The StuartCo Experience: Part 2

In Part 1 of our StuartCo Experience blog , we discussed our history and our hard-working team.

StuartCo prides itself on delivering top-notch customer service to our valued residents. Our dedicated, experienced team is to thank for keeping residents happy in their StuartCo homes.

As of 2017, there are over 320 households who have lived at a StuartCo community for 10 years or longer. And there are many, many more who have been in their StuartCo homes for a few years.

StuartCo offers housing to match your unique individual lifestyle. From the busy college student, to the person looking to stretch out in a spacious apartment or townhome, to the individual looking for a luxury community, to our senior housing portfolio of communities—we truly have something for everyone!

We spoke with a few long-term residents and asked them what they enjoy about their StuartCo home. Here is what they had to say.

Ronna

Ronna, Greenfield Apartments resident since 1996

“When I first moved here, it was only supposed to be for two or three years. Life stepped in and plans changed. I met people here. I had no reason to leave, and now I have friends here… at one point, both my daughter and my son have lived here as well!

It’s so friendly, safe, and the team has been here awhile and is a stable group. I’ve had multiple surgeries and the staff has been so accommodating—one time they even sent me flowers.”

Adam

Adam, Heritage Landing resident since 2009

“At the time I moved here, it was about the location. It was the nicest building in the neighborhood. I was coming from Chicago, and didn’t want to take a step down in terms of quality or lifestyle.

I’ve been here while the neighborhood built up around this building. You can’t beat the location, and because this building wasn’t quickly constructed during the boom, it’s well-constructed and so quiet.

I’ve stayed because it’s comfortable here. I have a lot of friends here, and it’s a very social building, a strong community. It’s just really easy to live here; it’s not pretentious.”

Liz

Liz, Eagle Creek Townhomes resident since 2007

“We relocated from Mississippi—we thought it would be hard to move from another state and without family here, but this is a really good community. I have young children, and I wanted a place where there were other kids.

The staff is phenomenal—the commitment they have to their residents is awesome. They’re always there. I’ve been here 10 years and haven’t had any problems.

The community is very family-oriented. Everyone looks out for everyone—they say it takes a village to raise kids, and this is my village. “

Manny

Manny, Greenfield Apartments resident since 1989

“I’d moved from New York City for work and found Greenfield through a relocation group. I like the surroundings—it’s country to me moving from New York, where you’re lucky to see a tree. I like the accessibility to nature, and the trails.

But I’m more in love with the people. It’s a good mix between young and old. We have a group of neighbors who get together once or twice a month and go out to dinner, and we take turns hosting the holidays.”

Denny

Denny, Eagle Creek Townhomes resident since 2011

“I moved here because my daughter, her mom, and her stepdad lived in Shakopee. I was in North Minneapolis and it was a hassle driving back and forth. The plan was to move to Shakopee so I could pick her up from school and spend more time with her.

When I first moved to Shakopee, I lived somewhere else for two years. It was a decent community, but my sister had lived at Eagle Creek 15 or 20 years ago and absolutely loved it. She told me to check it out.

The people keep me here. [Property Manager] Virginia has been here almost as long as I have. The staff is great, and maintenance requests are always taken care of same day or next day. Any time I have an issue or a question, they’re on top of it.

As far as Shakopee goes, this is one of the best places for rental properties.”

Mary

Mary, Greenfield Apartments resident since 1994

“I moved in right after my mother and daughter passed away within 48 hours of each other, and the staff just took on the love for me. Through the years, they have seen the tears and they have seen the laughter. Each and every one of them are still family.

There’s something about this place. It’s just the greatest. It keeps me alive. There’s nothing like it.”

Vincent

Vincent, Woodridge Apartments resident since 2010, and employee since 2017

“We started living here in May 2010—we liked the size of the apartments. My wife really liked the spacious closets—she didn’t have to worry about packing things away because we didn’t have enough room.

We stayed because it feels like home. My son is 11 and has been here for seven years of his life. He’s spent countless hours at the park across the street; he’s grown up here and has friends here.

I decided to start working here because I have pride in the community. I grew up in St. Paul, next door to my grandparents. Everyone knew everyone in the neighborhood, and kids would stay out late playing. You don’t get that anymore, and that’s the kind of community I want to live in, and now I get to help build that.

I love it here, and I want other people to find their homes here, whether it’s for one year, seven years, or forever.”


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