El Macero Village Apartments
Resident · 2006 - 2011
Overall I had a positive experience living at El Macero Village. I lived there from Summer 2006 through January 2011 in three different apartments: three bedroom, two bedroom and one bedroom. For me the main draw in staying there for 4 and 1/2 years was the value for money, management, maintenance and location. Few other apartment complexes in Davis have a remotely competitive rate per square footage. I found Brenda a likable, responsible manager. I appreciated that actually lived on site. Any maintenance problems I had were quickly attended to within a week or sooner. Location-wise I appreciated living on both the A and P/Q lines for commuting to campus: about 20-25 minutes. I would normally walk to Nugget for groceries. For the negatives I have to say the complex is aging. Most of the apartments have thin walls which makes even ordinary activities easy to hear through the walls. On the upside this place tends to be quieter than most. The mix of residents seemed to me an even mix of grads, undergrads, young professionals and families. I didn't mind the noise of the children that lived near me, but I was usually not home during day-time hours. I've lived at El Macero through two fairly extensive but needed exterior renovations: one of the decks/patios, exterior wood, painting and one reroofing. These were minor annoyances but definitely show me that some care is being taken to maintain the complex. Some folks have also stated having issues with Brenda herself. I've never experienced any trouble with money, deposits or repairs. I got the impression that she could be strict when needed, but I always found her to be fair. She was always responsive and proactive when I had an issue with a noisy neighbor or maintenance problem.