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Dawson Forest

100 Green Forest Drive, Dawsonville, GA 30534
(115 Reviews)
$1,460 - $1,885/mo

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mgil2112

Resident 2018

10/13/2018

I am so pleased with my experience with Dawson Forest Apartments. I am new to the area and I have lived in my apartment for 2 years. I feel safe leaving my kids alone in our gated complex or allowing them to play outside. Any and all issues have been handled promptly by the amazing maintenance crew. Christine Sparkman has been my saving grace several times and is always willing to go the extra mile to help in any way!!!! She is very understanding and has worked with me when I have gotten in a bind. I have gone in the office several times when it is just her and it is complete chaos and she is always friendly and polite. I even had an issue with my new mailbox key and she took the time to personally try individual keys to find the error and correct the problem. I can't say enough about her or her team!! Thank you for making apartment living easier and enjoyable

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    loucarfizzi

    prospectiveVisited 2018

    8/15/2018

    From the first contact through the entire approval and move-in negotiations, Mrs. Q has been generous, helpful, and flexible for all the things that she had to do in order to get us into an apartment. These apartments are clean, nicely designed, and generous for the price.

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      anonymous

      Resident 2012 - 2018

      8/7/2018

      I like living here because i have some of the greatest neighbors. The office staff go out of their way to accommodate all of your need's. This is a very quiet community i really do enjoy living here.

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        anonymous

        Resident 2018

        7/28/2018

        Dawson Forest is without a doubt the worst apartment complex in Dawsonville, GA. Definitely the worst apartment complex I have ever lived in. The front office staff is extremely short handed, so much so that they never answer their phones if you have questions or concerns with your unit or if you are trying to secure a unit. Our unit is covered in all sorts of bugs. Maintenance staff, especially emergency maintenance, is of absolute no help. Our units A/C doesn't work properly and we cannot reach anyone at office or in maintenance to fix the issue. Monthly rent is way over priced considering all of these issues we have encountered, and we haven't even lived in this complex a full 2 weeks yet. Oh and every single one of the communities mailboxes were broken into from what the local post office has told me. You have to drive almost 15 minutes away from the complex EVERYDAY to retrieve your personal mail. Apartment complex doesn't seem to care about that at all. Apparently the community mailbox locks have been broken for a while. Not only is staff not helpful, but they are never at work. Manager of the complex is… See More>
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          7/31/2018

          Dawson Forest
          We're sorry to see that you have not enjoyed a five-star experience. While we appreciate that you've taken the time to provide us with some feedback in the form of a rating, we truly value constructive criticism. With that in mind, please do not hesitate to stop by the office if you ever have any suggestions to share.
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          Dorene_C474

          Resident 2017 - 2018

          6/28/2018

          I was only a resident at Dawson Forest for 7-8 months and had to leave for personal reasons but I will say that it was an amazing experience while I was there. The office staff was always pleasant and on top of everything. They were very understanding and helpful in my leaving. Maintenance issues were handled right away. The pool is always kept up with and the lounging area well maintained. It's convenient to everything that you need. Shopping, movies, restaurants, pharmacies and easily accessible to highways. If ever given the opportunity, I would definitely go back.

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            7/31/2018

            Dawson Forest
            Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us. If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you, The Dawson Forest Team
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            Shelly_B

            Resident 2017

            11/28/2017

            I have only been a resident here for a couple month but so far I have had nothing but positive experiences with office staff and maintenance. On the 2 occasions that I requested maintenance, they were super quick, efficient and seemed to genuinely happy to be of service. Sylina and the rest of the office staff go above and beyond to quickly resolve matters and they have always been pleasant when doing so.I have a beautiful mountain view when I relax on my screened in porch. I love the gym! Their equipment is up to date and while I workout, I have a beautiful view of the pool area. The only thing I would enjoy more is if their were more windows and a few ceiling fans in my apartment. Thus far I have enjoyed my place at Dawson Forest and I am confident I will continue to. :)

