Great place to live. I have great neighbors, nice park. I am close to work and it is very affordable for me. \r Lots of great floor plans. When I was looking at homes, the minute I walked into my home, I new I was home. The place is under new management and they are doing alot of things to upgrade the place. \r I know they will be improving the rec-center soon, I hope they will be putting on solar panels when they re-do the roof to assist in the heating of the pool. The pool next to the recreation center is heated year round and is the reason I moved in to this park.\r \r More later. :)
yes, I live in a trailer park but its one of the better parks you can find. Its well located so I dont have to deal with the horrible traffic that many of my freinds go through. It has nice amenitys like pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, and club houses. It would be nice to have a workout room and maby with the new and much improved management it could be coming, I live cheek by jowel with my neighbors but they are all good folks. Realizing that you cant have everything this isnt a bad spot at all in fact its a nice place to be.
They don't allow Comcast into the park, the best DSL you can get is about 3Mbps download and only 512Kbps upload. So if you work from home a lot (or after hours like me) and you do a lot of RDP and the like it will be very frustrating.\r \r Wish they would let Comcast run their lines in, the place would be perfect then, as far as Mobile Home Parks go that is.
I would like to comment on the improvements I have seen with the new management. They are more sincere and have been effective in notifying home owners in advance when park repairs are needed. \r \r I also appriciate that they have been enforcing the park's parking rules. Let's face it, we all got complacent when Ann (past manager) was no longer able (or willing) to monitor the visitors parking lots. I also know how frustrating it was when there was no parking for guests. This is no longer the case, our friends can come visit us and park in the lot near our place. \r \r I have been living in the park for about 5 years, and I too was frustrated with Ann's managment style. However, I have talked to Brian (new manager) and he has a positive attitude and is working toward improving the park for everyone. He gave me the impression that he is here for the residents and not the other way arround. \r
I generally feel the neighborhood is safe, quiet and a wonderful place to live (good value as well!). Recently there has been a bunch of tire slashings at the small parking lot off recreation dr and 2nd street. management is well aware, so we'll see what is going to be done.....
I wish that the office would do something about the guy who rides his bright blue Harley down L street. He has altered it to purposely make it louder, which is ILLEGAL. He goes by at 7:30 AM every M-F and comes home at various times at night. I have even heard it roaring by after 10:00 PM. I am tired of my home vibrating!! \r \r This has to be bothering other residents! If others would complain maybe something will be done. The park rule used to be that you couldn't even ride one in the park, and now this guy can get away with riding one that is annoyingly loud on purpose?!\r \r The rest of us pay our rent too, and we deserve to have some peace and quiet.
I have lived in Casa De Amigos for 2 years now and there a few things about teh managemnt that I cannot understand. First I want to say, I liked Ann. I was sorry to hear of her pasisng.\r \r I cannot understand why management does not put locked gates on the enterance of the park that goes out to Lawrence Expressway. I observe daily the rif raf that comes into this park. I know they do not live here. They are street bums, druggies and punks that come in and roam the park. They trash my yard weekly and just give the park an unsafe feeling. If management was to lock off the enterance with a keyed gate and ask for 25.00 deposit form any resident that wished to exit or enter. This would keep the traffic down to only those that reside here. The surrounding parks have locked gates on all back entrances. It is just not a safe place.\r \r There is one resident that lives on 1st Street by space 290. His driveway is filled with junk, bottles,cans wood etc. It is a site to look at. I have even seen rats crawling out from the pile. The guy who lives there collects cans for recycling. I read that our driveway was to be used for vehicles only in the lease agreement, we cannot wash our cars in it, or use it for storage. Why does mangement allow this resident to do as he pleases? It is just a horrific site to see. If I had noticed that home before I signed on the dotted line, I would not of moved here. \r \r I just believe that management can clean up thsi park , keep out the druggies, drunks etc if they want to. Nothing I have listed here would cost alot of money. Heck, even that security guard is a waste of money. She sits in the clubhouse and does nothing. I have even seen the bums go into the outside restroom and bathe. Just not a safe place for kids or adults to live.\r \r Just my 2 cents and I am so damn frustrated with it all.\r \r Management, please clean it up here and take action on our safety and enforce the rules about our driveways.
Hello I have only been at Casa De Amigos for a month. I moved in the night after Ann Olsen passed away. I did not meet her face to face. I worked with Doris and upon the several times I met with her she was always very, very nice to me. I actually use to come to this park when I was a child. My father and his girlfriend lived here. I was surprised when I came her to find out that this was the park I visited my father when I was a child. My experience with my realtor Candy Bruno with Alliance was AWESOME! If you know anyone who is selling or buying please look her up and she will take great care of you. I had a few minor problems when I moved in and I had Chuck the service man come out and guide and fix my issues. He was fantastic and very pleasant. My neighbors that I have met so far have been very, very kind and stated if I needed antyhing do not hesitate to come over and ask. I occasionally hear my neighbor play his drums but I think it is fantastic and wish he would do it more often because music is so very important for our lives. It has been a very quiet neighborhood so far and always wish for it to be that way. There is a family that has 2 kids and I hardly ever seem them and when I do they are so cute and quiet. I want to live here for the rest of my life. I love my house and don't ever want to move. I am looking forward to the smaller community center being opened up for swimming next year and hopefully I can meet some more of my neighbors and make some connections and find some friends. I also look forward to the community get togethers. I am not quite sure what they are at this point in time but as soon as I get my home all completed I am most certianly going to find out what they are. I hope we can keep this park a great place to live and ALWAYS feel safe. That is so important in life. Well that is it for me now. Again thanks to Candy, Doris, Chuck and my neighbors for making me feel so welcome.
Just watch the east gate, to see multiple meth deals goin on within view of the office. The office knows its happening... Say hi to Anna Olsen when you're applying for a buy in on a space. Maybe she is in with the Acorn Crowd? If not, there is meth deals with in her management relm. And she lets it go on.
I have been reading these reviews for the past several months (thanks to park mgmt alerting me to it) and finally got inspired after I read Truthsayseye's review. I would have to say that sums up my feelings as well. My rent continually goes up every year and the problems with infrastructure just seem to get WORSE. I figure there are 1200 homes here and with an average of 800/month space rent there should be plenty of funds for upgrades. I am paying more, for what ? I have lived in the park for 9 years , when I first moved in , I would get 'notices' on my car that I was in the guest parking or parked in the street too long. This was to move a car out of of the driveway for no more than several minutes. Things seemed to be even MORE strict. Now, I see ads on Craigslist soliciting rooms for rent here in the park. There is no screening of these people. I feel like Mgmt tries to clamp down on some visible things to give the appearance of being in control but really has no control over others which might be more disconcerting (for me). Overall, to be fair, I do like living here and my neighbors are great. Nice people. I think contacting the owners of the park directly is a great idea --- they may not be aware of our feelings about the park or management and might yield a bit to us . We pay alot of money to help maintain things here, they should not be patching things together. We rely and pay for electric and water. I don't recall ever getting any prorated rental fees. We lost food in our freezer !