Lived here for a couple of mo ths while my short time in Dallas, and was overall satisfied. The apartment was in very good condition with the new kitchen, though one big negative was that my room was very drafty and heat escaped easily during the winter, but out of the two rooms it was only one. The amenities were nice, neat lounge upstairs with a great communal area, pool and billards table. The building itself is old, so some thing aren't in the best condition, but overall a good place.
Three cheers for the Manor House Staff. Seriously. The entire staff, from the concierge team to the cleaning crew to the leasing office is the BEST and anybody who says otherwise is a fool or has Asperger syndrome.
i just moved in to the Manor House and I have to say that this has been the easiest moving experience ever. The sales team was awesome in accommodating my needs and once I got here everyone from the concierge, to the maintenance crew, to the Valet guys have been great - always friendly no matter how many times I am in and out of the garage. I have always lived in the suburbs, so getting an apartment downtown was a new experience for me, but I have to say that I am loving it. I have an office downtown, so this "second home" has been a lifesaver. I never thought I would love living in the city- especially right in the center. I feel very safe here and walking around downtown, it's not the same downtown I remember from a few years ago. It's great being able to walk out the door and have everything you need within a two block radius and a ton of streets to explore and enjoy. I love to walk around during lunch time and people watch and pick a place to eat, there is no shortage of lunch restaurants for sure. The weekends are great too, I thought it would all die down, but the reality is that the personality of the city changes from business to tourists and a whole new vibe ensues. It's like being on vacation every weekend - very cool. The drive into the building is also easy, right off Commerce and Griffith, so easy access from 75, 35, and Woodall Rodgers. I thought downtown traffic would be horrible, but it really isn't. There are easy ways in and out, you just have to figure out the shortcuts during rush hour--- Ross is the secret passage to downtown. I also have to say that the rest of the tenant here are very friendly. I wan't sure what to expect, but it is an eclectic mixture that is family and pet friendly, yet also hip with a lot of young professionals. It's a great balance to keep us all young - it feels like one big family of residents that are all very friendly. I guess it's because we are in Texas? I am happy to call the Manor House my home away from home and look forward to a great year here! I'd highly recommend living here to anyone of any age or lifestyle, we have it all and it is what makes the Manor House so great, the diversity and the feeling of belonging - truly what America is, a melting pot.
If you're young and flexible, do it. You can't beat the views.