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Avondale Apartments

8301 Ashford Blvd., Laurel, MD 20707
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City Average
12/08/14
Verified Resident

The Manager and staff make you feel welcomed. You always feel safe in the building and community. The fitness area is always clean and the equipment is functional.The common area in the lobby is quiet, clean and welcoming to your guest.… Full Review ▶

11/21/14
Verified Resident

Friendly staff. Clean building and grounds. Safe!!!! Would recommend to any family. My apartment is extremely spacious and my neighbors are quite. Prime location near new Laurel Mall!! Located close to the BW Parkway and 95/495! We love it!!! Full Review ▶

11/19/14
Verified Resident

Amenities are great, and the apartments are really nice and safe. Haven't had any major issues. The staff took care of all cpncerns immediately. I would definitely recommend this property to someone, and I actually did. My best friend and her… Full Review ▶

11/07/14
Verified Resident

Awesome..............................................?????? Full Review ▶

11/07/14
Verified Resident

I moved in not too long ago, but so far I think the staff is friendly and welcoming and the rates are reasonable for the admenities that I receive. I like how secured the premises are. I feel safe. I also… Full Review ▶

11/03/14
Verified Resident

I am here on a one year work assignment. I have recomended Avondale to my co-workers who will follow me to this area. I left Village at Odenton due to the noise between units and location. I have no suggestions for… Full Review ▶

10/30/14
Verified Resident

We have not fully moved in as yet. We were invited by a friend for a luncheon at the location and we were impressed of the cleanliness of the building. Our friend was very pleased and we decided to check it… Full Review ▶

10/30/14
Verified Resident

The Property Manager made our move so easy. She went through everything again which made us really comfortable. They have carts at the near the lobby which made it a lot easier on our move. The grounds as well as the… Full Review ▶

10/15/14
Verified Resident

Very well maintained apartment. People in the leasing office are friendly and very responsive for our queries. Maintenance people are very prompt in resolving our issues. They gave better deals when we moved in. Laurel mall is just a minute walk… Full Review ▶

10/13/14
Resident

Been here since 2012 and it's been a great experience. Maintenance is timely, staff is friendly and helpful, and the neighborhood is nice. Not too much more you could ask for in a community. I truly have no complaints. Full Review ▶

10/11/14
Verified Resident

Great management. And friendly environment.No notice. Elevator is available. Mail service.great staff. Enough parking. Feeling safe in the building. Better communication with staff. The view.easy access Total support of caring stuff to apt, by providing cart. Full Review ▶

09/30/14
Verified Resident

For the small time that I have been here, everyone has been kind. It is nice to have the carts on site to help with move in and move out, and having someone at the front desk has been very helpful.… Full Review ▶

09/18/14
Verified Resident

This is an extremely friendly place to live, it feels at times like a college dorm because everybody speaks. When we had a lot of snow people were very helpful digging each other out and having fun. The morning breakfast and… Full Review ▶

09/02/14
Verified Resident

I have experienced at least 4 management companies of this property. And none have compared to when I moved here in 1997. Bozzuto Group was a caring and professional property management company. (Property and residents. The property is really not kept… Full Review ▶

08/12/14
Verified Resident

So far, things have been great in this apartment! I enjoy the view and the quiet. However, I keep finding things that are wrong with the apartment, such as drawers or appliances. On the whole, though, so far this has been… Full Review ▶

07/30/14
Verified Resident

Everyone from staff to fellow residents have been so friendly and extra helpful. Moving in has been super easy with the availability of carts and huge elevators. It's been a great experience so far! It's one of the only high rises… Full Review ▶

07/28/14
Verified Resident

I have lived at the Avondale community for 10 years. During this time I have had no complaints. I have always enjoyed the staff and courteous maintenance employees who tend to your needs. I would recommend this community to anyone who… Full Review ▶

07/25/14
Verified Resident

I have enjoyed staying in the Avondale since moving there in 2012. The staff is friendly, the concierge is amazing, and the residents are a joy to be around. Whenever you are in the elevator people speak to you, and I… Full Review ▶

06/02/14
Verified Resident

Avondale use to be highly-regarded as a luxury apartment building, but that stature has diminished in recent years. The property is in a prime location and should seek to regain that reputation. Proximity to the new mall is a major benefit.… Full Review ▶

