near The Marketplace shopping center.
Fountain Circle Townhomes
1213 Alvarado Ave
Davis, CA 95616
|Alvarado Avenue in North Davis between Sycamore Lane and Anderson Road|
|Monday-Friday: 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm|
|Text 47467 ("FC")|
|Fountain Circle Townhomes|
|Types of Units|
|105 Rental units|
|1br/1ba, 2br/2ba, 3br/2ba – townhouse, 4br/2ba - townhouse.|
|Call for pricing|
|Pool, Spa, Fitness Center, 24-hour Laundry Room, Study Lounge,|
|Clubhouse, BBQ and Picnic Area, Off-street Parking.|
Fountain Circle Townhomes (or "the FC", as the natives refer to it) is located on the North side of Alvarado Avenue between the Alvarado/Anderson round-about and Sycamore Lane. The apartment complex is in North Davis just east of Highway 113 and North of West Covell Boulevard and shares the area with other apartment complexes and rental housing options making it popular with the students from UC Davis.
Fountain Circle Townhomes is one of three locally-owned and operated Davis apartment complexes related to Davisville Management Company. The other two apartment complexes for rent are Aggie Square, located on the East end of Alvarado Avenue, and Almondwood Apartments, located directly across Alvarado Avenue from Fountain Circle Townhomes.
Residents enjoy the convenience of living at Fountain Circle Townhomes. Located next to The Marketplace, renters have quick access to a variety of shopping options. Directly across the street is a bus stop for the Unitrans G Bus Line (servicing the Memorial Union) and the J Bus Line (servicing the UC Davis Silo). Buses come by every 10 minutes. Direct access to bicycle paths and the Covell Greenbelt enable residents to enjoy many Outdoor Activities that are a part of living in Davis.
This apartment complex has a variety of rental options from which to choose. One-bedroom/one-bath flats for those who choose independent living to four-bedroom/two bath 1849 sq. ft. townhomes for group and family style accommodations. Take a look at the floor plans below to find a plan that suits your lifestyle.
The fountain is located at the entrance to the clubhouse!
The Fountain Circle parking lot shares pavement with Pepperwood Apartments. Be careful where you park as Pepperwood will tow unauthorized cars from their portion of the parking lot even in the middle of the summer when their lot is mostly empty. Fountain Circle doesn't worry too much about non-resident cars during the summer. However, during the year the parking lot fills up and they'll sometimes put orange warning stickers on unauthorized cars and maintains a list of repeat offenders. The warning stickers are an initial attempt to warn people who do not have a valid parking permit but at some point towing becomes an unfortunate necessity for the sake of the tenants. A valid permit displayed on your vehicle is required to avoid unnecessary the expense and inconvenience associated with keeping spaces available for resident's authorized vehicles.
Several burglaries have occurred throughout Davis over the last several years including many in apartments. There is reason to believe that some of those responsible for these burglaries are posing as solicitors. The apartments are private property and are posted "No Soliciting". Also, a City of Davis permit is required for soliciting which most of these people do not have. If management and the residents work together, the window of opportunity for crime can be minimized.
Action plan: 1. Call your manager and police 747-5400 if you see people going door to door; 2. Don't let them in your apartment or answer any questions they may ask you; 3. Keep your apartment locked even if only leaving for a short time; 4. Ask management for free secondary window locks if you don't have them.
Please don't hesitate to call your manager for help if you feel intimidated or uncomfortable with making them go away. We all need to work together to keep our community safe.
This is a recent incident map from Michele Reynolds, Davis Police Department. To view the map, please click on this link: Incident Map from the Davis Police Department
Learn more about Fountain Circle Townhomes
More information and photos of freshly remodeled interiors available on the Davis Apartments For Rent website.
Call us TODAY at 530-753-0408 for all information on housing, touring dates, and holding deposits.
Move-in/Move-out – Leases periods at Fountain Circle are from September to August. This schedule is designed to coincide with the standard school year at UCDavis.
Davisville Management Company provides complimentary high-speed wireless Internet service throughout the common areas of its related apartment complexes in Davis. The wireless (Wi-Fi) network is intended to be used for entertainment purposes by residents and their guests free of charge.
The speed at which an individual can connect is dependent on many factors including:
- the quality of the wireless adapter;
- the distance from the access point;
- obstruction(s) between access point and computer;
- the number of users on the system; and
- the intensity of all users combined downloading at a given moment.
Davisville Management Company does not guarantee 24/7 Internet availability and does not make any representations of an end user’s Internet access speed because factors affecting Wi-Fi access speed vary substantially with the conditions described above. Since the internet is an important part of everyone's life, it is a good investment for individuals to have an alternate method of connecting to the Internet for times when the complimentary Wi-Fi is not available. Often the Wi-Fi in the clubhouses will continue to operate even if an access point within the apartment complex is interrupted.
