California West Apartments

1228 California Ave # B-106, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Brandy_M105 • Resident 2018 Recommended
Reviewed 12/31/2018
Management is friendly and family oriented. Extremely helpful and welcoming you feel at home when you walk into the office. My neighbors are courteous and friendly. There's a good sense of community .
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Resident 2016 Not Recommended
Reviewed 10/31/2016
Probably one of the worst places I've ever lived. Management is completely incompetent and unresponsive most of the time. Units are not kept up to date, and ---- is falling apart regularly. I've lived here for 2 months, and my carpet still smells like dog. I… See More
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Resident 2013 - 2014 Not Recommended
Reviewed 09/22/2014
Hands down the WORST place I have ever lived. I only lived here for 6 months, the place is overrun with bed bugs as well as black mold. I let my landlord know about the bed bugs and they failed to exterminate them after three attempts.… See More
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Resident 2014 Not Recommended
Reviewed 09/09/2014
I've lived here for about 8 months now, the apartments arent too bad,maintenance sucks. My toilet has been leaking for over a month now and they havent done anything about it. Paying online with portal, make sure you know that it takes 3 to 4 days… See More
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Resident 2013 Not Recommended
Reviewed 11/26/2013
I've lived her for 12yrs (before Bronco took over) and they are, by far, some of THE WORST landlords ever. They've tried to make the place better, but they don't keep it up (working washers with broken dryers, etc). The Landlord is one-step above a SlumLord… See More
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undertakerlives • Resident 2011 Not Recommended
Reviewed 10/20/2011
This place is essentially the cheapest apartment complex near campus, so I wasn't expecting much when I came here. On that note, the phrase "you get what you pay for" applies here. The grounds of the place look like a veritable ------. Broken glass litters both… See More
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Resident 2010 Not Recommended
Reviewed 07/26/2011
I've lived here since bronco owned the place and it was complete crap when i first moved in. This is how i should've known it was going to be horrible to begin with. When i came to look at the apartment, the carpets were covered in… See More
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Resident 2009 - 2011 Not Recommended
Reviewed 05/13/2011
It is pretty much exactly what you would expect from the cheapest apartments that I could find. Its all around cheap. Going on my third year living there. My internet frequently goes out of service and is slow. Why? because they have one modem for the… See More
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Resident 2006 - 2010 Not Recommended
Reviewed 09/15/2010
I lived in this apartment complex for four years. At first it wasn't so bad... it was owned by a different company when I started renting. The first problem was, the guy I talked to lied to me and told me the last month would be… See More
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Resident 2010 Not Recommended
Reviewed 07/14/2010
In the course of a year I had my tires slashed, my laptop stolen,and my car stuck in a literally foot deep pothole in the middle of our small parking lot at least once a week. When I moved in there was no showerhead and no… See More
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Resident 2009 - 2010 Not Recommended
Reviewed 04/01/2010
I have lived in Kzoo for 6 years now, and this last year has been by far the worst living arrangement EVER. The complex is extremely unsanitary (trash from the dumpster EVERYWHERE, the common hallways are always trashed and have recently acquired graffiti, residents smoke in… See More
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Resident 2007 - 2009 Not Recommended
Reviewed 09/29/2009
I've lived here for a while, chose the complex based on proximity to campus and pricing. However, after a while, I noticed that what you pay is what you get - probably even less on these premises. To start off, the management doesn't actually manage anything.… See More
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Resident 2007 - 2009 Not Recommended
Reviewed 09/29/2009
I've lived here for a while, chose the complex based on proximity to campus and pricing. However, after a while, I noticed that what you pay is what you get - probably even less on these premises. To start off, the management does not actually manage… See More
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kzooguy24 • Resident 2005 - 2006 Not Recommended
Reviewed 09/16/2009
I've lived here a few years back and didn't really like the place. Maybe management have changed, but this review is truthful. As a new college kid, this place was very affordable and within walking distance to campus. It was convenient to walk to near parties… See More
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Resident 2008 - 2009 Not Recommended
Reviewed 06/30/2009
do not sign the lease without requiring them to change the last month rent amount due to the actual days that you will be living there. They will have a moveout date listed at in the first week of the month,say the 7th for example, but… See More
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MelBrooksfan • Resident 2008 - 2009 Not Recommended
Reviewed 04/11/2009
The price was fairly inexpensive. Unless your choice is between living arrangements and food, don't go here. To start off: Right when my roommate and I move in we're able to compile a massive laundry list of faults with the unit. They subtract $200 from your… See More
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Resident 2009 Not Recommended
Reviewed 03/30/2009
This place is terribly infested with bedbugs. My room mate and I were lucky enough to get out of our lease but we were forced to throw out our furniture and many clothes due to the extreme infestation. We were never warned about the bed bugs… See More
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a4childe • Resident 2005 - 2008 Recommended
Reviewed 12/16/2008
This is my 4th lease with in this complex and I have changed apartments every year (my choice). The place is OLD so keep that in mind. The first year and a half was managed under AIM management was not that great, but not something to… See More
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Resident 2006 - 2008 Not Recommended
Reviewed 10/15/2008
I lived there for 2 years...It wasnt all bad other than how nasty it is. About 3 months before our 3rd lease would of started we got bed bugs really bad. Not only did we have them but there were 6 other rooms in the D… See More
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Resident 2005 - 2006 Not Recommended
Reviewed 05/08/2008
I lived there from 05-06 they refunded out security deposit and then sent a letter to us that they refunded to much and we needed to send it back to them. The letter was very nasty. It is not my problem that they said they were… See More
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Resident 2008 Not Recommended
Reviewed 05/07/2008
I lived here for a year and the following are reasons why you should not live at California West. The place was dirty upon move in, despite the $200 cleaning fee (which you will not get back, it's not refundable) The appliances like AC, stove, fridge… See More
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Resident 2008 Recommended
Reviewed 04/08/2008
I lived here and it was a pretty big party place for sure.. some one threw a beer bottle at my new car during a party.. So not happy.. but other than that great walking distance to western.. could hear partys at all hours during summer… See More
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Resident 2006 - 2007 Not Recommended
Reviewed 07/25/2007
If you are looking to save money, then this is the place to live. But if you'd like to spend an extra $20 bucks a month and live somewhere nicer... I would GO FOR IT! I lived in Cali West 06-07 and it was like living… See More
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m3husted • Resident 2006 - 2007 Recommended
Reviewed 06/03/2007
This place is great for those who want to live close to campus. It's a 15-20 minute walk depending where you need to be on campus. Don't let the outside deceive you, as the inside is a lot nicer. When we moved in, our carpet was… See More
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Resident 2005 - 2006 Not Recommended
Reviewed 05/21/2007
I lived there for a year from 2005 to 2006. Our door knob broke off on New Years Eve and it took management 4 days to come replace it. Meanwhile I had an apartment with no front door knob. They replaced our closet doors and left… See More
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  • Laundry On-Site

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  • Dogs Allowed
    Deposit: Required
    Rent: Required
    Restrictions: Breed restrictions apply.
  • Cats Allowed
    Deposit: Required
    Rent: Required

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

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    $782

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2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms

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    $1,162

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    2 Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

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    $836

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    2 Bedrooms

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