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Promenade Rio Vista

2185 Station Village Way, San Diego, CA 92108
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04/28/14
Resident

My wife, two cats and I have lived at the Promenade Rio Vista for a little over two years. The location of the Promenade Rio Vista is very desirable due to its proximity to numerous freeways, malls, downtown San Diego and… Full Review ▶

04/24/14
Resident

Really great experience, very nice community. Full Review ▶

04/23/14
Resident

The Promenade is located at the eastern end of Mission Valley, situated near shopping, transit, and entertainment venues such as Qualcomm Stadium and Mission Valley Mall. A large yet very sectioned complex, the Promenade has five large resident buildings. In the… Full Review ▶

04/22/14
Resident

I've lived here for about two years and I have no complaints! The staff is always friendly, the grounds are always clean, and the surroundings are BEAUTIFUL. The interiors are standard, but they're upgrading the apartments to granite countertops and stainless… Full Review ▶

04/21/14
Resident

I lived here for many years now and have never had any problems. The apartments are good sized for the area and the location is perfect; just 15 minutes to just about anywhere in San Diego. The staff is always friendly… Full Review ▶

04/20/14
Resident

hey there! I lived in the promenade for 9 month This place has been my home and i told all of my friends to live in this place because of a lot of benefits such as the place close to SDSU… Full Review ▶

04/15/14
Resident

My wife and I have enjoyed living in the Promenade Rio Vista for the last five years. This complex is close to everything, including walking distance to many shops and restaurants. We like the amenities and feel safe here. The property… Full Review ▶

04/15/14
Resident

My family and I are going on our seventh year at the Promenade and are very happy here. We have never had any problems. Apartment maintenance is great and the location is super convenient. I recommend it to anyone. Full Review ▶

04/15/14
Resident

The people that have worked here over the years are the main reason I'm here 6 years and counting. Lera, Christina, Doug, Dana, Adela, & Shannon to name a few. Full Review ▶

04/11/14
Resident

Hey there! I lived in the Promenade for 2 years and I have nothing but great things to say about this community. I was born and raised right here in San Diego and I have lived all over the city; areas… Full Review ▶

04/06/14
Resident

We have lived in building 5 of this complex for over a year now and it has been great. Parking is great in that we always have available spots, the grounds are kept very clean, noise has never been an issue.… Full Review ▶

08/30/13
Resident

I can't believe the reviews of this place. I absolutely loved living here. I lived here from 2009-2012, until I had to move back to orange county. My apartment was always very quiet, I could never hear any of my neighbors.… Full Review ▶

07/06/13
Resident

I wouldn't recommend this place to my WORST enemy. The rent is ridiculous for what you get, the staff is awful, and the security guards are absolutely RIDICULOUS! The entire complex smells like dog piss....YES, DOG PISS! Maybe if this place… Full Review ▶

06/18/13
Resident

Make sure you do your research about this complex before moving in. You might not like what you find when you get here. The leasing office is very good at convincing people to sign up, even to the point of lying,… Full Review ▶

03/01/13
Resident

I lived here over a year and I have told friends and workers about where I live. I am lucky its very quiet on my street side apartment. My concern is management and staff. If its small things they can help… Full Review ▶

01/28/13
Resident

The noise is really bad especially at night during sleeping hours. People are moving in and out throughout the night hours with loud moving trucks. Taxies drive in the complex blowing their horns frequently looking for people. I even witness a… Full Review ▶

02/10/12
Resident

We have problems starting from the beginning with bugs and a lot of horrible insects coming outside of water keys, they had coming several times and fumigate and itstill the same, they have increase the rent often, everytime is 10% 160.00… Full Review ▶

01/10/12
Resident

First they made me wait 2 weeks and pay higher rent on my previous rental so they could clean the property. Once I finally moved in, my "new place" was a disaster, dirty, there was even dirt inside the washer, drier… Full Review ▶

09/18/11
Resident

I was reading through reviews wondering if I really wanted to post one, when I came upon this review from 2011. I couldn't believe it. Every single word could just as easily been written by me. Every word accurate and so… Full Review ▶

09/01/11
Resident

Here is what's going to get you about this place *Gym ( I give them that it's not bad) *Resident services...Sucks! Poor Service *My apartment Leaked 8 times apparently the A/C compressor is offer the Master Closet, so I feel bad… Full Review ▶

08/19/11
Resident

Over all i am NOT happy with my living experience with this place. Took over lease from existing tenant, had 5 month left. Got a rent increase of $100 at renewal, extended by six month, got another raise at that renewal… Full Review ▶

07/22/11
Resident

I have been living at the Promenade at Rio Vista for 2 years now, our rent has increased significantly every time I had to renew my lease. The only reason I am staying is out of pure laziness to move. However,… Full Review ▶

07/15/11
Resident

I've lived at the Promenade since summer 2009. I was first attracted by the exterior, which looked luxurious and beautiful. The fountain was on, the grass was green, and it looked well manicured. I saw the models and fell absolutely in… Full Review ▶

07/06/11
Resident

Every time I see the sign outside of which advertises these apartments as 'Luxury Apartments,' I want to throw up as it is such a lie. We pay $2000 a month for an apartment which reeks of urine. When we viewed… Full Review ▶

