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New West Hempstead Apartment Complex Opens for Tours, Leasing

West130 holding 5-day VIP event with leasing specials.

Nearly two years after the infamous Courtesy Hotel in West Hempstead shut its doors for good, the luxury apartment complex that has been constructed in its place is opening its doors.

Mill Creek Residential kicked off a five-day VIP event Wednesday at West130, the new 150-unit, 2.7 acre "transit-oriented" apartment complex now located on Hempstead Avenue near the West Hempstead LIRR station.

Advertising the event on its Facebook page, Mill Creek explained that not only will those who attend one of the VIP sessions get an exclusive first look at the inside of West130 before the general public, but if they sign a lease now, they'll also save money on amenity fees and rent. The rent concession during the five-day period ranges from $1,250 to $1,800, depending on apartment size, and 50-percent discount on the amenity fee is valued at $300.

Plus, the first 130 move-ins will be eligible for free swag bag worth $75, and everyone who attends can enjoy refreshments and enter the raffle for a chance to win an iPad.

The five-day VIP event will take place on Nov. 28, 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Have you toured the new apartment complex yet? Let us know what you think by posting in the comments section below.

Natalie November 28, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Too expensive
Tina O'Neill November 28, 2012 at 09:51 PM
I guess you missed the word "luxury" in front of apartment rentals
Natalie November 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Rent plus maintenance fees. I thought this was geared to be affordable for young adults. Buying a house is cheaper
Joe Vette November 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM
A great place to live! The LIRR, White Castle, IHOP, a super market, The Hempstead Golf Course, the Southern State Parkway, many places of worship like St. Thomas, Lakeview Indoor Tennis, Eagle Ave. Riding stables, West Hempstead High School and Hempstead Lake State Park all within walking distance. I love it!
Natalie November 28, 2012 at 10:37 PM
I agree Joe. I like WH. I just don't like how people bash each other on here. Its just a form of adult bullying and shouldnt be tolerated on this site. Its my opinion that the apartments are expensive. Beautiful yes. I bought a house here 4 years ago after looking a long time. I like WH
Melissa Pinto November 29, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Hey if people think their nice thats good its their personal opinion.As for me in my peronal opinion I wouldn't want to live there and looking at the train station, KFC, a and wholesale liquidators store, are not my reasons why I won't live there . Just my personal opinion
Melissa Pinto November 29, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Personal I mean sorry for my iPad typo.
Pat November 29, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Just as you stated, Natalie, everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if it doesn't agree with yours, which is negative for someone who claims to like WH. I like your optimism, Joe. I hope we get the right people in these apts and this area could be turned around for the better. We all need to support this effort.
Savti7 November 29, 2012 at 03:51 AM
If this apartment complex meets your needs then it's a good choice. If the view doesn't suit you and the price isn't right, then this is not the place for you.
Natalie November 29, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Delete Natalie 8:13 am on Thursday, November 29, 2012 I don't mind if people don't agree . It's just the personal attacks that are not nice here. If I didn't like the area I would not have bought a house here. Other people are reading this and they will say is this how nasty people of Lynbrook, Malverne and West Hempstead are. The sarcastic comment about my opinion that its too expensive is unacceptable. I say buy a house instead. I prefer the privacy of my own yard. But there are people like my aunt who prefer an apt, she doesn't want to deal with garbage, shoveling, neighbors etc. I would like if Tara would put her foot down and not allow rude people on here.
Matthew Hogan November 29, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Couldn't pay me to live there. Way too many problems in that area, especially as of late.
Lynne Murray November 29, 2012 at 10:13 PM
i thought this place was supposed to be more affortable apartments so that people in their early 20's could actually afford rent on LI. i just contacted the management of the apartment and they're telling me rent is over 2000 for a 750 square foot apartment! they said nothing about this event at all. i make pretty good money, but no way could i afford over 2000 per month for an apartment that is about as big as my bedroom right now. i understand now that its "luxury" so i guess this place isnt what i thought it was going to be. you can get a mortgage for less money
Anna November 30, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Welcome to U.N. Agenda 21. Even some of the bureaucrats may not be aware that they're participating in this scheme: http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/
Pat December 01, 2012 at 02:49 AM
I think this would be a good time for a representative from our WH Civic Community Assoc to "chime in" and comment. Since we are suggesting that people support our WH Civic Comm Assoc and recognizing they worked on getting rid of the "seedy" hotel to bring in the apts, can someone comment on the plan of action you had and why we are receiving such negative criticism about the apartments? Was the cost of the apts in this area and the success rate of their occupancy discussed?
Deb platt December 03, 2012 at 01:02 AM
It was always billed as luxury apts at market prices. Originally starting prices were supposed to be 1700 a month. Now, they are asking for 2100 for a one bedroom and 2500 for a two bedroom. The apts are awesome but, i'm not sure who can afford to live there. We looked into it but, ultimately we decided to stay in our 1500 a month 2 bedroom apt in Mineola in a much nicer locale next to a train station that actually runs. No point in paying rent if you could pay the same on a mortgage for a house!
Deb platt December 03, 2012 at 01:05 AM
As far as the civic association, I sent an email inquiring about the high rents and I got a very nasty response back that implied that I never went to meetings,etc... They have thir own agenda....
WHMomOfFour December 03, 2012 at 01:07 AM
The apartments look nice and I understand the commuter they are looking to bring in. BUT ... who in their right mind would sped that kind of money in that location (Wholesale Liquidators, OK Gas/Deli, Storage place, KFC). Was there or was there not any research done BEFORE as to who would live in these "Luxury" apartments, or is it going to become a new, really nice "Courtesy Hotel"??? I really am shaking my head as to whomever made these decisions.
Lynne Murray December 03, 2012 at 02:06 AM
i spoke with a rep from the apartments, and im sure its a nice place, but why pay through the nose for an apartment when there are so many other places nearby for less money?
WHfamily December 03, 2012 at 02:35 AM
What's going to happen to it when they can't rent it out? How long until it can't be sustained (with more vacancies than renters) and then what happens to this big, monstrosity of a building complex? What does Ms. Norton think about these questions as she was the biggest proponent of its creation?
Anna P December 03, 2012 at 11:28 PM
no ones bashing WH. I live here too, but its insulting. The apts are not exactly the most luxurious area....i know i live near it. The price is totally out of line and we were told affordable housing from what i recall. Asking for rent over 2 grand PLUS $600 in ammenity fees is completely out of line and not representative of the area.
Anna P December 03, 2012 at 11:29 PM
i said the same exact thing. didnt they do any research
sender December 04, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Does anyone know if this apartment complex is leasing or renting apartments, and for how much? Does the complex have a pool?
Merrick7 December 04, 2012 at 07:33 AM
they are luxury rentals. They were never advertised or discussed as affordable rentals. The purpose of the ocmplex was to replace a bad hotel with something nice. They succeeded. There was no lie perpetrated here. It is about as expensive as the Avalon. There is an Avalon that looks just like this in Rockville Centre for the same prices right next to the train station. The issue is the community has a nicer downtown (bars, restaurants and shops) and more frequent trains and a shorter commute to manhattan and more industry for jobs. For that price people will go elsewhere. They will have to lower the rent eventually if they do not get enough buyers that is what avalon did in glen cove. Either way it does get rid of the blight that was the courtesy hotel.
Teesha L. December 10, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Beautiful apartments but I agree with Natalie and the other posters that the prices are way over the top.. I make decent money and I could never afford to live there with those prices... Good luck to them in finding renters

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