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Luxury apartment complex opens near downtown

Gig Harbor has a new luxury apartment complex. The Summit Tower Apartments, 6563 McDonald Ave., located just off Kimball Ave., officially opened last month.

The upscale complex serves a great need in the community, property manager CJ Gilson said.

"There are a lot of people moving into town," Gilson said. "We just felt the luxury apartment market is really underserved in the community. We’re reaching out to people who are selling their homes, downsizing, and still want to live in the community. It’s a chance to live in condo style apartment, offer them something high quality and managed well so they’re comfortable in that transitional phase."

The target audience is wide-ranging.

"We have everything from young professionals, families and the retirement community,” he said. “We’re targeting anyone that fits in our criteria."

So far, the response has been positive, Gilson said. He expects things to pick up even more in the spring, when more people are on the move.

"We’ve had a lot of excitement," Gilson said. "People in the area have been watching the project. We’re expecting to get a lot more people moving in."

The complex boasts views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier in the east-facing units. The units feature spacious floor plans, elevator service, walk in closets, a 24-hour fitness center, covered garage parking and a gated entrance. Rents start at $1,485 per month for a standard unit and go up to $4,000 per month for a penthouse apartment.

"We offer higher-end apartment finishes," Gilson said. "Dark wood cabinets, appliances that look nice with our wood cabinets."

People interested in seeing the apartments can stop by or schedule an appointment. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

"We just want to invite everybody to come out to take a tour, get the information and invite people who might have family moving to the area to see our apartment and check out the views," Gilson said.

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