- 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
Beautiful Location, Tight Parking
I’ve lived in this apartment for 2 years and love looking out my window every morning at the hill country. The view is definitely the selling point of this complex. The newish management team (which has been here for less than 6 months) is very accommodating and much better than the previous team. The main issue with this place is the lack of parking. The previous management had a draconian parking policy (I had a rental car after a car wreck and was towed within 12 hours of parking with no help/reimbursement from the complex), and the new management is still figuring out their policy. It’s difficult to have friends over due to the lack of parking, so if you want to be a hub for get-togethers, definitely take that into consideration. Overall, I’ve enjoyed living here and would recommend it!
Old but nice
GKT is a complex from the 1980s in uptown. It is next to a sky rise luxury apartment so the neighborhood is great. Because it is older the walls are thicker and more insulated so neighbors are seldom heard. The rent is cheapest of most of my classmates and I would say it is in a great location.
Great place to live
I've had a nice time here so far. The apartment itself is very nice and updated. I live right by the pool so in the summer it can get a little loud but it closes at 10 PM so sleep is never a problem. There is a security guard who walks the halls of the complex every night and I love that. The parking is usually pretty good in the garage, but if it is ever full on my floor there is PLENTY of visitor parking spaces literally just outside of the garage that are fine too. I plan on living here for at least the three years that I'm in law school and maybe even after that. Also, Mockingbird station is not even a block away and there are TONS of restaurants and places to walk to. Kroger is also right next door and I walk there all the time.
I love living here. 5 Mockingbird is a great location to campus. It takes me about 5-7 minutes to get to class everyday so I get to go home for lunch! My apartment is nice and recently renovated. The staff is great and I have not had any issues. I feel very safe at my apartment.
5 Mockingbird gets the job done
This apartment is cheap compared to other complexes close to SMU. But thats not because its some hidden gem. It is large and pretty old. It has been refurbished but still has some issues. As a result, lower rent. I take that trade off. It has most or maybe all of the amenities of other complexes and the staff is helpful. Overall what you see is what you get, an average rent for an average apartment. Its next to the dart station which is occasionally convenient but maybe attracts some unwanted individuals into the area. Being able to walk to Kroger is the best.
We live in a two-bedroom unit with a loft so it is very spacious. We also have a fireplace, although we have not used in. The location is within walking distance to downtown so it is a very convenient and fun location. A lot of other classmates live in the building or nearby which is useful for group projects, commuting, hanging out, etc.
Nice space without high end frills, amenities include a small gym and pool for residents. The unit has everything we need, including in-unit laundry, parking for our 2 cars, and excellent sound insulation. Location can't be beat as it's next to Central Market, the 803 bus, and a park for our dog to walk in.
Time at Park Plaza has been great. The location is fantastic near the river, and the park across the street is great for pets. Building can be a little secluded as far as parts of downtown goes, but it is accessible - you have to walk a tad further and around the train tracks. Rent is expensive, but about on par with other complexes.
Uptown trail gets the job done but isn't awesome.
Good True One Bedroom Apartment
This apartment is great for a true one bedroom on a budget. It has new appliances and parking. Biggest upside is its great location! A few downsides are the amenities are average but there is a pool and a gym that I frequently use. It is also a smaller apartment so difficult to host.
Great Apartment, near campus and easy access to SMU. Managers are easy to work with and living there is easy. Further from other students and off campus events than I would like.
Comfortable living with convenient location
Pros: Units are quite large, free parking, conveniently located a block from shuttle stop, close to Publix and restaurants, may receive a giftcard during move-in special, proactive about pest control spraying common areas every week
Cons: Pool and gym are lacking, package room still in early stages so may have to follow-up on packages, office takes a while to disburse move-in reward
Gables Montclair has been a generally good experience. My only issue was problems getting maintenance in to do work. After speaking to the property manager, however, it was done the next day. I never hear my neighbors and there are a good mix of students, professors, and families. Would recommend, especially the Brice floor plan, which give you a whole separate office/ guest bedroom.
Amazing location bad management
Emory Point is in an amazing location with great amenities. But there is very little support from the management once you're on the lease.
New management starting off strong.
Ever since new management came in, things have been good here (about a year, so consistency yet to be seen). The apartments are incredibly nice. There is a gym. There is free coffee downstairs but it's not very good (and under old management the machine could get pretty dirty-looking). It is a pet-friendly residence, but people are not great at picking up after their pets. Once in a long while you will even see a dog turd inside the halls. Maintenance is responsive, though our unit has a minor recurring issue that they don't seem to be able to permanently fix. Near executive park shuttle and somewhat near a couple city buses, if you're willing to walk next to a semi-busy street with no sidewalk (you can walk on the grass and leaves). Beware extremely small windows in some bedrooms (and so high up you will never see anything but sky when sitting down)--I would recommend explicitly asking about these in reference to any unit as they can change within floor plans.