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Hickory Lake

490 Windy Hill Road, Smyrna, GA 30082
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happyididntmovein51

prospectiveVisited 2012

1/24/2012

glade i didnt move into hickory lake

I was looking and looking for a nice place to live where i want get robbed you know but after hearing the bad things about this apts they was going to get ready to close them down that was good news but once again im glade i didnt get a chance to move in thank god

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    anonymous

    Resident 2009 - 2010

    1/19/2011

    HICKory LAKE OD FIRE!

    THANK GOD THEY ARE DRESTROYING THOSE APARMENTS IN 2011!My apartment was broken into not once but TWICE! Thank GOD i was smart enough to know that Hickory lake apartments was hood since I grew up In the area. All of my most valueable items were left in storage. I basically had a bed, kitchen table,old tv set, and couch. I did have clothing,shoes, and paper work, but they didn't take any of that. I have to leave my laptop at my parents house. I had a cheap dvd that they stole. That was about it. I had to live here because my new job pays me little to nothing, and my credit sucks. I had a vechile that was never broken into, so I guess I got lucky. I lived closer to the front, but that didn't matter. Let me the list the foolishness I saw on a daily basis. 1. the aprtment does have bugs/ I excepted that. 2. My apartment unit was actually okay, I got lucky when it came to the people that lived upstaires. They were a scared and quiet young couple from Africa who moved out after a year. 3. The place is dirty and the dumpsters… See More>
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      anonymous

      Resident 2009 - 2010

      11/1/2010

      HICKORY LAKE APARTMENTS HAVE BEEN SOLD!!!

      Hichory Lake Apartments have been sold to The Downtown Smyrna Development. The management here @ Hickory lake don't have since to tell the resident's what is going on. It is stupid. They are still collectingrent from the resident's like it's nothing. This is against the law. Someone needs to alert the news media.

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        oohyeaahh

        Resident 2010

        10/25/2010

        These are dangerous apartments

        They are going to be shut down in 4 months this place has become a breeding ground forbaby mommas and drugs. Another section 8 project. Its ashame. They just found 2 bodies in two different vacant apartments. Lacrecia is the acting manager. She is no different from everyone else lol a she tries to talk professional but she is a hot mess. Security guards are everywhere and all of them smoke weed while half of them snort cocaine. These are the sorriest group of people that you ever want to see they look like they are falling apart. You couldn't move here if you wanted to but you would be a ------- for trying. I have videos of the apartment i was in. They have a pending litigation with me.

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          anonymous

          Resident 2010

          10/9/2010

          ------ Zoo Animals

          Here's the deal I would not under any circumstances move within ten feet of Hickory Lake Apartments! If you are not concerned about very loud, all hours of the night music, the serious crime, the apartment break-ins, the lack of management concern, repairs that if done at all, take forever. Basically, the Owner/Owners, the Property Management Company and the On-Site Staff all are concerned with the Dollars; the rent money! This makes the complex legalizede 'Slum Lords' roaches included for no extra charge! All 0f the 'players' are aware of the situation, yet nothing is done to correct the situation. Hickory Lake could and maybe once upon a time was a nice place to live; however it is not now and its dangerous! DON'T MOVE INTO AN APARTMENT IN HICKORY LAKE, YOU WILL GET ROBBED, YOU WILL NOT SLEEP, YOU WILL HAVE MANY ROACHES, REPAIRS NOT DONE, ------ PEOPLE ALL OUTSIDE AT NIGHT LIKE VAMPIRES, EVIDENCE THE NEXT MORNING BEER BOTTLES, CANS, LIQUOR ON THE GROUND EVERY WHERE! Gun shots on a regular basis and sometimes people actually get shot, research the history of this complex, its not good, nor is it pretty!… See More>
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            anonme72

            prospectiveVisited 2010

            10/4/2010

            City of Smyrna buying this property and tearing it down.

            This is both good and bad. Good, because it's a run down dump. Bad because it will push all of the criminals in there to other complexes in Smyrna.

