I have lived in lots of apartments over the past 10 years in Raleigh while attending NC State and now working in the RTP. The Lodge is definitely my favorite overall. It is beautiful, quiet, clean, safe, and friendly. I never feel unsafe coming home at 4 a.m. on a Saturday because the walkways are well-lit. Maintenance is fantastic, and I have never had a problem living here other than my smoke alarm battery dying (which they replaced on a Sunday morning when I called). Parking is good, the gym facilities are in good condition and never crowded, and the clubhouse is really nice. The staff has always been very nice to me.
The apartment itself is spacious and well-laid-out. The carpet and fixtures and appliances are all excellent. There is lots of closet and storage space.
It is kind of expensive if you can't get in on a special, but I would recommend this place to anyone because I love it so much.