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550 Abernathy (formerly The Avalon on Abernathy)

550 Abernathy Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328
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Reviews
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Apartment Rating
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City Average
12/06/13
Resident

The office staff hardly ever answers the phone. They only assign you "one" parking spot for a 2 bedroom apartment and when I moved in I couldn't find my spot and the office staff couldn't either due to the numbers being… Full Review ▶

07/07/13
Resident

This is a long read so do not read if you are looking for hateful or doting posts. These ratings on this site are either negative or positive and I want Abernathy to get a proper review. This is from July… Full Review ▶

03/05/13
Resident

My first negative sign was when I called the Manager s office to schedule an appointment to view the facilities. When I called 404-843-9739, I am asked to press 1 to speak. I assumed that I was going to get a… Full Review ▶

11/22/12
Resident

This place is a complete disaster. Everything breaks, molds, or mildews. Neighbors do drugs in the parking lots, fix their broke down cars on a regular basis in the middle of the parking lot, throw trash everywhere and scream, play loud… Full Review ▶

10/11/12
Resident

These older apartments, originally built in 1971 and marketed as condos, have some very nice features not commonly found in newer units: spacious rooms; screened porches; ceramic tiled eat-in kitchens and large tiled foyers. They are well landscaped and conveniently located… Full Review ▶

09/07/12
Resident

I have lived here for just under a year. The apartments are spacious and pretty clean. They have okay appliances - typical apartment fare. The grounds are pretty nice. That's where the good stuff ends. I live in a two bedroom… Full Review ▶

08/13/12
Resident

I have to say I'm thrilled to have left 550 Abernathy. Paid my rent on time everytime for an entire year. Disliked the office staff as they always lied about the so called gym being fixed and they let everybody and… Full Review ▶

06/26/12
Resident

I moved in 550 abernathy in april. I love the layout, spacing, and size of the apartment, however, the floors are unlevel the paint jobs are horrible with hair trapped in between the wall and paint, the walls are thinner than… Full Review ▶

12/15/11
Resident

I moved here on 10/29/11 thinking this place looked great. However, since then we have had nothing but problems. We've complained to the office about the noise on several occasions and they did nothing. We finally had to call the cops.… Full Review ▶

11/09/11
Resident

I moved into 550 not too long ago and I love my apartment!!! I have the 2 bedroom townhome towards the back and yes I am by the students. I have read through some of the reviews and I can say… Full Review ▶

10/09/11
Resident

Don't do it!!! These apartments are not worth your headach. They are not worth the money at all. They are very old apartments and they are not all that safe. Plus they house art students here and they really have run… Full Review ▶

09/07/11
Resident

We thought we were getting a great deal in a nice part of town, The place is older than it looks. The staff were real nice. OH NO, PLEASE LET US OUT! The place is a hellbore. Even with the cops… Full Review ▶

08/31/11
Resident

I was an Art Institute student and was forced to live here. I was one of the first students to get moved here from our previous housing back in March of 2010. The first few months were great, it was quiet… Full Review ▶

08/25/11
Resident

You take your life in your hands living here! It's dangerous! Shootings, stabbings, fights, cops, drugs, gangstas, and all the office cares about is getting more students to make more money. We're outta here as soon as my lease is up.… Full Review ▶

08/25/11
Resident

When my mother and I moved into 550 Abernathy in 2010, we loved these apartments. Rent was only $799 (has gone up to $931 in just 1 year) and the water bill was $70 for 2 people. Seeing as how these… Full Review ▶

07/22/11
Resident

Within the last year or so, management consistently went up in prices (rent, water) as to charge this place as a college dorm (when it is not). There are other residents who are not college students, dealing with loud blasting music,… Full Review ▶

07/15/11
Resident

I moved into 550 in January when I started The Art Institute (I had no choice, this is the student housing they placed me in) and already there has been a shooting here. I am buying pepper spray, and maybe even… Full Review ▶

