I stayed at Garden Park for a year. To be completely honest, its a nice place. As a younger and more quiet guy, I like to stay in an area where its really low-key and a small community where everyone gets along. Most of your residents will be elderly, which is nice. The younger residents were all older than me (at the time i was 28-29 yrs old). There were a few residents that caused problems but the management team ended up getting rid of them. They also encourage socials amongst the residents, so there are little events they use to pull the complex together. Its a 3 floor building with common areas on second and third floors so if you need to study you have somewhere quiet to go to.
My biggest problem with these apartments? Upkeep. Because its an older building (I believe it was a converted nursing/retirement home?) a lot of the plumbing and electrical wiring is quite old. Case and point I stayed in a first floor apartment, great balcony and hard wood floors, but for about 5 months my AC unit had a leak. It was all because the apartment hadnt been rented, or maintained in years. Not only that, due to the holes in my living room wall from fixing the AC, I had developed a roach problem. I am a stickler for updated appliances, so the older and miss matched colors of the appliances bugged me a bit; however I understand not everyone is like me. Other than the plumbing issue, what made me non renew was the fact that I definitely wanted to update the apartment, but I was told that an update would be re staining the cabinetry, not replacing the old with new (again I like more modern looking stuff so I understand not everyone is like me), and charging me more. Not only that the wiring for the garbage disposal was held together by duct tape and spray foam. I was also told that this was the best way to have it done. Its a nice property, but they definitely need a dedicated maintenance team. The guy they have is stretched thin, working between two properties.
I don't know if I'd recommend living here or not since I was never contacted for a visit.
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