I had no idea when I first started investigating what a treasure I was finding here. First of all, Lanell, the office manager, is just extraordinary. She is always pleasant, never too busy to help, patient with slow learners (like me), and so efficient. The whole place shows her impeccable management. The public areas are immaculately clean, as are the apartments when you move in. The decor is so tasteful and soothing. The outside maintenance is beautiful, and the place was a mass of red roses along the sidewalks in early June. I find treats from the management at my door for most holidays, and also on some random days. On occasion, there are treats or flowers or gifts for residents in the lobby as well. There is a monthly newsletter which features different activities. The cleaning and maintenance staff (especially Oswaldo) are wonderful. I love the trash valeting - I feel so pampered. I was amazed at how much storage space they have incorporated. I still haven’t filled all my cupboards, shelves and closets. The community garden is great fun, especially as you meet other residents who share your love of gardening. The exercise room is a full-fledged miniature gym with top-of-the-line equipment -- way more luxurious than I could ever buy for myself. Lanell has managed to get me a parking spot right next to the side door, and a storage area right next door to my apartment. I think she gives everyone the feeling that they are her favorite tenant. There is a lovely old park across the street with a walking trail to it leading under State Street - huge shady trees, enormous lawn for sports, picnic tables, terrific playground. There are also a couple of small picnic areas on the property itself. Pretty much everything here is first class, and the cost is very reasonable -- maybe because there is no swimming pool. But there is a public pool right across the street. I feel very lucky to be here.