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Houston Apartments With Exposed Brick Wall That Pinterest Would Love

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Who doesn’t love a good exposed brick wall as backdrop for your carefully planned yet totally natural looking selfies? It’s hip, it’s cozy, it packs tons of character and can inspire all sorts of decor styles! They are a welcomed change from bland white walls that can either make you feel chic and modern, or funky with a rustic loft styling vibe. Coupled that brick wall goodness with high ceilings for a truly iconic Houston look, So get your favorite Instagram filters ready. Invite all your friends over. Add that person you’ve been gawking over for weeks on Snapchat. You’re going to want to throw a house party, get together for Game of Thrones last season, or even host your cousin’s coworker’s personal trainer’s sister’s birthday just to show these apartments off. Galleria Tate At Tanglewood – starts at $1,163 The accent brick arches at this property are subtle, yet badass. We can appreciate a dash of rustic and industrial vibe incorporated with a modern look. That’s not the only bit of luxury here, though. This complex has a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga/spin room. Plus they decided to be extra AF and added a golf simulator to the mix. You’ll be Galleria livin’ without the Galleria chaos here. Chateux DiJon – starts at $720 Sticking with the same ‘hood, the next property could not be more ideally located. Only a few blocks separate it from all the shopping in the Galleria and the property has extremely convenient access to…

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Vacay At Home: Best Of Houston Apartment Pools

By | Apartments, Houston

While the North is already starting to bundle up to combat the autumn chill that’s begun setting in, Houston will stay hot, hot, hot well into the winter months. The best and most relaxing way to beat the heat is a Saturday by the pool. Even better if your apartment has a pool that’s just steps out the front door! Apartment communities often come equipped with a swimming pool for residents, and these are some of our favorites from complexes around the city: Montrose This property is the definition of luxury. Custom hardwood style flooring, designer carpeting, Stainless Steel appliances, and 10 ft. ceilings in every unit got us like, whoa. The sun pool courtyard is the real deal though. Lined with covered, private cabanas, you can relax in the shade and take a dip in the pool when the humidity finally starts to get to you. Downtown We found a property that is so extra it has special amenities for different floors. Looking solely at the units, you’re getting marble counter tops, track lighting, hardwood floors, and gas ranges. The glitz and glam of this property are carried through to the amenities as well. Not only is there a heated pool and spa with cabanas on the 4th floor, but you’ll lose your mind over the infinity pool with a glass bottom shelf on the rooftop. Soak up rays and views as you lounge by the pool overlooking all of Houston. River Oaks Keepin’ it flashy with that new-new…

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Why You Should Move And Use Smart City

By | Apartment Locators

Y’all, so much is happening at Smart City. We COMPLETELY overhauled our site this past summer and we wanted to make sure you saw it! This site is legit and now it’s easier than ever for us to find you an awesome apartment at an awesome price. We pride ourselves on treating our clients like friends, texting faster than we talk, and working hard because we care. So let’s talk apartments, find you a sweet place to call home for the new year (because… it’s basically December and we don’t know where 2017 went), and grab a beer to celebrate. Cheers! Why you should move AKA do not stay in your current apartment. Once your lease is up, you probably shouldn’t re-sign at your current spot. I know, it sounds obnoxious. You have to go through the hassle of finding a new place and then you have to move all of your things… It’s a pain. But, there are several things that override these issues. Specials, Specials, Specials! Ahem, Free Money. When you head over to a new spot and sign a lease, often you can snag a solid special. Currently, we know of several complexes running one month and even two months FREE!! This has a massive impact on your rent. Say you find a $1,400 one bedroom apartment that you absolutely LOVE. It’s new, it’s fancy, but it breaks the bank. If they are running two months free, your rent comes down to $1,166 on a 12 month…

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Renovated Apartments In Houston That Are Stylish AF

