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Dawson Forest

100 Green Forest Drive, Dawsonville, GA 30534
(115 Reviews)
$1,460 - $2,050/mo

Dawson Forest Reviews

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3.1 rating

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anonymous

Resident 2023

3/20/2023

Currently Under Renovation

This property is currently under a four-million-dollar renovation. Apartments now include white stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, white shaker cabinets, white subway tile backsplash, new lighting fixtures, modern paint colors, and durable hardwood-styled plank flooring. The community will soon feature a renovated clubhouse with a pet spa, a larger fitness center, package lockers, pool furniture, and a business/ meeting center. The exterior of the buildings has just been painted, and all patios received new patio screens. The property is currently adding a park to the community that will include, a turf dog park, playground, hammocks, grilling/picnic area, and -------- boards.

    Manager

    3/23/2023

    Dawson Forest
    Thank you for wonderfully highlighting our community! We value your review and look forward to keeping up the excellence here at Dawson Forest.
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    anonymous

    Resident 2022

    7/23/2022

    Horrible place. Manager has anger issues

    The first few months weren’t bad. We were promised a full tennis court / playground. Jennifer Harper (manager) is psycho and assaulted my girlfriend in their office over a argument . I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone starting out if you have animals. I was told it was “a crime “ to walk a dog / bring in a dog that isn’t yours. She assaulted us and I wouldn’t ever pay 1650 a month to be treated by a rude woman wearing fake Gucci acting like she’s the queen of England . Watch out with this place . The lease lady is nice but the manger will be around and has absolutely 0 respect from anyone and expects all hers

      Manager

      8/2/2022

      Dawson Forest
      We appreciate you bringing this concern to our attention. We're very sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience and we would like to connect in order to learn more about what happened. Please reach out to our office when convenient. Thank you for your time.
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      anonymous

      prospectiveVisited 2021

      2/11/2022

      The plants in the ground are terrible, most of it looks dead in untaken care of. The playground that they have for kids is on a muddy ground not repaired or cared for. The way to go to the park is dangerous All of spiders and a river of that a child can easily walk to and fall in. I looked around at the car wash and it looks destroyed.

        Manager

        8/2/2022

        Dawson Forest
        Thank you for reaching out with your concerns. We appreciate you for letting us know about the areas that need improvement and will look into this promptly. If there's anything else that we should know or can do for you, please contact our office directly. We hope you have a positive residency moving forward and hope to connect soon.
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        KirstenDutra

        Resident 2021 - 2022

        2/10/2022

        Dawson Forest is not only a beautiful lush place to live, but it has been for over 20 years. My grandparents lived here when I was a child and now that I’m an adult I’m so happy to live here! From their pool to dog park to tennis court and playground, there’s no lack of fun things to do within their community! The apartments themselves are beautiful and spacious! It’s location couldn’t be more perfect as well, a five minute drive to the lake, and right next to any restaurant you can imagine. It’s also of course right across from the mall and next to Walmart, so running errands has never been easier for me! I can’t recommend them enough!

          Manager

          2/11/2022

          Dawson Forest
          Kirsten, thank you so much for sharing your review. It's wonderful to learn that you have such a remarkable impression of Dawson Forest and we're happy that you're enjoying our community. If you ever need anything, we're always here for you and happy to help. Have a great rest of your day!
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          Resident 934034

          Verified Resident 2019 - 2021

          8/2/2021

          un friendly staff, run down buildings, dirty grounds....................................................

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            Resident 812753

            Verified Resident 2011 - 2021

            8/2/2021

            Very positive experience The staff has been outstanding My time here has made me feel at home . This is the first apartment I have lived in and for the longest time I appreciate the help and kindness I have received

              Manager

              8/2/2021

              Dawson Forest
              Thank you so much for writing us this review! It's wonderful to hear that you love living at Dawson Forest, and we're happy to know that you enjoy our community and all that it has to offer.
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              Resident 931997

              Verified Resident 2013 - 2021

              7/26/2021

              The management team currently here is rude and takes offense to everyone that has something to say back to them and no personal connection. Everything has to be done online so don't bother to call. No personal connection or contact.

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                Resident 931989

                Verified Resident 2019 - 2021

                7/26/2021

                Run...Run away from here very fast. Management is horible and will make threats if you complain about things not being satisfactory. Nothing is as avdertised. Rude Office staff. Trash over flowing everywhere and nothing gets fixed. Definitely wouldn't recommend to any friends or family

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                  anonymous

                  Resident 2020 - 2021

                  7/16/2021

                  I love living here. The neighbors aren’t always the best, but the office staff is always great, especially lauren. She has been extremely helpful with any questions I’ve had. As well as quick to reply to any of the concerns. I would greatly recommend living here.

