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Country Lights Chalets

1459 Neshaminy Valley Drive, Bensalem, PA 19020
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briella121212

prospectiveVisited 2013

12/5/2013

I have not moved in yet, so I am unable to comment on living situations, I just want to share my experience with the leasing office. I found an ad on craigslist about a month and half ago, and how happy I am that I did (so far)! Leslie was and continues to be awesome! She has walked us through every part of the leasing process and has been so accomadating for everything that we have requested! So thank you leslie for being so nice and thank you to the leasing manager for allowing us to change our mind! :-) can't wait to move in on the 7th!

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    anonymous

    Resident 2009 - 2013

    5/16/2013

    i got the best review my upstairs Neighbor shots his gun thru my ceiling miss me by 1 foot and my dog by 3 inches swat team shows up take him to jail I call korman talk to mary she tells me he has to leave by the end of the month the end of the month comes still here then tells me right to my face she will not renew his lease his lease is now up and he told me he resigned his lease What a joke you can shoot a gun into someones apartment and they do nothing The guy that runs Maintenance is a a**hole and mary is a old angay woman you do not want to live here you may get kill and they dont give a shits Place is run down half the lights outside dont work Electric is out of this world and you have to have comcast because they will not let fios run the lines Im sure they get kick backs from the eletric and comcast Im so look farward to getting out of here I counting the days They also raise the month ever year so times to to 50… See More>
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      anonymous

      Resident 2009 - 2013

      4/25/2013

      my husband and I have been living in this shoe box ---- hole for 4 YEARS thank god were moving this monday into a townhome for the same damn price as this tiny little apartment. This place is loaded with bugs I mean BUGS EVERYWHERE!!! we live down this big --- hill that doesnt get done in the snow so you cant leave until it melts. This place is a joke the staff doesnt know anything if something breaks which happens every week you call and they say they will send someone out....that ---- never happens. I have had a hole in my wall that in the summer bees come in and all they said was fill it was something....oh im sorry I forgot i pay you 1000 dollars a month so I CAN FIX things its A freaking joke! The ------- MARY CRAFTON or whatever the hell her name is in the office is a cold ----- all she cares about it getting on everyones --- if your a day late with your rent. She loves taking people to court LOVES to. KNOW WONDER someone cut her tires maybe if she wasnt such a ---- people would like her.… See More>
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        anonymous

        Resident 2007 - 2010

        3/31/2013

        I have no clue how they get away with what they do. When you see the property, it's so well maintained but I wish I could say the same about the actual apartments. They spend all monies on the grounds but the actual apartments are so run down. Thin walls. They keep everyone's deposits. This is an ongoing problem they have and are known to have. For instance my floor cracked in one area in the kitchen due to shoddy work they did to put it in. I was moving a month later so never asked them to fix it. Meanwhile they charged me for that. I did nothing to make that happen. Also they have the audacity to charge you this incase you paint fee do they can paint it back. I was coming out of a divorce and was dumb enough to pay that. I never painted my apartment but never saw that money again either. I left my apartment immaculate and they took my last month and security. Their employees may come here and lie but please listen to the many of us. Most will… See More>
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          anonymous

          Resident 2009 - 2010

          1/8/2013

          Bugs. Bugs. Bugs. It was awful. The apartment itself is fine. It's not top of the line, but it was manageable. Sure the washer and dryer looked decades old and screamed, but if that's the worst who cares. Unfortunately, it was not the worst. We lived in a unit located down a hill (A HUGE ONE...have fun in the snow and ice on it) buy the woods and we had a ton of bug problems. Not cockroaches...but thousand leggers. Huge ones that appeared from no where. I was terrified to be alone in the dark. The gym is very nice and well maintained (the people who worked there were sweet), but you will have people that just hang out walking on the treadmill for an hour. I spent a large amount of time waiting. At least we got our full deposit back...

