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Alvista Bowie

3631 Elder Oaks Boulevard, Bowie, MD 20716
(166 Reviews)
$1,918 - $4,109/mo
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Floor Plans & Pricing

1 Bedroom

1 Bed/1 Bath-A2

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 797 sq. ft.

$1,918 - $2,858

6 Available Units

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1 Bed/1 Bath-A3

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 807 sq. ft.

$1,973 - $2,741

2 Available Units

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1 Bed/1 Bath Loft-AL1

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 1,009 sq. ft.

$2,028 - $2,781

2 Available Units

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1 Bed/1 Bath-A1

1 Bed, 1 Bath | 736 sq. ft.

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2 Bedrooms

2 Bed/2 Bath-B3

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,059 sq. ft.

$2,517 - $3,730

5 Available Units

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2 Bed/2 Bath-B2

2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,034 sq. ft.

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2 Bed/1 Bath-B1

2 Beds, 1 Bath | 995 sq. ft.

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3 Bedrooms

3 Bed/2 Bath-C1

3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,255 sq. ft.

$2,596 - $4,109

7 Available Units

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Community epIQ Grade

C-
C-

Renter Ratings

B+

Review Ratings

Noise

3.5

Grounds

4.0

Safety

4.0

Office Staff

3.5

Maintenance

3.0

Neighborhood

5.0

Survey Ratings

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Review Count

D+

Number of reviews in the past 365 days

2

Manager’s Review Engagement

F

Percentage of reviews responded to

0.00%

Manager’s Review Reply Time

F

Average time to respond to reviews

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Alvista Bowie Reviews

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srwatson112714@gmail.com

Resident 2018 - 2023

10/26/2023

Like Home Luxury Apartment

I love, love, loved my five years at Alvista Bowie Apartments once called The Garfield Apartments! The staff has been extremely helpful and friendly. I love all the amenities that the Alvista Bowie community provides, and the location is perfect!

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    anonymous

    Resident 2022 - 2023

    10/3/2023

    Frustrated Tentant

    Living at Alvista Bowie has been filled with maintenance requests. The last request is for a toilet seat that is not glued to the floor and is shaky. The original request was submitted on 9/8/23 and it is now 10/3/23 and yet to be fixed.… See More>
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      fthrhlyghst267@gmail.com

      Resident 2017 - 2021

      8/1/2022

      Mold and Flooding in Unit 3 Times

      Greetings, I would not recommend for anyone to move into the Al Vista Bowie Apartments. Previous comments by residents are correct. From the outside looking in, the units look fine for move-in. The rent is also significantly cheaper. However, as you can see from photos,… See More>
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        anonymous

        prospectiveVisited 2022

        4/22/2022

        Crooked Complex, Thieves, They Will Steal Your Money!!!! STAY AWAY

        This place might look nice from the outside & I would have loved to give it 5 stars, but the incompetence of the staff is beyond reason. They require a $25 application fee + a $250 holding deposit. They are running a scam to take… See More>
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          anonymous

          Resident 2020 - 2021

          7/21/2021

          Don't rent here. There is a reason it is so cheap compared to its neighbors. I have lived in slums that were more attentive to making repairs. The never pay attention to their online reporting system, and rarely respond to phone calls. Then they will… See More>
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            anonymous

            Resident 2021

            1/25/2021

            I love this community. The residential staff are all helpful and polite, the maintenance staff is very quick to respond and friendly. I would like the entry gate to be fixed but otherwise, my residence here has been pleasant. My apartment is spacious and quiet… See More>

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              anonymous

              Resident 2020

              10/12/2020

              I've been living at this location for 8 years. They're has been 4 management companies since then. The latest management company called Lincoln is horrible. The grounds are literally becoming run down. They blame Covid on not responding to maintenance request. The aluminum sidings which… See More>
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                anonymous

                Resident 2020

                9/24/2020

                Neighborhood is accesibile to grocery stores, Walmart/Target , food eateries for your conveneice but the Property is the worse complex I have ever lived in. From starting with the Property manager, the most unprofessional person I have ever came across, how she is even still… See More>
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                  anonymous

                  prospectiveVisited 2020

                  9/2/2020

                  LINCOLN PROPERTY COMPANY from Dallas, Texas purchased Alvista @ May 2020 and refuses to take the responsibility in proper over site/maintenance of the trash and the trash receptacle. The apartment complex has a systemic issue regarding maintaining and securing their trash. In the last couple… See More>
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                    anonymous

