Jul 31, 2013
The best thing about this place is how quiet my apartment was. I lived in a 4th floor 1 bedroom loft for 1 year 7 months. I hardly heard any noise unless someone was being overly loud in the hall way. Since I started my lease the rent increased by $200 per month. The also charge you for a utility package that seemed to range from $35-$45. It seemed like it would fluctuate a lot even when I wasn't home and away on business. The reason I left was due to the fact that the new building manager was unwilling to work with me on the rent price. When I was first given my renewal notice the rent was close to $1800 a month. When I went to put in my 30 day notice I saw the price for my apartment online at $1650. The office was unwilling to adjust my renewal to match what was online, forcing me to move next door at the BRE property. The amenities are not that great or abundant. They only have 2 grills which 1 was always broken and the other was always in use by someone. They would charge way to much to reserve the club house, close to $500. The spa heater would seem to have issues every other week. Late fees for rent are $75 and an apartment transfer is $500. After moving to the BRE property they only charge $30 for a late payment and $200 to transfer to another unit. Plus the club house rental is half the price. I don't think the price for the apartment was worth the quality of service and amenities offered.
A Google User
Nov 07, 2009
This is a really nice place to live. Rent's not all that bad. The apartments are really nice - granite countertops, walkin closets, laundry, gym, etc, etc. My unit is super quiet - but I'm not by the pool, which I hear is much louder. Parking is easy, there's is almost always guest parking. There are several break-ins in the parking lot. I don't know...,I think the place is great.
A Google User
Oct 19, 2011
I've lived here for two years, had no problems with parking or the parking garage in general. The grounds are well-manicured, the maintenance staff is extremely nice and very good at their jobs and the pool and the gym are never crowded. I've been here over a year and like it decently well. The negatives of Allure, in my experiences, have stemmed from the office staff. In my encounters with them, they are generally only pleasant when accepting your money. I've found them to be hostile, condescending and accusatory when a problem arises and unwilling to admit fault or even concede that problems often times are 50-50 issues. They are very charming when you tour the grounds and through the leasing process but generally seem unreceptive after you're locked into a lease. I've also noted that they seem to be very underhanded in business practices with me as they were unwilling to speak to me about renegotiating my lease because they knew the deadline for my decision was approaching rapidly and decided to ignore me rather than discuss it with me. So if you feel like the office staff has no bearing on your decision, I would recommend Allure. To have the best renting experience possible, however, I would recommend looking elsewhere.
A Google User
Oct 11, 2011
My Husband and Myself have lived at Allure Apts for well over 3 years and are very disappointed with many aspects. We hardly have time to make use of the Amenities because we are both busy professionals. But from what we HAVE witnessed and what we have experienced, this place is the pits! As for the Clubhouse, the LOVELY Management charges a fee of $450 to rent it out - per event - that's a $250 deposit and a "fee" of $200" - for an amenity that YOU should have rights to as a resident. Not to mention when you try to use the clubhouse, there are overfilled trashcans full of magets, and the TV & Stereo system hardly ever work. Oh, and if you do choose to rent the clubhouse, you are only allowed 10 guests for your event....REALLY, for $500???? The restrooms right outside the pool area - have never had permanent toilet paper holders/dispensers. Instead Management provides a LARGE roll of toilet paper that can be found rolling on the floor, behind the toilet seat, etc. Same with the paper towel dispensers - they are empty and Management places a stack of paper towels on the counter top. I have asked for this to be fixed more than 5 times - and still no results. No toilet seat covers, or hand soap. The pool is advertised as a "heated pool" and its rarely heated - and if & when you ask Management about the status, they always provide a LAME "it's being maintenanced" excuse???? The The gas grills - there is ALWAYS one out of order, and it takes Management FOREVER to get items fixed. there are vases that are not weighed down and have been broken several times and glued back together. You would think they would be replaced. The "Business Center" has a broken printer that has NEVER been replaced, and internet connection that requires a password - when you ask the Offiice Staff, they state they have no idea what the password is. Parking is an issue, but mainly because Management does NOT reinforce it as they should. There is also a problem with dog feces odor seeping thru the hallway carpets & cigarrette and WEED - yes marijuana - stench throughout the staircases and hallways! Clearly the Management team has stopped doing background checks on the Tenants because MOST RECENTLY, we had Orange P.D. Detectives & Investigators knocking on our door about neighbors use/distribution of illegal substances. There are soo many reasons that this place is despicable - but I don't want to be typing all day. Whenever I see potential new tenants I think - "You Poor People." As for Moses' comment from below, I am glad that you have been oblivious to all of the above. You are very lucky NOT to have been a VICTIM of Allure Apartments. But honestly, when I run into other tenants that have been there as long as I have, they have the EXACT SAME COMMENTS and CONCERNS as we do. Needless to say, we are moving out ASAP :-D
A Google User
Aug 20, 2011
I'm a 38 year old professional (lawyer) and I have lived at Allure for over 3 years. My wife and I just moved to a larger unit and we decided to stay at Allure becaue it's safe, it's clean, the office staff and maintenance staff have alway been nice to us, and they take care of service/repair requests immediately. It's a nice place to live. In response to the Feb 3, 2011 comment from Keith, I don't know what the circumstances were that caused the towing, but I have often seen people parked in places they should not be parked and have thought to myself, "I hope that car gets towed." For example, there were several times that the person who parks next to my spot was too far over into my spot, so I had to park in visitor parking, and sometimes people park their cars blocking the parking structure entrance to get their mail, or they park in a handicap spot and put their emergency blinkers on. Me, my wife, and our guests have always followed the parking rules and have never had any towing issues.