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Avalon at Foxhall

4100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
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08/28/13
Resident

Making Avalon at Foxhall your home for any amount of time is a BIG MISTAKE! The staff is UNBELIEVABLY RUDE. I work in customer service and I have NEVER been treated so poorly in my life. My lease actually ends today… Full Review ▶

07/24/13
Resident

What more can be said of the Avalon at Foxhall? Waaaaay overpriced, rude and inattentive staff who only seem to be there to collect a paycheck, maintenance seems to take their jolly old time actually doing their jobs for the most… Full Review ▶

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02/04/13
Resident

Broadly... The water is constantly out, the elevators break and are slow, there are almost no security cameras so crime happens without consequences, it's loud, it's dirty and most of staff is rude and unhelpful. I hate this place and plan… Full Review ▶

02/04/13
Resident

DO NOT LIVE HERE. I am a former resident and am in the process of trying to find out why they will not return my security deposit or the amount of rent I accidentally overpaid the last month of my lease.… Full Review ▶

01/28/13
Resident

This is by far one of the worst places to live in DC. From the rude and uninformed front desk workers to the incompetent, sneaky, and unhelpful leasing office, I wouldn't recommend this community to ANYONE. An AU student could find… Full Review ▶

09/20/12
Resident

I have never seen a more inattentive and rude staff. Once you sign a lease they could care less about you. Terrible customer service. I am an AU student and have sent numerous email complaints and made numerous phone complaints as… Full Review ▶

09/05/12
Resident

I would not recommend this apartment complex. The first issue indefinitely is that the rent is very overpriced. My bathroom light was broken as well as the ice machine in the refrigerator and Avalon staff made no note of this when… Full Review ▶

08/09/12
Resident

Incredible overpriced. Even their nicest apartments are unacceptable for the price. Utilities are claimed to be included, yet the washer dryer never work and it is obvious that the rest of the apartments were built as cheaply as possible. The staff… Full Review ▶

03/26/12
Resident

I've lived here for over two years now. I graduate in May and cannot wait to return to my native PA, but that is not because of Avalon at Foxhall. Overall, this is a great place to live, despite the horrible… Full Review ▶

09/06/11
Resident

The avalon seemed like a good choice because of its proximity to AU. My main complaint is the staff in the leasing office who are incredibly rude. They avoid helping the tenants of the building at all cost all though it… Full Review ▶

04/13/11
Resident

DO NOT RENT AN APARTMENT HERE. This building is horrible. The staff is the worst staff EVER. AvalonBay's Customer Care Center is generally good, but once you've signed the lease, you're screwed. You screw yourself in every way possible known to… Full Review ▶

01/07/11
Resident

I've lived here a while now, and I think it's fine, but I can see where the angry reviews are coming from. My main complaint is how overpriced it is. The noise thing isn't such a big deal, I think they're… Full Review ▶

07/21/10
Resident

I moved out of this terrible building over a year ago and have lived happily in a different building since then. I am now moving again and my new building just called to inform me that Avalon is refusing to give… Full Review ▶

06/03/10
Resident

I am SO not surprised that this horrible place has (1) the exact same issues as when we rented here (in 2004!) and (2) only has 3% recommending it. LMAO! This is THE WORST BUILDING in DC, by FAR. Nothing but… Full Review ▶

03/22/10
Resident

I lived in this property for over 3 years and the noise level increased progressively to the point that I got up and left. The building had a lot of working adults but because of its proximity to AU, it started… Full Review ▶

06/22/09
Resident

I wish I had found this review site prior to signing my lease! If you are an immature American University undergraduate who wants to join a clique of dorm rats who run the stairwells, drink beer in the elevators and cluster… Full Review ▶

05/17/09
Resident

American University students, four to an apartment, are the main occupants. They've turned the place into a filthy kid's dorm, with parties starting in the hallways. Join in the fun if you go to AU. Adults not welcomed. Full Review ▶

