Ridgedale offers one and two bedroom apartment homes and one of the most impressive cabanas you have ever seen. The two story amenities include: resident business center & lounge, fitness center, tanning salon, year-round jacuzzi and (seasonal) swimming pool. Ridgedale also hosts regular resident events for staff and residents to mingle.
I like all details and features and manager was very helpful.
It was relatively quiet, decently safe for the area (although the gates rarely closed at night...), good size layout (though I did complain about the lack of storage space). I lived there for two years prior to purchasing my own home, and it was good...until move out time.
I have an adult dog who is house trained, but since I HAD a dog, the apartment manager, Galina, was out to get me before she even stepped foot into my apartment. She complained about how it smelled like dog before she even got in there. The outside smells are NOT my problem. In addition, my mom was with me, and she has a VERY sensitive nose. She always tells anyone if their home smells like pets, and she said it had no smell at all. Anyway, she had this stick thing that apparently measures moisture in the padding under the carpet. She said that my dog peed over the ENTIRE CARPET!! There is no way my dog peed EVERYWHERE. Then she proceeded to tell me that I wouldn't know when my dog peed on the floor because I'm never home. First of all, how does she know my schedule?! Second of all, how does she know where I keep my dog when I am at work?
Long story short, DEMAND the moisture stick thing on your move in inspection, and BE THERE when she does it. I am 90% sure there was a crack in the foundation allowing moisture in because there was a large spot that would appear on the carpet when it rained. I was charged for the replacement of the entire carpet, which I'm am certain it was time to replace it anyway).
I also had my apartment cleaned prior to moving out. It was spotless except for a hair she found on the freezer. I was still charged $120 cleaning fee. With that and the carpet, they are making me pay almost $300 on top of my deposit and pet deposit (which apparently is just a "privilege" to have my pet there).
Oh, and if you refer someone to live there like I did, they don't give you the referral bonus like promised when they sign the lease.