Condos offer some top locations for urban living

Choosing a place to live in an urban setting has the best perks begins with location, location, location.

Houston condominium residents’ options are the optimum way to take advantage of all that these prime locations have to offer.

According to ThePinnaclelist.com’s article, New Standard of Urban Luxury-Advantages of Condo Living for Home Ownership, the appeal for condo living has increased over the last few decades with four primary reasons. These include location, price, amenities, and upkeep.

Location is the primary concern as urbanization as condos offer more living choices in city areas. With price, a single-family home might be unaffordable to some looking to reside within the cityscape, but condos offer an attractive alternative. Amenities in condos are a given with gyms, pools, and a wide variety of services. And finally, upkeep is one more thing not having to worry about when it comes to residing in a condo.

Hedley Karpas with Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty said specific views of the city are a significant consideration as well as other requests.


“Houston is a large bustling city. For many looking to live in this urban setting, proximity to amenities such as parks, health and country clubs, culinary hot spots, and shopping is essential. Location of their place of work is also important,” Karpas said.

Karpas said that The Paramount for example is wonderfully located and situated in an ideal location between the River Oaks and the Galleria.

“Nestled within the inner loop, River Oaks has been ranked by Forbes, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal as ‘Best Places to Live,’ ‘Top Places to Live Well,’ and ‘The (Multi) Millionaires Haven.’ Centrally located, The Paramount connects these two, highly sought-after neighborhoods and is the gateway to all major commerce areas including Downtown, Greenway Plaza, Texas Medical Center and the Galleria area,” said Karpas.

Also important is the walkability factor for condo residents stated Karen Gillespie with Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Different than the major metropolises, walkability in Houston means ease of access to amenities that you wish to enjoy,” Gilliespie said. “To some that may be access to tree lined residential streets for your morning walk, or it may mean crossing the street to access shopping and dining. The Paramount offers wonderful street access to recreational amenities and unique dining within a short walk or drive. The location is the perfect cross of a quiet residential pocket in the heart of the city.”

Best of all is that Houston condos are right where all the best dining and shopping is in the city.

“Close to the edge of River Oaks and the Galleria, The Paramount offers access to some of the finest shopping and dining in Houston with Cartier, Baccarat, Hermes, to name a few. Award-winning restaurants including Tony’s, Steak 48, Le Colonial, Ouzo Bay, are all within reach,” said Karpas.

Also, important when it comes to choosing a location is easy access to highways, markets, and other daily needs.

“The Paramount is within close proximity to notable businesses and establishments including Central Market, The Briar Club, Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market at St. John’s, Looscan Neighborhood Library, Pumpkin Park, and the private health management concept, Sydenham Clinic,” said Gillespie.

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