- 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
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.
Gables Cityscape Review
Good place close to Rice
The best part of this apartment is the location. Right across the street from Trader Joes, close to the trails, close to the night life, and a 15 min bus ride to campus. The incremental cost of living downtown is worth those conveniences.
Management is friendly and easy to work with although they are inflexible on most requests. Nothing is included in the price of rent, so be prepared to pay every fee and utility known to man.
Enjoy living here, haven't had any problems. Maintenance requests have been quick and easy. Neighbors are quiet.
Would recommend for the location
The location is great. I can bike to the school of medicine in less than 10 minutes and walk in 20. The neighborhood is quiet, and we've never had noise problems. We've really enjoyed the pool, it's a great space to study and get time outside. It's nice being in an apartment complex with a good number of other med students too.
Rent is good for the size of our apartment (spacious) and location. No complaints there. The only major downside is the lack of natural light. We have a north facing window and we do not get direct sunlight. Communication from management was a pain when trying to sign the lease, but while we've been here it's been fine. Maintenance was quick to respond and fix to a dripping faucet.
Close to campus and great amenities!
Emory Point is VERY close. I don’t buy an Emory university garage spot because my walk from appartment door to medical school building is only 12 minutes. There’s lot of amenities, secure parking, and updated units in Emory Point. It can be a bit pricey but I think the cleanliness, proximity, and utilities are worth it.
The Berkshire Review
Fine for first apt
The Berkshire is close to AU and is one of the most affordable options in the area. The location is very convenient, being walkable from campus, metro, a supermarket, and having a bus route right by the complex (even if it only runs every half hour).
The amenities aren't anything special, but access to a small gym and a (though overpriced) convenience store that's good for emergencies is nice.
As the complex is mostly populated by AU undergrad students, it can get loud on Friday and Saturday nights especially, though management tries to respond to complaints.
The pest problem is impossible to get rid of due to the building's garbage system, but I have found that keeping a clean kitchen and managing personal garbage well keeps roaches a fairly rare sight.
Overall the Berkshire is not an incredibly stunning living space in any way, but the location and manageable price for the area make it a satisfying option for anyone who cares more about price and efficiency than luxury.
Solid choice for AU students
The Berkshire does everything an AU student might need - and is in an unbeatable location.
However, we've struggled with an often sloppy and unresponsive management team.
Great, quiet building
I have loved my time at Westbrooke Place. It is pricy, and that's probably my least favorite part of living here. That said, I love my apartment. It is 650 square feet, with a washer/drier in unit, new appliances, a small balcony, oversized windows in the living room and bedroom, and great storage, with a coat closet and a walk-in closet in the bedroom. The neighborhood is very safe (lots of nicer hotels nearby and a park) and close enough to campus to walk every day. It's also very close to Dupont (about 10 minutes walking to the metro stop) and about a 20 minute walk to Georgetown. The building is pretty quiet, with the average age higher than some other buildings around. Overall, love it - the staff is great, facilities are well maintained, and the units themselves are really nice.
Great location + management
Great living here + maintenance requests are answered promptly + concierge is great.
In terms of amenities, the courtyard is a full city block, and that’s hard to beat.
Great bang for your buck - It's a huge, super nice apartment in an awesome area with tons of restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance