Fair list of Pros and Cons:
Near to shopping, food
Easy access to highway
Mailboxes at units
They attempt to foster community with breakfasts and get-togethers
If you'e the type to use them, the pools and weight room are good.
They clear snow pretty quickly
Friendly and available in the office
Weren't nit-picky--we left the apartment clean and they didn't charge us extra
Appliances were nice enough
Loved the his-and-hers sinks in the bathroom
Liked the light-colored trim
Liked that we could have an accent wall painted
I honestly couldn't really hear the neighbors except in the bathroom, and the huge dog on the balcony below
Unlike the last place I lived, their maintenance guys would give advance notice, and actually knock for awhile before coming in. That was nice, after living somewhere once where I would get walked in on while napping or in the bathroom.
Washer and dryer in unit
Spacious--the vaulted ceilings on the third floor were nice.
Really liked the french windows
Not enough outdoor lighting--my husband's truck was broken into and the window shattered because he parked in a section without much lighting. Which leads me to:
Awful parking. Maybe some units weren't as full, or something, but you were lucky to park near your building if you got home from work after 5:30pm, and had to park some buildings away, or at least in dimly-lit sections. It's a bummer when you live on the third floor and have tons of groceries to carry up.
The coffee in the clubhouse is awful. Not a big deal, but gross.
The office staff is friendly, but they are absolutely horrible at communicating with one another. We could call and ask them to relay that we had called,to someone else who wasn't in at the time, and never heard back. This was on multiple occasions. I got the impression they were professional and friendly but not very bright..?
We asked for the toilet to be repaired because it had a leak around where there should have been a rubber seal. We had them out four times because it kept leaking, and they just weren't sealing it well enough. By the time we left, we were just sick of having them out to fix it, and left it unresolved
They informed us they would replace the ratty blinds after we moved in. A year and a half later, they were still the same.
Dog poop. The neighbors did not care, apparently, if their dogs left presents near the entrance to the complex, or along the parking lot grass. Ew.
Some of their blind corners around the parking lot are problematic. Especially when people drive too fast.
No tile just inside the door. It goes from outside to carpet immediately, which meant tracking in a lot of stuff on the shoes, and no place to leave shoes by the door.
No outgoing mail slots. That was a HUGE bummer for me. Not even a dropbox on a nearby street either.
Overall, I think this was a good choice in the Northland, with good access, nice enough area, good living spaces. I think it was extremely expensive, so if you aren't the type to use pools and weight rooms and yoga classes and cooking classes, you'e still paying for them with your high rent. Find somewhere else that doesn't have that many amenities, so you don't also have to pay for them if you won't use them. I was glad to leave, though, because of their parking problems especially, and their high price and lack of communication in the office and maintenance problems. But on the short term, not a bad place to live.