Recent AvalonBay reviews
all the facilities are old and maintenance service are bad
Last winter, it takes me three weeks and a lot of effort to let them fix a loud noise in my bedroom caused by the heating system. The fixing process was actually quite simple, it did not even cause them any money, but they just did not want to do it. Other facilities also frequently cause unexpected problems.
Great apartment for couples
I love this apartment complex. Everything is very close and it’s equidistant from the med center and the campus. I plan on living here throughout my entire med school career. Me and my partner live in a 1 bed/1bath + loft. It is extremely spacious and our loft this the perfect study space. This apt has 3 gyms and 3 pools for all of your workout needs. There are a plethora of grills and outdoor spaces as well.
Love it here
Great apartment, close to Wisconsin (bars, restaurants, grocery stores). Walking distance to campus (15-20 minutes). Not as much storage space, but pretty spacious layout.
Great spacious apartments. Helpful front desk staff. Quick to do repairs. Gym and laundry in the building. Can register with DMV for street parking or pay with apartment building
Nice apartment and location
Good location close to metro so it's easy for commuting to McLean but also very easy to get into DC. Can walk to Whole Foods in 7 minutes, and Trader Joe's in 11. Apartment is nice and quiet. Things haven't broken so that's good too. A lot of other ADPs live in the area so it's really easy to hang out.
Very responsive management, location could be better
Management at this place is amazing. Very responsive to maintenance requests and it's a clean, quiet place to live. However, it can be a bit too quiet at times even for an introvert. They have community events about once every 3-4 months but everyone mostly stays to themselves. The location is close (but not walkable) to the Mclean Capital One offices, but not near much else (it's about a 15 minute walk to the silver line and the area is mostly office park). You will definitely need a car if you live here. Also, you will get basically no cell phone reception in the building common areas or even in some apartments.
Location is good, rent is fair for area, apartments are variable, many have not been renovated and appliances are in need of repair. Gym facility is good, walkable to Capital One offices w/ shuttle and Harris Teeter. Never had a problem with management.
Luxury spending so-so living
It is advertised as luxury apartment but not much feeling except for the hallway decoration. Amenity is on the good side with an excellent gym. View is okay(at least from my room)
Good Area, Decent Apartment
The apartments are pretty large and have updated fixtures, but you're paying for the location more than anything else. You're right in the Mosaic District and they have tons of restaurants, shops, and a movie theater. Management is friendly in person, but tends to be very reserved and unhelpful via email/phone. Maintenance can also be super slow, and they'll let themselves into your apt without permission. They busted in at 3 am one night because of a water leakage issue and didn't try calling or knocking first. Its about a 25 minute walk from the metro (but they have a shuttle on work days)
Awesome building Okay location
I found this apartment because I wanted to live on the west side and didn't prioritize work commute. There are a few things I love about this building: those at the front desk are extremely helpful, friendly, candid. Maintenance requests are completed relatively quickly and it's much quieter compared to other parts of Manhattan. However, it's a bit far from lots of things namely grocery stores, gyms, and shopping. While the 7 and M23 are there, it is still a bit of a chore to go places. It is amazing to be next to the Highline, though.
Nice Place to Live
The staff at Archstone Toscano is great. They respond well to any issues that arise and will communicate with you. The complex is nice and clean for the most part. Many of the residents are families and people who work in the medical center. The complex is safe as well. There were some car break ins recently, but that was the first time I’ve had that occur since moving into my apartment in July 2017. My main issue with the apartments is how thin the walls are. You can easily hear your neighbors’ talking, music, and tv. However this is only really an issue depending on the neighbors you have.
Good for the time being
It's a decent apartment, and the staff are all very friendly and know us by name. The main thing that I don't like is that there's not really cafes/restaurants/bars in the immediate area, although it's not too far from DUMBO or Brooklyn Heights. I plan to stay while I'm a student, but am definitely planning on moving somewhere more lively when I have a job.
Great place to live!
I really love my apartment and my building's management. I am less than a block away from the courthouse metro station which puts me about 10 minutes away from GWUH. My neighbourhood is quiet but there are still many things to do nearby. Avalon Courthouse has a great resident lounge, gym, and pool. It is also very dog friendly.
Pricey, But Great Apartment and Management
AVA Van Ness is a little pricey, especially considering its distance from GW, but the management is great and truly cares about residents. They have monthly social events. Management responds to any issues residents have with their unit promptly and the apartment complex is always updating and improving units. It is a pet-friendly apartment, located right next to a Giant food and a red line metro stop. There is a small gym in the apartment. Each unit is pretty large, with a big bedroom. It takes about 25 minutes to get to GW from AVA Van Ness, using the metro. It takes about 15-20 minutes to get to GW by driving.
The Statesman is certainly pricier than housing in other neighborhoods, but you can't beat the convenience in terms of proximity to school. Studio units are relatively small, depending on what you're used to, but the space is very workable. The kitchen is particularly small. The building is mostly GW students so some nights there may be music or noise in the hallway but it's isolated and brief so it's never been a problem for me. In my experience, management is very helpful and responsive. There's an online system for maintenance issues and other things, like paying rent, guest permission, etc. There is a small gym and rooftop space; laundry room is big and kept clean. Overall, I think it's a good, well-managed building and if you want to be close to school, it's absolutely perfect.