Aggie Square Apartments
644 Alvarado Ave
Davis, CA 95616
|In North Davis on Alvarado Avenue between Anderson Road|
|and Catalina Drive|
Monday 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 10 am - 5 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
|Text 47464 ("AGS")|
|Types of Units|
|100 Rental units|
|1br/1ba, 2br/1ba, 3br/1ba|
|Rental Pricing and Floorplans Online|
|Pool, Spa, Fitness Center, 24-hour Laundry Room,|
|Study Lounge, Clubhouse, Poolside Gas BBQs,|
|Off-Street Parking, Central Heating and Air Conditioning|
|Aggie Square Photo Gallery|
Aggie Square Apartments is located on the South side of Alvarado Avenue between the Alvarado/Anderson round-about and Catalina Drive. The apartment complex is located in North Davis just east of Highway 113 and North of West Covell Boulevard and shares the area with other apartment complexes and rental housing options making it popular with the students from UC Davis.
Aggie Square Apartments is one of three locally-owned and operated Davis apartment complexes related to Davisville Management Company. The other two apartment complexes for rent are Fountain Circle Townhomes, located at the west end of Alvarado Avenue near The Marketplace Shopping Center, and Almondwood Apartments, located directly across Alvarado Avenue from Fountain Circle Townhomes.
Residents enjoy the convenience of living at Aggie Square. Located across Covell Boulevard from Anderson Plaza Shopping Center, renters have quick access to a variety of shopping, dining, and service options. Aggie Square is situated directly on the Unitrans G Bus Line (servicing the Memorial Union). Check the Unitrans website at http://unitrans.com/ for schedule information. If you need to get to the Silo on the UC Davis Campus, a bus stop for J Bus Line is 200 yards from the apartment building. Buses come by every 10 minutes. The Covell Greenbelt, where residents enjoy many Outdoor Activities, is just a few steps away.
This apartment complex has a variety of rental options from which to choose. One-bedroom/one-bath flats for those who choose independent living to three-bedroom/one-bath apartments for group and family style accommodations. Take a look at the floor plans to find a plan that suits your lifestyle.
Aggie Square has a pool and a spa. There is also a Fitness Center and a large clubhouse available as well.
Learn more information about Aggie Square Apartments
More information and photos of freshly remodeled interiors available at the Aggie Square website.
Call 530-758-4752 for all information on housing, touring dates, holding deposits, and our special signing bonuses.
Move-in/Move-out – Lease periods at Aggie Square are from September to August. This schedule is designed to coincide with the standard school year at UC Davis.
Davisville Management Company provides complimentary high-speed wireless Internet service throughout the common areas of its related apartment complexes in Davis. The wireless (Wi-Fi) network is intended to be used for entertainment purposes by residents and their guests free of charge.
The speed at which an individual can connect is dependent on many factors including:
- the quality of the wireless adapter;
- the distance from the access point;
- obstruction(s) between access point and computer;
- the number of users on the system; and
- the intensity of all users combined downloading at a given moment.
Davisville Management Company does not guarantee 24/7 Internet availability and does not make any representations of an end user’s Internet access speed because factors affecting Wi-Fi access speed vary substantially with the conditions described above. Since the internet is an important part of everyone's life, it is a good investment for individuals to have an alternate method of connecting to the Internet for times when the complimentary Wi-Fi is not available. Often the Wi-Fi in the clubhouses will continue to operate even if an access point within the apartment complex is interrupted.
To maximize everyone's enjoyment of the complimentary Wi-Fi service, there are a few simple rules to observe:
- The Wi-Fi service connection may not be used for business uses or illegal activity;
- The Wi-Fi service connection may not be used for file sharing with programs like Kazaa, Bearshare, Napster, etc.;
- Out of consideration to others, please refrain from downloading large files (>100 MB) during the peak use hours of 6 PM to 10 PM.
To help maintain a fast and reliable Internet service for everyone, violations of rules may result in loss of service privilege. Management also reserves the right to update the rules at any time by written notice. It is strongly recommended to run an antivirus program and maintain a firewall on your computers.
Inspections – Apartments are inspected a minimum of three times.
- Move-in inspection. The manager (or designee) will inspect the apartment along with the renter prior to move-in. This gives the renter the opportunity to document any existing issues with the rental unit and it gives the manager an opportunity to correct any items not up to standards.
