- Does a great job at communicating with residents and trying to meet their needs and requests
- Management is quick and professional
Recent AvalonBay reviews
Clean and Roomy
The property itself is very clean and has a nice gym and pool. There is a convenience store and a dry cleaners in the same building. The apartment is very pet friendly, there are people walking dogs around the outside of the building all the time. The apartments are nice and you can tell the managers do a lot of up keep on them. Depending on what floor you are on and which direction you face, there are great views of Georgetown, Washington Monument, and the Capitol. The bedrooms, closets, and bathrooms are huge, but this takes space away from the common area. The kitchen is somewhat small and lacks storage space. The living room are is a good size, but you need to be strategic about furniture placement. There is in-house washer and dryer which is nice. Your internet options are limited.
A solid option if you want to live close to school
This is a very good place to live. Very close to GW Law school, apartments are spacious, and depending on their location in the building, can get a lot of light. The blinds are not very good at blocking out the light though, fyi. The building has a rooftop deck and small fitness center in the basement. Security is solid, need a keycard to get in the front and back entrances, and there are 4 elevators total, 2 in the front of the building 2 in the back. Lots of closet storage, but the kitchen has limited counter space, and only one outlet for appliances. Gas stove and a garbage disposal are nice. The finishings (cabinets/counters/flooring) are pretty mediocre, but for the price, amenities, and good location, it's a worthy trade off.
Convienence and unlimited printing
Great place conveniently located in Ballston Square. Unlimited printing. Great business center (4 PCs) and library (4 Macs). Small gym with essentials. Parking 60$. Pet fee $50/pet. Pool with good afternoon light. Limited lounge chairs near pool. Good customer services. 24 hour maintenance team. Very quiet apartments. All new leases are smoke free community.
Avalon Reston Landing
The community is quiet, clean, safe and friendly. The apartments are incredibly spacious and there is always parking right outside the apartment. The community is walking distance to Reston Town Center with plenty of restaurants, shops, a movie theater, and other activities. There is a Trader Joe's right across the street!!! And a large grocery store is a 5 min drive or 15 min walk away. There is a community 'gym' which is very small with some outdated machines but perfectly suitable for cardio and other exercises. There are also walking trails nearby and a small pond in the middle of the community with a trail around it. It is also an $8 Uber to the Weihle-Reston metro stop which is the last stop outside of the city. This is super convenient if you need to travel into the city for clinical or even just to explore. Commuters can also park at the metro for $4.50.
It's a great apartment in that the maintenance crew is super responsive. If something goes wrong in your apartment, they fix it right away. It's also pretty fancy and nice and has elevators, etc. The downside is that it's not cheap, but I chose to live there because of it's proximity to the trains. I can take the 2,3,A,C,F,D,Q, and R from my house. It takes me 20 minutes to get to school and if a train is not running it doesn't ruin my life. Also, I live right next to a movie theater, a Trader Joe's and a Target.
Full featured building, mid-level quality residence
The building offers decent amenities, like a 24 hour concierge and a fitness center (mainly cardio machines, a few dumbbells and a cable machine). Units are very decently sized for the price. The quality of the units is pretty average. Outdated appliances, low quality counters and cabinets, subpar heating and cooling. But nice hardwood floors, nicely cleaned and repainted before every new tenant. Maintenance is usually very responsive. Parking is not included, and pretty expensive, about $190 per month.
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.
Family friendly neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.