Central Park Manor
Resident · 2012 - 2014
I moved here end of March, 2012 and it is currently Aug, 2012 -- I LOVE it here! It is very quiet -- many of the residents have been here a long time and are older = QUIET. The management expects quiet -- what is wrong with that?? Also, my rent is very reasonable given the market for 1 bdrm apts. The apartment is basic but for the price I am happy. Also, I like downtown Hopkins. The building is kept neat & clean. The laundry room is very nice, working on a paid card system, not quarters. I NEVER have a problem finding a spot in the parking lot. The only (small) downside is the extra charge per month for a very small storage unit. In many years of renting I have never paid extra for a storage unit in an apartment building. However, I can overlook that for all the other positives. Oh, and maintenance has been attentive. UPDATE 1/2014: After my one year lease was up, I went to 60 day notice, no other option at Central Park Manor. My rent was raised $30 from $742/mo to $772. I pay an extra $40 for an underground garage spot -- pretty typical. I wasn't surprised at the increase because when I was shown the apartment, I was advised rent was raised $15 the year before and that was the 1st time in 3years. Imaging my surprise when in 6 months (9/13) it went up $40. That is $70 in 6 months which I regard as too much ($812/mo) for the smallest 1 berm apartment I've ever lived in. At $742/mo, I felt it was a good deal so I was willing to deal with the small size, little storage and drywall nails popping out in many places. Also, cabinetry so cheap I would not put it in a garage. At this price point, it is not competitive, IMO. Sure, landscaping was put in with underground sprinklers, a new workout room (used by few from what I can see) and a remodeled reception area with brand new furniture and wi-fi with a printer. The manager told me this was to attract more renters. These are all nice amenities, but this is not an upscale apartment building by any stretch of the imagination. I don't appreciate having my rent raised $70 to pay for things I don't use or care about -- how abut upgrading the apartments them selves. If you want to attract people to a modest apartment complex, then make some improvements to the dated apartments.