Guide to Empire Lofts Condo Houston

Built in 2005, located in Galleria, see Empire Lofts condos for sale, amenities, pictures & reviews.

Guide to Empire Lofts Condo Houston

A Randall Davis project, the 8-story Empire Lofts features New-York inspired architectural designs. Randall Davis is behind Houston’s popular luxury condos (The Astoria, The Marlowe, Cosmopolitan, Manhattan, and Rice Lofts) and converted residential buildings (Rice Lofts, St. Germain Lofts, and Gotham Lofts).

The building features:

GREAT AMENITIES: Aside from expansive views of The Waterwall and the Lakes on Post Oak, Empire Lofts also features great amenities. Empire Lofts is a full-service building with 24/7 concierge and security service, an outdoor resort-style pool, whirlpool spa, a custom movie theatre and reserved covered parking.

CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE: Empire Lofts features turn-of-the-century architectural details reminiscent of the historic buildings in New York. Similar to its northeast counterpart Manhattan condos, Empire Lofts’ building design include old-school iron railing, heavy stone base, paired columns, and arched windows. It also has landscaped motor court and a grand arched entrance.

FANTASTIC RETAIL: Located at the heart of the vibrant Galleria neighborhood, Empire Lofts features next-door living to some of Houston’s popular shopping and entertainment centers. The Galleria, Texas largest mall with over 375 stores and 30 restaurants, is only a block away from Empire Lofts. Residents are also less than a mile away from Highland Village and River Oaks District Shopping Centers.

SPACIOUS LIVING SPACES: Empire Lofts has 170 condos averaging 2,100 square feet in living spaces. Available in one-, two-, and three-bedroom floorplans, each condo comes with 11 to 18 feet high ceilings, balconies, stainless steel appliances, large walk-in closets and sound isolation.

ACCESS TO BUSINESS DISTRICTS: With its close proximity to Loop 610, Southwest Freeway and Westheimer Road, Empire Lofts provides residents easy access to Bayou City’s main employment hubs. Downtown, Texas Medical Center and Energy Corridor are all less than 15 minutes away from the building. Downtown is Houston’s Central Business District with more than 3,000 businesses and 200,000 employees. The Medical Center is the largest medical complex in the country and features 54 world-class medical and research facilities. Home to several Fortune 500 firms, Energy Corridor has more than 80,000 employees.

OUTDOOR RECREATION: Located across Empire Lofts, the 3-acre Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is home to more than 180 live oak trees and the popular dramatic 64-foot U-shaped fountain or “The Waterwall”. Houston’s most photographed site, The Waterwall pumps 11,000 gallons of recycled water every minute. Residents can also easily access Memorial Park via Loop 610. The 1,500-acre green space is Houston’s largest urban park with a top-rated 18-hole golf course, hike and bike trails, and sports facilities.

Buying in The Empire Lofts can be tricky for several reasons. Some of its units will be priced differently due to view, upgrades, etc. For instance, the building is more than 10 years old and several units were renovated (deserve to sell at premium prices). In addition, certain views are superior to others (some units are facing The Lake on Post Oak and the Williams Tower Waterwall) – impacting pricing on specific floors. To determine fair pricing, an Empire condo buyer would benefit from a Realtor who is familiar with the building.

To get personal advice on buying or selling an Empire Lofts unit, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best condo Realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

“Courtney is a standout as a realtor! Her expertise in the Houston real estate market made my experience smooth and stress-free. She anticipated my every need and is highly knowledgeable, Courtney is the top Houston realtor you want on your side. Highly recommend her for her exceptional service!” - Gabrielle Siguenza (Google Review)

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Empire Lofts Condos For Sale

1 Bed, 1 Bath
5005 Hidalgo Street #413
3 Beds, 3 Baths
5005 Hidalgo Street #601
2 Beds, 2 Baths
651 Bering Drive #803
2 Beds, 2 Baths
2400 Mccue Road #340
3 Beds, 2 Baths
5150 Hidalgo Street #501
2 Beds, 2 Baths
651 Bering Drive #1406

Empire Lofts Condos For Rent

3 Beds, 3 Baths
5005 Hidalgo Street #208
3 Beds, 3 Baths
5005 Hidalgo Street #301
1 Bed, 1 Bath
5050 Ambassador Way #113
3 Beds, 2 Baths
2525 Mccue Road #427
2 Beds, 1 Bath
3505 Sage Road #3003
2 Beds, 1 Bath
5902 Winsome Lane #A

Table of Contents

  1. Empire Lofts Condo Amenities
  2. Empire Lofts Condo Sales Trends
  3. How To Find Empire Lofts In Houston
  4. Empire Lofts Pet Policies & Information
  5. Empire Lofts Best Realtor Insights
  6. Empire Lofts Condominium Reviews

