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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
Review of Ava Ballston Square
No very worth it. But living here is safe.
Avalon Irvine Review
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.
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.
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.
Great Amenities, Bad Management
The amenities at the apartment are what drew me to this place. The only downside is the very strict rules for using the roof/pool. We are only allowed 2 guests at a time. On top of this there is security in the lobby, but they are not very effective as I have seen theft and assault happen in front of me with the security guard just standing there.
A very good option for a student living alone.
The building isn't the newest and there are some times when that shows, but overall it is a solid living space. The apartment has a lot of natural light, the neighbors aren't too noisy when it counts. The location in relation to the school is unbeatable. The staff are also very kind and helpful and my maintenance requests have been resolved very quickly.
I appreciate the amazon hub and 24 hour doorman that keeps track of larger packages. I will say the lack of restaurants and early closing times in the area in general can be a bummer at times.
Great Building with Wonderful Amenities - Too Expensive and Bad Management
Wonderful amenities in a newly renovated room, with the building being renovated as well. Sadly, it costs quite a bit compared to other nearby buildings, and does not include amenities within rent (if it did, the pricing would at least make sense). The management truly sucks and I avoid dealing with them at all costs.
Do not rent
This apartment has a poor management team. It has been going on with 'projects' that deeply disturbs the enjoyment and peace of a home. I would not recommend this apartment to anyone, and will not live hear again myself. I had water leaking from ceiling, from the floor, a closet rack falling down etc.
The apartment is old and a bit outdated but the management is very responsive and you can't beat the location (and you pay for it)
Commute a Headache but Rent Worth It
One draw back to living so far from campus is that the commute can be frustrating and time consuming. But compared to what I would pay and get closet to campus, I find that for what I pay in rent and what I get in amenities, square footage, etc. more than offsets any commuting frustrations.