To maximize everyone's enjoyment of the complimentary Wi-Fi service, there are a few simple rules to observe:
- The Wi-Fi service connection may not be used for business uses or illegal activity;
- The Wi-Fi service connection may not be used for file sharing with programs like Kazaa, Bearshare, Napster, etc.;
- Out of consideration to others, please refrain from downloading large files (>100 MB) during the peak use hours of 6 PM to 10 PM.
To help maintain a fast and reliable Internet service for everyone, violations of rules may result in loss of service privilege. Management also reserves the right to update the rules at any time by written notice. It is strongly recommended to run an antivirus program and maintain a firewall on your computers.
Inspections – Rental units are inspected a minimum of three times.
- Move-in inspection. The manager (or designee) will inspect the apartment along with the renter prior to move-in. This gives the renter the opportunity to document any existing issues with the rental unit and it gives the manager an opportunity to correct any items not up to standards.
- Pre-Move-out inspection. Two weeks prior to vacating of the rental unit, Fountain Circle will offer a pre-move-out inspection. This inspection allows the rental manager to highlight any potential cleaning or damage issues and provides ample opportunity for the renter to remedy those issues.
- Final inspection. Upon move-out the manager and renter will inspect the unit for cleanliness and/or damage. Renter will be provided with a copy of the final inspection and notified of any issues that may be charged against the security deposit.
Bicycle parking is available throughout the complex at the following locations:
- Various locations near the parking lots.
- Directly on townhome patios. A locking ring anchored to the patio is available to secure bicycles. You will need a chain or a cable lock to use the locking rings.
Pool and Spa – The pool and spa are located in the front of the apartment complex near the manager’s office and clubhouse. Pool hours are from 8am to 10pm.
BBQ and Picnic Areas - Fountain Circle offers a BBQ and Picnic area to tenants free of charge.
- Stationary Cycle
- Stair Machine
- Elliptical Trainer
- Weight Machine
Wireless Internet Access - Davisville Management Company provides complimentary high-speed wireless Internet service throughout the common areas of the apartment complexes it manages in Davis. The wireless (Wi-Fi) network is intended to be used for entertainment use by residents and guests free of charge.
Laundry Room – A 24-hour laundry room is available. The laundry room has 10 high-efficiency front-loading washing machines and 8 high-efficiency gas dryers. All machines are coin operated. Change for using the laundry facility is available in the manager’s office during normal business hours.
Study Room – Fountain Circle offers a 24 hour study room to all tenants. The study room is located upstairs from the clubhouse and fitness room.
Community Room/Clubhouse – Fountain Circle apartments offers a Community Room for use. The Community room is available free of charge. The community room has a full kitchen which includes a stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. The community room also has a flat-screen TV with VGA and HDMI inputs. Reservations are required and there is a cleaning deposit to use the community room. Available 24 hours.
Central Heating and Air Conditioning – All units come with forced-air heating and air-conditioning units. Energy efficient thermostats are located in the common living area.
Patios/Balconies – Each apartment comes with a private patio. Patios include a locking ring to secure bicycles in front of your townhome.
Off-street Parking Off-street parking is available for all tenants. Some spaces are covered and all spaces are on a first come first served basis. A parking permit is required to use the parking lot. Tenants can apply for a complimentary parking permit. Check with the apartment manager.
Maintenance – Full-time maintenance person is available to assist with repairs or apartment issues during normal business hours. Maintenance staff is available after-hours for emergencies.
Cat Friendly – Fountain Circle is a cat-friendly apartment complex. Cats and small caged domestic animals are permitted at Fountain Circle. There is an additional deposit of $300 per animal. The additional deposit for pets will remain on account until the end of the leasing period.
- Recycling service
Other Utilities – Renters are responsible for activating and maintaining utilities not included as part of the rental. Fountain Circle management can provide contact information to renters for contacting utility providers.
- Phone - Location of the telephone outlets will vary from unit to unit. At a minimum, there will be one (1) telephone outlet in the common living area of each unit. Check with management before modifying or upgrading phone service wiring.
- Cable TV - Location of the CATV outlets vary from unit to unit. At a minimum, there will be one (1) CATV outlet in the common living area of each unit. Check with management before modifying or upgrading cable tv wiring.
- Satellite TV - Check with management prior to installation of Satellite TV services.
Stove Electric – Standard electric 4-burner stovetop and oven.
Dishwasher – Under-counter multi-cycle dishwasher.
Refrigerator – A frost-free refrigerator.
Microwave – Space-saver microwave oven built-in above the oven and serve as both a microwave and exhaust fan.
Additional Closet/Storage Space – Some townhomes feature walk-in closets and/or additional storage space inside the rental unit. When deciding on which unit to select, be sure to see if space and storage requirements meet your needs. Check with the manager for detailed rental options.
Flooring - Carpeting is installed in all units at Fountain Circle and covers the common living areas, hallways, and bedrooms. Vinyl flooring is installed in the kitchen and bathroom areas.
