Resident · 2009 - 2010
The location is outstanding, west of the 101 and close enough to Grandview beach that you can put your wetsuit on at home (3-5 min walk). There are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance and a couple of local bars. The nearest full grocery store is about 2.5 miles, but there are some great little markets like Just Peachy and El Torito within walking distance. I've lived at Grandview for over a year and still love it. The apartments are in good shape and the courtyard is nice. In general, the tenants have been good people, and if you're interested in meeting people, it's pretty easy to meet others by hanging out in the courtyard. There is a community grill that they provide propane for, which is great to have. It sometimes gets a slightly loud on weekend evenings or afternoons, but the bedrooms are all located around the outside of the building, so any noise coming from the courtyard is not audible in the bedrooms. The property manager generally makes sure that it stays quiet outside when it gets too late. One covered, gated parking spot is provided per apartment, then there are a bunch of spots in front of the building and street parking. During the summer, street parking can be a little tough on the busiest beach days, but in general it's not bad since there are a lot of resident only spots in front. The property manager, Anita, is a great woman and is really helpful. If you fill out a maintenance request form, she'll take care of any issues fairly quickly. She strikes a good balance of not hassling people too much, but making sure that it doesn't get too loud. Overall, for the right people this is an ideal spot. If you are looking for a fun place to live in an awesome location at a very reasonable price, check it out. If you're looking for somewhere that is quiet all the time and can't handle some noise on weekends, it's probably not the right place for you.