Resident • 2013
My boyfriend and I have been living here for 8 months and are doing our best to tolerate it until I finish grad school. We didn't go with the "upgraded" apartment because we didn't think it was worth $65 a month for A/C, a microwave, and a dishwasher. What we didn't realize was that the apartment we were getting was out-dated in other areas as well. The kitchen cabinets are the old metal ones that probably date back to the 70s, counter space is almost non-existent, the sink is white not stainless steel so it constantly has stains in it, it's built to have a garbage disposal but there's no where to turn it on.
The windows are also out-dated. They have a hand crank to open them sideways instead of windows that push up. Very few of these hand cranks work correctly, so you either fight with the window or take the screen off and push the window open instead. They're all single-pained so it's very drafty in the winter.
We've had 4 maintenance issues since we moved in, none of which have been handled correctly. The major issue that we do our best to tolerate is with the water temperature and pressure. There's so little water pressure in the kitchen that you're lucky to rinse bread crumbs off of your plate. In the shower, the temperature fluctuates between freezing cold and scalding hot. We called maintenance about it and after looking at it, they claimed they had to wait for their supervisor to figure out what the problem was. They never came back.
Our area of the complex doesn't have a parking lot, so you have to park on the street which has even/odd day parking, meaning if you don't go out that day you still have to move your car or you will get a ticket.
All three neighbors are easily heard.
Hallways aren't well maintained, so you track a lot of salt into your apartment during the winter.
In summary, for the price range this appears to be one of the better places you can get, but it's not worth the hassle.