7645 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC | Directions 2920933.956882 -80.939279
Neighborhoods: East & Southern
Shooting last night for the second time this month. 12/8/12
It's wouldn't be a bad place to live, the apartments themselves are actually pretty nice inside, however, the people that live here are shady as hell. Cops are always here.
This the apartments are very large, but old(1974). The reason of the low rating is the community. While the apartment complex is not a section 8 housing, it is very ghetto. There was a drive by/illegal discharge of a firearm on Sunday 27 May 12 on one of the aprtment building in the afternoon. Feel free to check with the Richland County Sheriff to verify.
The community is mainly African American, so if you are of a different race be ready for social tension. The property is not well kept, so expect to find beer cans/trash in front of the buildings. Be ready for packs of teens and children to be running in the parking lot vandalizing property/cars and breaking into apartments and cars. In addition be prepared to be asked if you would like to by drugs while taking out your trash.
Managment has been made aware of these problems numerous times, but fails to do anything to resolve these issues. They will make promises that it will get better, but it never does. All in all if you have no children, standards or nice things it maybe the place for you.
Lake Shore safe and beautiful setting – I am nearing my sixties. I needed a safe place to live where I could keep my pets and relax. I found this place that is set right on the lake. There is a pool for swimming. The laundry facilities are always clean. There is a playground area for children and a very large dog park enclosed on site.
A school bus drives on site to pick children up for school. Walmart, Aldi's, CVS and a pet feed store are all within walking distance. The bus pick up is across the street from the complex and in 20 minutes you are downtown.
The staff is very friendly, they will work with your situation and if you are decent folks, they will try to find you just the right apartment. This park is very pet friendly. They do have some breed restrictions, so it is important to know this before choosing to live here.
There are two police officers that live on site and I don't understand the agreement they have with the management, but they provide some measure of added safety.
As with any apartment or house, some minor repairs have been needed and the maintenance staff is very nice and professional. The wait time is usually not long and they repairs are done perfectly.
This is a nice community of people here. Singles, families and people like me who are a little older can feel the freedom to enjoy a peaceful home that offers places to picnic or enjoy fishing from the lake.
I have signed a six month lease, but I will be extending it to a year. I don't think I could have found anything better.
I understood that the new managers have worked very hard to upgrade the entire community, while keeping the rents very affordable. I read the review before this one and it seems that this was written by someone who must have been evicted. I would completely discount that entire review, as it seems very much like "sour grapes".
Don't move here if you can help it! – They never clean the gutters, there was actulally a tree limb in mine when I left I'm sure if you look you'll find it still there right above where I used to live. The residents set fire to the places! There is crime everywhere! The police officer that lives there is a drunk that knocked over a lamp post recently, luckily it wasn't a peson. The pool is never open for more then a few days at a time, when the the pool filter was broken, and fixed that day the office employees lied and blamed it on a broken latter which would take two nuts, a rench, and 5 minutes to fix, then say it won't be open for the next 4 days while they fix it? Really? Are you kidding? The state of the appartments is appauling they have very little insulation. They are changing the carpets but they aren't fixing the real problems, like water damage, and black mold. There was tile peeling up from the floor only to reveal that instead of retiling they just tiled over the old decaying tile under it. They don't fix the counters or clean them they just sand them and pant over the dirt. The neibors are loud and there are known drug dealers, hookers and theives that live here. The management staff are very impersonal and rude. They send emails threatening to evict people for not paying their rent when they have proof they did. Their matainance is almost non-existant, and when they do come to fix something they never have the part, or speak a lick of english. Instead of removing the second pool they cut corners and just filled it in with dirt and put grass over it. I would go on but there is a 4,000 charactor limit. Oh well I just get my husband to finish the rest.
Dishonest Management – Pros and cons: First the pros... 1. The lake is beautiful. 2. There is a pool. 3. They have a police officer that lives here. 4. It is located near several shopping centers. 5. It is cheap rent. Now for the cons.... 1. They people that live here are a combination of drugdealers, whores, and thieves, as well as the violently unstable, inclueding, but not limited to, the police officer that lives here. He got drunk and knocked over a lamp post. Hence there is a lot of crime. 2. The pool is more often then not closed for days on end due to minor aesthetic problems. Also there is no lifegaurd on duty, and people from other places come to swim that do not live here and are not guests. Children swim alone and without supervision. This may as well be a public pool with no lifegaurds. 3. The state of the appartments is appaling. Painting over dirt, tiling over rotting tile, and cutting corners to cut costs is common practice here. 4. The staff is very cold and impersonal, after you move in that is. 5. The walls are paper thin and incidentally, you can hear everything your niebors are doing, saying, etc... 6. They never clean the gutters and rarely clean around the lake. I rated this place a 1 because all the cons outweigh the pros, The old expresion comes to mind, "You get what you pay for." However in this case I believe it isn't worth the price, low as it is.
Great Pay, Worst Place (SLANDER THIS WILL BE INVESTIGATED.) – Hi, My Name is Crystal Wrenn and I just come across this review about myself that I did not write I am having this investigated by City Search I am very appauled and very upset that someone does not mind slandering my name and I am going to pursue any and all legal means to the person who decided to use my name this is very unprofessional and disrepectful . I do like my job here and I continue to work here beacuse, I like my job not because, I want to slander my own name and the name of the company that I work for. This review will be removed with the next 48 hours .
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