Nice place, good value
We moved here last summer and chose Sterling Woods for a month-to-month rental while we looked for a house. It's not the newest/shiniest apartment complex, but the location is very convenient to 400 and shopping and a lot of corporate offices. We can walk to the Alpharetta hike/bike trail and the YMCA in about 2 minutes. The apartment itself is pretty average, but everything works fine. The nice thing about older complexes is that they usually have better construction and soundproofing. I can hardly hear my neighbors at all (we are on bottom floor and only share a ceiling with another apartment's floor).
We're paying $990/month for a 3-bed 2-bath, about 1300 square feet. It would be $100 less per month if we had signed a longer-term lease. I've always found the rental agents to be nice and competent, no hassles. The maintenance guys (generally) know what they're doing and are quick to respond to problems. The neighbors - can't say I know any of them well, but they all seem like nice folks. The complex has its fair share of rowdy kids, but seriously, any complex that allows children has the same problem. Seems to be a good mix of age groups here, singles and families.
The complex was recently sold and is now The Pointe at Preston Ridge; new owners are doing a lot of renovating and upgrades. Overall, I would recommend this place for value and location.