05/21/11
Resident

Supercilious manager, always towing cars 4 time I paid for 200$ Full Review ▶

11/09/10
Resident

Let me preface this review with the importance of taking lots and lots of pictures immediately upon your move-in. Be sure to notate every single little mark, scratch, and/or stain you find anywhere within your rented location; and relate this to… Full Review ▶

08/31/10
Resident

Ok. So, I moved in recently and can say that if you are military/student this is the place for you. Nothing like being woken up at 2am on Wednesday morning by a couple of drunken fools. The place looks nice but… Full Review ▶

08/23/10
Resident

I just moved out after living there from Aug 2009 - Aug 2010. First off I never had a problem with bad service from anyone in any office. They had a two great club rooms that you could so easily reserve.… Full Review ▶

08/21/10
Resident

A few years ago management decided that in order to increase their occupancy rate they would allow dogs. Since then I've seen the green areas slowly start to disappear. First was the river walk area that was covered with gravel, ten… Full Review ▶

08/03/10
Resident

I moved into the apartment about 2 and a half months ago. Millie was really nice and I was happy to move in. Well, there was TONS wrong with the apartment. I overlooked the stuff because the last apartment I was… Full Review ▶

05/03/10
Resident

Let us tell you some of the many reasons this is "best" place in San Diego to live: PROS: (1) Tired of having to wash & wax your car? Forget about it; Promenade Rio Vista's top notch car modification specialists will… Full Review ▶

03/23/10
Resident

I never had any problems with this complex. The staff was always friendly. The bedrooms are a little small, but not unlivable. Very quite any peaceful setting. The pool is so pretty an well maintained, and there usually some people down… Full Review ▶

01/27/10
Resident

My partner and I moved in August 2009. We live in Building 5, have a 2 bedroom unit, and pay $1908 a month. Our electric bill is about $100 a month since I work from home and I'm always there. The… Full Review ▶

01/25/10
Resident

We rented what I think was the largest available unit: a corner 2 bed plus den, 2 bath on the top floor, right at the corner of Rio San Diego and Camino Del Este. Here is what I remember enjoying about… Full Review ▶

01/21/10
Resident

I didn't live here but I stayed with a friend who does for 2 weeks. At first impression, the place was rather nice. The grounds were kept beautifully. They also have their own coffee bar and nail & hair salon!! The… Full Review ▶

01/12/10
Resident

Ok here goes I'm pissed with this place. We were one of there longest tenants you think they would be happy we stayed so long, but they couldnt care less if your there one month or 5 yrs people. First we… Full Review ▶

01/05/10
Resident

It was OK when we lived there expect my husband's motorcycle got STOLEN. " Well... Here is Mission Valley here. Every place is the same." That what the office stuff told us. Sure, we don't blame on the them. We only… Full Review ▶

01/05/10
Resident

I've only lived in the Promenade for a few months, so I can't say nothing horrible is yet to come. So far my biggest complaints are: 1: Noise. I'm on the first floor, right around the corner from the trash room.… Full Review ▶

11/23/09
Resident

We have lived here for 9 months. Love it here. Service is very good. No matter what you need. I call them very often to change my lightbulbs on the celling, check my washer or change the aircon filter. I even… Full Review ▶

11/04/09
Resident

The Promenade is a complete ripoff. The building quality sucks, the neighbors are one step above the lowest rung of humanity, and the staff could care less about you until they want some money. Parking- Parking is good, unless you have… Full Review ▶

10/08/09
Resident

We absolutely "love" living at the Promenade Rio Vista. Let us tell you some of the many reasons this is "best" place in San Diego to live: (not) PROS: (1) Tired of having to wash & wax your car? Forget about… Full Review ▶

09/11/09
Resident

At first when I moved in this place was awesome and so quiet, the staff was great about fixing problems that i had within the first month of moving here. Than about 3 months later this place became a party place… Full Review ▶

07/28/09
Prospective Resident

...for writing these reviews! My boyfriend and I are currently condo-hunting as our lease in Normal Heights is getting ready to expire. My boyfriend viewed the model units at the Promenade and was sold. He was super excited about the amenities… Full Review ▶

05/16/09
Prospective Resident

I just put a deposit down on an apartment today and boy do I feel like I got hoodwinked after reading all of these reviews on this property. I wish that I would have read these reviews before I used up… Full Review ▶

05/15/09
Resident

Reading a lot of negative reviews here. For those prospective tenants, just keep in mind that almost all online reviews are going to be skewed to the negative--people who are dissatisfied are far more likely to talk about it than people… Full Review ▶

04/05/09
Resident

The grounds and architecture are beautiful. But alas, I must write quickly as I am slipping into a permanent state of Psychotic Sleep Depravation . Every morning promptly at 6:00AM the cattle stampede begins above me and ends late evening. After… Full Review ▶

03/31/09
Resident

I've been living hear 3 1/2 years and was one day late on rent. They socked me with a $50 fine. What's worse, they insist on sending you a bill each month and it does not arrive until the last day… Full Review ▶

03/12/09
Resident

I don't usually write reviews online, but I had to for this place. I lived there for a year and a half. I was lured in by the pretty exterior, the ammenities, and the location. It was absolute hell. They must… Full Review ▶

03/07/09
Resident

I live here now and I am paying an extra month's rent just so that I can get out of my lease. The noise here is horrible. The walls are paper thin. I know the schedules of the people who live… Full Review ▶

