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5 Houston high-rise rental buildings that are leasing now

When searching for a new apartment, every tenant has their specific ‘must haves.’ For some, it’s in-suite laundry, and for others, it’s proximity to community amenities and conveniences. But, no matter what your needs are in a new rental, nothing beats panoramic views of the city skyline.

Luckily, there’s a handful of Houston apartment buildings that offer those far-reaching views we crave. Here’s a few new construction high-rise rentals you may want to explore that are now leasing:

1. The Travis

Developer: Madison Marquette and Aecom Capital
Location: Midtown
Priced from: $1,660 to over $4,640

Centrally located in Midtown, The Travis features sleek suites and an abundance of amenities above 14,439 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Each suite is kitted out with hardwood floors, walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances, with private terraces and balconies available in some suites.

The Travis delivers a host of amenities, including a catering kitchen, heated salt water pool, grand lawn and private cabanas. You’ll also find a range of conveniences for extra comfort with the help of the concierge, valet dry cleaning and package lockers.

2. The Residences at La Colombe d’Or

Developer: Hines
Location: Montrose
Priced from: TBA

Inspired by the South of France, this 34-story building on Yoakum Boulevard offers luxurious high-rise living with refined features. Designed by Rottet Studio, the suite interiors showcase custom Italian cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling windows, quartz countertops and Bosch stainless steel appliances. In select units, you’ll also find lavish inclusions such as built-in wine coolers and private balconies.

Joining into the La Colombe d’Or Hotel, tenants will have unlimited access to the hotel’s amenities, including the fitness centre, sky lounge and its very own art gallery.

3. The Driscoll At River Oaks

Developer: The Hanover Company and Weingarten Realty
Location: Neartown – Montrose
Priced from: TBA

Located near River Oaks and Hyde Park, The Driscoll At River Oaks is just steps away from shopping and dining options. Enjoy the convenience of big-name retailers at your door with the help of the River Oaks Shopping Center, plus handy grocery store locations within the neighborhood, like Kroger and Whole Foods Market.

Inside, each suite is finished with custom cabinetry, walk-in closets and Nest thermostats. Relax on the 18,000-square-foot elevated pool deck, complete with poolside cabanas and in-water loungers. If you prefer to work up a sweat, get a workout in at the 24-hour fitness club or in the group cycle room with a yoga stretch area.

4. Crimson

Developer: Gables Residential
Location: River Oaks
Priced from: $2,770 to over $6,950

This 14-story rental community on Westcreek Lane offers a variety of floorplans, whether you’re looking for a one- to three-bedroom suite, a three-story townhome or a penthouse. Enjoy quartz countertops and a balcony or terrace in every residence, or upgrade to a penthouse and make use of the Wolf and Fisher & Paykel appliances, plus views of downtown.

The 24-hour concierge service is there to assist you with everyday needs, in addition to an array of other conveniences Crimson provides, such as electric car charging, a valet drop-off and automated package lockers. Whenever you’re feeling social, head to the Club Observatory or enjoy the poolside cabanas or sunroom.

5. Hanover River Oaks

Developer: The Hanover Company
Location: College Heights
Priced from: $1,578 to over $12,016

Situated off of Kirby Drive, Hanover River Oaks is surrounded by retail, dining and transportation amenities. Head south to Interstate 69 for easy access to downtown Houston, Sugar Land and Rosenberg. In the neighborhood, you can find a variety of restaurants and brand-name stores on foot, including Whole Foods Market, Ulta Beauty and Trader Joe’s.

Each residence is fitted with solar shades, soft-close cabinetry and full-size washer and dryers, with outdoor grilling stations and stainless steel wine chillers available in select units. When you need to walk the dog or feel like working out, you won’t have to worry about leaving the building thanks to the onsite dog run, virtual golf simulator, fitness club and pool deck.

—LIVABL BY BUZZBUZZHOME: Story by Michelle McNally