04/18/09
Resident

I would never live here again if they paid me, and do not recommend it to anyone. The pride themselves on "making us happy" and making "life easier" yet they towed my car while i had a parking permit and did… Full Review ▶

03/05/09
Resident

We lived here in 2004...and ended up breaking our lease. The horrible cooking, cigarette, and trash smells were bad enough...add to that non-stop noise and fire-alarms being pulled twice a week by idiotic AU students. I swear on a stack of… Full Review ▶

02/16/09
Resident

This community needs a great deal of work. When I first tored to community I asked if it was noisy. The management lied to me and told me that it was not. The person across the hall from me slams the… Full Review ▶

02/06/08
Resident

I moved from PA and I thought here, DC, service would be better... The answer is NO for Avalon at Foxhall. Staffs are not willing to help. With the high rental payment, I expected more convenience. Plus, the parking here is… Full Review ▶

10/16/07
Resident

I have been here for about a year and a half, and overall, it was a terrible experience. First I will discuss the good, then the bad: Good: Pretty nice lobby Safe neighborhood and surroundings (parking lot late at night is… Full Review ▶

07/31/07
Resident

When we first agreed to pay $2261/mo for a 2BR plus $500 non-refundable pet deposit plus $50/mo in pet rent (plus $130/mo per parking spot and there is no resident parking stickers allowed on street) we were told that the outlandish… Full Review ▶

06/07/07
Resident

Look elsewhere, too many better options in the area. I plan to do so when my lease expires. The Avalon crew does an excellent job at boasting what they have to offer, but clearly fall short of delivering the goods. Miah… Full Review ▶

04/23/07
Resident

Avalon boasts a regal "luxury" presence but does not live up to their own standards. They boast reasonable luxury prices, but then tack on pet fees, garage parking fees...and before you know it your rent is 500 dollars more than you… Full Review ▶

04/18/07
Resident

Ventilation system is suck. If anyone cook you would know it from miles away and when you cook the smell will stay forever. So I can't cook at home. Heater is very bad you will never get warm because they design… Full Review ▶

08/05/06
Resident

a loud obnoxious dorm for american university students! nothing more!! Full Review ▶

08/04/06
Resident

Don't believe a WORD of that crap review!!!! Complete and utter lies. I know for a FACT that Avalon office staff waits a couple of months and then *magically* a positive review appears on this board. LOL! Complete BS. Now, here's… Full Review ▶

08/01/06
Resident

My girlfriend and I enjoyed Avalon at Foxhall. We had a lovely park view, that was far enough from Massachusetts that you couldn't hear traffic. Our floor was well maintained and vacummed at least once a week. The apartment, although did… Full Review ▶

05/24/06
Resident

We just moved out after living in the Avalon for a year and feel obligated to write about our negative experience there. We loved the location and because we have a dog, loved being so close to the trail.
The management… Full Review ▶

04/24/06
Resident

You will not get a minute's rest if you move here. We moved here almost a year ago (thank GOD our lease is up next month) from out of state and it's been a nightmare. Had I read this site before… Full Review ▶

04/24/06
Resident

"Sometimes students are drunk and the halls smell like pot?????" Sorry. That should NEVER be in a "family" residence that Avalon managment promotes this building to be. And forget the families -- your rights end where MINE begin. That means if… Full Review ▶

04/22/06
Resident

Sorry, I hoped stereotyping ended after the civil rights movement. To all the AU haters out there let???s put it this way ??? you moved to a building 2 blocks from campus (what did you expect.) Yes, some of the hallways… Full Review ▶

03/09/06
Resident

Fires, threats of fires, no ventilation, drunken AU students roaming the halls and elevators with open alcohol, harassing other tenants...it's a nightmare. We're moving out May 1. Do yourself a favor and don't bother. If you DO come for a visit,… Full Review ▶