05/09/14
Resident

I've been a resident for over 4 years and really enjoy living at the Avondale. Management is very friendly and accommodating to the needs of it's residents. Anytime I've had an issue it's addressed quickly and thoroughly. The complex is nice,… Full Review ▶

05/05/14
Verified Resident

My experience in this community has been a positive one. The staff attnens to my needs quickly and efficiently. The staff as well as the residents are pleasant and friendly. My only complaint is the rent increase without any added value… Full Review ▶

04/28/14
Resident

Do not listen to any of the comments telling you this apartment is a great place to live. They are all made up by the staff at Avondale in order to trap people into living here. They will tell you one… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
04/24/14
Verified Resident

I love this community. So serene, quiet, & peaceful. when I first came here, I Did not know what to expect but the property is so beautiful and I love the fact that they have a concierge 24/7 & laundry and… Full Review ▶

04/01/14
Verified Resident

I am new to the community and I absolutely love the space, area and staff. Everyone has been very friendly and the apartment is awesome. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend. I feel safe in this community and… Full Review ▶

03/10/14
Verified Resident

so far so good; apt looks small at first but honestly fits alot. i moved in a few days ago. the apartment was very clean. the hall ways are very quite. the gym is virtually empty when im there. there is… Full Review ▶

03/03/14
Verified Resident

I have lived in the Avondale for over seven years now. The staff have always been courteous and caring, and always prompt with service when I needed it. I am disabled and they are always very helpful! I also find Avondale… Full Review ▶

02/05/14
Resident

DO NOT COME HERE ROACHES AND CONSTANT WATER SHUT OFFS! Some may not care but when you pay close to $1400 for an apartment infested with roaches, hallways that are not vacuumed (you see dirt from previous days all over the… Full Review ▶

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12/31/13
Verified Resident

This is a great apartment. It's very quiet, clean, friendly neighbors and great staff. It also has great amenities. Maintenance staff is efficient and courteous. They have addressed all my minorl issues. This was a great decision choosing this community. I… Full Review ▶

12/05/13
Verified Resident

I have lived in other apartments and this has been the best experience I have had. The place is well maintained and I have never seen trash or clutter anywhere. What I like best is the management and staff who are… Full Review ▶

11/24/13
Resident

I love the staff here. They are friendly and try their best to work with during the application process. I feel like this is the perfect place for those who are looking for luxury on a budget style living. The amenities… Full Review ▶

11/19/13
Verified Resident

The staff is very helpful and friendly. They made my move in experience easy and wonderful. I would recommend Avondale apartments to anyone I know. My apartment has an amazing scenic view that I enjoy going to bed and waking up… Full Review ▶

11/14/13
Resident

I have lived in Avondale coming up on three years. I have and definitely would recommend to a friend. The staff are always friendly,courteous and professional.They create a family oriented enviroment. I can honestly say that I haven't had a problem… Full Review ▶

11/11/13
Resident

It's 2:45 in the afternoon on Monday 11/11, Veterans Day and the water is cut off. No notice to residents or anything. I go to use the bathroom and the toilet will not flush. I go to the sink and the… Full Review ▶

10/31/13
Resident

Wait till they find a permanent solution to the nuisance water problems. Call back to this website in a few weeks to see what the reviews say. Full Review ▶

Manager Response
10/16/13
Verified Resident

I moved from a house, my only complaint is the manager at the time, would not replace the living room and main bedroom carpets -- that the previous tenant has messed up. I had to clean the carpets myself before I… Full Review ▶

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10/16/13
Verified Resident

It looks nice on the outside and a good location, but you can get better in the laurel area for the price. but there are always issues with the water, maintenance is slow, it took months to get things fixed in… Full Review ▶

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10/14/13
Resident

Don't come here. Several times every month, NO WATER OR NO HOT WATER! All you hear is, "sorry for the inconveniences". You still have to pay your rent and water bill but the advice management gives you when you call to… Full Review ▶

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09/25/13
Verified Resident

This is a good apartment community to rent in. Management staff is friendly, and very responsive to inquiries, service requests etc and communication are timely. The gym is well equipped, and the lounge has nice seating area with cable. No complaints.… Full Review ▶

