living at Barrington Lakes has certainly NOT been a negative experience for me. I have lived there for 10 years. My building is clean and quiet. Anytime I've… Full Review ▶

01/08/09
Resident

I have actually lived in a ghetto area before and I would move back to the ghetto long before I would move into Barrington Lakes Apartments again. Ask the management about the murders that have occurred here, the vandalism, before you… Full Review ▶

01/08/09
Resident

I must have gotten real fortunate to get into the building I am in. I have never encountered any of the bug problems that so many seem to have. As for the construction, I believe it's now renovated and it looks… Full Review ▶

01/06/09
Resident

High rent apartments look great from the outside inside I've had bugs every year which they come spray for but still. My friends car was broken into. Across the street is a war zone. One night the road was blocked off… Full Review ▶

11/26/08
Resident

I've lived in several apartments and this is the worst place I've ever been. The apartment was very dirty when we moved in. The carpet had multiple stains. The hallway always smelled aweful. There was a serious bug problem. The pool… Full Review ▶

11/12/08
Resident

I have lived in several apartments and dorms and this is the first place I have ever had issues. The apartments were nothing like the models they were dirty, I could hear every step the person above me took, the common… Full Review ▶

10/13/08
Resident

First, I move here with the idea I'm moving into this nice studio with hard wood floors, NOT. Then, I see a nice club house with Jacuzzi and pool, but no sooner did I move in, did it become unavailable. I… Full Review ▶

09/14/08
Resident

Most people will regret moving in here. We sure do. Lets not forget there was a MURDER here. A man was stabbed 58 times. The apartment complex says it was not their fault. But they could have done things differently. A… Full Review ▶

08/20/08
Resident

I have been living here for 2 years. Yes, the construction is annoying, but it will be over soon. I have nothing but good things to say about this place. Brad is wonderful. He brings me my packages, helps open windows… Full Review ▶

08/15/08
Resident

I been here at Barrington Lakes for over a year and it has been horrible. Before I even moved into the location they were pressuring me to sign my lease BEFORE viewing the actual unit I would be staying in. (which… Full Review ▶

07/04/08
Resident

I moved to Barrington Lakes about 9 months ago, I have to admit, there is a lot going on here. Construction was all over the place on the outsides of the buildings, and guys were everywhere. It took a while to… Full Review ▶

06/12/08
Resident

My first year living here was horrible. But the second one has been pretty good, and I'll tell you why. When my roommate and I first moved in, almost nothing worked. The fireplace and the thermostat didn't work. Our apartment was… Full Review ▶

06/05/08
Resident

I have lived here for only 4 months and I am not pleased at all. First of all, before signing the lease, the staff went on and on about how great their activities are, that they have a pool, a hot… Full Review ▶

04/19/08
Resident

i think it's funny when people say "all the management cares about is your money." well, uh, where have you been for the past 20 years? that's what any company cares about anymore and you should know better. i live here… Full Review ▶

04/05/08
Resident

Don't move here!!! They will take you on a tour and show you all the wonderful facilities. They are so friendly and nice. They tell you exactly what you want to hear. They don't tell you that everything is broken and… Full Review ▶

03/03/08
Resident

The management is the worst, they will screw you every way possible and keep raising the rent with no reasoning after your lease us up. Oh and did you know there was a stabbing murder in 2008 in one of the… Full Review ▶

02/15/08
Resident

The management here is truly awful. They have no customer service skills whatsoever, which always makes us wonder why they were hired in these positions in the first place-certainly not for their ability to interact with other people. They are rude,… Full Review ▶

02/12/08
Resident

i lived here in 2007 , and moved to another apartment nearby.. compared to the others iv stayed in , Barrington lakes was the worst. There is no other explanation , than to try others to learn the truth ... The… Full Review ▶

02/11/08
Resident

I lived here for 6 months ago... I always wondered what the itchy feeling on my feet were from Day1. Thought it was the dry weather.. now i figured that there are CARPET MITES on the carpet.. A few days later… Full Review ▶

01/29/08
Resident

My fiance and I moved here in August 2006. We moved into a newly remodeled unit right by the lake. We love it! I mean, sure there are alot of things wrong. (the bathroom floor was gross, the kitchen floor has… Full Review ▶

11/15/07
Prospective Resident

My friend have lived there for 6 years, and they have had a good experience! I was thinking of moving there myself. They have said that with the new management things are finally getting done. Maybe they're just fussy about their… Full Review ▶

