Grounds: 7/10It's pretty around here, somewhat well maintained but people often times don't pick up after their dogs, so watch your step. Last year it took them a long time to get on top of their fire ant problem. Management: 6/10Most of the time things are okay. I've had a few issues and had to work things out with the staff, a number of phone calls around. The typical "person said one thing, page said another" deal. Was threatened with a "late charge" for paying my rent two weeks early, around the 14th, then threatened with another charge for putting in my credit card info wrong. I redid the payment, and they never said anything about the "late fees" again. Parking: 8/10Well lit, ample spots. On the odd occasion you have to park a few spots away from your normal spot but really, this has to be one of the best parking lots I've been in in a while. Maintenance: 1/10 Emergency maintenance? Nope. You don't get it, at all. I had a leak which was causing the pan in my water heater closet to overflow. They deemed that it was not an emergency, and very rudely refused to come out, even to look at it. It wasn't at 2am, it was around 9pm, a reasonable hour. They suggested turning off the AC during a hot stormy night, not even knowing for certain if the AC was the source of the leak, as water was on the water heater as well. Maintenance staff is rude on a regular occasion as well, if the one isn't being rude to you the other is trying to sleep with you, or another resident. A few girls in here have complained to my wife about this issue, including one who was harassed by him to "get in a bikini" for him. I've had maintenance orders go completely unfilled as well. Maintenance staff usually doesn't even wipe their feet before coming in on a rainy day. One also hung his wet coat to dry, dripping water all over a box I had just received from amazon which was still unopened. I wasn't home at the time. I understand that sometimes a mess has to be made, but at least clean it up afterwards. Calling a job "done" with mud all over the floor is unacceptable. I worked in an apartment complex doing maintenance in the past, everything from HVAC to drywall, and if I acted in the way that is common of this staff I would have lost my job.When we finally spoke with corporate about the maintenance, they claimed we were lying about the issues we've had. Construction: 6/10These are wood construction, so expect some noise to go through from the floor above you. Nothing out of the ordinary for this area.
11/19/2016Lake In The Woods Apartments
What am I thankful for?Family, friends, my health, living in sunny Florida- AND having a lovely lakeside apartment at Lake In The Woods in Melbourne. I have wonderful, friendly neighbors. I enjoy the lovely manicured grounds with a profusion of blooming tropical plants. The well equipped gym is clean and well maintained. The expansive pool area has comfortable lounge chairs, umbrellas and areas to barbecue with neighbors and friends. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. The maintenance crew is "johnny on the spot" should you ever need them.Pets are welcome here and my dog, Gracie, enjoys walks around the property over bridges crossing the lakes and resting by the waterside on park benches scattered around the property.New this year, Lake In The Woods provided a "Bark Park" so dogs can safely play and enjoy the freedom of being off their leashes while they play. The management sometimes hosts get togethers in the clubhouse, like wine and cheese tastings, pot luck suppers and movies poolside for the residents who want to socialize. At night, the neighborhood is well lighted, with fixtures in the entrance hallways, spotlights on the buildings the illuminate the sidewalks and tall lamps that glow in the parking areas and throughout the grounds. I moved to Lake In the Woods to be near my family- and my sister and my Mom are just minutes away. My apartment is also convenient to shopping, dining, movie theaters and community and cultural events. I would highly recommend Lake In The Woods to anyone looking for the qualities I described above and so much more.Thankful for a safe, convenient, positive place to live and enjoy- Lake In The Woods.
10/14/2012Wickham Village Apartments
Not very happy with Wickham Village Apartments, moved in and there has been police here almost every weekend for domestic disputes, fights, and countless other things. My children have witnessed the police and undercovers doing a drug bust and have also witnessed a domestic dispute out in the parking lot between a husband and wife and neighbors had to get involved and police were called, I have seen a few drug sales taking place at the apartment across from ours. The apartments are not clean when you move in, the carpets reek, air conditioners are outdated and do not cool the units as I have to deal with my apartment staying at around 80 degrees and my ac unit runs all the time and I have had 200 electric bills, the appliances are outdated, my screens and windows (locks) are broken, the landscaping is not kept up, the kids are always in the dumpster and on cars and are bullies. I am not happy here at all and would never recommend this complex to anyone.
Honestly, not a terrible place to live. Upsides- big apartments. Very large master bedrooms and bathrooms. Large windows and lots of closet space. Ceiling fans in every room. Downsides - not enough light fixtures, crappy plumbing, not the best floorplans, and the big one - no washer and dryer hookups. Yes they have laundry facilities, but they are expensive, always packed, and the washers and dryers are very small and don't work very well if they work at all. We ended up just going to a laundromat instead. Staff isn't that great either. The property manager is not so much a people person once you sign the lease and they maintenance guys were usually kind of rude. It's not an awful place to live, but I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.