To see if Magnolia Place or Live Oak is a good match for you, please review the FAQ below:
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) How would you describe Magnolia Place & Live Oak Place?
We are quiet, tidy, and friendly communities. Our residents live in some of the newest and best renovated apartments in Lake Charles. Our communities have several strictly enforced rules, such as no smoking anywhere on the property (inside or outside) and quiet time after 9 p.m.
2) Where are the properties located?
Magnolia Place is located at 3108 Aster Street, Lake Charles, La. Live Oak Place is located at 1000 Live Oak Street, Lake Charles, La.
3) What about security?
Both properties are located in quiet residential areas of mostly single-family homes. Our communities are small enough for residents to know each other. Each apartment is equipped with new doors and double-pane windows, with close, covered parking and well-lighted common areas. Magnolia Place includes surveillance cameras in the exterior areas. While no place is completely free from crime, we work hard to create a safe environment.
4) What utilities are included?
Water, gas, and sewer are included. You are responsible for a $30/month trash charge, electricity, and any internet/television/telephone through AT&T fiber or SuddenLink. Satellite dishes are not allowed.
5) Are pets allowed?
We love our pets! Small animals are allowed on a case-by-case basis. There is an additional $300 non-refundable pet deposit and several community rules. For example, all pets must always be on a leash while outside, and you must immediately pick up and dispose of dog waste in a sealed bag placed in your outside garbage can. There are courtesy waste bags available behind the Magnolia Place sign near the trash cans.
6) What are the income requirements?
One bedroom units require a minimum $40,000 stable income. Two bedroom units require a minimum $50,000 stable income.
7) Can I make payments online?
Yes! We have an online payment system through this site that allows you to set up automatic payments from your bank account or to pay by credit card (the processor charges a convenience fee for credit card payments).
8) What is the minimum lease period?
9) Can I see the apartment?
Yes, but you must first submit an application and credit/background check.
10) Where do I park? What about my guests?
Magnolia Place: You may park one passenger vehicle (for each bedroom your unit has) in one of our paved, lighted, covered parking spaces. You will generally find a space within a few feet of your door. Your guests should use street parking (approximately 30-40 feet from the front buildings).
Live Oak Place: Parking is allowed on the lighted, paved parking area on the west side of the property. The resident of 1002 Live Oak has a paved, lighted private parking spot in front of the unit's private gate.
11) How does trash day work?
Magnolia Place: You have a trash can assigned to you behind a designated fence near the front, south side of the complex. You don't need to roll your trash can to the street, as this service is provided.
Live Oak Place: You have a trash can assigned to you, which may be stored outdoors and should be rolled to the street curb on trash day.
12) Where do I check my mail?
Magnolia Place: You have a weather-proof locking mailbox located under a protective awning in the northwest corner of the complex near Unit J.
Live Oak Place: Each unit at Live Oak Place has a mailbox attached near the front door or gate.
13) What about laundry facilities?
Magnolia Place: The two-bedroom apartments each come with a private laundry room or nook and a high-end washer and dryer (such as Samsung, LG, or Whirlpool Duet). Please be sure to clean your dryer filter and vent regularly.
The one-bedroom apartments share a code-access community laundry room located in the courtyard between units F and G. The community laundry room includes a granite folding area and brand new industrial coin washer and dryer. Unlike many complexes, where dozens of people use a common laundry area, you are only sharing with five other people. The laundry room is climate controlled and also has a fan.
Live Oak Place: All units come with new washer and dryers.
14) What is the landscaped fenced area near Units L and M of Magnolia Place?
There is a small meditation garden for our residents between Units L and M. It includes a pergola, and small furniture. Even the smallest dogs are welcome to join you in the garden, as the fence includes puppy pickets. Please remember to pick up any dog waste, and do not leave pets unattended.
15) May I park extra vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. at either complex?
No. You may have one passenger vehicle (no oversize vehicles) per bedroom. The vehicles must be operable and used on a regular basis.
16) What about storage for outdoor items such as grills?
To keep our community clean, we do not allow outdoor storage in any community area (such as the main courtyard, sidewalks, parking areas, lawn, etc.) If you have a private courtyard, you may reasonably store outdoor items there.
17) May I install a satellite dish outside?
Generally, no. To protect the community safety, appearance, and integrity of the roof and fences, satellite dishes are not permitted. In particular, the new roofing systems were installed following Hurricane Laura, and satellite dishes attached to the roof, eaves, awnings, or other parts of the building will cause extensive damage that you will be responsible for. However, if you are a resident of 1002 Live Oak, you may be able to install a stand-alone satellite dish in your private courtyard. However, you must contact us for more information on how to do this without causing damage.
18) Is smoking permitted?
No. No tobacco products are permitted anywhere on the property. Smoking--even outdoors or in private courtyards--is grounds for eviction.
Magnolia Place and Live Oak Place are centrally located
between I-10 & I-210.
Beautiful community courtyard that's well-lighted at night.
Parking areas are well lighted.