                    Resident 2019 - 2020

                    8/12/2020

                    Needs improvements. VERY poor maintenance response time, actually it's unacceptable. They finally show up after you call numerous times, and do half- a** job. Then you have to call again and it will be months until they show up again. For paying over 2k a… See More>
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                      Janay_J754

                      Resident 2019

                      10/31/2019

                      If I could give zero stars I would. When I was apartment hunting and saw the negative reviews, I assumed it was a few people that had bad experiences and that mine wouldn't be like that. Oh how wrong I was! I should've listened to… See More>
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                        anonymous

                        Resident 2011 - 2019

                        5/17/2019

                        If I could give 10 starts I would give it! Since Murn took over the property, it has been wonderful! The staff, the maintenance personnel are just great! I understand when they have to enforce rules because it makes our living comfortable, safe and a… See More>
                          Manager

                          5/22/2019

                          Alvista Bowie
                          Hi there, we're absolutely delighted to receive your 5-star rating and glowing comments! It is our pleasure to provide you with a convenient, comfortable, and well-maintained community. We're so glad you're enjoying it. If there's anything you ever need, please feel free to reach out to me directly. You can reach me at (301) 352-7002 or via email at ajackson@murnproperties.com. Warmest regards, Aloma Jackson, Property Manager
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                          Abc1235!

                          Resident 2015 - 2019

                          5/14/2019

                          My experience with the staff has been exceptional. They're professional and very accommodating. I am always greeted with smiles and a friendly hello. I know each person's name , and I am always addressed by my name - as a matter of fact, my dog… See More>
                            Manager

                            5/18/2019

                            Alvista Bowie
                            Hi there, your review truly brightens our day! We're always striving to create a friendly, comfortable, convenient, and well-kept environment for our residents to call home. Thank you for acknowledging our hard-working maintenance team, who do all that they can to respond to the requests of our residents as quickly and professionally as possible. We greatly appreciate the feedback on the lawn and will certainly take it into consideration. Your recommendation means the world to us! If there's anything I can ever do for you, please feel free to reach out to me directly at (301) 352-7002 or via email at ajackson@murnproperties.com. Best regards, Aloma Jackson, Property Manager
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                            anonymous

                            Resident 2018 - 2019

                            5/2/2019

                            I currently reside at the Garfield in Bowie MD, and I must say that my overall experience has been less than satisfactory for the following reasons: 1) this complex is infested with raccoons. 2) Even though our car is registered with the Garfield, their tow… See More>
                              Manager

                              5/16/2019

                              Alvista Bowie
                              Hello, we appreciate your candid review and detailed observations. We strive to keep lines of communication clear between management and residents, so we're disappointed to hear that youve experienced otherwise. I would be glad to clarify our policies and answer any other questions that you may have. I would also like to learn a bit more about your comments regarding our team. We hire only the best in the industry, so we take any accusation against them seriously. Please reach out to me directly to discuss your grievances in more detail. You can reach me at mpugh@murnmanagement.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Megan Pugh, Senior Vice President, Murn Management
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                              Stacey_B852

                              Resident 2016 - 2019

                              4/29/2019

                              The Garfield is quality at a reasonable price. The staff is friendly and accommodating, the apartments are well appointed. The amenities are accessible and clean. I have enjoyed living here. The community went through a transition, and things were rough for a short period, but… See More>
                                Manager

                                5/2/2019

                                Alvista Bowie
                                We are so proud to receive your feedback, Stacey! Our team works super hard to create an experience for our residents that is second to none. We're thrilled to know that you've recognized some of the changes we have made. If I can ever assist you, please feel free to reach out to me. I can be reached at 301-352-7002 or via email at ajackson@murnproperties.com. Sincerely, Aloma Jackson, Property Manager
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                                anonymous

                                Resident 2015 - 2019

                                4/26/2019

                                I have been a resident of this community since 2015 and yes it has had its challenges. At the time of move-in, we did not realize that the community was in management transition. We were subjected to numerous management companies, were unresponsive, and displayed a… See More>
                                  Manager

                                  4/30/2019

                                  Alvista Bowie
                                  Hello, we are thrilled to receive your glowing review and we're so glad that youve made a home with us! It is our pleasure to provide a comfortable and convenient environment for our residents and look forward to serving you for years to come. Thank you so much! If I can be of any assistance to you, please contact me via phone at 301-352-7002 or via email at ajackson@murnproperties.com. Warm regards, Aloma Jackson, Property Manager
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                                  anonymous

