This is a serious review, if you're curious about the complex, please take the time to read this in full.
I've lived at Chartre Oaks for two years now while attending Florida State University. I am very happy to be leaving.
The complex changed management halfway through my residence here, and I really dont know which is better or worse. One had strengths the other didnt, and the same with faults.
The apartments themselves are okay, but much better ones are around the city and close to all three campuses. If you're going for a one bedroom, I suggest looking elsewhere. All the apartments have wall unit air conditioners that are really not meant for one bedroom apartments, so you pay more in utilities for their being thrifty. Also, for the money they want, more should be included. The AC units are old, and the compressor in my broke and it took them 5 days to replace it with a SMALLER unit. 5 days on a second floor apartment in the dead of summer, NOT fun. Absolutely no compensation was given to me either, not even a sorry from the property manager.
One bedroom appliances are all old. My dishwasher is worthless, and refrigerator rakes up my utility payment.
The laundry room is always messy, the residents are not the cleanest in the world. There are many children who are constantly unsupervised, so if you want to use the pool for a relaxin sunbathe...good luck. At night, the college drunkerds are there drinking.The laundry units are over priced as well, dollar to wash, dollar and a quarter to dry...and one cycle in the dryer is never enough. I havent used them in months, I go elsewhere.
Parking is improved now with vistor spots and Hobkirk towing. I've never had a problem with it.
Noise is an issue. There are many people with huge systems int heir cars which they refuse to turn off when they enter the complex at all hours, and then equal and louder systems intheir apartments. In the lease there is a 11pm noise ordinance, and I'd be amazed if that is EVER enforced. I complained numerous times that I was losing sleep and it was affecting my performance at school, and nothing ever happened.
Noise is not as bad as maybe Jefferson Pointe/Commons Sterling University, etc or the other student housing complexes...but there are some very inconsiderate residents here.
For two bedrooms, which I also lived in...they aren't bad. The livingroom is big enough for two people, the kitchen is okay if you are lucky enough to have a newER dishwasher/refrigerator. The bedrooms are okay and the bathrooms are small, but they work. If you have a roommate, and can handle the other problems, the apartment itself is not too bad.
Management. The property manager Luis Diaz is new to this, and his mistakes are highly apparent. He has no people skills at all, and really doesnt' have any sense of ugency to his resident's problems. He likes gimics. The current one is