I lived there in 2016-17, when it was called âAlta Paradise Ridge.â I was very sad to move out. (Job changed to min wage.) ...What made it so good? Was it the beautiful landscaping and the pretty desert nature scenery by the pool? (this was before the construction out back)
Was it the nice apartment with an amazing new kitchen and new appliances (even high-tech to include USB ports in the outlets)?
Was it that great âupscale hotelâ type of feeling in the club house area, with games and Thursday movie nights?
Was it the awesome gym and pool?
Was it the cute doggie washing station? (even though I donât have a dog, I thought it was still a very cool addition!)
Was it the nice staff (Brenda!) that always remembered my name and even which apartment I lived in, even though I was shy?
Sure, it was all of that!
However, several months after having moved out, I realize what truly made it special, unique and wonderful for meâthe apartment complex was so new that there were no neighbors, yet! When I moved in, August 2017, there was no one to the left or right, above or below, or even across the hallway. I could often workout in the gym alone, and sometimes have the pool all to myself. Quiet. Peaceful. It was great.
For all of these reasons, it is the best place Iâve ever lived and I will remember the experience forever. <3
FYI, here are some numbers, for those who are interested:
My base rent was 1,215 and my total that I paid each month was around 1,315. I lived on the 4th floor, facing the mountains to the east (very nice and convenient for seeing the fireworks over the Princess!).
Here are the approx. extra fees that were added on top of the base rent:
Valet Trash - 25
Pest Control - 3
Admin fee Pest/trash - 4.75
Convergent bill fee (whatever that is?) - 2
Taxes - 29
Water - 13.40
Sewer - 4.15
AZ Utilities tax - .40
Gas service from the Common Area (aka: lobby / club house / pool area) that everyone collectively pays - 5.52
Electricity service from the Common Area (aka: lobby / club house / pool area) that everyone collectively pays - 12.51
So, naturally, the rent costs are not fixed each month and it will fluctuate, based on how often people are grilling food down by the pool, or if people accidentally leave the sliding doors open and let out the air conditioning.