02/01/06
Resident

The building was renovated two/three years ago so it is updated and well done. The kitchen is fabulous for a rental apartment. The location overlooking Glover Park is great and it is right on the N6 bus line. Several other reviews… Full Review ▶

12/29/05
Resident

If it isn't for all of the horrible reasons listed on this website, then don't rent here simply because THERE IS NO HOT WATER EVER. We pay sky high prices and get terrible amenities and you pay for every single one… Full Review ▶

12/29/05
Resident

The Pits of Hell. Full Review ▶

11/26/05
Resident

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10/31/05
Resident

this is the WORST building EVER!! It is meant for the ultra-wealthy students attending AU only. Mgmt. may claim they are no longer allowing rowdy students in this building but last I checked Avalon was a for-profit entity and not leasing… Full Review ▶

10/28/05
Resident

In fact, write me if you really want the lowdown on this unsafe and gross building: clickyourheels_3x@yahoo.com. I have long since moved out, but a friend of mine (who still lives there) e-mailed me that some of the negative (and factual… Full Review ▶

10/16/05
Resident

If you fear for your life, don't move here. I do, and I'm moving out. Please read all the "no" reviews below...they speak the honest to God's truth. Full Review ▶

10/07/05
Resident

we lived there for a year and had about a dozen false fire alarms. sometimes it happend twice in the same night.


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10/06/05
Resident

A few days ago there was a shooting at this building. Well, we are assuming that it was a shooting, seeing as the management has YET TO RELEASE A STATEMENT letting occupants know if their lives are at risk living here.… Full Review ▶

08/26/05
Resident

What does it mean when you come to visit an apartment community and you're nearly run over by six Eurotrash gangsta wannabe's waiting for the elevator? I think it means your life would be hell if you lived there. Keep the… Full Review ▶

08/12/05
Resident

Unfortunately my lease isn't up for 6 more months and if I break it now I owe the wonderful shysters at Avalon two months' rent. Can't even sublet this trap. I won't even bother stating why I hate this place, everyone… Full Review ▶

08/11/05
Resident

I don't know about the other things everyone is writing about, but this place didn't impress me at all. The apartments are big but I think the renovation they say they did looks sloppy and give me a break they put… Full Review ▶

08/09/05
Resident

So, I have lived here for a few months now, and I decided while bored at work to read the reviews on here. I have a lived in two other apartment complexes so far, and I like Avalon the best so… Full Review ▶

07/26/05
Resident

I guess these rating services attract people with complaints. This place is wonderful--- I've been here 2 years. The management here is now first rate with the coming of Tod. Maintenance is excellent. The student population has decreased and they are… Full Review ▶

07/21/05
Resident

There are lots of bad reviews out there, here is a good one (for the most part). I have lived in this building for years now and I cant imagine living anywhere else. Of course there are some bad points, management… Full Review ▶

06/02/05
Resident

If you want to live in an overpriced, snobby, dangerous apartment building filled with self-entitled rich bratty AU students, Avalon is the place for you!

I can overlook the noise level, low ceilings, expensive rent, snobby/bitter/catty office staff (what's their problem anyway?),… Full Review ▶

05/29/05
Resident

I lived in Avalon at 4100 Mass. for 9 months and I will never live there again. Although the management styles itself as friendly and premium, they are most often cold, unfriendly and unhelpful - even as you fork over $2,000-3,000… Full Review ▶

04/26/05
Resident

I have two gripes with Avalon. The first is the fact that I was inhaling my neighbor's cigarette smoke in my home for 8 months before they finally did anything about it. The second is that they try to hook you… Full Review ▶

04/16/05
Resident

We looked at this building in our apartment search and while the apartments look pretty good (heard they were renovated last year)...sad to say...I can see the point of the reviewers here who live in the building. While we were waiting… Full Review ▶

04/07/05
Resident

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is a Real Estate Investment Trust that owns this apartment building, along with many other properties. As both current tenants and REIT investors, we wonder how well this REIT will do in the long term, given the poor… Full Review ▶

04/06/05
Resident

Nothing gets fixed. Parking is terrible. They will tow your vehicle even if you have a sticker.