Public Transportation – Fountain Circle is located directly on two Unitrans bus routes. A bus stop for the G Bus Line, servicing the Memorial Union, and the J Bus Line, servicing the Silo, is directly across the street from the complex. Yolobus is an option if you wish to take public transportation to West Sacramento, Sacramento International Airport, Woodland, or Vacaville. There are some transfer options between Yolobus and Unitrans. Visit the Yolobus website for details.
Bicycle – Bike paths and The Greenbelt connect you to important locations throughout Davis. A short ride East down Alvarado Avenue and a right-turn onto Anderson Road gives you a straight shot to the UC Davis Campus – less than 1.5 miles away. A quarter-mile ride East on Alvarado Avenue gives you access to the Covell Greenbelt where you can enjoy miles of bicycle paths, parks, and a variety of Outdoor Activities. From The Greenbelt, you can connect to the Davis Bike Loop which will take you on a 12-mile tour of Davis’ city streets, bike paths, and parks. By combining bike bath on both surface streets and The Greenbelt, it is only a 2.5-mile ride to Downtown Davis.
Pedestrian – The location of Fountain Circle Townhomes make it convenient to both shopping and recreation. A 1/4-mile walk East on Alvarado Avenue connects you to the Covell Greenbelt. A few hundred feet walk to the West on Alvarado Avenue gets you to The Marketplace shopping center where there is a grocery store, banking, shopping, and restaurants.
Motor Vehicle – If you need to get somewhere by car, Fountain Circle is convenient. In less than 1/2-mile, you can reach Highway 113 where you can drive north to Woodland and Interstate 5, or South to Interstate 80 where you can head towards either Sacramento or the Bay Area.
Parking – Covered and uncovered off-street parking is available at Fountain Circle. It is first-come-first-served and is generally impacted during the school year. Be careful where you park as the parking lots for Pepperwood and Fountain Circle share the same pavement. Unauthorized vehicles will be towed.
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Recently, Fountain Circle has undergone a change of management. The new management is cold, vicious with their parking violation stickers, and bent on enforcing the 'rules and regulations'. Their unfriendly manner of conducting business along with constant scrutiny has led to a housing situation that does not feel like a home. It doens't feel like they want us here or that they value our tenancy, and for this we are searching for a new house to live in next year. The townhomes are large and don't cost much to heat, but for me at least, the cons outweigh the benefits. - DanLivin
I agree with you completely Dan. Recently they charged us $110 for a broken window caused because the shoddy lock on our door jammed at 3 in the morning and we couldn't get into my apartment. A good friend of mine got 12 stitches and the women in the office were real jerks about it. They also towed my car despite my having lived there for 2 years. Cost me $300. Moving to west Davis next year. - ZacMorris
2006-07-13 22:30:57 This is a horrible place to live. There is basically a new manager in the office every week and they all appear to be cold and unconcerned about the welfare of their residents. The management strictly enforces parking, yet it may take them as long as 2 weeks to fix any maintenance concerns. When I moved in the "cleaners" had hardly finished, showing signs of a half-assed paint job. My favorite quote from one of the many managers this year after they found a bunny in our apartment (a violation of our lease): "I don't know how to evict anyone right now, but TRUST me, I will learn if you don't get that bunny out in 3 days!!!" Don't be fooled, the apartments look nice, but they aren't wort it!!!!! DONT' LIVE HERE! —AbbyLawson
2006-07-14 12:33:42 Oh, fountain circle, I could right a novel on all the ways you tormented me over the past three years. They didnt replace the barf stained carpet before we moved in, and the day we moved in they didnt have our apt ready so we had to sit outside with all of our stuff until 10pm. About a year ago the drainage pipe in the celing broke flooding the entire upstairs causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to our stuff. They only agreed to pay damages after we threatened to sue them. The foundations are shifting, which means doors dont shut, and windows arent sealed well, and there are cracks all over the walls and celing, that they enjoy painting over to "fix". Its been interesting I can tell you that, but despite all of this, its been a roof over my head for a reasonable price and a great location, so it all depends on what you can put up with. —ShaunaMcKellar
2006-09-09 01:37:10 Another ex-resident here. I echo the sentiments of my neighbors. Our doorknob fell off and they took forever to fix it. When we moved in, the upstairs bath leaked through the kitchen ceiling. We lived there for two years and the leak wasn't properly fixed until three months before we moved out. Different management personel told us conflicting info. They were ready to charge me $300 aquarium deposit for my frog's tank, which contained less than three cups of water at any given time. Once they even lost our rent check and were ready to charge us another rent payment + late fee until I brought them the copy of my deposited check. To be fair, for simple fixes (eg replacing the window blind rod) the maintenance was prompt, and the apartment layout itself was nice. Personally I like the more home-like vibe of my new, smaller apartment complex, even though it's an older building and farther away from grocery shopping. —SallyHensel
2006-09-11 13:41:20 This place is AWFUl! The large rooms are not worth the astronomical security deposit. The apartment we were supposed to move into was unhabitable becuase of mold. There were leaks in the ceiling and the management turns over every three months. The new managment in particular has been the worst. They are rude, condesending and unprofessional. It's hard for me to take the people that work there seriously when they could care less about their tenants. —KimmyThomas
