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Sawtelle, 1518 Federal Ave | Los Angeles
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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Central A/C
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets

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7.0
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27 Reviews

About this Location

Star Market
9 min via 1 (bus)
Westwood Park
15 min walk
1 (bus) - 3 min
4 (bus) - 3 min
In a quiet
neighborhood

Pricing 

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,900+
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
$3,700+
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Living Room

    •  Central A/C
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 7.0/10, based on 27 renter reviews

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4.9
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5.9
Management
6.3
Value
8.1
Social
7.3
Safety
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Convenient location, kind of loud

Conveniently located, but loud as my windows face Santa Monica Ave. It's great for students, but I plan to move after graduation.

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Santa Monica at Federal Review

Great for Anderson students - convenient and easy

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Issues with pipes, laundry machine, blinds, etc.

Pros: looks nice on the outside, one bathroom per room, very nice bathrooms and covered parking available. Many neighbors are UCLA students so we get together and its fun

Cons:

Piping: two neighbors had floods, water just started coming out from the ceiling. Me? I enjoy a pipe tapping on my wall every time somebody flushed the toilet, I particularly enjoy it at 4am when I need to sleep.

Laundry Machine: smells bad, they wont replace it

Blinds: I gave up on opening the blinds in my room because every time one of them falls off. They will replace them, but after 3 replacements im done

Stolen packages: There is a 30% chance your mail will be stolen and Wiseman takes no responsibility.

Dirt: The halls in between apartments are exposed to the elements and color white. They are always full of dirt.

You won't be able to have friends over, because any semblance of noise and a security guard is standing on your door.

Stay away from this Wiseman.

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Just Ok

Wiseman is sometimes responsive, and sometimes they are completely impossible to get ahold of. Very hit or miss. Building is not secure at all and very easy to gain access to. We've had a ton of packages get stolen during our time here, management seems uninterested in doing anything to solve the problem. Location is terrible, surrounding streets are always congested. Apartments look nice but are made with shoddy materials.

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Reliable and Convenient!

Wiseman buildings are reliable and high quality, if a bit bland and cookie-cutter. You pay a bit of a premium for the convenience but it worked well for me and my roommates, all of whom moved to LA from across the country and were able to set everything up without actually visiting the complex.

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Responsive Management & Big Floor Plans

Wiseman isn't everyone's favorite, but management here is better than at some other Wisemans. I'm happy here because the places are pretty nice and clean and new-looking, plus our place is really big, and we don't pay that much, considering. Plus, 15 min drive to campus, can walk to Sundowners some weeks, and plenty of classmates live walkable from here.

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Great spot, ok mgmt

Spacious apartment well insulated in top floor so doesn’t get too cold or hot ever. Elevator is a bit troublesome and they have run out of parking spots for building which are quite expensive. Additionally the maintenance request process is not too bad through the portal but my onboarding to join the lease with existing roommates was very annoying as Dee one of the property managers is quite scatterbrained and forgetful. Other than that tons of Anderson students in building and noise from Santa Monica Blvd doesn’t bother me.

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Great Apartment

Living here has been great, good location good apartment. Nothing really to complain about, although there is some decent road noise from Santa Monica Blvd.

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Convenient location

Pros: Close to campus (15min drive time), modern/new interior, many UCLA Anderson students live here, bars/restaurants close by
Cons: Expensive, noisy (if room faces Santa Monica), only 2 parking spots for 3bed/3bath

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Great value

Great location. Great value for your money. Lived here with the same roomates the 2 years of the MBA.
Don't expect much noise or parties, neighbors complaint a lot and they have internal security to shutdown parties after midnight.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 28 Recs

Nook Bistro
Cafe 50’s
BAD Sushi
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grocery 4 Recs

Sprouts Farmers Market
Star Market
Smart & Final
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convenience 1 Rec

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 36 Recs

The Gym, LA
Jagged Vertical Dance and Fitness
ElliptiFit
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parks 2 Recs

Stoner Recreation Center
Stoner Park Pool
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coffee 7 Recs

Western Bagel Too
Cacao Coffee House
8 Espressos
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About Sawtelle

Sawtelle is a popular option for UCLA students looking for proximity to campus and a short trip to the beach. While there are many great restaurants and shops in the area, some of them cater to a slightly older clientele and can be a bit pricey. The neighborhood is repeatedly highlighted for its saf...
Safe
Lively
Traffic
Good Food
Beach Nearby
Fun Nightlife
Close to Campus
Median rents in Sawtelle
Studio
$
2,200
1 Bedroom
$
2,800
2 Bedroom
$
3,600

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Sawtelle Reviews

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Many Anderson and UCLA students around so never a dull moment. The area feels comfortable even at night. All of the worthy restaurants are on Sawtelle blvd which is great if you appreciate ramen. You will most likely branch out for more to do but it provides great proximity to UCLA and everywhere else
Probably most popular place for food in the west la area. Ramen, Japanese food, and dessert alley. Bit pricey but since it's upscale and popular, it feels safe at night. Close enough to school if you drive. Lots of students live in the area, but you'll need to uber to meet them or meet them at the restaurants.
Lots of bars and restaurants nearby. Lots of other Anderson students within a mile radius. Quick drive to school (13-15min almost always). In-between Santa Monica Blvd and Wilshire so there are lots of bus options if you won't have a car.
Overall safe (feel comfortable walking around), close to really good restaurants. Not very close to bar/night scene but it's a quick uber or long walk.
Fun neighborhood with groceries, gyms, nightlife within walking distance. Some homeless people on the streets, but they are generally harmless.
Great food options. Good proximity to campus. Not a great bar scene, but santa monica, venice, etc is all very close.
Nice area with good food options within walking distance. The new Target is a great addition as well.
Very safe and nice neighborhood with ease of access to public transportation.

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