Overlooking the splendor of Valley Forge Park with its old Oaks and Sycamore trees, The Lafayette at Valley Forge blends the best of two worlds; the timeless beauty and tradition of the Main Line with the convenience of modern living, shopping, transportation and fine cultural activities.The Lafayette at Valley Forge reflects a respect for the natural beauty of this historic twenty-six acre estate. The seven buildings and roadways are planned and laid with care to retain the flora and ancient shade trees. Bridged walkways, terraces and balconies are placed so that each resident may enjoy the park-like atmosphere with its beautiful shade trees and landscaping.The buildings cover only a small part of the estate, the rest of the grounds are devoted to providing a complete life: recreational activities, swimming pool, garden walk areas, and tennis courts. In the private swim club with its large pool and sun decks, hours of healthful relaxation await you.The Lafayette at Valley Forge has an exceptionally convenient location. Around the corner is the entrance to the Schuylkill Expressway leading into Center City Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
We found it very close to my work place and very affordable rents. Staff were very good and humble. We have great pool, tennis courts. and very good parking space. What one can expect more than this.
I have lived at the Lafayette at Valley Forge for 5 years. The most I have encountered is a noisy neighbor occasionally and sometimes there are mice in the winter. Other than that, very quiet, picturesque place to live!
Reside in a Jr apartment, their smallest (Srsly no one in their right mind should attempt to fit two adults in a Jr.).The rent is average and appliances will need to be updated at some point. The location is ideal and parking is acceptable. Electric bill was INITIALLY fine (in a Jr. you share a water heater with your neighbor and everything is electric) until a couple months ago when my neighbor apparently moved someone else into their tiny 400 ft junior apartment overnight. Now my electric bill has doubled. Probably because of the extra showers and hot water they use. Neighbors may have hardwood floors which literally sounds like loud nightclub bass thumping throughout my apartment...every single step reverbs around the concrete walls as they pound back and forth like running wind sprints across tribal drums 24/7. Jr's also have very thin walls in the kitchen/bedroom in which you can hear every drawer open, every cabinet slam, every beep of the microwave, crash of beer bottles in the trash...also can actually see the kitchen light on in your neighbors apartment through the paint cracks where the wall meets the ceiling. Was told that this was normal and that trying to paint over it would end up the same way. The porous kitchen walls also allow bad cooking smells to enter your apartment which will cause you to keep a window or balcony door open 24/7, 365 days a year. They are very attentive in plowing and salting during the winter and have always been quick with service calls. There are dumpsters near every building but they do attract fox, squirrels, mice & skunks.Nature and walking trails within short distance. Neighbors are generally fine. Some are outgoing and friendly while others never leave their apartment and seem shady at best. So overall not a bad place to live if you have a job, leave the apartment once and awhile and don't expect it to be a "fortress of solitude" because it will fail in that respect with 422 construction and some extremely thin walls.
the location and overall feel of the community is good, however its being maintained by poor management that doesn't care about long term residents. i had to leave the community after 7-8 years of living here as management would not do any updates on carpet/cabinets.. and would not allow me either, to get them refreshed.
Maintence does not work as promptly as they should. There are mice and bugs that do not get taken care of. My dishwasher has been broken since I moved in.