Recent AvalonBay reviews
The new management is the worst.
Beautifully renovated apartments, spacious, good parking lot, great area, right between Wollaston and Quincy Center T stops, pool, gym
Close to school
Great proximity to campus without having to deal with the mess of commuting and the T. However, area is dangerous at night and not much of a neighborhood. Building is newer and very energy efficient. Management is very responsive but not of a community in the building.
Great building and building staff, a bit far from campus
I love living at Avalon Courthouse. The staff is stand-out and bend over backwards to take care of you and your unit. Special shout-out to Frank! Amenities are good - gym is fairly well outfitted; pool gets good sun and has a fun, but relaxed vibeThe building is a bit older; package delivery is secure; parking and additional storage is available for a small additional fee.
The building is a bit on the older side, but the layouts are great (and thee closets!) and generally a better value than other buildings in the area, particularly newer builds. The building is showing some age - elevators have been a bit unreliable and the jacuzzi was not in service over the summer - but overall I have been happy with the living experience.
The biggest drawback is it is a little less convenient to campus than I expected. It's about a 15-minute walk to the Rosslyn shuttle. Alternatively, you can walk all the way (45 min), e-bike (15-20min), Uber (7min). Also, fewer students live in the Rosslyn/Courthouse area than I expected and I find I'm in DC most weekends, so as much as I love the building, I plan to move into DC proper at the end of my lease.
Great starter apartment
The unit is spacious with nice appliances. There’s a balcony with a washer/dryer outside, which is a big plus. The included Internet has never given me problems. The maintenance team is nice and fast to respond to any issues. There are sometimes noise issues with the unit from other loud residents, and you can hear the 101 freeway in the distance, but it’s a faint white noise.
Great location, so-so management
It's a good spot that is just outside of DC. The commute to campus isn't terrible but could be better. There is a gym in the complex and two pools. However, the pools are only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Management team is iffy on getting in touch with unless you go into the physical office and stand in front of someone to help you.
Eaves mission ridge Review
Good for the price!
Close to DC; Does Pretty Well
Avalon is a great community to live in. It's usually quiet. It's far enough from DC to not feel swallowed by the city, but close enough to get into DC when you need.
Several pools and a gym are as well. However, the pool is only open between Labor Day and Memorial Day. There are garages for parking, but sometimes the garage doors are broken. There has been a string of people breaking into vehicles since the garage door was open.
Avalon Ballston Square Review
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Avalon Irvine Review
No very worth it. But living here is safe.
This faculty is pretty good. There are many intersecting community events
I don't know
The amenities are perfect, safe environment. Delivery and parking are not as expected.
Clean, Eventful Area Close to Metro
It is pricey here. I will not lie about that, but it is in close proximity in walking (5 to 10 minutes walk) to the metro, small stores for shopping, a walking trail, a theatre, and several grocery stores. The neighborhood is lively nut not too noisy and if you drive a car, you are not to far from the interstate.
Decent location but could do without the undergrads
Overall, my apartment is a nice apartment that has a decent kitchen and bathroom along with an in-unit washer and dryer. However, I wish that I was closer to campus and the street that I lived on had more street lights. Massachusetts Ave is poorly lit at night, and it is incredibly difficult for me to navigate back to my place at night. In addition, on Friday and Saturday nights my neighbors, who are mostly undergrads love to party at night. Outside of my door, I can hear a ton of screaming and yelling, which is incredibly disruptive to me. I wish that AU offered an apartment complex or dorm that was exclusively for grad students and had a bus that would take students directly to campus.