09/21/13
Resident

Don't trust the people at the front desk. They are nice but ignorant. You can give them 180 days notice that you are leaving at the end of your six month lease and they will repeatedly tell you everything is fine,… Full Review ▶

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09/11/13
Resident

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING FIRST: I would recommend but with caution. I have lived here for a year now and I can honestly say the staff are SUPERB! I don't know all the names of the ladies but they are a collective… Full Review ▶

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09/07/13
Resident

I am a young professional who just unfortunately had to move out of the avondale because i received a job in another state. I lived in the avondale all summer long while i was doing my internship in the DC area.… Full Review ▶

08/02/13
Verified Resident

I loved it here, and am sad to move, but am moving somewhere cheaper. I am also moving because I would like a washer/dryer in my apartment, but I will admit, they are almost always empty when I need them. The… Full Review ▶

07/22/13
Verified Resident

Very nice experience. Everyone is very nice. I don't like the rental increase every year. Full Review ▶

07/17/13
Verified Resident

Very happy to be in such a well planned community. Lovely lounge areas, lovely spacious corridors- lovely views from the nice big windows. Full Review ▶

06/29/13
Verified Resident

This is a very nice community to live in. The neighbors are very friendly and I feel that the premises are secure and safe. The managerial staff, office workers, and maintenance workers are always very professional and eager to assist residents.… Full Review ▶

05/29/13
Verified Resident

Donita Douglas MADE this an experience. She gave me the 5 star service I deserve. While the rent is pricey, she makes it happen for everyone. If it wasn't for Donita, I would have rented closer to work. Full Review ▶

05/18/13
Resident

The place was clean, bug free, offered a free breakfast each weekday morning, use of their business center, carts for carrying groceries, accepted packages for you, and offered to help any way they could. Maintenance was friendly, but overworked. They have… Full Review ▶

04/19/13
Verified Resident

Its been a good experience. Full Review ▶

10/05/12
Resident

I just moved in these apartments and by far have been my best experience. They offer onsite storage on each floor so my apartment isn't overcrowed. The staff and residents are very friendly and they seem to look out for each… Full Review ▶

10/02/12
Resident

The management isn't as friendly and reasonable as it was when I first moved in two years ago. You always have to ask twice for repairs, and the parking system here is stupid.. The Avondale only gives each lease holder two… Full Review ▶

08/05/12
Resident

Avondale is a great place to live. I have been here since 1997. We have a gated community and 24-hour security service. Our manager, Nakyia, is the best we have ever had. She keeps the property clean, in good repair, and… Full Review ▶

08/03/12
Resident

I have lived at the Avondale for over a year now, It feels like home! I have to say that I really enjoy living here. One of the reasons that drove me to move here was the fact it is a… Full Review ▶

07/24/12
Resident

I would rate the apartment to be poor mainly due to the greedy management and inefficient staff. The annual rate of increase in rent this year is almost 18% of the rent. Couple of my friends charged for almost 1 month… Full Review ▶

06/22/12
Resident

I love living at The Avondale Apartments! This is my second time living here and I don't think that I'll ever be able to move. The grounds are kept beautifully. And if I ever need anything fixed, maintenance is right there!… Full Review ▶

02/29/12
Resident

I did more than my share of research when deciding on my first apartment, and I couldn't be more happier with my choice of the Avondale. The building and facilities are gorgeous, the location is convenient, and it's a gated well-secured… Full Review ▶

08/19/11
Resident

Although it is not just for adults, most tenants do not have children. And the ones who do have very small children. There are only 1 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms. So that does keep out larger families. Not to mention there… Full Review ▶

08/11/11
Resident

I've lived here for almost a year, and I cannot wait until my lease runs out. The people in the management office rarely get anything done, with the exception of Toni. Another employee told me the first week that I was… Full Review ▶

07/13/11
Resident

I just moved out of the Avondale less than a year ago and the only reason why I did was because I had to relocate out of the area. I lived at the Avondale for 2 years and yes, I'll admit… Full Review ▶

07/12/11
Resident

I have been a resident at The Avondale for two years now and I love living here. Besides being in a great location, I am very pleased with the services/amenities that The Avondale has to offer. The management office staff is… Full Review ▶

05/23/11
Resident

I am a current resident of the 10 floor. For the most part it is quiet,however, the prior rating is very much on target. The blazing from the marijuana smells is often. I feel like I donot get as much as… Full Review ▶

