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The Commons at Haynes Farm (formerly Avalon Arbor)

100 Arbor Drive, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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City Average
10/30/14
Verified Resident

I love coming home to this attractive, locally-convenient apartment complex. It's beautifully landscaped and maintained. The staff is friendly and efficient, ready to help answer our questions. The plants and flowers offer a lovely welcome. The Common Room and business space… Full Review ▶

09/26/14
Resident

I lived at the Common at Haynes Farm for 3 years. It was a good experience. The grounds were well maintained. They tried hard to keep on people to pick up their pets' excrement. They were very efficient with snow removal… Full Review ▶

01/25/14
Resident

I moved into The Commons at Haynes Farm almost 2 years ago. After looking at so many places to decide on, I decided on Haynes Farm. It's the best decision I made. My apartment was totally renovated before I moved in… Full Review ▶

01/22/14
Resident

We moved into Haynes Farm from Colorado during November 2012. We initially committed to a year lease because the office management was amazing during our quick visit to find a place to live, the units were newly remodeled, and it was… Full Review ▶

01/22/14
Resident

This is a great apartment property to live in. My family and I have been living here for over 4 years. The rents are affordable on almost all the units. The staffs are exceedingly nice and very professional. The gym is… Full Review ▶

10/30/13
Resident

Great place to live, very large rooms, a great value, very helpful staff, especially pleasing to work with Teigan Bain in the front office. Parking is never an issue, located near many stores, I would highly recommend living at this complex… Full Review ▶

09/05/13
Resident

I have been a resident for a short time at Haynes Farm. I find the staff very friendly and helpful. I have had only one maintenance request which was addressed immediately. The community is beautiful and quiet. I feel right at… Full Review ▶

05/22/13
Resident

I am in the process of moving out but I have lived at the Commons at Haynes Farm for 3 years. I moved here from GA to complete pharmacy school. From day 1 when I was a prospective resident, the staff… Full Review ▶

05/21/13
Resident

I moved here as part of a "family in transition". The location to main roads, stores, neighborhoods, and the downtown are conducive to maintaining one's place in the community. The staff members have been so friendly and helpful. I have only… Full Review ▶

04/27/13
Resident

I lived at Haynes Farm for 22 months. I really enjoyed my stay there. I felt it was very clean, attractive and well maintained. People that work there are very friendly and accommodating. All my problems were fixed quickly. I found… Full Review ▶

11/21/12
Resident

During your visit make sure you do the following: 1. Ask to see the indoor and outdoor basketball court 2. Make sure you visit between 5pm and 7pm (young kids running allover the parkinglot!) 3. Ask about the reviews in this… Full Review ▶

10/18/12
Resident

When we moved into Haynes Farms I was beyond excited. That quickly turned to frustration. We had things rattle off of our walls because the people above us stomped around so much. It sounded like a hurd of elephants almost every… Full Review ▶

10/17/12
Resident

I lived here for 2.5 years and enjoyed it for the most part. Biggest complaint was that I always had to park far from the apartment bldg #9. Basically there aren't as many parking spaces close to this building like at… Full Review ▶

07/20/12
Resident

Don't rent here. The money they ask for in rent and fee's is ridiculous. It is not worth the money, even in the refurbished apartments. The only good thing in the refurbished apts are the appliances. The carpet and fixtures they… Full Review ▶

03/19/12
Resident

They are under new management, and I have been living here for 6-7 years now. - I am ALWAYS at the pool in the summer. No problems. - The grounds are well kept - Maintenance is speedy and knowledgeable and helpful… Full Review ▶

03/09/12
Resident

I moved in almost a year ago and have been very happy with my choice. There has been a management change but I have noticed no difference in the way residents are handled. It's the same people in the office. Craig… Full Review ▶

02/29/12
Resident

There is a problem with all the amenities that these people advertise. The grills (only "available" in the summer) are never working and although many people report them broken they don't really care. Actually they announced that they are taking the… Full Review ▶

01/08/12
Resident

I lived here for 15 months. I recently moved out because I was able to afford a home. I had been very excited to move into this apartment at first. However, when I saw the apartments, I was unable to see… Full Review ▶

10/25/11
Resident

After reading some of these reviews, I think everyone needs to know this property has changed ownership and the new owners are making upgrades in the apartments and the landscaping. My apartment is beautiful, new cabinets and stainless appliances, ceramic tile… Full Review ▶

