Maryland Gardens Apartments is an awful place to live.
1. The apartments are falling apart!
Everything that can leak does. I have had problems with the toilet, dishwasher, kitchen sink, and refrigerator. Maintenance temporarilty repairs everything with tin foil. This usually works for about a week and then takes another week for maintenance to arrive with more tin foil and duct tape.
The air conditioner breaks, but absolutely can not be repaired until 24 hours later. This is great when it is over 100 degrees in your apartment during the summer.
2. The property management consists of nothing, but rude and argumentative people.
This has occured with the many property managers and companies. In my experience we have had 4 different companies and at least 6 different property managers over the past 2 years. Unfortunately, there has been very few that could help you or accomplish anything. The current manager seems to have no clue of what is going on and instead of trying to fix the many problems with the complex, she denies the problems and argues over it. Her assistant isn't any better - she doesn't know any english and just nods her head no matter what you are saying.
3. Roaches! Roaches! Roaches!
If you like bugs this is the place for you. They are everywhere. It doesn't matter how clean you keep this place or how many times it is fumigated.
If you do drugs, I would recommend shooting up with the heroine addicts that do so by the dumpsters every night.
If you sell drugs, you will do great here. People constantly approach you in there neverending search for weed and meth.
I have had my car stolen once and broken into twice.
Last year, the maintenance guy here stole the rent checks, all the apartment keys, and disappeared.
With all these wonderful problem you would think we would have a security guard, but we don't. There is a nifty yellow gate that blocks 1 entry way to the parking lot. This can deter criminals who are too stupid to enter in the other 2 entry ways or just walk across the grass into the parking lot and complex.