I've been at Camden for 4 months now. Great location for dining/bars. There are 5-10 restaurants and 5-10 bars within a few blocks. Tomehomes are right next to Randall's, which is really convenient. Gate clickers are spotty ever since they changed the system last month, but there are supposed to be fixing it. Staff is nice and responds quickly to maintenance requests. The gym is pretty decent, and there's a 24-hour fitness just a block away if you need something more.
Great location that is walk-able and centrally located. Responsive, friendly management and maintenance staff makes living with the high rent easier. The furnishings are somewhat upscale, but certainly not the best. At night, homeless people tend to surround the perimeter and pass out till late morning. I wish there was a pesticide for that, or at least a security patrol that rolled them into the street. Seriously though, Camden should remove the benches that line the property. They are just homeless people magnets and are always too gross to even consider sitting on. Anyway, it can be noisy depending where you live in the complex (Louisiana side) Double pane windows would be the perfect upgrade for both sound and air insulation. All things considered, I am very happy living here, [but will have to leave if Phonoscope stays...] We pay too much to be unfairly locked into a BS TV/Internet provider. EDIT II: Taking two stars away: My Phonoscope review below: With internet speeds reminiscent of the late 90's, and about as reliable as the cell phone coverage from the same era, I cannot possibly despise this service any more. I would never have paid for this service from the moment I saw their advertised speeds, but my apartment complex is locked into some unholy agreement with them. I have no choice. So, I continue to make service calls monthly, I power-cycle the modem weekly, and now, as instructed, I remove and replace the coax from the modem as part of my regular duties in effort to maintain at least some semblance of a functioning network. When asked why I have to perform such actions, the "tech" replies, "it just gets messed up sometimes". My previous stints with Comcast and Verizon FIOS never required these practices. Phonoscope makes these deals with residential complexes because that's the only way they can exist. There is no way the market would support such an inferior service at equivalent price points.
*Note that this is a review of a town house + garage unit. There are many different floor plans here* Love living in a town house at Camden Midtown. Perfect for the yuppie lifestyle. Kitchen appliances, floor, high ceilings give this a very modern look. Two-car garage + driveway space + guest parking means having guest over is easy. Office staff is very responsive and quick to help with issues. Package pick-up is stress-free. Rent/utilities are done electronically/easily. An online community portal dispenses information quickly. Pet friendly. Security alarms are installed. Food trucks are set-up outside the welcome center several times a month. Most importantly, LOCATION! On the town house side, Celtic Garden (bar) is located right across the street, Randall's (grocery) is right across the street, B-Cycle rent-a-bikes are right across the street, the McGowen MetroRail stop is a few minutes walk away, 20+ bars/restaurants are within a few minutes walking distance. Those noise sensitive, beware! If your apartment is near to a bar, you will hear the music and crowds Thursday-Sunday, as well as the drunk individuals walking to/from those bars passing by outside. My solution - just join the scene! Midtown is a happening area in Houston, new bars/restaurants are constantly popping up, and Camden Midtown is in the heart of it all. Some downsides, but in no way dealbreakers - basically locked into using Phonoscope as Cable/Internet provider. The townhouse kitchen layout is small and closed-in (no kitchen island/open bar here, and does not have a pantry!). And for those security conscious, there is a lot of foot traffic outside (both vagrants/drunk bar patrons -- but that is unavoidable in Midtown)!!
Worst community you possibly can find in midtown area. the complex is old, and you will have a lot off problems living there. Windows are single pane and not only you will end up paying a lot on electricity, you can hear everything on streets clearly! you can even hear the guy on Starbucks phone taking orders cross the streets! (not a good thing in early morning Saturdays!) very unsafe parking lot on weekends, all sort of drunk strangers in the complex! and absolutely no security, no camera and no patrol! New management doesn't really care about residents, all things you hear for any repair request is "this is an older community, and they can't spend money to replace their stuff"! I have to pay $510 on electricity for two months, and my apartment was always cold, the only thing the management is willing to accept is transferring me to a smaller unit, with a new lease and with few hundred dollars more on rent!! Don't make my mistake, avoid Camden Community!
I love living at Camden; the location is great, the apartments are modern, and the facilities are good. But by far the best part is the Camden team, they're friendly, always ready to help, and make Camden Midtown feel like a home. They also respond so quickly when anything in the apartment needs fixing or updating - I've put requests in online in the morning and come home to find it done. One thing that could be improved is that street side apartments can be quite noisy, but, they are usually cheaper, so it's up to you which way you go.