02/23/09
Resident

I honestly can't say it's all that bad. I've lived in far worse apartment buildings where it might as well have been hell on earth.. Parking: I've never had any of my guests have issues with finding parking. Definitely seems ample… Full Review ▶

02/11/09
Resident

I only lived here for three months. Pros: 1) It's really beautiful on the outside. 2) The massive water fountain out in front is awesome! The park is a nice, relaxing place to hang out. They have several tables and benches… Full Review ▶

01/12/09
Resident

I moved into the apartments because they looked nice on the outside and had what I was looking for a top floor apartment. They basically lied at the outset to me about the way the garbage was collected. Turns out it… Full Review ▶

12/29/08
Resident

I have lived here for almost three years. The resident services staff and maintenance have been truly excellent. During Christmas week, when I was entertaining a house guest, I had a najor plumbing problem. Within an hour of my call to… Full Review ▶

12/06/08
Resident

I have lived here for 4 1/2 years. In my experience, the Resident Services personnel have been pleasant, helpful and cooperative. My requests and concerns have almost always been met with a positive response. Consider: the number and individuality of the… Full Review ▶

11/28/08
Resident

Listen people, We the residents that take the time to post a comment are very serious. Management, where? It is a free for all environment. Do what you want with out any consideration for your neighbors. These people we call neighbors… Full Review ▶

11/23/08
Resident

The promenade Rio Vista is a nightmare---just about every night you can count on getting woke up by loud obnoxious drunks continuing their party after the bar scene...Tonight a man was urinating in one of the fountains right outside our window!… Full Review ▶

11/11/08
Prospective Resident

OF COURSE THIS IS NOT A PLACE FOR AN OLD FART, BUT IT IS ONE OF THE BEST LOOKING APARTMENTS IN SAN DIEGO. IF YOU LIKE CONVINIENCE OF TROLLEY AWAY FROM DOWNTOWN, BUSY LIVING, AND GREAT FASHION MALL LOCATION - THERE… Full Review ▶

09/22/08
Resident

I think its funny the empoloyees at the Promenade Rio Vista follow this rating more than the residents. If you read the good reviews and know anything about psychology you can tell its management writing them. If the residents like the… Full Review ▶

09/17/08
Resident

I just recently moved in here (about 3 months ago) despite what I had read on websites like this. All I can say is I wish I had applied the reviews to my decision. These apartments are gorgeous but living here… Full Review ▶

09/12/08
Resident

This place looks great on the outside; the leasing office staff is super kind and helpful. HOWEVER, once you sign your lease it's over. The Resident's Services staff are the most snobbish, condescending, unkind ppl you will ever meet in your… Full Review ▶

08/28/08
Resident

***About the Promenade *Do not live here *** Please Read On***** Open underground parking garage. Your car will be towed or stolen!! Cars come up missing daily! The Trolley is NOISY!!! Breaks Squeak LOUD!!! They only offer AT&T services: Phone, Internet,… Full Review ▶

08/20/08
Resident

It is the most expensive I have ever lived, they have used my information on other stuff and you can never talk to manager because they are never there. So far it is the worst place you can live inn. Full Review ▶

06/22/08
Resident

Here's the bottom line: Pros: Amenities (2 pools, 2 workout rooms, trolley on-site), location (close to lots of things by car or trolley, but see below), well-maintained units and grounds. Cons: Clientelle: many evidently rich beer-drinking truck-driving yahoo rednecks (where do… Full Review ▶

06/08/08
Resident

I am a doctor who lived here for the past 1 year. Sadly, because of divorce I have to leave it, but it breaks my heart as this place was GREAT. I live on the 4th floor and have not been… Full Review ▶

05/07/08
Resident

I have lived here for 6 months I have asked them to fix many problems. They do not fix basic maintence problems. All the security doors never work. The elevator is brook for months at a time. The basement garage floods… Full Review ▶

05/01/08
Resident

What is up with the bitter reviews on this place? I would suggest that they are made up of grudging ex-tenants who left pissed off for whatever reason. I'm starting on my 3rd month here, and my complaints are very minimal.… Full Review ▶

03/26/08
Resident

so i read a million bad reviews and i was soooo scared moving in here :( i have lived @ the promenade now for 2 months and i LOVE it!! it can be a little noisy, but thats anywhere you live,… Full Review ▶

03/26/08
Resident

It is really loud every weekend starting Thursday and ending on Sunday. You can hear the neighbors above and next to you! Terrible! Full Review ▶

11/16/07
Resident

I note that this establishment isn't rated higher, so I ask the question, where does everybody move to? Or does everybody simply ----- about everywhere they go? Grass always greener on the other side? I moved here because the Promenade filled… Full Review ▶

10/10/07
Resident

I've lived at the Promenade Rio Visa Apts. for 1 1/2 years. It's been an ok place to live. It has it's problems but what place doesn't. It's way to expensive so if you are on a budget do not move… Full Review ▶

08/11/07
Resident

Long review, but a must read if you are thinking of moving here...We live in Bldg 4 and the noise is unbearable and never stops! I can hear every footstep from the people upstairs, they are constantly vacuuming, and their child… Full Review ▶

05/30/07
Resident

Yeah, there are pros and cons of anywhere you live, but the promenade is indeed a beautiful place. Yes, the college kids can ------- balls, but overall this complex is one of a kind. The wine bar rocks, as does Wahoos.… Full Review ▶

