I lived at Lock Vista Apartments for over 7 years.
The property had the same ownership for many years until it was bought in early 2004 by DOMINION REAL ESTATE. This is when most of the property went REALLY DOWNHILL.
The number one problem is "the management." The onsite manager Kari Bohag, has both her sister Tanya and her father working there as well. THIS ESPECIALLY ENABLES KARI AND TANYA TO DO THEIR DIRTY WORK TOGETHER.
Some of their dirty work consists of teaming up together to force a mentally and physically disabled woman of 60 yrs out of the apartment she had lived in for over 23 years. At first they befriended her, then used that avenue to set her up for eviction. She was so upset, AND SHE HAD A GUN IN HER APT., and threatened to commit suicide the day they evicted her.
Observing their dirty work over several months was the most revealing of all of how cowardly and lowly they are.
Then there are the never-ending problems with the hot water going down; the water being turned off completely, and the elevator being out of service. It's either every week or every month when one, or all of these is occuring. The laundry and common areas are constantly underkept and laden with trash, as well as the dumpster areas are either overflowing or on the ground because the pick up is unreliable.
There is so much more, however, the final issue is the SECURITY DEPOSIT.
The property manager, Chris McCarty is a coward who hides behind Kari and her clan.
I have been a property manager myself, and am also a very clean person. However, because I moved out of state to California two months ago, they decided they could deduct $250 from my deposit with NO ITEMIZATION or EXPLANATION. I left Chris and Kari several voicemails; sent Chris a demand letter and a letter from my lawyer's office, and he NEVER RESPONDS.
Be warned, no matter how pleasant this property may seem, it's the losers running the show that make it somewhere you definitely don't want to live.
Pros: The location is the number one plus. The pool and grounds are nice.
Cons: The unethical and cowardly "management." Lack of common area maintenance, upkeep.