The apartments are really nice and super close to Ft Jackson and shopping areas. But, the rent is a little too pricey. And Jesus be a pair of ear plugs, if you live below someone because youll hear every step that person or persons takes and the noise from the traffic doesnt help either. Parking is blah also. I only chose this place, due to the closeness to post and I needed something ASAP and they had apartments available. Like I mentioned before, the complex is nice but I probably wont renew my lease once its up. Just not worth it to me. Oh and if you do decide to live here, make sure you check your carpet for dog hair. I found cousin its kid, living in mine....
I waited a year before posting this review. I wanted time to reflect. I only managed to stay about 4 months. So before you sign the lease, you might want to review the buyout policy and amount. My issues were mainly with noise and a non-smoke free environment. I saw many people (like me) smiling while moving in, stressed as they moved out within weeks or a few months. I could clearly hear my neighbors, both sides and a especially above: music, alarm clock, children screaming, late night talking, walking, stomping, moving chairs (at the dining table I guess). The strangest sound was that of water running every time it rained. There must have been a rain water drainage pipe in the wall. Aside from the noise, there was a "strange" smokey smell (incense? cigarettes? pot?) coming through vents from another apartment. After three refrigerators that didn't keep food cold enough, I finally bought one. Need I mention the unspoken "pest" problem? This is my experience. Good? Bad? You be the judge.
Very bad experience living there. Although our building managers Chris and Mady are nice, the director of the maintenance doesn't seem to care about the need of the residents at all. We requested to fix the sink defection, but they directly closed our request ticket without doing anything. We requested again and again, but were told by the director of the maintenance that they have a few hundred sinks in their apartments but none of the sinks has had any problems like what we are having, and thus he won't repair it. This was apparently logically wrong!! What's worse, he said he would charge us to replace the cabinet doors that had water damage essentially due to the defective sink counter.
I am active military and have lived all over the US on OCONUS. This apartment complex is, by far, the best rental I have lived in after 26 yrs in the Army. Great, responsive staff!
Voted Best of Columbia 2017 by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine! The impeccable location is surrounded by well established neighborhoods, excellent schools, pedestrian friendly access to numerous dining & retail locations, as well as minutes from Downtown, The Vista, Five-Points, Cross-Hill, & Garners Ferry. The apartments will boast an amenity package extending beyond its doors to the pedestrian friendly, Forest Drive corridor connecting to Trenholm Plaza. According to an article from the University of Oregon, "Multifamily housing should connect residents to shopping," allowing residents to enjoy great shopping & dining steps from their home allowing a quality of life that extends beyond their home.5000 Forest will provide 126 market-rate apartments along Forest Drive. An environmentally, friendly sustainable lifestyle will be promoted in an urban yet natural setting. Intuitive design, functionality, & technology will provide an enhanced quality of life a short walk or bike ride away from some of Columbia's finest shopping, dining, & entertainment. The topography lends itself to predominantly showcase the compelling architecture to any trafficker of Forest Drive. Three buildings will fill out the site ranging from three to four stories with the core, center building to house the leasing offices & core amenities.
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