I have hated this place more and more every day since I have moved here. Management is terrible, and they just lose your packages and could careless. I can't wait to move back into Park 17. I love you Gables but State Thomas Ravello is TERRIBLE.
The apartment office is horrible at responding to issues, even if it's covered in their policies. I've lived here for two years and while I love the property itself and the maintenance crew is excellent, the office staff shows little regard for anything. I've had to go to the police if I need assistance, and I've never gone to the police before in my life. You're pretty much on your own.
The Gables State Thomas Ravello is a larger, Mid-Rise apartment residence in the quieter State Thomas area of Uptown. The area has a distinct neighborhood feel, with primarily apartments, and private residences, and a small amount of retail in smaller shops. There are many trees around the area, and this is a great part of Uptown to go for a run or just enjoy outdoors. There are also some popular “insider” night spots for Uptown in walking distance. The apartments were built in 2000 and are more mid Rise in style. The style/design of the apartments is more “Traditional” in some ways, with primarily carpet interiors, crown molding, etc. However, they also have been nicely upgraded in the kitchens and other areas. Access in the inner buildings are all controlled access. They are secured with a key fob. And, the hallways are air conditioned/heated with carpet. The controlled access is important because it gives you more security, but also a lower utility bill and more comfort in the hotter/colder months. The style is pretty basic overall, not flashy. The apartment value for the money is VERY good here in comparison to Uptown. There are a SMALL amount of floor plans here. They have a lot of 2 bedroom and several three bedroom floor plans as well. Features: Here are some of the features I like at the Ravello: • Good sized kitchens – the kitchens here are bigger than average for Uptown. They also include more cabinet space than most. • Newer appliances – The majority of apartments and the townhomes have newer (black) appliances. The COLBY units have black appliances. • Patios/Balconies INCLUDED – The majority of apartments have a patio or balcony. • Washer/dryer included – The apartments include washer dryer sets. Very appreciated! • Nice size Closets – These closets are great sized. In some cases, they are HUGE! • Interior storage on the balcony – This is very rare…most of the apartments actually have extra storage on the balcony. ! The Gables State Thomas Ravello has some areas to improve: • Carpet interiors – most of the apartments have carpet interiors in the living/dining rooms. However, for a $50 a month upgrade, you can get hardwoods installed if you want. • No walk in showers – Most of the apartment floor plans do NOT have walk in showers. • Very standard interiors – The interiors are basic and I have no problem with them. However, they also don’t show much imagination with designs or features. Please see my further thoughts at Uptown101 .
My daughter is new to Dallas and we are very concerned for her safety. The outside looks good but security is an issue. On April 10th 2 vehicles were stolen from the garage and 4 others vandalized. Last year the fire alarms went off while I was there and NO ONE went out because there are so many FALSE ALARMS!!!! Management is non-existant and I believe the more they churn the residents the more they get paid so no one really cares
Moved in 3 months ago, good deal nice apartment and the few problems I have had were all fixed the same day. On the down side the Gym and pool are not great but there are enough local bars to make up for that.