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Avalon Princeton Junction (formerly Avalon Watch)

1000 Jamie Brooks Lane, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
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City Average
02/09/14
Resident

Very happy with my apartment. Originally moved into a one bedroom apartment and then moved up to a 2 bedroom with den. Only moving because of employment re-location. Had a third (top) floor apartment, 2 bedroom/2 bath with a den which… Full Review ▶

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10/24/13
Resident

Simple advice: don't waste your money here. I've lived here for two years, and I agree with other reviewers that APJ's one goal is to scam as much money out of residents as possible. Fees: they charge the highest pet rent… Full Review ▶

Manager Response
08/14/13
Resident

I found the entire Avalon Princeton Junction community to be one large scam on how they can just get more and more money out of the tenants, especially upon departure. They claimed I never gave them my 60 day written notice… Full Review ▶

07/15/13
Resident

Facilities, staff, location were excellent and friendly. Everything is very well maintained, clean, and new. Maintenance was very responsive. The down side - my rent increased every year, more than 50% in 4 years. On one occasion there was a rent… Full Review ▶

05/25/13
Resident

We just moved here last month and so far it has been a good experience. Full Review ▶

05/08/13
Resident

I highly do NOT recommend !! Rude and unreasonable staff and extremely unkind despite paying all our rent in full and on time! Management is poor and won't work with you on any aspect! Full Review ▶

09/15/12
Resident

After living in several apartments throughout my doctoral program years, Avlaon Watch left me the worst and almost resentful feelings. Honestly, its facilities are one of the best, and the maintenance staff is responsive. However, when problems occur, your nightmare starts.… Full Review ▶

12/31/11
Prospective Resident

MANAGEMENT OF THIS FACILITY IS EXTREMELY RUDE..... DONT WASTE YOUR TIME VIEWING...CUSTOMER SERVICE IS POOR! NO WELCOME...NO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT...NO RESPECT!! I WOULD NEVER GIVE $1.00 TO THIS FACILITY Full Review ▶

09/29/11
Resident

Sick and tired of these people coming in and out of my apt as if it were Grand Central station. I understand we rent and don't own but we have rights too.We have mandatory inspections at least once a month. "Microwave… Full Review ▶

09/29/11
Resident

I Live in Building 8. This place is full of cockroaches and mice. They dont care about your problems and they will not get ride of these pest either. If you are 1 week late on rent, they will surcharge you.… Full Review ▶

09/22/11
Resident

There are fees for everything. If you are late with your rent after two weeks they will serve you an court notice and charge you in excesss of $400! They do not allow dogs on the balcony but charge you $50… Full Review ▶

08/10/11
Resident

We lived in this apartment complex for a bit less than 1 year. We lived in 2214, ground floor. We didn t go for a top floor (which is 3rd floor) apartment since they don t have elevators, and I didn… Full Review ▶

07/28/11
Resident

I was in this community for over 4 years. The main selling point for this community is the Location - easy commute to NY City, Good Schools - But i am not sure, i lived in 5 states and did not… Full Review ▶

07/07/11
Resident

The place is awful. They are constantly doing construction and going into your home all the time. As well as every year they want to raise the rent $200. Not to mention having mice in the apartment and they charge you… Full Review ▶

06/16/11
Resident

This community is a race track for cars! 1) No one stops at stop signs within the community and 2) The speed bumps are useless - cars simply speed right over them Long term residents like myself have made several suggestions… Full Review ▶

04/30/11
Resident

yes - there are couple of good staff like Ramona but the rest --- oh god!!!! Full Review ▶

04/12/11
Resident

I liked the community a lot, so I decided to move in. However, they raised the rent fee almost $150 a year after they renovate the kitchen and bathroom. It was ONLY a kitchen and bathroom that were renovated, nothing else,… Full Review ▶

12/12/10
Resident

This community was better earlier. Nowadays ,the management has been changed and this new management are very rude. They don't want to listen to anything. Lots of apartments have no windows in master bedroom. So be sure of it before you… Full Review ▶

