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Renaissance at Uptown Orange


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thalilbear02

Resident 2008 - 2009

12/3/2009

Worst Apartment Possible. AVOID THIS APARTMENT

Things started off pretty good until they started changing their policies on parking as well as some other issues I will explain too. Parking: Before the policies, it was fine. Park wherever you want, no assigned spots so it wasn't an issue to begin with. Then they made a statement that said there are assigned spots but if you had a second car, you can park it outside the parking garage are and just park in an unmarked spot. This was fine as well but if you come home after work (lets say around 7PM-8PM) there is literally NO place to park regardless if you already have another car in your 'assigned' spot. This is obviously quite annoying but, we obviously had to deal with it. But, then once they enforced their new rule which stated you cannot park outside in any unmarked stalls because we are going to charge the people an extraordinarily high amount PER month on these spaces... This limits you to guest spots (in which if you read other reviews as well, is basically limited to 20 spots in the entire complex), which is absolutely ridiculous. If you have any sense of a "nightlife" which would make sense seeing that the block is literally 2 blocks away, I wouldn't consider this apartment unless you're going to purchase two spots (obviously this only applies to a person living in a 1 bedroom apartment with 2 people (2 cars). Noise: Is quite ridiculous... Security doesn't do squat, you'll need to basically take matters in your own hands and deal with the people playing dance dance revolution above your apartment. It's extremely easy to hear cars drive by if you have an apartment next to the parking garage (in which most cases they are because the parking garage is in the center of the apartment). If you have a noisy neighbor well you're pretty much in a hole, there's no way around it as the walls seem to be nice and thick when they really are NOT. Grounds: Well maintenance comes by all the time, making a lot of noise nice and early in the morning on the weekends, so if you're a college student or someone who just likes to sleep in on the weekends, kiss that goodbye. Safety: Well they do have ONE guard walking around the complex, but seeing that the place is at least the size of 4-6 football fields, well you're not in a good spot if you happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. With that said, I've seen at least 4 cars with slashed tires in the last year or so, I've seen broken glass from widows being smashed in. The complex does say they have cameras around the parking garage, but every time I have a friend who has had an issue such as someone slashing his tires, the complex states that "We didn't see it, sorry." Construction: I never had to use the heat in the apartment which is a good thing I guess, but the air conditioning had to be on basically all day since there is no insulation to keep the cool air in. The Layout is also a bit ridiculous in comparison to the parking garage... Pray that you have an apartment close to the garage as you're going to walk quite a bit just to get to your place. Maintenance: All I have to say is, HAHA Good LUCK! Staff: All the staff were pretty much professional except a few people who really didn't please me at all. Most were arrogant and sarcastic about most of what they said... Sure when you first see the place, they're nice and they basically treat you like a prince, but once you sign that lease, it's all downhill from there. Overall: Well I don't know how to sum it up to be honest. If you're willing to live in a dirty, loud, un-safe, most of the time actually quite smelly, place that doesn't have an even close regard to safety, and pay a ridiculous amount for rent, sure, this is your place. If you're reading this now and you're still considering this place because you've heard other good reviews that have changed your mind, please, disregard those. Oh and lastly if you even have pets in which I really wanted to get one, they'll charge you a HUGE deposit, and quite a bit of $ per month. Hopefully I can warn everyone of this very unpleasant place and let everybody know of what filthy thieves these people are.

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