- Pre-Move-out Inspection. Two weeks prior to vacating of the rental unit, Aggie Square will offer a pre-move-out inspection. This inspection allows the rental manager to highlight any potential cleaning or damage issues and provides ample opportunity for the renter to remedy those issues.
- Final Inspection. Upon move-out the manager and renter will inspect the unit for cleanliness and/or damage. Renter will be provided with a copy of the final inspection and notified of any issues that may be charged against the security deposit.
Bicycle parking is available throughout the apartment complex at the following locations:
- Immediately outside of apartments
- Bicycle racks near parking lots
- Bicycle circle in the front of apartment complex
Poolside BBQs and Picnic Areas - Gas BBQs and a picnic area are located inside the pool area and available to use by apartment renters. No reservations are required.
Workout Room/Fitness Center - A fitness center is available for Aggie Square residents to use. The fitness center is open 8am to 10 pm and includes the following equipment:
- Stationary Cycle
- Elliptical Trainer
- Weight machine
Wireless Internet Access - Davisville Management Company provides complimentary high-speed wireless Internet service throughout the common areas of the apartment complexes it manages in Davis. The wireless (Wi-Fi) network is intended to be used for entertainment use by residents and guests free of charge.
Laundry Room - A 24-hour laundry room is available. The laundry room has 8 high-efficiency front-loading washing machines and 8 high-efficiency gas/electric dryers. All machines are coin operated. Change for operating laundry equipment is available at the apartment rental office during normal business hours.
Study Room - A study room is available to apartment renters in the main complex next to the community room. The study room is available for use between the hours of 8am and 10pm.
Community Room - Aggie Square Apartments offers a community room for use. The community room is available free of charge. The community room has a full kitchen which includes a stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. The community room also has a flat-screen TV with VGA and HDMI inputs. Reservations are required and there is a cleaning deposit to use the community room. Check with the apartment manager for details and for reservations.
Central Heating and Air Conditioning - All units come with forced-air h
eating and air-conditioning units. Energy efficient thermostats are located in the common living area.
Off-street Parking - Aggie Square has sufficient parking to serve tenants. Tenants have mentioned that they have not had difficulty finding an open parking spot when attempting to park in the lots. Parking permits are required to use the Aggie Square parking. Applications for parking permits are available at the apartment manager’s office. Check with the manager’s office for details.
Maintenance - Full-time maintenance person is available to assist with repairs or apartment issues during normal business hours. Maintenance staff is available after-hours for emergencies.
Cat Friendly - Aggie Square is a cat-friendly apartment complex. Cats and small caged domestic animals are permitted at Aggie Square. There is an additional deposit of $300 per animal. The additional deposit for pets will remain on account until the end of the leasing period.
Included Utilities - Aggie Square Apartments provide the following services as part of the rental package.
- Recycling service
Other Utilities - Renters are responsible for activating and maintaining utilities not included as part of the rental. Aggie Square management can provide contact information to renters for contacting utility providers.
- Phone - Location of the telephone outlets will vary from unit to unit. At a minimum, there will be one (1) telephone outlet in the common living area of each unit. Check with management before modifying or upgrading phone service wiring.
- Cable TV - Location of the CATV outlets vary from unit to unit. At a minimum, there will be one (1) CATV outlet in the common living area of each unit. Check with management before modifying or upgrading cable tv wiring.
- Satellite TV - Check with management prior to installation of Satellite TV services.
Dishwasher - Under-counter multi-cycle dishwasher.
Refrigerator - Frost free refrigerator.
Microwave - Space-saver microwave oven built-in above the oven and serve as both a microwave and exhaust fan.
Additional Closet/Storage Space - All apartments have additional storage space inside the rental unit. When deciding on which unit to select, be sure to see if space and storage requirements meet your needs. Check with the manager for detailed rental options.
Flooring - Carpeting is installed in all units at Aggie Square and covers the common living areas, hallways, and bedrooms. Vinyl flooring is installed in the kitchen and bathroom areas.
See a complete list of amenities here.
Public Transportation – Aggie Square is located directly on Unitrans J Bus Line bus route servicing the Silo. The G Bus Line bus route, servicing the Memorial Union, is only a 200-yard walk away. Yolobus is an option if you wish to take public transportation to West Sacramento, Sacramento International Airport, Woodland, or Vacaville. There are some transfer options between Yolobus and Unitrans. Visit the Yolobus website for details.
