Apartment building Origin

Apartment building Origin, 700 N Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22203, United States: 38 reviews of users and employees, detailed information about the address, opening hours, location on the map, attendance, photos, menus, phone number and a huge amount of other detailed and useful information
Address: 700 N Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22203, United States
Website: originballston.com
Phone number: +1 571-444-5600

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Dave Harsh
I have lived all over Arlington and I have to say Origin is by far the best building and here is why. 1) One of the newest buildings with awesome amenities. 2) The management team was so helpful in accommodating my needs and they bent over backwards for me. 3) The concierge staff at the front desk has to be some of the nicest people I have interacted with. And I have had some very bad experiences with previous properties. 4) All the people I have met while living here are now close friends of mine. Everyone is nice and welcoming.
6 months ago
Rachel George
Rafael and Luis from the maintenance crew were very helpful yesterday - they took care of our maintenance issue immediately. They were incredibly professional and helpful!
2 months ago
Elizabeth Craig
I highly recommend Origin because of the wonderful experience that I had working with Lesley to find my perfect home. Lesley is the greatest asset to Origin! She made the process smooth and is friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and accommodating. Lesley worked closely with me to understand my needs and find the space that best fit my lifestyle. The location of the building, in the heart of Ballston, cannot be beat. Also, out of all of the properties that I looked at and considered in the area, I chose Origin because of the building’s welcoming feel, high-end kitchen designs, and great closet space.
6 months ago
Suresh Sampathkumar
My wife and I would like to give many thanks to both Lesley and Rafael at Origin Apartments. Lesley made our transition from one unit in the building to another unit in the building smooth and easy. She was always there with a smile and an answer for my wife and I when we had a question or any concerns. She made us feel totally at ease during the entire process. Rafael has been a pillar of support since our relocation, fixing and repairing every concern with our new apartment, making it totally comfortable for us. Rafael goes beyond most workers, inputting the kind of attention that one would invest in their own property. My wife and I are truly happy to have had both Lesley and Rafael assist us with this very important apartment transition and believe they are true assets of Brookfield Properties.
6 months ago
Jordan Crouse
My boyfriend and I are SO happy here. From the leasing process to moving in, the Origin Team has made sure to provide a positive experience. We are always greeted with warm smiles at the front desk and the maintenance team is very attentive. Location and amenities are unmatched. We are happy to be residents here!
7 months ago
Reghina Lupescu
Wow, what a beautiful apartment and staff!! Origin was my first and favorite experience! Lesley was awesome and thanks a million!! (Her leasing process was so fast and quick. She immediately helped me with all of my questions and concerns, and responded very quickly to emails)!! The amenities, the apartment, everything was exactly what we were looking for. Thanks again Lesley!!!!
6 months ago
lydia stephens
My girlfriend and I are looking for a new apartment in the summer. Decided to start looking now to see what our options will be. Lesley was wonderful! So nice and welcoming. She definitely made our first impressions of the Origin great and we will definitely be back the closer we get to our move in time frame.
6 months ago
calloway family
I had a great leasing tour with Leslie! She was flexible with my schedule and when I decided to come back and tour again last minute, she made accommodations for me, despite her having to be somewhere. I have signed a lease here and am looking forward to the same pleasant experience.
8 months ago
luba stoochnoff
Apartment searching can be very stressful, especially as COVID has impacted touring and caused limitations, however Origin couldn’t have made the process any easier. The building is beautiful with updated appliances and well-maintained and the people here are great. The leasing agent Lesley is absolutely wonderful, who this apartment complex is lucky to have. She's very personable and no question goes unanswered. The area is filled with things to do within walking distance. The front desk, cleaning staff, maintenance are all friendly and do a great job with managing the building. I would recommend this apartment to anyone looking for their next home.
8 months ago
George Michael
I really love living here - the amenities are great, but it's the staff that make it so wonderful. Both Andrew and Manny on the front desk have helped me out a ton, plus a special shout out to Raphael Miguel who came out on a Friday night to let me back into my apartment...and was happy to see me when he did! (can't say I'd share the same warmth if my Friday night was interrupted like that)
8 months ago
Amanda Maciolek
We are relocating to the DC area from NYC and came down for the weekend to see various apartment buildings in Arlington. Origin was our first and favorite experience! Lesley was terrific! Her tour was very thorough and the building was beautiful! The amenities, the apartment, everything was exactly what we were looking for. We're so glad we saw Origin first as we were able to compare every other building/apartment to this one. We saw an additional 6 buildings that day, then only 1 the following day because we cancelled the rest of our appointments. We knew Origin was our new home. The application process was easy and we can't wait to start planning our move!
