- 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
Gables West Avenue
This apartment complex isn't bad, nut for what you pay for living downtown, it is not worth it.
They don't have a concierge service and on the weekend it is hard to get your packages because the office has only one person and it is close for tours. The property is old and looks like it's falling apart. Their customer service isn't great and would not recommend Gables West Avenue to any future Facebookers; I can't wait for my lease to be up so that I can move elsewhere.
Convenient, Clean & Great Amenities
I have had a great experience living at Emory Point. A few suggestions: (1) Make sure you have an understanding of the different layouts offered, so you can select the one that best fits your needs. (2) Remember that parts of the apartment complex overlook the retail shops or busy roads, so if you do not want to live in a noisy area be clear about your preferences. (3) Consider asking to live on the top floor, to avoid noisy neighbors above you. The apartment complex is on a few different bus routes so you do not need a car to get to and from school. Alternatively, it is a 20 minute walk, and a quick bike ride.
Very new accomodations
Highly recommended. The only downside is the fire station if your apartment faces Clifton road. It can get very loud any time of the day.
Overall, it's pretty good. It is a little on the expensive side, however it is in arguably the best location of all the apartment complexes near Emory. It is right off of Clifton Rd. so riding a bike to school is easy. There are also restaurants, a grocery store, and shops below the apartments. The only drawback that I can say about the place is that (although it is a new complex) there have been some plumbing issues causing flooding in some of the apartments. The location is directly across from the CDC to give you an idea of its proximity to campus. Also, there is a bus stop across the street, if you don't have a car, that goes to GBS. But truthfully, the smartest way to commute is via bike. You are maybe a mile away from GBS.
Great Layout, amazing staff and close to transit.
Emory Point: Convenience at a Cost
(1) 1 mile walk to Goizueta with easy access to regular shuttles
(2) Excellent gyms and pools
(3) Restaurants, Earth Fare, CVS, and dry cleaners downstairs
(4) Maintenance is professional and highly responsive (same or next day always)
(5) Free printing (must provide paper)(but they lock the room at 10pm)
(6) Helpful (for the most part) staff in leasing office
(7) Safe location
(8) Short distance (walking distance) to Lullwater Park
(9) Nice apartments with upscale appliances and W/D in unit
(1) Walls are paper thin (i.e., can hear neighbors coughing, singing, etc)
(2) Expensive (~1500/month for smallest 1br)
(3) Key required to EXIT the parking lot (i.e., you must let all visitors out; this sucks)
(4) Somewhat noisy in the mornings depending on your location (lawn-mowers, delivery trucks, etc starting at ~8:30am)
(5) Fire alarms go off all the freaking time (for no apparent reason)
(6) Overlook building has open-air hallways, which can get annoying on cold days
(7) Very expensive if you lose your garage-key (I think $400)
For Emory students, the apartment is walking distance and the complex has a supermarket, restaurants, and CVS. You can live even without a car, while the rents are high and a bit noisy place.
Nice apartment, maintenance is timely and effective, pool and gym are pretty nice
Awesome Location and Units
This is one of the only apartment complexes you can walk to GBS. It is about a 15-20 minute walk or there are Emory buses (free) that pick you up right in front of Emory Point and drop you off at GBS. In addition, there are plenty of places to eat (fast-casual and dine-in), a full grocery store (Earth Fare), shopping, and a CVS. Basically, you never have to leave the complex, and you do not need a car.
The apartments are high-end (granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, etc.) and are relatively spacious. The on-site amenities are also great which include 3 pools, 2 gyms, and 2 business centers (free printing).
Another thing to note is there are undergrads that live here as well. However, I have not experienced a ton of noise. It is usually pretty quiet even on the weekends. Lastly, it is extremely safe (I am a female in my 20s). There is 24-hour security, and I have never been concerned about my safety walking alone at night.
Walking distance to campus
Great location if you want a quick commute to school. New building with great amenities. Mix of some (well-behaved) undergrads, grad students, young professionals, and families. Plus the bagels at General Muir are a treat.
Great spot for GBS Students
I really like everything about the apartment complex. Location is super convenient to Emory, restaurants and night life. It is in a great neighborhood so it doesn't feel so much like apartment living. Complex has great amenities such as pool and sufficient parking. Relatively safe. My only complaint is you can sometimes hear your neighbors but that is to be expected.
Quiet apartment tucked behind nice neighborhood
In the newer phase of Gables Rock Springs, I feel safely secluded behind a really nice neighborhood of townhouses and houses. Nicely wooded area behind. The neighborhood is great for walking, especially for dogs. 2 miles from the business school. Easy drive to Virginia Highlands, Midtown, Ponce, etc. Need a car for commute to class. New appliances and Washer/dryer included. Parking open or gated garage. Not a bargain, but rent competitive with the area and amenities provided.
Great so far - haven't had any complaints so far. Management has been great and the location is excellent. Lots of other Emory grad students as well!
A little expensive, but a great apartment
These apartments are a little on the expensive side, but the facilities, safety, proximity to restaurants, and proximity to school are exceptional. The oldest units were first rented out in 2014, the so interior design feels contemporary.
Can't beat the convenience
Cannot beat the convenience factor of Emory Point. It's walking distance to school (about a mile), and so many great stores within the complex (nail salon, hair salon, clothing boutiques, CVS, restaurants/bars, food shopping, gym, barre and orange theory). I can literally go weeks without driving my car! The amenities and apartments are both very nice.
My only complaint would be noise. There are A LOT of undergrads that live here and often times you hear them sprinting down the hallways at 1 in the morning. Also, the windows are not well insulated. I live on the Clifton Rd side and there is a firehouse across the street, so I hear fire engines leaving the station on a daily basis. Due to the poor insulation, even the sound of trucks and buses on Clifton Rd can be loud when you're trying to fall asleep at night.