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              anonymous

              Resident 2008 - 2010

              8/3/2010

              Robbed That's Nothing You Will Get Shot and Killed

              I moved in 2 yrs ago. For the first year everything was mediocre. No I take that back, I was broken in on the first 4-5 times. Things were stolen, (computer, laptops, cameras, mp3 players, cell phones etc. Stupid me decided to stay; trying to build rental history and they didnt care about me paying late every month, so i said what the hell. Roaches took up room and board with no contribution towards rent. Rats ate dishwasher cord. Toilet and bath tub overflowed more times than many. Noisy neighbors, advice from management go and knock on door and ask them to turn music down (wanting me to get shot and killed). Now today as I write this review in the scorching heat of July 30- PRESENT 08/02/10. Heat index in the 3 digits I have no air; no one cares. Change in personnel every 3 months; run do not consider moving here.

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                anonymous

                Resident 2010

                7/7/2010

                ANOTHER shooting in this ------ infested rathole

                This is the 3rd shooting there in the past yr. This time the person was shot 3 times. They have Smyrna police there, but they are more worried about getting FREE rent than they are about the safety of the people who live there. If you value your safety and your personal belongings look elsewhere. Do not go to cumberland run or Kenneland farm either. ALL are owned by the same company, and all have the same crime issues.

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                  madboy

                  Resident 2007 - 2010

                  6/29/2010

                  You will get robbed

                  I moved here in 2007 because of its central location in smyrna,initially maintenance was good,but recently has gone south,as I write this review my bathtub has been clogged for a week after I went in to the office and had one of the agents enter a work order into their computer? Safety is a big concern also here,my car's tag was stolen last year,car stereo stolen two months ago and my apartment was broken into last month,door was kicked in,they took my electronics/computers a lot of stuff.There are a lot of quetionable gatherings of young males always eyeing your stuff and smoking weed. The manager told me they could do nothing about security,even though building is patrolled by Smyrna police,they have a day and night shift of officers always here..to no avail.she told me unless I have renters insurance,I was out of luck. Noisy kids,gunshots and vicious dogs are everywhere.I have called 911 on my neighbors fighting( young man beating girlfriend)I talked to cops here who say its terrible,and they won't allow me to get a guard dog or install an alarm(yes,its that serious) They just changed their pet policy to restrict aggressive breeds and I had to inform them that my neighbor had… See More>
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                    anonymous

                    Resident 2010

                    5/26/2010

                    poverty roaches drugs police robberies guns murder

                    The apartments have roaches in the walls/Maintenance doesn't work they hang out in front of the shed all day/ Managment is ok I guess..Im not late on the rent so I don't see that side of them/ It's an office full of ------ females with one mexican man..um...The tenants are pretty trifling most of them don't have jobs...I mean most of them dont want jobs.. (section 8 welcome)/ they have a LOT of breaking and entering (kicking in doors)/ kids running over your head/ The walls are very very thin/ LOUD Rap music all hours of the night/This is a honest review/ My lease is over in a couple of months so I can move closer to my job so...whatever/When you choose apartment complexes ideally you look for safety/reasonable rent/peaceful environment/decent unit/square footage//////None of that ---- is here//If you hit a rough bump ok get back on your feet and keep it movin to the next apt./ There are a lot of jelous hearted people out here that will kick in you door// For everyone else who are content with not wanting to push forward..welcome home.

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                      trinaddrin

                      Resident 2009 - 2010

                      4/26/2010

                      The worst apartment community in Smyrna

                      I lived in Hickory Lake from May 2009-November 2009. I broke my lease because of the conditions there... As many of the former reviews have said the roaches are the lease of your problems. First off the crime is despicable,despite the 24-hour police presence there. My neighbor is currently in the news for kicking his former girlfriends door in and setting her on fire... They both had apts in the complex. There was a robbery/homicide of a spanish man also. The staff is unorganized and incompetent and there are kids aplenty running around... If you are a marijuana smoker there are several "pharmaceutical engineers" on site that will be glad to service you.. DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT give this place a second glance if you are looking for an apartment. And the laundry room is forever out of order.

