Resident • 2012 - 2014
I am a current resident of Monarch and have been living here for the past 19 months. I am writing this review in defense of the fine community that this is. After reading the reviews, I wondered if I was actually living in the same community as some of the people writing the reviews. Having lived in apartments before and comming from a single family home, I can't imagine a better situation for apartment living. To start with it is in one of the most prestigious areas in the Conejo Valley. So to the people that feel it is too expensive, get over it. In real estate as the saying goes, it is about location, location, location. That is why you are paying more. Did I like it when my rent went up on my renewal? No, but after investigating other communities, I found that prices in general had gone up and Monarch was no more expensive percentage wise. In other words, it went up about the same percentage as all competing communities. I think it is a beautiful, well kept community that I am proud to call home. I have had almost no issues with my apartment. The apartment on move-in day looked as if I was the first one ever to live in it. I was hard pressed to find anything to put down on the move-in checklist. I have had almost no issues maintenance wise but, on the few times that I needed something, it was done the same day. The maintenance supervisor is fantastic and delivers top quality service with a smile on his face. I have only been in the office a few times since moving in but, they have always been accomodating to me. It appears that it is a 2 person office which would indicate that on certain days only one employee would be working. That would explain locked doors at lunch. The carriage units are great! It is more like a condo than an apartment with only one small connecting wall. The community is quiet, the people are friendly and I always feel safe. This was the only community that I found that all apartments have a single car garage. That being said I have 2 cars and I have always found parking for my second car so, parking is adequate. I normally don't write reviews but felt that in most cases it is the few disgruntled people that come forward and vent mostly half-truths. I felt that it was time to defend this great community. I plan on being here as long as I have a need to rent. A note to the company. All of us do have our limits as to what we will pay so, don't get too greedy with your renewal rates.