Resident • 2016 - 2017
Management changes hands frequently, most likely do to the health hazards and liabilities. This complex will milk you for every dime it can; there are hidden fees for "community services" that only get brought up after you've paid your first month's rent and security deposit, you won't get your security deposit back no matter how good the condition of the unit is when you leave. I'm thoroughly any good reviews you might find on this or other websites are falsified, as this place is not clean, and not safe.
The plumbing is in disrepair, which caused mold (which they did take care of eventually). There are coyotes and other wildlife that roam the grounds at night. Insulation between units is practically non-existent (and according to maintenance it "isn't their responsibility"), so if there are any smokers in your building (and there will be), your kitchen, bathroom, and all closets will reek of stale tobacco 100% of the time. Expect weekly power outages, and since everything is electric, that means no cooking or hot water during that time. The water quality is low, if you have no other options and have to live at Winchester apartments make sure you buy a high quality filter.
Laundry breaks down constantly, despite the multiple facilities on site. Price for laundry is increased often.
The grounds are filthy. Several tenants refuse to clean up after their dogs, and the management refuses to do anything about it. The "dog park" is filthy and smells rank 24/7. The woodchips are rarely replaced, and when they are, the old ones are not properly removed. This is just asking to spread canine disease through the complex. They place may be "dog-friendly", but it isn't dog-safe.
Not the direct fault of the slumlord management, but the parking lots are dangerous. Few people obey the speed limits in the complex, and many do not look before turning out of the smaller lots. I won't drive over 15mph going through this place after all of the times I had to slam on my brakes to avoid being sideswiped.
The behavior of this property management company is abhorrent, and they should be ashamed of themselves. Save the trouble and save your money and take your business to someone else.