11/28/2016Jamestown Village Apartments
Don't expect moving in to be easy. The walls still had cracks and drywall on them. The place was never painted properly. The painters supposedly went on vacation and never returned to finish the job.The electricity wasn't enabled, so for the first weekend, I was left in the cold with no electricity. If the place wasn't finished, the landlord should not have told me it was okay to go ahead and move in on the date I did. Light bulbs in the bathroom were even burnt out.The carpet had many cigarette burns. I was told that the carpet might get replaced if I signed a one-year lease. The landlord had made a special concession for me in offering me a six-month lease to start.The garages leak and are a mess. Don't expect maintenance to clean the garages. You'll have to remove any debris, yourself. They did remove some orange goop that was stuck to the floor, but that should have been done before I was told I could start using the garage. Good luck cleaning it if you aren't fortunate enough to get one equipped with an electrical outlet so you can use a shop vac. The garages are tiny, so unless you and your partner both have compact cars, expect someone to park outside. Just pay the $40 for a full garage for the bigger car, or lease two separate, full garages.While we're on the topic of garages, make sure you can lift your garage door. The garages have manual-lifting doors, so ensure you can lift your door without breaking your back. In addition, make sure you test your lock. My lock failed several times and had to be replaced, as did the track/spring/lifting mechanism on the garage door, itself. If you need duplicate keys made, go to the professional locksmith at North Olmsted Water Tower; that one has a larger key set than Home Depot, Marc's, or Sears does.Some limited recycling (cans, glass, and plastics) is available, but not so much cardboard, nor paper, for that matter.The place did include most utilities, with the exception of electricity. It also included a full refrigerator, a freezer, a microwave, a gas stove, a garbage disposal, and a dish washer. However, our stove and dish washer weren't working at the start (although they did ultimately get fixed), and the garbage disposal sounded like it was really laboring. Maintenance did ultimately replace it when components started coming apart.No washer or dryer hookups are available. Only one communal washer and dryer is available per building, located on the second floor, and there are no elevators. You must pay $1 to wash laundry and $1 to dry. Again, this is VERY reasonable compared to what local laundromats charge, and even compared to what other local apartments charge per load. At least water at this place is included.The closets are VERY spacious, big enough to accommodate two people. The square footage per dollar is VERY reasonable compared to surrounding areas (700' square at $600/mo.).Cats are allowed, dogs are not. There's no initial pet fee, but pets will cost $20/mo., each.The recreational facilities are dumpy. The bricks around the pool are broken, there's a resident goose that craps everywhere, and the pool is small, shallow, and filthy. Meanwhile, the tennis courts are in horrible disrepair. The nets are in terrible shape, and trash is littered about the cracked court. There's supposedly a rec room, the maintenance crew uses the recreation room in the clubhouse mainly to store materials.Ultimately, this place is affordable and makes a good starter apartment for a young couple. It's no five-star accommodation, but the price and location -- at the corners of Brookpark and Columbia roads, a mile from the highway -- are right. Two people can make it a home with a little love and care. The landlord is very receptive and cooperative. He takes care of most problems within a reasonable time frame.
08/23/2016Jamestown Village Apartments
do not move her apt.are horrible parking if you can find a spot, mold,bed bugs, termites, ants, crime, drugs, pedifiles,dirty, outdated.