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Sterling Alvarado

6625 Alvarado Rd. San Diego, CA

Updated almost 4 years ago
$Ask  -  $1,075
Studio - 4 Bed
1 - 3 Bath
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$1,075 1 399 ft2 Ask
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Air Conditioning
Balcony, Deck, Patio
Fitness Center
Controlled Access
On Bus Line
Private Study Rooms
Complimentary Wifi At Pool Area And Cyber Cafe
Bum-a-bike Program.
Game Room With Xbox Gaming System
Athletic Center
Sophisticated Roommate Matching Program
Theatre Room With 120In Hd 3D Screen With Bluray Player And Gaming Equipment
Sound System At Pool
Computer Center Featuring Apple And Pc Products
Bbq Areas And Entertainment Seating
Tanning Dome
Two Expansive Pool Plazas With Tanning Decks
Wrap Around Park With Free Standing Exercise Stations
Covered Parking
In-unit Laundry
Property Details

Welcome to STERLING ALVARADO, the new apartments near SDSU. Off-campus housing at these ultra modern mid-rise apartments close to SDSU are comfortable and convenient, eco-friendly and fun. Here you can experience college life in style.

Additional Details
Other: Laundry: Stackable Washers and Dryers
Total Unit Count: 15
Last Updated: almost 4 years ago
Is this property currently leasing units?
Yes. There are 11 available units at this property.
How many units are move-in ready in the next 2 months?
There are no units with move-in dates in the next 2 months.
What's the square footage of the available units?
The available units range from 399 to 1,369 square feet.
Does this property allow cats or dogs?
The property manager did not submit a pet policy with this listing.
Where is this property located?
This property is at 6625 Alvarado Rd. in San Diego, CA. It's 7.1 miles northeast from the center of San Diego.
By Davin Hoover, August 13, 2018
Terrible at returning any kind of contact (email, phone). Blake, who works at the front desk, is always rude. Constantly "improving" the facility. Some improvements are nice, some are just reasons for them to increase the rent. Maintenance guys are dope and decent location. Security is a joke and does nothing except harass people making noise even without noise complaints. Literal homeless lady lived in a stairwell for a couple months.

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By Besita Bandida, June 05, 2018
The entire entity is a pretty nice set-up. For being a location geared towards college students, it has been mellow my whole time here so far. Blake was exceptionally helpful throughout my move-in process. From showing the model space and amenities to setting up the lease, parking, and any insurance hiccups. He even pre-checked my room for discrepancies since I was somewhat of a rush move-in and made sure my carpet was cleaned with only a one day notice of moving in. He really knows his stuff and is on top of all the details. For Iconic itself, the roommate match gave me 3 out of 3 great roommates. Since I was a last-minute move-in, they're working with me to get the room I want when my current lease is up. They seem flexible where they can be. Overall they've been ridiculously accommodating. There are reviews complaining about security, parking, and management. As a female, I feel safe throughout the complex in the garage and the halls. The elevators in my building haven't been out of service at all either. As far as parking complaints, I'm glad they're strenuous about the towing policy. I would hate to come home after a 10 hr day and then deal with some other car in the parking in the spot that I pay for. If you follow the parking rules, you'll be fine. It's not a scam to make a buck, its more like a service to keep your spot available to you. Plus, the reason paying for parking is separate is probably because not everyone here uses the parking garage. The trolley is across the street and many people ride their bikes to school. Why would those supplement the cost of a parking garage that they don't use in their rent? As far as management, I've never had such attentive staff. I can't stress just how helpful they've been.

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By Amritha Harikumar, May 25, 2018
It's a pretty convenient place to live, and super close to SDSU and the trolley station. Apartment (studio) was lovely with w/d in unit as well as diswasher + kitchen, and I enjoyed having my place there. But the place is filled with college students, and can get very loud/dirty/party heavy especially if living in floors 1-3. Better than Suites on Paseo, though. It was perfect as a graduate student who had privacy, but leasing management could be more prompt and consistent at times.