Bicycle – Bicycles are a great way to experience Davis. Bike paths and The Greenbelt connect you to important locations throughout Davis. A short ride West down Alvarado Avenue and a left-turn onto Anderson Road gives you a straight shot to the UC Davis Campus – less than 1.5 miles away. The East side of Aggie Square Apartments is directly connected to the Davis Greenbelt where you can enjoy miles of bicycle paths, parks, and a variety of Outdoor Activities. From The Greenbelt, you can access the Davis Bike Loop which will take you on a 12-mile tour of Davis’ city streets, bike paths, and parks. By combining the bike paths on both surface streets and The Greenbelt, Downtown Davis is within easy reach.
Pedestrian – The location of Aggie Square Apartments make it convenient to both shopping and recreation. A walk across the parking lot on the East end of the complex land you right onto the Covell Greenbelt. A 150-yard walk across Covell Boulevard gets you to the Anderson Plaza Shopping Center where there is a grocery store, gas stations, shopping, and restaurants.
Motor Vehicle – If you need to get somewhere other than Davis by car, Aggie Square Apartments is convenient. In just over ½-mile, you can reach Highway 113 where you can drive north to Woodland and Interstate 5, or South to Interstate 80 where you can head towards either Sacramento or the Bay Area.
Parking – Uncovered off-street parking is available at Aggie Square Apartments. It is first-come-first-served. Be sure to get a parking permit. Unauthorized vehicles may be towed.
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Visit the Aggie Square Website for a complete preview of floor plans and virtual tours.
Provided by Aggie Square management. More images can be found on the Aggie Square Website
Had a friend who lived there, it seemed decent. —Anon
2005-08-22 20:04:56 Don't like the managers. They act like you're wasting their time every time you come in to talk to them. Other than that, it's pretty nice all around the complex. Plenty of parking, and it's real quiet. —MindyYang
2005-08-23 09:33:16 I lived there 10 years ago, wasn't bad, but then again its been 10 years and was called Hacienda Del Sol then. —RogerClark
2005-09-21 23:51:33 oh yeah, these people are real shady with the security deposit, too. my apartment was spotless in the end and my roommates barely lived there. they still managed to make us pay for carpet and more paint jobs that were supposedly needed. somehow the bill came out to be $460! —MindyYang
2005-11-29 13:26:45 Charged me $250 dollars to clean my apartment after move out. It was practically spotless. I could've hired a housecleaner to clean it for less than $50. What a scam. They also replaced the carpet even though it could have been cleaned. They told me not to clean it because they do it anyway. They replaced it without even attempting to clean it. If you live here, TAKE PICTURES to avoid being screwed. —ChrisMay
2005-11-29 18:35:48 It took the management and service people over three (3) months to fix our bathroom fixtures despite our reminding to them several times. As Chris says, take pictures! —RobPedersen
2006-07-23 14:39:13 Aggie Square horror stories: I have overheard people talking on bus about the rude manager; maintenance began work on my neighbor's balcony, left it half finished, and haven't worked on it again for 6 months; the glass on my front window was coming out of its frame and it took over 2 months to have it fixed; when you move in the manager makes you sign off that your apartment is in perfect condition even if it isn't or she won't give you the keys (she made me sign that all the fixtures were in working condition even though they weren't because she had put in a mainenance order to have it fixed); I was told numerous repairs would be made at time of move in, and after reminding manager weekly for 3 months, NONE of said repairs have been made (it's now 11 months later); I attempted to pay my rent in cash and manager REFUSED to give me a receipt because she was "too busy”; don’t bother asking manager for help, she acts like you’re wasting her time any time you talk to her. —ChrisMay
2006-08-21 10:26:31 actually, i love aggie square and lived there for 3 years. yeah its a bit older so the apartments tend to have problems. But the manager has always been wonderful to me. —EllenMitchell
2007-09-21 15:28:36 Yeah, I just got charged way overboard for painting. 250 Labor and 150 Paint. That's how much you'd pay if you wanted to change the color on your entire place.
