I found the entire Avalon Princeton Junction community to be one large scam on how they can just get more and more money out of the tenants, especially upon departure. They claimed I never gave them my 60 day written notice (on a 90 day lease, by the way) and assessed me an extra $1000 in rent upon leaving. I left in on the desk in the rental office when no one was there and they misplaced it. Their word against mine. However, they all knew I was not renewing anyway. I am a professional person who has never experienced such a scam type of mentality ever in a community. They will also try to nickle and dime you with the inspection walkthrough at departure and charge you for items that are not even there. I protested the additional charges and they would not give in. We are not talking a few $$, we're talking literally $1000 extra dollars. I would think that most tenants would never see their security deposit monies back ever. Simply an awful way to do business, especially in such an upscale community like Princeton. I told them I would make this experience Public, and this is only the beginning.
Facilities, staff, location were excellent and friendly. Everything is very well maintained, clean, and new. Maintenance was very responsive. The down side - my rent increased every year, more than 50% in 4 years. On one occasion there was a rent payment discrepancy resulting in double rent being deducted from my account, after which both payments were denied. Despite the error being on their side and my immediate payment, I was threatened with possible harsh measures in letters and voice mails. So the onsite staff - excellent. The offsite payment offices - a bit cold. If you are not planning to stay more than 1 year, it is probably ideal. P.S. Don't lose your gym fob! I did not bring mine and they charged $75 for it! I know for a fact these things take seconds to program - hell, I watched them program mine. Apparently they will gouge whatever they can.