Redmond >Housing Rental > Sammamish Ridge Apartments
14820 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA | Directions 9805247.676113 -122.142404
Neighborhoods: Willow - Rose Hill
Best place to live in redmond! – This is my favorite location in Redmond to live.
-Its right on the bus lines,
-There are several grocery stores within less than a mile,
-There is a pool and weight room (and although I don't use the weightroom, its cool that its there)
-They have movies you can loan out that dont cost anything.
-I was able to use the comminity internet until mine was setup.
-There aren't a bunch of noisy kids running around the parking lots. (Big problem at my old place)
-Washer and dryer in the unit - Soooo nice!
I don't really see myself leaving this place anytime soon. The management here rocks, Theresa and Genie are super cool.
The new improvements make the place look neato, and the landscaping is really unique and makes me feel at home.
Redmond's Best Kept Secret – I think the reason I like living at Sammamish Ridge is the feeling of community here. The staff go out of their way to help you when situations arise. The apartments are spacious and the location cannot be beat. I can walk to QFC or Marymoor Park. And if you refer a friend they pay a decent referral bonus. If you have to live in Redmond, this is the place to be!
DigiPen Students This is the Best Place to Live in Redmond!! – Sammamish Ridge Apartments is the BEST place to live in Redmond, especially if you're a DigiPen student! From the first day I moved into the apartment, the property manager helped me himself to move in my stuff because the truck could not park near the apartment. It's very rare to actually get assistance from the property manager himself and from that day on, I only have great things to say about the management and staff. My apartment was a brand new 2 bed/2 bath that was quiet and I never had any problems with it the entire year I lived there. The management staff helped me so much and they really do try to help DigiPen students as much as possible and really enjoy us renting from them. Absolutely, hands down, Sammamish Ridge Apartments is the best place to live in Redmond!!
Good luck – Pan Pacific Properties is clearly a business (only out there for themselves)....it is made up of many properties throughout Washington as well as a couple of other states. They (PPP Owners) are not supportive of their management team, they will of course act like they are, but will lay you off without cause (at the drop of a dime). My suggestion is.....NEVER feel that you have job security. The owner is ONLY into this for himself. He will bow down with his tail between his legs to other owners because he is clearly afraid to upset his "business partner". I worked for PPP for quite some time and was thrown out on my butt with a one day notice....professional huh?! I understand this is a business, but I don't understand how they can lie to your face and then act like they care...give me a break! The property manager and office staff is wonderful. The property manager is the only reason to remain at PPP, but I truly feel the owner is unappreciative and disrespectful to her as well. She is the best thing at PPP, I can not say enough good things about her, it was an honor working with her, and I miss her as a boss:( I do have to say I was told when I first started at PPP (by another manager), to watch out for myself. That PPP Will turn on you before you could even blink, and with no real reason (it happened to her, other employees, and myself). My experience is....they will "use then lose you". All I'm saying is if you have direct contact with the owner (PPP)...NEVER feel like you are secure with your job. Also, expect a fight if you try to claim unemployment, they will try their hardest to prevent you from collecting. I was lucky, it was not challenged for me...but saw it challenged for others. I am by no means not saying don't work for PPP, I am suggesting that you try to not work a property that is owned by the PPP owners, they seem to get intimidated easily by other owners. My experience with other owners was professional, all managers of the Washington properties are really nice, good to work with. All in all....don't expect job security, and good luck!!
moving – What is going on here? Things are changing and not for the best. Office staff is incompetent. No one seems to know anything. I dare you to ask the guy in the office a question (don't expect a answer just a blank look). I have had the pleasure (not) of talking with office staff a couple of times. That seems to have just changed to there are different people working there with in the last month or so, another bad change. The person I see, maintnance I think is not someone I would leave alone with my girlfriend. He looks homeless. I find that noise is a big problem here. I can hear the people upstairs, alot. I am waiting for my lease to be over because I will move as soon as it s up, which is not soon enough.
Extracting myself from a nightmare (forced to hire an attorney) – All the reviews below mine are correct.