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By Nayanee Basu, May 23, 2018
Iconic on Alvarado has been a home away from home, and I am 13,288 Km away from my family, literally. Being a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from India, this is my first international trip and first visit to the US. I came to live here about one month after arriving in this country and was clueless about almost everything, beginning from the use of certain home appliances to making sense of the social cues here. This apartment complex not only gave me a neat, spacious, sunlit (and moonlit), safe home with sky and hill-view, more importantly, it provided me with a helpful but non-interfering community of people led by a courteous, efficient and empathetic management team ready to help and answer all your queries. The corridors on my floor are always quiet and clean. Any repair issue is handled deftly well within 24 hours. The computer lab is convenient with many desktops and two printers to stand by us on bad laptop days. Study rooms are pleasant, can be booked in advance or you can just walk into an empty one, spend long hours working undisturbed, gazing at the pool when needing a break. A minute away by trolley from SDSU, the Alvarado Trolley station connects to every destination of interest in San Diego and important bus routes, becoming almost our private transit station. A safe, green neighborhood thats walking distance from Ralphs, DZ Akins, Marie Calendars bakeries, with the Cumaya highway (no. 8) right ahead. The ambience @ Iconic is a good combination of serenity with regular leisure activities centered on bringing residents together and having fun. There are no loud parties, but cool poolside and game-room events with free barbeques, pizza parties, continental breakfasts and competitions with cute rewards. Indoor and outdoor gyms, two swimming pools, high-speed Wi-Fi, parking on each floor stretching to the roof---Iconic has everything that makes living in San Diego a relaxed and happy affair.

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By Ell melb, February 11, 2018
I actually like living here! At first I was very nervous of moving in because of all the bad reviews i had read! Here are the negatives: -when i moved in some things were missing: one of the blinds in my room (so i requested for a new one and they brought one in a week later). -maintenance can sometimes take long to respond (a little understandable because there are so many units here and if you've ever lived in an apartment, you would know A LOT of apartments are actually like this). -Yes hallways can get a little stinky but thats only on weekends when the trash guys are not here so what do you expect?? FYI trash shoots are in a room on each hallway so that is why it can get stinky. -guest parking can sometimes be packed but only have had a problem a few times - had an ant infestation in my bathroom but pest control came and sprayed in down and has been good ever since. The positives: -the rooms and bathrooms are very spacious and nice. The imperial is perfect for 2 people!! -The washer and dryer inside the unit is awesome -the staff is really nice -free breakfast, pizza, and other foods on certain occasions - i requested quiet neighbors and have had no problems with noise at all. - the apartment is making a lot of improvements ever since i moved in! a lot of renovations have been made. OVERALL, I do think the positives outweigh the negatives even though I've had problems with maintenance here and there.

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By Arren Roberson, January 18, 2018
I've lived at Iconic for 2 years and just signed for another year. It is the best place to live if you go to SDSU. The trolley is across the street, they have free internet and a 24hr gym. It is convenient and rent is reasonable for everything you get.

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By Crystal East, January 14, 2018
The most beautiful complex I have ever seen in my entire life. I do not go here on my personal time. I am here quite often for doordash and Postmates deliveries.

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By Daniel Cassaro, December 07, 2017
I love living at Iconic! The remodel is awesome. If you ever need help, ask Kayla. She is so helpful

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By Danielle Archie, October 31, 2017
Kayla (at the front dest) is the best! I couldn't figure out how to connect the HDMI cord to the TV since it's in an almost impossible to reach spot. She tried to get maintenance to come help me and when she found out they were gone for the day, she took it upon herself to come to my apartment and help me personally! I love the way she truly cares about everyone she helps out. Thank you so much, Kayla!

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By Yarden Gingold, October 27, 2017
5 star but only for Rhonda. I don't know how I survived last year without her. She's always very helpful when I come down to the office. Don't hesitate to ask her for anything !

