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Oaks at Lakeshore

506 Commons Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209
(52 Reviews)
$1,681 - $2,149/mo

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anonymous

Resident 2014

2/9/2014

The oaks at Lakeshore are clean and we'll maintained. The staff is professional and friendly. We have lived in Birmingham-Hoover area for 2 years now and looked at our fair share of apartments. The Oaks at Lakeshore is a great place to live and we recommend it to everyone.

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    anonymous

    Resident 2014

    2/6/2014

    The Oaks at Lakeshore is ideal for a young professional or graduate student. It is quiet and I've never had issues with loud music or any disturbances. The maintenance staff responds promptly and all staff is very nice. They even have resident appreciation events such as free pizza on certain Tuesdays! I would recommend anyone, especially a young professional, who wants to get away from downtown but still be close enought for a 10 minute commute to the action.

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      knights31

      Resident 2012 - 2014

      2/5/2014

      My wife and I have been living here for about a year and a half. This is a great place to live. It is very quiet and secluded. It is also close to the interstate and only 15 minutes from the downtown as well as the Riverchase Galleria Mall. There are plenty of eateries close by, a Publix and Aldi's grocery store only a few miles away, and even a Wally World/Sams next door. The staff is always helpful and friendly. We love it here. We highly recommend the Oaks.

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        anonymous

        Resident 2013 - 2014

        2/5/2014

        The Oaks at Lakeshore have great floor plans. Bedrooms, bathrooms, and living room are all very spacious. The grounds are well kept and the pool is great during the summertime! The workout room generally is open and the perfect way to end a day! Staff is great and works alongside you with any problems that may occur. Maintenance is always on top of things!

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          unhappywithoaks

          Resident 2011 - 2014

          2/5/2014

          i would not recommend Oaks. Even if the management staff is nice, the apartment complex is not nice. The location is not good. It's not conveniently located. The nearby businesses are Hooters, Walmart, and Outback. It takes a really long time actually to get to downtown because of traffic. When I moved in, the management did not provide a Washer and dryer to me so I had to use the washer and dryer facility which was a small room with 2-3 washers and dryers. The room had poor ventilation which made renters uncomfortable in the summer when it was really hot. The pool is located immediately next to the garbage which is smelly and gross. The weight room is a small room about the size of a small bedroom, at least the last time I saw it. When I saw it last, it had a small rickety pulley machine that lacked most of the equipment it was supposed to have and barely worked. There were 2 treadmills, one of which did not work at all. One treadmill turned on but only went to about speed 6 or so and inclined about half as high as it was supposed to. The… See More>
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            Barnesm04

            Resident 2013 - 2014

            2/5/2014

            I have had a great experience here at the Oaks at Lakeshore. The management staff has been more than helpful. With this being my first time living in Alabama, they helped make my transition to my apartment as smooth as possible. More than the help/support they provide,the management team there is very personable. I can go in the rental office and hold a conversation with them on just about anything. I would recommend this apartment complex to anyone living in the Birmingham, AL area.

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              ashwad15

              Resident 2013 - 2014

              2/4/2014

              These people are are so incredibly friendly! They helped me settle into my apartment even after switching rooming situations a hundred times. I have loved living here. Wouldn't live anywhere else!

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                Kjpeoples1

                Resident 2013 - 2014

                2/4/2014

                The Oaks at lakeshore is a nice apartment complex with a well laid out floor plan and lots of space. It is very convenient to both Samford and UAB. The staff is friendly, and the maintenance is quick and efficient.

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                  oaksrenterkb

                  Resident 2013 - 2014

                  2/4/2014

                  The Oaks has been great! This is the first time I have ever lived in an apartment, and I haven't had any issues. Maintenance has come quickly the few times I've needed help, and the staff is always super friendly! I always feel safe, and its extremely convenient to downtown.

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                    Wonder_woman

                    Resident 2013

                    9/6/2013

                    I recently moved in here and so far I like the apartments. There are a few things that should be addressed. Parking is a major issue here. If I get home around 6pm then I am typically okay, but if I get home after 9pm I may have to park 2 buildings away. I have noticed a smell at times, but I believe that it is coming from the plant that is located near us. They use sulfur in their process, which can at times float over to us. A minor issue is the cleanliness of the breezeways. I was told that maintenance (ground crews), clean the breezeways, but mine hasn't been cleaned since I moved in. I sprayed the outside of my apartment since there were many bugs and spiders present. Yes, I can hear my neighbors walk upstairs, but I could at my old place as well. It would have been nice if they had microwaves in the apartments and updated appliances, but I can't have everything I guess! I do like the garden tub and the gates. We'll see what the next few months bring!!

