Our family lived at the Retreat for 1 year in the Canada (2bd2ba) floorplan. The complex is really nice and well maintained. The staff was great however we did not really need to contact them for much so I can't really say much more about them. We did have a less than pleasurable experience with the manager concerning a 'random apartment maintenance inspection'. She spoke very rudely to us and had an 'IDGAF' attitude. Maintenance was great and responded quickly to our 2 orders (1 for a leak in our window sill, and 1 for our oven.) \r
Heed my warning: Parking is HORRIBLE. Our covered parking spot was far from our unit and if you are trying to find an open spot anytime after 3 PM on any day of the week, you are screwed. There were 5 spots in our area before you had to go to the gated area. We had to park outside the gates multiple times and walk to the back of the complex to our apartment. The spaces are really skinny and if anyone parks a little off, you can barely get out of your vehicle. \r
If you are on the first floor, the upstairs noise is a problem. Of course, some noise is expected since people are naturally noisy. However, the walls are hardly any sound barrier whatsoever. I could hear our upstairs neighbor's phone vibrating and sometimes could hear the conversation! Stomping and walking was constant noise. Their dog was constantly barking and it sounded like it was right outside our door. (Not really Retreat's problem, but just making a point that noise is definitely there.)\r
The only real reason we left the Retreat was because when we moved in, we were given a great concession which reduced our rent significantly every month. We were told 2 months before our lease was up that we were not going to receive the concession again, making our rent unaffordable. The Retreat is very expensive for the units themselves: the kitchen is very small, there's no microwave, the appliances are little outdated, and the floorplans are cramped. But if you are looking for a good atmosphere, friendly staff, and quick maintenance, I recommend the Retreat.