2006-12-09 23:02:22 Truthfully, I lived here for a short period of time under a sublease, but I also experienced some awful shit, and my roommates told me horror stories as well. I would highly suggest living elsewhere, if you can manage it. —LizzEhrenpreis
2007-02-23 18:47:41 Oh cmon, it's not that bad. The manager is nice and I haven't had any problems with the place (except they had to get the carpet cleaned before move in). —WaylandLee
2007-02-26 23:43:52 This place is horrible. There is a lack of parking and if you don't get back by 6pm, you'll have trouble finding a spot. The walls are thin and you can hear when neighbor's music and even hear them doing it. THey are slow to fix things and one time, they told us to to ACE Hardware and fix it ourselves. They are only nice to you before you sign the lease and during the holiday party. Other than that, have fun dealing with them. —JohnWong
2007-04-21 10:47:25 Actually, i really like living in fountain circle. The maintenance is prompt and the managers are very nice to me! FC is in a great location and i agree with the previous comment....its not that bad! —JessicaL
2007-10-01 12:29:10 I wholly disagree with the irresponsible comments below regarding Fountain Circle and their management team. I suddenly moved to Davis for graduate research last year and was stranded with no place to live. Fountain Circle was the only apartment complex to go out of their way to set me up with a tenant seeking a sublet, and processed the paperwork with a day. I moved in and it was an excellent experience! The whining and sorrow about bent window screens and management dress code is pathetic. If a tenant can't cope with some of the challenges of an apartment, then live with your mommmy. The staff is awesome and very professional when faced with "REAL-LIFE" problems and dilemmas, and they don't show compassion when they tow your ex-girlfriend's dad's cousin's broken down Impala from which he sells cocaine. You shouldnt have a bunny, or family of twelve, or anything else prohibited... you know this going into the lease. I have lived in over 5 different apartment complexes during my college career and this was by far the best!!!!! The units are very nice, and once again, the staff, as uniformly blasted below is fantastic! They are approachable, well-educated people (which certainly does not apply to the people posting the comments below) and go beyong ordinary efforts to keep the peace and happiness in the complex. Excellent experience for the time spent! —MarcV
2008-02-22 16:53:29 HORRIBLE PARKING!!! especially past 10 at the beginning of the week. It's ridiculous; I thought you're supposed to match the number of spots you have to the number of permits you give out. The price is relatively high too ($1400 for 2BDRM in a renewal contract). Now the good things: very convenient location, friendly management team(occasionally), bigass units. —HidetoMatsumoto
2008-04-10 13:50:20 "THE ROOMS ARE HUGE"...the four infamous words that lured us into..hell. Do not be fooled by the extravagant size of the apartment. For every "extra" square=inch found, you will be cursed with equal amounts of management flaws. Common courtesy, friendliness, and a social atmosphere, are among the few finest qualities that this complex LACKS. Managers are rude, prude, and put us in a bad mood. Parking permits are strictly enforced unless you want the orange sticker of death...that never comes off your windows. Bar-b-q's not allowed in the patio, neither is furniture..and you have to keeep it sparkly clean or you get notices. The apartments are located very oddly which limits sunlight from entering the apartment. So i guess, if you're looking for snobby attitude, constant maintenance issues, and a crap place to live..fountain circle is your best bet.
...do NOT live here. —abbynormal
2008-04-10 13:50:38 If you are looking for an apartment complex with horrible management, parking, etc., then I would recommend Fountain Circle. I have lived here for a year now and definitely don't plan on living here again. Management constantly messed up our rent, saying that we didn't pay..when in actuality we did!! They took it so far as to sending us eviction letters. Our garbage disposal wasn't fixed until two months after we sent out a work order. And if you plan on getting a parking spot, don't count on it past 10 pm.
DON'T LIVE HERE! —joannbaker
2008-04-21 01:40:33 this is the worst place in the world to liver. the management is vicious. they are horrible people and they talk to you like your retarded. they dont care about anything you say and they have the worst attitudes. the person who originally showed the apt to me was nice but laura and the old lady are horrible. if i knew about the other two i would never have moved in. parking is impossible. DO NOT LIVE HERE. the pool is the size of a jacuzzi and the jacuzzi is the size of a tub. i can hear my neighbors talking through the wall but most off all THE MANAGEMENT IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if u live hear u will definitely regret it. dont get tricked like me. —soodaymhungry
2008-08-25 21:13:17 just wondering...has anyone ever filed a suit against fountain circle? and does anyone know how much gets deducted from the security deposit? me and my roommates are wondering if a full paint job is really necessary for "normal wear and tear" after two years of living in HELL. —bag
2008-08-29 14:12:40 DON'T LIVE HERE!!! This place is out to get your money. They came and did a pre-moveout inspection on our apartment and tried to tell us that the new UNUSED microwave was dirty and needed to be cleaned. They are out to find any excuse to keep your deposit, which is about 1.5x the first month's rent. Probably the highest price for a deposit in town. —JessicaAdams
2008-08-30 22:27:26 First order of business: DON'T LIVE HERE!! Pros: This is the cheapest four bedroom apartment in Davis as far as I know and the location is great. Cons: Management is what I would call ineffectual and apathetic AT BEST. Maintenence is loud and will often do their work at very questionable times (jackhammering at 8:00 AM anyone?). The apartment is poorly made (AKA a shithole). They will come up with exciting, creative ways to screw you out of money.