Empire Lofts Condo Amenities

Information Empire Lofts
Address 5005 Hidalgo Street
City Houston
Zip 77056
Region Galleria
Year Built 2005
Construction Status Complete
Developer Randall Davis
# Floors 8
# Units 170
Parking Assigned
Guest Parking Self Park

HOA Empire Lofts
HOA / Sq Ft $0.46
What's Included in HOA Fee? Building & Grounds, Clubhouse, Concierge, Gas, Insurance Common Area, Limited Access, Lounge, On Site Guard, Private Garage, Recreational Facilities, Storage Outside of Unit, Trash Removal, Valet Parking, Water and Sewer

Amenities Empire Lofts
Fitness Room/Gym No
Pool Yes
Pool: Heated No
Pool: Lap Size No
Pool: Indoor No
Pool: Hot Tub/Jacuzzi Yes
Party/Gathering Room Yes
Concierge Yes
Valet No
Porter Yes
On Site Manager Yes
Balconies Available? No
Electric Car Option? No
Tennis Courts No
Extra Security? Yes
Security Yes
Guest Rooms Available? No
Rooftop Deck/Terrace Yes
Outdoor Kitchen No
Gas Cooktop Available? No
Storage Unit Option No
Sauna No
Business Center No
Building Generator No

Empire Lofts Condo Sales Trends

Empire Lofts Real Estate Trends

How To Find Empire Lofts In Houston

Commute Time Empire Lofts
Downtown (min) 15
Med Ctr (min) 15
Energy Corridor (min) 20
Galleria (min) 3

Highlights Empire Lofts
Run / Bike Trails Memorial Park, Houston Arburetum & Nature Center
Nearby Retail / Dining The Galleria, Central Market, Target, Chama Gaucha, IPIC Theatres, Moxies Houston Restaurant,

MetroRail Access Empire Lofts
# Blocks to MetroRail N/A
Nearest MetroRail Stop N/A

Empire Lofts Pet Policies & Information

Commute Time Empire Lofts
Pet Area/Courtyard No
Pet Area / Unique Pet Features Unable to find
Max # Animals Unable to find
Breed Restriction Approval of pet's breed is on case to case basis.
Weight Limit Approval on case to case basis.

Empire Lofts Best Realtor Insights

The Empire Lofts Houston and Flats is located at 5005 Hidalgo near Post Oak in Houston, Texas 77056. Empire Lofts feature turn-of-the-century cosmopolitan elegance in this majestic Houston residential development.

Empire Lofts Houston offers an idyllic lifestyle with countless amenities. This classical development is situated near some of the city’s greatest landmarks.

Empire Lofts Condominium Reviews

12 Things The Empire Lofts Condo Buyers Should Know

Featuring New York-inspired designs, The Empire Lofts is a full-service building with a great location at the Galleria.

The Empire Lofts: Mass Transit Options And Access

Located within the Galleria area, one of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods, Empire Lofts provides residents excellent access to a major thoroughfare. Residents are minutes away from Loop 610, Southwest Freeway, and Westheimer Road, making Houston’s key districts easily accessible from the building. The nearest bus stop from the building is just across Hidalgo Street, about 200 ft. away.

Galleria residents get to enjoy highrise living near numerous world-class shopping and entertainment centers like The Galleria Mall and Uptown Park. Residents are also minutes from a hundred restaurants, parks, and shops.

The Empire Lofts: Maps And Directions

Empire Lofts sits along Hidalgo Street, in the eastern section of the Galleria neighborhood. Located west of Loop 610, the Galleria district has Briarmeadow to the east, and Bellaire to the north, and Memorial area and the Memorial Villages to the south.

The building is less than 15 minutes away from Houston’s main employment hubs: Downtown, Texas Medical Center, and Energy Corridor. Residents are also less than a mile away from popular shopping centers such as The Galleria, Highland Village, and River Oaks Shopping Center.

Galleria has 77056 and 77057 Harris County zip codes. (View Houston zip code map.)

The Empire Lofts: School Zoning Information

The Empire Lofts is located within the Galleria neighborhood. Galleria neighborhood is zoned to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

The Empire Lofts residents can send their children to the following schools:

St. George Place Elementary School at 5430 Hidalgo St., St. George Place Elementary is also one of the HISD’s IB World Schools. It also offers a Vanguard neighborhood program for gifted and talented students, ESL, and special education programs. It features various enrichment courses and after-school activities.

Grady Middle School at 5215 San Felipe St. Established in 1929, Grady Middle School offers several academic programs including core enrichment and Gifted and Talented. Grady also sports teams for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, wrestling, volleyball, and soccer, among others.

Lee High School at 6529 Beverly Hill St. Lee offers an advanced placement curriculum where students can earn college-level credits. The curriculum includes World History, Macroeconomics, Calculus AB and BC, Spanish Literature, Environmental Science, and Physics B, among other subjects.

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