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By Carolina Pearson, October 17, 2017
My daughter currently lives here. It isn't horrible, but it certainly isn't five stars. The good stuff: definitely more room than the dorms, sharing a bathroom with only one person, in room laundry and full kitchen. You dont have to leave at certain times for holidays etc. You do get more for your money. However, the day she moved in her unit was not clean and in fact very dirty. The staff was overwhelmed so we and the other roomies ended up cleaning it. The microwave was broken and the fridge makes a horribly loud noise. The place was infested with gnats. You get nickle and dime'd along the way for various items including wanting to pay your rent electronically. There is no visitor parking which is a drag when we come to visit. The common areas don't seem to be kept that clean, spilled rice in the elevator lobbywas there for days during our time in town. But she feels safe and the trolley stop has been very convenient for school and work. So a mixed bag kind of place.

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By Kevin Gonzalez, October 15, 2017
The place is awesome, but the college kids trash it. There is always a line of cars blocking the entrance that are parked on the fire lane with their "park anywhere button" activated, or Uber and Lyft drivers. You can find trash on the elevators on the regular. I had to park badly in order to avoid a glass bottle of vodka that someone decided to break on the parking. If you're visiting, you need a guest permit or else you'll be towed. Which is enforced regularly. My girlfriend lives here, so I visit every other day. After a while you can get used to all that stuff.

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By Shannon Bargas, October 02, 2017
My daughter is a college student at San Diego State University and lives at Sterling Alvarado and she is happy living there

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By David Desrosiers, August 16, 2017
Private balconies 2 swimming pools brand new granite countertops and the workers for WBI are doing a great job making the place look fantastic

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By Pablo Diaz, August 10, 2017
The place may look nice on the outside but is a total ripoff. High price for terrible staff service, overcharges, unpleasent! 0/10 reccomend! look for somewhere kinder to live.

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By Dessa Bauman, July 26, 2017
I have had a wonderful experience here. Location is SUPER convenient and the staff has been great! Rhonda is awesome, so friendly and always helpful! I would definitely recommend living here as a college student.

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By Rocky Gharib, June 21, 2017
I love living here! The office staff is great and friendly and the tanning dome is my favorite feature. Excited to renew my lease!

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By Sierra Fackler, January 11, 2017
I've lived at sterling twice so far: I moved to a different apartment after the first time and after a year in a much lower quality apartment I was relieved to move back. The space you get for the price you pay is reasonable and I cannot stress how nice it is to have a washer/dryer in the apartment. The kitchen is also really nice, and is really spacious compared to other apartments. It's a good place to live, what with the location, amenities, and space that you get

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By Kareem A., February 06, 2015
2nd year living here at sterling. We've had a reasonably comfortable experience. The rooms are spacious and the service whether it's management or repair...

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Rent Report

Below are bedroom price comparisons between Sterling Alvarado and the average San Diego bedroom price.

Sterling Alvarado is asking 45% less than the average studio apartment in San Diego.

If you upsized to an average priced San Diego 1 bedroom apartment, you would pay 15% more per month.

Sterling Alvarado provides 25% less square footage than the average San Diego studio apartment.

To comfortably afford renting a studio unit at Sterling Alvarado, a tenant should at least have an annual gross income of $38,700.

Monthly Rent Rent per Sq. Ft. Suggested
Monthly Income
Sterling Alvarado
Studio $1,075 $2.70 $3,225
2BR $880 $0.90 $2,640
4BR $710 $0.50 $2,129
San Diego Average
Studio $1,967 $3.70 $5,901
1BR $2,327 $3.20 $6,982
2BR $2,953 $2.80 $8,858
3BR $3,346 $2.40 $10,039
4BR $3,624 $1.90 $10,872

Availability in San Diego

Knowing what units are available is important when finding the best deal. Property managers may be willing to give concessions if they have many vacant units.

Currently in San Diego there are 1,412 2BR units available. If you're looking to negotiate, this may be your best option.

Available Units in San Diego
Studio 388
1BR 1,291
2BR 1,412
3BR 221
4BR 58
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