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Fox Plaza (formerly Archstone Fox Plaza, Fox Plaza Apartments)

1390 Market Street, Suite 107, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Apartment Rating
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City Average
07/17/12
Resident

Fox Plaza is a rotting community. It wasn't bad to live in a few years ago, but management's decision to sublet to Community Housing Corp. has transformed it into Archstone-Lehman's ghetto-in-the-sky. Want to get off the elevator to find cigarette butts… Full Review ▶

03/13/12
Resident

I have drafted this review several times in my head. I really want to give a realistic view to people who are thinking of renting here. I do not think the apartments are worth the money. I have had a particularly… Full Review ▶

02/27/11
Resident

I don't think an anynomous, 2004 review that was from someone who never lived there and talks about suicide is a decent or fair review. Let's be fair and honest about these reviews people! Many significant improvements have taken place in… Full Review ▶

07/15/10
Resident

I moved back from the suburbs and was looking for a central location in SF that was walking distance to most places. This is it. Sure it's an older building but they are doing lots of upgrading and the halls are… Full Review ▶

03/27/10
Resident

I think it was built in the late 60's maybe early 70's. All of the new apartments are recently renovated and look great. It's a diamond in the rough. That maintenance has been very responsive and have fixed the problems quick… Full Review ▶

01/09/10
Resident

So just like most all the other ads mentioned, there are positives and negatives for living at Archstone Fox Plaza. I recommend this place if you consider yourself an urban trooper, but if you want silence, serenity, and considerate neighbors, don't… Full Review ▶

11/02/09
Resident

I can tell you my experience living at The Fox Plaza was great,everybody at the lease office and the cleaning crew are great, the security guys are polite and make you feel safe. After renting several places in San Francisco for… Full Review ▶

08/08/09
Resident

Living at Archstone was ok. However, about 2 weeks after moving out and signing our vacancy papers with them. We got a bill for over $13,000 dollars! I know, unbelievable right? Then we get a call from this gruffy lady named… Full Review ▶

07/03/09
Prospective Resident

Don't waste your money to rent this apartment. I'm not live here but I went to tour and look around the apartment in July 1 2009. After my tour, I suggest don't rent it. The reason is I feel all bad… Full Review ▶

04/27/09
Resident

Pros: Wood floors, balconies, and large closets. Cons: Smelly, pot smokers everywhere, way too many government funded residents that have no income, loud elevators, always crowded, noisy neighbors, lack of security, old gym, and insane check out procedures. Upon moving out… Full Review ▶

02/18/09
Resident

Been living here 6 years. I loved the place when I moved in... Beautiful views, central location (sorta lousy neighborhood though), decent neighbors. However, in the past 2-3 (since 2010) years the place has taken in a large amount of very… Full Review ▶

12/17/08
Resident

I thought I didn t need to leave a review since all the comments here are over 90% accurate comparing to my experience. I am probably one of the longest residents here. I moved into this building as a student in… Full Review ▶

10/06/08
Resident

they are horrible, one month ago the oven caught on fire, i had been asking them to replace the oven and fridge for years...an 81 yr old man lives there and now they are trying to evict him Full Review ▶

05/02/08
Resident

I lived in Fox Plaza for a year and a half. To be honest, the only redeeming characteristics of this building are the views (which are beautiful), and Starbucks. They do have a gym, which is a nice commodity, but it… Full Review ▶

04/16/08
Resident

I lived in this building for a year in one of the studios on the 25th floor. The incredible view was the selling point. Otherwise I wouldn't ever have considered paying $1600/month for a tiny studio! I was in one of… Full Review ▶

02/18/08
Resident

I moved in December 2005 and still like it here. The management staff and neighborhood leaves a lot to be desired, but the overall experience is good. I was very lucky and was able to secure a remodeled corner unit (large… Full Review ▶

11/06/07
Resident

way the place is managed. The staff don't stay long, so no one gets to know the residents or to take a longer term view. Customer service is generally poor. Staff don't follow through on promises. The refits are cheaply done:… Full Review ▶

10/12/07
Resident

I have lived here for six months, and I have been assaulted by a homeless person right outside the building in the late afternoon, my car was broken into the "secure" garage downstairs, and my friends are afraid to come by… Full Review ▶

07/10/07
Resident

Employees are rude, poor customer service, trash chutes send stench through vents, tiny laundry room, sporatic fire alarm drills at random hours that last for hours, construction nonstop as early as 5am, terrible neighborhood, new car broken into first night here,… Full Review ▶

