We haven't quite lived here a year yet. Sure, there ARE some imperfections, but well..hello, this is EARTH, NOTHING is perfect! The staff are amazingly sweet, quick to respond to any and all maintanence requests. My apartment faces the courtyard and it is kept up very well! At most you see a kid now and then leave a scooter outside, or not take their cracker wrapper inside to the trash can and it's laying on the ground. You see worse on school grounds! lol The three bedroom is the size of a ranch house, minus the space of a garage. It's very, very spacious. The community aspect is also nice. The neighbors get along, there aren't police swarming the parking lots all the time, you don't hear yelling neighbors, you're not fearing for your life when you lock your door at night. It's very safe here. I have three children and while I supervise them anyway, I feel very good about letting them play outside in the courtyard outside my apartment. Yes, there are ants. I can't say much about this because we moved here from out of state. I don't know how common ant problems are throughout Southern California. Pest control IS free and we have them come spray as often as we feel necessary. You don't see ants often once your apartment is sprayed. Once in a blue moon! The only thing that bugs me a little is the "cosmetics law" as I'll call it. Cabinets in some of the apartments look worn ONLY on the edges! As mine are. This seems to be common in the 3 bedroom apartments, I've been told. They will NOT replace them unless they're broken. Now, to me, this is unfair. The VERY FIRST person who rented this apartment I live in paid MUCH less than we are now. And everything was brand spanking NEW! I look now and then and see who much rent has risen just since I've moved in. So rent is going up and up, but the looks, therefore the QUALITY, of things in the apartment are going down! So considering the quality of the cabinets, I think rent should be $200 less than what it is. Estimating that's the cost of replacing worn cabinets doors, of course. The cabinets work fine, they don't look horrible. You really don't even notice unless you're looking for something to complain about. So I don't throw a fit about it. I just like to point that little fact out about price of rent vs quality. This is a great place to live. We hope to have a house one day. But I'm perfectly happy living here in the meantime! My sons learned how to swim in the heated pool here! My husband enjoys lounging in the hot tub right next to it! My daughter loves snatching a cookie every time we walk into the office to pay rent. We enjoy going as a family to the tennis courts; and enjoy walks in town since everything is so conveniently close! I love it here!!!