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The Grove

4801 Fruitvale Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308
(11 Reviews)

The Grove Reviews


2.3 rating

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11 total reviews




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Resident 2020 - 2021


When i first went to move in a paid a deposit and was told i could move in a week early due to some deal they had going on. I was called a short time later saying i had to pay an extra 700 on deposit for my girlfriend then had to pay for the early move in. When i got the keys and started moving in i noticed a very strong smell of urine i found the apartment had not been cleaned properly. there was stained and very used carpet, mold and filth everywhere the cleaning crew sent in to fix it was unprofessional and still yet didnt clean properly. on the 1st week my garage door quit working and the manager insisted on trying to blame me saying i hit it with a trailer but had proof it was a lie even had the guy who fixed it prove it was Mechanical failure due to being old. I then had a kitchen drawer fall out and when asked to fix i took days to get done and yet they fixed it by rigging it with a electrical wire nut and screw my stove started to not work and… See More>
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    prospectiveVisited 2016


    Went to see the complex on a Saturday and the gate was closed. How do they expect to rent like that? Immediately I was disappointed. Standing outside I noticed several water bugs and the landscaping looked awful. Some blinds facing the street were in sad shape to say the least. I won't be returning.

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      Resident 2013


      I moved to this apartment because it was a gated community, within 48 hours of moving i discovered that it is a low income housing, not all of them but a major portion. This apartment does not have any "INTERNET".......nobody will believe this but it is true. The asst. manager of the complex told me "we offered you housing it is not our responsibility to provide internet". I moved out in 7 days and paid penalty of 1 and half month of rent. Cockroach, dirt here and there are the most common things in the Grove. The management needs to fire that manager "Olga" she is rude, unprofessional, and liar. Even though she is in the office if you want to talk to her the office will tell you she is not in the office. Only nice thing about the Grove is each apt. has it's own garage. Just look at the rating of this apartment before moving in.

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        Resident 2013


        This place is the most unprofessional place run by the most incompetent people. Olga the manager being at the TOP of the list. She is rude, inconsiderate and a liar. She will do whatever she can to do as little as possible and then charge you for her laziness and lack of effort. Since they do not have any options to rate things that actually matter here are some descriptions to help you in your decision: CLEANLINESS OF UNITS They claim to do thorough cleanings after every tenant but this was not the case when we moved in. The carpet in the living room especially was soaked with something disgusting one could only describe as some sort of urine.. possibly cat urine. It also smelled musty or moldy. They tricked us by covering the smell with paint and cleaner. They did have the carpet cleaned but a day or 2 after moving in the cleaner wore off. It is unacceptable and shows how cheap this place is that they would choose to clean instead of replace a carpet that unsanitary and unhealthy. Because I worked from home it caused me severe headaches. They finally agreed to replace it.. in the living… See More>
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          prospectiveVisited 2011 - 2013


          My grandmother lives at the Grove. It is such a peaceful place, and they allow pets. Its beautiful, and safe. The staff is very helpful. The manager, Olga, often takes time in her day to take my grandmother grocery shopping. I am very grateful to her.

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            Resident 2013


            AWFUL!!!!! We have only lived in The Grove for 3 months and it is by far the worst experience I have ever had. We were told initially that we would be allowed a 3month rental agreement only to get to The Grove and then they tell us we have to sign a one year lease. After raising the rent by $200, they agreed to let us stay 3 months. The first month, I was trying to get internet, only to find that The Grove had no internet access/contract with a specific company to allow new residents to get internet access!!! They did not mention this when we moved it. I had to call and find out on my own. They then told us we had only a 2 month agreement and raised the rent again another $100. We gave our 30 day notice when appropriate only to manipulate us again and say our last month was not prorated because we signed another agreement. The management here is the worst I have ever seen. I have never been treated so poorly and with such disrespect. The management and employees make no effort whatsoever to keep residents happy. The manager is rude,… See More>
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              Resident 2011 - 2013


              Ever since I moved in had to deal with huge water bugs inside my apartment complex and inside my kitchen cabinets. Manager is a two face, rude, mean, and very unprofessional!! Manager does NOT care for her tenants! Life there would be much better she management cared. I do not recommend these apartments at all!! I lived there for 2 years & hated it only cuz of manager will make life hell. I had lots of items being stolen there...not cuz it's a gated community means its safe. Management did not do anything nor warn others of the stealing going around.

