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Positive Apartment Reviews and RatingsGet involved! ( over a year ago )
Reviewed by: Anonymous
ahhh..this is what Diane was talking about when she mentioned to me about "comments about this place". I believe you know who I am Diane. Let me put in my opinion.
I've also been living here nearly 6 years and I will agree that the crime here is bad but you also need to look at the statistics at other places here in Oakdale? Crime is not isolated here, it's everywhere. I have spoken to a police officer just 2 weeks ago when he was here. Not knowing why they were here I asked him if they ever get sick of coming here. He stated that he wasn't here for a crime but there were worse places in Oakdale that they respond to calls. Like the apt complexes next to 4059.
I personally get involved here as much as I can. Because I care and this is my home. Meaning; if I see something that isn't right I will do something about it. I will call the police if I hear fighting, witness drug dealing, garage break-ins, suspicious people hanging out in the parking lot and I will even assist the police by giving them info on what I know. Even if I'm not asked?!
Back in 2006 there were some younger kids that lived across the hall from me. They were dealing meth all day and night (like the other reviewer stated). I called the police numerous times AND told Diane about it.
They never slept. They were even dealing out of their windows!? One night someone smashed into the window and held them up. Obviously for drugs. They took their TV and other stuff. I was woken up when I heard the noise and I immediately called the police again. They were evicted within 48 hours.
Another situation; Back in 2008 there were some young kids that lived above me. They partied all the time. Like a "typical Dorm room" as the previous persona said. One night someone was trying to climb up onto their 'fake deck' to get inside. My picture window was cracked all the way across the window. Again, I called the police numerous times prior and this particular situation was the last straw. But to my neglect I didn't notify Diane about how many times I called the police on them. Like I said; You need to get involved. Help her so she can help you. Meaning; She doesn't get every report on how many times the police are called. How can she? She doesn't have access to those calls!? When she does hear about them it's generally through word of mouth? Say something and get involved!!!
Speaking of fake decks. There are several reasons why they are "fake" 1). Insurance reasons. 2). It's a liability issue 3). It's for your protection as kids had fallen off them. Do you know how much money it takes to carry such insurance? I'm sure there are other avenues to take but I'm sure Neil has his own and it was his decision and I think he made the right one. If you wanted a deck then why did you move in here.
Another way I get involved here is If I see a piece of garbage I will pick it up and throw it away. I mean how hard is it? You're going past the dumpster anyway? (4059).
My message to all the tenants here and EVERYWHERE: Get involved in the community, YOUR COMMUNITY. If you want a safer place to live then you must get involved. If you have a complaint then why are you here writing a review when some of the issues is beyond Diane's power. Here's another thing that bothers the crap outta me. If you use the laundry room? there is a garbage can that is 15 ft away!!!! USE IT!!! When you clean out the lint filters, don't just throw them on the floor or put it on the window ledge. Make that 15 ft walk to the garbage can. It's not hard. I've posted signs stating that, though not in those words but guess what, they were torn down. Like the sign was demeaning or disrespectful or something. Geez' how hard is it to pick up after yourself.
If you're that lazy then I can only imagine what the inside of your home looks like. GET INVOLVED!! This is YOUR home!! About the rude comments about Diane sitting at her desk and not doing anything. Well you're doing the same thing. Get off YOUR *** and help her to make this a better and safer home. Speak up for God sakes
About the Repairs: Yes, I will agree that repairs are needed. But remember that these apartments are over 40yrs old. Obviously repairs will be needed. It takes time to make repairs. Ask yourself; how many units are there per building. I can answer that; 35 units. There are 5 buildings with 35 units inside. 35 units x 5 buildings = 175 units (correct me if I'm wrong Diane) That's a lot of apartments to manage. Could you do it?
I had the exact same thing about the refrigerator issue. But I kept reminding Diane and I complained?! Well I got one (though not new) but I got one and it works like it should. I was just talking to her and she even asked me if it was working OKAY and if it wasn't she would get me a new one!? I said, no it was working just fine.