05/12/07
Resident

I moved into Archstone Fox plaza & from Archstone City place (souther cali.) 2 weeks ago & I am happy. Archstone takes property management & customer service seriously & I highly recomend this company. I am on the top floor (29th… Full Review ▶

03/23/07
Resident

After reading the reviews and living here I find the following to be accurate:
The neighborhood is not dangerous, but full of homeless. They dont bother you, but your car will DEFINITELY be broken into if you park on the street. Underground… Full Review ▶

01/02/07
Resident

THIS PLACE SUCKS!! Whatever you do, DON'T move in here! The neighborhood is sacry @ night, you can't have friends come over because if they do, they have to park in the street and ANY vehicle parked around the building WILL… Full Review ▶

12/13/06
Resident

Lived here since June 2006 and have had no problems. Archstone bought this property and has been making continual improvements. My 1-br was completely new when I moved in. New wood floors, new appliances, new W/D in unit, new marble counters… Full Review ▶

12/01/06
Resident

Watch your back. The associates in the Fox Plaza office are vendictive and speak bad about thier residents on a daily basis. They are unattending, uneducated, unhospitable, huge lack of communication with each other and with corporate leaders. They call themselves… Full Review ▶

10/26/06
Resident

Pros: I got lucky and have a really nice new (completely) remodeled unit. Nice building, nice views from balcony. Washer/dryer unit inside! Close to all the nice shops on hayes. Right next to BART.

Cons: Not in the best of areas (not… Full Review ▶

08/24/06
Resident

I moved here from the east coast last spring and I am pleased with the arrangements here. It is good considering it is right in the middle of the busy civic center district. Full Review ▶

08/14/06
Resident

This place is close to every kind of retail place I could want. I do not need to walk more than a block to get anything from the store, and it is super close to the new public library as well.… Full Review ▶

05/19/06
Resident

We moved in on the last day in February. From the start Fox plaza has been a great place to live. We have a one bedroom with hardwood floors and granite in the kitchen and bath. The view ROCKS!!! To be… Full Review ▶

04/25/06
Resident

Fire alarm goes off frequently, floor smells like a marijuana factory, laundry room as of right now has 4 broken washing machines and 2 broken dryers and is dirty. Have had car broken into many times. It is across the street… Full Review ▶

04/01/06
Resident

A big corporation 6 months bought the building and the results are not good. Management turns over almost every week; tenants calls do not get answered; security is not good.

A program is in progress currently to replace all of the locks… Full Review ▶

03/15/06
Resident

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03/07/06
Resident

Why pay 1300/1400 for a studio or 1700 for one bedroom when your next door neighbor gets his rent free (Section 8) & he keeps you up all night with boorish behavior. All of which is of no concern to the… Full Review ▶

03/06/06
Resident

This place has become a housing project. Flooded with welfare recipients. Was once a pleasant place to live, but Archstone has run it in the ground. You could not imagine a less communicative ownership. I'm disgusted with the place. Don't expect… Full Review ▶

02/28/06
Resident

Then this is the place for you. I read all the reviews, and didnt think it could be that bad. Well, its worse than anything.
There are two fire stations right down the street, and everytime they get a call (at least… Full Review ▶

02/23/06
Resident

Lived in San Francisco my whole life and this is by far the worst living experience i have ever had. The walls are paper thin, the high cost of rent doesn't translate into better amenities, nor good service. Not recommended at… Full Review ▶

02/22/06
Resident

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12/29/05
Resident

They won't fix problems if they perceive that the resident can do it her/himself. I only stayed there a few days and moved out as soon as this became clear. All that's written here about the noise and neighbors is true,… Full Review ▶

11/09/05
Resident

I moved in September 1 and I really don't have anything bad to say. I do know ownership and management changed at some point around mid summer and from what I can tell they have it together and are friendly. It… Full Review ▶

10/28/05
Resident

I have read these reviews and some are accurarte with others seem to be mad about something so they say the place is no good.
Here are my reviews after two years.
Pros...very convienient...excellent location for Muni, Bart,...great views...friendly neighbors, neighbors quite...
Cons...Quite neighbors… Full Review ▶

10/19/05
Resident

This place was the place from hell. Don't even THINK about going to management for sympathy or effective response. There was this one particular lady (-----------) who was so --------- and rude, my blood was boiling. You don't treat paying tenants… Full Review ▶

09/22/05
Resident

I was there for 7 months in 2000. Couldn't complain but there are definitely pros and cons...
pro: Fair price for being in the middle of the city, apartments interior are nice, cool facing the bay, nice being near Bart and Market… Full Review ▶

07/11/05
Resident

I read the reviews before I moved here, and most dont seem accurate. I found management to be fair and reasonable. I have heard people making riduclous complaints, that cant be addressed. So I guess if you are one of those… Full Review ▶

07/07/05
Resident


The entire staff are extremely helpful
and very pleasant to deal with.Everyone
we've met are happy,friendly people.