                    Manager

                    7/17/2021

                    Dawson Forest
                    Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you are enjoying your time with us and that our staff member, Lauren, has been so helpful to you!
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                    Resident 927218

                    Verified Resident 2021

                    7/13/2021

                    Maintenance is slow to respond, the pool was late opening and pool area not always cleaned on weekend. The tennis courts are not open. No poop bags at poop sites. The security gate stays open at times.

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                      Resident 923828

                      Verified Resident 2020 - 2021

                      7/5/2021

                      Awful! Do not recommend. Over priced for the conditions of the property. Water bill is over $100 a month. Little to no parking and the whole property is a death trap with all the erosion. They clearly do not care about your safety here. If you are late paying your rent 3 days you end up getting multiple charges of 10% of rent fees. Paying late is not something I do, but this month I was charged $240 for paying 3 days late. It is crazy that they get away with the stuff they do here.

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                        Resident 839062

                        Verified Resident 2020 - 2021

                        6/28/2021

                        have leave in this apt complex for over six to seven years and things are still the same n/a....nothing gets fixed own atimley matter... place need pine straw hallway and rail painted and prsure washed

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                          Resident 921088

                          Verified Resident 2021

                          6/25/2021

                          So far my experience has been great! Gloria has been my go to person and she has been nothing but helpful and kind. I have asked many questions and she has been very patient with me. We love the partners as well!

                            Manager

                            6/28/2021

                            Dawson Forest
                            Thank you for the awesome review! Our staff does their best to be attentive to the needs of our residents and we're always happy to help wherever we can, so don't hesitate to keep reaching out if anything ever comes up.
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                            Resident 917965

                            Verified Resident 2020 - 2021

                            6/16/2021

                            Love the part of the community we're in its quite and peaceful, we have friendly neighbors. very happy, I do think the playground area could use some much needed help maybe even relocating it away from the creek due to snakes and spiders also putting in something for smaller kids to play on.

                              Manager

                              6/17/2021

                              Dawson Forest
                              We're glad you love living at Dawson Forest! We're here to provide you with a comfortable living experience so we're glad that you're happy with our peaceful and quiet atmosphere.
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                              Resident 917824

                              Verified Resident 2020 - 2021

                              6/16/2021

                              Our time at Dawson Forrest has been great. The office staff gets back to me quickly with emails. I would however say getting more maintenance workers would be beneficial. The apartment is nice and the community itself is wonderful. The only issue is the shared water bill. It's impossible to control the price of your bill and it can get pretty expensive.

                                Manager

                                6/17/2021

                                Dawson Forest
                                Thank you for the shout-out! Our team works hard to take care of any issues so we're grateful that you've highlighted our quick service. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to continuing to provide you with a great living experience!
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                                Resident 916420

                                Verified Resident 2011 - 2021

                                6/14/2021

                                mediocre, has improved some, too many things never get done. Bulb never gets changed, halls never cleaned, buildings never cleaned, staff has never reached out to meet and determine how they are doing.

                                  Manager

                                  6/15/2021

                                  Dawson Forest
                                  We're glad to hear you've recognized some improvements, but we'd like to make you even happier at our community. We would never want our residents to think that the upkeep of our community and the satisfaction of our residents isn't our first priority. We appreciate you letting us know your concerns so we can work towards improving in these areas. Please call our office at 706-216-4292 as soon as possible so we can assist you with your concerns.

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                                  Resident 889678

                                  Verified Resident 2010 - 2021

                                  5/24/2021

                                  Up until the last 2 years Dawson Forest has been the best place to live but lately it has become what looks like low income housing. The grounds are kept immaculate but street signs, screens both window and porches are needing attention. People seem to be allowed to use their porches are storage units. This just all lowers quality look of the complex. I don't think this has anything to do with management I feel it has to do with ownership.

                                    Manager

                                    5/24/2021

                                    Dawson Forest
                                    Thank you for your review. We would be happy to receive your feedback in person if you could please contact us at 706-216-4292. We appreciate hearing from our residents so we can identify the areas in which our community needs improvement. We look forward to speaking with you and improving your experience.
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                                    anonymous

                                    Resident 2020 - 2021

                                    5/22/2021

                                    Worst staff ever. Lauren Espinoza specifically was rude and quite angry all the time. Never fixes anything promptly. hard to reach. Hard to pay. Literally left our ac broken for six weeks. And they hate your dog.