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                Resident 2008 - 2013


                This is an excelent community to live in. Only reason I left was because of a job transfer. The offfice staff is very frendly and always were ontop of any issue I had. Maintenance is always on top of things and are very caring of the residents. The community is freindly and quiet. It is gated and very safe. Every unit comes with its own garage. I recomend you live in this community.

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                  prospectiveVisited 2011 - 2013


                  I lived at the grove for 16 months and was not pleased from the day I moved in. Before we moved in we were not told what unit we would be renting and the day we moved in we found out we would be living right off fruitvale which is very noisy. I figured for paying such a premium price it would be worth it but the sirens and loud traffic kept us up on several occasions. The day we moved in there was a huge hole in the wall behind the front door that wasn't fixed. The place wasn't cleaned well and spent the day deep cleaning before I moved stuff in. I complained numerous times of my noisy neighbor and it NEVER got delt with. Olga was rude to us all the time and has no people skills and is rude. This place takes all your deposit and will not respond when you have a issue! I went a whole year without blinds on my front window because they never got around to it . Do not move here they will raise your rent !! Not worth it!!

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                    Resident 2008 - 2010


                    I lived here back in 2009. Beautiful complex but management and maintenance definitely have it out for those that are on the low income plan. They constantly harassed and did monthly inspections when it wasn't needed. I was accused of having someone living with me. I explained to them, on numerous occasions, that the person seen is my nanny who helped take care of my children while I was at work. It wasn't good enough for them. To avoid the problems, I fired my nanny and put the kids in a private day care. They entered my apartment on several occasions after that without permission or notice, ripping out the child safety latch I had installed. A neighbor witnessed the maintenance guy leaving my apartment after she heard my front door hit the wall from him trying to gain entry.....HE damaged the door frame and then management lied to me about them being in my apartment without permission. Maintenance requests were fulfilled in a timely manner but the problem was not always fixed. I had several security issues while I lived there. The first is was when someone easily tore out the weather stripping under my garage door and simply… See More>
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                      Resident 2005 - 2012


                      A decent place to live, but will need to develop patience.

                      If your looking for someplace temporary, it's pretty good (trees and all), but you'll have to initiate effort because they've either mishandled their finances or their procedures. **For instance, they raised the rent, but spent money on things that are out of priority (i.e. New wooden stairs, but the fence on the roadside is falling apart. Fixtures and areas one can see will lead to serious rot.). After a few months, got a couple things repaired, but they only do one at a time, so you'll have to keep asking. The maintenance guys are great, doing all they can do as they're the only two. The maintenance guys do all they can with their available time. Teenagers and a few problem tenants, but you'll have to initiate the effort to behave cooperatively. Once, some tenants decided to have a DJ, blasting through the entire complex, so we talked with the management. It seemed to take several tenants voices to make the point. Currently good, but the quality is changing.

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                        Features & Amenities

                        • Washer/Dryer
                        • Accent Walls Available
                        • Balcony
                        • Car Wash Location on Site
                        • Clubhouse
                        • Courtyard
                        • Crown Molding
                        • Fireplace
                        • Fitness Center
                        • Linen Closets
                        • On-Site Maintenance
                        • Online Payments Accepted
                        • Playground
                        • Pool
                        • Quality Landscaping
                        • Sauna
                        • Spa
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                        The Grove offers a country club look and feel, with large grassy areas and elaborate water features. Choose from an array of one, two, and three bedroom floor plans. Each home features a spacious layout, bay windows, private garage, full size washer/dryer, spacious patio or balcony, and fully equipped kitchen. The beautifully furnished clubhouse hosts resident events and can accommodate residents and their guests for private functions. The on-site fitness center features a dry sauna and is a convenient way to stay fit and healthy while two refreshing pools cool you down after a long hot day in the California sun. In the evenings, relax, unwind, and socialize with neighbors in the heated spa. Residents are encouraged to have their guests make use of the impressive guest suite, which is fully furnished with all the comforts of home.
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                        Asked on: 03/19/2018
                        Q: Can you hear your neighbors?

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                        The Grove

                        June 2024





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                        The Grove is a 756 - 1,552 sq. ft. apartment in Bakersfield in zip code 93308. This community has a 1 - 3 Beds, 1 - 2 Baths Nearby cities include Laton, Lamont, Arvin, Shafter, and Wasco.

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