The location is OK. Not surrounded by much but everything you need is within a few miles - Grocery store, bars, restaurants, etc. The apartment itself is great. Nice carpet, paint, countertops, W/D, kitchen, fireplace, etc. They have a pool and hottub as well.
The negatives. 1) PARKING. They offered us a free parking garage for the term. However, the spot was on the opposite side of the entire property so was meaningless to us. When you park in the parking spots, be prepared for major frustration as there is very limited parking. (Unless you do not come home after 5pm, of course - but weekends are always packed).
2) Another negative is a nice bill you will get when you move out. We accepted the apartment pretty dirty. We had to clean the floors, windows, mirrors, etc ourselves. Overall, it was not too bad. However, I HIGHLY recommend, as you always should, filling out the checklist when you move in because you will need it. About two weeks after you vacate, they will send you a bill for general cleaning, carpet cleaning, and touch up paint NO MATTER WHAT. They will then claim they discussed this with you when the lease was signed. Anyways, if you leave your apartment in good shape with normal wear and tear, or less, you are legally OK but still have to deal with the bill they send you - which is a pain.
3) Fitness center - If you work out with more than one person and need a treadmill in the winter, be prepared to go elsewhere. They only have three treadmills. The biggest issue as that all three never work at the same time. They never seemed to get them fixed the right away throughout our stay. I also never saw anybody clean the equipment in the fitness center which is really noticeable but again, it's a gym. Wash your hands when you leave and take a shower, I understand.
4) On their website, they have "Look for our ads in ... and xyz1 and xyz2 (removed site names for advertising purpose - check their website under about us)" - This is quite comical because on those two sites, I could not find a way to write an apartment review. Light bulb going on yet? One of the sites they list has two randomly chosen reviews "FROM THE WEB" from 2006 and 2011. Not real helpful when it's 2013.
Overall great apartment - few downsides. So when you sign the lease, move in, move out, and get a bill several weeks later - you'll come back to this review and probably write another! You'll like this apartment but you'll have to deal with these real headaches.