University of Houston to debut plush, high tech student apartments

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Though University of Houston carried a reputation as a commuter school in the past, students enrolling at the Tier One institution will have more on- or near-campus housing options in the future. 

In addition to the soon-to-open Cougar Village II dormitory and the Cougar Placeapartments, The Vue on MacGregor is expected to begin serving students in the fall of 2014 as the university's first privately-owned off-campus community. (Prime Property was first to report on the news.)

The five-story, 347-bed building at Calhoun Road and South MacGregor comes from Dallas-based developer Fountain Residential Partners, which has built similar "Vue" concepts at Texas Christian University.

Units range from one to four bedrooms and offer everything a college student could want, from WiFi and DVR to granite countertops and "designer furniture."

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