Location: Gables West Avenue is right in the heart of Kirby Dr. The location is perfect because of the walking distance to Eddie Vs, Del Frisco Grill, Cru, Wholes Foods, Flemings Steakhouse, Carrabbas, CVS to name a few of several around you. You are also close to the 59 Freeway. Pet Friendly: The Gables has a pet park on the 7th floor of the rooftop. There's lots of room for pets to get out and run free. Environment: I met several neighbors on my floor level and actually became really good friends with most of them. Its a friendly environment. During my stay, I did not come across not one neighbor that was not friendly. The ambient: The restaurants below the complex were great places to wine and dine. I enjoyed Eddie Vs the most. The noise however, where my apartment sat, above Del Frisco's Grill, the noise after midnight was sometimes not pleasant. There's really not much Gables can do and I think its something one has to tune out but overall the ambient was quite entertaining and pleasant. Safety: I felt safe every day and night throughout my stay. The parking lot is gated for the residents. This place is one of the safest places I've ever encountered. Several times at night, I took my dog to the rooftop and felt safe doing so. Fire Alarms: One of the reasons I rated this place 3 out of 5 is because in one year, the fire alarms went off almost 5 times throughout my 1 year contract which was quite bothering because the noise was so loud I got constant headaches over the loud siren noise. Pool reconstruction: During my one year stay (2015), I didn't enjoy the pool very much because of the construction. I think it started in July/August and I left in February the pool site is still under construction. That sucked! Overall, I would definitely live there once again given these issues with modified changes by the complex to make it worth my 5 stars.
Possibly the worst apartment building and management team in the country. Single pane windows that shake during the lightest breeze, electrical that cannot possibly be up to code (lightbulbs melt in fixtures and need to be replace monthly), constant break-ins and security issues. Staff is constantly changing, so no ability to build a relationship. Plus their business model penalizes you if you stay a year - i.e. rent goes up! 60 day notice to move or penalized. Stuck here for work, but WOW - I would never, ever recommend.
Do NOT live at a gables property, especially this location. I am taking down my initial good review after moving out from this property (which initially looked great). My experience here: 1. A MURDER occurred in the hallway of building B in the middle of the night while I lived there. No security updates were made as a result. My girlfriend was terrified to continue living there and we had to get ADT security set up to add to our costs in order to feel safe in our home. 2. Many break ins occurred and I had suspect individuals knock on my apartment door multiple times to scope out when I would be home, this building is NOT safe, crime is very high and security is an absolute joke. 3. The hot tub was shut down indefinitely due to a few "incidents" as I was informed by many of the other residents... 4. As my going away present, the ever so kind (not at all) leasing agents / maintenance team decided to charge me $850 to replace the hardwood floors in my unit (which were left in immaculate condition as I was only at the apartment a few times of the year for work). They will charge you for all damages you create, but will also seem to find fictitious damages that may have been left by previous residents and once overlooked. Be weary.
I have lived in Gables West Ave for over a month and I have had the best experience so far. The staff is very friendly!
I am loving it here. It is my 3rd year and I really don't have any substantial complaints. The only thing is I wish sometimes the office staff were more friendly.. but the front desk staff is AWESOME