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Bell Wakefield (formerly The Woodlands at Wakefield Plantation)

12201 Oakwood View Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614
54%
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96
Reviews
54%
Apartment Rating
62%
City Average
07/16/14
Resident

New residents beware! You will have a hard time finding a parking lot since the new management is no longer allocating reserved parking lots for you. I have to walk a lot to find a free parking lot! Very bad parking.… Full Review ▶

05/29/14
Resident

This apartment is a great place to live. I needed to relocate for a new job and toured many complexes in the Wake Forest/North Raleigh area. This one stood out on top! The staff are all very nice and make you… Full Review ▶

11/06/13
Resident

new ownership sucks. dont ever rent here. bad parking and bad management. i will never rent here again. Full Review ▶

10/19/13
Resident

No AC for three days at 98 degrees, neighbors constsntly brook rules, cooking in guarge on open flame, using balcony for junk storage, many visitors using all parking and thumbing there noise at you, one nice person worked there and they… Full Review ▶

10/07/13
Verified Resident

I feel very safe and at home in this community. Full Review ▶

Manager Response
09/26/13
Verified Resident

The Woodlands give you the most bang for the buck in the area! The amenities are numerous and beautiful, the proximity to schools/restaurants/shopping/entertainment is fantastic, and the apartments are spacious and peaceful. The office and maintenance staff do an excellent job… Full Review ▶

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09/23/13
Verified Resident

so far so good. we are very happy here. my parking spot is inconvenient but other than that my family and I are happy. I do also wish there was a better location for the cardio room. A room or place… Full Review ▶

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09/19/13
Verified Resident

The community is in a good location to essentials, like food and shopping. The office staff are nice and well mannered. The maintenance is somewhat lacking in efficiency. This community is more tailored to families and those later in life. Overall,… Full Review ▶

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09/13/13
Verified Resident

We moved here 2 years ago from out of state and have really enjoyed living here. Really like the updates being made to the office and workout area, looking forward to see what else you will be updating. Would really like… Full Review ▶

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09/10/13
Verified Resident

What is a 5-letter word meaning: "Effortless" (Beauty?) This is where you can start thinking when you want to visit the Woodlands at Wakefield. It is one of the most promising places to live in and raise a family. Full Review ▶

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08/26/13
Verified Resident

This community is safe, the grounds are welk kept, and the staff is very pleasant. In the few maintenance requests I've had, they have been prompt and have finished the request completely. So far, I have been very complacent with this… Full Review ▶

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06/24/13
Resident

I have LOVED living at the Woodlands. I've lived in just about every apartment complex in Wakefield,but never truly felt at home until living here. The neighbors are so kind and respectful. Noise has never been an issue here-- it's incredibly… Full Review ▶

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01/09/13
Resident

I agree that the quality of the grounds has gone downhill in the past few months even. Dog poop everywhere and some tenants who've been there a long time and curbed their pet properly are no longer doing so. Worse I've… Full Review ▶

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12/20/12
Resident

The Woodlands is a beautiful community that changed management one year ago. Since then, the decline is sad to see. Those of us with pets that care for our animals are outraged by the fact that so many do not pick… Full Review ▶

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07/06/12
Resident

I have lived at the Woodlands for 4 years and I am moving out next month. There have been ups and downs. I'll start with the downs: -There are bugs, many different kinds, but one type in particular that I kill… Full Review ▶

06/08/12
Resident

This apartment complex is NOT a quiet place to live. Parking is terrible unless you buy a garage. The staff has turned over 4 times in the last couple of years. Full Review ▶

05/11/12
Resident

The apartments look nice but guess what. If you have anyone above you or beside you be prepared to hear everything. I have had two different people above me and they both got up at 4:30 am which meant that I… Full Review ▶

03/18/12
Resident

We have a new office staff AGAIN!!! This is the 4th office staff we have been through since we lived in this place. Each one turns out to be worse than the last! Talk about rude people, they have no class… Full Review ▶