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Keep this on the DL, but renovated units give you the best bang for your buck. You get that new new look for a lower price than the actual new kid on the block is charging. Properties that have been renovated have old bones but splurged on a much needed face-lift and we love them for that. In our humble opinion, here are some of the most stylish renovated properties in Houston: Midtown This property’s renovations are GORG. We’re loving the new granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen as well as the wood-style flooring. Each unit is equipped with its own private balcony where you can relax and watch your fellow Houstonians pass on by. It’s perfectly located in the Midtown neighborhood near more bars and restaurants than you could dream of. Beer Market Co. just opened down the street so stroll on over and grab a beer every Sunday while you catch your favorite football team throw the pigskin. Pricing starts at $1339 for one bedrooms and $1759 for two bedrooms if you’ve got a roomie in mind! Briarforest Killin’ it with that custom cabinetry and brushed nickel hardware, this property went from drab to fab with their recent renovations. Units now feature granite countertops, crown molding in the living/dining areas, and large walk-in closets in the bedrooms. Prime location near George Bush Park and our favorite place to spend an entire day and paycheck, Target. Rain or shine there are activities nearby to help kill…

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A Letter From Smart City

By | Houston

From the bottom of our hearts, we hope that each and every one of you has found safety from the incredible amount of water that has fallen on and flooded the city of Houston. As an apartment locating company, we understand the importance of having a place that you love to lay your head at night. We also understand that as the storms from Harvey continue to fall in the area, the homes that so many of you cherish are being threatened by rain and flooding. We want you all to know that the entire Smart City team stands with Houston and plans to help in relief efforts in any way possible. We will do our part as a business and as a member of this community to help. Y’all are the most important thing to us and we will be working tirelessly to make the recovery process from this mess as easy as possible. Thank you for being a part of our crazy family. We look forward to continuing to work with you all!   Stay safe, Smart City Houston

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What’s Up, Houston? August 24-27, 2017

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Houston, we have a problem. Weather stations have yet to confirm or deny whether or not the city of Houston will be under water this weekend. But, fear not! Whether you’re preparing for the worst or ignoring all warning signs of potential flooding, we want to prepare you for a few days of fun in the hopes that we’re not on total lockdown! There’s quite a bit going on around town this weekend. The Houston Dynamo and Dash both have games scheduled and Restaurant Week is still happening daily. But we’ve listed a few more events in the greater Houston area to fill the last weekend of August before we say goodbye to the summer months and accept the fact that we’re in the home-stretch of 2017! Thursday, August 24th Astros v Nationals at Minute Maid Park The last of the three-game series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals is this Thursday at Minute Maid Park. Dallas Keuchel will be pitching for the ‘Stros and he’s been heating up by allowing only one run in the last two games that he’s started. The game will begin at 7:10 pm and tickets are starting at only $15 so head on down for a cheap night at the ballpark (unless you’re buying beer, then bring your entire paycheck). Houston Astros Shawn Wayans It’s hard to look at Shawn Wayans and not see Kevin Copeland from White Chicks, but we’re encouraging you to give it a shot! He’s headlining at Houston Improv…

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Do You Even Juice? Best Juice Bars Around Houston

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It took a couple decades but people seem to finally be getting the message that most of us are unhealthy AF. One trend that emerged as a way to get our health back on track was juicing and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Millennials especially seem to have that health food craze on lock and have made juice and smoothie bars a staple of most neighborhoods. Whether you grab a smoothie or acai bowl to replace breakfast or go all-out on a 3-day juice cleanse, these health bars have your back. Most offer a variety of smoothies, wellness shots/cocktails, juices, and bowls as well as a program for daily cleanses. Here are some of our favorite stops around Houston to gorge yourself on all the essentials to live your best life: Nourish Juice & Smoothie Bar Located in the Montrose neighborhood, Nourish is a great choice if you’re looking to grab a healthy snack or purchase a cleanse. With a menu that includes acai bowls, ginger shots, and green juices, my guess is you won’t be walking out empty handed. There’s something for everyone regardless of the type of energy boost or vitamins you’re looking for. Nourish also provides three-day juice cleanses for purchase and will deliver them to your doorstep! Nourish Juice & Smoothie Bar JuiceWell Hop on down to the Greenway neighborhood and hit up JuiceWell for your next cold-pressed juice fix. This Health Bar offers organic and local products whenever available and keeps a…