04/23/07
Resident

In moving to San Diego, I read reviews on this website of the Promenade and concluded that if you were a responsible renter who understood that not every place was perfect, your experience at the Promenade would be fine. I was… Full Review ▶

04/16/07
Resident

the place is beautiful. nice scenary. i give them that much.
but the staff is horrible.i went in to residents office for information on a 2 bdrm ( i had a one bdrm). they gave me information and told me when the… Full Review ▶

03/22/07
Resident

I went to see if I could rent an apartment in December. I ended up not renting there because of my job situation. But my expirience there was one of the best I've ever had. The only reson was because of… Full Review ▶

03/12/07
Resident

My 1 week old 2007 Suzuki motorcycle was STOLEN out of the parking garage #3 on a sunday night. A suspicious security guard was seen at the crime scene, but denied knowing anything.

One week later, another brand new motorcycle was… Full Review ▶

03/04/07
Resident

Keep as far away from there as possible. How bad is the Promenade? Where to begin.
First off the noise and population. Mostly unruly college kids. They completely disobey the simplest rules of the complex. They sit in the courtyards till 4… Full Review ▶

03/02/07
Resident

Unless you enjoy young people running around screaming until 4 and 5 in the morning, cars blasting their radios at deafening levels,a "security" service that gives YOU a hardtime when you call about noise and other issues, an uncaring management staff… Full Review ▶

01/14/07
Resident

If you are looking for a rowdy and noisy apartment complex then this is for you. My husband and I have lived here for less than a year and after six months I had started looking for another place because the… Full Review ▶

01/09/07
Resident

It's been almost two yrs since we moved out and at our new condo is so peaceful and no stupid college kids partying into the late hours. DON'T MOVE INTO THE PROMENDADE. THEY WILL ---- YOU OVER IF YOU SIGN A… Full Review ▶

12/15/06
Resident

I lived here 2004-2006 and it was OK. Building 2 was pretty quiet, the occasional crazy college student screaming but not often. Sound proofing is not great but I've lived in worse places and being on the top floor helped. Access… Full Review ▶

11/02/06
Resident

Jan 2007 - I have moved to building 6. Apartment is ok size and faces out onto the road, so get quite a bit of light, no sunshine into the apartment though but we do hear a lot of traffic noise… Full Review ▶

10/03/06
Resident

IT IS SO NOISY, Beyond noisy.
Nothing ever works. Full Review ▶

09/26/06
Resident

We moved into the Promenade and were very pleased with the look and upkeep of the community. They sell it as "resort-like living." The entire time we were there, we were very happy with the complex itself, but that doesn't mean… Full Review ▶

09/18/06
Resident

Ok,


My friend and I were really considering moving here. But I just came upon this site today and now I am really reconsidering. And ya know what, I had noticed the stove, and I didn't like it, it looks old.… Full Review ▶

08/18/06
Resident

I have been a resident for 6 months and am completely tired of being woken up due to loud neighbors. The walls are PAPER THIN and you can easily hear the people next door and on top of you. I have… Full Review ▶

08/05/06
Resident

I LOVE THE NEW SECURITY.
THEY ARE GOOD AND NICE THEY KEEP NOISE DOWN
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08/02/06
Resident

I had a good experience at Rio Vista. The office staff were helpful and courteous. Security was par for the course, although they changed companies just as I was leaving, I believe. Underground parking was nice (although guest parking was sparse… Full Review ▶

07/27/06
Resident

"secure" parking=break-in's. no sympathy from staff. NOT EVEN CLOSE TO WORTH THE PRICE! hidden costs when leaving! Full Review ▶

07/09/06
Resident

We've had a mixed but overall good experience at the Promenade. The good: -Beautiful apartments. Very well designed; high quality everything; efficient space. -Wonderful amenities. Everything is kept in perfect working order. -The grounds are very well landscaped and maintained. -Trolley… Full Review ▶

06/27/06
Resident

This complex is absolutely HORRIBLE. They need to get their act together!! Full Review ▶

06/19/06
Resident

The absolute worst experience that we had. We had our truck broken into twice and almost had our apartment broken into. College central. Parties every day..... NOT WORTH THE MONEY!!!!!!! Full Review ▶

06/03/06
Resident

When my husband and I were looking for an apartment we decided not to listen to all of the comments and see for ourselves. BIG MISTAKE!!! We are both military and a young family. We haven't had a good night sleep… Full Review ▶

06/01/06
Resident

I've lived here for a year and was about to move to a different area for a job relocation. I was looking at other properties and decided to take a look at the Promenade to see how they compared. I have… Full Review ▶

05/23/06
Resident

This had to be by far the worst experience I have ever had renting. The staff are not at all friendly and are only there to make a quick buck. Maintenence absolutely sucks and Full Review ▶

05/22/06
Resident

---- this place, the office is a bunch of low life ----s fining you for everything. Keys, cards, parking stickers. They even tow your car if you happen to park incorrectly for 30 minutes or so. I hate this place and… Full Review ▶

05/20/06
Resident

WARNING: Potential Renters... Good Luck! I've lived here in Unit #4 for 1 1/2 years and this place has gone to hell. Several nights a week and every weekend you have rude, out of control, people partying and yelling in the… Full Review ▶