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                      anonymous

                      Resident 2010 - 2013

                      3/31/2013

                      The Oaks at Lakeshore has many reasons why you should reconsider living here. I have lived in the complex along with my boyfriend and friends of ours. My boyfriend started living here years ago and they were nice and helpful. However with change of management it seems there is a power struggle in the office. Each of the managers contradicts themselves in their decisions. He moved out last year after they increased the rent over 100 dollars without making any improvements to the complex. They refused to let him move out of the complex and kept delaying the 30 day notice for no reason. After being out of his lease for almost 8 months, they then decided to bill him for carpet replacement that was over 4 years old! They repeatedly lost checks of his or did not deposit his rent checks for weeks after due date. The maintenance has no idea what they are doing. Our refrigerator kept going out and all they would do is defrost the whole thing (leaving water ALL over the floor) and then leave it with our food on the counter saying it was fixed. The parking situation was terrible and dangerous as many… See More>
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                        anonymous

                        Resident 2012 - 2013

                        2/25/2013

                        Parking sucks. Not enough places to park. Terrible maintenance service. They walk in when they please and don't knock. Management is completely unfair and selfish. Rent is way too expensive for this dump of an apartment. Leaving as soon as the lease is up and couldn't be happier to leave this God awful place!

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                          anonymous

                          Resident 2012 - 2013

                          2/25/2013

                          Terrible- cant get them to fix anything in the apartment. Takes several trips to fix and they are lazy. Rent is so expensive. Mold in washer/dryer closet. Entire complex stinks like a garbage dump. The gate to the complex is always busted so people almost crash into each other when entering and exiting daily- feels unsafe. Amenities are a joke. No maintenance cre after 5 pm or on weekends. If you have an emergency, they say to call 911...what are they gonna do when your apt is flooding? This place is a joke. Its noisy. Parking is lacking. Also, it takes forever to get to any college campus in town. I do NOT recommend this place. I dont care what anyone else says on here. Also, i heard that the manager makes posts pretending to be a happy customer after residents make posts, so I personally dont trust them! .

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                            KF20

                            Resident 2012 - 2013

                            2/12/2013

                            Honestly this is the best appartment complex in the birmingham and homewood area by a long shot. The setting is beautiful and rather tranquil and the staff does a tremendous job with keeping the grounds clean and the exterior freshly painted and looking new. The amenities are great with a super nice pool and tennis courts, a gym, and a convenient trash disposal system. The office staff are always pleasant and helpful. The safety here was also a big deciding factor for me as the complex is gated, well lit at night, and has 24 hr surveillance cameras set up. Maintenance is quick to respond and are easy to get ahold of. In addition to all of this you can't beat the location. Close Access to 65 makes commutes downtown super quick and it's no more that 5 minutes from Samford or downtown homewood. I highly recommend this apartment.

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                              anonymous

                              Resident 2014

                              4/26/2014

                              just don't like it one bit.

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                                anonymous

                                Resident 2011 - 2012

                                5/17/2012

                                Oaks

                                Great safe place to live, but noisy neighbors. The smell is not that great either. You are paying for location and safety.

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                                  anonymous

                                  Resident 2011

                                  3/16/2011

                                  Wondreful place to live!

                                  Loved my time living at the oaks! Nice, large, clean apartments, always felt safe. Maintence was pretty fast and you're so close to downtown homewood.

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                                    anonymous

                                    Resident 2009 - 2010

                                    11/16/2010

                                    Fitness Center? Not quite.

                                    The "state-of-the art" fitness center at the Oaks is a small room with one treadmill. The second treadmill has been broken for almost a year. The A/C in the fitness room is perpetually broken.

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                                      anonymous

                                      Resident 2009 - 2010

                                      7/15/2010

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                                      Everyone here complains constantly about noise. They threaten to kick me out once a month for blaring loud music and I don't even have a stereo system. I live here with my wife and daughter and we hardly make a peep. It's an okay place to live, but everyones so stuck up, and they have some sort of grudge against me.

