We've very much enjoyed living at The Ridge. Yes, if someone *stomps* around above you're going to hear it. Yes, they are rapidly expanding and sometimes you'll hear a lawn mower or a power tool. I suppose if you don't want something to go bump in the night above you, you can buy a house.
Staff has been exceptional to work with and responsive to our needs. When a local company installed our washer and dryer and a leak resulted in molded walls and warped baseboards, management stepped up to bat and forced the vendor to cough up the repair money. We've always had cordial relationships with staff.
We frequently use the gym, hot tub, and pool (when it is open). Love the amenities. One complaint about the clubhouse - we don't have access to the common room or billiard room after business hours. Have never had any problems with billing or neighbors. Our floor plan (the Lookout) is great for our needs. We really appreciate the extra touches (crown molding, spacious kitchen, arch in kitchen wall allowing visual access to the living room, quality carpets, rounded walls, fireplace, ceiling fan, walk in closets, etc that make living here a home and not just a place to live.
Having lived in apartments on two continents nonstop for the past ten years, I can say without hesitation that this is the best place I've had...ever.