Maybe its not the best place to live, but its a starting point for anyone starting new. I've lived here for several months and love it. I know my neighbors and feel comfortable living here. I read lots of negative things about Montecito Creek. My friend lives here longer than I have, and she likes it as much as I do. The apartment I got has vinyl flooring and I love it. The location is good for me since its off the freeway. I did have a few roaches here and there but they are gone, pest control treated my apartment and after 2nd treatment I've had no problems. It is an older complex, I understand, but everything is good now. I have reffered a friend here and get rent discount for reffering friends and family.