06/08/11
Resident

I have never owned a gun until I moved here. This is a violent complex and considering how small the complex actually is, it is kind of scary the amount of crime for its size. I also agree with some other… Full Review ▶

05/23/11
Resident

550 Abernathy is really not a safe place to live. Since Sept of 2009, FIVE people have been shot in this complex. Out of the FIVE gunshot victims, TWO have died as a result of their wounds. Since Sept, 2009 to… Full Review ▶

05/15/11
Resident

TRUST ME, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MOVE IN!!!! unless you want to live with loud rude college students, trash everywhere everyday, shootings, stabbings. oh btw, the murders in sept 2009? it wasnt domestic as claimed. it was a ------- drug… Full Review ▶

04/10/11
Resident

The property is listed as 550 Abernathy Luxury Apartments & Townhomes. By whose standards are they measuring luxury?? There's trash everywhere, graffiti on the welcome sign, shopping carts in the parking lots and the sidewalks and the grounds are rarely kept… Full Review ▶

04/06/11
Resident

Double murder (by gunfire) in September of 2009 with a 3rd person being shot also... Person shot in Oct/Nov of 2010... 19 year old kid shot 5 times August, 5 2011... All in 550 Abernathy Apartments. Full Review ▶

03/02/11
Resident

The complex of 550 Abernathy has gone downhill over the past three years. The price of rent has gone up but little has been done to improve the complex. The roads are in need of repair, the gutters have foliage growing… Full Review ▶

02/01/11
Resident

I'm writing this review to hopefully save those that do their research, prior to moving, some time. Moving is a huge hassle and the worst part is sifting through these places trying to seperate the good from the bad. Every place,… Full Review ▶

11/15/10
Resident

Everyone has good/bad thoughts about this complex. Im going to give it to u straight. Before i moved in i read this rating and had to make a choice. After being her just over a year I found that some are… Full Review ▶

09/27/10
Resident

when it comes to 550 Abernathy, the place is a hell hole with very bad management team especially the manager ---------!! this women cannot possibly me a manager by any means. the worst place to live at unless you want to… Full Review ▶

05/19/10
Resident

I have lived at 550 abernathy for 5 years and have always enjoyed its convenience, its beauty. I live in a bargain priced 3 bedroom that's very roomy. The staff is very service oriented. I work out of my home so… Full Review ▶

04/15/10
Resident

I have lived here since 2005. This complex has gone to hell. They reached an agreement with American Institute to allow college students to rent apartments. They have a LARGE chunk of apartments set up as dorms with 4 to 6… Full Review ▶

04/15/10
Resident

550 Abernathy has had it's issues. I have lived here since the renovation a few years back, and it has definitely had its ups and downs. Since the new management took over at the beginning of the year, I have seen… Full Review ▶

10/07/09
Resident

I've only been living here a few months. It's the worst apartment complex that I've ever lived. The staff and maintenance are incompetent and lazy. I've experienced problems ranging from wet walls/ceiling (due to rain)....no padding under the carpet....bugs in the… Full Review ▶

10/02/09
Resident

That s here. That s home. That s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of… Full Review ▶

09/28/09
Resident

Well i just came home to find that I can not get to my place due to someone got shot in their apartment. I've had it with this place! Thank God are lease is up soon. I would not recommend this… Full Review ▶

09/13/09
Resident

We have lived here for several months. We got a great price on a townhouse and it has a lot of room (1400sqft) which we love. However, I have not had a problem with the management staff but everytime that we… Full Review ▶

09/03/09
Resident

We would like to start by saying to everyone that there are ups and downs in life and everything is not going to be perfect for you. We have been residents at 550 Abernathy since the middle part of 2006. We… Full Review ▶

08/20/09
Resident

When Harbor Group took over and promoted ----- to manager, the complex began to deteriorate. I would not swim in that pool for anything. There is also a "halfway house" being run out of several units in the complex. They have… Full Review ▶

