Avalon at Fairway Hills

5441 Columbia Rd, Columbia, Maryland 21044
Fairway Hills
  • 1–3 Beds
  • 1–2 Baths
  • 100-1413 Sqft
  • 12 Floor Plans and 20 Units Available
(410) 630-8103
Avalon at Fairway Hills
(410) 630-8103

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Floor Plans

12 Floor Plans and 20 units available
A3-770$1,433 - $1,530/mo
1 Bed | 1 Bath
770 Sqft3 Available
A7-800$1,470 - $1,495/mo
1 Bed | 1 Bath
800 Sqft2 Available
1 Bed | 1 Bath
879 Sqft1 Available
A1-1049Contact for Price
1 Bed | 1.5 Baths
1049 SqftContact
A1-715Contact for Price
1 Bed | 1 Bath
715 SqftContact
A5D-979Contact for Price
1 Bed | 1 Bath
B1-1049$1,568 - $1,685/mo
2 Beds | 1.5 Baths
1049 Sqft7 Available
B2-1147$1,645 - $1,660/mo
2 Beds | 2 Baths
1147 Sqft2 Available
B4-1162$1,765 - $1,830/mo
2 Beds | 2 Baths
1162 Sqft4 Available
B3-1049Contact for Price
2 Beds | 1.5 Baths
1049 SqftContact
3 Beds | 2 Baths
1274 Sqft1 Available
C1-1413Contact for Price
3 Beds | 2 Baths
1413 SqftContact

Pet Policy

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Dogs Allowed
Breed Restrictions Apply on pets.


Cats Allowed
Breed Restrictions Apply on pets.


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High Speed Internet Access
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2 Tennis Courts
24 hr Fitness Center
24-Hour Maintenance Response
3 Sparkling Outdoor Swimming Pools
30 Day Move-in Guarantee
Close To Dining/Entertainment
Minutes From Shopping
Nearby Bus and Public Transportation
On-Site Racquetball Court
Personalized Resident Services
Pet Friendly - Cats and Dogs Welcome
Pool Side Sundeck and Grill Area
Within a Half Mile of a Bus Line(s)

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May 03, 2019
The staff at Avalon Fairway Hills makes an effort to create a community where residents are encouraged to gather together at the many community events, and are treated with respect and compassion. The maintenance team working under Melvin are outstanding. Melvin himself knows every resident's name, knows the issues and concerns, and is responsive and compassionate. If he can't solve a problem for a resident, he ensures that he gets someone who can. I would commend him to the corporate offices as an outstanding member of the staff working here
April 15, 2019
This is the absolute worst community I have ever lived in. Associate who showed me the apartment swore he had a first floor without steps - lied. Apartment was on the Second Floor. Coldest apartment ever. Windows were old and not insulated, slider not insulated. Don't even get me started on the drafts from the fire place. Floors were so uneven my china cabinet almost fell over. You could hear everything going on above and below. They charge you for everything and even after you move out, they make deductions to your refund. In addition to the really bad apartment, the neighborhood was terrible - lots of cars broken in to, lights in parking lot out that the community refused to fix. Oh yeah - only 1 dumpster in the entire section of the community. Pets are allowed on the premises, but there is no dog park and you'll get poop on the grass outside your windows - tenants do no clean up after their dogs. This place is a disgrace.
October 24, 2018
Can't say enough about Fairway Hills. My apartment is great. Any issues I've had needed help with have been accomodated quickly and efficiently. Great maintenance staff. Very prompt. Special thanks to Mel in maintenance. He knows how to get the job done!
May 13, 2018
Line in Avalon apartments and you'll -pay for THEIR carpet in the whole apartment and for professional cleaning of THEIR apartment after you done with them (which is ridiculous) -enjoy dirty gym -swim in the pool with cold water -pay for your car getting towed for NO reason -pay all kind of hidden FEES (yes there are a lot of them including $400 for using "wonderful" amenities like dirty gym and swim pool with cold water) Just prepare to PAY and PAY a lot for NOTHIG if you want to live there. They LOVE FEES at this place. Their management is there to charge you and charge as much as possible. To squeeze anything they can out of you!!!!
December 21, 2017
This is now a dangerous place to live. Constant police activity, assaults etc. Parking is very poor. If you work a job were you get of work at night, you will have a long walk home and are likely to be assaulted. This is an old facility but they continue to increase rent by 5% a year.
October 31, 2017
THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS ABOUT CRAZY FEES AFTER MOVE OUT ARE 100% ACCURATE Only choose Avalon if you want to deal with having your car vandalized and then being charged ridiculous fees upon move out. The "security" is non-existent. My boyfriend's tire was stolen off of his car in the spot directly in front of our apartment and he had to pay ~$500 to replace it and buy wheel locks so it wouldn't happen again in the future. When he called management to inform them about this, they didn't offer any form of help or even reassurance that security was looking into the constant vandalism going on. One time we even came home to find our sliding glass, which had been closed and locked, open in the middle of the day. Thankfully, nothing seemed to have been stolen. A couple of weeks before moving out I found a small house cockroach in my kitchen. We kept our apartment very clean and had never had a problem with bugs before so I'm guessing it came from a neighboring apartment (or one of the communal dumpsters, for all I know, since they were always overflowing with trash). Luckily I never saw another one but it definitely made me paranoid for the rest of my time there. They hit you with ridiculous fees upon move out. They charged us a $110 "cleaning fee" after we meticulously spent two days cleaning the apartment. When I tried to dispute this, they told me too bad and that the company they contract with charges the same flat fee whether they do the smallest amount of cleaning or a lot of cleaning. So, basically, if you do move in, don't bother cleaning your apartment when you go since you'll have to pay either way. They also charged us ~$800 to repair a small patch of carpet that was torn up by my cat. I also tried to dispute this charge as excessive and was given the same answer: too bad, deal with it. After reading multiple other negative reviews of them, it seems they do this to a lot of their tenants. Overall, I would not recommend Avalon at all.


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Welcome to our spectacular community Located in the heart of Columbia, Avalon at Fairway Hills offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes with a variety of features. All apartment homes include fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer, patios or balconies, closets and more. Enjoy our many amenities including three outdoor swimming pools and 24 hour fitness center. With everything that Avalon at Fairway Hills has to offer, you will have more time for the things most important to you.

Community Information

720 Units

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AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
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Running Brook Elementary School

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Chesapeake Math And It Elementary Public Charter

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Leasing Terms

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Pet Policy: Breed Restrictions Apply on pets.

Office Hours

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5441 Columbia Rd
Columbia, Maryland 21044
Fairway Hills