Deer Oaks Apartments
Resident · 2010 - 2011
The Good: -The apartment layouts-Very roomy and great overall layout. -The price-can't get much more space for the price. -Staff and maintanence guys are great. They do work really hard to try to stay on top of things. It is an older complex, so there can be alot for them to do. -The residents - All very nice, working class people in my little section. I haven't had any problems with loud noise or other peoples pets. Actually, I very rarely even hear my neighbors. -The parking-lots and lots of parking. Never had a problem finding a spot. -Location-Close to a large gym, medical center, nice community track, bus stop, etc. Many things within walking distance. The Bad: -Multiple dumpster fires in the complex the past couple of months. It doesn't really seem like they are being proactive in trying to address the problem besides putting up some signs that say "This fire didn't start itself. Please call with any info..." Also, we never got notice of the fires so we are not sure how many fires have actually taken place, but I have seen the fire department come for at least 4 on my side and I know of 2 on the other side of the complex. -Ants-We take the trash out about every other day, don't leave dishes or food laying around, and don't even use the pantry at this point. It doesn't matter how clean we keep the apartment or how many times we call the exterminator, those little red ants keep coming back. -Electric bill-We keep the A/C at 78 but still get over $250 for an electric bill. Granted, it was a hot summer and we have a 2 level apartment but still....not cool. -I feel like they could use some more lights outside in the parking at walk ways at night. The Inconvenient: -Oak trees and their sap/pollen-very common in San Antonio. Just extra noticeable in this complex. Due to the ants, fires, and a break in we had, we are moving. Overall a good experience though, so I still have to give it a positive rating. ======================================================================= Quick Update: -We got a notice today (11/11/11) regarding the dumpster fires, so that is good news. Hopefully the complex keeps working on the problem.