Simpson Property Group
- Management are very quick to deal with tenants' complaints.
- Great modern amenities and resident events.
- Front staff office are extremely sweet and polite.
Recent Simpson Property Group reviews
Expensive, but worth it
I recently moved into this property and have been living here for about two months. In my time here, I've enjoyed it. The property is expensive but I was able to get a good deal since I moved during a non-high turnover season.
I did have issues when I moved in because I was given inconsistent information about the internet set up by the property and the different internet providers. That was very frustrating and I had to deal with the manager. The manager has since changed.
I also dislike that sound travels VERY easily. Because the units are wood floors and not carpeted, you can hear your neighbors upstairs.
Also, the building is currently having water pressure issues because the building next to it is under construction. Since there's a shared water pipe, it messes with the pressure in the apartment building. As a result, my ice maker and built in water dispenser do not work. The water pressure in the shower is also low.
There are many things I like about the unit. I like the maintenance. They are very nice and responsive. I needed my toilet fixed and shower head fixed and they came the next day. I also love the high ceilings (10 feet+ and some units are even higher) and the giant double door fridge. I also have an island with so much storage. I am in a studio but the spacious layout makes it feel not at all like a studio. The management is also okay with you putting holes in the walls as long as it's smaller than a quarter. So it is possible to decorate and make things homey.
I love the community amenities. The pool is laid out very nicely. There are lots of pool chairs and they are very comfortable. There are no umbrellas (which is a con) but due to the layout of the building, half the chairs are consistently shaded and the other half consistently sunny. There are also firepits and grills which are lovely. I also love the community events such as wine night (with great dinner) and brunch. The food is always delicious. The coworking spaces are also great. There's space on the first and fifth floor to do work or eat. People will often bring dinner into community spaces.
There is a gate controlled parking garage. There have been break ins reported. I appreciate that the community is transparent about these break ins when they do happen. It is only $25 a year for general gate controlled parking or $50 for a reserved spot. I have never had issues finding a general parking spot.
Overall, I enjoy the property. I can only live here because I got a good deal. It is definitely expensive, but it is worth it for the quality of life benefits.
Great community - not the best management
I lived here for two years, choosing to stay mainly because of the location and community I built within the building (mainly from the dog park). Security is an issue within the garage and cars getting broken into, and with packages being stolen from the package room. They got cameras a few months ago but management is still lacking in open communication to residents about security ongoings.
Great, but expensive apartment
It's close to campus. There's a gym on site, as well as a resident lounge and a really nice rooftop patio for when the weather is nice. You're on the river and it's very pet welcoming building. There's a fenced off-leash dog park about 5 minutes walk away. The dog park cost $80/year to join and is well maintained. Other dogs in the area are super friendly. There's a streetcar stop in front of the building and the L&C bus runs through the waterfront area.
My biggest gripes about the area are that Zupans is the closest grocery store and they charge double what other stores do for the same items. Also, very few of the restaurants in the area are open for dinner. Most things close before 7pm. It's also an expensive building, but the price reflects the safety of the area and amenities provided by the building.
SkyHouse Nashville Review
Skyhouse or GTFO
Great building, staff, amenities, and location.
The Residence Buckhead, great if you don't mind a 20 minute commute
Great location in Buckhead Village, 20-25 minute commute to Emory (Starvine Deck), floor-to-ceiling windows, Buckhead skyline view, great security
Management is good. The facilities are well kept and amazing. Great people live there. Safe.
The studio was very spacious and had an in-unit washer/dryer. There were also all new appliances. Very responsive maintenance person. Very close to campus and often against traffic.
Any luxury apartment will have positives and negatives and many of the negatives will be true at any complex. Here are mine
-great location/walkable to campus
-awesome amenities: rooftop pool is better than most hotel rooftop bars in Nashville. 360 views of the city. The gym is small but workable. The clubhouse is large and underused for how awesome it is. Free coffee in the lobby
-Very professional and awesome front desk
-secure parking structure: in midtown where break ins are common, this is a bonus
-New complex: units are clean and well managed. Most units have only had 1 or 2 previous renters. In-unit appliances all work flawlessly. Any issues are quickly handled by a very responsive maintenance team.
-accessible mailbox/good system to grab packages
-units are generally poorly engineered: thin walls (can hear neighbors talking at normal levels) and unit entrances that are super close are two issues. Creates a lot of extra noise. When neighbors nearby slam their entrance doors shut, it shakes the entire floor. There's also NO place for storage in the units and the closets are tiny.