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06/23/05
Resident

I think that Fox Plaza is a very nice place to live at. Residential is only available from the fourteenth floor up, so the view from my apartment is great. It's also very close to my school, the Library, and the… Full Review ▶

06/23/05
Resident

I've lived on the 27th floor for about a year now, and overall, Fox Plaza has been an okay place to live.

Besides the minor problems (gabage disposal and constant repainting/repairs to the other apartments) this place is okay. The noises were… Full Review ▶

06/15/05
Resident

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05/02/05
Resident

don't make the same mistake i did by moving in here. i thought by shelling out a few more bucks i would get a considerate and polite staff and a clean building. i was wrong. the staff is not only incompetent,… Full Review ▶

12/19/04
Resident

The staff was very friendly to my face but once I left they charged me a whole lot of money for no good reason. I've heard of others that have had this problem.. they like to take as much money as… Full Review ▶

11/11/04
Resident

I have never in my life dealt with such a group of rude people. The "regional manager" of this building is extremely unprofessional and obnoxious. They made me relocate because there was a problem with my old unit and after i… Full Review ▶

11/05/04
Resident

I lived in Fox Plaza for one horrible year - 2002-2003. Read carefully for clues - Clue #1 - lots of vacancies and seemingly great deals. Clue #2 - Your rent is directly deposited from your bank account so you can't… Full Review ▶

10/04/04
Resident

I never lived there, but I know someone who jumped from the balcony to commit suicide. I understand that happens at Fox from time to time. Full Review ▶

09/15/04
Resident

Sure it's conveniently located to downtown, but so are the "hotels" south of Market. I'd recommend the 45 minute BART ride to a dignified apartment in Walnut Creek over this box of ---- any day. And if you want to park… Full Review ▶

08/23/04
Resident

I regret coming into this building. The building manager is extremely rude and his unprofessionalism is appalling. Don't expect anyone here to be on top of anything. It's overpriced and in a terrible neighborhood. For the price you are paying to… Full Review ▶

08/23/04
Resident

I recently moved into Fox Plaza and find the community director of the building to be extremely unprofessional and rude. he's probably mistaken for the building manager. basically, the fox plaza philosophy is "don't come to us with problems you want… Full Review ▶

04/21/04
Resident

No bang for your buck here, unless you spend all of your time looking out the window. The views are great but don´t nearly make up for the exhorbitant rent, the nasty, rude and incompetent staff, paper thin walls, Lilliputian apartments… Full Review ▶

04/21/04
Resident

I lived at Fox Plaza from ´97-´00. due to a job related relocation, i moved out of the bay area. however, allow me to make some comments:

1. Fox Plaza is perfectly suitable for single young male tenant working in… Full Review ▶

02/12/04
Resident

I lived in there for about two years.

First off, they helped me out...I had horrible credit at the time, and with some references´ help, and good work history, I got in. (I never missed a rent payment, and was… Full Review ▶

07/17/03
Resident

We´ve lived at Fox Plaza for a little over a year now. . . While we love living there (convenient location, amazing views, no gym memberships, recently rennovated), Fox Plaza continues to be seriously delusional about their rental prices. We actually… Full Review ▶

06/10/03
Resident

I´ve lived here for a few months now and have noticed a few not so great things about the place.

It´s true that the emergency vehicles go by often, but I´m a light sleeper and have learned to sleep through… Full Review ▶

03/13/03
Resident

I´ve lived at Fox Plaza for two years and over the last six months I´ve seen many new changes for the better. The office staff that is here now is always helpful. The gym has been totally redone so it´s now… Full Review ▶

02/12/03
Resident

So I signed a one year lease with one month free prorated over the length of the lease. I went to the office to discuss incentives for signing another year lease before my lease expired. Since they are offering two months… Full Review ▶

02/06/03
Resident

One of the best things about San Francisco is that it´s made up of many different kinds of people. What makes Fox Plaza interesting is that it perfectly represents the uniqueness of our city. And it does it in 446 beautiful… Full Review ▶

01/27/03
Resident

I have been living at Fox for a year, and the new management certainly is turning the place around. The property management staff is top notch. My only complaint is outside NOISE, and there is nothing the Fox management can do… Full Review ▶

12/22/02
Resident

I have enjoyed Fox Plaza very much! The views of the city are awesome. The new improvements that have been done to the building are excellent. The staff has always been friendly to me when I have expressed concerns. I hate… Full Review ▶

