NORMAN — A luxury setting and local owners make the difference in the quality of life available at Norman’s newest apartment complex. The Falls at Brookhaven, 3730 W. Rock Creek Road, opened May 1 and is renting quickly.
“It’s the first class A apartment on the west side that has opened in 25 years,” property manager Tom Kovach said.
Owners Steve and Kristi Jones live in Norman’s Cambridge addition and are very involved in the community, Kovach said.
The 164-unit apartment complex provided temporary housing for tornado victims on special terms.
“When they’re through building their homes, they can get out of the lease,” he said.
Kovach said the city worked with the Falls to get the buildings open and provide homes after the tornado without sacrificing code requirements.
“We had probably 50 or 60 families who were just desperate for a place to stay. Because the city worked with us, we were able to accommodate many people’s needs,” Kovach said.
The Falls provides a safe, amenity-rich environment with easy access to Interstate 35 for commuters.
“They have a crime-free addendum that they’ve been using for five years,” Kovach said. “The owner has a very strict rule that he doesn’t want anyone living in the property that he wouldn’t want living next to his daughter. We have had very good luck with our properties because of that.”
A salt water pool is nearing completion. One courtyard adjacent to the pool will allow residents to enjoy a deck and grills for leisure time activities.
“Salt water is easier on people’s skin,” Kovach said. “It’s also more environmentally friendly than chlorine.”
The other courtyard will feature enhanced landscaping to provide a park-like atmosphere where residents can relax in solitude or fellowship with friends or other residents.
The complex houses a “cool mix” of residents of various ages from graduate students and young professionals to small families and retirees, Kovach said.