VRP • 2010 - 2013
I promised another review after living here for a few months, and now it has been 2.5 years. I know there are no absolutely perfect living situations, but this one comes close. Anybody who comes to visit me can't believe the views from my six huge windows, and I am lucky to have a corner unit so I can see both the beautiful sunrises and justly famous sunsets. The skyscrapers in FW are outlined at night, so I feel like I live in a really big city. They are particularly beautiful during the holidays.
We have a new building manager who has always been totally professional, always anticipating any issue that might arise. I am pretty handy myself, but the one or two minor problems I've had were fixed right away. The building itself is fantastically quiet [though the renovation of the Star-Telegram building next door has gone on far too long]. I know I must have neighbors but I never hear them -- or their music. The three elevators are spacious and dependable [unlike my building in Manhattan], so moving in was a snap. Laundry facilities need some attention, but I have never once had to wait for a machine.
Not much is said about lovely Burnett Park across the street, but I have enjoyed many pleasant and breezy lunches at its red tables and chairs. The excellent public library is just down the street, and so is the Y. I have vowed to be kind to the planet and bus/bike everywhere. There's a bus stop just across the street and bike racks on every bus. We now have a fancy deli downtown with grocery essentials, but it's expensive; Target is an easy bus ride further down 7th Street at Montgomery Plaza. In a pinch, Walgreen's around the corner on Henderson carries most everything except produce.
If you are contemplating living at the HEB and have further questions, feel free to contact me. I think it's one of the best values and best-kept secrets in town!