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The Alden DC

2620 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
2620 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

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Resident 2019 - 2020
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08/23/2020
Overall, The Alden is a decent place to live. Nothing about the building or the units will 'wow' you, and the management company is difficult and the appliances often very new or well operable. Still, the maintenance team is very responsive and the community itself is… See More
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Resident 2014
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01/15/2019
I was one of the first residents to move into the Alden in summer 2014. I lived there for a few months before my apartment was robbed. I lived on one of the ground floor units that had a back door opening into the gated patio… See More
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Resident 2017
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09/14/2017
I lived in The Alden for one year, and my feelings were very mixed. I fell in love with the charm and historical feel of the building and thought that the renovations done were quite nice. The white walls, white countertops, and stainless steel had a… See More
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 Verified Resident 348791vrp 2016 - 2017
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05/24/2017
The Alden is a good, well located, efficiently designed apartment complex in DC. I've lived here for a little over a year and it's been a mostly positive experience. The outdoor area in the back of the complex is not well secured, front tire of my… See More
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 Verified Resident 336031vrp 2016 - 2017
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04/25/2017
The Alden has been an absolutely wonderful place to live. The staff is friendly and helpful. The community is welcoming. The apartment is extremely modern and the building is historic and beautiful. The location could not be better - it is a lovely home. See More
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 Verified Resident 290358vrp 2016
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12/09/2016
We moved in September 2016. The apartment is well taken care of and fairly new. The interior is very nice, but it is quite small. The bedrooms really only fit a bed and not much else, and there is hardly any closet space. The location is… See More
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 Verified Resident 289373vrp 2016
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12/07/2016
The Alden is a friendly and cozy community in the middle of a busy and happening area. From touring the building units to moving in, I have been impressed by the personal, yet professional, staff I have encountered. The Alden and Oculus Realty are easy and… See More
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 Verified Resident 289234vrp 2016
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12/06/2016
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 Verified Resident 272236vrp 2016
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09/19/2016
The apartment is beautiful. It is small but nice, with all the best appliances and the maintenance staff is quick to respond to any problem. However, communications with the office staff have been very difficult and generally unsatisfactory. See More
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 Verified Resident 254697vrp 2016
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09/14/2016
My husband and I moved in at The Alden in June 2016, and we are extremely satisfied. Everything is really good about this place: the building is really nice and extremely well renovated, the management has been incredibly helpful and efficient in managing our application and… See More
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 Verified Resident 265932vrp 2014 - 2016
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08/29/2016
The management is completely unresponsive. The entire building smells like cigarette smoke in all the hallways and the smoke even finds its way into the apartments. There is black mold coming in through the walls of the bathroom because the pipes leak behind the walls (you… See More
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The Alden DC Manager

08/29/2016

Thank you for your review. Thank you for your residency at The Alden, and it will be our priority to improve your experience! We are sorry it has not been up to par! Clearly, the efforts to date have not been effective with regard to the smoke odor. We are approaching this from another angle and will look forward to more positive results in the next few days! With regard to the other concerns, thank you for sharing these with us. We will address these as well in these upcoming days. To assert, we do very much care and we look forward to an opportunity to improve on your experience!

 Verified Resident 254243vrp 2016
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08/12/2016
We've had a few issues since the move in, we email the office staff but don't really get responses. Seems like they're annoyed with our problems. So requested maintenance like we were told to... The a/c issue was fixed, but we just realized we live in… See More
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 Verified Resident 238535vrp 2016
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05/17/2016
The units in The Alden are as small as you'd expect for a building over 100 years old but are very nicely furnished. Services provided such as valet trash and wifi throughout the building are huge bonuses. The maintenance team is also super helpful with even… See More
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 Verified Resident 236969vrp 2015 - 2016
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05/11/2016
The Alden has been a great place to live. It's located close to great restaurants, grocery stores, and bars and is a short walk from both Columbia Heights and U Street metro. The apartments are nice and have new appliances. Maintenance always responds quickly. Building feels… See More
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 Verified Resident 235077vrp 2015 - 2016
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05/04/2016
Everything has been wonderful. I have lived here for almost a year, and I can say the office staff has been very helpful and accessible. I am also comfortable with the other tenants that live in the building. I would definitely recommend this place to others.… See More
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 Verified Resident 228249vrp 2016
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04/05/2016
Been wonderful! I honestly an't think of a single think they could do that would make my experience here better. Common areas are kept immaculately clean, the amenities are modern and perfectly situated maximizing possible space, and maintenance is unbelievably responsive! See More
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 Verified Resident 224866vrp 2016
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03/18/2016
We are just moving in but we are really excited to be a part of the community! We are in love with the new apartment. We love the location as well as the updated appliances and building security. The person who helped us sign our lease… See More
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The Alden DC Manager

03/22/2016

Thank you for choosing to make your home at The Alden. We greatly appreciate your taking the time to write of your excitement. Please let us know anytime you are in need of assistance while at The Alden. We have 24/7 emergency maintenance available to you. As well, you can any place service requests by calling it in 24/7 or by placing it online, through your resident portal. In an emergency, for example a lock out, our Maintenance Request line will expedite service by calling our Maintenance Service Technicians. They care greatly about the comfort of the residents of The Alden! We hope you will enjoy your stay, use The Alden Facebook page for ways to enjoy Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area, and enjoy your apartment home as your oasis is the city! Welcome home, to The Alden.