05/18/06
Resident

I've lived here almost 2 years and don't have any major complaints. The office staff has always been extremely friendly to me and maintenance does a good job of fixing things. Occasionally I can hear neighbors in my courtyard, but that's… Full Review ▶

05/18/06
Resident

I lived there for a year and a half. The office staff seemed very nice at first. But after the lease was signed....that all changed. They tell you one thing to get you in, then later you find out they were… Full Review ▶

05/17/06
Resident

I have lived at the Promenade for three years. I am moving out only because I'm relocating to the Bay Area. I moved into a new apartment, which was nice. The management let me paint the walls prior to moving in,… Full Review ▶

05/15/06
Resident

The Promenade is actually a great place to live when it comes to renting an apartment. There are issues that come up but I typically get a quick response and have had all my issues address.
The only downer about the community… Full Review ▶

05/12/06
Resident

... and every single time I'm driving in or out I'm reminded I live in paradise. The fountain is a huge beautiful work of art and the landscaping is well maintained, every time I turn around I see palm trees, birds… Full Review ▶

04/24/06
Resident

Love it and not a college kid Full Review ▶

04/05/06
Resident

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03/31/06
Resident

HORRIBLE, Terrible, super over priced place! They even did 2 rental offices while I was living there, one for the new "victims" and the other for everyone who already fell into the trap. I also got changed extra $400 after my… Full Review ▶

03/23/06
Resident

This is my first time reading this web page and I'm surprise of the comments. Myself and my family love the Promenade. We don't have any of the problems that the other people have. I do however have a few remarks.… Full Review ▶

02/21/06
Resident

I love everything about the Promenade and wanted to be sure there were great comments on this predominately one-sided website. Not enough people take the time to write positive things so I would like to change that. I have enjoyed living… Full Review ▶

02/17/06
Resident

I moved out last year after numerous attempts to get the management to stop the partying til 4am. (live with small child)Always paid my rent on time, gave them notice to leave after they refused to respond to any of my… Full Review ▶

02/09/06
Resident

If anyone who does not believe the negative reviews here, all you have to do is come down and speak to some of the residents. Stuff like excessive noise, way too loud partying, unhelpfull staff who is combative and grating always,… Full Review ▶

01/28/06
Resident

I moved into the Promenade in June 2005 with my husband and our baby. It is a loveley complex. We rent one of their residence 7 units (they offer residence 1-7 with 1 being the smallest/cheapest and 7 being the biggest/most… Full Review ▶

01/23/06
Resident

Living here for the past 6 months has been great. I have had to call in about 1 or 2 things but they were fixed that same day. I felt like they, the staff, were willing to help. I do have… Full Review ▶

01/09/06
Resident

this place seemed perfect when i moved in. however, i feel it's all a scheme to get you locked into an overpriced apartment. i like the idea of having security cards for entry into the buildings and parking lots, but it's… Full Review ▶

12/02/05
Resident

So I have lived here for a year now and things seem to be going good. I remember reading this web site before I moved in and thinking "do I really want to live here". I am glad I did move… Full Review ▶

11/29/05
Resident

First a few disclaimers. This is only the second apartment complex I have lived in since moving to San Diego so my experience is limited in reviewing San Diego apartments overall. In addition, I have only lived at this complex for… Full Review ▶

11/15/05
Resident

i wrote a review a while back when i really did love this place...but i must say, i'm serioulsy disappointed that so much has changed...

noise doesn't bother me (though it did get signficantly louder) but drunk people peeing in the lawn… Full Review ▶

11/11/05
Resident

I've lived at the Prom for 3 years now. Yes, the tow trucks do circle looking to tow those that don't follow the rules (they are simple rules). Yes, you must use your pass key (for your protection and mine). And… Full Review ▶

11/03/05
Resident

I went over to work out at the Promenade's gym last night because we kept one of our pass keys when we moved out and it's the only thing they didn't charge us for and I see things haven't changed since… Full Review ▶

10/25/05
Resident

My lease is coming up for renewal and I have decided to renew for another 12 months. I did go online to see what else is out there and came across this site. But it seems every place in San Diego… Full Review ▶

10/17/05
Resident

Eveyone that writes things in these seem to be very whiney!! No matter what place you live in you are never going to be totally happy. I don't have any problems here. Yes it may be alittle noise but that is… Full Review ▶

10/14/05
Resident

Do Not Move in Here! Full Review ▶

09/12/05
Resident

All the amenities they say they have, it's a lie. You can't use any of the club rooms past 6! Who get's out of work in time to use them? The computers in the computer room are always broken and worse,… Full Review ▶

09/07/05
Resident

My husband was transferred to LA so we are moving out at the end of September. I will miss the convenience of having the coffee shop and Wahoo's right here. No matter what apartment complex you live in, you will have… Full Review ▶

08/22/05
Resident

Well, I've lived here for the past two years. These are my observations. The Bad: The elevators are always broken. This is frustrating especially if you have groceries, have to use the bathroom, or just want to get home. Most of… Full Review ▶

08/19/05
Resident

Residence services are rude and dont respect you at all!! Especially if you look like you are under the age 30 and in college. They give you attitude and if you park in one hour parking for a little over an… Full Review ▶

08/12/05
Resident

Oh my God I cannot believe this, I have lived at The Promenade for 8 months and have bounced my rent payment twice and paid late once and they are requiring me to pay my rent with a money order from… Full Review ▶

