Saturday, November 7, 2009

2125 Yale Apartments

So, this week we are going to focus on Real Estate related issues. Simply because I have been working so darned much and things keep popping into my head that I feel you all must know!

Are you a renter? Do you have an apartment that makes you feel like you are at home when you walk in? Do you have fabulous views of the city, big windows, concrete or wood floors and awesome updates? Or, are you living in an apartment with old and nasty blinds, carpet, a white refrigerator to match your two-toned white cabinets with wood trim and cramming your clothing into something that resembles a linen closet? Is the pool at your complex so big you can swim major laps, or is it just big enough for you to swim 3 laps? Do you rent at a complex with a workout facility that is so updated you don't need a gym membership?

I didn't think so. Well, don't worry. I am here to help you. You simply MUST live at 2125 Yale in The Heights. This place is gorgeous. Each unit is different, there are tons of amenities and the views are so nice. Plus, it is QUIET. Speaking from experience as a renter, that is imperative. I cannot stand apartment complexes that seem fantastic, then you stand inside the apartment only to hear the Metro bus stop every 30 minutes, the neighbors across the street yelling at each other and dogs barking incessantly. Not at 2125 Yale, my friend. This place rocks.

The location of this complex is one of the reasons it is so appealing. Because it is on Yale and 21st St., you can easily walk to all the happening stores, restaurants, etc. that The Heights has to offer on 19th St.

For those naysayers who are all in an uproar because this is in the location where the old Kaplan's store used to be, let me set you straight. First, Kaplan's closed down BEFORE this company purchased the land to build this complex. 2125 Yale did not, I repeat-DID NOT-buy out Kaplan's and force them to shut down to build this property. Second, To preserve some of Kaplan's fantastic history and because the owners are sensitive to The Heights residents and their pride in this history, the builders installed the same original wood flooring from the Kaplan's store into the property. So, when you walk into the leasing office/club room/conference area of 2125 Yale, you are walking on the floor of history! Third, Kaplan's provided the owners of 2125 Yale with massive black and white photos for the property to proudly hang in their leasing office. Need I say more?

Well, I will. You have to go see this complex for yourself. I drove by it a million times and didn't really think much of it. But, let me tell you, this place is gorgeous. They really thought of everything when they built this place. Even the corridors are air conditioned. So, you don't have to sweat walking to your place. They have some units with epoxied concrete floors (bedrooms are carpeted for your sleeping convenience), wood flooring or the option of carpet.

The kitchens are TOO DIE FOR and a chef's dream. The islands in the 2 bedroom suites are massive, but what was most impressive was the fact that an island is included even in the 1 bedroom floorplans (most of them). Every unit comes equipped with a full size washer and dryer as well as some type of storage area on the balcony/patio. Some of the floorplans come with built-in desks, so you don't even need to find space for an office! And, most important to me, all units have garden tubs. If you love your hot baths, that will make you happy. The finishing touches on these apartments are so pretty, my pictures just don't do them justice. The wood that was chosen for the kitchen cabinetry is so beautiful and all the appliances are stainless steal. The wall colors are the perfect neutral, the shades for the windows are beautiful and the whole place just screams "I am awesome, come love me".

Here are a few pics and some descriptions of what you are looking at:

Hallway of 2125 Yale with wood flooring from Kaplan's and framed black and white pictures:

2125 Yale Club Room:

Outdoor grill (in front of massive pool):

Massive Pool:

One of many cool views in an empty unit (2 bedroom):

Huge, awesome kitchen in empty 2 bedroom unit:

Model unit, 1 bedroom kitchen:

Bathroom (is massive, but pics don't do it justice):

More pictures from 2125 Yale's photo gallery: Pictures

2125 Yale has special rates on all their units right now. Anywhere between $39-$290/mth off, depending on which unit. The rates are less expensive than most places that are in the loop with these same amenities. I highly suggest checking it out. You WILL NOT regret it!

2125 Yale
2125 Yale Street
Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713.864.2125
Fax: 713.864.2129

Leasing Center Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00am-7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm-5:00pm

1 comment:

  1. Security gates/doors constantly broken. Gaggles of trust fund 20-somethings partying at the pool all hours of the day & night with complete disregard for their neighbors. False fire alarms in the middle of the night. These are just a few of the joys that await you at 2125, and don't bother asking the management for help because they'll tell you the only option is to call some off-site security firm that may or may not answer the phone.

    High ceilings and a good fitness center, though. That's what the two stars are for.

    If you absolutely have to spend over $1,000/month on an apartment you would be wise to look elsewhere.

    UPDATE: Lisa and Jennifer are trying hard to turn things around since they've arrived, but they have a long way to go. Still can not recommend in good conscience.