Novi is now "Little Africa"
The other review from "riv" is all true. This place 1 1/2 yrs ago had 40% vacancy rate & sold to new owners. The poorly trained staff in office only care about their review bonus for keeping place filled, & the cost of repairs down. I have complained rarely about outdated, or broken things, choosing to fix them/replace myself. Out of the 3 maintenace guys/girl they have, only one really knows what hes doing, but he is rewarded for just half assing jobs instead of replacing parts/units from the 70's & telling tenants that there is nothing wrong with 8-20yrd old carpeting, dishwashers, sinks. The only time things get replaced is if there was a tenant that really tore up the place (not uncommon) but even then, I have seen with my own eyes & have been told by maint guy (that is cool) how they just patch everything the best they can due to orders from main office not to replace anything & cost the apartment owners money. (Thats why they get review bonus)
Now if all that wasnt bad enough, I will get to my main issue with WVF. This place used to be quite when I moved in. But ever since they launched their "move anyone in to fill vacant units" specials, this place is now Little Africa!! The thing with apartment complexes is they offer the best school districs for Detroit ghetto rats to come, pay $500 a month, move in 4-6 people in a 1-2 bedroom apartment, and get all the benefits of the real city homeowners that pay property/school taxes. These people dont have to pay nothing more than $500 a month to destroy a once proud community. There is a few low income housing complexes all around this place. Once a "ghetto rat" runs up the bills at one complex, they just move 1/2 mile down the road to another that takes them in. They sit out in parking lot, or median picnic court, blasting car stereo bass, smoking/selling dope even at 3am. Last week 6 Novi cop cars pulled up (which they are always here for something) and surprised them, but they still do it nightly. I can remember a time also when you could find a parking spot close to your door. Not now! Between 1 (drug dealing) tenant owning 2-3 cars, or having 2-4 people living in a 1 bedroom apartment (all having a car) or even with all the "guests" that seem to visit here now between 10pm-5am, you have to either get lucky, or park 300 yards away at "Springs" apartment complex til morning when all the Detroit & trailer trash scurry back home!!
Now for the kicker. My lease is up and Im moving in 2 months. But after living here 4-5yrs or longer, does a current, well behaved, paying rent on time, non-complaining, tenant get rewarded for loyalty? NOPE... They raise your rent each year for a 1 bedroom apartment to almost $700!!! But when one of these spooks comes in to get an apartment, they get a move in special for $395-455 for a 1-2 bedroom.. So with this being said, if you voted for "Chicken George Obama" or celebrate MLK day by not selling dope til 6pm, YOU'LL LOVE IT HERE!!!