08/10/05
Resident

I lived at the Promenade for a little over a year. I just moved out in July and I couldn't have been happier. My experience seemed great for a few months but after that turned into a nightmare. I agree with… Full Review ▶

08/05/05
Resident

This place looks really nice, but the elevators never work and forget about using them when someone is moving in or out! Be careful with charges when you move out! They just charged me over $100 for a kitchen light cover… Full Review ▶

08/04/05
Resident

A beautiful place to live, but inside apartments are not in as good condition as it would appear. For the size of apartment that you get they are way too expensive. Also you are paying for security, but I had my… Full Review ▶

08/02/05
Resident

I have lived in the Promenades since it opened over two years ago and it has been one of the best experiences of my life! It is definitely a youthful neighborhood, but everyone loves where they live and it shows. I've… Full Review ▶

07/23/05
Resident

Sure it is all pretty and stuff but what a joke. To start with , the noise is unbelievable. The kids, the parties. the drinking, and not to mention all the filth left behind that sometimes takes days to clean up.… Full Review ▶

07/20/05
Resident

Don't be fooled by all the good reviews they are all made up by staff.I lived at the Promenade for 6 months and we broke our lease because we couldn't stand living here and found a condo to buy thankgod! All… Full Review ▶

07/15/05
Resident

I want to add my personal comments which are pro-Promenade not full of complaints. My roommate and I are thrilled about living here. Don't listen to the whiners; we have lived here since early 2004 and are pleased with everything. We… Full Review ▶

07/15/05
Resident

I've had nothing but a great experience the past seven months here at The Promenade. I am a college student, not one of the "punk ones", but one that is courteous to my neighbors and surroundings. There are lots of us… Full Review ▶

07/08/05
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Maintenance is great Full Review ▶

06/22/05
Resident

I love this place, and no, I am not one of those punk college kids causing the problems. It's beautiful and for what they are offering, it's definitely not as expensive as a 2 bedroom shack by the beach with absolutely… Full Review ▶

06/21/05
Resident

I am shocked at some of the reviews written about this wonderful complex. I have been happy living here for the past 7 months. The staff responds quickly to my calls and maintenance is nice. I have not experienced any of… Full Review ▶

06/11/05
Resident

This place is the worst managed property in San Diego.
It is also unsafe.
Listen to the people.
Rated 39%? Full Review ▶

06/06/05
Resident

The Promenade is a great place to live. I love the setup and having 2 of everything. Two pools, 2 gyms, 2 business centers, 2 conference rooms, etc. The parking is great! I dont know what other people are complaining about,… Full Review ▶

06/02/05
Resident

This Place was beautiful and a joy to live in... almost. There's no security after dark and the pool side noise is horrible with parties. This is not the place to have a family or a career. The whole place is… Full Review ▶

05/28/05
Resident

This site is unbelievable! I live at the Promenade and I absolutely love it. We haven't had any problems with parking OR towing EVER. Noise hasn't been a problem for us, our neighbors are great. Every other apartment I have lived… Full Review ▶

05/19/05
Resident

The noise is constant. Be it the NEVER ENDING construction of the trolley stop to the bums and drunks who live there it never ends. The service sucks, they lose packages that they sign for in the resident service office, the… Full Review ▶

05/16/05
Resident

My boyfriend and I lived in a two bedroom/two bath for a year and though it has nice amenities, the customer service is horrible. We would turn in our rent check on the first but have to check on it a… Full Review ▶

05/15/05
Resident

Living here was the worst apartment experience I have ever had...my college dorms were quieter. The office staff is snobby, not helpful, and they do not return calls. The courtesy patrol is useless...the students who live there are the biggest bunch… Full Review ▶

05/09/05
Resident

I came across this website and I have to say, I am completely shocked by some of the things people have said. I'm wondering if these people are living at the same Promenade as I am, in Mission Valley?!

I absolutely… Full Review ▶

05/03/05
Resident

I moved into the Promenade with the expectation that it would be a quiet, high quality place to live. It usually is quiet, but I have been awakened by loud drunk kids at early hours of the morning before. Also, I… Full Review ▶

05/03/05
Resident

I have no idea why residential services exist for the Promenade. All they seem to do is take your rent at the first of the month. We have been having issues about people smoking and smoke entering our apartment and after… Full Review ▶

04/20/05
Resident

I've been at the promenade for nearly one year now and have been very happy with home. No maintenance problems. The building is beautiful, the amenities are great, and the surrounding neighboor makes everything very convenient.

The staff has been very kind… Full Review ▶

04/15/05
Resident

The Promenade may look nice on the surface, but once you move in you will see otherwise. I moved into a brand new apartment, no one had lived there before. I thought that would remedy some of the stuff I've had… Full Review ▶

04/10/05
Resident

We are a working military family who moved in May 2004. We have had nothing but problems from the loud frat house below our apartment. We have continually complained to the management staff and the security patrol but the complaints have… Full Review ▶

03/29/05
Resident

I don't know who they hired to build this place but I would not live in any property they constructed from now on. I live in building 5 which is pretty new and the place is looking like it's over 5… Full Review ▶

03/26/05
Resident

The complex looks very nice from the outside. It is downhill from there. The walls are thin, the windows are worse. We can hear every conversation of our neighbors. Don't plan on sleeping between the hours of 8pm and 2am because… Full Review ▶