I know this last point is true for most Davis apartments, but FC really shines in this regard. Some gems from the fine management at Fountain Circle:
*Their insistance on charging me a $25 fine for not turning in my parking permit. I only didn't do it because my car was TOTALED ON THE FREEWAY. They then suggested I could have taken it out after the accident. As if my first thought after a near death experience is to remove my parking permit sticker?! *Failing to notice three or four broken items in the apartment's walkthrough at the beginning of the year. Then saying that it wasn't a walkthrough, but a "courtesy check" and that doesn't count. *Telling us our carpet was going to cost $750 to fix one minute, then $1200 the next. *Putting a towing sticker on my friend's car after only being parked there for thirty minutes.
F**k this place. Don't give them a red cent. —SteveKent
2008-11-07 16:49:26 Living in the apartments isn't nearly as bad as the management. It is seriously composed of the biggest group of bitches in the entire world. Don't live here. —alphalau
2008-11-23 01:10:54 DON'T PICK HERE IF YOU HAVE A CHOICE!!! Pros: quiet neighborhood, big rooms, provides covered parking. Generally very friendly electrician/repair workers (except that one fat dude that puts on his fisher hat all the time. he bitches a lot). Cons: They have people using leaf blowers in the morning! EXTREMELY bad dish AND cell phone reception (3 bars under MU basement turns into 1bar/none reception in my room). Parking spots are definitely insufficient; no assigned spots. They don't allow dogs (although I heard barkings sometimes). High rent; high deposit, which by all means they would try to keep (I'm still living here but I know, because they're trying to charge me for tiny defections in the apartment that existed before I moved in but I didn't report cuz I didn't think it was a problem). Despite the recent change in the management team, they're still not friendly (not as bitchy as the ones before tho). Exercise room is tiny, and way past due for renovation! They're supposed to lock the office building+swimming pool+exercise room at 10pm, but it's all locked already when I went at 9.30pm. Extremely tiny swimming pool. They bitch at what you put in your own front yard!!! WTF man?! What I put wasn't even something that would affect anyone unless they freaking peek into my front yard. In fact, it was only some bike parts!!! I've been in this place for couple years already and I'm VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS PLACE, especially with the management team (not only the ones that are sitting in the office, but the people behind them, too). See, I don't even use Daviswiki that often but I'm so pissed! DON'T TRY THIS APARTMENT!!!
2008-11-23 01:14:50 And SteveKent's comment was so damn true —HidetoMatsumoto
2008-12-03 17:04:06 I don't understand why everyone says that Laura is such a bitch and all that, she is always pleasant to me when I go in the office. I've never had any problems with her. —NicoleHuff
2009-01-18 21:15:04 Alright...I don't know about you guys, but i'm allergic to cats...and there's been cats roaming around here at night. It would follow me home and I would have to get my housemates to get rid of it. I don't recommend this place for people who dislike pets or cats. Even though, this place doesn't actually allow cats...they're all over the place. —AlphaX187X
2009-08-13 22:59:45 Alpha- they don't allow pets, but the cats are owned by MANAGEMENT. There's a black cat that is always running into people's apartments... hypocritical much?
Also, I would rather move in a week later and have them actually take the time to clean my apartment and properly fix everything before I move in. Also, who painted these apartments? Had they ever heard of painter's tape? They obviously just took a paint spray machine and blasted the place: including tops of closets, on the wall trim, and parts of cabinets. Some of the apartments have newer appliances, carpeting and tile, but some don't. The pool is a joke, why waste the money building one at all? The study nooks were a dumb idea, I don't know why they didn't just make them whole rooms in the first place. —JesBisagno
2009-10-22 14:11:58 I agree with the complaints above. I hate the manager, Laura is a total bitch. She acts kind during the move in day when my parents and friends are around. When I go to her office ask her to fix a leak, and a cracked wall. It is NEVER fixed. She lives in the complex and owns a cat, but tells you no pets allowed, because the management doesn't allow it. A Total hypocrite!! —tmrsg11
2009-10-22 22:58:34 I was not at all pleased with their handling of the deposits. They assessed our apartment a light clean and proceeded to take half of the deposit. —EliYani
2009-11-04 15:49:34 I have been living here for a little over two months, and I have to disagree with some of the negative comments. I realize that I have only lived her since the beginning of September, so there is time for my opinion to change.
