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We've put together a small list to get you started on your journey -- and the first step starts with a single box.
We've put together a small list to get you started on your journey -- and the first step starts with a single box.
I lived in Pointe Breeze from 2011-2013 for the full 2 years and it was an EXCELLENT experience! Short version: it's affordable, safe, well maintained, excellent maintenance staff and a great management staff that really responds to your needs.The apartment itself was great. They are old, but that means that they are built very well, and they have all been remodeled on the inside. The walls are very thick so you can't hear anything. Also, being on the top floor, the heat from the other units would rise, so my utilities were extremely cheap all year long. The carpets are either replaced or cleaned before every renter, so moving in is a great experience. There was only one management change in 2 years and it was a great change. When the new property manager, Melanie, came in, she totally changed the feel of the entire complex. She started by cleaning the look of the entire place by having any chairs in walkways removed and everyone's blinds fixed so the appearance is much nicer, and uniform. The pool was repainted, the entrance landscaping was redone, there was a dog park added, and there is even a workout room! All of these things were bonuses the management added to make it a better place to live.Did rent go up because of the improvements? Yes, for new renters, the rate was increased because it was WAY to cheap. The new rates are a great value for the amount of space that you get, and higher rents brings in better tenants. If there were tenants that didn't pay their rent...they were evicted so new renters could come in. Those were the ones that caused problems anyways. I'm sure there were problems with over 100 apartments on site, but they were either not around my apartment, or the management handled them so that they did not affect me at all...in 2 years, so that's pretty impressive.The maintenance staff is also fantastic. They have a dedicated phone number for 24 hour access for emergencies, and almost every work order that I submitted was completed the next day. The maintenance staff is extremely friendly, they are clean, nice guys and they do great work. They really take pride in fixing the issues and realize that they aren't just fixing "an apartment", they are fixing your actual home. Overall, Pointe Breeze was a great experience. The views are fantastic, and the staff is working on making the entire apartment community better and better. I would definitely recommend it.
Saturday night 8pm, June 1 at a well decorated interior. Our arrival is not greeted, but there is chaos, the owner is upset and cleaning tables. I asked if we could take this one. "Just wait until I am finished setting it!" He seem peeved, so we waited and then opted for another that was already set. The waitress eventually noticed us, she had not realized we were there, interesting because the place was not particularly crowded. Then I looked at the bar and saw why the owner was perturbed. We had interrupted his meal. He was hovering over his own important dinner like a dog guarding his bone. That was promising, the food may be that good. I order the sampler, a selection of four Brats of Wursts, Spaetzle and red cabbage [$12.95]. I am not an expert on German cuisine, but I lived 6 weeks in Germany in my college years and have been back one half dozen times on later visits. I have never experienced such thin and mushy textured Brats. I asked for some mustard to flavor the selections, maybe some hot and spicy or stone ground? They brought instead their one and only in-house made mustard (?). It was a yellow sweet lifeless sauce that could have been a salad dressing. The red cabbage was equally sweet, I think they must add a great deal of sugar to it and it could have been the dessert. Then I noticed the owner, who seldom involved himself in the work of running the place and should have stuck to decorating. My wife's salad was made up of yesterday greens and some other inedibles. [If you cannot even do a salad?] Our friends had a heavily breaded Schnitzel and white plain potatoes. We tried to close on a good note. "We heard you have a great Black Forrest Cake?" "Oh we do but we are all out of it." As we left, I looked for a potentially better seating place. You can sit on the front porch, but there were only 2 tables for 6. You can sit on the side deck, but every table there is a double. You can sit in the fenced beer garden in the rear, but your conversation would be accompanied by 2 loud A/C compressors. Or you could find a better German meal at the Gerst Hous. Visited June 2013
As a person in love, I have occasionally asked myself such thought-provoking questions as:1.) If a polar bear broke into our house, would I sacrifice myself to save this man's life?2.) If I were asked to give up cheese and chocolate to save this man's life, would I do so?#1 is an unequivocal yes; after all, I have to die someday anyway--may as well be super awesome when I do so. #2 is tougher, and really gets to the core of what the Melting Pot has done. It has literally taken the greatest foods on Earth, melted them down, and placed them in a pot into which you can dip others of the greatest foods on Earth (bread, Rice Krispy treats, brownies, etc.). There are a wide variety of cheese and chocolate fondues from which to choose, and I have never been disappointed (particularly by the Swiss Alpine, Quattro Formaggio, and Flaming Truffle fondues). Though the menu can be somewhat pricey, they have fantastic specials: Look for ladies' nights (if you happen to be a lady) and $5 fondues during Happy Hour. For now, thanks to the Melting Pot, we shall leave question #2 open.