11/26/10
Resident

I couldn't be happier in my new home! I've lived here for almost a year. My home has a huge garage attached to it and it is on the end of the building. I seriously could not have asked for a… Full Review ▶

08/04/10
Resident

Join the "Y" next door. There is nothing but problems at the pool. First it's been closed several times this summer to regrout and paint the deck. Why wasn't this done when the pool was not open? Reason given by office… Full Review ▶

02/03/10
Resident

I simply have to say that the staff at the Woodlands has truly done an outstanding job during the recent snow storm. Friday before the storm hit, ice melt had already been spread throughout the community's sidewalks and breezeways. The snow… Full Review ▶

12/06/09
Resident

I moved into this complex actually before it was finished. My apartment overlooked the pool. Actually think I was maybe the 24th leasee in the complex. I have to admit, I absolutely loved living there. The staff was great and friendly.… Full Review ▶

11/09/09
Resident

My family and I have lived here close to 36 months and plan on renewing our lease. This place is set up like a home and it's wonderful. I have great neighbors and when I go to the club house, the… Full Review ▶

10/06/09
Resident

Move in was great. Apartment is incredible. 2 bed/2 bath and we pay $1,199 and love it. Two car garage, vaulted ceilings. Staff took great care of us when we moved in and really made it easy for us to get… Full Review ▶

09/27/09
Resident

Me, husband, and child just moved in the complex. We absolutely love our apartment. We are temporally renting out a 4 bedroom house we own to decide are we going to buy another place here or are we moving out of… Full Review ▶

08/25/09
Resident

I moved in to the Woodlands this past spring. I chose a beautiful, spacious floor plan on the third floor. I think they call it the Jasmine? Anyway, it has the feeling of a house and the convenience of an apartment.… Full Review ▶

06/20/09
Resident

Enough said by other reviews so you better think twice! Full Review ▶

04/02/09
Resident

This place is ghetto - people hanging around with no jobs and nothing to do. Teenagers lurking around, throwing things at the apartments, loud ghetto music thumping and vibrating your apartment. People in the office are full of themselves. Don't expect… Full Review ▶

04/02/09
Resident

Parking is a nightmare!!!!!!!!!!!! The man in the office is so unfriendly and unhelpful that I do EVERYTHING to avoid him if at all possible. I have leaks in the roof of my apartment and have reported it and NOTHING. When… Full Review ▶

01/15/09
Resident

I tried to be positive in my below review, however I must make a few changes and add a few IMPORTANT comments someone would need to consider prior to moving here. My first week here I watched a man get arrested… Full Review ▶

11/13/08
Resident

We currently live in this apartment community and have to say that a year later we are not impressed !! However, the style of our apartment is really nice. I'll have to admit. We have a townhouse-style where no one is… Full Review ▶

06/17/08
Resident

I moved into the Woodlands in 2001! Me and my 1st roommate were only the 2nd people to ever live in this apartment. We LOVED it! It was the most beautiful place and great amenities! Safe apartments and everything was great.… Full Review ▶

03/19/08
Resident

I've currently renting at the Woodlands and I wouldn't recommend these apartments to my WORST enemy. I've been here for approx. 8 months; over this period of time i've had ceiling leaks that they took their sweet time repairing and then… Full Review ▶

03/09/08
Resident

When you come to visit the apartments they do not take you all the way in them, you just go right by the office and it looks like there is parking, BUT THIS IS WRONG!!!! They only give you ONE space… Full Review ▶

02/24/08
Resident

I wrote a nice review after living here for one month, but after two months I am having a very different experience here. The super came into my home when I was not there without my request or permission. They said… Full Review ▶

02/12/08
Resident

Do not let the neighborhood fool you. This apartment complex is not what people make it out to be. This is a neighborhood from HELL. The office staff will only be nice to you while they swindle you into a contract.… Full Review ▶

02/06/08
Resident

i live there as well and HATE it. I have had my hot water heater leak all over my apartment, into the two apartments below me. i couldnt take a shower that morning and they didnt have any sympathy for me… Full Review ▶

