Hi all! I have been lurking this community for a while, and have considered joining to post things before, but this just takes the cake. My family and I currently live in an ARC community, and it is absolutely horrible. Unfortunately, we are stuck for the time being simply because we cannot afford to go anywhere else. Let me start with a bit of a list....
+ While you have to pay extra to get a pass to the pools, they aren't open half of the time. When they are open, we have experienced them to be dirty, crowded [not really their fault] or full of kids of pretty much any age throwing... bikes, chairs, clothing, toys, etc etc etc. in to the pools. I know there is no lifeguard on duty but I do feel that it is their responsibility to keep them a safe place as much as possible, regardless, especially if we're paying to have access to a feature that used to be free. There have been many complaints about the swimming pools sent to the office, all most likely ignored, as nothing has changed. The biggest thing I think they need to do is get a taller fence. Right now, they're easy to get over, and when we finally DO get a nice day at the pool its usually crashed by said kids climbing over the fence. That electronic lock we paid to have access to doesn't do much good, apparently.
+ We were promised years ago that this community would become gated. It is my understanding that many people pitched in to see this happen aaaannnndd... nothing.
+ The roads are in terrible condition. When they DO get paved, they do not pave in to the driveways [well they do for some homes, not for others, although every time we are ALL promised to have our driveways done as well]. This creates a huge flooding problem in the driveways.( Collapse )
Anyone know anything about ARC? What can I do about this situation? I have no idea who to talk to or how to approach it. I don't even know what to think about this place anymore. We are already planning on calling the office, ARC and perhaps local news tomorrow. I would give anything for my family to have the financial means to get out of here. I am not at all familiar with laws in relation to these kinds of things so if anyone knows anything about it, please let me know. Sorry if anything seems irrelevant or offensive. I really don't mean for anything to be. Thanks :]Edit for clarification.
We rent [the lot at least, I am not sure about the home itself], and ARC is American Residential Communities. From my understanding they are all "manufactured homes", or, as most of us so lovingly call them, trailers. I am in the state of Florida.
Their website is here: http://www.aboutarc.com/
Sorry for not including that to begin with. D'oh! :]