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Unique Coffee Shops In Houston

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I’m sure you knew it was coming, but we’re about to hit you with the most hipster of all the blogs. There is nothing quite like finding a corner table at a coffee shop, opening your laptop, and pretending to be doing something really important when you’re actually just browsing Reddit. The shop has got to be local because chains are too mainstream, there must be indie/folk music playing in the background, and at least one barista with a sleeve of tattoos. As much fun as it is to make fun of hipsters, they might be on to something. These are some of the most unique, tastiest coffee shops in Houston: Throughgood Coffee Throughgood Coffee in the Heights serves coffee with a cause. Whether you’re just looking for a cup of coffee or want to grab some tea and a snack, this place delivers the best of all three. The company began by serving meals to the homeless and has since founded an organization called Temenos Community Development Corporation that serves people transitioning from challenging lives to more stability. The reclaimed interior walls make for a cozy setting to sit and enjoy your cup o’ joe. Open weekdays at 6:30 a.m. and weekends at 8 a.m. 732 West 27th Down House Coffee The mission of this hip Heights spot is to deliver specialty coffee, a chef-driven menu, and an amazing craft bar in an atmosphere full of positivity. Fill your tummy every day with a different breakfast drink perfectly brewed…

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What’s Up, Houston? July 13-16, 2017

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Summer is great for stacking your social calendar with events you might not hit other times of the year. New and exciting happenings are everywhere and people are stoked to be getting out of the house more. Now that the holiday weekend is over and you’ve had another weekend to recover, we’re here to give you a taste of what’s going on in the Houston area that you can hit up this weekend! The Astros are playing the Minnesota Twins all weekend so you’ve got a chance Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to snag tickets to a ball game, and PIPPIN, a musical by Stephen Schwartz, is being performed at the Miller Outdoor Theatre all week long at 8:15 pm. You’ll only have one chance to attend some of the other local events going on around town this weekend though. Here’s a quick list of a few so you don’t miss out! Thursday, July 13th National French Fry Day at St Arnold Brewing Co St. Arnold Brewing Company is best known for their adult beverages but this week they’re showing off their killer french fry game as well. This Thursday night, 6-8 pm, the brewery is offering their hand cut fries with a topping bar that includes chili, pulled pork, queso, habanero ketchup, and more! With a $25 ticket you get fries, beer, and a 23rd Anniversary pint glass. Saint Arnold Brewing Co. Bayou City Poetry Group Slam Stop on down to Indigo at Midtown for an all-out word brawl this Thursday hosted…

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Water Parks To Beat The Heat This Summer

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You can’t let the heat and humidity of Houston summers run you out of town. Please. We love you. Don’t leave. Instead, post an Instagram boomerang of you dropping out of a seven-story water slide and brag to the world about how well you’re handling these ungodly temps. We’ve compiled a few of our fave spots for cooling off when it feels impossible to breathe outside. Gather your friends, family, or strangers off the street to hit up these parks for a day or weekend trip. As long as you’re almost completely submerged in water at all times you almost don’t even realize the temps have reached triple digits. Wet N’ Wild SplashTown If you’re looking to relax and chill out by the pool, this might not be the place for you. This crazy cool destination is for fun-seekers only. Brain Drain, Alien Chaser, and Big Spin are some all-time fave thrill rides but there are 80 total acres of water-filled entertainment. You can also catch concerts, watch dive-in movies, or rent Cabanas for a party to spruce up your visit. Tickets are $46/day at the gate but cheaper if bought in advance. Image Source Wet N’ Wild SplashTown Schlitterbahn Water Park Load up the car for a day/weekend trip and make the short drive to Galveston ASAP. This park is packed with attractions. From water slides to beaches, three different rivers to a zip line, you’re literally not allowed to be bored when you’re here. Parking is free which is basically unheard…

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