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Old 12-16-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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I need to find a good 2BR/1-2BATH apartment by april 2011 and I'm just curious if anyone knows of a good apartment in the Burbank/Glendale area.

I'm trying to stay as close to downtown Burbank as possible... as I really like the area and I work nearby. I've been hunting for apartments for around a month now and every so often I find a decent looking place but I'm just not sure it's actually as decent as they are making it look.

It's always best to hear actual reviews from people so that's why I'm asking.

So anyway, here's what I'm looking for, and the price range I'd like:

2BR/1-2BATH
central air/heat
at least some of the appliances
decent storage space (like a walk in closet or something)
new-ish building or at least it looks new/clean and not run down
washer/dryer in unit would be great but not a must

I'm looking to spend $1300-$1800 a month.

So far I've found just a few that fit all of these criteria, but I'm just not really sure that they will actually turn out to be great. I mean, in terms of dealing with the management, security, repairs, noise, etc. Stuff you just can't know until you live there.

So if anyone has lived or is currently living in a place that they really love/loved, then please let me know where it is. Thanks!

Oh, and I'm currently living at Oakwood Apartments which is tolerable but I'm trying to find something with a bit more space and closer to downtown Burbank.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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There are really good apartments in that range in the Toluca lake border area. I am paying $1650 for a very niced size 2 bed/2 bath with my own washer/dryer that is near Disney/Warner bros. Check out craigslist for this side of Burbank, there are lots of buildings like this listed.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:03 AM
 
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Be careful at Oakwood. I stayed there for a few weeks a few years ago with my daughter. There were apartments broken into during the day and the unit was dirty. We went back again the next year (had to go there because my daughter was in a program where that is where the teens were housed) but left the first night because of bedbugs. Gross. Saw them right away and got out and were fortunate not to have taken any with us. Itching just remembering.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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We pay $1675 for a smallish (around 800 sq ft) 2 bedroom/1 bath in a triplex in Burbank. We have my own little (concrete) yard & a washer/dryer (which I had to buy). We had to buy my own fridge, too. And a countertop dishwasher. There's hardly any storage, so we have to rent out a storage unit. Parking for 1 car (which seriously sucks because we need another car).

It's a cute little place, and I like it, but I often wonder if we're paying too much.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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We pay $1675 for a smallish (around 800 sq ft) 2 bedroom/1 bath in a triplex in Burbank. We have my own little (concrete) yard & a washer/dryer (which I had to buy). We had to buy my own fridge, too. And a countertop dishwasher. There's hardly any storage, so we have to rent out a storage unit. Parking for 1 car (which seriously sucks because we need another car).

It's a cute little place, and I like it, but I often wonder if we're paying too much.
In my opinion, you are paying way too much for Burbank. I'm on the Toluca Lake/Burbank border and I have a 2 bedroom with a washer/dryer, about 1000/1100 square feet or so, for $1650. My place came with the washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and underground parking.

I don't have a yard though, so that could be a difference.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:34 PM
 
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I also needed a place that took pets (cats & a dog) and had a short (or month-to-month) lease. Plus, my husband had to find a place within 3 days (we moved from out of state). We didn't want to live in a complex, either.

So... considering, I think we did FAIRLY well. But, yeah, I think we can do better once we have some time to look.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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I also needed a place that took pets (cats & a dog) and had a short (or month-to-month) lease. Plus, my husband had to find a place within 3 days (we moved from out of state). We didn't want to live in a complex, either.

So... considering, I think we did FAIRLY well. But, yeah, I think we can do better once we have some time to look.
Ah, yeah, that's different - really hard to find pet friendly apartments in Burbank. Sounds like you did very well for yourself.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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I found a beautiful 1250sqft apartment in downtown burbank. 2br 2bath, really nice neighborhood, has everything I was wanting and more... all for under $1600. So I'm pretty happy with that. Thanks for the advice everyone. Oh, and it's even better because Oakwood (the place we are about to leave) has decided that in order to provide their great "customer support" and "amenities" they are jacking up the rent another $50 a month. I'm sorry, but $1540 for a tiny little 720sqft 1 bed/1bath apartment (this sqft includes the patio) is just outrageous. Not to mention the service/amenities haven't changed at all, and they are just raising the rent because they can. Glad to be getting out of there.
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