05/08/09
Resident

I have lived at 550 Abernathy for about a year. When I first toured the property and asked how water was billed they told me that it was a flat fee. Then I started to get bills in my name from… Full Review ▶

04/18/09
Resident

I moved in not too long ago and really like it so far. Ive live in a couple of different complexes and this is far better than some ive seen. yes there is normal apt noises from neighbors. Im in the… Full Review ▶

04/06/09
Resident

Honestly, I did not mind living here. However, I am a single college age guy. The walls are thin and you can hear everything that goes on with your neighbors. I wouldn't swim in the pool and I would plan on… Full Review ▶

04/03/09
Resident

I normally do not write reviews, but I have to say how much I like my apartment complex. After reading some of these reviews you would think the complex is a dump...it is far from it. I have only had very… Full Review ▶

02/20/09
Resident

For the people that are reading this page, if you don't listen to anybody else, listen to me. I have been over in 550 abernathy for years. In the beginning, 550 abernathy was beautiful, peaceful and quiet and everybody got along… Full Review ▶

02/19/09
Resident

Been living here for almost a year and am so glad to be getting out. Moved in with hope of living here for a good bit, but that all changed over the last couple of months. Besides the fact that some… Full Review ▶

01/09/09
Resident

This week there were 3 break-ins. Someone is going to the apts during the day, ringing the doorbells and if there is no answer, using a crowbar to break in the doors. The management has not notified the tenants. The break-ins… Full Review ▶

12/07/08
Resident

The Worst! Lived here a few years and have seen better results from old management. Called courtesy officer with noise complaints numerous times and was told to call the police. They are so desparate to fill apartments that they are running… Full Review ▶

09/30/08
Resident

I HAVE BEEN LIVING HERE SINCE SPRING 08. I PAY MY RENT ON TIME EVERY MONTH. I WAS 1 DAY LATE BECAUSE I WAS OUT OF TOWN. NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS TOLD BY ONE OF THE WORKERS(FEMALE WITH AN ACCENT)… Full Review ▶

08/26/08
Resident

We had a problem with the tile in the kitchen area. One afternoon I came home to find that not only the entire kitchen Tile was replaced but also the Foyer Entrance, which is really a nice size. The Staff continues… Full Review ▶

07/18/08
Resident

The management is terrible at complying with demands. There are so many roaches that come out at night- german, cockroaches, etc. They always forget to add people to the extermination list, and when they do remember, you come home to find… Full Review ▶

07/01/08
Resident

I have been residing at the property for over a year in half.It's the most terrible experience I have ever had.The Management sucks, they have attitudes,rude,and you name it what else.The only two nice people that work at the property is… Full Review ▶

06/24/08
Resident

"Luxury" is an exaggeration. Lipstick on a pig is more like it. The apartment that I am renting is adequate at best, the rent is a steal for a 2 bed 2 bath in the Perimeter Mall area, but there are… Full Review ▶

04/01/08
Resident

I have never written anything like this and am actually surprised that I am now, but I am so fed up with the new management that I felt the need to get the word out. I live at the front of… Full Review ▶

12/22/07
Resident

First of all, I've been here 3 years. This qualifies my comments. Old management-while true, repairs were shoddy to say the least, at least were kind and thoughtful. They knew you and ----, the manager-forget it. THE most wonderful property manager… Full Review ▶

12/11/07
Resident

The price is right and the renovations are great, but the walls are TERRIBLY thin and many of the tenants seem to have no respect for their neighbors. Also lots of folks hanging out in the parking lot day and night.… Full Review ▶

09/21/07
Resident

I hate to admit it but the previous review is true. The new mgmt. could surely use some training in customer service. -------not sure of her title but she's abrasive and rude. Maybe it cultural but she acts like you owe… Full Review ▶

03/14/07
Resident

*******THEY HAVE LEAD PAINT IN ALL OF THE BUUILDINGS**** THEY ARE VIOLATING EPA CODES AND TRYING TO COVER IT UP********************* First of all the renovations are a joke. This complex is over 30 years old. You can hear a mouse run… Full Review ▶

