With more than 100,000 new jobs added in each of the recent years, lots of high-profile companies, and living costs well below those of NYC and San Francisco, Houston is an increasingly popular living destination.
Drawn to the city by the booming (and well-paying) energy and health care sectors, millennials have significantly contributed to the city’s population growth – a 22% increase from 2005 to 2013. The housing market and local apartment communities were quick to adapt to the needs of this growing segment, competing in amenities and services meant to appeal to this demographic.
So having to pick from all of Houston’s fabulous apartment buildings may have gotten even harder. We thought we’d help out local renters by putting together a list of 10 of the best-rated apartment communities in Houston, that’s why we turned to Yelp and Facebook to pinpoint Houston apartments with high ratings and good reviews; and here are the front-runners:
Yelp rating: 5*/5 (30 reviews)
Facebook rating: 5*/5 (8 reviews)
Property description: Named “Houston’s #1 best apartment option” by the Houston Chronicle, Camden Plaza offers smart luxury living in a midrise setting, right in the heart of Houston. Located in Upper Kirby, residents enjoy easy commutes and the convenience of walkability. With direct access to US 59, Greenway Plaza business district, and the 610 Loop, renters have the city’s best shopping, nightlife, and entertainment right at their fingertips.
Yelp rating: 5*/5 (10 reviews)
Facebook rating: 4.6*/5 (16 reviews)
Property description: Conveniently located close to universities, entertainment, recreation, and shopping venues, Residences at Gramercy units come with fully equipped gourmet kitchens, granite countertops, nine-foot ceilings, hardwood flooring, and oversized soaking tubs.
Yelp rating: 4*/5 (13 reviews)
Facebook rating: 4.9*/5 (16 reviews)
Property description: One Park Place brings luxurious apartment amenities to Downtown Houston. From the 24-hour 5-star concierge services to the 1-acre resort-style pool area, One Park Place developers spared no expense on the lavish amenities: complimentary valet services, a 1-acre pool area with secluded cabanas, private grilling stations and a fire pit, 24-hour fitness center equipped with Precor and Expresso machines, and a resident floor with lounge and media, conference and party room.
Yelp rating: 4*/5 (7 reviews)
Facebook rating: 3.9*/5 (8 reviews)
Property description: An eloquent blend of urban living and uptown chic. Minutes from downtown, Medical Center, Galleria, River Oaks, and Memorial Park, the Westheimer apartments offer a wide-ranging suite of amenities, including a 24-hour athletic club with complimentary towel service, a full-service Flavia Coffee Bar with daily periodicals to read, valet dry cleaning, and many more.
Yelp rating: 4*/5 (46 reviews)
Facebook rating: 4.3*/5 (20 reviews)
Property description: Luxury meets location at Camden Greenway. Renters can choose from a variety of pet-friendly one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, complete with stainless appliances, granite countertops, garden tubs, and full-size washers and dryers. The resort style pools, two-level fitness center, and cozy coffee lounge with Wi-Fi complement the good location that offers direct access to US 59, the Greenway Plaza business district, and the 610 loop.
Yelp rating: 4*/5 (23 reviews)
Facebook rating: 4.8*/5 (12 reviews)
Property description: A multi-faceted apartment community with first-class accommodation, modern style, and endless thoughtfulness. Located in the prestigious Museum District, the smart and spacious apartment homes are distinctive and stylish, spoiling residents with designer finishes and fixtures.
Yelp rating: 4*/5 (14 reviews)
Facebook rating: 4.8*/5 (30 reviews)
Property description: Ultra modern architecture and state-of-the-art amenities are just the beginning. The Elan Med Center apartments, located in the heart of Houston’s Medical Center, feature a Cyber Cafe, a business center, fitness center with pilates and yoga room, outdoor kitchen and grills, five outdoor eating areas with landscaped courtyards, tanning room, game room, pet park, and even electronic vehicle charging stations.
Yelp rating: 3*/5 (16 reviews)
Facebook rating: 3.9*/5 (32 reviews)
Property description: Offering an eclectic combination of historic charm and high-energy elegance, the stylishly appointed loft apartments at Sawyer Heights offer vibrant living areas pre-wired for high-speed connectivity, expansive bathrooms with garden soaking tubs, roomy closets, and dual sinks for pampered privacy, among other upscale amenities.
Yelp rating: 4*/5 (12 reviews)
Facebook rating: 4.5*/5 (10 reviews)
Property description: Featuring upscale amenities like an enormous swimming pool, a demonstration kitchen, and big-screen TVs and iPod docking stations throughout the clubroom, the pet-friendly apartment community is ideally located near the main campus of the University of Houston, Rice University, and Downtown Houston. Domain at Kirby apartments boast full-sized washers & dryers, separate studies, wood-grain flooring, private patio, 10-foot ceilings, and more.
Yelp rating: 3.5*/5 (47 reviews)
Facebook rating: 4.2*/5 (38 reviews)
Property description: Enjoy unparalleled downtown views, luxury apartment living, and the best location in Midtown Houston at Camden City Centre. Residents of the pet-friendly studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes are minutes away from Downtown Houston and enjoy three resort-style pools with water features and sun decks, a gaming lounge complete with flatscreen TVs and WiFi, an on-site movie theater, and two high-endurance fitness centers, among other upscale amenities.
Know of some other Houston communities worthy of our list? Let’s put the comments section to good use and expand our list.
And if the apartments listed above are out of your price range, here are some great resources to keep looking:
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