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Old 07-10-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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I will be moving to San Diego soon and have narrowed my list down to PB...Does anybody know anything about Avalon at Mission Bay and Bay Pointe Apartments? These are right in my price range $1,200 to $1,400 range. My problem is I can't get out there, so I will have to make my decision over the computer, so it's hard to tell if these places are run down. I'm in my mid 20's, so if these are party complexes this won't bother me.

If anybody has another suggestions, I would appreciate it..I've been looking at rent.com, apartmentguide.com, and craig's list.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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I lived in the Avalon @ Mission Bay complex for over five years. Started in a studio then upgraded to a 2 bed room before buying a house and moving out. This was about three years ago but I can't see things changing that much...

Gated community with assigned parking rocks. You will love it when the summer kicks in or there are beach/street events and the place is packed with visitors. Excellent amenities... full gym, pool, sand volleyball, cook out area, hot tub, meeting area, billiards room, big screen tv, etc.

They used to have laundry rooms in every building but have cut it down to like every other. They also use cards that you can only fill up from a machine by the office. Not that big a deal but can be a hassle.

A great staff that will sign for and hold packages and a bunch of other little things... just ask.

I know I sound like an advertisement but I loved the place. I moved in right when they were finishing up a sweep of renovations to the entire complex so most of it should be pretty 'fresh looking' even now. Understand though the buildings are old. Not falling apart or anything but they've been around a long time so don't expect brand new.

The walls are thin but if you can get a corner and/or top unit and have decent relations with your neighbors you should be fine. As with any other community living arrangement it comes down to how respectful your neighbors are. Expect the weekend/evening parties but really there is nothing wrong with that as long as they aren't wrecking the place or running all night. I lived there a long time and only had a couple recurring problems.

Overall a great experience. I'd still live there if I didn't buy a house.

Oh and you can't beat the location/area. Gus's is right down the street for a great burger and you can hop on the bike and be at the beach in minutes. There is a good bike/jog path that will take you around the beach/bay too. Nice exercise and great view.
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Uncharted island
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i don't know specifically about avalon, but i lived literally right next to it for about a year and i'd say the price range is about right for that general MB neighborhood. as always, craigslist is a great place to look.

no, it wasn't run-down at all. they have lots of young (20s - 30s) people living there. My area was full of students or recent grads and so there were frequent BBQs, house parties, and whatnot. i'm not so sure about avalon, but i'm pretty sure it's the same case. nothing too out of hand, if memory serves. the atmosphere is really hectic to closer you get to PB, especially right by the beach.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Shadowridge. Vista
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Check out the apartment ratings. Just keep in mind, they might be a little extreme:

Avalon at Mission Bay Apartment Ratings, Reviews, Map, Rents, and other San Diego apartments for rent from ApartmentRatings.com

Bay Pointe Apartments Ratings, Reviews, Map, Rents, and other San Diego apartments for rent from ApartmentRatings.com
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:05 PM
 
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Bump.

Is it as noisy as they say? I am thinking of moving in here. I will be a medical student in the fall and I need to be able to sleep/study occasionally.
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