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- Can be unresponsive at times
Recent Wiseman Management reviews
Santa Monica at Federal 3 bed / 3 bath
Really great apartment for someone just moving to Los Angeles before really having a true feel for the city and its different neighborhoods. The apartment is great - has great kitchen appliances, large windows and lots of sunlight, good floors, nice sized bathrooms and bedrooms. Nothing to really complain about, other than that I wish the apartment had come with 3 parking spots instead of 2 for a 3 bedroom.
The apartment itself is a pretty solid, spacious apartment that's comfortable to live in. We have a good amount of living room and dining room space, a pretty large kitchen, and a very large master bedroom (with a walk-in closet and master bathroom that includes a hot tub). The additional two bed rooms are significantly smaller, but definitely manageable for those with fewer possessions.
Wiseman Management was pretty terrible to deal with though. They are very unresponsive and they also lied to us during the process (we were told we would get two standalone parking spots and instead got two tandem spots). Our apartment also had a number of issues when we moved in including defective power outlets in the bathroom and mold in the water dispenser of the refrigerator. That said, our initial landlord quit, retired, or got fired and is no longer with Wiseman. We haven't had any issues with the new landlord.
The location is great because we are just west of the 405 and a couple blocks away from both Wilshire and Santa Monica, so we avoid a lot of the noise from those heavily congested areas. We're also walking distance to great restaurants (especially ramen and Mexican cuisine) and bars where a lot of UCLA Anderson folks go out to. The Santa Monica beach and pier are also a quick, cheap Uber ride away. We also haven't had too many issues with traffic when attempting to get to campus. Rather than taking the 405, we usually just take Wilshire or Ohio to Sepulveda and then use back roads to get to Sunset and then to campus.
Purdue Ohio apartment review
Nice building overall, but amenities are severely lacking considering the price we are paying for the unit. Ants crawl through the cracks in the floors and corners of the kitchen and bathrooms. We have gotten professional treatment several times but they still keep coming back. Not much natural light in the unit (aside from the penthouses). The biggest plus for this building is the proximity to UCLA with mostly updated interiors in a fairly nicer neighborhood. I believe we pay an exorbitant amount for parking, whereas other buildings nearby have a much smaller monthly fee.
Good building in Anderson nucleus of Brentwood. Awesome to be around classmates, but the neighborhood isn't great. Thre are only a few restaurants within immediate walking distance. Otherwise I have to walk 15-20 to get any type of food. Location is convenient to get to school however.
Great value, huge floorplan
Really enjoying the building so far. Tons of space with living room and kitchen and 2 master bedrooms (out of 3) with walk in closets. Half of residents are families, but they put all the young people together so it works out really well. Never any noise complaints and people are pretty respectful. Not a ton with amenities, but it's Brentwood, next to the key Anderson bars, and lots of sushi nearby. Would definitely rent here again.
Spacious, affordable apartments
You really get a lot for your money. The apartment is huge and nicely designed. The unit has its own washer/dryer and the master bedroom/bathroom is incredible. There are a lot of Anderson people living here as well as other Wiseman properties nearby which is awesome.
I like this apartment, it's close to school and much nicer than any place I thought I'd live in during business school
Spacious apartment for a reasonable price
Easy place to live with reasonable rent. Two parking spots come with the apartment, the third person has to park on the street. In between Wilshire and Santa Monica Blvd so you're close enough to bars / restaurants.
Nice Place For a Student
Nice, quiet building, with mostly other 20 somethings, and a few families. Easy to get to UCLA each day, and also only a short trek to Santa Monica. There aren't a ton of amenities that come along with the building, but parking is included, and the apartments themselves are relatively new.
New building in a great neighborhood
Relatively new apartment building in a great neighborhood...My only complaint is the management, which is not very responsive when it comes to maintenance issues.
Large and good value
Our apartment has been a good value, especially from my perspective coming from New York City where you don't get nearly as much for your money. We have lots of Anderson students in the building who have all hosted dinners and get-togethers for the group. The location isn't great but it's very convenient for getting to school
Great place to live!
Living at Dorothy Westwind
Wonderful place to live. I've really enjoyed living at Dorothy Westwind. The prices are reasonable and the location is fantastic.
Bad Management, low quality building
Management is very cheap and is does not provide even a basic level of service. Upon move-in the apartment was filthy. The management dragged their feet about cleaning it at all (scuffs on the walls, mildew in bathrooms, dirty floors and appliances). After extensive complaints, they agreed to clean it, but then did not actually clean it. Ultimately, I cleaned the apartment with my roommates and lived with the scuffs on the walls.
Items break frequently due to low quality materials, and again management drags their feet to fix anything.
The elevator is extremely slow, stairs are always faster. As of writing the elevator safety inspection is expired by 5 months. People have been stuck in the elevator on multiple occasions.
When my rent check was one day late in the 6th month of the lease, management immediately sent a notice threatening eviction.
The good: the location is good but there are many other apartments in the area that are equally good locations with better management. Also, the car wash across the road is very loud and starts early in the morning, so you cant keep the windows open.
Good value, nice apartment, parking is excellent. High street noise, neighbors can be loud, and although a cleaning crew regularly scrubs the common areas, other residents are generally slobs. Management is friendly and responsive, however.