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Vela Apartments

555 North College Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
555 North College Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281

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danielgustkey • Resident 2019 - 2020
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05/14/2020
Run away as quickly as you can. We have had problems with Vela since the day we moved in. We will be leaving the second our lease is over and I would advise you to find somewhere else to live. Our unit was not available on… See More
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Resident 2018 - 2020
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03/05/2020
Our experience has been a disaster. Management keeps insisting on having the music on in the coutyard from 8am 24/7. Since nothing shuts off the music but residents who have had enough of listening to someone else's music, we have to resort to going down to… See More
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Resident 2019
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08/26/2019
I love living at Vela. I have had nothing but a positive experience with the managers and staff, they are really helpful and nice. I love the fact that the gym, pool & coffee room are all 24 hours. I have a hectic job schedule and… See More
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wcholllins • Resident 2018 - 2019
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02/20/2019
I have been staying at the Vela for almost a year now, and I couldn't be happier. The staff is friendly, and the maintenance crew is fast at responding and fixing everything that I have requested. Their Assistant Manager (Mirria McClean) has been nothing but professional,… See More
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NikolayS • Resident 2018
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12/03/2018
HORRENDOUS, Stay away at all costs. This is like the Donald Trump of apartment buildings, it's the poor persons idea of a fancy building. Lots of ratchet new money here. The building is shoddy new construction, the walls and floors are paper thin so you will… See More
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Resident 2018
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05/17/2018
I am writing this review as a disclaimer to anyone who is looking to move into this apartment complex. If you value your own safety or the safety of your personal belongings, this is not the place for you. After just 2 weeks of living at… See More
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Resident 2017
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11/09/2017
Vela apartments is clean and quiet would highly recommend to a business professional. Always takes care of residents with weekly activities. And all the proper amenities to make living there fun without having to leavers See More
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Resident 2016 - 2017
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09/30/2017
Vela is a great place to live. I love showing it off to family and friends- they're in awe. There's community parties and food trucks. Yoga and exercise classes ... Really great. Ok, one thing - this is constructive criticism- the plants around the property need… See More
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Savannah_S342 • Resident 2017
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09/27/2017
The leasing staff is incredible helpful and friendly, the staff was able to give me all the information I needed to make the decision to move to Vela. But not just the leasing staff everyone is incredible at vela from the cleaning crew to the manager!… See More
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John_T • Resident 2017
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09/12/2017
The Good: Great location, beautiful facility, friendly staff, new apartments, 4-6 weeks of free rent!, great view (if you have a view), new amenities. The Bad: Expensive, fee for extra parking space even though garage has plenty of parking. There are many different variations of floor… See More
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Resident 2017
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09/09/2017
Vela is a great place to live in. We are glad we chose this place. The staffs were VERY helpful and on top of their work even when contacting them remotely/online. We were initially worried because the airport and the freeway are close but after living… See More
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Resident 2017
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08/31/2017
Have had an awesome experience so far with the apartment, wow' by the amenities, friendly and helpful staff, and awesome location centrally located in Phoenix with a lot to do. See More
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09/01/2017

Thank you very much for your great review !

Michael_K991 • Resident 2017
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08/28/2017
The leasing staff is incredible helpful and friendly. Even with a sigh-unseen move, the staff (especially Darienne) was able to give me all the information I needed to make the decision to move to Vela. The newness, amenities and location are all superb and the 2… See More
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Resident 2017
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08/28/2017
Nice apartment. It is very lucky to find an apartment as soon as we moved to Tempe. The apartment is brand new. I love the big closets and wooden floor inside the apartment; very friendly to use! See More
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Resident 2017
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08/16/2017
While I have only lived at Vela for about a month, I love it. Not only is it obviously very beautiful, but also noise isn't an issue, people are friendly, the front desk staff are very helpful, etc. Before we moved in, the staff let us… See More
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Resident 2017
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05/18/2017
The complex is great except seems like it was built too quickly. The staff is awesome to work with though!! The appliances are on the cheaper end and the walls are relatively thin. We have issues with our neighbors on a regular basis but overall I… See More
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04/25/2017
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Resident 2016 - 2017
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03/16/2017
We love our luxury apartment! The views are to die for, the staff is excellent and professional. The managers are always willing to go the extra mile. The are very into the resident. This place is awesome best home ever. See More
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01/27/2017
Vela has been great. Great ammenities and staff. The location is perfect for enjoy metro Phoenix area. Its also a great spot to get around being located close to the highway without all the noise. See More
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01/23/2017
We could not be happier with our choice to live at Vela. The apartment is very modern, stylish, and well designed. We love the atmosphere of the community. The office staff is super friendly and addresses our concern immediately! I would definitely recommend this apartment complex.… See More
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jth1963 • Resident 2016 - 2017
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01/17/2017
Great Management Team. Love the staff and the ground are kept up well. Air conditioner and dishwasher are a little loud is my suggestion for improvement See More
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Features & Amenities