I lived at Sammamish Ridge Apartments for a year and half without complaint. However when I moved out I discovered how absolutely stifling their rental agreement is. I've found myself in a position where I have hire a real estate lawyer to battle my way out. DO NOT MOVE HERE! There are far better options that won't try to rip from you for everything they can from you when you leave.
I moved out three months ago into a home I purchased expecting to be able to a) break my lease or b) find someone to sublease my space to or lastly c) find someone to sign a new lease for my space
Both breaking my lease and subletting were not options as part of the rental agreement and so I was forced to find someone to sign a new lease on my own. Two months later I had found no one wanting to sign a lease there and I decided to ride the rest of the lease out and try and get my security deposit back. At this point I had lost 3 months worth of rent on top of my mortgage.
Then I found out that when my water heater broke as I was moving out that Sammamish Ridge corporate headquarters was going to try and charge me for half of the cost of the repairs to the apartment beneath mine ($2350). I know that neither my roommate or I broke the water heater and there was no negligence on our part yet I was held responsible in my eyes. Corporate headquarters felt that since I did not report a leak to them so they could fix it that I was responsible. This was the point which I needed to hire an attorney after three months of headache with the place.
Now today I find out that I am rent responsible for another month because my 20-day notice for leaving the apartment is 2 days late. I have not lived there for 3 months now...
All decisions are made on a corporate level and there is no remorse for any of their tenants. There are so many options for living and in better spaces in Redmond I highly recommend that you stay away.
THE WORST PLACE EVER – More than an inconveniance on day to day living. Parking is horiable, Partying of neighbors is double. Management is quite frankly RETARDED. If you took the brains of both KIM's and put them together it still wouldn't be equal to the left side of one of the Kims fake breast. The practices here of apartment maintainance are poor and non-timely. If you have a problem they will be the last ones to help. Just try and call the office during buisness hours. Hope you enjoy the voicemail. It's a Trash Paradise if thats what your into.
Keep on looking... – I lived there for six months and it was a rather unhappy six months. The staff was less than cordial ? they were great until I signed the lease; I saw large rodents on the premises occasionally ? never in my unit, that would have been a lease breaker; maintenance was very slow to respond; issues with the very steep hill at the entrance, especially during winter; I had major issues with receiving packages delivered to the rental office; but my biggest issue was with their lack of noise control, I mean I could hear everything that my neighbors were doing, no peace at all. Another thing I remember is frequent power interruptions; they were not always in conjunction with weather conditions.
So, if you like quiet sometimes, things fixed in a timely manner, consistent power, receiving your packages, and a rodent free environment, then just keep on looking because Sammamish Ridge is not for you.
Office is open about 6 hours a day, if that. 10-4ish despite posted hours. Pet deposit is SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS. Yes, the location is wonderful, walking distance to Redmond, close to Bellevue, Totem Lake, etc.
I've not had any problems with noise. I used to rent next door at ShadowBrooke and compared to that place, this is a convent. I have had a vehicle broken into here but there are police who live here so that's a bit of a deterrant.
The management staff is decidedly young and I'm not sure exactly what the qualification process is. They're no better or worse than others I've dealt with - although things like the late rent policy (must be in by midnight on the 4th or certified check?!?) is definitely harsh. I think some of the policies may speak to the level of resident they've historically had here and perhaps the new, raised rent (20+ percent in one year is outrageous!!!) may change that.
Frankly, when my lease is up I'll have another place already set to move to. Location or not, I can get better (newer, cleaner and just as convenient) for my money.
Best thing is location – The management here bites.. The Kims don't listen to your problems.. They just pretend to listen then do nothing about.. and the walls and floors are paper thin.. Good luck getting any sleep if you happen to have an apartment below someone with a kid.. Management won't stop them from breaking the queit after 10pm rule.. So remember to by ear plugs, per managements helpful suggestion, so you can get to sleep at a decent hour! After all those who follow the rules here don'r count.. but on an up note, if you are a grungy tattooed thug, this is your apartment complex!
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