Elena Gardens Apartments
1902 Lakewood Dr, San Jose, CA 95132
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07/01/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I found Elena Gardens to be a very old apartment that has had its flaws painted over manytimes too many. The apartments tend to be very hot in the summer. No installed air conditioning allowed (except for the office workers) but portables are allowed. Unfortunately, the portables tend to overload the old wiring leading to blown circuits and even outlets. Additionally, the heavy load will cause the wires to overheat, and thus the walls can to become hot to the touch (be careful). The old electrical wiring and layout design is not conducive to the many electronic items found in todays homes. Expect the doors and windows to genarally work well when you move in and not so well after a little use. It appears as though too much attention is put into the grounds keeping and too little into things that matter to those who actual live there. Expect to awake to loud grass blowers and lown mowers every Monday morning. Expect loud sirens day and night from the fire department one block away. Expect heavy local traffic to block the apartment entrance during local school pickup and dropoff times. The apartment is very children NON-Friendly. Children are often discouraged to congregate or play on the premises by local police presence. The staff is generally friendly to your face, but you get an impression that things are different when your back is turned. Parking is also very limited. My general impression is that most people will not enjoy living here and that the price for such an old facility is too much. If you need to live here, hope you do not have children or plan on living here for more than a couple of months.