|2120 Cowell Boulevard (part of Oakshade Commons)|
|(South Davis, just south of the Cowell Blvd. & Interstate 80 intersection)|
|Designer kitchens w/ stainless appliances, granite countertops|
|Slate shower surrounds|
|Professional management.. (finally)|
Oakshade Commons Apartments offers primarily four-bedroom apartments with one two-bedroom unit, a studio space and one five-bedroom unit; apartments are leased through FPI Management. Rents are openly published, and range between $995-$3250. There are flexible options for roommates, so you should consider the per-person cost rather than the total cost. The four-bedroom units have 3 or 3.5 bathrooms with pretty big bedrooms. Most rooms have two closets except for the smallest room, and the living room is long and narrow, making it difficult to arrange. Each unit is assigned two parking spaces and visitor parking is available, as well as on-street parking. As of April 2013, the parking situation is not fully ideal, but in Fall, management is planning to re-assign parking spaces to units in a more logical fashion (spaces near units instead of across the property), to create additional guest parking spaces, and to encourage residents to comply with parking policies including non-obstruction of fire lanes, parking in the right spaces, and encouraging use of on-street parking as appropriate. The pool is really small and its location usually places it in the shade. Safeway, Rite Aid, Office Max, and several food places are right across the street and Unitrans W bus line stops right in front of the complex.
They currently have a studio, two, four, and five bedroom apartment homes ranging between $996 - $3250.
Bedrooms facing the street may be subject to noise problems from cars and semi-trucks passing by at night. However, the management welcomes you to come hang out for an hour or so in the office at Oakshade to experience the noise if you'd like; not everyone is bothered by street noise. (The office is located in a street-facing four bedroom three and a half bath townhome). Note also that apartment windows are double-paned.
One interesting aspect that not many apartments have to offer is the sound of children playing outside. If you pick the right apartment you can hear little kids screaming around having a good time. I found the sound pleasant to hear, but others hated the noise.
Other sources of noise include the tennis courts and loud parties. However, management is actively working with the Davis Police Department to ensure community policies and city ordinances are being followed. For residents who refuse to comply, they have begun to address this with their residents.
2x flat at $1800
4x3 townhomes at $2625
4x3.5 townhomes starting at $2650
5x3 flat starting at $3200 - None available for 2013
In 1999, Paul Petrovich proposed building a 3.5 acre shopping center across from Oakshade Town Center, anchored by Ross Dress for Less. The City Council initially approved the proposal but later decided to rezone it after protests from residents and business owners in the area. Petrovich then proposed a 41-unit apartment complex above 5,000 square feet of office space. The Council approved the plan in March 2001 and the site is now occupied by Oakshade Commons Apartments, Moshi Moshi, and others.
During the 2003-2004 academic year under previous management, there were many parties in Oakshade, but this may have changed; it took a while for cops to break up the parties because they are facing away from the street and inside the apartment parking lot. The new management is dealing with complaints about noise steadfastly, and is enforcing rules as agreed to by residents in their lease agreement.
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