02/12/07
Resident

I have lived in this place for about 6 months now. I have not had a problem since I moved in. I spoke to Belinda and my roommate and I told her we were moved because our last place caught on… Full Review ▶

01/09/07
Resident

I like living here. It's quiet, it's a working class community and everyone pretty much minds their business. The school system is great, the location is perfect. Yes, there are bugs from time to time but this is the country. Bugs… Full Review ▶

11/30/06
Resident

I love my apartment at 550 Abernathy! Belinda at the leasing office is really great and took great care of me. The renovations are really nice-it feels like a grand new place. The location is great near the Perimeter Mall and… Full Review ▶

11/26/06
Resident

Thanks for the help. We were looking to move and have been researching lots of apartments in the area and yes this one does have some pretty bad reviews but what really mattered to me was how I was treated when… Full Review ▶

09/23/06
Resident

My wife and I relocated from London two years ago. The apartments are undergoing an outstanding and Im guessing an expensive renovation. We have the option of transfer to a renovated unit which made us consider purchasing a home. After careful… Full Review ▶

09/22/06
Resident

I am really surprised by all of the people that have been unhappy here. I have lived here almost two years and I moved from an unrenovated townhouse into a renovated one. Everything has been perfect and the few minor things… Full Review ▶

09/05/06
Resident

if you like being surrounded by crime, roaches, prostitution rings, and drugs then you will be happy here.
it appears to be nice but once you live there and see that everything is fallen apart and your apt is full of… Full Review ▶

07/07/06
Resident

I moved in here in February. Originally, I totally loved the place. My apartment is third floor 1250 sq ft and a screened large balcony overlooking the back woods and playground.

That being said I was told the backyard was going… Full Review ▶

07/04/06
Resident

I lived here for a couple of years and witnessed the change of ownership. Both management groups weren't really that great and had some rather stupid employees but before they were generally professional. Now its the exact opposite - there are… Full Review ▶

07/01/06
Resident

Love the Location. Hate it that they cut the trees down. Poor insulation stinks. Hate it that we hear every move our upstairs neighbors make, esp their dogs. But overall for a 30 year old apt, I can't complain. You can't… Full Review ▶

07/01/06
Resident

This Property Is In very poor condition an the so called renovation is only cosmetic. And incomplete. It will cost nore money in the long run to live here. There is no installation between the floors. Chiping paint and no grounds… Full Review ▶

05/24/06
Resident

Thank God I moved out at the beginning of the month. Please do not be fooled by the cover-ups being pushed off as renovations! I lived there for two years. Location is awesome, however the drug deals on the front steps… Full Review ▶

03/30/06
Resident

These apartments are great. The management is nice and the maintnence goes above and beyond. They are newly renovated interiors but the apartments are 30 years old so you have to keep that in mind. I love the location. There is… Full Review ▶

03/13/06
Resident

I have had no problems living here. Normally people who complain alot are the people with the problems. I refer this complex to anyone who needs quick access and convience of the city life with a suburban touch. Full Review ▶

02/15/06
Resident

I have lived here for 6 months and It has been a blast. The office staff is nice and the mantance workers are great The only thing is parking. I hate parking so far away from where I live. Its a… Full Review ▶

01/10/06
Resident

This has to be the absolute WORST place to live in the Atlanta area. The New manager(s) are not friendly at all. The ASSistant manager K--I is a total B---H and a liar. They have lost my rent check 2 times… Full Review ▶

10/22/05
Resident

Yes I will admit..things are starting to improve since the new management staff has taken over. In the past my friends and I have written about 5 terrible reviews on this site(wont mention which ones) but my friends and I have… Full Review ▶

10/08/05
Resident

I have been here since July and I can tell you this is the worst apartment I have ever lived in...and that is saying something. I have complained about the air conditioner not working and it took them three months to… Full Review ▶

