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Old 04-02-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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Default Are there any cheap and diverse neighborhoods to live near the University of Houston

I am probably going to attend the University of Houston pretty soon and I need to decide wheather to live on campus (i heard its pretty scary) or buy a cheap apratment near it. Are there any culturally/ racially diverse nieghborhoods/areas near or around this school that buy or rent cheap?

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Old 04-02-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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There are not any good neighbors you can buy a house or rent most of the neighborhood within 3 or 4 miles away are really ghetto or way over your budget. Now if you want to live 6 to 10 miles away you can find a decent house 77061 77035 77096 zip codes
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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I think the most diverse in the immediate area would be just south of the Medical center. That area has a lot of asians, blacks, hispanics and the numbers of whites are increasing. The area is going threw transition though and is getting better.
There is a super Target in that area and two other large grocery stores.

If you live on campus you will only be near a smaller/ ghetto version of a popular grocery store here.

I didn't get that much of a campus experience living on campus at UH but then again I lived in on campus apartments not dorms.

It would be great if you can find/ would not mind a roommate and you could share a place in Montrose. It is not that far from Campus and the area has tons of young people, restaurants and is getting more and more diverse
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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If you had a roomate you could rent a nice house 77035 Willowbend or Westbury for $1200 to $1500 a month would be about 10 to 12 miles away
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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are you sure that all of those of racially diverse? Because that is the most important thing to me??
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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Yes I am
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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Eastwood is right across the freeway from UH, you can do a search on here for Eastwood and will find a number of threads. There are a lot of affordable duplexes, garage apartments, fourplexes, that sort of thing. They get more affordable in some of the Eastwood-adjacent areas like Broadmoor, Woodleigh and Lawndale. Do a search on HAR for 77023. I would also check craigslist.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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Streets in the Eastwood are a mess since all the trucks drive right through there & for a little more $$ you can rent a nice 1700sqft to 2200sqft in Willowbend or Westbury
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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Streets in the Eastwood are a mess since all the trucks drive right through there & for a little more $$ you can rent a nice 1700sqft to 2200sqft in Willowbend or Westbury
There is a pretty big price spread between rental homes in Willowbend and a garage apartment in Eastwood.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:25 PM
 
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I'd check out the Neartown/Montrose area. There are many small locally-managed complexes that rent for 500-700 dollars on average.
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