General

  • 10' Ceilings
  • 24-Hour Management Availability
  • Additional Storage
  • Business Center
  • Club Discount
  • Clubhouse
  • Concierge
  • Convenient to Shopping and Dining
  • Fitness Center
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Kitchen Islands with Pendant Lighting
  • Lake View
  • Large Bedrooms
  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Premium Countertops
  • Private Balconie with Tempe Town Lake Views
  • Spa
  • Spa Inspired Bathrooms with Soaking Tubs Available
  • Split Master Floor Plans
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Tennis Court
  • USB Outlets
  • Walk In Closets

Pets

  • Cats Allowed
    Restrictions: Breed restrictions apply
    Comments: Large Dogs Welcome
  • Dogs Allowed
    Restrictions: Breed restrictions apply
    Comments: Large Dogs Welcome

Floor Plans & Pricing

Studio, 1 Bathroom

  • Price
    Price

    $1,230 - $1,730

  • SQ. FT.

    543

  • Available
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    3 Units

  • Model

    E1

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

  • Price
    Price

    $1,310 - $1,375

  • SQ. FT.

    900

  • Available
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    N/A

  • Model

    A5

  • Price
    Price

    $1,380 - $1,945

  • SQ. FT.

    693 - 739

  • Available
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    2 Units

  • Model

    A1

  • Price
    Price

    $1,380 - $2,270

  • SQ. FT.

    753 - 775

  • Available
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    5 Units

  • Model

    A3

  • Price
    Price

    $1,470 - $1,750

  • SQ. FT.

    927

  • Available
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    N/A

  • Model

    A4

  • Price
    Price

    $1,505

  • SQ. FT.

    897

  • Available
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    N/A

  • Model

    A6

  • Price
    Price

    $1,695 - $2,160

  • SQ. FT.

    695

  • Available
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    1 Units

  • Model

    A2

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

  • Price
    Price

    $1,590 - $2,575

  • SQ. FT.

    1,087 - 1,128

  • Available
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    5 Units

  • Model

    B1

  • Price
    Price

    $1,635 - $1,825

  • SQ. FT.

    1,206

  • Available
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    N/A

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    B4

  • Price
    Price

    $1,650 - $2,310

  • SQ. FT.

    1,176

  • Available
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    2 Units

  • Model

    B2

  • Price
    Price

    $1,675 - $1,815

  • SQ. FT.

    1,182

  • Available
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    N/A

  • Model

    B3

  • Price
    Price

    $2,084 - $2,609

  • SQ. FT.

    1,286

  • Available
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    2 Units

  • Model

    B5

  • Price
    Price

    $3,268

  • SQ. FT.

    2,114

  • Available
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    N/A

  • Model

    B6 Live / Work

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Leasing:

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Vela luxury apartment homes is surrounded by the beautiful waters of Tempe Town Lake where you can enjoy the most remarkable urban waterfront experience. We are just steps away from sophisticated dining and vibrant beach lifestyle living. Vela offers brand new studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom luxury apartments for rent. One of the most enticing amenity is our ground-level pool and deck with an unobstructed view of the lake, the marina, and the beautiful surrounding area. Vela is an 21 and over community.

Office Hours

  • Sunday: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Frequently Asked

What are noise levels like at Vela Apartments?
The community is rated 1/5 stars, which is considered having extremely loud noise levels on average.

How satisfied are residents with the upkeep and overall appearance of the grounds at Vela Apartments?
The community is rated 2/5 stars, signifying slight satisfaction on average.

How safe is Vela Apartments?
The community is rated 1/5 stars, which is considered being not safe on average.

How satisfied are residents with the neighborhood
The community is rated 3.5/5 stars, signifying much satisfaction on average.

How effective was the maintenance team when resolving your problem?
The community is rated 1/5 stars, which is considered being not very effective on average.

Who manages Vela Apartments?
Shelton Residential

What is the pet policy at Vela Apartments?
Cats Allowed
Restrictions: Breed restrictions apply
Comments: Large Dogs Welcome
Dogs Allowed
Restrictions: Breed restrictions apply
Comments: Large Dogs Welcome

What types of floor plans are available?
Studio, 1 Bath and 1 Bed, 1 Bath and 2 Beds, 2 Baths


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