1 week ago
Ljubo Pranjic
Although it's only been a little since I've moved in, this place has been fantastic. Incredible location (right next to the ballston quarter which is a recently renovated mall, two blocks from the metro, and so much food and marks within easy walking distance), very friendly and helpful staff everywhere, and really awesome amenities. And myself moving in here is greatly owed to Lesley, one of the leasing agents. My experience trying to move here had a rockier than I would've hoped start, with the leasing agent I was originally assigned to not responding to my inquiries and such, however I was able to catch Lesley on the phone one day and that changed my entire experience. She immediately helped with all of my questions and concerns, responded very quickly to emails, and got me a ton of information right off the bat. If it wasn't for her assistance, I wouldn't be living here, and I'm so glad I am because my apartment was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you Lesley and all of the other staff I've interacted with so far for all of the help and for making me feel very welcome. This place is perfect for me
6 months ago
Hal W
Lesley Lancaster was so helpful. After touring 15 different apartments at other locations, Lesley made our tour of the Origin quick and enjoyable. She was so helpful regarding any questions my roommate or I had. She made all the difference. Within 48 hours we submitted an application.
9 months ago
marcia colvin
I’ve been living here for about 3 months so far and things have been awesome!! With the exception of slow elevators and the pool being closed, it has been a seamless experience. Big shoutout to Rafael Miguel on the maintenance staff who has been a major help with apartment maintenance requests and is always quick to lend a hand when he sees me struggling with a giant box or two (which happens embarrassingly frequently). Thanks Origin team for your great service!
1 month ago
trishev rinat
Rafeal Miguel from the maintenance team was very kind, helpful, and professional. He responded very quickly to our weekend maintenance request and resolved our issue in no time. Thanks Rafeal!
7 months ago
israr pathan
I recently moved into Origin and really love the building. The amenities are wonderful and everything is so convenient. Blake, my leasing agent, is amazing and really went above and beyond to help me find the perfect apartment. Staff are friendly and accommodating and residents are also very welcoming. I highly recommend it!
3 months ago
neuriane mendes
I love living here. The apartments/building are modern and new, but the staff make it next level. Rafael in maintenance makes a point to be friendly and responds to tickets very quickly. The building staff is overall very good and you have some all-stars like Rafael who is invested in taking care of maintenance issues. I constantly see staff working - cleaning and fixing things.
11 months ago
Catherine Stack
really liked this building and the staff, but some units are lemons and management doesn't do anything about it. We get 2 cups of rain leaking into our bedroom every time in rains. I've been complaining for 100 days and the issue is not resolved. I know two other people that have had the same problems, but more water than us. A lot of the units get very hot in summer heat. Additional note: A lot of new condo construction is starting near by. It's likely to be noisy here for the next 1.5 years.
7 months ago
Joseph Morical
Best building in Arlington. Submitted a ticket to have my fridge water dispenser fixed and the building engineer, Rafael was all over it and had it fixed by the time I was home from work. Great service.
9 months ago
Michelle Fundora
Preliminary review based on reaching out to the leasing office. Will update after tour. Browsed through their website and needed direct help to find a unit that meets my requirements and move-in date. Website does not show availability date. Spoke with Antonio. I told him my requirements and move-in date and he immediately sent me back to the website. I told him that I couldn't get clear matches from the website and thought it best to speak with a leasing agent and he just kept repeating that the website will have everything. Didn't offer any other information until I explicitly asked for it. I requested a tour (he again tried to send me to the website, asking if I had booked it online). After the phone call, I received a calendar reminder from "Juan Vanegas" for my showing. No email from Antonio. No acknowledgement that we spoke. No note or heads up letting me know that someone else would be helping with my tour. NOTHING. I'm curious to see how things go during my in-person tour. So far, not really excited about potentially dealing with such poor, apathetic service.
11 months ago
Slyvester Bandy
Origin Ballston is a great place to live. Lesley Lancaster was my leasing agent. I let her know what I was looking for in an apartment and she hit everything on my ask list. She gave me all the details of the amenities, whats around, and what to expect from the process. I looked at just about every apartment building on the Wilson corridor, this was by far the best in quality and service!
