Iâve lived in these apartments for about 6 months already and I do like it. I love how safe this area is, that the people in the leasing office and the maintenance guys are friendly and reliable, there are a lot of kids for my toddler to play with, thereâs a splash pad during the summer, thereâs a community grill, fire pit, kids play area, community get togethers every month, etc. But there are a handful of things I really dislike, too.
1. Different rent costs â My apartment is significantly bigger than my friendâs in the same complex, but we pay $10 less. We both have the same floorpan, didnât get the upgraded apartment (built in entertainment area and hardwood flooring throughout), and weâre both on the second floor (bottom floor is $20 more), but maybe they pay more because they were the first tenants to live in that specific unit or because they have upgraded kitchen appliances. But, when I asked why our apartment is bigger than others, the person I spoke to in the leasing office either didnât know that some are not the same size, or played dumb, which is dishonest to me.
2. Water bill â Instead of paying for how much water your family personally uses, the way they bill the water isâ¦ They take the total cost of your whole building and divide it by how many people are in your apartment to determine how much you pay. This is actually super annoying to me because Iâd much rather pay for how much water I use. Maybe this was written in the contract and I missed it, but no one explained it.
3. Parking â When we first got here, we loved how spacious the parking spots are!! However, once itâs night time, all the parking spots are taken and we realized that, if they made the parking spots even a little smaller, there would be more spots to accommodate more cars.
4. Thin walls and ceilings â I can literally hear some of the conversations my neighbors upstairs are having. You can argue that this is because we're in an apartment, but this wasn't my experience with my last apartment. Not the biggest deal, though.
5. Hidden fees â When we were inquiring about the apartment, the old management (idk how the new ones do it now) told us there was valet trash but didnât explain that there was an addition fee for it. Maybe itâs common sense to others, but I didnât think it was an addition expense. Also, they didnât explain that weâre paying a monthly fee for recycling, which is on the opposite side of the complex for us.
6. Dog poop â The office sends emails out reminding tenants that thereâll be a fee if they catch you not picking up after your dogs, but thereâs still a lot of dog poop in front of our apartment.
7. Hard water -- This is a Herriman thing, not a Herriman Towne Center Apartments thing, but it's worth noting.
All that being said, I do enjoy living here....especially since we're paying less for the bigger apartment haha