12/09/07
Resident

Decent community - apartments are located above garages(ever sat on top of a garage door opener???) - which are very noisy - very litte sound insulation. Hot tub was open 3 days this year. Parking - hope you're single, because you… Full Review ▶

09/29/07
Resident

As a professional couple, we thought the Woodlands looked very nice. Looks are definitely deceiving. Once you move in, the staff forget who you are. They are of no help, do not return phone calls, and do nothing to resolve complaints.… Full Review ▶

06/20/07
Resident

The Apt itself is nice, nice neighbors but forget about the staff! I had to terminate my lease early and now I am getting the runaround. They lost my notice and my check! They lost my check!!!! The old staff was… Full Review ▶

05/26/07
Resident

After reading this site a few times I noticed a pancakes1 making a lot of negative comments. When I asked the staff about this person, they know who it is and laugh at the fact she has anything to compain about.… Full Review ▶

05/24/07
Resident

As a professional couple we moved to Raleigh and decided to rent in Raleigh while we look for a house. The staff are nice and helpful before you move in (I mean pay up), but afterwards you will see a marked… Full Review ▶

05/04/07
Resident

i think its a really beautiuful place and the staff is really nice i cant wait to move there Full Review ▶

02/07/07
Resident

i am not a resident, and though I am happy that my best friend has a new house, I am not afraid to speak for her. . .

i attended a housewarming dinner and through the three hours that we were… Full Review ▶

01/28/07
Resident

This complex used to be a great place to live. I have been here for 3 years now. I am counting down the days that go by, my lease will be done. I am ready to move. The staff is terrible,… Full Review ▶

10/16/06
Resident

It was nice when I moved in but now it is awful. The Management stinks and it is loud and really mean neighbors. I do NOT recommend this place. Anything good written here was written by someone that DOES NOT live… Full Review ▶

10/12/06
Resident

This is the worst place to live. The property has gone down hill. When I first moved in I thought this would be a great place because of the location. And now I regret it everyday that I wake up! PLEASE… Full Review ▶

09/03/06
Resident

I moved into the Woodlands a week before the fires in December 2005. The response I saw from staff members was extraordinary! They went out of their way to help the residents that were displaced.

My apartment is beautiful and I love… Full Review ▶

08/28/06
Resident

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08/04/06
Resident

If you are looking for wonderful place to live, you will find it at the Woodlands. I have been a resident for 2 years and I have loved every minute of it. This is indeed a family community where the neighbors… Full Review ▶

06/15/06
Resident

It's not recommended for a family to live at the Woodlands. First, parking spaces are so limited, there's a danger of having your cars towed for the reason that you parked on someone else's space. There is only 1 reserved parking… Full Review ▶

05/05/06
Resident

Over the years, I have lived in many apartment communities and have had many experiences. I am happy to live at the Woodlands. My apartment is a great floorplan and has features that others in the area don't have. I have… Full Review ▶

04/17/06
Resident

Attractive apartment homes and community, location. Great to be able to walk to shopping, doctors, banks, etc. Friendly neighbors for the most part. There are some with attitudes, but that is everywhere.

Staff all the way around has declined in quality since… Full Review ▶

04/11/06
Resident

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04/03/06
Resident

The apartment was decent, nice to have a garage. It had thin walls, could here the neighbors. The office staff was very nice. We had 1 maintenance issue, and it was corrected quickly.
The biggest problem we had was with the neighbors.… Full Review ▶

01/08/06
Resident

I was very pleased with the apartment complex when I initially moved in, this was in 2003. During the next year I noticed that the quality of people that were leasing apartments went substantially down, even my friends and family noticed… Full Review ▶

12/27/05
Resident

I moved out just in time! Barely one month after I left this hell-hole, my entire building was destroyed by a fire caused by a careless SMOKER. This happened not even one week ago, just before Christmas. Thank God I was… Full Review ▶

10/04/05
Resident

Good: beautiful complex, grounds maintained very well, alowed to decorate and paint to our liking, ppl in the office are the best I ever met, great community, across the street from where our family lives, very close shopping plazas

Bad: parking is… Full Review ▶

08/25/05
Resident

I really like living at the Woodlands Apartments. I have lived here for 2 years and have met a lot of new friends here. It seems like everyone complained about parking but it really isn't that bad. If everyone that had… Full Review ▶

07/17/05
Resident

If you enjoy having your car towed please move in otherwise stay clear of these apartments! Full Review ▶

07/02/05
Resident

Since this website ranks mainly on seven points I will elaborate on them.

