Overlook At Magnolia Apartments
alaskn81 • Resident • 2012 - 2013 Not Recommended
I really liked living in Magnolia neighborhood, it's fairly easy to drive to downtown, Ballard or head to a nice park like Discovery park. There is a small gym that has recently been updated, the staff is fairly nice and they do receive packages and hold them for people. The apartments are big and they are pet friendly. They are expensive and charge for all utilities on top of rent. I was originally shown a nice one bedroom apartment, but when I went to move in they gave me keys to a different one bedroom that looked older and worn out. Street parking is not that great since people like to take up two parking spots with one car. They will charge you for anything on your deposit, I paid to have my place cleaned and it looked good but was still charged half my deposit. In my area I had a lot of people littering from their balcony and tried to get people to stop and talked to management but for an entire year I would walk out to cigarette butts and other trash on the ground. For some reason a lady would water her plants with an actual water hose on her balcony which was annoying having a waterfall on my doorstep. There was also a flood in an upstairs apartment and it leaked into my bedroom and the carpet, it took them a week to figure out the leak and clean my apartment. If you ever had a wet carpet you will know a week is a long time to deal with that kind of smell. They didn't do anything besides say sorry. Living in Magnolia is nice but it takes a long time to get to the freeway especially during traffic times, which is a lot in Seattle. It really feels out of the way if you have to drive anywhere from the freeway. Overall I didn't have a problem with management, I just had a problem because they couldn't handle the tenants in the building when there was any issue. The price of the apartment went up quite a bit after only a year so I felt it was time to leave.
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