WASTE OF TIME: My girlfriend and I applied for a 2 bedroom apartment. We talked to two separate agents and even went out to take a look at the grounds and the apartment layout. We discussed living arrangements with the Agent (Jaime), and all of our questions were answer accordingly; she was very helpful and was aware that it would be me and my girlfriend, as well as our third roommate. We applied (paying three separate non-refundable applications fees), and were conditionally approved (conditional meant that we had to pay an extra security deposit--not sure exactly why). Our background reports came back with nothing and our screening reports came back with acceptable credit scores and excellent renters' history. A third agent called a week later to discuss the deposits and pet fees. Minutes after hanging up, she then called back to inform us that we could not live there because we were not married and our roommate was not related to us. I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS RULE EVER. Before we even applied and had met TWO agents, no one mentioned that my girlfriend and I could not live there UNLESS were were married, and our roommate was to be a close relative. No where in the terms and conditions does it state that I have to be married to my significant other and that any roommates have to be relatives, nor did either of the agents state this rule. I don't know what is actually going on at this complex, but I am VERY disappointed.
5 months ago
Lived here for almost 5 years. They are older apartments but have some good perks. Up to 2 bed, 2 baths with W/D in unit. Golf course, tennis court, basketball court, and a decent pool among other amenities. Hardly ever seen the cops here and it stays mostly quite. Apartments are nothing too exciting and our 2 bed 1 bath lacks a true dining space. Again, they have washer and dryer in unit and that is fantastic. Our apartment has had lots of repairs and flooded 5 times from burst outside pipes. However, maintenance has always been speedy and fixed it quick. Main real complaint is the cost keeps going up every year and is approaching being too much. Next year might be the one we move but for now, this is still one of the better deals out there.
7 months ago
My wife and I lived at the Links for almost two years which started out rough but ended up fairly pleased with our experience.
When we first were called to move in, the fire sprinklers were leaking a strong-smelling, yellow, foaming liquid. We were unable to be in the apartment for more than a half hour at a time at the most because of the fumes. We told the managers that the apartment was not move-in ready and they basically ended up calling me a liar and would not fix the problem right away. After persisting and pushing them they got someone in and fixed the problem. This leaking happened on a smaller scale one other time while we were there. One of the main things the office will throw at you is, "based on the way your contract is written..." and then claim they don't have to do anything. When you move in, get a copy of your lease and have it ready if they ever try and throw that at you because it usually is just a way for them to get you off their back rather than actually any knowledge of obligations they don't have in the lease.
The grounds are kept fairly nice and we never had any complaints with this. The pool always seemed very clean and not crowded. The basketball court had the hoops broken a couple times but they were always quick to fix those rather than leaving them broken like a lot of complexes do. Don't expect a lot from the maintenance team for your own apartment. They do come out very quickly after a request is put in, but for the most part it is young guys who don't know exactly how to fix things so they just do quick fixes and hope for the best. We once had to have them come spray for mold in the air vents and the maintenance guy asked me who put the order in and I told him my wife. He sprayed randomly in one vent and then said, "eh, we'll just tell your wife its taken care of." Most of the time they fixed things fine, but there were some fixes that we just ended up doing ourselves.
The apartment we were in was very quiet. The tenants beneath us had a baby while we were there and we could sometimes hear very muffled crying, but that was only when we were silent. Otherwise, the apartments themselves seemed very noise proof and we did not have to worry about disturbing our neighbors or vice versa. There were quite a few car "break-ins" but those were all due to tenants who left their cars unlocked and some kids were just walking around to see which ones were unlocked. Otherwise, the complex always felt very safe.
If you are looking for a very inexpensive place with quick access to anywhere in the city or Edmond, this may be a good place. Just do your due diligence like collecting a lease upon moving in, and you should be fine.