I looked at several properties for sale in Parkway Village. I liked the garden feeling and some of the properties (especially some duplexes) were attractively laid out. Others even had a yard. On the negative side, the exterior entrances were in poor repair and most of all, maintenance charges are ridiculously high (about 1,024) compared to other garden apartments.
Not a professional; just a homebuyer who looked at Parkway Village for years and found the same problems and benefits that you did. A quick Google search reveals a long history of alleged poor management and fiscal problems with collapsing physical infrastructure. I personally ask myself this: if maintenance is sky-high now, what will it be when they finally decide to fix the facades that are currently in such poor repair? In my opinion, given the maintenance charges there, the Village should be in fabulous condition and anyone can see that it is not.