- 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
Love it here!
It’s super nice and you can walk to school
Includes a gym, two beautiful pools. Great location - get to law school in 10 minutes. Lots of space and natural light. Nice quiet neighborhood - Virginia Highlands restaurants are very close.
Comfortable and Convenient
Overall they offer everything a student needs, plus it’s a walking distance from campus. The downside is no grocery stores are close enough.
Great location for med students
The location can't be beat. It's a 10 minute walk in the morning to the medical school and you don't have to fight traffic. The apartments are in great shape with good amenities. My only complaint is that it can get noisy with some undergrads throwing parties but being older I am just over that scene. Management has been responsive to dealing with that to create an environment that is good for everyone.
A Good Start
Gables has been awesome - it's bike-able the school, maintenance is fast and efficient, and (started out) very affordable. We got a totally renovated apartment with hardwood floors and granite countertops for $2200 between three people. The pool is lovely and the gym is good enough. The only downsides are the annual price hike (10%) and security (there've been mail and car break-ins). With regards to security, we've felt personally very safe and the complex is well-lit and in a great neighborhood. While less popular than Post Briarcliff (despite being closer and cheaper...?) it's been a great place to start out!
Pretty nice place
Overall, pretty good! The gym is pretty bad, and I've got some noisy roommates, but other than that, the space is beautiful and the office is pretty responsive to requests.
Close to Emory and relatively convenient. Access to a pool and decent gym is nice. Kind of in the middle of suburbia, not much around. The closest Emory shuttle is the Briarcliff campus shuttle, which is about a 5-10 minute walk depending on where in Gables you live. Having a car is most convenient. Traffic can be bad between 4 and 6ish. Overall a perfectly fine place to live, on par with Highland Square and Post Briarcliff without the convenience of a grocery store within walking distance.
Worth the price!
The only downside is the price, but it’s a 950 sq ft apartment with a pretty large balcony and study room for $1500/month. Walking distance to Emory or you can take the free shuttle so I didn’t have to pay for on campus parking.
Roomy apartment - pool and gym parking included
I love my apartment- we found it during Housing Weekend with my 3 other roommates and we knew we wanted to live here. It's been great!
Great community near the campus
The maintenance services, safety here are good. Central Market next by. Several bus routes. Only drawback is that there are not many restaurants here
The Park Plaza is conveniently located for almost everything you need: school, groceries, restaurants/bars and the lake/hike bike trail. A lot of MBA students end up living here or nearby so it helps with making friends too.
Not Cheap but Worth it!
I've loved living in my building for both years of business school. While not cheap, you really get what you pay for with this building. The apartments are very large with big bathrooms and tons of closet space. The amenities at the building really set it apart - it has a great gym, beautiful pool, grills, lounge with free Starbucks coffee, movie theatre, and study/working space. The location is great for access to Lady Bird Lake, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and West 6th/downtown in general.
Great location that's on the expensive side
- Proximity to Whole Foods and Trader Joes
- Close to 663 bus line that runs directly to UT
- Walking distance of West 6th Street
- Easy access to Town Lake running trails
- Expensive if living alone
- Train is loud for certain apartments in the building
Fair value, comfortable
Fair value, good location, cabinets etc. are dated, but overall it's comfortable