My wife and I have had a great experience overall while living at Emerald Palms for the past 2 years. This was our first apartment after we got married and our first apartment in Miami. We were very conscious of all of the reviews, and decided to go with it. We can say that all of the negative reviews EP has, we never experienced. Management is very professional and the maintenance staff is very efficient. We don’t have another apartment experience to compare this to, but from what we have seen and heard from other friends in Miami, we were in a great community. The ONLY cons I could think of are: -Our apartment was very close to the street and it was very loud. The windows are pretty thin so you hear a lot from outside. -The community as a whole is old (Built in 1984 I believe) and although they have done an outstanding job making it look modern by repainting and remodeling, some of the more difficult things to renovate like the windows and doors show the age of the building a little more. -The front gate is pretty secure, but so many people can just drive right through because the gate that limits one car to go through at a time is always broken. This isn’t necessarily the management’s fault though. Residents (or their guests) are just dumb and try to go right in after someone and they break it. Management would always put the gate back up less than a day later. Despite the cons, this is a great place to live!