On the plus side, apts are spacious and Vintage Square is conveniently located in north central McAllen near the new library, Walmart, schools and other shopping and eating places. It *used* to be a GREAT value but rents have increased dramatically within the past year. New management took over earlier this year, but improvements are slow to come to fruition. They did replace some of the tiles on the roof, but have yet to complete all repairs caused by the hail storm in March. They have not, for example, repainted stripped off paint which is clearly visible to anyone along the sides of the buildings. The place is old and desperately in need of a face lift, but they can't seem to keep up with the constant maintenance issues which keep arising. I think the two managers in the office are in over their heads. Inside, the apts are spacious but appliances, cabinets and especially the rug are in desperate need of replacement. Also,there is a serious issue with settling causing cracks inside and outside and causing the doors not to fit in the door frame. The old maintenance guy had to shave off wood from the tops of two doors and four closet doors to get them to close properly. We also have a continual roach problem, which is controlled by annual pesticide spraying.Also on the negative side, there are inconsiderate people living here who allow their children, or who themselves discard all sorts of trash around the property. Especially candy wrappers, cups, things of that nature. People are leaving garbage near and around the dumpsters especially on weekends. They are, or have, completed repairs on the roof which were long overdue. The management removed all free (visitor) parking spaces, so there is no free parking anymore within the property, also you will pay $40 dollars extra for the use of washer and dryer which were previously provided free of charge. We are a gated community but the gates seem to be constantly breaking down. Refrigerators, stoves, old sofas and other debris left by management or tenants moving out accumulate in the dumpster area. On the peripheral edge along the property behind apts alot of debris has also accumulated, i.e. I have seen old tires and other discarded items just abandoned or left there. Much of the landscaping especially outside the pool areas, has just dried up and died due to neglect and drought, leaving just dry dirt where shrubs used to be. We are still living here so I hope there will be some improvement in conditions around the property.Raising the rent was a bad move on the part of the new owner(s), and evidently this is not open to negotiation of any kind. This resulted in many people vacating the premises.As stated before, these new owners may have bitten off more than they can chew.
The apartment complex is nice, the layouts vary and there seems to be one to suit mostly everyone's needs. The complex is gated which is a plus. The interiors have tile instead of carpet, which makes it easier to clean and don't have to worry about stains. The manager here is stern but that is a good thing, too many times residents ignore the rules or common courtesies and make the complex look nasty. It is clean, quiet, and pet friendly. Any time I've had a work request it gets fixed within the next day or 2 at the latest. It has 2 pools and a gym, though I am giving this review 4 stars because the 2nd pool is dirty and the gym equipment is not fully functional. All in all we are happy here.
First time in Texas moved here for my husbands job and honestly this has been the best decision we've made so far. Our kids absolutely LOVE the amenities. They have two gorgeous pools, a state of the art fitness center, kids playground, BBQ areas. They have community events like holiday parties, pool parties and movie nights. It is great for families! ALSO a plus are the staff, they really are friendly make you feel like family and it felt good since we didn't know anyone here. Jackie the leasing goes above and beyond for the residents and the asst and manager are wonderful any issue the fix quickly. OH and can't forget that maintenance is on call 24hrs!!!