                                  Resident 2016 - 2019

                                  4/25/2019

                                  Whew... reading some reviews and honestly people should value and use the power of discernment. I have been here, like many others, for 3+ years. The place has its challenges, like most others. But lets focus on what we don't have: No rodent or pest… See More>
                                    Manager

                                    4/30/2019

                                    Alvista Bowie
                                    Hello, thanks for wowing us with your 5-star review and raving comments! We are absolutely delighted to receive your feedback on our community and so happy that you've found a great place to call home. Thank you so much for acknowledging the hard work of our outstanding team. Their hearts will surely burst with pride upon receiving your compliments. We're glad you're here! Loads of thanks to you! If there's anything you ever need, you can reach me at 301-352-7002 or via email at ajackson@murnproperties.com. Warm regards, Aloma Jackson, Property Manager
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                                    anonymous

                                    Resident 2019

                                    4/24/2019

                                    I love this community because the staff is always very professional. I especially like the resident events, they have had something for all ages, my children really enjoyed Easter Hunt this past Sunday.

                                      Manager

                                      4/30/2019

                                      Alvista Bowie
                                      Hi there, we are thrilled to know how much you enjoy our community and that you've chosen to make a home with us. It's awesome that you and your family enjoy our family events and we're delighted to know that your kiddos enjoyed the Easter Egg Hunt. It's our pleasure to provide these types of activities for our residents. If I can ever be of any assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at 301-352-7002 or via email atajackson@murnproperties.com. Warm regards, Aloma Jackson, Property Manager
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                                      anonymous

                                      Resident 2016 - 2018

                                      7/24/2018

                                      I thought everything was very good and if I had to complain, I would be nit-picking. The layout of the apt was very good where there was a proper usage of each space (or the rooms). It had a comfortable feeling to it. The apt… See More>
                                        Manager

                                        7/27/2018

                                        Alvista Bowie
                                        We are happy to see your candid and complimentary review for Garfield. Thank you for liking everything our community has to offer: excellent service, functional amenities, and spacious layouts. If there is anything I can do to assist you, please contact me at ajackson@murnproperties.com or 301-352-7002. Best regards, Aloma Jackson, property manager.
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                                        Trinitatmason

                                        Resident 2018

                                        4/22/2018

                                        Front office unprofessional and disengaging. They treat you like they are doing you a favor. Lack of response. Seldom answer phones. Not friendly or cordial. Exit gate remains broke. Front gate open from time to time without any information as to why. Little to no… See More>
                                          Manager

                                          4/26/2018

                                          Alvista Bowie
                                          Thank you for review. We appreciate the kind words for our maintenance manager and his team. We sincerely apologize if our overall service has not met your expectations. It is our goal to attend to all residents' needs professionally and in a timely manner. I would like to personally address your concerns regarding our service and the gate functioning. Can you please email me at mpugh@murnmanagement.com or 410-505-0161? Best regards, Megan Pugh, Senior Vice President, Murn Management. I look forward to speaking with you.
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                                          Beautylove

                                          Resident 2018

                                          3/15/2018

                                          I been here for 2 months and I truly enjoy this apartment. Very quiet at the building I live and maintenance is always on time and able to fix things fast. I been eye this place for 2 years and you truly can not go… See More>
                                            Manager

                                            3/19/2018

                                            Alvista Bowie
                                            Thank you so much for your positive review and welcome to Garfield! We are glad that you are happy with your home and our service. If there is anything I can do to assist you, please contact me at ajackson@murnproperties.com or 301-352-7002. Best regards, Aloma Jackson, property manager.
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                                            India Dixon

                                            Resident 2013 - 2018

                                            2/7/2018

                                            I have been living here for over four years now, and this property has been through many changes. I have lost count of how many management companies have taken over and with each one the value of this place goes down. I am usually okay… See More>
                                              Manager

                                              3/2/2018

                                              Alvista Bowie
                                              Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional and timely service and we sincerely apologize if this was not your experience. As we investigate your feedback internally regarding the water situation and our maintenance service, we urge you to please give us a second chance to make things better. We want to see you happy, especially as you are getting ready to welcome a baby. I would like to personally apologize and talk to you further about your concerns. At your convenience, please contact me at ajackson@murnproperties.com or 301-352-7002. Best regards, Aloma Jackson, property manager.
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                                              Jasmine_M964

