MeIf you’ve been watching real estate news, or talking to friends and colleagues about it, you know the market is crazy—especially in a highly desirable state like Texas. One recently house sale closed at $400,000 above the asking price. And with supply low and demand high, real estate analysts predict that the situation will be just as crazy for at least another year.
This highlights rentals in a dramatic way. More and more professionals are turning to managed high-end apartment developments, either as permanent living solutions or living in style until the housing market returns to normal. If it’s you, In the middle is the name you need to know.
Yes, the same real estate development and investment company behind all-purpose development pioneers such as CITYCENTRE, Kings Harbor and the forthcoming east river.
“The demand is there, and Midway is adding a premium to the multifamily market,” said Micah Hart, Midway’s senior vice president of property operations. “We’re seeing a pent-up demand in space as more and more people are vaccinated and comfortable being out and about and around other people who aren’t in their families.”
In short, leasing is hot, and if you’re in the market, it’s wise to seek out people who know the value of a typical life, work, and play center.
Midway calls itself a “full service, real estate investment, development, leasing and management company focused on reinventing, reimagining and redefining places with bold, innovative ideas.” This is a company that places apartments in areas where you really want to live.
Here are four Midway properties, each of which should appeal to those seeking the best in apartment living. Whether it’s location, facilities, design, finish, resident programs or an excellent cost/value ratio, Midway focuses on just that.
Here’s your guide:
Let’s start with the apartment house that will put you in the heart of Houston, St.Andrie. It’s in the attractive 77007 ZIP code, putting you right in the middle of Buffalo Heights. Top-rated restaurants, cultural venues and great leisure options are at your doorstep.
HEB Buffalo Heights supports this pure all-purpose development, so you’re never far from the food delights that grocery chains are known for. Plus, you’ll always have access to steaks, burgers, sausages and other items ideal for St. Andrie.
Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom home in St. Andrie has all the touches a savvy renter should ask for, including an open-concept gourmet kitchen with side-by-side fridge and gas stove, quartz countertop and subway tile backsplash, spa-like bathroom with ample storage space, backlit mirror, walk-in wardrobe with smartly designed shelves, and more.
Along with a beautiful swimming pool and grilling area, the St. Andrie’s includes bike storage space and repair and maintenance workshops, Amazon Hub Apartment Lockers (no more worrying about losing packages), outdoor covered television room with seating area and fire pit, dog spa, furnished guest suites available for rent. . . You get the idea. This is a complex that has it all.
Memorial Heights in Washington
Any other Central property that will make your friends jealous. We’re talking about Memorial Heights in Washington, and if location is your thing, look no further. This is another development of postal code 77007, which puts you close to Spotts Parks, Buffalo Bayou Park, Katy Freeway, and a number of restaurants, bars, and shopping destinations.
Memorial Heights one, two and three bedroom residences boast updated and airy interiors, balconies with views, and all the other touches one would expect from an apartment that accentuates property amenities.
Families will find plenty of things to do in Memorial Heights, including sunbathing, swimming, and dining in the large open-air community. There’s a fire pit, two pools—plus a youth pool—an interior community yard, barbecue pit, and lots of beautiful trees planted along more than a mile of boardwalk. Midway leaves nothing here, and your pets are welcome too.
The floor plans here are stunning, and have been designed with privacy and family time in mind. A balcony with storage cabinets brings the outdoors — and fresh air — in, and the spacious walk-in closet will make your wardrobe, and you, sing. There’s plenty of room in the laundry room in the apartment, and you’ll enjoy coming home to the kitchen which makes preparing meals a pleasurable experience.
Did we mention that the value here is great? If you’re looking to move into a community that offers a lot for a reasonable price, then Memorial Heights in Washington could be the place for you.
CITY CENTER Alexan
Now we move on to another ZIP code in Houston, which is full of interesting destinations that are sure to please anyone with a high standard. It’s 77024, and that’s West Houston, an area that’s home to Hedwig Village, Bunker Hill Village, Piney Point Village, and Midway luxury. CITY CENTER Alexan
Of course, it’s in the heart of CITYCENTRE, a sprawling multi-purpose development that’s a serious draw for its quirky restaurants, shops and green spaces. Now, imagine living there.
The amenities at this property are almost too numerous to list, but we’ll start with the infinity pool, private cabanas, and luxurious pet spa. Then there’s the Sky Lounge with stunning views of Houston, plus a private dining area and catering kitchen — NS a venue for your next dinner party — and a cinema room, available for private screenings.
Now that you have an overview of the Alexan CityCentre community facilities, it’s time to get into the residence itself. And there’s a lot of love here. Elegance and luxury combine, along with everything you would expect from Midway and its partners. Whether you choose a studio, a one-bedroom home, or a two-bedroom domain, Alexan CityCentre aims to pamper, inspire and enrich.
How about a Nest thermostat, townhome-style floor plan, and a wine fridge? Check, check and check. Then there’s granite, quartz and granite and quartz countertops, spacious wardrobes with custom made shelving, and gas hobs ready for your inner chef. The wardrobe is also custom made, and very pretty.
If you want to live the luxurious life in Houston, Downtown Alexan should be on your radar.
Midway isn’t just in Houston of course, and if you’re looking for your own paradise at College Station, the company has you covered. 100 Gardens right across the street from Texas A&M University, and is a residential hub Century Square, a versatile development that is changing people’s ideas of what can be done at College Station.
Let’s start with the community. Century Square unlike anything in the Brazos Valley. Think of it as a 60-acre meeting place, a special land where people can shop, dine, learn, live, play, grow and live in grand style. It offers two signature hotels, The George and Cavalry Court, 60,000 square feet of bespoke office space and plenty of restaurants, including the Hopdoddy Burger Bar and Piada Italian Street Food.
Plus, there are Orange Theory Fitness, Kendra Scott, Lucchese, and King Ranch Saddle Shop. Living in 100 Park is a lifestyle dream in itself.
100 Park is a community for those aged 21 and over who want to explore all that the exciting young professional lifestyle has to offer. Your home base (studio, one bedroom and two bedroom) bespoke facility has Energy Star equipment, hardwood floors, granite countertops, high ceilings, a pet friendly environment and everything a young adult needs. There is no other place like it in College Station.
The apartments at 100 Park are further distinguished by the large windows—which are better for letting in beautiful views—warm finishes and a kitchen that will have you cooking every night (though with all the restaurants on your doorstep, you might want to rethink). 100 Park is all about the best of the Brazos Valley.
For those who are ready to experience a different kind of life, which involves luxury apartment homes located in the most coveted mixed-use developments, amenities to envy, and top-notch management and maintenance, Midway apartment lands are often a step apart.
Sometimes a better life comes with renting. As long as you do it in a special place.
For more about Midway and all its developments, check out the new, redesigned one District website.