Between my wife and I, we've lived at Lake Forest between 03 through 09. Regardless, of the countless stories I could tell and nitpicking I could muster, the bottomline is that this place is no longer safe to live in and should not even be considered if you have a family.
There were dozens of fights out in the parking lot wherein the cops needed to be called. Ironically, three nights before we moved out in October of this year, both cars on either side of our vehicle were broken into. Our one neighbor had her laptop stolen in the incident. My wife's roommate had her car broken into at Lake Forest before we were married. A couple times in the last two years we've heard gun shots.
I'm a hard sleeper. But every night cars with bass so loud that it knocked off items on our shelves sit outside at 3 am testing the boundaries of their custom stereo systems. Does one want to confront a group of five sketchy hoodlums on a worknight?
Other points to consider: ultra-thin walls, drafty windows, reoccurring toxic mold, cars travel at 30 mph through the parking lots, half of the buildings are on a hill and have extremely loud sounds of wind (sounds like a train is outside at times), very small space for the price, etc.
Rents have been falling everywhere. You can do WAY better for $700 a month. Please steer clear.
Every word of this is COMPLETELY TRUE!!! I could nitpick as well, but just take my word for it. You do not want to live here. The rent is high, and this is a VERY unsafe place to live. I had my car broken into, and I had several items stolen. There was a fire in the building where I lived, and a break-in to a first floor apartment of my building all within a month time-period. I was never informed about either incident. The office staff is incompetant and dishonest. You really can do better, and I would steer clear of this place like the other reviewer wrote.
It is absolutely true, things have not changed in 2012 as well, I have had the same experience