Wouldn't recommend it to anyone for any reason. Probably better off at the Y.

People wander the halls making noise until 3 am. Full Review ▶

03/21/05
Resident

Guess what I came home to today? Five squad cars, an ambulance, and a fire truck outside this building. "Domestic disturbance," the cops said. Asked the doorman. Seems a female American University student was beaten up by her trailer trash AU… Full Review ▶

03/10/05
Resident

On the surface a nice apartment. I agree with the majority of the complaints. Dangerous parking situation, constant fire alarms, late night partying by moronic AU students, and near incompetent managment. A small sample of how awful the managment is, can… Full Review ▶

02/26/05
Resident

I've lived here two years through the massive renovations and the noise then they raised rents 50% to be market competitive as they put it. Well I dont think the market around here that basically serves as american u housing charges… Full Review ▶

02/26/05
Resident

we're moving out we can't take the constant drunken student parties. these ------- teenagers that live here put everyone's safety at risk! management won't do a thing about it. Full Review ▶

02/14/05
Resident

This building is way overpriced. Don't bother. I moved out after exactly 2 months. Could not take it anymore. You can do much better. Move on. Full Review ▶

01/08/05
Resident

I'm sitting here writing this with EIGHT count-em EIGHT fire trucks and three police cars lined up outside this building. There is a smell of smoke inside the hallway, but they have not pulled the fire alarm yet. I called downstairs… Full Review ▶

01/04/05
Resident

Its beautiful apartment, well situated, and allows pets. It is surrounded by parks, and offers plenty of covered parking. the maintenance staff is friendly and responsive to direct requests. there are plenty of students in this building because of its proximity… Full Review ▶

12/24/04
Resident

and everyone should know about it. Move here ONLY if you love (1) constant fires, (2) living in a DORM where the American University students who live here set these fires, (3) constant fire alarms waking you up in the middle… Full Review ▶

12/21/04
Resident

and tenant responsibility: Why don't you rent to responsible tenants instead of 18 year old undergraduates who use this building as nothing more than a dorm? YOu actually do have some responsible ADULT (key word is ADULT) tenants, but I'd say… Full Review ▶

12/13/04
Resident

The staff is not friendly- except the people at the front desk. It is such a shame because
the apartments are so nice. The AU kids really ruin the apartment building - everything from the false fire alarms to the drunk kids… Full Review ▶

12/12/04
Resident

I am shocked at the number of bad reviews for my building. The management is kind and generous with their time, the staff is attentive, and the maintenance crew is quick to help. Both fired were due to TENENT NEGLECT. When… Full Review ▶

11/22/04
Resident

This place is out of control - drunken AU students partying constantly, monthly fire alarms, and now bi-weekly fires. Add to that the complete lack of management and sky high rent and this place has to take the cake as the… Full Review ▶

11/22/04
Resident

I just stumbled across this website looking for Avalon's number to ask about the move out process. How funny, seriously my FI and I thought we were the only ones that HATED these AU kids, throw in management's inablitiy to deal… Full Review ▶

11/21/04
Resident

This is TWO in TWO WEEKS!!!! We found out the reason for the first one--a STUDENT kept a halogen light burning for WEEKS and the wall caught on fire. Now we are told this latest fire was due to someone throwing… Full Review ▶

11/09/04
Resident

Please email me at clickyourheels_3x@yahoo.com for details.