                                      Manager

                                      5/24/2021

                                      Dawson Forest
                                      Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It's disappointing to see that your experiences with our managerial team have not been up to par with the exceptional services we strive to offer. If you would like to discuss this topic in more detail, please feel free to reach out to our office. We look forward to improving your experience in our community soon.
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                                      Resident 906168

                                      Verified Resident 2021

                                      5/19/2021

                                      very nice rental agent and great apartments super convenient location which is close to jobs, shopping, and grocerys. great pool with friendly neighbors and affordable apartments. quiet neighborhood and lots of parking

                                        Manager

                                        5/19/2021

                                        Dawson Forest
                                        We greatly appreciate you highlighting our peaceful community and convenient location! We do our best to make Dawson Forest an amazing community for our residents, so we're glad that you have been enjoying your time living here!
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                                        Resident 898475

                                        Verified Resident 2018 - 2021

                                        4/29/2021

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                                          Manager

                                          5/24/2021

                                          Dawson Forest
                                          Thank you for your feedback. If there are any matters we can address to shift your stay with us to a 4- or 5-star experience, please feel welcome to reach out to our office. We value your review and hope to earn a higher rating soon!
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                                          anonymous

                                          Resident 2012 - 2021

                                          4/5/2021

                                          I have lived in 6 different apartment complexes, and Dawson Forest is by far the best! I have been living here for about 9 years because of that. And, Gloria and Lauren and Brittany are the best team in charge of this complex that we have had in these 9 years! These ladies are very responsive to my needs, and I have never had any difficulty in getting anything fixed (which has been rare). This is a large complex for the three of them to be handling, and they do an excellent job! I am also very impressed by the maintenance team here. The few times I have ever needed any work done, they were very friendly, polite, and skilled in getting the job done properly with only one visit. My neighbors have always been great! When you live in an apartment, you will occasionally hear your neighbors. However, this has honestly been one of the quietest apartments I have lived in. And, I feel completely safe walking around at night. I have thoroughly enjoyed the almost decade that I have lived here!

                                            Manager

                                            4/5/2021

                                            Dawson Forest
                                            Wow, thank you for being a resident of Dawson Forest for 9 years! We are truly grateful for your kind recognition of Gloria, Lauren, and Brittany. The professional and responsive service you consistently witness from them is always what we strive to deliver. Our team will work hard to keep up the 5-star quality and hope that you continue to enjoy your time in our tranquil community!
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                                            Resident 887855

                                            Verified Resident 2020 - 2021

                                            3/25/2021

                                            If you are thinking about moving here, please think again. Walk around the community and talk to residents. I have never been harassed like this in my life, all while paying my rent on time every month! The manager, Gloria M, needs to go. She is a bully and doesn't care about any of the residents, and cannot keep an employee long, therefore, the records are in disarray. I still have no idea why First Communities is keeping her here. They need to start with a fresh staff to get this community organized and running properly again. I had to get an attorney to deal with the incompetency here. It's very unfortunate, and it will not end well for Gloria and her team.

                                              Manager

                                              4/22/2021

                                              Dawson Forest
                                              We appreciate your feedback. Our team takes great pride in what we have to offer at our community and we apologize for any inconveniences you have encountered. Additionally, our staff strives to provide friendly and professional service and are sorry we did not meet your expectations. Please contact us at 706-216-4292 so we can work with you and properly receive your feedback.
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                                              anonymous

                                              Resident 2020 - 2021

                                              3/25/2021

                                              I hope I can save people from moving here because it has been horrible, nothing like any other apartment complex I have lived at EVER! The people who work here do not stay long. It must be because of the manager, Gloria, who has not been nice to her staff or us from day one. She doesn't care about her tenants or her peon employees. Please save yourself from this headache. I can't wait until my lease is up, so I can go somewhere where they do care about their tenants. So many of our neighbors have experienced the same unnecessary abuse that we have. I suspect it's because of the high turnover of employees, so, Gloria can't keep track of the records properly. I wish the Management Company would find a different manager to avoid any other person from having to deal with this harassment, there are so many bad reviews. There are much nicer complexes around here that keep up the grounds, treat their tenants with respect, and are competent. I could go on about many other things. I hope I can save at least one person from having to go through what we and several of our… See More>
                                                Manager

