Location and price are great. Close enough to campus to walk, but also just a half block from the Bearline stop so that's definitely nice. Walmart Marketplace is also just around the corner so that's convenient. The apartment itself is pretty nice. Carpets and floors all seem relatively new and were clean. There is no old, smokey smell which is a huge plus. Kitchen appliances surely aren't fancy, but they work. Included internet and TV aren't fantastic but they work and the speeds have been getting improved. The management is very nice. As first time renters, we had no idea how any of the process worked and they helped us through everything. Now that we're here, maintenance is great. The couple times we've had to request maintenance, someone is over within an hour. They're constantly improving the complex as a whole, which is appreciated. They've had several internet upgrades (still not stellar, but definitely improving), improvements to the exteriors of some of the buildings, and installing more dog poo cleanup stations (although no one seems to use them).Our only few complaints are that the cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom are pretty old and ugly (although I know some have been getting renovated), the laundry room we're allowed to use is in another building and only has two washers and driers so we're stuck waiting pretty often, and the parking lot is full of pot holes. Overall, we're happy living here and will be renewing for the next school year.
Even though you have to pay a large fee (not a "deposit" or so I was told because you don't get it back) when you move in, I had to clean my apartment when I moved in because there were even puddles left on counters. Overall I loved my apartment. Parking is horrible!! Don't bother asking because they'll tell you its fine, but I had to park in complete other parts of the apartment complex most nights if I didn't get home by 6:30 or so. You can hear through the floors really well, but the apartment itself was still nice. I never had any problems with the management when I lived there. They fixed anything I really had an issue with. My biggest problem is that someone called me and told me I would be receiving a refund check in the mail at my new address.. Problem is that I never received it then they told me I shouldn't get any money back. If you have to pay for the whole month of living there, then you shouldn't have to be out by a certain date on your lease. TLC apartments are nice, but there are way too many better options in Springfield at this point to deal with the company. Maybe some of the other TLC apartments are nicer, but I would never move back into my old apartment.
I moved to the Springfield area from Houston as I got a better job in the area. My wife and I looked at several different properties Apartments with The Wooten Company. What a great pick! It is an affordable, safe, and friendly place to live. My job is two blocks from where I live and if I was in shape, I would walk there. The onsite laundry facility that is affordable is convenient, the all electric unit is awesome for me and it is efficient. I wanted to say “affordable” but then you would think I am a cheap person. Can’t wait until the summer comes as I will be able to use the pool and BBQ in the picnic area. Maverick is the property manager/ landlord and he did a great job with being welcoming to me and my family when I toured the property. I voted for Maverick for mayor last week and he did not win, but he should have because he is so helpful and friendly, he just needs to be on the ballot next year so others can vote for him too.
Markwood Apartments are in a great location --within walking distance of MSU, downtown, Bass Pro Shop, Fassnight Park, Parkview High School, and so much more --and they are pet friendly and provide good value for your money. They're on bus line 7 that goes down South Campbell to Library Center, and they have an on-site laundry room and a pool that's open in summer. I've lived at Markwood for 3 years and am very satisfied. Oh, and more about the location --a block from a Neighborhood Market and gas station/convenience store, and a tire/car repair shop just a few doors up the street. If you're looking for convenience, Markwood has it, and if you're looking for good value for your rent, Markwood has that too! Maintenance is good, and any leak or insect issues (they're rare here!) are resolved immediately.
I have been living here for about 6 months and I love every minute of it. Any time I put in for a service request it is done speedy and without hiccup, most have been fixed the day of. The outside of my building (1841 E Marsa) just got an update with new siding and a new stairwell. It looks like they are still working on the front of the building too. The insides are very nice and mine was newly updated before I moved in. Angel, the office manager, has always been very nice and accommodating and Jeff the maintenance man will do anything in his power to make sure your problem is fixed. Just like in any apartment, I can hear my neighbors sometimes, but not enough to where it is a constant problem. If you are looking for a nice, cheap apartment I would suggest looking into Village Club!
Though Southwinds wasn't my first choice in apartment when I was first looking, I am very happy with my choice to live there in the end. I chose TSH specifically: 2 bed, 2 bath, with a good sized kitchen/dining space and a living room connected to a patio. I really like living there and have already signed up for another year. The maintenance staff is amazingly helpful. The community is good. And the price is extremely reasonable, including Wi-Fi and DirecTv. I highly recommend Southwinds, close to campus and Bear Line stops. There are also two pools, convenient laundry, and it's pet friendly!