11/13/07
Prospective Resident

Hi all, I hope this helps some of you. I never actually lived in Barrington Lakes (which I know may be an unfair bias to some of you reading this) however I think future residents should be aware of their wish-washy… Full Review ▶

06/11/07
Resident

If you're considering moving here or know of someone that is I strongly advise you to reconsider. I lived in a one bedroom apt in the building that had the fire back in 2004. After the fire a majority of the… Full Review ▶

04/26/07
Resident

I have lived in this complex for over 5 years. It used to be a great place to live, but when the new management took over, the place has taken a turn for the worse.
I have had problems inside the partment… Full Review ▶

03/28/07
Resident

I never knew this site existed until my friend was telling me about where I live and directed me to "check it out". I have lived here for 15 years and not only am I embarrassed by what I read I… Full Review ▶

03/26/07
Resident

I've lived here for almost 2 years and have nothing bad to say. Everytime I needed something done in my apartment it was done promptly and efficiently. The gym and pool are closed for remolding but they have offered any resident… Full Review ▶

03/20/07
Resident

This place has the worst management possible. They will take the most to take out your money. I rented the place with a promotion for a month free rent. When I vacated the place they had all that balance showing as… Full Review ▶

03/13/07
Resident

I posted comments about a year and a half ago about how awful this apartment became the last year of my lease. I was a tenant in the apartment building that burned down, and the apartment that had a bunch of… Full Review ▶

02/22/07
Resident

After new management crawled in 2 yrs. ago (2007), the complex was beginning to spiral downward. In 2 short yrs. I have witnessed this place go from good to bad to AWFUL!

Save yourself the heartache of dealing with these people &… Full Review ▶

02/02/07
Resident

Hi everyone,

Please notice that they remove negative comments fromthis list!! I couldn't find the comments I made here in June and July anymore, which were of course not in favor of the apartment because they did very very bad thing… Full Review ▶

12/02/06
Resident

I lived at Barrington Lakes and agree with all the previous review regarding noise and the office staff. I had numberous problems with a tenant, including them attempting to enter my apartment and threatening me. The office staff did not seem… Full Review ▶

11/20/06
Resident

The grounds are very pretty and the lake is nice, but the buildings are in poor condition. We could hear everything our neighbors were doing and it often sounded like they were stomping around above us. I was afraid that the… Full Review ▶

11/14/06
Resident

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN...IN REGARDS TO SECURITY DEPOSITS...
The following is quoted from an article in the Chicago Tribune. All I did was google search the topic..."illinois law regarding refund of security deposits".

"Illinois and Chicago law stipulates property management must provide… Full Review ▶

10/23/06
Resident


Spent 5 1/2 yrs. here and I intend to move out on 12/1. Since it's 5 months before my rental renewal date I'm forced to pay Barrington Lakes "buy out" and deposit forfeitures that exceed $2,000.00.
A very rough treamtent for… Full Review ▶

08/30/06
Resident

I strongly discourage anyone reading this to live at Barrington Lakes. The conditions of the apartment buildings are poor, and the mangement and staff are NOT there to help. The numerous complaints I have are also mentioned in other reviews, so… Full Review ▶

08/29/06
Resident

I happened to live in this apartments. Please read the papers carefully before signing...they try to hurry you..they set you up here..my friend had a work contract for 6 months.He asked for 6 months lease...but in lease documents it was written… Full Review ▶

08/02/06
Resident

I don't know about anyone else on here, but I'm not staff here nor related to any staff, and am 100% happy living here at Barrington Lakes. The grounds are beautiful and my husband and I have had nothing but wonderful… Full Review ▶

07/22/06
Resident

Let me start by saying that Barrington Lakes is a great place. It's the manager that is bad. Ever since she came here things have changed for the worse. All resident partys have been taken away. The office staff is picking… Full Review ▶

07/15/06
Resident

On the first day that I moved I thought I made a mistake moving here. Awful awful staffs. They are not friendly, they are not helpful and they are even rude sometimes. I got frustrated since before I moved in. They… Full Review ▶

06/26/06
Resident

I lived outside BArrington Lakes from age 5-18. Everyone knew NOT to enter there! No one I ever knew was allowed to play on that side of the street. Everyone in the surrounding neighborhoods (which are not all that better) knows… Full Review ▶

