Pro and Cons
Pro: facility and apartments look nice
- no parking: they don't regulate the number of vehicles per apartment and despite the lease saying garages are for cars, many of them are used for storage. By 6pm people start parking on the fire lanes, in front of garbage bins and in front of garages/other parking spots. When leaving in the morning, it's like playing Mario kart- having to dodge all the vehicles. If you have a lot of cars and need storage, the non-regulation of these things may be more of a pro than con.
- ceiling is thin, what you can hear from your upstairs neighbor: slamming the front door, dishwasher, grinding coffee (which our neighbor likes to do this between 4:30-6am), the occasional slamming of cupboards, stomping of person and their pets, vacuuming, the exhaust fan in the bathroom, washer, dryer and the shower (including the noisy water flowing through the pipes).
- overflowing garbage: they really need two people to work on this, so the guy that handles it doesn't have to work on weekends, trying to catch up
- lack of security: we have found a homeless people on our porch (which is outside the bedroom window). Once, when using the gym, a homeless man and woman used the facility bathroom to clean themselves up...the situation was handled only when they left.
- rent is steep: if you renew your lease, it will increase. After dealing with the previous mentioned cons, $1200 a month for a one bedroom, is not worth it.