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            bhayes29

            Resident 2010 - 2012

            1/6/2013

            We moved into Ark Bucks County Summit December of 2010. We thought with all the amenities (the gym, pool, muffins/Tea, and computers) that we would be OK paying 1129 for a 2 bedroom. We were also promised that our electric should be around 50 dollars and probably pay a little more in the summer. Around 1 month after we moved in My neighbors called 911 because the people downstairs were in a domestic dispute. Once the police arrived I heard the victim say to the police that she did not want the man to get arrested because he was in the witness protection program after being released from prison. I reported the incident to the main office and was told it was taken care of. My neighbors, who lived in the building for years explained that Ark allows temporary stays, so we would frequently have people in and out. The next people to move into that apartment had about 15 people staying in a 2 bedroom. Our main door would slam at all times of the day, people were constantly outside at 2 am, keeping us up at night again reported them to the office, was told they would be… See More>
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              anonymous

              Resident 2012

              9/24/2012

              Overall the apartment is not terrible, but it is not a place I want to stay for any longer than a year. My boyfriend lived on the second floor so the only time I heard the neighbors was when they were in the common area outside the apartment. When I moved into my 1 bedroom, first floor apartment I was impressed with the new carpet and fresh paint, but it was done that very week (and some the day of) because as I came in the first time there was still wet paint on the walls, maintenance was inside still working, and the carpet had that 'brand new' smell to it. However the longer I stayed the more I realized the work was sloppy and the materials used are very cheap. Things will easily break; I had all of my outlets changed because plugs would too easily fall out; I have no under cabinets in my kitchen so I had to buy shelving in order to store my pots and pans; the only drawers I have in my kitchen are too small to keep utensils organized; my water heater broke and leaked everywhere within a month (and now even with… See More>
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                sogood01

                Resident 2012

                4/12/2012

                happy here

                I moved in about a year ago. I love the staff and amenities. My apartment is a good size and has great closets and washer and dryer in apt. I feel I get so much for the am ount of money I pay. When I was looking there were other properties that were newer, but they were so much more expensive. Would definately recommond!!!

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                  hyrohito

                  Resident 2012

                  3/9/2012

                  Not kid friendly, dog poop and cigarettes everywhere show you one thing give you another apartment

                  First of all lets start with the curtousy if you have been served a notice they tape it to your door so everyone can see and read not to mention half the stuff does not work, they showed me a model apartment. But when I moved in they gave me a P.O.S full of mold and holes on my walls. When I asked for a refund or another apartment they refused and said I was locked into a contract. 1.Maintenace comes when they feel like it if you can even call it fixing. More like duct taping it. The pool and gym and free complementary breakfast sounded great when I moved in2.Except. that if anyone pays for the pool they can also use it makes it easy for obnoxious kids to get in half the time they don't check their pool passes.3.The so called gym again they dont check for passes and just about everyone in bensalem just walks in and uses the gym and computers because they have kids monitoring the gym. 4. The so called free breakfast they tell you about is nothing 5. Your neighbors will call the managers because the walls are paper thin and when you… See More>
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                    Penguinlover00

                    Resident 2008

                    8/3/2011

                    Would never go anywhere else.

                    I have been reading many reviews, and completely disagree. I have lived at Korman for about 3 years now, and love everything about it. 1) Bugs. If you are living in the Chalets (Summit or Terrace) you should be aware that you are in the woods!!!! Any location at any apartment complex in any state that is located in the woods are going to have bugs. How is management supposed to control that? It is mother nature. Get bug traps if you are that worried. If you are so terrified of bugs, you could have chosen one of their other locations on property NOT IN THE WOODS. I have lived in an apartment close by in Bristol and neighbors have admitted to having ROACHES!!. Now that is something to worry about. Not an occasional spider. 2) Maintenance. Maintenance is offered 24 hours a day. for EMERGENCIES ONLY. If you have a broken knob on your cabinet or a light bulb out, they will not come out at 2am to fix it. This is for emergencies only. The staff will take your request and schedule to come out when it is best for you. Mait. is absolutely great, and I… See More>
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                      anonymous

