Resident • 2013 - 2015
To any prospective residents. Be very weary of the recent 5-star post. It was posted by an office staff member. This post is going to be long, but it will address a lot of things that you may question about these apartments, seeing as they don't have a website.
Parking/Road: The parking lot gets pretty full at night, so you may have to walk a little further for a spot if you get here late. Also, many residents park in spots that are NOT spots (with the hash marks) and nothing is done about them. The road (queens drive) is owned by wade towers and does have many many potholes. There are also pot holes near the Home Depot coming in to the property, which are the city's responsibility, but do not listen to the poster that said all of the potholes are the city's responsibility. That is false.
Cleanliness: Bed bugs, confirmed by multiple residents. Yes it takes one person to bring in bed bugs, but management knows they are an issue and allows future renters to move in during infestations. I have spoke to at least 4 different people (in different units) that have confirmed the existence of the bugs. Along with the bugs, the place is sorta stinky. The carpeted area when you first walk in (near the tacky staircase) smells like those carpets have never been cleaned/replaced since the building was built.
Office Staff: I am sure you can assume from *most* of the reviews on this site is that the office staff/property manager is an area that needs the most improvement. Very unpleasant people. Trying to get ahold of them is difficult too. They say their office hours are from 9-5, but they are only here from around 11-3 m-f (if you're lucky). Seeing as how most people work during that time frame, you'll probably never see the owners. ----- and L*** are very rude and not nice to deal with. I am not sure what their lives are like, but they act like they at better than the residents. Oh an the "emergency hotline" is a joke. Nobody ever answers. The only way to get someone to do something for you is if you stay home for the day and wait outside the office to flag down someone if you actually see them for a change. Maybe it's a good thing they are never around, they are so so so so rude.
Residents: I think it's mostly retirees and couples that live here. There may be a few kids in the mix, but not many. Most of the residents are pleasant, save for a few cranky old ones. Also, there are some sketchy drug dealer types and scummy people floating around (as with any complex).
Apartment Unit: The unit is O-K, not modern in any sense, though (like the fake poster mentioned). You'll see weird/dated colored tiles in the bathrooms, dated cabinentry. The appliances are O-K, also. The dishwasher doesn't work well. Really old plush carpets, though. You can tell multiple residents live on the carpets before they are replaced. I guess the only good thing is that the windows let a lot of light in (which is good because the living room doesn't have lights on the ceiling).
Privacy: Not a lot of privacy. Walls are thin and I can hear my neighbor while he uses the bathroom. Baby's crying in the hallway. Usually lots of neighbors sitting outside (they are a little nosey too).
Amenities: They say "fitness center" but that's a total lie, it's basically just a really stinky room with ancient equipment in it. The pool is a little grody, also. Heat, hot water, electricity is included.
Overall: I don't recommend this place. It's dingy, dated, and the office staff is a nightmare. The only thing this place has going for it is the affordability (which could also be a bad thing, bringing in lower income families/unwanted residents. I guess they need a place too). Also, the neighborhood is O-K.
But remember: *****Bed bugs*****. Not worth it. Would not wish them on my worst enemy.