In the last few years, since the inception (and misdirection) of a new head manager and management company, the overall sense of community has significantly dropped to near zero. A series of petty regimented management policies, all with the good intention of overall ""improvement"", has caused a significant degree of dissension among many long-term and new residents, many of whom have since either moved out or plan to do so in the near future. The sincere hope among many is to find somewhere eventually to live where a renter can feel that his or her every move isn't being watched and calculated.
While [some] valid issues on site are taken care of, many of those most common to many residents seem too often to go on unresolved. Some of those issues include: Possessing an amenity key for resident areas, even though many of these doors have double locks negating being given an amenity key to use during more convenient hours; ""Issues"" being brought to resident's attention (by management) without ANY alternative solutions being presented; Losing [most] of the resident clubhouse access, with the exception of the workout facility - that used to be completely open to all residents from morning to late night, is now ONLY open during the 8-hour business day. First the snack and beverage machines were removed, then the clubhouse pool table that everyone seemed to enjoy after hours, losing monthly weekend afternoon ""grill-outs"", and ultimately closing off a nice social venue (with mail box) for the benefit of whom? One-by-one all basic (previously common) resident amenities seem to be disappearing with time. How soon into the near future before this site looses its sauna, pool, and workout facility, leaving no significant amenities for anyone?
Of course the trade off, in my understanding, with the new implementations and screenings in recent years, was to “root out” less desirable and haphazard people to make for a better community. Maybe this has found some success, but at what greater overall cost? I used to be able to rely on most of my neighbors on occasion, now it seems with the higher turnover, I barely have much of any chance to connect with more than a few. Sure it may be a “nicer” place in which to live, and it is also a place that has lost much of its character that attracted so many residents into staying long-term.
I have little doubt that our current management (of the last few years) has good intentions in creating a ""proper"" and safe place to live. I also have little doubt that our current management possesses, by their own ongoing practices and ineptness, any previous experience or nearly enough qualifications to ""properly"" run any type of company or property - least of all this one. If we are all to live in an atmosphere of some trust and within a sense of community, it then needs to begin with more reasonable policies and management practices.
In the meantime, I myself have planned (hopefully) to move on to better living circumstances; preferably, the sooner the better.
Pros: Excellent neighbors and reasonably quiet place to live.
Cons: Management has created more issues than that of [any] tenant