The Bluffs at Epps Bridge
Resident • 2005 - 2007 Recommended
From what I've seen, Sussex is a mixed bag. Basically, make sure you see YOUR apartment before you move in--some are OK, some are gross. Be prepared to live in a budget community that isn't full of other college students. You get what you pay for, and Sussex is a basic, low-cost option.<br><br>The good: Personally, I have had relatively few problems with my apartment in the last two years, and management has almost always been prompt in addressing my concerns. I had air conditioning problems that were persistent with the old management, but the new management fixed them for good last summer, and I have had no problems since. The only bug problem I had was ants, and maintenance took care of it. Fairly spacious, good sized kitchen. I have not been the victim of any sort of crime, and all of my neighbors are friendly. The rent is affordable, and it's ok to have pets. Management has changed since I moved in, and the new management has been somewhat more responsive than the old. I have never been cheated or lied to by the management. There is ample parking. Laundry facilities are adequate. Pool is nice, but the workout room is falling apart and pretty useless. Most residents working adults or families--not students, so if that makes you nervous, don't live here. It's pretty quiet. I have had no leaks, no mold.<br><br>The bad: Many people with large dogs do not pick up after their animals, despite warnings from the management. The workout room is crumby--most of the machines are broken and haven't been fixed in about a year. The pool is nice, but crowded with families on the weekends; again, if you're looking for a complex full of cute co-eds, this isn't your kind of place. The exterior is shoddy and getting worse. Management seems less and less willing to perform repairs and renovations. For example, a maintenance person told me that I was lucky to get a new screen when mine broke, because they weren't going to replace them anymore. The inside of my apartment is shabby (needs painting, ugly wallpaper, old kitchen floor etc), and some other apartments I've seen have been quite icky. Insulation is average for a low-cost apartment; my electric bills can get pretty high in the summer and winter. Again, make sure you see the actual apartment that you will live in before you sign the lease! The quality of apartments varies.
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