Recent Equity Residential reviews
Dog friendly apartment complex with a gym and close to the trolley stop. Commute to UCSD is ~50- 60 mins and cost is too high for graduate students as UCSD does not pay a proper living wage. UCSD has only given a 10% raise over 5+ years, I'm only living here as my roommate is able to pay literally DOUBLE the amount I pay (~I pay only 33% of total cost).
I really love living here. The worst part is the commute to campus.
Living downtown has been really fun! The units in my building feel so new and fresh, the only downside is the noise of the city, but you get really used to it. It is walking distance to a Whole Foods, Walgreens, Target, Zara, and Ralphs. There was a waiting list for parking when I signed my lease, but there is a bank a block away that I bought monthly parking at for the same price.
Good for pets if you have a service/support animal. Otherwise, there's a large up-front fee and monthly costs for at least cats and dogs.
Circulation throughout the apartment isn't great. Not sure if our stuff is dustier from having carpet for the first time or if someone's pet or dust is drifting into our place -- my cat and I can't stop sneezing or waking up with stuffy noses.
The view from some apartments is nice, I'd double check yours before you get it. They send a lot of anti-smoking messages so maybe some people are throwing ash off their balconies? Not sure.
I haven't heard noise from others, but I'm not sure if I have next-door neighbors as I've never seen them.
Had some maintenance issues and they got sorted pretty quickly which is nice, but also nice to not have maintenance issues. They also didn't tell us when the pool was closing, which is kind of annoying.
Good food isn't a far walk
PRICES FLUCTUATE A LOT, so try to get a place outside of the rush!! A week after I rented, all the apartments dropped in price </3.
I do love that they check in all packages so nothing has been lost or stolen though, which was a huge issue in a past apartment. If moving was super easy, I'd maybe look for a cheaper place with as much or more space as long as it was still as convenient commute-wise. I'd rather walk 2 minutes to the metro than 15 minutes in bad weather even if it sucks to have to consider when the trains are running
Oldie but Goldie
Love living here! The apartment building is definitely old but the units are updated enough and very spacious. Can't beat the price for the location.
2400 M Review
Not bad but I expected better for the price
It is very close to campus which is a huge plus for me.
Highs and Lows
The staff is really helpful at Connecticut Heights. I also really enjoy being able to use the gym. There is a beautiful workspace for residents if I ever want to get work done outside of my apartment. The neighborhood feels safe enough (I walk my dog several times a day, though I still make sure to be aware of my surroundings).
When I first moved in, I had to handle a roach problem. It seemed building-wide. Although the staff was very good about being responsive and being empathetic to my needs, it took over a month (and 2-3 treatments) for the roach problem to improve.
Lots of natural light and in a great area. Walkable to many stores. The apartment is very comfortable.
Vantage Pointe Review
good in general, reasonably priced given the amenities and rental hikes in San Diego
Expensive but generally a good place to live.
Highly recommend - excellent staff and maintenance team, very close to campus
I would highly recommend Virginia Square Apts! All of the staff are so friendly, helpful, and care a lot about the residents. They have been very timely and responsive to any maintenance requests. The building and lobby area stay very clean. Gym is small, but equipment and space are new and great. Metro is right outside the apartment, and about a 4 min. walk to the law school. And, even better, my view overlooks the Washington Monument and Capitol! I like that I'm walking distance to Ballston and Clarendon (I have favorite restaurants in both!) and Virginia Square itself is pretty quiet which I enjoy.
Three Cheers for VA Square Apartments
On a practical level, I love that the complex is so close to campus, it makes for a quick commute to class. The building has a small gym and a rooftop pool with views of the Capitol and Washington Monument. As a busy student, it's nice to have these amenities on hand. From a professional standpoint, there is immediate access to the VA Square Metro stop, which is perfect for anyone hoping to secure an internship in nearby D.C. Due to the foregoing, this building houses many working professionals. It's a quiet residence, but neighbors and staff are friendly and polite.
Sheffield Court Review
Sheffield Court is clean and walking distance from campus
Expensive, but great service and location!
Perfect location - right next to the Clarendon metro. 6 minute walk to campus!