A Google User
So, I'm not gonna lie. I think that the majority of the recent posts on other sites about how it's so great were written by the leasing office. For so many residents to start writing reviews back to back like that seems shady...
For the past couple months or so I've seen the prices for apartments at the Cascades fluctuate around $100 less or more. The office will tell you this is because of supply and demand and that pricing is cheaper in the winter versus the summer. While this may be true, you can almost always get a better price there Tuesday and Wednesday of the week. It starts to go up Thursday and the weekend is always the most expensive time to request a quote. Monday is also high because those prices you requested from Saturday are honored for 48 hours, thus why Monday is still high because they don't want to offer you a lower price. Tuesday and Wednesday are generally $20-$30 cheaper than Friday and Saturday quotes.
It's a nice place to live, but the pricing is a game to get a good price. While $20-$30 might not sound like much, spread over a year it adds up. I'd prefer consistent pricing for aparment hunting rather than this sales tactic.
Overall, the parking lot is pretty full and could use some more lighting. The outside architecture looks kinda weird, but the actual apartment is a nice layout and is pretty quiet. I've never had a problem with my neighbors and it seems like everyone cleans up after their dogs. It's a good place to live if you get a good price. It's only an ok place if you're moving in the summer and request the quote on the weekends though (it's going to cost you about $100 more per month than in the fall, winter, or spring).