09/29/05
Resident

This Place is HORRIBLE! I thought it was bad with the prior management company and was optimistic when the new company came in. Initially they seemed on the ball however over the past my roommate & I both have called on… Full Review ▶

07/01/05
Resident

We moved in here 3 months ago. When we moved in, we filled out a move-in slip listing out all the things that were wrong with the apartment. Some of those things are STILL not taken care of!
If you make any… Full Review ▶

06/15/05
Resident

I ALWAYS check out this site before going to look at apartments. The things posted here weres so bad i decided to take a look and see what people were so upset about. I came out, the staff was great, they… Full Review ▶

06/07/05
Resident

basically this place is a horrible death trap. Signing a lease here will make the next year of your life the most aweful living experience you willl ever have. DO NOT be fooled by there model, and their unwillingness to show… Full Review ▶

05/12/05
Resident

As a relatively new resident, I too am surprised by some of the comments from the past. We enjoy living here, and are enjoying meeting some of the neighbors. I have had only positive interaction with the staff, and I know… Full Review ▶

05/11/05
Resident

I resently moved into a renovated apartment in this community and I am very suprised at the comments I read. I did not live here during the previous mgmt. but as far as I can see the new mgmt. is really… Full Review ▶

04/20/05
Resident

On the first visit this place looked great. Trees and hills, you feel like you are no where near the city. It's quiet in the late afternoons before everyone gets home from work. Then reality hits. Your neighbors get home. Music… Full Review ▶

01/03/05
Resident

I have been living in this complex for 2.5 years now. Thanks God, I am moving out next month. Everything about this complex is horrible.
No parking available. Always expect a parking ticket on your windshield. You are not provided any… Full Review ▶

11/11/04
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09/08/04
Resident

just moved out this year, then they started making improvements recently,
the manager is not nice, and kinda
transparent,
they say they are going to do something but dont,
the only nice lady there is sherri, i think her name was,
maintance, was ok in… Full Review ▶

06/17/04
Resident

I can't even begin to tell how horrible my experience has been at Avalon. I lived there for about 4 years. Besides the first 6 months, my stay was nothing less than terrible. Management changed about every 6 months. Maintenance was… Full Review ▶

06/07/04
Resident

OK, let's get real, TVMaxx was a company illegally repackaging Dish Network. . . so the switch to Comcast that took over 3 years was necessary.

Yes, great that the buildings are finally getting painted, unfortunately the contractor is doing… Full Review ▶

06/07/04
Resident

Thank you to those residents that had positive comments about the property. I know that this property has had its challenges in the past two years, we have a stable staff now and have been working diligently to improve the overall… Full Review ▶

06/05/04
Resident

We had one day to find a place and move, and we found the Avalon. 1300 sq ft for $750/month, not bad. But we had problems with hot/cold water, squeaky floors and ceilings, etc. I was disappointed and thought about breaking… Full Review ▶

05/01/04
Resident

Yes, the Avalon has had its challenges in the past 2-3 years BUT I believe corporate management has sent us HUGE improvements in the shape of the new property director and her assistant director. Since they?ve been here, I have seen… Full Review ▶

03/03/04
Resident

I am so ready for my lease to be up. I don´t even really know where to begin. The neighbors are loud at all hours, my shower leaks and the ceiling was molding in my bathroom. I had to call managament… Full Review ▶

01/15/04
Resident

This place is a wreck. Rats in the walls. Ceiling that leaked and that was replaced twice. poor insulation, freezing in the winters which caused for HIGH electric bills. Didn´t know how to fix anything!! Wouldn´t replace stove when broke. Told… Full Review ▶

01/13/04
Resident

Well, I?ve read each of the other reviews on this property and I have to admit my experience has not been that great either.



