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Old 12-21-2010, 09:25 PM
 
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Hi, can someone tell me about the area around Washington Ave.
I might be moving there so I just wanted to see the types of people that hang around there, maybe some stereotypes that people in the area associate with Washington ) Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:27 PM
 
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I understand there are some nice enclaves. Close to Memorial it gets much more expensive. The apartments will have lots of young people into the nightlife with all the applicable pros and cons. They have some really nice restaurants in the area and it has a fun nightlife. If that's what you're into, it will be a blast.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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stereotypes? frat boys and sorority chicks. mom or dad got them their first apartment after college. or they are still in college. or they never went to college but share a 2 bedroom with 4 people. mostly white. mostly from the suburbs or outside of houston. mostly like to get drunk and yell in bars. think taco cabana is the most authenic mexican food they will get. think taco cabana is about the most mexican they care to associate with.

any people who do not share this stereotype are there to try to sleep with the stereotype.

also includes yuppies that moved from Montrose/Museum District because it was getting too yuppied. now they consider washington ave too yuppie.

i am excellent at stereotypes. question me later about facts (not that they aren't always similar)

* some of the bars have a talk about them not being friendly to certain populations. since the area is frequented by some of these certain populations there have been a few minor backlashes.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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Yuppie! That word again!
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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love it!
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:30 PM
 
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There are a lot of bars and new restaurants popping up on Washington Ave. It had a huge burst of construction in the 2000's.

A lot of people do associate the party crowd with Washington. But I think the area is prime for continued construction and entertainment. There are still tons of empty lots in the area for new development. It's also very close to Downtown, Galleria, Heights, Upper Kirby, etc.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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From researching, I've noticed that Washington Ave was one of Houston's hotspots.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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Also, one more thing. It sounds like this is a place where lots of people hang out/eat out....but would it be a place that one should consider living near? Ive looked at a few apartments right next to washington but ive been told there are a lot of bad areas mixed in with nice areas and it might be a place to avoid living next to.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:56 AM
 
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Problem with Washington is that you need to make sure you have parking/don't mind sharing parking with w'ton d'bags.

Personally I can wear earplugs so it doesn't deter me but imagine living there as an innocent with no idea!!!!!!! This area is trendy asspipe central- expect noise at all times over the weekend or whenever party people are active midweek.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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There is a number of bars and restaurants scattered around Washington Avenue. Part of the reason it has grown is that older homes were torn down and replaced with townhomes targeting the young professional. The area is close to downtown so there are many white collar folks that live there, myself included. Many of the dbag types come in from the suburbs, because they can't afford to live there. Unless its in the apartments near Waugh.
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