10 months ago
Susan Taylor
I just renewed my lease to live here for another year, which they offered 1 month free for resigning! The amenities are amazing. Rafael Miguel has been extremely helpful and gone above and beyond for our apartment maintenance !
11 months ago
YiengCong Tham
Our smoke alarm wouldn’t stop going off so late tonight and we had to contact after-hours maintenance. Rafael Miguel came so quickly and got everything resolved for us! He was so kind and professional. We are so impressed by his service and are so grateful.
2 weeks ago
LA Carrasco
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful tour with Lesley! She was very welcoming and informative, and just had great positive energy. Origin is in such a great location and the apartments and amenities are definitely 5 star and beautiful. They have thought of everything! Thanks Lesley and Origin!
5 months ago
Rick N
Absolutely love living at the Origin. I grew up in Arlington and have hopped around for over 24 years from building to another, so I have seen most of the new development and their amenities. Origin definitely takes the cake. It’s strategically located in the most convenient area (66 around the corner, bike ride to DC and Harris Teeter’s a block away) with all the shops and restaurants situated at your door steps, top notch amenities and most professional and kind staff. Blake made the leasing process super smooth. He kindly addressed my questions and concerns. Also maintenance team is always one click away.
1 month ago
C Rae
My wife and I have lived in Origin since August 2019, and have had a great experience and loved the building/location. I especially want to highlight Ekow from the management staff for going above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. Since we bought a house we will be moving out, but highly recommend Origin to those looking to rent in Arlington and want to thank Ekow and the management staff for all they do for the residents!
9 months ago
Jenna Luippold
Leslie was incredibly knowledgeable and sweet! She made our tour of the building and enjoyable one!
8 months ago
Angela Roney
I have been with Origin Apartments for a year now and just renewed by lease for another year. First with the good. The front desk staff is absolutely amazing! They are so helpful, polite and always go above and beyond for you. Maintenance is fast and gets the work done easily. The amenities are amazing and the location is unbeatable! It is close to everything and super conveniently located next to the mall and the metro. Second with the okay. The apartment is shared with hotel guests and therefore depending on the season, sometimes the amenities can get packed. The elevators are relatively fast, but with the influx of hotel guests and people moving in, you may have to wait in line for the elevators. It can take quite a while to be able to get back to your apartment. The package system is efficient, but sometimes your packages end up in the hub while other times they are with the front desk and you have to keep track of all that. The price is not cheap and is probably more expensive than most of the other apartments in the area. However, given the above positives I still think it's worth it. Third with the bad. There are NOT enough parking spots. You would have to pay a lot for reserved parking. I do pay $150 for unreserved parking. Even then, if I get back really late at night on the weekends because of the hotel guests, there are no parking spots available! The parking lot is really cramped and it takes a lot of patience to maneuver the car around. I did once break my side-view mirror while in the parking lot and had to pay $100 to get it replaced. In addition, the elevator to the parking is separate from the elevator to the main building, so you basically have to take two elevators to get back. Fourth with the ugly. My leasing agent is Antonio, and I honestly don't think I will be renewing my lease again next year, mainly because I truly feel discriminated against being an Asian female when dealing with him. From the moment I signed my first lease, with the move in, the check in process, literally every time it has been so difficult dealing with him. I understand that I don't fit into the standard demographics that live in this building because of my race. But, now I purposely avoid the leasing office because his attitude towards me it's just demeaning. This really is coming to head again this past time, when renewing my lease, he wrote that I would get a 1/2 month off for renewing my lease by a certain date. I did that and never got that credited to my account. Recently, I've tried contacting him multiple times by email, phone, etc. and have not even received a response despite multiple attempts. Honestly, I don't even want to go to the leasing office downstairs because I get treated like a third class citizen being Asian. It really is bothering me that I'd even considering losing >$1k in rent concessions just to not have to deal with him. Maybe given enough time and courage, one day I'll go downstairs and get this straightened up. I don't want to say that the entire leasing staff is bad. The few times that he is not there and his partner Blake covers for him, it's been great. I really wish I could switch my leasing agent to Blake instead. Overall, I think that the apartment is good. You can tell that the managing company really cares about the residents since they constantly put out events and other activities for the residents. You can't beat the location and the convenience and the awesome front desk staff! It is a little on the pricier side for the area and if you are not a typical Caucasian resident, you can potentially run into some problems.
