I'll weigh in on Avemore v. Carriage Hill.
Carriage Hill was my first choice, but they didn't have a 2br for me, so I went with Avemore.
Pros: Vaulted ceilings, tall windows, huge kitchen, large pantry, utility room, storage off of balcony, good sized balcony, fireplace, private entraces (no sharing hallways with neighbors), walking distance to grocery store.
Cons: Flooring, cabinets, etc were regular, nothing special. Pool not really pretty, on a hill so walking to pool is a bit of a pain.
Pros: Beautiful complex, nice pool and garden area. Crown molding, nice cabinetry, a bit more upscale (but no granite
Cons: Not a lot of storage, kitchen is small, no utility room, kinda dark hallways to go down to get to your door.
If you don't need a big kitchen or a lot of storage I think Avemore is superior.