Resident • 2000 - 2002 Recommended
No place is perfect unless you build it, own it, and maintain it yourself. And Century Hills is not such a place. However, it is a great place to live if you are a young professional starting your career. I know some people consider it expensive, but compared to other apartment complexes, especially in CT, it is not bad at all, considering that two people can share a spacious two bedroom apartment for less than $1,000 a month. For this price you get tennis courts, volleyball courts, 4 outdoor pools, an indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, treadmills, and a small weight room (if you are serious about training you will find it limiting and you should join one of the many gyms within 10 minutes driving distance). All the facilities are kept clean and there is sufficient parking, although you can opt for a covered parking spot for $40 a month. The freeway is literraly 2 minutes away and traffic getting on and off is never bad, even at rush hour. It is mostly quiet living, although if you didn´t grow up in a city you may want to opt for an apartment facing away from the highway. There are some young families living here, but the place is not overrun by children. The hallways are not exquisite, the laundry rooms lack the capacity needed, and the people are not overly friendly (in typical CT fashion). Considering all the amenities, the convenience, the relative luxury, the 15 minute drive to Hartford, the beatiful grounds and the lake, and a pretty helpful staff it is a great place to live for a few years with a roommate or a significant other. But I think that the one bedroom apartments are a bit steep at $800 and up a month (for my budget). However, don´t forget that this is CT and if you want to live in a decent place you will be paying close to that anywhere else in the area. And if you´re single it´s definitely a bonus living here since there are a lot of young singles coming and going all the time.
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