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                        anonymous

                        Resident 1997

                        4/9/2010

                        No way

                        I lived there for a year. Everyone talks about the roaches. They were in my apartment, but they were the least of my problems. During this time I have to call the police numerous times for domestic disturbances. I had to move my bed out of my bed room because of the creaking floors above me. You can hear everything going on at all times of the night. I worked as a mobile disc jockey, and feared for my life when unloading equipment at night. The neighbors leave trash all over the place. My family would not come visit me there as they felt it was unsafe. I had to break my lease to get out. I have lived in apartments for 24 years, and never had anything as bad as this place. Maybe it's different now, but it would have to have a total overhaul to be remotely better.

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                          lookin4newapt

                          Resident 2009

                          7/8/2009

                          this is the worst apartment in georgia

                          no amount of exterminating will control your bug problem and this is the least of your problems expect to be awaken at 5 or 6am every morning with loud rap music noisy neighbors management couldnt get more ------. swimming pool is a hangout for thugs police are always around but their only job is to follow you and give you a ticket for anything they can find. Call maintenaince to fix a problem expect to be ignored or wait forever for them to show. When you try to move they do everything within their power to make you stay. Mostly everyone is recieving section 8 surprised health department has not shut them down. No washer dryer laundry mat is an arm and leg and i've had my clothing stolen there before. The place is a total nightmare.

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                            anonymous

                            Resident 2008 - 2009

                            5/30/2009

                            ITS OK

                            I BEEN IN HICKORY LAKE SINCE LAST AUGUST. IT WAS COOL. THE STAFF WAS GREAT. AS FAR AS THE ROACHES, I HAD TO BOMB MY APT ONCE AND IT TAKE CARE OF THE ROACHES FOR A WHILE...IM IN MY LAST FEW MONTHS AND THEY'RE BACK BUT THE BOMB DOES WONDERS. AS FOR AS THE PEST CONTROL, I AGREE WITH THE PREVIOUS PERSON THEY DONT DO NOTHING. LIKE I SAID PREVIOUSLY I MOVED IN LAST AUGUST, THE PEOPLE WERE COOL. NO PROBLEMS. YEAH COPS BE IN THE COMPLEX BUT THATS FOR THE RESIDENTS SAFETY. AS OF MAY 2009 DIFFERENT PEOPLE MOVED IN THIS COMPLEX ITS BECOMING HOOD. PEOPLE OUTSIDE BEING LOUD THROWING THINGS OFF THEIR BALCONIES AND BREAK INS...IT WAS NOT LIKE THIS LAST SUMMER. YOU KNOW HOOD PEOPLE COME OUT IN THE SUMMER. NOW I HAVE PEOPLE RIGHT OUTSIDE MY BLDG JUST CHILLIN ON THE STEPS. OVERALL THE APT IS COOL. THE MAINTENANCE IS EXCELLENT ESP THE MGR AND HIS RIGHT HAND MAN.

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                              coffeecoffee52

                              Resident 2007 - 2008

                              4/28/2009

                              roaches all over the place

                              apt complex pays pest control but when they come out they don't spray the apt they walk in and walk out , if you don't walk from room to room with them they don't treat your apt, roaches every where and the office was told of these problems and they did nothing.roaches all in your food, beds,chairs, clothes and they craw into anything that has an opening.water bill sky high 2br water 80.00 to 90.00 a month

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                                princess15449

                                Resident 2008 - 2009

                                3/25/2009

                                ITS A BIG A APARTMENT FOR A GREAT PLACE, THE NEIGHBORS ARE NOISY, ITS STILL PRETTY NICE. ITS LOCATED NEAR A LOT OF THINGS, CHECK IT OUT. IT HAS BEEN UPGRADED OVER THE YEARS

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                                  anonymous

                                  Resident 2008 - 2009

                                  3/7/2009

                                  RUN AS FAST AS U CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                  One year ago i looked on here just like u an didnt listen to the other reviews, but thats one thing i regret! This is the worst complex u could ever live in,in ur life, first the roaches are out of control they take over ur house, everything starts falling apart, like when i opened the door and the handle came off or wen i was sitting watchin tv and my closet colapsed. The leasing office is so stupid an the manegers is even worst! the complex is so ------ an theres so many kids every where, but back to the bugs; they drop from the ceilings and come out of every crack in the house and no matter how many times they come spray or how many times u bomb the place they just get worst!!! and on top of that u can hear every ones conversation next to u and above u, there right, the walls are so thin u can hear people whisper!I hate hickory lake! goodbye and good riddens!!!!!

