These apartments are a bit better than what I'd lived in over the years. There are some small maint. problems (leaky toilets, washer/dryer, faucets), most of them can be taken care of fairly easily if you know how. Maint crews are kinda hard to get a hold of- you have to leave a recorded message on their machine and hopefully they'll fix what you want. Managment is fairly pleasant and usually helpful. The rent is expensive, but that's pretty standard for the Ahwatuke area.
Noise is what you would expect from an apartment, and depends complely on your neighbors. There is nighttime security, but sometimes they take a while to respond. The good thing is that Phoenix Police take noise complaints very seriously and if you call the police they arrive fairly quickly. The best part is that if you ever call the police for a noise complaint a second time on the same people within 6 months then they get a bill for a thousand bucks. The community is not gated, so there are a good amount of parties and "get togthers", but not too many. Don't loose sleep trying to ignore it, just call the police and set a standard that you prefer to sleep at night as opposed to listen to music.
Parking is what really stinks is this place. You only get one covered spot per apartment, which you frequently have to fight for from some jerk who likes your spot better. Although you can get a tow card and have them towed at your whim (a lot of fun!!). Any other drivers in your apartment will have to fight everyone else for the few remaining and narrow open parking spots. This is not a gated community, so it is pretty much a giant public parking area.
Aside from this stuff, make sure to walk through your apartment before you move in, make sure it is the EXACT one that you will be living in, as I've heard of people moving into apartments that they had not seen and been really upset.