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              leaedsmom61

              Resident 2017

              11/27/2017

              signing another 13 month lease. The maint. staff is great. Had a water leak over the weekend that affected 6 units, but Trevor worked long into the wee hours to fix the problem and get folks in to dry things out. I have enjoyed my first 9 months here and look forward to many more Lu Anne DiMatteo

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                james101010

                Resident 2016 - 2017

                3/15/2017

                I have lived I this development for a year, I haven't lived in a apartment for many years. I have enjoyed living in this quiet development, I enjoy my screened enclosed porch that has a ceiling fan. Dealing with the NOW management is a dream they are polite and professional and deal with any questions/concerns have promptly. The only suggestion I have is lights in the dog park. I fully intend to renew my lease when it comes up for renewal

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                  sarah matthews

                  Resident 2012 - 2017

                  3/15/2017

                  Great location, Quiet living, Lovely neighbors.

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                    anonymous

                    Resident 2015 - 2016

                    11/22/2016

                    Resident here, The apt are nice and remodeled. The construction itself is old but you won't notice it from the inside. The buildings are well distributed, something that you won't find easily nowadays. You could end up paying the same price for much smaller rooms somewhere else. Maintenence staff is new and it shows, because service calls are being answered faster and more efficiently. I had issues before and had to wait like 6 months to get it fixed. My kitchen faucet broke recently and the maintenance supervisor happened to be the one taking my service call, he was very polite and Profesional. My issue was solve immediately. The staff at the leasing office are ok, although sometimes the manager can be very rude, hopefully these behavior changes. Overall This place has been improving lately.

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                      anonymous

                      Resident 2016

                      9/2/2016

                      We have only been here for a month so far and were finding out all the reviews are true. The apartment we have is nice but it was freshly remodeled for us before our move in. I have seen other apartments in this place and they are not so nice for the price. Our shower has been broken since we moved in and its like trying to get a law passed to get it fixed and we are still no closer to getting it done. Zero communication between office staff, one says the parts are in onother says there on order. They all say it will be fixed that week but it never is. I just went to talk to the property manager about the issue and she told me she was to busy to talk to me she would have to get back with me. My recomndation is find someplace else to rent.

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                        anonymous

                        Resident 2011 - 2016

                        6/13/2016

                        When we first moved in it was a great place to live. After the first year it started going down fast. Now we have new owners of the complex. Outside appearance is getting better but same leasing agents who are part of the "good ole boy" mindset. If you expect anything to be handled you better be In his group of Friends. Dorothy the manager and Alisha the asst. manager seem to be fine but the other in the office seem to only be there to smoke and draw a check. I strongly suggest taking a real hard look at this place before moving here. Take a second look at other options.

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                          anonymous

                          Resident 2015 - 2016

                          3/4/2016

                          I moved in to Dawson Forest almost a year ago, and I really like it. I got a letter on my door, stating that the property was taken over by new management. At first, I was worried so I went to the office. Once I saw all the familiar faces in the office, I felt better. Since the new company came in, I have seen nothing but improvements going on around the complex. I was told they are putting 2 million dollars into the complex, and I'm already seeing improvements. I'm happy! Thank you! I have recommended Dawson Forest to some friends and one of them moved in, and the office paid me $300! Definitely recommended.

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                            tylercollum

                            Resident 2014 - 2015

                            5/19/2015

                            These apartments weren't terrible looking. You can tell that money is spent mostly on the areas that seen mostly by potential renters. They are old and the management company doesn't care much about improving them since it is the only apartment community around. The regional manager is not a pleasant person at all and the staff seems - well - disengaged from what matters. Drive a little more to Cumming, GA.