Not to mention it hadn't been painted when I moved in. There were pinholes everywhere. $400 bucks for painting? Don't even dream of getting your deposit back here. —T
2007-09-21 15:32:14 I dont know if they can charge you for a regular paiting, unless there was damage caused to the walls by the resident. But, it might be in the lease. Check out the Renter's Rights page for links and info. —JamesSchwab
2008-11-09 18:25:05 Does anyone know what brand of cookies the management gives out around Christmastime? —ArthurChase
2009-03-03 19:05:07 What lease do they use here? —Jaclyn
2009-07-30 00:35:49 I like this place. I used to live in Pinecrest and just didn't like it. After two years the manager still didn't know I lived there. Here one of the managers is really nice (I think there are multiple and I don't really know the others). I don't go into the office much and she still is well aware of who I am and what's going on and she's always ready to chat a bit, sometimes a little too much, but hey, I get to feeling she cares. The rent is a bit high but with utilities included and the good location it seems reasonable.... also relative to other places in Davis. The interiors are pretty nice too, though I lucked out and got a bunch of new stuff (fixtures, showerhead, caulking, carpets) on move-in. But i live on the Parque Plaza side and i feel like they might sequester the hooligans over here.... it's like... this 50 foot stretch of parking lot is the Davis ghetto... well i twas last year but most of my neighbors moved... curious to see what this years neighbors have in store for me —hitobito
2009-08-16 00:57:48 Issues falling onto deaf ears is fine. It's the sneer of arrogance and misplaced self-worth that gets to me. The manager is evil! My roommates and I all took turns on different days to remind her that our shower needed repairs. Each time, one of us would come back reporting that same sneer and how it irritating it is when we know we send her rent checks every month! Her Mexican handymen were cool though. I decided to ask them about repairs directly rather than through her, and they did it for us out of pity and actual embarrassment that they were not notified. Funny how they took the apartment complex's reputation more to heart than SOMEONE WHO WAS ACTUALLY PAID TO DO IT. Take pictures. Ripped us off on our deposit, too. —Lee85
Do you think they weren't also paid? I sure wouldn't do that for free. —NickSchmalenberger
Is it Mary-Jean you're talking about? Because she's always been very responsive and helpful to me and my roommates. Do you happen to have stumbled across the blonde lady? Because she does have somewhat of an attitude problem. —Mandy1985
2009-11-02 15:54:19 This is a nice place, I have lived here for a while and am planing to stay. —sandrasandra
2010-12-04 17:23:35 Management can kiss my ass. All the people are money hungry, rude, and selfish people. deposit was taken more than half off of some overly expensive labor. everything was fine, but stupid management loves marking things as "dirty". walls are thin as paper. any other complex is much better than this one alone. —denisefleming
2011-02-18 10:12:37 I am posting this so there is a recent review of this place.
I rate it a 9/10. I chose this apartment because I was looking for a 2 bedroom place for two people that allowed cats and also had central AC and was close to campus. I looked at almost every complex in Davis and picked this one. I haven't moved out yet so we shall see how the move-out process goes.
The Good: 1. If you are looking for a 2 bedroom, this is one of the nicest complexes you get for a lower price. Our unit is 2 bed 1 bath and we pay $1220 2.There are three buslines to choose from: F, G, J 3.Its a very short bike ride to campus, its perhaps only a mile and a straight shot down Anderson 4. Its right across the street from Savemart and a short walk to the Marketplace (Safeway) 5. There is AMPLE PARKING. I have never had a problem with parking, there is enough for all residents and you get one permit per person on the lease. My guests have always been able to find parking on Alvarado. 6. The lease-signing process was super easy: no co-signers required 7. The manager (MariJean) is super nice. Any problems we've had have been resolved promptly. We have had no experiences with rudeness. 8. Its a quiet complex 9.Its close to the green belt paths for nice walking or jogging
The Bad/Not So Good: 1. The deposit is really high. Its much higher than the other places we've looked 2. The gym is very small and feels crowded if there is anyone but you there! But you've got the ARC so its not a huge deal 3. They don't allow dogs 4. There are not washers/dryers in the unit. But, there is an onsite laundry facility.
What I like about the unit itself: 1. Its light and open. The kitchens have white cabinets, the carpeting is light and the dual-pane windows let in a lot of light. Its not dark and dreary like many apartments. It seems very well-maintained. 2. The bathroom set up is unusual. There is the counter/sink, and behind a door to your left is a tub/shower, and to your right is the toilet. I like this set up because you can take as long a shower as you want without having to worry about hogging up the restroom. 3. The heater is super efficient. We only need to run it for about 10 minutes to get our bedrooms warmed up. 4. There is a storage room. Its great for keeping the vacuum and for us the perfect spot to keep the cat box.