                                                4/22/2021

                                                Dawson Forest
                                                Thank you for sharing the concerns you have about our community. We're sorry to hear about your less than positive opinions of our management as it's important to us that residents feel taken care of. We're very troubled to read about outstanding maintenance issues you and other residents are having, and we'd like to help make your residency here better. Please promptly contact our office at 706-216-4292 so that we can look into the issues and work on improving your stay here.
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                                                Resident 887030

                                                Verified Resident 2020 - 2021

                                                3/23/2021

                                                It's a nice apartment, for the price. The quality of the apartment itself is good, and the rooms are plenty big. I've never had any problems with my neighbors. The front office staff has always been friendly and helpful, on the few occasions when I've needed to speak to them. The only bad thing I have to say about the place is the maintenance work there. Don't hold your breath to get anything done quickly.

                                                  Manager

                                                  3/23/2021

                                                  Dawson Forest
                                                  Hi there, we so appreciate the stellar recognition! We're glad you're enjoying your spacious apartment home, and our team has been friendly and helpful throughout your stay. We'll work on responding to maintenance requests more quickly to match the rest of our great services.
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                                                  anonymous

                                                  Resident 2020 - 2021

                                                  3/12/2021

                                                  Christine Lee Christine Lee 7 reviews a minute ago If you have pets, don't rent here. They charge a $350 initial pet fee for each pet, $15 a month for PET RENT and a pet screening. This is the only apartment I know that charges pet rent. We put in a work order for our oven that does not heat up and the stove top is slanted. So whatever we cook slides to one side of the pan, never heard from them since. Thats why they're pushing to pay $250 for referrals. I'd rather pay to live somewhere else. Edit: Called them everyday this week and did not pick up. Edit: They put a sticker on my friends car because of tags and that sticker would not come off . Management suggested to buy goo-gone to take it off himself. Edit: The gate damaged my car after I scanned in, you have to like speed through before the gate closes on you.

                                                    Manager

                                                    4/22/2021

                                                    Dawson Forest
                                                    Hi, thanks for your honest feedback. We are very sorry to hear that you are having some unsatisfying experiences in our community. We'd like to work with you in resolving each of these concerns and apologize if it has been hard to get in touch with us. We want nothing more than to make sure that our residents have a pleasant residency, so please call our office at 706-216-4292. We look forward to improving your time at Dawson Forest.

                                                    Floor Plans & Pricing

                                                    1 Bedroom

                                                    THE RIVER BIRCH

                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath | 778 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,460 - $1,672

                                                    3 Available Units

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                                                    2 Bedrooms

                                                    THE DOGWOOD

                                                    2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,144 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,745 - $1,885

                                                    3 Available Units

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                                                    THE MAYBERRY

                                                    2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,109 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,745

                                                    1 Available Unit

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                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    Parking
                                                    • Detached and Private Garages
                                                    • Surface Lot Parking
                                                    Pets
                                                    • Dogs Allowed
                                                    • Cats Allowed
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                                                    • Additional Storage
                                                    • Car Wash Location on Site
                                                    • Dog Park
                                                    • Energy Efficient Black Appliances
                                                    • Fireplace
                                                    • Fitness Center
                                                    • Hardwood Flooring
                                                    • Modern Interior Paint Finishes
                                                    • Online Maintenance Requests
                                                    • Online Payments Accepted
                                                    • Onsite Services
                                                    • Outdoor Kitchen Area
                                                    • Play Area
                                                    • Pool
                                                    • Premium Fixtures or Hardware
                                                    • Premium Lighting Fixtures
                                                    • Screened Patio
                                                    • Two-Inch Blinds Throughout
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                                                    Leasing

                                                    When you think of home, you think of a quiet retreat where you can unwind. At Elevate at Dawson Forest Apartments, we provide the ideal atmosphere luxurious space that's as relaxing as it is fun. Our elegant apartments in Dawsonville, GA, are ready to wrap you in sweet comfort, crowned by a long list of lavish amenities.
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                                                    Office Hours

                                                    • Sunday: Closed
                                                    • Monday - Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
                                                    • Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
                                                    • Thursday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
                                                    • Saturday: Closed
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                                                    First Communities Management

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                                                    Dawson Forest is a 778 - 1,378 sq. ft. apartment in Dawsonville in zip code 30534. This community has a 1 - 3 Beds, 1 - 2 Baths, and is for rent for $1,460 - $2,050. Nearby cities include Cumming, Gainesville, Dahlonega, Guyton, and Oakwood.

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