416 Timberlea Drive
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
vandelay • Resident • 2006 - 2008 Recommended
I lived in Timberlea for two years. The staff, grounds crew and maintenance crew are top notch. Whenever I went into the office I was treated with a friendly greeting, the type of greeting you're only met with when you're a prospective buyer in a lot of other complexes. There were never any disputes about rent, security deposits or contracts. Very straight-forward and clear. The apartments are older, which means things look a bit dated but not dingy by any means. From what I understand, they're in the midst of updating a lot of them now. While I was there they laid new carpeting and painted the walls in the common areas. I had only a few bugs in my second floor unit over the course of two years. Very much bug-free. The parking is adequate and the lots are modestly lit, but I never felt in danger in the Rochester area. Despite the fact that I keep to myself and lived alone, I did have some run-ins with cranky, older neighbors who were long-time tenants and a little too defensive of space they felt entitled to, whether it be parking spaces or the laundry area. Definitely wasn't the best welcoming I've ever received. I just brushed it off, though -- at the very least you can consider these people your defense against a younger, rowdier crowd from moving in, as things were VERY quiet in the complex. Never once in two years was I kept awake by anyone's music, parties or arguing. Maintenance was good. I only had to call for minor issues. I once locked myself out and upon calling the after-hours number, a nice man came to let me into my place within 30 minutes. Very good response time considering this was around 10PM. Overall I enjoyed my time at Timberlea and highly recommend it. It's a very small, well-managed complex and you won't just feel like a number at this place. Every summer they have "ice cream socials" where they encourage tenants to meet near the pool for ice cream and prize giveaways. While they are a bit awkward and silly, it's just another example of how management tries to go above and beyond being just an apartment complex and make an effort to create a community.
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