Recent AvalonBay reviews
Great place to live
This is a great place to live and it's right off of 395. It's only 7 miles from Howard's campus and on a bad day may take about 45 minutes if you're driving. Rent includes free rides on ART which drops you at the Pentagon where you can take the Yellow line to campus. They have a state of the art gym and pool. Its walking distance from Giant grocery store and a 5 min drive to Del Ray, Pentagon City, and Crystal City with lots of shopping including Pentagon City Mall and several eateries.
Highly recommend. Great staff and beautiful apartments. We moved into our two bedroom 18 months ago and couldn’t be happier. Whenever we have any request or issue the staff is very responsive and willing to help. Lastly, the gym in the lobby is top notch!
Well run apartment but expensive
I've enjoyed living here- it's quiet, close to campus and well run. Any maintenance issues are quickly resolved. However, they have increased our rent each year by a significant amount (~$200/month increase with each lease renewal).
Great but for a few things
Great but wish there was free laundry! Bonus would be a pool or free parking.
Love it here
I love this building. We definitely pay a lot for rent, but honestly the perks of living in downtown brooklyn are worth it. Pretty much every train comes here - I never have an issue getting to school and it takes me about 20 minutes. Also, the building itself is really nice, has multiple lounges, a dog walk, a gym (which is extra), and we're right next to the NYU Brooklyn campus so there's a gym there and I believe a doctor's office.
Great community to live in!
I love living at the Avalon Courthouse Place. The staff is extremely friendly and responsive. Even though the apartments aren't updated, it's still a very comfortable place to live. The metro station is less than a block away and Wholefoods is within a 10 minute walk. Easy commute to the city and quiet neighborhood.
Avalon Courthouse Place provides solid value for the area and proximity to the metro. It's about $300+ cheaper per month than apartment buildings only a street away, the metro is one block away, and the staff is friendly, helpful, and prompt. The property doesn't have any bells and whistles. It's a little older, and the building's hallways, elevators, etc., could use a little bit better maintenance, but the units are clean and pretty spacious. It also only takes about 30 min between walking out of my door and being in class at MSB, using the metro (one stop from Courthouse to Rosslyn) + the GUTS shuttle. It's convenient and pleasant!
Great location, expensive rent
The statesman is in a great location for law students. The front desk staff is very friendly, and management is responsive to issues. I think the rent for a studio is very high, especially after the rent increase after my first year of living here. My studio is a good size, 625 square feet, but it’s still hard to justify the rent considering this isn’t a luxury building by any means
We love living here!
Amazing staff, decent building. For our price point and area, we are paying a really great rate for our 800ish sqft 1br apartment. While they aren't the nicest places (no luxury counter tops, galley kitchen, carpeted apartments) they are very clean and well kept, and maintenance works incredibly fast in order to keep them that way.
The front desk is always there to assist and the concierges are all incredibly personable, organized and knowledgeable. The leasing office and property managers are always quick to respond as well and are happy to address any issues (which are usually rare) that come up.
The building is undergoing a construction project to update the facade, and while living here during that isn't the best time, they have done absolutely everything to ensure we are well taken care of and the interruption to our daily lives is minimized. The building updates have been relatively quick and the new building face looks really great!
We plan to renew our lease (for the first time ever) and would absolutely recommend living here.
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.
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.
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.