I broke my lease recently and am still paying rent while making house payments now. They will not bend. It was becoming a nightmare living there. In 2005 there were 55 fire dept visits, just as one example. Scary. I asked "why hasn't my unit been leased yet?" and the answer was "the rent is too high for what you get". Well DUH, then LOWER THE RENT....... No wonder people won't move in, it's too expensive for WHAT YOU GET <P>
I have read the other reviews and can assure you that the office staff is anything but rude. I have had to deal with them on several occassions and they are always friendly and helpful (even when I haven't been). I know many of my neighbors and can tell you that they feel the office staff is reason enough to stay at here. They know my name, have regular get togethers and are always smiling. Rules are actually enforced now and the complex is much quieter. Those of you writing rude remarks are probably those who don't want to follow those rules. If that's the case then I can't wait until you get out. Countdown begins... <P>
Sure this is a great place to live, but the manager jennifer doesnt make it pleasant. She is rude and almost everyone I've talked to has a complaint or two about her but corporate seems to love her so she stays and residents leave. It is a wonderful place but the office staff is horrible. Several residents have complained about the broken glass in the parking garage and the paint is so faded you cant even see the numbers or lines, but requests to clean it up have gone unanswered. The hallways smell from the trash shoot and are never vacuumed. I love the beautiful view my apartment has to offer and it is very quite but as soon as my lease is up, I AM GONE, unless they replace the office staff.
I'm very happy here. I am a good renter and I'm not leaving The Enclave at 1550 and my neighbors aren't leaving either. I've been here almost a year and it's the best rental experience I've had...ever. The Enclave is income restricted and chooses residents with care. The new management is solving the problems of the past, and the property is looking better than ever.
When I was in graduate school, here in San Antonio, I worked as a "mystery shopper" for one of the apartment magazines (I'm not allowed to say which one.) I have seen the inside and outside of nearly every decent apartment from Bandera to I-35, north of downtown. I knew what I was looking for when I moved back to San Antonio and began to shop for a place to live.
I wanted a safe place with modern amenities.
I wanted nice neighbors.
I wanted covered parking.
I wanted to be able to walk to my apartment without
tripping over some toddler's "Big Wheel" or "Barbie Dolls".
I wanted a quiet place without loud parties or fights at the
I wanted an apartment with lot's of windows and enough
privacy so I could open the blinds and let the sunshine in.
I wanted to bring my pets (all of them) to live with me.
I wanted a place where I could even invite my folks over and
know they wouldn't feel threatened by loser neighbors.
These things are what I've found at The Enclave at 1550. I love living here and don't plan to leave unless I have to leave San Antonio.
High rise living isn't for everyone. It's not for you if you like to have big barbeques and beer busts. It's probably not a great place for kids because there is no playground. Students who are still in the party-party-party mode probably won't like it here either, but for regular working folks or retirees, this is a wonderful, secure place with advantages you won't find anywhere else. (My personal favorite is the trash chute on every floor...no more dumpster runs!)
This is a great place to call home.