Resident · 2006 - 2007
I have very mixed opinions of this apartment complex. I had many problems while I lived here, but at the same time there is a lot of good. The apartment itself was very large for the price we paid. I live in another state now and pay double what I paid at the Summit, for a smaller space. I lived in a 2 bedroom and really can't complain about the amount of space we had, including storage space. I read someone else's review about the tennis courts though, and agree with him somewhat. I lived behind the tennis courts and while you can hear the balls, and the lights do shine into your bedroom window, the lights automatically go off around 10pm. The biggest problem I had with the tennis courts was that one day I came home to find my bedroom window broken, and a tennis ball in the bedroom! And just to clarify, the tennis courts are close, but someone had to hit that ball HARD for it to make it all the way through my window. The good thing is that maintenance had a new window installed within 24 hours. As far as maintenance goes in general, we had no problems with them. The window was fixed within 24 hours, and we also had our water heater completely die on us. And again, we had a brand new one within 24 hours. The biggest problem I had with the place was the thin walls, and piping. Not only does sound travel through it easily, but smells do too. My neighbors were heavy smokers and we would constantly smell smoke from their cigarettes in our master bathroom and bedroom. However, once again, maintenance attempted to solve that problem pretty quickly. They came in to seal up our pipes in the bathroom to prevent the smell from getting through. It didn't fix the problem, but it did help a little bit. Move out is when we had the biggest problems though. We got charged for a LOT of stuff. We were charged to replace the carpet, even though it was stained when we moved in. We had also put a pet deposit down which was supposed to include a non refundable carpet cleaning fee. So basically they kept our pet deposit, our security deposit and then charged us even more for the carpet. We were also charged for small scratches in the counter that were there when we moved in, and other random things that were not caused by us. In total, I think we were charged a little over $1000 when we moved out which is absolutely ridiculous. We put deposits down for a reason, and they kept those deposits, plus charged a thousand dollars more. Overall though, I can't complain too much. I lived there for over a year, and aside from some minor problems, and general problems that go with an older building, things were pretty good. I can't say that I would move back to the Summit, but I have also recommended it to people looking for their first apartment. I think its a great start up apartment. Its not glamorous or beautiful by any means, but its also not gross and disgusting either. Also, the car breakins did happen occasionally, but read apartment reviews for the rest of the city. They happen at EVERY apartment complex in the city, and in the city in general. My car was broken into on Shoreline Drive, which is a nice place. So again, I have mixed feelings about this place. I didn't love it. But I definitely didn't hate it either, and if you are looking for something simple, this is the place to be.