Avalon has created an extremely dangerous situation for the tenants, and are liable. We are presently investigating DC Annotated Code for violations. Full Review ▶

11/09/04
Resident

Pay heed to the commenter's review below. Avalon paid no attention to basic safety when they remodeled last year. There are NO sprinklers anywhere and electrical wiring is old, overburdened and worn throughout, which probably led to the fire last night.… Full Review ▶

11/09/04
Resident

Tonight we had a REAL fire in this building. Over half of the tenants did not come out of the building because they thought it was yet another false alarm by an AU student pulling the fire alarm as a prank.… Full Review ▶

10/06/04
Resident


I COMPLETELY second that emotion! Lani was the BEST and really cared about the residents! Now we have that unfeeling, heartless idiot DEBORAH back...DAMN. She's the WORST MANAGER I've ever seen. She doesn't give a ---- about the tenants. Full Review ▶

10/02/04
Resident

It's the weekend and the air conditioning is out. Management's response? We have to wait until MONDAY because they don't want to pay OVERTIME to get a crew out here to fix it!!! This buidling is ALL BRICK and heats up… Full Review ▶

10/02/04
Resident

The fire alarm went off again for TEN MINUTES. More drunken students pulling it, no doubt. This is a twice a month occurrence. If you read all these negative ads and you STILL RENT HERE, you are a FREAKING IDIOT. Full Review ▶

09/29/04
Resident

Don't move here! You will regret it! This place SUX as far as being near anything. You have to have a car to live over here, and then they will charge you $150 a month to park in their garage! And… Full Review ▶

09/28/04
Resident


The negative reviews are all true this place sux. I will not be renewing my lease. Management doesnt give a crap and the tennents are rude and loud and drunk. Bulding was remodelled yeah right it's falling apart. Full Review ▶

09/27/04
Resident

You fool no one. You're simply trying to boost ratings here. In fact...I've even been approached by the people in your office to post a positive review. Sorry no can do -- because I don't lie. Now let's tell it like… Full Review ▶

09/27/04
Resident

I have lived at 4100 Mass. for a few months now and am loving the experience. My move-in went really smoothly and I have been very impressed with the friendly management staff here. They are very professional and receptive to my… Full Review ▶

09/18/04
Resident


I agree 100% with the post below. Add to that really bad ventilation and a dorm for trailer trash AU students and you have a perfect picture of Avalon at Foxhall. This is how bad it is - I'm actually breaking… Full Review ▶

09/18/04
Resident

I see alot of students in this building but have not had any problems regarding loud, drunk and abnoxious AU students that other people complain about. Overall, the building is really great. The location is wonderful and I like how Avalon… Full Review ▶

09/17/04
Resident

I moved into this apartment complex about one month ago, and have had nothing but problems since moving in. We were told that our apartment was newly renovated, which was a huge selling point for us. We found, however, after moving… Full Review ▶

09/01/04
Resident

Want a dorm? Want fire alarms at 2am being pulled by ------- students every 2 weeks? Want paper thin walls where you can hear your trailer trash ho neighbor having sex (VERY LOUDLY) every 2 hours? Want to have a 2… Full Review ▶

08/30/04
Resident

Looking for new apt; Have things gotten any better? Full Review ▶

06/05/04
Resident

I'm moving to DC for grad school and am using this site in order to find out more information on apts. in and surrounding DC. My response is not in regard to the Avalon at Foxhall necessarily, but rather to the… Full Review ▶

06/04/04
Resident

There have been so many false alarms in the middle of the night that tenants now just ignore them and stay in their apartments. This situation is dangerous for the obvious reason that one of these days the alarm could mean… Full Review ▶

05/26/04
Resident

I echo the last two reviews. I am fed up with these spoiled brats. Something should be done about these false fire alarms (three times in about three months?!) However, I am unwilling to move because moving involves costs and substantial… Full Review ▶

05/24/04
Resident

I cannot stress how spot-on the post below is. I concur with everything the poster has said, and might I add, I'm trying to convene a tenant's organization. As the poster stated, there IS no bulletin board (which would be very… Full Review ▶

05/23/04
Resident

You can probably get more for less elsewhere. In addition to overmarket basic rent, there are a number of additional hidden and fixed fees that are excessive. The location is pretty, but inconvenient. Tenleytown Metro is at least a 20 to… Full Review ▶

