We really liked our year living in a 2 bed 2 bath apartment at the Meadows from 2019-2020. It is definitely upscale living and almost brand new.
-We got to hand pick which brand new apartment to move into a year ago, so we got a great view of the mountains, a 1-car garage, and an end unit with more windows.
-We jumped on the one free month promotion they were doing and it helped bring the cost of rent down by a little over $100 per month.
-The pool, hot tub, and workout facility were awesome amenities while living here.
-Maintenance was very quick the couple of times we needed them. They did come without notice (which we asked them not to do) but they apologized, so all is well.
-We loved the layout of the apartment, it was more like a condo since it included a very nice washer and dryer at no additional cost.
-They let you park an additional car in front of your garage door, so we never had to worry about finding a parking spot.
-It feels like a very safe, well-lit community.
-Having 2 ceiling fans was a life saver during the summer months.
-The master bathtub is huge! The biggest Iā??ve seen in an apartment.
-Very pet friendly, which is great for some people.
-Small storage out on the balcony was very nice.
-The AC worked very well in our unit.
-Nice, big windows throughout.
-Tons of cabinet space in the kitchen.
-Location, location, location. So close to the freeway and FrontRunner station.
-The walls arenā??t super sound proof. We never heard our neighbors to the side or below us, however we could hear our upstairs neighbor all the time just walking around.
-I know they get a special deal on internet and cable, which is so great if you donā??t have streaming services. However, we donā??t use cable and rely more on the internet, which was unreliable and slow at times. I work from home and have to do lots of video conferencing, and it just wasnā??t up to par. We never contacted the office about it because our neighbors did, and even after multiple service calls they said there was nothing they could do to improve it.
-I really think the residents should have gotten a small break on rent during the COVID crisis when the pool, hot tub, workout facility, and clubhouse were all closed for a few months. Iā??m positive that our rent pays for upkeep on those amenities and if we canā??t use them, we should get a small amount of that back. Even $10 a month wouldā??ve been a decent way to show their appreciation for our patience during the closures.
-The power went out at least 3 times over the course of the year. Once for just a few minutes and the other two times for at least a few hours. I was unable to work during those times, which was a bummer. Iā??m not blaming the Meadows, because that could be just Rocky Mountain Power.
-They do require you to either get your own renters insurance or pay $10 a month with your rent. No one mentioned that to us until we were signing the lease.
-It was a bit of a pain to get approved to live here. I understand they want to make sure you can afford it, but we have a mortgage now and it felt like that was easier to qualify for!
-I think the lawn maintenance company should have to park on the street in the winter. They have large snow plow attachments on the front of their trucks that make it so only one car can pass at a time.
-The paint does seem to be on the cheaper side, I would suggest not using 3M products to hang anything.
-They need to install a mirror at the southeast end of the property so you can see if another car is coming around the corner. You have to be very careful so you donā??t get in an accident.
All in all, we loved our year at the Meadows. It is somewhat expensive, but they are listed as ā??luxury apartmentsā? so I guess that is to be expected. If you can get any sort of a deal or discount, I would definitely recommend this place!