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Our family has lived in this community for two years; currently we reside here. Although the prices seem a bit higher than surrounding neighborhood rentals, there is a reason.
This community is exceptionally clean and well-maintained. The staff is friendly (Especially Denise in the front office) and the maintenance staff is always on-the-ball. If something breaks down, the staff is quick to respond. If something doesn't seem quite right, they're there when you call. I have to admit that our family might be a bit more demanding than other families, as I am a SAHM and am always home, but I have consistently received professional responses and prompt attention regardless. To our family this is well-worth the additional funds we pay per month.
There aren't a lot of children around (if you have kids); the neighborhood is quiet and very serene. There is a beautiful pond/lake in the center of the community where a family of ducks have taken residence, and the turtles abound. The pool is kept fairly clean; as are the tennis courts. There is a small playground, but it is in need of small repairs and re-conditioning.
As far as the other tenets. Here's the thing... regardless of what type of community you live in, if it is a rental community, the people living there are not going to be as friendly as compared to a community filled with homes. After work, when people are out walking their dogs, most say "hi" without hesitation at Villas D' Este. And if they don't, isn't it reasonable that you say "hi" first? After a smile and a wave, we've never been passed without an acknowledgment; and usually even get to pet an eager Cocker Spaniel or Terrier who likes to give warm wet kisses. Also, take into consideration that if you are from the North, South Florida's friendliness is a bit different...than say Tennessee or the Carolinas. We're still getting used to the difference.
I would say that if you are contemplating renting from this community, you will love it! (Also, keep an eye out for move-in specials. We got in during the summer when they were running a move-in special, which helped with the higher costs.)