A house will need the same thing?! New or old! Speaking of which; if you lived in a house, would you help yourself to make it a better home to live in? Would you get involved? or would you sit on YOUR fat *** and let things slide.
You may be aware that the economy is really bad, if you don't then you're obviously a moron. Meaning; all the repairs takes money. Imagine this; if you owned this place, think about what it takes to keep in maintained. There's more to it then what you think? My father is a president of an association and I seen what it takes to manage a housing community. It's hard and I wouldn't want to even try it. What Diane does is NOT easy. There's more to it then sitting at the desk and answering the phones. Of course that's what you see but do you know why? It's really easy to assume but you're ignorant if you think that's all she does.
That applies to crime. If you see something "Not right" then do something. Call the police. You pay for their salary so make them work for it.
I can go on and on but the bottom line is this; Get involved and help Diane so she can help you. Keep telling her what needs fixing. If you don't get results then keep asking her. Bug the crap outta her if needed. Then if nothing is done then take other actions that are available to you. Same goes for the crime. Call the police and then tell her about it. If she gets repeated complaints about other tenants then she needs to do something about it. If she doesn't then I'm sure there will be repercussions that she needs to deal with. Let her deal with it. You did your part by reporting whatever it is. RE: Get involved.
You pay good hard money to live in a home/apartment, so put your money to good use by getting involved. If you're demanding Diane to make changes then you also need to demand yourself to make changes. You can't expect her to change it all. So, get off YOUR fat *** and do something about it. Last, Yes, I haven't given the best rating. However, that's because 7 out of 8 choices are tenant related. You affect those choices! You want Safety? Get involved. You want better appearance? Get involved. You want better office staff? get involved. Want better maintenance? get involved. Want a better conditioned apt? get involved by cleaning up after yourself and stop living like a slob. Do you want it quieter? Then get involved by helping to keep the noise level down. Be conscious AND respectful that you have neighbors. That means keep your music down. Be aware of the number of units in each building. That's a lot of people. and control YOUR kids. Be a REAL parent.
Sorry for my rant but I like to get involved by using my voice. You have one too, so use it. I give this place a 3 star on the following accounts: Crime, Security, Safety. I personally have a home security system. 2 CCTV cameras that I monitor via my cell phone when I'm gone. I have 3 motion detectors. If activity is detected, 2 automatic calls are made. One to me and the other to law enforcement.
Reviewed by: Anonymous
I lived at Geneva for six months in a 2 bedroom on the corner of the main building on the second floor.
The floorplan is good, Huge living/dining room!! Small bedrooms but its manageable. especially for a student.
The landladies loved me. They were always excited to see me and complemented the outfits i wore. never had nay trouble with them.
The cleaning lady was Super awesome too.
The laundry rooms were well kept but you have to make sure you have enough money on your card before the office closed! cause before i moved out they set up some dumb card system and to put money on it you had to go into the office hopefully the land lord is there! several times i went in and they were on break so my laundry sat soaking for an hour...
if you dont mind going up stairs and want it quite choose the top floor. I heard lots of footsteps from above me but soon got used to it. If you don't mind noise from neighbors the second floor is fine, but i would recommend the bottom floor so that you can walk without worrying.
the lawn is well maintained and their maintenance was not noisy.
There is no dishwasher so be prepared to clean by hand, but its really not that bad.
The drive to Centruy College is Awesome! so short all ya have to do is drive down centruy ave! its like 5-10 min?
Parking is good! we had a garage but i never used it. i liked being close to my apt rather than keeping it covered. Guests have lots of space to park too.
The price is amazing for the area. when i was searching i didn't find anything cheaper for the square footage you get.
Also! My roomate had a bunny which chewed up the carpet soooo bad but they barly charged us! our deposit was 400 and i got 320 back! They are fair.
I'd move there again if i had to go back to mn :]