Every time I go into the front office, Laura is very friendly toward me. She makes a point of trying to remember mine and my boyfriend's names and even which unit we live in. Yes, the apartment had a lot of things wrong with it when we moved in. Just yesterday, we complained about some of the things that we hadn't noticed right away. Maintenance was sent over later that day. They came in again today to finish up what they started and ended up fixing a door for us that we had not even complained about. Parking (when you have a permit), isn't that bad. The spots seem to be variable in size, which is strange, but we've always been able to find at least one open parking space, even if it is far away from our unit.
The only complaints I might have against living here is that the laundry facilities are far away and we aren't allowed to have pets. However, the unit we chose is very far away from the front office, and that is no fault of Fountain Circle. I am sad that I can't own a cat, but I knew this when I signed the lease, so now I have to live with that.
It is true that I have not yet had to deal with trying to get my deposit back, but so far, Fountain Circle has been a great place to live for me. It seems like it may be one of those cases where only the people who have something to complain about have been commenting. —pwong
2009-12-08 01:53:10 I also have to disagree with the negative comments. I've lived here for about a year, and the management is real nice. Laura is friendly and understanding of students' schedules. One time some of us were at the study lounge at a crazy hour in the middle of the night, and she did not mind. Maintenance is also friendly and quick to fix up anything, including things we do not notice or ask for. They also serve yummy free food during the Thanksgiving holiday party!
I love the convenience to Safeway and the G/J bus stops right outside our apartment. Quiet neighborhood with plenty amenities nearby; no complaints. —veggielover
2009-12-19 22:17:08 I dunno, I've been here for over a year and it's really not that bad. They repair our stuff straightaway no questions asked. But then again I haven't moved yet so I dont know what theyll do to our safety deposit. Haha it's pretty true that they have leafblowers and shit early in the morning, but I think that only affects you if you live DOWNSTAIRS - i live upstairs and ive never been bothered by them. Maybe im just a heavy sleeper. And I want that cat back. I miss seeing Midnight this yr. —councilman
2010-03-15 14:19:35 If you plan to have a car, avoid this apartment. Parking here is anarchy: jerks taking up 2 spots with one car - happens all the time; no surveillance camera in the parking lot; WORSE YET! parking spots are EXTREMELY short, and on top of that there are tons of mofos in the lot without a permit and you can't do shxt about it. Yeah. so at night, if bunches of cars without permit just magically take up your valuable parking lot, the best you can do is to hope for the towing guy would come by. Perfect! —HidetoMatsumoto
2010-03-29 14:15:43 UPDATE: Now that I've lived here longer, I have a few things to nitpick about.
One morning we woke up and our ceiling was leaking water from our upstairs bathroom. The maintenance staff was very friendly and came in right away, but it was still pretty shocking to see. We now have a bunch of holes punched into our kitchen ceiling.
There are a few policies I disagree with the management on: On a trip home (we live roughly four hours away), my boyfriend's car broke down and we had to drive a different one up. Instead of issuing a temporary parking pass, or even a new one entirely, for the two or three weeks we'd have a different car, we had to peel off the existing permit, bring in registration and transfer the permit to the temporary car, then transfer it back when we had our permanent car back again (again, after only two or three weeks). This Saturday, I received a slip delivery slip. I know that the office isn't open on Saturdays, but when my boyfriend went to the front office, someone was there, so he tried to pick up the packages. They claimed that since the slip was in my name, he would be unable to pick them up. Well, I went in to pick up my packages today, and it turns out that one of them is his.
I still think that it is a generally nice complex to live in, but my boyfriend and I have decided to move to a pet-friendly complex that also provides guest parking. —pwong
2010-05-03 00:33:08 Surprise surprise. No parking on a Monday night, typical. Last time I didn't explained why I couldn't have someone towed the cars without permits. Well it's because the towing company NEEDS the manager's signature in order to tow a car here. And funny thing is, the manager office doesn't give a crap about such incidents at night - there's no way to inform them and they don't come and check. Next time I host a party, I'mma just tell my friends it's safe to park in the lot. —HidetoMatsumoto
2010-08-09 15:13:24 Hey Davis Wikizens, Does anybody have good advice concerning the pre-move-in walkthrough? I'm planning on taking pictures (with timestamps) and writing up an apartment condition report sheet. How should you ask the management to sign the condition report sheet? This is my second year living in apartments, but my current landlord lady is quite reasonable, so I don't have to worry about her ripping me off. (Which, I hear I have to be on my guard with the Fountain Circle management. Any more comments on that?)
