Buying a new home is always a big step. There are pros and cons to be weighed and every homebuyer has their own checklist, a list of requirements where some items are negotiable and others are must-haves. High-rise living brings its own set of possibilities above and beyond those found in a typical suburban setting. Some details may seem trivial at first but could make a big difference when looking at daily activities like commute time, being convenient to parks, museums, sporting events or amenities you don’t have with your current home situation.

Houston is an amazing city, a vibrant hub, attracting not only people born and raised in Texas but from all over the country and further abroad. Let’s take a deeper look at some of the top items on a Houston High Rise Checklist and see how The Parklane measures up.


Undoubtedly one of the major factors when deciding where to buy a property, the location is important on many levels. Contributing to the pros and cons could be a specific school district, proximity to a workplace, remaining close to family and friends, accessibility around the residence and the neighborhood, the ability to quickly access the public transport network, or something as complex and seemingly unpredictable as being a factor in the long-term likely appreciation of a property. The Parklane is located at 1701 Hermann Drive, adjacent to Hermann Park, at the heart of one of Houston’s most desirable neighborhoods.

For residents looking for a short commute, The Parklane is close to:

  • The Texas Medical Center – with a luxury shuttle bus running from The Parklane to the Medical Center regularly
  • The Museum District
  • Rice Village
  • The Ion and South Main Innovation District
  • Rice University
  • The University of Houston
  • Downtown Houston
  • The Light Rail – with a luxury shuttle bus running from The Parklane to the nearby Light Rail station regularly
  • Fine dining establishments

In addition, the neighborhood is mature, there is no uncertainty about impending development which would change the nature of the area or crowd the locale. This is the reason why residents cherish this location and have done so for decades.


High Rise Living at The Parklane offers first-rate amenities to make the lifestyle for residents relaxed, enjoyable, and convenient. If your high-rise checklist includes a state-of-the-art fitness center and security which allow the peace of mind of a “lock-and-leave” lifestyle, The Parklane offers much more than the famed 360-degree views of the city. Some of the building amenities make day-to-day logistics easier, like reserved parking and charging stations for electric vehicles, a coffee bar and business lounge, as well as private storage space per residence. Controlled access, a stunning contemporary lobby area, and a 24/7 concierge service give the luxurious welcoming normally found when visiting a 5-star resort.

Direct access to Hermann Park is a bonus and in addition to the fitness center, for those who like to be outdoors and enjoy the sunshine, there is a swimming pool with a deck, cabanas, a tennis court, an outdoor fitness area, and an amenity level featuring outdoor grills.
The attention to every detail and prioritization of the quality of amenities offered to residents at The Parklane may tick every box on a Houston high-rise checklist with room to spare.

Entertaining – the Wow factor

While residents are able to enjoy the views and the lifestyle at The Parklane on a daily basis, entertaining family and friends is an important consideration for many and high on the checklist. Is the property spacious enough to entertain in style? Is the kitchen big enough or equipped enough to be able to cook for guests? There are many floor plans to choose from at The Parklane, ranging from one-bedroom floor plans to three-bedroom residences. Every home has at least one private balcony and has been designed with meticulous attention to detail with open-concept living spaces and stunning kitchens. The kitchens are equipped with the top-of-the-line Bosch Home Appliance Series and the penthouse properties are upgraded to Thermador appliances. For those who know that their home entertaining normally centers around the kitchen, there is ample workspace, kitchen islands, or peninsulas. An added bonus at The Parklane is that new homebuyers can choose from a range of design packages to tailor and customize interior design aspects to their taste, which includes the finish of the kitchen countertops, the style of the fixtures, the color of the hardwood flooring, the color of the high-quality Eggersmann cabinetry, and the walls.

The comforts of home

There are a few compromises that homeowners might expect when moving to a high-rise like having to share certain resources and not being able to have pets. The Parklane residences each have a Bosch washer and dryer so waiting to use shared laundry facilities will never be an issue. In addition, cats and dogs are welcome at The Parklane. A high-rise home with all the perks associated with an elevated lifestyle, without the compromises sometimes anticipated.

Blending an urban setting with a tranquil retreat

Perhaps the hardest tick to put in a box when looking for a property near a big city like Houston is the conundrum of being close enough to the urban setting while finding an escape with an aspect of greenery, fresh air, and the ability to connect with nature. This is where The Parklane excels. Not only is Hermann Park just steps away to be enjoyed, with its 445 acres of gardens, trails, mature trees, sculptures, and water features, it is the verdant backdrop to the spectacular views, both relaxing and inspirational. Whether taking a few minutes to enjoy a coffee on the private balcony in the morning listening to the dawn chorus or winding down in the evening as the sun sets on the horizon, the park views are sure to be a highlight of every day.

Elevate your view

Whether you have driven by The Parklane for years and wondered what it looks like inside, or if it is new to you and you are looking for an immaculately remodeled condo to call your Houston high rise home, visit our sales center, take a virtual tour online, or give us a call. With homes for sale starting in the $300s and low monthly maintenance dues, we’re excited to share our vision and elevate your view. So what does a Houston luxury high-rise lifestyle look like at The Parklane? Let’s explore the options together!