On the surface River Crossing is an ideal apartment community for young professionals. The location, facade, and price give it the appearance of luxury with all the amenities. I lived there for around a year and a half, and the longer I stayed the more this proved not to be the case. Here's why:
Very Poor Quality
Paper thin walls/ceilings – I could clearly hear when the cat and dog of the woman on the floor above me would walk across the room, and when she herself would move I felt like Chicken Little while I waited for the ceiling to come crashing down.
Fit and Finish – While I lived there both sliding doors on tracks came off the track and fell on me. The door to my bathroom did not fit its frame and had a one inch gap all the way around it when closed.. Luckily I am about 6'2'' 210lbs, because nobody smaller was capable of opening/closing the door to my balcony due to it's poor fit. The ceiling fan in my bedroom (which had only been secured to the ceiling by 2 out of the 4 screws it was supposed to be connected with) nearly fell on me when one of the screws broke. Finally the low quality tile bubbled on my kitchen floor.
Annoyances – The lobby to the building I lived in flooded twice while I lived there, causing intermittent water and electric outages (once lasting nearly two days). The hallway often had any number of strange odors. For about a week this manifested as an overpowering garbage-waterish smell so strong a friend nearly lost his lunch. Later they gradually replaced the carpet and painted the walls in the hallway. While eventually this solved the problem, for about a month I had the pleasure of getting a slight buzz whenever I came or left my apartment from the pungent rubber cement smell of the chemicals they used. Finally the rails in the stairways were often broken and left lying on the ground, exposed nails and all.
While I lived there my rent was raised twice. By the time I moved out it had increased ~15%. Unfortunately near the end of my time there I needed to go month to month due to temporary career uncertainty. When I initially inquired with the office about this they told me it would be $150 over the base rate for my apartment. After deciding I had to stick it out for another month or two and making the necessary plans, I went back to sign the paperwork and they informed me that I was mistaken about what I'd been told. The cost was $200/month on top of the base rate, and also that my base rate was being increased by $50 as a bonus!
Bottom line... DON'T LIVE THERE!