Real Estate

What’s the Right Apartment Building for Your Personality?

These days, apartments are no longer one-size-fits-all arrangements, with amenities for dog people, nature lovers, foodies and more.

By Roxanna Asgarian February 5, 2016 Published in the February 2016 issue of Houstonia Magazine


Hanover Post Oak

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BLVD Place, the Uptown mixed-use development whose second phase debuted in 2014, is a hub for high-profile restaurants, from Hugo Ortega’s Caracol, to the rustic North Italia, to the health-conscious True Food Kitchen, to Peska, the high-end seafood spot helmed by a 22-year-old wunderkind. Hanover Place, the 30-story apartment tower next door, not only gives residents prime access to these hot spots, it’s within walking distance from a Whole Foods. The building features a fully equipped catering kitchen, while individual apartments have open-concept gourmet kitchens. Need to work off a meal? Hit the 24-hour onsite fitness club. Apartments start at $1,809 a month.

Dog People

Memorial by Windsor

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Although this apartment complex near Studemont and Memorial charges $25 a month in “pet rent”—which a realtor assured us has become commonplace these days—you can’t beat its easy access to the brand-barking-new Johnny Steele Dog Park. The building, which allows two dogs per unit, also offers its own “urban pet park” and onsite dog-walking services for those busy days. One-bedroom apartments start at $1,500 a month.

Nature Lovers

Park on Memorial

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Tucked away in a dense grove of trees near the bustling Energy Corridor, this apartment building is a hop and a skip from Terry Hershey Park, which offers 10 miles of hike-and-bike trails along a stretch of Buffalo Bayou. Take the trail west, and you’ll run into George Bush Park, which offers 7,800 acres of green space and its very own dedicated shooting range. The complex itself houses an outdoor pool and fitness center. One-bedroom apartments start at $1,000 a month.

Health Nuts

2900 West Dallas

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This apartment complex, which sits next door to the Montrose Whole Foods and the Buffalo Bayou trails, offers a 24-hour fitness center with Matrix cardio equipment and TRX suspension systems. (Do you know what that means? Maybe this place is for you.) There’s also four pools, including a 32-meter lap pool heated to 84 degrees. One-bedroom apartments start at $1,855 a month.

Luxe Shoppers

Grey House

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If the tagline “be well addressed” appeals to you, you’ll love living atop the River Oaks District. Although multiple apartments and condos are popping up in the area, the Grey House apartments sit literally on top of the swanky new shopping mecca and boast not only a resort-style pool, but an outdoor, climate-controlled clubhouse. Prices aren’t yet listed.

Art Aficionados

The Mondrian

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This high-end condo building, expected to open in late 2017, is for the true art lover: the architecture of the modern, boxy building is inspired by its namesake, Dutch modernist Piet Mondrian. You can’t beat its location, either, smack in the middle of the Museum District. These 20 luxury residences will range from 2,900 to 4,400 square feet, and will sell for $1.3 million to $2.4 million.

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