-annoying/noisy tenants: I've had a bad experience with noisy/inconsiderate neighbors while living here. This is a recent issue but there are a lot of undergrads that live here now on their parent's dime because of the dorm restrictions at vanderbilt. They bring in a lot of additional noise. I've also had issues with inconsiderate dog owners that let their dogs bark in their apartments throughout the day, let them pee in the elevator, and take them to the apartment dog park after reasonable hours. If you have a south facing unit, expect to hear dogs barking in the park all day long. Covid created a lot of terrible dog owners so I don't expect this issue to get any better.
-terrible parking structure: maybe the worst part about living here. The corners in the structure are too narrow for multiple cars to pass through. There are no speed bumps so residents dangerously speed through. The increase in residents also means that you're mostly going to be parking on the 5th floor and up. The garage isn't connected to the building so this creates an extra step to getting home. skyhouse doesn't own this structure, they contract it out with a 3rd party company, so they refuse to take responsibility for any of the issues.
I lived in Skyhouse for 2 years. Take this with a grain of salt. Most of the negatives will be the same at any midtown luxury complex.
Walkable to campus.
Decent amenities which include a great pool, reasonable gym, and incredible rooftop/clubhouse area.
Fun location right in the heart of midtown
Incredibly secure parking garage- theft and breakins are a constant issue in midtown for other complexes
Clean and stylish units- it's still a very new building so most units have only had one or 2 previous renters
Great unit appliances- I've never had any issues with my washer or dryer. Shower pressure is great. Water heater and cooling never fail.
Thin walls- you can hear neighbors talking at regular levels. If you have noisy neighbors it can be an issue
Noisy neighbors- a lot of undergrads rent these units through their parents. Mainly became an issue when Vandy started restricting dorm space due to covid. Partying and loud music can be a definite issue
Some structural issues- the doors to each unit are weirdly close to each other. When someone slams a door it shakes every unit next to it.
It's pet friendly- there are a lot of irresponsible dog owners in this apartment that allow their dogs to urinate in the elevators and bark in their apartments all day long. They also use the apartment dog park on the south side all hours of the day. If you have an apartment on that side, you're going to hear barking constantly. I might just be a hater but COVID created a situation where a lot of people who have no business owning animals became bad dog owners.
Parking structure- outside of the security, this parking garage is horrific. There are no speed bumps so drivers speed through. The turns are so narrow that only one car can pass through at a time. Skyhouse refuses any responsibility for this since it's technically managed by a separate company. I honestly don't know how this garage was ever approved by city.
Would live anywhere else..
Tried renewing my lease that expires 02/01/22. My current lease is $1425 a month, District would not let me renew for an additional few months for anything less than $2100 a month. Their solution was to offer me a onetime $250 gift certificate to offset the ridiculous rise in rent.
Additionally, we've had car break-ins numerous times throughout my stay (Top Floor Garage Visitor Parking broken windows and theft, third floor cars placed on blocks and tires robbed, multiple vehicles had catalytic converters stolen).
This property has forced me to fulfill all graduation requirements and finish the Business School Program in March and move out of Houston.
It's fine. Lot of classmates in the building. affordable, and close to campus.
Good location - close to campus and restaurants/bars. Management is responsive to requests and sets up monthly activities for the apartment. Good for pets, pool is nice.
Great location close to campus
The District at Greenbriar is a great location if you are going to be going to the Rice campus often. There are also a lot of shopping/dining options in Rice Village, Upper Kirby, Montrose, and more all within a 10 min drive. The apartment building has standard amenities and I have had no issues with neighbors or management during my time here. As a dog owner, I really enjoy the off-leash area they have on the side of the building and that there is a residential neighborhood a few streets down where I can walk my dog.
Good location, but the building is not as nice as it seems
The building seems really nice when you visit, but it doesn't take long to realize that it isn't that great. My apartment seemed fine at first, but I quickly realized there were various issues with the built-in appliances, some electric outlets didn't work, and so on. The walls are also really thin, so you can hear neighbors shouting or jumping around, their doors slamming, and their dogs barking. The residents are a bit annoying too- lots of trash left around in the hallways/garage, and lots of reckless driving and inconsiderate parking in the garage. The surrounding streets can be really loud too. It won't seem loud during the day (except for the occasional honking) since traffic keeps people slow, but at night you'll hear trucks speeding and bouncing over potholes.
Still, the location is really convenient. Close to campus and otherwise pretty centrally located in terms of accessing other important places around Houston.