06/22/06
Resident

Even though the complex keeps the outside property clean and shovels the walkways when it snows I think there is room for improvement. I think the pool should have a radio and better hours. I also think the maintance could be… Full Review ▶

06/14/06
Resident

The building that I'm in isn't bad. Noise levels aren't terrible on the third floor, though occasionally you do hear a neighbor playing music Not having hardwood floor sucks, but i guess other apartments have it. The carpet is fine. Bathroom… Full Review ▶

06/10/06
Resident

It is a good looking property with a strong maintenance staff BUT, managment are unproffessional, racist and just plain rude. Only move here if you want problems.
Oh, and by the way......the building smell like urine. Full Review ▶

05/30/06
Resident

If you have been reading the reviews of Barrington Lakes, you should see one thing that they all have in common.... these people need to go back to 1st grade and learn to spell!! It seems that most of these people… Full Review ▶

05/18/06
Resident

I lived here in two different buildings, the 3 story and 2 story and it was ok. My one real gripe was when they put those things on the outside doors to hold the doors open for people moving in/out. Residents… Full Review ▶

05/01/06
Resident

I lived there for 8 years almost and when we first moved in there...it was great and we loved it. We had an apartment that looked at the lake and as the years went by people got so lazy and decided… Full Review ▶

04/24/06
Resident

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03/06/06
Resident

i am not happy for the move out inspection comments coz is not accurate or base in the facts observation. i cleaned the room very well and i believed a little spot or stain in the bedroom cause by cokes drinks… Full Review ▶

12/17/05
Resident

That's right...only 7 more months to go before I am out of here.

Management is doing a terrific job making sure you are put to all the pain you ever imagined. The construction of the place is in such a pathetic condition,… Full Review ▶

12/16/05
Resident

Do NOT rent here. I did a lot of research, or so I thought before I moved in. I went to so many different apartment complexes, but the 1 bedroom with a den floorplan won me over. Even though I could… Full Review ▶

12/10/05
Resident

Worst apartment management in the universe.
Homeless people get more respect than the residents.
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11/23/05
Resident

I personally had a horrible experience with Barrington Lakes in the past 18 months. I had very limited options otherwise I would have rented another property long ago. I will never recommend this property to anyone.

The Barrignton Lakes Office Staff… Full Review ▶

11/09/05
Resident

I have lived here for the last 3 years. I just recently moved into a larger apartment that was rehabed and it is beautiful! My last apartment was also very nice. Dawn, the manager, and her staff are the best. I… Full Review ▶

10/10/05
Resident

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09/30/05
Resident

Living here was an absolute nightmare, and moving out was yet another nightmare. First of all, the place is a fire trap. In the time I lived there, one building was completely destroyed by a fire, and another building had a… Full Review ▶

09/27/05
Resident

This new management is a complete and utter joke.

I loved this place when we first moved in, now I cant until my lease is up.

I pay my rent on time (usually a day or two early), every month, for the… Full Review ▶

09/15/05
Resident

Hello, I am former resident of Barrington Lake Apt and beleive me the mgmt is out to get your security deposit as soon as you declare that you are ready to move out. They haveflimsy costs like apt cleaning cost(Mandatory) (anywhere… Full Review ▶

09/12/05
Resident

These guys (the management) are really an awful lot. I think, its only the gullible who will come and rent this place. I am just looking when my lease is done, and boy, am I gone from here.

On what basis am… Full Review ▶

09/06/05
Resident

listen to all you cry babies this place is great everyone here is soooooo. nice and the property director dawn hefley she is just doing her job and thank god because if she didnt we would have cry babies like you… Full Review ▶

08/28/05
Resident

The pool is supposed to close at 9:30 pm 7 days a week! For the third straight SUNDAY, the pool was either closed or the guy that is working on the shift wants everyone out at 9:10pm. No matter what us… Full Review ▶

08/24/05
Resident

I have to say that I cannot see what other people on here seem to see. We've lived here for 3 years now and just renewed for our 4th. Our experience her has been nothing but great! Office staff has always… Full Review ▶

08/17/05
Resident

The worst apartment complex in USA i would Say..The management is so rude , arrogant, threatening all the time..maintainance guys never bother about complaints.when you leave they try to make up some reason to take all the security deposit from you.Trust… Full Review ▶

