Move in was quick and easy, the leasing agents professional and nice to work with though sometimes difficult to reach due to them being busy with other new residents. I LOVE my apartment, it is spacious and clean, quiet and nicely upgraded. The units were originally built as condos so they are well insulated and quiet and I think there's cement in between the units/floors which is why the temperature remains the same and the noise is minimal to non-existent. Central A/C/heat. The HEATED garage is AWESOME in the winter and I would not have made it without it (I'm from CA). I also have heated floors (something to do with the building having it's own boiler so even the sidewalks melt snow). There is a really nice coffee machine that's complimentary and the hot chocolate is amazing but it runs out if you arrive home too late. Location is great but there is construction on the main street all the time.
Mine is a short term lease so I will update this review if necessary but all leases require a 60 day notice to vacate or you pay an additional 2 months rent even if you are not residing in the unit. It's in small print and seems pretty standard from what I've seen but easy to miss and not mentioned. I'm hoping all goes as well with the move out as the move in experience.
I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to any animal loving person, as this is a very pet friendly environment. Please note there are coyotes nearby as this property is situated near the forest preserve (yes my view is really nice) so be attentive and don't let your animals go outside unattended and be watchful. I don't hear them and have never seen one but I've been told they are around.
I almost forgot! Javier is the maintenance guy and is AMAZING. He usually responds the same day to any maintenance issues. Have I had one? Just my light bulbs going out on 2 different occasions and he took care of me right away. He is super friendly and actually the person who helped me make the decision to move into the building.
This building is a little on the expensive side but is actually worth it to me due to the feeling of security, safe location, proximity to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, the heated floors and garage, the in-unit washer and dryer, the lack of noise from upstairs and side neighbors, and the savings from high utility bills due to insulation/construction. My wifi works well, internet is fast, cell phone reception perfect. No outside cooking smells in my unit. The leasing agents remember my name. Before I moved in I stood by the entrance and asked at least 8-10 residents if they were happy here and all said yes. I'm so happy I found this place and really love it!!! Oh, and no bugs:) My condo back home is lakeside and unfortunately I have visitors from outside regularly but never one here in the 4 months I've been here.
Want a negative? The fire alarms are LOUD but they work well which may actually really be a positive. Elevators have issues sometimes but the problem is quickly resolved. I have updated this review once already and will update it again if there's anything else I would want to know as a prospective tenant:) If you are doing what I did and moving from a different state site unseen you are good at this property. I moved into a different property before this first, site unseen, lasted 3 days, then found this building. I normally would never advise doing that but you would be fine doing that here.