2011-07-14 21:31:55 The entire experience of living here was overshadowed by the high-handed and arrogant management, which pretty much defined the experience as very unpleasant. This was the last apartment I lived in before starting grad school, and I'd say avoid. Its not horrible, but there are much better apartment complexes out there. The units are pretty small for the rental rates, especially the living room/kitchen, which is bad if you like to furnish your apartment/have people over. They don't use the Davis Model Lease. The location is good, but its located in a neighborhood with plenty of good apartments, and honestly that's the best thing going for it. Its not worth it to deal with the condescending management at this complex. —MatthewCCoker
2011-08-03 19:39:38 Hi! I've lived in a 2 bedroom/1 bath for almost a year and it has been a really pleasant experience! At first, the little things about the apartment like the color of the cabinets to the huge closet in the back were ignored, but as time went on, I've grown to appreciate these little attentions to detail and have made my stay here at AS very enjoyable. As a student, I liked the quiet community atmosphere (but there are small parties on the weekend!) and the cleanliness of community amenities. The BBQ area is very convenient (no charcoal, just turn it on!) and you can reserve the nicely decorated clubhouse to host an event. The manager was open to talking about any issues that came up during the year and recognized me within several weeks of moving in! I love to cook so a nice kitchen is a must! Here, the kitchen is roomy (not like the galley-like ones at other apartments) and well maintained (new looking appliances, modern look). Location-wise, it was very central because it is close to freeway onramps and is across the street from Anderson Plaza (Quickly, pizza, supermarket). I think, for the price (~610/room), it's a good option for those who have a friend or two to live with :)
The cons, though seemingly miniscule, are: big spiders around the awnings (but it's not really anything they can do about it... it's part of living outdoors) and hearing ambulances if you live close to the Covell side (you don't really hear cars because the complex's windows are more or less sound proof in that regard).
Despite the short list of cons, I still think AS is a good place to live in North Davis! Cheers and thanks for reading :) —AI
2011-08-29 15:37:43 When I was apartment searching, I read through all of the Davis Wiki comment sections for all of the apartments I was interested in. If you don't listen to any other comments, please absorb this one: Don't live here. —Anony252
2012-08-26 16:49:37 I want to echo both the positives and negatives that others have discussed about living here. Personally, my roommate and I were over-charged for cleaning fees (we were billed for carpeting, new paint, and general cleaning which totaled an astonishing $1,200) and I had to send two letters before someone addressed my problems. I had to threaten to take them to small claims court before I heard back from someone; after that process we got most of our money back. The pros of this place are: -clean, affordable, spacious apartments for two people -close to the major G/J lines, as well as the F -easy access for biking to campus (don't take Anderson! Use Oak st!!) -close to the Safeway/marketplace, the Savemart/Sushi Unlimited place, and the Davis Greenbelt for walking/biking -lots of parking and street parking for people visiting -place to park your bike right outside (providing your neighbors don't use them all)
Cons: -management will constantly treat you like you are sophomores who are living on their own for the first time. Mostly annoying because my roommate and I were older and responsible. Still, worth pointing out there is a lot of hand holding for repair orders, notifications, rules, etc compared to other places -initial deposit is quite high compared to other complexes (and our move-out process was a pain)
I wouldn't live here again due to the constant barrage of things from the management, but for new apartment renters it might be a good place. —omnipotentdude
2013-05-22 16:55:58 This is the worst place to live! Managers are arrogant and very rude. Management is too cheap to invest in better exercising equipments and everything looks rundown. This is the 21st century and we are still using coins for laundry machines and dryers 0_o? Such a hassle to always come see their old wrinkly faces to exchange money for laundry. It seems to be a nuisance to them when a tenant comes in to ask questions or ask for repairs. My asian roommate came in to ask about a possibility of renewing her lease for the upcoming year and the evil landlord told her to leave because she didn't schedule an appointment, and clearly they were not busy at the moment. These ladies are a bunch of arrogant, stupid, and racists people who always look down on minorities and treat their tenants like trash. I just wanted to inform you all before you guys dig a deeper hole for yourselves. Lesson learned....never choose AGGIE SQUARE APARTMENTS!!! —SarahBrown
2013-05-28 15:52:01 wow what a bunch of hypersensitive people. I've been here for three years, and the managers are perfectly friendly. Repairs are done same/next day, and rates are great given the space you're given. The kitchen and living room are huge. Yes you need quarters for the machines, big deal...welcome to life outside the dorms. No, the managers aren't your parents and won't kiss your feet every time you grant them the pleasure of your company. —BrianBusemeyer
