Facing west is hot and the walls are thin.|Recommended: YesA billion people always around. The pool, walking hallway conversations and driving are all very loud even in the apartment. Feels a little dorm ish. But a good spot for a season.
Overall, a clean and quiet apartment complex|Recommended: YesParking availability is definitely an issue. Every morning, there is a line of cars parked up the hill due to residents coming home at night and having no where to park. The office decided to start requiring parking passes to park here in hopes of resolving the parking issue but it doesn't seem to have helped. Also, I have had difficulty with communicating with office staff. There have been several times, even before I actually moved here, that I had to call and email the office repeatedly across several days before I finally got someone to respond to me. It was a difficult process for me to even find out when I could actually sign my lease due to no one returning my calls and emails. Besides these two issues, I have been happy living here. It is quiet and I rarely ever hear neighbors. The pool area is always kept clean and is usually not too busy. The gym equipment could use some updating though.
I love living here|Recommended: YesI'm a single female in my 30s and the number one reason why I love living in Elan Cardiff By The Sea is the safety. The parking areas and complex stay illuminated throughout the night, so I am never fearful about coming home late, parking, and walking in the dark. I like that the hallways feel more like those of a hotel warm, carpeted, and well-lit than those of a typical outdoor apartment complex. Furthermore, you can't beat the location. The complex is located atop the hill, walking distance from the beach, market, and shops. It's also just a short drive into Encinitas The staff here at Elan is incredible. Every time I have interacted with a staff member, he or she has been warm, friendly, and accommodating. I even had an emergency once and a staff member went to my unit to feed my pet. That kind of care and assurance is priceless
Overall great for the area, does fall short though|Recommended: YesSo far I have really enjoyed living here. Making friends throughout the community has been wonderful, however it has become apparent that many units are much more upgraded than ours and we are paying the same price. The carpet was NOT new when we moved in, in fact it was obviously a couple years old, and it looks like the false wood floors that are currently in our kitchen are throughout the main living areas of other units. The appliances are not great, stove, dishwasher and refrigerator are all very dated. Dishwasher regularly leaks and the freezer makes loud rattling noise often and the oven takes forever to preheat. Not deal-breakers, but definitely things to keep in mind. Lovely community and the office team is friendly
Love living here|Recommended: YesI'd tell them it's super mellow, easy, and great location.
Simply LOVE living here|Recommended: YesI feel safe and welcomed and truly LOVE the convenience as well as the water cookies after a run at the beach on the weekends
It is a good little community|Recommended: YesCan be loud and there are a lot of people constantly running around. Being near the entrance isn't ideal.
Good place to live|Recommended: YesIt's located in a fantastic community and I enjoy living here a lot
Great Place To Live|Recommended: YesThe community is wonderful and the staff are very courteous. The pool, jacuzzi and fitness center are also great
Convenient location|Recommended: YesIt has been an adjustment moving into such a large property. The staff does well to try to keep up with the varying projects and personalities, but there are some glitches in function of amenities', noise and other things that are likely normal when so many people share the same address. I like the apartment. Love the convenience and though i have had so many odd management glitches and incomplete maintenance issues--I would absolutely recommend these apartments. As apartment living goes...they do a 5 star job of trying to get it right.
Long term resident|Recommended: YesIt's a great location. Close to freeway access yet you don't notice. Have been here for 3 years and it has been a great place. I would like better response to repairs. Not only in the unit but the pool area as well.
Love it here, feels like home|Recommended: YesLove living here. Safe community, close to the beach. Overall it has been a great experience
Nice place to live|Recommended: YesI like it here
Overall I think the property is very well maintained.|Recommended: YesVery large complex, nice, clean, convenient location
We love our new place|Recommended: YesHaving moved here from Tahoe, not knowing the area at all, I can't say enough about how helpful Shannon and Ivy were when arranging this move from so far away. Now that we've been here for a few months, we are so happy we picked this complex. It is so clean and nice, we love our apartment, use the gym and pool everyday and never feel like it's too crowded. So many nice people in this complex and the maintenance staff is always very friendly and our their working hard.