- Is helpful and provides good communication about any maintenance or events happening at the complex
What could be better
- Can be unresponsive at times
Recent Gables Residential reviews
The apartment is acceptable to live in. The interior is refurbished in 2017 but the apartment itself is old. The current management is not doing a good job with maintainence but is very responsive.
Gables Montclair Review
I love living here! The swimming pool is a wonderful retreat that can be enjoyed almost year round.
Review of Emory Point
Overall, I have had a decent experience renting. I live in a partially furnished place so it was worth the extra cost to not have to buy furniture during the pandemic (when all the prices were super high). However, my building is pretty loud because of how many college students live there. Also, I don't have a car but I know parking is a significant cost for other residents.
Gables Montclair Review
Convenient and spacious.
Grad Student Haven
Quieter neighborhood with a mix of students, families, and even professors. Parties won't keep you up all night. Just across the street from lots of restaurants and a grocery store. MARTA and Emory shuttles a 5 minute walk away. I love my floorplan as it is a 1 bedroom + a separate office, which is perfect for having guests or working from home. High ceilings, nice finishes. Maintenance responds quickly. It would be unaffordable as a student if I did not live with my partner. The noise can be a bit loud from the street if you are facing Clairmont—I definitely could not "relax" on my balcony and mostly used it to store bikes. Not gated, but very safe—never felt afraid taking my dog out alone in the middle of the night or was worried about things left in my car.
I have had generally positive experiences here with my husband and our dog. Management has been attentive and they agreed to freeze our rent during COVID prior to it being a requirement by law. Have been very responsive to repair requests, etc.
5 Mockingbird Review
Great location for the price
Overpriced but good for students without cars
Rent does not include a mandatory $25/mo trash valet fee. The trash valet can be convenient, but they don't come on weekends or holidays and neighbors frequently leave their trash cans in the shared hallways all day. I really only moved here for its proximity to Mockingbird Station, which is a big plus. There's also a bunch of restaurants and bars as well as a nice Angelika movie theater within walking distance, although the same can be said about most apartments near Greenville/SMU Blvd.
The place itself is really nice, but the management is not good. They hardly ever answer the phone or emails, and it is such a fight to get in contact with anyone in the office. There's also only a very small number of package lockers and once those are full, they either shove packages into a "community locker," leave them in the hallway by the lockers (not at your door), or store them in the office.
The valet trash (that you have to pay for) is supposed to come Sunday through Thursday, but half the time they don't and just leave your trash. Other times they come earlier than you're supposed to put your trash out so it has to wait until the next day.
There is supposed to be security on the property but when I had an incident last night and called, there was no one on the property.
Good location, not greatest
Pros: Units are updated with white kitchen cabinets, white quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Less expensive than other apartments with similar interior finishes, and more variety/larger floor plans than other apartments. Great location: <1 mile to the law school, next door to Kroger and Mockingbird Station shops.
Cons: Not the most secure or cleanest building. Do not recommend living on the first floor due to security and bug concerns, but I have lived on the third floor for all three years of law school and personally have not had any issues. Make sure car is locked at all times and no personal belongings in sight.
Great location, lots of class mates
This building is located in the center of downtown Austin. There are several other apartments in this area, so you can easily find your classmates within walkable distance. It is a little less expensive than other buildings nearby, but still costly. Finally, there is the noise of trains every day and night.
Great experience - responsive management, safe, AMAZING location
Living at Gables West Avenue has been great. You can be downtown at an unbeatable location (42 *seconds* from Trader Joe's, across from the Seaholm District, a couple of minutes to the river or to Whole Foods, etc). When going to school, driving is around 5 minutes. Taking the bus is super easy since you have multiple route options that all get you very close to Rowling Hall.
The amenities are not as great as Park Tower or Park Plaza, but they're not bad, and this apartment makes up for it via the better location and slightly lower cost.
One important point: the train to the south can be loud if you are facing that direction. I recommend being either on the north side or on one of the inner-facing units (my unit is facing the pool, so the center of the building, and it's fine).
We only had one very minor ant problem and it was fixed within two days. The building is safe and access is controlled via key card. The pool is small but not loud.; quiet hours seem to be respected so far. The gym is tiny (two treadmills, two elypticals, a couple of strength machines, some dumbells) but it's something. There are multiple gym options nearby anyways.
At the time of writing this, I have been at Gables West Avenue for six months.
Gables Central Park Review
Quiet area, spacious apartment
Great location, nice building
Gables Park Plaza is in a great location, right on the river and downtown in walking distance to many other students’ apartments and the West 6th bars where tons of business school students go on the weekends. It is a nice building with a gorgeous pool and modern interior, and over a dozen students live here each year.