Does anyone live there? or has lived there? any information at all about them would be great.
Lock vista apartments(6 posts)
I've lived at Lock Vista for 4 years ... Here's what I know for sure:
You don't want to live in the D building unless you are facing the court yard - reason is the buses...if you can stand the roar of the engines pretty much all day and all night then no problem. If you can't then look at another building.
Heat on cold days is iffy. Need to get a space heater for those really cold days.
Remember the wood floors...if you live on any floor but the 3rd you will hear clomping around. I lived in the D building on the 2nd floor for a couple of years...facing 32nd. The tenant above me was relentless...clomping around in the wee hours of the morning...television playing so loud I could clearly hear every word. When I left a note for him requesting he take off his shoes after 10PM he would not do it - in fact it was almost like he was purposefully clomping around at 2 in the morning just to piss me off. Between that upstairs neighbor and the buses I was OVER it. Finally moved to another building and on the 3rd floor...its quite nice.
Walls are thin. You can hear a lot...hopefully you will get quiet neighbors.
People who work here are very nice...at least to me. They try hard to accommodate everyone's wishes...sometimes they fall short but there are a lot of tenants here...I think they do their best.
Summer is best at Lock Vista - the pool, the bbq, the landscaping, gardening available...its pretty sweet.
Walls are fairly thin...
Hope this was helpful!
I've lived at the Lock Vista for quite a while. The management team is pretty good.
What Nora said is true -- you can hear your neighbors. I live on the 1st floor and can hear my neighbor walking across the wooden floors in her 3rd floor apt. -- and she has the courtesy to usually not wear shoes in her apt. Heels especially are bad. Sound like wooden clogs. Fortunately, my immediate neighbors are all single. I do not like to hear couples' arguing and love life -- and through the walls you can hear everything. I can even hear my 2nd floor neighbor turning over in bed at night.
Our rent went up considerably last year. Not only did the "rent" increase, but they started charging us for water, sewer, and garbage, and our storage units. For a few years our rent hadn't increased much, then wham. It was a shock. Many of us have lived there for many years -- location, location, location. On the other hand, there's also quite a turnover. Fortunately for me, most of my neighbors have been there a while.
One more thing -- there's a lot of dogs -- some of which bark and bark and bark when left alone in the apt. It gets on my nerves.
most people I know take off their shoes inside the house for many reasons, especially keeping the place clean. these people must have a real chip on their shoulder to clomp around all hours of the night.
it sounds like the walls and floors of this place do little to abate sound transmission, so I'd get a bunch of rugs if I lived here, and maybe an 'Iron Maiden' tapestry to hang on the ceiling.
Does anyone else have any apartment suggestions?
-something 900 or under
those are our two main criteria but would LOVE a patio. :)
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