Cove Lake Village Apartments
karinsmith • Resident • 2010 - 2012 Recommended
We moved here in Aug. 2010, and we absolutely LOVE it. We live in a first-floor 2BR unit and have 2 small children. SPACE: Our apt. is 1050 sq.ft. and there's a LOT of room and closet space. The bedrooms are good-sized and the full bath is spacious. The kitchen is a bit small, but if you're creative, you can make things fit. MAINTENANCE: I cannot say enough good things about their maintenance crew. They are prompt and thorough. The head guy, Mike, said he was hired here not long before we moved in, and he REALLY knows his stuff. He makes sure repairs are done properly, and is GREAT about communicating (e.g. if there's a delay with your repair and he can't do it on the day he originally said, he'll stop by and let you know when he can). BUILDINGS: According to Mike, the complex is about 30 years old. Some have newer fixtures, some don't; they try to update & improve the units as they become available, especially if the previous tenant had lived there awhile. (Ours had new carpet when we moved in.) The buildings are good and sturdy and well-insulated. Sometimes I can faintly smell cigarette smoke in the bathroom; I think it comes in through the fan vent. It doesn't bother us because it doesn't happen very often, but if that's a possible concern for you, you could probably request a unit next to a non-smoking neighbor. NOISE: The apartments are surprisingly quiet. Unless you're in the hall or right by your door, you usually can't hear the sounds from the other apartments. We're in a bottom apartment, and the only sounds we hear from above are vibration-related sounds (e.g. a subwoofer, children running), and the creaks and squeaks of the upper subfloor as people walk around (but it's not like you can hear each individual step). Those kinds of noises can't really be helped in an apartment. However, we don't hear any yelling, crying, or playing from young children upstairs. (I didn't even realize the family had a baby until 5 months after the fact, because I never heard any crying!) GROUNDS: The grounds are simple, not overly-landscaped, but attractive, well-maintained, and well-lit at night. PARKING: non-assigned and plenty of parking. We live next to the road, so there's on-street parking as well. STAFF: very pleasant, helpful, and informative AMENITIES: not luxurious, but they're nice: clean laundry facilities, two or three grill/picnic areas, 2 tennis courts, a pool (clean and well-maintained), and a basketball goal. Water and trash utilities are covered, so you only have to pay for electric. LOCATION: excellent. We have 1 car, so it's great to be within walking distance of the bus line, stores, restaurants, doctors' offices, a park, and a library. There are plenty of sidewalks and places to walk or ride your bike; the neighborhood is safe and nice. SUMMARY: absolutely excellent for the price.
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