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7703 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042
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mcbenno • Resident 2004 - 2005 Not Recommended

Reviewed 11/09/2005

I've lived in Fairfield Corssing for a little over 10 months now, and I am currently looking to move out. My first complaint occured within the first day of moving here. The office refused to give us our mailbox key until we filled out the questionare about the apartment upon move-in. Basically, I felt that they were looking to get us to do it as fast and incompletely as possible so they could charge us for things that we overlooked upon move-in. <br><br>The dumpster is centrally located, but our apartment is not, which creates a hassle taking out the trash. <br><br>We have a top-floor apartment so the noise is not really a problem. we do occasionally have someone playing loud music and for about a week there was a dog that wouldn't shut up, but I would expect this in an apartment building. <br><br>one thing that really bothers me is that this week we will be having our THIRD mandatory inspection (complex-wide) since the beginning of the year. I don't want people coming into my apartment when I am not here. That isn't the big problem though. We were given a notice that said that the inspection (the second one) would be sometime between August 1 and August 31 between 9:00 and 5:00 and that we should keep our pets closed in a room during that time. We have cats, and I am not going to even try to explain how difficult it would have been to keep them closed up in a room all day for a month. Then, at the end of the month, we were told that the inspections were not completed, and would continue through the end of September. They want us to keep our pets locked up for two months?!? They wouldn't tell us a date or even a week that our building would be inspected either, so we had no idea when they would come by.<br><br>These inspections were to be done "to evaluate the need for upgrades or service" and yet the things that we noted as broken upon move-in are still not fixed. <br><br>My biggest complaint is the parking. resident parking is fine. plenty of spaces. We have stickers to show that we can park in the lot, but that's no big deal. Visitor parking is horrible though. You need to get visitor parking passes from the office (between 9 and 5) whenever a guest is coming. about 20% of the time, they don't have passes and so don't tow, but once the office told us they weren't towing, but was not communicated to the towing company and our friend's car was towed anyway. it was a HUGE hassle to get the car back without having to pay for it. If a friend comes over after 5 and you don't have a pass, they have to park on the access road and either walk to the building (ours is in the back of the complex), or we have to pick them up. they have to be gone by 9 am or they will be towed from the access road. Tow trucks are CONSTANTLY circling the lots. <br><br>the washer and dryer are nice, but lint winds up blowing out the back of the dryer and all over the kitchen which is a nuissance because the kitchen winds up all fuzzy. <br><br>I don't want to be completely negative, so here are the positive things... big walk-in closets, pet friendly, lots of windows, washer and dryer in the apartment, no huge problems with bugs, pretty quiet, never had a problem with hot water or any other huge maintenance issues except our AC went out once, but it was fixed within 24 hours (after a few calls from myself). big rooms.
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