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                              anonymous

                              Resident 2015

                              4/8/2015

                              I have lived in these apartments for roughly 3 months. So far, I have been pleased. The maintainance does their job quickly and efficiently. I have not been pleased with the office staff. They are rude. I went out to sit beside the pool on a sunny warm day thinking I was going to enjoy the sun and a book. The manager yelled from the balcony above that I had to leave because the pool is closed. She said she would send out a flyer when they decide to open it. I would have rather her come to me and told me instead of yelling at me from the balcony with all of her staff looking over the balcony at me with her. Sure, I'll follow the rules and leave even though I'm not even in the pool, just sitting quietly in a chair to get some sun FULLY CLOTHED. But I would've liked a little privacy and respect.

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                                anonymous

                                Resident 2013 - 2014

                                8/30/2014

                                Great location but horrible place to live. Noisy, pool is often closed, and the gates are mostly non functional. Rent will go up yearly, horrible odors come from the vents, and a repair order is often non fulfilled or lengthy in time to be addressed. The courtesy officer whom is never seen would prefer to spend their time putting sticky warnings on windows for improper parking rather than protecting children from people driving too fast and noisy radios at late hours. Staff has apparently just been turned over which could be the best thing yet. The previous staff was rude, non dependable, and liars! Overall I do not recommend to live here, unless mold and leaking ceilings don't bother you. Going on 3 months since the initial water leak and my ceiling is now black.

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                                  heritageharley

                                  Resident 2012 - 2014

                                  5/10/2014

                                  I am changing my review form my first one. Since Rhea has taken over as property manager things have changed a lot and I feel like they will continue to. She has done more then any other management staff that has been here. This is a good place to live and I hope it continues to improve under Rhea. I am happy to say I have just signed my 3rd lease and plan on staying here as long as I can. Rhea has hired new maintenance staff and they seem to be doing a good job.

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                                    1712

                                    Resident 2011 - 2014

                                    3/8/2014

                                    I have lived here going on my third year. Management has changed five times, and there has been an office staff turnover as well. However, thankfully the same maintance person, Robert is still on staff. He is a friendly and courteous, and an outstanding worker! I would hope that any new employees would look to his direction. I am empressed with the new Property manager and office staff as well. The Property manager has been catching up on tasks that seemed to have been overlooked before, she addresses all issues in a timely and quick manner, very professional but, warm and understanding toward us residents. Her staff reflects the same attitude. I assume this job is not easy, inforcing rules and guidelines from a "Corporate" boss. I have experienced that management and staff will work with the tenant on issues the best that they can, dealing with Corporate at Dawson Forest Apts. No One Likes Change! However choosing to live in a community like Dawson Forest, and to keep your living area safe and attractive..there must be RULES.. I personality try to respect my neighbors, cleaning up after your children or pets, NO smoking in apts., being… See More>
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                                      vdmrenter

                                      Resident 2013 - 2014

                                      3/8/2014

                                      We have lived in Dawson Forest Apartment Homes for 8 months. We are very pleased with our choice to live here and the complex and employees have exceeded our expectations. Our apartment is spacious and very comfortable. Whenever we have needed maintenance, it has been taken care of in a timely manner (with the understanding that not every maintenance issue is urgent and we are not the only residents needing attention). We live on a fixed income as retirees and believe that when all expenses of home ownership are considered, that the current amount we pay in rent is comparable. It would be nice to see senior citizen discounts or veteran's discounts. You can't beat the location of this facility. We are so conveniently located to almost everything we need and rarely have to venture more than a couple of miles for groceries, shopping, restaurants and medical care. The grounds are always well maintained and even mores so since we have new management. Our current manager is seen out and about the grounds, attending to details not noticed by previous management. This is appreciated greatly, since she can observe first hand… See More>
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                                        Sh7275

