DO NOT LIVE HERE! I repeat, DO NOT MOVE INTO AVESTA CAPELLA! This review is as of July 23, 2015. Management is shady and no one in the office will ever be able to help you. Not to mention, the "manager" (who's somehow a man and a woman depending on who you speak with which makes you wonder if they even exist) is never in and doesn't even have a number to be reached at. I've had nothing but hell since moving in. First they didn't have my apartment ready on move-in day (I actually had to call APD for them to give me my keys). Then I've had problem after problem with maintenance concerns (pest control mainly). Once maintenance even entered my apartment without informing me and left the apartment unlocked and unattended. After all of that, my lease is up in August and I've been asking for a renewal form since June. I finally got the renewal form on JULY 20th and it states I have to give 60 day notice for vacating the apartment (but remember they only gave me the renewal form July 20th). Not to mention they refused to put a screen door on my patio door, they haven't fixed the front gate in months and the "security" doesn't even do their job. They may make one trip around the complex and that's it. Let's also add that they have the worst parking rules an apartment can have. They claim its for safety but hasn't fixed the front gate since the near year started. The ENTIRE complex has to share maybe 15-20 visitor parking spaces. And please do let a friend or family member visit, Avesta has to have a deal with J&J Towing because they're always trolling trying to tow someone's car. Now about the laundry sites. There are two laundry sites in the complex, however for some reason the one of the back near my building is always closed. The front office staff have the keys to open it and just won't. Also, they installed new machines that now require a card (the card is $5 and only comes with $2 on it) WITHOUT informing residents. When asked why we weren't informed the front office staff told me they did't know they had to inform us (-___-). Also, you can only get the cards in the front office. This means you can only get the card during business hours. Once again, DO NOT LIVE HERE. There are better options in Austin that are still affordable! Trust me! I'm a recent graduate and I wanted to save money. I've found way better options with the same rent prices or maybe a bit higher (but you get what you pay for). Don't make the same mistake.
Moving here was my first apartment so there was Alot that i didnt know much about. I worked with Michelle in the office, made me feel very welcomed and gave me much information that was very detailed so i never had any questions. i am in the with the loft apartment that i moved into, its spaceous and it was very clean and i was able to move in a day after my application. I am very pleased so far.
I can't believe the apartments will put up banners and try making it look nice living when in fact what needs attention is the families who lives here . ATTN owners of Avesta, fix the gate !! For crying out loud please please please fix the front gate . how many cars must be stolen ? How many times will the police not catch these thieves coming in here at night to vandalize what I own ?! Stupid security does one round and they're gone .HORRIBLE APARTMENT TO LIVE IN . THEY'LL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND LET CROOKS STEAL ! AT YOUR EXPENSE! . . oh let's not forget the newest neighbors , ROACHES!! SOON AS CONTRACT IS DONE IM LEAVING ASAP !!
Overall, I've had a pleasant experience here. The staff is very nice, most of the time. Everyone has their bad days, but it's nothing to bad. Rent is reasonable, as well as the allocated water bill. A good place to be if it's your first apartment, and you're single. If you don't have a car, the commute to the bus stop is well within walking distance, so no problems there. Neighbor's are pretty chill, so that's a plus. And they hold community events for the holidays, so it's very family friendly as well. It has its ups and downs, but all in all, not a bad place to live.
I wish I would have read more reviews about this piece of shit apartment before I moved in. If you're thinking about moving in here, let me make it easy for you, THIS PLACE IS A PIECE OF SHIT!!!! It has the WORST MANAGMENT I have ever seen in my life. Honestly, the only reason I even signed with this dump in the first place was because I needed an apartment right when I turned 18 and with no credit I didn't have many options. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL MY LEASE IS UP! The staff here is pretty much CRAP! With the exception of like 2 employees… I am so serious, don't waste you're money on this heap of crap.