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                                        anonymous

                                        Resident 2006 - 2009

                                        3/26/2010

                                        great home I was sad to leave

                                        I left the Oaks a few months ago after graduating and I was so sad to go. These were the best apartments I ever lived in. The location was great because of the shopping, restaraunts and the interstate being so close by. There used to be a movie theatre right beside it that was wierd but now it is a church that I went to a few times that is really awesome! Alot of my friends live there still and also like it alot. Cindy and Tommie have been there a while and always treated me great. There are mostly all grad students there too so I liked that. I had a few noise complaints but the courtesy cop came and told them to be quiet. The gate broke a few times becuase people hit it but they always fix it in a few days. I felt very safe and never had a problem!

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                                          anonymous

                                          Resident 2008 - 2009

                                          12/23/2009

                                          very good

                                          My time at the Oaks was good. The office staff were very nice and friendly towards me, my roommates and anyone I saw them come across. My neighbors were college students but so were we so it was alright, b/c with as much noise as they made, we did too. Very fun filled atmosphere and if I could I'd move there again b/c the place I'm at now sucks!

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                                            anonymous

                                            Resident 2006 - 2009

                                            8/20/2009

                                            Great Place to Live

                                            I lived there for 3 years while finishing up school. It was a really nice place to live at. The parking wasn't bad. The area is nice. And yeah your neighbors can vary. Had only one complaint against the ones above me... but I won't get into that. Never had a problem with social gatherings. The pool is great. If you are going to grill or have an outside gathering, that is the place to do it. Just clean up after yourselves.

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                                              lawdawg_SU

                                              Resident 2006 - 2009

                                              8/6/2009

                                              All Things Considered, One of the Better Places in Birmingham

                                              Spent three years here as a grad student and, all in all, I've been impressed. The community does have some undergrads, but for the most part, residents seem to be grad students at UAB or Samford. As a result it is a mostly quiet complex as far as apartments go. There were the occasional noisy nights--maybe half a dozen over three years--but it amounted to someone laughing or goofing off in the parking lot at 1 a.m. on a weekend (I lived on a ground floor unit). Location is good if you're a UAB or Samford student; it's about 10 minutes to Samford, which is just down the street on Lakeshore, and 15 to Southside/Downtown (via I65). You'll save yourself a huge headache by not living in Hoover or out 280 in Inverness. The immediate neighborhood has actually improved over the past several years. When I moved in, there was a really dumpy movie theater (required police security). It has since closed and been replaced with a church, which really improved things. There is a Wal-Mart nearby which is somewhat...shady. All in all, though, not a bad place to be. There are many much worse places in Birmingham. As far as crime… See More>
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                                                anonymous

                                                Resident 2008 - 2009

                                                6/22/2009

                                                LOOKS NICE BUT THINK TWICE!!!!!

                                                This place was a horrible experience. I love the scenery but that scenery attracted BUGS!! Not your occasional fly here and there... there were spiders, roaches, centipedes, and etc. Don't even attempt to have a social gathering because neighbors are not friendly and won't let you have anything without calling the police on you. A/C broke, there were water leaks, and overall it is not worth it for the price. You might as well stay somewhere else in Hoover for the price you're paying here. Also, the front office has a horrible attitude toward college students. Also, nothing is included except cable which isn't an option to be added to your rent.

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                                                  anonymous

                                                  Resident 2008 - 2009

                                                  4/21/2009

                                                  Pretty Good

                                                  I just moved here from out of state and had to look at places to live online which was frustrating. I liked the look of the Oaks and also saw that it had gotten some pretty good reviews *The below reviews are for a 1 bed/1 bath that I pay $770 for in rent (cable is included) PROS: cable is included in rent; the bathrooms are HUGE; the office staff is amazing and is always willing to help out..i'm not sure what his name is but the maintenance guy on the golf cart is always incredibly friendly; i have always felt safe here as a young woman living alone; great pool area; gates (although they don't always work); the staff is great about putting notices on your apt door for maintenance updates etc; the apartment grounds are gorgeous and are well maintained (no trash and great flowers in the spring!) CONS: not really keen on the location; the bugs can be a problem when the seasons change (cockroaches the size of my fingers) but it's easy to get free pest control through the office..plus, i think bugs are just a problem in alabama apparently; there isn't much lighting outside at night...there… See More>

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                                                    Oaks at Lakeshore is an apartment in Birmingham in zip code 35209. This community has a 1 - 2 Beds, 1 - 2 Baths, and is for rent for $2,149. Nearby cities include Mountain Brook, Moutain Brook, Homewood, Irondale, and Fultondale.

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