- 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 apartments near campus with amenities!
Jamestown Rock Springs (formerly called Gables Rock Springs) is a beautiful complex <1 mile from campus with nice, spacious and reasonably affordable apartments, great amenities (pool, gym, trash valet, parking), and a kind management staff. The complex recently changed management to another company (Jamestown), but assuming nothing changes this is a great place for singles, couples, or roommates who want a nice living space near campus and can pay a little more than some of the other complexes nearby. They also allow pets!
Gables Rock Springs
I think that Gables Rock Springs is a great place to live! The highlight of the property is its affordability, the location (close to Midtown), and
the upkeep of the units/property. I chose to live here specifically because the 2BR/2BA model has two bedrooms that are equal in size with attached bathrooms which was rare amongst the apartments in the area (most have one master suite with another bedroom that has a detached bathroom). There are a lot of pets in the area and I frequently see people walking their dogs, which I love. My only complaint would be that there isn't much (stores, etc.) that are walking distance and I have to drive/bus to just about everything. On the flip side, we are very close to Ponce De Leon and midtown is only a few minutes away. Another complaint would be that the power has gone out three times, but I think that this has more to do with GA Power than it does with the apartment management.
Affordable, decent amenities
Good for the budget. Slightly awkward that laundry is inside of someone's bedroom, makes doing laundry more of a hassle. Management is not very responsive and is always doing in-home checks without much notice. Downstairs bedroom is much lower temp than upstairs bedrooms. Car got broken into in parking lot.
Gables River Oaks Review
True one bedroom at a great value
This is a great property for those looking for a less expensive option. It’s very central so a great location, 10 minutes from campus and walking distance to Katy Trail. Amenities include the gym and pool. It’s a true one bedroom but rather small and in an older building.
Great amenities and location in uptown!
Absolutely great--would definitely recommend!
It’s a little far from SMU ~15 minutes driving but is a great apartment. Big especially for the cost and very homey
Gables Katy Trail
Gables Katy Trail is a great place to live, it is also large dog friendly. There are frequent water shut offs for repair and garage gate construction which is inconvenient. The area is very safe and well lit. The management is responsive and helpful.
Thoughts from a one and a half year resident
Overall I enjoy living here. I love the location and the apartment itself is nice. There are great amenities like a pool right outside my balcony, a gym, and multiple dog parks. I also like having security guards around at night. The maintenance people are also really great. Oh, and the location is fantastic. It's 2 miles from SMU, literally right next to Kroger so I never have to drive to get groceries, also right next to the DART station, and there are tons of shops and restaurants around as well.
There have been multiple power outages only on certain parts of the building (including my apartment) which have lasted for hours at a time and are extremely inconvenient. There have also been many many missing packages from the package lockers that never seem to show up. The management was very unresponsive when me or my other friends in the complex would ask about problems. They just changed management so hopefully some of these things will change soon.
Cheap for An Expensive Area
The apartment is cheap for the area and you get what you pay for. There is nothing fancy about this place but the location is awesome for school, groceries, and nightlife. Employees are generally helpful and they handle issues quickly. Overall its pretty much an average apartment for an average price. Being by the dart is nice but attacks interesting characters.
Pretty great place. My apartment looks over the pool which is super loud when the weather is nice. The gym is pretty nice as well but sometimes only one treadmill works.
Maintenance is quick. Apparently the other half of the building experiences a lot of power outages but I've never had one.
The apartment itself is nice. Property is run very poorly. Would not recommend for anyone.
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!
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.
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.