 Verified Resident 224735vrp 2015 - 2016
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03/18/2016
So far living at The Alden has been great! Great location, and nice clean, up to date apartment. My only issue has been with the size of my apartment's kitchen. We live in a 4BR and have a small refrigerator and not enough storage space. We… See More
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The Alden DC Manager

03/22/2016

We are thrilled you have enjoyed living at The Alden! Thank you for sharing what you have enjoyed. The developers liked the location as well! It is on a tree-lined residential street, yet close to the Green line Metro at Columbia Heights and U Street. Please contact our office, 202 808-9680, about the refrigerator and the noise. We would like to help with that. As well, it is our pleasure to assist with anything that can help make your apartment more comfortable!

 Verified Resident 208403vrp 2014 - 2015
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12/30/2015
Love the apartment and the valet trash service. maintenance is always prompt and courteous. We did have a few issues when we first moved in but I think that was a result of the building being brand new and the management company still working out the… See More
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The Alden DC Manager

02/18/2016

Thank you for your review of The Alden! The Alden was a 2014 renovation of a historic building, originally built about 1905. I am glad to hear we worked out the kinks! Thank you for your residency from then to now! We enjoy being of service to you. Should there be anything we can do to assist in making your home at The Alden more comfortable, please let us know. As well, please feel free to "Like Us" on Facebook and to let us know if there is anything in particular we can help research about Washington DC for you! Mostly, thank you for your residency at The Alden, and for helping to make it such a great community of people.

 Verified Resident 186784vrp 2015
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09/27/2015
The Alden is an ideal setting, with apartments in great condition, in a great neighborhood, and well priced. I'm so glad I found it -- really a cut above comparably-priced options in central Washington, DC. Feels like an upscale condo community at an affordable rent See More
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The Alden DC Manager

10/02/2015

Thank you for taking the time and consideration to write about your living experience at The Alden. We agree about the neighborhood! Close to transportaion (Columbia Heights Station), shopping, U-Street Corridor, restaurants and nightlife! We greatly enjoy the sense of community at The Alden.As you live at The Alden, please let us know how we can best be of service to you to ensure you continue to enjoy your apartment and the surrounding neighborhood!

 Verified Resident 182246vrp 2014 - 2015
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09/09/2015
This is a great location but that's about it. The building was poorly built so you can hear your neighbors every move and conversation, the staff has a hard time actually following up with residents when there is an issue--this includes their maintenance crew. See More
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The Alden DC Manager

09/09/2015

Thank you for taking the time to place this post. We greatly value your residency and am sorry we fell short in servicing your needs here. We are a hard working team and take great interest in addressing resident concerns in a timely manner! We missed our goal here. Please call us at 202 808-9680 so we can discuss more of what is needed, and to ensure your needs are addressed. With regard to noise, we can help with some steps in noise abatement such as requesting carpeting in an apartment where perhaps the oak floors are not covered, speakers could be on hard surfaces which may convey sound, or near plumbing. We can work with your neighbors to ensure there is a more agreeable arrangement. We have found most neighbors don't want to impose and are willing to work with us in finding a solution. I hope we hear from you!

 Verified Resident 154941vrp 2015
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05/21/2015
As a new resident, the management staff have been attentive and helpful. The apartment itself is brand new and this, coupled with the reasonable price made the Alden competitive. There are great views of the city which is a tradeoff for being at the top of… See More
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The Alden DC Manager

02/18/2016

Thank you for your review of The Alden. We remain available to you should you need any service! There was an article that recently listed being at the top of the hill, near where The Alden is located, as one of the excellent spots to get a view and a photograph of the city! It's striking to be able to see the Washington Monument from Columbia Heights! We look forward to Spring and Summer on the Terrace at The Alden - an oasis in the city! Thank you for choosing to make your home at The Alden!

 Verified Resident 105599vrp 2014
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10/15/2014
I love our apartment--love the new appliances and overall cleanliness. We have pretty noisy neighbors but overall it's ok. We love the Alden! Thanks for prompt response to service requests as well. Wish there was more bike storage available to tenants. See More
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The Alden DC Manager

03/16/2015

Thank you for your kind review of The Alden! We are glad you love living there. We look to continue delivering service that makes your stay more enjoyable and apartment more comfortable. Please contact the Leasing Office regarding the Bike Storage, so we can work toward getting your needs met!

