Resident · 2010 - 2013
I moved here in haste; had I done some research I would have found out that the entire complex is a joke. The upfront pay is steep considering you will likely not get any of that money back when you move. As someone else pointed out, they will insist that you pay for new paint throughout the home (closets and ceilings included) and it must be completed by their painter to be accepted (close to $3000.00). Be advised before you purchase that this is not a deposit and you will not get that money back. I can't speak for the other streets, but Devonshire was the worst place I have ever lived. I'd like to think that because the police were there nearly every night to calm the domestic disputes that the place was at least partially safe, but after the gunshots rang out one night I abandoned all illusion of being safe. Wannabe teenager gangsters roamed the streets and stole anything they could, from doormats to flower pots, and vandalized vehicles; loud parties into early morning hours were a common occurrence; the on-site security was a joke as they rarely answered calls and had no real authority; avoiding messes from sloppy drunks was a regular morning exercise; some of the neighbors were very questionable; and gd forbid you park in a community spot that someone else had their eyes on. The construction of the units is typical. Paper-thin walls, but they seemed to hold up. The storage was ample and the w/d hookups a blessing. Unfortunately you could hear ever word your neighbors say, yell, scream, or moan. Maintenance was usually performed in a timely manner, but dealing with the incompetent, and often hostile, office managers can make it not even worth the bother. While maintenance is included with your monthly fee, they will try to make you feel as though you are asking too much. Sometimes it's just easier to deal with a broken fixture than it is to get it repaired. Highleah serves it's purpose: it's a place to live when you have limited income and don't mind sleepless nights.