10/19/10
Prospective Resident

I applied for a short term lease on a Friday after visiting the property. Later that evening, I was mistakenly emailed a standard 12 month lease package. A corrected six month lease was sent to me on the following Monday. I… Full Review ▶

07/24/10
Resident

My husband and I lived in the complex for 1 year and only left because of relocating for work. The minor maintenance problems we experienced were fixed quickly and effectively within a day of making an online request. The office staff… Full Review ▶

07/03/10
Resident

This place is Okay overall but is getting pricey. The management decides to increase rent by 10% this year, and in addition, charge water fee (advertised as effort for conservation). So effectively that is an increase of 15%. Part of the… Full Review ▶

06/12/10
Resident

Inconsiderate jerks upstairs in 16234. They don't give a hoot that they have neighbors below. Do not rent 16224! They run the washing machine at 7:15am even on Saturday morning. The only time it is quiet is 11pm-5am. Quiet hours are… Full Review ▶

03/29/10
Resident

This is a great apartment complex, which thinks it can do what they want. They have a model, so you don't have to see your actual apartment until it is too late. My luxury apartment had mice; their initial effort was… Full Review ▶

09/30/09
Resident

DO NOT MOVE HERE. I KNOW IT LOOKS NICE, BUT IT ONLY LOOKS THIS WAY! It started good and ended bad. The complex is full with mice, there is mold because of cheap materials and lack of ventilation, the management has… Full Review ▶

12/02/08
Resident

I have been checking out all of the reveiws and some people need to get a life. I lived at Avalon Watch for 4 years and we did have our ups and downs but overall it was a nice place to… Full Review ▶

10/09/08
Resident

I think all the apartments around the Princeton area are costly including this one, but I have to say that so far it's been a nice place to live. The staff has been great. Any time I've called for maintainence they… Full Review ▶

10/09/08
Resident

I have stayed in Avalon watch from Aug 2007 to Sep 2008...and this is one of the best apt I have seen in NJ...but it is costly. The reason I left this apt is i was looking for a 2bedroom apt… Full Review ▶

09/20/08
Resident

Yeah well that was then this is now. The previous management has been replaced by less than personable nameless individuals who don't exactly live up to the big sign on the leasing office wall about "courtesy", "smiles" and "our promise to… Full Review ▶

07/19/08
Resident

If you think the rents are already high, wait till the lease renewal arrives :-( They know you are not going to go thru the hassle of moving wihtin one year of moving. Good for them!!! Full Review ▶

07/08/08
Resident

Summary: unreasonable, very good location, pretty nice, incompetent staff, possibly unsafe. unreasonable: 12% monthly rent increase after first year (reason why I moved). very good location: near train station, near grocery and retail. pretty nice: decent maintenance, OK customer service, nice… Full Review ▶

10/08/07
Resident

We have been relocated over a dozen times in the past 15 years due to our job(s). Avalon Watch is by far THE WORST place we have ever lived. Management is completely clueless and they prove it every day. The unit… Full Review ▶

11/14/06
Resident

i have voted with my feet - vacated as soon as my one year contract ended. i cannot believe that some people in this forum are saying nice things about this place and staff! Full Review ▶

09/08/06
Resident

Hi,

I am staying in this Avalon community since quite some time. I am very happy and am pleased staying here at Avalon Watch. I do recommend my friends to be here.

REALLY NICE
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The persons sitting in the office are really nice to… Full Review ▶

06/19/06
Resident

Ups: It is a spread out community unlike other Avalon or Toll brothers where you have a road separating two buildings and everytime you walk in your patio or balcony you have someone staring at you from the building in the… Full Review ▶

06/12/06
Resident

We have lived here for more than a year and have yet to experience the rude staff or ineffective maintenance crew that some people are complaining about. We've always had the exact opposite. Our complaints about kids playing ball in the… Full Review ▶

06/11/06
Resident

It's an older community but very well maintained. The landscaping is nice and the community has a homey appeal. I like the office staff and the location. So far I really like my apartment. Full Review ▶