 Verified Resident 104023vrp 2014
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10/08/2014
Poor construction and lazy management. I can hear the neighbors above me at all hours and ppl smoke outside the front door. Additionally we've had an ongoing maintenance issue since we moved in 6 months ago and management tried to charge us additional fees (thankfully they… See More
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The Alden DC Manager

10/08/2014

Thank you for taking the time to write. I am sorry this experience has not been better for you! I am glad you are enjoying the grounds at least! They are beautiful!! Have you added a pet to your household? Have we paid one of your electric or gas bills for you to ensure service would not have been cut off, and we are asking for the same amount to be paid back? These are the only two instances where anyone on staff would have contacted you with regard to a "fee." If not one of these two reasons, contact us immediately so we can investigate the claim, and we can forewarn residents, if necessary. As well, please contact us, regarding the maintenance issue. If this "maintenance issue" is due to the construction, we will go directly to the construction vendor, or another vendor if not a proprietary product. Our Maintenance Technicians work very hard at responding to maintenance requests within 24 hours and extend beyond this only for the exception. They are passionate about their service to the residents, and this is backed up by work ethic, classes, training, certifications and licenses. Please know that all of us on the management and maintenance team care, and are professionals. We go above and beyond in the provision of service, and arrive early and stay late to do so. We do this as a matter of choice. The residents are extremely important to us. When we fall short, we take it to heart. We review what has gone right, wrong, and how we will go forward. I am sorry we have fallen short of your expectations. We are ready, willing and able to rise to the challenge to make your next six months more enjoyable at The Alden. Thank you for taking the time to write, and thank you, for your residency at The Alden.

 Verified Resident 93021vrp 2014
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08/27/2014
The apartment is very nice, but it has been a difficult and sometimes disappointing relationship with property management. I love the apartment, its really great and worth the price, but a few issues have come up that are a real cause for concern for residents. Downsides:… See More
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The Alden DC Manager

09/15/2014

Thank you for your review. We realize we have grown, and have since added to our staff. Since adding to our staff, the first order of business has been to call and if not available, email all residents of The Alden, to ensure all needs were addressed. We are looking forward to being able to promptly address needs! We agree that The Alden is beautiful with all the latest and nicest of appliances, that they work well, and create a wonderful environment. The furniture for the patio was especially selected by an interior designer, not your typical patio furniture! We'll check to see if there is room for additional furniture and umbrellas. Thank you for the suggestion. We look forward to servicing the needs of all of the residents of The Alden! Thank you for your residency.

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  • Community Center
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Pets

  • Dogs Allowed
    Weight Limit: 25lbs
  • Cats Allowed

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1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

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    $2,681

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    $2,578

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    $6,206

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    4 Bedrooms

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Luxurious apartment living in a historic landmark located in the District's vibrant Columbia Heights neighborhood. Beautiful finishes include: oak hardwood floors, in-unit Bosch washer/dryers, beautifully appointed kitchens with custom cherry cabinets with soft-close, stainless steel appliances, dishwashers, disposals, gas cooking, quartz countertops. NEST thermostats, video intercom systems, bay windows, two entrances, and beautifully landscaped grounds including a resident terrace that is an oasis in the middle of a great part of town. The Alden's location is great! It is located in Columbia Heights on a quiet residential street, while being close to two Metro stops. It is .4 miles from the Columbia Heights Metro and 1/2 mile from the U-Street Metro. It is one block away from the 14th Street buses that run every 8 minutes. While in Columbia Heights, close by neighborhoods include: U-Street Corridor, Adams Morgan, and Dupont Circle. The Alden is close to a great number of stores, restaurants and nightlife. Some famous restaurants include Ben's Chili Bowl, a Washington DC landmark is in walking distance. Other great restaurants in the area can be found on our Facebook page, http://www.Facebook.com/TheAldenApartments.

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It is absolutely terrible. I lived here for one year and gave up on having packages delivered here they would be stolen so often. My bike, my roommate's bike, and my friend's bike were all stolen from INSIDE the building over that year. I told management about these thefts every time they occurred. Typically, they ignored my emails. Once they responded saying "there was nothing they could do." It wasn't apparent that they even tried to do anything about it.
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What are noise levels like at The Alden DC?
The community is rated 3/5 stars, which is considered having moderate noise levels on average.

How satisfied are residents with the upkeep and overall appearance of the grounds at The Alden DC?
The community is rated 4/5 stars, signifying much satisfaction on average.

How safe is The Alden DC?
The community is rated 2/5 stars, which is considered being slightly safe on average.

How satisfied are residents with the neighborhood
The community is rated 4/5 stars, signifying much satisfaction on average.

How effective was the maintenance team when resolving your problem?
The community is rated 5/5 stars, which is considered being extremely effective on average.

What is the pet policy at The Alden DC?
No pet policy available

What types of floor plans are available?
1 Bed, 1 Bath and 2 Beds, 1 Bath and 4 Beds, 3 Baths


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