2 months ago
Brian F
We love Origin! Fantastic front desk & leasing staff (especially Lesley & Leslie!), incredible amenities, super modern and updated building. Love the roof pool, best apartment gym ever, a ton of restaurant and bar options, and right on top of Ballston Quarter! We’re on the 21st floor and have incredible sunsets just about every night. ????
2 months ago
Patti McNulty
We moved in to Origin in January 2020 and have been very happy with our experience. Thanks to Lesley Lancaster, the leasing process was very fast and efficient . We had an approval on our lease application in less than 24 hours. Lesley was super helpful in guiding us through the process and making sure we got everything lined up and accomplished to expedite the process. Lesley also helped us expedite the process of getting an extra key fob for our dog walker. It's always a pleasure to see her smiling face and exchange greetings in the building too. The amenities and location of Origin are fantastic as well. We love the pet park on top of the roof as well as the phenomenal gym. Management has been excellent as well. Overall, great experience.
5 months ago
Jishabi Jaleel
Great service, had an issue with my apartment and Rafael came on off hours to help me out right away. Greatly appreciated his help!
1 month ago
john nguyen
Update: all of the below is still true, but the apartments themselves have very flimsy fixtures, and our apartment periodically leaks when it rains. The rain water from the balcony above drains onto the middle of our balcony and pools, making the balcony unusable. The shower floods, and I’ve had to come up with a fix myself since the building won’t do anything about it. There’s a few other things that annoy me (no slow close toilets?) that aren’t a big deal on their own, but it’s not exactly what you’d want for $4000 a month. *** First impression: The building is beautiful, with top notch amenities, and the floor plans are intelligently laid out (unlike some other new buildings in the neighborhood). Our leasing agent Blake is incredible, answering my hundreds of questions and dealing with our ever-changing plans. Very responsive and went above and beyond to make our leasing experience easy. Total rock star.
7 months ago
Mitt Jayswal
Origin is the best apartment building in Ballston!
6 months ago
Stephanie Anderson
Leasing experience was an absolute nightmare. This was hands down the worst apartment shopping experience I have ever had. The building and amenities are beautiful but we often could not get a straight answer resulting in a lot of unnecessary back and forth. We ultimately decided to lease elsewhere due to this and management being totally unwilling to work with us. How is the building at 70% occupancy and out of unreserved parking? We were consistently reassured that we could park monthly at the Ballston mall during the tour and application process. I eventually spoke with parking management at the mall and was told that this is NOT the case and your vehicle cannot be left for over 72 hours. This leaves you on the hook for $250/spot per month at Origin. If you’re considering applying, beware that management calls your security deposit an ‘application deposit’ and refuses to refund it after 72 hours regardless if you sign a lease. Management even called it a security deposit in our acceptance/welcome letter but decided it was an ‘application deposit’ when we asked for it back. Beware of this and be extremely careful if you decide to lease here.
4 months ago
Clifton Reed
I had a quick turnaround on a relocation from the west coast and after days of disappointing meetings with leasing agents in most of the buildings in Arlington ended up in Origin. Blake gave me a tour and i was immediately impressed with the building, apartment, and the amenities. Everything is new and higher end and the location is great. What really sold me though was how Blake took me through the leasing process from beginning to end. He figured out what i was looking for and took me through the process with professionalism and efficiency. He answered all of my questions promptly and figured out solutions with ease, which really made the move across country much less stressful.
6 months ago
Jose Zalapa
I absolutely love this building. Lesley Lancaster knew how much I wanted to live here and did everything possible to make it happen. Even after move in, she has been my go-to person for absolutely everything! I had visited SO many buildings in the area and since the market is quite saturated, most of the leasing agents gave the impression of "we don't need your business, so we don't care." Lesley couldn't have been more opposite from this.
5 months ago
Sarah Walgren
The origin resident staff were very helpful during our move out process, especially Ekow Yanney. We had to email and call numerous times with questions and on each occasion Ekow was there to help. He is very informative and professional. We have truly appreciated his assistance! Thank you Ekow!
11 months ago
Kristen S
I went and toured Origin twice over the past month and Lesley was a great help for every step of the way. She was super friendly and professional from the start and gave a great tour of the amenities and units. She also did a great job guiding me throughout the application/leasing process by answering all of my questions promptly. The building itself is great and the amenities definitely make it stand out from the surrounding options in Ballston.
5 months ago

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