I accompanied my best friend to Wake Robin Apartments last month. We saw both their 1- and 2-bedroom models. Before and after we saw Wake Robin, we also went to other apartment complexes. But he seems to like Wake Robin more for obvious reasons: strategic location within 5 miles from major shopping areas (Easton, 161-Emporium Square?), close to his office, walking distance to Karl Road public library, as well as ethnic and fast food restaurants in Tamarack Circle. He also likes it because the apartment is definitely the quietest (no creaks on the floor, no noise from neighbors) and most homey compare to others.
So after an exhausting 3 visits to Columbus (he lived in Athens) that took place in 3 consecutive days to check out apartments, he decided to go with a 1-br with patio. He moved in just few days ago. He didn't experience being rushed into signing a contract; in fact, he was the one who rushed the assistant manager in processing his application.
He said, generally, the apartment is clean and comfy, but hoped the management will fix the door deadbolt and the patio fence latch very soon. When he's moving in, the assistant mgr gave him a list of 'things to fix' which needs to be returned to her in 7 days so she can send maintenance staff to get them done. So, that's a good thing. Then he said he had his first encounter with an unexpected roommate, a tiny roach. We read reviews on the Internet of current and/or ex-tenants complaining about roach infestation there. But since he's a neat and clean person, he hopes infestation would never take place in his apartment. To date, he hasn't seen any.
So far he loves it there. Having been living in a place where you can hear your neighbors' chatting at low voice (no privacy) or smelling their cigarette smoke in your kitchen because the wall is thin and not insulated makes him appreciates the quietness his current apartment provides. No neighbor's voices, no creaks on the ceiling (the assistant mgr told him the ceiling is cemented). The apartment seems to be well insulated too, which might helps not only making it quieter and more private, but also warmer and doesn't require heating above 68F while he's in.
So far, so good, I guess. I can only hope he won't get into any major disasters incl. roach, bugs or even rats infestation, as reported by others, while living there. I'm curious though if anybody knows what year this complex was built, just to get some ideas whether my friend should install a water filtering system in addition to his faithful Brita pitcher.
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