05/23/11
Resident

This is not the same Avondale from 10 years ago when it was managed by WRIT. This current Avondale is awful. First of all none of the cardio machines work in the gym-it's only there for show since its broken and… Full Review ▶

03/07/10
Prospective Resident

I just moved into the area and I am looking to rent at this apartment complex can a tenant inform me of the pro's and cons of this complex...thanks Full Review ▶

02/14/10
Resident

I have lived here over three years and it has always been a nice place to live with good neighbors and nice apartments. It is a nice place to live with good excise room, pool and party room. The property sold… Full Review ▶

02/08/10
Resident

I've lived at the Avondale over 1 year. I am satisfied with most all aspects of living here. These past 2 days I have been very disappointed with the poor job management did of hiring quality snow plow workers to clear… Full Review ▶

02/03/10
Resident

I moved to the Avondale for six months and have been here every since. In addition to a very good management team, the other workers are all courteous and hard working. It does have the feel of a hotel in that… Full Review ▶

01/28/10
Resident

I moved in to The Avondale at Laurel 2 weeks ago and, and would like to tell that was a good experiance to me. The property like like a hotel and the managment are very helpful, they have everything you need,… Full Review ▶

03/31/09
Resident

for the money this is a good place. Nice light apartment, but you pay electric. Staff is great with maintenace and lots of parking. Laurel is growing and changing, but nice friendly residents. Full Review ▶

12/29/08
Resident

I like the staff very much. Most of the staff is very friendly and helpful and they always speak. Clarence is a very sweet man. Always very courteous and helpful and always smiling. He has a very pleasant personality. Sharron is… Full Review ▶

07/28/08
Resident

This is a safe, quiet apartment complex. Please ignore the comments of the person who said they feel like people were watching them...there's obviously an issue with that person, need I say more! I am a single female and have felt… Full Review ▶

04/09/08
Resident

I lived in the Avondale for over a year now, I have to say that I really enjoy living here. One of the reason that drove me to move here was the fact it is a gated community and the fact… Full Review ▶

02/19/08
Resident

I moved to the AVONDALE early in 2007 and left the end of the same year. During my time there I HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH THE OFFICE STAFF. The WRIT Company that owns the Avondale is a disgusting, money seeking… Full Review ▶

11/09/06
Resident

Avondale Apartments is one of the best apartment complexes I have ever lived at. When it comes to the staff, maintenance, etc... They have actually been the best. They are very nice people, caring, and really responsive to your needs. I… Full Review ▶

06/20/06
Resident

When I left the Avondale in November 2005 it was due to purchasing a home. I will tell you that Aaron and his assistant were very nice and accomodating. Sharon always offered a bright smile and did not meddle in tenants… Full Review ▶

04/08/06
Resident

Im trying to move to the Laurel area and came across Avondale. Can I get an HONEST and UNBIASED opinion from current residents; especially from a female prospective? (Preferably tenants living at the complex within the last year or two) Thank… Full Review ▶

04/04/06
Resident

I lived in the Avondale for a year and it was great. The staff were nice, friendly and professional. If I had a problem and had to call maintenance they were there the same day and at the very latest the… Full Review ▶

02/23/06
Resident

If you are looking for a nice, quiet apt., in a centrally located area..the Avondale should be considered. I have lived here for six months, and don't have any complaints. The area is up and growing, with many new restarants. Close… Full Review ▶

12/21/05
Resident

I lived at the Avondale for 2.5 years and I never had any bad experiences. The staff was responsive to the few service requests that I had.

The kitchen surfaces are a little worn and the fridge is noisy but I… Full Review ▶

09/16/05
Resident

I've been a resident at the Avondale for a while. The guards are very courteous, and the fence is a welcome site. The bldg. inside is always clean.
It's nice to come in and not see as many children playing in… Full Review ▶

09/12/05
Resident

I've lived here for almost 4 years and recently the manager who has been here longer than me was fired for reasons I don't know, but she was the reason I rented and honestly stayed for so long. She was a… Full Review ▶

08/15/05
Resident

I've lived in Avondale Apartments for almost six months now. I personally, have never seen one mouse, nor have I heard any. My response to the previous reviewer is, dirty people attrack dirty little things.

