When developers were trying to buy Gloria Blake’s land in the Southampton Place pocket of West University, she liked what she heard about a luxury living senior community with great views and excellent service.
She liked it so much that she wanted to move in. And that is just what she and her husband Glen, a retired dentist, did.
The Village of Southampton recently opened and the Blakes moved in in early June.
“We were the second couple to move into the community,” she says, “and we love it. My husband is an Aggie, so we have unit 1212 (because of the 12th man tradition at Texas A&M).” She also has great views of everything from NRG Stadium to the Galleria from their two-bedroom, two-bathroom corner unit with floor-to-ceiling windows. She also can look down on the school she is owned for 51 years, the Southampton Montessori School.
“We both love the area,” she says. “My husband and I can walk to the shops at Rice Village and to great restaurants.” The area is also minutes away from the Museum District, Rice University, Hermann Park, and the Texas Medical Center.
As for The Village at Southampton, it offers independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments with high-end features including quartz countertops, open floor plans and individual climate control. There are beautiful community rooms, a gym, and an indoor swimming pool. Activities offered are many, including yoga, tai chi, and Pilates as well as walking groups, book clubs, weekly movie nights, cooking classes, nightly cards, and board games.
“The ninth floor has an elegant dining room and a little bistro for coffee and snacks,” Gloria says. All foods are prepared in-house daily from fresh ingredients and focus on healthy and delicious choices.
To learn more about The Village of Southampton, please visit the website at www.villagesouthampton or call 281-886-8944 and schedule a personal tour.