                                        Resident 2013 - 2014

                                        3/7/2014

                                        We have been living here since October of 2013. We had come to see the apartments the previous month and talk to the Leasing Manager. We had done a drive thru the week before that meeting and were impressed with the grounds and the upkeep of the buildings. We were coming from a house where we were responsible for yard maintenance as well as house and were thrilled that we didn't have to do that any more. On the day of the lease signing we were informed that we could not smoke inside. Had we not already paid our deposit the previous month as well as pet deposits etc, I believe it would have been a deal breaker. It was explained that because of new management that this was a new rule. We just think twice now before going out because of having to put coats on. So, not really a problem. Another problem is the Pet Waste. Safe to say only 30% of the pet owners pick up their pet waste leaving areas in the grass unsafe to walk. The trash containers are not emptied. We had to complain because the waste bags were falling on the… See More>
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                                          Elleson2324

                                          Resident 2013 - 2014

                                          1/6/2014

                                          Great place to live! Been here almost a year and really enjoy it. They have a great staff that is kind and professional. If I've ever had a problem maintenance is there right away and corrected the problem. Enjoy laying by the beautiful pool area they have and occasionally use the workout room which has everything you need to work out. I would definitely recommend this place and what's nice is the convenience this place has to offer.....

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                                            anonymous

                                            Resident 2013 - 2014

                                            1/5/2014

                                            Health hazard! These apartments are noisy and not well maintained on the inside even if requests for repair are submitted. Mold is prevalent in many apartments to the point that animals and people will become ill or develop skin problems and/or breathing problems. Old ac/heating units keep electric prices high. Many apartments leak or even flood when it rains. The pool is over chlorinated. The air vents are not clean. Some fans are old and broken causing uneven heating and cooling. Packages delivered to the front office can be lost. Look elsewhere for a place to stay. The health risks alone are not worth moving here.

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                                              anonymous

                                              Resident 2007 - 2013

                                              10/11/2013

                                              We have been living in this complex for over five years. I would not recommend this place to anyone because of the most recent management. The management keeps changing every six months and the most irritating part about that is .....the current management has no clue as to what was discussed with the previous management...("Information about the lease was mentioned on a sticky note and the sticky note was lost ....). That is the level of their professionalism. The professionalism of the front desk people degrades every year... Even if you think about signing a lease...make sure you read the lease thoroughly...they are out to get you in any way they can. Simultaneously with this review, I am submitting a complaint to the Better Business Bureau.

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                                                anonymous

                                                Resident 2008 - 2013

                                                3/6/2013

                                                I have been a resident at these Apts for awhile and all they seem to do is raise rent. They do nothing to improve the property. You pay for amenities that aren't usable. The dog walk areas are filled with dog dirt you can't walk. And they do not fill the bag supply or empty the trash. Parking is tedious at best on the weekends as all the spots are full with guest parking. In the summer the swimming pool ( one of the few amenities) is impossible to get into as it becomes a hang out for the entire county. Residents can rarely use it. This complex has turned over management four times since I've been here and each time they get nastier and nastier. Would not recommend. Continue looking. Better deals elsewhere.

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                                                  Sleeplessindawsonville

                                                  Resident 2011 - 2012

                                                  11/7/2012

                                                  This place is seriously crap. They have the slowest response time to maintenence request and they are rude and disrespectful. They go UP on rent every year instead of down. They take their sweet time responding to you but expect that tent on time or charge you 125.00 late fee. The insulation is shoddy and you can hear every step your neighbors make upstairs. You cant have even a doormat outside or its confiscated and kids bikes or toys also. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone.

                                                    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 MAYBERRY

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

                                                    $1,580 - $1,795

                                                    3 Available Units

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                                                    THE DOGWOOD

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

                                                    $1,695 - $1,885

                                                    3 Available Units

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                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    Parking
                                                    • Detached and Private Garages
                                                    • Surface Lot Parking
                                                    Pets
                                                    • Dogs Allowed
                                                    • Cats Allowed
                                                    Other
                                                    • 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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                                                    2 Beds, 2 Baths
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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 - $1,885. Nearby cities include Cumming, Gainesville, Dahlonega, Guyton, and Oakwood.

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