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Sequoia Stories That Make Us Smile

We asked our residents to tell us what they love about living at their Sequoia community. The stories, praises, and heartfelt Thank You’s that we received were overwhelming.

It is so rewarding to know that we have truly elevated the everyday for our residents! Take a look at what a few of them had to say…


Deer Valley Apartment Homes in Roseville, CA

“This is our very first home since we moved to Roseville from the Bay Area. In a few weeks we will be leaving our beautiful apartment and I will leave a part of my heart in this beautiful community; it’s very close to everything. I love the clubhouse with Starbucks coffee machine, the gym is fabulous--I don’t need to sign up for membership--I will miss the pool and my hot and steam sauna. I will miss our seasonal get together in the clubhouse, great food and company! I will miss everything that’s in it. I was telling my husband, “If I can only purchase and live here forever!” Now that we found a new house to stay in, a part of my heart will be left in Deer Valley! We feel safe in our apartment, my kids will miss putting the code in the gate. Also, maintenance are very efficient... they are with you right away when you need some service. Thank you for giving us a home that my children love! Also, I’m thankful for the team, Cindy, Cassidy and Theresa!”

- Susie M.


Spring Lake Apartment Homes in Santa Rosa, CA

I fell in love with my wife Robin when we were single and she lived here at Spring Lake Apartments in 2011. When Robin & I decided to join our lives together, I moved from my house in Santa Rosa and we moved from her apartment with our cat Sam Sam to a larger condo next door when it became available here at Spring Lake. In 2013 we got married in the backyard patio of our lovely residence here surrounded by our families and friends. Our life here has always been about love, great amenities, and great neighbors. During our residence here the management and staff have always been very responsive and so helpful to our needs, especially during the October wildfires of 2017. It's hard to find that kind of care and professionalism elsewhere. The love that started here has only become stronger and we are grateful for the kindness and attentive service of the management and maintenance staff here at Spring Lake. Bring on the love.”

- Roger B.


The Carriages at Fairwood Downs in Renton, WA

“We absolutely love it here! The new management, Sequoia, have been a blessing to this apartment complex. Here's a quick story... we moved here from Southern California 6.5 years ago because my husband got a job offer here in WA. We had lived in pretty much every city on the east side because rent was constantly high, so we would move. Sometimes twice a year! Every year that we moved, the management would be okay in the beginning, then it would get so bad. The lack of care, horrible neighbors, no parking (we would have to be home by 4 PM to get parking), and it would get scary at night. Here at The Carriages... one word... AMAZING! Again, ever since Sequoia came to take over, it has been the best living experience in the past 6.5 years, since we lived in WA. Now that says a lot! Quick response to maintenance issues, parking has been SO much better, even though we use the garage (you can just tell at night for sure that parking has improved), they also have a package notification to let you know that your package is ready to pick up, an awesome community/resident portal to talk to other neighbors and staff, there's always a holiday event for residents with the staff, and the staff... let me tell you something. The staff are super sweet and welcoming... especially Kevin! We love him to death. Always with a smile and always there to help out ASAP!! He would always make sure you're happy! Location is also great as it's secluded from the craziness on Petrovitsky and Safeway is literally down the street, as well as LA Fitness and other little food places. Overall, definitely check out this complex and take a tour. You'll see what I'm talking about!”

- Jeanette N.


Cortland Village Apartment Homes in Hillsboro, OR

“They say home is where the heart is and that's why Cortland Village is home. My husband and I were looking for our new home when we came across Cortland Village. We knew instantly that this was home. It all started with the first visit. The staff were incredibly welcoming. After hearing all of the amazing benefits of living here, we knew the answer. After only a month and a half, our daughter had to leave an unsafe situation. We told the apartments right away and they were so kind about letting her and her cat stay with us. Well, 5 weeks later she thought she should get on the lease and took her application back to the office. She came home nearly in tears. I asked her what happened and she said that the staff members were so incredibly caring and compassionate. That's just who they all are. They are family. They are caring, compassionate, respectful, genuine people. The maintenance men get things done in a timely manner. Don't want to take your garage out? They'll get it for you. Need someone to bring you your mail? No problem, they’ll do it. Need a cup of coffee or tea? They have a station just for that with to-go cups!! It's amazing here. We are home. This is where our heart is now.”

- Mary E.


Seventeen Mile Drive in Pacific Grove, CA

“When my wife & I got married 7 months ago, we were so pleased to be able to join this community. The neighbors are warm and welcoming and the staff is top notch! Our biggest love is that we are able to have our dogs in such a friendly environment! We really like walking the dogs and meeting other dog lovers in our community. We love looking out of our window over breakfast and seeing the lovely trees and wildlife roaming around. The way the staff stay connected to the residents is so much fun with our get togethers. One of our favorite things is the gym and pool area. We take advantage of the jacuzzi whenever possible. We know this is where we will retire and enjoy growing old together. Thank you for providing a wonderful community.”

- Jezz and MaryBeth