Thanks in advance for the help! —miniaggie
2010-09-18 12:17:14 The management at this apartment is rude to it's residents. And they go above and beyond to gouge their residents on security deposit refunds, charging them for things that should be covered under normal wear and tear like paint. —ChrisDietrich
2010-09-24 15:03:37 NEW STUDENTS BEWARE! miniaggie, make sure you document and take pictures of everything!! Faucets, carpets, walls, showers, stove, oven, fridge, etc. Fountain Circle has nice apartments, big and spacious, nice appliances, their pool area is tiny. Their management is terrible though!. The women in the office are all business and not very friendly. The place seems nice enough when you live there, but when you move out you really regret it! They take advantage of unsuspecting students by charging you for everything they can get away with. My roommates and I spent two days straight cleaning, and they said everything was dirty afterward. The checkout process was rigged and they wouldn't allow us back in the apartment to show us what they were talking about. They took half of our $2000 deposit for reasons that were not justified. But because we didn't have pictures to prove anything, we could not argue with them. It is a way to legally rob you of your money and take advantage of you. DON'T LIVE HERE unless you are wealthy and don't mind your money going into their pockets. I've heard from many others who were charged immensely for cleaning and painting that when they went to look at the apartment with the new tenants in it, they hadn't even done the painting or cleaning that they were charged for. They outright lie in order to get your money. Check other websites, they've been taking advantage of students for years. —SusanSteinwand
2011-04-05 20:54:52 My one-year lease is almost up, and I'd like to throw my two bits in and say that living at Fountain Circle hasn't been too bad at all. The management might not be the friendliest people in Davis, but it feels like they try hard to communicate with their residents, listen to what they want, etc., and they make an effort to offer us some niceties like Doughnut Fridays (learn to share, guys), raffles, and dinner/BBQs. The only complaint that I have with them is that they didn't notify everybody in the complex when the recent burglaries happened, even though they could have (through their texting/e-mail system). All of my housemates and myself have signed for another year (for which we received a $400 signing bonus, plus $25 or so off our rent every month next year. Maybe on the meager side, but it's better than nothing). Hopefully, I can report back next year with more good things to say :] —miniaggie
2011-05-12 17:04:33 Management is lazy or incompetent. Houses nice. Repairs quick. —grahamtaylor
2011-07-26 14:34:46 I have lived at fountain circle for 3 years and overall it has been a good experience. There have been hiccups here and there the apartment has been a great place to live. Our place is very close to the bus stop and safeway which is convenient. Our rooms are large and nice. The walls are a little thin. Everyone seems to be friendly and safe. Not to many bugs of any kind. It is better than some of the other apartments i have been. I recommend it. —gbutton
2011-10-10 02:11:47 I have too many cons about this apartment. DON'T LIVE HERE UNLESS YOU LIKE BEING ROBBED FROM THE MANAGEMENT. I lived here for only a year and I regret it. I would totally put my direct deposit receipt here if i can. They charged me 1000 bucks for painting alone. No one paints their apartment every year WTF?? The complex was at its best original condition as when we first moved in. There's nothing to paint, no one harassed the walls! I honestly feel like they and the painting company are in to this together to rob us students. Parking is ridiculous at night, don't expect to find a space after 10pm unless you're lucky (heads up for those ppl that goes to the ARC). You can't have mini fridges, iono how they expect everyone to use a single fridge. No pets allowed, not even a goldfish tank, but I heard one of the managers own a CAT don don don!!! What a hypocrite. Management's attitudes are like sh*t. Ohhh except near the end of spring, when they want to to continue living there. Walls are super thin, you hear your housies talk/snore. Fed up with this BullSh*T, too much to list. Bottom line is, they will rip you off in any possible way. Worst complex ever lived. You will only get back about 1/3 of your deposit. I rather commute from Dixon than to live here again.
2011-11-29 04:54:20 If people have not noticed all the reviews of apartment complexes say, "Don't Live Here." This apartment complex is no worse than the next. I think the key to successful living situations is understanding your rental contract (oh yeah, read it!) and communication with the administrators when problems arise. I had some disagreements with the amount of security deposit returned to me. It took a bit of time , but I was able to get in contact with an administrator and all of my problems were resolved. So in conclusion, no place is perfect, but I think fountain circle is worth the cost. If you want a better apartment complex then you are going to pay way more in rent. Oh and P.S. you can have a pet you just have to pay more security deposit. —DrezE
2012-01-20 18:39:12 I just got done renewing my lease here at Fountain Circle because I've had nothing but positive experiences here. That may be due to the fact I don't purposefully break my window when I'm locked out, park where I shouldn't, leave my apartment unlocked, or throw parties until the wee hours of the morning. The management has never harassed me; rather, I've been sent cookies for no particular reason and have been treated like a friend since I walked in the door for the first time. The facilities are scrupulously maintained and have been compared to a nice vacation resort by visitors I've had over. Unlike many of the other apartment complexes I visited while looking for places to stay, the pool here is kept debris free and sparkling clean. The apartments are also equipped for wifi, which is given to tenants free of charge. To be honest, it gets hard to connect during peak usage hours, but there are so many hotspots that one is always available,and it is not bad enough for me to pay 50 a month extra for my own connection from att! My only complaint is that our neighbors often have people over until the early morning and we can hear them partying at night on weekends. After thoroughly comparing all of the complexes with availabilities, I found that fountain circle provided more than your moneys worth in terms of overall quality and bonuses. The amenities are abundant, the manager is really awesome, the grounds look like a resort, and the units look new and fresh; no other complex offers that for a comparable price. If you are a student who wants to spend their time worrying about school rather the beauty and comfort of their apartment, fountain circle has what you want. If you are into the rambunctious party scene, there are plenty of frats near campus. —JohnSchreiber