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                                    DamnHickoryLakeSucks

                                    Resident 2008

                                    9/11/2008

                                    Second month at this apartment

                                    First off this is my 2nd month in this stressful living hell and the things that I know now and have just read oh my GOD I should have done my homework before moving here. I had just moved back to GA a couple of months ago and was in need of a place to stay. So I came pass Hickory Lake and decided to have them show me an apartment but only they don't show the apartment you may get they show you the pretty model apartment that's across from the office. I should have known that it was some -------- in the game with these people. None of the people the office give a damn about you, your family, your apartment or anything else that goes on here because at the end of the day they don't live here. All they have to do is try to get people in this ---- hole and jump in their nice --- vehicle and go home to their nice houses. I don't either recommend these apartments to anybody with or without sense. Just like one other person mentioned that when you call to speak to any of the office people the… See More>
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                                      geechieman80

                                      Resident 2007 - 2008

                                      7/8/2008

                                      Nothing Special

                                      Man this place is like a double edged sword. You get a pretty big apartment for a great price, but all the crap that comes with it is terrible. I think my biggest complaint is the outragoues water bill that they do a great job of hiding. They definitely don't let you know that your water bill depends on your neighbors which has to be the dumbiest thing I have ever heard of. I mean it is 2008 for christ sake is it really that hard for us to receive individual water bills. If not hell lets have community electric bills and telephone bills, hey lets not stop there we should all also pay each others cable bill. If that isn't one of the most backward things i have ever heard. Man the rent office people act like they all live in Buckhead or something, and they have less than the majority of the tennants. The always present Smyrna police makes it very comfortable NOT. It is pretty embarassing when you have to ride by them every day especially when you have company with you and it is there first visit.… See More>
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                                        anonymous

                                        Resident 2007 - 2008

                                        3/6/2008

                                        Any and Everyone.....Please read.

                                        One year ago, I was someone just like you reading all these good and bad responses of ratings for these apts. I came from another state due to a job transfer with little time to check out these apts. Well, when I decided on Hickory Lakes, I only decided for myself and not for the well being of my entire family. I came from a great neighborhood back home and my kids were never exposed to the things they have heard and seen at Hickory Lakes. Such as husbands and boyfriends beating on their wives and girlfriends,tenants getting robbed and stabbed, non tenants living at the apts, but we had to undergo a background check, drug relations, mold and mildew within the apts, infested large rats around the garbage bins, roaches throughout the entire bldgs and in the refrigerator, water and sewage leaks from above apts that just fall right down on you, maintenance guys going from apt to apt trying to see how mant times they can get laid, management only contact you when your rent is late, excessive high water bill, and so forth. The point I am getting at is DO NOT MOVE YOUR FAMILY… See More>
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                                          anonymous

                                          Resident 2007 - 2008

                                          1/16/2008

                                          do not live here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                          this place is the worst. they always accusing you of something you ddn't do. the people who works here are so disrespectful. the owner need to fire all of them and get better people..........

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                                            anonymous

                                            Resident 2007 - 2008

                                            1/3/2008

                                            i truley dislike this place

                                            this is the worst apartment complex to ever live in the neighbors are noisy u can every sound with those paper thin walls and the upstairs neighbors sounds like never sleep when they walk across the floor it sounds like the ceiling is going to collapse if so bad u could here their alarm clocks from the neighbors upstairs and next door how the hell can they expect somebody to sleep. Pest control is lousy theres roaches and spiders that takes over your apartments sometimes your scared to sleep in your own apartment because of the fear of being bit by spiders or roaches. first time you call the leasing office they're like they dont care because it's not them who have live like this. i fell like i'm paying rent for somewhere i can't live the infestation is unbearable roaches in the kitchen spiders in the bedroom, living room and bathroom. this is horrible fair housing will be notified about this.