                      Resident 2007 - 2010

                      8/7/2010

                      Korman is a NO CHILDREN place to live

                      Before you sign a lease make sure you receive EVERYTHING in writing. We have been notified that after 4 years of living at Korman of the following: 1- No toddlers are allowed in the pool. 2- No floaties 3- NO children are allowed to play outside of the apartments... So, why not then make Korman an "Adult Only" facility? What are we to do with our children? Maybe they should add a note to their lease that states "NO CHILDREN ALLOWED"! If you have children I DO NOT recommend Korman to you.

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                        anonymous

                        Resident 2010

                        7/30/2010

                        Average apartments with nice landscaping.

                        I will get the bad out of the way first - The apartments are a little dated and you will receive dated appliances no matter what the staff tells you. (Unless you pay a ridiculous monthly fee) - Everything in the apartments is electric, so your electric bill will be very high, even with conservative usage. - The office staff can be hit or miss. Sometimes they are very nice on the phone and will help you out. Sometimes they will give you unnecessary attitude. (Advice to the office staff, if you don t like handling complaints and the thousands of tenants, then go get another job.) - Maintenance response is what it is. They are always too busy and won t be able to come out for a couple of days. It s a big community so I can some what understand that. - Depending on which part of Korman you live in, you will get bugs. Mainly in the heavier wooded areas. - Hot water heaters run out very quick in the winter. 10 mins of hot water at the most. Now the good - Spacious apartments. - Beautiful landscaping and location. - Nice neighborhood all together - Parking is great. - Snow removal is decent. -… See More>
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                          anonymous

                          Resident 2010

                          4/30/2010

                          THE WORST POSSIBLE PLACE TO LIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          I lived there for a short time because it was gross and I left. My apartment smelled like terrible mold and nobody there cared about it. The maintenance people are the worst. They are noisy and disgusting. The office staff are rude and once you sign the lease they could care less about anything you say. As soon as I moved in there was a leak under the kitchen sink and the bathroom sink and the toilet was leaking. They were supposed to have the apt. ready for me to move in and as soon as I moved in I had to call maintenance for all of the leaks. A week later there was another leak in the bathroom ceiling coming from the roof. The entire place stunk like mold. I did not notice the smell during the 5 minute walk through of the apt and I'm still not sure why, also I did not notice the leaks. Also there was mold on the floor behind the refrigerator where the drip tube was just leaking all over the floor for who knows how long instead of going into the pan.… See More>
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                            anonymous

                            Resident 2003 - 2009

                            11/11/2009

                            happy resident

                            Hi all: I am a resident at Country Lights and I stopped in the office and the girls were upset and asked me to write a rebuttal to a recent review. There was a resident that asked for work to be done in their apartment, did not specify that they had a dog and did not lock up their dog, when maintenance went to do the work, the dog escaped. everyone in the office and maintenance spent the day looking for the dog and launced a campaign with the residents, neighbors, all corporate contacts in the area, police, woman's humane society, facebook, etc. and asked everyone to get involved to help find the dog. i was one of those residents who searched for the dog as well. by the way, a week or so later i heard the dog was found but the people came up yelling a week later at the girls and told them they weren't doing enough! this is not true and maybe they should have taken some of the blame themselves, then they had the nerve to go on to this website and say that the maintenance staff stole things and were… See More>
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                              rexmorgan11

