Urban apartment communities as a new trend

Many of our cities suffer from urban sprawl, with homes and workplaces often long distances apart. With this are the clogged roads and highways, and a lifestyle that is often centered on getting from one place to another. A new trend is developing. People are moving back into the city for closer access to workplaces, and for the convenience. Designing Spaces met up with Christina Sullivan, Executive Vice President of Operations for Gables Residential, to find out more about this trend. A visit to “River Oaks” in Houston, Texas, urban apartment homes owned by Gables Residential Trust, reveals the types of living spaces and amenities offered to predominantly young professionals who are career focused. The apartments themselves offer stylish living choices and modern interior design that is part of a total package. Also, customer service has become an important attribute to the lifestyle the residents enjoy. Gables Residential also has reach-out programs to help the surrounding neighborhoods.

Stylish Urban Apartment Living

Many people are moving back into the city for the convenience and to be closer to work….and they are choosing to rent apartments, but not just any place.

Young professionals, newly married and even empty nesters are getting on board with this new trend in urban apartment home living, and turning towards luxury rentals for beautiful living spaces that come with amenities and services to make life easier in prime locations. Communities such as those developed and managed by Gables Residential.

Apartment rentals and communities offered by Gables Residential have the look and feel of living in your own luxury home, without the headaches of home ownership. By offering high end finishes akin to custom homes with maintenance all included, residences can also enjoy luxury amenities designed around resident’s passions and needs such as:

  • state of the art health and pool facilities
  • dog parks
  • communal gardens
  • garages and more

On-site concierge services that range from dry-cleaning pick up and drop off to demonstration kitchens, spa services and community events such as “yappy hour’s” for dog and owner to socialize with the neighbors, are just a few of the perks that come with living at a Gables Residential property.

Gable properties are located in major cities across the nation, in established premium neighborhoods (EPN) offering residents the opportunity to live in a prime location they may not otherwise be able to afford to buy and own in. These are the neighborhoods with the best shopping, dining and cultural activities, the ones that everyone wants to live in.

Rental communities such as the ones Gables Residential offers are attractive to different ages and demographics depending on location. A beautiful rental space in a coveted neighborhood that comes with amenities, maintenance and services offers a lifestyle of flexibility and simplicity, often with everything one could want right outside of their door.

In major cities where space comes at a premium, traditional rental situations are ones where tenants will end up paying extra to park elsewhere, paying for memberships for health clubs and having to go to different areas of the city for daily routine errands. The added cost and inconvenience is less attractive to busy people. Coming home to a Gable Residential property you can be sure most everything you could need is at your disposal.

Before you make your next move, visit www.gables.com to explore properties in the area you may be looking to live.

Come home to a Gable property and let them take care of you.

Make sure to tune in to Designing Spaces on September 18th, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT) on the Lifetime Channel as Designing Spaces meets up with Christina Sullivan, Executive Vice President of Operations for Gables Residential, to find out more about this trend.

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