Since knowing more about the apartment you are considering is key to finding the right place to live, I will go through everything about the place I currently call home. Horizons is CHEAP. And, unlike many of the other apartments in the area, you can rent up to four bedrooms. There are problems, but I still rate this place exceptional because it's the best place I've ever lived. When you first arrive at the complex to visit, you notice first hand the groomed landscaping. Horizons cares about your landscaping to maintain a park-like atmosphere. Once a week during spring, summer, and fall, they come through and mow and tidy up the landscaping. You have to make sure your gate is open to welcome the mowers every week, but if it's open, they will mow your small patio area. For an extra fee, Horizons lets you keep up to two pets. Dogs of any size are okay, but there are a couple of breed restrictions. All cats are okay. There is a pool and a track with playground. The pool has excellent rules, unlike many apartments I've seen. Parents have to be with their kids . . . no visitors under 16, so you don't have a slew of partying preteens. There is a laundry mat for residents who don't have a washer and dryer in their apartment. Many apartments have w/d hookups. The apartments are total electric. There is a lot of space outside for the kids to play including empty areas with fresh grass where the boys of the complex and sometimes the girls play football. That is in addition to basketball goal at the playground, which has real playground equipment, not dangerous wooden pieces. The apartments are okay. Some are small while others are a little more spacious. Kitchens have dishwashers and garbage disposals. Maintenance is very good about coming to the rescue if something goes wrong too. The walls of the apartment are ugly - white with popcorn texture. You are allowed to paint as you want. I think all of the carpets they put in are oatmeal colored. There are plenty of windows, and all rooms have lighting built in except the living room area. All bedrooms have closet space. Some apartments have extra storage and attics. People must pass a criminal background check prior to leasing. Some neighbors are really awful, but they move out fast. Horizons is not afraid of evicting people who don't pay the rent, but if you are struggling they work with you. There are also a bunch of dumpsters, which is great because you can clean your apartment and not wait for trash day, and almost every day someone is throwing away good used items that can be reused, freecycled or donated to Goodwill. There are two great big problems with Horizons. Parking stinks. In addition, the residents can be jerks sometimes, but you usually only run into one or two in your area that need to be avoided. Kids can be a little out of hand, but that's the parents' fault, not the complex. In addition, if the dumpsters are full, some residents are jerks and leave trash on the ground. Maintenance cleans this up quickly, but sometimes you see it and it is repulsive. You can also sometimes hear airplanes and/or traffic depending on where you live. Overall, Horizons is Very good. Hope to see you there!
I have lived at stone lake lodge since March 9th of this year. I initially moved in with my husband from Chicago, and wewe were looking for a nice, two bed/one bath with affordable rent and in a good neighborhood.. We lived previously in uptown Chicago, and other than his job transfer, the crime is why we left.. We knew nothing about Indy when we moved here, and i must say.... I am pleased with our apartment choice! I have since given birth to or first son, and i believe fully that stone lake I'd a wonderful place to raise my boy ! The woman who runs the place is strict as can be, and the has been ZERO shootings, stabbings, rapes, or any other major crime issues since we moved in! The amenities are amazing two pools, one is year around... A hot tub, tennis, play grounds, anda beautiful clubhouse with free internet, computers, tv, pool tables and more.. Everything is kept really clean, as well as the grounds.. They offer lots of activities to get involved in that are free of charge, movie nights with snacks, drink get togethers for adults, bibke study on wednesday, carnivals with games and prizes food and drinks... Halloween dinner also with games and prizes... Bingo seasonally, and other activities where you can win snacks, cash money, gift cards, and even free rent! Maintenance is up on everything.. Of course you're going to have leaks, thinks are going to break and need fixed... It's public housing for God sake.. But they do a great job at fixing things and on a timely manor.. My fridge started failing one night about two in the morning, and i was scared to lose my groceries.. By two thirty, all of my food was sitting in an ice cold, new refrigerator.. Overall, i enjoy living here.. I love feeling safe enough to walk around at night with my son... Security I'm knowing they will fix things on demand.. Being able to socialize at the free events offered and make new friends.. If you're looking for a place to live, on the Southside area.. This place is for you... It may have been a bad place at one point in time, but it is just lovely now..
I've lived here longer than I planned to. There was a significant amount of time that the property ownership and management went through multiple companies. The current ownership has actually invested in the property. Their is a small fitness center with the laundry facility. They keep up with the pool. The grounds are cleaner and they make daily efforts to clean up any litter. They have been remodeling the apartments, upgrading the amenities and appearances and making any repairs needed. New windows were installed in every apartment. The location is fantastic. It's minutes away from downtown and near every major interstate (465,65, 70) This is an older property. But they are doing every upgrade possible and maximizing the potential. The current property manager Kirby is the best property manager that has been here since I've lived here. She has been a driving force behind implementing and executing the improvements that her company has commissioned.