05/05/06
Resident

I rented a 2 bedroom apartment for a short time and vacated as soon as I could as the apartment stinked of urine. I found two reasons for it. 1) The carpet was not changed from the previous owner and apparently… Full Review ▶

04/21/06
Resident

Community is a bit old but very well kept and it's a nice area. Full Review ▶

02/27/06
Resident

Its not the garbage everywhere, its not the paper thin walls, its not even the fact the maintenance staff pretty much useless.... Its the fact that the staff is so rude you feel like your sitting in the bleachers at Yankee… Full Review ▶

01/17/06
Resident

We've lived here for nearly a year, at least I thought we did. I'm not sure anymore since our experience is nowhere near what some of the ranters are saying!

A lot of people have complained abut thin walls. We don't have… Full Review ▶

09/15/05
Resident

My wife and I have lived at Avalon for a month, and so far we are very happy with it. The location is basically perfect, especially if you're commuting into NYC. It's a 5 minute drive to Princeton Junction station. The… Full Review ▶

06/07/05
Resident

The apartments itself are ok, nothing special, and not luxury by any means.

They require you to pay a $500 annual "activity" fee, for tennis courts that have no lighting and are covered in debris and litter. Or of course you… Full Review ▶

03/23/05
Resident

Moved in 4 days ago. Away from the noisy SOB we had before who shall remian nameless,ie. I don't want him on my doorstep - literally!

Walls thin? haven't heard a peep, roomy, good outlets per room, carpets, heating works fine,… Full Review ▶

10/15/04
Resident

I don't know where to begin.

There are basically three fundamental problems: 1) really in-ept property management at present which results in the lack of any response to serious maintenance issues ii) Aggressive leasing terms that require 60 days notice to… Full Review ▶

03/01/04
Resident

I´ve lived in several different apartment complexes in my life. I find the maintenance staff knowledgeable and very quick to respond and solve the problem. However, when I moved in, I had a list of maintenance items that I wanted addressed.… Full Review ▶

01/13/04
Resident

When moving here, I didnt know what to expect... and if I had the chance again I certainly wouldn´t pick it. The building itself is loud, between the walls being thin, the people next door, or the stairs that sounds like… Full Review ▶

12/21/03
Resident

Honestly and no one is paying me to say this but I know the apartments are beautiful, the staff is great, its pricey yes, but I have had no trouble with maintenance or the staff get problems resolved. Its a very… Full Review ▶

09/12/03
Resident

When I asked about a new leaseI was told instead of 6 months or 1 year, they only were offering 9 months min. I went month to month, but still they required a 2 month warning period .BULL$$it. Stayout Full Review ▶

04/18/03
Resident

This is the only apartment complex in West
Windsor, NJ. I moved in when it was newly
built in 1988: I was the first resident to
live in apartment #21213.

Personally, this is the best apartment I had
every lived… Full Review ▶

11/01/02
Resident

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10/28/02
Resident

This place is horrible! After 5 years, there were still at least 15 things that were seriously wrong with the apartment and we could not get anyone to fix them. They ranged from holes in our walls from where they were… Full Review ▶

07/23/02
Resident

I love my apartment. Unfortunately this complex is extrememly expensive!! I have a nice view of the woods and enjoy seeing the many species of birds in the area. The grounds are landscaped and many improvements are underway. I do not… Full Review ▶

12/13/01
Resident

Anyone who says that there is any positive quality about Avalon Watch is being paid by the company or has recently been freed from prison. There is nothing good about this place. A West Windsor cab driver asked me shortly after… Full Review ▶

08/23/01
Resident

I beg to differ. I think avalon watch is an amazing property. The leasing consultant Angel helped me with every need I had with the utmost professionalism. I also dealt with a gentleman named Brad, who was very helpful and professional.… Full Review ▶

07/10/01
Resident

This is a place to avoid. The people who live there seem nice, it´s quiet, not a bad spot -- but the management and support staff are an absolute disaster.

I moved into Avalon Watch on May 14. The person… Full Review ▶

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