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submitted by Curtis C. - |Recommended: YesNice place for us — This was a nice apartment complex to live in. We lived here for 4 years and enjoyed it. Not one complaint for me
submitted by Sean O. - |Recommended: YesGreat place to live but the parking is a big issue for us — Our biggest complaint is the parking and HOW some people park their cars on or over the lines horrible sometimes . Also, some of our neighbors are clean people, others feel its acceptable to leave shoes, whatever sitting outside their doors which looks bad. We also noticed recently that there are people going door to door soliciting on the weekends which didn't happen before. Overall though, Cardiff by the Sea apartments is a nice place to live.
submitted by Halie B. - |Recommended: YesA nice place to live. — I enjoy it although finding parking near my apartment after 5PM is difficult.
submitted by Brandon S. - |Recommended: YesIt's fine. — Location makes this the most appealing place to live. Management is adequate, but doesn't always go out of its way.
submitted by Jonathan V. - |Recommended: YesGreat place to live — Everything was excellent. Management was professional and the facility was always super clean. I never had any issues the two years I lived here.
submitted by Ryan A. - |Recommended: YesFor the most part private, quiet, — I would suggest for younger people to live here. I have already suggested these apartments to some friends, and one has even moved in. The biggest complaint I've heard and only experienced once or twice, is how long it takes for the maintenance crew to come and fix things. The maintenance crew are very polite and respectful, it just takes them a while to get here. The parking is very annoying, but, from what I've heard from the leasing office, is that everyone that is on the lease will get their own parking spot. Right now, if you get home after eight or nine, you're most likely going to have to park on the hill, which is no big deal, just for the price Im paying I would like to have a guaranteed parking spot. Other than those two things, I cannot complain about these apartments.
submitted by Nathan B. - |Recommended: YesFacing west is hot and the walls are thin. — A 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.
submitted by Amanda H. - |Recommended: YesOverall, a clean and quiet apartment complex — Parking 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.
submitted by Mackenzie C. - |Recommended: YesI love living here — I'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
submitted by Maggie D. - |Recommended: YesOverall great for the area, does fall short though — So 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
submitted by Lisa P. - |Recommended: YesLove living here — I'd tell them it's super mellow, easy, and great location.
submitted by Kathy M. - |Recommended: YesSimply LOVE living here — I feel safe and welcomed and truly LOVE the convenience as well as the water cookies after a run at the beach on the weekends
submitted by Michael C. - |Recommended: YesIt is a good little community — Can be loud and there are a lot of people constantly running around. Being near the entrance isn't ideal.
submitted by Toby C. - |Recommended: YesGood place to live — It's located in a fantastic community and I enjoy living here a lot
submitted by Mark S. - |Recommended: YesGreat Place To Live — The community is wonderful and the staff are very courteous. The pool, jacuzzi and fitness center are also great