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Old 07-14-2006, 02:11 PM
 
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Hello,

I'm moving to Wheaton from NYC area and have been doing some online research on apartments in this area. I have looked at a lot of reviews of tenants on www.apartmentratings.com and it seems that the majority of folks don't have much good to say about the apartment complex in which they live.

Does anyone have anything good to say about their experience renting an apartment in a Wheaton apartment complex (i.e., not in a residential home)?

Does anyone have any recommendations for a decent complex to live in Wheaton?

Thanks.
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:48 PM
 
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Well, I'm not sure how helpful this will be, but I do have a few suggestions for your search, but not specifically for apartments in Wheaton.

First, people who rate their apartment are typically going to be people who are dissatisfied with it. People who like it are generally not going to go out of their way to rate it. This means that for ANY apartment you are going to get more negative feedback than positive.

Second, I would recommend looking outside of Wheaton. Lisle, Warrenville, Lombard, or Downers Grove are close and might cost less. There are even places in Naperville that are affordable (if you look in the right places).

Finally, I've lived in three different apartments in the area, although never in Wheaton. When I looked them up on apartmentratings.com, they all got negative reviews, but I personally liked them all. Again, people who didn't like their experience are more likely to tell people about it than those who either liked or were just satisfied.
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:48 PM
 
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Thanks. I'm wondering why you recommend looking outside of Wheaton? I hear it is a nice location. Is it strictly to find less expensive apartments? I'm looking for a burb that has a metra station, which limits me. I know that Lisle has a station. I want to avoid Naperville - too populated.
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:20 PM
 
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Default Avoid Downtown Wheaton

I Grew Up In The Wheaton Area. If You Are Looking To Be Close To The Train Station I Would Recommend Downtown Lombard. There Are A Few New Apartments.

Downtown Wheaton Is Mostly College Apartments. You Will Have The Train Literally Running Right Outside Your Window.

If It Is Just Wheaton In General You Are Looking For And Have Transportation To The Train Station The Amli Apartments Are Nice. They Are Located In The Danada Area (about 5 Minutes From Downtown Wheaton) They Are New Apartments And Located Right Next To All The Shopping Centers, Grocery Stores, And Restaurants. They Also Have The Washer/dryer Units Which Is Much Better Than Hunting Quarters And Fighting For Your Turn At The Laundry Mat.

In Lisle I Have Had Several Friends Living At The Four Lake Aparments. They Have Condos There As Well. It's Nice Because They Have Their Own Grocery Store, Pub, And Ski Hill. Definetely For A Younger Crowd.

Good Luck
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Old 07-20-2006, 02:49 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone for the info. It helped.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:55 AM
 
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Default I lived in that apartment building

I actually lived there for a year but moved back to chicago because i didn't like commuting. I also read the apartment reviews and those are the people who live in the tall towers. I lived in Building 3 which is a 6 story mid-rise and I had an excellent apartment. I recommend Building 3. It has an elevator.. there are some 3-4 story buildings in the complex but I dont know anything about them. I had none of the problems the tall towers had probably because if you live up higher, you get the problems of being cold when the wind blows hard (storms)... They also said they got ants, but I never had ants,, so again it must be something with those towers. Also regarding parking - after 9:00 pm, the complex's building lots get pretty full, so I've had to park on the east side on West Street, and had to walk, but it was safe, and I always found a spot, I never had to use the alternate lot across the street. You do need a car, as there is no bus service on Sunday. The only thing about my apartment is that it was a bit drafty from the patio doors on my apartment, but that was a minor thing. I always felt safe in the building, and maintenance people were always good about fixing it. I had a one-bedroom apt and it was a large apartment. The size of the bedroom was big enough to fit 2 or 3 queen size beds in it. the pool is free but the health club is not, its about $50 a month. there is a White Hen on the corner of the complex.

if you want to ask me anything about living there, let me know and I'll tell ya.
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