I just passed 3 years as a resident of North Ridge Apartments and am pleased to be here. Convenience is the word I use when thinking of my time here from an easy payment portal online, fast acting as well as thorough and professional maintenance crew, strong communication from management and friendly interactions, close to the highway, laundry in unit, and parking/mail is generally not an issue either. As a little thing too, I like that there's a recycling bucket next to the mail area...super helpful.
My only issues, albeit it fairly minor, have been with the delivery of goods...whether food/groceries, and occasionally even mail packages being put on the wrong address doorstep. Pretty sure Amazon gifted a neighbor recently with a new floor fan I purchased. It got replaced though and in this heat lately, I suppose I can't blame them for keeping it haha. Unfortunately every unique building has the same apartment numbers and if you have a confused driver or lazy person, they stop at the first apartment building reflecting your unit number paying no mind if its the right building...its happened more times than I'd like. But I'm diligent on delivery instructions and most get it right. Smaller complaint: pay attention to the garbage days...the dumpsters seem to fill up quite often.
Noise is louder in summertime but even then not a nuisance...there's a park/playground area nearby and being on the 3rd floor, I don't get a lot of parking lot stuff coming through. You get used to the traffic off Cornelius Pass Road...doesn't bother me but I know others have mentioned it. I don't have outdoor pets or kids so I can't comment on the conveniences for them other than that its dog-friendly.
What I like most as stated above is it's convenient, affordable, LOVE the long term leasing option, and the communication from the staff. I would rather have a notice on my door daily if need be than be thrown off by random changes in the complex. The communication is very important and appreciated. I also feel safe and that's up there on the list obviously of a requirement for me. I don't worry about car break-ins, home break-ins, being followed in the parking lot...nothing. Its a good feeling.
Now if we could get elevators and valet garbage..., that'd be awesome but I'm reaching and asking only as a person on the 3rd floor haha