Resident · 2014 - 2016
Decent no-frills apartment. Pleasant enough community, but really nothing noteworthy. The apartment is basic as it gets. Cheap appliances: My oven has never worked properly in the 2 years I have lived here. Fridge freezes anything left in the back, and things in the door are never cold enough. Cupboard space is at a minimum, and when we moved in had a terrible odor that has taken us many many many boxes of baking soda and several scrubdowns to tolerate. Countertops are original from the 80s. I do love having a washer dryer in my 2 bedroom unit, and have zero complaints about the maintenance staff who keep the place looking good. They have always attended to any issue we have had. With that said, I get to the reason I give them two stars. I have lived here 2 years. Enjoyed it, no complaints, no issues, always a decent tenant. Boy was i shocked when I opened my lease renewal invitation. The first year my rent was increased by 20%. 20%!!! Ok, I rented for a great deal and didn't complain. My real issue is that this year my options are much more scary. I was provided with a notice that I could renew for a year with a 15% increase, or pay almost $5,000 a month if I choose to go month to month. I don't know about you, but I feel like this is coercion. This is absolutely a strong arm attempt to pressure residents into staying for another year, knowing they cannot afford an extra $3500 a month to not sign a year lease. The office will be very kind to you when they explain that it is the management companys doing, and they can't do anything about it. However they would be able to discuss a shorter lease if that is what you would prefer. At what expense I wonder? Based on my experience over the last 2 years I would have highly suggested these apartments. The staff is friendly and attentive (although always changing) and the grounds are well kept. However the greed has left a terrible taste in my mouth. I am unsure if I am going to stay or go, submit to their alpha dog style tactics or move out on principle. I would like to simply warn the next person about excessive rent increases.