Resident appreciates on-site library
and convenience store in Hilltop Village Apartments
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3/13/11
Euclid resident Melace Duncan claims that she has a mind of her own and that is one reason why she chose to live in Hilltop Village Apartments.
Duncan, originally from Cincinnati, appreciates the apartments' focus on independence. Property management said it offers "just the right amount of assistance to assure quality of life and a feeling of home."
Surrounded by trees, Hilltop Village features one-floor, ranch style apartments that are available with one or two bedrooms and a great floor plan. Each apartment includes a screened-in patio and in-unit storage. Covered parking is available.
Duncan is a retired language arts teacher who taught fourth to seventh graders in Detroit for 21 years. Nine months ago, she moved to Northeast Ohio to be closer to her family.
Living at Hilltop Village gives Duncan a "freedom of choice." She can prepare her own meals or join others in the dining room. Other services include laundry facilities and transportation.
Duncan can also take advantage of a game room for playing cards or bingo. There is an onsite postal center, chapel, exercise room, and snack bar. Many residents participate in special interest clubs and special events.
"I love to read and the library here never closes. They also have large print books which I appreciate," said Duncan.
"The Village Store is open four days a week and is run by volunteers. You don't have to worry about running out of things like aspirin, paper towels, dishwashing soap, candy, or cookies. The store is very convenient."
Duncan gives thumbs up to the food services and the maintenance staff, which she described as "rapid response." She also said that the management staff is "lovely and cooperative." At resident/management meetings, the staff not only encourages suggestions from residents, but "listens and makes changes," she said.
"At my age, I am very fortunate to find someplace where I feel very comfortable," said Duncan. "I looked at many places before I came here, and I like it here because I can be my own person."
Renter Melace Duncan