11/24/02
Resident

That´s my nick name for this possessed building. I HATED every moment of living at Fox Plaza and had one of the most INCREDIBLE views next to now living at the top of Twin Peaks. Yes, San Francisco=complainers; however, when you… Full Review ▶

11/08/02
Resident

There is an obvious pattern of negative posts on this site. In my opinion, the (new) staff seemed more than helpful to residents. Furthermore, the apartment complex and units have been completely renovated (new - paint, hall carpets, gym floor and… Full Review ▶

10/01/02
Resident

Excellent views, but any place that has a web site for all the bad things, tells you a little about living there. Full Review ▶

09/18/02
Resident

I have lived in San Francisco for over 10 years, and I am a short-term visitor to Fox Plaza. It appears the managers are trying to improve the property - new paint, carpet, furnishings - and they seem like nice, decent… Full Review ▶

08/29/02
Resident

I just came across this site today And I could not get over what I was reading. the way i see it is all of the reviews are not true the good ones and the bad ones. Full Review ▶

08/29/02
Resident

When I moved to San Francisco I lived in Fox Plaza for awhile. I was excited about living in a tall building because I´m from a place where no building is over two stories tall. After signing a one-year lease, I… Full Review ▶

08/20/02
Resident

The new management even slower to respond to requests and getting to your apartment is through cheesy and foul odor hallways.
Homeless and drug-addicts surround the building. The only thing going for my tiny (now overpriced) one bedroom is the view.… Full Review ▶

08/07/02
Resident

After living in this building for several years, I am happy to point out a new management team that so far seems to care. The people in the office are friendly and nice and have taken care of any of my… Full Review ▶

06/13/02
Resident

I broke my lease two months early, paid over $2000 to do so, and I wish that I had never lived there. The only thing that the Fox Plaza has going for it is that it has convenient access to public… Full Review ▶

05/24/02
Resident

I don´t know what is so bad about Fox Plaza. It is a good place to live if you like San Francisco. I had to live in the city for 2 years. I picked Fox Plaza And enjoyed all two years.I… Full Review ▶

04/12/02
Resident

The only thing I liked about this place was the view. Other than that, it was definitely a real %@&#hole! If you move in here, make sure you photograph or better yet videotape the entire apartment, that way you have the… Full Review ▶

03/07/02
Resident

I have lived at Fox Plaza for less then a year. I have been robbed and have been attacked by the homelesss people that are always around the building.

The management, to date, has not responded to my complaints.
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11/21/01
Resident

Fox Plaza has incredible views! This highrise actually has a balcony and patio! You can sit outside and gaze at the excellent views of San Francisco. The apartments are older but well kept. Have had to call maintenance once for something… Full Review ▶

11/20/01
Resident

I just moved out of Fox Plaza after living on one of the top floors for 3 years. The views are great, but the building itself can only be described as "odd." Management was always a problem, and the new group… Full Review ▶

11/19/01
Resident

I personally called the last managers Bloodsucking Vampires. Recently, however, a new management company has taken over and they are very nice! They remember my name and are very nice and professional. I agree with the other review, that the last… Full Review ▶

09/30/01
Resident

The views are nice but the nieghbors are awefull complainers. If you´re in the gym at 10:01 they call security to complain, if you are having dinner with friends at 11pm there are noise complains and the management is vicious.
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08/30/01
Resident

I had to set up mice traps in my apartment, but what´s interesting is when I told them I saw a white mouse, management had the traps handy. Go figure!

When you move out, management is supposed to return your… Full Review ▶

07/14/01
Resident

I often comment that my rent goes out the window, and it´s worth every penny! That´s because when you live in Fox Plaza you get BREATH-TAKING VIEWS of the city that make it well worth the rent. It´s also great to… Full Review ▶

04/22/01
Resident

Bad points:Very small apartments, management tends to be petty. There´s a definite sense they want you out as fast as possible so they can cycle the place. Directly across from a park which often has loud concerts until 2 AM, and… Full Review ▶

03/26/01
Resident

A great location, close to everything. Excellent views of the city. Easy access to the freeways. 24-hour controlled access and lobby attendant. Staff has always been helpful and knowledgable. I definetely recommend Fox Plaza as affordable and good value for the… Full Review ▶

01/03/01
Resident

Apartments are tiny, building is 30 years old, rents are way overpriced, and management is greedy, hostile and retaliatory. Landlord far prefers fast turnover on apartments, and the longer you live here, the worse they treat you. Full Review ▶

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