Preserve at Research Park

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#2 of 8 apartments in O'Fallon

700 Mallards Way, O'Fallon, MO 63366

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I currently live there and offer this advice to anyone considering signing a lease there. First you have to pay $40 per person for a background check. You'll later notice after living there that many of your neighbors will have relatives living with them who are not registered as tenants. I have seen as many as 12 people living in one 2 or 3 bedroom apartment. I often wonder if everyone living there had to also pay the $40 background fee like we did. The staff seemingly forgets to tell prospective renters about how much they will be charged for water and electric. Regardless how much water or electric you use the overall cost for the entire complex is divided between all the residents. Your water bill will range between $20-$40 per person each month. Electric is the same way and much much higher. If you enjoy high speed internet you only get one company to choose from and that's ATT. They do not offer unlimited internet usage so if you go over its an additional amount each month. The staff will not allow you to use Charter Internet, which is much faster and cheaper. If you have a pet you will pay a one time fee of $300 non-refundable and and additional $35 per month. When they quote you a monthly price you must figure that cost will be higher by at least $500-$600 depending upon how many live with you with the additional charges they won't tell you about in the beginning. If you enjoy the aroma of spicy cooking then you'll love The Preserve at Research Park as they have a large Indian population. The smell of curry can be at times overwhelming and borderline obnoxious. Apparently, the aroma aslo affects those who cook it as all of my Indian neighbors cook with their door and windows open to vent that earthly aroma outside so everyone can enjoy it. While personally it doesn't bother me I have seen my neighbors walking out of their apartments with shrouds covering their noses and mouths to avoid the highly pungent aroma. However, the one thing about it being so strong and so close to you is it lingers on your clothing for some time so you can enjoy the smell throughout the day. The balconies I have seen, including mine are in horrible condition. When you walk the complex you'll notice most of the wood gangways have railings that are rotted. If you love natures wildlife then set up late night to watch dog sized raccoons crawl out of the sewers to feast upon your garbage in the huge garbage cans. If you don't have an alarm clock don't fret about it. On most days the grass cutting service will ensure that you will be awake at 7:00 am. When you take your concerns to the staff rest assured they will quickly act upon them. I actually kept a straight face when I typed that remark. If you haven't yet caught it I was being sarcastic. Bottom line.....It's an apartment complex. If that type of living suits you and you don't care what it costs to live there then you'll love it here. Just learn to live with whatever happens.

    Stayed 2017, lived with family in a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment

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    About Preserve at Research Park

    Previous name: Mallards Landing

    Address: 700 Mallards Way, O'Fallon, MO 63366


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