Tazewell Square Apartments

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single and luvin it

Tazewell, VA

#1 May 31, 2010
Looking for a place to rent, for me and my 2 sons. I heard about these apartments, but haven't heard anything good, about the place or the people there. All I hear, is how most of the people that live there are drunks and druggies. Can anyone tell me, how this place really is? Is this really a bad place for kids?
curious

Bedford, VA

#2 May 31, 2010
i wouldnt live there with my kids unless necessary...there are a lot of druggies there
whatever

Dayton, VA

#3 Jun 3, 2010
i wouldnt live there EVER!!!
it is what it is

Enid, OK

#5 Jun 3, 2010
single and luvin it wrote:
Looking for a place to rent, for me and my 2 sons. I heard about these apartments, but haven't heard anything good, about the place or the people there. All I hear, is how most of the people that live there are drunks and druggies. Can anyone tell me, how this place really is? Is this really a bad place for kids?
im sorry they r bad my sis lived there my mom lives in aspen apts
truth squad

North Tazewell, VA

#6 Jun 3, 2010
what do people expect for low-cost housing? hard-working tenants too busy to get into addictions & prostitution?

Since: Apr 10

Tazewell, VA

#7 Jun 4, 2010
truth squad wrote:
what do people expect for low-cost housing?
People expect a place where they can raise their children just like everyone else without having to worry about the crackhead next door.
truth squad wrote:
hard-working tenants too busy to get into addictions & prostitution?
It's pretty stereotypical to assume that everyone who lives in low-income housing is an addict or prostitute. Some people just don't have any other financial option and they have to have somewhere to go.

Granted, Tazewell Square is filled with drugs and such, but I hear that Sierra Springs and Aspen Square are much much better.
truth squad

North Tazewell, VA

#8 Jun 4, 2010
the other options include JOBS, aka WORKING

Since: Apr 10

Tazewell, VA

#9 Jun 4, 2010
truth squad wrote:
the other options include JOBS, aka WORKING
What if they have JOBS but can't afford to pay a huge amount of rent?

I realize we've gone off topic here, but seriously "truth squad" you need to start thinking before you speak. You can't put everyone that lives in low-income housing into the same category as drug addicts, prostitutes, & lazy welfare cases because it's just not true.

You better remember that karma will come back to bite you in the butt, you or someone you love might have to live in low-income housing one of these days. Do you want other people to think the same then as you do now?
truth squad

Elkton, VA

#10 Jun 4, 2010
the addicts, prostitutes and the indolent are more likely to be found in low income public housing, their expenses subsidized by the taxpayers (HUD). tazewell square is what it is; the owner gets full rent, part paid by the tenant and part by HUD, and has no interest in removing the scum causing all those problems.

there are plenty of people who occupy public housing and refuse to find work, or get married, because then they won't qualify.
it is what it is

Enid, OK

#11 Jun 4, 2010
TazChick wrote:
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What if they have JOBS but can't afford to pay a huge amount of rent?
I realize we've gone off topic here, but seriously "truth squad" you need to start thinking before you speak. You can't put everyone that lives in low-income housing into the same category as drug addicts, prostitutes, & lazy welfare cases because it's just not true.
You better remember that karma will come back to bite you in the butt, you or someone you love might have to live in low-income housing one of these days. Do you want other people to think the same then as you do now?
i like your bull dog on your page
been there

Bluefield, WV

#12 Jun 4, 2010
Aspen Square and Sierra Springs are full of drugs! I know I've witnessed it. The police are always down there.
TazChick wrote:
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People expect a place where they can raise their children just like everyone else without having to worry about the crackhead next door.
<quoted text>
It's pretty stereotypical to assume that everyone who lives in low-income housing is an addict or prostitute. Some people just don't have any other financial option and they have to have somewhere to go.
Granted, Tazewell Square is filled with drugs and such, but I hear that Sierra Springs and Aspen Square are much much better.
Ann

Harrisonburg, VA

#13 Jun 4, 2010
Tazewell Square apts. do not accept HUD. I have lived there for two years now with no problems at all. I think it is all in the way you conduct yourself--I mean if you are out socializing and letting everyone up in your apt. sure you will have problems. It becomes the kool-aid house lol There are a lot of older people here who just can not afford a house on their limited income which is my case. I was living in a house and heated with oil--when oil got to a thousand dollars for a tank I simply could not make ends meet. but anyway like I said I am happy here with no problems.
JOb

