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Friday Morning Notes

by RestonNow.com July 13, 2018 at 9:00 am 2 Comments

Discovering hidden gems — There’s a lot to discover at Reston Association’s trails, each of which is color-coded. [Reston Association]

Oasis Island Sounds concert tonight — In this week’s “Summerbration” concert, enjoy Reggae on the open-air plaza atop Wiehle-Reston East Metro. Parking is free from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for these concerts. [Reston Community Center]

Parked — July is National Parks and Recreation month, but Restonians actually live in a park 12 months of the year. [The Connection]

Nearby: New fire chief — John Butler, former chief of the Department of Fire and Rescue Services in Howard County will take on his new role. he hopes to address complaints that management isn’t doing enough to address sexual harassment and discrimination in county firehouses. [WTOP]

Flickr pool photo via vantagehill

  • Lets Be Real

    One of the “hidden gems” on the trails near Shadowood is the beautiful glare of the sun setting on a pile of empty corona bottles. Mother Nature’s way of letting you know that its no longer safe to be on that trail without the protection of a handgun.

    • Greg

      Come on now — everyone knows that Shadowood (or Shadohood as the residents call it) is the “best condo value in Reston.”

      Just look at the reviews:

      Hundreds of dollars of Rent the Runway dresses stolen from outside the door of my daughter’s unit. Other of her packages have been opened and gone through.

      This place is horrible!!!!

      INFESTED WITH RATS!!!

      Section 8 slum!

      MANAGEMENT IS A JOKE.
      YOU WILL REGRET TO MOVE IN. they will find any reason to tow your car. Management will guarantee the worst service of your life.

      HOA is a joke! 300k renters insurance required. None compliant, rude, towing is ridicules. Regret the moment i moved in.

      Place is getting run down

      Serious bug problems.

      I moved here not knowing the area well, its not that bad if you stay to yourself. The biggest problem this place has is it’s own Condo Association. For some reason they will not hire professional people to manage the property. Maybe the position doesn’t pay enough for a professional person to want to work there. But, from my limited experience the staff in the office are always angry, they make rude under handed unprofessional comments to the residents in the news letters they send out, you will be towed if you back your car into your parking space, there is no way to get a guest parking pass after 3:30pm M-Thr and if it is on Fri-Sat-Sun you are out of luck and have to tell your guest to leave by 11pm so they do not get towed, nothing the association plans ever gets done on the property because there is such a high turn over in the office. The property managers they hire never really understand that part of their job is customer service to the residents. Just in general they do not want to work with you, arent nice, they have no suggestions, they enforce really petty regulations that were created in the 1960’s for reasons that made sense then and make no sense now. They charge a 200-300 dollar move in fee even if you are renting(which I have no idea what it covers since you are moving in yourself and taking everything up stairs and such, the property literally does nothing to earn this move in fee), require a 300k renters insurance policy to get your parking pass. They have very high expectations of their residents, but give the residents very low quality management and service in return. Not sure what the management expects when 80% of the residents are on section 8 and government assistance, but what I expect is for everyone no matter what their situation to be treated fairly and in a nice manner. I can say the maintenance staff are very nice. My neighbors have been quiet and friendly. Just hate ever having to go into the office. They take take take and take some more. Just a heads up for those considering this place. They do not care if you get towed and will not reimburse a resident if you are wrongly towed also. The property managers are not there for the residents, they are there for the owners that do not even live on the property. It reminds me of the nasty people you have to deal with in a tow truck company’s office. Just mad and angry and unhelpful and could give a hoot less about you.

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