04/13/04
Resident

To be fair, not all the tenants are lousy. Most are great. But the ones who are bad are really, really, really bad! Thing bring the building way down. Students. Piss-drunk students. Noisy, rowdy, constantly-partying, shouting-up-and-down-the-halls, moving-the-party-from-floor-to-floor, pulling-the-fire-alarms students. Need I… Full Review ▶

04/10/04
Resident

I lived in that fabulous building for 3 years. I had a great view and a one bedroom apt. the size of most two bedrooms. The staff was friendly and helpful. The price was about right for the square footage, location,… Full Review ▶

03/24/04
Resident

Since we?ve moved in, way too many noisy students. Parties all the time. Drinking and yelling in the halls by aforementioned students (we were assured most of the students had moved out -- yeah right). Smoke constantly in halls and in… Full Review ▶

03/21/04
Resident

Its so sad when a building puts tons of money into renovations but, the old problems are still there. The apartments are nice but, a lot of things are just painted over.
The noise level is still high. People drive way… Full Review ▶

03/15/04
Resident

Just moved in and LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!! Only thing wrong...we can sometimes smell smoke in one of our bathrooms, but we just turn on the fan and voila, it?s gone.





Compared to the other places I?ve lived… Full Review ▶

02/20/04
Resident

Dont believe the negative reviews. I´ll guarantee you they are from a) people who couldn´t get in the building or b) disgruntled students who have been evicted. This is a great building and the upgrades are outstanding. Hell, one person reviewed… Full Review ▶

02/18/04
Resident

Just moved in and VERY happy with the apartment and the building. Only thing...wish there were less American U students. I heard parents couldn´t guarantee their lease any longer so maybe they´re on their way out. Full Review ▶

02/16/04
Resident

When the rent is above $1700 (before utilities, internet access, and parking) for a one-bedroom apartment in a location 15 to 20-minutes walk from the Metro, grocery stores or shopping centers, I have to evaluate my decision by comparing the pluses… Full Review ▶

02/12/04
Resident

These are great! Luxury all the way! They gave us a 29 inch RCA stereo TV for signing the lease the same week we viewed the apartment. Rent here. Full Review ▶

02/11/04
Resident

We just moved in and OH MY GOD. The view (10th floor looking out over Glover Park treetops), the apartment.......WOW. They are gorgeous. All new, all renovated and hip. Don?t know what it looked like before, but this place rocks now!… Full Review ▶

02/09/04
Resident

Aw, poor babies. I´m so sick of hearing you idiots WHINE. The truth of the matter is....4100 Mass (now Avalon at Foxhall) will NO LONGER LET your daddy or mommy co-sign your lease, so THAT´S why you can´t get in anymore… Full Review ▶

07/13/03
Resident

When I first moved into this building, I thought it was great. In fact, for most of my time there, it was fine....overpriced, but good for me since I was a student at American University, which was right up the street.… Full Review ▶

06/22/03
Resident

I lived here for a year. I found it quite nice, but it seemed a bit on the expensive side (especially now that they are doing renovations and raising rent.) The renovations make the place look much better on the inside… Full Review ▶

06/20/03
Resident

Although I never lived at these apartments, I feel I must comment. My inquiries to obtain information regarding leasing an apartment here has been rebuffed. The leasing office staff has not been available to speak with when called, and all e-mails… Full Review ▶

05/09/03
Resident

WAY overpriced.
Moved into supposedly overpriced apt and had bad refrigerator, shotty workmanship.
Unresponsive mgmt.
Stay away at all costs. Not even near a metro to demand that type of price. Full Review ▶

06/17/02
Resident

Although these apts. are beautiful, and have wall to wall carpet, they charge crazy amounts of money! I could understand if the apartment was right outside of a metro-station, but it´s not. The elevators are SO SLOW, and some of the… Full Review ▶

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