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.
I live and I think it is a great place
I have lived there for almost a year. When I first moved in I thought it was fantastic. The leasing agent was extremely helpful and I had always wanted to live downtown. Yes, you have a concierge, and of course you feel super cush, but there are several things that you dont realize until you live there. Parking: I dont drive so I though it would be financially sound to opt out of the garage parking since it is an extra 150 bucks on to your rent. The garage is valet only and the valet people are complete assholes. They make snide comments when you come in late with a friend, they drive your car like it is their last day on earth, and if you try to park a rental for TWO minutes so that you can run up and get something you forgot, they charge you 5 bucks. If you park over night, be prepared to wait an extra 30 minutes in the morning to get out. The overnight parking rate is $8 and if your guest stays more than an hour they have to pay that anyway. I have never had a friend park for less than 8. Lounge Area- The pictures are beautiful. The place? Not so much. the chairs are all falling apart by the pool, the pool table is a wreck, and the WiFi randomly decides to crap out. PS: Nobody knows how to clean a grill. The Concierge- There are exactly TWO that do their jobs and don't question you are give you an attitude. you have to call them and let them know if someone is coming to visit. You have to put people on a list so that they dont call you if they come to visit. And most of the time if they are on that list, they will still call you, even if it is 4am and the person is staying with you for a few days and they know them. And if you call ahead of time and tell them someone is coming and to let them up, they. still. call. The bills are all paid, so you only have one bill per month, which is nice, but not for a place that I cant show off.