2012-02-15 21:38:01 DON’T LIVE HERE!!! Just touring the place has completely stopped my friends and me from wanting to live here. Sure, it looks nice, but from what I’ve seen, the management is truly HORRIBLE. My friends and I decided to take a tour early one Saturday morning almost two weeks ago. When we first arrived at the Fountain Circle office, we were ahead of a middle-aged couple, but the management lady completely ignored us. The couple just wanted to look around to see where their kid would be living next year. We had to wait a long time for the management lady to come back to take us out onto the property. While waiting, I walked around the community clubhouse area, and went upstairs to look at the communal study area. When coming back down the stairs, I accidentally tripped. I cried out in pain, and after a few seconds, the management lady came to see what had happened. She offered me ice and walked away from me while I was crawling on the ground struggling to get back up on my feet. My friends had to come over and help me up and onto a couch. The lady never gave me the ice that she had offered, but instead walked back to her office and did not come to check on me and ask if I was okay even though my friends and I stayed on the property for over an hour to give me time to rest. After a while, she came to see if we still wanted to tour the property even though I was obviously injured. Instead, she skipped over us, and took other groups out on tours. We FINALLY got a chance to take a tour, and I decided to hop along with the support of my friend. Even though I was clearly struggling to keep up, the lady sped through the property while taking us on tour. Later that evening, I ended up at Sutter Davis Hospital and found out that I had fractured my tarsal navicular bone in my left foot. I was given crutches and a cast and was told that it would take more than a month for me to heal. A few days later, I emailed both the Davisville Management Company and Fountain Circle Management to inform them of what had occurred and after a week, neither group has replied. BOTTOM LINE, if you value your health and common courtesy, STAY AWAY FROM THIS HELL-HOLE!!! —Magic8Ball
2012-02-21 15:41:57 In response to Magic8Ball...
I am sorry that you were not satisfied with your visit to Fountain Circle. I am concerned about how you perceived the events surrounding your visit and the resulting underlying anger in your words.
To the best of our ability, we show the units in the order that people arrive. Out of courtesy for our residents who have agreed to let us show their home, we do not show units until after 10AM because some of our residents like to sleep in, especially on Saturday mornings. Sometimes when people show up before 10AM, they walk around and look at the property until showing time begins. This can sometimes give the appearance that people are getting tours out of order and other times several groups arrive at the same time making impossible to show a unit to everyone at once. I wish I would have known and done whatever was needed to make you happy. I sent your communication to my supervisor who likes to make sure we do our best to keep everyone satisfied and happy. She was and continues to be in the hospital with a serious medical condition so I will do my best to respond to the issues myself.
The first thing I did was offer you assistance and/or an ice bag and I did not hear you say anything to me in response to my offer. I then alerted your friends so they could assist you. I showed them where the ice was located in case you decided you wanted some and asked them to check on you. Your friends did get the ice for you and told me you were okay. I felt like they knew you better and they were in a better position to assess your condition and provide what you wanted or needed. After returning from the tour, I asked if you and your friends were ready to go and you asked your friends to wait until you could go with them. I made sure there were plenty of cookies and coffee available and I thought it was nice of them to give you the extra time you wanted. I was happy to see you go on the tour of the property and it looked like you had made progress toward a pretty good recovery. Especially, since you were walking up and down stairs on the tour and seemed to be moving around fairly well considering the rough start.
I was glad to see you had the comfort and assistance of your three friends to help you and to be there to assess the situation. I believed them when they said you were okay and I did not know what else I could do to make you feel more comfortable. I regret that you had such a bad day and I sincerely apologize for anything I may have done to make you feel as though I didn't care about you as much as you needed and deserved. I really don't want you to go away feeling as though I don't care because of miscommunication combined with a series of unfortunate events. Please let me buy you a cup of coffee so we can discuss this and give me the opportunity to make it up to you. I would really like for us to end up on a positive note.
FC Management —TheFCManagement
2012-04-22 18:51:22 I must say, the management is great here. It may have changed a lot, but I started in 2010 and stayed here 3 years. We have had problems, but they were fixed almost immediately. Fan didn't work, within a week BOTH were replaced. Single-pane windows. In a month or so, they started replaced almost all of the apartments with double pain. Shower head broke. Fixed within a couple days. Door knob fell off. Fixed next day. They even became much more strict on non-resident parking after enough complaints about lack of parking. This place has only been nice to us and I love it here. Cheap, more room than most apartment complexes, and they started doing a bunch of bbq and chilli events. I want to live here for a few more years, if I wasn't graduating.
Also, there are not many bugs at all. We see a roach maybe once a month or so (which is very good for apartments in general)
2013-11-06 09:47:54 reading some of these negative comments shocks me because I have never seen a complex so taken care of in a timely manner with such professionalism. I am 66 years of age and have been around a lot of properties. Jon —jondemarco