The Towers at Four Lakes
Resident · 2014 - 2018
Speaking as a single guy in his late 20s who's lived here for a few years, it's really a decent place to live. The units are adequate and relatively up-to-date. The buildings in general are kept up well. The Four Lakes area is pleasant, albeit confusing to new-comers and guests. The walls are solid, so sounds are rarely heard between units, except via the hallways. There are literally hundreds of people between the two buildings, and the tenants run the whole spectrum, from low 20s all the way to 80-somethings. Yes, there are the occasional issues with management staff not being super helpful (though they usually are), with one of the two elevators or parking garage doors being broken temporarily, with the fire alarms going off in the middle of the night, and with the sub-par internet and TV service provider. And if you don't pay for a parking spot in the garage, finding a spot can be difficult at times. Also, my HVAC unfortunately didn't work nearly as well as it was supposed to. After getting maintenance in a couple times and having them say there was nothing wrong, I decided to just live with it. It wasn't great, but the building's insulation kept my unit's climate OK most of the time. That said, a real perk of the place is the Community Life Program, where two tenants are sponsored by the management to organize in-building get-togethers/events on a weekly basis. There are usually at least 10-20 people at each one, sometimes more, and there's generally free beer and snacks (or real food). They used to offer hot breakfast M-F, but sadly that was recently downgraded to a typical continental breakfast. I used to go on occasion, when it was hot, but as far as I know, not that many people take advantage of it anymore. All in all, it's a nice enough place to live. If it's within your budget, and if you work nearby (or can take advantage of the free shuttle to/from the Lisle train station), I'd recommend considering it.