La Jolla International Gardens
3417 Lebon Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
10 Google user reviews
nice place close to UTC and UCSD.
1. water and waste is included;
2. nice pool which you can swim few laps;
3. free (but limited) internet-surfing, printing, fax and coffee for residents;
1. many students live here so it could be noisy when you try to sleep;
2. dryer only run 30 min each cycle, so it's hard to dry your clothes;
3. property is not gated;
4. staff are not very friendly or welcoming but they do get things done in a timely manner
Very beautiful architecture and very clean common areas. Stayed here with a friend for a few days. The bathroom was always very humid and smelly and I was told the exhaust fan didn't work. I mean, it turned on and made a lot of noise but didn't help with the moisture or smell. I took the grate off it to see what was going on and the fan literally did not vent anywhere. It was an enclosed metal box with a tiny fan mounted 45 degrees...no vent. It just circulated the air in the bathroom. Building code requires that all bathrooms vent outside, otherwise the moisture problems lead to dry rot and mold. Very disappointing given the unit leases for $2000+/mo and makes me wonder what other corners the building contractors cut and how attentive the management is to their facilities.
They lure you in with a reasonable rent rate for a 1-year lease...but my rent increased nearly $150/mo. after the first year. They'll claim it's "market value", and while the complex is decent...it's not worth $1700 for a 650 sq. ft., one bedroom apartment. In addition...the parking spaces are ridiculously narrow...you'll have only inches to get in your car, and most likely will have one side scratched from your neighbor's car door.
Place is lovely, The accommodations more that adequate. The neighbors, however think they are paying to live in a house, and they are not. They are living in a aparment complex and that's unfortunate, because there's no pure silence in these living quarters.
I lived there for almost three years in two different units.
One point was deducted for crowded laundry site. The hours are pretty long; however, can't keep up with its cleanliness and residents usage. Sometimes my money went into the broken dryer without getting my money back.
However, I love the free coffee, cyber cafe, and their leasing office staffs. (some are really b-word, but I learn how to be their friendly resident)
I love the third floor unit_ super duper spacious and I got enough sunlight! (that's one more reason why I love that place)
Another unit I used to live was contrast to that, super dim and humid.
The outdoor staircase was one of my favorite.
The volleyball court was one of the perks.
Very economical place to live comparing to adjacent apartment complexes!!! :D
2 more reviews
Economical & clean with nice amenities.