1. Parking. In a nutshell is horrible. There is only one space per apartment, and visitor parking is almost impossible to find. Most people need at least two spaces,… Full Review ▶

03/14/05
Resident

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01/18/05
Resident

Quiet Place. Staff is just great! Full Review ▶

01/15/05
Resident

Overall, the apartments serve their purpose. I feel that apartment living is apartment living... If you have a problem with the person you are sharing a wall with, get over it-or buy a house. Parking was an extreme problem before assigned… Full Review ▶

01/02/05
Resident

Apartments are very nice. Parking is a problem if you have more than 1 vehicle or get company often. I would recommend having a garage. It is also annoying of those who park on the side of the road and is… Full Review ▶

12/02/04
Resident

At first glance, the woodlands at wakefield looked like a wonderful place to live to myself and my roommate. But this apt complex is way below par. Parking is a huge problem. When we moved in, it was promised that there… Full Review ▶

11/06/04
Resident

I have lived in Durham, Chapel Hill, Morrisville, and Raleigh so I feel I have a good idea of apartment life in the Triangle area and I can honestly say the Woodlands is the worst. It looks great on the outside… Full Review ▶

10/21/04
Resident

I looked at this apartment when I was deciding on my move to Raleigh. I really loved it, and came back a few times to survey the property. I knew one of the maintence staff from when I lived in Raleigh… Full Review ▶

08/27/04
Resident

i have been a resident here for a few months. the staff is very friendly, polite and helpful. maintenance has always been in a timely manner. apartments are fairly new and very nice. they are spacious and a great value for… Full Review ▶

07/04/04
Resident

Looks nice, close in to everything, and so forth. Staff is very nice to me and polite (This is NOT a staff person writing this.)
However, noise is terrible by a few. Police and management do nothing but file reports and… Full Review ▶

06/23/04
Resident

These are what should be really nice apartments, but unless you like noise, look elsewhere. Appearances are wonderful, but as has been mentioned by several others, parking is hard to come by. Soundproofing between units is nonexistant...be careful if you have… Full Review ▶

05/25/04
Resident

I think the Woodlands has been an exceptional place to live at. I have lived here for 1 year and I love it, there are so many amenities. There is limited parking but only becuase other residents park their extra cars… Full Review ▶

05/06/04
Resident

I have just read all of the comments concerning this complex. Wow! Some people are truly unhappy. We have lived here on two different occasions over the past three years and have been overall very happy with the office staff.They have… Full Review ▶

03/29/04
Resident

I lived there for a little over a year. when I moved in parking was not much of an issue but then again about half of the apartment were empty. It only took about a montyh after I moved for for… Full Review ▶

02/10/04
Resident

This message is being posted by the office
staff at The Woodlands. We just wanted
everyone to know the status of our fitness
equipment. We have a brand new treadmill
and the other treadmill works fine.
Thank you. Full Review ▶

01/13/04
Resident

The Woodlands are indeed elegant living. Beautiful apartments, amazing amenities, and a wonderful neighborhood. I must say, however, that I don´t feel valued as a resident.

