I hate to give Gables a mediocre review because the front office and maintenance people are very nice and responsive, but there have been a few instances of pulled fire alarms in the middle of the night and break ins in the past year that prevent me from giving a better score. Overall the security is getting better with occasional security guards but the complex needs to find out who might be assisting in those crimes to prevent any future incidents.
BEWARE. Gables Midtown runs off of what I describe as a "turn and burn" policy... That is to say, once they get you in (and their rent rates are already higher than most in the area) they increase your rent exorbitantly thereafter. We started at $1,900 for a 2-bedroom at the end of 2010 (high already), and by the end of our lease in 2013, they were trying to renew for $2,300 a month. We were able to get a place just as nice (if not nicer) literally less than half a mile away for $750 LESS per month. And they do this to everyone there... So many residents there are unhappy and looking to get out. It's also a very LOUD place to live, so know that going in. There are lots of people crammed into a very small, cramped complex. There's also an extremely loud and constant knocking noise we suffered through during our time there. They never fixed it, saying it was something in the construction of the place and the roof. Several residents complain about it, and nothing is ever done. And don't expect any concessions for being a long-time resident with good standing... This means nothing to them. They run the place under a strict, cold and confounding business practice... where churning new residents is more important than keeping good ones. Case in point, instead of keeping us as residents of 3 years with perfect standing and timely payments, they opted instead to try and gauge us with higher rent. Once we declined their offer, they put our place back on the market, and subsequently rented it, for nearly $500 LESS per month. Make sense to you? ... Us either. We're so much happier in our new place, and only wish we'd found it a lot sooner! I'd advise anyone considering Gables Midtown to look at all your other options before you commit. You'll be glad you did!
A nice apartment complex that in 2013 is charging a $350 administrative fee as part of entering a lease. I'd love to live here, but until I become _certifiably_ insane, I'm not paying that kind of fee.