07/17/05
Resident

I REALLY ENJOY LIVING HERE. THE NEW MANAGMENT IS REMODELING APARTMENTS AND MAKES GREAT INPROVMENTS ON THE PROPERTY. THE GIRLS IN THE OFFICE ARE ALWAYS VERY NICE AND MAINTENANCE IS ALWAYS HERE RIGHT AFTER I CALL IN A REQUEST. I COULDNT… Full Review ▶

06/29/05
Resident

Barrington Lakes was ok- but kinda in a weird area- subsidized housing I think. Anyways, parking lots should have been better lit- I know that worried me whenever I had to walk at nighttime from the lot to my apartment. The… Full Review ▶

06/13/05
Resident

First of all...this Barrington Lakes was bought out by a new company. So far, they have done a terrible job. All they can think about is raising rent. They are making "improvements"...Ok, this is what they have done...1st, they are ripping… Full Review ▶

06/09/05
Resident

I have lived here for 6 months and have been pretty happy so far I have a small issue with the rugs(a little dirty)but over all I am pleased the staff is always respectful and the other tenants have been great… Full Review ▶

05/26/05
Resident

I LIVED HERE SINCE 2002 AND I LOVE IT. THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY AND THE MAINTENANCE IS ALWAYS GREAT. CURRENTLY THEY ARE REMODELING AND THE NEW APARTMENTS WILL BE EVEN BETTER THEN THE ONES THEY HAVE CURRENTLY. I WOULD RECOMEND… Full Review ▶

05/17/05
Resident

NEEDS UPDATING. WE WERE UNHAPPY WITH THE SERVICE. Full Review ▶

05/16/05
Resident

I have completed a lease at barrington lakes in hoffman estates il. This has been by far the worst place i have ever stayed. There is no parking, the electrical is so old that all the lights flicker, constant brown outs,… Full Review ▶

04/12/05
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12/23/04
Resident

My wife and I moved into Barrington Lakes in July. We heard that it was a great place to live. Well, I hope to tell some of you new renters the truth! My wife and I are constantly being harassed by… Full Review ▶

11/19/04
Resident

I LOVE IT HERE STAFF IS VERY NICE AND I LOVE EVERYTHING THEY HAVE TO OFFER! A GREAT DEAL FOR YOUR MONEY Full Review ▶

08/15/04
Resident

I've been living here for almost one year now. I haven't had many problems. Actually, I rather enjoy living here. The pool is great, sometimes dirty, though. The gym is good, the staff is pretty friendly, and they have fantastic family… Full Review ▶

07/18/04
Resident

It baffles me to read the other negative reviews... My fianc? and I have been renting apartment for the last four years in various cities, and Barrington Lakes is the first one that we really feel home in. The one-bedroom apartment… Full Review ▶

06/24/04
Resident

I've been living here for 2 years and really like this complex. Aside from living near the highway, it's pretty qiuet. It's true the floors are thin and sometimes you can hear your upstairs neighbor. I really like the layout of… Full Review ▶

06/02/04
Resident

Overall this apartment was so-so. The walls are paperthin and you can hear people walking around above you, drives you nuts. Parking is decent but if someone comes and visit's you they have to park in boofoo. The Fireplace didn't work,… Full Review ▶

06/02/04
Resident

Honestly I really like this place I don't know what these people are talkin' about. Try living at Park Place then come here its heaven. Everyone I've met here have been pretty nice I never hear my neighbors and i don't… Full Review ▶

05/10/04
Resident

We just moved into this terrible place in feb. The day we moved in I was very dissapointed with our apartment, the kitchen was dirty, there was three bottles of old tomatoe juice in one of the cabinets, the carpet was… Full Review ▶

05/07/04
Resident

management is disgraceful and unprofessional. i pay my rent ontime every month, my wifes uncle died recently and i left a message for them at the answering service saying i would be out of town until the 6th and would pay… Full Review ▶

05/06/04
Resident

I have lived here going on 8 months.., in building 2140. I hear it is one of the newer buildings. I havn't had many problems at all except for the Geese. They are soooo loud in the early morning hours and… Full Review ▶

04/29/04
Resident

When I first inquired about the apartment they showed me the model. I knew it was not goign to look just like the model apartment. However, I never imagined that the place would look that crappy once I moved in. They… Full Review ▶

02/10/04
Resident

was an ok place in ok area. The staff was hard to work with and lazy, but the maintanince men seems to be pretty good and quick. Like to steal whole deposits for made up reasons. Full Review ▶

01/28/04
Resident

We moved in the summer of 2002 and thankfully we are now leaving.... This was by far the worst place we´ve ever lived. Never in my life have I ever encountered such a rude Staff!!! We´ve had many problems from the… Full Review ▶

01/20/04
Resident

Barrington Lakes is without a doubt the worst place I have ever lived. I moved in because it was close to work and the rent was very reasonable. I should have kept looking. When we first moved in, there were several… Full Review ▶

01/09/04
Resident

I moved into Barrington Lakes in May, and have had little to no problems. The staff has been incredible helpful when I needed it and move in was smooth and painless.