I have heard a lot about having a tolerant attitude about consistent challenges with… Full Review ▶

12/29/03
Resident

I am a resident at The Woodlands.I am transferring with my job so will be relocating. That is what brought me to this
site. I have lived at several apartments and I believe there is no such thing as the
perfect… Full Review ▶

12/27/03
Resident

I think the person that keeps complaining is
the same negative person over and over. I´ve lived at the Woodlands for almost 3 years and have never had any of these problems. I´ve had to to move a lot with a… Full Review ▶

12/22/03
Resident

There are dogs running loose on the property that have growled and frightened my girlfriend. I see no attempt by (mis)management to address the dog problem. Full Review ▶

12/18/03
Resident

Yes, I´m serious. Management receives our money, communicates service requests to maintenance and receives packages. A computer could do the same thing more efficiently, don´t you think!

The reason people are employed in management is to provide service to the… Full Review ▶

12/18/03
Resident

Management is poor, apartments and landscaping are lovely. Less than 25% of the detached garages are rented. And residents with only 1 car cannot find adequate parking. No parking problem would exist if the detached garages not being used were eliminated.… Full Review ▶

12/10/03
Resident

I moved in a few weeks ago, and here are the issues:
1. Car wash broken...management does not indicate a plan to repair.
2. Parking is a problem.
3. Noise from neighbors is a problem.
4. One of my neighboors lives… Full Review ▶

11/20/03
Resident

After living for 16 mo.(feels like 10 yrs.) in this poorly designed/poorly managed complex, I´ve learned so much from this experience. First, check out the website when you rent and talk to the residents. When aesthetics and amenities are only discussed,… Full Review ▶

11/14/03
Resident

Only move here if you would like your car to be towed. There is not enough parking for each car. We had begun to park on the curb until we were issued warnings for doing so. We complained that they needed… Full Review ▶

09/24/03
Resident

After reading the various negative reviews, I felt moved to write my own, as I find it hard to believe that I live in the same apartment community!



My husband and I moved to NC from Australia over 2 years… Full Review ▶

08/21/03
Resident

I moved into the Woodlands two years ago. I thought the staff was helpful and the apartments were exactly what I was looking for; there have been some issues but overall I have been happy. First of all the apartment that… Full Review ▶

08/08/03
Resident

I rented at the Woodlands and not long after we moved in, we had problems with our air conditioning, which was fixed in a timely manner. Then, within 3 months a family with either 2 or 3 children were moved over… Full Review ▶

07/03/03
Resident

Just a warning we where 2 weeks from our move in date when they called and needed a deposit which they claimed and signed was waived. Then informed us that they had to switch our apartment for the third time. The… Full Review ▶

05/19/03
Resident

Ok, whoever wrote the drug comments is on crack themselves. Let´s think about this, if someone approached your child with drugs would you not contact the local authorities? The apartment staff is virtually helpless without proof. I wonder if the person… Full Review ▶

05/10/03
Resident

Do they even bother to check it out? NO
I can never find a place to park....
Do they even care I have to walk through their self inflicted crack town to get to my house?
I could have, should have… Full Review ▶

03/25/03
Resident

Well kept property with large apartments. Fairly priced large 3-bedrooms with double attached garages too! Full Review ▶

02/26/03
Resident

I will not recommend the Woodlands at Wakefield to a friend.I wish I have done more research before I signed a lease with them. The apartment is too expensive for such poor management. When I returned the keys they did not… Full Review ▶

11/19/02
Resident

We rented with Woodlands of Wakefield with the sole intention of having a temporary place to live until our house was built. After fulfilling our 13-month lease we cleaned our apartment and turned in our keys. Twenty days later we received… Full Review ▶

10/08/02
Resident

The apartments are really nice. They are located in a great neighborhood that has convenient access to shopping centers. However, there are numerous complaints about noise and parking. Noise is especially a factor for individuals living beneath noisy neighbors (stereos, people… Full Review ▶

08/24/02
Resident

Best apartment complex I have ever lived in!!! The apartments are spacious, the floor plans are great and the apartment staff are very responsive and wonderful. It takes 20 minute to get to the beltline in rush hour, which isn´t bad… Full Review ▶

07/31/02
Resident

This will be short and sweet. THe apartment are very nice. But read your contract, You will be told thing that are not true. There is limited parking and you will have to walk. Unless you are one of the tenents… Full Review ▶

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