                              Resident 2009

                              11/6/2009

                              TERRIBLE ENCOUNTERS WITH OFFICE STAFF/MANAGEMENT

                              PARKING- ok for our building but a pain to drive through other apartment areas where people are clearly desperate to park anywhere along the street. NOISE- not a problem really. our neighbors luckily are the best part of our home here. quite a quiet setting. GROUNDS- a pleasant location and some nice things to look at if near the woods/creek. happy our unit isn't surrounded by parking lots like some others. SAFETY- so many streetlights remain out after over a month. other lights out throughout property that really should be working. soooo many people speed past our building without posted speed limits or enforcement of any kind. CONSTRUCTION- all around a good cover up job of the crappy structure that this place is. we have put a lot of work into making it look nice. or at least "acceptable". MAINTENANCE- beware of them! i have recently heard the horror stories (all hear-say of course) but at least 5 former residents have claimed maintenance workers here have stolen stuff and been involved in illegal activities while around their homes. have put in 3 maintenance requests and each time they have done more harm than good (ie. install sink… See More>
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                                mamallama1954

                                Resident 2009

                                10/31/2009

                                It's my home

                                I was shown the apartment I would be renting and it was beautiful. Move in day couldn't have gone smoother. Initially we had some problems with centepedes, but those plug-in bug chasers took care of them. We still get a stink bug or two on occasion, but they're harmless and very slow, so they are easy to catch. All apartments have bugs, I'm just thankful we don't have roaches and mice, which the big city apartments have in abundance. It's peaceful here, you cannot hear your neighbors on either side or below. I've had to make only two calls in the past five months for maintenance (dishwasher and dining room light) and they came out the next day and took care of it. The neighbors are friendly enough and everybody pretty much keeps to themselves, no nosey neighbors. I love to sit on my balcony and watch the cardinals in the trees. I'm very happy here and plan on staying.

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                                  btwon444

                                  Resident 2008 - 2009

                                  2/17/2009

                                  good stay

                                  I lived at the Chalets for one year and just moved out...we were relocating to Boston. The staff was helpful, maintenance was fine, never had to use them much and it was a nice experience. If i moved back to the area, i would certainly live her

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                                    bobbo9857

                                    Resident 2007 - 2008

                                    12/22/2008

                                    Keep Looking

                                    I lived at this complex for a year, they offer some nice amenities such as cable, and a swimming pool however I would never want to live here again. I was shown a model apartment that looked nothing like mine. I asked to see the apartment they were offering me but the staff told me they couldn't for insurance reasons. I think that is just a bunch of crap because if people saw the apartment before moving into it they wouldn't have many people signing leases. I opted for the "upgraded apartment" and although some of the appliances were new the air conditioner was older than dirt and didn't work and the washer was a piece of junk, and the carpets weren't very nice looking. The balcony railing was loose, and the windows were drafty. My advice to anyone looking to rent at this place, tell them you're not going to sign the lease unless you can see the apartment. There are plenty of other complexes around this area that are much nicer. There are some nice units but I think they are far and few between!

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                                      anonymous

                                      Resident 2008

                                      6/10/2008

                                      happy with my new home

                                      I just moved in about a month ago and i love my new home...i have a balcony that faces the neshaminy creek in the woods and it's so peaceful. maureen at the office has been so helpful and friendly and make me feel welcomed!

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                                        anonymous

                                        Resident 2007 - 2008

                                        5/28/2008

                                        Korman is a great place to live.

                                        Korman Communities had a beautiful country club...Im going to be there every weekend..especially with the price of gas i cant really afford to go to the beach every weekend! Aside from the clubhouse my apartment is very nice...my building just got all news roofs, new blinds, and is in the process of getting a newer hallway. I love the location i am in, i have a great view of the woods and a balcony. I would definitly recommend korman its a lovely area with everything close by,the Neshaminy mall, route 1, I-95,etc... I have had a few maintenance problems but i just called the office and they had it taken care very quickly.