03/11/05
Resident

The amenities in this apt complex are extremely nice and useful, the fact that you have restaurants and other stores in the complex makes it a great place to live. Here is the bad part THE NOISE. The Apartments are cheaply… Full Review ▶

03/08/05
Resident

I was told about this website by a co-worker so I decided to look up The Promenade Rio Vista the community I live at,and what I read was not consistant with my experience and I have live at the community for… Full Review ▶

03/04/05
Resident

I'm soooooooo happy to be breaking our lease because we bought a home and we don't have to deal with listening to the ppl above us stomping around like big foot! And the accountant is a b*tch and ppl that answer… Full Review ▶

03/03/05
Resident

My husband and I moved to the Promenade over a year ago and have had nothing but a pleasant experience. We both work during the day, so we never have guests over that have to worry about one hour parking. But… Full Review ▶

03/02/05
Resident

this is the best place i have ever lived at. maintenance is awesome and so is the office staff. they have been so helpful with the few problems that i've had since i moved here almost 3 years ago. this place… Full Review ▶

02/24/05
Resident

Do not move here if you are a professional.
This place looks good from afar.
The children they are renting to are destroying the place. Do not sign a 1 year lease.I have registered a complaint. Full Review ▶

01/30/05
Resident

Lets start with the good:
-Leasing Agents, they have been the most friendly and courteous of all the employees here. They will put you at ease and make you feel at home, however I still have not received a signed copy of… Full Review ▶

01/19/05
Resident

My Husband and I relocated to San Diego from Vancouver, BC, we weren't use to this kind of apartment living, we thought it was amazing what we saw. So we immediately wanted an apartment at the Promenade.

My dealings with the Administration… Full Review ▶

01/17/05
Resident

Ok, obviously this is a negative comment. The apartments weren't a scum hole, but not worth the rent money they ask for each month. The smaller designs lack imagination and the construction and fixtures are very poor quality. Our tiles in… Full Review ▶

01/17/05
Resident

My husband and I have lived here for nearly two years and we are shocked by the negative and downright rude remarks from some of the comments on this website. This is an urban apartment with more to offer than most… Full Review ▶

01/14/05
Resident

I imagine that this is a great place for college students, but when my husband and I moved in for a temporary stay, it was a terrible experience. The college students are up all night sometimes, and on the 3rd floor… Full Review ▶

01/12/05
Resident

There are many young people who live at the Promenade. Also many self-concerned tenants. You can hear them playing loud music or just talking very loudly through your walls or floor or even ceiling! The elevators are consistantly in need of… Full Review ▶

01/07/05
Resident

Nov 07: One of my friends chose to live here in 2001 when she had a temporary job. She lived in a furnished apartment, and the furniture was simple, clean, and functional. She lived in the smallest unit, and it was… Full Review ▶

01/03/05
Resident

I lived here for about 6 months and the problems that are listed on here are mostly made up. Yes it's true there are college kids and it is noisy SOMETIMES. Not nearly as much as these people say. and its… Full Review ▶

12/17/04
Resident

This place is very deceiving! Sure it looks great with the nice landscaping and waterfountains but the inside of the apt isn't so grand.Major mold problems inside and outside of the buildings.If you leave on the 1st,2nd,or 3rd floor you and… Full Review ▶

12/17/04
Resident

We made a horrible mistake by signing a 1 yr lease.After we moved in we discoverd black mold growing in our air vents and so whe we were running the heat little did we know we were spreading the mold spores… Full Review ▶

11/30/04
Resident

Looks nice, amenities are great, however the noise levels and general friendliness is very bad.

For a couple looking to be at piece during the day or in the evening random and sometimes weird noises are common. There are a lot of… Full Review ▶

11/18/04
Resident

If people come to visit you for more than an hour, you have to get a pass or they will get towed. People have been getting towed for one hour and 2 minutes. Air conditioning vents blow onto your patio, so… Full Review ▶

11/11/04
Resident

When my husband and I saw the Promenade it looked like a great place with a gym,game room and movie theater (which still isn't ready) we thought this would be a great place to live.Well after we moved in we were… Full Review ▶

10/12/04
Resident

These expensive apartments have very few benefits. One problem I found was the fact that your only allowed to have SBC and they won't support High Deffinition. :( Thats unless your apartment is facing the right way to use your own… Full Review ▶

08/15/04
Resident

This place is sweeeet!!! If you attend SDSU or USD this is the top choice for your college apartment. The pool is awesome and the gym rocks. Hotties everywhere and there is always a party going on. Management doesn't seem to… Full Review ▶

07/16/04
Resident

- Security is poor to non-existant
- Property managers are more concerned about renting apartments than ensuring renters get what they're paying for
- After hours noise from other renters and guests is out of control (college dorm or frat house… Full Review ▶

06/25/04
Resident

I'm not even sure where to start with my comments. On first glance this place looks great - the landscaping is immaculate and there seems to be a lot to offer. However, once they get you signed and you're bleeding out… Full Review ▶

06/22/04
Resident

My girlfriend and I moved into Building 1 in September 2003. Overall, we really like it. It is a truly beautiful complex, with a lot of amenities (which of course we pay for every month). POSITIVES: Management, when we have had… Full Review ▶

