I have been in these apartments for 2 years & all I've had is problems: cockroaches, ants, spiders, the heat went out several times over the winter, the plumbing is awful (the water regularly comes out brown), the hot water has gone out countless times, & there is NO PARKING! If you get home after 8pm, you can forget about parking anywhere close to your apartment.
So did I get a discount after all the problems I've had (including a promised discount when the heat went out that never came)' No, in fact my rent was raised! Some areas are quiet, but it depends on who your neighbors are. It is mostly students, so don't be surprised to hear parties going on. Everything in these apartments is old & breaking apart. I've had one maintenance issue for over a year(!) that's yet to be resolved. I've had to have some things repaired several times & they just cover up the problems with paint so a few months later they need to be repaired again. Everything looks like it's been painted the same blah white about 30 times. Oh yeah, the walls are incredibly thin, which means I get to hear my downstairs neighbors having sex all the time.