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The Alden DC

2620 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
(135 Reviews & Surveys)
$3,254 - $7,834/mo
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1 Bedroom

1 Bed, 1 Bath

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2 Bedrooms

2 Beds, 1 Bath

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4 Bedrooms

4 Beds, 3 Baths

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The epIQ Index gives you an accurate and authentic understanding of what life at a community is like prior to signing a lease, using a familiar letter grade & report card format.

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Community epIQ Grade

A
A

Renter Ratings

B+

Review Ratings

Noise

4.4

Grounds

4.0

Safety

4.0

Office Staff

4.2

Maintenance

4.0

Neighborhood

5.0

Survey Ratings

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SatisFacts™ Move-In Survey

SatisFacts™ Maintenance Survey

SatisFacts™ Renewal Survey

Review Count

A

Number of reviews in the past 365 days

5

Manager’s Review Engagement

A+

Percentage of reviews responded to

100%

Manager’s Review Reply Time

B

Average time to respond to reviews

13.2 days

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The Alden DC Reviews

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Resident 1188975

Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

10/16/2023

Overall it has been great! Easy management company to work with and overall attentive to our needs. The location is great and outdoor space is a really nice benefit. Communication I'm on building services is timely as well.

    Manager

    10/16/2023

    The Alden DC
    We are all so very pleased to hear that you are enjoying your living experience here at The Alden. We certainly do our best towards maintaining a very high level of standards for both the property and our management team. We truly appreciate the kind words!
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    Resident 1188767

    Verified Resident 2021 - 2023

    10/10/2023

    I've loved my time at the Alden. I think the inside is cozy and feels like home. My neighbors are friendly and the maintenance team is speedy and courteous. The location is ideal and is within walking distance to all of my favorite spots in… See More >
      Manager

      10/16/2023

      The Alden DC
      Wow! Thank you so much for this stellar review. We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying your experience at Alden, and grateful to have you as a resident!
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      Resident 1177326

      Verified Resident 2023

      9/5/2023

      This is not the apartment I was shown via the virtual tour, nor is it the same floorplan I applied for, even though it was advertised online with a bay-window-set-up in the living room. Anthony said he would get back to me with a way… See More >
        Manager

        10/8/2023

        The Alden DC
        We are so appreciative of your candid review. I hope that we have since provided options to remedy the situation. Should you need more assistance, please feel free to reach out to me directly at ellease@ariaresidential.com. We look forward to making this right!
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        Resident 1159996

        Verified Resident 2023

        7/16/2023

        I'm new to the community but have so far enjoyed my time. Perfect location with easy walking access to Columbia Heights and U St. metros, as well as other neighborhoods. Leasing office was very helpful during my move. Charming Victorian building with beautiful and modern… See More >
          Manager

          8/8/2023

          The Alden DC
          Thank you for your kind words about our leasing team! We are pleased to hear that you are enjoying the location, and that living at The Alden has been a positive experience. We are grateful to have you!
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          Resident 1125094

          Verified Resident 2023

          3/25/2023

          It's been an amazing experience since moving in! The staff and maintenance have gone above and beyond. I put a maintenance order in and they come right away to address or fix my concern. I am very I would definitely recommend The Alden Apartments

            Manager

            3/29/2023

            The Alden DC
            We are so pleased you have enjoyed your time at The Alden, and even more grateful for this positive review! Our team looks forward to exceeding your expectations in the future. Thank you for being a resident at The Alden!
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            Resident 1090429

            Verified Resident 2021 - 2022

            12/2/2022

            Overall, I've had a positive experience living at the The Alden. The staff there are dedicated to making sure that all your issues are handled, that you're comfortable, and that you are getting the quality homespace you pay for.

              Manager

              12/2/2022

              The Alden DC
              Thank you for sharing these comments! We are glad you’ve had a positive experience at The Alden, and look forward to continuing to provide great service in the future!
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              Resident 1045156

              Verified Resident 2019 - 2022

              7/15/2022

              I've loved living in the building. Door hinges should definitely be added to every door in the buildings. Improve the vetting process for incoming tenants. CCTV cameras should be added as well. Bullet cases have been found in the garden.

                Manager

                7/18/2022

                The Alden DC
                Thank you for your compliments and your suggestions! We are grateful to hear you’ve loved living at The Alden, and appreciate your time and feedback.
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                Resident 1001854

                Verified Resident 2021 - 2022

                2/25/2022

                Ok experience. Great maintenance staff!!! But apartments are too expensive for such little square feet. I felt bamboozled when I moved in because square feet and measurements in floor plans on the website are larger than the actual apartments. And the walls are too thin.… See More >
                  Manager

                  3/11/2022

                  The Alden DC
                  Thank you for your kind words about our maintenance staff! We are disappointed to hear that you have not been satisfied with your apartment size and living experience, and would welcome the opportunity to work with you on these challenges. Please reach out to us directly at residentservices@ariaresidential.com so we can address your needs. Your feedback can help us improve!
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                  Resident 907569

                  Verified Resident 2021

                  5/24/2021

                  Everything is clean and well maintained and the attention to our maintenance needs were addressed quickly. They are responsive and the method for submitting rent and maintenance requests online makes everything really easy

                    Manager

                    5/25/2021

                    The Alden DC
                    Thanks for the stellar review! We're so glad to hear that our maintenance team has been so helpful to you. It's our pleasure to provide the very best services and give our residents the comfortable lifestyle they deserve.
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                    Resident 863583

                    Verified Resident 2020 - 2021

                    1/15/2021

                    It's been interesting overall but covid has made it difficult to experience the neighborhood and community. That being said I have enjoyed living at the Alden more so than anywhere else I have lived in Washington.