06/12/04
Resident

I recently moved into the Promenade (2bdrm/2bath, 3rd floor, inner courtyard) around 2/04. At first glance I was really happy about the look and feel of the place. That rapidly changed once I moved in.
Here's a few items just from… Full Review ▶

05/29/04
Resident

Reading all these negative reviews, I'm wondering if I'm living in the same complex. I moved in Jan 04 and since no complain at all. I'm in building 4, 4th floor, I have neighbors all around me but it's so quiet… Full Review ▶

05/29/04
Resident

Yes, the reviews regarding noise and management are true, but the retail services is however above par. Wahoo's is definitely a great alternative for a quick meal, and the cleaners is very convenient and they do a good job. Full Review ▶

05/17/04
Resident


Unfortunately my wife and I will not extend or renew our lease with The Promenade. June 30th will be our last day in the apartment. We also would like to express our feedback concerning our stay here. We are very disappointed… Full Review ▶

04/22/04
Resident

I lived in the promenade for a year and was treated horribly the whole time. Of course there are the issues with college students staying up till all hours, but that is to be expected with apratment living. My car was… Full Review ▶

04/20/04
Resident

grounds are beautiful. lovly pool. i have lived here for 6 months and love it. im on the third floor with a view to a courtyard and it makes me feel like im in a park. the 24 hour gym makes… Full Review ▶

04/14/04
Resident

We have a two bedroom apartment on the 4th floor. It is a beautiful apartment but the noise level is extremely high. We chose to live on the top floor because no one would be walking above us. Well, there are… Full Review ▶

03/21/04
Resident

I am a corporate traveling employee and have stayed in many differnet apts in San Diego. This is not the worst but real close. Each complex can have it´s own quirks. I am in Bldg. 4 and I look out over… Full Review ▶

03/17/04
Resident

Yes, my brand new bike was stolen from the "gated" parking structure. The facility is beautiful, the apartments are as cheap as you can get on the inside. For the price, you can get better features downtown.... I know I moved… Full Review ▶

01/28/04
Resident

My wife and I moved into building 2 shortly after it was completed to the largest floorplan on the top floor.

For a while it was pretty good - then the troubles came. Everything inside these apartments is ULTRA CHEAP!… Full Review ▶

12/16/03
Resident

My Wife and I think the apartment is nice. To a point. We´ve had more problems keeping our phone on, or getting the cable guy to the right apartment than i have ever seen or heard of. The kitchen and bathroom… Full Review ▶

12/12/03
Resident

I can not place any blame directly on the complex or their staff for the theft of my car as this type of incident will happen wherever there are motivated thieves. I´m writing only to report the incident to other my… Full Review ▶

10/08/03
Resident

1. Noisy. Courtyards and hallways are "echo chambers"--you can hear doors constantly slamming and residents yelling and partying at all hours.

2. Too many loud and abnoxious college students. Many are nice, but there are definitely a large number of… Full Review ▶

09/28/03
Resident

LET ME START OFF BY SAYING THAT I HAVE TOURED AND LIVED AT MANY DIFFERENT APARTMENTS IN MISSION VALLEY. I LOVE MISSION VALLEY AND LOVE THE FACT THAT IT HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER. THAT IS WHY I CONTINUE TO LIVE… Full Review ▶

06/17/03
Resident

I arrived home this past Friday night to packs of SDSU frat and sorority girls wandering drunken throughout the grounds. Even security had a difficult time keeping the peace. Finally, the police had to be called to address the sitution. This… Full Review ▶

05/16/03
Resident

I am very satisfied living here, my Apartment is gorgeous and I loved that being a student that management could let my mom co-sign for me. Because unlike living in student housing the students that do live here are very courteous… Full Review ▶

05/15/03
Resident

I´m not sure where the party animals live in this complex because I´ve never run across them. There are some great people that live here. Lots of young professional, fun people. My unit is fantastic, the grounds are beautiful and the… Full Review ▶

05/08/03
Resident

THis is the first time I have visited this website and am shocked at the negativity expressed about all the apartment communities but especially THe Promenade because I live here! My husband and I enjoy our evenings relaxing on our patio… Full Review ▶

05/07/03
Resident

If you like living in the middle of a construction site, then this is the place for you. You would think by having the trolley stop at you property it would be a good thing. The fact is that anyone from… Full Review ▶

04/04/03
Resident

Although I am one of the few tenants to have lived here since these apartments were brand new, I had often wondered how long until they would be turned into condos like so many others communities in San Diego. It appears… Full Review ▶

04/01/03
Resident

I was really surprised to read the prior comments on this community. We am enjoying my stay at The Promenade as we wait for our home to be built. Quite the contrary to what others wrote, this apt. community is well… Full Review ▶

03/06/03
Resident

If you hold any type of daytime job, don´t plan on getting any sleep between the hours of 10:30 p.m - 7:00 a.m. Residing at the Promendade is akin to living in a college dorm -- party central. It´s not even… Full Review ▶

01/21/03
Resident

The apartments themselves are nice, but the tenants this place attracts are the rudest, noisiest, and obnoxious there are. Unless you´re loud and don?t mind urine, defacation and vomit on your balcony this place is not for you. There is constant… Full Review ▶

01/21/03
Resident

Where do I start? This community was geared towards working professionals, instead the majority of the residents are punk college kids who know nothing of the phrase "respect of others". The walls are quite thin when stereos are playing. Parties draw… Full Review ▶

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