The problem with renting in here is you have to deal with 2nd and 3rd parties to get anything fixed. The condo I live in is very outdated with the cheapest countertops & cabinets available in both the kitchen & bathroom. Also the carpet is very low end and it seems everyone's sliding glass doors need new rollers. Everytime anyone in the building I'm in open or close their doors it sounds like it is in the room with you. Other than that you don't hear much noise from the neighbors like you do in most apartments.
I know if you want to buy and finance a condo, it has to have a certain percentage of owner occupied units. I only know of a few people in my section that actually own.
The maintenance man that we had seems to have disappeared leaving the breezeways messy and lightbulbs not replaced, even at the bottom of the stairs.
However, you can't beat the location and I feel pretty safe here for the most part. If I owned, instead of rented I would definitely do some updating but most of the owners purchased these units for investment so they do not do much about updating or putting in quality appliances. My washer & dryers is probably the least expensive available, my refrigerator makes groaning noises and the dishwasher doesn't clean properly. These are things that I would replace immediately if I bought one of these units. The grounds are nice, the parking situation is so-so and there are 2 pools and 2 work-out rooms. The landscaping is nice and the lanai is a decent size for a 600 sq. ft. place. Basic cable & internet are included in here.
Storage for a small place is excellent. In the one bedroom unit there is a walk-in and a large storage closet in the hallway. For the price you can't beat renting in here. Nearby apartments charge more and don't include any utilities. So I would have to give it a thumbs up. Compared to some apartments I have lived in, this is very nice. I would consider buying in here.