By: megan_sue
Family Garden Chinese
one of my favorite Chinese restaurantsThe food is really good..never had anything I did not like-love the moo shu veggie -- but why I really like this restaurant is the girl who takes the orders. She is nice and she always brings the food out to my brother and I. The rest of the staff was also very nice once helping me find my car keys I had dropped in the dark parking lot denoting considerable time to help me find them which in my panic I appreciated.I also like that they have no problem with special requests I have made and they even charge you the same when they add an extra veggie or even less when I requested just broth when I was fasting drinking only fresh juices, herbs and broths as part of a health building program to try to beat a recent cancer diagnosis. I'm on day 47 of my planned 120 day juice fast and I am sure I will be in to get more delicious broth which helps tide me over when I start craving food. . Awaiting the day when I can again eat some of the many choices.I was just talking to another patron who said he liked the food so much there that it is the only Chinese restaurant he goes to. He could not have made a better choice..not the fanciest but a great little place located near Eastland mall in a nearby shopping center off Hamilton road south of refugee one block or so.Great job, staff, on everything from friendliness, price, service and of course, yummy. attractive food.So glad we live close by..I believe they are friendlier than most of the other Chinese restaurants I have been to and a little more willing than some of the restaurants to make adjustments/special requests for the customers. At restaurants that refused to do this, I don't go there anymore as the request is simple and It makes me feel they are not concerned about their customers..here they are concerned in your happiness and dining pleasure and I like that. I feel better when I see the server's friendly smile.They would get even more kudos from me if they would offer brown rice and even more veggie dishes as well as I am trying to eat more vegan and healthier than before. I hope they will consider this request as I am seeing more and more Chinese restaurants offering brown rice and vegetarian entries than ever. As more people are wanting to eat whole grains and are going vegetarian or vegan or at least cutting back on meat so if they offer more of this, they can please both meat eater and those on a plant based eating plan.
By: Kyndrael ..
The Commons At Royal Landing
Consider Looking Elsewhere!Lived in Studio (1 1/2 years)Pros of Studio:All electric, with only a water bill you pay with rent.You may ask for a full size fridge.Efficient if you're in a crunch and need refuge for a year, tops.Application was accepted within a day.Friendly office staff, in my experience.Maintenance more efficient with new staff. Make sure you call your work orders in. If no one gets back to you within a week, talk to the office ladies. They're great!I have had no problems with crime, personally.Office always gives you at least 24 hour notice before they enter your unit, if able.Cons of Studio:It was NOT mentioned when I signed the lease that they had the contract with a towing company that could take my car... overnight at that!! I honestly thought my car had gotten stolen when I woke up to go to work.Constant maintenance issues. Sometimes maintenance is quick, sometimes not so much. I have never had emergency maintenance answer my call when needed at night or on weekends.Absolutely no reimbursements for problems involving hot water or tubs. If you can't shower for (x) reason(s), tough luck.Apartment had roaches, and fleas in the carpet from the stray cats outside that the tenants feed on the sidewalk RIGHT OUTSIDE MY UNIT. Some apartments have reported bed bugs.Mini fridge is... mini.Gas stove is very small.Few cabinets, and small amounts of counter space.SMALL sink for washing dishes.No baseboard heat or central air. All heating/cooling is through window/wall units that definitely do not heat up the small units during winter.Solicitors come frequently.Carpets look dirty and old, paint jobs are shoddy, electric bills are ridiculous during the winter time.Strangers have knocked on my door at 3 in the morning looking for previous tenants, neighbors, etc.Lights from cars and emergency vehicles wake you constantly if you don't have thick curtains.You hear EVERYTHING. People outside your window, talking, walking, playing music, etc.Exterminators may not come to your unit, even upon request.
By: ripoff
Cardinal Creek Apartments
CORPORATE SLUMLORDS! This place rents to 70 percent section eight clients and although there is no problem with that, they treat the area as if it were for the lowest of demographics of people. The outside maintenance is horrible! The pay one guy to cut grass for the entire property, he does not trim or blow grass from the sidewalks or parking areas. You'll find grass on your car and kicked up on you door as you come and go from your property. There are large weeks that grow between the cracks in the sidewalk and around the building that that they totally ignore. Your lucky to see the grass cut every two weeks at this place. Often times the trash dumpsters over flow days before trash pickups and no one picks it up until days after the collection. The management team is not forthright and will tell you anything to pacify you; they have more excuse for the condition of this place than a tenant who is two months behind on their rent. I took over 45 days for them make minor repairs upon my move in and some of the repairs are still not done after 90 days. The maintenance work is sloppy and often just a temporary fix. The neighborhood is highly ghetto and noisy and very prone to crime. Parking can sometimes be an issue; you will not always get to park near your apartment. There are unsightly tall weeds around every building in this place except for the ones facing the main street, they try to represent a false impression from the street view. Please, do a drive through and check this dump out! I could go on and on based on my first 90 days here but PLEASE, HEED MY WARNING, FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO LIVE. Your rent payments can do you a lot better than this dump! I'm out, lease up or not!
By: Ed S.
