The Village at Idlewild
UPDATE 11/4/06: MODEL IS OPEN
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UPDATE 6/30-06: NEW RENDERINGS
The Village at Idlewild is easily seen as you drive down Idlewild Drive across from the park, a significant number of the main structure's frames and bones are already up, and the massive circular entrance is taking shape as well. The Community Lodge truly looks like a cozy hang out, a place to drink some cocoa and gossip with neighbors on a snowy day. Almost makes me want Old Man Winter to come back. Well maybe not quite yet. Burr! Go check out their project, it's one of the only projects offering condos under $250,000.
This 216 unit luxury condominium community has unique Craftsman style architecture with a "village-like" streetscape connecting the condominiums to The Lodge in the Village center. Each upscale home ranges from 610 to 1,153 square feet, with five distinctive floorplans, featuring slab granite kitchen and bathroom counters, wood cabinets with a cherry finish, and stainless appliances. The central gathering place for the community is The Lodge, located at the heart of the community. A 5,022 square foot, resort-style social, fitness and swim center with a pool, spa, business center, and media room. The Lodge also provides a full service kitchen for group entertaining, and a dramatic two story stone fireplace and sitting area.
Visit their sales center at 1450 Idlewild Drive, seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and see the plans for their five different home models or Call (775) 324-2777
Web site: http://www.villageatidlewildpark.com
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Posted by: anonymous - 6/28/2007 5:43:04 PM
I bought at Village at Idlewild Park in March. I absolutely love it. I have a great view, the pool is nice, the ammenities are great. However, we just found out that Capstone has decided to rent out the currently unrealeased buildings rather than sell them. Obviously, most of us are pretty upset as our property value and chance of selling in the future just dropped dramatically. Buyers beware. If you buy in a condo complex and they arent selling as planned, you could be buying in a 50% or more rental community. As an additional slap in the face, as long as the developer owns 50% of the units, homeowners will always be the minority on the HOA board. Just a note of caution.........
Posted by: anonymous 2 - 7/25/2007 2:36:33 PM
What is even worse for the people who bought these condos with the intention of subletting them, is that they are in a bad area. I think it will be pretty difficult to rent them out at the prices the rental community is asking for because they are highly overpriced for rentals and in a rough neighborhood.
Posted by: ModGirl - 7/27/2007 9:32:54 AM
Rough neighborhood.... thats a bold statement? I used to live right across the street from Idlewild at Riverside and I think that the location is very desirable. It's quiet and there is a lit path along the river connecting the downtown. I used to walk it, by myself (at night), all the time! I never had a rough encounter with anyone. I run through the park daily and enjoy every minute of it. So as far as a "rough neighborhood" goes... are you sure you know where these are located? I am curious to know what makes it so rough?
Posted by: Mike Van H - 7/27/2007 10:22:56 AM
This is NOT a rough area of town. In fact I have several friends, one of who is the Chief of the Regional Street Enforcement Team (or something like that)who is raising his kids just around the corner off Hunter Lake. There was a drug bust on Idlewild Drive not too long ago, but that's about it for 'roughness'. There's very little vandalism, very little crime, one of the better high schools and elementary schools in town are nearby, there's an amazingly beautiful park across the street, and it's half a mile or so from downtown. I never feel uncomfortable walking around that neighborhood.
Posted by: Tony - 7/1/2008 3:46:31 AM
I live at the village and I have got to tell you, this is a very nice place but hard to get into without looking a certain age. I was looked down on and not taken serious as being a resident. The sales ladies are not very approachable if your under 21 they are in fact very judgmental. However I found myself to into here and its very close to UNR, TMCC, my high school Reno High is right behind there. Whoever calls Idlewild a rough place has not been to a real ghetto. Not even Montello Street is that rough compared to some of the places I have been to I feel so safe its a gated community that closes at 6 and a beautiful place to run. you need to take that comment back there is no rough place in Reno just fancy slums like South Meadows.
Posted by: EYESWIDEOPEN - 10/2/2009 12:26:21 PM
Ownership of the Village has gone back to the bank. Deed in lieu. Sad, very sad.
Posted by: tyler - 1/10/2011 4:27:28 PM
Unfortunantly this complex is extremely bias on the renters, I have never encountered such snobish behavior when dealing with a company. Also they for the price to rent out I would expect some kind of continual maintence on the property but they lack there as well. No attempt to sand the lot when there is ice or snow. I have called multiple times about problems in my apt to with no reply from the management. Also the neighborhood is slightly run down with this apt being it's only beaming bit of sunshine when you walk out to the park and see herione junkies and no more than 6 months ago a young women was raped in the park. I would advise searching around a bit more before deciding on this complex as your living quarters.
Posted by: Ah, Clem - 1/12/2011 10:32:18 PM
A counterpoint to Tyler - I've lived in Idlewild Village for several months. Good: these units are new and almost completely soundproof. Very new stainless steel appliances and all that. Covered parking and garage storage are available for very reasonable monthly fees. I haven't tried the pool/jacuzzi nor the workout room, but it is all there. The office staff have been very friendly. I haven't had any problems with maintenance in my unit so I can't speak to that issue. The big plus is the location on both the bike path that leads to Mayberry Drive (and the Verdi Loop) and the paved walking paths that go both west through Idlewild Park and east through downtown. I wouldn't traverse either of these routes after dark, but the daytime is fine if you stick to the paved routes - the street/homeless people do not tend to bother the numerous (and I mean NUMEROUS) bikers and joggers that run right by the front door of Idlewild Village. Bad: the trash dumpsters are not services on Sunday, so the trash piles up badly starting late Saturday through Monday morning. I am concerned how this will play out during the summer when it gets hot. The bottom of the stair wells is not kept clean, so any small debris you drop walking down the stairs piles up at the bottom and is not swept up even once a month, or so it seems. Bottom line: if you are active and are looking for a newly built place to rent, this is worth a look.
Posted by: Steve Watts - 1/13/2011 7:35:05 AM
Just to clarify, or a counterpoint to the counterpoint. There is no "bike path that leads to Mayberry Drive." You share the streets with little room for bikes all the way to Mayberry. And at night I took a hard fall on Idlewild when I hit the traffic-calming curbs that that stick out 10 ft. The riverpath has "no bikes" signs. As for the property, rents seem a little pricey for the neighborhood its in.
Posted by: Anonymous - 3/1/2011 11:13:38 AM
I have lived at "the village of idlewild" for close to two years and I am very happy to be moving out. The wind, both cold and hot, blow through the doors and window frames. The washing machines suck!! The removal of ice and snow...well that is just a big joke. The noise is unbelievable both during the day but mostly at night. Some pet owners pick up after their pets....others do not. Make sure if you have a dog that the dog does not bark!! So happy I do not live by one of those areas!! The office staff is very rude and unfriendly. All they care about is that there are no vacant apartments. BEWARE looks are not everthing.