We've been here almost a year and we're ok with it. The rent is reasonable for this area, and our apartment looks nice. The families are friendly. Lots of kids around and they get a little loud in the evenings, but if you have kids or don't mind some happy laughter, that won't bother you. We had a mold issue and the office dealt with it reasonably quickly and followed up to make sure the problem was resolved. We LOVE the pool! We used it until November, then started back again in February. It is heated year round, though, and the water really is pretty warm. It's not a perfect apartment, but compared to some others in the area, it's really very nice.
Having spent 2 months, I must say it is a good place and at a good location (public transport and hitting the expressway). The office staff are responsive and get the work done. It serves the purpose!
Never rent this place, it increases the rental from 2500 to almost 3000 when we want to renew my lease after one year. Then we chose 3 months lease, it increases 10% again after 3 months.....
If I have a choice to put 0 star to it, I will do that thousands of times. I had my terrible experience in this apartments years ago, when I just arrived U.S. land, I rent an apartment unit here. But, I found bed bug in the unit, and found a lot evidence of bed bug nest, dead bed bugs bodies, etc, and my family also been bite by bed bugs for all around the arm and face. But, the most ugly thing is, when I went to the leasing office, they did not admit that's their issue, and they had tried to blame that on me, said I take the bed bugs to the unit. It's ugly, I found the bed bugs dead in the unit for more than months, which before I arrived U.S., how shame they were to blame that on me. I did not have any experience on rent apartment in U.S. at that time, if now happen on me, I will go to small court to sue them. So, very very bad apartment and veryvery poor management and services. Never think back to this apartments again. and strongly recommend to you: don't waste your time to move here, maybe lot of units already been spread bed bugs in the past year. Stay away from here.
They think they can get by with a "nice" smile and a firm handshake but the truth is they suck. When avalon owned it we had great community fun. Cooking classes in the vacant model viewing apartment...workout classes in the gym (that was years & years ago)...community pool parties with raffles. It was great. But now, we had to move because they are not worth the high rent. The bushes are growing over the sidewalk and the stairs so theres barely space to walk in some parts of the community. Theres dog crap everywhere because people dont keep after their animals. I actually knew some guy who was driving by another tenant with her dog..the dog 'went' right on the sidewalk and the tenant walked away with her little dog w/out picking up the mess on the sidewalk, so the guy in the car tells her to go back and pick it up! she does and later on the guy got the dogs mess, right back on his car. yes, thats right...the lady put the mess on the passer bys car. Great respectful tenants. People speed through the parking lot all the time so if you have kids be careful. Theres kids (preteens) hanging out smoking joints everywhere trying to be sneaky like we dont know what the smell is. Ive even seen them crawling under the big garbage storage bin thinking they were being sneaky there. People break into cars ALL THE TIME and they won't get cameras because of "legal reasons". Basically they don't want to be responsible for anything that happens and getting the cameras makes them liable for anything that happens. the list goes on and on but really, you don't have to take it from me, go 'head and try to move here and eventually you'll see the same thing.