- Does a great job at communicating with residents and trying to meet their needs and requests
- Management is quick and professional
Recent AvalonBay reviews
Fun, modern, community-oriented apartment building with amazing amenities!
This is our (me + my husband) second year living in our one bedroom apartment in West Chelsea. After two years at the AVA Highline, we plan on living here for many more! The apartment itself is a large 1-bedroom apartment, located on the 7th floor (with southwest exposure); complete with floor-to-ceiling windows; open kitchen with plenty of counter space; in-apartment washer + dryer; and lots of space (700+ square feet, to be exact) for entertaining. The building itself is very new (we were among the first residents to move in), with state-of-the-art amenities, including a rooftop lounge, with views of the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center; a backyard with barbecues, a fire pit, and a ping pong table; ample lounge space in the lobby; bike storage; an in-building gym; and even a pet-wash station (yes, it's a pet-friendly building too ($600 one-time fee for each pet). Management is also incredibly involved and responsive to any and all of our needs: from maintenance issues; to package acceptance; to throwing community-building mixers and events. The residents themselves skew towards the younger side, which is something important to keep in mind (i.e. potential issues with noise, etc.). Otherwise, life at AVA has been nothing short of amazing; and I would definitely recommend this building to anyone looking for a fun, modern place to live in Manhattan.
Great Location and Space
Close to the ACE1NQR trains, Columbus Circle, Times Square.
Lots of closet space, excellent doormen. Building has a gym and a pool. You can negotiate for free gym membership, there's also a nice social lounge and quiet lounge for work. Oh yea, also a sauna in the lockerroom.
The doormen are excellent, they know the residents very well and always have a smile on their faces to greet you. Service requests are responded within 24 hours as guaranteed.
Smart & Modern Design
AVA Highline is more than a home. Living here feels quite luxurious. My boyfriend and I were the first residents to move into our apartment. We have a very large terrace (for New York) which is hard to come by in the city. The design of our apartment is modern with an efficient and smart design. I love the convenience of the gym on the main floor. The outdoor amenities are also very nice, although rarely used by my boyfriend and I since we have our own private oasis. Very friendly staff. My only complaint is the constant construction that is going on in this area. Since we moved, I wake up to construction every day from the new Zaha Hadid building. We used to have an open view, but now look directly at the building. Other than that, which is beyond the AVA's control, I love living here.
Great, quiet building
Great, quiet building with good amenities and an excellent location. Easy access to the 7 or 1 trains and just one avenue from the Hudson River walkway. The blocks around the building are a little empty right now, but except the area to be booming in 1-2 years.
Great Building, Ok Location
The building itself is very clean and the apartments are nice. Not updated since it was built, but they still have fairly modern appliances and fixtures. Amenities are nice and clean as well.
The building is pretty far from the subway, but the neighborhood seems fairly safe.
Paying for amenities you can't get anywhere else!
I've really enjoyed living at AVA! I haven't been able to find an apartment in the same neighborhood that has a washer/dryer in the apartment, HUGE bathroom, spacious closet, brand new kitchen and outdoor terrace for the rent price I am paying. Great building and amenities! Sometimes in the summer there can be a lot of noise with parties on other terraces or in the outdoor backyard but that is also kind of expected. Additionally, the area has a lot of construction going on so sleeping in is not super peaceful on the weekends!
Great view of the city - wonderful apartment building
Huge windows facing East flood the place with light during the day and give an astonishing view of Midtown and the Empire State Building. The building and amenities are functioning very well, and there is a wonderful roof deck on the building. Love the area as well - Bergamote on the ground floor, and plenty of wonderful restaurants all around.
Family friendly neighborhood.
Location and safety
I love my apartment because it's in a wonderful location and feels safe. It was important for me to live in a doorman building since I'm living by myself. The amenities (gym and rooftop) are lovely but not strictly necessary. The apartment has new finishes and high ceilings, lots of light. I love it overall!
Good, but not great
If you don't mind dogs barking occasionally, this place is pretty good. The management does hike the rent every year by an significant percentage, so don't get fooled if you get a good deal for the first year! At this point I am paying about the same I'd pay for a similar apartment in Manhattan. However, this building does have a few advantages that not many others can offer. First, all non-studio apartments in the building have a washer and dryer in the units. Second, the building is not far from the waterfront - if that's your thing, it is actually a very great location. Third, the area is very safe and feels somewhat suburban compared to Manhattan. It is a nice escape from the city without going too far. Finally, the building has a decent 24-hours gym. Overall, I'd recommend the place to a friend, but I do think they charge a bit too much.
Better community and everything compared to what you can get at city with same price
Great community! Very high value for what you get at the price you pay
Great apt, but not in NYC
If you have a spouse who works in New Jersey, Avalon North Bergen is a great option for still being able to get into NYC, with a bus to Port Authority right outside the building. The amenities, such as access to the fitness center and community lounge, and the leasing office accepting packages on your behalf, are great!
Coming from NYC where cost of living is super expensive, being in this apartment is definitely bang for your buck! Very spacious for what I used to pay for back on the East Coast!
VERY pet friendly which is a PLUS for sure! The dogwalk is GREAT!!!
Its close to AU which is ideal for students, however their constant presence does take a toll on the building. Weekends are very loud. Rent in pricy but - hey - we live in DC. View is amazing and there are often beautiful sunsets. It's a good temporary place, but I wouldn't want to live here forever.
Avalon The Albemarle is conveniently located near metro and bus stops, and is also easily accessed by car. For someone who commutes out of the city and into MD, I have no trouble getting where I need to be. The staff at the Albemarle is wonderful. Their office is always responsive to my inquires, and I love stopping by the front desk just to chat with the concierges. All maintenance requests have been attended to in a timely manner, generally within 24 hours. The apartment is spacious and well-maintained. I'm so happy that I moved in here!