The workout room is far from a Bally´s but… Full Review ▶

12/27/03
Resident

I completely disagree with some of the statements on this site. If you would like an honest opinion of the community come and ask the residents.
It´s a nice place to live, the rent is reasonable and the amenities are great.… Full Review ▶

06/08/03
Resident

I moved into this apartment in Feb. We have had no major problems, but I do want to caution. The walls are PAPER thin. Believe me when I say this. We could hear people meditating above us. People talking and arguing… Full Review ▶

05/03/03
Resident

Try to secure rent, and the staff were solicitous and aggressive.
When we decided to cancel reservation after paying a reservation fee, we got it back after 30 days and that´s just for a hundred dollars (quick to solicit, very slow… Full Review ▶

02/11/03
Resident

Granted - this does not touch on some of the other horrors I have read to this point about the buildings frailities, or the geese and their wonderful life of pooping everywhere, but one thing I can tell you is this… Full Review ▶

01/14/03
Resident

We have lived here for 3 years. We like the square footage, and some utilities included in the monthly rent are great. They also hold alot of gatherings free of cost at the clubhouse, which is great. They have an indoor… Full Review ▶

01/11/03
Resident

The new management is spending a lot of money to update and revamp the apartments when current tenants are leaving. This is all in all great, but in this revamp they are making a few too many mistakes.

They are eliminating cabinets… Full Review ▶

12/16/02
Resident

My wife and I lived in barrington lakes from 200-2002. At first we were happy with the place. It was somewhat small for two bedrooms, other than that we were happy. Then winter came, the heat came on and we roasted.… Full Review ▶

11/12/02
Resident

I have to agree with some of the other reviewers! This place is terrible.

Our ceiling leaked. Slowly at first and then more and more. Then the ceiling started falling. It was evident that it had happened before, but all… Full Review ▶

08/20/02
Resident

There are many buildings to this complex so this review applies only to 2180 (right by the clubhouse).

FIRST AND FOREMOST after living there for 2 years my roommate, the leaseholder, was moving to buy her own place. Because I… Full Review ▶

08/06/02
Resident

Spacious, updated apartment at a reasonable price. Great location, beautiful clubhouse with an awesome fitness center. Good service, nice grounds, resort-like feel.
Overall a very positive experience. Full Review ▶

07/15/02
Resident

I have lived at this apartment complex with my family for almost two years. It has been a very nice experience for us.We have a small dog (Cookie) and live in a three bedroom. The building is always kept up. I… Full Review ▶

06/03/02
Resident

I´ve lived here for 4 years and think it´s a wonderful place to live. Comparatively speaking, the apartments are HUGE, and the parking lot, and ammenities are worth the rent. The management keeps the grounds clean, the pool is great (they… Full Review ▶

04/13/02
Resident

In the two years that I have lived here I have not felt that my money was well spent. Our ceiling collapsed in one of the bedrooms and our ceiling is also infested with squirrels and pigeons. The squirrels scraped a… Full Review ▶

03/01/02
Resident

I lived in a one bedroom apartment (building 2210) for 3 years, and then moved to a 2 bedroom aparatment (building 2100) for 2 more years. So obviously, I liked the place. The location is perfect with great highway access. It… Full Review ▶

02/26/02
Resident

In my opinion, these apartments are pretty good. They are a little outdated but they are spacious, clean and the staff is really nice. The floors and walls are too thin, but that is my only major complaint as of yet.… Full Review ▶

11/05/01
Resident

This is an older apartment complex with about 20 something buildings. That is fine and all, but it took forever to just get things fixed. The washers and dryers aren´t in the apartments but in the halls, and they were always… Full Review ▶

08/01/01
Resident

Overall, I was happy living here - as long as I didn´t want to sleep late on the weekends - especially during goose mating season - as I lived near the lake. It´s safe - the road that the apartments are… Full Review ▶

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