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                                              anonymous

                                              Resident 2007

                                              12/26/2007

                                              LAND OF THE ------ ONES

                                              THIS PLACE IS A MESS. THE LEASING OFFICE REPS CHANGE EVERY MONTH. THE PLACES ARE VERY RUN DOWN...U HAVE TO PAY FOR SEWAGE AND WATER BUT THE WATER IS HANDLED BY THEM SO IF THEY SAY UR BILL IS $100..THEN YOU NEED TO PAY $100. THEY SMYRNA POLICE DEPT LIVE IN THE COMPLEX AND YOU ARE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE VARIOUS CRIME ACTIVITY THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY. YOU HAVE DRUG DEALERS..DRUG USERS..LIVING WITH SOMEONE ELSE AT THE UNITS OR ALSO LIVING IN ABANDONED APTS THERE. YOU HEAR LOUD MARICAHI MUSIC AND RAP LATE AT NIGHT AND ION THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING. THE LEASING OFFICE WILL NOT REGULATE THE NOISE AND MAKES IT THE COPS ISSUES. I KEEP A SUPPLY OF BORIS ACID TO MAKE SURE THAT I DONT HAVE AN INFESTATIONS OF RAOCHES AND WATERBUGS...MAINTENANCE TAKED FOREVER TO COME AND THERE MAY BE 3 SEPERATE TRIPS TO FIX THE PROBLEM THOUGH I MUST ADMIT THEY ARE VERY NICE GUYS THAT HAPPEN TO HAVE A SUCKY EMPLOYER! THANK GOODNESS MY LEASE IS ALMOST OVER AND TRUST ME WHEN I TELL YOU I WILL NOT BE RENEWING IT!

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                                                stayinahotel

                                                Resident 2006 - 2007

                                                11/21/2007

                                                Almost lost my mind here...

                                                Wow....where do I start?? If you are looking for peace of mind and a decent place to live.. dont live here. I lived there for a year and at first it was okay, I mean it looks run down on the outside but it was okay on the inside at first, until the paint started wearing and revealing all the patched up holes and not the mention that the bugs will damn near make you leave. The tenants are very ------ and will hang out in front of you door smoking weed. When i complained about my loud --- new neighbors who had only been there for a week they told me to call the police at the rent office. Everyone in the rent office acts as though they are making six figures and look at you as if you are a piece of trash off the street when you go to talk to them.. They are very rude and they care nothing about you. People hang out all night and they are so dirty. They will leave all kinds of shyt in the yards and on the stairs. I wouldnt recommend this place… See More>
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                                                  anonymous

                                                  Resident 2006 - 2007

                                                  8/16/2007

                                                  BUGS...NOISE..EVERYTHING...

                                                  I BEEN HERE ALMOST A YEAR AND I'M SO HAPPY THAT MY LEASE IS ALMOST UP. AT THIS TIME THEY ARE RENOVATING AN APARTMENT BELOW ME AS WE SPEAK AND IT'S LATE AT NIGHT WHAT KINDA MESS IS THAT? THE WATER BILL IS OUT OF THIS WORLD EVEN IF I NEVER USE IT. THE BUGS ARE THE WORST AND I KEEP MY APARTMENT CLEAN. THE LIGHT IN THE WALK WAY IS RELIABLE TO SEE WHEN NEEDED I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT. IT'S JUST NOT THE KINDA PLACE I WANNA LIVE IN I MEAN IT'S A GREAT DEAL BUT NOT WORTH IT TO ME. I DON'T HAVE A ISSUE WITH SAFTY IT'S QUITE ON MY SIDE OF THE COMPLEX BUT I CAN HEAR THE PEOPLE ABOVES EVERY MOVE AND IT'S NOT GOOD WHEN IT'S LATE AND TRYING TO SLEEP EVERYTHING IS JUST A MESS THE MAIN THING FOR ME IS THE BUGS AND THAT IS A NOTE FOR ME TO LEAVE ON I WOULDN'T ADVISE ANYONE TO MOVE HERE UNTIL THEY GET THEY PEST CONTROL UNDER WRAPS AND FIX THE WALLS.....

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