It?s really unfortunate for this property to be managed so poorly and to have such low… Full Review ▶

10/16/03
Resident

I have met some of the nicest people at The Avalon on Abernathy. But then again, misery loves company. We have lost good neighbors because the management staff decided to up the quoted rent price on them over $200 in less… Full Review ▶

07/28/03
Resident

When we first moved in - it was 2 years ago. The management at that time was nice. That lasted 3 months. The good management left and now we are on teh 5th management team in 2 years. This place stinks.… Full Review ▶

06/17/03
Resident

I personally haven´t live here, but I have encountered the management. When looking for an apartment I though I found a home at the Avalon. We handed in our application, security deposit, and the girl´s told us we were all set.… Full Review ▶

06/16/03
Resident

Do not waste you money and, in this case, a whole lot of time. I know rent seems cheap, but I have been living without A/C since I moved in in May(it is now mid-June). The incompetence of the staff astounds… Full Review ▶

04/21/03
Resident

It´s not bad. . . the nights are the worst. Management does suck. Fortunately it´s cheap. Full Review ▶

04/04/03
Resident

I could write a book on how unsatisfactory the management and maintenance staff are at doing their jobs and treating the tenants who pay their salaries in a respectable manor! I moved into a townhome in the summer of 2001 for… Full Review ▶

03/21/03
Resident

However wrote that about the manager being the best must have been the manager. In my 5 years at the Avalon I have never seen a worse manager. The staff is now complete with two great ladies at the front led… Full Review ▶

03/18/03
Resident


Sorry.... But I was reading through this site out of curiosity and saw the review submitted on march 17 by the person complaining about the manager they let go.
Either that WAS the manager writing out of spite....or that is about… Full Review ▶

03/17/03
Resident

I don´t know what the problem is with Berkshire Realty, but they let the best manager that they had in the last year go!
She is the only person that cared about the longer term residents. Those young girls (not ladies)… Full Review ▶

01/25/03
Resident

If you are the type that does not mind an uncomfortable living environment, the Avalon is the right place for you. The apartments are very unpresentable, alot like the management. This apartmnt complex makes me sick!!!! Full Review ▶

01/05/03
Resident

I like these apartments A LOT!!!

They are really inexpensive and the floorplans are really cool!

Everyone here was nice to me when I signed up.

I´m probably going to stay for a few years. Full Review ▶

12/13/02
Resident

Just moved in recently. Office staff didn´t even do a walk-through prior to us moving in. Apartment was in terrible condition when we moved in, but by then we had no other option. The apartments are very old, and the owner… Full Review ▶

11/04/02
Resident

I have lived at The Avalon on Abernathy since 1997. As any apartment community there have been some ups and downs, but this is overall the best apartment community in which I have ever lived.



It is very spacious. Full Review ▶

11/04/02
Resident

The landscaping is very woodsy and the property is spread over several acres.

The office staff is carying and professional.

The apartments have wonderful floor plans.

I didn´t want to move, but found a home. Full Review ▶

10/30/02
Resident

I have never lived in an apartment with as many problems as The Avalon. If you are considering these apartments....DON´T!!! We moved in March of 2002 and have continuosly had problems with the place. During the first month that we moved… Full Review ▶

10/28/02
Resident

I would recommend The Avalon to anyone. New management is great to deal with and things get done very quickly.

Thanks to all the staff at The Avalon for a great place to raise my children. Full Review ▶

05/19/02
Resident

The apartments are big, but the people who live here can be very noisy. The neighbors I have now are very noisy and management has been unable to stop it. Don´t count on any help from the on-site courtesy officer because… Full Review ▶

04/11/02
Resident

Though the Avalon had a lot of things going for it (large apartments, quiet living, great location) it was the leasing office that sold me. I can´t begin to describe a more helpful group of people. I hope they all still… Full Review ▶

02/11/02
Resident

The townhomes are very spacious and the neighborhood is extremely quiet. Avalon on Abernathy is very convenient to the North Perimeter area (GA 400, I-285 is only 1 mile away!) and I-75 and I-85 are very easy to get to. If… Full Review ▶

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