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Kota North Scottsdale

  Rated 3.9 / 5 stars

16356 North Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, 85260, AZ

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RentLingo Editor's Review
We sent a former property manager to investigate

Huge 700+ unit complex that was actually two sister properties that merged into one. They are beautifully landscaped and sit up against the mountain preserve. Units themselves are very roomy but do not have upgraded features such as granite counters or stainless steel. Upgraded packages are available for additional charge but still only include faux-granite laminate counter tops. Pros include: This property is in a absolutely beautiful setting. It has mountain and city views and the desert preserve right on its door-step. Units come with valet waste service five nights per week. On the down side, apartments do not have top-quality features such as granite counter tops or stainless steel appliances. The complex is so large it could be quite a hike to the office, as well as possibly getting maintenance service when needed. Tips: Second floor units have fireplaces. Watch out: Office at NE end of property, so SW units are quite far away.

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About The Location
We sent a former property manager to investigate

Property is located in North Scottsdale in the master-planned McDowell Mountain Ranch community. It is set against the McDowell Mountain preserve and walking distance to an elementary and middle school as well as library, aquatic center and skate park. It is a few miles drive to shopping, Loop 101 freeway and the Scottsdale Airpark.

Kota North Scottsdale Description
Sprawling North Scottsdale desert property located in prestigious McDowell Mountain Ranch community. Facilities include four pools, two gyms and walking distance to the McDowell Mountain preserve. Apartments have spacious floor plans, fire places and valet waste service.
Floor Plans
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1 bed / 1 bath 707 sqft $1,204 - $3,455
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1 bed / 1 bath 796 sqft $1,209 - $3,444
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1 bed / 1 bath 916 sqft $1,219 - $3,738
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2 bed / 2 bath 1,022 sqft $1,309 - $3,396
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2 bed / 2 bath 1,093 sqft $1,394 - $4,319
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3 bed / 2 bath 1,374 sqft $1,704 - $5,233
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* Prices, specials, and floorplan availability subject to change without notice
Kota North Scottsdale Amenities
Unit Level
Dishwasher
Ceiling Fan
In Unit Laundry
Fireplace
Walk In Closet
High Ceilings
Community Level
Garage Parking
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Space
Fitness Center
Residents Lounge
Pet Policy
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
User Reviews
 Rated 1.0 / 5 stars by 2 residents
unknown user
January 29, 2019
Rated 1 / 5 stars
“Stay away”

Nothing luxury hot tubes dont work haven't work for two months leaking ceiling untrained non speaking English so they dont understand what the problem is maintenance personal.costgoing up for less features

unknown user
December 10, 2018
Rated 1 / 5 stars
“Fine apartments, predatory and incompetent management”

Kota North Scottsdale has (reasonably) nice apartments and is a fine place to live generally, but their predatory business practices and general incompetence make this place a nightmare to deal with. Despite having moved out on October 15th, we are still struggling with dealing with surprise move out charges. Despite having thoroughly cleaned the apartment (with photos to prove it) we were charged $55 for a 'partial cleaning fee' and $165 for 'carpet restoration'. The office was unable to produce a single shred of evidence justifying either expense (and quickly removed the partial cleaning fee when challenged), but now refuses to answer or return calls to resolve the bulk of the erroneous charges.

A couple of tips for people who are desperate enough to live here:

1. Demand a move out inspection. In writing. If they refuse, they lose any standing to charge any damage-related move-out fees. We made the mistake of asking for an inspection in person, which we can't prove.

2. DO NOT SIGN THE MOVE OUT FORM. You are signing away some of your rights with regards to regular wear and tear of the apartment. You can't be compelled to sign it, and they can't prevent you from moving out despite it.

3. GET IT IN WRITING. None of your in-person conversations with office staff count for anything if you can't prove it, and they sure are good at forgetting.

4.TAKE PHOTOS BEFORE YOU MOVE OUT. Seriously, this is a life saver.

5. IF YOU HAVE MOVE OUT CHARGES YOU THINK ARE INCORRECT, ASK FOR

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