                                              Resident 2018

                                              1/18/2018

                                              Recently moved here in November 2017. Relocating from Atlanta I was discouraged due to the size and price of apartments- seems a little high- but it was surprisingly similar. Beside the amenities in the apartment not being up to date (light fixtures, cabinetry, countertops, sinks… See More>
                                                Manager

                                                3/2/2018

                                                Alvista Bowie
                                                Thank you for sharing your review and for making the Garfield your home. Our spacious and open layouts make living in an apartment home very convenient and pleasant. We value your feedback and will look into the apartment interior features and also work to ensure that you are not troubled my unwelcome pests during the summer season. If you have any other feedback, please email me at ajackson@murnproperties.com or 301-417-5445. Best regards, Aloma Jackson, property manager.
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                                                WJohnson33

                                                Resident 2015 - 2017

                                                10/24/2017

                                                I was shocked to see so many bad reviews. I believe the residents who are satisfied simply don't bother to post so I've taken the liberty to do so. I've been here three years now. It started out rocky however with a change in property… See More>
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                                                  anonymous

                                                  prospectiveVisited 2017

                                                  10/4/2017

                                                  So to begin I just filled out a application and I got approved, that was the last time I spoke to them . I was looking forward to moving in and still and yet nobody has got back with me . Not to mention I… See More>

                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    Parking
                                                    • Rentable Private Garages
                                                    • Surface Lot Parking
                                                    Pets
                                                    • Cats Allowed
                                                      Deposit: $300. Rent: $35. Size: Huge,Large,Small,Tiny. Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    • Dogs Allowed
                                                      Fee: $300. Rent: $35. Size: Huge,Large,Medium,Small,Tiny. Restrictions: Breed restrictions apply. Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    Other
                                                    • Car Care Center
                                                    • Clubhouse
                                                    • Fitness Center
                                                    • High-Speed Internet
                                                    • On-Site Maintenance
                                                    • Package Receiving Service
                                                    • Pet Wash Stations
                                                    • Playground
                                                    • Pool
                                                    • Recycling Program
                                                    • Smoke Free
                                                    • Storage Space
                                                    • Valet Trash Service
                                                    • Wi-Fi Access
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                                                    Leasing

                                                    Indulge in serene apartment living at Alvista Bowie. This spectacularly lush, gated community boasts extremely spacious one, two or three-bedroom homes with newly renovated kitchens, stainless steel appliances, solid wood flooring, and spa-inspired baths. The convenience of instant access to the Washington DC Metro is paired with resort-style amenities just outside your door. Whether you wish to relax, entertain, or explore - the options are endless.
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                                                    Office Hours

                                                    • Sunday: Closed
                                                    • Monday - Tuesday: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
                                                    • Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
                                                    • Thursday: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
                                                    • Friday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
                                                    • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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                                                    Based on 166 number of votes by renters, Alvista Bowie is currently rated 3.2 out of 5 stars.
                                                    Alvista Bowie is rated 4/5 stars in our renters grounds survey, which is considered good. The grounds are generally well maintained and attractive.
                                                    Alvista Bowie is rated 3/5 stars in our renters maintenance survey, which is considered below average. The maintenance team is often slow to respond and does not always fully resolve issues.
                                                    Alvista Bowie is rated 3.5/5 stars in our renters noise survey, which is considered average. The noise level can sometimes be disruptive, but not to a significant extent.
                                                    Alvista Bowie is rated 4/5 stars in our renters safety survey, which is considered good. The complex is generally safe, with occasional minor safety concerns.
                                                    Alvista Bowie 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.
                                                    Alvista Bowie is rated 3.5/5 stars in our renters staff survey, which is considered average. The staff is sometimes unresponsive or not fully helpful in addressing resident needs.
                                                    Cats Allowed
                                                    Deposit: $300
                                                    Rent: $35
                                                    Size: Huge,Large,Small,Tiny
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    Dogs Allowed
                                                    Fee: $300
                                                    Rent: $35
                                                    Size: Huge,Large,Medium,Small,Tiny
                                                    Restrictions: Breed restrictions apply
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath
                                                    2 Beds, 1 Bath
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                                                    Alvista Bowie is a 736 - 1,255 sq. ft. apartment in Bowie in zip code 20716. This community has a 1 - 3 Beds, 1 - 2 Baths, and is for rent for $1,918 - $4,109. Nearby cities include Mitchellville, Crofton, Gambrills, Lanham, and Largo.

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