My experience with the Enclave apartments has been pretty positive. I lived in a 1 Br. and between rent and utilities paid approximately $950/mo....
My experience with the Enclave apartments has been pretty positive. I lived in a 1 Br. and between rent and utilities paid approximately $950/mo. That rate is pretty comparable to other similarly equipped apartments/communities. Overall, I am very satisfied with the quality of my living space within the apartment, and would give it 4-5 stars as standalone. The buildings and rooms are decently maintained and not too old like many of the other apartments in this area. I don't use/don't like the community amenities and grounds (pool, gym, etc.), but if you can overlook the deficiencies (see Cons list), then all in all, its a decent place to live. If they were a bit better kept, this place would be a great value for a 1 Br.
-Full appliances, including electric coil stove top and in-unit washer/dryer (not terribly new, but at least they're from this century and in good working order)
-Carpeted floors on 2nd and 3rd floor units, hard wood on the 1st floor
-Spacious walk-in closet
-Gas water heater in each unit (good pressure too)
-Communal wifi routers which I believe are installed in the living room ceiling of the 2nd floor apartments (lving room is where I got the best signal)
-Patio and storage closet outside.
-On 27 bus route (same side of the street as the outbound stop which takes to the mall, opposite side as the inbound stop towards campus)
-Central to just about everything in town
-Within easy biking distance to campus (10-15 minute commute)
-Across the street from HEB
-Free uncovered parking
-Small gym which is adequately equipped with cardio machines, some basic dumbbells, and resistance machines (more serious gym rats will probably have to look elsewhere for a better-equipped gym)
-Nice swimming pool, grill and jacuzzi area and a beach volleyball court I never used
-Prompt and helpful management and maintenance staff
-I live on the other edge of the complex facing the street, and the traffic noise is persistent pretty much all day. If you prefer quiet, get a unit away from the first row of buildings
-Despite the outward appearance of security (fences, car gate, etc.) the electronic locks on the pedestrian gate entrances don't work, and the car gate is open most days and nights. People can come and go as they please. I have had parts of my bicycle (U-locked outside of my apartment door to the stair railing) stolen and have seen this happen to other people's bicycles as well. The easiest solution would probably be to keep your bike inside if you have one.
-Many tenants keep dogs, but despite the bags and trash cans provided for droppings, many people don't bother picking up after their dogs. You're liable to step on poop if you walk around in the grass.
-During the summer, the pool area is crowded all afternoon/evening with people who come from outside of the apartment community to use the unsecured facilities. Makes it noisy and unappealing.