Welcome to Tara Heights, Nashua's newest luxury apartment community located within Gateway Hills, a new 400 acre master planned Work, Live, Play community. Explore our 400 acres of private campus. Start a soccer game at our privately owned regulation sized soccer field. Tennis anyone? We have two tennis courts. Need a quick workout? Sign up for a group class at our newly renovated 15,000 square foot Gateway Hills Health Club or take a swim in our heated salt water pool. Need a change of pace? Sit back in our very own movie theater. Need a place to set up a business meeting? We have you covered at our business center. Environmentally friendly? Start your own vegetable plot at our garden center. But most importantly, our apartments are uniquely detailed with high-end finishes including granite countertops, spacious mahogany or maple finished kitchen cabinets, central A/C and heat, wood finished flooring, video controlled access, private washer/dryers, 9' ceilings, fully sprinkled fire safety system, and Energy Star appliances. Live the Luxury.
I had read reviews on other sites about some cases of how awful it was trying to get back your deposit from Tara Heights. Unfortunately these reviews turned out to be true. I'm normally the first person to be skeptical of a few bad reviews, but let me tell you my story. My wife and I moved out of Tara Heights 3 months ago. During the walk-through, the property manager saw that we left the apartment in perfect condition, no damages outside of the usual few wall scuff marks, and so he and I signed a paper and he promised we would be sent our deposit shortly. The first 3 weeks of delay were due to a lack of forwarding address (or so they told me - we gave them the address multiple times), so I gave them our new home address. 1 month after that, they claimed we never sent them a forwarding address so they sent the check to our old apartment (I mean really? come on now). At this point, I haven't had any communication or response back to my multiple emails for over 2 weeks.
I doubt every single person has had the same experience as me, or maybe they do and just don't feel like writing about it. In my case I want future tenants to understand that they have to be very careful leasing here, as you might have to chase down your deposit yourself. I've rented at multiple apartment complexes and this is the only one where I have had so much trouble. The reason I didn't give a 1 star review is that the apartment complex was fine if you exclude this issue.
Needs an in building trash drop off. Having to drive to drop your trash off is really inconvenient.
Its very quiet, clean, the salt water pool is great! A lot of parking.
Easily the best place to live in NH in terms of amenities, activities, location, and the sheer attention to detail they put into the aesthetics. Everything is highly modern, efficient, and secure.
If you love a blend of civilization and nature, this is the place to be. Lots of wooded areas and rolling hills.There are multitudes of birds that live here, some which you won't see often in other parts of NH, and various, curious mammals that are well adjusted to being around people.
The staff is very friendly and I have found myself chatting with them on several occasions. The pools are amazing, I walk the trails almost daily, I get a free gym membership, and I am in walking distance to a shopping plaza and potential jobs.
Make no mistake, its not cheap to live here, but it's not even the most expensive place in the area and you get even more amenities than what the more expensive places offer!
There are a few minor cons:
- The paint in the units is very cheap and non-water resistant. If you try to wash anything off, likely you're taking the paint with it. Be aware, especially if you have children.
- No hot tub. I know, this is nitpicking, but man it would really be nice if the gym or the grounds had a few hot tubs.
- The staff needs to be more assertive when it comes to residents who violate trash removal policies. There are a lot of residents here and we only have two compactors. People have been inconsiderate and clog the compactors with uncrushed boxes or furniture, or simply leave junk lying in plain sight which has been attracting bears. Soon we may need a new disposal site, or people need to be more considerate and less wasteful.
My partner and I have lived here a little over a year. For the most part, we love the apartment and the community. The apartments are pretty nice, well maintained, and the neighborhood is safe and quiet. There are lovely grounds, including scenic walking/biking trails and numerous amenities such as two pools, tennis and basketball courts, clubhouses, free bike loans, and an electric charging station, free of charge, if you have an electric vehicle. The apartments are also quite handicap accessible, with elevators, handicap electronic doors and wide doorways. The appliances are pretty nice and you get a full sized front loading washer and dryer.
The drawbacks are as follows: there is only one area for trash and recycling in the form of a giant compactor on one end of the property, near the rental office. If you live on the other end of the property, there are trash rooms in some buildings, that you can use Sunday thru Thursday for a monthly fee. So if you have something in your garbage can that won't smell very nice after 48 hours, your only option is to put the smelly trash in your car or take a quite long walk to the compactor. Be aware of this especially if you are elderly or disabled. Secondly, the bathtubs are very small. If you like a long, hot soak and are taller than 5'0, you will probably find them uncomfortable. It is a shame as the bathrooms themselves are quite large and there would have been plenty of space for a larger tub. Finally, be aware there is a no smoking policy in all the buildings and the grounds. However, good luck getting the management to do anything when this rule is routinely violated. Most rampant is marijuana smoking, but there have been plenty of violations of this and other rules, and the only thing the management does is send a letter around reminding tenants of the policy, which is ignored. Parking is also an issue. If you get home late, finding a space anywhere near your building is difficult.
We looked at a model that stainless steel appliances and have one with black appliances.
Before we moved in I asked to get one of newer apartments and was told there weren't any available, but they were holding open house every weekend. The carpet should have been replaced, I asked to have that done and they said no. I had a problem with the shower, it would be really hot and then really cold, after 3 tries it finally is ok. The widows were filthy so they did have someone come in to clean them. This should have been done before we moved in. The outside is well maintained.