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Echo Boomer heaven? New upscale Midtown apartments court young professionals with perks

Echo Boomer heaven? New upscale Midtown apartments court young professionals with perks

Pearl Midtown, apartment complex, rendering, January 2013
Pearl Midtown is expected to be complete by January of 2014.  The Morgan Group Inc.

In the bustling area that is Midtown Houston, it seems like there's always something happening. One of those current somethings is Pearl Midtown, an upscale 154-unit apartment development going up on the 1.14-acre block bounded by Elgin, Smith, Louisiana and Rosalie. 

This is the 12th inner-Loop property from the Morgan Group, a national, Houston-based real estate development, construction and management company, since 1990, and the second of recent "Pearl" projects: Pearl Greenway, slated for completion this month, offers a variety of floor plans and interior finishes that cater to sophisticated, pet-owning urban dwellers.

 Pearl Greenway, slated for completion this month, offers a variety of floor plans and interior finishes that cater to sophisticated, pet-owning urban dwellers.   

The one- and two-bedroom units of the five-story Pearl Midtown, on the other hand, are meant to appeal to "Echo Boomers and professionals." Designed by Wallace Garcia Wilson, other offerings include "a Zen like-style swimming pool with grilling stations, state-of-the-art fitness center and Internet lounge."

Though the development won't offer any ground-floor retail of its own, it is within walking distance to the Mix at Midtown, METRORail's Main Street Line and more Vietnamese restaurants than you can shake a stick at. 

The Morgan Group broke ground on the property in late 2012 and expects to welcome the first residents in January of 2014.