05/10/11
Resident

Well Happy 2013.In a few months we sign our third lease. I must commend and thank all the staff in the office and maintenance and everyone who helps to make Haynes Farm the beautiful place it is today. The new company… Full Review ▶

04/29/11
Resident

Ive lived at the commons for 3 yrs now, I absolutly love it here. office staff is great friendly take care of anything right away. Maintenance is fantastic well kept clean and quiet!!! Full Review ▶

03/13/11
Resident

I have been here 1 month and the apartment is o.k.. There are a couple of things that need to be updated, like very drafty window's and kitchen and bathroom fixtures. The real problem is the noise. You can pretty much… Full Review ▶

02/14/11
Resident

I am currently residing in an apartment in Shrewsbury, Ma. The Commons at Haynes Farm! Absolutely love it! The place is kept spotless. The management, and all the employees are extremely helpful and a joy to deal with. I higly recommed… Full Review ▶

02/05/11
Resident

The rent keeps on increasing drastically after every lease renewal. You may get some deals when you come in for the first time. But as your lease expires, they hike it by more than $100/month which is ridiculous. The stairways are… Full Review ▶

08/19/10
Resident

*The buildings are OLD. I know they look nice on pictures. *Quality of people-- There are two groups. 1. Professionals working for UMASS etc. staying at Haynes Farm temporarily. 2. Working class / Unemployed who cannot afford to buy a house.… Full Review ▶

08/03/10
Resident

I researched a handful of places in the area and finally decided to move to the Commons. I was hesitant because I read reviews online and was worried it would be a loud place to live. As a young professional -… Full Review ▶

07/29/10
Resident

I've lived in the Commons for the past year and had a very enjoyable experience. I feel the rent is a bit high for a one-bedroom, considering that the apts are older. Also, if you have a pet they charge you… Full Review ▶

07/23/10
Resident

I have lived here for 7 years and it is, without a doubt, the best apartment-style living in the metro west area. The management staff are helpful and courteous and strive to make this a quality home for those who reside… Full Review ▶

07/17/10
Resident

I agree with all the NO votes here. The overall complex looks nice and does sit in a fairly quiet neighborhood, assuming you don't get the apartments right along Route 9 (which I have one), but there are many downfalls to… Full Review ▶

06/16/10
Resident

There are many positive things about this apartment complex: it's quiet, the grounds are manicured nicely, there is a pool, and in-unit washer/dryers. HOWEVER, the management here is awful. When you first move in, your rent is pro-rated (e.g. I moved… Full Review ▶

11/23/09
Resident

while an ok community, corcoran mngt. who owns the property has recently adapted an new NON negotiable pricing system. current residents are gettin screwed when time to resign their lease. It also took them MONTHS to fix an outdoor lighting problem.… Full Review ▶

09/14/09
Prospective Resident

I found the apartment is a Lead Safe Homes from Health and Human Services. http://webapps.ehs.state.ma.us/Leadsafehomes/default.aspx Full Review ▶

07/08/09
Resident

I've lived here now for a little over a year (just renewed my lease) and am quite happy with my decision to stay. The maintenance staff is wonderful. Any time I had an issue they responded promptly and solved the problem… Full Review ▶

07/08/09
Resident

Fantastic place to live! I have lived here with my girlfriend for over a year now and happily signed a new lease last month. The property manager is wonderful, and her staff members are knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds are well… Full Review ▶

06/28/08
Resident

I lived at Avalon Arbor from 1997 summer to the summer of 2003 and I loved it. I made many good friends that I still have even though I moved out of Ma. I was one of the subsudized apartments and… Full Review ▶

05/30/08
Resident

The grounds are beautiful, I lived here for four years and have been a long-term corcoran resident. Haynes is far the best property in the Corcoran portfolio in the western massachusetts. The Leasing Staff are always friendly and willing to lend… Full Review ▶

02/28/08
Resident

I have been living here since December of 2007 and I am very happy here. My apartment was so clean when I moved in and the office staff is very friendly. The location is nice because its right off Route 9… Full Review ▶

02/07/08
Resident

I lived at the Commons for about 3 years. I loved living there, only left to pursue a new career. The apartment was great. I was always at the gym and in the pool, which were always very clean. Friendly neighbors… Full Review ▶

08/14/07
Resident

When we first moved in we loved it but there its declined in safety/noise. The playground, pool and green areas are great. Its also pet friendly and clean. The maintenance staff is always on hand to help and they are friendly.… Full Review ▶

01/27/07
Resident

I have been there for the past 7 years and can attest to the decline since the management change.