Woodlands Apartments
My son lived at Woodland Apt for 1 year. It was his first apartment so the office manager told him he needed a co-signer. I gladly co-signed for him. Everything was fine, He probably paid on time every month, then his lease expired and he moved out. That is when the drama started. The people in the rental office called him and told him he needed to pay an additional $75. My son never got back with them to pay the $75. Now at this point, anyone and everyone knows that a co-signer (ME!) is to pay it. However, the head office manager NEVER contacted me to inform me to pay the 75 one-dollar bills! Instead, she passed my name and my son’s name on to a Debt Collection Agency-which is bad for a person’s credit! After the Debt Collection Agency called me and I settled the matter, I went to confront her about this. I ask her why she did not simply pick up the phone and ask me for the measly $75. Her replies were-in my view, nothing but well-rehearsed excuses and alibies. All I wanted was a simple apology but she stubbornly refused. If you are considering moving here, my advice is this. A) Any questions you have, write them down ahead of your interview time with the office staff so that when you ask them your questions, record on your iPhone their replies so that you can transcribe their words and make them sign your contract before you go signing all of their contracts! B) After you move out, arrange to go with the person into your apartment where you lived that is inspecting it so that you can challenge every idem they decide to see as needing you to pay for. Other than that, the apartment complex is an absolutely nice place to live!
By: Shannon T.
Ashton Pines Townhomes
I've lived here with my best friend for almost 3 years, and we have had no issues. We did have a mouse at one point, and squirrels in the ceiling. Anytime I have an issue lthey take care of it immediately. Tamera is kind and has made both my housemate's stay and mine relatively great. I moved out here because it was pretty good price wise and yet close enough to campus while I worked on my masters at OSU. I drive a pretty new Mustang as does my boyfriend and our cars have always been left alone. I have LEDs under my car and my neighbors all know my car, when I'm at home and when I'm not. It is a quiet neighborhood, and maybe it's just the neighbors we have had, but we never hear the neighbors except when they walk up the wooden stairs that creak sometimes. The area surrounding these apartments can be dangerous, but I've always felt pretty safe in the complex I live. Everyone I live around is pretty friendly and some long time tenants know the area and keep an eye out on my vehicle and apartment when I'm not around. The fee to keep an animal monthly is reasonable, and my cat, Muffin, enjoys the back patio in the summer. The one thing I am not impressed by is the laundry facility, my clothes never come out smelling fresh and many of the machines eat coins and leave the clothes wet.
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By: N M.
Kings Highland Apts
i moved in and found a bedbug. They sprayed the apartment three times. I was horrified but they did correct it. It's been two years haven't seen one. Roaches become your neighbors. But they spray every three months and check every ones apartment for bedbugs and pests. They will spray if u ask them to. But it's quiet. They fix everything same day. Don't charge u for anything. no hidden costs. Management is cool and down to earth. Nice apartments. Mine is perfect. Afraid to move again. I could have moved to another place and got bedbugs right off the bat and they may not have been so efficient. They could've charged me or let them run wild but they don't. Moving into any apartment you are taking a chance. But they fixed me up. They don't let nasty people stay nasty. They bleach laundry room and vacuum halls every week. Nice neighbors. Great pool. They Pay for water. I really don't want to leave haha. It's luxury. The $50 ncreade was okay because we are living good. I am always nervous if someone new moves in. Bed bug process is a complete headache nightmare. Most people don't have the issues I had. It's ok to move here just make sure you are clean. If you are a dirty person stay away from us! They will kick you out!!
By: Kate B.
Central Collision Center
I wish I could attribute more than 5 stars to my experience at Central Collision! After my 2007 Saturn Vue's door was damaged in a parking garage in January 2015, a friend recommended this shop for my repairs. From my first call to book an estimate to the finish, this was by far the best experience I have ever had with an auto repair business.The staff is courteous and helpful, the shop is conveniently located, and they made drop off and pick up very easy for me and my busy schedule. Carol coordinated everything with my insurance company to have a rental car brought to me and kept me updated throughout the repair process. I also really enjoyed their easy-to-use website portal that allowed me to check on the progress of my vehicle's repairs. They finished the repairs by the date and time promised and, when I picked up my car, it had been cleaned and looked fabulous.I enthusiastically recommend Central Collision to anyone I know who is looking for a repair shop in Central Ohio. Great place!
By: vicky.hacker.39
Kings Highland Apts
My 2 sons live in a double at this complex. The apartment complex is clean, requests for any problem resolution seems speedy & pool facilities are amazing. There are alot of families but haven't had too many problems with kids & noise. Laundry facilities are kept well maintained and party rooms that are available for rental are a nice perk. Unfortunately my son's aren't the most tidy of individuals & the routine pest control measures have not been up to my standards simply due to my eldest son leaving his room a mess! As with any apartment complex, you will have those individuals that just hang around, not doing anything of any use to anyone except taking up space in the parking lot but no major issues and the management would take action if there were complaints.
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By: Jessica H.
Apple Run Apartments
Lived here for 4 years, LOVE when Kathy &- Bob was there! Once they left it all went down hill. A neighbor had moved out and they sprayed her apartment, then I started seeing the roaches. Begged for them to spray my apartment for roaches! They sprayed once, it didn't do a Damn thing. Got another set if new management tland i had asked her twice if she would spary. She asked for my address wrote it down, but never sprayed. A month after that i had asked yet aain, a little irritated that i had already asked twice and still NOTHING. Her response was "There is a way to ask for something, and I have never seen you before so I know I didn't put a work order in for you." Not only was that a LIE but I had finally had enough. I left. I wouldn't recommend anyone live there!!!!
By: Y. F.
Wellington Way Apartments
Just moved out. I was there for 2 years...first year was great! The second year the neighbors weren't so quite. Management took the proper steps in handling concerns. The second year my main concerns were:1. Maintenance guy is great but only has 1 man for the entire complex so my final few request were not taken care of.2. Heating unit is dated-electric bill was outrageous. It was the first year. I knew how to approach the cold weather the following year. It also helped that maintenance put in a new unit.3. Applicants are questionable (please do your research)4. Deposit ( you'll be informed that your deposit will be forwarded a month after you move out). My move out date was Nov 1st..it is now Dec 17th and no deposit and yes, I've followed up with management...twice.
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