The pipes in Avalon Courthouse burst at least once a winter, flooding many of their apartments and sometimes taking the elevators out of commission for a while. I've lived here for 3 years and had my apartment flooded as many times on the 20th floor (the flooding usually goes down several floors effecting a wide berth of apartments). I've talked to other residents of the building, both new and veteran, they have also suffered the disaster that is having a flooded apartment. Management consistently acts like this is part and parcel with having an apartment and makes no effort whatsoever to offer any sort of consolation for the inconvenience, despite numerous conversations. The main cause of this issue is that the hallways are never properly heated (or cooled) in the building, which not only causes inefficient heating and cooling of the apartments leading to high utility costs year round ($150+/mo for electricity), but causes the sprinkler pipes in the ceiling to burst when the temperatures drop too low. I've talked with management multiple times about this and every time there is a promise that the situation will be remedied and it is not. Last winter I recorded the temperate of the hallway and it was under 50 degrees F. Last year they tried to raise my rent by about 10% ($210) and "compromised" at only raising it by about half that after two floodings. This year they are again unwilling to make any concessions in rent price (even just not raising it by a significant amount).
Great location and friendly staff. Be warned, the pipes on the 20th floor have burst twice in two years flooding several apartments over several floors (20 thru 12). My apartment and personal property sustained notable damage both times. Neither time were my carpets replaced or cleaned, except by me. Elevators are constantly undergoing maintenance or out of order. Hugely inconvenient for a building with over 525 units. After four years, I've had enough and will probably be moving out at the end of my term.
I have been living at Avalon Courthouse Place for three years and just signed my fourth lease. We cannot imagine living anywhere else when it comes to being in Arlington. The metro is a 5-minute walk, and GW Parkway/66/50/395 all intersect in the area. DC is easily assessable with a 15 minute cab ride. The pool is great, community activities are a hit, and rent is well within the market of the area. Maintenance knows their craft and fixes any issues within 24 hours.
I just moved to Avalon Courthouse Place a few weeks ago from another Avalon property. I have been with Avalon for 3 years now and did not consider any other company during my search. The common areas are great, the apartments are spacious and the maintenance team is fantastic. The property is pet friendly but everyone seems to respect the property and keep their pets to designated areas. I have and will continue to recommend Avalon to my friends.
Overall, great experience. Building has great amenities, helpful staff, and is located close to public transportation and within walking distance of shops, bars, and restaurants.
Avalon Courthouse Place, a short walk to the Courthouse Metro, offers spacious one and two bedroom Arlington apartments with excellent amenities like private patios, large walk-in closets, plush wall-to-wall carpeting, separate dining rooms and deluxe kitchens. Superb community facilities include a split-level pool, a high-tech business center, a library, the sports club and much more. The combination of amazing features and a professional on-site staff makes Avalon Courthouse Place the ideal choice.
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