31071 Lakeview Boulevard
Wixom, MI 48393
Resident • 2014 - 2015 Not Recommended
Hillside Apartments aren't the best apartments I've lived in, and they aren't the worst apartments I've lived in. They are unfortunately, located in an awful area and safety should be a huge concern for anyone contemplating living here. The apartments: Pros: Nice size, maintenance requests were taken care of relatively quickly, in-unit washer/dryer, pet-friendly, pool is very clean in the summer, and summer landscaping always looks nice The apartments: Cons: The snow removal here is a joke. Last year when everyone got hit hard by the immense amounts of snow, you would think they would have been prepared for this? Nope. Instead, everyone was stuck in their parking spaces, sidewalks weren't plowed and the parking lot and sidewalks were not totally cleared for over 2 days. I wasn't able to make into work because everybody who attempted to drive through the un-plowed lot got stuck. When asked about the lack of snow removal from the leasing office I was repeatedly told there was a snow emergency so nothing could be done. I get that, but why were so many other places plowed then? Clearly, unprepared on their part...The walls are very thin and you can hear other tenants in their apartments clearly. I have been woken up multiple times by my upstairs neighbor playing music loudly at night. It is also common for cigarette butts to be flicked off the 2nd and 3rd floor balconies onto the 1st floor patios... so that is lovely. The location: Pros: Close to a lot of restaurants, 12 Oaks Mall is very close, and there is a lot to do in Novi which is nearby The location: Cons: This area has turned awful. This is the biggest factor why I have decided to not renew my lease after 2 years. There are sketchy people walking up and down Pontiac Trail both day and night. We received flyers on our doors that multiple vehicles were being broken into within our complex, an apartment complex (another Edward Rose Property) which is maybe a quarter of a mile down the road is extremely unsafe and even had a shooting there less than a month ago. Even the Kroger which is right by the apartment has turned shady and scary (a lady's purse was recently attempted to be grabbed off of her). The crime and safety are going downhill and getting worse and worse. These apartments are not cheap.. and for these prices you can afford somewhere where you aren't fearful to walk to your car at night. If it was located in a different area, I would probably re-sign. Unfortunately, it is not and I am thankfully out of there.
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