                      Manager

                      1/25/2021

                      The Alden DC
                      Thanks for the outstanding review! The Alden is conveniently located just blocks away from two metro stations and offers easy access to great shopping, dining, and attractions located in the immediate neighborhood. It is our hope that everything returns to normalcy very soon so you can get to enjoy the full experience that such a great neighborhood has to offer! Please let us know if you need anything else to make your time with us more enjoyable.
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                      anonymous

                      Resident 2019 - 2020

                      11/16/2020

                      I was a tenant at the Alden for a year beginning Dec. 2019 and the entire experience was less than great. (1) you are required to pay for a trash pickup service, which is fine, but I found that whatever that service was dumped a… See More >
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                        anonymous

                        Resident 2019 - 2020

                        10/20/2020

                        I was a tenant at the Alden for one year and my experience living there was very sub-par. When I moved in, I was given an apartment that was a completely different floorplan from the one that I was shown during the walkthrough. The walls… See More >
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                          anonymous

                          Resident 2019 - 2020

                          8/23/2020

                          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… See More >
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                            anonymous

                            Resident 2014

                            1/15/2019

                            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… See More >
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                              anonymous

                              Resident 2017

                              9/14/2017

                              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… See More >
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                                Resident 348791

                                Verified Resident 2016 - 2017

                                5/24/2017

                                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… See More >
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                                  Resident 336031

                                  Verified Resident 2016 - 2017

                                  4/25/2017

                                  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.

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                                    Resident 290358

                                    Verified Resident 2016

                                    12/9/2016

                                    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… See More >
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                                      Resident 289373

                                      Verified Resident 2016

                                      12/7/2016

                                      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… See More >
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                                        Resident 289234

                                        Verified Resident 2016

                                        12/6/2016

                                        Just moved in last weekend. UdhsodhdlfndkfnfjdkfbdkdkdjekdjdidjdjdjejrjrjrjrjdjdjdjdUdh

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                                          Resident 272236

                                          Verified Resident 2016

                                          9/19/2016

                                          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.

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                                            Resident 265932

                                            Verified Resident 2014 - 2016

                                            8/29/2016

                                            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… See More >
                                              Manager

                                              8/29/2016

                                              The Alden DC
                                              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!
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                                              Resident 254697

                                              Verified Resident 2016

                                              9/14/2016

                                              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… See More >
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                                                Resident 254243

                                                Verified Resident 2016

                                                8/12/2016

                                                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… See More >
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                                                  Resident 238535

                                                  Verified Resident 2016

                                                  5/17/2016

                                                  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… See More >

                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    Laundry
                                                    • Laundry On-Site
                                                    • Laundry in Units
                                                    Pets
                                                    • Dogs Allowed
                                                      Weight Limit: 25lbs
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                                                    • Cats Allowed
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                                                    • Community Center
                                                    • Controlled Access
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                                                    Leasing

                                                    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://
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                                                    Office Hours

                                                    • Sunday: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
                                                    • Monday: 09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
                                                    • Tuesday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
                                                    • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
                                                    This community is managed by

                                                    Aria Residential

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                                                    Questions & Answers (1)

                                                    Anonymous
                                                    Asked on: 03/19/2018
                                                    Q: What is security like?
                                                    Cameron_M397
                                                    Answered on: 08/17/2018
                                                    A: 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.

                                                    Frequently Asked

                                                    How is The Alden DC Rated?
                                                    Based on 135 number of votes by renters, The Alden DC is currently rated 4.3 out of 5 stars.
                                                    How satisfied are residents with the upkeep and overall appearance of the grounds at The Alden DC?
                                                    The Alden DC is rated 4/5 stars in our renters grounds survey, which is considered good. The grounds are generally well maintained and attractive.
                                                    How effective was the maintenance team when resolving your problem?
                                                    The Alden DC is rated 4/5 stars in our renters maintenance survey, which is considered good. The maintenance team is generally quick and efficient in fixing problems.
                                                    What are noise levels like at The Alden DC?
                                                    The Alden DC is rated 4.4/5 stars in our renters noise survey, which is considered good. The noise level is generally tolerable, with occasional disruptions.
                                                    How safe is The Alden DC?
                                                    The Alden DC is rated 4/5 stars in our renters safety survey, which is considered good. The complex is generally safe, with occasional minor safety concerns.
                                                    How satisfied are residents with the neighborhood?
                                                    The Alden DC is rated 5/5 stars in our renters neighborhood survey, which is considered excellent. The complex is located in a very desirable and safe neighborhood with convenient access to local attractions and services.
                                                    How satisfied are residents with the staff at The Alden DC?
                                                    The Alden DC is rated 4.2/5 stars in our renters staff survey, which is considered good. The staff is generally helpful and responsive, with occasional lapses.
                                                    How often does management engage with reviews?
                                                    Managers have responded to 100% of their community reviews in the past year.
                                                    How quickly does management engage with reviews?
                                                    Managers have replied within 13.2 days to their community reviews in the past year.
                                                    Who manages The Alden DC?
                                                    Aria Residential
                                                    What is the pet policy at The Alden DC?
                                                    Dogs Allowed
                                                    Weight Limit: 25lbs
                                                    Cats Allowed
                                                    What types of floor plans are available?
                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath
                                                    2 Beds, 1 Bath
                                                    4 Beds, 3 Baths

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                                                    The Alden DC is an apartment in Washington in zip code 20009. This community has a 1 - 4 Beds, 1 - 3 Baths, and is for rent for $7,834. Nearby cities include Mount Rainier, Brentwood, Arlington, Hyattsville, and Takoma Park.

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