Walk like a Sabal

Jenna’s got something going for her and going against her at her apartment in central Clearwater. She happens to live in the Sabal Walk apartment complex which is near the corner of Highlands Avenue and Union street.

The complex is close to shopping, which is a plus. It’s not far from Clearwater Beach or the Intercostal Waterway which is also excellent. It’s at a central location close to her parents and her friends (such as this Artful Dodger) and it’s got a hell of a lot of floorspace for a one bedroom apartment. It’s also reasonably priced.

…but there’s a reason for that.

Jenna moved in when we were dating in February and before she moved in, she found a huge piece of sheetrock removed from the ceiling. The Office Manager said there had been a leak but it was fixed. It only took a couple of days in the apartment to find out it wasn’t however.

And Jenna waited, and complained, and waited for the roof to be repaired. The only means of repair that Sabal Walk employed was poking a hole in the sheet-rock so that water would flow out more easily… That and vacuuming up water that accumulated in the bedroom.

It took until just this past week to get the roof repaired — four months?! And yet there are other incidents around the complex where the apartments are leaking.

Of course, this is disregarded by the powers that be. I didn’t mention that the majority of the Sabal Walk populace is minority. Anywhere else and there’s a media sensation about slum-lording at Sabal Walk.

But down in central Clearwater, also known as Crackwater, it’s simply written off.

SO just for future reference — Sabal Walk happens to have pretty good prices if you’re willing to deal with poor maintenance. You also better not be some bigot or you might not enjoy your stay.

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3 Responses to Walk like a Sabal

  1. Lena

    It seems to me like the person who wrote this article is racist. He tried to say, in a polite way that there are alot of blacks in the apartment complex, what is wrong that?

  2. Lena, maybe you missed what I was trying to target — I’m insinuating SABAL WALK ITSELF IS RACIST.

    And Jenna waited, and complained, and waited for the roof to be repaired. The only means of repair that Sabal Walk employed was poking a hole in the sheet-rock so that water would flow out more easily… That and vacuuming up water that accumulated in the bedroom.

    It took until just this past week to get the roof repaired — four months?! And yet there are other incidents around the complex where the apartments are leaking.

    Of course, this is disregarded by the powers that be. I didn’t mention that the majority of the Sabal Walk populace is minority. Anywhere else and there’s a media sensation about slum-lording at Sabal Walk.

    But down in central Clearwater, also known as Crackwater, it’s simply written off.

    Why did (as this is a very old post you commented on) Sabal Walk get away with the neglect of apartment conditions in the past? Hell, why did the media neglect complaints when they were voiced? It’s no fair to the residents no matter what creed, color, sex, denomination they are.