Sneedville, TN

#14 Jun 4, 2010
Good job, Ann.... Way to go!
FYI

Bandy, VA

#15 May 31, 2011
Lived here almost two months...and nothing but trouble with neighbors, traffic in and out of the same apartments constantly. Police that are supposed to be making us feel safer are socializing with the same people that should be in the back of the car instead of laughing and chatting it up with them inthe parking lot. NOt everyone that lives here is "bad" but I will not live here another month. My car would be safer and I pay almost 300.00 a month...compared to the women who have 3, 4, or 5 kids who pay maybe 20? System sucks. I worked full time for nine years and was laid off a few months ago. Can't find anything even close to what I was making...and 8.00 will not allow you to pay rent, car payment, utilities, food, and all the other things you need as a single mom so def people should STOP steretyping everyone that lives in low income. IF police and the other people that had the ability to do something about the crap that goes on here WOULD then it would be a decent place to live but yo have to respect yourself before you will respect anyone else and good luck finding that here!
Been There

Bandy, VA

#16 Jun 1, 2011
I lived at Sierra for several years over 10 years ago. I think you just have to develop the mindset that you can't control what's outside your door, but you can control what's inside. I basically stayed to myself and had no problems that way for myself or my son. It gave me the incentive to make something out of my life, to finish college, and to push myself. I worked two jobs simultaneously for years, and buying my first house was the best feeling- to know I went from government assistance to that. But, you'll find that the drugs don't end at those apartments. I'm on my second house now, and I have to say the neighbors we had recently were far worse than anything the apartments had. Drugs are not just a 'low-income' problem in this area.
cuncock

Richlands, VA

#17 Mar 25, 2012
TazChick wrote:
<quoted text>
People expect a place where they can raise their children just like everyone else without having to worry about the crackhead next door.
<quoted text>
It's pretty stereotypical to assume that everyone who lives in low-income housing is an addict or prostitute. Some people just don't have any other financial option and they have to have somewhere to go.
Granted, Tazewell Square is filled with drugs and such, but I hear that Sierra Springs and Aspen Square are much much better.
if the cops would do their jobs, not turn on the blue lights, yhey would catxh a lot of people that is if the wanted to clean up the place, management also has to do their job
cuncock

Richlands, VA

#18 Mar 25, 2012
FYI wrote:
Lived here almost two months...and nothing but trouble with neighbors, traffic in and out of the same apartments constantly. Police that are supposed to be making us feel safer are socializing with the same people that should be in the back of the car instead of laughing and chatting it up with them inthe parking lot. NOt everyone that lives here is "bad" but I will not live here another month. My car would be safer and I pay almost 300.00 a month...compared to the women who have 3, 4, or 5 kids who pay maybe 20? System sucks. I worked full time for nine years and was laid off a few months ago. Can't find anything even close to what I was making...and 8.00 will not allow you to pay rent, car payment, utilities, food, and all the other things you need as a single mom so def people should STOP steretyping everyone that lives in low income. IF police and the other people that had the ability to do something about the crap that goes on here WOULD then it would be a decent place to live but yo have to respect yourself before you will respect anyone else and good luck finding that here!
the system really sucks, i feel ya, if uve worked, it is hard to make it, it seems that people that dont really try, pays less, ane there ar some that pays only like 80, and then their husband or boyfriend in which they r supposed to be separated from is living with, plus they get food stamps and fuel assistance add up all the incoming money and just see how much it is, more than i drw and i have worked for 27 yrs. and draw social security and not elgible for nothin, pitiful. but i know and understand that some really needs help but it should be done fairly
Just the facts

Colonial Heights, VA

#19 Mar 26, 2012
here we go again....Government subsidized housing. Our tax dollars paying for those who can't or won't work because they have kids out of wedlock and would rather drink and abuse drugs. Welfare condemns such people to a life of slavery. Thanks FDR.
sissy

Weyers Cave, VA

#20 Mar 27, 2012
I lived at tazewell square apartments for a few years with my two children and i worked a full time job 40 hrs. a week, i never had any problems with anyone beacuse i stuck to raising my children and my own life, i was a low income family but i worked and is still working for a living just to try and pay my bills, as long as you stay to yourself and dont meddle in anyones business & let them know to stay out of yours, you will be fine living there, i was.

“Speak Out Loud Starting Today!”

Since: Mar 12

Tazewell

#21 Mar 28, 2012
I live in Tazewell Square and honestly it's the people you associate yourself with, not everybody as a whole. We have absolutely nothing to do with anybody who lives up here. We stick to ourselves, we invite friends over from work and people we trust who don't live in the Square. We have to deal with the fights every night across the parking lot, the parties that go on up until 3 and 4am. Sorry but we have to get up early for work, errands to run...basically we have a life and have to deal with domestic abuse going on outside our apartment window at all hours of the night. The cops never do a thing, but it's the only thing we can afford at the moment. They say their trying to clean this place up and I have faith that they will clean "some" of the mess up, but there's people up here who aren't even supposed to be up here. There's people trespassing. There's people who have been kicked out and sneak back up here and are living with their friends. With our rent, electricity, food, phone, internet, and other expenses such as toiletries, etc. we're basically living pay check to pay check.

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