2013-05-29 15:42:16 We are surprised and confused by the above comment from SarahBrown and we suspect it may be a malicious hoax. We have searched our records back to 2005 and have no record of having a tenant by the name of Sarah Brown. We are also unaware of any situation in which someone was asked to leave. We would like to be able to serve everyone at once, but sometimes it is not possible depending upon what is going on at the time. All of our residents are very important to us and we really try to serve everyone in a very respectful manner. The personal attacks directed toward the staff and the absurd racist-related comments are hurtful and completely unacceptable. We are very proud of the diversity in all the complexes that we manage and we consider that diversity an important component that contributes to a stronger community. As far as the condition of the complex goes, the recent improvements include: new higher power WiFi antennas and overall internet system upgrade, new high-efficiency laundry machines, exterior paint job, new windows, new cabinet hardware, new dining room fixtures, new energy-efficient kitchen lighting, stainless steel BBQs for tenant use, etc. Currently we are in the progress of installing new front doors and bathroom vanity light fixtures. We strive to keep the complex in good repair and work hard to meet or exceed resident expectations and our high standards. Many of these upgrades have been made based upon comments and suggestions made by our residents. If the comment above was a joke, then you sure nailed us good! However, if this comment was made by a resident using a fake name, please come meet with us so we can attempt to resolve your anger toward us. We would hate to see you so upset over something you heard second hand and we desire the opportunity to discuss and hopefully resolve any outstanding issues. We attempt to make every effort to make Aggie Square a great place to live and we are always willing to listen to constructive comments, especially ones that may lead to community wide improvements for everyone. Janna Buccieri, Davisville Management Company —JannaBuccieri
2013-05-29 15:45:16 In Response to Brian Busemeyer:
Hello Brian - We sure appreciate your comment and hope that you will let us know if you see any area in which we can improve our service and/or our community. Thank you so much! Janna Buccieri, Davisville Management Company —JannaBuccieri
2014-09-22 16:09:14 Overall I had a very pleasant experience living here. The grounds are lush and beautiful, the pool and jacuzzi are always kept sparking clean, and the clubhouse is great. I also loved the gas grills in the pool area. The apartment itself was nice as well. Carpets in my particular unit were a little worn, but clean. Cabinets are made out of cheap plywood (some units have nicer looking white cabinets, though) and the tile is linoleum, but it looked pretty nice. Appliances were new and worked great. Each unit has its own large water heater, and I never once ran out of hot water. My favorite part were the large windows that let the light in! The complex was pretty quiet, with only a few parties a year. Maintenance is always speedy - they would come out within a couple days. Management is nice - you get a little welcome gift upon move in and a costco-sized tub of cookies around Christmas. The only thing that really bothered me about this complex was that the walls were very thin and I could hear my neighbors easily, even if they were having low-volume conversations. A lot of people complain that they steal the security deposit, and yes you WILL lose a good chunk, but it was better than I thought. They will automatically take $100 out for carpet cleaning, but they tell you that when you sign the lease. They provide you with a cleaning list, and it will take you many hours if you hope to avoid a cleaning charge. It took me 4 hours with a few people, but the place was almost clean enough for move in (forgot to dust a drawer, there was some detergent spilled on the storage shelves, and a few dirt specks here and there). If you actually put in the effort and make the place look almost move-in ready, they'll either not charge you to clean, or charge you a modest "sparkle clean" fee, which I feel is fair. Overall, I got 82% of my deposit back, which is better than I expected. Just put in the effort: USE the cleaning list, and use the magic erasers they give you to get scuff marks off the wall. The only thing I didn't like upon moving out was finding out my bike had been disposed of while I had left for 3 months. I had a subletter live in my place for the summer, and I provided forwarding information to the office. My bike had a flat tire, but was otherwise just a year old and in perfect condition. I guess they tagged it as "not in working order" and disposed of it while I was away. I wished they would have emailed tenants (as they do with many notices) instead of just using notices pinned to the door, because I would have told them to please not dispose of mine. It's partly my fault, I should have specifically told them about my bike before leaving for the summer. I think that might be smart in the future as many of the tenants are students and some may leave for the summer months. Who knows...maybe it was stolen while I was away. I'm just sad I spent $250 on a bike I had for a year...sadness. Anyway. Ignore my lamenting over my bike. Overall, I would recommend this place. It's a great location, the grounds are beautiful, and management is very helpful and friendly. —MissANY