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                                          anonymous

                                          Resident 2006 - 2008

                                          5/27/2008

                                          Slumlords

                                          I'll start with the positives and why I moved in here: decent area, good highway access, gym and pool, good size apartments. The gym thing went right out the window when I realized the old equipment was not working half the time and it was impossible to get on the machines you wanted. They allow outsiders to buy pool memberships with the result being obnoxious kids running around all summer making it impossible to relax. Let's move to the apartment itself: HUGE bugs on a daily basis, mold everywhere (bathroom, bedroom windows, kitchen ceiling). Don't run your dryer unless you are ready for water to fall from your ceiling. We have a patio, but the wood splinters continuously and share it with 2 birds nests that are conveniently located inside the exterior walls of our apartment. The heat is crazy and you can turn your apartment into the Sahara by simply setting the temperature anywhere above 55!!! Maintenance: One word... brutal. We had a flood due to our upstairs neighbor overflowing his washing machine (which was the only one not replaced in our building). I came home to 2 inches of water throughout half our apartment. … See More>
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                                            Rickiland46

                                            Resident 2006 - 2008

                                            5/22/2008

                                            An absolute MESS!!

                                            Maintenance: When we first moved in the balcony was completely missing one side of the railing. I called the office, they assured me it would be fixed. We walked in the next day and saw there was a railing, walked out on to the balcony, touched the railing and it fell off. IT WASN'T SCREWED IN! It was just sitting there. I called again, they came over to fix it. The railing that they used to replace it with wasn't the proper size, so they rigged this contraption to stretch the railing hooks and screwed it into the posts with these HUGE screws. Went outside to shake a rug, railing snapped and fell off and I nearly came down on top of it. I called the office again. Two weeks later, I called the office again, One week later, I called the office again. Finally, I contacted my lawyer, filed negligence and had my lawyer send notice to the corporate office. Maintenance came out and "fixed" the railing by placing a piece of wood against the post and screwing it into there. I have requested and been promised that a new balcony railing was being ordered. That was two months… See More>
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                                              anonymous

                                              Resident 2007 - 2008

                                              2/5/2008

                                              i like it

                                              i am a current resident moving out on 3/31...i am being relocated. i have had a nice experience and if i come back to this area, would live here again.

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                                                anonymous

                                                Resident 2005 - 2007

                                                1/3/2008

                                                not recommended, but if you insist, definitely not chalets

                                                ive read most reviews and have to say they ring true. there is one way to get a full refund on your deposit (at least for me), and that is going to a different apartment in the same complex. i upgraded from a 1 bedroom to a 2 bedroom and was given full credit on my deposit (more than likely to keep me from being ticked off). i then moved into the chalets and the nightmare began. they cut back maintenance staff which resulted in alot of bad attitudes from what seemed like good people who complained they were getting slave wages. the office where i came from initially was the villas and though maintenance and centipedes were a problem, the office was pretty reasonable. in the chalets all the managers in chalets make any dealings or problems needing handled a miserable frustrating experience they could care less about anything concerning tenants and if you talk to them they act disgusted like youre bothering them. the highlights of my experience and their lack of caring are vast, but one that stands out is that they hire the cheapest contractors they can find who do substandard work. we had our window… See More>
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                                                  unhappyrntrjk

                                                  Resident 2007

                                                  12/8/2007

                                                  DONT RENT!!!!!!!! CORPERATE CROOKS JUST READ

                                                  First off when i moved into korman communities i was showed this very nice beautiful apartment. Thought thats what i was getting Ha Ha the apartment i got was an upgraded model they had which was worse the the one they showed me. Now heres the list of things that were wrong there Living room walls werent clean hole in ceiling where smoke dectector is scuffed walls, Bathroom cabinet where the sink is looks like it was gonna cave in exhaust fan extremely noisey an old NO SHOWER HEAD had to buy my own toliet ran all the time (jiggle the handle) inside the toilet something was broke which squirted water everywhere, Bedroom closet door collapsed when i opened it dead bugs in the window cill an on the carpet, Kitchen was supposed to be the upgraded wood finished yea they were wood but looked spray painted dish washer had food in it refridgerator had rotting food inside it kitchen walls you can tell where the previous tennants kept there trash can cause there was crap on the wall which kinda outlined the trash can . Nice list huh for 909 a month you would expect a nice place oh… See More>

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