- Does a great job at communicating with residents and trying to meet their needs and requests
- Management is quick and professional
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Excellent apartment building with great amenities. However, there is always something broken in the building (i.e. parking garage door, garbage chute, etc). If you are a pet lover this an excellent building for you! There is a dog run on the roof deck and more dog runs a 5 minute walk away.
Can't Beat This Place!
Great apartment and location. So close to NYC, you only have to take the 7 train in. Also has great views of the water and great outdoor area. Just got a new rooftop, which is great to have friends over and BBQ and just hang out. Also has a great gym at lower level. Animals are allowed.
Cheap & Convenient
I have a 10 minute walk in the morning for my commute, located right across from Tysons 1750 office. Quiet compared to living further into the metro area but very relaxing when you don't want to deal with hustle & bustle. Main complaint is that Verizon doesn't have FIOS available for the apartment so the internet is pretty average.
Close to the metro (3 minute walk)
I think this is a great value because it is a 15 min silver line ride to McLean or 18 min ride to Towers/Westpark/1750. The 2 bed 2 bath is a very good deal too! The place is very quick to respond to anything broken and it has a 24/7 front desk. The gym is kind of small, but it is a 5 minute walk to Gold's or Sport and Health. Also, there is a farmer's market every Thursday afternoon with a 3 min walk. Lot's of dogs in the apartment so I don't think pets would be a problem.
The building is great if you like the location. Leasing, maintenance, and the front desk are super nice. I lived in the building for two years and have never had any bad experiences, however after the Ballston mall went under construction I didn't feel like the area really had much worth doingin the area anymore. That being said, once the new mall comes in and they continue building high rises and renovating, I could see Ballston becoming another Clarendon-like spot in Arlington. Harris Teeter is walking distance and the metro is right across the street though which makes it a very accessible location.
Nice price & lots of amenities
Pretty close to all of the Mclean offices. Apartment is great with friendly managers and super quick maintenance. Sadly, I have experienced a few bugs. The staff is fairly responsive though and Orkin comes by every week if you need it. (But I wish that I could directly talk to the Orkin people to discuss a plan. They come while I'm at work)
**However, bugs seem to be very rare here, because two other people I know here have never seen anything.
Avalon Tysons Corner
My time in this apartment was mostly positive. It's very close to all Capital One locations in the McLean area (traffic was never an issue). On the other hand, there isn't much to do in Tyson's Corner. If you're looking for a rich restaurant and nightlife scene, try elsewhere. Management was responsive and went above and beyond to assist. My only real complaint was that I had noisy neighbors and could occasionally hear them through the walls/ceiling. Their rent increases are blistering sometimes. I got a reasonable 2% increase for my first renewal and a 10+% increase for my second renewal offer, which I declined to move to a cheaper area.
No complaints right now. I wish the apartment was less expensive, though. Apartment is close to the metro and grocery store, which makes my life a lot easier. DC is better than Arlington for going out, but it's only a couple metro stops away.
Really comfortable apartment, the office is very responsive with maintenance requests. Nice pool and gym area. Super close to offices, grocery store, metro.
Would avoid ground floor units (bugs).
Only other annoyance is little kids playing outside can be loud.
Great for quiet living
No pests problem, never hear neighbors or landlord, but literally got a noise complaint the first night I moved in for playing moderately loud music at 9p on a Friday
Great location for someone fresh out of college
The 5 min shuttle to/from the metro is super awesome!
Very standard Apt
A lot of space, good for pets, the front desk is very nice, the gym is pretty small but the equipment is enough for most workouts. The spaces aren't the newest, but everything in the building is well kept. Parking is kind of expensive ($60 first car, $175 second) and the spots are very narrow. The walls in my room are kind of thin (I can hear music from next door occassionally).
I like it here
Overall I like living at Avalon Ballston Square. The location works well for me. Its a block from the Ballston Metro stop which makes coming and going very convenient. A few stores are nearby, making for convenient completion of errands. Sound isolation is okay. Doesn't really travel through floors but cant travel through some walls. Haven't really had any problems in general and would recommend. Only thing is there aren't too many restaurants nearby. You might have to go closer to Clarendon or elsewhere for more choices. Be aware though that people may throw parties which get noisy.
A very solid apartment
The staff are always very helpful and the property is very clean. It is pet friendly, but all the dogs I've seen have all been very well behaved and I have never heard another apartment's pet (or person) from my apartment.
There is an outdoor pool and (small-ish) gym on site that are free to use and exclusively for residents.
There is an underground parking garage beneath the building. The spots are on the smaller side, so compact cars can be a bit easier to manage. I have never had an issue with getting a spot.
It is located very near to the Ballston mall (< .2 miles). Once the mall re-opens after its renovations, it will be a great place to go. There are currently plenty of restaurants and gyms in the surrounding areas as well. The metro is 2 blocks away.
Great Apartment With No Commute
Management is very responsive and maintenance is quick to fix problems. There aren't any obnoxious parties and the community is clean. My only problem is that the first floor has pests (centipedes and spiders) and it gets loud/annoying when children play right outside your window.