I have lived here for 5 years, the past 1 has been without a lease as we cannot wait to find a way out. the rent is close to $200 more than when we moved in, they paint over cigarette/tar stains so after a few months your walls just turn yellow, my bathroom stinks of cigarettes and we don't smoke. Our floor is weak around the tub that rarely drains properly. You can hear people walking on the balcony out front at all hours. They tell you that you need to have a parking sticker or you'll get towed for parking in resident spots, but we constantly have no parking in front of the building and few people have stickers anymore. They starting allowing dogs, the website says small or medium dogs, no vicious breeds...there is a Saint Bernard in one the apartments...that's not a medium or small dog...they bark at all hours, the people let them out and then yell for them for 20 minutes. They 'repaved' the complex but didn't fill in the pot holes, just covered them with a new layer of tar so they're back to being holes in the ground after two/three weeks. We have people that smoke outside on the balcony so we get smoke in our apartment if we want our windows open in the spring/summer.
On the upside, most of our neighbors are friendly. They like to share their music with you at all hours of the night and day. I got to listen in on a great action movie at 3am the other day...not sure what one...but the explosions were fantastic. They'll help you with your laundry by opening the dryer before it done and letting your clothes air dry. If you rent the 'storage' room in the laundry room they'll even help themselves to your stuff (Even if you have it locked up). Really friendly people.
Its not all bad...that maintenance crew (When they get your work order) are fantastic, friendly, and try to get the work done in a timely manner. I would personally recommend Zach for anything you need, he's friendly and great at what he does. Best staff member here in my opinion. A few of the ladies that work in the office are really sweet and friendly, there is one (Sadly I don't know her name) that I try to go to for everything when I need to.
If you want a loud, over priced apartment that will cost you an arm and a leg in electric bills, yellow smoke scented walls, creaky floors, and outdated appliances, this place is great!