I am a current tenant here and I was willing to give the management and maintenance staff the benefit of doubt. However, their level of disrespect towards tenants and lack of professionalism is unbelievable. Do yourself a favor and find another place, DON'T LIVE HERE. Apartments are poorly heated, bills are never sent out on time, you will pay too much for hot water and heat, rude staff etc
Unless you have $500 to spare do NOT apply to this apartment complex. If they decline you it will be up to 2 weeks before you receive your money back. The office staff seems to be incompetent regarding their procedures and they will give you the runaround and continually send you to voicemails of people who cannot help you. They will NOT give you this information at the time you apply so when you need your money back to look elsewhere, you will NOT have your money to move with! They will decline you if you have anything less than perfect credit, but they don't tell you that either. They take your money and then they play a crazy game and you have to jump through hoops to get your refund. DON'T DO IT! DO NOT APPLY HERE UNLESS YOU ARE INDEPENDENTLY WEALTHY! which none of us are, or else you wouldn't be applying for an apartment.
overall ok apartment complex, i have to agree with the below person's comment in general.
pro: hands down more affordable apartments in the area in Morris County. situated quietly(people says they saw bear? ok maybe once in a blue moon take a chill pill), easily accessible to I-80, seems mainly blue class workers and families so peaceful most of the time (ie. no partying or loud occasions). its a BIG complex, so the maintenance works inside or outside could lag behind a bit, but overall doing a great job.
Now CONS: first and mostly, the insulation, i honestly do not know how these apartments got passed thru state inspection, its like living in a shell, if you have a neighbor owns a home entertainment system and like to watch netflix, then your screwed, the floor shakes, the wall shakes, the kitchen sink shakes, just boom boom boom! no neighborhood courtesy or respect wahtsoever and i also heard a lot of complaining from people living downstairs saying the footsteps are too loud from upstairs people, cant confirm that myself but take that with a grain of salt. Theres nothing management can do about it other than tear it down and rebuild the units.
next, u can smell what people are cooking or eating coming thru the vent, again related to insulation, BIG issue. next, start to seeing some low educated losers moving into the apartments, perhaps the management has some sales target to meet so they just dont care about background checks anymore, hence by the trash laying around, you can read more about it on here or google it yourself.
lastly, about the heat in the winter, i just have to say this: if you turn up the heat to 75 80 or above your going to pay a handsome amount of money, it doesnt matter if u use gas, electric, or magic. Now a lot of folks are been complaining for this, but as long as you keep the thermostat around 70, (usually 66 68), your going to pay about 30 to 40 dollars a month which is very reasonable, oh and get an upstair apartment if possible.
poor heating, poor management, poor insulation, poor sound insulation, poor landscaping. Now tenants are forced to pay for heating and hot water, which is much higher that the rent increase. Some tenants pay over $200.00 for January heating for 980 SQFT apt.
Poor quality overall. All these poor qualities started with new ownership. Tenants are DISAPPOINTED, at the least.
Don't let the beauty of the place fool you. They wouldn't rent to my husband and me because of a mistake my husband made 27 years ago, even after going back to their office with several letters of support and recommendations. They hand pick who they feel are the "right" kind of people they feel should live at sdk village green. Ugly hearted management with pretty apts!
Outfitted with private patios, spacious cabinets, and matching appliances, these homes have it all. With an on-site shopping center and professional annex building SDK Village Green is a host to many great restaurants, shops, and professional services that will suit everyone's needs, including Homegoods, Dino's Pizzeria, Sandy's Liquors, Dunkin Donuts, Cohen and Schwartz Dentistry, and PNC Bank and so much more! You'll also be able to take advantage of our 24 hour emergency maintenance services, or a plethora of outdoor amenities, like our par 3 golf course, swimming pools, and playgrounds. Conveniently located near Highway 46 and Interstate 80, the area's most popular shopping destinations are mere moments away. Spend an afternoon strolling and shopping at the pedestrian-friendly enclosed Rockaway Mall or visit one of the nearby food stores including ShopRite, Walmart, and Sam's Club. Come see why so many people choose to call SDK Village Green their home today! Please call us for ...
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