Avalon Place

★★☆☆☆
  • 6676 Utsa Blvd.

    San Antonio, TX 78249

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  • 866-389-6358

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As a freshmen, I opted to live off campus because it's cheaper and, although the dorms are nice, I felt like I would get more for my money if I lived off campus. Initially, I chose Avalon because the model room they showed to my parents and I was very nice. I will admit that everything inside the apartment is very nice, even though most of the things are cheap. There's a big walk in closet, individual rooms and bathrooms, and a pretty nice kitchen. You also have your own washer and dryer. If you do move here, I recommend living with someone you know or are friends with because their system of matching doesn't necessarily work too well. Another convenient aspect is that all the bills are grouped together and you only pay electricity, so it's not too bad. As far as internet goes, you have to purchase your own router and set that up. My real issue is that the parking here sucks. I would have preferred to buy an assigned parking spot, however, when I signed my lease it was unavailable due to the fact that they simply did not have any left. So if you plan on living at Avalon, BUY ONE. Parking is by far, is the worst aspect of living at Avalon and it's the major reason why I wish I had lived somewhere else. Although it seems like there are plenty of parking spots, they are taken up by visitors, residents, and basically anyone else. Many people use the Avalon parking who don't live here because the apartments around Avalon use parking permits. Therefore, in order to not get towed or ticketed while visiting the other apartments, people simply park at Avalon and walk to the near by apartments. The thing with that is, you can't o anything about it because there are no rules or regulations on parking at Avalon. Except the visitor parking is only 30 minutes. However, none of the visitor rules apply at night because there really isn't anyone on the property to enforce rules.

In the end, I recommend finding elsewhere to live. The best bet is to live somewhere that isn't on UTSA Blvd. because you will find nicer, quieter, quality, and better places for a cheaper price elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

As a freshmen, I opted to live off campus because it's cheaper and, although the dorms are nice, I felt like I would get more for my money if I lived off campus. Initially, I chose Avalon because the model room they showed to my parents and I was very nice. I will admit that everything inside the apartment is very nice, even though most of the things are cheap. There's a big walk in closet, individual rooms and bathrooms, and a pretty nice kitchen. You also have your own washer and dryer. If you do move here, I recommend living with someone you know or are friends with because their system of matching doesn't necessarily work too well. Another convenient aspect is that all the bills are grouped together and you only pay electricity, so it's not too bad. As far as internet goes, you have to purchase your own router and set that up. My real issue is that the parking here sucks. I would have preferred to buy an assigned parking spot, however, when I signed my lease it was unavailable due to the fact that they simply did not have any left. So if you plan on living at Avalon, BUY ONE. Parking is by far, is the worst aspect of living at Avalon and it's the major reason why I wish I had lived somewhere else. Although it seems like there are plenty of parking spots, they are taken up by visitors, residents, and basically anyone else. Many people use the Avalon parking who don't live here because the apartments around Avalon use parking permits. Therefore, in order to not get towed or ticketed while visiting the other apartments, people simply park at Avalon and walk to the near by apartments. The thing with that is, you can't o anything about it because there are no rules or regulations on parking at Avalon. Except the visitor parking is only 30 minutes. However, none of the visitor rules apply at night because there really isn't anyone on the property to enforce rules.

In the end, I recommend finding elsewhere to live. The best bet is to live somewhere that isn't on UTSA Blvd. because you will find nicer, quieter, quality, and better places for a cheaper price elsewhere.

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Well when we 1st moved out dtr into Avalon...it seemed to be a great for our dtr's first apt....nice apt, nice kitchen, close to campus and had assigned pkg. We purchased assigned pkg and the first day of class her car was towed...she thought it had been stolen. And yes she was parking in the space that an Avalon employee had given her! In a few more days, her car got towed again, so my cousin who Thank God lives nearby came and had the car (parked in her spot) towed. Then the next week she got towed again! To say the least we were all upset and come to find out that the parking space (number) given to my dtr was not even the correct one they had assigned her to! They said her spot was 3 buildings away from her apartment! I do have to say that Avalon did reimburse us for the tows and that was after my cousin and my husband had to get aggressive with management. Also the staff there didn't seem to know who the manager was and were very hesitant to get them for us.

