Paige Mills has lived in Lafayette her entire life. When she became pregnant with her daughter Autumn, she had to make a tough decision to move to a new place before her baby arrived. With the baby only weeks away from being born, Mills settled into her new home at Romney Meadows, formerly known as Claystone at the Crossing. Mills didn’t realize how fortunate she was because shortly after she moved in, the community began making improvements that would soon make the property the affordable housing community of choice in Lafayette, Indiana.
Mills has witnessed many of the property’s improvements first hand. With a young daughter around, Paige had concerns about the safety on the property. Historically, Claystone at the Crossing has had problems with criminal activity. Recently, that narrative has changed as several measures have been taken to improve the security at the property. One reason Claystone was a susceptible place for individuals to conduct criminal activity was because it was so poorly lit. That has since changed as the parking lots have been upgraded with bright LED lighting that eliminate dark areas. Additionally, security cameras have been added to the property that feed directly to the Lafayette Police Department.
“From the cameras to the locks and lighting. It’s really nice for them to do that so they can see what’s going on now instead of getting a call about it.”
Safety and security were a high priority for Mills, but she is also enjoying many of the other new features of the property.
“My favorite change would be the flooring. With a baby, it’s easier for her to crawl on and I don’t have to worry about nasty stuff being in the carpet and it’s easier to clean up after her.
The mirrors and lighting are wonderful too. It’s all LED lighting so it saves a lot on energy. It’s all very nice, I really like it.”
Like many other residents, Paige Mills stated that she loves the other residents and staff that she interacts with.
“I enjoy the people. Everyone is so respectful and very well mannered. The staff is really respectful and nice. I love everyone in the office. When I go in everyone greets me and I love it, I’ve never had that anywhere I’ve lived. They care so much to do all of this, it’s really nice.”
Mills isn’t the only resident in the community with a small child. An estimated 1000 school-aged children currently reside at Romney Meadows. That’s is part of the reason why the new management team made increased security at the property such a high priority. A safe and secure place to live is just one more way that Romney Meadows has become the affordable housing community of choice in Lafayette, Indiana.