So, I lived here about a year ago. I didn't really do any looking into the place before I moved in...when I did start looking into it I really began freaking out. It's really not as bad a people make it out to be.
Yes, the manager is a bit creepy, but the ladies that work in he office are nice and the guys who do the maintenance on the apartments are nice as well. If I ever had an issue with the apartment they were fairly quick to fix it, usually within the day or the next day at the latest. I had no issues with mold, no leaking appliances.
When I first moved in there were police there fairly often, but it seems that near the end of my lease people were either way more sneaky with their miss doings or there weren't as many people living there who were committing crimes.
I lived on the bottom floor, "garden level" if you will, and never had issues with people trying to break in, which would be fairly easy to do in a garden level apartment. My car was also safe the year that I lived there. Nobody damaged it or attempted to steal it. There is always uncovered parking available which is nice.
When I decided to leave to find a new apartment I was late giving my months notice since I wasn't sure of the exact date that my lease ended. I told one of the ladies in the office and she told me not to worry about it and that it would be okay. They could have easily charged me for this little thing and kept me there an extra month, but they didn't.
The apartments are a bit outdated and could use a face lift. Also, the cabinets aren't that attractive either. But the overall set up of the apartment isn't that bad and there is a decent amount of room.
The most amount of hassle I had was from this middle aged lady who lived in the apartments across the road from us...she would always walk by and ask about our cat.
Anyway, long story short it's not as bad as it seems. If you're in a pinch and you're considering this place it's not going to be the end of the world.