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How are the Monterey Lake Apartments and area?

Discussion in 'Vacation Homes and Villas' started by WDWlife, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. WDWlife

    WDWlife New Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Monterey Lake Apartments located off Westwood Blvd. (at Int. 4 and 528). We are moving in from out of town and don't know the area. I do know that it is right behind Seaworld and an easy drive to DAK where I will be working. We also have a 2 year old and are curious about a playground close by. (You know - besides the Happiest Place on Earth). Are they clean, well run, safe?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. CatLady

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    I do not have personal experience with them, but I know a lot of SeaWorld employees, and they were not considered very nice or safe a couple years ago. Driving past on I-4, it looks like they have been repainted and fixed up, but I'm not sure if they are considered a safe area. Some of the office buildings nearby have suffered from a lot of car break-ins recently, so probably not.

    Not too far away are two complexes that are generally considered a lot nicer and safer: Broadwater and Mission Club (I think it's called). I suspect that the prices are higher accordingly, though.

    If you're willing to drive as far as Monterey Lakes, you might consider the Hunter's Creek area apartment complexes. They're about the same distance, and I always felt like the area was a lot safer.
  3. mkt

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    It's bad. Bad bad bad. BAAAAAAAAAD

    I've heard too many bad things, experienced one or two of them, and just never have felt comfortable there.

    They should tear it down.
  4. WDWlife

    WDWlife New Member

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    Could you be more specific?
  5. mkt

    mkt Awesome Premium Member

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    a lot of breakins and burglaries, and a handful of rapes.... on top of a large amount of drug dealing going on.

    Not a good place.
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    mom2of2 Active Member

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    if you are going to be working at DAK why not more closer to there? The west side of WDW is nice.
  7. WDWlife

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    This is where WDW is housing us. So we get no choice in the matter.

    I have heard a mixed bag but I cannot see how it could be much worse than my neighborhood in New York City.

    But we shall see...:eek:
  8. mom2of2

    mom2of2 Active Member

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    best of luck with your move, new home and new job.


    Welcome to Florida!
  9. CatLady

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    Interesting. I have the sign on the side of the apartment complex facing I-4 that says "Corporate Apartments." Now I guess I know who is paying for them!

    Good luck on your move!
  10. WDWlife

    WDWlife New Member

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    Just a note.

    Disney moved us to a new, nicer complex. I guess they didn't like it either...

    Leaving in 8 days!
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    Can't wait to hear all about the newer and nicer complexes!

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