My fiance does not want me out alone after dark as he is afraid for me. There are large groups roaming at… Full Review ▶

07/12/06
Resident

I've lived here for two years. I am a professional who relocated to Worcester a couple of years ago. I planned on moving out after a year, but ended up staying more for convenience than for absolutely loving the place, but… Full Review ▶

07/11/06
Resident

I have been living here for the past 5 months, and I have to say that I am 100% going to renew my lease when my time is up. I searched for a long time to find a great apartment in… Full Review ▶

06/29/06
Resident

We are moving in two days due to the inhumane living conditions that we have been exposed too. we moved in last year due to a relocation and can not wait to get out. There is trash all over the place… Full Review ▶

06/01/06
Resident

Kicked out because owe 400 for three months
disabled. Full Review ▶

05/09/06
Resident

Long story short, don???t be fooled by the nice leasing office or the nice landscape and neighborhood around the complex- if you're a nice, professional, responsible family person, you probably will not enjoy living here.

Though the management claims proudly, these… Full Review ▶

03/19/06
Resident

If you want a nice place to live this is not the place for you! My husbands job relocated him to this area and we though this place was a dream come true! we have two young children and a dog… Full Review ▶

03/11/06
Resident

I have had a great experience living at the commons at haynes farm. The leasing staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The maintenence staff is very helpful and responds to requests in a timely manner. I would highly recommend this apartment… Full Review ▶

09/25/05
Resident

This is one of the most expensive places in the area, but not anywhere nearly as good as how it looks from outside. Management and maintenance don't bother to address service calls. There are a tons of small and big issues… Full Review ▶

08/30/05
Resident

I am surprised at the negative comments. I lived here for three years (2000 - 2003 ). I moved to worcester for issues completely unrelated to anything negative at avalon. As soon as I moved I knew it was a mistake.… Full Review ▶

05/19/05
Resident

I can't wait for the lease to expire on this apartment. It is not the type of place you expect to pay 1500 for a 3 br. When we moved in the cupboards were peeling and the wall was moldy. Management… Full Review ▶

09/20/04
Resident

My husband and I recently moved to the area from out of state, and we only had a day to find a place to live. We have a dog, so our options were limited, and we ended up choosing a two… Full Review ▶

06/21/04
Resident

Thanks.
I was looking tomove from ashford crossing and seriously considering this. Based on the money they want, I though this might be a clean and neat place.
Thanks guys I will stay away now. Full Review ▶

01/20/04
Resident

I have lived at Avalon Arbor for 1 1/2 years and can´t wait for my lease to be up. They have a subsidized living program, so think about the quality of people you will be living with. These people get to… Full Review ▶

08/26/03
Resident

My familiy used to live here as i had a job in the US. As our kids went to elementary and high school it was an advantage to have a nice infrastructure safe and close to our kids home.

I… Full Review ▶

02/16/03
Resident

Looked on line. Seemed too good to be true. 2 Bdrm W/ fireplace & balcony just over a grand. Washer & dryer in units... Cats & dogs welcomed... Right!!! THEIR ad said $1080 so when she said they had a deal… Full Review ▶

01/31/03
Resident

I lived at Avalon Arbor for 6 months during a transition period. I had a second floor unit with a fireplace. I found that for a one bedroom, it had a lot of storage: Huge walk-in closet, shed off the balcony,… Full Review ▶

01/03/03
Resident

I?ve lived at Avalon Arbor for a while. For the amount you pay in rent ($1500-2000) I wonder why anyone lives here. The apts look big- until you try to fit all your stuff in it. They tell you that it?s… Full Review ▶

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Property Description

Our apartments for rent at The Commons at Haynes Farm in Shrewsbury, MA are near I-90, I-495, Route 9, and the T station. It's easy to get to Worcester, Boston, Tufts Veterinary School, UMass Medical Center, and Shrewsbury schools. Visit Website

Amenities

  • Cats Allowed

  • Small Dogs Allowed

  • Large Dogs Allowed

  • Pool

  • Gym

  • Laundry On-Site

  • Laundry in Units

  • Community Center

  • Covered Parking

  • Uncovered Parking

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