2800 Bogus Basin Rd, Boise, ID | Directions 8370243.644420 -116.206225
Old appliances. Dirty carpet with soap residue. Screaming kids. Cigarette smoke. All around disgusting.
Well-kept, very responsive management, clean and quiet. – Fielding is right. There is nothing bad going on here at Highland Springs. It's been a year since the negative reviews of popsicledeath, and there is NO evidence of drug activity, criminal activity, burglaries, or any kind of general loudness. I sleep with my windows open, and yes, there is an issue if you live near a smoker. But unless the state of Idaho passes laws prohibiting outdoor smoking in this type of venue, the management has no control over the outdoor smoking habits of its tenants. It's annoying, yes, but as apartment-life issues go, this is a minor one, and frankly my only annoyance.
Let me give you an example: Yesterday, at 9am, I stopped by the management office to request tree triming in the parking lot. (tree branches and leaves were encroaching into my car as I open the door, and made it difficult to close my door. I often had to back up BEFORE closing the door, to avoid slaming a branch in the door.) Yesterday afternoon, by 5pm, when I got home from work, the branches had been trimmed.
Regarding old appliances: I may not consider this 'luxury' apartment living, but to have a washer and dryer in a 2-bedroom unit that rents for only $677 per month is unheard of where I come from. We've had a problem or two with our appliances, and the maintenance guy has been exceedinly prompt and responsive to requests for assistance. We are in a recession people. Be happy you have working appliances, be patient with the management, as they will replace things as they wear out or become unuseable. But if they replace appliances THE MINUTE YOU DON'T LIKE YOURS ANYMORE, rents and fees will increase. I'm THRILLED with the service and attention I've been getting.
If you don't like communal living, rent a single family home. It's your choice. It takes some patience, common sense and some compromise to adjust to apartment living. This is, by far, an exceedingly well manicured, well serviced, quiet and friendly complex. Management is VERY responsive to reasonable requests, has an open door policy during ALL business hours, and has a great club house with TVs, work-out room and a beautiful pool. You won't regret living here.
Home of your nightmares – Are you looking for a smoky, dirty apartment, with loud neighbors, neighborhood thefts and easy access to drug deals? Than this is the place for you!
In six months of living here we have witnessed numerous drug deals across the street and in the parking lot. Additionally if you move in you will be graced with an assortment of several meth-head neighbors who won’t mind keeping you up all day or all night with their constant racket. Feel free to try talking to management about the noise, they aren’t going to do anything. Apparently they’re so desperate for renters they don’t mind if a few bikes go missing, cars get broken into, or decent residents start moving out due to the constant tweeker partying taking place in the apartments and in the parking lot. Who cares if it’s 3am on a Tuesday, you have to work at six, and your neighbors are slamming doors so hard it’s knocking stuff off your walls? The people here are just fun-loving, party-animal, non-stop, noise-making crackheads.
Were you also looking for a place with inefficient, money-sucking, dirty, half broken down appliances? Than this is most definitely the place for you. Whether it’s the furnace that wasn’t working on a freezing move in day (in December), a stove that gives off more heat than it keeps in and melts any kitchen appliance within two feet, a garbage disposal that is so rusted it shakes your entire kitchen counter unit, toilets that they recommend plunging frequently to avoid overflow (yes they randomly overflow even without being flushed unless you plunge them regularly) due to bad plumbing, or a dishwasher that leaves your dishes dirtier than when you put them in… You’ll love this place.
Let’s not forget about that wonderful highlands air! With this complex’s craptasticly backwardly efficient ventilation system, you won’t be able to avoid having the fresh scented smells from your neighbor’s chain-smoking and illegal drugs pumped directly into your unit all day long. Speaking of things in your apartment that you didn’t put there… on move in day we arrived to find a fridge pre-stocked with bits of someone else’s food and an oven with burnt in snacks! We were also treated to blinds, fixtures, and counter tops covered in dust, as well as a storage unit that came complete with rat-poo and weeds.
What about the location? Well the general location actually is pretty great. But do keep in mind that half of the buildings in the complex are directly across the street from the Bogus Basin ticket office. What does that mean? Besides the fact that you won’t be able to park in your reserved spot half of the winter, that also means that during the winter months you’ll get to enjoy the shouting, cursing, drunken singing, and just general idiocy of some of the Bogus crowd (not saying all the Bogus crowd are bad! just enough bad apples to make it loud from 5am till 1am all winter long). My goodness, don’t all those late nights make you late for work, you ask? You would think so, but one of the year-round features of this apartment complex is that besides being across the street from the Bogus office, it’s also across the street from a local coffee shop that utilizes a loud speaker to take customer orders. You won’t ever have to worry about sleeping in past 6am, if you live here!
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