To say the least...it is a very nice apt...kinda noisy, but nice. Be sure to do a walk through and document everything that is wrong with the apt, no matter how small you might think it is. I actually ran out of room documenting every little spot/blemish when we moved in. Also be sure and request an move out walk through. My husband and I cleaned the apt for 2 days and they still charged us for bathroom cleaning and also for painting the whole bedroom...the bedroom walls had no marks on them at all.....i wonder if they were even in the same apt my dtr was in???

Another concern is not much lighting in the back where she had to park...many areas where someone could attack her and no obvious security.

My daughter still attends UTSA, but is no longer at Avalon and we are all much more at peace.

Just a few things to consider before signing that lease :)

P.S. The regular staff people there were always very nice to my daughter (and us). Special thanks to Kendra who made a great impression on us.

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★★☆☆☆

Well when we 1st moved out dtr into Avalon...it seemed to be a great for our dtr's first apt....nice apt, nice kitchen, close to campus and had assigned pkg. We purchased assigned pkg and the first day of class her car was towed...she thought it had been stolen. And yes she was parking in the space that an Avalon employee had given her! In a few more days, her car got towed again, so my cousin who Thank God lives nearby came and had the car (parked in her spot) towed. Then the next week she got towed again! To say the least we were all upset and come to find out that the parking space (number) given to my dtr was not even the correct one they had assigned her to! They said her spot was 3 buildings away from her apartment! I do have to say that Avalon did reimburse us for the tows and that was after my cousin and my husband had to get aggressive with management. Also the staff there didn't seem to know who the manager was and were very hesitant to get them for us.

To say the least...it is a very nice apt...kinda noisy, but nice. Be sure to do a walk through and document everything that is wrong with the apt, no matter how small you might think it is. I actually ran out of room documenting every little spot/blemish when we moved in. Also be sure and request an move out walk through. My husband and I cleaned the apt for 2 days and they still charged us for bathroom cleaning and also for painting the whole bedroom...the bedroom walls had no marks on them at all.....i wonder if they were even in the same apt my dtr was in???

Another concern is not much lighting in the back where she had to park...many areas where someone could attack her and no obvious security.

My daughter still attends UTSA, but is no longer at Avalon and we are all much more at peace.

Just a few things to consider before signing that lease :)

P.S. The regular staff people there were always very nice to my daughter (and us). Special thanks to Kendra who made a great impression on us.

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The main selling point for me about Avalon was that it was so darn close to campus. I love being able to get to class from my apartment in 5 minutes just by walking. The shuttle is also pretty convenient. The staff was always friendly and helpful to me and I enjoyed their random free food events. That's about all the good I can say about my experience here...
Within the first week that I moved in someone had sprayed my car with a fire extinguisher and I spent an entire day and too much money trying to clean my car. Another issue with the parking lot is that it is just not big enough!! Do not go out on any weekend night unless you plan on coming back after 3 am when the parties have finally died down enough to find a place to park. When you do finally find a parking spot it's more than likely so small you will find a dent on your car the next day from some drunk or inconsiderate airhead. I wish there were more spots for residents to park than visitors because we are the ones paying to live there after all. I know residents (including myself) who have had to park either at school or at the outpost and walk home because there was absolutely no place to park.
I agree with anonymous1267 about the dirty hallways. It's pretty nasty. Just this week I??ve seen dirty diapers, rotten bananas, and mystery stains on the ground. Inside the apartments the knobs on the drawers have fallen off numerous times and the actual cabinet has fallen because the wood was too cheap to grip the screw holding it in place. There are issues with noise but that's a given in any student living complex.
If you really want to live here I would highly recommend you pay the extra $10 for your own parking spot rather than paying countless more dollars to fix any unnecessary damages to your car. Also, you should bring a toolkit just in case something small breaks which I guarantee will. Luckily the maintenance guys are really friendly , but it just them a day or two to finally get to you.

