CA1900 • Resident • 2004 - 2006 Recommended
The location's good for me, the neighborhood's fairly quiet, and the few maintenance items I've had done have been quick. (Usually same day or next morning.)<br><br>Appliances are fairly modern, including an overhead-mounted microwave, a (noisy, not terribly good) dishwasher, and good-size fridge/freezer with icemaker. Disposal is in the sink (a must for me), and washer/dryer hookups are included. Washer is about 2 feet from the gas water heater, which means nice hot water for washing.<br><br>Heat works well, but is noisy and runs a lot on the first-floor apartments. Installed plastic sheeting around the windows for the winter, and it's making a huge difference. (The double-paned windows still let a lot of draft around them; the plastic film's a big help.) A/C in the summer doesn't have to run much on the first floor; we stay fairly cool.<br><br>Unassigned parking, and seems to be plenty of it, even for visitors. They're doing a REALLY crappy job of snow-removal this year compared to last. (To the point where I'm going to be visiting the office tomorrow to discuss it.)<br><br>The complex holds a free brunch on saturday every month or so. Always a nice get-together, and it's fun having the office staff cook for you in the clubhouse!<br><br>Noise is so-so. The neighbors to the sides, we can't really hear at all. The neighbor above us makes quite a bit of noise just walking around. He doesn't seem to be doing it intentionally -- just very poor noise insulation in the ceiling/floor. Doesn't bug me much; drives my wife crazy.<br><br>The office accepts packages when I'm away. I thought all complexes did this, but my last one in CT didn't, and I had to keep going into town to pick up my packages! (That, or they'd leave expensive stuff just sitting outside; even worse.) It's a big help that the office does this for us, as it's a big job some days.<br><br>Their pet policy is abusive, I think. A $500 pet fee, $300 of which is refundable... PLUS $25 "pet rent," per pet, per month. I think that's outrageous, but unfortunately apartments that allow pets AND have W/D hookups are rare in this area for some reason.<br><br>Overall I'm happy living here, but it's about $150/month too expensive, particularly when you add the "pet rent" on top of it.<br><br>EDIT: I've since moved out to another city. None of my deposit was held back; the move-out was very painless. I already miss the place; my new apartment isn't nearly as nice as this one was.
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