Richy: "The vibe the community gives off is energetic even the smallest gestures whether it be a smile or a hello can enhance your mood!"
Kunyu C.: "My boyfriend and I lived here for all three years while I was in law school. Even though there were places that were closer to campus, cheaper, or newer, we stuck with Cranbrook because the management is awesome.
When we first came to Davis for apartment hunting, Cranbrook was probably the fifth place we'd been to on an unbelievably hot July day. We'd never been to Davis before and didn't know what to expect, but the housing assistant, Sara S. (who sadly is no longer there), really took her time to explain the housing market in Davis, the Davis Model Lease, Tandem, the DavisWiki, etc. She wanted to make sure that we didn't get taken in, which was much appreciated.
Over the years, "Cranagement" has been fantastic. They never hesitate to take matters in hand when the music downstairs is too loud, or the sketchy behavior of two questionable neighbors is too much. (And really, only two sketchy people in all the time we were there is pretty good.) They do their best to keep the pool from becoming a "public" pool (gtfo, Pinecrest). Cranagement is always immediately responsive when there is an issue with the apartment (and it was always a rare occasion), and they always very specifically ask if they have permission to enter. They were more than willing to put packages inside our apartment when they were perishable or sensitive. The leasing office, gym, clubhouse, laundry, and pool are usually well kept and very clean. We never had a rodent/pest problem, other than spiders that like to make lots of webs outside.
A couple months ago, a water main broke and the whole complex didn't have water for a weekend. Cranagement and Tandem worked tirelessly with the city to fix the pipes. They brought in special bathroom and shower trailers for residents to use, which were actually pretty nice and not as awkward as it sounds. They even paid for some people's hotel rooms and laundry in the meantime.
And have I mentioned the food?? They provide free coffee/tea, snacks, candy, and cookies in the leasing office. If you're lucky enough to get a hold of some of Krissy's lemonade, it's amazeballs. They also have a free Thanksgiving dinner catered every year, which is delish. This past year, they've provided PB&Js and other snacky things during finals weeks as well.
We will miss this place and the superb management. Thanks for making our time in Davis so great!"