I have no grips about the… Full Review ▶

06/09/05
Resident

A very nice gated community, but mice are a problem. I've seen mice in the hallways, and what I've heard the mice are rampant in this hi-rise.

From what I've heard this rodent problem has been ongoing, and I think Avondale Management… Full Review ▶

05/31/05
Resident

Ok I moved out of The Avondale Sept 09 and lived there for 4 years. For the most part I really enjoyed staying at the avondale. The apartments are a little small but because I was on the 9th floor it… Full Review ▶

02/10/05
Resident

The only issue about the Avondale is the way in which the 6th floor residents were treated recently with the flood. The attitude/comment of the manger was "hope you have rental insurance"? and that comment was not needed. It is devasting… Full Review ▶

01/12/05
Resident

AFTER HAVING A FRIEND LIVING IN THIS BULIDING FOR 5 YEARS 97-03, I THOUGHT THE AVONDALE WOULD BE IDEAL. AND MY GUT,DIDNT LET ME DOWN.A GATED COMMUNITY ALONG WITH MORNING (JUICE/COFFEE/SNACKS)IN THE A.M.,GYM 24/7 IS MORE THAN APPEALLING, A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE,ALONG… Full Review ▶

01/05/05
Resident

Take heed, and believe.
the fence/gate very nice, but quality is poor. I can't wait for my lease to be up, because I overheard my neighbor say their is a rat/mouse problem at the so call luxury Avondale.
It's unfair to show the… Full Review ▶

08/18/04
Resident

My Experience Full Review ▶

07/29/04
Resident

This place is getting so bad, that all of the staff should be replace. asap Full Review ▶

07/27/04
Resident

As a single 30 something female, I find this to be a great, safe place to live. Where else can I find a gated community w/ 24hr security, coffee & donuts on the way out in the morning, gym (w/ an… Full Review ▶

06/15/04
Resident

I've lived in the Avondale for almost a year now and I don't have any complaints about the place. They handle my repairs quickly and our leasing agent, Ida, is great.

The place is well kept and the parking lot… Full Review ▶

01/22/04
Resident

HAHAHAHA that crap sounds like the b!itchy manager wrote it herself! LOL...i´ve lived here for 2 1/2 years myself, and I can personally vouch that the manager is a total jerk and she´s very loud and obnoxious...and yes there are PLENTY… Full Review ▶

01/19/04
Resident

I moved in here almost a year ago and I love it. They have 24 hour security in the parking lot and when it´s late and you come home, the gaurd will drive you to the door or follow you until… Full Review ▶

12/24/03
Resident

I have lived hear from 11/02-12/03-1 bedroom rent $821. I have to move to Silver Spring and have anxiety because I will have to pay over $1200 for the same value. Avondale is a quiet community. The building is always clean.… Full Review ▶

04/27/03
Resident

According to the Laurel Police Officers, this is the most recommended place to live in Laurel. It is the best kept up and has an excellent safety reputation. Any apartment building is not going to be able to please everyone all… Full Review ▶

03/03/03
Resident

I used to live at the Avondale and I think that the service was excellent when Kristi and Carla (the previous managers) worked there. The service was fine and the apartments nice even when the management had to change. I lived… Full Review ▶

02/07/03
Resident

The report from earlier last year was accurate. The change in management has affected our quality of life. Now, they have parties with complimentary beer. For young people, I´m sure that sounds great, but it´s an indication that the quality of… Full Review ▶

03/12/02
Resident

I have lived at the Avondale for 2 years now and I just finished reading the comments made from other residents. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but come on. I love living at the Avondale. I feel safe and… Full Review ▶

01/15/02
Resident

I´ve lived in Avondale since 1997 when it was managed by Buzzuto Management company. It was wonderful. The quality of living was very good. The management of the building was immaculate; they paid attention to detail. The complimentary breakfast was always… Full Review ▶

09/14/01
Resident

When I first saw this place, i thought it looked great. If only I had remembered what my mom had taught me....never judge a book by it´s cover.
This Avondale´s management would make you think that it has great service,… Full Review ▶

08/22/01
Resident

The management tries to accomodate all of your needs. There is a well-equipped gym on the premises and a continental breakfast Monday thru Friday, which is wonderful when you run out of time in the mornings.

There are so many… Full Review ▶

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  • Laundry On-Site

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