This apartment is great! I have been living here for two years in a two bedroom, and I have been more than content. The apartments are really spacious compared to others in the area, especially for the price. In addition, the complex is very quiet and the area in general is pretty far from the noisy parts of Westwood. The manager is really nice, super friendly, always quick to respond and willing to help. Nice place to live if you're looking for something quiet and roomy. Although it is somewhat of a walk to campus, it is near a BruinBus stop, which is convenient. Overall, highly recommend.
So, living in this apartment complex was awesome! My particular unit was a studio + loft, so I brought in a roommate to halve the rent and there was still plenty of space for us both. There aren't any wild parties here, and I don't think tenants talk to each other too much, but as a result it's a fantastic place to live if you're looking to study hard and finish strong on your last years at UCLA. The apartment manager is also great; she's responsive, friendly, and always makes the effort to remember your name and ask how you're doing. Some advice though: this place fills up really quickly, so make sure you get in touch with the manager early on (like in February) if you want to rent for the coming school year. Cheers!
I really enjoyed living in 690 Veteran! The building is in good shape. I lived in a studio apartment. The wood floors were beautiful and the apartment had a nice shape. It is a very spacious studio. The kitchen was on the small side, but very useable for a single person cooking at one time. The aspect of living here that I liked the most was the building manager, Mimie. She is incredibly sweet and caring! That really made the experience of living in 690 Veteran amazing! This area of Westwood is quiet, but still an easy walk to campus and to the downtown area.
I love living here! Minnie is really helpful and always cater to her tenants. It is very quiet area, parking spots are a little tight but it is gated. Neighbors are quiet, not many parties here. Will recommend this place if you're not very picky.
I loved living in this apartment. Mimie, the apartment manager, is one of the best managers I have ever had. She is responsible, meticulous, prompt, and responsive. She is one of the nicest people around. The apartment itself is quite a good deal for the size. I lived in a bachelor unit which was quite large. I also liked that the utilities were paid for. Most of my neighbors were older graduate students or working young adults so the apartment in general is calm and quiet with no parties. Though it is on the far side from campus, it still only took about 20-30 mins to walk to the main part of campus each day.
The landlord was very nice, approachable, and sweet! The place was clean and I always saw someone: either gardeners working outside or someone mopping the hallways/elevators so you know they take care of the place. I've had trouble with the fire alarm and it was quickly handled. The place is quiet, maybe a few instances with parties but it's a great place for someone who wants peace and quiet. I don't know how the place runs but I got my apartment furnished with couches, beds, shelves, fridge, dining table and chairs, study tables, etc. Great place (:
It was really nice living here! It's not really a party-tolerant apartment complex, which I understand because there are a lot of older and professional tenants living in the area, but I was alright with that.
Whenever there was a problem, the staff were pretty quick to fix it, and the landlady, Mimie, was always great to talk to.
This apartment might seem far from campus, because it's all the way at Strathmore and Veteran, but the Weyburn Express is about two blocks way and operates from something around 7:30a to 6:30p.
Oh, and it's not really that big of a deal but I liked how it had a door at Kelton AND a door at Veteran. Pretty convenient.
We've had a very positive experience living here and especially recommend it to anyone involved with UCLA, as it is very close to campus and convenient for students and staff. As a grad student, I was delighted by the quiet and cleanliness of the space, and my wife enjoyed living here as well. Mimie is the best building manager one could hope for. She is very kind and personable. She is responsive and addresses any outstanding issues promptly. Mimie truly made the experience a wonderful one, thanks to her professionalism and genuine friendliness.
I love 690!I lived there for almost 4 years and no complains at all!
The landlady is the best!
She is very nice person and very helpful for all tenants!
I absolutely loved living in this apartment for 2 whole years! The landlord, Mimie, was an absolute sweetheart with everyone and she made my stay here be fantastic. Mimie was always available for anyone whenever we needed something or if something needed to be repaired. The rent is not too bad, we only paid $550 a month for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with a total of 4 girls. That was a steal for such a well taken care of apartment, and for being only a 5 minute walk to the bruin bus on Weyburn. I recommend this apartment to anyone, because you will have a great experience!
I like this place a lot. The place is quiet, nice and clean. 5mins walk to school shuttle. Studio is spacious with a small room attached (great for two people sharing) Great furnish; hardwood floor makes it easy to clean; big window that allows plenty of natural light in. And the manager Mimie has made my apt living a great experience. She's so sweet and helpful and she's there for you! She's the reason why I extended my contract for another year ( I just didn't want to move to another apartment).
I had a fantastic experience living in this building. The apartments were clean, all the appliances worked, and our apartment had beautiful hardwood floors and plenty of space. When I was apartment hunting, I saw several apartments for a similar price and this building was BY FAR the best option. It is also two blocks north of the graduate student housing bus stop which made commuting to campus very easy. The biggest asset to this building, though, was Mimie the land lord. She was so considerate, friendly, and helpful. I have never encountered a land lord who has been so genuinely concerned about making sure that tenants are taken care of. Overall, I would recommend that anyone rent here.
Great place to live, I love Mimi the land lord. One of the nicest and accommodating land lord out there. a This building are not all students so the noise is always low, and there's not much parties. Everyone is respectful of each other. I lived in a 1 bedroom and loft apartment. The only down side is the distance to school.
Great place to live. Not too far from UCLA. Covered parking included. I think this apartment offers the best space/sq feet per dollar in westwood. The building manager (tita Mimie) is the BEST. She's very caring and is prompt to resolve any issues that may arrise. Highly recommended!
Mimie is an awesome landlord. She's so helpful with anything and she's so easy to talk too. Any concerns you have with the apartment she will help you in no time, but you'll find that you won't have any concerns. The apartment complex is really clean and you'll have really nice and quiet neighbors. The apartment is so spacious, you have a huge living room, a one bedroom that's big enough for two and you'll still have your own personal space, and the floor is hardwood. The walk up Strathmore isn't bad and the shuttle is only a 5 to 7 minute walk. I stayed here for two years, this was my first apartment and I felt so lucky to come across it.
I'll just add to the chorus that says Mimie is a wonderful manager (even the Verizon guy said so). I've lived here almost 7 years, and I haven't had any trouble, except when they had to cut my room in half as per building code, and even then, Mimie let me stay in her spare room. Overall great experience.
Mimie is a wonderful person and the apartment is very close to the campus which was very convenient for me. Grocery stores whole foods and ralphs are really close by. My apartment was cute with wood floors and sunlight. I lived in a studio so it was a little small, 1bdrm probably would have been better. Neighbors like anywhere are hit or miss. Maintenance was always helpful and timely. Great for UCLA students on a budget!
The best apartment I have ever lived in! The manager is wonderful, very nice and friendly and always there to help you out! The apartments are awesome - tons of space, hardwood floors, two bathrooms in the 2 bedrooms, good kitchen and bathroom. The apartment building is also rather quiet, as the tenants aren't too rowdy, and it is on the edge of the mostly student-filled apartment area west of UCLA. I lived there for three years, and I was bummed to leave! Just excellent!
I stayed this place for the property manager Mimie and her family. They all were very kind and generous. In fact, they were the nicest property manager I ever had. She's very proactive in terms of helping tenants out on every aspect. She treats tenants nicely just like her family. I have no good comments and impression about the landlord. He was a rude money hound. All the landlord cared about is money and nothing but money. He kept increasing the rent not just annually, but quarterly at times and apartments were getting overpriced. He should appreciate his tenants more and he is fortune to have Mime and her family as his property manager. Without Mimie's hardworking and assistance, people would just leave instantly.