Casalinda would have not been my first choice of housing, however my family ended up there and it was so much more than we expected. The staff was quite friendly and accommodating. Casalinda has a strong sense of family and camaraderie that you just don't find in other places. I had concerns moving there especially after reading internet reviews however it was much better than we anticipated. The neighbors were friendly and honest and really looked out for each other. I drive a taxi and was concern that someone might bother it, but I never had an issue. The night time security is very vigilant, and as I female I always felt safe. They are working hard to update the place. There are still rooms with roaches and bed bugs. To deal with that we used diatomaceous earth, sealed up the cracks and put tape over un-used outlets drains and used vinegar & essential oils as a pesticide. I feel very grateful for the Casalinda experience. Thank you guys for all you do to embrace the world
I start my review with 4 stars only to say that NO company is perfect. As a disclaimer for those out there, I DO NOT work for Timmons Properties but, I will gladly say that I am happy to have them "at work" for us. We have had other property managers in the past and by far, Amy E. and the team at Timmons have made us forget the issues of the past management companies. From the moment they took over our complex, Amy has been completely responsive and helpful in getting things fixed and taken care of, where others merely made excuses for why or how it couldn't be done. When we've been accidently charged with a violation of rules, Amy didn't hesitate to make it right. We all have different ideas of what can and should be done where we live, but, within the means they have with a board that also makes decisions, Amy & Timmons have exceeded our expectations as a property management company. I am glad they work for us!
Don't live here. They penny pinch everywhere. They try to squeeze every cent out of you. The train passes several times a day, but you get used to it eventually. No one picks up after their dogs, there's feces everywhere. There are stray cats everywhere. There are no amenities. It's next door to the fire station, which gives you great peace of mind, but you hear VERY loud sirens every 20 minutes. Oh there goes one now! The apartments are falling apart, Inside and Out. The staff is almost never there and when they are, they do nothing all day. And finally, they shut the water off at least once a week and when they turn it back on, the water is brown for several hours. It's a safe neighborhood, but paying Bellevue prices, you should get Bellevue accommodations. Go live at Post Ridge. That was my second choice and I wish I had gone with quality over price.
I had a blast along with the four others in our group;however, unlike the previous reviewer (soosoosoo), we weren't there for TV or games. My first time there was just a couple weeks ago but I'm headed back again tonight! We spent the entire evening on the patio enjoying some live music. I started out with a Sangria which is something they don't traditionally serve but they were kind enough to brew me up a delicious one anyhow. GREAT SERVICE! All was well & good but it got a whole lot better when I tried the drink their apparently known for, the BUSHWACKER! If you go, that's all you need to know! Careful though, they go down real easy on a southern hot summer's evening but they do indeed pack a big punch!!! You will feel it the next day! lol
We visited Big Bang Nashville the first night of our friend's bachelorette party. When we arrived, we immediately found a spot by the stage and started singing and dancing to all of the music. The band was EXTREMELY talented... and good looking! The drinks were kind of pricey, but they were strong and the bartenders were nice and attentive. There were a TON of other brides- so if you want your bride to be the one and only, don't come here. We, however, loved all the other bachelorette parties and viewed them as our "competition" - so it only fueled our fun.You can even get your bride on stage for a song and dance if you submit your request to the band with a $20 bill. SO. WORTH. IT. ALSO: Bring cash! There is a cover charge when you come in.
Fallbrook / dellway is a very nasty uncomfortable place to be they have roaches real bad the office or mantiance don't do any thing about nothing if someone vandalize something that belongs to you nothing happens meaning put outs an all !!! They don't fix nothing that need to be fix if you get into it with someone an it's not your fault even if it's on camera that you not in the wrong if the person you got into it with go to the office before you do then the office will put it like you wrong an the office people hire tendents to tell on people who doing wrong that they cool with !!!!! Fallbrook needs to be torn down!!!!!!!!!
This has been the greatest addition to the District 17 area in Nashville. Love the selections of craft beer on tap for onsite or offsite consumption. On Fridays you can stop and stock up on beer and/or wine. And grab smoked wings and smoked Mac n Cheese to go from the Thunderbird food truck. Easiest way to put a meal and beverages on the table on a Friday night! The patio is a great casual hang and is dog & kid friendly. The staff even brought our dog a treat! They are very informed and knowledgeable on the beer selection as well. I can't imagine ever buying beer in a big box store ever again! #IndieNash