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★★☆☆☆

The main selling point for me about Avalon was that it was so darn close to campus. I love being able to get to class from my apartment in 5 minutes just by walking. The shuttle is also pretty convenient. The staff was always friendly and helpful to me and I enjoyed their random free food events. That's about all the good I can say about my experience here...
Within the first week that I moved in someone had sprayed my car with a fire extinguisher and I spent an entire day and too much money trying to clean my car. Another issue with the parking lot is that it is just not big enough!! Do not go out on any weekend night unless you plan on coming back after 3 am when the parties have finally died down enough to find a place to park. When you do finally find a parking spot it's more than likely so small you will find a dent on your car the next day from some drunk or inconsiderate airhead. I wish there were more spots for residents to park than visitors because we are the ones paying to live there after all. I know residents (including myself) who have had to park either at school or at the outpost and walk home because there was absolutely no place to park.
I agree with anonymous1267 about the dirty hallways. It's pretty nasty. Just this week I??ve seen dirty diapers, rotten bananas, and mystery stains on the ground. Inside the apartments the knobs on the drawers have fallen off numerous times and the actual cabinet has fallen because the wood was too cheap to grip the screw holding it in place. There are issues with noise but that's a given in any student living complex.
If you really want to live here I would highly recommend you pay the extra $10 for your own parking spot rather than paying countless more dollars to fix any unnecessary damages to your car. Also, you should bring a toolkit just in case something small breaks which I guarantee will. Luckily the maintenance guys are really friendly , but it just them a day or two to finally get to you.

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To sum this apartment up, you can expect to pay top dollar to walk through dirty, stained, and vomit filled hallways and stairwells to get to your vehicle. There's nothing but immature, drunk freshmen with free rides from their mommies and daddies. They will disturb you and you will be kept up. I have a night life too, but their idea of party nights is absolute immature drunkenness which leads to vandalism of your property and Avalon's. I now realize why you have to be 21 to drink in a bar.

This is also a great target for the hood rats living just minutes away in the Wurzbach and Vance Jackson area. Nothing better than knowing you can break into almost any car or apartment here and get away with expensive stuff; to top it off they have a community filled with oblivious and too trusting young adults. The first week I was here, an escalade was on center blocks with the rims stolen. A few months later, the entire Avalon office was broken into and all their TVs and game systems were stolen.

Every time you turn around the staff is either sticking flyers in your door, bothering you on the phone about renewing, or coming into your apartment to do "ease of move-out inspections." If it's not the immature young drunks it's the staff itself annoying you with their BS.

The apartments on the inside are OK. They look nice and new, but you can tell some materials are cheap knock-offs, and you can tell by the tectures and the way things are built that they were just trying to rush these apartments up to gain revenue ASAP.

The only advantage I can think of is that you don't have to worry about paying all the seperate bills, and it's extremely close to campus. But that's about it to be completely honest. The maintence and staff is okay, about on par with any other apartment complex.

This isn't just Avalon. It's all the student living in this area. If you're a parent reading this, your best bet is to place your student in a versatile community that has a good distribution of students and professionals. You're paying a lot of money to live here, there's quieter and more "tranquility" oriented complexes that are close to this area, yet not necessarily on UTSA BLVD. Student living is like living in a High School every day, except without teachers or principals.

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★★☆☆☆

To sum this apartment up, you can expect to pay top dollar to walk through dirty, stained, and vomit filled hallways and stairwells to get to your vehicle. There's nothing but immature, drunk freshmen with free rides from their mommies and daddies. They will disturb you and you will be kept up. I have a night life too, but their idea of party nights is absolute immature drunkenness which leads to vandalism of your property and Avalon's. I now realize why you have to be 21 to drink in a bar.

This is also a great target for the hood rats living just minutes away in the Wurzbach and Vance Jackson area. Nothing better than knowing you can break into almost any car or apartment here and get away with expensive stuff; to top it off they have a community filled with oblivious and too trusting young adults. The first week I was here, an escalade was on center blocks with the rims stolen. A few months later, the entire Avalon office was broken into and all their TVs and game systems were stolen.

Every time you turn around the staff is either sticking flyers in your door, bothering you on the phone about renewing, or coming into your apartment to do "ease of move-out inspections." If it's not the immature young drunks it's the staff itself annoying you with their BS.

The apartments on the inside are OK. They look nice and new, but you can tell some materials are cheap knock-offs, and you can tell by the tectures and the way things are built that they were just trying to rush these apartments up to gain revenue ASAP.

The only advantage I can think of is that you don't have to worry about paying all the seperate bills, and it's extremely close to campus. But that's about it to be completely honest. The maintence and staff is okay, about on par with any other apartment complex.

This isn't just Avalon. It's all the student living in this area. If you're a parent reading this, your best bet is to place your student in a versatile community that has a good distribution of students and professionals. You're paying a lot of money to live here, there's quieter and more "tranquility" oriented complexes that are close to this area, yet not necessarily on UTSA BLVD. Student living is like living in a High School every day, except without teachers or principals.

 

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